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TOWARDS A EUROPEAN UNION MEDIATION SERVICE By Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern
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This book advocates a lasting solution to the ongoing problems of conflict on the borders of the European Union, and proposes that Europe establish a formal mediation service within its existing... More > diplomatic structures, available in times of emergency, in all conflicts, great and small, that affect the lives of the citizens of the European continent as a whole, and not just members of the existing European Union. Similarly, the EUMS would be available as a neutral service to assist neighbouring non-European countries to resolve their disputes amicably and non-violently. The European Union can afford to create this service. The European Union cannot afford not to create it. This could be part of the peace dividend that we have all been waiting for ever since the ending of the cold war in 1990, and which the citizens of Europe have hitherto been tragically denied, especially in the Balkans.< Less
TOWARDS A CENTRE FOR BREMAIN STUDIES: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF BREXIT OPPOSITION STUDIES By Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern
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This is is the intellectual manifesto of the Centre for Bremain Studies. The book consists of an description of 217 points so far identified as the areas of active concern for the ongoing work of the... More > CBS. The crisis we are facing as a country with brexit is of unprecedented scope and requires us for once to look outside the bubble of our normal academic comfort zones. Our duty therefore as a new academic centre is to gather together the overwhelming evidence against Brexit and for Bremain, and to present this evidence publicly and in responsible and genuine academic and scientific and social scientific contexts. We believe this is a primary social duty for the academic community both in the UK and in other European countries at the present time, and we welcome collaboration widely across all genuine academic disciplines, from bona fide qualified scholars, researchers and social and political scientists.< Less
TOWARDS A CENTRE FOR BREMAIN STUDIES AND ACTION (CBSA): A CRITICAL REVIEW OF BREXIT OPPOSITION STUDIES By Dr Thomas Clough Daffern
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This book is the first serious academic attempt to provide an intellectual overview of the entire brexit and Bremain phenomenon. Many have realised the Brexit will be an absolute disaster for her... More > future of the entire UK. It will lead to the break up of our country, since Scotland and Northern Ireland did not vote for Brexit and will, therefore, achieve independence from a brexitiing England. Why are they even taking us to the cliff edge of a hard brexit, which will have the most catastrophic effect on our economic and personal and social situation ? This book provides a remedy, an intellectual tool kit to fight for Bremain, and to oppose brexit. The publication of this book coincides with the launch of the centre for Bremain Studies and Action (CBSA) which is the first academic centre to work on research and action aimed at getting the brexit decision of 2016 reversed, by legal and democratic and rational means.< Less
SELECTED LETTERS OF DR THOMAS CLOUGH DAFFERN AND FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PEACE STUDIES AND GLOBAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE DAFFERN FAMILY MEMORIAL TRUST: VOLUME THREE By Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern
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Continuing on with this project to publish selected letters from both Eileen and George Daffern as well as their youngest son, Thomas Daffern, who has been campaigning in peace issues since setting... More > up Philosophers and Historians for Peace in 1984, this current volume includes letters chosen from the periods 2013 to 2019. It begins with the writer already living and working from the Castle of the Muses in Argyll, West Scotland, where he resided from 2013-2017 before moving to France in the Limousin where he has lived from 2017-2019. Only a small selection of these letters can be included here – enough to glimpse of the work going on for IIPSGP behind the scenes.< Less
THE LOVE JOURNAL- A JOURNAL OF COMPASSION, LOVE, PEACE AND ALTRUISM STUDIES - Vol. 13 By Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern
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The Love Journal remains the only academic journal in the world devoted to the study of all aspects of love in all their complexity, encompassing literature, philosophy, art, music, sexuality,... More > psychology, history, religious studies, esotericism, transpersonal history, economics, poetry, eroticism, language, magick, education, natural sciences, sociology, theology, peace and conflict studies etc. It is premised on the insight that unless we human beings truly understand love and how to live according to its laws, we shall not manage to transcend our propensity to violence and war. Thus the journal is a peace studies vehicle for all interested students and researchers.< Less
IIPSGP ANTI BREXIT and PRO EUROPEAN UNION JOURNAL By Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern
