Reconciliation After Violent Conflict: A Handbook by International IDEA, Priscilla B. Hayner, Stef Vandeginste,

By International IDEA, Priscilla B. Hayner, Stef Vandeginste, Brandon Hamber, Teresa Barnes, David Bloomfield, Karen Fogg, Desmond Tutu

This guide provides a number instruments that may be, and feature been, hired within the layout and implementation of reconciliation techniques. so much of them draw at the event of individuals grappling with the issues of earlier violence and injustice. there is not any 'right solution' to the problem of reconciliation, and so the guide prescribes no unmarried method. as an alternative, it provides the choices and techniques, with their strengths and weaknesses evaluated, in order that practitioners and policy-makers can undertake or adapt them, as most closely fits each one particular context.

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Financing Armed Conflict, Volume 1: Resourcing US Military by Thomas M. Meagher

By Thomas M. Meagher

This first a part of a two-volume sequence examines intimately the financing of America’s significant wars from the yank Revolution to the Civil warfare. It interweaves analyses of political coverage, army procedure and operations, and battle finance and monetary mobilization with examinations of the occasions of America’s significant armed conflicts, delivering priceless case stories for college kids of army historical past and spending coverage, policymakers, army comptrollers, and officials in training.

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Advances in Military Sociology: Essays in Honour of Charles by Dr Guiseppe Caforio, Manas Chatterji

By Dr Guiseppe Caforio, Manas Chatterji

There should be no larger homage to lately deceased sociologist Charles C. Moskos than dedicating to him this feature of the papers offered at RC01's foreign convention in Seoul (July 2008). It deals an updated view of the landscape of social stories on defense force and clash answer in a context of fast-moving switch that renders many previous theoretical previsions out of date. simply to cite features of this modification, you will element to start with to how the provided reports stream past the very notion of globalization, and then the convention have been named. It in truth emerged with readability that the recent dimensions of the context within which militaries and armed forces coverage needs to circulation are these of a continuing, diffuse interplay of the 'local' and the 'global', so-called globalization. A moment point, within the overseas region, is the shift in the direction of a multipolar worldwide order with the USA, the eu Union, China, Russia, Latin the United States, Japan and India all manoeuvring for place, a shift that has major outcomes on army motion in addition.

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Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed by Ward Churchill, Derrick Jensen (Introduction), Mike Ryan,

By Ward Churchill, Derrick Jensen (Introduction), Mike Ryan, (Contributor), Ed Mead (Contributor)

"This terribly very important publication cuts to the guts of 1 of the relevant purposes hobbies to result in social and environmental justice constantly fail. the elemental query this is: is violence ever an appropriate instrument to assist lead to social swap? this is often essentially the most very important query of our time, but so usually discussions round it fall into clich?s and magical considering: that by some means if we're in basic terms solid and great adequate humans, the nation will cease utilizing its violence to take advantage of us all. might that this have been true."—Derrick Jensen, writer of Endgame, from the advent. Pacifism, the ideology of nonviolent political resistance, has been the norm between mainstream North American revolutionary teams for many years. yet to what finish? Ward Churchill demanding situations the pacifist movement’s heralded victories—Gandhi in India, Sixties antiwar activists, even Martin Luther King’s civil rights movement—suggesting that their good fortune was once regardless of, instead of as a result of, their nonviolent strategies. Pacifism as Pathology was once written as a reaction not just to Churchill’s frustration together with his personal activist adventure, but additionally to a debate raging within the activist and educational groups. He argues that pacifism is in lots of methods counterrevolutionary; that it defends the established order, and doesn’t bring about social swap. In those instances of upheaval and worldwide protest, it is a important and very suitable e-book. Ward Churchill is a prolific author and lecturer, having authored, co-authored, or edited over twenty books. he's a member of the management council of Colorado objective (American Indian Movement).

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Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes? by Banafsheh Keynoush

By Banafsheh Keynoush

In a riveting narrative in line with debts of her interactions with Saudi and Iranian politicians and wealthy archival fabric, a number one pupil at the center East unravels the mysteries of a contentious dating. This pro observer of political and diplomatic worlds shatters the parable of the inevitability of sectarian clash and that the international relations among Saudi Arabia and Iran is exhausted. as a substitute, Banafsheh Keynoush argues that it has but to be explored, via recasting the partnership from a US-centered standpoint to 1 in response to how Saudi Arabia and Iran see their roles. who's responsible and the way to mend it truly is a part of this penetrating old account which captivates readers via exact, non-sensational, and target research. Keynoush recounts all of it: the fears, misunderstandings, prejudices, and objectives that experience hobbled efforts to construct a long-lasting partnership, making a paintings that's very important to either the professional and the layperson.

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Media and the Politics of Failure: Great Powers, by L. Roselle

By L. Roselle

Roselle analyzes how political leaders of strong states use media to give an explanation for army defeats. The circumstances of the U.S. in Vietnam and the Soviet Union in Afghanistan spotlight the position of significant strength id, household politics, and media constitution.

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History Education and Post-Conflict Reconciliation : by Karina V. Korostelina

By Karina V. Korostelina

This booklet analyses the function of background schooling in clash and post-conflict societies, describing universal background textbook tasks in Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the a ways East and the center East.

Ever because the emergence of the trendy institution approach and the implementation of obligatory schooling, textbooks were obvious as privileged media. the data they impart is comparatively power and furthermore hugely selective: each textbook writer needs to decide upon and put out of your mind, condense, constitution, decrease, and generalize details. inside this context, heritage textbooks are frequently on the centre of curiosity. There are absolutely major transformations relating to homogeneity or plurality of interpretations whilst strategies of heritage schooling are in comparison internationally.

This quantity conducts a comparative research of universal background initiatives in several international locations and gives conceptual frameworks and methodological instruments for boosting the jobs of those initiatives within the approaches of clash prevention and determination. This publication is well timed, as problems with historical past schooling in clash and post-conflict societies have gotten extra well-liked by the elevated realisation that unresolved disagreements approximately old narratives can, and infrequently do, bring about renewed clash or perhaps violence.

This publication could be of curiosity to scholars of peace experiences and clash solution, political technological know-how, background, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, and diplomacy commonly.

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The Transformation of Peace by O. Richmond

By O. Richmond

This booklet examines the transformation of the discourse and praxis of peace, from its early beginnings within the literature on warfare and tool, to the improvement of highbrow and theoretical discourses of peace, contrasting this with the advance of useful ways to peace, and analyzing the highbrow and coverage evolution concerning peace.

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The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of by Williamson Murray

By Williamson Murray

The Making of Peace represents a different contribution to the learn of struggle: specifically, the problems that statesman have faced in trying to placed again jointly the items after a huge clash. It features a variety of case reports by means of many best historians within the usa and the uk.

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Handbook on World Social Forum Activism by Jackie Smith, Ellen Reese, Scott Byrd, Elizabeth Smythe

By Jackie Smith, Ellen Reese, Scott Byrd, Elizabeth Smythe

The area Social discussion board (WSF) has develop into the focal point for a various array of routine advancing replacement visions of globalisation. the varied WSF's have helped to attach activists in an more and more dense community of advocates for radical social switch. they've got mobilised thousands of individuals and should be essentially the most vital political advancements of our time. The guide of global Social discussion board Activism brings jointly prime students of the social discussion board approach from North the US and Europe. the gathering contributes to the continuing technique of mirrored image from the WSF adventure, and is on the market to activists, scholars and students alike.

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