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Corruption, Global Security, and World Order by Robert I. Rotberg

By Robert I. Rotberg

By no means sooner than have global order and international defense been threatened by way of such a lot of destabilizing components —from the cave in of macroeconomic balance to nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and tyranny. Corruption, international protection, and international Order unearths corruption to be on the very middle of those threats and proposes treatments akin to confident management, more advantageous transparency, harder punishments, and enforceable sanctions. even supposing getting rid of corruption is tough, this book's cautious prescriptions can decrease and comprise threats to international security.Contributors: Matthew Bunn (Harvard University), Erica Chenoweth (Wesleyan University), Sarah Dix (Government of Papua New Guinea), Peter Eigen (Freie Universit?t, Berlin, and Africa development 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 study Institute, Papua New Guinea), Susan Rose-Ackerma n (Yale University), Magdalena Sep?lveda 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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Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism". by Gail M. Presbey

By Gail M. Presbey

This booklet responds to the Bush management place at the conflict on terror. It examines preemption in the context of simply conflict ; justification for the United States-led invasion of Iraq, with a few authors charging that its strategies serve to extend terror; international terrorism; and ideas corresponding to reconciliation, Islamic identification, nationalism, and intervention. CONTENTS *** Foreword: G. Simon HARAK, S.J. *** Preface: Gail M. PRESBEY *** creation: Gail M. PRESBEY *** half One: Terrorism Analyzed *** William C. homosexual: the hot Reign of Terror: The Politics of Defining guns of Mass Destruction and Terrorism *** Jennifer L. EAGAN: Enforced Homogeneity or Mutual distinction? Luce Irigaray, the struggle on Terrorism, and foreign Peace *** Dianna TAYLOR: accountability and/in main issue *** half : Democracy as a treatment for Terrorism *** Mar PETER***RAOUL: Jihad or the loved neighborhood? Benjamin R. Barber on Terrorism and worldwide Democracy *** Richard PETERSON: Violence, strength, and id: What Are the stipulations of Terrorism? *** Peter AMATO: problem, Terror, and Tyranny: at the Anti***Democratic common sense of Empire *** half 3: the U.S. struggle on Terrorism *** William C. homosexual: Bushs nationwide safeguard process: A Critique of usa Neo***Imperialis *** Harry van der LINDEN: might the U.S. Doctrine of Preventive struggle Be Justified as a United countries Doctrine? *** Gail M. PRESBEY: Is the United States***led profession of Iraq a part of the conflict on Terror? *** D. R. KOUKAL: The Mortal God to which We Owe Our Peace and security *** Edward J. GRIPPE: Consequentialism, unfavorable accountability, and Sacrifice: ethical Dilemmas Posed by way of the Post***September eleventh Shootdown coverage *** Laura DUHAN KAPLAN: Jessica Lynch: a number of photos, a number of Realities *** half 4: Terrorism Case reports *** Oidinposha IMAMKHODJAEVA: Russia, Chechnya, and the worldwide struggle opposed to Terrorism *** Joseph C. KUNKEL: Ethics of Terrorism and the Case of Colombia *** Rob GILD

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A New Name for Peace: International Environmentalism, by Philip Shabecoff

By Philip Shabecoff

Construction at the origin of his seriously acclaimed A Fierce eco-friendly hearth (1993), which supplied a sweeping evaluate of the yank environmental move, Philip Shabecoff now strikes to a considerate survey of overseas environmentalism. The annals of foreign cooperation to maintain the surroundings and confirm sustainable fiscal improvement are fresh and short. merely in the final 30 years, because the results of human overconsumption became obvious, have overseas organisations, nationwide governments, and environmental teams began concentrating on the industrial and ecological ramifications of plundering the Earth's assets. Shabecoff, former leader environmental correspondent for the recent York instances, offers a close historical past of overseas environmentalism from the beginnings of a world environmental ethic to an inside of view of diplomatic negotiations in the back of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. He analyzes Rio's successes and screw ups and examines either around the globe and native proposals that tackle environmental and monetary demanding situations no longer mentioned at Rio. in basic terms via dealing with and overcoming these types of demanding situations, he says, can the worldwide neighborhood identify a peace outfitted on mutual deal with the planet and accountability for the health and wellbeing of others with whom we proportion it.

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Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman by Shirin Yim Bridges

By Shirin Yim Bridges

In what can be a story from the Arabian Nights, a lady grows up in 13th century Persia to be so fascinating that she is abducted a number of instances for her attractiveness. She unearths safe haven finally within the palms of a prince, who marries her and makes her a princess. With him she principles a kingdom and is so clever that, on his demise, the folks ask her to proceed as their sovereign. yet on the finish of her lengthy reign, she is remembered certainly for her kindness and compassion. This ebook brings to existence the tale of Qutlugh Terkan Khatun, a true and memorable princess who introduced her humans a golden age of peace and prosperity.

Richly illustrated and narrated with humor, The pondering Girl’s Treasury of genuine Princesses brings to existence the tales of genuine and noteworthy princesses who controlled to do what few inspiration possible.

