Kosovo Report: Conflict * International Response * Lessons by Independent International Commission on Kosovo

By Independent International Commission on Kosovo

May the atrocities dedicated in Kosovo were avoided? what's the way forward for Kosovo and the encircling area? What classes will we examine from this type of brutal clash? during this groundbreaking record, a magnificent staff of foreign experts--from 11 international locations on 4 varied continents--make a big try to locate the solutions to those and different burning questions. They not just map the line that resulted in struggle in Kosovo but in addition locate the crossroads the place struggle could have been avoided. whereas many stories were released within the aftermath of the Kosovo predicament, no longer one attributes any political responsibility--until now. this can be the 1st narrative to element the standards at the back of the clash, the results for the longer term, and the teachings to be realized. certainly, knowing the occasions in Kosovo can help to prevent destiny overseas conflicts and to foster new methods of facing them. Addressing matters that variety from the origins of the Kosovo hindrance to Kosovo lower than the rule of thumb of the United countries, this enlightening document often is the definitive source at the occasions in Kosovo, in addition to an important source for destiny peacemaking efforts.

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Facing the East in the West: Images of Eastern Europe in by Barbara Korte, Eva Ulrike Pirker, Sissy Helff

By Barbara Korte, Eva Ulrike Pirker, Sissy Helff

Over the past decade, migration flows from principal and jap Europe became a subject in political debates approximately human rights, social integration, multiculturalism and citizenship in nice Britain. The expanding variety of japanese Europeans dwelling in Britain has provoked ambivalent and numerous responses, together with representations in movie and literature that diversity from go back and forth writing, funny fiction, mockumentaries, musicals, drama and kid's literature to the mystery. the current quantity discusses a variety of representations of jap and crucial Europe and its humans as mirrored in British literature, movie and tradition. The e-book deals new readings of authors who've encouraged the cultural mind's eye because the 19th century, equivalent to Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad and Arthur Koestler. It additionally discusses the paintings of extra modern writers and picture administrators together with Sacha Baron Cohen, David Cronenberg, Vesna Goldsworthy, Kapka Kassabova, Marina Lewycka, Ken Loach, Mike Phillips, Joanne ok. Rowling and Rose Tremain. With its concentrate on post-Wall Europe, dealing with the East within the West is going past discussions of migration to Britain from a longtime postcolonial viewpoint and contributes to the present exploration of 'new' ecu identities.

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The Language of the Moldovans by Matthew H. Ciscel

By Matthew H. Ciscel

Who're the Moldovans? The Language of the Moldovans explores this query from the point of view of debates concerning the languages spoken by means of the folk of this ex-Soviet kingdom. finding language as a relevant aspect of either solidarity and clash within the region's fresh heritage, the peculiarities of the Moldovans are illustrated through a survey of language attitudes, a sequence of ethnographic interviews, and broad observations by way of the writer. the result's a picture of an rising kingdom that's, immediately, just like the reviews of different ex-Soviet states and uniquely complicated. a lot of that complexity lies within the population's wide multilingualism and in uncertainty in regards to the Romanian-ness of the reputable language. This cross-discipline quantity is of serious curiosity to complex scholars and researchers of linguistics, political technology, and japanese ecu reviews.

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Balkan holocausts?: Serbian and Croatian victim-centred by David Bruce Macdonald

By David Bruce Macdonald

Balkan Holocausts? compares and contrasts Serbian and Croatian propaganda from 1986 to 1999, studying each one group's modern interpretations of historical past and present occasions. It bargains an in depth dialogue of holocaust imagery and the historical past of victim-centered writing in nationalism thought, together with the hyperlinks among the comparative genocide debate, the so-called holocaust undefined, and Serbian and Croatian nationalism. No experiences on Yugoslavia have to date dedicated major house to such research.

