Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

Author: Séverine Autesserre,Sverine Autesserre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107052106

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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This book suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. Based on several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world, it demonstrates that everyday elements - such as the expatriates' social habits and usual approaches to understanding their areas of operation - strongly influence peacebuilding effectiveness. Individuals from all over the world and all walks of life share numerous practices, habits, and narratives when they serve as interveners in conflict zones. These common attitudes and actions enable foreign peacebuilders to function in the field, but they also result in unintended consequences that thwart international efforts. Certain expatriates follow alternative modes of thinking and acting, often with notable results, but they remain in the minority. Through an in-depth analysis of the interveners' everyday life and work, this book proposes innovative ways to better help host populations build a sustainable peace.

Paternalism beyond Borders

Author: Michael N. Barnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316828492

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

View: 8495

Nearly all of those who want to make the world a better place are engaged in paternalism. This book asks how power is intertwined with practices of global compassion. It argues that the concept of paternalism illuminates how care and control are involved in the everyday practices of humanitarianism, human rights, development and other projects designed to improve the lives of others. The authors explore whether and how the paternalism of the nineteenth century differs from the paternalism of today, and offer a provocative look at the power in global ethics, raising the question of whether, when, and how paternalism can be justified.

Die Trantüten von Panem

Die gefährliche Hunger-Games-Parodie

Author: The Harvard Lampoon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641094119

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 897

Die ultimative Parodie auf Suzanne Collins’ Weltbestseller »Die Tribute von Panem« Nordamerika existiert — allerdings in etwas veränderter Form. An die Stelle einer demokratisch gewählten Volksvertretung ist ein grausames, totalitäres System getreten, aber wenigstens ist dort alles gut organisiert. Jedes Jahr veranstaltet die Regierung ein lustiges Turnier an der frischen Luft, bei dem nur einer der Kandidaten überleben wird. Man kommt zwar ins Fernsehen, wenn man mitmacht, aber wer würde schon freiwillig an einer Veranstaltung teilnehmen, deren Ende man mit fast hundertprozentiger Wahrscheinlichkeit nicht erlebt? So blöd kann doch keiner sein, oder? Kantkiss Neverclean schon ...

Direkte Aktion

ein Handbuch

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894017750

Category: Anti-globalization movement

Page: 347

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Military Cultures in Peace and Stability Operations

Afghanistan and Lebanon

Author: Chiara Ruffa

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812295048

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 9145

As of September 2017, the United Nations alone deployed 110,000 uniformed personnel from 122 countries in fifteen peacekeeping operations worldwide. Soldiers in these missions are important actors who not only have considerable responsibility for implementing peace and stability operations but also have a concomitant influence on their goals and impact. Yet we know surprisingly little about the factors that prompt soldiers' behavior. Despite being deployed on the same mission under similar conditions, various national contingents display significant, systematic differences in their actions on the ground. In Military Cultures in Peace and Stability Operations, Chiara Ruffa challenges the widely held assumption that military contingents, regardless of their origins, implement mandates in a similar manner. She argues instead that military culture—the set of attitudes, values, and beliefs instilled into an army and transmitted across generations of those in uniform —influences how soldiers behave at the tactical level. When soldiers are abroad, they are usually deployed as units, and when a military unit deploys, its military culture goes with it. By investigating where military culture comes from, Ruffa demonstrates why military units conduct themselves the way they do. Between 2007 and 2014, Ruffa was embedded in French and Italian units deployed under comparable circumstances in two different kinds of peace and stability operations: the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Based on hundreds of interviews, she finds that while French units prioritized patrolling and the display of high levels of protection and force—such as body armor and weaponry—Italian units placed greater emphasis on delivering humanitarian aid. She concludes that civil-military relations and societal beliefs about the use of force in the units' home country have an impact on the military culture overseas, soldiers' perceptions and behavior, and, ultimately, consequences for their ability to keep the peace.

Spatialising Peace and Conflict

Mapping the Production of Places, Sites and Scales of Violence

Author: Annika Björkdahl,Susanne Buckley-Zistel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137550481

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

View: 6387

This volume brings to the fore the spatial dimension of specific places and sites, and assesses how they condition – and are conditioned by – conflict and peace processes. By marrying spatial theories with theories of peace and conflict, the contributors propose a new research agenda to investigate where peace and conflict take place.

Red Rising - Tag der Entscheidung


Author: Pierce Brown

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641147433

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 9836

Das fulminante Finale der New York Times-Bestsellertrilogie Um eine unmenschliche und grausame Gesellschaft zu stürzen, ist der Minenarbeiter Darrow selbst zum Goldenen, zum Mitglied der verhassten Oberschicht, geworden. Doch jetzt wurde sein Geheimnis entdeckt und er schwebt in tödlicher Gefahr. Wenn er sein Ziel erreichen will, muss er alles riskieren.

Zehn Tage, die die Welt erschütterten

Author: John Reed

Publisher: MEHRING Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3886346927

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 7204

Die berühmten Augenzeugenberichte und Reportagen John Reeds von der Russischen Revolution 1917 sind gerade heute angesichts der revolutionären Entwicklungen in den arabischen Ländern hochaktuell. "Im Kampf waren meine Sympathien nicht neutral. Aber in meiner Schilderung der Geschichte dieser großen Tage habe ich versucht, die Ereignisse mit den Augen eines gewissenhaften Reporters zu sehen, der nichts anderes will als die Wahrheit schreiben." John Reed

An Ethnographic Approach to Peacebuilding

Understanding Local Experiences in Transitional States

Author: Gearoid Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136011285

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 2936

This book aims to outline and promote an ethnographic approach to evaluating international peacebuilding interventions in transitional states. While the evaluation of peacebuilding and transitional justice efforts has been a growing concern in recent years, too often evaluations assess projects based on locally irrelevant measures, reinforce the status quo distribution of power in transitional situations, and uncritically accept the implicit conceptions of the funders, planners, and administrators of such projects. This book argues that evaluating the effects of peacebuilding interventions demands an understanding of the local and culturally variable context of intervention. Throughout the book, the author draws on real world examples from extensive fieldwork in Sierra Leone to argue that local experiences should be considered the primary measure of a peacebuilding project’s success. An ethnographic approach recognizes diversity in conceptions of peace, justice, development and reconciliation and takes local approaches and local critiques of the international agenda seriously. It can help to empower local actors, hold the international peacebuilding industry accountable to its supposed beneficiaries, and challenge the Western centric ideas of what peace entails and how peacebuilding is achieved. This book will be of much interest to students and scholars of peacebuilding, peace and conflict studies, transitional justice, African politics, ethnography, International Relations and security studies, as well as practitioners working in the field.

Principles of Macroeconomics

Author: John E. Sayre,Alan James Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780070874701

Category: Macroeconomics

Page: 528

View: 2704

Economics is a difficult subject, but why make it harder than it has to be? Principles of Macroeconomics by John Sayre and Alan Morris offers a student-oriented solution to learning economics. Suitable for both college and university students, this text is straightforward, concise and balanced while minimizing jargon but maintaining essential rigor. An integrated study guide and well-paced self-test questions allow students to learn economics by actually doing economics. The four-colour presentation, with tried-and-tested pedagogy, helps to keep students interested and focused. Unlike other encyclopedic economics texts, this text offers a creatively simplified approach to learning economics while ensuring complete coverage of generally accepted principles of the discipline.