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Cortright, David 1946-

Works: 106 works in 314 publications in 2 languages and 9,972 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, win, Redactor
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Most widely held works about David Cortright
Most widely held works by David Cortright
Peace : a history of movements and ideas by David Cortright( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative, balanced, and highly readable volume traces the rise of peace advocacy and internationalism from their origins in earlier centuries through the mass movements of recent decades: the pacifist campaigns of the 1930s, the Vietnam antiwar movement, and the waves of disarmament activism that peaked in the 1980s. David Cortright brings the story up to date by examining opposition to the Iraq War and responses to the so-called "war on terror". This is history with a modern twist, set in the context of current debates about "the responsibility to protect," nuclear proliferation, Darfur, and conflict transformation
Pakistan and the bomb : public opinion and nuclear options( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the lens of a comprehensive survey of Pakistani public attitudes toward nuclear weapons policy, this volume provides an in-depth view of the nuclear choices facing Pakistan. Based on the most thorough survey of Pakistani public opinion on nuclear policy ever conducted, Pakistan and the Bomb examines the factors that brought a de facto nuclear arms competition to South Asia. Pakistan and the Bomb democratizes the debate over nuclear weapons in South Asia by highlighting a new generation of young Pakistani authors. The chapters in the book examine the nuclear policy choices facing Pakistan, from nuclear abstinence to outright weaponization, and apply the findings of the public opinion poll to evaluate a level of popular support for each option. Pakistan and the Bomb offers a new vision for evaluating the nuclear standoff in South Asia and identifying the steps that can lead to a more secure, nuclear weapons free future
The sanctions decade : assessing UN strategies in the 1990s by David Cortright( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, based on more than two hundred interviews with officials from the UN and sanctioned countries, and other involved actors, provides the first comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of UN sanctions during the 1990s." "The authors develop a set of criteria for judging the full impact of sanctions and then provide detailed studies of specific cases. They conclude with far-reaching recommendations for increasing the viability of sanctions as a productive diplomatic tool."--Jacket
Uniting against terror : cooperative nonmilitary responses to the global terrorist threat by David Cortright( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As terrorist attacks continue around the world, from London and Madrid to Afghanistan and Iraq, questions multiply about the effectiveness of current antiterrorist strategies. America's reliance on military approaches and the Bush administration's avowal of a constant state of war have overshadowed nonmilitary, multilateral efforts, and there has been an analogous neglect of these alternative strategies in the literature on terrorism. Uniting Against Terror fills this gap, examining and evaluating post-9/11 cooperative nonmilitary responses to the global terrorist threat, with a particular focus on efforts of the United Nations, the Financial Action Task Force, the European Union, and a wide array of multilateral institutions. Uniting Against Terror argues that defeating the global terrorist threat requires engaging international financial, diplomatic, intelligence, and defense communities and law enforcement organizations in an atmosphere of cooperation. It examines cooperative diplomatic and economic policies to address the changing face of terrorism and the global Al Qaida threat, differentiates between protective measures and long-term preventive policies, and makes recommendations for effective cooperative nonmilitary strategies. Included are chapters that analyze the UN and its role, the unique blend of sanctions and diplomacy that convinced Libya to end its support of terrorism, efforts to halt the financing of terrorist networks, and an account of the European Union's unified "Plan of Action" against terrorism."--Page 4 de la couv
Soldiers in revolt : the American military today by David Cortright( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the evidence of increasing discontent within the U.S. armed services during the Vietnam War, discusses what has happened to the military establishment since the war's end, and proposes still further changes to bring the military in line with modern society
Economic sanctions : panacea or peacebuilding in a post-cold war world? by David Cortright( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- About the Contributors -- PART ONE International and National Experiences with Sanctions -- 1 Economic Sanctions in Contemporary Global Relations -- 2 The United Nations Experience with Sanctions -- 3 Economic Sanctions as Tools of Foreign Policy -- 4 A Review of Economic Sanctions: A Russian Perspective -- PART TWO Assessing Sanctions -- 5 Factors Affecting the Success of Sanctions -- 6 The Problems and Promise of Sanctions -- 7 Sanctions and International Law -- 8 The Political and Moral Appropriateness of Sanctions -- 9 Economic Sanctions and the Just-War Doctrine -- PART THREE Case Studies -- 10 UN Sanctions Against Iraq -- 11 Economic Sanctions Against Iraq: Do They Contribute to a Just Settlement? -- 12 The Use of Sanctions in Former Yugoslavia: Misunderstanding Political Realities -- 13 The Use of Sanctions in Former Yugoslavia: Can They Assist in Conflict Resolution? -- 14 The Use of Sanctions in Haiti: Assessing the Economic Realities -- 15 Sanctions and Apartheid: The Economic Challenge to Discrimination -- PART FOUR The Future of Sanctions -- 16 A Proposal for a New United Nations Council on Economic Sanctions -- 17 Research Concerns and Policy Needs in an Era of Sanctions -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Book
