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DEBATE ON HUMANITARIAN POLICY, ACTION & LAW APPEARS in newly re-formatted  "The International Review of the Red Cross", a quarterly journal published since 1869 by the ICRC.  It now is meant for a larger audience.   Contact:

Debating the Democratic Peace. Editors - Michael Brown, Sean Lynn-Jones and Steven Miller. Publisher - The MIT Press 1996. ISBN 0-262-52213-6. Unrated.

Part 1. The Case for the Democratic Peace
Part 2. The Case Against the Democratic Peace
Part 3. Point and Counterpoint

"DELIVER US FROM EVIL: PEACEKEEPERS, WARLORDS & A WORLD OF ENDLESS CONFLICT" by William Shawcross (2000,  NY: Simon & Schuster) replaces his earlier masterpiece, "The Quality of Mercy", as the most important book on
humanitarian action published. Both "The Quality of Mercy" & "Deliver Us From Evil" chronicle the physical challenges & moral conundrums that modern conflicts & famine pose for agencies involved in relief, peacekeeping, repatriation, elections & reconstruction.  In "Deliver" Shawcross tells the stories of intervention in Cambodia, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, Rwanda, Zaire, Iraq, Algeria, Morocco, Kosovo, E Timor, & other crises as they unfolded in the 1990s, drawing out the larger patterns of intl. response to humanitarian crises.  While including tremendous detail about complex emergencies, the author, more importantly, tells the stories of how decisions were taken at each of different points of response: NGOs, UN peacekeeping forces, & western govts.  His evidence includes original interviews with key figures such as Kofi Annan.  Shawcross' coverage is balanced & fair but also delivers biting insights.  For example, Shawcross observes that when the UN Dept. of Humanitarian Affairs was 1st created, "UNHCR...
strenuously resisted the attempt by Boutros-Ghali to place much of its work under the umbrella of the newly created department of humanitarian affairs."  Shawcross powerfully shows the arc that linked the death of US troops in Somalia in 1993, to the US withdrawal of the Harlan County peacekeeping ship from Haiti (October 1993), to the general retreat from multilateralism by the US, resulting, tragically, in the US's delaying of UN Sec. Council action to reinforce Gen. Dallaires' UNAMIR force to mitigate the Rwandan genocide.  "As a result of the administration's terror of venturing too close to the Mogadishu line -- in Rwanda, where the crisis & the dangers were much greater, it helped to condemn 100,000s of people to death by genocide."  In his introductory pages Shawcross gives great credit to the late Fred Cuny for many of his insights, with which Shawcross largely agrees, i.e.: "As in Biafra at the end of the 60s, in Cambodia after 1979, in Ethiopia in the mid-80s & beginning in Bosnia in the 90s, humanitarian assistance saved lives but also provided warlords with currency to expand conflict."

Design for a Better World. Author - Dr. Hanna Newcombe. Publisher - University Press of America, 1983. Unrated.

Dynamic Facilitation for Group Transformation by Tree Bressen,     This article describes 'dynamic facilitation', one of many processes which facilitate collaborative problem solving in non-homogeneous groups.

DAVE ABERNETHY'S "THE DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE, European Overseas Empires, 1415-1980"   (2000  Yale Univ Press, ISBN 300 07304-6) develops a model of 5 phases of global colonization (expansion) & decolonization (contraction), synthesizing causes & effects across continents & time.  He describes root causes that account for when independence movements reached maturity, often after wars between empires, & secondarily after independence efforts in neighboring lands (via a 'demonstration effect.').  For example, "Independence for the United states & India had far-reaching observation effects, emboldening people elsewhere to act once they could point to real examples of political change."  In the 20th century, "defenders of overseas empires were placed ideologically & morally on the defensive.  As each new state entered the United Nations, the organization became a forum for anti-colonial lobbying...It hastened the Dutch departure from Indonesia," (for example).  Abernethy cautions against treating colonialism as a singular event, but summarizes its benefits and costs,  including, "the translatlantic slave trade, plantation slavery, forced labor, sexual exploitation - should not be forgotten or excused.  The forests of the Amazon & Congo basins were killing fields, as were the Banda islands & Tasmania & lands inhabited by Araucanians, Pequots & Hereros. "

E-Conflict™  World Encyclopedia - "Eradicate Conflict by Increasing Cultural Awareness" web site   Country information from around the world.  A resource for business, tourists, students and teachers.   The Internet's best source of country data!

