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Peace and democratic society / edited by Amartya Sen.

E-book E-book (2011.)
Description: 1 online resource (155 pages).
Publisher: Cambridge, England : Open Book Publishers, 2011.
General Note: Directory of Open Access Books: DOAB.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-146) and index.
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.
Restrictions on Access: Access limited to residents of owning communities and students of owning institutions.
Summary: "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.
Source of Description: Print version record.
Authors: Sen, Amartya, 1933- (Added Author).
Citation: Sen, Amartya. "Peace and democratic society." Cambridge, England : Open Book Publishers, 2011.

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