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The First Fifty Years of Peace Research

The First Fifty Years of Peace Research

A Survey and Interpretation

  • Author: David J. Dunn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351146742
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 158
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Peace research first emerged as an explicit academic area of study in the 1950s. Pioneers of peace research included Wright, Richardson and Lenz, and this book examines their contribution and that of the 'frontiersmen' who developed the study further, establishing peace research in its own right. Assessing the evolution, status and significance of peace research after fifty years, this novel and comprehensive book is relevant not only to students of peace research, but also to the developing debates within international relations and security studies. This is where there are real problems associated with the understanding of new problems and issues by reference to traditional concepts and categories. The book will attract a broad market in the fields of international relations, politics and social theory, as well as scholars in peace studies.

June 1940, Great Britain and the First Attempt to Build a European Union

June 1940, Great Britain and the First Attempt to Build a European Union

  • Author: Andrea Bosco
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443896381
  • Category: History
  • Page: 390
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June 2016 represents a significant moment in British history. The decision to leave the European Union at the most critical period since its existence could bring unpredictable and far-reaching consequences both for the United Kingdom and the Union itself. June 1940 was also a turning point in British history. On the afternoon of 16 June, a few hours before the French Government opted for the capitulation, Churchill made, on behalf of the British Government, an offer of “indissoluble union.” When a sceptical Churchill put forward to the British Cabinet the text of the declaration drafted by Jean Monnet, Sir Arthur Salter, and Robert Vansittart, he was surprised at the amount of support it received. The Cabinet adopted the document with some minor amendments, and de Gaulle, who saw it as a means of keeping France in the war, telephoned Reynaud with the proposal for an “indissoluble union” with “joint organs of defence, foreign, financial and economic policies,” a common citizenship and a single War Cabinet. The proposal, however, never reached the table of the French Government. The spirit of capitulation, embodied in Weygand and Pétain prevailed, and France submitted herself to the German will, for the second time in seventy years. After the Munich crisis, Great Britain had to face the danger of another European war, with the inevitable loss of the Empire, and it was at this point that the country first began to favour the application of the federalist principle to Anglo-French relations. In this conversion to federalism, a fundamental role was played by the Federal Union, the first federalist movement organised on a popular basis. The contribution of Federal Union to the development of the federal idea in Great Britain and Europe was to express and organise the beginning of a new political militancy, and it represented the first step of a historical process: the overcoming of the nation State, the modern political formula which institutionalises the political division of mankind. This study principally examines the first eighteen months of the Federal Union, during which time it was able to raise itself to the attention of the general public, and the political class, as the heir of the League of Nations Union. The research is based on extensive unpublished archival material, found across the globe, from London, Oxford, Brighton, and Edinburgh to Washington, Paris, and Geneva.

Theory of World Security

Theory of World Security

  • Author: Ken Booth
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139467506
  • Category: Political Science
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What is real? What can we know? How might we act? This book sets out to answer these fundamental philosophical questions in a radical and original theory of security for our times. Arguing that the concept of security in world politics has long been imprisoned by conservative thinking, Ken Booth explores security as a precious instrumental value which gives individuals and groups the opportunity to pursue the invention of humanity rather than live determined and diminished lives. Booth suggests that human society globally is facing a set of converging historical crises. He looks to critical social theory and radical international theory to develop a comprehensive framework for understanding the historical challenges facing global business-as-usual and for planning to reconstruct a more cosmopolitan future. Theory of World Security is a challenge both to well-established ways of thinking about security and alternative approaches within critical security studies.

The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology

  • Author: Daniel J. Christie
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405196440
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 1376
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The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology, available online through Wiley Online Library or as a three-volume print set, is a state-of-the-art resource featuring almost 300 entries contributed by leading international scholars that examine the psychological dimensions of peace and conflict studies. First reference work to focus exclusively on psychological analyses and perspectives on peace and conflict Cross-disciplinary, linking psychology to other social science disciplines Includes nearly 300 entries written and edited by leading scholars in the field from around the world Examines key concepts, theories, methods, issues, and practices that are defining this growing field in the 21st century Includes timely topics such as genocide, hate crimes, torture, terrorism, racism, child abuse, and more A valuable reference for psychologists, and scholars, students, and practitioners in peace and conflict studies An ALA 2013 Outstanding Reference Source

Handbook of Research on Promoting Peace Through Practice, Academia, and the Arts

Handbook of Research on Promoting Peace Through Practice, Academia, and the Arts

  • Author: Lutfy, Mohamed Walid,Toffolo, Cris
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522530029
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 553
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Academic disciplines perceive tranquility and a sense of contentment differently among themselves and therefore contribute to peace-building initiatives differently. Peace is not merely a function of education or a tool that produces amicable systems, but rather a concept that educational contributions can help societies progress to a more peaceful existence. The Handbook of Research on Promoting Peace Through Practice, Academia, and the Arts aims to provide readers with a concise overview of proactive positive peace models and practices to counter the overemphasis on merely ending wars as a solution. While approaching peace-building through multiple vantage points and academic fields such as the humanities, arts, social sciences, and theology, this valuable resource promotes peace-building as a cooperative effort. This publication is a vital reference work for humanitarian workers, leaders, educators, policymakers, academicians, undergraduate and graduate-level students, and researchers.

