Author: Joseph RotblatRobber Hinde/Foreword/Introductio: Robert S. McNamaraPublisher: Viva BooksYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 228ISBN/UPC (if available): 8130906279
Never before have so many people worried about the effects of military conflict. At a time when terrorism is opening the way for new forms of warfare worldwide, this book provides a much-needed account of the real dangers we face, and argues that the elimination of weapons of mass destruction and of war are attainable and necessary goals.Written by Nobel Peace prize-winner and former nuclear physicist Joseph Rotblat, and biologist/psychologist Robert Hinde, "War No More" provides expert insight into the nature of modern warfare -- including "weapons of mass destruction." Examining the key factors that are believed to contribute to conflict, they explain how best to approach a peaceful future. If war is ever to be eliminated, Hinde and Rotblat argue that we must address key issues such as the gap between rich and poor; we must have fully effective arms controls; and above all, we must have better education. The authors emphasize that the United Nations -- as well as non-governmental organizations, religious groups, and grassroots movements -- also have important parts to play.
AcknowledgementsForewordIntroductionOF WAR AND ITS WEAPONSThe Diversity of warsThe Nuclear PerilOther weapons of Mass Destruction‘Conventional’ WeaponsWHAT MAKES WAR MORE LIKELY?Causes of war and the Role of WeaponsThe Political System and its LeadersCulture and TraditionResources: Territory and the EnvironmentEconomic Factors: Globalization and PovertyWar and Human natureWHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO ELIMINATE WAR?What Stops Countries from Going to war?Preventing war: Arms ControlPreventing War: Promotion of International Well-Being and Peace EducationOrganizations Involved in Prevention, Intervention and Conflict ResolutionIntervention and Conflict ResolutionEpilogue: Eliminating Conflict in the Nuclear AgeAbbreviations and AcronymsFurther Reading Index