Communication and Culture in War and Peace by Colleen A. Roach

By Colleen A. Roach

Via exploring the function of either tradition and the mass media, this quantity fills a niche within the literature on struggle and peace. notable students supply an outline of serious mass media examine and open up totally new views at the ongoing debate over communications matters in struggle and peace. The contributions compile universal topics together with the military-industrial-communications complicated, cultural imperialism and transnational regulate of communications. a variety of views are lined, corresponding to gender concerns, language learn and bureaucratization.

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Profiles in Humanity: The Battle for Peace, Freedom, by Warren I. Cohen

By Warren I. Cohen

This compelling booklet tells the inspirational tales of guys and girls who fought for peace, freedom, equality, and human rights in the course of the 20th century. those brave participants comprise best figures reminiscent of Mahatma Gandhi, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, VOclav Havel, and Mikhail Gorbachev, in addition to Nobel Prize winners Aung San Suu Kyi, Andrei Sakharov, and Muhammad Yunus. Readers should be reminded why Pope John XXIII, lengthy overshadowed via the charismatic John Paul II, was once the best pope of latest occasions. a brand new iteration will examine that Margaret Sanger was once chargeable for the only most vital develop towards the liberation of girls all over the world. they're going to additionally come to understand a number of the valiant ladies who fought at nice own chance for equivalent rights in Muslim groups. Cohen highlights the important roles of Bram Fischer, Helen Suzman, and Donald Woods in scuffling with apartheid in South Africa and of Jack Greenberg within the fight opposed to Jim Crow in the United States. He lines Liu Binyan's efforts to win freedom of the click and to finish the abuse of energy by way of the chinese language Communist occasion. eventually, he recounts the notable tales of a few of the hundreds of thousands of fellows and girls of many nationalities and walks of existence who rescued Jews in the course of the Holocaust. jointly, those biographies paint an unforgettable portrait of the well-known and unsung those who improved with the ethical imaginative and prescient to interfere, usually at nice own expense, to relieve human distress.

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Decolonizing Democracy: Intersections of Philosophy and by Ferit Güven

By Ferit Güven

Decolonizing Democracy: Intersections of Philosophy and Postcolonial Theory analyzes the idea that and the discourse of democracy. Ferit Güven demonstrates how democracy is deployed as a neo-colonial device to self-discipline and additional subjugate previously colonized peoples and areas. The e-book explains why expanding democratization of the political house within the final 3 many years produced an expanding dissatisfaction and alienation from the method of governance, instead of a contentment as one may need anticipated from "the rule of the people.” Decolonizing Democracy aims to supply a conceptual reaction to the difficulty of democracy in modern international. With either a different scope and argument, this ebook will entice either philosophy and political technological know-how students, in addition to these all for postcolonial experiences, cultural stories, and peace studies.

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Global Security and the War on Terror: Elite Power and the by Paul Rogers

By Paul Rogers

Because the ‘War on Terror’ evolves into the ‘Long battle’ opposed to Islamo-fascism, it calls for an everlasting dedication to making sure the safety of the USA and its allies. This coverage relies at the requirement to keep up keep watch over in a fractured and unpredictable international surroundings, whereas paying little recognition to the underlying concerns that result in lack of confidence. it really is an process that's glaringly failing, because the carrying on with difficulties in Afghanistan and Iraq reveal. in addition, ‘control’ implies the upkeep of a world order that specializes in strength final within the palms of a transnational elite neighborhood, largely involved in North the United States and Western Europe, yet extending all over the world. This elite mostly ignores socio-economic divisions and environmental constraints, and sees carrying on with balance as being top accomplished through the upkeep of the established order, utilizing strength whilst priceless. This selection of essays by means of Professor Paul Rogers argues that this post-Cold struggle safety paradigm is essentially faulty and unsustainable. It concludes with new essays at the want for a brand new belief of worldwide safeguard rooted in justice and emancipation. international protection and the battle on Terror may be crucial examining for college kids and students of safety stories, the chilly warfare, diplomacy and improvement reports.

