Twentieth-Century Peace Movements Successes and Failures
|Author: ||Grünewald, Guido|
van den Dungen, Peter
This study analyses, mainly through case studies, the nature, aims and impact of peace movements during the inter-war period (in Britain, France, and Germany), during World War II (in Britain, Holland, and Norway), and since 1945 (British peace movement and Falklands War, American Anti-Vietnam War movement, and an evaluation of the official peace movement in the GDR). These highly original case studies are preceded by essays which address general questions concerning the nature of, and reasons for, the failure of peace movements; their achievements; their social dynamics. The authors are leading historians and scholars of the peace movement and some have been actively involved in it. Their critical analysis of the past experience is a vital contribution to future peace-making efforts.
"Twentieth-Century Peace Movements is a rich, varied, and well-researched collection of general assessments of peace movements and more specific investigations of national movements since World War I." -- Richard L Johnson