The Evolution of Peace in the International System
Author: Gary Goertz
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.
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.
Theory, Geopolitics and the Transformation of World Politics
Author: K. Rasler
Category: Political Science
Ever since the revival of Kant's Perpetual Peace thesis, the linkages between democracy and peace has been a central topic in international relations research, with sustained debate over whether it exists and if it does, why it does. In this stimulating volume, two leading IR scholars place the democratic peace debate within a broader context, including the extent of threats in international relations, degree of satisfaction with the status quo, the diffusion of democracy, and the rise of the trading state. Step by step, Thompson and Rasler examine the democratic peace through a series of puzzles concerning arguments at the dyadic, systemic, and individual state levels. Synthesizing a broad range of knowledge and linking islands of theory, Puzzles of the Democratic Peace provides a distinctive look at the state of the field and paths forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.