Pdf ebook: Stealth Conflicts

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Summary: Many of the world\'s deadliest conflicts are largely ignored - becoming off-the-radar \'stealth conflicts\'. How can this be possible in a world with unpre

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  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351897942
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Language: English
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Description: Many of the world's deadliest conflicts are largely ignored - becoming off-the-radar 'stealth conflicts'. How can this be possible in a world with unprecedented levels of access to information, and unprecedented levels of attention and resources being devoted to foreign affairs? Virgil Hawkins reveals and explains the highly distorted and assimilated responses to foreign conflicts by major actors in the world. He examines the agenda-setting processes of policy makers, the media, the public and academics in relation to foreign conflicts. Using a vast array of detailed examples, he systematically unravels the internal dynamics and external influences experienced by these actors, and in so doing he brings the academic agenda into the loop of the conflict response agenda-setting process for the first time. With agenda-setting research tending to focus on the question of why a response to a particular event or issue occurred, this book furthers research by focusing equally on why a response did not occur. The volume is critically important in understanding why actors do and do not respond to foreign conflicts.


Pdf ebook: EU Foreign Policy and Post-Soviet Conflicts

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Summary: The European Union is still emerging as a fully fledged foreign policy actor. The vagaries of this process are clearly visible, yet insufficiently explaine

  • Author : Nicu Popescu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136851887
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Description: The European Union is still emerging as a fully fledged foreign policy actor. The vagaries of this process are clearly visible, yet insufficiently explained in the EU policies towards the post-Soviet space. EU Foreign Policy and Post-Soviet Conflicts examines EU intervention and non-intervention in conflict resolution, with a specific focus on the EU’s role in the post-soviet conflicts in the South Caucasus and Moldova: Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria. It explains how EU foreign policy affected these conflicts, but more importantly what EU intervention in these conflicts reveal about the EU itself. Based on extensive field research, the author argues that the reluctant EU intervention in post-Soviet conflicts results from a dichotomous relationship between EU institutions and some EU member states. Popescu argues this demonstrates that EU institutions use policies of ‘stealth intervention’ where they seek to play a greater role in the post-Soviet space, but they do so through relatively low-profile, uncontroversial and depoliticised actions in order to avoid visible Russian opposition. Exploring an array of questions related to the EU as a foreign policy actor, this book traces the politics of conflict intervention by EU institutions using original empirical data related to the EU decision making process and will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, conflict resolution, foreign policy and Post-Soviet politics.


Pdf ebook: Expanding Peace Journalism

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Summary: This major new text explores and interrogates peace journalism as a significant challenge to this hegemonic discourse, which has been advocated and elabora

  • Author : Ibrahim Seaga Shaw,Jake Lynch,Robert A. Hackett
  • Publisher: Sydney University Press
  • ISBN: 1743320450
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 390
  • Language: English
  • Views: 429
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Description: This major new text explores and interrogates peace journalism as a significant challenge to this hegemonic discourse, which has been advocated and elaborated over the recent years in journalism, media development and academic spheres.


Pdf ebook: Insights on Peace and Conflict Reporting

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Summary: As the second book in the Routledge Journalism Insights series, this edited collection explores the possibilities and challenges involved in contemporary r

  • Author : Kristin Skare Orgeret
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000410935
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 182
  • Language: English
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Description: As the second book in the Routledge Journalism Insights series, this edited collection explores the possibilities and challenges involved in contemporary reporting of peace and conflict. Featuring 16 expert contributing authors, the collection maps the field of peace and conflict reporting in a digital world, in a context where the financial prospects of the news industry are challenged and professional authority, credibility and autonomy are decaying. The contributors, ranging from prominent scholars to the Head of Newsgathering at the BBC, discuss a diverse range of key case studies, including the role of Bellingcat in conflict journalism; war and peace journalism in Bangladesh; visual storytelling in conflict zones; and rampant cyber-misogyny confronting women journalists in Finland, India, the Philippines and South Africa. Bringing together theory and practice, the collection offers an in-depth examination of the changes taking place in the working practices of journalists as ongoing, strategic assaults against them increase. Insights on Peace and Conflict Reporting is a powerful resource for students and academics in the fields of global journalism, foreign news reporting, conflict reporting, globalisation, media and international communication.


Pdf ebook: Media, Diaspora and Conflict

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Summary: This edited collection argues that the connective and orientation roles ascribed to diasporic media overlook the wider roles they perform in reporting intr

  • Author : Ola Ogunyemi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319566423
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: This edited collection argues that the connective and orientation roles ascribed to diasporic media overlook the wider roles they perform in reporting intractable conflicts in the Homeland. Considering the impacts of conflict on migration in the past decades, it is important to understand the capacity of diasporic media to escalate or deescalate conflicts and to serve as a source of information for their audiences in a competitive and fragmented media landscape. Using an interdisciplinary perspective, the chapters examine how the diasporic media projects the constructive and destructive outcomes of conflicts to their particularistic audiences within the global public sphere. The result is a volume that makes an important contribution to scholarship by offering critical engagements and analyzing how the diasporic media communicates information and facilitates dialogue between conflicting parties, while adding to new avenues of empirical case studies and theory development in comprehending the media coverage of conflict.