Educating for a peaceful future.  Smith, D.C. & Carson, T.R. (1998). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Kagan and Woo.

Education for Peace. Testimonies from World Religions. Editors - Haim Gordon and Leonard Grob. Publisher - Orbis Books. 1987. ISBN 0-88344-359-7. Unrated.

Part 1. Introduction
Part 2. Witnessing for Peace
Part 3. Peacemaking In Action


End of the Peace Process : Oslo and After ~Edward W. Said, Pantheon Books, Hardcover - April 2000, US List Price: $27.50

An Energy Field More Intense Than War : The Nonviolent Tradition and American Literature (Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution) ~Michael True, Syracuse University Press, Paperback - November 1995, US List Price: $19.95

An essay on Women and Peacebuilding by Dyan Mazurana and Susan McKay of the University of Wyoming has recently been published by ICHRDD.  The book is available in English and French for $10/copy.  Contact ICHRDD at or visit the web site

EUROPEAN COMMISSION COMMUNICATION ON CONFLICT PREVENTION - On 11th April 2001, the European Commission adopted a 'Communication on Conflict Prevention'. This document contains a comprehensive review of all the recent initiatives undertaken by the Community to promote peace and stability. The communication proposes a consolidated and realistic approach
of the EU to conflict prevention. It recommends a series of concrete proposals in order to gain more from Community actions and programmes with the aim to improve the integration of conflict prevention objectives into the EU's external action.  For more information, see:

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS An Online Teaching Pack - - The educational fact sheets "The European Convention on Human Rights - Starting Points for teachers" are now available in both English and French on the Council of Europe website:

Europe in the Balance : Securing the Peace Won in the Cold War ~Christoph Bertram, Brookings Institution Press, Paperback - October 1995, US List Price: $12.95

Exploring Global Conflict .   This online resource guide was developed by the Center for International Studies last summer for area educators.  The guide, entitled "Exploring Global Conflict" features over 175 links related to conflict, peace, current news sources, human rights and humanitarian aid, educational resources, as well as information related to specific conflicts around the world including:  Northern Ireland, the Middle East, the Great Lakes region in Africa, and the former Yugoslavia.  Every effort was made to provide information from all perspectives.Federation of American Scientists: The Arms Trade Revealed: A Guide for Investigators and Activists - The United States is the source of half of all weapons exports in the 1990s.  Often to repressive regimes around the world.  The Arms Trade Revealed provides the details, and what citizens can do to affect that deadly trade.

No compromising or rationalizing is in the pages of A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War II Tell Their Stories, edited by Larry Gara and Lenna Mae Gara (Kent State Univ., $28). In this collection, 10 conscientious objectors to military violence explain why they defied the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. Knowingly, they took the consequences of declining the invitation to kill for their country: stretches of two to five years in federal prisons. While there, several went on hunger strikes to protest unjust prison rules, including dining hall racial segregation.  The 10 essays are reflective and gracefully written remembrances of men who, guided by informed consciences, can rightly claim to be called the other greatest generation. In all, some 6,000 war resisters were jailed, including poet Robert Lowell and novelist J.F. Powers.  "We knew our actions would not stop the war," writes co-editor Larry Gara, who rounded up nine others for this collection. "Though the bombings of London, Dresden, and Hiroshima horrified us, and we saw nothing but terrible evil in the Nazi regime, we did not think that killing German and Japanese civilians was the answer. . . . Our witness was against conscription and war itself, not against members of the armed forces."  Who inspired these inspirational men? Some had faith-centered Mennonite, Quaker or Unitarian childhoods. Others had embraced the peace teachings of A.J. Muste, Ammon Hennacy, Jeannette Rankin and Evan Thomas (the brother of Norman Thomas). Some, like David Dellinger, were divinity school students with automatic draft exemptions who nonetheless chose prison over privilege.  Now in their late seventies and early eighties, all 10 resisters remain firm in the ideals of their youth. Lawrence Templin, who became an English professor at Bluffton College in Ohio, voices a sentiment common to the essays: "I believe in nonviolence as a weapon against evil and injustice in the world, a weapon which has rarely been tried so far. As a pacifist I believe that war is tragically wrong -- tragically because it is so often conceived to be a just war by the participants on both sides, but which results in unintended injustice and suffering on both sides." (Review by Colman McCarthy, Washington Post)

