"Peace Ecology is a thorough contribution to the peace and the
environment/ecology literature that creatively spans multiple
disciplines and content areas...A useful resource for students and
"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."
-War Is A Crime.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
"The critique of war and the continuum of structural violence in everyday life illuminate the path toward a more sustainable worldview and the creation of an ecology of peace. Randall Amster's book Peace Ecology puts us on a transdisciplinary road in thought and action, moving us toward a peace that is much larger than a world without war."
-Dennis Lum, Fort Lewis College
"Wide-ranging and thought-provoking, Peace Ecology charts a positive way forward in these perilous times of climate change, persistent militarism, and growing inequality. In lucid prose, and based on significant research, Randall Amster provides an important antidote to apocalyptic despair. This book is must-reading in peace and environmental studies-and far beyond."
-Betsy Hartmann, Hampshire College
"Randall Amster applies his integrative mind to questions of war and environmental destruction, along the way drawing lines of connection to food sovereignty, community-building, justice, peace, and ecological well-being. The result is a refreshing-and bold-invitation to be proactive before the challenges that threaten human survival."
-Chellis Glendinning, author of Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy