Category: War Peace

Cycles in US Foreign Policy since the Cold War (American by Thomas H. Henriksen

By Thomas H. Henriksen

This e-book describes how American overseas coverage alternates among engagement and disengagement cycles in international affairs. those cycles offer a distinct approach to comprehend, investigate, and describe fluctuations in America’s involvement or non-involvement abroad. as well as its easy thesis, the ebook offers a fair-minded account of 4 presidents’ overseas rules within the post-Cold conflict interval: George H.W. Bush, invoice Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. It indicates habitual resources of cyclical swap, in addition to implications for the long run. An engaged or concerned international coverage involves using army energy and diplomatic strain opposed to different powers to safe American ends. A disengaged on noninvolved coverage will depend on general fiscal and political interplay with different states, which seeks to disassociation from entanglements.  

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The Role of the G8 in International Peace and Security by Risto Penttilä

By Risto Penttilä

This Adelphi Paper is the 1st concise but entire research of the position of the G8 in foreign peace and safety. It argues that the G7/8 has a protracted and ambitious historical past within the box of foreign protection. The G7/8 has, for instance, spearheaded the creation of "low politics" and "soft protection" to the head desk of serious energy international relations and built-in Japan and, later Russia, into the area of Western defense discussions. In questions of conflict and peace the G8 doesn't command the legitimacy of the UN safeguard Council yet, for the foreign neighborhood, is a extra appropriate automobile than unilateral motion. As such the G8 might be visible as a note-worthy "second top" alternative after the UN safeguard Council.

This Paper additional argues that China may be admitted into the G8 first as an observer and later as a member. there's additionally a powerful argument for the ecu Union to have one seat on the G8 whether the sort of swap doesn't look real looking at the present time. The G8 bears nice resemblance to the nineteenth century live performance of Europe. no matter if it is going to imagine an identical function within the twenty first century relies within the bottom line on no matter if the USA welcomes this kind of function for the G8.

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Watching Human Rights: The 101 Best Films (International by Mark Gibney

By Mark Gibney

so one can be capable to shield human rights, it truly is first essential to see the denial of these rights. apart from experiencing human rights violations at once, both as a sufferer or as an eyewitness, greater than the other medium movie is ready to convey us towards this point of the human adventure. but, although its value to human rights, movie has obtained almost no scholarly consciousness and therefore one of many fundamental ambitions of this e-book is to start to fill this hole. From an old viewpoint, human rights weren't in any respect self-evident by means of cause by myself, yet needed to achieve status via an entice human feelings present in novels in addition to in works of ethical philosophy and criminal conception. even though literature keeps to play a major position within the human rights undertaking, movie is ready to take us that a lot additional, via universalizing the actual event of others diversified from ourselves, the audience. gazing Human Rights analyzes greater than a hundred of the best human rights motion pictures ever made-documentaries, function motion pictures, pretend documentaries, animations, or even cartoons. it's going to introduce the reader to a wealth of flicks that would differently stay unknown, however it additionally indicates the human rights issues in motion pictures that every one people are conventional with.

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Sicherheit in den Internationalen Beziehungen: Theoretische by Andrea Schneiker

By Andrea Schneiker

Das Buch liefert in komprimierter shape einen Überblick über die wichtigsten unterschiedlichen theoretischen Zugriffe auf Sicherheit in den Internationalen Beziehungen und erläutert, was once daraus für die wissenschaftliche examine relevanter Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse folgt. Dies wird anhand konkreter Beispiele illustriert. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf Sicherheitsakteuren, -strukturen und -prozessen jenseits des Staates.

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Augustine and Social Justice (Augustine in Conversation: by Teresa Delgado,John Doody,Kim Paffenroth,Mary T. Clark,Aaron

By Teresa Delgado,John Doody,Kim Paffenroth,Mary T. Clark,Aaron Conley,María Teresa Dávila,Mark Doorley,Todd French,J. Burton Fulmer,Jennifer Herdt,Rodolfo Hernandez-Diaz,John Kiess,Matthew J. Pereira,Siobhan Nash-Marshall,Edmund N. Santurri,George Schmidt,S

This quantity brings into discussion the traditional knowledge of Augustine of Hippo, a bishop of the early Christian Church of the fourth and 5th centuries, with modern theologians and ethicists relating to social justice. every one essay mines the key topics found in Augustine's wide corpus of writings—from his Confessions to the City of God— with a watch to the subsequent query: how can this early church father so foundational to Christian doctrine and educating tell our twenty-first century context on how one can create and maintain a extra simply and equitable society? In his personal day, Augustine spoke to stipulations of slavery, clash and battle, violence and poverty, between many others. those stipulations, whereas reflecting the features of our technological age, proceed to hinder our collective efforts to lead to the typical reliable for the worldwide human group. The members of this quantity have taken nice care to learn Augustine throughout the lens of his personal time and position; whilst, they supply willing insights and reflections which improve the dialog of social justice within the present.

