Drawing on the work of key thinkers such as Joel Kovel and John Bellamy Foster, Derek Wall provides an unique insider view of how ecosocialism has developed and a practical guide to focused ecosocialist action. Climate change and other ecological ills are driving the creation of a grassroots global movement for change. From Latin America to Europe, Australia and China a militant movement merging red and green is taking shape. Ecosocialists argue that capitalism threatens the future of humanity and the rest of nature. From indigenous protest in the Peruvian Amazon to the green transition in Cuba to the creation of red-green parties in Europe, ecosocialism is defining the future of left and green politics globally. Latin American leaders such as Morales and Chavez are increasingly calling for an ecosocialist transition. This is an important handbook for activists and engaged students of politics.
The Green Challenge is an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the development of Green parties in Western Europe, and includes an account of the development since 1989 of an East European Green movement. Blending theory and empirical analysis, the book contains chapters on each of the main western European cases and on a number of other less-studied ones. These are designed to demonstrate the shifting balance of party-political competition the factor the authors believe most strongly influences the fortunes of the Greens. The editors also integrate a valuable analysis of the environmentally-degraded Czech Republic, where the Green parties' lack of electoral success has puzzled many observers.
Conflict has been an inescapable facet of religion from its very beginnings. This volume offers insight into the mechanisms at play in the centuries from the Jesus-movement’s first attempts to define itself over and against Judaism to the beginnings of Islam. Profiling research by scholars of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at Australian Catholic University, the essays document inter- and intra-religious conflict from a variety of angles. Topics relevant to the early centuries range from religious conflict between different parts of the Christian canon, types of conflict, the origins of conflict, strategies for winning, for conflict resolution, and the emergence of a language of conflict. For the fourth to seventh centuries case studies from Asia Minor, Syria, Constantinople, Gaul, Arabia and Egypt are presented. The volume closes with examinations of the Christian and Jewish response to Islam, and of Islam’s response to Christianity. Given the political and religious tensions in the world today, this volume is well positioned to find relevance and meaning in societies still grappling with the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize-winning work on common pool property rights has implications for some of the most pressing sustainability issues of the twenty-first century — from tackling climate change to maintaining cyberspace. In this book, Derek Wall critically examines Ostrom’s work, while also exploring the following questions: is it possible to combine insights rooted in methodological individualism with a theory that stresses collectivist solutions? Is Ostrom’s emphasis on largely local solutions to climate change relevant to a crisis propelled by global factors? This volume situates her ideas in terms of the constitutional analysis of her partner Vincent Ostrom and wider institutional economics. It outlines her key concerns, including a radical research methodology, commitment to indigenous people and the concept of social-ecological systems. Ostrom is recognised for producing a body of work which demonstrates how people can construct rules that allow them to exploit the environment in an ecologically sustainable way, without the need for governmental regulation, and this book argues that in a world where ecological realities increasingly threaten material prosperity, such scholarship provides a way of thinking about how humanity can create truly sustainable development. Given the inter-disciplinary nature of Ostrom’s work, this book will be relevant to those working in the areas of environmental economics, political economy, political science and ecology.
