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Nonviolent Response to Terrorism - Tom H. Hastings

Nonviolent Response to Terrorism

Paperback Published: 21st June 2004
ISBN: 9780786418749
Number Of Pages: 252

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Terrorism, which by definition targets civilians, is unacceptable, but a violent response to violence usually causes more violence. This book outlines some of the best thinking about nonviolent methods of resisting terrorism in the growing fields of international aid and nonviolent interposition.

The first section covers immediate nonviolent response to terrorism: international negotiations, mediations, and adjudication, UN and citizen sanctions, cross-cultural communication, citizen initiatives, international treaties and the World Court, the International Criminal Court, and nonviolent resistance through raising consciousness to mobilization and resisting state-sponsored terror. The second section, on long-term non-violent response to terrorism, discusses halting arms trade and militarism, stoppingarms flow to terrorists, "defunding" the military, building sustainable and just economies, aid to the poor, reducing privileged over-consumption, peace and conflict education, understanding and using the media, refugee repatriation, and helping indigenous liberation struggles.

"readable, informed, and well-documented...combines the concrete experience of an activist and the theoretical knowledge of a scholar...insightful reflections...invaluable contribution...highly recommended"--Choice.

Prefacep. 1
Abbreviations, Acronyms, Initialisms, Definitionsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Immediate Nonviolent Responsep. 21
Smart Sanctionsp. 23
Mediationp. 33
Lawp. 61
Nonviolent Resistancep. 86
Long-Term Nonviolent Responsep. 113
Halt Arms Trade and Militarismp. 116
Build Sustainable Just Economiesp. 130
Education and Mediap. 157
Refugee Repatriation and Support of Indigenous Strugglesp. 183
Conclusionsp. 201
Three Essaysp. 213
Bel Canto Forgiveness Narrative: Terror and the Philosophy of Conflict Resolutionp. 213
Plato, Socrates and Love Combat Terrorismp. 227
Perception Is Reality: Apathy Breeds Terrorismp. 229
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780786418749
ISBN-10: 0786418745
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 21st June 2004
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36