Rethinking Insecurity War and Violence

Author: Damian Grenfell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134082421
Release Date: 2008-07-25
Genre: Political Science

Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization? is a collection of essays by scholars intent on rethinking the mainstream security paradigms. Overall, this collection is intended to provide a broad and systematic analysis of the long-term sources of political, military and cultural insecurity from the local to the global. The book provides a stronger basis for understanding the causes of conflict and violence in the world today, one that adds a different dimension to the dominant focus on finding proximate causes and making quick responses Too often the arenas of violence have been represented as if they have been triggered by reassertions of traditional and tribal forms of identity, primordial and irrational assertions of politics. Such ideas about the sources of insecurity have become entrenched in a wide variety of media sources, and have framed both government policies and academic arguments. Rather than treating the sources of insecurity as a retreat from modernity, this book complicates the patterns of global insecurity to a degree that takes the debates simply beyond assumptions that we are witnessing a savage return to a bloody and tribalized world. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of international relations, security studies, gender studies and globalization studies.

Rethinking Insecurity War and Violence

Author: Damian Grenfell
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415432278
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization? is a collection of essays by scholars intent on rethinking the mainstream security paradigms. Overall, this collection is intended to provide a broad and systematic analysis of the long-term sources of political, military and cultural insecurity from the local to the global. The book provides a stronger basis for understanding the causes of conflict and violence in the world today, one that adds a different dimension to the dominant focus on finding proximate causes and making quick responses Too often the arenas of violence have been represented as if they have been triggered by reassertions of traditional and tribal forms of identity, primordial and irrational assertions of politics. Such ideas about the sources of insecurity have become entrenched in a wide variety of media sources, and have framed both government policies and academic arguments. Rather than treating the sources of insecurity as a retreat from modernity, this book complicates the patterns of global insecurity to a degree that takes the debates simply beyond assumptions that we are witnessing a savage return to a bloody and tribalized world. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of international relations, security studies, gender studies and globalization studies.

Rethinking Border Control for a Globalizing World

Author: Leanne Weber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134615810
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a new point of departure for thinking critically and creatively about international borders and the perceived need to defend them, adopting an innovative ‘preferred future’ methodology. The authors critically examine a range of ‘border domains’ including law, citizenship, governance, morality, security, economy, culture and civil society, which provide the means and justification for contemporary border controls, and identify early signs that the dynamics of sovereignty and borders are being fundamentally transformed under conditions of neoliberal globalization. The goal is to locate potential pathways towards the preferred future of relaxed borders, and provide a foundation for a progressive politics dedicated to moving beyond mere critique of the harm and inequity of border controls and capable of envisaging a differently bordered world. This book will be of considerable interest to students of border studies, migration, criminology, peacemaking, critical security studies and IR in general.

Power and Transnational Activism

Author: Thomas Olesen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136865008
Release Date: 2010-12-03
Genre: Political Science

Offering new and critical insights on global activism and power, it features case studies on China and Tibet, HIV/AIDS, climate change, child labour, the WTO, women and the UN, the global public sphere, world social forums and global civil society.

Das Ende der Arbeit und ihre Zukunft

Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593400853
Release Date: 2004-03-15
Genre: Political Science

Die Arbeit hat sich im letzten Jahrzehnt weiter verändert. Bereits in 50 Jahren werden weniger als 10 Prozent der Bevölkerung ausreichen, um alle Güter und Dienstleistungen bereitzustellen. Die Konsequenzen für die sozialen Sicherungssysteme sind dramatisch, soziale Konlikte scheinen unvermeidlich. Dass "es nicht mehr genug Arbeit für alle geben wird" erkannte Jeremy Rifkin bereits in seinem Weltbesteller Das Ende der Arbeit - und seine Thesen sind heute aktueller denn je. In der Neuausgabe des in 16 Sprachen übersetzten Bestsellers entwickelt Rifkin seine radikalen Vorschläge weiter und zeigt mit gewohntem wirtschaftlichen und politischen Sachverstand, wie wir verhindern können, dass uns die Arbeit ausgeht. "Rifkins Buch wird uns noch lange beschäftigen." Süddeutsche Zeitung

Die Entzauberung des kritischen Geistes

Author: Wilhelm Hofmeister
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839402207
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Genre: Social Science

In kaum einer anderen Weltregion wird den Intellektuellen - den Wissenschaftlern, Schriftstellern und Künstlern - so viel Einfluss auf Politik und Gesellschaft zugesprochen wie in Lateinamerika. Angesichts der in den vergangenen Jahren vollzogenen politischen, wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und kulturellen Transformationsprozesse hat sich jedoch auch die Rolle der Intellektuellen bei der Vermittlung zwischen Staat und Gesellschaft verändert. Vielerorts wurden sie durch »Experten« und Technokraten ersetzt. Lateinamerikanische Autoren gehen deshalb der Frage nach, welchen Einfluss Intellektuelle einst auf gesellschaftliche Veränderungen nahmen und welche Rolle sie in Zukunft für das Funktionieren und die Entwicklung der Demokratie in dieser Region spielen können.

See I m real

Author: Britta Neitzel
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825883744
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Aufsatzsammlung - Computerspiel - Interdisziplinäre Forschung