Category: War Peace

  • Pacifism As Pathology: Reflections On The Role Of Armed by Ward Churchill, Michael Ryan, Ed Mead, Dylan Rodríguez

    By Ward Churchill, Michael Ryan, Ed Mead, Dylan Rodríguez

    Argues that whereas the ideology of nonviolent political motion supplies that the cruel realities of country energy might be transcended via sturdy emotions and purity of function, it truly is in truth a counter-revolutionary stream that defends and reinforces a similar status-quo it claims to oppose. Churchill debunks the claims of ancient pacifist victories, and proposes how one can lessen a lot of the fable, aroma of racism, and experience of privilege which mark the covert self-defeatism of mainstream dissident politics. a tremendous intervention, meant to generate badly-needed debate in regards to the factor within the innovative neighborhood
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  • Rethinking Gandhi and Nonviolent Relationality: Global by Debjani Ganguly, John Docker

    By Debjani Ganguly, John Docker

    This e-book provides a rethinking of the area legacy of Mahatma Gandhi during this period of unspeakable international violence. via interdisciplinary learn, key Gandhian ideas are revisited via tracing their genealogies in a number of histories of worldwide touch and by means of foregrounding their relevance to modern struggles to regain the ‘humane’ in the middle of worldwide clash. The relevance of Gandhian notions of ahimsa and satyagraha is classed within the context of up to date occasions, whilst spiritual fundamentalisms of varied varieties are competing with the confidence and unilateralism of imperial capital to lessen the area to a nation of foreign lawlessness.

    Covering a large and finished variety of subject matters comparable to Gandhi’s vegetarianism and scientific perform, his successes and screw ups as a litigator in South Africa, his experiments with communal dwelling and his ideas of non-violence and satyagraha. The ebook combines historic, philosophical, and textual readings of other features of the leader’s existence and works.

    Rethinking Gandhi in a brand new international Order should be of curiosity to scholars and teachers drawn to peace and clash reports, South Asian background, global historical past, postcolonial experiences, and reports on Gandhi.

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  • The Peace Progressives and American Foreign Relations by Robert David Johnson

    By Robert David Johnson

    This intensively researched quantity covers a formerly overlooked element of yank background: the overseas coverage point of view of the peace progressives, a bloc of dissenters within the U.S. Senate, among 1913 and 1935. The Peace Progressives and American international Relations is the 1st full-length paintings to target those senators throughout the height in their collective impression. Robert David Johnson exhibits that during formulating an anti-imperialist coverage, the peace progressives complex the left-wing replacement to the Wilsonian agenda.

    The event of worldwide struggle I, and specifically Wilson's postwar peace cost, unified the gang in the back of the concept that the USA may still play an energetic global function because the champion of weaker states. Senators Asle Gronna of North Dakota, Robert l. a. Follette and John Blaine of Wisconsin, and William Borah of Idaho, between others, argued that this anti-imperialist imaginative and prescient could reconcile American beliefs not just with the country's overseas coverage duties but additionally with American financial pursuits. In using this ideology to either inter-American and eu affairs, the peace progressives emerged because the strongest competition to the business-oriented internationalism of the decade's Republican administrations, whereas formulating some of the most finished opinions of yank overseas coverage ever to emerge from Congress.

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  • Peacekeeping and the International System by Norrie MacQueen

    By Norrie MacQueen

    A totally complete, essentially provided and available textual content masking the totality of the peacekeeping event because the early/mid-20th century. this is often crucial interpreting for all undergraduates on politics, diplomacy and modern background courses, it is going to even be an important source for taught postgraduate classes in those topic parts. The narrative is essentially chronological, yet key subject matters akin to legality and "collective safety" are traced all through. The chronology relies at the key classes within the improvement of peacekeeping, marking phases within the evolution of the idea that made up our minds via adjustments within the nature of the foreign approach over the last six a long time. learn more... the scale of overseas peacekeeping -- Peacekeeping prior to the UN : the inter-war years -- Collective safety revived : the formation of the United countries -- Peacekeeping resumed : from Palestine and Kashmir to Suez -- Peacekeeping as immunization : neighborhood crises within the chilly battle -- Peacekeeping and detente: the center East within the Seventies -- New horizons : peacekeeping and the top of the chilly battle -- The break-up of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union : peacekeeping and the top of the multinational country -- Africa I : decolonization and contested legitimacy -- Africa II : peacekeeping in stateless terrain -- Peacekeeping and the overseas method within the twenty-first century : on reflection to appear ahead
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  • Ex-Combatants, Gender and Peace in Northern Ireland: Women, by Azrini Wahidin

