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The Nature Of Intractable Conflict

Author : C. Mitchell
ISBN : 9781137454157
Genre : Political Science
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Building upon Mitchell's earlier work, The Structure of International Conflict, this volume surveys the field of conflict analysis and resolution in the twenty-first century, exploring the methods which people have sought to mitigate destructive processes including the creative and innovative new ways of resolving insoluble disputes.

Conflict Resolution In The Twenty First Century

Author : Jacob Bercovitch
ISBN : 9780472022182
Genre : Political Science
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In the past, arbitration, direct bargaining, the use of intermediaries, and deference to international institutions were relatively successful tools for managing interstate conflict. In the face of terrorism, intrastate wars, and the multitude of other threats in the post–Cold War era, however, the conflict resolution tool kit must include preventive diplomacy, humanitarian intervention, regional task-sharing, and truth commissions. Here, Jacob Bercovitch and Richard Jackson, two internationally recognized experts, systematically examine each one of these conflict resolution tools and describe how it works and in what conflict situations it is most likely to be effective. Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century is not only an essential introduction for students and scholars, it is a must-have guide for the men and women entrusted with creating stability and security in our changing world. Cover illustration © iStockphoto.com

Conflict And Development

Author : Roger Mac Ginty
ISBN : 9781317499848
Genre : Political Science
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In the five years since the first edition of Conflict and Development was published the awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown exponentially. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict reconstruction. The book explores the complexity of the links between violent conflict (usually civil wars) and development, under-development and uneven development. The second edition incorporates significant changes in the field including the G7+ initiative, the New Deal on Fragile States, World Trade talks, major policy documents from the UNDP and World Bank and updates on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Resolving Structural Conflicts

Author : Richard E. Rubenstein
ISBN : 9781317353089
Genre : Political Science
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This book analyses how certain types of social systems generate violent conflict and discusses how these systems can be transformed in order to create the conditions for positive peace. Resolving Structural Conflicts addresses a key issue in the field of conflict studies: what to do about violent conflicts that are not the results of misunderstanding, prejudice, or malice, but the products of a social system that generates violent conflict as part of its normal operations. This question poses enormous challenges to those interested in conflict resolution, since the solution to this problem involves restructuring social, political, and cultural systems rather than just calling in a mediator to help people arrive at an agreement. This study breaks new ground in showing how local conflicts involving crime, police, and prisons; transnational conflicts involving religious terrorism by groups like ISIS; and international conflicts involving Great Power clashes are all produced in large part by elite-driven, exploitative or oppressive social structures. It also presents new ideas about the implications of this ‘structural turn’ for the practice of conflict resolution, emphasizing the need for conflict resolvers to embrace a new politics and to broaden their methods far beyond traditional forms of facilitation. Written by a leading scholar, this book will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, peace studies, war and conflict studies, sociology, political science and international relations in general.

Unraveling Internal Conflicts In East Asia And The Pacific

Author : Jacob Bercovitch
ISBN : 9780739148518
Genre : Political Science
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Unraveling Internal Conflicts in East Asia and the Pacific: Incidence, Consequences, and Resolution, edited by Jacob Bercovitch and Karl DeRouen, Jr., is a book of originally commissioned essays on civil wars which provide a compelling area of inquiry. Many of the Asia-Pacific region's wars are very long (such as in Myanmar), some tend to recur (also in Myanmar); some involve religion (Philippines, Thailand), and some (Aceh, Bougainville, East Timor) of the longest have ended in the last few years. In short, the region presents a variety of interesting dynamics that merit close attention in one volume.

