Category «International Relations»

Download E-books Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis PDF

By Ho-Won Jeong

"…an impressive travel d'horizon of recent warfare, violence, and disagreement inside and among countries. Illustrating through as regards to each clash in each nook of the realm, the writer invokes an unending array of insights and interpretations, starting from the micro to the macro, superbly written in a unbroken series of heavily associated and discursive essays."
―J. David Singer, University of Michigan

"Jeong has effectively mixed behavioral and structural research of the dynamics of social clash. This quantity covers the a number of dimensions - escalation, entrapment, de-escalation, termination, and backbone - either one of violent and non-violent war of words among adversaries, in addition to the software and boundaries of exterior intervention. for college kids of the social sciences, it's going to function a good creation to the complicated realities of social conflict."
―Milton Esman, John S. Knight Professor of foreign experiences, Emeritus, Cornell college

By analyzing the dynamic forces which form and re-shape significant conflicts, Understanding clash and clash Analysis presents scholars with the hot wisdom base had to effectively examine clash resources, methods and modifications. It covers social, political, and mental positive aspects significant to realizing clash occasions and behaviour.

A wide selection of either fresh and old examples (including the Arab-Israeli clash, US-Russia relatives, the "War on Terrorism," civil wars in Sudan, Iraq, former Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka) are mentioned in a comparative context, illustrating the appliance of strategies and theories necessary to the research of inter-group, inter-state clash and customers for clash answer.

Intended Audience: this may be a key textual content for college students of diplomacy, peace and clash reports, psychology, sociology, foreign safety and overseas legislation.

"Ho-Won Jeong has written an illuminating research of the dynamics of clash. He lays out the instruments we need to research clash in a literate and complete method. A worthy ebook for an individual attracted to a extra finished figuring out of clash, its assets, and its de-escalation and termination."
―Janice Gross Stein, Belzberg Professor of clash administration, Director, Munk Centre for foreign experiences, college of Toronto

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Download E-books The Politics of Empire: Globalisation in Crisis (Transnational Institute) PDF

"One of neo-liberalism's maximum crimes is to downgrade the historical past of principles. This booklet digs deep into heritage and, in a well timed approach, celebrates an highbrow yet useful method of the social, financial and environmental threats posed through globalisation." Ann Pettifor, Senior affiliate, New Economics beginning and Editor, genuine international financial Outlook "A publication that won't afraid to name trendy particular 'globalization' procedure by means of its right identify - one other part of imperialism! . . . Strongly instructed for these wishing to appreciate the wear and tear that's being wreaked within the identify of selling worldwide prosperity and democracy." Achin Vanaik Bringing jointly 9 major writers and activists from all over the world, this ebook explores the origins of a brand new age of Empire. The individuals exhibit globalisation is the driver at the back of the hot and warlike interval that started with the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. Writers together with Walden Bello, Jayati Ghosh, Kate Hudson, Boris Kagarlitsky and Alan Freeman supply a wealth of real proof exhibiting that globalisation has pushed aside peoples, periods and countries, shaping and reshaping key areas of the area. hard the concept that it's inevitable, they argue that its fiscal contradictions have thrown the area order that sustained it into challenge. Globalisation's rivals are shaping a brand new highbrow culture. For the 1st time, the e-book brings jointly the evaluations thrown up by way of resistance to globalisation, to struggle, and to imperialism. unfastened from ideology and dogma, the ebook exhibits how the peace and anti-globalisation activities can subscribe to forces and face the arrival interval of global background. crucial interpreting for a person inquisitive about the peace and anti-globalisation routine, this publication is additionally perfect for college students of politics, economics and diplomacy.

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Download E-books The Politics of Protest and US Foreign Policy: Performative Construction of the War on Terror (War, Politics and Experience) PDF

By Cami Rowe

This publication bargains a learn of post-9/11 anti-war agencies within the usa and their function in household overseas coverage debates.

The second of the Sep 11 terrorist assaults has been a lot brought up in political and cultural scholarship and lots more and plenty realization has been paid to the advertising of "War on Terror" regulations. The social mechanisms in the back of the circumscription and law of nationwide beliefs attracted serious analyses from students throughout disciplines; but the superiority of scholarly drawback with the adverse political units of the Bush management from time to time appeared to danger reproducing the hierarchies of energy that underpinned the very factor of shock, or even the battle on Terror itself.

By distinction, this ebook celebrates the political acts of people devoted to altering the dominant politics of the Bush period. Drawing on player remark and interviews with the leaders of admired anti-war companies together with Code purple and Iraq Veterans opposed to the warfare, the e-book employs functionality thought to guage the means of protest to impact lasting social swap. as well as highlighting a frequently disregarded point of overseas coverage formation, this quantity demonstrates that functionality reports can be utilized as leading edge method of Politics and IR.

This e-book may be of a lot curiosity to scholars folks politics and international coverage, theatre reports, cultural reports, and significant safeguard and diplomacy.

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Download E-books Global Environmental Change and International Governance (Nelson A. Rockefeller Series in Social Science & Public Policy) PDF

As humankind maintains to take advantage of the earth's restricted assets, matters like ozone depletion, weather swap, clean and salt water toxins, and diminishment of biodiversity are not any longer simply neighborhood difficulties, yet worldwide threats. 11 essays examine current overseas regimes, these principles of the sport that outline the nature of social practices, and the successes and screw ups of those platforms in curtailing large-scale environmental degradation. according to regime concept, the authors review ongoing negotiations approximately environmental establishment development and supply exact insights into forces shaping the attitudes of northern built nations and southern newly constructing ones. Writers from either views illustrate the social, political, and monetary complexities inherent in reconciling rising northern issues for alleviating strain at the earth's actual and organic platforms with more and more insistent southern calls for for restructuring of financial imbalances to satisfy average criteria of fairness.

