Category: War Peace

  • The World Says No to War: Demonstrations against the War on by Stefaan Walgrave, Dieter Rucht, Sidney Tarrow

    By Stefaan Walgrave, Dieter Rucht, Sidney Tarrow

    On February 15, 2003, the biggest one-day protest in human heritage happened as thousands of individuals in 1000's of towns marched within the streets, rallying opposed to the approaching invasion of Iraq. This used to be activism on an remarkable scale.   the area Says No to battle strives to appreciate who spoke out, why they did, and the way such a lot of humans have been mobilized for an international demonstration. utilizing surveys gathered by way of researchers from 8 countries—Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States—The international Says No to battle analyzes how the hot instruments of the net have been mixed with extra traditional technique of mobilization to rally thousands, many with little event in activism, round universal targets and opposed to universal ambitions.   participants: W. Lance Bennett, U of Washington; Michelle Beyeler, U Bern; Christian Breunig, U of Toronto; Mario Diani, U of Trento; Terri E. Givens, U of Texas, Austin; Bert Klandermans, unfastened U Amsterdam; Donatella della Porta, ecu U Institute; Wolfgang R?dig, U of Strathclyde; Sidney Tarrow, Cornell U; Peter Van Aelst, U of Antwerp.
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  • Taiwan's Transformation: 1895 to the Present by John J. Metzler

    By John J. Metzler

    This e-book offers a cogent yet accomplished evaluate of Taiwan’s socio-economic transformation from a eastern colony to a thriving East Asian mini-state. because the 1980’s, Taiwan has basically been considered as a thriving monetary version. even though definitely actual, this review belies the superb social and political luck tale for 23 million humans on a small New Hampshire-sized island simply off the China coast. Metzler highlights the enticing political narrative of democratization in addition to Taiwan’s noteworthy accomplishments regardless of the proximity and competition of communist China. additional, the results of the 2016 elections and its implication are analyzed. students learning East Asia and coverage makers will achieve a better appreciation for the island’s dynamic, wealthy resilience, regardless of strain from China.

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  • The war over perpetual peace by Eric Easley

    By Eric Easley

    This booklet examines a few of the competing interpretations of Kant's foundational Perpetual Peace because its preliminary e-book within the overdue eighteenth century. in accordance with Easley's research, there are styles of interpretations: first, the textual content endorses peace proposals above the nation point and moment, the textual content is in want of peace proposals on the nation point. Eric Easley presents a finished ancient historical past and analytical framework for figuring out Perpetual Peace, permitting students of diplomacy to raised comprehend and savor its advanced that means and spot past the conventionally authorized interpretations of the day.
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  • Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic by Georg Frerks, Annelou Ypeij

    By Georg Frerks, Annelou Ypeij

    Via an in-depth research of the multifaceted manifestations of gender and clash, this e-book indicates how cognition and behavior, service provider and victimization, are gendered past the preferred stereotypes. clash not just reconfirms social hierarchies and gear relatives, but additionally motivates humans to transgress cultural barriers and redefine their self-images and identities. The contributions are a mixture of classical ethnography, functionality stories and embodiment reports, displaying 'emotions and emotions' usually denied in medical social examine. robust of their constructivist procedure and unorthodox in concept, the articles comment on the dynamic relation among the discourses, embodiments and symbolic practices that represent the gendered international of clash. The localities and study websites fluctuate from institutional settings comparable to a faculty, insurgent events, public bogs and the army to extra inventive domain names of gendered conflicts comparable to legal theatre periods and the capoeira ring. while, those conflicts and domain names acceptable wider discourses and practices of a world nature, demonstrating the globalised and institutionalised nature of the nexus gender-conflict. a primary set of chapters bargains with 'breaking the gender taboos' and renegotiating the stereotypical gender roles - masculinities or femininities - in the course of clash. A moment set of chapters focuses extra explicitly at the physically event of clash both bodily of symbolically, whereas the final set straddle physique and narrative. The inductive caliber of the paintings results in unforeseen insights and does supply entry to worlds which are new, and sometimes extraordinary and unconventional.
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  • Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan by Jawad Syed, Edwina Pio, Tahir Kamran, Abbas Zaidi

