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The Promise of Reconciliation?: Examining Violent and Nonviolent Effects on Asian Conflicts

The Promise of Reconciliation?: Examining Violent and Nonviolent Effects on Asian Conflicts

1st Edition

Chaiwat Satha-Anand
March 30, 2016

The Promise of Reconciliation? explores the relationship between violence, nonviolence, and reconciliation in societal conflicts with questions such as: In what ways does violence impact the reconciliation process that necessarily follows a cessation of deadly conflict? Would an understanding of...

Global Visioning: Hopes and Challenges for a Common Future

Global Visioning: Hopes and Challenges for a Common Future

1st Edition

Ahmed Abaddi
February 28, 2015

This volume makes the case for global visioning: the collective process of looking at a larger picture and building common ground for the future. The contributors agree that only by such a process will people be able to address mounting problems like global warming, war, terrorism, and poverty,...

Sports, Peacebuilding and Ethics

Sports, Peacebuilding and Ethics

1st Edition

Linda M. Johnston
January 30, 2014

As this latest volume in the Peace & Policy series shows, sports can be an effective mechanism for peacebuilding, especially when incorporated into conflict-resolution programs. Such programs have been designed to bring children together in post-conflict situations with an ultimate goal of reducing...

Protecting the Sacred, Creating Peace in Asia-Pacific

Protecting the Sacred, Creating Peace in Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Chaiwat Satha-Anand
February 15, 2013

Using case studies from the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Basin, this book examines the global trend of violence against religious places and figures. The contributors believe attacks on sacred places to be particularly damaging to peace and harmony because of the...

Risk and Uncertainty: Understanding and Dialogue in the 21st Century

Risk and Uncertainty: Understanding and Dialogue in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Olivier Urbain
November 15, 2012

Conflict transformation requires, at minimum, a capacity to listen and respond constructively to those who are being hurt intentionally or unintentionally by others. This compendium attempts to understand the ways in which borders and boundaries are manifestations of less visible dynamics in...

Music and Solidarity: Questions of Universality, Consciousness, and Connection

Music and Solidarity: Questions of Universality, Consciousness, and Connection

1st Edition

Felicity Laurence
May 15, 2011

The philosopher Christopher Small suggests that musical meanings are concerned with relationships, both with other human beings and with the world, and that music functions as a means of exploration, affirmation, and celebration of those relationships. If members of different social groups have...

Ethical Transformations for a Sustainable Future: Peace and Policy

Ethical Transformations for a Sustainable Future: Peace and Policy

1st Edition

Deva Temple
January 15, 2011

It has become increasingly apparent that humanity's complex social, political, and economic systems are incompatible with the finite capacity of the Earth to replenish resources and absorb wastes. If the planet is to continue to be habitable for the myriad web of other creatures that make life...

Peace Journalism in Times of War: Volume 13: Peace and Policy

Peace Journalism in Times of War: Volume 13: Peace and Policy

1st Edition

Majid Tehranian
February 28, 2009

Amid the ongoing and volatile debate over the nature and potential of peace journalism, this volume presents visionary insights from some of the most prominent scholars in the field. The significant empirical studies included here will provide foundation data for communication studies. The...

The Center Holds: UN Reform for 21st-Century Challenges

The Center Holds: UN Reform for 21st-Century Challenges

1st Edition

Nadia Mizner
April 15, 2008

The United Nations remains a unique institutional hope for addressing and resolving the world's major environmental, developmental, and humanitarian problems. It representsglobal aspirations for a just and peaceful world by inspiring the political imagination of individuals and collectivities. But,...

Learning to Seek: Globalization, Governance, and the Futures of Higher Education

Learning to Seek: Globalization, Governance, and the Futures of Higher Education

1st Edition

James A. Dator
September 30, 2006

The accelerating technological transformation in learn- ing has necessitated an ability to search and differentiate among the one billion web pages, libraries, databases, books, newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and opinion columns available online. This volume focuses on the...

Globalization and Identity: Cultural Diversity, Religion, and Citizenship

Globalization and Identity: Cultural Diversity, Religion, and Citizenship

1st Edition

B. Lum
February 15, 2006

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, globalization and identity have emerged as the most critical challenges to world peace. This volume of Peace & Policy addresses the overarching question, "What are the effects of globalization in the areas of culture, ethnic diversity, religion, and...

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