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Austerity and Protest: Popular Contention in Times of by Marco Giugni,Maria Grasso

By Marco Giugni,Maria Grasso

what's the courting among fiscal crises and protest behaviour? Does the adventure of austerity, or fiscal hassle extra largely outlined, create a better strength for protest? With protest pursuits and occasions comparable to the Indignados and the Occupy circulation receiving loads of consciousness within the media and within the well known imaginary lately, this path-breaking booklet bargains a rigorously-researched, evidence-based set of chapters at the courting among austerity and protest. In so doing, it offers a radical assessment of other theories, mechanisms, styles and traits with the intention to contextualize more moderen advancements, and supply a pivotal aspect of reference at the dating among those variables. extra particularly, this publication will communicate to 3 the most important, long-standing debates in scholarship in political sociology, social move reports, and comparable fields: the results of monetary difficulty on protest and social routine. The position of grievances and possibilities in social move conception. the excellence among 'old' and 'new' activities. The chapters during this publication interact with those 3 key debates and problem more often than not held perspectives of political sociologists and social flow students on all 3 counts, hence permitting us to develop examine within the field.

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Experiments with Peace: Celebrating Peace on Johan Galtung's by Jorgen Johansen,John Y. Jones

By Jorgen Johansen,John Y. Jones

Impatient, provocative, and prolific in his pursuit of peace via study, publishing, and remark, the influential Johan Galtung became eighty on October 24, 2010, with out the slightest signal of slowing down. This choice of essays celebrates peace in honor of this milestone. the big variety of essays explores matters together with the eradication of violence, clash transformation, resistance to taxation for the army, international terrorism and international hegemony, nonviolent revolutions, studying from nature, activity and clash transformation, international relations, the monetary main issue, prejudice in the direction of schizophrenia, Obama's Nobel Peace Prize speech, peace journalism, and relocating from violent to peace-oriented masculinities. Also included are commentaries on Galtung's personal paintings and native reports on Colombia, Nepal, and Thailand.

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Transformative Change: An Introduction to Peace and Conflict by Laura E. Reimer,Cathryne L. Schmitz,Emily M. Janke,Ali

By Laura E. Reimer,Cathryne L. Schmitz,Emily M. Janke,Ali Askerov,Barbara T. Strahl ,Thomas G. Matyók

This foundational Peace and clash reviews textual content is formatted to slot inside of a 14 week college/university time period. The chapters are designed to supply a succinct evaluate of analysis, thought, and perform that may be supplemented with fabric selected via the professor. The ebook introduces scholars to the middle suggestions of the sector, and gives an up-to-the-minute replacement to the Peace and clash readers. it's going to circulation from ancient improvement of the sphere to the way in which ahead into the longer term. every one bankruptcy will replicate present traits and study and comprise brand new examples, questions for dialogue or for power pupil learn themes, prompt interpreting, and engaged instructing actions.

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Religion and Peacebuilding (SUNY Series in Religious by Harold Coward,Gordon S. Smith

By Harold Coward,Gordon S. Smith

Acknowledging that faith can encourage either violence and compassion, this booklet seems at how quite a few international religions can and do construct peace.

In the wake of September eleven, 2001 faith is frequently obvious because the motivating strength in the back of terrorism and different acts of violence. faith and Peacebuilding appears past headlines pertaining to violence perpetrated within the identify of faith to check how global religions have additionally encouraged social welfare and peacemaking activism. best students from the Aboriginal, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions supply precise analyses of the religious assets for fostering peace inside their respective religions. The members talk about the bold hindrances to nonviolent clash transformation discovered inside of sacred texts and residing traditions. Case stories of Northern eire, Bosnia, Cambodia, and South Africa also are tested as sensible purposes of non secular assets for peace.

Harold Coward is with the Centre for experiences in faith and Society on the college of Victoria and is the writer and editor of many books, together with so much lately Yoga and Psychology: Language, reminiscence, and Mysticism, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

Gordon S. Smith is Director of the Centre for international reports on the collage of Victoria and the writer and editor of many books, together with (with Daniel Wolfish) who's fearful of the State?: Canada in an international of a number of Centres of Power.

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Interactive Justice: A Proceduralist Approach to Value by Emanuela Ceva

By Emanuela Ceva

Contemporary societies are riddled with ethical disputes brought on by conflicts among worth claims competing for the rules of issues of public quandary. This popular situation is correct for probably the most very important debates inside of liberal political idea: should still associations search to achieve justice or peace? Justice-driven philosophers signify the normative stipulations for the solution of worth conflicts in the course of the institution of an ethical consensus on an order of precedence among competing price claims. Peace-driven philosophers have centred, probably extra modestly, at the characterization of the ways that competing price claims may be balanced, as a way to setting up a modus vivendi aimed at containing the conflict.

Interactive Justice addresses a huge query on the topic of this debate: on what phrases should still the events have interaction during their clash for his or her interplay to be morally applicable to them? even supposing principally unexplored by means of political philosophers, this can be a major sector of outrage in clash administration. development on a proceduralist interpretation of "relational" issues of justice, the writer develops a liberal normative thought of interactive justice for the administration of worth clash in politics grounded within the primary values of reasonable listening to and procedural equality. This booklet innovatively builds a bridge among works in political philosophy and peace reports to suggest a clean lens during which to view the normative responses liberal associations should provide to worth clash in politics, and strikes past the plain dichotomy among pursuing end-state justice via clash solution or peace via clash containment.

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