Civilizational Dialogue and World Order

The Other Politics of Cultures, Religions, and Civilizations in International Relations
Author: M. Michael
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230621600
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
View: 485
The book comes at a very critical moment in the debate on civilization and responds to the lack of scholarly attention by international relations and political theorists as to how the discourse of dialogue of cultures, religions, and civilizations can contribute to the future of world order.

The "global War on Terror" and the Question of World Order

Author: Hans Köchler (editor)
Publisher: International Progress Organization
ISBN: 3900704244
Category: International cooperation
Page: 252
View: 4532

Civilizations and World Order

Geopolitics and Cultural Difference
Author: Fred Dallmayr,M. Akif Kayapınar,İsmail Yaylacı
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739186078
Category: Political Science
Page: 274
View: 7630
This book examines the role of civilizations in the context of the existing and possible world orders from a cross-cultural perspective. Seeking to clarify the meaning of such complex and contested notions as “civilization,” “order,” and “world order,” it takes into account political, economic, cultural, and philosophical dimensions of social life.

Global Religions and International Relations: A Diplomatic Perspective

Author: P. Ferrara
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113740082X
Category: Social Science
Page: 127
View: 3966
With a religious re-emergence in international relations, this book provides an introduction to the role religions play within the global political arena. Culled from theoretical, practical, and real-world experiences, Ferrara explains the role religion now plays in global affairs on diplomatic and political levels.

Reframing the International

Law, Culture, Politics
Author: Richard A. Falk,Lester Edwin J. Ruiz,R. B. J. Walker
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415931762
Category: Law
Page: 258
View: 5763
Re-Framing the International insists that, if we are to properly face the challenges of the coming century, we need to re-examine international politics and development through the prism of ethics and morality. International relations must now contend with a widening circle of participants reflecting the diversity and unevenness of status, memory, gender, race, culture and class. This volume challenge North America's privileged position in world politics, suggest initiatives for improving the quality of human existence in tangible ways, and critique the conventional wisdom on how we think we can create peace and justice. It shows that, when we develop projects for world reform, we must remember that the most basic prevailing assumptions of modern law, politics, and culture are by no means as obvious, natural, or progressive as we formerly thought.

Reframing the International

Law, Culture, Politics
Author: Richard Falk,R.B.J. Walker,Lester Ruiz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136702164
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 5036
Re-Framing the International insists that, if we are to properly face the challenges of the coming century, we need to re-examine international politics and development through the prism of ethics and morality. International relations must now contend with a widening circle of participants reflecting the diversity and uneveness of status, memory, gender, race, culture and class.

How is Global Dialogue Possible?

Foundational Reseach on Value Conflicts and Perspectives for Global Policy
Author: Johanna Seibt,Jesper Garsdal
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110385589
Category: Philosophy
Page: 600
View: 3013
Intercultural dialogue is often invoked in vague reference to a method that can build cross-cultural understanding and facilitate global policy-making. This book clarifies the theoretical foundations of intercultural dialogue and demonstrates the practical significance of intercultural value inquiry, combining the perspectives of philosophy, conflict research, religious studies, and education.

Dialogue of Civilizations

An Introduction to Civilizational Analysis
Author: Victor Segesvary
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761816324
Category: Political Science
Page: 132
View: 3663
The necessity of a dialogue among the various rich and powerful civilizations that co-exist on our planet will be a looming international problem in the coming 21st century. A civilizational dialogue necessitates familiarity with major aspects of other civilizations such as religion, symbolism, myth in the spiritual domain, social structure and development, or political organization in the social and institutional spheres. Familiarity between civilizations would enable them, in the course of the dialogue, to identify shared beliefs and values which are the common aspects of humanity that unite us all. Dialogue of Civilization guides the reader through a deep analysis of different civilizational worlds. An indispensable book for students and professors of anthropology, political science, and foreign relations.