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Enlightened War: German Theories and Cultures of Warfare by Elisabeth Krimmer, Patricia Anne Simpson

By Elisabeth Krimmer, Patricia Anne Simpson

Enlightened conflict investigates the a number of and intricate interactions among conflict and Enlightenment suggestion. even if the Enlightenment is routinely pointed out with the beliefs of development, everlasting peace, cause, and self-determination, Enlightenment discourse opened up in the course of a interval of lengthy eu conflict from the Seven Years' struggle to the Napoleonic conquest of Europe. The essays during this quantity discover the palpable impression of struggle on eighteenth-century proposal and argue for an ideological affinity between battle, Enlightenment notion, and its legacy. The essays are interdisciplinary, attractive with heritage, artwork historical past, philosophy, army concept, gender stories, and literature and with old occasions and cultural contexts from the early Enlightenment via German Classicism and Romanticism. the quantity enriches our knowing of conflict within the eighteenth century and exhibits how theories and practices of battle impacted options of subjectivity, nationwide id, gender, and paintings. It additionally sheds gentle at the modern dialogue of the legitimacy of violence through juxtaposing theories of conflict, strategies of revolution, and human rights discourses. participants: Johannes Birgfeld, David Colclasure, Sara Eigen Figal, Ute Frevert, Wolf Kittler, Elisabeth Krimmer, Waltraud Maierhofer, Arndt Niebisch, Felix Saure, Galili Shahar, Patricia Anne Simpson, Inge Stephan.

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War in International Society by Lacy Pejcinovic

By Lacy Pejcinovic

Is conflict an establishment of overseas society and the way is it constituted as such around the evolution of foreign society? This e-book is an inquiry into the aim of warfare as a social establishment, as initially recommend through Hedley Bull. It deals a entire exam of what's entailed in considering battle as a social establishment and as a mechanism for order.

Since the terrorist assaults of September 11 the topic of struggle has turn into more and more proper, with questions about who can salary battle opposed to whom, the best way struggle is fought, and the explanations that lead us to battle exposing basic inadequacies in our theorisation of battle. struggle has lengthy been thought of within the self-discipline of diplomacy within the context of the matter of order. despite the fact that, the inclusion of warfare as an ‘institution’ is frustrating for lots of. How will we comprehend an idea and perform so usually linked to coercion, destruction, and disease as contributing to reserve and coexistence? This research contends that an realizing of the center parts that determine the nature of warfare as an establishment of recent foreign society will supply us vital insights into the aim, if any, of warfare in modern diplomacy.

This ground-breaking ebook should be of sturdy curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy, diplomacy idea, the English college, safeguard reviews and warfare.

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Commercializing Cosmopolitan Security : Safeguarding the by Andreas Krieg

By Andreas Krieg

This booklet analyses key subject matters inside overseas politics: the accountability to guard (R2P) and the commercialization and privatization of protection. In a global of ungoverned areas, kingdom failure and erupting humanitarian crises, the foreign group is more and more referred to as upon to workout its accountability to guard groups lower than possibility. the following, Krieg explains the civil-military dynamics in the back of the state’s failure to successfully intrude in humanitarian crises abroad utilizing its serviceman. The important query that follows is: could the personal army contractor be a greater replacement agent of the country in humanitarian intervention? This publication demonstrates that given his expert id and position in the direction of purchaser country and public, the contractor may be hired successfully in humanitarian intervention to generate extra moral results. This quantity is vital analyzing for researchers and post-graduate scholars of R2P, overseas defense reports and privatization, in addition to Peace and clash reviews and diplomacy extra broadly.

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The Politics of Militant Group Survival in the Middle East: by Ora Szekely

By Ora Szekely

This booklet compares the performances of 4 key non-state actors within the Arab-Israeli clash environment: the PLO, Hamas, Hizbullah, and Amal. It argues that it isn't the resources a militant crew has, yet particularly the way it received them that issues in explaining the adaptation in those actors' talents to militarily withstand and politically get over confrontations with way more robust adversaries. teams that depend upon advertising campaigns to safe neighborhood help and nearby patronage do much better than those who depend on coercion or perhaps barter. The publication develops a typology of companies in accordance with their overseas and family guidelines, which has attention-grabbing implications for different non-state actors, akin to ISIS. it really is in response to box examine in Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, the West financial institution, Egypt, and Syria, together with interviews with contributors of a number of Lebanese and Palestinian militant teams, in addition to politicians, UN employees, reporters, and contributors of the Jordanian and Israeli armies.

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