Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging by Lucy Hovil

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 area, and the main issue of citizenship and belonging. through bringing them jointly, the purpose is to work out how, mixed, they could aid aspect the best way in the direction of attainable suggestions. in keeping with 1,115 interviews carried out over 6 years within the zone, the e-book issues to ways that refugees problem the parameters of citizenship and belonging as they carve out areas for inclusion within the localities within which they stay. but with a coverage atmosphere that frequently ends up in marginalisation, the ebook highlights the necessity for guidelines 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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Practising Critical Reflection to Develop Emancipatory by Christine Morley

By Christine Morley

Overwhelmingly, severe practitioners operating throughout a number of human provider fields, who're devoted to emancipatory and revolutionary social switch beliefs, record feeling powerless, alienated from the technique of switch, and hopeless approximately their capacities to make a distinction within the lives of the participants, teams or groups with whom they paintings due to restrictive contexts that finally verify the character and parameters in their paintings. This ground-breaking booklet addresses this obstacle by way of demonstrating how severe mirrored image as a tutorial software permits practitioners to ascertain chances for swap. The felony method, really in its reaction to sexual attack offers an ideal instance of this kind of context and this quantity explores the paintings of sexual attack practitioners which are engaged in aiding victims/survivors of sexual attack during the criminal method. via reshaping rules that experience formerly been regarded as predominantly theoretical and summary, Morley’s paintings presents an cutting edge framework that permits social paintings and human companies practitioners to discover wish, employer and functional techniques to paintings in the direction of switch, regardless of working in contexts that seem immutably oppressive.

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Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding on the Ground: by Chandra Lekha Sriram,Jemima García-Godos,Johanna Herman,Olga

By Chandra Lekha Sriram,Jemima García-Godos,Johanna Herman,Olga Martin-Ortega

This ebook seeks to refine our realizing of transitional justice and peacebuilding, and long term safeguard and reintegration demanding situations after violent conflicts.


As fresh occasions following political swap throughout the so-called 'Arab Spring' show, calls for for responsibility usually keep on with or attend clash and political transition. whereas often a lot literature and lots of practitioners highlighted tensions among peacebuilding and justice, contemporary learn and perform demonstrates a shrink back from the intended 'peace vs justice' limitation.


This quantity examines the complicated courting among peacebuilding and transitional justice during the lenses of the elevated emphasis on victim-centred methods to justice and the common practices of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of excombatants. whereas contemporary volumes have sought to handle both DDR or victim-centred ways to justice, none has sought to make connections among the 2, less to put them within the better context of the expanding linkages among transitional justice and peacebuilding.


This e-book should be of serious curiosity to scholars of transitional justice, peacebuilding, human rights, warfare and clash stories, safety experiences and IR.

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Demonization in International Politics: A Barrier to Peace by Linn Normand

By Linn Normand

This e-book investigates demonization in foreign politics, relatively within the heart East. It argues that whereas demonization’s origins are non secular, its persisted presence is essentially political. Drawing upon examples from ancient and smooth conflicts, this paintings addresses key questions: Why do leaders demonize enemies whilst waging battle? And what are the lasting affects on peacemaking? In supplying solutions to those inquiries, the writer applies ancient perception to twenty-first century clash. particular consciousness is given to Israel and Palestine because the writer argues that war-time demonization in coverage, media, and paintings is a mental and relational barrier in the course of peace talks.

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Beyond Declaring Victory and Coming Home: The Challenges of by Anthony J. Joes,Max Manwaring

By Anthony J. Joes,Max Manwaring

The political perform of stating victory and coming domestic has supplied a fake and unsafe family effect of serious luck for U.S. unilateral and multilateral interventions in failing and failed states all over the world. the truth of such irresponsibility is that the basis explanations and the violent effects of latest intranational clash are left to smolder and reignite at a later date with the accompanying human and actual waste. This publication discusses why it truly is incumbent at the overseas group and person powers occupied with facing the chaos of the post-Cold warfare international to appreciate that such motion calls for a long term, holistic, and strategic approach.

The reason of such an process is to create and determine the confirmed inner stipulations that may result in a mandated peace and stability―with justice. the major components that outline these stipulations on the strategic point contain: (1) the actual institution of order and the guideline of legislation; (2) the isolation of belligerents; (3) the regeneration of the economic system; (4) the shaping of political consent; (5) fostering peaceable clash solution techniques; (6) reaching an entire cohesion of attempt towards balance; and (7) institution and upkeep of a sound civil society. those crucial dimensions of up to date worldwide safety and balance standards contain a brand new paradigm that would, expectantly, begin the method of rethinking either challenge and response.

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Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital by Courtney C. Radsch

By Courtney C. Radsch

This compelling booklet explores how Egyptian bloggers used citizen journalism and cyberactivism to chip away on the state’s monopoly on info and recalibrate the ability dynamics among an authoritarian regime and its electorate. whilst the Arab uprisings broke out in early 2011 and ousted entrenched leaders around the zone, social media and the web have been greatly credited with taking part in a job, rather while the Egyptian govt close down the web and cellphone networks in an try to stave off the unrest there. yet what those stories neglected have been the years of grassroots organizing, electronic activism, and political awareness-raising that laid the foundation for this innovative switch. Radsch argues that Egyptian bloggers created new social hobbies utilizing running a blog and social media, usually at major own danger, in order that below a decade after the knowledge revolution got here to Egypt they effectively mobilized the overthrow of the nation and its president. 

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Post-Conflict Power-Sharing Agreements: Options for Syria by Imad Salamey,Mohammed Abu-Nimer,Elie Abouaoun

By Imad Salamey,Mohammed Abu-Nimer,Elie Abouaoun

The booklet surveys comparative energy sharing types carried out in societies that experience confronted identity-conflicts, with consciousness given to post-conflict layout. It analyzes the luck and pitfalls of overseas studies ahead of offering a version for Syria. members tackle the significant query: which one of the set of power-sharing agreements that experience helped settle protracted identity-driven armed clash supplies Syria with a platform for discussion, negotiation, and clash mitigation? The comparative research complex during this e-book extracts classes from international locations akin to Bosnia-Herzegovina, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Mali, Northern eire, the Philippines and Sudan. the possibility of a post-conflict distribution of energy in Syria is then unraveled from diversified sectarian, ethnic and local views. The authors additionally tackle demanding situations of peacebuilding similar to violent extremism, gender participation, resettlements, retributions, transitional justice, integration of armed teams and neighborhood and overseas sponsorship.

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Peacekeeping in South Sudan: One Year of Lessons from Under by R. Munson

By R. Munson

A scholarly standpoint of a soldier's personal demanding situations operating within the United international locations challenge in South Sudan (UNMISS). This paintings examines how regional/cultural wisdom and language skill give a contribution to superior management in a UN operation, according to the author's personal stories as a employees officer in South Sudan.

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In/security in Colombia: Writing Political Identities in the by Josefina A. Echavarría

By Josefina A. Echavarría

in keeping with geo- and biopolitical analyses, this ebook reconsiders how defense rules and practices valid kingdom and non-state violence within the Colombian conflict.

Using the case learn of the respectable Democratic safeguard coverage (DSP), Echavarría examines how defense discourses write the political identities of nation, self and others. She claims that the DSP delimits politics, the political, and the imaginaries of peace and battle via conditioning the chances for id formation.

'In/security in Colombia' deals an leading edge software of a giant theoretical framework at the performative personality of defense discourses and furthers a nuanced knowing of the protection problematique in a postcolonial setting.

This wide-reaching research will gain scholars, students and policy-makers within the fields of defense, peace and clash, and Latin American issues.

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