Pdf ebook: Population, Resources, and Conflict

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Summary: Compelling essays, informative sidebars, and detailed maps help readers to explore the range of current and impending challenges that the planet faces as a

  • Author : Jacqueline Langwith
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 0737754761
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 136
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1554
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Description: Compelling essays, informative sidebars, and detailed maps help readers to explore the range of current and impending challenges that the planet faces as a result of global warming. Readers will explore population, resources, and conflict from a variety of expert perspectives. Readers will study the link between population dynamics and resources. They will assess the population's impact on climate change. Vulnerable populations are explained. The last chapter conveys the essential goal, which is how we should reduce the harmful human imprint on the natural world.


Pdf ebook: Human Rights Journalism

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Summary: Shaw argues that journalism should focus on deconstructing the underlying structural and cultural causes of political violence such as poverty, famine and

  • Author : I. Shaw
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 023035887X
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 281
  • Language: English
  • Views: 489
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Description: Shaw argues that journalism should focus on deconstructing the underlying structural and cultural causes of political violence such as poverty, famine and human trafficking, and play a proactive (preventative), rather than reactive (prescriptive) role in humanitarian intervention.


Pdf ebook: Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security

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Summary: This Handbook links the growing body of media and conflict research with the field of security studies. The academic sub-field of media and conflict has de

  • Author : Piers Robinson,Philip Seib,Romy Frohlich
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317914309
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 350
  • Language: English
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Description: This Handbook links the growing body of media and conflict research with the field of security studies. The academic sub-field of media and conflict has developed and expanded greatly over the past two decades. Operating across a diverse range of academic disciplines, academics are studying the impact the media has on governments pursuing war, responses to humanitarian crises and violent political struggles, and the role of the media as a facilitator of, and a threat to, both peace building and conflict prevention. This handbook seeks to consolidate existing knowledge by linking the body of conflict and media studies with work in security studies. The handbook is arranged into five parts: Theory and Principles. Media, the State and War Media and Human Security Media and Policymaking within the Security State New Issues in Security and Conflict and Future Directions For scholars of security studies, this handbook will provide a key point of reference for state of the art scholarship concerning the media-security nexus; for scholars of communication and media studies, the handbook will provide a comprehensive mapping of the media-conflict field.


Pdf ebook: Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication

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Summary: The Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to research in the academic sub-field of humanitarian comm

  • Author : Lilie Chouliaraki,Anne Vestergaard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315363488
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 486
  • Language: English
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Description: The Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to research in the academic sub-field of humanitarian communication. It is broadly focused on communication that presents human vulnerability as a cause for public concern and encompasses communication with respect to humanitarian aid and development as well as human rights and "humanitarian" wars. Recent years have seen the expansion of critical scholarship on humanitarian communication across a range of academic fields, sharing recognition of the centrality of media and communications to our understanding of humanitarianism as an agent of transnational power, global governance and cosmopolitan solidarity. The Handbook brings into dialogue these diverse fields, their theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches as well as the public debates that lie at the heart of the contemporary politics of humanitarianism. It consolidates existing knowledge and maps out this emerging field as an important site of interdisciplinary knowledge production on media, communication and humanitarianism. As such, the Handbook is not simply a collection of texts sharing a similar theme. It is a coherent intellectual contribution which systematizes current critical scholarship in terms of Domains, Methods and Issues and sets an agenda of emerging and evolving research priorities in the field. Consisting of 26 chapters written by international scholars, who have contributed to laying the foundation of the field, this volume provides an essential guide to the key ideas, issues, concepts and debates of humanitarian communication.


Pdf ebook: Women's Bodies as Battlefield

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Summary: Christian theology has been complicit in justifying the war on women, but it also has resources to help finally declare peace in the war on women. War itse

  • Author : Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137455306
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 417
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Description: Christian theology has been complicit in justifying the war on women, but it also has resources to help finally declare peace in the war on women. War itself has come to resemble the war on women, and thus strategies to end the war on women, supported by new Christian theological interpretations, will also help end today's endless wars.


Pdf ebook: A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict

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Summary: A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict constructs an argument from first principles to identify what constitutes good journalism. It explores and synthes

  • Author : Jake Lynch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136221905
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 194
  • Language: English
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Description: A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict constructs an argument from first principles to identify what constitutes good journalism. It explores and synthesises key concepts from political and communication theory to delineate the role of journalism in public spheres. And it shows how these concepts relate to ideas from peace research, in the form of Peace Journalism. Thinkers whose contributions are examined along the way include Michel Foucault, Johan Galtung, John Paul Lederach, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky, Manuel Castells and Jurgen Habermas. The book argues for a critical realist approach, considering critiques of ‘correspondence’ theories of representation to propose an innovative conceptualisation of journalistic epistemology in which ‘social truths’ can be identified as the basis for the journalistic remit of factual reporting. If the world cannot be accessed as it is, then it can be assembled as agreed – so long as consensus on important meanings is kept under constant review. These propositions are tested by extensive fieldwork in four countries: Australia, the Philippines, South Africa and Mexico.


Pdf ebook: Media in the Global Context

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Summary: This book investigates ways in which global media coverage of conflicts affects the worldviews of the social and cultural values of nationals from the war

  • Author : Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030264505
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: This book investigates ways in which global media coverage of conflicts affects the worldviews of the social and cultural values of nationals from the war regions. It identifies the cultural patterns in remote communities that have been ‘diluted’ by IT and the extent to which the changes impacted the values of the indigenes. It also describes the role that IT especially social media and broadcast media play in the understanding of war among residents in highly wired and remote communities, respectively.


