Download Conflict and Peace in India's Northeast: The Role of Civil by Samir Kumar Das PDF

By Samir Kumar Das

This monograph examines the function of civil society teams in peace construction in 3 clash areas in India's Northeast--Assam, Naga Hills/Nagaland, and Mizo Hills/Mizoram. those political conflicts are complicated with each one clash representing a cacophony of competing, usually zero-sum calls for. In investigating the function of civil society teams, the research distinguishes among authentic (between the govt of India and sure rebel enterprises) and unofficial peace techniques on the neighborhood point that makes coexistence of numerous groups attainable regardless of the ongoing violence. those techniques replicate very other ways of addressing clash and defining the position of civil society teams in peace construction. within the reliable peace method, the function of civil society teams is to carry fighters to the negotiating desk, set forth in all likelihood agreeable ceasefire phrases, and recommend attainable settlements. The emphasis is on discovering ideas on the macro point within the trust that cost also will result in answer of micro point difficulties. by contrast the position of civil society teams within the unofficial techniques is to continually negotiate throughout ethnic barriers and give the chance for rival groups to dwell jointly within the similar village, locality, or local. Compromise is needed at each point for clash answer. renowned tasks additionally support insulate the overall inhabitants from insurgent teams. The reputable and unofficial peace tactics frequently continue on parallel tracks with minimal impression on one another. it is crucial for the 2 procedures to be attached. For civil society teams to be better in peace construction, they have to be socially built-in and strengthen synergy with different ingredients and stakeholders.

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Download EU Accession and UN Peacemaking in Cyprus by J. Ker-Lindsay PDF

By J. Ker-Lindsay

This paintings lines the makes an attempt via the United countries to lead to the reunification of Cyprus ahead of the island's accession to the ecu Union on 1 may well 2004. as well as charting the process earlier efforts to unravel the Cyprus factor, the publication recounts the direct discussions among the 2 facets from January 2002 via to April 2004 and analyses the explanations why the UN plan was once rejected in a referendum.

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Download Elicitive Conflict Transformation and the Transrational by W. Dietrich PDF

By W. Dietrich

This publication considers elicitive clash transformation and its interrelation with humanistic psychology. It discusses the transrational flip within the fields of international relations, army, improvement cooperation and political economic climate, offering a brand new version of clash research with sensible implications for peace paintings.

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Download Peacekeeping in the Middle East as an International Regime by Kenneth Dombroski PDF

By Kenneth Dombroski

This e-book investigates even if a world establishment can regulate nation behaviour and thereby give a contribution to the peaceable solution of a clash.

Kenneth Dombroski makes a speciality of the sequence of interrelated peacekeeping efforts undertaken to assist get to the bottom of the Arab-Israeli clash from 1948-1994. examining those sequential operations over a forty-six 12 months interval offers facts as to the relative value of associations in a state-centric foreign method. He offers an alternate method of the learn of overseas peacekeeping that evaluates the long term results of peacekeeping on country behaviour, and concomitantly, the results of various kingdom behaviour on a world regime. This booklet deals new views at the relative significance of regimes, the software of regime research in explaining the significance of overseas associations, the importance of a peacekeeping regime's function in influencing nation behaviour, and the impression of various country behaviour on regime evolution.

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Download Ethics and Autonomous Weapons by Alex Leveringhaus PDF

By Alex Leveringhaus

This publication is among the 1st educational remedies of the rising debate on independent guns. independent guns are able, as soon as programmed, of attempting to find and interesting a goal with out direct intervention via a human operator. Critics of those guns declare that ‘taking the human out-of-the-loop’ represents one other step in the direction of the de-humanisation of battle, whereas advocates of this sort of know-how contend that the facility of laptop autonomy can very likely be harnessed so as to hinder conflict crimes. This ebook presents an intensive and important evaluate of those positions. Written by way of a political thinker on the vanguard of the self reliant guns debate, the booklet essentially assesses the moral and criminal ramifications of self sufficient guns, and provides a unique moral argument opposed to totally self reliant weapons.

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Download Peace is Everybody's Business: A Strategy for Conflict by Arjun Ray (retd) PDF

By Arjun Ray (retd)

Arjun Ray’s ebook relies at the discussion round the counterinsurgency doctrine, arguing that the most procedure in the direction of this goal will be fighting humans from feeling alienated. The critical concentration of this process, which the writer in his skill as a military guy effectively achieved in Operation Sadhbhavna, is the folk. the writer proposes a three-pronged technique to in attaining success―preventing clash by way of addressing human safeguard via human improvement, pursuing a coverage of atonement and forgiveness, and disposing of belief deficit among the kingdom and the marginalized―the 3 pillars of Operation Sadhbhavna.

