"Peace Ecology" presents a cutting-edge exploration of an emerging paradigm that links the essence of peace and nonviolence with the tenets of ecology and the principles of environmentalism. Looking at issues including food justice, water sharing, climate change, peace zones, and the free economy, this book considers examples and illustrations from around the world where people, communities, and nations are employing the teachings of ecology as a tool for mitigating conflict and promoting peace. "Peace Ecology" presents an integrative perspective that bears directly upon the most pressing issues of our time, constituting both the ecological realm of peace and the peacemaking potential of ecology. The volume examines the rich history, contemporary relevance, and transformative future potential inherent in this dynamic nexus of theory and action. Its overarching aim is no less than moving the current scarcity-conflict paradigm to one of cooperative resource management and, ultimately, toward peaceful coexistence both among ourselves and within the balance of nature.To read the Common Dreams excerpt of "Peace Ecology" Click Here.Talk Nation Radio Interview with Randall Amster and David Swanson here."

chapter |24 pages


From the War Economy to Peace Ecology

chapter |23 pages

The Triumph of the Commons

chapter |23 pages

Back to Basics

Reclaiming Life's Essentials

chapter |18 pages

Free at Last

Empathy, Solidarity, and the Gift Economy

chapter |19 pages

Flirting with Disaster

Community Resilience in Times of Crisis

chapter |25 pages

Transborder Peace Ecology

chapter |16 pages

Collective Reenchantment