Pdf ebook: The Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action

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Summary: The Companion on Humanitarian Action addresses the political, ethical, legal and practical issues which influence reactions to humanitarian crisis. It does

  • Author : Roger Mac Ginty,Jenny H Peterson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135013934
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 458
  • Language: English
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Description: The Companion on Humanitarian Action addresses the political, ethical, legal and practical issues which influence reactions to humanitarian crisis. It does so by exploring the daily dilemmas faced by a range of actors, including policy makers, aid workers, the private sector and the beneficiaries of aid and by challenging common perceptions regarding humanitarian crisis and the policies put in place to address these. Through such explorations, it provides practitioners and scholars with the knowledge needed to both understand and improve upon current forms of humanitarian action. The Companion will be of use to those interested a range of humanitarian programmes ranging from emergency medical assistance, military interventions, managing refugee flows and the implementation of international humanitarian law. As opposed to addressing specific programmes, it will explore five themes seen as relevant to understanding and engaging in all modes of humanitarian action. The first section explores varying interpretations of humanitarianism, including critical historical and political-economic explanations as well as more practice based explorations focused on notions needs assessments and evaluation. Following this, readers will be exposed to the latest debates on a range of humanitarian principles including neutrality and sovereignty, before exploring the key issues faced by the main actors involved in humanitarian crisis (from international NGOs to local community based organizations). The final two sections address what are seen as key dilemmas in regards to humanitarian action and emerging trends in the humanitarian system, including the increasing role of social media in responding to crises. Whilst not a ‘how to guide’, the Companion contains many practical insights for policy makers and aid workers, whilst also offering analytical insights for students of humanitarian action. Indeed, throughout the book, readers will come to the realization that understanding and improving humanitarian action simultaneously requires both active critical reflection and an acceptance of the urgency and timeliness of action that is required for humanitarian assistance to have an impact on vital human needs. Exploring a sector that is far from homogenous, both practitioners and scholars alike will find the contributions of this book offers them a deeper understanding of the motivations and mechanics of current interventions, but also insight into current changes and progress occurring in the field of humanitarian practice.


Pdf ebook: Communication and Peace

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Summary: This book analyses the use of communication in resolving conflicts, with a focus on de-escalation and processes of peacebuilding and peace formation. From

  • Author : Julia Hoffmann,Virgil Hawkins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317680472
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 346
  • Language: English
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Description: This book analyses the use of communication in resolving conflicts, with a focus on de-escalation and processes of peacebuilding and peace formation. From the employment of hate radio in the Rwanda genocide, to the current conflict between Russia and the Ukraine following events in the Crimea, communication and the media are widely recognized as powerful tools in conflicts and war. Although there has been significant academic attention on the relationship between the media, conflict and war, academic efforts to understand this relationship have tended to focus primarily on the links between communication and conflict, rather than on communication and peace. In order to make sense of peace it is essential to look at communication in its many facets, mediated or not. This is true within many of the diverse strands that make up the field of communication and peace, but it is also true in the sense that a holistic and interdisciplinary approach is missing from the literature. This book addresses this widely acknowledged lacuna by providing an interdisciplinary perspective on the field, bringing together relevant, but so far largely isolated, streams of research. In doing so, it aims to provide a platform for further reflection of the meaning of, and requirements for, peace in our contemporary world with a focus on de-escalation, conflict transformation, reconciliation and processes of peacebuilding – as opposed to conflict escalation or crisis intervention. This volume will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, peacebuilding, media and communication studies, security studies and IR in general.


Pdf ebook: The Media and Human Rights

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Summary: In recent years there has been an explosion in the usage and visibility of the language of human rights, but what does this mean for the role of the media?

  • Author : Ekaterina Balabanova
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136253882
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 210
  • Language: English
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Description: In recent years there has been an explosion in the usage and visibility of the language of human rights, but what does this mean for the role of the media? For evolving ideas about human rights? And for the prospect of shared cosmopolitan values? Ekaterina Balabanova argues that in order to answer these questions there needs to be a deconstruction of monolithic ways of thinking about the media and human rights, incorporating the spectrum of political arguments and worldviews that underpin both. Ten case studies are presented which illustrate many of the problems and challenges associated with the relationship between the media and human rights. The examples range from cases of humanitarian intervention to analysis of global human rights campaigning on refugee issues; from immigration and asylum, to genocide, freedom of speech and torture. Anchored in an appreciation of the political conflicts and compromises at the heart of international human rights agreements, The Media and Human Rights is an invaluable resource for students studying media and human rights, international politics, security studies and political communication.


