Citizen Action for Global Change

The Neptune Group and Law of the Sea
Author: Ralph B. Levering,Miriam Lindsey Levering
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815627951
Category: Law
Page: 189
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A study of the effectiveness of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in international and national arenas. The author analyzes the work of three US-based NGOs, known collectively as the Neptune Group, and in particular, the group's efforts during the United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea.

The Law of the Sea

A Select Bibliography 2000
Author: N.A
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211336412
Category: Law of the sea
Page: 111
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Elise Boulding: Writings on Peace Research, Peacemaking, and the Future


Author: J. Russell Boulding
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319309870
Category: Political Science
Page: 182
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This volume honors the lifetime achievements of the distinguished activist and scholar Elise Boulding (1920–2010) on the occasion of her 95th birthday. Known as the “matriarch” of the twentieth century peace research movement, she made significant contributions in the fields of peace education, future studies, feminism, and sociology of the family, and as a prominent leader in the peace movement and the Society of Friends. She taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder from 1967 to 1978 and at Dartmouth College from 1978 to 1985, and was instrumental in the development of peace studies programs at both institutions. She was a co-founder of the International Peace Research Association (1964), the Consortium on Peace Research Education and Development (1970), and various peace and women’s issues-related committees and working groups of the American Sociological Association and International Sociological Association.

Transnational Social Movements and Global Politics

Solidarity Beyond the State
Author: Jackie Smith,Charles Chatfield,Ron Pagnucco
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815627432
Category: History
Page: 311
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This volume aims to generate a theoretically informed view of the relationships between an emerging global civil society - partly manifested in transnational social movements - and international political institutions, with case studies exploring the theories.

America, History and Life


Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Book review digest


Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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Cultures of Peace

The Hidden Side of History
Author: Elise Boulding
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815628323
Category: History
Page: 347
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Sociologist Elise Boulding offers a collection of essays that emphasize her study of civil society during the second half of the 20th century. She revisits her theme of connection among family, community and government, offering perspectives and advice on how to fuel the process of peace.

NWSA Journal

A Publication of the National Women's Studies Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
Page: N.A
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The Cold War

A Post-Cold War History
Author: Ralph B. Levering
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 212
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This latest edition of our classic text draws on analysis of new material released from archives in Moscow, Beijing, Hanoi, and other capitals of communist-bloc nations—helping to develop a truly international history of the Cold War, a complex and dynamic conflict that lasted more than forty years and continues to shape the foreign policy of the United States and other nations. Another important recent trend considered is the intensive study of the role of ideology in influencing policy on both sides of the conflict. Dr. Levering holds that the liberal internationalism espoused by leading Democrats and Republicans during World War II, plus most Americans’ profound dislike of communism and communists, contributed greatly to America’s decision to oppose postwar Soviet foreign policy. Many recent studies of the Cold War emphasize the role of Marxist-Leninist ideology in postwar Soviet and Chinese foreign policy. Although these new directions in scholarship are important, the basic emphases of the original edition remains the same—U.S. actions and public opinion and relations between the two leading actors in the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union. Enhanced as well is coverage of the two large-scale but limited wars that grew out of the conflict, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and of the most dangerous confrontation of the nuclear age thus far, the Cuban missile crisis.

The Rights of War and Peace

Including the Law of Nature and of Nations
Author: Hugo Grotius
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International law
Page: N.A
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American Book Publishing Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States


Author: United States. Congress. House
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Legislation
Page: N.A
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Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House."

Building a Global Civic Culture

Education for an Interdependent World
Author: Elise Boulding
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815624875
Category: Education
Page: 197
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Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Sea Shepherd

My Fight for Whales and Seals
Author: Paul Watson,Warren Rogers,Cleveland Amory
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393335804
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 260
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Biography of British Columbia conservationist who is determined to stop the hunting of seals and whales, and used his own boat, Sea Shepherd, to do so.

Cascades of Violence

War, Crime and Peace-building Across South Asia
Author: John Braithwaite,Bina D'Costa
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 1760461903
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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As in the cascading of water, violence and nonviolence can cascade down from commanding heights of power (as in waterfalls), up from powerless peripheries, and can undulate to spread horizontally (flowing from one space to another). As with containing water, conflict cannot be contained without asking crucial questions about which variables might cause it to cascade from the top-down, bottom up and from the middle-out. The book shows how violence cascades from state to state. Empirical research has shown that nations with a neighbor at war are more likely to have a civil war themselves (Sambanis 2001). More importantly in the analysis of this book, war cascades from hot spot to hot spot within and between states (Autesserre 2010, 2014). The key to understanding cascades of hot spots is in the interaction between local and macro cleavages and alliances (Kalyvas 2006). The analysis exposes the folly of asking single-level policy questions like do the benefits and costs of a regime change in Iraq justify an invasion? We must also ask what other violence might cascade from an invasion of Iraq? The cascades concept is widespread in the physical and biological sciences with cascades in geology, particle physics and the globalization of contagion. The past two decades has seen prominent and powerful applications of the cascades idea to the social sciences (Sunstein 1997; Gladwell 2000; Sikkink 2011). In his discussion of ethnic violence, James Rosenau (1990) stressed that the image of turbulence developed by mathematicians and physicists could provide an important basis for understanding the idea of bifurcation and related ideas of complexity, chaos, and turbulence in complex systems. He classified the bifurcated systems in contemporary world politics as the multicentric system and the statecentric system. Each of these affects the others in multiple ways, at multiple levels, and in ways that make events enormously hard to predict (Rosenau 1990, 2006). He replaced the idea of events with cascades to describe the event structures that 'gather momentum, stall, reverse course, and resume anew as their repercussions spread among whole systems and subsystems' (1990: 299). Through a detailed analysis of case studies in South Asia, that built on John Braithwaite's twenty-five year project Peacebuilding Compared, and coding of conflicts in different parts of the globe, we expand Rosenau's concept of global turbulence and images of cascades. In the cascades of violence in South Asia, we demonstrate how micro-events such as localized riots, land-grabbing, pervasive militarization and attempts to assassinate political leaders are linked to large scale macro-events of global politics. We argue in order to prevent future conflicts there is a need to understand the relationships between history, structures and agency; interest, values and politics; global and local factors and alliances.

The public and American foreign policy, 1918-1978


Author: Ralph B. Levering
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Public opinion
Page: 192
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


Author: Edward Gibbon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Byzantine Empire
Page: N.A
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The Constitution of England ; Or, an Account of the English Government ; in which it is Compared, Both with the Republican Form of Government , and the Other Monarchies in Europe


Author: Jean Louis de Lolme
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 522
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Origin of the Distinction of Ranks, Or an Inquiry Into the Circumstances which Give Rise to Influence and Authority in the Different Members of Society. - Basil, Tourneisen 1793


Author: John II Millar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 284
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