The Evolution of Peace in the International System
Author: Gary Goertz,Alexandru Balas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Boundary disputes
The Puzzle of Peace moves beyond defining peace as the absence of war and develops a broader conceptualization and explanation for the increasing peacefulness of the international system. The authors track the rise of peace as a new phenomenon in international history starting after 1945. International peace has increased because international society has developed a set of norms dealing with territorial conflict, by far the greatest source of international war over previous centuries. These norms prohibit the use of military force in resolving territorial disputes and acquiring territory, thereby promoting border stability. This includes the prohibition of the acquisition of territory by military means as well as attempts by secessionist groups to form states through military force. International norms for managing international conflict have been accompanied by increased mediation and adjudication as means of managing existing territorial conflicts.
Missing “Peace” in the Puzzle of True Love & Close Relationships
Author: Terrence Richburg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
So what do you do when this thing called life breaks down and falls apart at the seams? What happens when all your efforts to cope only bring temporary peace and contentment in the face of certain failure? How do you attempt to solve the puzzle and put all the pieces back together again? Explore the true power of intimacy as experienced in contemporary life situations. Examine its depth and dynamic application within human relationships and investigate why Gods view of intimacy is so essential, both for today and for all eternity. Enter the world of intimacy at your own risk; you may just find exactly what youre looking for, or you might just find precisely what you werent expecting. --- Regrettably, this weekend represented what had become somewhat of a perpetual routine for Chris and Amanda. It began sometime agoan appointment of intrinsic fate, habitual yet not apparent to them. Even so, with an air of understatement emerging, on this particular weekend things would prove to be just a little different somehow, for they were destined to live in the impossible. Amanda and Christopher were about to encounter a miracle of incomparable proportions, both independently and together. This day of all days would prove to be the turning pointthe one day that would change their lives forever. Like a rope tightly woven of thin silk strands of time and suspended reaction, it all appears fragile at a glance and a stare. But its strength may only be recognized through a blind touch in the dark.
Dialogue With a Master Resolving Religion's Judgements
Author: Oliver Morgen
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
Everyone seems to have beliefs about religion. Most religious beliefs were given to us as children, by those who also were instructed when they were children. Christians received their doctrine from Counsels hundreds of years ago, who told us what to believe - forever. Everything changes and therefore advances; everything but our beliefs, for if they were to change it would mean they never were true. This book goes back to reinterpret Bible passages from the point of symbol, rather than a literal acceptance of the words presented. In symbol and metaphor, the truth of what was presented to us becomes clear. The Bible stories became a puzzle to solve. Beliefs have done little for mankind. We are in search of the truth that will set us free.
Author: Malcolm Morris
Over the course of Malcolm’s life, he has felt an internal burden to try and do something about the many problems that he and the world have faced over the years. He believes that many of these problems are the result of us as human beings discriminating against each other based on our gender, ethnic background, religious preference, and many others. In this book, Malcolm highlights some of the insights that he uses to try and become a better person in hopes of making his contribution to improving our quality of life in this place we call Earth.
Author: Stuart Palmer
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
On vacation in Hollywood, Miss Withers gets a job—and a case Hildegarde Withers—schoolteacher and occasional detective—has just finished planning her grand European tour when Germany invades Poland. Not wishing to join the international conflict, she books a ticket to Hollywood, trading the Louvre and the Vatican for the Brown Derby and La Brea tar pits. She has only been in Los Angeles three days when she’s offered a job in pictures. Not as a starlet—Miss Withers is no ingénue—but as a technical adviser to a film version of the Lizzie Borden story. The job is perfect, for no one knows murder like Miss Withers. On her first day at Mammoth Studios, the screenwriter in the next office dies of an apparent broken neck. To understand why, Miss Withers must contend with a film producer who makes her third graders look like grown-ups—and a killer every bit as vicious as Lizzie Borden herself. The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan is part of the Hildegarde Withers Mysteries series, which also includes The Penguin Pool Murder and Murder on the Blackboard.
Discover Pieces of the Puzzle Make Known.
Author: Ms. Cinderella
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Life is ruff but being totally blessed that enjoy the small things in life. Their always be opportunities to take risk on trying something new every day without giving up so easy without a fight for what is mines. There is no accepts, everything happen for a reasons. With God, everything is possible from the begun living life to the extreme adventurous until death. I chose to face reality to bring justice by taking control of my life. Life is what you make it by believe in myself. Everything will be just fine these are real things in life.
