"Pursuing the Just Cause of Their People"

A Study of Contemporary Armenian Terrorism

Author: Michael M. Gunter

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 182

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The Armenian terrorist movement is the subject of Michael Gunter's analysis. Beginning with an introductory overview of recent Armenian terrorist attacks against Turkish diplomats and property and perceived allies of the Turks, he then examines historical motivations and goals of the Armenian terrorist movement. Although the present wave of Armenian terrorism began only in the 1970s, Gunter traces its origins to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He outlines the so-called Armenian question which resulted in deportations and massacres of the Armenians by Turks during World War I, and questions where responsibility for the actions and reactions of the period lie. Gunter then focuses on the beginnings of the contemporary Armenian terrorism, placing special emphasis on the catalytic influence of the Lebanese Civil War and the Palestinean movement. Gunter analyzes the two main Armenian terrorist organizations in terms of tactics, transnational connections, and the question of Turkish harassment and counterterror. Finally, he draws conclusions and makes recommendations for beginning a process which might eventually terminate this dangerous and destructive state of affairs.

Armenia

Author: Vrej Nersessian

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 829

Identity in Democracy

Author: Amy Gutmann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

View: 866

Do voluntary groups like the Boy Scouts have a right to discriminate on grounds of sexual preference, gender, or race?"--BOOK JACKET.

The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War

Author: Seth Lazar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

View: 668

Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest, among both philosophers, legal scholars, and military experts, on the ethics of war. Due in part due to post 9/11 events, this resurgence is also due to a growing theoretical sophistication among scholars in this area. Recently there has been very influential work published on the justificaton of killing in self-defense and war, and the topic of the ethics of war is now more important than ever as a discrete field. The 28 commissioned chapters in this Handbook will present a comprehensive overview of the field as well as make significant and novel contributions, and collectively they will set the terms of the debate for the next decade. Lazar and Frowe will invite the leading scholars in the field to write on topics that are new to them, making the volume a compilation of fresh ideas rather than a rehash of earlier work. The volume will be dicided into five sections: Method, History, Resort, Conduct, and Aftermath. The contributors will be a mix of junior and senior figures, and will include well known scholars like Michael Walzer, Jeff McMahan, and David Rodin.

In Pursuit of Happiness

Choices That Can Change Your Life

Author: Frank B. Minirth

Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

View: 993

A renowned Christian psychiatrist presents an abundance of medical, behavorial, and scriptural strategies that will help readers conquer depression, fear, stress, anger, and, discouragement in their quest to achieve happiness.

Social Foundations of Thought and Action

A Social Cognitive Theory

Author: Albert Bandura

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 617

View: 949

Models of human nature and causality; Observational learning; Enactivelearning; Social diffusion and innovation; Predictive knowledge and forethought; Incentive motivators; Vicarious motivators; Self-regulatory mechanisms; Self-efficacy; Cognitive regulators.

Military Ethics

Author: Igor Primoratz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 572

View: 301

Recent developments such as the 'new wars' or the growing privatisation of warfare, and the ever more sophisticated military technology, present the military with difficult ethical challenges. This book offers a selection of the best scholarly articles on military ethics published in recent decades. It gives a hearing to all the main ethical approaches to war: just war theory, consequentialism, and pacifism. Part I includes essays on justice of war (jus ad bellum), focussing on defence against aggression and humanitarian armed intervention, but also addressing topics such as conscientious objection and the relation of patriotism to war. Articles in Part II deal with the central problems of justice in war (jus in bello): civilian immunity and 'collateral damage' to civilian life and property. Essays in Part III look into the moral issues facing the military as a profession, such as the civil - military relations, the responsibilities of officers to their soldiers and to their military superiors, and the status and responsibilities of prisoners of war.

The Global Justice Reader

Author: Thom Brooks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 764

View: 172

The Global Justice Reader is a first-of-its kind collection that brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy. Brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy Offers a brief introduction followed by important readings on subjects ranging from sovereignty, human rights, and nationalism to global poverty, terrorism, and international environmental justice Presents the writings of key figures in the field, including Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, Thomas Pogge, Peter Singer, and many others

Summary of World Broadcasts

Far East

Author: British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: East Asia

Page:

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Seeking Mandela

Peacemaking Between Israelis and Palestinians

Author: Heribert Adam

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 982

Acknowledgments Preface: Reflections on Moral Literacy Introduction: Political Travel Through the Holy Land Part I. Probing the South African Lessons 1. Controversial Issues on Overview 2. A Brief History of South Africa and Apartheid 3. The Problematic Israel-South Africa Analogy 4.

First Things

A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion and politics

Page:

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Daily Report

Asia & Pacific

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: East Asia

Page:

View: 717

Practical Pacifism

Author: Andrew Fiala

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

View: 542

The United States has a unique responsibility and opportunity to use democracy to end war; but, after 9/11, many can no longer imagine pacifism in any form. Practical Pacifism argues for an approach to peace that aims toward a moral consensus that is developed pragmatically through dialogue aimed at overlapping consensus. Andrew Fiala is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin. He has written many articles for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Metaphilosophy, Res Publica, the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and The Humanist.

The Constitution of the Criminal Law

Author: R.A. Duff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 239

View: 212

The third book in the Criminalization series examines the constitutionalization of criminal law. It considers how the criminal law is constituted through the political processes of the state; how the agents of the criminal law can be answerable to it themselves; and finally, how the criminal law can be constituted as part of the international order. Addressing the ways in which and the grounds on which types of conduct can be justifiably criminalized, the first four chapters of this volume focus on the questions that arise from a consideration of the political constitution of the criminal law. The contributors then turn their attention to the role of the state, its institutions and officials, and their role not only as creators, enactors, interpreters, and enforcers of the criminal law, but also as subjects of it. How can the agents of the criminal law also be answerable to it? Finally discussion turns to how the criminal law can be constituted as part of an international order. Examining the relationships between domestic laws of different nation-states, and between domestic criminal law and international or transnational law, the chapters also look at the authority and jurisdiction of international criminal law itself, and its relationship to other dimensions of the international order. A vital examination of one of the most important topics in modern criminal legal theory, this volume raises new questions central to the study of the criminal law and offers new suggestions for addressing them.

Plenary Meetings, Annexes

Author: United Nations. General Assembly. Special Session

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Legislative reporting

Page:

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