A Question of Values

A Question of Values

Johan Galtung's Peace Research

  • Author: Peter Lawler
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555875077
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 267
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Places the work of Johan Galtung in the context of past and current debates in international relations, political theory, and more generally, in the social sciences. This comprehensive and critical account scrutinises Galtung's conceptual icons, such as, positive peace and structural violence.

American Military History

American Military History

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

  • Author: Daniel K. Blewett
  • Publisher: Reference Sources in the Socia
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 441
  • View: 462
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Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.

Conflict Resolved?

Conflict Resolved?

A Critical Assessment of Conflict Resolution

  • Author: Alan Tidwell
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826458018
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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This work raises questions on whether and how to effectively resolve conflict. Taking stock of the ideas, assumptions and practices of this emerging field, the book provides an examination of conflict theory and practice, focusing on politics and international relations, as well as biology, culture, management, psychology and social psychology. Central to its thesis is the interaction between the skills of resolving conflict and societal pressures for conflict's continuation. Conflict resolution is a growth area of study; its methods are applicable in domestic violence as well as in attempts to secure world peace. This text is written in a deliberately provocative way which does not include every side to an argument.>

The Uses of Cultural Studies

The Uses of Cultural Studies

A Textbook

  • Author: Angela McRobbie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412908450
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 211
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This book offers an introduction to the theory and practice of cultural studies through a critical engagement with the work of six foundational theorists: Hall, Bhabha, Butler, Gilroy, Bourdieu and Jameson. By looking at the key themes and central dynamics of their writings, McRobbie introduces their work and their contribution.

International Relations

International Relations

The Key Concepts

  • Author: Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415228824
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 399
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.

Beyond Confrontation

Beyond Confrontation

Learning Conflict Resolution in the Post-Cold War Era

  • Author: John A. Vasquez,James Turner Johnson,Sanford Jaffe
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472065547
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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An interdisciplinary approach to the politics of peace

The Cold War 1945-91

The Cold War 1945-91

  • Author: Michael L. Dockrill,Michael F. Hopkins
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137171391
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics.

The Englishman's Food

The Englishman's Food

Five Centuries of English Diet

  • Author: Anne Wilbraham,J.C. Drummond
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 144647545X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
  • View: 2916
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Medieval gardens; cookshops; spices; ale, beer, wine and spirits; the food of peasants, labourers, townspeople, the wealthy, the poor and the country gentleman; fish, meat and game; the feeding of infants, children; dairy products; vitamins, proteins, fat and fibre; the adulteration of food; the four bottle man; bread; poaching; tea, coffee and chocolate; food in schools and institutions; sugar and sweetmeats; root crops; the agricultural revolution; the importance of 'white meats', the vegetarian diet; menus and recipes. . . The Englishman's Food was first published in 1939, fully revised in 1957 and now appears with a new updating introduction. A ground-breaking book, it is a fascinating and authoritative survey of food production, consumption, fashions and follies over a period of five hundred years. Reprinted with a new introduction by food editor Tom Jaine.

In Search of Human Nature

In Search of Human Nature

  • Author: Mary E. Clark
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415286596
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 556
  • View: 6133
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Human Nature offers a wide-ranging and holistic view of human nature from all perspectives: scientific, historical, and sociological. Mary Clark takes the most recent data from a dozen or more fields, and works it together with clarifying anecdotes and thought-provoking images to challenge conventional Western beliefs with hopeful new insights. Balancing the theories of cutting-edge neuroscience with the insights of primitive mythologies, Mary Clark provides down-to-earth suggestions for peacefully resolving global problems. Human Nature builds up a coherent, and above all positive, picture of who we really are.

Research in Service to Society

Research in Service to Society

The First Fifty Years of the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina

  • Author: Guy Benton Johnson,Guion Griffis Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 442
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Research in Service to Society: The First Fifty Years of the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina

The Making of Modern Japan

The Making of Modern Japan

  • Author: Marius B. Jansen
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674503996
  • Category: History
  • Page: 931
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Magisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present. A distillation of more than fifty years' engagement with Japan and its history, it is the crowning work of our leading interpreter of the modern Japanese experience.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

RIE.. Annual cumulation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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The Great Leveler

The Great Leveler

Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Walter Scheidel
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691184313
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that it never dies peacefully. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the full sweep of human history around the world. The “Four Horsemen” of leveling—mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues—have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich. Today, the violence that reduced inequality in the past seems to have diminished, and that is a good thing. But it casts serious doubt on the prospects for a more equal future. An essential contribution to the debate about inequality, The Great Leveler provides important new insights about why inequality is so persistent—and why it is unlikely to decline anytime soon.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451673310
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 159
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Tourism Management in Southern Africa

Tourism Management in Southern Africa

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pearson South Africa
  • ISBN: 9781868911868
  • Category: Tourism
  • Page: 290
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