Author: James Mackay
What does it mean to have a life? While science attempts to unravel the mysteries of the universe, and the wonders of the creature we call a human being, religion remains rooted in the dogmas of the past. But religion endures as a powerful force throughout the world, and many of its tenets are forever relevant to human existence. Conflicts continue to rage across many regions of our planet, and millions of people still live in constant fear. We need scientists and theologians to help us understand the human condition, but we also need good leaders to navigate the human race through the dangerous waters to come. Do our experiences of the 20th century offer any hope for the 21st? Can science and religion ever be reconciled, and will the nations of the world one day be able to live together in harmony? Can mankind ever solve the puzzle of life? This book explores these and other questions; its ambition is to throw some light on what it means to be alive at the beginning of the 21st century. Science is explained in terms that should be understandable to everyone, and mathematics does not feature at all.
An Introduction to Political Science
Author: David H. Laycock,Michael Howlett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Political Science
This new second edition is intended to aid students in their study and appreciation of political scientists' efforts to solve the analytical puzzles of political life. The book provides a section-by section overview of the main subfields of political science. First, a specialist introduces the basic concerns addressed by political scientists over the years on particular subfields. This discussion focuses on questions that have challenged scholars and on the likely future direction of research in the area. Each introduction includes references to keyhistorical and contemporary thinkers influential in defining practical and theoretical discourse. Second, each section also includes two articles or book excerpts that exemplify each area of study. The first is by a figure who, at a key stage, definitively shaped the agenda for research in the subfield. The second selection presents contemporary analytical issues and debates. By includingeither Canadian authors or some reference to Canadian subject matter, the editors have tried to ensure that these articles are directly relevant to the state of Canadian political science and the experiences of Canadian students. All contributors to this second edition have substantially revised their introduction by adding new conceptual materials as well as discussion questions, which appear at the end of each section of the book. Each section was updated in terms of recent events, both Canadian and International, whichhave had an impact on the subject matter.
Author: Gail Daniels Hassett
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
The older teens in your parish want a youth ministry program that exposes them to relevant, real-world topics in an active, engaging way. Horizons is an innovative, comprehensive approach to religious education. Its foundation is teacher-led, creative learning strategies that give students ample opportunities for discussion, reflection--and fun! Designed for grades 9-12, Horizons utilizes a module system so that you can combine courses and topics to meet the specific needs of your parish. Seven core courses set the stage for discussing central and foundational themes. Then choose from a wide selection of age-appropriate minicourses to round out your curriculum and craft summer courses, retreats, and youth-group activities. The Youth Ministry Strategies component features more than 65 creative youth activities to complement the Horizons curriculum. And on top of all that, Horizons includes outstanding training resources. You'll be able to create the most engaging and relevant youth ministry program for senior high that is available anywhere.
How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East
Author: Marc Gopin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Intifada of 2000-2001 has demonstrated the end of an era of diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The style of peacemaking of the Olso Accords has been called into question by the facts on the ground. Elite forms of peacemaking that do not embrace the basic needs of average people on all sides are bound to fail. The complete neglect of deeper cultural and religious systems in the peace process is now apparent, as is the role that this neglect has played in the failure of the process. Building on his earlier book, Between Eden and Armageddon, Gopin provides a detailed blueprint of how the religious traditions in question can become a principal asset in the search for peace and justice. He demonstrates how religious people can be the critical missing link in peacemaking, and how the incorporation of their values and symbols can unleash a new dynamic that directly addresses basic issues of ethics, justice, and peace. Gopin's analysis of the theoretical, theological, and political planes shows us what has been achieved thus far, as well as what must be done next in order to ensure effective final settlement negotiations and secure, sovereign, democratic countries for both peoples.
Author: John A. Vasquez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
This book constructs a new scientific explanation of the causes of war. The author describes systematically those factors common to wars between equal states to see if there is a pattern that suggests why war occurs and delineates the typical path by which relatively equal states have become embroiled in wars with one another in the modern global system. The book differs from others in that it employs the large number of empirical findings generated in the past twenty-five years to solve the puzzle of war and peace.
Author: Linda Hogan,Dylan Lehrke
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The connections between religion and violence are complex and multifaceted. From the conflicts in Middle East and the Balkans to those in Southeast Asia and beyond, religion frames and legitimates political violence. Moreover, in international relations since 9/11, religious language and metaphors have acquired a new significance. In this context the emerging consensus appears to be not only that violence is intrinsic to religion, but also that religions incite, legitimate, and intensify political violence. However, such an unambiguous indictment of religions is incomplete in that it fails both to appreciate significant counter examples and to recognize the diversity that exists within religions on the issue of violence, particularly the religious roots of pacifism and the ethics of non-violence. This collection explores aspects of this ambivalence between religion and violence. It focuses on traditions of legitimation and pacifism within the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and concludes with an examination of this ambivalence as it unfolds in each tradition's engagement with the politics of gender.
an inside look at Christianity and glasnost
Author: Kent Richmond Hill
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
Category: Political Science
Traces the relationship of Marxism and religion, looks at the modern history of the Russian church, and assesses the influence of glasnost on religious freedom