Antimilitarism

Antimilitarism
Author: C. Cockburn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2012-04-11
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780230378391

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A lively, first hand account of the ideas and activities of women and men in anti-war, anti-militarist and peace movements. The author looks at the tensions and divergences in and between organizations, and their potential for cohering into a powerful worldwide counter-hegemonic movement for violence reduction.

Antimilitarism

Antimilitarism
Author: Cynthia Cockburn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2012-04-11
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780230359758

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People come together in movements to end war from many political traditions. They are socialists, communists and anarchists, people of a variety of faiths, secularists, pacifists and feminists. They share a belief that peace is possible, but have divergent views on the causes of militarism and strategies to end it. As both peace activist and social researcher, Cynthia Cockburn is well placed to ask, 'How coherent and cohesive are we?' The book presents original case studies of anti-war, anti-militarist and peace movements in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Uganda and the UK, of international networks against military conscription and the proliferation of guns, and of singular campaigns addressing aggression against Palestinians and the expansion of NATO. The stand-alone chapters make ideal course readings. Scanning the political spectrum, but always with a gender lens, the author carefully uncovers the movements' many tensions and antagonisms, looking for the source of alliance that may make of these and a multitude of other groups, organizations and networks worldwide an unstoppable movement for change. Between the nihilist view that violence is inevitable and the utopian belief in the possibility of a violence-free world is an achievable goal of violence reduction, both in times of war and in times called peace. Violence is, much more often than we think, a choice.

Antimilitarism

Antimilitarism
Author: C. Cockburn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2012-04-11
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780230378391

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A lively, first hand account of the ideas and activities of women and men in anti-war, anti-militarist and peace movements. The author looks at the tensions and divergences in and between organizations, and their potential for cohering into a powerful worldwide counter-hegemonic movement for violence reduction.

Militarism

Militarism
Author: Karl Liebknecht
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1917
Genre: Arbitration (International law)
ISBN: UOM:39015073372875

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The Politics of Military Force

The Politics of Military Force
Author: Frank Stengel
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-12-08
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780472132218

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The Politics of Military Force examines the dynamics of discursive change that made participation in military operations possible against the background of German antimilitarist culture. Once considered a strict taboo, so-called out-of-area operations have now become widely considered by German policymakers to be without alternative. The book argues that an understanding of how certain policies are made possible (in this case, military operations abroad and force transformation), one needs to focus on processes of discursive change that result in different policy options appearing rational, appropriate, feasible, or even self-evident. Drawing on Essex School discourse theory, the book develops a theoretical framework to understand how discursive change works, and elaborates on how discursive change makes once unthinkable policy options not only acceptable but even without alternative. Based on a detailed discourse analysis of more than 25 years of German parliamentary debates, The Politics of Military Force provides an explanation for: (1) the emergence of a new hegemonic discourse in German security policy after the end of the Cold War (discursive change), (2) the rearticulation of German antimilitarism in the process (ideational change/norm erosion) and (3) the resulting making-possible of military operations and force transformation (policy change). In doing so, the book also demonstrates the added value of a poststructuralist approach compared to the naive realism and linear conceptions of norm change so prominent in the study of German foreign policy and International Relations more generally.

Antimilitarism

Antimilitarism
Author: Cynthia Cockburn
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-07-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0230359744

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People come together in movements to end war from many political traditions. They are socialists, communists and anarchists, people of a variety of faiths, secularists, pacifists and feminists. They share a belief that peace is possible, but have divergent views on the causes of militarism and strategies to end it. As both peace activist and social researcher, Cynthia Cockburn is well placed to ask, 'How coherent and cohesive are we?' The book presents original case studies of anti-war, anti-militarist and peace movements in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Uganda and the UK, of international networks against military conscription and the proliferation of guns, and of singular campaigns addressing aggression against Palestinians and the expansion of NATO. The stand-alone chapters make ideal course readings. Scanning the political spectrum, but always with a gender lens, the author carefully uncovers the movements' many tensions and antagonisms, looking for the source of alliance that may make of these and a multitude of other groups, organizations and networks worldwide an unstoppable movement for change. Between the nihilist view that violence is inevitable and the utopian belief in the possibility of a violence-free world is an achievable goal of violence reduction, both in times of war and in times called peace. Violence is, much more often than we think, a choice.

Militarism and Anti Militarism

Militarism and Anti Militarism
Author: Karl Liebknecht
Publsiher: Black Rose Books Limited
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2011-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 1551643405

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One of the great classics of anti-militarism--originally published in 1907 and immediately banned.

Cultures of Antimilitarism

Cultures of Antimilitarism
Author: Thomas U. Berger
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-04-02
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0801872383

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In Cultures of Antimilitarism: National Security in Germany and Japan Thomas Berger analyzes the complex domestic and international political forces that brought about this unforeseen transformation.