Paul Joseph

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"Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program and past Chair of the Sociology Department and the National Peace Studies Association, Paul Joseph is a political sociologist specializing in the influence of social movements and public opinion on foreign and defense policy. His books have explored the Vietnam War, nuclear policy, and the security debate after the end of the Cold War. His current project examines the public’s changing relationship to war and is called “Are Americans Becoming More Peaceful?” (to be published by Paradigm Press in September 2006).

"Professor Joseph has also published articles and review essays on race and class in the United States, Maori-Pakeha (European) relations in New Zealand, and the politics of memory surrounding Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He has also served as guest curator for an Aidekman Art Gallery exhibition based on the materials provided by the peace museums of those two cities." [1]


  • Are Americans Becoming More Peaceful? Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2007.
  • Peace Politics: The United States Between The Old and New World Orders, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.
  • Search for Sanity: Politics of Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament (edited with Simon Rosenblum), Boston: South End Press, 1984.
  • Cracks in the Empire: Class Influence and State Politics in the Vietnam War, Boston: South End Press, 1980. (second edition published at Columbia University Press, New York, 1987. New Preface.)

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  1. Paul Joseph, Tufts, accessed January 27, 2011.