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Description - Making Terrorism History by Gabrielle Rifkind

Resolving intractable conflicts has become an even more urgent task since the September 11 and 7 July attacks, and since the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. However, strategies which simply try to hit back at the 'enemy', the 'terrorists' or political opponents by using arms are counterproductive. They increase both the level of violence and the yawning chasm between the two sides. New thinking and new approaches are needed. The authors of this short and highly topical book argue that using arms alone will never be successful unless we also address the emotional and psychological effects of violence and humiliation on whole communities, and the various economic, social and cultural issues that sustain cycles of terror. They outline 20 key approaches that can be used with positive effect in Iraq, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and also in our own towns and cities nearer to home. These essential measures will prevent and resolve conflict without the use of force. Some are to be used by our governments, and some by ourselves, to address and prevent the conditions which trigger violence. Unless we take the security of our fellow human beings as our starting point - by winning t

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846040474
ISBN-10: 1846040477
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Rider & Co
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gabrielle Rifkind

Scilla Elworthy has been awarded the Niwano Peace Prize from Japan, and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times. She specialises in the effectiveness of conflict prevention and methods of resolution, and advises political and military policy-makers. She is founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct. abrielle Rifkind is a group analyst, psychotherapist and specialist in conflict resolution. She is founder of the Middle East Policy Initiative Forum, and human security consultant to the Oxford Research Group.

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