Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of by Robert A. Karl

By Robert A. Karl

Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society’s try and stream past the Western Hemisphere’s worst mid-century clash and exhibits how that attempt molded notions of belonging and understandings of the prior. Robert A. Karl reconstructs encounters among govt officers, rural peoples, provincial elites, and concrete intellectuals in the course of a vital conjuncture that observed reformist optimism remodel into alienation. as well as supplying a sweeping reinterpretation of Colombian history—including the main exact account of the origins of the FARC insurgency in any language—Karl presents a Colombian vantage on worldwide approaches of democratic transition, improvement, and reminiscence formation within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties. vast in scope, Forgotten Peace demanding situations modern theories of violence in Latin America.

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Violence and Resilience in Latin American Cities by Kees Koonings, Dirk Kruijt

By Kees Koonings, Dirk Kruijt

Even as violent crime has declined all over the world in contemporary a long time, Latin American towns have remained dangerous—they are actually one of the such a lot violent on this planet. This e-book brings jointly a stellar roster of members to examine the motives and results, in addition to the  possible strategies to the matter of city violence in Latin America.

utilizing a framework of fragility and resilience, the members discover the ways in which quick urbanization—with its accompanying poverty and exclusion—has mixed with the large availability of firearms and a comparatively younger inhabitants to give a contribution to excessive charges of murder and different violent crime. That violence in flip spurs demands elevated legislations enforcement, which itself frequently takes excessively competitive shape, wreaking havoc on already marginalized groups.  Featuring unique fieldwork and case stories, this quantity deals a clean comparative method of the difficulty that might be useful to students and coverage makers alike.

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Gender-Based Violence (Oxfam Working in Gender and by Geraldine Terry, Joanna Hoare

By Geraldine Terry, Joanna Hoare

Gender-based violence impacts each society on the earth, and represents an important obstacle to improvement. somebody could be a sufferer of violence at the grounds in their gender identification, however it is predominantly girls and women whose lives are constrained by way of its results. This quantity explores and discusses the big variety of kinds that gender-based violence can take, together with violence that happens inside marriage, in the course of gasoline assortment and compelled evictions, and in school, and the effect that this violence may have at the ability of sufferers to help themselves and luxuriate in their complete rights as people.

The authors additionally current examples of profitable coverage and advocacy responses, starting from lobbying for greater felony and police safety for sufferers, to operating with males and boys to strive against the underlying gender stereotypes and expectancies which legitimize gender-based violence opposed to ladies. Case reports are drawn from internationally, from significant the USA to Southeast Asia.

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Biker gangs and organized crime by Thomas Barker

By Thomas Barker

Biker Gangs and arranged Crime examines the said felony habit of the complete spectrum of one% biker golf equipment and contributors. It identifies the golf equipment whose individuals were excited about felony habit and classifies their behaviors as person, crew, or membership- sponsored/condoned habit. whereas different books learn the felony exploits of 1 or extra of what are known as the ''Big Five'' biker golf equipment due to their measurement and class, or the sensational crimes of lesser identified 1% biker golf equipment or membership individuals, this publication will pay cognizance to the felony actions of people, teams and chapters of different golf equipment to boot. The publication is predicated on journalistic debts and autobiographies of former and current individuals of biker golf equipment, academic/scholarly works, legislations enforcement/government experiences, articles from newspapers and biker sites, and a content material research of federal and nation complaints concerning bikers and motorbike golf equipment

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The Dynamics of Conflict: A Guide to Engagement and by Bernard Mayer

By Bernard Mayer

Praise for the second one variation of The Dynamics of Conflict

"Mayer once more demonstrates his distinctive skill to weave conception and perform including real-world examples—whether approximately warring international locations or a relations dispute—to aid readers larger comprehend either the basics and nuances concerned about operating within the clash enviornment. The Dynamics of clash is a vital learn for a person who works with humans in conflict."—Peter Salem, govt director, organization of family members and Conciliation Courts

