The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has grown up along with world politics and has, since 1945, offered a special perspective on issues of peace, security, and global well-being. Now its unique blend of international commentary on the arms race, accessible articles on scientific dimensions of politics, and acute political journalism is presented here in a way particularly suited to students of international relations and security studies. Widely known for his creative work in international affairs education, George A. Lopez joins with the former managing editor of the Bulletin, Nancy J. Myers, to select recent articles best illustrating a wide range of issues on peace and security. The volume editors shape and supplement these articles specifically for classroom use. Each chapter includes several thematically linked articles supplemented with maps, data charts, photos, editorial cartoons, and discussion questions. Completing the package of pedagogical features for the volume is a master chart of key terms and concepts in international relations showing their connection to the articles. This new text-reader zeroes in on the core of any international relations course and brings the controversies alive with informed, international voices and new views on age-old questions about the arms race, peace, security, and the prospects for a post-nuclear world politics.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 233 x 142 x 17 mm
These articles are not written for rocket scientists, but they do address crucial issues involving the influence of science and technology on the affairs of nations. Post-Cold War problems of nuclear weapons, their possible spread, terrorism, and militarism are presented with clarity and eloquence. The purpose is to illuminate the road to a more peaceful, safer world. -- Leon Lederman
Peace and Security: The Next Generation promises to meet a real need in college-level courses for an up-to-date reader that sets the current security situation in historical context and provides a variety of interesting readings about specific issues. I especially like the fact that, although different points of view are represented, there is a common thread of support for cooperative solutions to international security problems. Peace and Security thus provides a welcome alternative to other readers in the field, which almost invariably privilege the 'realist' perspective on international security. -- Judith Reppy, Cornell University