For more than 25 years, Films for the Humanities & Sciences has been providing educators with the finest in educational media. Our editorial board chooses each program on the basis of the importance of its subject, the quality of its production, and its relevance as an instructional aid. The result is a collection of the best work of the world’s preeminent filmmakers. Our more than 7,000 video, CD-ROM, and videodisc programs cover a broad range of subject areas appropriate for schools, colleges, and public libraries. Nowhere else will you find both the breadth and the depth represented in this collection—and these programs are available with public performance rights only from Films for the Humanities & Sciences.  Go to the web site at and search for videos on peace and/or its subtopics.  Films for the Humanities & Sciences, P.O. Box 2053 · Princeton, NJ · 08543-2053; Phone: 800-257-5126 · Fax: 609-275-3767; Email To:  

A Force More Powerful : A Century of Nonviolent Conflict ~Jack Duvall, et al, St. Martin's Press, Hardcover - September 2000, US List Price: $29.95

'FREE' COMPUTERS FOR OVERSEAS PROJECT PARTNERS - Computer Aid International will supply 'free' computers to your overseas project partners. 

Freedom, Democracy, Peace; Power, Democide, and War HOME PAGE by Rudolph J. Rummel- It is true that democratic freedom is an engine of economic development and welfare. Hardly known, however, is that freedom also saves millions of lives from war, collective violence, and democide (genocide and mass murder). That is, the more freedom, the less violence. Conversely, the more power at the center, the more violence. In short: power kills. The purpose of this web site, then, is to make as widely available as possible my theory, work, results, and data that empirically and historically, quantitatively and qualitatively, support this conclusion about freedom. This is to invite their use, replication, and critical evaluation, and thereby to advance our knowledge of and confidence in freedom--in liberal democracy.   UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT AND WAR online at 


From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace; 1997 / ISBN 92-3-103290-9 / Paperback / 275pp / $48.00 Through this volume, UNESCO aims to further reflection on the major challenge facing the international community today: how to replace the existing culture of violence with a culture of peace. This volume presents contributions by eminent peace researchers, philosophers, jurists and educators on the multiple facets of a culture of peace. The contributors underline the universal nature of a culture of peace - some delve into its very concept, others analyse the manner in which it is achieved; others concentrate on the global endeavour to which UNESCO is dedicated.

From the Ground Up:  Mennonite Contributions to International Peacebuilding.

Gandhi's works on CD.  I write on behalf of the Trustees of the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal to inform you about the availability of Gandhi's works on CD.  The title is:  Gandhi's Vision and Values.  It has since become a best seller and there are plans to translate it into other languages.  The CD is an invaluable research tool for students, faculty, and all others interested in Gandhi's life and work.  The multi-media CD contains over 50,000 pages of Gandhi's writings arranged chronologically, with intensive indexing, interactive retrieval paths, 15 minutes of Gandhi's voice, 30 minutes of film footage on him, and 550 photographs. The primary source for compiling this CD are the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, which comprises of 100 volumes.  This CD is available with the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal. The cost is U.S.$59.50 plus U.S.$5.50 for packing and postage. For further details,
please send an e-mail (address: to the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal. Their web site is:  

GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS MANUALS -Two innovative manuals on a standardized gender-sensitive  methodology  for documenting human rights violations published by  Amnesty  International Canada  and the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development.  A  Methodology  for  Gender-Sensitive  Research  and  a  companion  booklet
Documenting  Human  Rights  Violations by State Agents: Sexual Violence.  "We  are  very  proud to be contributing to the global efforts to recognize women's  rights  as  human rights and to join with Amnesty International to better  document  human  rights  violations  against  women,"  said  Warren Allmand,  the  President  of  the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (ICHRDD).  "It  is  important to have accurate and consistent documentation of women's rights  violations,  in  monitoring  the  adherence  of governments and the international community to agreements and treaties," noted Roger Clark, the
Secretary  General of the English Branch of the Canadian section of Amnesty International.  Agnes Callamard of Amnesty's International Secretariat in London wrote the manuals  while  the  Women?s  Rights Programme of the ICHRDD coordinated by
Ariane  Brunet,  oversaw the research project and sponsored its publication in French and English.  The  companion booklet Documenting Human Rights Violations by State Agents: Sexual  Violence  provides a step-by-step description of a gender-sensitive approach   to  research  and  suggests  ways  of  addressing  the  specific challenges  faced  by  women's rights workers. It focuses on the monitoring and  documenting of specific categories of women?s rights violations, helps the  reader  prepare  for fact-finding missions and provides guidelines for the collection and analysis of evidence.  Three   more  booklets  are  planned.   They  will  address  the  issue of documenting  human rights violations in the family, in the community and in armed conflict.  For further Information on the launch and to obtain copies of the books for review: John  Tackaberry - Media Relations Amnesty International   (613) 744-7667 #236 or Patricia Poirier, Director of Communications, ICCHRD  (514) 283-6073