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Download Practice and Policies of Modern Peace Support Operations by Knoops, G.-J. A., Arnold, R., Roberta Arnold, Geert-Jan PDF

By Knoops, G.-J. A., Arnold, R., Roberta Arnold, Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops

Faced with the sensible criminal points of Peace aid Operations (PSO) of their day-by-day paintings, the 2 authors discovered that there has been an pressing want for the overseas group of army and civilian legal professionals, legislations enforcement companies, coverage makers, criminal advisers and armed forces commanders facing all these missions to have a guidebook examining, wondering and supplying a few recommendations to the sensible felony elements intrinsic in them and that are usually identified simply to people who were serving within the box. It used to be for that reason made up our minds to create a device to checklist and diffuse the information obtained via those that were without delay faced with those concerns, within the box and at headquarters. one of the state-of-the-art subject matters practitioners discover in "Peace help Operations & Their criminal Implications" are human trafficking and unlawful immigration in theatres of PSO akin to the Balkans, arrest and detention of suspects of significant breaches of the legislation of struggle, the connection and position sharing of civilian legislation enforcement companies and peacekeepers, using non-lethal and different guns (e.g. rebellion keep an eye on agents), felony legal responsibility for breaches of overseas legislation and ideas Of Engagement. Contributions of a extra strategic nature deal additional with the complexities of prestige of Forces Agreements and Memoranda of realizing, the extraterritorial applicability of human rights duties, the applying of the legislations of profession to peacekeeping forces, their new position and the relative difficulties in peace-building. the most goal of this guidebook is to supply the foundation for additional dialogue, suggesting what can be performed subsequent, and to represent a problem-solving device for these deployed within the box, frequently secluded from the exterior global and faced with problems to be solved instantly, lower than the strain of time. the assumption is to teach them the trail undertaken by means of others who've been faced with comparable difficulties and to proportion the data and struggle the ability.

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Download Media and Technology in Emerging African Democracies by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor, Kehbuma Langmia PDF

By Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor, Kehbuma Langmia

Media and know-how in rising African Democracies is a typical textual content that may supply scholars a chance to familiarize themselves with the superior literature in media expertise impression in rising African democracies with correct focus on details and conversation know-how (ICT). This textbook is a set of essays that could be used as basic studying for classes on mass media expertise, and knowledge verbal exchange expertise (ICT). it's also compatible as supplementary studying in media and politics, political technological know-how and classes that target political verbal exchange, and company communique. The e-book serves as a reference advisor to mass media students, improvement conversation specialists, govt leaders, and diplomats drawn to media assessment, most significantly because it relates to African democratic dispensations. The booklet contains contributions by way of students whose learn pursuits in media and its correct effect on African democratic method have stirred substantial educational discourse. The chapters span numerous social technological know-how disciplines, giving scholars, execs, and executive businesses a chance to determine demanding situations from an interdisciplinary point of view.

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Download Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging by Lucy Hovil PDF

By Lucy Hovil

This e-book is set the convergence of 2 difficulties: the continued realities of clash and compelled migration in Africa’s nice Lakes quarter, and the drawback of citizenship and belonging. by way of bringing them jointly, the purpose is to determine how, mixed, they could aid aspect the best way in the direction of attainable options. according to 1,115 interviews carried out over 6 years within the zone, the ebook issues to ways that refugees problem the parameters of citizenship and belonging as they carve out areas for inclusion within the localities during which they dwell. but with a coverage surroundings that regularly ends up in marginalisation, the e-book highlights the necessity for regulations that pull humans into the centre instead of polarise and exclude; and that draw on, instead of negate, the creativity that refugees reveal of their quest to forge areas of belonging.

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Download Skies to Conquer: A Year Inside the Air Force Academy by Diana Jean Schemo PDF

By Diana Jean Schemo

A former manhattan instances reporter's yr behind the curtain on the U.S. Air strength Academy.

Diana Jean Schemo lined the Air strength Academy's sexual attack scandal in 2003, certainly one of a chain of academy embarrassments that experience integrated drug use, rape lawsuits, and costs of evangelical officials pushing Christianity on cadets of all faiths. at the present time, the establishment is in flux--a interesting time to examine the adjustments being made and the event of modern day cadets.

Schemo a handful of academy cadets throughout the university yr. From the admissions technique and punishing weeks of simple education to commencement, she stocks the triumphs and tribulations of the cadets and the fight of the academy's leaders to set their embattled alma mater on a straighter path.

  • Follows cadets in all grades, with insights on daily academy lifestyles and training
  • Written via a veteran reporter, two-time international correspondent and Pulitzer Prize nominee, with very good contacts on the academy
  • Includes 38 black-and-white photographs

Like David Lipsky's profitable completely American: 4 Years at West aspect , this e-book deals a desirable window at the education of our army this present day. yet Schemo's booklet updates the tale: the seniors have been the 1st category to enroll after the assaults of Sep 11, and the line to commencement, this time, results in an the US at war.

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