The Ethics of War and Peace

The Ethics of War and Peace
Author: Nigel Dower
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-08-26
ISBN: 0745658318
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of War and Peace Book Excerpt:

This book presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the diverse and wide-ranging ethical aspects of war and peace. In a fair-minded and engaging analysis, Nigel Dower introduces the different ethical theories in traditional and contemporary debates ? realism, just war theory and pacifism ? and subjects each to detailed critical scrutiny. He frames these debates within a related but distinct framework of three approaches to international relations, namely skeptical realism, internationalism and cosmopolitanism. The book also identifies and evaluates two further important perspectives, militarism and pacificism. Whilst analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of the different outlooks, Dower makes a strong case for a cosmopolitan pacificist position, arguing that we need to see peace in more positive terms than merely the absence of war. The book uses a wide range of examples from across the world and includes discussion of nuclear weapons, new wars, terrorism, humanitarian intervention and human security. Written as a textbook for students who have no prior knowledge of philosophical ethics, The Ethics of War and Peace is designed to help students understand and see the relevance of how a professional philosopher can engage ethically with the world. Each chapter contains a helpful survey of its contents at the beginning and a set of questions for individual reflection or group discussion at the end. This book will be essential reading for students of security studies, conflict resolution, peace studies, philosophy and political theory and anyone interested in the ethical questions which arise from the study of war and peace.

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam
Author: Mohammad Jafar Amir Mahallati
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1442629517
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam Book Excerpt:

5 War and Peace in Shi'i Primary Narratives and Sources -- 6 Traditional Shi'i Ethics of War and Peace Untested: Jihad, Ideology, Revolution, and War -- 7 Postwar Revision and the Reconstruction of Modern Iranian-Shi'i Ethics of War and Peace -- 8 Terrorism and Shi'i Theologies of Martyrdom, Nonviolence, and Forgiveness -- 9 Diplomacy in between Nuclear Technology and Antibomb Theology -- Conclusion: Beyond a Minority Mentality: The Emerging Shi'i-Iranian Cosmopolitanism

Unstaging War Confronting Conflict and Peace

Unstaging War  Confronting Conflict and Peace
Author: Tony Fry
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-07-24
ISBN: 3030247201
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unstaging War Confronting Conflict and Peace Book Excerpt:

This book presents the concept of ‘unstaging’ war as a strategic response to the failure of the discourse and institutions of peace. This failure is explained by exploring the changing character of conflict in current and emergent global circumstances, such as asymmetrical conflicts, insurgencies, and terrorism. Fry argues that this pluralisation of war has broken the binary relation between war and peace: conflict is no longer self-evident, and consequentially the changes in the conditions, nature, systems, philosophies and technologies of war must be addressed. Through a deep understanding of contemporary war, Fry explains why peace fails as both idea and process, before presenting ‘Unstaging War’ as a concept and nascent practice that acknowledges conflict as structurally present, and so is not able to be dealt with by attempts to create peace. Against a backdrop of increasingly tense relations between global power blocs, the beginnings of a new nuclear arms race, and the ever-increasing human and environmental impacts of climate change, a more viable alternative to war is urgently needed. Unstaging War is not claimed as a solution, but rather as an exploration of critical problems and an opening into the means of engaging with them.

The Overcoming of History in War and Peace

The Overcoming of History in War and Peace
Author: Jeff Love
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9789042016323
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Overcoming of History in War and Peace Book Excerpt:

The Overcoming of History in “War and Peace” marks a radical departure from the critical tradition dominated by Sir Isaiah Berlin's view that the novel is deeply divided against itself, a majestically flawed contest of brilliant art and clumsy thought. To the contrary, Jeff Love argues that the apparently divided nature of the text, its multi-leveled negotiation between different kinds of representation, expresses the rich variety of the novel's very deliberate striving to capture the fluidity of change and becoming in the fixed forms of language. The inevitable failure of this striving, revealing the irreducible conflict between infinite desire and finite capacity, is at once the source of new beginnings and the repetition of old ones, a wellspring of continually renewed promises to achieve a synoptic vision of the whole that the novel cannot fulfill. This repetitive struggle between essentially comic and tragic conceptions of human action, far from being a pervasive flaw in the texture of the novel, in fact constitutes its dynamic center and principal trope as well as the productive origin of the unusual features that distinguish it as an uncommonly bold narrative experiment.

