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The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon

The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon (Paperback)

By Beebe, Shannon D.
By Kaldor, Mary H.

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This is an unique combination of British academic and pacifist and American Lt Colonel with background in political science who develop a shared concept of the nature of violence in the 21st century, and a programme for how to make populations threatened by military, economic, an...d social upheaval feel secure. The twenty-first century has seen millions unemployed. It has seen livelihoods undermined by environmental degradation. Middle-class cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa have become cauldrons of violence and resentment. Tribalism, ethnic nationalism, and religious fundamentalism have flared dangerously, from Russia to Spain. The use of force is unlikely to help. What works when counter-insurgency has run its course: in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond? In this book, two authors brought together from distant points on the political spectrum by their concerns about the repercussions of violent political conflict on human lives, explain and explore a new idea for stabilising the dangerous neighborhoods of the world. They challenge head-on Condoleezza Rice's declaration that 'it is not the job of the 82nd Airborne Division to escort kids to kindergarten' contending that, in fact, it should be. When marginalised populations are trapped in poverty and lawlessness and denied political power and justice, brutality, and fascism thrive. Human security is a new concept for clarifying what peace requires and the policies and priorities by which to achieve it.
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ISBN 9781586489540
Released NZ 19 May 2011
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781586489540
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint PublicAffairs,U.S.
Released 19 May 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Beebe, Shannon D.
By Kaldor, Mary H.
Category Political Science & Theory
Theory Of Warfare & Military Science
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 303.66
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Peace-building, Peace, Political activists, Security, International
NBS Text Political Science & Theory
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly