New Books from Science for Peace/Samuel Stevens

September 1992

Unarmed Forces: Nonviolent Action in Central America and the Middle East, edited by Graeme MacQueen, 129pp.

“ .. the theme of this book is that injustice is a form of violence that injures and kills more people than die or are wounded in formal military warfare. It includes some of the best chapters I have ever read on the potential but insufficiently developed and used powers of nonviolent force to bring justice and peace to a dehumanizing world.”
— David Dellinger

Arctic Alternatives: Civility or Militarism in the Circumpolar North, edited by Franklyn Griffiths, 311 pp.

This major scientific collection is the proceedings of a conference of arctic specialists. Topics range from political science and milita rization of the Arctic to ocean and arctic science, international cooperation, confidence-building measures, ethnic peoples of the Arctic, Inuit culture, public health, the physical and biological environment, in dustry, oil exploitation, and marine transportation.

Hopes and Fears: The Human Future, edited by Hanna Newcombe, 195pp.

This book is divided into five sections: Future Scenarios for Europe, War Prevention, Global Decision-Making, Values and Coop eration, Ecological Issues. Authors (articles) include: Bjørn Møller (A Common Security for Europe?), Dietrich Fischer (Components of an active Peace Policy), Finn Seyersted (Binding Authority for the UN and Other International Organizations …), Hanna Newcombe (Reform of the UN Security Council), Erika Erdman (Values needed for Survival), Charlotte Waterlow (Climatic Crisis), Ruth Gunnarsen (International Legislation for the Environment), and many others. Readers will find plenty that is new in this volume.

Also published in 1992

Canada and the World: Agenda for the Last Decade of the Millenivm by Anatol Rapoport and Anthony Rapoport, 133pp.

“This book is a concise and yet comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities in Canada’s foreign and defence policies in the 1990s, a primer for every citizen concerned with the security and well being of Canadians as we approach the Third Millenium.” Leonard Johnson

Also new is Controlling the Global Arms Threat, the proceedings of a workshop sponsored jointly by Science for Peace and IEEE Canada, and published by the Canadian Centre for Arms Control and Disarmament (Aurora Paper #12), editors Peter Brogden and Walter Dorn, 102pp.

This volume is devoted to verification of compliance with arms control and disarmament agreements, specifically:. Canada’s role in verification research, the role of industry, verification from satellites and aircraft, undersea detection, nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East, seismic verification of nuclear test bans, and detection of materials that could be intended for chemical weapons.

Whole issue on one page | as PDF

ISSN 1925-170X (Print) | ISSN 1925-1718 (Online)