Download e-book for iPad: America and the World: The Double Bind: Volume 9, Peace and by Kevin P. Clements

By Kevin P. Clements

ISBN-10: 1412804604

ISBN-13: 9781412804608

because the world's first democracy with a written structure and invoice of Rights, the us has stood for international aspirations towards democratic liberty, equality, and unity in view that its formation in 1776. in spite of the fact that, because it built into an empire via the past due 19th century, the U.S. additionally has threatened the liberties of alternative peoples, together with local americans, Hawaiians, Latin american citizens, Asians, and Africans. the yankee position in global affairs has lengthy been polarized round conflicting pictures and techniques. within the identify of counter-terrorism, the Bush management pursued a mostly unilateralist coverage within the heart East and in different places. but, within the identify of shielding its nationwide sovereignty, the us additionally has rejected lots of the fresh multilateral treaties that try to comprise violence by means of fortifying the rule of thumb of foreign legislations. A unilateralist method additionally is going mostly opposed to the U.S. postwar multilateralism, which validated the United countries and its really good organisations. This quantity explores those contradictions. members comprise: Kevin P. Clements, Tom Coffman, Audrey Kitagawa, Jeffrey F. Addicott, Steven Zunes, Vivien Stewart, Kathy Ferguson, Phyllis Turnbull, Bilveer Singh, Ibrahim G. Aoude, Richard Falk, Ann Wright, Beverley Kleever, Linda Groff, George Kent, Majid Tehranian, Mohammad Ali, Terrence Paupp, Gillian younger, Mihay Simaii, and David Krieger. the once a year booklet Peace & coverage, subsidized by way of the Toda Institute for worldwide Peace and coverage learn, is now in its 9th 12 months. it truly is devoted to offering a discussion board for the dialogue of all matters pertaining to peace, coverage, and the rights and duties of worldwide citizenship. This newest quantity fulfills that commitment.

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