Transformation of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies

John Abromeit, Bridget M. Chesterton, Gary Marotta, York Norman (Eds). Transformation of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016, 354pp.) On 12 December 2015, Benedict Anderson;  the British historian, author of the widely cited 1983
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Jean Ziegler. Destruction Massive: Géopolitique de la faim

(Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2011, 343pp.) Translated into English and published as Jean Ziegler Betting on Famine: Why the World Still Goes Hungary (New York: The New Press, 2013). The First Millennium Goals set in 2000 were to half poverty and hunger
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Ho-Won Jeong(Ed.)Conflict Resolution: Dynamics, Process and Structure.

(Aldershot, UK:Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 1999, 221pp) As the psychologist Ronald Fisher notes in his important essay,  “Social-Psychological Processes in Interactive Conflict Analysis and Reconciliation”  “One of the most serious global problems facing the world as it lurches into the new millennium is
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Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Luts (Eds.) Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context

(Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009, 397pp.) Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Lutz have made an important contribution to world citizen diplomacy.   As they point out “To prevent wars and massive human rights violations and rebuild societies in their aftermath;  an approach
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Citizens of the World: Crisis and Response.

Whenever;  the structure among States was too small to deal with the socio-economic and political challenges being faced;  persons have worked for larger groupings: the United States rather than the Articles of Confederation, the European Union, the African Union, the United Nations. 
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David Cortright Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 376pp.) David Cortright;  Director of Policy Studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies;  and an activist especially on nuclear arms issues;  has set out a clear and up-to-date history of the ideas and movements
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Arthur Waley: Ways of Thought in Ancient China

Arthur Waley (1889-1966)  was an important cultural bridge-builder between China and the West.  He was a translator of Chinese and Japanese poetry and philosophical texts, especially the Taoist classic Tao Te Ching attributed to Lao Tsu.  At a time when there are increased political,
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Arnaud Desjardins: Cultural Bridge-builder and World Citizen

Arnaud Desjardins (1925-2011) was a leading figure in introducing the broader French public to the philosophies and religious practices of Asia. His films devoted to Tibetan Buddhist leaders, Indian religious teachers, Japanese Zen philosophers, and Afghan Sufis were widely shown on French
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Mehran Kamrava. Troubled Waters. Insecurity in the Persian Gulf.

(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018) The 14 September 2019;  drone attacks on oil installations in eastern Saudi Arabia have dimmed hope for U.S. – Iranian discussions aimed to reduce tensions;  and potentially end the armed conflict in Yemen. Tensions have increased; 
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