War and Peace Vintage Classic Russians Series

War and Peace  Vintage Classic Russians Series
Author: Leo Tolstoi
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 1298
Release: 2017-01-05
ISBN: 178487194X
Category: Classical fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Vintage Classic Russians Series Book Excerpt:

THE ACCLAIMED TRANSLATION BY RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY 'If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it' The Times From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife's death in childbirth, Tolstoy conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life. We follow the fates of open-hearted, impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his melancholy friend Prince Andrei and the enchanting Natasha Rostov, as history and fiction are combined in one of the wisest and most enthralling novels ever written. 'A joy to reada The sense of actually being in the skin of these people is phenomenally, brilliantly rendered by this translation' Simon Schama The Vintage Classic Russians Series- Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.

Political Violence in Judaism Christianity and Islam

Political Violence in Judaism  Christianity  and Islam
Author: Jonathan Fine
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 1442247568
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Violence in Judaism Christianity and Islam Book Excerpt:

Religious political violence is by no means a new phenomenon, yet there are critical differences between the various historical instances of such violence and its more current permutations. Since the mid-1970s, religious fundamentalist movements have been seeking to influence world order by participating in local political systems. For example, Islamic fundamentalism is at the heart of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Christian fundamental right wing has seen a resurgence in Europe, and Jewish fundamentalism is behind the actions of Meir Kahane’s Kach movement and the settler movement. The shift in recent years from secular to religious political violence necessitates a reevaluation of contemporary political violence and of the concept of religious violence. This text analyzes the evolution of religious political violence, in both historical and contemporary perspectives. Since religious political violent events are usually associated with the term “terrorism,” the book first analyzes the origins of this controversial term and its religious manifestations. It then outlines and highlights the differences between secular and religious political violence, on ideological, strategic, and tactical levels before comparing the concept of Holy War in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Lastly, it shows how modern radical monotheistic religious groups interpret and manipulate their religious sources and ideas to advocate their political agendas, including the practice of violence. A unique comparative study of religious political violence across Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, this text features many international case studies from the Crusades to the Arab Spring.

A Poetics of Composition

A Poetics of Composition
Author: Boris Andreevich Uspenskiĭ
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1973
ISBN: 9780520023093
Category: Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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War and Peace

War and Peace
Author: Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1392
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN: 9780198800545
Category: Russia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Book Excerpt:

I don't understand it; I don't in the least understand why men can't live without wars. How is it that we women don't want anything of the kind, don't need it?Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soir�es alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The prodigious cast of characters, both great and small, seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy's portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them. In this definitive and highly acclaimed Maude translation, Tolstoy's genius and the power of his prose are made newly available to the contemporary reader. In addition this edition includes a new introduction by Amy Mandelker, revised and expanded notes, lists of fictional and historical characters, a chronology of historical events, five maps, and Tolstoy's essay 'Some Words about War and Peace'.

War and Peace

War and Peace
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy,Louise Maude,Aylmer Maude
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 1185
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780393966473
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Book Excerpt:

"Backgrounds and Sources" includes the publication history of War and Peace, selections from Tolstoy's letters and diaries as well as three drafts of his introduction to the novel that elucidate the its evolution, and an 1868 article by Tolstoy in which he reacts to his critics. "Criticism" includes twenty essays, seven of them new, that provide diverse perspectives on the novel by Nikolai Strakhov, V. I. Lenin, Henry James, Isaiah Berlin, D. S. Mirsky, Kathryn Feuer, Lydia Ginzburg, Richard Gustafson, Gary Saul Morson, and Caryl Emerson, among others. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age

A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age
Author: Ronald Edsforth
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 135017985X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age Book Excerpt:

A Cultural History of Peace presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers over 2500 years of history, charting the evolving nature and role of peace throughout history. This volume, A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age, explores peace in the period from 1920 to the present. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Peace set, this volume presents essays on the meaning of peace, peace movements, maintaining peace, peace in relation to gender, religion and war and representations of peace. A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age is the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on peace in the twentieth and twentieth century.

