Book reviews

Empowering Teaching: Challenging Hierarchies For Social Justice (Book Review)

Marybeth Gasman reviews the new book, “Disrupting Hierarchy in Education: Students and Teachers Collaborating for Social Change,” observing that the editors draw on Freire’s work but are also critical of it. Unlike the well known author and theorist, they weave race into their analysis rather than dealing with it indirectly or centering class related issues primarily as Freire did.

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Book Review – Educating for peace and human rights: An introduction

In “Educating for peace and human rights: An introduction,” Maria Hantzopoulos and Monisha Bajaj have written an excellent introductory text that extends our understandings and serves as a platform for continuing to move scholars and practitioners forward in their study and implementation of peace and human rights education.

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Book Review: “Education in developments: Vol 3” by Magnus Haavelsrud

In his latest book, Magnus Haavelsrud sees peace developments as upward movements of equity, empathy, the healing of past and present traumas, and nonviolent conflict transformation. Haavelsrud asks and answers how education can support and initiate such upward movements from the levels of everyday life to global affairs.

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The Dialogical Turn: A Review Essay of “Peacebuilding Through Dialogue: Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution”

“Peacebuilding Through Dialogue” is a valuable collection of reflections on the meaning, complexity, and application of dialogue. The collection advances our understanding of dialogue and its applicability in multiple and diverse contexts. This review essay by Dale Snauwaert summarizes specific reflections of dialogue in the domains of education, followed by a reflection on the dialogical turn in moral and political philosophy.

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Evelin Lindner’s Blue Planet Perspective for Transforming Humiliation and Terror

In this review essay, Janet Gerson writes that to understand Dr. Evelin Lindner and her new book “Honor, Humiliation and Terror: An Explosive Mix and How We Can Defuse It with Dignity” is to seek out an innovative transdisciplinary approach to key crises of our times. Her purpose is “intellectual activism” laid out through a “painter’s way of seeing, a journey in search of new levels of meaning.”

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Book Review – For the People: A Documentary History of the Struggle for Peace and Justice in the United States

“For the People: A Documentary History of the Struggle for Peace and Justice in the United States,” edited by Charles F. Howlettt and Robbie Lieberman, is a volume in the Information Age Press series: Peace Education, edited by Laura Finley & Robin Cooper. This review, authored by Kazuyo Yamane, is one in a series co-published by the Global Campaign for Peace Education and In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice toward promoting peace education scholarship.

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Sustainable Just Peace:  Jeffery Sachs’s “The Age of Sustainable Development”

Jeffery Sachs’s theory of sustainable development, as articulated in his remarkably perceptive, original, and inspirational book, The Age of Sustainable Development (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015), offers a comprehensive analytic and normative framework for an expanded conception of peace, human rights and global justice, and peace education.

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Book Review – A global security system: an alternative to war. 2016 edition

A global security system summarizes some key proposals for ending war and developing alternative approaches to global security that have been advanced over the past half century. The report also asserts that a sustainable peace is possible and an alternative security system necessary to attain it. Moreover, it is not necessary to start from scratch; much of the groundwork for an alternative security system is already in place.

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Book review: Understanding peace cultures

“Understanding peace cultures,” edited by Rebecca L. Oxford, is a volume in the Information Age Press series: Peace Education, edited by Laura Finley & Robin Cooper. This review, authored by Sandra L. Candel, is one in a series co-published by the Global Campaign for Peace Education and In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice toward promoting peace education scholarship.

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