Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict
- Lester Kurtz, University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A.
Undergraduates, graduates, and professors in the social, life, and physical sciences. Government, non-profit, and commercial organizations whose work involves peace and aggression.
- Published: August 2008
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-369503-1
Reviews of the first edition "An indispensable Encyclopedia"
âOutstanding reference sources 2000,â
â...the Encyclopedia is a thoroughly impressive work, well written, well organized and well presented. As a starting point for newcomers to the field, as a useful aid to those already involved but seeking to broaden their range of knowledge, as a useful guide to any non-scholars seeking information about what peace and conflict studies has currently to say about many important topics, it is thoroughly admirable. At times, reviewers can only revert to cliches to summarize a work's contribution but, in this case, it is true that this is a work that no library of any program on peace studies, conflict research or dispute resolution can afford to be without.â
Christopher Mitchell, Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University, in "Peace and Conflict"
âThis mammoth set is a fascinating undertaking. It has well-written and well-researched articles, excellent cross-references, and a good index. The cast of contributors is truly impressive...the articles range widely (e.g., the impact of television on children, alliance behavior, the concept of evil, violence toward homosexuals) and because of the contributors' varied backgrounds, are variously based in anthropology, sociology, ethics, politics, and psychology, to mention a few. [It is] recommended highly for all academic libraries.â