    By Azrini Wahidin

    This publication explores the contours of women's involvement within the Irish Republican military, political protest and the legal event in Northern eire. throughout the voices of male and female opponents, it demonstrates that girls remained marginal within the exam of imprisonment throughout the clash and within the negotiated peace method. even if, the publication exhibits that ladies played a few roles in struggle and peace that put structures of femininity in dissent.
    Azrini Wahidin argues that the position of the feminine combatant isn't really given yet ambiguous. She exhibits pressure exists among diversified conceptualisations of societal defense, the place woman fighters either fought opposed to societal lack of confidence posed via the country and contributed to inner societal dissonance inside of their ethno-national teams. This publication tackles the lacunae that has created a demanding silence and a lack of a finished knowing of girls warring parties, consisting of wisdom in their motivations, roles and reviews. it is going to be of specific curiosity to students of criminology, politics and peace studies.

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  • Democracy and War - The End of an Illusion? by Errol A. Henderson

    By Errol A. Henderson

    Errol Henderson seriously examines what has been known as the nearest factor to an empirical legislation in global politics, the idea that of the democratic peace. Henderson checks models of the democratic peace proposition (DPP) - that democracies infrequently if ever struggle each other, and that democracies are extra peaceable generally than nondemocracies - utilizing the exact same facts and statistical ideas as their proponents. In impact hoisting the thesis by itself petard, he reveals that the ostensible "democratic peace" has in reality been the results of a confluence of a number of methods through the post-World battle II period. it kind of feels transparent, Henderson keeps, that the presence of democracy is rarely a guarantor of peace - and lower than sure stipulations, it will possibly even raise the chance of battle. Henderson convincingly refutes the democratic peace proposition - utilizing the exact same information and strategies as its proponents.
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  • How Wars End by Dan Reiter

    By Dan Reiter

    Why do a little international locations decide to finish wars in need of overall victory whereas others struggle on, occasionally within the face of appalling odds? How Wars finish argues that significant elements form war-termination choice making: information regarding the stability of strength and the get to the bottom of of one's enemy, and fears that the opposite side's dedication to abide by way of a war-ending peace payment will not be credible.Dan Reiter explains how information regarding strive against results and different components may perhaps convince a warring kingdom to call for kind of in peace negotiations, and why a rustic may well refuse to barter constrained phrases and in its place tenaciously pursue absolute victory if it fears that its enemy could renege on a peace deal. He totally lays out the speculation after which exams it on greater than twenty circumstances of war-termination habit, together with judgements through the American Civil warfare, the 2 global wars, and the Korean warfare. Reiter is helping clear up the most enduring puzzles in army background, equivalent to why Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, why Germany in 1918 renewed its assault within the West after securing peace with Russia within the East, and why Britain refused to hunt peace phrases with Germany after France fell in 1940.How Wars finish concludes with a well timed dialogue of twentieth-century American overseas coverage, framing the Bush Doctrine's emphasis on preventive battle within the context of the idea.
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  • The Politics of War Memory and Commemoration by T.G. Ashplant, Graham Dawson, Michael Roper

    By T.G. Ashplant, Graham Dawson, Michael Roper

    Battle reminiscence and commemoration have had more and more excessive profiles in public and educational debates in recent times. This quantity examines many of the social adjustments that have resulted in this improvement, between them the passing of the 2 global Wars from survivor into cultural reminiscence. concentrating on the politics of conflict reminiscence and commemoration, the booklet illuminates the fight to put in specific stories on the centre of a cultural international, and gives an intensive argument approximately how the politics of commemoration practices might be understood.
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