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Keller, Alexis

Works: 26 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 1,196 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Documentary films  Educational films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Editor, Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: KJA147, 340.54
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Most widely held works by Alexis Keller
What is a just peace? by Pierre Allan( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just war has attracted considerable attention. The words peace and justice are often used together. Surprisingly, however, little conceptual thinking has gone into what constitutes a just peace. This book, which includes some of the world's leading scholars, debates and develops the concept of just peace. The problem with the idea of a just peace is that striving for justice may imply a just war. In other words, peace and justice clash at times. Therefore, one often starts from a given view of what constitutes justice, but this a priori approach leads--especially when imposed from the outside--straight into discord. This book presents conflicting viewpoints on this question from political, historical, and legal perspectives as well as from a policy perspective. This book also argues that a just peace is a mediated peace. It is just, because it is based on conventions that are negotiated and recognized by the parties. Mutual recognition is central: parties recognize each other as agents that have an identity. Consent is necessary, too: all parties need to approve a solution; therefore, each party needs to understand what allows the other to remain "self." And renouncement: concessions are necessary, some symbols and positions need to be sacrificed. In this sense, the Geneva Initiative--the first comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace plan--is a mediated peace. Thus the book challenges a liberal view of peace founded on norms claiming universal scope. This liberal conception has difficulty in solving conflicts such as civil wars characterized typically by fundamental disagreements between different communities. Cultures make demands that are identity-defining, and some of these defy the "cultural neutrality" that is one of the foundations of liberalism. Thus, the concept of just peace cannot be solved within liberalism--nor for that matter within communitarianism."--Publisher description
Counterterrorism : democracy's challenge by Andrea Bianchi( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorist violence is no novelty in human history and, while government reactions to it have varied over time, some lessons can be learnt from the past. Indeed, the debate on when and how a state should use emergency powers that limit individual freedoms is nearly as old as the history of political thought. After reviewing some history of state responses to terrorist violence and their efficacy, this book sets out to assess the effects of contemporary counterterrorism law and policies on democratic states. In particular, it considers the interaction between national and international law in sh
Roman law in European history by Peter Stein( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a short and succinct summary of the unique position of Roman law in European culture by a legal historian. Peter Stein's study assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe."--Jacket
Le libéralisme sans la démocratie : la pensée républicaine d'Antoine-Elisée Cherbuliez, 1797-1869 by Alexis Keller( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'accord de Genève : un pari réaliste( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: proposition de règlement négocié du conflit israélo-palestinien entre l'Etat d'Israël et l'Organisation de libération de la Palestine, formulée par deux délégations (dirigées par le député du parti Meretz, Yossi Beilin, pour la partie israélienne, et par l'ex-ministre de l'Autorité nationale palestinienne, Yasser Abed Rabo, pour la partie palestinienne) non-mandatés officiellement par les autorités de leurs pays respectifs
Israel-Palestine : two peoples, two states for one peace by Nicolas Wadimoff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2002, a Swiss professor Alexis Keller launched the "Geneva Initiative." He succeeded in bringing Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table to continue discussions to find a peaceful solution of the Middle East conflict. The Israeli delegation was led by Yossi Beilin, former Israeli Justice Minister in the Rabin government. The Palestinian delegation was led by Yasser Abed Rabbo. This film is the record of these negotiations
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) et le problème de l'intervention de l'Etat by Alexis Keller( )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sensibilité à la question sociale : le cas d'Antoine-Elisée Cherbuliez (1797-1869) by Alexis Keller( )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vattel, la tradition du droit des gens et la question des peuples autochtones by Alexis Keller( )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophie du droit : partie générale : grand recueil de textes : des origines antiques au XXe siècle( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'enseignement de la nation en Inde : le débat sur les manuels d'histoire (1998-2004) by Sylvie Guichard( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My research was guided by the following question: how can we understand the controversy concerning the teaching of Indian history following the participation of the Hindu nationalist party Bharatiya Janata Party in the government of the Union of India between 1998 and 2004? In other words, what were the stakes related to these dissentions, and more particularly, how has this controversy participated in the construction of the discourse on the Indian nation? The line of argument of this study is that the secularist historians and the Hindu nationalist historians propose two concurrent stories on the birth and development of the nation-state. These two narratives construct different nations. The secularists and the Hindu nationalists compete to impose their story as the official version of history. Even if they are contradictory, these two readings of history both take part in the same project of national construction. They are part of the grand narrative of the development of the modern and homogenous nation-state. Through this story certain categories of the population, most notably the Dalits, the women and the rural community, are made invisible due to their absence in the narrative
The Concept of a Just Peace, or Achieving Peace through Recognition, Renouncement, and Rule by Pierre Allan( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Constitutionalising Emergency Powers in Modern Europe : the English and the Roman Model by Alexis Keller( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Counterterrorism democracy's challenge( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Debating Cooperation in Europe from Grotius to Adam Smith by Alexis Keller( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rethinking Peace and Justice Conceptually : Introduction by Pierre Allan( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Old Ideas in New Skins: the Sixteenth Century Debate on Artillery by Alexis Keller( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Libéralisme et démocratie dans la pensée politique de Pellegrino Rossi et d'Antoine-Elysée Cherbuliez by Alexis Keller( )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contract as Assumption( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has many times been said that contracts involve assumptions of obligation or liability, but what that means, and what it is that is assumed, have not often been discussed. It is to further such discussion that some of the author's previously published writings around this subject have been brought together in this book. His basic premises are that contractual obligation and liability in this context are two sides to the same coin and that an assumption of one is an assumption of both. Parties are bound not because liability has been imposed upon them by law as a result of their having entered into a contract but because, in the act of assuming, they have imposed it upon themselves. Contract provides a facility the purpose of which is to enable this to be done within the limits prescribed by law. The implication of these premises are much more significant than might be supposed when applied to such areas of contract as formation, consideration, intention to contract, exception clauses, privity and damages. The book concludes with a treatment of the role of assumption in tort. Because of the importance of its subject matter and its wide-ranging treatment, this book should appeal not only to teachers and postgraduate students of contract but also to practitioners in the field and to anyone else with an interest in contract theory
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What is a just peace?
Alternative Names
Alexis Keller American political scientist

Alexis Keller politicoloog uit Zwitserland

English (42)

French (29)

Counterterrorism : democracy's challenge