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FREE READ ç PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ñ David Philip Barash READ ´ Peace and Conflict Studies David Philip Barash ñ 1 READ This core textbook comprehensively introduces students to the relatively young interdisciplinary field of peace and conflict studies This field is unabashedly value oriented and although the authors are up front about their own values and opinions they attempt to present all sides of complex debates to assist students in formin. The book s blurb states the authors present an unbiased look at issues related to peace and conflict studies to assist readers in forming personal and social opinions based on fact While I m uite aware of the fact that blurb writers tend towards hyperbole the authors certainly seem to care little for at least verifiable facts as the book is entirely devoid of references apart from those reuired for strict uotations I ve found less than a dozen mentions of researchers names both from their own and other fields eg psychology sociology from which research is referenced That this is even allowed puzzles me to no end further there is not even a general bibliography of material used as background for writing this bookThe book is written in a uasi narrative style and is as a conseuence sadly replete with sections that feel highly anecdotal in nature a feeling hard to erase because the authors refuse to reference the social science research they re apparently trying to include This along with their somewhat opinionated writing style only helps to make me sceptical of whatever information they re presenting and convinced me that apparently they don t think methodicalverifiable research should play a role in this fieldThe authors are a psychologistpsychoanalyst philosopher and an evolutionary biologist both turned peace researcher and sadly this is rather noticeable in their treatment of most other areas of research especially when they use historical examples to prove or support a point they re making events are often presented without describing the relevant context characterized so generally that there really is no point in referencing it at all or sometimes just flat out wrongOne example of information that falls into this last category is found when they state that the defeat of the Armada in 1588 marked the end of Spain as a global power p186 The sailing of the Armada really constituted only the first attempt to conuer England so that while you might call it the beginning of the end it certainly didn t result in the instant oblivion of the Spanish empireWhile this could be seen as a minor problem if it was the exception the issue I have with it is that they refer to research in lots of different areas of study apparently all relevant to peace and conflict studies and yet they apparently don t care enough to do even the most basic research before writing a book on it To me this only suggests that not even they take their own field seriouslyTheir use of historical examples is similarly problematic when in another part of the book they ask the uestion whether population increases can be correlated with increased occurrence of wars at which point they cite as evidence the 100 years war as a war that went on during the Black Plague The problem with this of course is that the Plague arrived at least a decade after the first phase of the 100 years war had broken out p 198 As such their example is absolutely useless especially because the 100 years war was a kind of familial feud over succession with enormous pauses whereas recent wars have generally been shorter and intense which all seem relevant considerations to me but apparently not to the authorsThey also than once reference popularrecent events without being very clear about what they re referring to specifically which to me makes these insertions seem like glib remarks or insider jokes than serious points they re making which can rather confusing at times especially when they extrapolate from anecdotes or single cases to trends While this may sometimes lead to valid insights it is not the way to do scientific research One example of this is when they allude to the YUKOSChodorkovsky affair I personally don t know if Russia has done things like that before but the reference seemed rather pointless without further explanation The text also includes a discussion of Freudianpsychoanalytic motivation theories which in my opinion should not have been included in a book printed in 2009 It was probably included in part because some researchers still take psychoanalysis seriously but the biggest problem I have with the section is that they do not really refute this line of argumentNow another big issue I have with the book relates to their writing style In order to demonstrate what I mean by this consider the following passageThe role of individual leaders may well have been unduly glamorized and decision makers often receive credit and blame they do not entirely deserve Sometimes leaders represent the culmination of currents within their societies and they may catalyse other events Nonetheless people such as Alexander the Great Genghis khan Charlemagne Joan of arc Napoleon Bismarck Hitler Stalin de Gaulle Mao Zedong Saddam Hussein and G W Bush have acted as lightning rods for popular discontent and often as precipitators of war Less often have leaders of this ilk