Civilizational Dialogue and Political Thought

Tehran Papers
Author: Fred Reinhard Dallmayr,Abbas Manoochehri
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780739122365
Category: Political Science
Page: 191
View: 6634
Civilizational Dialogue and Political Thought collects the ideas of Islamic and Western scholars who believe that the need is strong for a peaceful global agenda of "dialogue among civilizations," as has been proposed by Mohammed Khatami, former president of Iran.

China's Quest for Global Order

From Peaceful Rise to Harmonious World
Author: Rosita Dellios,R. James Ferguson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739168347
Category: Political Science
Page: 180
View: 5518
The “rise of China” has become a ubiquitous and often menacing term in global politics. China’s Quest for Global Order: From Peaceful Rise to Harmonious World, by Rosita Dellios, PhD, and R. James Ferguson, PhD, examines how China’s leadership has responded to this depiction and the strategic approaches that have been developed to ameliorate threat perceptions. Borrowing from its own Confucian heritage to promote a harmonious world policy, China’s contribution to world order is likely to be more robust than the “responsible stakeholder” epithet upon which the West has pinned its collective hopes. The book interprets China’s quest for global order from Chinese perspectives, old and new, and provides the relevant philosophical and historical background to engage the reader in the ensuing debates.

Asian Yearbook of International Law

Volume 14 (2008)
Author: B. S. Chimni,Miyoshi Masahiro,Li-Ann Thio
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415582278
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
View: 6578
Launched in 1991, the Asian Yearbook of International Law is a major refereed publication dedicated to international law issues as seen primarily from an Asian perspective, under the auspices of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). It is the first publication of its kind edited by a team of leading international law scholars from across Asia. The Yearbook provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law, and other Asian international law topics, written by experts from the region and elsewhere. Its aim is twofold: to promote international law in Asia, and to provide an intellectual platform for the discussion and dissemination of Asian views and practices on contemporary international legal issues. Each volume of the Yearbook normally contains articles and shorter notes; a section on State practice; an overview of Asian states participation in multilateral treaties; succinct analysis of recent international legal developments in Asia; an agora section devoted to critical perspectives on international law issues; surveys of the activities of international organizations of special relevance to Asia; and book review, bibliography and documents sections. It will be of interest to students and academics interested in international law and Asian studies.

Critical Rationalism and Globalization

Towards the Sociology of the Open Global Society
Author: Masoud Mohammadi Alamuti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317540212
Category: Political Science
Page: 266
View: 6007
Critical Rationalism and Globalization addresses how the access to critical reason enables people to shape a new social order on a global scale. This book demonstrates how the philosophy of critical rationalism contributes to the sociology of Globalization, through uncovering the role of critical reason in arriving at an agreement on common values and institutions on a global scale. It discusses how value consensus on the institutions of sovereignty and inter–state law has prepared the ground for the rise of a global system of national societies after the end of World War II. Masoud Alamuti argues that uneven openness of national economies to global trade and investment should be comprehended in the framework of the post–war legal and political context. Using the concept of rationality as openness to criticism, the book proposes a normative theory of open global society in order to show that the existing value consensus on the cult of sovereignty suffers from the recognition of the possibility of rational dialogue among competing ways of the good life. Masoud Alamuti argues that once the people of the world, across national communities, open their fundamental ways of the good life to mutual criticism, they can create common global values necessary for the rise of a just social order on a global scale. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Globalization Studies, Global Sociology and International Relations.


Author: Daniel Quinn
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641162149
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 7475
Ein Lehrer uns sein Schüler streiten über den Zustand der Welt. Wie konnte der Mensch das Paradies in eine Hölle verwandeln? Ismael, der Lehrer, weiß eine überraschend andere Geschichte der Evolution zu erzählen. Sie reicht zurück bis an jenen biblischen Tag, da sich der Mensch in mörderischem Bruderstreit zur Krone der Schöpfung machte. – Übrigens, Ismael ist ein Gorilla.

