Download E-books Kites over the Mango Tree: Restoring Harmony between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat (Praeger Security International) PDF

By Janet M. Powers

Hindu nationalists within the west Indian country of Gujarat repudiate the pluralist imaginative and prescient of Gandhi and Nehru and foment state-sponsored violence and ethnic detoxing opposed to Muslims and Christians. In 2002, the burning to loss of life of fifty nine rightwing Hindu militants in a teach in Gujarat trigger waves of state-condoned communal riots during which as many as 2,000 predominantly Muslim Gujaratis have been murdered and 200,000 made homeless. within the wake of those atrocities, secular peace-building companies have redoubled their efforts to heal the rift among Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat. a professional mediator, Janet Powers bases her booklet on interviews with staff in twenty of those peace-building NGOs and grassroots peace enterprises, that are locked in fight with politicized Hindu spiritual companies mostly funded through funds raised within the usa. this can be the 1st e-book to ascertain Hindu-Muslim kin in Gujarat within the body of ongoing peace and clash answer efforts.

Gujarat is the kingdom of beginning of many of the entrepreneurial Indians who personal lodges, comfort shops, and gasoline stations within the usa and uk. a lot of the investment for the rightwing Hindu events that foment extremist violence, ethnic detoxing, and re-conversion campaigns opposed to the Muslim and Christian minorities in Gujarat comes from Gujarati expatriates within the U.S. and united kingdom. Gujarat is the house of Mahatma Gandhi, who used to be assassinated in 1948 via an agent of the RSS, a violently anti-Muslim Hindu nationalist association that thrives this present day in Gujarat in virulent organization with the ruling BJP and VHP events. both harmful to the peace of Gujarat are violent Wahhabist firms dependent in Pakistan yet working in India. Powers assesses the clients for long term therapeutic in Gujarat in line with old precedents, and she or he applies the teachings of Gujarati grassroots peace-building agencies in Gujarat to zones of state-sponsored spiritual clash in different elements of the world.

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Download E-books The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 1971-2013: In Pursuit of a Just Peace PDF

By Anders Persson

Just peace has been a lot pointed out in daily life, however it is much less good researched through lecturers. the explanation of this publication is for this reason to probe what constitutes a simply peace, either conceptually in the box of peacebuilding and empirically within the context of the ecu as a peacebuilder within the Israeli-Palestinian clash.

The european has used the time period simply peace in lots of of its most crucial declarations at the Israeli-Palestinian clash in the course of the years. Defining a simply peace is set those declaratory efforts via the european to articulate a typical formulation of a simply peace within the clash. Securing and construction a simply peace are concerning the EU’s function in enforcing this formulation for a simply peace within the clash throughout the construction of a Palestinian kingdom.

As the ecu enters its 5th decade of involvement within the clash, there will be little question that during universal with the remainder of the overseas neighborhood it has failed in its efforts to set up a simply peace among Israelis and Palestinians. whereas this is often an inescapable total end from 4 many years of EC/EU peacebuilding within the clash, it really is, while, attainable to attract a couple of different conclusions from this booklet. most significantly, it argues that the european is an immense legitimizing energy within the clash and that it has saved the customers of a two-state resolution alive via its help for the Palestinian statebuilding process.

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Download E-books Amnesty, Human Rights and Political Transitions: Bridging the Peace and Justice Divide (Studies in International Law) PDF

By Louise Mallinder

Amnesty legislation are political instruments used considering precedent days through states wishing to quell dissent, introduce reforms, or in attaining peaceable relationships with their enemies. lately, they've got turn into contentious because of a notion that they violate foreign legislations, relatively the rights of sufferers, and give a contribution to extra violence. This view is disputed by means of political negotiators who frequently argue that amnesty is an important expense to pay for you to in attaining a reliable, peaceable, and equitable approach of presidency. This publication investigates even if an amnesty unavoidably includes a contravention of a state's overseas tasks, or even if an amnesty, observed by way of replacement justice mechanisms, can in truth give a contribution absolutely to either peace and justice. This learn originated by means of developing an intensive Amnesty legislations Database that comprises info on 506 amnesty approaches in a hundred thirty nations brought because the moment global conflict. The database and bankruptcy constitution have been designed to correspond with the foremost points of an amnesty - why it was once brought, who benefited from its safeguard, which crimes it lined, and no matter if it used to be conditional. In assessing conditional amnesties, similar transitional justice tactics reminiscent of selective prosecutions, fact commissions, community-based justice mechanisms, lustration, and reparations courses have been thought of. as a consequence, the jurisprudence when it comes to amnesty from nationwide courts, foreign tribunals, and courts in 3rd states was once addressed. total, amnesties have elevated in acceptance because the Nineteen Nineties. for this reason, instead of attempting to dissuade states from utilizing this instrument of transitional justice, this e-book argues that overseas actors may still as a substitute paintings to restrict the extra unfavorable kinds of amnesty by means of encouraging states to lead them to conditional and to introduce complementary courses to fix the damage and forestall a repetition of the crimes.

