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The Puzzle of Peace

The Evolution of Peace in the International System

Author: Gary Goertz,Alexandru Balas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199301034

Category: Boundary disputes

Page: 264

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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.

Intimacy: Missing ''Peace'' in the Puzzle of True Love & Close Relationships

Author: Terrence Richburg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456813811

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 461

View: 1609

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 God's 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 you're looking for, or you might just find precisely what you weren't expecting. --- Regrettably, this weekend represented what had become somewhat of a perpetual routine for Chris and Amanda. It began sometime ago an 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 point the 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.

The Puzzle of Non-Western Democracy

Author: Richard Youngs

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0870034308

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Western democracy is being questioned around the world. At the same time, Western aid groups are quick to say that they are not trying to impose a particular style of democracy on others and that they are open to supporting local, alternative forms of democracy. This book examines what it is about Western democracy that non-Westerners are reacting negatively to and whether the critics often are equating a dislike for certain Western social or economic features with an aversion to of Western political systems. It also explores the current state of debate about alternative forms of democratic practice in different regions—Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America—and then puts forward ideas about how Western actors engaged in democracy support can do a better job of incorporating new thinking about alternative democratic forms into their efforts.

The Puzzle of Sex

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334042054

Category: Religion

Page: 243

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Almost everyone is directly affected by questions involving sex and sexual ethics - yet few are aware of the background to current views on topics such as sex before and after marriage, sex as procreation and fulfilment, homosexuality, sexual abuse, rape and contraception. In clear and entertaining language, it digs beneath complex attitudes to enable readers to think through the most challenging issues of the day.

Peace of the Puzzle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987546630

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Page: N.A

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Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies

An Integrated Approach

Author: Gary Goertz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888115

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 5350

An innovative and accessible textbook on multimethod and case-study research Multimethod research has become indispensable to doing social science, and is essential to anyone who conducts large-scale research projects in political science, sociology, education, comparative law, or business. This authoritative and accessible book offers the first truly comprehensive approach to multimethod and case-study research, and is particularly aimed at students of qualitative methods in the social sciences. Walking step-by-step through these cutting-edge tools and techniques, Gary Goertz introduces a new integrated approach that unites three corners of a powerful research triad—causal mechanisms, cross-case causal inference, and within-case causal inference. He explains how the investigation of causal mechanisms and the making of within-case causal inference are the central goals of multimethod and case study research, and provides a logic for connecting case studies and causal mechanism analysis with cross-case analysis, whether they are statistical analyses, experiments, or QCA. In addition, Goertz analyzes how one can generalize using case studies, as well as systematically test game-theoretic and other models using multiple case studies. Provides a fully integrated approach to multimethod and case-study research An essential resource for students and researchers in political science, sociology, education, law, and business Covers constraint causal mechanism, game theory and case studies, QCA, and the use of case studies to systematically test and generalize theories An ideal textbook for a first-year graduate course in methods or research design

The War Puzzle

Author: John A. Vasquez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521366748

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

View: 8714

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.

The Peace Puzzle

America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989–2011

Author: Daniel C. Kurtzer,Scott B. Lasensky,William B. Quandt,Steven L. Spiegel,Shibley Telhami

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801465427

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 6945

"Having observed earlier periods of determined, persistent, creative and wise American diplomacy on the Arab-Israeli conflict, we are left to ponder whether that kind of American leadership and diplomatic wisdom can be recaptured. We also are left to wonder whether the supportive domestic environment in which previous administrations operated will recur, or whether Congressional and public support for Israel has limited administration options and thus changed the very nature of the American role in the peace process. Our overall conclusions in this volume represent a mix of process, politics, and substantive lessons learned, offered in the hope that a better understanding of the past can inform future policy."-from The Peace Puzzle Each phase of Arab-Israeli peacemaking has been inordinately difficult in its own right, and every critical juncture and decision point in the long process has been shaped by U.S. politics and the U.S. leaders of the moment. The Peace Puzzle tracks the American determination to articulate policy, develop strategy and tactics, and see through negotiations to agreements on an issue that has been of singular importance to U.S. interests for more than forty years. In 2006, the authors of The Peace Puzzle formed the Study Group on Arab-Israeli Peacemaking, a project supported by the United States Institute of Peace, to develop a set of "best practices" for American diplomacy. The Study Group conducted in-depth interviews with more than 120 policymakers, diplomats, academics, and civil society figures and developed performance assessments of the various U.S. administrations of the post-Cold War period. This book, an objective account of the role of the United States in attempting to achieve a lasting Arab-Israeli peace, is informed by the authors' access to key individuals and official archives.

The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle

A Guide to Personal Success

Author: E. James Rohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780909608033

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 121

View: 9941

"To have more we must first become more", is the very essence of the philosophy of personal development, success and happiness addressed by Jim Rohn in The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle.This book presents a realistic and powerful formula for the attainment of success and happiness. The philosophy presented in these pages is a blending of many of Mr Rohn's publicly expressed insights combined with an abundance of new material from his private journals.The final result is a stimulating and inspiring creation that brings hope to those who are uncertain, encouragement to those who are discouraged, and new understanding to those who are bewildered by the complexitiies of modern society. It teaches that the journey is as important as the arrival.

The Puzzle of Life

Discover Pieces of the Puzzle Make Known.

Author: Ms. Cinderella

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147973747X

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

View: 9134

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.

