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Norway’s Peace Policy

Norway’s Peace Policy

Soft Power in a Turbulent World

  • Author: J. Taulbee,A. Kelleher,P. Grosvenor
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137429194
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 247
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The post-Cold War world allows space for less powerful states to develop influential roles in responding to specific international problems. Norway has focused on the persistent issue of violent ethno-political conflict. This book explains why Norway chose its peace policy and demonstrates what is has been able to achieve.

Peaceful Intervention in Intra-State Conflicts

Peaceful Intervention in Intra-State Conflicts

Norwegian Involvement in the Sri Lankan Peace Process

  • Author: Chanaka Talpahewa
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317082729
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 310
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Have we reached an end to the era of peaceful third party intervention in conflict management and resolution? In the 1990s, with the ending of the Cold War, the intervention of third parties as a non-violent means of negotiating settlements of intra-state conflicts gained prominence but the emphasis in the twenty-first century has been increasingly on military responses. Peaceful Intervention in Intra-State Conflicts: Norwegian Involvement in the Sri Lankan Peace Process is an in-depth, impartial discussion on the background, decision making processes and procedures and related actions in the Norwegian facilitated peace process in Sri Lanka that gradually shifted towards a military solution. It provides the reader with evidence based comprehensive analysis on the attempts of peaceful third party intervention in a complex ethno-separatist intra-state conflict.

On the Law of Peace

On the Law of Peace

Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria

  • Author: Christine Bell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199226830
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 383
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Analysing how and why peace agreements are produced, this title focuses on the extent to which they are regulated by law, or impose legally binding obligations.

To End a Civil War

To End a Civil War

Norway's Peace Engagement in Sri Lanka

  • Author: Mark Salter
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1849045747
  • Category: Conflict management
  • Page: 512
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Between 1983 and 2009 Sri Lanka was host to a bitter civil war fought between the Government and the Tamil Tigers, which sought the creation of an independent Tamil state. In May 2009 came the war's violent end with the crushing defeat of the Tamil Tigers at the hands of the Sri Lanka Army. But prior to this grim finale, for some time there had been hope for a peaceful end to the conflict. Beginning with a ceasefire agreement in early 2002, for almost five years a series of peace talks between the two sides took place in locations ranging from Thailand and Japan to Norway, Germany and Switzerland. To End a Civil War tells the story of trying to bring peace to Sri Lanka. In particular it tells the story of how a faraway European nation--Norway--came to play a central role in efforts to end the conflict, and what its small, dedicated team of mediators did in their untiring efforts to reach what ultimately proved the elusive goal of a negotiated peace. In doing so it fills a critical gap in our understanding of the Sri Lankan conflict. But it also illuminates in detail a much wider problem: the intense fragility that surrounds peace processes and the extraordinary lengths to which their proponents often stretch in order to secure their progress.

World Marxist Review

World Marxist Review

Problems of Peace and Socialism

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Communism
  • Page: N.A
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Norway and the Nobel peace prize

Norway and the Nobel peace prize

  • Author: Oscar Julius Falnes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 332
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Scandinavian Review

Scandinavian Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Scandinavia
  • Page: N.A
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Daily Report. West Europe

Daily Report. West Europe

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: N.A
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Two Sisters

Two Sisters

A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey Into the Syrian Jihad

  • Author: Åsne Seierstad
  • Publisher: Farrar, Strauß and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374279675
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 432
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The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home. ?sne Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family's crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom. This is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion.

UN Peacekeeping Doctrine in a New Era

UN Peacekeeping Doctrine in a New Era

Adapting to Stabilisation, Protection and New Threats

  • Author: Cedric de Coning,Chiyuki Aoi,John Karlsrud
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315396939
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 364
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This edited volume offers a thorough review of peacekeeping theory and reality in contemporary contexts, and aligns the two to help inform practice. Recent UN peacekeeping operations have challenged the traditional peacekeeping principles of consent, impartiality and the minimum use of force. The pace and scope of these changes have now reached a tipping point, as the new mandates are fundamentally challenging the continued validity of the UN peacekeeping’s core principles and identity. In response the volume analyses the growing gap between these actual practices and existing UN peacekeeping doctrine, exploring how it undermines the effectiveness of UN operations, and endangers lives, arguing that a common doctrine is a critical starting point for effective multi-national operations. In order to determine the degree to which this general principle applies to the current state of UN peacekeeping, this book: Provides a review of conceptual and doctrinal developments in UN peacekeeping operations through a historical perspective Examines the debate related to peace operations doctrine and concepts among key Member States Focuses on the actual practice of peacekeeping by conducting case studies of several UN peacekeeping missions in order to identify gaps between practice and doctrine Critically analyses gaps between emerging peacekeeping practice and existing doctrine Recommends that the UN moves beyond the peacekeeping principles and doctrine of the past Combining empirical case-based studies on UN peace operations, with studies on the views and policies of key UN Security Council members that generate these mandates, and views of key contributors of UN peacekeepers, this volume will be of great use to policy-makers; UN officials and peace operations practitioners; and academics working on peace and conflict/security studies, international organizations and conflict management.

Global Allies

Global Allies

Comparing US Alliances in the 21st Century

  • Author: Michael Wesley
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • ISBN: 1760461180
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 143
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The global system of alliances that the United States built after the Second World War underpinned the stability and prosperity of the postwar order. But during the 20th century, the multilateral NATO alliance system in Europe and the bilateral San Francisco alliance system in Asia rarely interacted. This changed in the early 21st century, as US allies came together to fight and stabilise conflicts in the Middle East and Central Asia. This volume presents the first-ever comparative study of US alliances in Europe and Asia from the perspectives of US allies: the challenges, opportunities and shifting dynamics of these fundamental pillars of order. This volume is essential reading for those interested in contemporary and future regional and global security dynamics.

