Militarism and Anti militarism

Militarism and Anti militarism


Antimilitarism

' The book presents original case studies of anti-war, anti-militarist and peace movements in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Uganda and the UK, of international networks against military conscription and the proliferation of guns, and of ...

Antimilitarism

People come together in movements to end war from many political traditions. They are socialists, communists and anarchists, people of a variety of faiths, secularists, pacifists and feminists. They share a belief that peace is possible, but have divergent views on the causes of militarism and strategies to end it. As both peace activist and social researcher, Cynthia Cockburn is well placed to ask, 'How coherent and cohesive are we?' The book presents original case studies of anti-war, anti-militarist and peace movements in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Uganda and the UK, of international networks against military conscription and the proliferation of guns, and of singular campaigns addressing aggression against Palestinians and the expansion of NATO. The stand-alone chapters make ideal course readings. Scanning the political spectrum, but always with a gender lens, the author carefully uncovers the movements' many tensions and antagonisms, looking for the source of alliance that may make of these and a multitude of other groups, organizations and networks worldwide an unstoppable movement for change. Between the nihilist view that violence is inevitable and the utopian belief in the possibility of a violence-free world is an achievable goal of violence reduction, both in times of war and in times called peace. Violence is, much more often than we think, a choice.

Militarism and Anti Militarism

In this book, which is one of the great classics of anti-militarism, Liebknecht examines the ways in which militarism is promoted and maintained; reviews the harsh punishments meted out to soldiers, anti-militarists, and war resisters; and ...

Militarism and Anti Militarism

One of the great classics of anti-militarism--originally published in 1907 and immediately banned.

Anarchism 1914 18

This book will be of interest to historians of socialist thought, and readers interested in anti-militarist politics and First World War studies.

Anarchism  1914   18

Anarchism 1914–18 is the first systematic analysis of anarchist responses to the First World War. It examines the interventionist debate between Peter Kropotkin and Errico Malatesta which split the anarchist movement in 1914 and provides a historical and conceptual analysis of debates conducted in European and American movements about class, nationalism, internationalism, militarism, pacifism and cultural resistance. Contributions discuss the justness of war, non-violence and pacifism, anti-colonialism, pro-feminist perspectives on war and the potency of myths about the war and revolution for the reframing of radical politics in the 1920s and beyond. Divisions about the war and the experience of being caught on the wrong side of the Bolshevik Revolution encouraged anarchists to reaffirm their deeply-held rejection of vanguard socialism and develop new strategies that drew on a plethora of anti-war activities.

American Militarism and Anti militarism in Popular Media 1945 1970

Scholars have characterized the early decades of the Cold War as an era of rising militarism in the United States but most Americans continued to identify themselves as fundamentally anti-militaristic.

American Militarism and Anti militarism in Popular Media  1945 1970

Although scholars characterize the early decades of the Cold War as an era of rising militarism in the United States, Americans during that time continued to identify themselves as fundamentally anti-militaristic. To them, "militaristic" defined the authoritative regimes of Germany and Japan that the nation had defeated in World War II--aggressive, power-hungry countries in which the military possessed power outside civilian authority. Much of the popular culture in the decades following World War II reflected and reinforced a more pacifist perception of America. This enlightening study explores military images in television, film, and comic books from 1945 to 1970 to understand how popular culture made it possible for a public to embrace more militaristic national security policies yet continue to perceive themselves as deeply anti-militaristic.

Anarchism 1914 18

This book will be of interest to historians of socialist thought, and readers interested in anti-militarist politics and First World War studies.

Anarchism  1914 18

A volume that focuses on the complex and multifaceted answers that the international anarchist movement gave to the outbreak of the First World War and its aftermaths and, in turn, the impact of the Great War on the anarchist movement.

The Road to Greenham Common

He provides a historical survey of interpretations of Luke's Gospel and outlines orthodox Christianity's rejection of gnostic elements. He concludes with his own analysis of the text, focusing on Jesus' development as a teacher.

The Road to Greenham Common

Wojcik (humanities, Clarkson U.) examines Luke's Gospel in the light of gnostic narrative techniques. He provides a historical survey of interpretations of Luke's Gospel and outlines orthodox Christianity's rejection of gnostic elements. He concludes with his own analysis of the text, focusing on Jesus' development as a teacher. Reprint of The Long Road to Greenhan Common, Virago, 1989. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Resisting Militarism

They have also challenged militarism in many other everyday ways. This book explores why anti-militarists resist, considers the politics of different tactics and examines the tensions and debates within the movement.

Resisting Militarism

In the past 15 years, UK anti-militarist activists have auctioned off a tank outside an arms fair, superglued themselves to Lockheed Martin's central London offices and stopped a battleship with a canoe. They have also challenged militarism in many other everyday ways. This book explores why anti-militarists resist, considers the politics of different tactics and examines the tensions and debates within the movement. As it explores the multifaceted, imaginative and highly subversive world of anti-militarism, the book also makes two overarching arguments. First, that anti-militarists can help us to understand militarism in new and useful ways. And secondly, that the methods and ideas used by anti-militarists can be a potent force for radical political change.

Resisting Militarism

They have also challenged militarism in many other everyday ways. This book explores why anti-militarists resist, considers the politics of different tactics and examines the tensions and debates within the movement.

Resisting Militarism

In the past 15 years, UK anti-militarist activists have auctioned off a tank outside an arms fair, superglued themselves to Lockheed Martin's central London offices and stopped a battleship with a canoe. They have also challenged militarism in many other everyday ways. This book explores why anti-militarists resist, considers the politics of different tactics and examines the tensions and debates within the movement. As it explores the multifaceted, imaginative and highly subversive world of anti-militarism, the book also makes two overarching arguments. First, that anti-militarists can help us to understand militarism in new and useful ways. And secondly, that the methods and ideas used by anti-militarists can be a potent force for radical political change.

American Militarism and Anti militarism 1914 1928

This book relates the often-overlooked history of efforts by organizations like the American Union against Militarism and the Committee on Militarism in Education.

American Militarism and Anti militarism 1914 1928


Militarism and International Relations

This book examines contemporary militarism in international politics, employing a variety of different theoretical viewpoints and international case studies.

Militarism and International Relations

This book examines contemporary militarism in international politics, employing a variety of different theoretical viewpoints and international case studies. Militarism – understood as the social and international relations of the preparation for, and conduct of, organized political violence – is an abiding and defining characteristic of world politics. Yet despite the ongoing social, political and economic reach of military institutions, practices and values, the concept and subject of militarism has not received significant attention within recent debates in International Relations. This book intends to fill the gap in the current body of literature. It has two key overarching aims: to make the case for a renewed research agenda for IR centred on the concept of militarism; and to provide a series of empirically focused and theoretically informed case studies of contemporary militarism in practice. Containing a wide-ranging selection of chapters, the volume presents a diverse and eclectic body of research on militarism, designed to act as a stimulus to further research and debate. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, war and conflict studies, international political economy and IR/security studies in general.