Conflict, War, and Peace

An Introduction to Scientific Research

Author: Sara McLaughlin Mitchell,John A. Vasquez

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483322106

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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Introducing students to the scientific study of peace and war, Conflict, War, and Peace: An Introduction to Scientific Research, edited by Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and John A. Vasquez, provides an overview of current scholarship in this dynamic area of study. Focusing on the factors that shape relationships between countries and that make war or peace more likely, this collection of articles by top scholars explores such key topics as dangerous dyads, alliances, territorial disputes, rivalry, arms races, democracy peace, trade, international organizations, territorial peace, and nuclear weapons. Each article is followed by the editors’ commentary: a “Major Contributions” section highlights the article’s theoretical advances and relates each study to the broader literature, while a “Methodological Notes” section carefully walks students through the techniques used in the analysis. Methodological topics include research design, percentages, probabilities, odds ratios, statistical significance, levels of analysis, selection bias, logic, duration models, and game theory models.

The War Puzzle Revisited

Author: John A. Vasquez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052188179X

Category: History

Page: 477

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John Vasquez's The War Puzzle provided one of the most important scientific analyses of the causes of war. The War Puzzle Revisited updates and extends his groundbreaking work, constructing a scientific explanation of the onset and expansion of war and the conditions of peace.

Quality Peace

Peacebuilding, Victory and World Order

Author: Peter Wallensteen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190492627

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8538

In Quality Peace, leading peace researcher Peter Wallensteen offers a broad analysis of peacebuilding, isolating what does and not work when settling conflicts. The book uses statistical analysis to compare two war outcomes-negotiated settlement and victory- in the post-Cold War era. Wallensteen finds that if peace is to last, three conditions must be met: a losing party must retain its dignity; security and the rule of law must be ensured for all; and the time horizon for the settlement must be long enough to ensure a sense of normalcy. Wallensteen breaks down the components of all of these conditions and applies them to interstate conflicts, civil wars in which rebels are aiming to take over the entire state, and separatist rebellions. He also delves into the issue of world order and the significance of major power relations for local peace efforts. Thus, the work provides a remarkable understanding of how different types of war outcomes deal with post-war conditions. Sharply argued and comprehensive, Quality Peace will invigorate peace research and stimulate peace practice, becoming an authoritative work in the field.

Yalta

The Price of Peace

Author: S. M. Plokhy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101189924

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 946

A major new history of the eight days in February 1945 when FDR, Churchill, and Stalin decided the fate of the world Imagine you could eavesdrop on a dinner party with three of the most fascinating historical figures of all time. In this landmark book, a gifted Harvard historian puts you in the room with Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt as they meet at a climactic turning point in the war to hash out the terms of the peace. The ink wasn't dry when the recriminations began. The conservatives who hated Roosevelt's New Deal accused him of selling out. Was he too sick? Did he give too much in exchange for Stalin's promise to join the war against Japan? Could he have done better in Eastern Europe? Both Left and Right would blame Yalta for beginning the Cold War. Plokhy's conclusions, based on unprecedented archival research, are surprising. He goes against conventional wisdom-cemented during the Cold War- and argues that an ailing Roosevelt did better than we think. Much has been made of FDR's handling of the Depression; here we see him as wartime chief. Yalta is authoritative, original, vividly- written narrative history, and is sure to appeal to fans of Margaret MacMillan's bestseller Paris 1919.

Piecing the Puzzle Together (Peace in the Storm Publishing Presents)

Author: Brian Ganges

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981963174

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 7106

Every day we are faced with a myriad of situations and circumstances that require responsible decisions and choices to be made. We risk going through life repeating many of the same mistakes and living a very meager one-dimensional life. But we can rely on the truth of the Word of God to give us the balancing mechanism necessary to stay grounded and on the right path. Don't just seek answers, but seek the truth. Many people have fragmented and compartmentalized pieces of the truth, but this book shows you how to bring it all together: from raising children to relating to your co-workers to getting involved politically. This how-to book will help you to create a firm foundation on which you can build a principled life--P. [4] of cover.

The Fifth Book of Peace

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307428575

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4179

A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this visionary and redemptive work, Kingston completes her interrupted labor, weaving fiction and memoir into a luminous meditation on war and peace, devastation and renewal. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Puzzle of Pearl Harbor

Author: Paul S. Burtness,Warren U. Ober

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941

Page: 244

View: 4731

Peace from Broken Pieces

Author: Iyanla Vanzant

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401928599

Category: Self-Help

Page: 309

View: 3622

New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others in their journeys to make sense out of the puzzle pieces of their lives.

The puzzle of the Soviet church

an inside look at Christianity and glasnost

Author: Kent Richmond Hill

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 417

View: 7489

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

Peaceland

Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

Author: Séverine Autesserre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139952692

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 4625

This book suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. Based on several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world, it demonstrates that everyday elements - such as the expatriates' social habits and usual approaches to understanding their areas of operation - strongly influence peacebuilding effectiveness. Individuals from all over the world and all walks of life share numerous practices, habits, and narratives when they serve as interveners in conflict zones. These common attitudes and actions enable foreign peacebuilders to function in the field, but they also result in unintended consequences that thwart international efforts. Certain expatriates follow alternative modes of thinking and acting, often with notable results, but they remain in the minority. Through an in-depth analysis of the interveners' everyday life and work, this book proposes innovative ways to better help host populations build a sustainable peace.

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