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Peace and democratic society

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Cambridge, England : Open Book Publishers, 2011.
Series: Open Reports series, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recent acts of terrorism and the current unrest in the Middle East remind us how important it is to understand the relationship between peace and democracy. In an insightful introductory essay to this report, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen challenges widely accepted explanations for violence. He makes a plea for a global, multilateral debate on the causes of conflict, and an understanding of the multiple identities of  Read more...
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Peace and democratic society.
Cambridge : Open Book, 2011
(OCoLC)741754624
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 9781906924416 1906924414 9781906924492 190692449X
OCLC Number: 794698072
Notes: Directory of Open Access Books: DOAB.
Description: 1 online resource (155 pages).
Contents: Part I. Violence and civil society / Amartya Sen --
Part II. Civil paths to peace: report of the Commonwealth Commission on respect and understanding --
Why do respect and understanding matter? --
The nature and nurture of violence --
Poverty, inequality and humiliation --
History, grievance and conflict --
Political participation --
The role of media and communication --
Young people and education --
Multilateralism and the international order --
The way forward and conclusions --
Afterward: original preface and letter of presentation to the report --
Appendix: Written submissions to the Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding.
Series Title: Open Reports series, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Amartya Sen.

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"Recent acts of terrorism and the current unrest in the Middle East remind us how important it is to understand the relationship between peace and democracy. In an insightful introductory essay to this report, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen challenges widely accepted explanations for violence. He makes a plea for a global, multilateral debate on the causes of conflict, and an understanding of the multiple identities of the individuals involved"--Publisher's description.

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