Religion and Violence: Philosophical Perspectives from Kant by Hent de de Vries

By Hent de de Vries

Does violence necessarily shadow our ethico-political engagements and judgements, together with our understandings of identification, no matter if collective or person? Questions that comment on ethics and politics can drastically make the most of being rephrased in phrases borrowed from the arsenal of spiritual and theological figures, as the organization of such figures with a definite violence retains moralism, even if within the kind of fideism or humanism, at bay. faith and Violence: Philosophical views from Kant to Derrida's cautious posing of such questions and rearticulations pioneers new modalities for systematic engagement with faith and philosophy alike.

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Homegrown Violent Extremism by Erroll Southers

By Erroll Southers

Homegrown Violent Extremism challenges how american citizens take into consideration terrorism, recruitment, and the homegrown chance. safeguard and public coverage specialist Erroll Southers examines post-9/11 homegrown violent extremism-what it truly is, the stipulations permitting its lifestyles, and ways that may decrease the risk. The ebook includes crucial details for groups, defense practitioners, and policymakers on how violent extremists make the most vulnerabilities of their groups and gives techniques to place safety idea into perform.

  • Defines homegrown violent extremism (HVE) and its origins
  • Enumerates the fundamental parts of a community-based method of decreasing HVE
  • Explores leveraging comparable disciplines towards a occupation of counterterrorism

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Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations by Victoria M. Esses, Richard A. Vernon

By Victoria M. Esses, Richard A. Vernon

Written by way of a global workforce of popular students, this quantity addresses the multitude of things which may bring about the lethal breakdown of ethnic family members. The publication

• attracts on real-world case stories, resembling Rwanda, Sudan, and the second one Palestinian Intifada

• Brings jointly unique contributions and theoretical views through a workforce of specialists in psychology and similar disciplines comparable to sociology and political technological know-how

• Identifies occasions and strategies which can holiday down inhibitions opposed to violence, and bring about mass killings and genocide

• Examines reasons that needs to be thought of in making feel of previous acts, and provides feedback for interventions to avoid destiny repetitions

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Cities and Sovereignty: Identity Politics in Urban Spaces by Diane E. Davis, Nora Libertun de Duren

By Diane E. Davis, Nora Libertun de Duren

Towns have lengthy been linked to range and tolerance, yet from Jerusalem to Belfast to the Basque nation, a number of the such a lot intractable conflicts of the previous century have performed out in city areas. The members to this interdisciplinary quantity research the interrelationships of ethnic, racial, spiritual, or different id conflicts and bigger battles over sovereignty and governance. less than what stipulations do identification conflicts undermine the legitimacy and tool of geographical regions, empires, or city gurus? Does the city equipped setting play a task in remedying or exacerbating such conflicts? using comparative research, those case reports from the center East, Europe, and South and Southeast Asia boost our figuring out of the origins and nature of city clash.

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A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation by Eric D. Weitz

By Eric D. Weitz

Why did the 20 th century witness unparalleled equipped genocide? do we research why genocide is perpetrated by means of evaluating assorted circumstances of genocide? Is the Holocaust certain, or does it proportion reasons and contours with different instances of state-sponsored mass homicide? Can genocide be prevented?Blending gripping narrative with trenchant research, Eric Weitz investigates 4 of the 20 th century's significant eruptions of genocide: the Soviet Union less than Stalin, Nazi Germany, Cambodia less than the Khmer Rouge, and the previous Yugoslavia. Drawing on old assets in addition to trial documents, memoirs, novels, and poems, Weitz explains the superiority of genocide within the 20th century--and indicates how and why it turned so systematic and deadly.Weitz depicts the searing brutality of every genocide and strains its origins again to these strongest different types of the trendy international: race and state. He demonstrates how, in all of the instances, a powerful nation pursuing utopia promoted a selected mixture of severe nationwide and racial ideologies. In moments of severe main issue, those states certain convinced nationwide and racial teams, believing that in basic terms the annihilation of those "enemies" might permit the dominant team to flourish. And in each one example, huge segments of the inhabitants have been enticed to affix within the usually ritualistic activities that destroyed their neighbors.This e-book deals the most soaking up bills ever written of the inhabitants purges eternally linked to the names Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Milosevic. A arguable and richly textured comparability of those 4 smooth circumstances, it identifies the social and political forces that produce genocide.

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Nations torn asunder : the challenge of civil war by Bill Kissane

By Bill Kissane

Civil struggle has been a habitual function of human societies all through historical past -- and a necessary catalyst for significant overseas clash. due to the fact 1945, the variety of civil wars on the earth has grown progressively, bringing devastation on a scale extra generally linked to overseas wars.