"In his most up-to-date booklet, Mayer explores the theoretical underpinnings of clash because it pertains to cognitive, emotional, and behavioral dimensions. own tales and examples offer useful talents in conversation and negotiation, together with how you can care for strength, deadlock, and cross-cultural concerns. The ebook is a must-read for clash answer execs and also will be simply comprehensible to the general public at large—a useful gizmo for companies, mom and dad, governmental enterprises, psychological healthiness pros, and educators!"—Nina Meierding, Negotiation and Mediation education prone; former president, Academy of kin Mediators

"Mayer has regularly supplied our box with a dose of logic, imaginative and prescient, and readability. With The Dynamics of clash we will be able to upload unity and amazing integration. in response to deep event, those chapters input our such a lot tough demanding situations in ways in which supply knowing in the middle of complexity and urban innovations for reaction and engagement—a masterful instance of impending clash with ability and recognize. Mayer has talented us with a e-book that serves the amateur practitioner with guideposts, but opens ever new and fascinating pathways for the professional clash specialist."—John Paul Lederach, professor of overseas peacebuilding, Joan B. Kroc Institute, college of Notre Dame; writer, the ethical mind's eye: The artwork and Soul of creating Peace

Praise for the 1st Edition

"A infrequent combination of functional event and theoretical wisdom. Insightful, precious, and inspiration frightening. i like to recommend it!" —William Ury, coauthor, attending to certain, and writer, The 3rd Side

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Communities of Violence by David Nirenberg

By David Nirenberg

How does it have an effect on our knowing of violence once we suppose "the killers had causes, that their activities had that means, and that this that means is decipherable from context (43)?" In groups of Violence, Nirenberg explores this query in an try to go beyond the teleological and contextualize medieval violence opposed to minorities. He argues that the dominant voices within the discourse were these trying to hint sleek hostilities to a set aspect of access into western idea; this publication seeks to extend the controversy and broadcasts that the focal point at the longue durée imposes sleek ideologies upon medieval society. instead of looking to snatch the complexities of the medieval mind-set, it precludes the "psyche of Everyman (5)"* from workout any rationality or nuance. Nirenberg endeavors to transform this relief, permitting us a clean viewpoint of the "Everyman," fairly the therapy of minorities inside his midst.

Communities isn't really an exhaustive research of the "persecution of minorities within the center a long time" contemplating it solely addresses Jews, Muslims, and lepers in Southern France and the Crown of Aragon throughout the first 1/2 the fourteenth-century; hence the subtitle is a bit of deceiving. in spite of the fact that, this is missed because of the work's worthy contribution. regardless of its constrained scope, groups convincingly informs the reader of the performance and systemic nature of persecution in medieval society in addition to the necessity to query the lengthy assumed marginality of those minorities.

Nirenberg makes use of numerous outbreaks of violence to illustrate the inexistence of a common modus operandi concerning minorities, starting by way of analyzing the "Shepherds' campaign" of 1320. finally crossing the Pyrenees, the campaign originated in France and reportedly was once instigated during the imaginative and prescient of a tender boy. notwithstanding it firstly unique Muslims, it speedy and savagely encompassed Jews additionally. Nirenberg's assets for the assaults in France come from chronicles whereas resources for the occasions in Aragon are basically royal and financial records, however the changes in resources will not be the author's concentration. in its place, Nirenberg finds disparate local objectives leading to contrasting responses. In France, he concludes that the persecution happened in "context of...relations among monarchy and Jews," of which the shepherds have been good conscious (49). in the meantime in Aragon, King James II was once trained of the encroaching "pastoureaux" and issued orders to "bar them entry." He then despatched out communiqués "to approximately each city within the Crown of Aragon with a Jewish or a Muslim inhabitants" commanding safety for the Jews (71).

