Category: War Peace

  • Download E-books The Cosmopolitan Military: Armed Forces and Human Security in the 21st Century (New Security Challenges) PDF

    By Jonathan Gilmore

    What function should still nationwide militaries play in an more and more globalised and interdependent international? This publication examines the usually tricky transition they've got made towards missions aimed toward maintaining civilians and selling human safeguard, and asks even if we'd count on the emergence of defense force that exist to serve the broader human neighborhood.
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  • Download E-books Identity and Institutions: Conflict Reduction in Divided Societies (Suny Series in Global Politics (Paperback)) PDF

    By Neal G Jesse

    How can conflicts among a number of nationalist/ethnic teams be diminished? Combining idea with case stories of Spain and eire, Neal G. Jesse and Kristen P. Williams increase a controversy favoring an answer that hyperlinks resolving problems with identification and perceptions of inequality to the institution of cross-national, democratic associations. those associations can have an effect on deeply held attitudes by means of selling overlapping identities and pooling sovereignty. Overlapping identities decrease pressure by means of developing an environment the place varied ethnic teams lose their strict definitions of Self and different. Pooling sovereignty throughout a couple of foreign (and nationwide) consultant our bodies results in elevated entry to governmental policymaking for all events concerned, with every one nationalist/ethnic crew having a stake in govt. elevated entry, in addition, reduces probability perceptions and ethnic safeguard dilemmas, and raises belief all of which play an immense position in overcoming such conflicts."
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  • Download E-books From Warism to Pacifism: A Moral Continuum PDF

    Duane Cady perspectives warism and pacifism as polar extremes on a continuum that embraces an entire spectrum of moral positions at the morality of conflict and peace. understanding that he couldn't intellectually guard the notions of just-war idea, he came upon that he was once a reluctant pacifist. during this re-creation of From Warism to Pacifism, Cady keeps to reveal the pervasive, unconscious warism that's the dominant ideology in glossy Western tradition. He explores the alterations over the past 20 years - from the top of the chilly struggle to the continued "war on terror," in addition to Barack Obama successful the Nobel Prize for Peace. Like racism and sexism, the uncritical presumption that battle is morally justifiable, even morally required, misguides our attitudes and associations. as an alternative, Cady proposes the advance of a favorable thought of peace. bringing up universal objections to pacifist values, he describes peace as whatever greater than the mere absence of struggle and demonstrates that pacifism is a defensible place.
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  • Download E-books Fighting for Africa: The Pan-African Contributions of Ambassador Dudley J. Thompson and Bill Sutherland PDF

    Battling for Africa captures the dedication and contributions of 2 males who committed their lives to the struggle to unfastened Africa from colonialism and racism. Ambassador Dudley Thompson, although born within the West Indies, grew to become a British barrister. Thompson lived in Africa, the place he supplied crucial felony companies to Jomo Kenyatta while he used to be a defendant within the notorious Mau Mau trials of the Nineteen Fifties and whilst Kenyatta grew to become the president of self reliant Kenya. furthermore, Ambassador Thompson drafted the structure for newly autonomous Tanzania and served as criminal consultant to its president, Julius Nyerere. invoice Sutherland, born within the usa, took an early stand opposed to conflict and militarism within the Forties and, for this reason, was once imprisoned through the USA executive with different peace advocates of the interval, akin to David Dellinger. Upon liberate from felony, invoice Sutherland emigrated to pre-independence Gold Coast, the place he labored as an consultant to President Kwame Nkrumah. either males have been very instrumental within the early Pan-African stream and took part within the 1945 convention in Manchester, England. There they labored with such Pan-African greats as Amy Garvey, W.E.B. Du Bois, C.L.R. James, and George Padmore. battling for Africa is a seminal textual content for school, collage, and felony audiences in that it chronicles the improvement of the idea that of Pan-Africanism and applies its tenets to the tactics of de-colonization and nationalism (nation-building) in Africa. The textual content might be quintessential to scholars and students in the course of the African Diaspora who need a transparent knowing of Pan-Africanism as either a philosophy and practicum.
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  • Download E-books Lost in Transformation: Violent Peace and Peaceful Conflict in Northern Ireland (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies) PDF

    Peace interventions can advertise violence, when clash could be a the most important skill for constraining and combating it. This ebook explores those statements, re-thinking the relationships among peace, clash and violence. From this angle it reinterprets a number of phenomena that problem the 'peace method' in Northern eire.
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  • Download E-books Democratic Counterinsurgents: How Democracies Can Prevail in Irregular Warfare (Rethinking Political Violence) PDF

    This ebook explores the ways that democracies can win counterinsurgencies once they enforce a formal approach. At a time whilst the united states is retrenching from bungled international wars that concerned lethal rebel uprisings, it is a fairly vital argument. Succumbing to the trauma of these engagements and drawing the inaccurate conclusions approximately counterinsurgency can merely result in additional defeat sooner or later. instead of assuming that counterinsurgency is useless, it is vital to appreciate traditional reaction to an rebel problem is probably going to fail. Counterinsurgency has to be utilized from the start, and if performed safely might be powerful, even if utilized by democratic regimes. actually, simply because such regimes are frequently wealthier; have extra adventure at institution-building and useful governance; are extra pluralistic in nature and for this reason take pleasure in greater degrees of legitimacy than do autocracies, democracies can have significant merits in counterinsurgency struggle. instead of quit in depression, democracies should still discover ways to leverage those benefits and enforce them opposed to destiny insurgencies.

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