Adult Education in Uganda

Growth, Development, Prospects, and Challenges
Author: Anthony Okech
Publisher: Fountain Pub Limited
ISBN: 9789970024391
Category: Education
Page: 322
View: 8765
Adult education has been practised in Uganda in various forms, perhaps since humans first inhabited the land; but very little has been written about it. It is therefore difficult to find relevant materials to use in the study of education in Uganda. Makerere University has been engaged in adult education since 1953, and so celebrated fifty years of its existence and service in 2003. This book is published in commemoration of this achievement. Its objectives are to document the development of adult education in Uganda, establish a base for further specialised study on adult education, provide a teaching resource for the study of adult and community education and pave the way for future adult education work. As a critical review and reflection on salient aspects and issues of adult education, including on the relative merits and disadvantages of indigenous and colonial languages as media for adult education, it is the first publication of its kind in Uganda.

Global Civilization

A Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue
Author: Majid Tehranian,Ikeda Daisaku
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857731920
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 4937
Global Civilization emerged from a series of conversations between two peace advocates of Japanese and Iranian origin. It covers the encounters between Buddhist and Islamic civilizations from the 7th century to the present. For all their cultural differences, Buddhism and Islam share a surprising number of intrinsic similarities. Now more than ever, the search for common ground across civilizations is of vital importance. The topics discussed in this spirit of dialogue include such diverse subjects as the nature of religious faith today, global ideological terrorism, religious fanaticism and universal human rights. Ikeda and Tehranian, two important representatives of their respective faiths, propose dialogue as the most effective method of conflict resolution at interpersonal, intra-national and international levels. Global Civilization is addressed to students of Buddhism, Islam and international communications but most importantly to the general reader. It is a call for tolerance, for dialogue and ultimately for peace.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Science, Society, Value, and Civilizational Dialogue

Author: Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya,Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Publisher: N.A
Category: Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
Page: 343
View: 407
On various aspects of philosophy.

Islam and Civilizational Dialogue

The Quest for a Truly Universal Civilization
Author: Osman Bakar
Publisher: University of Malaya Press
Category: Civilization, Islamic
Page: 133
View: 9009

Arguing Global Governance

Agency, Lifeworld and Shared Reasoning
Author: Corneliu Bjola,Markus Kornprobst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136906355
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 7752
This book deals with the questions of how global governance can and ought to effectively address serious global problems, such as financial instability, military conflicts, distributive injustice and increasing concerns of ecological disasters. Providing a unified theoretical framework, the contributors to this volume utilise argumentation research, broadening the concept by identifying the concerns about agency, lifeworld and shared reasoning that different strands of argumentation research have in common. Furthermore, they develop the concept of argumentative deontology in order to make sense of the processes through which argumentation comes to shape global governance. Empirically, the book demonstrates how ideas define actors’ interests, shape their interactions with each other, and ground intentions for collective action. Normatively, it provides an excellent theoretical platform for unveiling less visible manifestations of power in global politics and thereby improves our understandings of the ethical implications of global ordering. Addressing topical issues such as conflict and inter-civilizational dialogue, decision-making in international regimes and organizations, the World Social Forum, the Women’s Environment and Development Organization and Tobin Tax, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of argumentation theory, globalization and global governance

Inter-civilizational Relations and the Destiny of the West

Dialogue Or Confrontation?
Author: Victor Segesvary
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761817246
Category: History
Page: 313
View: 1217
Inter-Civilization Relations and the Destiny of the West examines in scholarly detail, historical and philosophical background to the current turning-point of history. Segesvary brings together hermeneutics and history, and, philosophy and politics in a thought-provoking synthesis which will interest politicians, diplomats and economic development specialists.

Hans Köchler Bibliography and Reader

Author: Fatemah Remedios C. Balbin
Publisher: AG Wissenschaft und Politik
ISBN: 3900719047
Category: International law
Page: 216
View: 7305