Books

Erik Paul' Obstacles to Democratization in Southeast Asia Bookcover

Erik Paul, Obstacles to Democratization in Southeast Asia: A Case Study of Nation State, Regional and Global order.

Erik Paul, Neoliberal Australia and US Imperialism in East Asia Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Jake Lynch (eds), Expanding Peace Journalism – comparative and critical approaches Ibrahim Seaga Shaw and Robert Hackett, Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2011.

Jake Lynch and Johan Galtung, Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2010.

Book Review

Bob Hackett Review (PDF)
Sydney Morning Herald Review (PDF)
Overland Review (PDF)
Judy Buller Review (PDF)

Hilary N Summy, ‘Peace Angel’ of World War 1 – Dissent of Margaret Thorp, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2006

Hilary tells the neglected story of Margaret Thorp, a 25-year-old Quaker who played a courageous role in anti-war and anti-conscription campaigns in Australia during World War 1 ($30.00)

Online Opinion Review

Lynda Blanchard and Leah Chan (eds), Ending War, Building Peace, Sydney University Press, 2009

Borne out of CPACS’ successful 2008 conference Iraq: Never Again,    this book examines how and why this unmitigated disaster for humanity was allowed to happen, and how we can prevent it being repeated. Ending War, Building Peace includes chapters by a number of the conference presenters, as well as members of CPACS and SPF. It is published in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the founding of CPACS. ($35.00)

Sydney Morning Herald Review (PDF)

Jake Lynch, Debates in Peace Journalism, Sydney University Press, 2008

Jake Lynch traces the major controversies in this emerging field - philosophical, pedagogical and professional - and links his own contributions to them with important new material. ($35.00)
Andrew Greig, Taming War: Culture and Technology for Peace, Peace Power Press, 2007

Looks at the causes of war and suggests some fresh and powerful strategies on what we can do to reduce its fearful damage. ($20.00)
Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick, Peace Journalism, Hawthorn Press, 2005

This book explains how most coverage of conflict unwittingly fuels further violence, and proposes workable options to give peace a chance. ($60.00)
Geneviève Souillac, Human Rights in Crisis. The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary French Thought, Lexington Press, 2005.

This book addresses new questions about global human rights and democracy. It looks at different concepts of citizen involvement, civil society, and shared values through the lense of four public French intellectuals playing an important role both in government and ideas. ($48.00)
Stuart Rees, Tell Me The Truth About War, Ginninderra Press, 2004.
An elegant and insightful collection of poetry that explores a whole range of personal, national and international circumstances, that invokes the beauty of human dignity and the tragedy of social injustice. ($22.20)
Stuart Rees, Passion for Peace: Exercising Power Creatively, UNSW Press, 2003.

In a dark and pessimistic time, "Passion for Peace" is a timely and uplifting work. Written in an engaging and optimistic style, combining poetry and prose, this book is both practical and philosophical, showing how a creative use of power can contribute to peace with justice in any context or country. ($39.95)
Stuart Rees and Shelley Wright (eds) Human Rights, Corporate Responsibility: A Dialogue, Pluto Press, Sydney, 2000.

Business needs human rights. Can human rights influence business, locally, nationally and internationally? Contributors include business leaders, lawyers, social scientists and human rights advocates. Doing business and addressing human rights can be interwoven. Published in association with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. ($33.00)
Christopher Hamer, A Global Parliament, Oyster Bay Books, Sydney, 1998.

A comprehensive discussion of the idea of world federation. For all those interested in the 'New World Order' this book provide answers to the questions: Why should we want it? How might we get there? ($30.80)
Stuart Rees and Gordon Rodley (eds), The Human Costs of Managerialism: Advocating the Recovery of Humanity, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1995.

This book criticises current managerial trends and proposes as an alternative 'The Recovery of Humanity'. The authors advocate more collaborative workplace practices that recognise the importance and interdependence of human and environmental well-being. ($33.00)
Hazel Henderson, Inge Kaul and Harlam Cleveland (eds) UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Science Ltd, Kidlington, 1995.

This is the first report of the Global Commission to Fund the UN. It argues that capital markets and world trade can become more democratic, orderly, truly efficient and socially and environmentally responsible. This book is as indispensable to policy makers, academic and NGOs as it is to Finance Ministers. ($27.50)
Stuart Rees, Gordon Rodley and Frank Stilwell (eds), Beyond the Market: Alternatives to Economic Rationalism, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1993.

Reliance on one brand of economics has led to humanitarian, social and ethical considerations being swept aside in favour of claims of economic efficiency. This book provides both an account of this rationalism and the means by which it can be challenged and replaced by a more socially responsible alternative. ($27.50)

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