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Download E-books Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics (Routledge Handbooks) PDF

By Jeffrey Haynes

From the us to the center East, Asia and Africa, faith remains to be a huge consider political job and corporation. the second one version of this profitable guide offers the definitive international survey of the interplay of faith and politics.

Featuring contributions from a global workforce of specialists, it examines the political facets of all of the world's significant religions, together with such an important modern concerns as non secular fundamentalism, terrorism, the 'war on terror', the 'clash of civilizations', the Arab Spring, and technological know-how and faith. each one bankruptcy has been up to date to mirror the most recent advancements and considering within the box, and new chapters resembling ‘Postsecularism and diplomacy’ and ‘Securitization and Secularization: the 2 pillars of kingdom rules of eu Islam’ were extra to make sure the publication is a accomplished and updated source.

Four major topics addressed include:

  • World religions and politics
  • Religion and governance
  • Religion and diplomacy
  • Religion, defense and improvement

References on the finish of every bankruptcy were overhauled to lead the reader in the direction of the main updated info on quite a few subject matters. This e-book is an quintessential resource of data for college students, teachers and the broader public attracted to the dynamic courting among politics and religion.

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Download E-books Battlefield Contracting: Die USA, Großbritannien, Frankreich und Deutschland im Vergleich (Globale Gesellschaft und internationale Beziehungen) (German Edition) PDF

By Jan Stöber

Die NATO-Streitkräfte greifen in den aktuellen Einsätzen im Irak und in Afghanistan zunehmend auf kommerzielle Anbieter zurück. Am umstrittensten ist die Ausgliederung im Bereich des Anlagen- und Personenschutzes durch bewaffnete Kräfte. Warum sind army Contractors heute aus dem militärischen Einsatzgebiet nicht mehr Wegzudenken? Wie breit ist das Spektrum der ausgegliederten Leistungen? Welche Unternehmen sind für Streitkräfte vor Ort und wie werden sie in die militärische Planung eingebunden' Eine Vergleichsstudie

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Download E-books Great Britain and the Creation of Yugoslavia: Negotiating Balkan Nationality and Identity (International Library of Twentieth Century History) PDF

By James Evans

The ultimate weeks of worldwide conflict I observed a innovative upheaval in Europe, as outdated empires collapsed and new, self-proclaimed 'nation-states' emerged of their position. For its advocates, the Yugoslav kingdom created in 1918 represented a principally uniform tradition and id. yet as its reliable identify - the dominion of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes - prompt, its inhabitants was once certainly not homogeneous. Too past due, the British - who have been instrumental within the delivery of the country at Versailles - in addition to different Europeans and the american citizens got here to understand that divisions of spiritual association and old culture endured to override linguistic unity.
James Evans analyses British principles and assumptions concerning the region's historical past and tradition and assesses how those have been reshaped through newly normal principles approximately Yugoslav nationality. Attitudes and preconceptions first shaped in this interval might turn out remarkably enduring, making their mark on British responses to occasions in Yugoslavia in the course of the country's background. 'Great Britain and the production of Yugoslavia' sheds useful gentle not just on attitudes to Yugoslav nationality within the early twentieth century, but in addition on western responses to the violent loss of life of the Yugoslav country on the century's close.

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Download E-books Rightsizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders PDF

By Brendan O'Leary, Ian S. Lustick, Thomas Callaghy

Strategic judgements to lessen the dimensions, scope, or goals of organizations--including states--to improve destiny customers are one of the so much tricky and least understood conclusions. This quantity identifies the stipulations during which much less particularly is extra, studying the probabilities for institutional redesign--including nation contraction--for responding successfully to destabilizing and infrequently violence-laden conflicts. one of the international locations mentioned intimately are Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco, Congo, Jordan, Indonesia, Russia, the previous Soviet Union, Iraq, and India.

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Download E-books Greek-Turkish Conflict in the 1990s: Domestic and External Influences PDF

By Dimitri Constas

With the revival of ethnic minority conflicts and nationalist aspirations within the Balkans and Southern USSR, the Greek-Turkish dispute is once again at the schedule of foreign politics. The erosion of NATO and US involvement within the gentle of fading bipolarity has accorded the 2 opponents an autonomy of motion exceptional within the post-World warfare II period that could evolve into even more extreme or violent types of bilateral interplay within the close to destiny. This e-book goals to supply a finished research of the problems and occasions concerning the clash with emphasis at the interval after the 1974 Cyprus drawback. It makes an attempt to track the longer term evolution of Greek-Turkish family paying equivalent recognition to family and overseas components.