"GEOPOLITICS OF HUNGER: 2000-2001: HUNGER & POWER" by Action Against Hunger (ACF), an operational non-profit, includes 34 essays on man-made famines, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Tajikistan, food aid, & the work of ACF which has played a pioneering role in places such as Sierra Leone & Congo-Brazzaville.  Barnett Rubin summarizes, "just as classic humanitarianism was founded to ensure that soldiers wounded in battles between states were cared for as human beings, the new humanitarianism was founded to challenge the use of violence against noncombatants in civil wars ...(but) in total wars where the aim is to subordinate, expel or eliminate a whole population, control of food ...becomes the means of choice to impose submission, flight or death." (2000 Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Pub,  ISBN 1 55587-925-x)

Give Peace a Chance ~Melvin Small(Editor), et al, Syracuse University Press, Paperback - 30 June, 1992

GLOBAL CORRUPTION REPORT 2001 - Published by Transparency International.  From money laundering and corruption in conflict zones to the overthrow of Fujimori in Peru, the Global Corruption Report 2001 is a comprehensive report on the state of corruption around the world.  ISBN: 3 935711 00X.  Details on ordering this publication, including order forms, are available at: The publication can also be downloaded in PDF format online from:

Global Directory of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programs  (2000 Edition).  This is a comprehensive annotated guide to peace studies and conflict resolution programs at colleges and universities worldwide.  This edition profiles over 500 undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral programmes and concentrations in over 40 countries.  Entries describe the programmes' philosophy and goals, examples of course offerings, key course requirements, degrees and certificates offered and complete contact  information including email and web addresses.  Organisation: Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED).  Cost: US$35.00 (including surface shipping) Make cheque payable to COPRED.  CONTACT:  COPRED, C/O ICAR  MSN 4D4, GMU, Fairfax  VA  22030-4444, USA; T: 1-(703)-993 2405  F: 1-(703)-993 2406; Email:   Website: 


Global Information Access Net - GIANT is a comprehensive database of organizations and experts in international affairs. Its contents can be searched by organizational name, location, subject, type, and resource offerings In addition, this service provides a limited-area, full text web search of the sites maintained by the organizations listed in GIANT.  Access GIANT at

Global Issues that Affect Everyone -

GLOBAL REPORT ON CHILD SOLDIERS .  The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers will launch its 450-page report 'Global Report on Child Soldiers 2001' on 12 June. The first-ever survey of its type documents military recruitment by government armed forces, paramilitaries and non-state armed groups in 180 countries.

"Greed & Grievance - Economic Agendas in Civil Wars" , a brilliant anthology that looks at informal markets, cross-border trade, shadow states, rebels' incentives for violence, & a brilliant essay by Tom Farer on Intl. Criminal Law.  International Peace Academy

Ground Zero Minnesota began producing documentaries on serious problems facing America and the world with a strong solutions orientation.  We have also produced 48 educational videotapes (Nov., 1998).  Excellent material and good prices.  For more information on the 'Rethinking the World' video series, visit the website at or call us at: Ground Zero Minnesota or email: ; P.O. Box 13127; Minneapolis, MN 55414; (651) 690-5357.

"Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies", by Jared Diamond, W.W. Norten & Company, 1992.  This masterful tour-de-force redefines our understanding of how societies and civilization developed.  I am highly skeptical of reductionist historical theories, where all developments are explained in terms of some single principle.  But in this case I am forced to make an  exception.  The scope of evidence presented is compelling, and the reasoning is detailed and irrefutable.  Jared shows how environmental factors alone account for why cultures evolved at different rates in different places, and why some cultures never advanced beyond the neolithic era.  The kind of book you can't put down, and which on finishing you immediately loan to a friend.  Review by Richard K. Moore.

A Guide to Finding News From Far-Flung Places The Really World Wide Web by James Ridgeway

HANDBOOK ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS - The Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International) are pleased to announce the publication of 'Promoting and Defending Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Handbook'. 