achieved renown as peacemakers p171There are multiple number of problems with this passage First off what s with the banalities they may catalyse other events This book says it will explain stuff relevant to understanding why wars and peaces happen However you can t really explain anything if you re only thinking in vague generalities like leaders may or may not play a role but we re not really sure if too much attention has been paid to their role in the past so like shit I ve lost my train of thought Oh well let s just start writing the next paragraphSecondly what kind of logiccriterion was used to assemble this list Joan of Arc Charlemagne Genghis Khan seem like fairly distinct and different figures living in different times leading or living amongst different peoples who experienced different problems And yet the authors seem to imply that somehow all of the mentioned strong leaders were lightning rods for some sort of otherwise unspecified popular discontent and further that leaders of this ilk were relatively uninterested in making peaceOne fairly obvious reason why none of these people were known as peacemakers was because they didn t insert any peacemakers into this list Seriously what connects Genghis Khan to Joan of Arc De Gaulle and Charlemagne They re not even all war starters during the time of Charlemagne there wasn t even an empire yet and Joan of Arc didn t start the 100years war So what does it mean to talk about people of their ilkThirdly and profoundly as the authors themselves have argued in different sections of this book peace is not always a rational choice nor is war necessarily horrendously bad let alone evil Should Joan of Arc have chosen not to fight and let France be ruled by England Should Alexander have stayed home and let the Persians take over Greece some time down the road I haven t the faintest why the authors think the answer to these uestions are obvious yet they never even bother saying whether this is their own hypothesis or whether someone else has suggested we view Alexander or Genghis Khan as lightning rods for public discontent nor do they explain why it is relevant to worry about the ilk of the leaders I have no problem with the suggestion that it is possible for leaders to lead people in a certain direction but what does all the other stuff have to do with that statement being true or notNow I m fine with writers using anecdotes even slightly unfair ones but presenting tendentious remarks like that as though they re deep insights worth pondering seems trite at best and not at all appropriate for a putatively academic text One doesn t read a work like this to be entertained or overawed one reads this because one expects a rigorous if not exhaustive analysis of the relevant factors at playAt the bottom of the page we find another rather odd statement with which they are apparently trying to tell us something many leaders may be moved by the desire to go down in history as peacemakers ibid Now one of the key problems with war is that it sometimes can be advisable or even reuired to ensure your group s survival to go to war War is not necessarily evil and as such it is only politically good for you to go down in history as a peacemaker when there is popular support for such a move yet they seem to think it obvious that every population would prefer this But this explanation is never consideredFurther their economic commentary is downright ridiculousgovernments typically obtain military forces by paying for themMilitary spending is perhaps the most inflationary way for a government to spend money By using up major resources without producing consumable goods military spending reduces supply while also increasing demand for raw materials thereby contributing doubly to inflation Moreover costs tend to rise yet further when the supply of money and credit increases without corresponding increases in productivity p210I have uite honestly absolutely no idea what they re trying to tell me here I included the first line only to show you how lazy their editors were but if we look at the second line they seem to be saying something about credit simultaneously in and decreasing and that money while being spent is not received by anyone Yet earlier they told the readers about how Haliburton made a killing providing services to the governmentI haven t a clue how I should combine those two facts and I m eually unsure what to make of their suggestion that money spent on capital intensive goods causes inflation than money spent otherwise Why do these statements not deserve of an explanation Or even a reference to an economics textbook in which this basic truth is explained to me as someone who obviously doesn t have a clue about economics I am in any case at a loss in trying to figure out what they mean Lastly where does the stated increase in the supply of money and credit come fromConclusionWhile the book at first appears to be highly organized after reading it 15 times for a course I ve come to the conclusion that it hasn t done the contents much good and it seems that not even the authors themselves could keep track of which information presented earlier should also be taken into account later when they are applying the concepts Additionally literally dozens of subsections contain paragraphs that present points that are entirely unrelated to the section heading under which they are presentedFar too little