Women and Peace in the Islamic World

Women and Peace in the Islamic World
Author: Yasmin Saikia,Chad Haines
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN: 1786739844
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Peace in the Islamic World Book Excerpt:

How realistic is the prospect of peace in the Muslim world? This question is the predominant focus for global analysis today, but its debate frequently ignores the cultural and social complexity of the Muslim world, reducing it into a system of states and select actors. This book addresses such a failing by exploring how the everyday interactions of women, in accordance with Islamic personal ethics, can offer the world a new interpretation of peace. In particular, it focuses on the women in Islamic societies, from Aceh to Bosnia, Morocco to Bangladesh, initiating a dialogue on the role of these women in peacemaking. This concentration upon the complex issues of the everyday both enables a detailed exploration of how people conceptualise peace and opens up new frameworks for conflict resolution. The discussions that emerge lead to a critical questioning of assumptions about peace as a state policy and cessation of violence. Drawing upon original research from different parts of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, including Iran, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Egypt and Sudan, the contributors offer a refreshing new look at Muslim women as peacemakers, challenging any assumptions of Islam as an inherently violent religion. Such a timely work provides new and important analyses on the role of Muslim women in forging new pathways of peace in the contemporary world.

The Transformation of Peace

The Transformation of Peace
Author: O. Richmond
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN: 0230505074
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transformation of Peace Book Excerpt:

This book examines the transformation of the discourse and praxis of peace, from its early beginnings in the literature on war and power, to the development of intellectual and theoretical discourses of peace, contrasting this with the development of practical approaches to peace, and examining the intellectual and policy evolution regarding peace.

The Russian Understanding of War

The Russian Understanding of War
Author: Oscar Jonsson
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1626167346
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Understanding of War Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes the evolution of Russian military thought and how Russia's current thinking about war is reflected in recent crises. While other books describe current Russian practice, Oscar Jonsson provides the long view to show how Russian military strategic thinking has developed from the Bolshevik Revolution to the present. He closely examines Russian primary sources including security doctrines and the writings and statements of Russian military theorists and political elites. What Jonsson reveals is that Russia's conception of the very nature of war is now changing, as Russian elites see information warfare and political subversion as the most important ways to conduct contemporary war. Since information warfare and political subversion are below the traditional threshold of armed violence, this has blurred the boundaries between war and peace. Jonsson also finds that Russian leaders have, particularly since 2011/12, considered themselves to be at war with the United States and its allies, albeit with non-violent means. This book provides much needed context and analysis to be able to understand recent Russian interventions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, how to deter Russia on the eastern borders of NATO, and how the West must also learn to avoid inadvertent escalation.

Visions of Peace

Visions of Peace
Author: Takashi Shogimen,Vicki A. Spencer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 1317001338
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions of Peace Book Excerpt:

Visions of Peace: Asia and the West explores the diversity of past conceptualizations as well as the remarkable continuity in the hope for peace across global intellectual traditions. Current literature, prompted by September 11, predominantly focuses on the laws and ethics of just wars or modern ideals of peace. Asian and Western ideals of peace before the modern era have largely escaped scholarly attention. This book examines Western and Asian visions of peace that existed prior to c.1800 by bringing together experts from a variety of intellectual traditions. The historical survey ranges from ancient Greek thought, early Christianity and medieval scholasticism to Hinduism, classical Confucianism and Tokuguwa Japanese learning, before illuminating unfamiliar aspects of peace visions in the European Enlightenment. Each chapter offers a particular case study and attempts to rehabilitate a 'forgotten' conception of peace and reclaim its contemporary relevance. Collectively they provide the conceptual resources to inspire more creative thinking towards a new vision of peace in the present. Students and specialists in international relations, peace studies, history, political theory, philosophy, and religious studies will find this book a valuable resource on diverse conceptions of peace.