Care At The Close Of Life Evidence And Experience

Author : Stephen J. McPhee
ISBN : 0071637966
Genre : Medical
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The world's leading source of evidence-based guidance on caring for patients at the end of life. Featuirng the content of the world's most widely read medical journal, plus completely new, never-before-published content. Perfect for medical students, trainees, and clinicians alike. Market / Audience Medical students: 18000/yr US, 250,000 global NP and PA students: 25,000/yr US, 50,000+ global IM and FP residents: 30,000 US, 60,000 global IM and FP clinicians: 140,000 US, 300,000+ global Palliative medicine: 3000 US Oncology: 20,000 US, 60,000 global Social workers About the Book In the tradition of the User's Guides to the Medical Literature, and The Rational Clinical Examination, JAMA/Care at the Close of Life is based on a widely successful series of articles appearing over the course of the last ten years in JAMA, the world's most widely read medical journal. The series is directed by Stephen McPhee, a leading authoriity of end of life care, and the chief editor of our market leading Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment text. The articles in the series cover fundamental topics and challenges in caring for patients who have been given a terminal diagnosis. Featuring a strong focus on evidence-based medicine, and organized by clinical cases, the articles are widely read by faculty, medical students, and clinicians who, frankly, have not been given a solid educational experience on this very important medical issue. The book will be physically modeled after The Rational Clinical Examination, in a full color format that highlights the clinical cases. It will be well suited for use as an required or recommended textbook for medical, PA, and NO students, and as a clinical reference text for trainees and practicing physicians and nurses. Key Selling Features Based on highy regarded content from the world's most widely read medical journal All content is completely updated, and extensive new, never-before-published content has been added Case-based, and evidence-based, so its a perfect fit for the way medical students and residents like to learn Focuses on practical, real-world issues for primary care physicians, and avoids esoteric issues of interest only to specialists in palliative care Full color format, modeled after the highly regarded Rational Clinical Examination Includes multimedia materials available on line: Power Point slides for teaching, and video interviews with patients in end-of-life care, so that faculty and students get supplemental resources for learning the art and science of care at the end of life Evidence-based guidance from the world's leading medical journal, on a critical topic that has been neglected in medical education and training until recently. Author Profile JAMA is the world's most widely read medical journal, and has a reputation for excellence in evidence-based medicine. Stephen McPhee has high visbility on account of his editorship of CMDT, and for his driving role in enhancing end of life care in medical education and training programs. He is: Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco CA

Dictionary Of Terrorism

Author : John Richard Thackrah
ISBN : 9781135165956
Genre : Political Science
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Terrorism is one of the primary concerns of the modern world and is increasingly becoming a major factor in all international relations in the 21st century. This revised and updated second edition of a major reference work in the area contains definitions and descriptions of all aspects of terrorism and political violence, including: * individual terrorists * terrorist organisations * terrorist incidents * countries affected by terrorism * types of terrorism * measures against terrorism * forms of political violence * history of terrorism * psychology of terrorism

Why Society Is A Complex Matter

Author : Philip Ball
ISBN : 9783642290008
Genre : Science
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Society is complicated. But this book argues that this does not place it beyond the reach of a science that can help to explain and perhaps even to predict social behaviour. As a system made up of many interacting agents – people, groups, institutions and governments, as well as physical and technological structures such as roads and computer networks – society can be regarded as a complex system. In recent years, scientists have made great progress in understanding how such complex systems operate, ranging from animal populations to earthquakes and weather. These systems show behaviours that cannot be predicted or intuited by focusing on the individual components, but which emerge spontaneously as a consequence of their interactions: they are said to be ‘self-organized’. Attempts to direct or manage such emergent properties generally reveal that ‘top-down’ approaches, which try to dictate a particular outcome, are ineffectual, and that what is needed instead is a ‘bottom-up’ approach that aims to guide self-organization towards desirable states. This book shows how some of these ideas from the science of complexity can be applied to the study and management of social phenomena, including traffic flow, economic markets, opinion formation and the growth and structure of cities. Building on these successes, the book argues that the complex-systems view of the social sciences has now matured sufficiently for it to be possible, desirable and perhaps essential to attempt a grander objective: to integrate these efforts into a unified scheme for studying, understanding and ultimately predicting what happens in the world we have made. Such a scheme would require the mobilization and collaboration of many different research communities, and would allow society and its interactions with the physical environment to be explored through realistic models and large-scale data collection and analysis. It should enable us to find new and effective solutions to major global problems such as conflict, disease, financial instability, environmental despoliation and poverty, while avoiding unintended policy consequences. It could give us the foresight to anticipate and ameliorate crises, and to begin tackling some of the most intractable problems of the twenty-first century.

Oceans Governance In The Twenty First Century

Author : Marcus G. Haward
ISBN : 1847201113
Genre : Business & Economics
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'This book is recommended for anyone wanting to quickly get up to speed with oceans governance, bearing in mind at this stage it is an immature and quickly developing field. the strength of the book is that it is grounded in real-world examples from four case study countries and in this context at the very least exposes the reader to emergent oceans governance and policy issues. . . an excellent starting point for further analysis of oceans governance and sets up a research agenda for the future.' - Murray Patterson, Journal of Ecological Economics

British Defence Choices For The Twenty First Century

Author : Michael Clarke
ISBN : UOM:39015029099309
Genre : History
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British defense policy experts discuss the role of defense in British foreign policy and the problem of assessing national priorities.

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