Disarmament: The Human Factor

Disarmament: The Human Factor

Proceedings of a Colloquium on the Societal Context for Disarmament, Sponsored by Unitar and Planetary Citizens and Held at the United Nations, New York

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editors: Ervin Laszlo, Donald Keys
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161693

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Disarmament: The Human Factor covers the proceedings of a colloquium on the Societal Context for Disarmament, sponsored by UNITAR and Planetary Citizens and held at the United Nations, New York. The book focuses on the dynamics of disarmament and security policies, including the political and military implications of disarmament. The selection first discusses the neglected human factors of disarmament. The exchanges focus on humanizing the approach to disarmament, conditions and obsolete perceptions, and approaches on disarmament and international security. The book also ponders on global community values, such as globalism in space, time, global institutions, and education. The text examines the psychodynamics of arms and peace races and the psychological considerations in survival in a nuclear world. The manuscript also tackles the requirements for alternative mechanisms in guaranteeing international peace and security under progressive disarmament and the remarks of Ambassador Piero Vinci on the need to instill measures to effectively imposed disarmament. The publication is a dependable source of data for readers and international security experts interested in the dynamics of disarmament and international security policies.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    Part I Introductory Survey: The Neglected Human Factors of Disarmament

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Humanizing the Approach to Disarmament

    Chapter 3 New Conditions and Obsolete Perceptions

    Chapter 4 The Neglected "Software" Aspects of Disarmament

    Chapter 5 Disarmament and International Security—Some New Approaches

    Part II Global Community Values

    Chapter 6 The Will t o Design a Safe World

    Chapter 7 Four Globalisms

    Chapter 8 Discussion

    Part III Threat Perception and Psycho-social Factors

    Chapter 9 Psycho-social Dynamics and the Prospects for Mankind

    Chapter 10 Survival in a Nuclear World—Some Psychological Considerations

    Chapter 11 Limits to Technology?

    Chapter 12 Reducing Hurt Feelings and Fear as a Prerequisite for Arms Reduction

    Chapter 13 Discussion

    Part IV Alternative Mechanisms for Guaranteeing Peace and Security

    Chapter 14 Remarks by Ambassador Piero Vinci

    Chapter 15 Requirement for Alternative Mechanisms for the Maintenance of International Peace and Security under Progressive Disarmament



    List of Participants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 174
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161693

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Ervin Laszlo

Donald Keys

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