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Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder by Max Sherman

By Max Sherman

Respected via american citizens around the political spectrum, Barbara Jordan was once "the so much outspoken ethical voice of the yank political system," within the phrases of former President invoice Clinton, who provided her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. all through her occupation as a Texas senator, U.S. congresswoman, and unique professor on the Lyndon B. Johnson tuition of Public Affairs, Barbara Jordan lived by way of an easy creed: "Ethical habit ability being sincere, telling the reality, and doing what you acknowledged you have been going to do." Her powerful stand for ethics in executive, civil liberties, and democratic values nonetheless presents a regular round which the state can unite within the twenty-first century. This quantity brings jointly a number of significant political speeches that articulate Barbara Jordan's so much deeply held values. They comprise: "Erosion of Civil Liberties," a graduation deal with introduced at Howard collage on could 12, 1974, within which Jordan warned that "tyranny in the US is feasible" "The Constitutional foundation for Impeachment," Jordan's ringing protection of the U.S. structure prior to the home Judiciary Committee investigating the Watergate break-in Keynote addresses to the Democratic nationwide Conventions of 1976 and 1992, during which Jordan set forth her imaginative and prescient of the Democratic celebration as an suggest for the typical solid and a catalyst of switch Testimony within the U.S. Congress at the affirmation of best court docket nominee Robert Bork and on immigration reform Meditations on religion and politics from nationwide Prayer Breakfasts attractiveness speech for the 1995 Sylvanus Thayer Award offered by way of the organization of Graduates of the USA army Academy, within which Jordan challenged the army to uphold the values of "duty, honor, nation" Accompanying the speeches, a few of which readers may also watch on an enclosed DVD, are context-setting introductions by way of quantity editor Max Sherman. The ebook concludes with the eloquent eulogy that invoice Moyers introduced at Barbara Jordan's memorial carrier in 1996, within which he summed up Jordan's outstanding existence and occupation by means of asserting, "Just once we despaired of discovering a hero, she confirmed up, to offer the signal of democracy. . . . this can be no small factor. This, my neighbors, this can be grace. And for it we're thankful."

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Forgiveness in Perspective. (At the Interface Probing the by Christopher R. Allers, Marieke Smit

By Christopher R. Allers, Marieke Smit

Amidst the cacophony of claims made approximately forgiveness, this e-book serves to assist so that it will positioned "forgiveness in perspective." Marieke Smit and Christopher R. Allers have accrued right here ten essays written by means of twelve authors from around the globe and around the disciplinary spectrum together with philosophers, practitioners, psychologists, literary theorists, and legal chaplains. all of the essays supply a point of view on forgiveness and placed forgiveness in point of view no matter if through tracing what forgiveness "is," how this non secular inheritance is labored out in our secularizing societies, how forgiveness works in our quotidian event, or a specific manifestation in a selected context similar to marriage, felony, or after an abortion, to call a number of. The multi-disciplinary personality of this ebook offers a multi-disciplinary charm in addition to a source to amplify one's personal viewpoint in this puzzling, enigmatic, and fantastically advanced thought of forgiveness.

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We mean to be counted: white women & politics in antebellum by Elizabeth R. Varon

By Elizabeth R. Varon

During the last 20 years, historians have effectively disputed the inspiration that American girls remained entirely outdoors the area of politics until eventually the early 20th century. nonetheless, a consensus has prevailed that, not like their Northern opposite numbers, ladies of the antebellum South have been mostly excluded from public existence. With this publication, Elizabeth Varon successfully demanding situations such historic assumptions. utilizing a wide range of assets, she demonstrates that through the antebellum interval, white Southern ladies of the slaveholding classification have been vital actors within the public drama of politics. via their voluntary institutions, legislative petitions, presence at political conferences and rallies, and released appeals, Virginia's elite white ladies lent their help to such debatable reform agencies because the temperance circulate and the yankee Colonization Society, to the electoral campaigns of the Whig and Democratic events, to the literary security of slavery, and to the reasons of Unionism and secession. opposed to the backdrop of expanding sectional stress, Varon argues, those ladies struggled to satisfy a paradoxical mandate: to behave either as partisans who boldly expressed their political opinions and as mediators who infused public existence with the "feminine" virtues of compassion and concord.

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Costly Democracy: Peacebuilding and Democratization After by Christoph Zurcher, Carrie Manning, Kristie Evenson, Rachel

By Christoph Zurcher, Carrie Manning, Kristie Evenson, Rachel Hayman, Sarah Riese, Nora Roehner

Peacebuilding is an interactive strategy that includes collaboration among peacebuilders and the successful elites of a postwar society. whereas the most trendy assumptions of the peacebuilding literature asserts that the pursuits of family elites and peacebuilders coincide, this publication contends that they hardly ever align.

Costly Democracy makes the case that the personal tastes of household elites are drastically formed through the prices they incur in adopting democracy, in addition to the leverage that peacebuilders wield to extend the prices of non-adoption. As instances from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Timor, Rwanda, Namibia, Mozambique, and Tajikistan convey, family elites in postwar societies may possibly wish the resources—both fabric and symbolic—that peacebuilders can carry, yet they're much less wanting to undertake democracy simply because they think democratic reforms may perhaps endanger a few or all in their noticeable pursuits. Costly Democracy bargains comparative analyses of contemporary situations of peacebuilding to deepen realizing of postwar democratization and higher clarify why peacebuilding missions frequently deliver peace, yet seldom democracy, to war-torn countries.

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