Donald Eberly and Reuven Gal
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196 pages. Free to download; $25 in print.
Fostering a culture of global peace will require more than United Nations resolutions and peacekeeping troops, argue Eberly, honorary president of the International Association for National Youth Service, and Gal, chairman of the Carmel Institute for Social Studies in Israel. One of the most successful factors in developing peace-minded populations, they contend, has been the post-Cold War emergence of National Youth Service models in countries around the globe. The authors discuss such programs as Gambia’s National Youth Service Scheme, Germany’s Zivilidienst and the United States’ AmeriCorps, noting the similarity between their structures and military service. The impact of national youth service models is broached, followed by a discussion of the prospects for replication and advancement. http://www.lulu.com.