Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace

ISBN-10: 1586488236

ISBN-13: 9781586488239

Edition: 2010

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Description: The twenty-first century has seen millions unemployed. It has seen livelihoods undermined by environmental degradation. Middle-class cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa have become cauldrons of violence and resentment. Tribalism, ethnic nationalism, and religious fundamentalism have flared dangerously, from Russia to Spain. The use of force is unlikely to help. What works when counter-insurgency has run its course: in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond?In this book, two authors brought together from distant points on the political spectrum by their concerns about the repercussions of violent political conflict on human lives, explain and explore a new idea for stabilizing the dangerous neighborhoods of the world. They challenge head-on Condoleezza Rice's declaration that "it is not the job of the 82nd Airborne Division to escort kids to kindergarten" contending that, in fact, it should be. When marginalized populations are trapped in poverty and lawlessness and denied political power and justice brutality, and fascism thrive. Human security is a new concept for clarifying what peace requires and the policies and priorities by which to achieve it.

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 5/11/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction
The Twenty-First Century Risks
The Twentieth-Century Mindset
The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
“Escorting Kids to Kindergarten”: Human Security in Action
The Anatomy of Human Security
Remnants of the Past and Spoilers of the Future: “Hard” Versus “Soft” Security?
Africa: A Beacon of Hope?
The Ultimate Weapon
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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