Hate in America - selected papers from the American Sociological Association


Herding Cats: Multi-Party Mediation in a Complex World  The book provides discussion and background data on major conflicts of the 1990s and views by political actors about the positive and negative lessons of mediation experience, including parallel diplomacy. The editors draw out the importance of leadership - structural, entrepreneurial and intellectual - in grappling with the challenges of complexity and the goal of imposing coherence on multi-party conflicts.  Editors: Chester Crocker, F.O. Hampson and Pamela Aall (Coexistence Network Partner).  Format: English, 735 pages, available in hard-copy.  Publication Details: 2000, US Institute of Peace Press, ISBN 187379-93-3.  Cost: US$ 29.95 (or £18.80 if ordered through )

Holocaust - A WebQuest - A study project for seventh graders

HOUSMANS WORLD PEACE DATABASE - The comprehensive guide to national and international peace organisations in over 170 countries - including the major groups in related fields such as environmental and human rights campaigning.   More than 3000 listings.  Available in print, on adhesive labels ready to use for a mailing, or on computer disc.  Selections from the information - for example, by geography or by type of organisation - can be prepared to your specification.   Information available includes name, postal address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, and codes giving an indication of the nature of the organisation. 
...authoritative - completely re-compiled annually, with other updating throughout the year;
...comprehensive - covering the full range of grassroots organisations working for peace and reconciliation and against the causes of war;
...unique - the only reliable source of this information;
...and available in convenient form for campaigners, researchers and journalists.
WHAT SHOULD YOU ORDER? The familiar World Peace Directory in the annual Housmans Peace
Diary generally has room for around 1900 entries; the full World Peace Database, from which the Directory is taken, currently has over 3000 records and is gradually growing. Also, the Peace Diary version is only updated annually; the main database is updated at least four times a year.
So if a printed version of the shorter annual directory is sufficient, simply order the latest Peace Diary. But if you want fuller or later information, and/or a selection made from it, and/or if you need information in other than printed form, you will want another option.  TO ORDER, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION...
HOUSMANS PEACE RESOURCE PROJECT, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1, UK (tel +44-171-278 4474) (fax +44-171-278 0444) e-mail

Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century;   Edited by George J. Andrepoulos and Richard Pierre Claude (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997. ISBN: 0-81221-607-5). Inquiries should be directed to The University of Pennsylvania Press, 418 Service Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6097. Toll-free orders may be placed by telephone: (800) 445-9880 or fax: (410) 516 6998. Or you can order through Chapters from our home page.  Preview contents at

I Dream of Peace. Authors - children of the former Yugoslavia. Publisher - U.N.I.C.E.F. 1994.

A 2-volume work: "In the Global Classroom 1" (1999) and "In the Global Classroom 2" (2000).  The authors are Graham Pike and David Selby. David Selby is Professor and Co-director and Graham Pike is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the International Institute for Global Education at the University of Toronto.  Publisher is Pippin Publishing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  This is not a peace education book in a strict sense, but its content is highly relevant to teachers and researchers interested in peace education. The keyword is "global learning", and there is a relation to two older areas of educational thinking: "world-mindedness" and "child-centeredness".  The books contain useful theoretical discussions as well as a lot of good concrete examples of student classroom activities. (Those who know about David Hicks' earlier work in England on "world studies" and "education for the future" will feel well at home in these two volumes by Pike & Selby.)

InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step internet database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.

Internal Conflicts in South Asia ~Kumar Rupesinghe(Editor), Khawar Mumtaz(Editor), Sage Publications Ltd, Hardcover - 29 January, 1996 


International Journal of Humanities and Peace (IJHP)--*ijhp

"International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice" - We are beginning our sixth year of publication in 2001.  Some of our upcoming issues, each focused on a thematic topic, include: - Ethics and International Negotiation -- guest edited by Bruce Barry and Rob Robinson; - Negotiating Identity -- guest edited by I. William Zartman; - Negotiation Data Sets -- guest edited by Shibley Telhami; - Negotiations of Internal Conflicts -- guest edited by I. William Zartman.  Occasionally, we publish a non-thematic issue highlighting the best in new original research and theory concerning international negotiation processes.  Past issues have focused on negotiating security, the Oslo process, Rio+5 negotiations, ethnic bargaining, water diplomacy, negotiating in the EU, international economic negotiations, negotiation as social exchange, conflict resolution training, international business negotiations, the role of NGOs in negotiation, and teaching negotiation.  I encourage you to subscribe.  Each year, we publish 3 issues -- the equivalent of three well-edited books.  The annual rate for individual subscriptions is US $83.  Orders can be placed at our website: .  If you want to browse the contents of past issues and read abstracts of articles, visit our website at: .  If you want to view a sample issue, visit the publisher's website: .  If you are interested in submitting an article to the journal or proposing a thematic issue, contact Bert Spector directly at

