An introduction to the issue of violence and war

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Islam and violence

At this point, the attraction for jus post bellum thinkers is to return to the initial justice of the war.

In that, they also pointed out similar causes to the above, when looking at the wider issue of economic problems as well as political: Journal of Social Issues, 46 1 Winston Churchill offered the British nation some of the finest of war's rhetoric when it was threatened with defeat and invasion by Nazi Germany in Changing social assumptions, especially an increased concern with the psychological effects of involuntary sexual activity, have gradually led to an environment in which more and more people agree that marital rape is a form of violence.

Juvenile delinquency and urban areas. The court case began inand over three hundred people including victims, witnesses, doctors, and journalists testified before the court.

Therefore, it is commonly held that aggressive war is only permissible if its purpose is to retaliate against a wrong already committed for example, to pursue and punish an aggressoror to pre-empt an anticipated attack.

Conflicts among ethnic groups? By acting decisively against a probable aggressor, a powerful message is sent that a nation will defend itself with armed force; thus preemption may provide a deterrent and a more peaceful world.

Just War Theory

That is, when an array of values are shared between two warring peoples, we often find that they implicitly or explicitly agree upon limits to their warfare. In the case of international armed conflict, it is often hard to determine which State is guilty of violating the United Nations Charter.

This work is protected by copyright and may be linked to without seeking permission. As an enormous continent, various regions are seeing different results as they attempt to tackle the problem.

Critical geographies of peace. The proliferation of small arms in the region when the Cold War ended has helped fuel many conflicts. Violence is a confounding concept. Gender and interpersonal violence. In this male social reality, the person who can be victimized deserves it; being dominated in any way is a source of humiliation.

Conflicts in Africa

Geoffrey Robertson's Crimes Against Humanityoften runs ahead of the traditions and customs, or plain state interests, that demean or weaken the justum bellum that may exist between warring factions.

Love is seen as a sign of weakness, a sure way of being distracted from the fight. Implications for Prevention and Intervention This article has summarized social understandings of violence, showing ways in which violent acts are linked to the social environment.

Date and acquaintance rape are significant problems for women. No efforts were made to protect the witnesses and Raghavan himself was said to be an "absentee investigator," who spent only a few days every month in Gujarat, with the investigations being conducted by the remainder of the team.

The power of this male discourse is supported by research.The Gujarat riots, also known as the Gujarat violence and the Gujarat pogrom, was a three-day period of inter-communal violence in the western Indian state of agronumericus.coming the initial incident there were further outbreaks of violence in Ahmedabad for three months; statewide, there were further outbreaks of violence against the minority Muslim population for the next year.

14 articles on “Conflicts in Africa” and 1 related issue: Conflicts in Africa—Introduction. Last updated Wednesday, May 12, There have been over 9 million refugees and internally displaced people from conflicts in Africa.

Like with some sort of cure, the side effects of war are glossed over and it is forgotten that real people with very real lives were involved, not robots and not ghosts. For many people involved in a war, there is this feeling of a loss of time.

This is one “side effect” of war. It is not only the loss of lives but the loss of time spent with family and friends. An introduction to how issues about Africa are covered, the legacy of colonialism and some additional context for many of Africa’s woes.

Violence in a political context—war and revolution—was seen as the inevitable outcome when opposing rulers struggled over resources or when an oppressed people attempted to free themselves. When the actions of an individual or a group of individuals were too hard to justify, societies protected themselves by judging the offender(s) to be.

That both the Six-Day War and the current conflict stem from the same root issues is evinced by two similar statements uttered almost 40 years apart: Inan Arab participant in the war that had just ended described the fighting as “not a new war but part of the old war” from — the war against Israel's founding (Associated Press, Lighting Out of Israel, ).

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