• Download E-books People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity PDF

    Across the realm, nonviolent routine are on the leading edge of resistance opposed to repression, imperial aggression and corporate abuse. despite the fact that, it is usually tough for activists in different international locations to understand how top to aid such movements.

    The individuals to People Power position nonviolent struggles in an international context the place team spirit can play a very important position. but in addition they warn that stable intentions usually are not adequate, unity has to hear neighborhood movements.

    Examining hobbies from Zimbabwe to Burma and Palestine, the members verify numerous types of solidarity, arguing principal function of cohesion is to reinforce the counter-power of these resisting domination and oppression.

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  • Download E-books Decolonizing Democracy: Intersections of Philosophy and Postcolonial Theory PDF

    By Ferit Güven

    Decolonizing Democracy: Intersections of Philosophy and Postcolonial Theory analyzes the concept that and the discourse of democracy. Ferit Güven demonstrates how democracy is deployed as a neo-colonial device to self-discipline and extra subjugate previously colonized peoples and areas. The e-book explains why expanding democratization of the political area within the final 3 many years produced an expanding dissatisfaction and alienation from the method of governance, instead of a contentment as one may have anticipated from "the rule of the people.” Decolonizing Democracy aims to supply a conceptual reaction to the difficulty of democracy in modern global. With either a special scope and argument, this e-book will entice either philosophy and political technology students, in addition to these concerned about postcolonial experiences, cultural reports, and peace studies.
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  • Download E-books On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process PDF

    By Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

    Gender oppression has been a characteristic of battle and clash all through human background, but until eventually quite lately, little awareness was once dedicated to addressing the implications of violence and discrimination skilled via ladies in post-conflict states. fortunately, that's altering. this present day, in a number of post-conflict settings--the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Colombia, Northern eire --international advocates for women's rights have concentrated bringing problems with sexual violence, discrimination and exclusion into peace-making strategies.

    In On the Frontlines, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi Cahn reflect on such regulations in a variety of situations and examine the level to which they've got had luck in bettering women's lives. They argue that there was too little luck, and that this is often partly a fabricated from a spotlight on schematic regulations like ordinary political incorporation instead of a broader and deeper try and adjust the cultures and societies which are on the root of a lot of the violence and exclusions skilled by way of girls. They contend that this broader technique wouldn't simply gain girls, even though. Gender mainstreaming and elevated gender equality has a right away correlation with nation balance and features to avert extra clash. If we're to have any good fortune in stabilizing failing states, gender must circulate to fore of our efforts. With this in brain, they research the efforts of transnational businesses, states and civil society in a number of jurisdictions to put gender on the vanguard of all post-conflict techniques. they give concrete research and functional suggestions to making sure gender centrality in all elements of peace making and peace enforcement.
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  • Download E-books Corruption, Global Security, and World Order PDF

    Never prior to have global order and international safeguard been threatened through such a lot of destabilizing factors—from the cave in of macroeconomic balance to nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and tyranny. Corruption, worldwide defense, and global Order finds corruption to be on the very heart of those threats and proposes treatments reminiscent of optimistic management, more advantageous transparency, harder punishments, and enforceable sanctions. even if casting off corruption is tough, this book's cautious prescriptions can lessen and include threats to worldwide security.

    Contributors: Matthew Bunn (Harvard University), Erica Chenoweth (Wesleyan University), Sarah Dix (Government of Papua New Guinea), Peter Eigen (Freie Universität, Berlin, and Africa growth Panel), Kelly M. Greenhill (Tufts University), Charles Griffin (World financial institution and Brookings), Ben W. Heineman Jr. (Harvard University), Nathaniel Heller (Global Integrity), Jomo Kwame Sundaram (United Nations), Lucy Koechlin (University of Basel, Switzerland), Johann Graf Lambsdorff (University of Passau, Germany, and Transparency International), Robert Legvold (Columbia University), Emmanuel Pok (National examine Institute, Papua New Guinea), Susan Rose-Ackerma n (Yale University), Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona (United Nations), Daniel Jordan Smith (Brown University), Rotimi T. Suberu (Bennington College), Jessica C. Teets (Middlebury College), and Laura Underkuffler (Cornell University).

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  • Download E-books Talking to Terrorists, Non-Violence, and Counter-Terrorism: Lessons for Gaza from Northern Ireland PDF

    By Andrew Fitz-Gibbon

    This booklet examines the background of “the issues” in Northern eire within the 1970s-1990s and compares it with the placement within the Gaza Strip.  The e-book takes as its cue the tragic occasions in Gaza in July 2014, while Israel introduced Operation protecting aspect which started seven weeks of bombardment of Gaza and which ended in rocket assaults via the Palestinians on Israel. In far and wide 2,200 humans have been killed. The booklet offers a quick historical past of the violence in either international locations. It then analyzes the Northern eire Peace procedure that led to the nice Friday contract in 1998, which ended a long time of violence and resulted in relative peace in Northern eire in the course of the strategy of “talking to terrorists.” The ebook indicates seven inventive classes for a calm method ahead among the Israelis and the Palestinians.
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  • Download E-books The Influence of Public Opinion on Post-Cold War U.S. Military Interventions PDF

    In accordance with interviews with political decision-makers concerned about post-Cold warfare case reviews, this study reassesses the frequent end within the educational literature, in response to which American public opinion has restricted impact on army interventions, through together with the extent of dedication within the learn of the decision-making method.
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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 noticeable on the subject of Liberia.

    The political mobilization of former fighters after conflict is usually perceived as a danger, finally undermining the safety and balance of the country. This ebook questions this simplified view and argues that knowing the political voice of former warring parties is primary. Their post-war position isn't really black and white; they aren't simply bad or good electorate, yet fairly interact in a number of political roles: spoilers, sufferers, disengaged, beneficiaries, in addition to prompted and energetic electorate.

    By taking a look at the political attitudes and values of former fighters, and their knowing of the way politics features, the ebook sheds new gentle at the political reintegration of ex-combatants. It argues that political reintegration has to be given severe awareness on the micro-level, but in addition has to be scrutinized in methods: first, throughout the point of political involvement, which displays the level and width of the ex-combatants’ voice. moment, in an effort to make experience 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 response to interviews with over a hundred Liberian ex-combatants, the publication highlights that their courting with politics total may be characterised as an expression of a 'politics of affection'.

    This e-book might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of peacebuilding, African politics, democratization, political sociology, clash solution and IR/Security reviews in general.

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