Category: War Peace

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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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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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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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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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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