Both areas have been majority Christian and governed via Christian kings, begging the query which Nirenberg deftly solutions: why such divergent reactions? He concludes that those occasions, notwithstanding lower than the banner of "Shepherds' Crusade," has to be considered separately - taking into consideration neighborhood sentiments, politics, and relatives. therefore, the campaign of 1320, and the "Cowherds' campaign" of 1321 directed at lepers, needs to be analyzed inside of their person contexts instead of put on a linear trajectory to the Nazi's Die Endlösung and the Shoah over seven-hundred years later.

Communities not just exposes the normal teleological bent such a lot have displayed within the analyses of minority persecution in the course of overseas incidents, however it additionally demonstrates it via inter and intra-communal violence. here's the place Nirenberg is at his such a lot debatable. the most important instance hired is that of the recurrent Holy Week riots. a typical, and both persuasive, reason behind the yearly assaults on Jews is the scurrilous identify of "Christ-Killers (201)." The accusations of deicide, coupled with the preferred spirituality dependent in Jesus' human pain and the Easter season, produced a "violent ritual paradigm (201)" and has lengthy marked "a transition from tolerance to intolerance (200)." although, Nirenberg seizes upon this concept of formality and argues the so-called violence - which he says mostly entailed younger males hurling rocks on the partitions of Jewish settlements, hardly ever leading to critical damage - truly served a few vital features locally. those capabilities integrated: solidifying social barriers, stabilizing family members, and at the same time appearing as unique and inclusive by means of conferring an respectable - and worthwhile - place as outsider upon the victims.

Some may possibly view Nirenberg's legitimation of violence in the direction of minorities as pernicious at most sensible and diabolical at worst. notwithstanding, a cautious reader will observe Nirenberg's sensitivity to the topic handy. groups realizes the precariousness of its place and punctiliously, but unapologetically, recovers the right kind underpinning of the dialogue. Nirenberg doesn't excuse the violence yet impartially pinpoints the modern clarification and systematic equipment of medieval persecution. hence, instead of cut down a teleological method, groups allows us to maneuver past the excuse of an irrational mob-mentality and maybe achieve perception into particular antecedents of communal violence. Persecutions develop into much more scary yet very likely extra predictable if "the killers had explanations" and "their activities had meaning." This makes groups of Violence an critical addition to this box of study.

*Nirenberg is arguing opposed to the belief of an irrational and concerned inhabitants present in Carlo Ginzburg, Ecstasies: decoding the Witches' Sabbath, trans. Raymond Rosenthal (New York: Pantheon, 1991).

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American Pogrom: The East St. Louis Race Riot and Black by Charles Lumpkins

By Charles Lumpkins

On July 2 and three, 1917, race riots rocked the small business urban of East St. Louis, Illinois. American Pogrom takes the reader past that pivotal time within the city’s heritage to discover black people’s activism from the antebellum period to the eve of the post–World conflict II civil rights movement.

Charles Lumpkins indicates that black citizens of East St. Louis had engaged in formal politics because the 1870s, exerting impact in the course of the poll and during patronage in a urban ruled by means of strong actual property pursuits at the same time many African americans in different places skilled setbacks in exercise their political and fiscal rights.

While Lumpkins asserts that the race riots have been a pogrom—an equipped bloodbath of a specific ethnic group—orchestrated by way of definite businessmen motive on combating black citizens from achieving political energy and on turning the town right into a “sundown” city completely cleared of African american citizens, he additionally demonstrates how the African American neighborhood survived. He situates the actions of the black voters of East St. Louis within the context of the bigger tale of the African American quest for freedom, citizenship, and equality.

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How To Make Money as a Mediator (And Create Value for by Jeffrey Krivis

By Jeffrey Krivis

Tips on how to earn a living as a Mediator (and Create price for everybody) is a useful and inspirational source full of useful, confirmed, and down-to-earth details on how one can advance a delightful and profitable occupation as a mediator, it doesn't matter what your quarter of interest—labor and employment mediation, highbrow estate, surroundings, own harm, kin and divorce, agreement, securities, or overseas peacekeeping.

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