By Olivier Urbain
By Olivier Urbain
By Chris Coulter
During the conflict in Sierra Leone (1991–2002), individuals of varied insurgent pursuits abducted hundreds of thousands of women and girls, a few of whom got here to take an lively half within the armed clash along the rebels. In a beautiful examine the lifetime of girls in wartime, Chris Coulter attracts on interviews with greater than 100 girls to convey us contained in the insurgent camps in Sierra Leone.
When those women and girls again to their domestic villages after the cessation of hostilities, their households and friends seen them with skepticism and worry, whereas humanitarian companies observed them essentially as sufferers. Neither view used to be quite useful in assisting them resume general lives after the warfare. providing classes for policymakers, practitioners, and activists, Coulter indicates how winning notions of gender, either in domestic groups and between NGO employees, led, for example, to girls who had taken half in armed clash being bypassed within the demilitarization and demobilization techniques performed by means of the foreign group within the wake of the conflict. lots of those girls chanced on it tremendous tricky to come to their households, and, with no institutional help, a few have been pressured to show to prostitution to eke out a living.
Coulter weaves numerous issues during the paintings, together with the character of gender roles in warfare, livelihood ideas in battle and peace, and the way struggle and postwar reviews impact social and kinship relations.
By Graham Spencer
By Alex J. Bellamy
This e-book offers an in-depth advent to, and research of, the problems with regards to the implementation of the hot accountability to guard precept in overseas relations
The accountability to guard (RtoP) has come a ways in a brief house of time. It was once recommended by means of the final meeting of the UN in 2005, and unanimously reaffirmed by way of the safety Council in 2006 (Resolution 1674) and 2009 (Resolution 1894). UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has pointed out the problem of imposing RtoP as one of many cornerstones of his Secretary-Generalship. the main has additionally turn into a part of the operating language of foreign engagement with humanitarian crises and has been debated with regards to nearly each fresh foreign hindrance – together with Sudan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Georgia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Darfur and Somalia.
Concentrating usually on implementation demanding situations together with the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, strengthening the UN’s ability to reply, and the function of nearby businesses, this booklet introducing readers to modern debates on R2P and offers the 1st book-length research of the implementation time table.
The publication might be of significant curiosity to scholars of the accountability to guard, humanitarian intervention, human rights, international coverage, safeguard reports and IR and politics in general.
By Clare M. Weber
By Ofira Seliktar
This ground-breaking e-book examines how and why the much-vaunted Oslo Peace Accords among the Israelis and Palestinians collapsed. the writer analyzes the avid gamers on each side of the accords, mentioning the attitudes and activities that serve to undermine peace and advertise clash. at the one hand, she criticizes the Islamist corporations Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for no longer tolerating the belief of any real long term peace with Israel. nevertheless, she scrutinizes the factions for and opposed to Oslo that built inside of Israeli govt circles, and she or he calls into query the facility of Israeli intelligence to properly verify the Palestinian negotiators. by way of such exam, this e-book poses a primary query: Can Islamic fundamentalism ever settle for the lifestyles of Israel or will it short-circuit any prospect of peace among majority-Muslim states and their non-Muslim counterparts?
By Dale Bagshaw,Elisabeth Porter
This ebook examines mediation in reference to peacebuilding within the Asia-Pacific quarter, supplying sensible examples which both spotlight the weaknesses inside of convinced mediation methods or reveal best-practice.
The authors discover the level to which present rules and practices of mediation within the Asia-Pacific quarter are ruled via Western understandings and seriously problem the appropriateness of such pondering. that includes a number of case reviews on Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, this publication has 3 major aims:
Making a special contribution to peace and clash reviews literature through explicitly linking mediation and peacebuilding practices, this ebook is an important textual content for college kids and students in those fields.
By Domenico Losurdo,Gregory Elliott
By Dean P. Chen