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This is the first collation of information and news regarding the growing opposition to the policy of brexit being pursued by the UK Government led by Theresa May, which is taking the UK out of the... More > European Union, even though the results were hardly a proper mandate to empower her to do this; The Brexit policies ignores the will of 64% of the UK who did not vote for brexit. It will most likely result in the break up of the UK. The editor argues this is a deliberately policy imposed by an ignorant and immoral financial and global elite who are hoping to make a huge profit from the practice of "Disaster Capitalism". Brexit involves the willfull destruction of an entire country, and thus makes 9/11 look like a storm in a tea-cup. But it has all the hall-marks of 9./11 as being an "inside job". Plus the disaster that is brexit will lead to a resumption of violence in Northern Ireland that has been at peace since 1998 and the Good Friday agreement. It is a thoroughly irresponsible piece of misgovernment.< Less
WHAT ROLE IS THERE FOR GLOBAL PHILOSOPHY IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES ? By Dr Thomas Clough Daffern
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This book addresses some of the questions that IIPSGP has been working for 20 years, namely What Role Is There For Global Philosophy In Peace And Conflict Studies? We explore a number of... More > theoretical and practical ways in which the comparative philosophical study of different belief systems, religious worldviews and scientific epistemologies can help advance peace and understanding among warring tribes, nations, cultures and faiths on planet earth at the present time. We see that in fact there are a great many actual conflicts going on around the world where faith-based and ideological differentiation does play a significant part in exacerbating those very conflicts. And we show a few direct ways in which conflicts such as these might be ameliorated or mediated.< Less
TOWARDS A TRANSPERSONAL HISTORY OF THE SEARCH FOR PEACE DURING THE POST WORLD WAR TWO ERA 1945-2001 - VOLUME 2 By Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern
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Dr. Thomas Daffern spent 20 years researching this PhD thesis, whilst working at the University of London on establishing a new institute of Peace Studies. He travelled to 30 countries and... More > interviewed the world’s leading experts in peace and conflict research worldwide – he went to the USA, Russia, the Middle East, Israel, Palestine, Greece, Germany, Scandinavia, the Philippines, India, Morocco, Turkey.. He interviewed many of the world’s leading intellectuals considering peace and conflict resolution, asking them all the same questions – what is peace ? How can we study for peace ? Is it a scientific field of study or an intellectual orientation ? Why does the study of peace lack the prestige say of nuclear physics ? This appendix to the thesis gives some of the answers he discovered.< Less
JOURNAL OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL FORUM (EUROPE) 2019 By Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern
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The WIF is a new global think tank, as the equivalent to the World Economic Forum, but with a wider remit, involving all manner of intellectuals and not simply economists. The world’s complex... More > interlocking problems are too serious to be left simply to economists, who arguably have been responsible for some of the causes of the current crisis we find ourselves in. Certainly, the contemporary national and international scenarios in socio-economic, environmental, political, ethnic and cultural domains are throwing up many issues, problems and challenges. For the WIF, these issues and problems are to be clearly identified and solutions are to be found. In this context, independent and unbiased thinking with a free mind in identifying, analysing and suggesting solutions will go a long way. An Independent ‘Think Tank’ approach involving intellectuals, scholars, scientists, public men and women and social animators need to be evolved to brainstorm periodically on issues of importance in an international context.< Less
COMPARATIVE DIABOLOGY, WESTERN ESOTERICISM AND CONSCIOUS ILLICITUDE By Dr Thomas Clough Daffern
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This book consists of an exploration of Comparative Diabology within Western, and to some extent, universal esotericism. The image of the Devil has long been a part of Western thought, and this book ... More > sketches out something of the terrain involved in mapping the history of the Devil in Paganism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Manicheanism and Gnosticism. The reasoning behind this is because numerous faith groups are struggling to delegitimize other faith groups by saying that their followers are following the Devil, whereas their own group are following the righteous and Worthy King of the Universe (Supreme God). This idea is active in all faith traditions, from ancient India, Persia, Egypt, Africa, Europe and so on. It is time, I argue in this book, in an era of imminent nuclear omnicide, that we all put all our cards on the table and examine this Devil figure in objective and scientific detail.< Less