State and Politics in Religious Peacebuilding (Palgrave by Tale Steen-Johnsen

By Tale Steen-Johnsen

In this publication, story Steen-Johnsen explains how non secular peacebuilders are restricted through either formal and extra refined political techniques aimed toward regulating civil society. Political gurus have a vested curiosity in preserving social and spiritual hobbies lower than regulate, which limits the possibilities non secular leaders need to scale back violent conflicts among spiritual teams. This quantity deals empirical examples of those connections in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zanzibar and Tanzania. it truly is beneficial source for either students and improvement practitioners attracted to how politics and faith turn into conflated whilst non secular actors interact to construct peace. 

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Conflict and Peace in Eurasia (Central Asia Research Forum) by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra

By Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra

Focusing on quite a number Eurasian conflicts, together with Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, this publication bargains modern views at the ongoing conflicts within the Eurasia, with an emphasis at the makes an attempt in the direction of peace.



The ebook brings into concentration how different factors equivalent to ethnicity, faith, border disputes, assets, and animosities inherited from the prior play the most important function in those conflicts. It questions no matter if advancements in Eurasia impact different conflicts around the globe, and if variations among events might be resolved with no pulling the kin past adjustable limits. The publication is going directly to examine how difficult the trail to peace will be, and furthers the advance of a framework of analysis of Eurasian conflicts within the post-Soviet international, whereas making an allowance for either inner and exterior variables in examining those conflicts. it's a worthy contribution to relevant Asian and Caucasian Politics and safety Studies.


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Europeanization of the Western Balkans: Environmental by Adam Fagan,Indraneel Sircar

By Adam Fagan,Indraneel Sircar

The ebook analyses the altering roles of foreign corporations, governmental our bodies, non-governmental companies, and native groups round significant road-building environmental influence evaluation procedures which will study even if the impact of the ecu Union has remodeled environmental governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Serbia.

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Security Sector Reform in Conflict-Affected Countries: The by Mark Sedra

By Mark Sedra

This publication examines the evolution, influence, and destiny customers of the protection zone Reform (SSR) version in conflict-affected nations within the context of the broader debate over the liberal peace venture.


Since its emergence as an idea within the past due Nineties, SSR has represented a paradigm shift in protection guidance, from the realist, regime-centric, train-and-equip method of the chilly battle to a brand new liberal, holistic and people-centred version. The quick upward push of this version, notwithstanding, belied its quite meagre effect at the flooring. This ebook significantly examines the idea that and its checklist of accomplishment over the last 20 years, placing it into the wider context of peace-building and state-building thought and perform. It focuses recognition at the most typical, celebrated and intricate environment for SSR, conflict-affected environments, and relatively examines the applying and affects of donor-supported SSR programing in a sequence of conflict-affected international locations during the last twenty years, together with Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor and Bosnia-Herzegovina. the wider objective of the ebook is to higher know the way the modern SSR version has coalesced during the last 20 years and develop into mainstreamed in foreign improvement and safety coverage and perform. this offers an outstanding origin to enquire the explanations for the negative functionality of the version and to evaluate its customers for the longer term.


This publication can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of foreign safeguard, peacebuilding, statebuilding, improvement reports and IR in general.

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How Socio-Cultural Codes Shaped Violent Mobilization and by Emil Aslan Souleimanov,Huseyn Aliyev

By Emil Aslan Souleimanov,Huseyn Aliyev

This ebook argues that the prevailing scholarship on uneven clash has to date did not bear in mind the function of socio-cultural disparities between belligerents. so as to therapy this deficiency, this research conceptualizes socio-cultural asymmetry less than the time period of asymmetry of values. It proposes that socio-cultural values that are established upon the codes of retaliation, silence, and hospitality – values that are intrinsic to honor cultures, but absent from sleek institutionalized cultures – might considerably have an effect on violent mobilization and pro-insurgent help in that they facilitate recruitment into and help for rebel teams, whereas denying such aid to incumbent forces. using Russia's counterinsurgency campaigns within the First and moment Chechnya Wars as an empirical case research, this research explains how asymmetry of values could have an impression at the dynamics of latest abnormal wars.