Navigating Colonial Orders

Navigating Colonial Orders

Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania

  • Author: Kirsten Alsaker Kjerland,Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1782385401
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 414
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Norwegians in colonial Africa and Oceania had varying aspirations and adapted in different ways to changing social, political and geographical circumstances in foreign, colonial settings. They included Norwegian shipowners, captains, and diplomats; traders and whalers along the African coast and in Antarctica; large-scale plantation owners in Mozambique and Hawai'i; big business men in South Africa; jacks of all trades in the Solomon Islands; timber merchants on Zanzibar' coffee farmers in Kenya; and King Leopold's footmen in Congo. This collection reveals narratives of the colonial era that are often ignored or obscured by the national histories of former colonial powers. It charts the entrepreneurial routes chosen by various Norwegians and the places they ventured, while demonstrating the importance of recognizing the complicity of such "non-colonial colonials" for understanding the complexity of colonial history.

The Origins of the "regime of Goodness"

The Origins of the

Remapping the Cultural History of Norway

  • Author: Nina Witoszek
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9788215017792
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: 231
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At the beginning of the 21st century Norway has seemingly succeeded to create a Great Good Place on the planet: in the eyes of the outside world it is an epitome of welfare, equality, justice, environmental concern, and enlightened samaritanism. Nina Witoszek's book attempts to explore the cultural sources of the Norwegian success. What are the significant myths, images and codes of conduct that have propelled the Norwegian "regime of goodness"? How have they evolved over time? Who were their codifiers? The author takes issue with the stock interpretation of Norwegian (and indeed Scandinavian) cultural history, according to which the foundations of modern Nordic identity are to be found in the Romantic breakthrough. She argues that, while Norway was indeed perceived as the cradle of European Romanticism, its romantic credentials are at best suspect and were largely invented by the outside world. The vernacular romantic project was hijacked by a prolonged "Pastoral Enlightenment". The Enlightenment pastors forged a master-narrative of Norwegian identity rooted in nature, peace and Christian ethos. This influential story lives on in the evolving versions of modern social democracy and explains some of the paradoxes -- and successes -- of the "Norwegian model" today.

The International peace directory

The International peace directory

  • Author: Woodhouse, Tom
  • Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications
  • ISBN: 9780746303795
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 189
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The Nordic Countries and the European Security and Defence Policy

The Nordic Countries and the European Security and Defence Policy

  • Author: Alyson J. K. Bailes,Gunilla Herolf,Bengt Sundelius
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199290840
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 427
  • View: 6815
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A special feature of Europe's Nordic region is that only one of its states has joined both the European Union and NATO. Nordic countries also share a certain distrust of approaches to security that rely too much on force or that may disrupt the logic and liberties of civil society. Impacting on this environment, the EU's decision in 1999 to develop its own military capacities for crisis management - taken together with other ongoing shifts in Western security agendas and US-Europe relations - has created complex challenges for Nordic policy establishments. This multi-author volume combines the techniques of reporting and analysis, debate and reduction, to illuminate the consequences for the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The views expressed in it by Nordic and non-Nordic, younger and more established analysts reflect the political and intellectual ferment triggered in the Nordic region by these developments: in the process shedding light on defence and security challenges that matter deeply for Europe as a whole.

Unity

Unity

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Liberalism (Religion)
  • Page: N.A
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Results Report 2011

Results Report 2011

Aid and Conflict

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 132
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Commercialising Security in Europe

Commercialising Security in Europe

Political Consequences for Peace Operations

  • Author: Anna Leander
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135067902
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 6964
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This book examines the political consequences of European security commercialisation through increased reliance on private military and security companies (PMSCs). The role of commercial security in the domestic setting in Europe is widely acknowledged; after all, the biggest private security company globally – G4S Group – has its roots in Scandinavia. However, the use of commercial security contracting by European states for military purposes in international settings is mostly held to be marginal. This book examines the implications of commercialisation for the peace and reconciliations strategies of European states, focussing specifically on European contracting in Afghanistan. Drawing upon examples from Scandinavia, Central Europe and Continental Europe, each chapter considers three key factors: the national contexts that give security contracting in Afghanistan its meaning; the national contracting practices; the political consequences for the operation in Afghanistan. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, global governance, peace and conflict studies, European politics, and IR in general.

The Bookseller of Kabul

The Bookseller of Kabul

  • Author: ¿sne Seierstad
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN: 9780316159418
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 297
  • View: 9268
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The Norwegian journalist provides a portrait of a committed Muslim man and his family living in post-Taliban Kabul, Afghanistan.

Small State Status Seeking

Small State Status Seeking

Norway's Quest for International Standing

  • Author: Benjamin de Carvalho,Iver B Neumann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317637305
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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Status-seeking is an important aspect of the foreign policies of a number of small states, but one that has been rarely studied. This book aims to contribute to our understanding not only of status-seeking, by coming at that question from a new angle, that of a small state, but also to our understanding of foreign policy, by discussing the importance of status for foreign policy overall. If status is a hierarchy, then it is important to focus not just on the highest-ranking powers, but also those at lower levels. As the distribution of power is becoming more diffuse, the role of small and medium powers becomes more significant than it was during the Cold war. The book chapters go beyond familiar explications of "soft power" or conflict resolution to highlight new aspects of Norway’s foreign policy, including contributions to national defense, global warming, and management of Arctic resources. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in areas including US Foreign Policy, International Relations and European Politics.