The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

ISBN : 9780195334685

Nigel Young
2848 ページ
239 x 297 mm

RUSA 2011 Outstanding Reference Source
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Recipient, 2011 
Conflict Research Society Book of the Year, 2010


  • Includes an invaluable foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Over 850 A-Z entries signed by leading scholars makes this set the authoritative and essential resource on peace studies
  • Includes an indispensable Timeline, Index, Glossary, and Appendices
  • International in scope, both in coverage and authorship, ensuring a comprehensive research experience
  • Written clearly and accessibly, the Encyclopedia will appeal not only to scholars and professionals, but to all who are concerned by a subject of such vital importance for our global future
  • Fully cross-referenced with complete bibliography for each entry to guide further reading

"Finding peaceful solutions to the world's increasingly complex problems will be a huge task, which must also be based upon knowledge, experience and research. I hope that this important new Encyclopedia will reach a global lay audience as well as policy makers and academic experts and encourage many thousands of readers to study further and work harder for the peace on which our whole future depends." -From the Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama 
This innovative, multivolume encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, theories, and much more. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field, contains a bibliography for further reading, and is cross-referenced with other useful points of interest within the encyclopedia. In addition to A-to-Z entries, the Encyclopedia also includes a peace chronology, key documents and appendices.
Key subjects covered include: world leaders (Mahatma Gandhi, Margaret Mead, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lucretia Mott); major events (Cuban Missile Crisis, Dayton Accords, Good Friday Agreement, Lebanon Hostage Crisis); organizations (Greenpeace, League of Nations, United Nations, Save the Children, International Committee of the Red Cross); theories (Civil Disobedience, Conscientious Objection, Feminism and Peace, Power and Nonviolence Theory, Eco-Pacifism, Gay Rights); and current events (Chemical and Biological Weapons, Human Rights, War Crimes, Terrorism).


Nigel Young was Cooley Professor of Peace Studies and Director of the Peace Studies Program at Colgate University, New York, from 1984-2004. Nigel is currently Research Professor in Peace Studies at Colgate University. He holds a BA and MA in Modern History from Oxford University and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in International Studies. Nigel has held several prior university positions including reader and deputy head of school of peace studies at the University of Bradford (1973-1983) and lecturer in political science at the University of Birmingham (1968-1973). He also was a senior research fellow at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway (1981, 1983 and 1984). Nigel was a founding member of CND (1958) and CND London Region Organizer (1962-1964).

"A fine addition to undergraduate research collections and institutions supporting peace studies."-Library Journal

"Quickly distinguishes itself among related reference works in the social, life, and physical sciences. Highly recommended." -Booklist, Starred Review

"This is another superb work from Oxford University Press. Highly recommended."-Choice

"A massive work. Despite the extraordinary number of contributors the contents have a consistent tone, reflecting careful editing. Peace groups and individuals should welcome the appearance of this Encyclopedia and advocate for its acquisition by university and public libraries everywhere or undertake the fundraising necessary to acquire and distribute it ."-Peace Magazine

"Invaluable and stimulating. A major contribution."-Resurgence

"an extraordinary piece of work, unprecedented in scale and scope, detailed, empirically rich and theoretically broad" -International Affairs