About the Author

ra11Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown University. His books include Peace Ecology (Routledge, 2015), Anarchism Today (Praeger, 2012), Lost in Space: The Criminalization, Globalization, and Urban Ecology of Homelessness (LFB, 2008); and the co-edited volume Exploring the Power of Nonviolence: Peace, Politics, and Practice (Syracuse University Press, 2013). He writes for numerous publications, including Common Dreams, Truthout, and HuffPost.  MORE INFO | Facebook | Twitter

SELECTED WRITINGS ON RELATED THEMES

Essays

Left and Write” (Flipboard, compilation of writings from 2008-present)

Pathways of Possibility” (Core Pathways Initiative on Climate Change, 9/18/17)

Floods and Fires: The New Normal of Destabilization” (Common Dreams, 9/4/17)

Climate Justice & Nonviolence: Inseparable Aims” (Nonviolence Magazine, 5/24/17)

Climate Contributions and Responsibilities” (Global Futures Initiative, Georgetown Univ., 11/10/16)

Saving Our Oceans, Saving Ourselves” (Global Futures Initiative, Georgetown University, 9/29/16)

Climate Change as a Function of Social Change” (Global Futures Initiative, Georgetown, 9/12/16)

Confronting Conflict and Climate Change Through Common Purpose” (Common Dreams, 12/7/15)

Pump Fiction” (Huffington Post, 3/11/13)

Cliffs Notes: On the Edge and Over a Barrel” (Common Dreams, 12/7/12)

Saving Sacred Spaces” (Truthout, 8/29/11)

Garden Helps Community Grow, Flower” (Truthout, 6/10/11)

‘I Want to Be a Farmer’: Food Justice, Out of the Mouths of Babes” (Common Dreams, 6/3/11)

New Clear Energy” (Huffington Post, 5/25/11)

Black Gold, the Lifeblood of War” (Huffington Post, 7/1/10)

Silent Spring Has Sprung” (Huffington Post, 5/21/10)

Review: Toward Climate Justice” (Z Magazine, 5/4/11)

The Day the Earth Stood Up” (Huffington Post, 12/17/09)

Saving Ourselves: Consuming Within Recharge Rates” (Common Dreams, 6/26/09)

Water, Water Everywhere: Sustaining Scarce Resources in the Desert” (AlterNet, 3/9/09)

Emission Accomplished?” (Huffington Post, 1/29/09)

Articles

Engaging Narratives: Environmental Essentialism and Intersectional JusticeUndergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship, R. Amster & Y. Kato (forthcoming).

Resource WarsThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, P. Joseph (ed.) (2016).

Water SecurityThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, P. Joseph (ed.) (2016).

Hope … in a Hopeless World?Journal of Sustainability Education, November (2015).

‘Every Journey Begins with a Single Step’: Building Localized Movements for Global Peace and SustainabilityWorld Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research 71.1 (2015): 114-123.

Teaching to the Test: Climate Change, Perpetual War, and the Pedagogy of HopefulnessJournal of Peace Education 11.3 (2014): 267-278.

Toward a Climate of Peace.” Peace Review 25.4 (2013): 473-479.

A Sustainable Peace: From Militarized Borders to Transnational Resource CollaborationJournal of Sustainability Education (2012).

Environmental PeacemakingGreen Culture: An A-to-Z Guide, K. Wehr (ed.) (2011).

Chapters

Living La Vida Local: Small Steps Toward Global ChangeGlobalism and Localization in the Context of the Ecological and Social Crisis, J. Canty (ed.), Routledge (in progress, 2018)

BlockadiaLoanwords to Live With: An Ecotopian Lexicon Against the Anthropocene, B.R. Bellamy, C. Bilodeau, and M. Schneider-Morrison (eds.), University of Minnesota Press (in progress, 2018).

Environment, Climate Change, and PeaceRoutledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding, A. Swain and J. Öjendal (eds.), Routledge (in progress, 2018).

From the Headwaters to the Grassroots: Cooperative Resource Management as a Paradigm of NonviolenceExploring the Power of Nonviolence, R. Amster and E. Ndura (eds.), Syracuse University Press (2013).

Pax Gaia: The Ecology of War, Peace, and How to Get from Here to There” Building Cultures of Peace: Transdisciplinary Voices of Hope and Action, E. Ndura-Ouédraogo and R. Amster (eds.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2009).