Post Tagged with: "violence"

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

The international community’s response rewarded the threat of violence, essentially derailing any hopes of achieving consolidated democracy in Afghanistan.

Statebuilding Failure in South Sudan

Statebuilding Failure in South Sudan

When South Sudan gained independence, it was easy to predict that the path towards the construction of a new state would have been full of obstacles.

Norms on Gender Equality and Violent Conflict

Norms on Gender Equality and Violent Conflict

Åsa Ekvall investigates the strong correlation between gender equality and violent conflict and finds that although causality is difficult to prove there is still value in examining the link between the two.

What Would Happen If We Did Negotiate With Terrorists?

What Would Happen If We Did Negotiate With Terrorists?

Designating and even vilifying actors with the label of ‘terrorist’ is a highly subjective matter. So how do we address the issue of negotiating with ‘terrorists’ without drowning in a quagmire of subjectivity?

Edited Collection – South Sudan’s Independence

Edited Collection – South Sudan’s Independence

This compendium explores South Sudan’s secession, the broader conceptual issues of state building, international development & conflict resolution.

To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

The murder of Christopher Stevens has an unmistakably 21st century feel to it. It remains a senseless loss of life due to human stupidity and bigotry.

Responses to Intercommunal Violence in Jonglei State

Responses to Intercommunal Violence in Jonglei State

There is a need for greater in-depth research into local perceptions and understandings of violence, which must underpin any external support to short and long-term reconciliation.

Religion, Sacred Values and Conflict

Religion, Sacred Values and Conflict

Examining the role of sacred values in war may offer greater opportunities for breakthroughs into peace in seemingly intractable conflicts than hitherto realised.

Norbert Elias, Process Sociology and International Relations

Norbert Elias, Process Sociology and International Relations

The influence of social theory on the study of IR has been profound in recent years. Norbert Elias was unusual amongst sociologists of his generation in placing IR at the centre of sociological analysis.

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Conflict is not inevitable in South Sudan. All of the issues present in Jonglei can be addressed through enlightened government policies. While still young, the RSS may draw from lessons learned throughout the region.

Violence is putting the future of the Islamic Republic in doubt

Violence is putting the future of the Islamic Republic in doubt

It is not an exaggeration to claim that since the presidential election in June 2009, the ship of the Islamic Republic has been cruising in uncharted waters. The repercussions of the election have not only proved to be politically costly but have fundamentally jeopardised the very survival of the Islamic State.

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