In spite of this, there is not any vintage treatise on civil struggle to check with the vintage works we've got on conflict, revolution, or peace. at the one hand, historians have tended to regard the "big" civil wars, reminiscent of the yankee and the Spanish, in isolation. at the different, social scientists have targeting deciding upon universal styles, with no taking a look in an excessive amount of aspect on the specifics of any given clash.

Focusing at the a variety of civil conflicts that experience happened in the course of the global because the moment global battle, invoice Kissane bridges this hole, asking what the new social technology literature provides to what we already learn about civil conflict, but additionally how insights from the old literature, from the traditional Greeks onwards, might help clarify the violent event of such a lot of components of the area in view that 1945.

At its center is the query of what makes the modern problem posed by means of civil conflict so varied from that of earlier classes -- and what, if something, is new concerning the modern event of civil conflict on the sunrise of the twenty-first century.

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Adolescent Problem Behaviors: Delinquency, Aggression, and by Ricardo M. Marte

By Ricardo M. Marte

Marte assessments a version of adolescent challenge behaviors derived from Bronfenbrenner s (1979) version of human improvement and Jessor and Jessor s (1977) challenge habit thought. The structural version used to be verified between a pattern of 1286 rural and concrete eighth grade scholars, throughout 5 western states. Marte s effects point out that relations clash and parental tracking in part mediated the impact of local probability on teenagers participation in delinquency, drug use, and competitive behaviors. In flip, children skill to manage their anger mediated the impression of kinfolk clash on their participation in challenge behaviors.

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Taking wrongs seriously : apologies and reconciliation by Elazar Barkan, Alexander Karn

By Elazar Barkan, Alexander Karn

Since the top of the chilly conflict, and especially over the past fifteen years, the human have to amend immoral wrongs has been expressed in political discourse as a propensity to express regret for acts of previous injustice. Can apology, through bringing closure to conflicts and via starting new probabilities for conversation and mutual knowing, domesticate reconciliation and ameliorate the current? Taking Wrongs Seriously examines the more and more powerful function of apology as a social strength. participants discover in a comparative and interdisciplinary framework the position and function—as good because the limitations—that apology has in selling discussion, tolerance, and cooperation among teams confronting each other over previous injustices. Fourteen essays draw on quite a few disciplines—including heritage, diplomacy, transition experiences, sociology, felony stories, psychology, and religion—to discover the true and symbolic transactions that lie on the center of apology. there isn't any comparable introductory textual content in this topic that incorporates a number of disciplinary views in addition to any such vast geographical and historic spectrum of case studies.

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More Moral than God: Taking Responsibility for Religious by Charlene P. E. Burns

By Charlene P. E. Burns

Within the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedy fresh political and non secular conflicts, cognizance to non secular violence has elevated exponentially. even supposing violence within the identify of faith has been round for hundreds of years, there's expanding have to learn the roots of non secular violence, with the desire of operating for peace. in additional ethical than God, Charlene Burns takes a different examine the mental motivations in the back of non secular violence. Drawing from psychology, philosophy, and theology, Burns illuminates the interaction among our photos of God, our person egos, and our collective selves, and brings to mild the measure to which every people can and needs to take accountability for the spiritual panorama. as well as her personal viewpoint on non secular violence, Burns offers a quick background of spiritual violence and addresses different attainable motivations, together with politics, economics, globalization, relatives dynamics and extra.

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Sri Lankan Housemaids in Lebanon: A Case of 'Symbolic by Nayla Moukarbel

By Nayla Moukarbel

This learn unravels the true dynamics at stake in the Lebanese Madame/Sri Lankan housemaid dating. Unraveled during this e-book are the true dynamics at stake within the Madame/housemaid dating. whereas situations of maximum actual abuse by way of the Lebanese girls who rent housemaids - Madames - are an exception, what has turn into normalised are extra insidious styles of domination used to regulate every element in their staff' lives. for his or her half, Sri Lankan housemaids are usually not in simple terms passive sufferers. clear of direct provocation and first-hand repercussions, they struggle to deflect what Pierre Bourdieu has referred to as 'symbolic violence'. those makes an attempt at 'everyday types of resistance', as outlined by way of James Scott, can assist loosen their employers' grip. but, as this unheard of learn indicates, the Madame/housemaid courting and the principles that govern it stay less than the managerial carry of the Madame.

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