Pdf ebook: Al Jazeera and the Global Media Landscape

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Summary: This book analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) became the channel of choice to understand the massive protests across the Arab world 2011. Aiming

  • Author : Tine Ustad Figenschou
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113507870X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: This book analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) became the channel of choice to understand the massive protests across the Arab world 2011. Aiming to explain the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy road towards international recognition in a longitudinal, in-depth analysis of the channel’s editorial profile and strategies. Studying AJE from its launch in mid-November 2006 to the ‘Arab Spring’, it explains and problematizes the channel’s ambitious editorial agenda and strategies, examines the internal conflicts, practical challenges and minor breakthroughs in its formative years. The Al Jazeera-phenomenon has received massive attention, but it remains under-researched. The growth of transnational satellite television has transformed the global media landscape into a complex web of multi-vocal, multimedia and multi-directional flows. Based on a combination of policy-, production- and content analysis of comprehensive empirical data the book offers an innovative perspective on the theorization of global news contra-flows. By problematizing the distinctive characteristics of AJE, it examines the strategic motivation behind the channel and the ways in which its production processes and news profile are meant to be different from its Anglo-American competitors. These questions underscore a central nexus of the book: the changing relationship between transnational satellite news and power.


Pdf ebook: Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics

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Summary: In recent years, celebrities from George Clooney to Bono to Angelina Jolie have attempted to play an increasingly important role in global politics. Celebr

  • Author : Liza Tsaliki,Christos A. Frangonikolopoulos,Asteris Huliaras
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • ISBN: 1841505269
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 470
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Description: In recent years, celebrities from George Clooney to Bono to Angelina Jolie have attempted to play an increasingly important role in global politics. Celebrity activism is an ever-growing, internationally visible phenomenon—yet the impact of these high-profile humanitarians on public awareness, government support, and mobilization of resources remains under-researched. Bringing together a diverse group of contributors from media studies and public diplomacy, Transnational Celebrity Activism aims to fill that void with a new interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of celebrity activism in international relations.


Pdf ebook: Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action

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Summary: In this moment of unprecedented humanitarian crises, the representations of global disasters are increasingly common media themes around the world. The Rou

  • Author : Robin Andersen,Purnaka L. de Silva
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134969244
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 572
  • Language: English
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Description: In this moment of unprecedented humanitarian crises, the representations of global disasters are increasingly common media themes around the world. The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action explores the interconnections between media, old and new, and the humanitarian challenges that have come to define the twenty-first century. Contributors, including media professionals and experts in humanitarian affairs, grapple with what kinds of media language, discourse, terms, and campaigns can offer enough context and background knowledge to nurture informed global citizens. Case studies of media practices, content analysis and evaluation of media coverage, and representations of humanitarian emergencies and affairs offer further insight into the ways in which strategic communications are designed and implemented in field of humanitarian action.


Pdf ebook: State of the Continent

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Summary: What precisely is the state of the African continent today? Depending on ones perspective, the answer may either dwell on Africas recent economic and polit

  • Author : M. Fobanjong
  • Publisher: African Books Collective
  • ISBN: 194287636X
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Language: English
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Description: What precisely is the state of the African continent today? Depending on ones perspective, the answer may either dwell on Africas recent economic and political accomplishments or focus on the long-standing single-story of failure, disaster and eternal dictatorships. This book provides a nuanced, forceful and balanced assessment of Africas political and economic performance since independence. While acknowledging Africas tragic pitfalls, dating to the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism, State of the Continent skillfully argues that theories associated with the dependency school are no longer enough to explain the continents failures in governance and economic performance. For a continent so richly blessed and endowed with both human and material resources, the blame for Africas lackluster performance falls squarely on its leadership. To get things right, Nkrumahs vision of the primacy of the political kingdom must be prioritized whereupon economic gains shall predictably, follow. In lucid and persuasive prose, this volume is an ideal book for scholars as well as students of international studies and African politics.


Pdf ebook: State of the Continent

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Summary: What precisely is the state of the African continent today? Depending on one’s perspective, the answer may either dwell on Africa’s recent economic and

  • Author : John M. Fobanjong
  • Publisher: Spears Media Press
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  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Language: English
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Description: What precisely is the state of the African continent today? Depending on one’s perspective, the answer may either dwell on Africa’s recent economic and political accomplishments or focus on the long-standing single-story of failure, disaster and eternal dictatorships. This book provides a nuanced, forceful and balanced assessment of Africa’s political and economic performance since independence. While acknowledging Africa’s tragic pitfalls, dating to the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism, State of the Continent skillfully argues that t­heories associated with the dependency school are no longer enough to explain the continent’s failures in governance and economic performance. For a continent so richly blessed and endowed with both human and material resources, the blame for Africa’s lackluster performance falls squarely on its leadership. To get things right, Nkrumah’s vision of the primacy of the “political kingdom” must be prioritized whereupon economic gains shall predictably, follow. In lucid and persuasive prose, this volume is an ideal book for scholars as well as students of international studies and African politics.


Pdf ebook: Politics and the Media

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Summary: Journalists and presidents, hacks and spin doctors, media moguls and prime ministers: in New Zealand and around the world, politics and the media are deepl

  • Author : Babak Bahador,Geoff Kemp,Kate McMillan,Chris Rudd
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1775588505
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1407
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Description: Journalists and presidents, hacks and spin doctors, media moguls and prime ministers: in New Zealand and around the world, politics and the media are deeply intertwined. Politics and the Media is the second edition of New Zealand's leading introduction to the subject. The book introduces students to the rich literature on media and politics internationally, covering history, political economy and contemporary trends, and then analyzes the particular shape of the media in New Zealand and its political role. This second edition features extensive coverage of the 2014 ‘Dirty Politics' campaign, the increasing importance of online media, and updated material in all chapters.


