Randall Amster: "Peace Ecology," Reading, Q&A, Booksigning

Peregrine Book Company Presents
Peace Ecology
Peace Ecology
Reading, Q&A, Booksigning
Join author, activist and educator, Randall Amster as he talks about his latest book.

About the Book

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.

Praise for Peace Ecology

“This book bridges divides that very much need to be bridged between peace activism and peace academia, and between peace advocacy and environmentalism. This is, in fact, a peace book for deep environmentalists and an environmental book for deep peace advocates.” —WarIsACrime.org

“Randall Amster lays bare the intimate connections between the war system and global environmental degradation, but rather than leaving us in despair he shows that these destructive relationships can be reversed, leading not only to our survival (currently in doubt) but to our flourishing in balance with a healthy biosphere—which is, indeed, our only hope.”—Kent Shifferd, author of From War to Peace: A Guide to the Next Hundred Years

“In Peace Ecology, Randall Amster delivers the urgent message that issues of peace and nonviolence are inseparable from those of ecological integrity and sustainability. He warns of the growing dangers of resource wars and scarcity-induced conflict, but at the same time offers a vision of hope, grounded in our basic human capacities for solidarity, cooperation, and caring concern for our home planet and our home places. Peace Ecology is an admirable synthesis of crucial information, thoughtful reflection, and much-needed inspiration.”—John Clark, Loyola University–New Orleans
Randall Amster
About the Author

Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown University, and serves as Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. His articles have appeared in journals including Peace Review, Contemporary Justice Review, and the Journal of Sustainability Education, and he has been a regular contributor to online publications including Common Dreams, Huffington Post, and Truthout. Among his works in the field of peace studies are the co-edited volumes Building Cultures of Peace: Transdisciplinary Voices of Hope and Action (2009) and Exploring the Power of Nonviolence: Peace, Politics, and Practice (2013). Find out more about Randall Amster »

Event date: 

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

219A North Cortez
86302 Prescott