War and border crossings : ethics when cultures clash by Peter A French( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Peace works : the citizen's role in ending the Cold War by David Cortright( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drones and the future of armed conflict : ethical, legal, and strategic implications by David Cortright( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the past decade, armed drones have entered the American military arsenal as a core tactic for countering terrorism. When coupled with access to reliable information, they make it possible to deploy lethal force accurately across borders while keeping one's own soldiers out of harm's way. The potential to direct force with great precision also offers the possibility of reducing harm to civilians. At the same time, because drones eliminate some of the traditional constraints on the use of force - like the need to gain political support for full mobilization - they lower the threshold for launching military strikes. The development of drone use capacity across dozens of countries increases the need for global standards on the use of these weapons to assure that their deployment is strategically wise and ethically and legally sound. Presenting a robust conversation among leading scholars in the areas of international legal standards, counterterrorism strategy, humanitarian law, and the ethics of force, Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict takes account of current American drone campaigns and the developing legal, ethical, and strategic implications of this new way of warfare. Among the contributions to this volume are a thorough examination of the American government's legal justifications for the targeting of enemies using drones, an analysis of American drone campaigns' notable successes and failures, and a discussion of the linked issues of human rights, freedom of information, and government accountability"--Unedited summary from book jacket
The price of peace : incentives and international conflict prevention( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart sanctions : targeting economic statecraft( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanctions and the search for security : challenges to UN action by David Cortright( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi and beyond : nonviolence for an age of terrorism by David Cortright( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there room for nonviolence in an age of terrorism? Longtime peace activist and authority on creative nonviolence David Cortright makes a strong case for the need for nonviolent action now more than ever. Drawing on the legend and lessons of Gandhi, Cortright traces the history of nonviolent social activism through the early 20th century to the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam era, and up to the present war in Iraq. This book offers a critical evaluation and refinement of Gandhi's message, laying the foundation for a renewed and deepened dedication to nonviolence as the universal path to social progress and antidote to terrorism.--From publisher description
India and the bomb : public opinion and nuclear options( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ending Obama's war : responsible military withdrawal from Afghanistan by David Cortright( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that a responsible military withdrawal from Afghanistan would will be beneficial for all parties involved, offers a critical analysis of the U.S./NATO military policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and provides alternative strategies for preventing terrorist insurgency and securing human rights
Towards nuclear zero by David Cortright( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rarely in the atomic age have hopes for genuine progress towards disarmament been raised as high as they are now. Governments, prompted by the renewed momentum of non-proliferation and disarmament initiatives, have put nuclear policy at the top of the international agenda. But how can countries move from warm words to meaningful action? By what means could the world be weaned from its addiction to nuclear weapons and who should undertake the task of supervising this process? This Adelphi examines practical steps for achieving progress toward disarmament, assessing the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving a world without nuclear weapons. it places the current debate over abolition in the context of urgent non-proliferation priorities, such as the need to prevent terrorists. It distils lessons from states that have already given up nuclear programmes and from the end of the Cold War to suggest ways of countering the efforts of Iran and North Korea to acquire nuclear weapons. For the longer term, it offers policy recommendations for movings towards a reduced global reliance on nuclear weapons
Left face : soldier unions and resistance movements in modern armies by David Cortright( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi and beyond : nonviolence for a new political age by David Cortright( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Catalan and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers in revolt : GI resistance during the Vietnam War by David Cortright( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soldiers in revolt documents one of the least known and most important aspects of the Vietnam War: the rebellion among U.S. soldiers opposed to the war. From the front lines to stateside military bases, the U.S. armed forces were wracked by widespread resistance, including combat refusals and mutinies. GIs produced more than 250 antiwar committees and underground newspapers to voice their discontent. A new chapter looks at the enduring imprint of this period on the U.S. military and the lessons that this era holds for the U.S. occupation of Iraq"--Page 4 of cover
Governance for peace : how inclusive, participatory and accountable institutions promote peace and prosperity by David Cortright( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governance for Peace presents a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions of governance that are most likely to prevent armed conflict and foster sustainable peace. It is an accessible study written for the general reader that brings together the best empirical evidence across numerous disciplines showing how effective governance and inclusive, participatory, and accountable institutions help to reduce violence by addressing social needs and providing mechanisms for resolving disputes. This balanced and incisive book gives meaning to the term 'good governance' and identifies the specific features of political and economic institutions that are most likely to promote peace within and between states. Concepts and topics examined in the book include political legitimacy, human security, 'political goods', governance and power, inclusion, accountability, social cohesion, gender equality, countering corruption, the role of civil society, democratic participation, development as freedom, capitalism and economic growth, the governance of markets, China and the 'East Asian peace', the European Union, and global institutions
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Peace : a history of movements and ideas
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The sanctions decade : assessing UN strategies in the 1990sUniting against terror : cooperative nonmilitary responses to the global terrorist threatEconomic sanctions : panacea or peacebuilding in a post-cold war world?The price of peace : incentives and international conflict preventionSmart sanctions : targeting economic statecraftSanctions and the search for security : challenges to UN actionGandhi and beyond : nonviolence for an age of terrorismEnding Obama's war : responsible military withdrawal from Afghanistan