Pdf ebook: Media and Mass Atrocity

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Summary: When human beings are at their worst – as they most certainly were in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide – the world needs the institutions of journalism

  • Author : Allan Thompson
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 1928096743
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 625
  • Language: English
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Description: When human beings are at their worst – as they most certainly were in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide – the world needs the institutions of journalism and the media to be at their best. Sadly, in Rwanda, the media fell short. Media and Mass Atrocity revisits the case of Rwanda, but also examines how the nexus between media and mass atrocity has been shaped by the dramatic rise of social media. It has been twenty-five years since Rwanda slid into the abyss. The killings happened in broad daylight, but many of us turned away. A quarter century later, there is still much to learn about the relationship between the media and genocide, an issue laid bare by the Rwanda tragedy. Media and Mass Atrocity revisits the debate over the role of traditional news media in Rwanda, where, confronted by the horrors taking place, international news media, for the most part, turned away, and at times muddled the story when they did pay attention. Hate-media outlets in Rwanda played a role in laying the groundwork for genocide, and then actively encouraged the extermination campaign. The news media not only failed to fully grasp and communicate the genocide, but mostly overlooked the war crimes committed during the genocide and in its aftermath by the Rwandan Patriotic Front. The global media landscape has been transformed since Rwanda. We are now saturated with social media, generated as often as not by non-journalists. Mobile phones are everywhere. And in many quarters, the traditional news media business model continues to recede. Against that backdrop, it is more important than ever to examine the nexus between media and mass atrocity. The book includes an extensive section on the echoes of Rwanda, which looks at the cases of Darfur, the Central African Republic, Myanmar, and South Sudan, while the impact of social media as a new actor is examined through chapters on social media use by the Islamic State and in Syria and in other contexts across the developing world. It also looks at the aftermath of the genocide: the shifting narrative of the genocide itself, the evolving debate over the role and impact of hate media in Rwanda, the challenge of digitizing archival records of the genocide, and the fostering of free and independent media in atrocity's wake. The volume also probes how journalists themselves confront mass atrocity and examines the preventive function of media through the use of advanced digital technology as well as radio programming in the Lake Chad Basin and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Media and Mass Atrocity questions what the lessons of Rwanda mean now, in an age of communications so dramatically influenced by social media and the relative decline of traditional news media.


Pdf ebook: Cosmopolitanism and the New News Media

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Summary: The Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Haiti earthquake are only some of the recent examples of the power of new media to transform journ

  • Author : Lilie Chouliaraki,Bolette Blaagaard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317703391
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 140
  • Language: English
  • Views: 701
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Description: The Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Haiti earthquake are only some of the recent examples of the power of new media to transform journalism. Some celebrate this power as a new cosmopolitanism that challenges the traditional boundaries of foreign reporting, yet others fear that the new media simply reproduce old power relations in new ways. It is this important controversy around the role of new media in shaping a cosmopolitan journalism that offers the starting point of this book. By bringing together an impressive range of leading theorists in the field of journalism and media studies, this collection insightfully explores how Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube are taking the voice of ordinary citizens into the forefront of mainstream journalism and how, in so doing, they give shape to new public conceptions of authenticity and solidarity. This collection is directed towards a readership of students and scholars in media and communications, digital and information studies, journalism, sociology as well as other social sciences that engage with the role of new media in shaping contemporary social life. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Studies.


Pdf ebook: Point of Attack

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Summary: The world today is overwhelmed by wars between nations and within nations, wars that have dominated American politics for quite some time. Point of Attack

  • Author : John Yoo
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199347751
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: The world today is overwhelmed by wars between nations and within nations, wars that have dominated American politics for quite some time. Point of Attack calls for a new understanding of the grounds for war. In this book John Yoo argues that the new threats to international security come not from war between the great powers, but from the internal collapse of states, terrorist groups, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and destabilizing regional powers. In Point of Attack he rejects the widely-accepted framework built on the U.N. Charter and replaces it with a new system consisting of defensive, pre-emptive, or preventive measures to encourage wars that advance global welfare. Yoo concludes with an analysis of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, failed states, and the current challenges posed by Libya, Syria, North Korea, and Iran.


Pdf ebook: International Relations

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Summary: Today, more than ever, we live in a global world. Whether it’s war, economics, politics, or law, our lives are influenced by a complex web of cross-borde

  • Author : Charles Jones
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1780743041
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Today, more than ever, we live in a global world. Whether it’s war, economics, politics, or law, our lives are influenced by a complex web of cross-border transactions. Dr Charles Jones ably provides the building blocks to understand these interactions, outlining the competing theories that attempt to explain them. Arguing that the strength of International Relations lies in its contradictions – it’s not a single discipline but a fascinating mess of history, politics, economics, sociology, law, anthropology, and cultural studies – he provides a lively discussion of the limitations of the field, but also why it is so essential. Covering conflict, history, and theory, and with a major focus on the global economy, this is the perfect primer for aspiring students of International Relations, workers in an international context, and citizens across the globe.