time was spent weeding out redundant and uninformative passages like the ones cited and the reader is throughout the book confronted with a veritable deluge of weasel words especially may be may have could be has possibly and worst of all perhaps employed in order to make points without really making them or at least without having to defend them The Earth s protective ozone layer has been thinning perhaps dangerously p399 And then there is the utter lack of referencesIt s not clear to me at all why statements phrased that way should even be allowed to be in academic texts let alone why they belong there as they have very little explanatory value and are often little than redundant restatements of points made earlier presented in the form of a conclusionThe book as a whole certainly contains some useful information and insights but there sadly is faro too much fluff presented as eually valid and no way to separate the two without already knowing than the authors doWhile the scope of the book is certainly broad it s so woefully lacking in academic rigour that no aspirations of the authors can compensate for it This might have been excusable if they had been authorities in their fields but it is obvious from the book that they cannot distance themselves from the information they re providing resulting in a horrendously biased treatment So while I m sympathetic to the authors plight I cannot seriously recommend this book to anyone شعر زمان ما فروغ فرخزاد، شعر فروغ فرخزاد از آغاز تا امروز شعرهای برگزیده، تفسیر و تحلیل موفق‌ترین شعرها kind of familial feud over succession with enormous pauses whereas recent wars have generally been shorter and intense which all seem relevant considerations to me but apparently not to the authorsThey also than once reference popularrecent events without being very clear about what they re referring to specifically which to me makes these insertions seem like glib remarks or insider jokes than serious points they re making which can rather confusing at times especially when they extrapolate from anecdotes or single cases to trends While this may sometimes lead to valid insights it is not the way to do scientific research One example of this is when they allude to the YUKOSChodorkovsky affair I personally don t بیچاره اسفندیار know if Russia has done things like that before but the reference seemed rather pointless without further explanation The text also includes a discussion of Freudianpsychoanalytic motivation theories which in my opinion should not have been included in a book printed in 2009 It was probably included in part because some researchers still take psychoanalysis seriously but the biggest problem I have with the section is that they do not really refute this line of argumentNow another big issue I have with the book relates to their writing style In order to demonstrate what I mean by this consider the following passageThe role of individual leaders may well have been unduly glamorized and decision makers often receive credit and blame they do not entirely deserve Sometimes leaders represent the culmination of currents within their societies and they may catalyse other events Nonetheless people such as Alexander the Great Genghis ای‍ران‌ در راه‌ی‍اب‍ی‌ ف‍ره‍ن‍گ‍ی‌ ۱۸۴۸ ۱۸۳۴ khan Charlemagne Joan of arc Napoleon Bismarck Hitler Stalin de Gaulle Mao Zedong Saddam Hussein and G W Bush have acted as lightning rods for popular discontent and often as precipitators of war Less often have leaders of this ilk achieved renown as peacemakers p171There are multiple number of problems with this passage First off what s with the banalities they may catalyse other events This book says it will explain stuff relevant to understanding why wars and peaces happen However you can t really explain anything if you re only thinking in vague generalities like leaders may or may not play a role but we re not really sure if too much attention has been paid to their role in the past so like shit I ve lost my train of thought Oh well let s just start writing the next paragraphSecondly what ჯვრისწერა სევასტოპოლზე kind of logiccriterion was used to assemble this list Joan of Arc Charlemagne Genghis Khan seem like fairly distinct and different figures living in different times leading or living amongst different peoples who experienced different problems And yet the authors seem to imply that somehow all of the mentioned strong leaders were lightning rods for some sort of otherwise unspecified popular discontent and further that leaders of this ilk were relatively uninterested in making peaceOne fairly obvious reason why none of these people were در ستایش شرم جامعه‌شناسی حس شرم در ایران known as peacemakers was because they didn t insert any peacemakers into this list Seriously what connects Genghis Khan to Joan of Arc De Gaulle and Charlemagne They re not even all war starters during the time of Charlemagne there wasn t even an empire yet and Joan of Arc didn t start the 100years war So what does it mean to talk about people of their ilkThirdly and profoundly as the authors themselves have argued in different sections of this book peace is not always a rational choice nor is war necessarily horrendously bad let alone evil Should Joan of Arc have chosen not to fight and let France be ruled by England Should Alexander have stayed home and let the Persians take over Greece some time down the road I haven t the faintest