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Friedenspolitik und Friedensforschung: Die by Hans Kloft

By Hans Kloft

Der Friedensnobelpreis, der seit 1901 alljährlich durch das Osloer Nobel-Komitee vergeben wird, besitzt eine historische und zugleich überzeitliche size. Der Preis würdigt die Verdienste von herausragenden Persönlichkeiten für die Bewahrung und Förderung des Friedens und sendet somit wichtige friedenspolitische Signale in die Weltöffentlichkeit. Zugleich öffnet er den Blick auf historische Vorbilder und Traditionsstränge, die wichtige Anknüpfungspunkte für die aktuellen friedenspolitischen Debatten haben. Die vier deutschen Friedensnobelpreisträger, Gustav Stresemann, Ludwig Quidde, Carl von Ossietzky und Willy Brandt, die in diesem Band in Erinnerung gerufen werden, liefern dafür ein anschauliches Beispiel: Ihre Themen waren die Aussöhnung ehemals verfeindeter Völker, der Einsatz für eine freiheitliche Gesellschaftsordnung, die Stärkung des Völkerrechts und der Abrüstungspolitik. Diese politischen Ziele haben bis heute nichts von ihrer grundsätzlichen Bedeutung verloren.
Der vorliegende Band vereinigt Beiträge, die 2008 aus Anlass des a hundred and fifty. Geburtstages von Ludwig Quidde (1858-1941) im Rathaus zu Bremen vorgestellt wurden. Er spannt zugleich den Bogen zur aktuellen internationalen Friedenspolitik. Der Bremer Historiker Karl Holl hat Beiträge von bleibendem Wert für die historische Friedensforschung geleistet. Ihm ist diese Publikation zum eighty. Geburtstag gewidmet.

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Middle East Peace: Ground Truths, Challenges Ahead by Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate

By Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate

there's a profound belief deficit among Israelis and Palestinians, deep divisions among Palestinian factions in Gaza and the West financial institution, maybe even to a point, with a few management ensconced in Damascus, an Israel coalition executive that at the beginning retreated from earlier peace tasks, and a profound frustration within the quarter with the shortcoming of growth because the President’s Cairo speech raised expectancies and new hopes.

While a few are deeply skeptical, I do proceed to think that, to a better volume than many notice, the stipulations are in position for major growth, yet provided that each side can summon the management, the dedication, and the braveness essential to make lasting peace possible.

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The Ethical Subject of Security: Geopolitical Reason and the by J. Peter Burgess

By J. Peter Burgess

While serious defense reports mostly concentrates on objects of safety, this publication specializes in the subject place from which ‘securitization’ and different defense practices take place.

First, it argues that the trendy topic itself emerges and is continued as a functionality of safeguard and lack of confidence. It indicates, accordingly, that no analytic body can produce or reproduce the topic in a few unique or primordial shape that doesn't already reproduce a primary or structural insecurity. It severely returns, via numerous reports, to commonly held conceptions of defense and lack of confidence as easy predicates or houses that may be linked or to not a few extra crucial, extra primeval, truer or actual topic. It hence opens and explores the query of the protection of the subject itself, finding, via a reconstruction of the principles of the concept that of protection, within the sleek notion of the topic, an irreducible lack of confidence.

Second, it argues that practices of safeguard can merely be performed as a definite form of negotiation approximately values. The analyses during this booklet locate safety expressed repeatedly as a functionality of price forged by way of an specific or implicit philosophy of existence, of tradition, of person and collective anxieties and aspirations, of expectancies approximately what should be sacrificed and what's worthy protecting. in terms of a severe exam of the price functionality of safety, this booklet discovers the root of values as depending on a definite administration in their personal vulnerability, regularly lower than hazard, and therefore essentially and inevitably insecure.

This e-book could be an indispensible source for college students of severe protection reports, Political idea, Philosophy, Ethics and diplomacy in general.

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Peace Leadership: The Quest for Connectedness (Routledge by Stan Amaladas,Sean Byrne,Louis Kriesberg

By Stan Amaladas,Sean Byrne,Louis Kriesberg

This ebook examines the concept that of peace management, bringing jointly students and practitioners from either peace and clash experiences and management studies.