Pdf ebook: Communication and Peace

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Summary: This book analyses the use of communication in resolving conflicts, with a focus on de-escalation and processes of peacebuilding and peace formation. From

  • Author : Julia Hoffmann,Virgil Hawkins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317680480
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 346
  • Language: English
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Description: This book analyses the use of communication in resolving conflicts, with a focus on de-escalation and processes of peacebuilding and peace formation. From the employment of hate radio in the Rwanda genocide, to the current conflict between Russia and the Ukraine following events in the Crimea, communication and the media are widely recognized as powerful tools in conflicts and war. Although there has been significant academic attention on the relationship between the media, conflict and war, academic efforts to understand this relationship have tended to focus primarily on the links between communication and conflict, rather than on communication and peace. In order to make sense of peace it is essential to look at communication in its many facets, mediated or not. This is true within many of the diverse strands that make up the field of communication and peace, but it is also true in the sense that a holistic and interdisciplinary approach is missing from the literature. This book addresses this widely acknowledged lacuna by providing an interdisciplinary perspective on the field, bringing together relevant, but so far largely isolated, streams of research. In doing so, it aims to provide a platform for further reflection of the meaning of, and requirements for, peace in our contemporary world with a focus on de-escalation, conflict transformation, reconciliation and processes of peacebuilding – as opposed to conflict escalation or crisis intervention. This volume will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, peacebuilding, media and communication studies, security studies and IR in general.


Pdf ebook: Batman Saves the Congo

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Summary: How celebrity strategic partnerships are disrupting humanitarian space Can a celebrity be a “disrupter,” promoting strategic partnerships to bring new

  • Author : Alexandra Cosima Budabin,Lisa Ann Richey
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452961131
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Language: English
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Description: How celebrity strategic partnerships are disrupting humanitarian space Can a celebrity be a “disrupter,” promoting strategic partnerships to bring new ideas and funding to revitalize the development field—or are celebrities just charismatic ambassadors for big business? Examining the role of the rich and famous in development and humanitarianism, Batman Saves the Congo argues that celebrities do both, and that understanding why and how yields insight into the realities of neoliberal development. In 2010, entertainer Ben Affleck, known for his superhero performance as Batman, launched the Eastern Congo Initiative to bring a new approach to the region’s development. This case study is central to Batman Saves the Congo. Affleck’s organization operates with special access, diversified funding, and significant support of elites within political, philanthropic, development, and humanitarian circuits. This sets it apart from other development organizations. With his convening power, Affleck has built partnerships with those inside and outside development, staking bipartisan political ground that is neither charity nor aid but “good business.” Such visible and recognizable celebrity humanitarians are occupying the public domain yet not engaging meaningfully with any public, argues Batman Saves the Congo. They are an unruly bunch of new players in development who amplify business solutions. As elite political participants, celebrities shape development practices through strategic partnerships that are both an innovative way to raise awareness and funding for neglected causes and a troubling trend of unaccountable elite leadership in North–South relations. Batman Saves the Congo helps illuminate the power of celebritized business solutions and the development contexts they create.


Pdf ebook: Business Journalism

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Summary: Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach critically explores the failures of business journalists in striking the balance between the bot

  • Author : Ibrahim Seaga Shaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317646460
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 214
  • Language: English
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Description: Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach critically explores the failures of business journalists in striking the balance between the bottom line business model and their role in defending the public interest. Drawing on historical and political economic perspectives and analysing these in relation to critical political economic theory, the book explores failures of business journalism through the dwindling of social responsibility in the business journalist’s role in holding political and corporate power to account. Ibrahim Seaga Shaw draws on a diverse range of case studies, including: investigative journalism in The Standard Oil and Enron Scandals corporate propaganda in relation to business reporting financial Journalism and the global financial crises of the late-90s and 2008 public business journalism and subprime mortgage loans, horsemeat and bent iPhone 6 scandals ethical challenges of business and journalism from developed to emerging BRICS economies business or financial journalism? Modernity vs postmodernity, macroeconomics vs microeconomics challenges of business journalism in the digital age. Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach is essential reading for students and scholars interested in understanding the historical failings and potential futures for business journalism and those wishing to develop specialist financial, economic and business reporting in today’s globalised media landscape.


Pdf ebook: Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations

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Summary: Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations examines a series of related crises in human civilization growing out of conflicts between powerful stat

  • Author : Hannibal Travis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136297995
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 362
  • Language: English
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Description: Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations examines a series of related crises in human civilization growing out of conflicts between powerful states or empires and indigenous or stateless peoples. This is the first book to attempt to explore the causes of genocide and other mass killing by a detailed exploration of UN archives covering the period spanning from 1945 through 2011. Hannibal Travis argues that large states and empires disproportionately committed or facilitated genocide and other mass killings between 1945 and 2011. His research incorporates data concerning factors linked to the scale of mass killing, and recent findings in human rights, political science, and legal theory. Turning to potential solutions, he argues that the concept of genocide imagines a future system of global governance under which the nation-state itself is made subject to law. The United Nations, however, has deflected the possibility of such a cosmopolitical law. It selectively condemns genocide and has established an institutional structure that denies most peoples subjected to genocide of a realistic possibility of global justice, lacks a robust international criminal tribunal or UN army, and even encourages "security" cooperation among states that have proven to be destructive of peoples in the past. Questions raised include: What have been the causes of mass killing during the period since the United Nations Charter entered into force in 1945? How does mass killing spread across international borders, and what is the role of resource wealth, the arms trade, and external interference in this process? Have the United Nations or the International Criminal Court faced up to the problem of genocide and other forms of mass killing, as is their mandate?


