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Darwin and International Relations

Darwin and International Relations

On the Evolutionary Origins of War and Ethnic Conflict

  • Author: Bradley A. Thayer
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813149703
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 444
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Pathbreaking and controversial, Darwin and International Relations offers the first comprehensive analysis of international affairs of state through the lens of evolutionary theory. Bradley A. Thayer provides a new method for investigating and explaining human and state behavior while generating insights into the origins of human and animal warfare, ethnic conflict, and the influence of disease on international relations. Using ethnological and statistical studies of warfare among tribal societies, Thayer argues that humans wage war for reasons predicted by evolutionary theory -- to gain and protect vital resources but also for the physically and emotionally stimulating effects of combat. Thayer demonstrates that an evolutionary understanding of disease will become a more important part of the study of international relations as new strains of diseases emerge and advances in genetics make biological warfare a more effective weapon for states and terrorists. He also explains the deep causes of ethnic conflict by illuminating how xenophobia and ethnocentrism evolved in humans. He notes that these behaviors once contributed to our ancestors' success in radically different environments, but they remain a part of us. Darwin and International Relations makes a major contribution to our understanding of human history and the future of international relations.

Der Ausdruck der Gemüthsbewegungen bei dem Menschen und den Thieren

Der Ausdruck der Gemüthsbewegungen bei dem Menschen und den Thieren

  • Author: Charles Darwin,Julius Victor Carus
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Emotions
  • Page: 384
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Krieg und Frieden aus der Sicht der Verhaltensforschung

Krieg und Frieden aus der Sicht der Verhaltensforschung

  • Author: Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt
  • Publisher: Piper Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 315
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Ideology and International Relations in the Modern World

Ideology and International Relations in the Modern World

  • Author: Alan Cassels
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134813309
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Cassels offers a novel perspective on the part played by ideology in international relations over the past two centuries. His treatment is not restricted to the familiar totalitarian ideologies of communism and nazism, but also includes conservatism, liberalism and nationalism. The focus and emphasis given to ideology in an historical survey of such broad scope make this book unusual, and even controversial.

Sex and World Peace

Sex and World Peace

  • Author: Valerie M. Hudson,Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill,Mary Caprioli,Chad F. Emmett
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231520093
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Sex and World Peace unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war. The authors compare micro-level gender violence and macro-level state peacefulness in global settings, supporting their findings with detailed analyses and color maps. Harnessing an immense amount of data, they call attention to discrepancies between national laws protecting women and the enforcement of those laws, and they note the adverse effects on state security of abnormal sex ratios favoring males, the practice of polygamy, and inequitable realities in family law, among other gendered aggressions. The authors find that the treatment of women informs human interaction at all levels of society. Their research challenges conventional definitions of security and democracy and shows that the treatment of gender, played out on the world stage, informs the true clash of civilizations. In terms of resolving these injustices, the authors examine top-down and bottom-up approaches to healing wounds of violence against women, as well as ways to rectify inequalities in family law and the lack of parity in decision-making councils. Emphasizing the importance of an R2PW, or state responsibility to protect women, they mount a solid campaign against women's systemic insecurity, which effectively unravels the security of all.

Das Königreich der Sprache

Das Königreich der Sprache

  • Author: Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641209234
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 224
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In den vergangenen 150 Jahren wurden von der Entdeckung des Penizillins über die Entschlüsselung der menschlichen DNS bis zum Nachweis des Higgs-Bosons kolossale Fortschritte gemacht. Doch an einer der drängendsten Fragen der Menschheitsgeschichte - Wo liegt der Ursprung der menschlichen Sprache? - scheitert die Wissenschaft bis heute. Das hat, wie Tom Wolfe genüsslich darlegt, führende Forscher von Charles Darwin bis Noam Chomsky jedoch zu keiner Zeit davon abgehalten, grandiose Erfolge zu verkünden, die gar keine waren, Konkurrenten zu diffamieren, anstatt eigene Fehler einzugestehen, und generell des Kaisers neue Kleider in den schillerndsten Farben zu beschreiben. In Das Königreich der Sprache vertritt Wolfe die These, wonach die Sprache die erste kulturelle Leistung des Menschen und somit nicht mit der Evolutiontheorie oder wissenschaftlicher Systematik zu erklären ist.

Evolutionary Interpretations of World Politics

Evolutionary Interpretations of World Politics

  • Author: William R. Thompson
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415930598
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

Eine Welt der Propensitäten

Eine Welt der Propensitäten

  • Author: Karl R. Popper
  • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
  • ISBN: 9783161462085
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 93
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Über die Einrichtungen zur Befruchtung britischer und ausländischer Orchideen durch Insekten

Über die Einrichtungen zur Befruchtung britischer und ausländischer Orchideen durch Insekten

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3845724633
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen

Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen

  • Author: Charles Darwin,Sir Francis Darwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Botany
  • Page: 506
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Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

  • Author: Dani Rodrik
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406613517
  • Category:
  • Page: 415
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Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Die Abstammung des Menschen und die geschlechtliche Zuchtwahl

Die Abstammung des Menschen und die geschlechtliche Zuchtwahl

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Heredity
  • Page: 377
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Enforcing International Law

Enforcing International Law

From Self-help to Self-contained Regimes

  • Author: Dr Math Noortmann
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409493156
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 204
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Until recently, the fundamental link between two basic concepts in international law, namely the right to self-help and the obligation to settle disputes by peaceful means, has been neglected in doctrine and practice. The main issue is that international law traditionally recognizes the right of states to safeguard their own rights by resorting to countermeasures as well as the obligation to settle their disputes by accepted and recognized diplomatic and judicial procedures. Both concepts are based on their own merits, which are assumed to be valid in contemporary international law. It is the primary purpose of this study to determine which rules and principles govern the relationship between the two concepts. The book's major findings arise from an analysis of scholarly work, supported by examples from five different case studies. Drawing insights from legal as well as political science, it will be a valuable resource for students, academics and policy makers in international law, international relations and related areas.

