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Women on the Frontline: Voices from Southern Africa by Professor Chris Johnson, Jo Campling

By Professor Chris Johnson, Jo Campling

Women's lives in southern Africa have gone through colossal adjustments. struggle and monetary trouble have separated households, schooling and outdoors affects have replaced principles approximately kin lifestyles. This e-book documents a few of the tales of the ladies of the world and the altering international within which they live.

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War and Peace in the 20th Century and Beyond by Director of the Nobel Institute and Professor Adjunct Geir

By Director of the Nobel Institute and Professor Adjunct Geir Lundestad, Olav Njolstad

On the flip of the twenty first Century, the realm was once instantly gripped by way of the battle on Terrorism by way of the Iraq warfare. In mirrored image, the twentieth Century used to be a interval marked via super technological and monetary growth — however it was once additionally the main violent century in human heritage. It witnessed horrendous global wars, in addition to the conflicts in the course of the chilly struggle. Why do wars repeatedly erupt between international locations, fairly the nice Powers? What are the first elements that force countries to violence — strength, status, ideology or territory? Or is it encouraged by means of natural worry and distrust? Peering nervously on the twenty first Century, we ponder whether American supremacy and globalization may also help be sure peace and balance. Or will shifts in energy with the emergence of latest monetary super-nations bring about additional tensions and conflicts during this century?

Together with 29 Peace Nobel laureates, an excellent staff of students collected in Oslo, Norway, on December 6, 2001, for the three-day Nobel Centennial Symposium to debate ''The Conflicts of the twentieth Century and the ideas for the twenty first Century''. learn this e-book for the students' candid insights and analyses, in addition to their thought-provoking perspectives at the elements that ended in conflicts within the twentieth Century and even if the twenty first Century may be a extra peaceable one. this can be a infrequent — and doubtless the simplest and in basic terms — booklet compilation of the hugely highbrow analyses by way of international specialists and Nobel Peace laureates at the perennial problems with battle & Peace.

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The Little Book of Conflict Transformation by John Lederach

By John Lederach

This in actual fact articulated assertion deals a hopeful and practicable method of conflict—that forever beleaguering human situation.

John Paul Lederach is the world over well-known for his leap forward considering and motion relating to clash on all levels—person-to-person, factions inside groups, warring international locations. He explores why "conflict transformation" is extra acceptable than "conflict solution" or "management." yet he refuses to be drawn into impractical idealism.

Conflict Transformation is an idea with a deep achieve. Its perform, says Lederach, calls for "both strategies and social change." It asks now not easily "How will we finish whatever no longer desired?", yet "How can we finish whatever harmful and construct whatever desired?" How can we take care of the speedy concern, in addition to the long term state of affairs? What disciplines make such pondering and practices attainable?

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Daisaku Ikeda’s Philosophy of Peace: Dialogue, by Olivier Urbain

By Olivier Urbain

Who is Daisaku Ikeda? At one point, he's the chief of a spiritual movement--Soka Gakkai--which started in Japan, the place it nonetheless has its headquarters, yet which now claims 12 million adherents around the globe. At one other point, he's a globetrotting determine whose formal conversations with assorted writers, thinkers and diplomats--including Arnold Toynbee, Joseph Rotblat and Mikhail Gorbachev--have garnered him a world profile, in addition to educational popularity. maybe exceptionally else, Daisaku Ikeda is seen as a campaigner for peace. And it's Ikeda's particular contribution to peacebuilding, significantly throughout the relevant emphasis he has put on the importance of discussion, that this ebook explores: the 1st to take action in a concerted manner. Olivier Urbain exhibits that whereas Soka Gakkai (the ""value society"") might stem from the medieval rules of Nichiren Buddhism, below Ikeda's management it has taken those vintage wisdoms and reworked them. Now primarily classless and secularised, in addition to adaptable and delicate to fashionable demanding situations like source shortages and weather switch, this, argues the writer, is a practical method of peace which has proved either well known and eminently transportable.

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A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Blackwell

A better half to girls within the old international offers an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based choice of newly-commissioned essays from favorite students at the research of ladies within the old world.

• the 1st interdisciplinary, methodologically-based choice of readings to deal with the examine of ladies within the historic global
• Explores a extensive variety of themes in terms of ladies in antiquity, together with: Mother-Goddess thought; girls in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the close to East; ladies and the relatives, the kingdom, and faith; costume and Adornment; lady Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial girls; girls in past due Antiquity; Early girls Saints; and plenty of extra
• Thematically prepared to stress the significance of old subject matters of continuity, improvement, and innovation
• Reconsiders a lot of the well known proof and preconceived notions when it comes to ladies in antiquity comprises contributions from some of the such a lot favourite students linked to the examine of girls in antiquity

Literary Awards
Selected via selection as a 2013 extraordinary educational Title
Awarded a 2013 PROSE Honorable point out as a unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

By Azar Nafisi

Each Thursday morning for 2 years within the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a daring and encouraged instructor, secretly accumulated seven of her such a lot dedicated woman scholars to learn forbidden Western classics. a few got here from conservative and spiritual households, others have been revolutionary and secular; a few had frolicked in reformatory. They have been shy and uncomfortable initially, unaccustomed to being requested to talk their minds, yet quickly they got rid of their veils and commenced to talk extra freely–their tales intertwining with the novels they have been studying by way of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, as fundamentalists seized carry of the schools and a blind censor stifled inventive expression, the ladies in Nafisi’s lounge spoke not just of the books they have been examining but in addition approximately themselves, their goals and disappointments.

Azar Nafisi’s luminous masterwork supplies us an extraordinary glimpse, from the interior, of women’s lives in progressive Iran. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a piece of significant ardour and poetic good looks, a striking exploration of resilience within the face of tyranny, and a party of the releasing strength of literature.

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Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs by Irene Bruna Seu, Shani Orgad

By Irene Bruna Seu, Shani Orgad

Drawing on an unique UK-wide learn of public responses to humanitarian matters and the way NGOs converse them, this well timed e-book offers the 1st evidence-based psychosocial account of ways and why humans reply or to not messages approximately far-off soreness. The e-book highlights what NGOs search to accomplish of their communications and explores how their procedure and hopes fit or don’t fit what the general public wishes, thinks and feels approximately far away suffering

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Terror and Insurgency in the Sahara-Sahel Region: by Stephen A. Harmon

By Stephen A. Harmon

Harmon specializes in terrorism and insurgency within the lawless expanse of the Sahara desolate tract and the adjoining, transitional Sahel quarter, plus the wider meta-region that comes with international locations equivalent to Algeria, Mali, and Nigeria, and to a lesser quantity, Niger and Mauritania. overlaying such concerns as Islamist terrorism, border lack of confidence, contraband, and human trafficking, this booklet seems to be on the interrelated difficulties of political and social pathologies that have an effect on terrorist routine and safeguard within the zone. A necessary ebook, it treats a sequence of similar difficulties at the foundation of a generally outlined quarter, with a different emphasis at the position of Islam as either a moderating and exacerbating issue. The ebook has a broader allure than extra narrowly targeted state stories that derive from the viewpoint of just one challenge similar to terrorism or border lack of confidence.

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