Pdf ebook: Reporting Disasters

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Summary: The media reporting of the Ethiopian Famine in 1984-5 was an iconic news event. It is widely believed to have had an unprecedented impact, challenging perc

  • Author : Suzanne Franks
  • Publisher: Hurst
  • ISBN: 1849044953
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: The media reporting of the Ethiopian Famine in 1984-5 was an iconic news event. It is widely believed to have had an unprecedented impact, challenging perceptions of Africa and mobilising public opinion and philanthropic action in a dramatic new way. The contemporary international configuration of aid, media pressure, and official policy is still directly affected and sometimes distorted by what was--as this narrative shows--also an inaccurate and misleading story. In popular memory, the reporting of Ethiopia and the resulting humanitarian intervention were a great success. Yet alternative interpretations give a radically different picture of misleading journalism and an aid effort which did more harm than good. Using privileged access to BBC and Government archives, Reporting Disasters examines and reveals the internal factors which drove BBC news and offers a rare case study of how the media can affect public opinion and policymaking. It constructs the process that accounts for the immensity of the news event, following the response at the heart of government to the pressure of public opinion. And it shows that while the reporting and the altruistic festival that it produced triggered remarkable and identifiable changes, the on-going impact was not what the conventional account claims it to have been.


Pdf ebook: Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights

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Summary: Important links between health and human rights are increasingly recognised, and human rights can be viewed as one of the social determinants of health. A

  • Author : Fiona H McKay,Ann Taket
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000055973
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 234
  • Language: English
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Description: Important links between health and human rights are increasingly recognised, and human rights can be viewed as one of the social determinants of health. A human rights framework provides an excellent foundation for advocacy on health inequalities, a value-based alternative to views of health as a commodity, and an opportunity to move away from public health action being based on charity. This text demystifies systems set up for the protection and promotion of human rights globally, regionally, and nationally. It explores the use and usefulness of rights-based approaches as an important part of the toolbox available to health and welfare professionals and community members working in a variety of settings to improve health and reduce health inequities. Global in its scope, Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights presents examples from all over the world to illustrate the successful use of human rights approaches in fields such as HIV/AIDS, improving access to essential drugs, reproductive health, women’s health, and improving the health of marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Understanding human rights and their interrelationships with health and health equity is essential for public health and health promotion practitioners, as well as being important for a wide range of other health and social welfare professionals. This text is valuable reading for students, practitioners, and researchers concerned with combating health inequalities and promoting social justice.


Pdf ebook: Re-engaging the African Diasporas

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Summary: Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization is the second volume in the Kwame Nkrumah International Conference series, an

  • Author : Charles Quist-Adade,Wendy Royal
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443898325
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 412
  • Language: English
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Description: Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization is the second volume in the Kwame Nkrumah International Conference series, and brings together twenty selected papers presented at the Third Kwame Nkrumah International Conference held at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on August 19-21, 2014. Two premises inform this volume: (1) If the history of slavery and its vestiges divided and continue to divide the continent and its Diasporas, modern technology should be harnessed to bridge that divide, and (2) the continent’s development is a boon to the development of what the African Union has dubbed Africa’s “Sixth Region”. The book threads together papers that seek to give academic and intellectual impetus to tie the continent’s development to that of the African Diaspora. The goal is to end the inertia and inward-looking on the part of scholars and academics in both Africa and “African International” or “Global Africa,” and re-engage one another in more productive ways. By harnessing the enormous resources available in our internet age and riding the cresting wave of globalization, the task of re-engagement will be vastly enhanced, and the debates and discussions in this volume will serve to facilitate this re-engagement. A main highlight of the conference was a special tribute to Nelson Mandela to honour his death in December, 2013 and celebrate 20 years of South African independence. In these papers, scholars examine Mandela’s role in the transition of South Africa from a racist state to a democratic nation. They critically examine how the ANC’s policies have impacted post-Apartheid South Africa and question what alternatives remain for the future.


Pdf ebook: Urban Governance Voice and Poverty in the Developing World

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Summary: Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadil

  • Author : Nick Devas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136549293
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 472
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Description: Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people, an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty. In their timely and in-depth examination of ten cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, they demonstrate that in many countries the global trends towards decentralization and democratization offer new opportunities for the poor to have an influence on the decisions that affect them. They also show how that influence depends on the nature of those democratic arrangements and decision-making processes at the local level, as well as on the ability of the poor to organize. The study involved interviews with key actors within and outside city governments, discussions with poverty groups, community organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as analyses of data on poverty, services and finance. This book presents insights, conclusions and practical examples that are of relevance for other cities. It outlines policy implications for national and local governments, NGOs and donor agencies, and highlights ways in which poor people can use their voice to influence the various institutions of city governance.


Pdf ebook: Machines Who Think

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Summary: This book is a history of artificial intelligence, that audacious effort to duplicate in an artifact what we consider to be our most important property—o

  • Author : Pamela McCorduck,Cli Cfe
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1000065294
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 576
  • Language: English
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Description: This book is a history of artificial intelligence, that audacious effort to duplicate in an artifact what we consider to be our most important property—our intelligence. It is an invitation for anybody with an interest in the future of the human race to participate in the inquiry.