The quantity assesses the actions of six peace leaders, where and function of ladies and early life in major for peace, army peace management, Aboriginal peace management, and theoretical frameworks that target notions of ecosystems, features, and important care. It presents insights into how Peace Leaders paintings to remodel internal and exterior blockages to peace, build social areas for the improvement of a tradition of peace, and maintain peace efforts via planned educative techniques. Conceptually, the first objective of this publication is to procure a greater figuring out of peace management. essentially, this ebook offers one technique of influencing our group (communities) to stand its difficulties for the sake of difficult and assisting our readers to appreciate and make development on all that stands within the means of peace (connectedness). The contributions to this quantity are drawn jointly through the overarching target of this quantity, which addresses the next query: What are the troubles, dilemmas, demanding situations, and possibilities when you decide to lead and take hazards for peace?

This publication might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of peace reports, clash solution, management experiences and IR in general.

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Kites over the Mango Tree: Restoring Harmony between Hindus by Janet M. Powers

By Janet M. Powers

Hindu nationalists within the west Indian country of Gujarat repudiate the pluralist imaginative and prescient of Gandhi and Nehru and foment state-sponsored violence and ethnic detoxification opposed to Muslims and Christians. In 2002, the burning to loss of life of fifty nine rightwing Hindu militants in a educate in Gujarat trigger waves of state-condoned communal riots during which as many as 2,000 predominantly Muslim Gujaratis have been murdered and 200,000 made homeless. within the wake of those atrocities, secular peace-building organisations have redoubled their efforts to heal the rift among Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat. a professional mediator, Janet Powers bases her booklet on interviews with staff in twenty of those peace-building NGOs and grassroots peace companies, that are locked in fight with politicized Hindu spiritual companies principally funded through funds raised within the usa. this is often the 1st booklet to ascertain Hindu-Muslim family members in Gujarat within the body of ongoing peace and clash answer efforts.

Gujarat is the nation of foundation of many of the entrepreneurial Indians who personal inns, comfort shops, and gasoline stations within the usa and uk. a lot of the investment for the rightwing Hindu events that foment extremist violence, ethnic detoxification, and re-conversion campaigns opposed to the Muslim and Christian minorities in Gujarat comes from Gujarati expatriates within the U.S. and united kingdom. Gujarat is the house of Mahatma Gandhi, who used to be assassinated in 1948 by way of an agent of the RSS, a violently anti-Muslim Hindu nationalist association that thrives at the present time in Gujarat in virulent organization with the ruling BJP and VHP events. both harmful to the peace of Gujarat are violent Wahhabist enterprises dependent in Pakistan yet working in India. Powers assesses the customers for long term therapeutic in Gujarat in accordance with historic precedents, and she or he applies the teachings of Gujarati grassroots peace-building firms in Gujarat to zones of state-sponsored spiritual clash in different elements of the world.

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Partitions: Reshaping States and Minds (Routledge Studies in by Ranabir Samaddar

By Ranabir Samaddar

The partition of the Indian subcontinent, the cave in of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, the reunification of Germany, the ongoing feud among Koreas, the Irish peace approach, the case of Israel/Palestine and the lingering department of Cyprus, have jointly given upward push to a tremendous physique of literature. even though, reports of walls have frequently excited about person instances. This leading edge quantity makes use of comparative research to fill the space in partition stories and examines cross-cutting matters such as:

* violence
* nation formation
* union and local unification
* geopolitics
* transition.

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The Logic of Positive Engagement (Cornell Studies in by Miroslav Nincic

By Miroslav Nincic

Recent American international coverage has depended seriously at the use of adverse inducements to change the habit of alternative states. From public browbeating via fiscal sanctions to army invasion, the final numerous presidents have selected to take advantage of coercion to strengthen U.S. pursuits whilst facing adversaries. during this appreciate, as Miroslav Nincic notes, the USA differs from lots of its closest allies: Canada has lengthy maintained diplomatic family with Cuba, and several other of the ecu democracies have endured diplomatic engagement with governments that the us considers pariah regimes. In The good judgment of optimistic Engagement, Nincic outlines the efficacy of and the advantages which may stream from optimistic instead of unfavourable engagement.

