Global Refugee Crisis: A Reference Handbook by Mark Gibney

By Mark Gibney

There are disparate elements to the worldwide refugee predicament: first, there are approximately forty six million refugees and Internally Displaced individuals (IDPs), so much of whom are suffering to outlive within the poorest and so much violent international locations on this planet, and moment, our interpretation of overseas human rights legislations permits this situation to worsen.

Refugee safeguard has been a longstanding coverage that ostensibly protects sufferers of human rights violations from different nations. genuinely, safeguard is basically negated through systematic efforts by means of industrialized states to lessen the variety of refugees arriving on the borders. This ebook presents a accomplished exam of this all over the world challenge and rejects the concept that nearly all of asylum seekers abuse the process to achieve front into the country.

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Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, by Robert Wuthnow

By Robert Wuthnow

Robert Wuthnow has been praised as certainly one of "the country's most sensible social scientists" by way of columnist David Brooks, who hails his writing as "tremendously valuable." The ny occasions calls him "temperate, balanced, compassionate," including, "one can't yet respect Mr. Wuthnow's views." a number one authority on faith, he now addresses essentially the most profound matters: the tip of the world.

In Be Very Afraid, Wuthnow examines the human reaction to existential threats--once an issue for theology, yet now looming ahead of us in a number of kinds. Nuclear guns, pandemics, international warming: every one threatens to smash the planet, or a minimum of to annihilate our species. Freud, he notes, famously taught that the traditional mental reaction to an overpowering probability is denial. actually, Wuthnow writes, the other is right: we search methods of definitely assembly the chance, of doing something--anything--even if it's wasteful and time-consuming. The atomic period that all started with the bombing of Hiroshima sparked a flurry of job, starting from duck-and-cover drills, basement bomb shelters, and marches for a nuclear freeze. All have been arguably ineffectual, but each one sprang from an innate wish to take motion. it might be something if our responses have been simply unnecessary, Wuthnow observes, yet they could really be destructive. either the general public and policymakers are likely to version reactions to grave threats on how we met earlier ones. The reaction to the terrorist assaults of 9-11, for instance, echoed the chilly War--citizens went out to shop for duct tape, mimicking 1950s-era civil protection measures, and the management introduced expensive conflicts in another country.

Offering perception into our responses to every thing from An Inconvenient Truth to the chook and swine flu epidemics, Robert Wuthnow presents a profound new realizing of the human response to existential vulnerability.

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Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies by Charles Webel, Johan Galtung

By Charles Webel, Johan Galtung

This significant new Handbook provides a state of the art and transdisciplinary assessment of the most concerns, debates, state of the art tools, and key strategies in peace and clash reviews this present day.

The fields of peace and clash experiences have grown exponentially for the reason that being initiated by way of Professor Johan Galtung part a century in the past. they've got solid a transdisciplinary identification special from safety stories, political technology, and diplomacy.

The quantity is split into 4 sections:

  • understanding and remodeling conflict
  • creating peace
  • supporting peace
  • peace around the disciplines.

Each part beneficial properties new essays through exclusive overseas students and execs operating in peace reviews and clash solution and transformation. Drawing from quite a lot of theoretical, methodological, and political positions, the editors and members provide topical and enduring techniques to peace and clash experiences.

The Handbook of Peace and clash Studies might be crucial studying for college students of peace experiences, clash reports and clash answer. it's going to even be of curiosity and use to practitioners in clash solution and NGOs, in addition to coverage makers and diplomats.

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The Geographies of Peace: New Approaches to Boundaries, by Nick Megoran, Fiona McConnell, Philippa Williams

By Nick Megoran, Fiona McConnell, Philippa Williams

We are usually beset by way of photos of struggle and hostility within the media, and politicians appear continuously to be looking for a method of peaceable solution to conflicts world wide. yet what can we suggest through peace? Is peace easily a scarcity of battle? whilst mentioned via politicians, newshounds, lecturers, even activists, it's often assumed that we know: peace is left undefined.

Geographies of Peace is the 1st publication fully devoted to exploring the geography of peace. Drawing on fresh theoretical advancements and distinct empirical examine from worldwide, the participants argue that it can be crucial to conceptualize peace as richly as contemporary scholarship has performed in regards to war.

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The Beginner's Guide to Nation-Building by James Dobbins, Seth G. Jones, Keith Crane, Beth Cole

By James Dobbins, Seth G. Jones, Keith Crane, Beth Cole DeGrasse

This guidebook is designed as a contribution to destiny nation-building efforts. it's equipped round the parts that make up any nation-building venture: making plans, army and police contingents, civil directors, humanitarian and aid efforts, governance, monetary stabilization, democratization, and infrastructure improvement. This consultant is meant to assist practitioners steer clear of repeating prior error, aid political leaders overview the associated fee and chance of luck in any proposed operation, and support electorate review their government's consequent functionality.

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Routledge Handbook of Human Security (Routledge Handbooks by Mary Martin, Taylor Owen

By Mary Martin, Taylor Owen

This guide will function a regular reference consultant to the topic of human defense, which has grown significantly in significance over the last two decades.

Human safety has been a part of educational and coverage discourses because it used to be first promoted through the UNDP in its 1994 Human improvement record. Filling a transparent hole within the present literature, this quantity brings jointly a number of the key students and policy-makers who've contributed to its emergence as a mainstream notion, together with Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen and Sadako Ogata, who together chaired the 2001 fee on Human safety. Drawing upon a number of theoretical and empirical analyses, the guide offers examples of using human safety in guidelines as different as catastrophe administration, hands keep an eye on and counter-terrorism, and in several geographic and institutional settings from Asia to Africa, and the UN. It additionally increases vital questions on how the idea that could be tailored and operationalised in future.

Over the process the e-book, the authors draw on 3 key points of human protection pondering:

  1. Theoretical matters to do with defining human defense as a particular discourse
  2. Human protection from a coverage and institutional standpoint, and the way it truly is operationalised in numerous coverage and geographic contexts
  3. Case experiences and empirical paintings

Featuring the various prime students within the box, the Routledge guide of Human safety will be crucial analyzing for all scholars of human defense, serious safeguard, clash and improvement, peace and clash reviews, and of serious curiosity to scholars of overseas safety and IR in general.

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The Liberal Illusion: Does Trade Promote Peace? by Katherine Barbieri

By Katherine Barbieri

"A vitally important and long-awaited significant contribution to the talk . . . Her paintings can't be ignored."--Nils Petter Gleditsch, magazine of Peace Research"Barbieri builds on a superb origin of labor on exchange and clash and specifies the stipulations less than which exchange reduces and raises clash. . . . the secret's that this is often a major publication within the learn of exchange and clash as a result of its entire approach."--Kathy L. Powers, views on Politics"Barbieri's research finds the elemental and highbrow weaknesses of some of the arguments in this subject. [A] stable and well timed contribution to the literature"--ChoiceThe Liberal phantasm sheds mild on an more and more vital query in diplomacy scholarship and the area of coverage making-whether foreign alternate promotes peace. by means of interpreting a vast variety of theories approximately trade's effect on interstate family and venture a suite of empirical analyses of the trade-conflict puzzle, Katherine Barbieri presents a entire evaluate of the liberal view that alternate promotes peace. Barbieri's beautiful conclusions leave from traditional knowledge in diplomacy. accordingly, The Liberal phantasm serves as an immense counterargument and a wake-up call to policymakers who depend upon trade-based recommendations to advertise peace, suggestions that seem to provide little wish of accomplishing their targets.

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