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Download E-books The Soviet Union in World Politics: Coexistence, Revolution and Cold War, 1945-1991 (The Making of the Contemporary World) PDF

By Geoffrey Roberts

The Soviet Union in global Politics presents an introductory heritage of Soviet international coverage and diplomacy from 1945 to the top of the chilly warfare and the get a divorce of the USSR. The e-book summarizes historic and political controversies approximately Soviet international coverage and brings the most recent study to endure on those debates.
The Soviet Union in international Politics translates the most recent facts on hand from the Soviet information and includes
* summaries of the most occasions in Soviet coverage from 1917-1945
* a framework for scholar dialogue of proper issues
* courses to additional studying and research
* exploration of the function of ideology within the chilly War
* dialogue of Stalin's function within the formula of coverage.

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Download E-books Ontological Security in International Relations: Self-Identity and the IR State (New International Relations) PDF

By Brent J. Steele

The critical statement of this ebook is that states pursue social activities to serve self-identity wishes, even if those activities compromise their actual lifestyles. 3 varieties of social motion, occasionally often called ‘motives’ of kingdom behaviour (moral, humanitarian, and honour-driven) are analyzed the following via an ontological safeguard approach.

Brent J. Steele develops an account of social motion which translates those behaviours as gratifying a nation-state's force to safe self-identity via time. The nervousness which consumes all social brokers motivates them to safe their feel of being, and hence he posits that transformational percentages exist within the ‘Self’ of a countryside. the amount as a result either demanding situations and enhances realist, liberal, constructivist and post-structural money owed to overseas politics.

Using ontological safeguard to interpret 3 situations - British neutrality throughout the American Civil conflict (1861-1865), Belgium’s determination to struggle Germany in 1914, and NATO’s (1999) Kosovo intervention - the ebook concludes by way of discussing the significance for self-interrogation in either the learn and perform of overseas relations.

Ontological defense in overseas Relations might be of specific curiosity to scholars and researchers of overseas politics, foreign ethics, diplomacy and safeguard studies.

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Download E-books Détente or Destruction, 1955-57 (The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Volume 29) PDF

By Bertrand Russell, Andrew G. Bone

Andrew G. Bone (ed.)

Détente or Destruction, 1955-57 maintains ebook of Routledge's multi-volume serious variation of Bertrand Russell's shorter writings. among September 1955 and November 1957 Russell released a few sixty-one articles, experiences, statements, contributions to books and letters to editors, over fifty of that are contained during this quantity. The texts, a number of of them hitherto unpublished, demonstrate the deepening of Russell's dedication to the anti-nuclear fight, upon which he embarked within the earlier quantity of accumulated Papers (Man's Peril, 1954-55).
Continuing with the subject of nuclear peril, this quantity includes dialogue of nuclear guns, international peace, clients for disarmament and British-Soviet friendship opposed to the backdrop of the chilly conflict. one of many key papers during this quantity is Russell's message to the inaugural convention of the Pugwash flow, which Russell used to be instrumental in launching and which turned an influential, autonomous discussion board of East-West medical cooperation and suggestions on concerns as an the world over agreed nuclear test-ban.

In addition to the problems of conflict and peace, Russell, now in his eighties, persevered to take an curiosity in a wide selection of issues. Russell not just addresses older controversies over nationalism and empire, non secular trust and American civil liberties, he additionally confronts head-on the hot and urgent concerns of armed intervention in Hungary and Suez, and of the manufacture and trying out of the British hydrogen bomb. This quantity comprises seven interviews starting from East-West kin after the Geneva convention to a gathering with Russell.

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Download E-books Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East PDF

By Rashid Khalidi

Acclaimed historian and political commentator Rashid Khalidi offers the compelling case that U.S. and Soviet intervention within the center East not just exacerbated civil wars and provoked the breakdown of fragile democracies, yet maintains to this present day to form international clash within the zone. studying the strategic interaction of chilly battle superpowers, Khalidi explains how the momentous occasions that experience happened over the past decades—including Gulf wars, the profession of Iraq, and the increase of terrorism—can in basic terms be understood in gentle of this chilling legacy.

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Download E-books The Science of War: Defense Budgeting, Military Technology, Logistics, and Combat Outcomes PDF

By Michael E. O'Hanlon

The U.S. army is without doubt one of the greatest and most intricate businesses on the earth. the way it spends its cash, chooses strategies, and allocates its assets have huge, immense implications for nationwide protection and the economic system. The technology of War is the single finished textbook on the best way to learn and comprehend those and different crucial difficulties in glossy safeguard policy.

Michael O'Hanlon presents undergraduate and graduate scholars with an obtainable but rigorous creation to the topic. Drawing on a wide diversity of resources and his personal substantial services as a safeguard analyst and instructor, he describes the analytic recommendations the army makes use of in each an important region of army technology. O'Hanlon explains how the army finances works, how the army assesses and deploys new expertise, develops process and fights wars, handles the logistics of stationing and relocating troops and kit world wide, and types and evaluates battlefield results. His modeling thoughts were validated in Iraq and Afghanistan, together with the equipment he used to foretell higher-than-anticipated troop fatalities in Iraq--controversial predictions that experience due to the fact been vindicated.

The technology of War is the definitive source on battle within the twenty-first century.

  • Gives the simplest creation to security research to be had
  • Covers safety budgeting
  • Shows the right way to version and are expecting results in struggle
  • Explains army logistics, together with abroad basing
  • Examines key matters in army expertise, together with missile safety, area battle, and nuclear-weapons checking out
  • Based at the author's graduate-level classes at Princeton, Columbia, and Georgetown universities

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