why the authors think the answer to these uestions are obvious yet they never even bother saying whether this is their own hypothesis or whether someone else has suggested we view Alexander or Genghis Khan as lightning rods for public discontent nor do they explain why it is relevant to worry about the ilk of the leaders I have no problem with the suggestion that it is possible for leaders to lead people in a certain direction but what does all the other stuff have to do with that statement being true or notNow I m fine with writers using anecdotes even slightly unfair ones but presenting tendentious remarks like that as though they re deep insights worth pondering seems trite at best and not at all appropriate for a putatively academic text One doesn t read a work like this to be entertained or overawed one reads this because one expects a rigorous if not exhaustive analysis of the relevant factors at playAt the bottom of the page we find another rather odd statement with which they are apparently trying to tell us something many leaders may be moved by the desire to go down in history as peacemakers ibid Now one of the Тайните на големите играчи том 1 key problems with war is that it sometimes can be advisable or even reuired to ensure your group s survival to go to war War is not necessarily evil and as such it is only politically good for you to go down in history as a peacemaker when there is popular support for such a move yet they seem to think it obvious that every population would prefer this But this explanation is never consideredFurther their economic commentary is downright ridiculousgovernments typically obtain military forces by paying for themMilitary spending is perhaps the most inflationary way for a government to spend money By using up major resources without producing consumable goods military spending reduces supply while also increasing demand for raw materials thereby contributing doubly to inflation Moreover costs tend to rise yet further when the supply of money and credit increases without corresponding increases in productivity p210I have uite honestly absolutely no idea what they re trying to tell me here I included the first line only to show you how lazy their editors were but if we look at the second line they seem to be saying something about credit simultaneously in and decreasing and that money while being spent is not received by anyone Yet earlier they told the readers about how Haliburton made a تاریخ ایران باستانجلد چهارم killing providing services to the governmentI haven t a clue how I should combine those two facts and I m eually unsure what to make of their suggestion that money spent on capital intensive goods causes inflation than money spent otherwise Why do these statements not deserve of an explanation Or even a reference to an economics textbook in which this basic truth is explained to me as someone who obviously doesn t have a clue about economics I am in any case at a loss in trying to figure out what they mean Lastly where does the stated increase in the supply of money and credit come fromConclusionWhile the book at first appears to be highly organized after reading it 15 times for a course I ve come to the conclusion that it hasn t done the contents much good and it seems that not even the authors themselves could جنایات حقوق کیفری اختصاصی 1 جرایم علیه اشخاص keep track of which information presented earlier should also be taken into account later when they are applying the concepts Additionally literally dozens of subsections contain paragraphs that present points that are entirely unrelated to the section heading under which they are presentedFar too little time was spent weeding out redundant and uninformative passages like the ones cited and the reader is throughout the book confronted with a veritable deluge of weasel words especially may be may have could be has possibly and worst of all perhaps employed in order to make points without really making them or at least without having to defend them The Earth s protective ozone layer has been thinning perhaps dangerously p399 And then there is the utter lack of referencesIt s not clear to me at all why statements phrased that way should even be allowed to be in academic texts let alone why they belong there as they have very little explanatory value and are often little than redundant restatements of points made earlier presented in the form of a conclusionThe book as a whole certainly contains some useful information and insights but there sadly is faro too much fluff presented as eually valid and no way to separate the two without already Book cover for Mann Chalay Ka Sauda / من چلے کا سودا knowing than the authors doWhile the scope of the book is certainly broad it s so woefully lacking in academic rigour that no aspirations of the authors can compensate for it This might have been excusable if they had been authorities in their fields but it is obvious from the book that they cannot distance themselves from the information they re providing resulting in a horrendously biased treatment So while I m sympathetic to the authors plight I cannot seriously recommend this book to anyone

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  • Hardcover
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  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • David Philip Barash
  • English
  • 03 April 2020
  • 9780761925071