Nincic observes that threats and punishments might be pleasurable in a symbolic experience, yet that they have not affected the durability or the main objectionable guidelines of the regimes opposed to which they're directed. may confident inducements produce larger effects? Nincic examines significant types of confident inducements: the trade version, during which incentives are provided in alternate for altered habit, and the catalytic version, within which incentives collect to impress a radical revision of the target's regulations and priorities. He examines the list in regards to long term U.S. relatives with Cuba, Libya, and Syria, after which discusses the prospect that confident inducements may possibly deliver coverage good fortune to present kin with Iran and North Korea.

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Peacekeeping Intelligence: New Players, Extended Boundaries by David Carment,Martin Rudner

By David Carment,Martin Rudner

This is a brand new assessment of the function, dynamics and demanding situations of intelligence in peacekeeping actions and its position in a wider social, fiscal and political context.

It assesses the function of coalition forces, legislations enforcement organizations, improvement associations, and non-governmental corporations who've develop into companions in peace help actions.

Peacekeeping Intelligence (PKI) is a brand new type of intelligence stressing predominantly open assets of knowledge used to create Open resource Intelligence (OSINT), and that calls for multi-lateral sharing of intelligence in any respect degrees. in contrast to nationwide intelligence, which emphasizes spies, satellites, and secrecy, PKI brings jointly many features of intelligence collecting together with the media and NGOs. It seeks to set up criteria in open resource assortment, research, defense, counterintelligence and coaching and produces unclassified intelligence beneficial to the general public. The demanding situations dealing with peacekeeping intelligence are more and more entwined with questions of hands keep watch over, advertisement pursuits, overseas crime, and ethnic conflict.

This ebook should be of significant curiosity to all scholars and students of army and safety stories, intelligence and peacekeeping.

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No Destination: Autobiography of a Pilgrim by Satish Kumar

By Satish Kumar

whilst he was once basically 9 years outdated, Satish Kumar renounced the realm and joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain clergymen. Dissuaded from this course through an internal voice on the age of eighteen, he grew to become a campaigner for land reform, operating to show Gandhi's imaginative and prescient of a renewed India into fact. Fired by means of the instance of Bertrand Russell, he undertook an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage, strolling from India to the USA with none funds, via mountains, deserts, storms and snow. It was once an experience in which he was once thrown into penitentiary in France, confronted a loaded gun in the USA, and brought packets of 'peace tea' to the leaders of the 4 nuclear powers. In 1973 he settled in England, taking up the editorship of Resurgence journal, and changing into the guiding mild at the back of a few ecological, religious and academic ventures. Following Indian culture, in his 50th 12 months he undertook one other pilgrimage: back with none cash, he walked to the holy locations of england - Glastonbury, Lindisfarne, and Iona. the recent hardback 4th version is released in 2014 to commemorate 25 years because the beginning of Schumacher university, with new chapters concerning the university and to carry Satish's tale updated. Written with a penetrating simplicity, No vacation spot is a thrilling account of a rare life.

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Operation Demetrius and Its Aftermath: A New History of the by Martin McCleery

By Martin McCleery

This booklet examines using internment with out trial in Northern eire among 1971 and 1975. This examine offers a extra entire account of internment and assesses formerly unexplored points of its use. Drawing on archival assets the excessive politics and intelligence surrounding the advent of internment are thought of and in doing so authorised narratives in regards to the degree are challenged. it's tested that the standard of intelligence on either republican and loyalist paramilitaries was once of a better caliber than formerly inspiration. The ebook additionally highlights long term and temporary outcomes which built from the internment interval; a few of that have now not been given enough attention prior to. furthermore this booklet lines the evolution of 'The problems' outdoor of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry among 1970 and 1972. A minute reconstruction of occasions from the newspapers of 4 provincial cities Lurgan, Dungannon, Newry and Enniskillen is equipped. In doing so it really is argued that the improvement of the dynamics of the clash around the entire of Northern eire used to be definitely extra sluggish and probably much less inevitable than has been formerly identified.

This textual content may be crucial interpreting for lecturers and scholars of British and Irish political heritage, and people with an curiosity in counter-terrorism.

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