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Toward a Theory of Peace: The Role of Moral Beliefs

Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg, Matthew Evangelista, and Neta C. Crawford


Military analyst, peace activist, teacher, and social theorist, the author of this book (1943–2007) founded the Nuclear Freeze campaign and the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies. This book, completed in 1997 and published for the first time here, delves into a vast literature in psychology, anthropology, archeology, sociology, and history to examine the ways in which changing moral beliefs came to stigmatize forms of socially sanctioned violence, such as human sacrifice, cannibalism, and slavery, eventually rendering them unacceptable. Could the same process work for war? The book ... More

Keywords: Nuclear Freeze campaign, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, moral beliefs, violence, human sacrifice, cannibalism, slavery, socially sanctioned violence, peace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501744358
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501744358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg, author
Cornell University

Matthew Evangelista, editor

Neta C. Crawford, editor

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