Arab Revolutions and Beyond: The Middle East and by Sabah Alnasseri

By Sabah Alnasseri

This edited quantity brings jointly worldwide views on twenty-first century Arab revolutions to theoretically and methodologically hyperlink those modern uprisings to resistance and protest routine all over the world, specifically within the Americas. of their analyses of those differences, the foreign individuals have interaction in an exploration of a number of issues equivalent to social activities and cultures of resistance, geopolitical economics, civic advantage, id construction, human rights, and overseas fiscal and political impression. what's the old value of those revolutions? What are the consequences past the center East? and the way are struggles in different areas of the area being inspired via those occasions? those heretofore mostly unanswered questions are addressed during this assortment, built from displays at a 2013 overseas convention at the “Arab Revolutions and past” at York collage, Toronto, Canada.

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International Education Exchanges and Intercultural by Julie Mathews-Aydinli

By Julie Mathews-Aydinli

This quantity examines the complicated function of overseas schooling alternate in selling peace and intercultural knowing. The conception that foreign schooling encourages better realizing and cooperation among, humans, cultures, and countries maintains to force participation and assets to this turning out to be zone. With thought-provoking theoretical discussions and a extensive diversity of case reports, this quantity presents a far wanted serious exploration of the ways that overseas schooling exchanges could effect participants in addition to broader problems with worldwide peace and development.

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How Nonviolence Protects the State by Peter Gelderloos

By Peter Gelderloos

Since the civil rights period, the doctrine of nonviolence has loved near-universal attractiveness through the USA Left. this day protest is frequently formed by means of cooperation with nation authorities—even organizers of rallies opposed to police brutality observe for police allows, and anti-imperialists frequently cease wanting aiding self-defense and armed resistance. How Nonviolence Protects the State demanding situations the assumption that nonviolence is the one solution to struggle for a greater international. In a decision guaranteed to stir controversy and full of life debate, Peter Gelderloos invitations activists to think about varied strategies, passionately arguing that unique nonviolence frequently acts to enhance a similar buildings of oppression that activists search to overthrow.

Contemporary hobbies for social swap face lots of tricky questions, yet occasionally concerns of procedure and strategies obtain low precedence. Many North American activists fail to scrutinize the position of nonviolence, by no means posing crucial questions:

• Is nonviolence powerful at finishing platforms of oppression?

• Does nonviolence intersect with white privilege and the dominance of North over South?

• How does pacifism toughen an analogous strength dynamic as patriarchy?

• finally, does nonviolence guard the state?

Peter Gelderloos is an intensive group organizer. he's the writer of Consensus: a brand new guide for Grassroots Political, Social, and Environmental Groups and a contributor to Letters From younger Activists. he's the co-facilitator of a workshop at the criminal process, and is usually fascinated with self reliant media, copwatching, anti-oppression paintings, and anarchist organizing.

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Sino-Japanese Power Politics: Might, Money and Minds by Giulio Pugliese, Aurelio Insisa

By Giulio Pugliese, Aurelio Insisa

This e-book is ready Japan-China strength politics within the army, financial and propaganda domain names. The post-2012 standoff over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands has unveiled the adversarial caliber to Sino-Japanese relatives, with a major addition: an important details warfare that has cemented the 2 states’ competition. below the Xi and Abe administrations, China and Japan insisted on their ethical place as benign and peaceable powers, and portrayed the neighbor as an competitive revisionist. by way of highlighting nice strength competition, this examine makes a theoretical contribution in want of the ability politics in the back of Sino-Japanese identities. The paintings is multidisciplinary in spirit and goals to talk either to teachers and to basic readers who can be curious of knowing this attention-grabbing --if worrisome-- part of Sino-Japanese kin. In flip, the overview of the diplomatic, financial and identification conflict among the world’s moment and 3rd wealthiest states presents a window in figuring out the foreign politics of the Asia-Pacific within the early 21st Century. This ebook is a useful source for students, region stories and Political technology scholars and policymakers alike.

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