Elise Boulding A Pioneer in Peace Research, Peacemaking, Feminism, Future Studies and the Family

Politics, Sociology

When Democracies Choose War :
Politics, Public Opinion, and the Marketplace of Ideas
Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Open Education: Selected Readings from the AECT-LKAOE 2015 Summer International Research Symposium by Feng-Qi Lai, James D. Lehman
Migration and Transnationalism Between Switzerland and Bulgaria by Marina Richter, Paolo Ruspini, Dotcho Mihailov, Vesselin Mintchev, Michael Nollert
Education Policy and Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies: Lebanon, Northern Ireland, and Macedonia by Giuditta Fontana
Elise Boulding: A Pioneer in Peace Research, Peacemaking, Feminism, Future Studies and the Family: From a Quaker Perspective by J. Russell Boulding

When Democracies Choose War :
Politics, Public Opinion, and the Marketplace of Ideas

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1626376468 | 264 Pages | PDF | 3.14 MB

What is going on domestically when democracies choose war? Why do some wars of choice generate political opposition while others don’t? Is there an internal mechanism that constrains the behavior of democracies when it comes to war? To answer these questions, Andrew Katz explores the relationship between public support for wars of choice and democratic norms in the marketplace of ideas. With extensive empirical evidence ranging from the French war in Indochina after World War II to ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom,’ Katz provides new insights on the domestic sources of foreign policy, and especially on the role of public opinion in the decision to go to war.
Contents:
Democracies, Wars of Choice, and the Marketplace of Ideas.
France’s Effort to Retain Indochina.
Richard Nixon’s Pursuit of “Peace with Honor” in Vietnam.
Britain’s War to Retake the Falklands.
Israel’s 1982 War to “Secure Peace in the Galilee.”
Marketing “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”
Toward a Better Understanding of Democracies at War.

Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Open Education: Selected Readings from the AECT-LKAOE 2015 Summer International Research Symposium by Feng-Qi Lai, James D. Lehman

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319389556 | 230 Pages | PDF | 12.5 MB

This book explores trends in learning and knowledge analytics in open education, as explored in proceedings papers from AECT-LKAOE 2015 International Research Symposium. The chapters investigate various issues surrounding open education in all disciplines, such as learning design in open-ended learning environments, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), learning analytics studies and applications, and technology and new media. The chapter authors provide guidance for how to design and develop most effective, efficient, and appealing instruction as well as suggesting learning strategies relevant to the open education era.

Migration and Transnationalism Between Switzerland and Bulgaria by Marina Richter, Paolo Ruspini, Dotcho Mihailov, Vesselin Mintchev, Michael Nollert

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319319442 | 201 Pages | PDF | 4.4 MB

This book explores trends in migration from Bulgaria to Switzerland since Bulgaria joined the European Union (EU) in 2007. Due to several unique factors, this in-depth case study provides a basis for understanding transnational migration in a wider European context. Bulgarians represent a fairly small community within Switzerland, and are quite scattered throughout the country. They come from various regions in Bulgaria with very different socio-economic profile. In Switzerland, apart from differences in linguistic regions and the federal system, there are significant regional disparities, providing a variety of contexts for exploring this transnational migration, causes and consequences.
The first part of the book analyses who migrates and why, addressing regional disparities within Bulgaria. The text explores the impact of economic differences, educational background, and other factors that play into immigrants’ motivations to move. The next part of the book examines different migratory movements and transnational practices between Switzerland, Bulgaria, and other destination countries for Bulgarian immigrants. It addresses larger socioeconomic shifts and resulting impacts at individual, household, community, and national levels. Finally, the book assesses all of these factors within the context of shifting immigration policies. This work draws on mixed-method empirical research conducted in both countries over a three-year period, analysed within four major frameworks: transnationalism and migrant networks, social inequality, regional disparities and development, and immigration policies.
The results will be of interest for researchers working in a variety of social science fields, including anthropology, geography, sociology, social psychology, law, public policy, political science, international studies, demography and exploring issues related to migration and development, social and regional disparities, inequality, employment, social networks, social identity and others.

Education Policy and Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies: Lebanon, Northern Ireland, and Macedonia by Giuditta Fontana

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319314254 | 317 Pages | PDF | 4.6 MB

This book explores the nexus between education and politics in Lebanon, Northern Ireland, and Macedonia, drawing from an extensive body of original evidence and literature on power-sharing and post-conflict education in these post-conflict societies, as well as the repercussions that emerged from the end of civil war. This book demonstrates that education policy affects the resilience of political settlements by helping reproduce and reinforce the mutually exclusive religious, ethnic, and national communities that participated in conflict and now share political power. Using curricula for subjects―such as history, citizenship education, and languages―and structures like the existence of state-funded separate or common schools, Fontana shows that power-sharing constrains the scope for specific education reforms and offers some suggestions for effective ones to aid political stability and reconciliation after civil wars.

Elise Boulding: A Pioneer in Peace Research, Peacemaking, Feminism, Future Studies and the Family: From a Quaker Perspective by J. Russell Boulding

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319313630 | 178 Pages | PDF | 3.9 MB

This series of four volumes honors the lifetime achievements of the distinguished activist and scholar Elise Boulding (1920–2010) on the occasion of her 95th birthday. This first anthology documents the breadth of Elise Boulding’s contributions to Peace Research, Peacemaking, Feminism, Future Studies, and Sociology of the Family. Known as the “matriarch” of the twentieth century peace research movement, she made significant contributions in the fields of peace education, future studies, feminism, and sociology of the family, and as a prominent leader in the peace movement and the Society of Friends.