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August 1941: The Anglo-Russian Occupation of Iran and Change by Mohammad Gholi Majd

By Mohammad Gholi Majd

Coming almost immediately after the British career of Iraq and the German invasion of Russia, the Anglo-Russian profession of Iran secured an important direction for provides to Russia and warranted British keep an eye on of the oilfields. to avoid wasting the Pahlavi regime, Reza Shah was once changed by means of his son and Iranians got a “New Deal.” The Allied profession hence ushered in a short interval of democratic freedoms. Having defined the increase of Reza Shah in a prior paintings, Majd completes the tale by means of describing his downfall. the writer has made an in depth seek of the commonly scattered U.S. diplomatic and armed forces files and those are supplemented via experiences within the The long island Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago day-by-day Tribune, in addition to different press debts. greater than seventy years later, this attention-grabbing tale has remained untold. August 1941 is the 1st distinctive and documented account of the affair.

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Mediation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Transforming Conflicts by Dale Bagshaw,Elisabeth Porter

By Dale Bagshaw,Elisabeth Porter

This e-book examines mediation in reference to peacebuilding within the Asia-Pacific sector, delivering functional examples which both spotlight the weaknesses inside yes mediation methods or reveal best-practice.


The authors discover the level to which present rules and practices of mediation within the Asia-Pacific zone are ruled by means of Western understandings and significantly problem the appropriateness of such considering. that includes various case stories on Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, this booklet has 3 major aims:




  • To problem dominant Western practices and methods of pondering on mediation that at the moment are being imposed within the Asia-Pacific region;



  • To increase culturally-fluent and socially simply mediation possible choices that construct upon neighborhood, conventional or non secular techniques;



  • To situate mediation inside of rules and practices on peacebuilding.


Making a special contribution to peace and clash experiences literature via explicitly linking mediation and peacebuilding practices, this booklet is a crucial textual content for college kids and students in those fields.

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Sino-Japanese Power Politics: Might, Money and Minds by Giulio Pugliese,Aurelio Insisa

By Giulio Pugliese,Aurelio Insisa

This booklet is ready Japan-China strength politics within the army, monetary and propaganda domain names. The post-2012 standoff over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands has unveiled the adverse caliber to Sino-Japanese kinfolk, with a tremendous addition: a tremendous info war that has cemented the 2 states’ contention. below the Xi and Abe administrations, China and Japan insisted on their moral place as benign and peaceable powers, and portrayed the neighbor as an competitive revisionist. by way of highlighting nice energy competition, this examine makes a theoretical contribution in prefer of the facility politics in the back of Sino-Japanese identities. The paintings is multidisciplinary in spirit and goals to talk either to lecturers and to common readers who may be curious of figuring out this attention-grabbing --if worrisome-- side of Sino-Japanese relations. In flip, the overview of the diplomatic, monetary and identification conflict among the world’s moment and 3rd wealthiest states offers a window in knowing the overseas politics of the Asia-Pacific within the early 21st Century. This publication is a useful source for students, sector reviews and Political technological know-how scholars and policymakers alike.

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Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context: Colombia, by Eileen Babbitt

By Eileen Babbitt

combating sweeping human rights violations or wars and rebuilding societies of their aftermath require an method encompassing the views of either human rights advocates and practitioners of clash solution. whereas those teams paintings to accomplish the various comparable goals—notably to finish violence and lack of life—they usually make varied assumptions, observe various tools, and function less than assorted values and institutional constraints. hence, they might undertake conflicting or perhaps jointly unique methods to an identical challenge. Eileen F. Babbitt and Ellen L. Lutz have gathered groundbreaking essays exploring the connection among human rights and clash solution. making use of a case learn technique, the contributing authors learn 3 parts of conflict—Sierra Leone, Colombia, and northern Ireland—from the views of individuals in either the peace-making and human rights efforts in each one kingdom. through spotlighting the function of activists and reflecting on what was once realized in those circumstances, this quantity seeks to push students and practitioners of either clash solution and human rights to imagine extra creatively concerning the intersection of those fields.

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