A Fiction Novel on World Power Politics by Dr Hafiz Shahid Amin..Pakistan
Author: Dr Hafiz Shahid Amin
Publisher: Dr Hafiz Shahid Amin
<..The Scenario… The Central Theme..> A Fiction Novel on World Power Politics. A novel of action, adventure,suspense, political and war fiction. The novel has been written in the context of present day fast changing political scenario of the world. Most important international burning issues have been touched in this novel in the most skillful and careful manner. Shall this peace seeking world ever reach the point of the lasting peace..? There is destruction of all anti-peace world forces in attempt to convert this world into a peaceful world. All nations live peacefully in the long run. People respect each other’s religious, territorial limits and social taboo. This novel is an action and adventure based fiction and an attempt to make this world as a joint peaceful global village free of discriminations of caste and racial and Islamic and non-Islamic biases. The author seems to stress upon the fact that discriminations of this sort are very fatal for the restoration of world peace. Unless this discrimination is not completely finished it is almost impossible to convert this world into one peaceful global Village. It is an English version of Urdu novel "Tuloo e Amn" Published in Pakistan in 2003. Author of both versions; Dr Hafiz Shahid Amin.Pakistan From the time this universe came into being to this time, the world encounters perils of different hues everywhere and every time. A few super powers have divided comity of nations of the world into groups to serve their narrow ends. The developed countries have been trying to prevail over developing and under-developed countries. Those powerful enjoying countries have always shown hegemony in dealing with weaker states rather than to share their blessings in the love for humanity. This trend poses a serious threat to world peace. All the states are fearful of hegemonic attitude of super powers. They fear that undesirable prohibitions shall be imposed by super powers any time on them and these weaker nations could be proceeded against on fake charges of defiance. The oppressed people are getting more and more oppressed and oppressors have more free hands to subdue weaker states. Human values are being freely flouted. It is in this context that I have written this novel. I have tried to suggest ways and means for securing peace and promoting amity among all nations so that people can lead a peaceful and prosperous life without discrimination of Caste and race and territory. I pray to Allah Almighty that my efforts may bear fruit. All nations live peacefully in the long run. People respect each other’s religious, territorial limits and social taboo. It ia an attempt to make this world as a joint peaceful global village free of discriminations of caste and racial and Islamic and non-Islamic biases. The author seems to stress upon the fact that discriminations of this sort are very fatal for the restoration of world peace. Unless this discrimination is not completely finished it is almost impossible to convert this world into one peaceful global Village. <> *** A 9 Points World Peace Formula *** In the end of Novel all Nations agree on these Points; 1... that all countries shall respect other countries and refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. 2... that all countries shall wind up and disband their secret agencies. 3... that all countries shall dismiss and terminate their respective armed forces so that huge expenses made in the name of defense could be used for welfare of people. 4… that all countries shall lift bans of visit visas so that people can come and go in any part of the world freely. 5... that the developed countries shall take along and help developing countries and underdeveloped countries. 6... that people of all countries shall enjoy complete freedom of religion and every body shall be free to offer prayer to Allah Almighty as he wished. 7... that all countries shall exercise strict control over growing sexual liberties and shall prohibit advertisements about sex, sex enhancing all kinds of literature like novels, sexy films, and the most dangerous weapon of mass destruction the INTERNET SEX. 8... only one and same currency shall remain in circulation and use all over the world. 9... all banks and financial institutions will commence interest free banking.
A hard-hitting history of special-forces operations over the past fifty years in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. After eight challenging years in Afghanistan, the new U.S. strategy, aimed at winning hearts and minds rather than search-and-destroy, refocuses the conflict on Special Forces: unorthodox soldiers who work outside of traditional military forces to combine secret military operations with nation building. Tony Geraghty, an expert author in this field for almost thirty years, unveils the extraordinary evolution of this refined style of war-making from its roots in anti-guerrilla warfare in Ireland and Palestine, by way of the creation of the C.I.A., the S.A.S., the Green Berets, America’s Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), and many others, including Mossad. This history is more than a tale of derring-do, although James Bond-like characters stalk every page. It is a sweeping examination of Black Ops at a time when they represent the future of an open-ended global war against terrorism.
In the early 1970s, living in inner-city St. Louis, Paul Gilk asked his friends to explain why small farms were dying. The answers did not satisfy. Years of study followed. Through the reading of history, Gilk began to grasp the origins of both horticulture and agriculture, their blossoming into Neolithic agrarian village culture, and the impoundment of the agrarian village by bandit aristocrats at the formation of what we now call civilization. Getting a grip on the relationship between agriculture and civilization was one thing; but, as a person strongly influenced by Gospel stories, Gilk also wanted to know what the connection might be between the kingdom of God proclamation in the canonical Gospels and the peasant world from which Jesus arose. Aided in his thinking by the works of biblical scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, Gilk began to realize that the kingdom of God was both a harkening back to the peace and freedom of precivilized agrarian village and a revolutionary anticipation of a postcivilized village-mindedness organized organically on the basis of radical servanthood and radical stewardship. We are, Gilk says, entering the dawn of this Green culture simultaneously with the deepening of civilized world disaster.
Fills a gap in scholarship on an increasingly important field within Political Science. Comparative Politics, the discipline devoted to the politics of other countries or peoples, has been steadily gaining prominence as a field of study, allowing politics to be viewed from a wider foundation than a concentration on domestic affairs would permit.
This book constitutes an effort to develop a critical social science of climate change, one that posits its roots in global capitalism with its emphasis on profit-making, a treadmill of production and consumption, heavy reliance on fossil fuels, and commitment to ongoing economic expansion.