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Download E-books The BRICs Superpower Challenge: Foreign and Security Policy Analysis PDF

By Kwang Ho Chun

In an inventive and engaging means, Kwang Ho Chun seeks to seize the dynamics of the altering foreign process and the customers for a transformation within the overseas distribution of energy. the concept that new superpowers may possibly upward push and that a number of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) should be such superpowers, is very fascinating and the most inspiration explored during this learn. in keeping with neo-realist techniques, this booklet argues that during a unipolar global opponents will upward thrust to problem the worldwide hegemon. because the strength profiles of the BRICs upward push and so they achieve higher keep watch over of geo-global politics, they're prone to reach major local dominance between different nearby powers even though their underdeveloped culture of tough energy and inner demanding situations may well hinder them from gaining superpower prestige. This publication captures the dynamics of the altering foreign procedure and the clients for a metamorphosis within the foreign distribution of energy.

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Download E-books Moral Entrepreneurs and the Campaign to Ban Landmines. (At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries) PDF

By Frank Faulkner

This paintings advances the proposition that conventional 'top down' politics is being challenged by means of grass-roots, civil society established 'bottom up' politics in that the majority delicate components, the nationwide security/arms keep an eye on dichotomy. The ebook makes use of the instance of the overseas crusade to prohibit Landmines (ICBL), that has succeeded in reversing or changing the nationwide rules on landmines in over a hundred thirty international locations globally. The e-book cites the efforts of what the writer calls 'moral entrepreneurs', that's those that have followed the risk-taking features of commercial and social leaders to deliver this scenario approximately. As a brand new polity that demanding situations previous assumptions concerning the state's look after in concerns of nationwide defense and ethical strength, the ICBL has set the benchmark for a clean, twenty-first century paradigm in fingers regulate.

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Download E-books Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World PDF

By Susan Griffin

This encouraged assortment deals a brand new paradigm for relocating the realm past violence because the first, and sometimes in simple terms, reaction to violence. via essays and poetry, prayers and meditations, Transforming Terror powerfully demonstrates that terrorist violence—defined the following as any assault on unarmed civilians—can by no means be stopped via a go back to the pondering that created it. a various array of contributors—writers, healers, religious and political leaders, scientists, and activists, together with Desmond Tutu, Huston Smith, Riane Eisler, Daniel Ellsberg, Amos oz., Fatema Mernissi, Fritjof Capra, George Lakoff, Mahmoud Darwish, Terry Tempest Williams, and Jack Kornfield—considers how we would rework the stipulations that produce terrorist acts and produce precise therapeutic to the sufferers of those acts. widely encompassing either the Islamic and Western worlds, the booklet explores the character of cognizance and gives a blueprint for swap that makes peace attainable. From unforgettable firsthand bills of terrorism, the ebook attracts us into know-how of our ecological and financial interdependence, the necessity for connectedness, and the innate human capability for compassion.

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Download E-books Handbook on World Social Forum Activism (Paradigm Handbooks) PDF

The realm Social discussion board (WSF) has turn into the focal point for a various array of activities advancing substitute visions of globalisation. the various WSF's have helped to attach activists in an more and more dense community of advocates for radical social swap. they've got mobilised millions of individuals and will be some of the most vital political advancements of our time. The guide of global Social discussion board Activism brings jointly major students of the social discussion board technique from North the US and Europe. the gathering contributes to the continuing strategy of mirrored image from the WSF adventure, and is obtainable to activists, scholars and students alike.

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Download E-books Voicing Dissent: American Artists and the War on Iraq (Routledge Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture) PDF

By Violaine Roussel

Voicing Dissent offers a unique and unique sequence of interviews with American artists (including Guerrilla women on travel, Tony Shalhoub, Shepard Fairey, Sean Astin, etc) who've voiced their competition to the battle in Iraq. Following Pierre Bourdieu's instance, those discussions are approached sociologically and supply a radical research of the relationships among arts and politics in addition to the limits and conditions of political speech and motion. those painters and photo artists, musicians, actors, playwrights, theatre administrators and filmmakers exhibit their perceptions of politics, battle, safety and terrorism concerns, the center East, their reports with activism, in addition to their definition of the artist's function and their perform of citizenship. Addressing the crucial questions for modern democracies - akin to artists' functionality in society, the drawback of political legitimacy and illustration, the increase of latest modes of contestation, and the boundaries to loose public speech - this booklet can be of curiosity to students in sociology, politics, and the humanities.

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