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Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of by Charles Goodman

By Charles Goodman

To many Westerners, the main beautiful teachings of the Buddhist culture pertain to ethics. Many readers have drawn idea from Buddhism's emphasis on compassion, nonviolence, and tolerance, its situation for animals, and its types of advantage and self-cultivation. there was, despite the fact that, controversy and confusion approximately which Western moral theories resemble Buddhist perspectives and in what respects. during this e-book, Charles Goodman illuminates the kinfolk among Buddhist recommendations and Western moral theories. each model of Buddhist ethics, says Goodman, takes the welfare of sentient beings to be the one resource of ethical responsibilities. Buddhist ethics can therefore be acknowledged to be in accordance with compassion within the experience of a motivation to pursue the welfare of others. in this interpretation, the elemental foundation of some of the sorts of Buddhist ethics is equal to that of the welfarist family members of moral theories that analytic philosophers name 'consequentialism.' Goodman makes use of this speculation to light up various questions. He examines the 3 sorts of compassion practiced in Buddhism and argues for his or her implications for very important matters in utilized ethics, specially the justification of punishment and the query of equality.

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Opening the Wisdom Door of the Madhyamaka School by Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche

By Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche

During this 3rd 12 months of our carrying on with research of Buddhist philosophy, we commence our examine of Madhyamaka, the center means college. Madhyamaka is an immediate instructing at the crucial nature, unfastened from all extremes. it may be divided into different types: real fact Madhyamaka and be aware Madhyamaka. actual truth Madhyamaka is absolutely the, inexpressible nature-the mom of all of the triumphant Ones; note Madhyamaka describes this absolute nature. The perform of real fact Madhyamaka is split into flooring, course and fruit, while note Madhyamaka is split into teachings and commentaries. The commentarial culture is characterised through Prasangika and Svatantrika Madhyamaka, and Svatantrika itself comprises the Sautrantika and Yogachara Madhyamaka faculties. during this ebook, the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches use Shantarakshita's well-known Madhyamakalankara (The decoration of the center approach) and commentaries through Longchenpa and Mipham Rinpoche to discover Yogachara Madhyamaka. this custom is usually linked to the "three nice masters of the east": Jnanagarbha, Shantarakshita, and Kamalashila.

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A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night: A Guide to the by Dalai Lama

By Dalai Lama

Compassion is the tenet of the bodhisattvas, those that vow to achieve enlightenment that allows you to unlock all sentient beings from the affliction and confusion of imperfect lifestyles. To this finish, they have to resign all self-centered targets and view in simple terms the overall healthiness of others. The bodhisattvas' enemies are the ego, ardour, and hatred; their guns are generosity, persistence, perseverance, and knowledge.

In Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama is taken into account to be a residing embodiment of this religious excellent. His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama provides the following an in depth guide of functional philosophy, in accordance with The means of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara), a well known textual content of Mahayana Buddhism written through Shantideva. The Dalai Lama explains and amplifies the textual content, alluding all through to the adventure of way of life and exhibiting how somebody can improve bodhichitta, the want for excellent enlightenment for the sake of others. This e-book would definitely turn into a customary handbook for all those that desire to make the bodhisattva perfect a residing event.

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The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka by Aviezer Tucker

By Aviezer Tucker

A critical research of the philosophy and political perform of the Czech dissident flow constitution seventy seven. Aviezer Tucker examines how the political philosophy of Jan Patocka (1907–1977), founding father of constitution seventy seven, stimulated the considering and political management of Vaclav Havel as dissident and president.

Presents the first critical remedy of Havel as thinker and Patocka as a political philosopher. during the constitution seventy seven dissident stream in Czechoslovakia, rivals of communism established their civil fight for human rights on philosophic foundations, and individuals of the constitution seventy seven later led the Velvet Revolution. After Patocka’s self-sacrifice in 1977, Vaclav Havel emerged a robust philosophical and political strength, and he endured to use Patocka’s philosophy in an effort to comprehend the human situation lower than past due communism and the which means of dissidence. in spite of the fact that, the political/philosophical orientation of the constitution seventy seven circulation didn't supply President Havel with an enough foundation for comprehending and responding to the intense political and financial difficulties of the postcommunist period.

In his dialogue of Havel's presidency and the eventual corruption of the Velvet Revolution, Tucker demonstrates that the weaknesses in constitution seventy seven member's realizing of modernity, which failed to subject whereas they have been dissidents, heavily harmed their skill to operate in a latest democratic approach. inside this context, Tucker additionally examines Havel’s fresh try and topple the democratic yet corrupt executive in 1997–1998. The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka to Havel may be of curiosity to scholars of philosophy and politics, students and scholars of Slavic experiences, and historians, in addition to an individual excited about the character of dissidence.

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