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Download E-books State Sovereignty as Social Construct (Cambridge Studies in International Relations) PDF

By Thomas J. Biersteker, Cynthia Weber

Kingdom sovereignty is an inherently social build. the trendy nation method isn't in keeping with a few undying precept of sovereignty, yet at the construction of a normative notion that hyperlinks authority, territory, inhabitants, and popularity in a different manner, and in a specific position (the state). the original contribution of this booklet is to explain and illustrate the practices that experience produced a number of sovereign beliefs and resistances to them. The members study how the parts of nation sovereignty are socially developed and mixed in particular historic contexts.

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Download E-books Celebrity Humanitarianism: The Ideology of Global Charity (Interventions) PDF

By Ilan Kapoor

In the final 20 years specifically, we've witnessed the increase of ‘celebrity’ different types of international humanitarianism and charity paintings, spearheaded by means of leisure stars, billionaires, and activist NGOs (e.g. Bob Geldof, Bono, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, invoice Gates, George Soros, shop Darfur, Medeçins Sans Frontières). This booklet examines this new phenomenon, arguing that big name humanitarianism legitimates, and certainly promotes, neoliberal capitalism and worldwide inequality.

Drawing on Slavoj Žižek’s paintings, the publication argues how star humanitarianism, faraway from being altruistic, is considerably infected and ideological: it really is often self-serving, assisting to advertise institutional aggrandizement and the fame ‘brand’; it advances consumerism and company capitalism, and rationalizes the very international inequality it seeks to redress; it truly is essentially depoliticizing, regardless of its pretensions to ‘activism’; and it contributes to a ‘postdemocratic’ political panorama, which seems outwardly open and consensual, yet is in truth controlled via unaccountable elites.

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Download E-books Culture in World Politics PDF

Global politics might be seen because the styles of cooperation and clash among teams of individuals with various cultural backgrounds. strangely, although, for a number of a long time the subjects of tradition in diplomacy has been mostly neglected. only in the near past an expanding curiosity has (re-)emerged in how international politics is laid low with cultures, i.e. by way of jointly shared perceptions, norms and ideology. tradition in international Politics contributes to this improvement via offering various ways that the jobs of cultures in international politics will be studied. an immense goal of the ebook is to spotlight alternative routes of puzzling over the consequences of tradition on diplomacy, and to stimulate dialogue at the relative benefit of those numerous methods. The e-book additionally indicates the relevance of cultural experiences for realizing components usually assumed to be freed from cultural impacts: foreign violence, and the overseas political financial system. The contributions not just comprise insightful theoretical discussions, but in addition express how illuminating empirical analyses should be undertaken with the aid of cultural theories.

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Download E-books The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory (Global Institutions) PDF

By William E. DeMars, Dennis Dijkzeul

It has turn into average to monitor the starting to be pervasiveness and impression of Non-Governmental companies (NGOs). And but the 3 critical techniques in diplomacy (IR) concept, Liberalism, Realism and Constructivism, fail to remember or forget about the significance of NGOs, either theoretically and politically.

Offering a well timed reappraisal of NGOs, and a parallel reappraisal of thought in IR―the educational self-discipline entrusted with revealing and explaining international politics, this ebook makes use of perform conception, international governance, and new institutionalism to theorize NGO responsibility and study the background of NGOs. This research makes use of proof from empirical information from Europe, Africa, Latin the US, the center East and Asia and from reports that variety around the issue-areas of peacebuilding, ethnic reconciliation, and exertions rights to teach IR idea has frequently prejudged and misinterpret the supplier of NGOs.

Drawing jointly a gaggle of top diplomacy theorists, this e-book explores the frontiers of latest examine at the function of such forces in international politics and is needed studying for college students, NGO activists, and policy-makers.

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Download E-books The Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations (Routledge Handbooks) PDF

By Thomas C. Bruneau, Florina Cristiana Matei

This new guide deals a wide-ranging, across the world concentrated review of the sector of civil–military kinfolk.

The militia are relevant actors in so much societies and are fascinated by many various roles. among different actions, they have interaction in peace operations, aid the police in scuffling with crime, aid civilian professionals in facing normal failures, and struggle opposed to terrorists and in inner conflicts. the present literature in this topic is proscribed in its dialogue of war-fighting and therefore doesn't do justice to this number of roles.

The Routledge instruction manual of CivilMilitary Relations not just fills this significant lacuna, yet bargains an updated comparative research which identifies 3 crucial parts in civil–military kin: (1) democratic civilian keep watch over; (2) operational effectiveness; and (3) the potency of the protection associations. Amalgamating principles from key thinkers within the box, the publication is equipped into 3 major elements:

  • Part I: improvement of the sector of Study;
  • Part II: Civil–Military kin in Non-Democratic or Nominally Democratic Countries;
  • Part III: Civil–Military kinfolk in Democratic and Democratizing States: matters and Institutions.

This new guide could be crucial examining for college kids and practitioners within the fields of civil–military kinfolk, protection reviews, battle and clash reviews, overseas safeguard and IR in general.

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