    By Jawad Syed, Edwina Pio, Tahir Kamran, Abbas Zaidi

    This ebook records and highlights the Deobandi measurement of extremism and its implications for faith-based violence and terrorism. This size of radical Islam is still principally neglected or misunderstood in mainstream media and educational scholarship. The e-book addresses this hole. It additionally covers the Deobandi diaspora within the West and different international locations and the function of its radical parts in transnational incidents of violence and terrorism. the categorical id of the unconventional Deobandi and Salafi id of militants comes in handy to isolate them from nearly all of peaceable Sunni and Shia Muslims. Such id offers path to governmental assets in order that they specialize in these clothes, mosques, madrassas, charities, media and social medial channels which are linked to those ideologies. This ebook comes alongside at a time while there's a dire want for replacement and contextual discourses on terrorism.

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  • Advocacy in Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Transnational by Alex de Waal

    By Alex de Waal

    For higher or for worse, many high-profile celebrities and corporations became vocal advocates for motives in Africa, Asia, and Latin the US. Advocacy in Conflict explores the implications of those pop culture advocacy innovations, which regularly compromise the integrity of the reason in pursuit of prominence and influence.
    interpreting the influence of western mass tradition advocates, Advocacy in Conflict evaluates the successes and screw ups of advocacy campaigns and provides positive feedback of ongoing efforts. Alex de Waal makes use of high-profile case reviews, similar to campaigns relating to democracy, human trafficking, incapacity rights, and land rights to problem the assumptions and agendas that advocacy corporations perpetuate.
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  • Complexity Thinking for Peacebuilding Practice and by Emery Brusset, Cedric de Coning, Bryn Hughes

    By Emery Brusset, Cedric de Coning, Bryn Hughes

    This ebook covers the layout, assessment, and studying for foreign interventions aiming to advertise peace. extra particularly, it reconceptualises this area by means of severely analysing mainstream techniques – featuring either conceptual and empirical content material. This quantity deals various unique and insightful contributions to the debates grappling with the adoption of complexity thinking.

    Insights from Complexity considering for Peacebuilding perform and Evaluation addresses the center issue that practitioners need to confront: how you can functionality in occasions which are quick altering and intricate, while outfitted with instruments designed for neither? How will we reconcile the strain among using linear causal good judgment and the dynamic political transitions that interventions are supposed to support?

    Readers might be given a unprecedented chance to superimpose the newest conceptual concepts with the newest case examine purposes and from a various spectrum of organisational vantage issues. this gives the myriad practitioners and specialists during this house with useful insights as to how one can increase their exchange craft, whereas making sure coverage makers and the accompanying research/academic have clearer tips and leading edge considering. This edited quantity offers significantly leading edge choices for the audiences that make up this vast area’s practitioners, researchers/academics/educators, and specialists, in addition to coverage makers.

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  • International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A by Susan M. Akram, Michael Dumper, Michael Lynk, Iain Scobbie

    By Susan M. Akram, Michael Dumper, Michael Lynk, Iain Scobbie

    The Israeli-Palestinian clash has lengthy been intertwined with, and has had a profound impact on, the rules of recent foreign legislations. putting a rights-based method of the Israeli-Palestinian clash on the centre of discussions over its peaceable solution, this ebook presents targeted attention of overseas legislation and its program to political issues.

    Through the lens of foreign legislations and justice, the publication debunks the parable that legislation isn't really invaluable to its solution, illustrating via either conception and perform how foreign legislations issues how one can a simply and sturdy approach to the clash within the center East. Contributions from top students of their respective fields provide an in-depth research of key concerns which were marginalized in so much mainstream discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

    • Palestinian refugees
    • Jerusalem
    • security
    • legal and political frameworks
    • the way forward for Palestine.

    Written in a mode hugely obtainable to the non-specialist, this e-book is a vital addition to the present literature at the topic. The findings of this e-book won't merely be of curiosity to scholars and students of heart japanese politics, overseas legislations, diplomacy and clash answer, yet can be a useful source for human rights researchers, NGO staff, and embassy group of workers, coverage staffers and negotiators.

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