Evolution and Human Behavior

Evolution and Human Behavior

Darwinian Perspectives on Human Nature

  • Author: John Cartwright
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262531702
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 376
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The book covers fundamental issues such as the origins and function of sexual reproduction, mating behavior, human mate choice, patterns of violence in families, altruistic behavior, the evolution of brain size and the origins of language, the modular mind, and the relationship between genes and culture.

Grundkurs des Glaubens

Grundkurs des Glaubens

Einführung in den Begriff des Christentums

  • Author: Karl Rahner
  • Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
  • ISBN: 3451802961
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 442
  • View: 358
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»Ein großes Buch ... diese imponierende Synthese, die eine Quelle der Inspiration bleiben wird, wenn einmal ein Großteil der heutigen theologischen Produktion vergessen ist.« Joseph Ratzinger in Theologische Revue »In diesem Buch liegt Sprengstoff für manche theologische Verkrustungen, Zündstoff für Kettenreaktionen neuen Denkens in der Kirche.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung »Daß Rahner in großartiger Weise modern denkt, indem er naturwissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse wirklich verarbeitet und über alles Individuelle hinaus auch Natur- und Weltgeschichte mitbedenkt, dafür kann ihm nicht genug gedankt werden.« Neue Züricher Zeitung

Darwins Black Box

Darwins Black Box

biochemische Einwände gegen die Evolutionstheorie

  • Author: Michael J. Behe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783935197540
  • Category:
  • Page: 486
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Echoes of Empire

Echoes of Empire

Memory, Identity and the Legacy of Imperialism

  • Author: Kalypso S Nicolaidis,Berny Sebe,Gabrielle Maas
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1784530514
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
  • View: 8935
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How does our colonial past echo through today's global politics? How have former empire-builders sought vindication or atonement, and formerly colonized states reversal or retribution? This groundbreaking book presents a panoramic view of attitudes to empires past and present, seen not only through the hard politics of international power structures but also through the nuances of memory, historiography and national and minority cultural identities. Bringing together leading historians, political scientists and international relations scholars from across the globe, "Echoes of Empire" emphasizes Europe's colonial legacy while also highlighting the importance of non-European power centres - Ottoman, Russian, Chinese, Japanese - in shaping world politics, then and now. "Echoes of Empire" bridges the divide between disciplines to trace the global routes travelled by objects, ideas and people, and forms a radically different notion of the term 'empire' itself. This will be an essential companion to courses on international relations and imperial history as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in Western hegemony, North-South relations, global power shifts and the longue duree in world politics.

Religion and International Relations Theory

Religion and International Relations Theory

  • Author: Jack Snyder
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231526911
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 232
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Religious concerns stand at the center of international politics, yet key paradigms in international relations, namely realism, liberalism, and constructivism, barely consider religion in their analysis of political subjects. The essays in this collection rectify this. Authored by leading scholars, they introduce models that integrate religion into the study of international politics and connect religion to a rising form of populist politics in the developing world. Contributors identify religion as pervasive and distinctive, forcing a reframing of international relations theory that reinterprets traditional paradigms. One essay draws on both realism and constructivism in the examination of religious discourse and transnational networks. Another positions secularism not as the opposite of religion but as a comparable type of worldview drawing on and competing with religious ideas. With the secular state's perceived failure to address popular needs, religion has become a banner for movements that demand a more responsive government. The contributors to this volume recognize this trend and propose structural and theoretical innovations for future advances in the discipline.

Manly States

Manly States

Masculinities, International Relations, and Gender Politics

  • Author: Charlotte Hooper
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231505205
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Much has been written on how masculinity shapes international relations, but little feminist scholarship has focused on how international relations shape masculinity. Charlotte Hooper draws from feminist theory to provide an account of the relationship between masculinity and power. She explores how the theory and practice of international relations produces and sustains masculine identities and masculine rivalries. This volume asserts that international politics shapes multiple masculinities rather than one static masculinity, positing an interplay between a "hegemonic masculinity" (associated with elite, western male power) and other subordinated, feminized masculinities (typically associated with poor men, nonwestern men, men of color, and/or gay men). Employing feminist analyses to confront gender-biased stereotyping in various fields of international political theory—including academic scholarship, journals, and popular literature like The Economist—Hooper reconstructs the nexus of international relations and gender politics during this age of globalization.

Human Beings in International Relations

Human Beings in International Relations

  • Author: Daniel Jacobi,Annette Freyberg-Inan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316369048
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Since the 1980s, the discipline of International Relations has seen a series of disputes over its foundations. However, there has been one core concept that, although addressed in various guises, had never been explicitly and systematically engaged with in these debates: the human. This volume is the first to address comprehensively the topic of the human in world politics. It comprises cutting-edge accounts by leading scholars of how the human is (or is not) theorized across the entire range of IR theories, old and new. The authors provide a solid foundation for future debates about how, why, and to which ends the human has been or must (not) be built into our theories, and systematically lay out the implications of such moves for how we come to see world politics and humanity's role within it.