Peace and conflict studies is a social science field that identifies and analyses violent and nonviolent behaviours as well as the structural mechanisms attending social conflicts with a view towards understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable human condition. A variation on this, peace studies (irenology), is an interdisciplinary effort aiming at the prevention, de-escalation, and solution of conflicts by peaceful means, thereby seeking 'victory' for all parties involved in the conflict.

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The longest running peace journal in the United States Visit
peace, ecology, women's issues Visit
security, military budget and nuclear issues Visit
key military issues often hidden from the public, download acrobat files Visit
a newsletter of nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, and enegy sustainability Visit
news from a consortium of 200 global justice groups Visit
global thought and local action for nonviolent social change Visit
quarterly bulletin that empowers women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism Visit
monthly report from Peace Action cited for academic excellence Visit
alternatives to nuclear power from World Info Service on Energy Visit
grassroots nonviolent faith-based group fighting oppression in our hemisphere Visit
purpose is to dismantle systems of militarism and global oppression Visit