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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Education and Training in Nonviolent Resistance

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Germany,Nuclear Energy,Philippines

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR394-Education-and-Training-in-Nonviolent-Resistance.pdf

Highlights key functions and outcomes of education/training in nonviolent civil resistance movements around the world.  Draws on four historical examples of successful nonviolent movements in Germany, the Philippines, Serbia, and the U.S.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

U. S. Leadership and the Challenge of State Fragility

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Foreign Affairs

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/US-Leadership-and-the-Challenge-of-State-Fragility.pdf

Calls for four principles of engagement to guide U.S. responses to the challenge of fragile states and the regional problems they create.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Resources Over Reform in Afghanistan: How Changes in the Political Economy are Reshaping Local Politics

Categories: Afghanistan,Business/Economics,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR386_Resources-over-Reform-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Laments the lack of progress in improving governance and reducing corruption since the election of the current government in 2014. Argues that economic and security changes have kept the elite in positions of power where they compete for resources. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

What Can Be Done to Revive Afghanistan’s Economy?

Categories: Afghanistan,Business/Economics,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR387-What-Can-Be-Done-to-Revive-Afghanistans-Economy.pdf

Proposes targeted, near-term measures to increase confidence and stimulate the economy of the war-torn country. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Basque Conflict and ETA: The Difficulties of an Ending

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Spain

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR384-The-Basque-Conflict-and-ETA-The-Difficulties-of-An-Ending.pdf

Analyzes the lengthy process toward the disarmament and dissolution of the violent Basque separatist organization ETA, and extracts lessons for those engaged in efforts to pry armed groups away from violence in other contexts. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Women’s Leadership Roles in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR380-Women-s-Leadership-Roles-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Describes where Afghan women have made some small progress in assuming roles of leadership and where they continue to have no active role. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Lessons and Opportunities from the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR378-Lessons-and-Opportunities-from-the-Tokyo-Mutual-Accountability-Framework.pdf

Examines the dynamics shaping the agreement, discusses its background, how this has limited reform progress, and how political, economic, and cultural factors constrain policy options. The TMAF provides for Afghan reform and donor support. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

From Warriors to Guardians: Recommitting American Police Culture to Democratic Ideals

Categories: Crime/Justice,Democracy/Peace

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/248654.pdf

One in a series of papers resulting from the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety.  Calls for returning police to the role  envisioned by Plato as guardians of democratic society.  From the National Institute of Justice and the Kennedy School at Harvard.

 

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