The Social Dynamics Of Peace And Conflict

The Social Dynamics Of Peace And Conflict
Author: Robert A Rubinstein,Mary Lecron Foster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN: 1000305503
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Dynamics Of Peace And Conflict Book Excerpt:

This volume shows the importance for international security studies for better understanding the social dynamics of peace and conflict. It illustrates the crucial role that culture and symbols play in facilitating peace or fostering conflict and intended for anthropologists widely.

Peace Education Packet

Peace Education Packet
Author: Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (U.S.). Peace Education Network
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Curriculum planning
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace Education Packet Book Excerpt:

Compilation of materials covering issues in peace education, a variety of teaching styles and strategies for different grade levels, and information on resources and contributing organizations.

War and Peace

War and Peace
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 596
Release: 1904
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Relations of East Asia

International Relations of East Asia
Author: Xiaoming Huang
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2019-12-28
ISBN: 1350311332
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Relations of East Asia Book Excerpt:

East Asia's rapidly changing role in international security, the global economy, development and global governance are expertly accounted for in this much-needed, state-of-the-art text. Xiaoming Huang offers an engaging and informed account of the key concepts, issues and actors working in this area. Ranging from the region's history, to culture and a comparative assessment of the region's states, this text is informed throughout by a compelling theoretical framework. In so doing, it unpicks the often complex relationships both at the domestic level and externally. Only with this understanding is it possible to make sense of the region's complex relationships both internally and externally. Structured around key concepts in international relations of war and peace, economic development and increased contemporary security threats, this text offers an empirically-rich, engaging account of the changing fortunes of East Asia.

Literatures of War

Literatures of War
Author: Eve Patten,Richard Pine
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN: 1527561836
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literatures of War Book Excerpt:

“The most terrible disaster that one group of human beings can inflict on another is war. Wars cause misery on an indescribable scale. Yet we go on doing it to one another, generation after generation. Why? Warfare is a recurrent and universal characteristic of human existence. The mythologies of practically all peoples abound in wars and the superhuman deeds of warriors, and pre-literate communities apparently delighted in the recital of stories about battles. Since our species became literate a mere 5,000 years ago, written history has mostly been the history of wars. Thousands who knew war evidently sickened of it and dreamt of lasting peace, expressing their vision in literature and art, in philosophy and religion. They imagined Utopias freed of martial ambition and bloodshed which harked back to the Golden Age of classical antiquity, to the Christian vision of a paradise lost, and to the Arcadia of Greek and Latin poetry, so richly celebrated in the canvases of Claude and Poussin. All these things bear eloquent testimony to the human longing for peace, but they have not triumphed over our dreadfully powerful propensity to war.” —from the Introduction by Anthony Stevens In this multi-disciplinary collection of essays on the manifestations of war in poetry, fiction, drama, music and documentaries, scholars and practitioners from an international context describe the transformation of the war experience into chronicles of hope and despair, from Herodotus up to the present day.

A Cultural History of Peace in the Renaissance

A Cultural History of Peace in the Renaissance
Author: Isabella Lazzarini
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 1350102733
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cultural History of Peace in the Renaissance Book Excerpt:

A Cultural History of Peace presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers over 2500 years of history, charting the evolving nature and role of peace throughout history. This volume, A Cultural History of Peace in the Renaissance, explores peace in the period from 1450 to 1648. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Peace set, this volume presents essays on the meaning of peace, peace movements, maintaining peace, peace in relation to gender, religion and war and representations of peace. A Cultural History of Peace in the Renaissance is the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on peace in the early modern era.