Pdf ebook: State of Failure

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Summary: The biggest obstacle to Palestinian statehood may not be Israel In September 2011, president Mahmoud Abbas stood before the United Nations General Assembly

  • Author : Jonathan Schanzer
  • Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN: 1137365641
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: The biggest obstacle to Palestinian statehood may not be Israel In September 2011, president Mahmoud Abbas stood before the United Nations General Assembly and dramatically announced his intention to achieve recognition of Palestinian statehood. The United States roundly opposed the move then, but two years later, Washington revived dreams for Palestinian statehood through bilateral diplomacy with Israel. But are the Palestinians prepared for the next step? In State of Failure, Middle East expert Jonathan Schanzer argues that the reasons behind Palestine's inertia are far more complex than we realize. Despite broad international support, Palestinian independence is stalling because of internal mismanagement, not necessarily because of Israeli intransigence. Drawing on exclusive sources, the author shows how the PLO under Yasser Arafat was ill prepared for the task of statebuilding. Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas, used President George W. Bush's support to catapult himself into the presidency. But the aging leader, now four years past the end of his elected term, has not only failed to implement much needed reforms but huge sums of international aid continue to be squandered, and the Palestinian people stand to lose everything as a result. Supporters of Palestine and Israel alike will find Schanzer's narrative compelling at this critical juncture in Middle Eastern politics.


Pdf ebook: Ethnic Diversity in Eastern Africa

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Summary: In most of Africa, there is evidence of politicised inter-ethnic rivalry and ethnic mobilisation to acquire, maintain or monopolise power as competition fo

  • Author : Kimani Njogu,Kabiri Ngeta
  • Publisher: African Books Collective
  • ISBN: 9966028064
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 254
  • Language: English
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Description: In most of Africa, there is evidence of politicised inter-ethnic rivalry and ethnic mobilisation to acquire, maintain or monopolise power as competition for resources intensify. This volume demonstrates how ethnic diversity can be managed at a number of levels in order to improve the lives of citizens. As the contributors show, ethnicity as an identity is fluid and malleable. It can be deconstructed in order to reduce its saliency. Evidently, strong ethnic affliation has also been viewed as a major barrier to human and economic development although ethnically bound welfare organisations do influence the economic and social life of citizens especially in the rural areas, In most of Africa, it is through ethnic identification that competition for influence in the state and in the allocation of resources becomes apparent. Occasionally, governments have sought to address this challenge through ethnic and regional balancing in political appointments. But this does not always work. Drawing on experiences from Eastern Africa and beyond, the contributors discuss how ethnic diversity can be a resource for the region.


Pdf ebook: Coping with Surprise in Great Power Conflicts

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Summary: This study examines potential surprises in a great power conflict, particularly in the initial stages when the interaction of adversaries’ technologies,

  • Author : Mark F. Cancian
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442280727
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Language: English
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Description: This study examines potential surprises in a great power conflict, particularly in the initial stages when the interaction of adversaries’ technologies, prewar plans, and military doctrines first becomes manifest.


Pdf ebook: The Global Arms Trade

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Summary: The Global Arms Trade is a timely, comprehensive and in-depth study of this topic, a phenomenon which has continued to flourish despite the end of the Cold

  • Author : Andrew T. H. Tan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136969535
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: The Global Arms Trade is a timely, comprehensive and in-depth study of this topic, a phenomenon which has continued to flourish despite the end of the Cold War and the preoccupation with global terrorism after 11 September 2001. It provides a clear description and analysis of the demand for, and supply of, modern weapons systems, and assess key issues of concern. This book will be especially useful to scholars, policy analysts, those in the arms industry, defence professionals, students of international relations and security studies, media professionals, government officials, and those generally interested in the arms trade.


Pdf ebook: Britain, NATO and the Lessons of the Balkan Conflicts, 1991 -1999

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Summary: This publication considers the lessons to be gained for Britain, the British armed forces, and for NATO as a whole, from the Yugoslav wars of dissolution (

  • Author : Stephen Badsey,Paul Latawski
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135764069
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: This publication considers the lessons to be gained for Britain, the British armed forces, and for NATO as a whole, from the Yugoslav wars of dissolution (1991-1999), with particular emphasis on the Kosovo crisis. The papers come from a diverse and high quality mixture of analysts, practitioners and policy-makers. The issues developed here represen


Pdf ebook: A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East [6 volumes]

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Summary: This monumental six-volume resource offers engaging entries of major diplomatic, military, and political events driving world conflicts from ancient times

  • Author : Spencer C. Tucker
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851096728
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 2777
  • Language: English
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Description: This monumental six-volume resource offers engaging entries of major diplomatic, military, and political events driving world conflicts from ancient times to the present. • Hundreds of concise, chronologically organized entries on major wars, battles, political events, weapons technologies, and diplomatic initiatives • Essays at roughly 50-year intervals analyzing each era's defining developments in the evolution of warfare, including changes in tactics, weapons, and other technologies • Sidebars highlighting hundreds of key individuals in the history of military conflict as well as important developments in weapon systems • A comprehensive glossary of military terms to help readers understand the language of warfare and weapons • A rich illustration program of images, drawings, and maps