Download E-books Non-Violence: A History Beyond the Myth PDF

By Domenico Losurdo, Gregory Elliott

We be aware of of the blood and tears provoked by way of the tasks of transformation of the realm via battle or revolution. ranging from the essay released in 1921 via Walter Benjamin, 20th century philosophy has been dedicated to the feedback of violence, even if it has claimed to persist with noble ends. yet what can we be aware of of the dilemmas, of the “betrayals,” of the disappointments and tragedies which the circulation of non-violence has suffered? This publication tells a desirable heritage: from the yankee Christian agencies within the first many years of the 19th century who desired to do away with slavery and battle in a non-violent manner, to the protagonists of movements—Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Capitini, M. L. King, the Dalai Lama—who both for idealism or for political calculation flew the flag of non-violence, as much as the leaders of today’s “color revolutions.”

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Download E-books Year in Review 2007: United Nations Peace Operations PDF

By United Nations

In the course of a yr during which the overseas neighborhood seemed to the United countries to release peace operations in expanding numbers, measurement and complexity, the UN headquarters peace operations structure underwent profound adjustments, with extra to return, meant to augment box paintings in clash prevention, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. It has required that the UN search ever extra versatile, artistic and competitively priced ways. The alterations and options began in 2007 will surely be validated as large demanding situations stay in 2008 for resolving ongoing conflicts and combating new ones. The book offers an outline of suggestions, enlargement and restructuring in addition to accomplishments and demanding situations of the UN peace operations in the course of the 12 months of 2007.

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Download E-books The Media and Peace: From Vietnam to the 'War on Terror' PDF

A lot is understood in regards to the media's position in clash, yet a ways much less is understood concerning the media's position in peace. Graham Spencer's examine addresses this deficiency via supplying a comparative research of reporting conflicts from all over the world and analyzing media receptiveness to the advance of peace. This booklet establishes an issue for the necessity to reconsider journalistic accountability on the subject of peace and interrogates the results of stories insurance that emphasizes clash over peace.

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Download E-books Peacebuilding and Ex-Combatants: Political Reintegration in Liberia (Studies in Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding) PDF

The e-book examines how ex-combatants in post-war and peacebuilding settings interact in politics, as visible relating to Liberia.

The political mobilization of former opponents after struggle is usually perceived as a probability, finally undermining the safety and balance of the kingdom. This ebook questions this simplified view and argues that figuring out the political voice of former fighters is vital. Their post-war function isn't black and white; they don't seem to be simply bad or good voters, yet really have interaction in a number of political roles: spoilers, sufferers, disengaged, beneficiaries, in addition to stimulated and energetic voters.

By the political attitudes and values of former fighters, and their figuring out of the way politics capabilities, the e-book sheds new gentle at the political reintegration of ex-combatants. It argues that political reintegration has to be given severe recognition on the micro-level, but additionally should be scrutinized in methods: first, during the point of political involvement, which displays the level and width of the ex-combatants’ voice. moment, on the way to make feel of political reintegration, we additionally have to discover what values and norms tell their political involvement. The content material in their political voice is captured via a comparability with democratic beliefs. in accordance with interviews with over a hundred Liberian ex-combatants, the booklet highlights that their dating with politics total might be characterised as an expression of a 'politics of affection'.

This ebook could be of a lot curiosity to scholars of peacebuilding, African politics, democratization, political sociology, clash answer and IR/Security experiences in general.

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Download E-books Arctic Politics, the Law of the Sea and Russian Identity: The Barents Sea Delimitation Agreement in Russian Public Debate (Palgrave Pivot) PDF

This booklet analyses the Russian competition to the 2010 Barents Sea delimitation contract in gentle of either the legislations of the ocean and Russian id, arguing that the agreement's critics and proponents inscribe themselves into various Russian narratives approximately Russia's rightful position on the earth.

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Download E-books The Contemporary US Peace Movement (New Approaches in Sociology: Studies in Social Inequality, Social Change, and Social Justice) PDF

As peace activists have confronted elevated executive repression and accusations of being unpatriotic because 9/11, Toussaint examines how present makes an attempt to manage dissent impression the peace stream. This learn bargains an research of self-identified peace activists when it comes to their demographic features, motivation for activism, political possibilities, and perspectives of the peace stream. It additionally discusses the techniques taken with effectively mobilizing an more and more different constituency and the way broad-based aid may be sustained past reacting to crises.

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Download E-books The British Peace Movement 1870-1914 (Oxford Historical Monographs) PDF

By Paul Laity

This can be the 1st exact scholarly research of the past due Victorian and Edwardian peace stream, the campaigns of which made an important influence on political debate, in particular through the Franco-Prussian conflict (1870-1), the Bulgarian Atrocities crusade (1876-8), Britain's clash in Egypt (1882), the South African conflict (1899-1902), and the intensifying foreign drawback ahead of 1914. mong the 1st to learn from the outlet of the Peace Society Archive, the e-book makes a speciality of the really expert institutions on the middle of the peace move. Paul Laity identifies the life of other programmes for the success of a simply, everlasting peace, and provides a brand new interpretation of the response of peace campaigners to warfare in 1914. while, his booklet makes an enormous and unique contribution to the historical past of renowned politics and political rules in Britain.

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Download E-books Battlefield Events: Landscape, commemoration and heritage (Routledge Advances in Event Research Series) PDF

Battlefield occasions: panorama, Commemoration and Heritage is an investigative and analytical research into the way major landscapes of struggle were built and imagined via occasions through the years to articulate particular narratives and denote outcome and identification. The booklet charts the ways that a few landscapes of battle were created and controlled from an occasions point of view, and the way the tactics of remembering (along with silencing and forgetting) at those locations has stimulated the administration of those warscapes right now. With chapters from authors dependent in seven diverse nations on 3 continents and comparative case stories, this e-book has a very foreign perspective.

This well timed longitudinal research of battle commemoration occasions, the linked landscapes, trip to those locations and administration concepts can be worthwhile analyzing for all these attracted to conflict landscapes and events.

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Download E-books European Union Policy Towards The Arab-Israeli Peace Process: The Quicksands of Politics (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics) PDF

What are the achievements, the boundaries and the disasters of the EU's involvement within the Arab-Israeli clash? This booklet units out to respond to this question by means of analysing the advance of ecu coverage in the direction of the clash during the last 40 years.

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Download E-books Peace Through Law (Paperback) PDF

By Hans Kelsen

Reprint of the one variation. Kelsen [1881-1973] departs from his theories on natural legislation and right here proposes a formulation for foreign peace. He proffers "peace assured by way of obligatory adjudication of foreign disputes," (Part I): the formation of a global courtroom with the authority to solve overseas conflicts, and "peace assured by means of person accountability for violations of foreign law," (Part II): that specific statesmen take own ethical and obligation for battle crimes and different acts of violation dedicated by way of their nation.

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