International Online Training Programme on Intractable Conflict - This programme offers an extensive examination of the nature of conflicts and conflict processes and discusses ways in which conflicts can be most constructively approached.   It offers a low-cost supplement or alternative to international travel-based training programmes for disputants and third parties. Over 1000 pages of study material are available for free on the programme's website.  The programme also offers online instruction, certification and university credit for an added fee.  Date: Ongoing.   Organisation: Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado.  Location: Worldwide.  Application Deadline: Not applicable.  Cost: $100 (For Certification, scholarships available)
CONTACT: Box 580, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 USA; T: 1-303-492 1635    F: 1-303-492 2154   Email   Website:

So you weren't able to attend the International Peace Research Association conference in Finland this summer 2000?  Not to worry. A  list of papers presented at the conference in Finland this past summer at the PEace Education Commission is available at .  Some of these are available in cyberspace and can be downloaded.  For a broader listing of papers presented at the conference see .  Some excellent reading.

Introduction to a Theory of Political Power in International Relations by ZLATKO ISAKOVIC and FRANÇOIS-PIERRE GINGRAS.  The book comprises a range of theoretical deliberations and analyses of numerous aspects of phenomenon of political power and its use in international relations.  It sets out to examine idea and structure of phenomenon of political power (population, territory, economic power (abilities and resources), military power, political system, ideology and morale) and its forms appearing in international relations in the past, present and future (influence and force).  It breaks a new ground offering a new approach to the phenomenon of political power itself (at the first place its structure) combining the internal and international aspects of political power.  Following main conclusions are reached: 1) The theory on security communities is compatible with that on deterritorialisation, with the development of communication as common denominator.  2) Eventually, the world might integrate into one security community, deterritorialisation leading to a greater understanding among populations and an increasing degree of global cultural homogenisation (facilitated by global savings in military and related expenditures - and profits made from the world-wide free circulation of men, goods and ideas). Second possibility is that if conflicts lead to integration - the integration could lead to (new) conflicts, especially if it is achieved by force. Finally, third hypothesis is keeping more or less the status quo.  3) Territory and military force would lose relative significance to the extent where the exclusive possession of territory would no longer be an
important pre-requisite for human existence.  4) The significance of political system and ideology would change in an ambivalent way: it would increase to the extent international relations transform into internal relations, but it would simultaneously decrease to
the extent that political power would not be wielded as an instrument in international relations.  5) The economic ability of an integrated and deterritorialised world would increase. As a result, the world could provide at least part of sources and means it now lacks to prevent and resolve conflicts, preserve the environment and other acute needs. However, the increased economic ability
could also lead to conflicts for distribution of its results.  6) Communication power should be theoretically considered as one of the
chief elements of political as well as social power. Thus, the author proposes a complex research project of communication power.
To order: Zlatko Isakovic, Ph.D. Sessional Lecturer and Visiting Scholar, Carleton University, 1125, Colonel By Drive, Room 3A37PA, Ottawa ON K1S 5B6; Canada.  Tel.: +1 (613) 520-2600 x 1087; Fax:  +1 (613) 520-7501; website ; E-mail:

INTRODUCTION TO THE ILO WORST FORMS OF CHILD LABOUR CONVENTION. Do you know ... about the new ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention?  This new, 24 page publication, provides an introduction to the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention no 182, and explains its significance for Civil Society Organisations, in terms of the new opportunities it creates.  The brochure is intended for use by broad human rights groups, non-governmental organisations, trade unions, local government and professional bodies such as the police, lawyers and teachers.  It was written by the Sub-Group on Child Labour of the Geneva-based NGO Group on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and contains case studies from Togo and Guatemala.  Published in English, French, Spanish, and shortly in Arabic, it is intended to reach a wide audience and to provide practical measures to tackle the worst forms of child labour. It is also available on the Anti-Slavery website: or through the
publications listings on the Child Rights Information Network: in all three languages in downloadable pdf format.  Hard copies are available from Pins Brown at:, or by mail or fax from: Anti-Slavery International, Thomas Clarkson House, The Stableyard, Bloomsgrove Road, London SW9 9TL, UK. Fax: +44 (0) 20 7738 4110; Tel:  +44 (0)20 7501 8928; website:

The Israeli-Syrian Peace Talks : 1991-96 and Beyond ~Helena Cobban, United States Inst of Peace, Paperback - March 2000, US List Price: $19.95

Journal – Bearing Witness:  Peacemakers Without Weapons - The Fall Issue of this journal is currently available.  It includes articles on the Christian Peacemaker Teams and Peace Brigades International.  It is also available on their website. Organization:  The Peacemaker Community.  Details:   English, Fall 2000.  Cost:  For printed copy: $25/year (members) and $35/year (non-members).  Free on the web.  Contact:  Gary Janka (Coexistence Network Partner), Bearing Witness, PO Box 5391, Santa Barbara, CA 93150, USA.  T: 1-805-565 7566, F: 1-805-565 7586; Email:, Website:

JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF PEACE AND CONFLICT of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies ISSN 1095-1962; 1999-2000 Edition.  This issue of the journal of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies contains articles, satirical political commentary, and book reviews dealing with a broad diversity of issues.   
"Allowing Disorder to Teach Us Order" by Larry J. Fisk of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
"Factors that Promote Implementation of Peace Education Training" by Ian Harris, Jessica Glowinski, and Nancy Perleberg of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
"Movement Toward Peace in the Twentieth Century: Internationalists and Transnationalists" by Vincent Kavaloski of Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin
"Immigration and Security: A Review of The Global Migration Crisis: Challenge to States and to Human Rights by Myron Weiner" by Wesley Chapin of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
"Strikes in Asia: Nationals and Transnationals in Theoretical Perspective" by David Kowalewski of Alfred University in Alfred, New York
"Writing for Peace in the Composition Classroom" by Michael Eckert of Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland
"Pox Americana: The Cold War in Poetry" by Edwin Fedder of the University of Missouri-St. Louis
The annual edition of the journal costs $15.  Individual or Supporting Members receive a copy of the journal as one of the benefits of membership for a tax-deductible contribution of $35 or $100.   Payments and purchase orders to: For further information:
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sharon Roberts, UWSP LRC / 900 Reserve Street,
Stevens Point WI  54481 tel 715/346-3383

Journal of Conflict, Security and Development - This new publication examines the relationship between security policy and development and is dedicated to bridging related disciples, offering a forum for the cross-fertilization of ideas and perspectives.  Each issue contains a combination of extended theoretical and conceptual articles, operational and regional case studies, and concise opinion pieces that establish connections between security-sector issues and areas of associated activity, such as peacekeeping and human rights. Its target audience ranges from opinion shapers, research analysts and media representatives, to international organizations, think tanks and government and academic departments that recognize the intellectual and policy challenges posed by the new security agenda. The publication comes out three times per year.  Subscription details and a complimentary copy of the inaugural issue can be downloaded via the website of the Conflict, Security and Development Group, which is a research unit within the CDS specializing on the same types of issues as the journal.  Organization:  Centre for Defence Studies, King's College.  Editor:  Richard Jones  Cost:  £30 (UK - individual) £40 (rest of the world – individual); £75 (UK – institutional), £85 (rest of the world – institutional); and £18 (UK – student), £25 (rest of the world - student).  CONTACT:  Richard Jones, Editor, Centre for Defence Studies, King's College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK.  T: 44-207-848 2947, F: 44-207-848 2748; Email:, Website:

"JUDGING WAR CRIMINALS, THE POLITICS OF INTL JUSTICE" by Yves Beigbeder (1999  London: MacMillan Press) gives a balanced, up-to-date & realistic analysis of progress, precedents, & ongoing challenges in exposing & redressing crimes against humanity, including genocide.  A very readable book, it explains both the Nuremburg & Tokyo trials & also provides a comprehensive & useful overview of recent truth & reconciliation commissions, intl peoples' tribunals, & recent criminal tribunals for Rwanda & Former Yugoslavia.  Despite such great efforts, the author also finds continuing crises:  "in the world non-system of voluntary intl cooperation, the intl community appear helpless or unwilling to intervene in order to prevent or stop massacres."

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