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By Ingrid Betancourt

ISBN-10: 0698196538

ISBN-13: 9780698196537

Set opposed to the backdrop of Argentina's soiled conflict and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a wide ranging tale of affection and betrayal by way of one of many world's most famed writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, writer of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, attracts on heritage and private adventure during this deeply felt portrait of a lady coming of age as her kingdom falls deeper and deeper into chaos.

Buenos Aires, the Nineteen Seventies. Julia inherits from her grandmother a present, priceless and burdensome. occasionally visions seem prior to her eyes, mysterious and bad apparitions from the long run, visible from the point of view of others. From the age of 5, Julia needs to interfere to avoid terrible occasions. actually, as her grandmother tells her, it really is her responsibility to do so—otherwise she is going to lose her gift.

At fifteen, Julia falls in love with Theo, a good-looking progressive 4 years her senior. Their lives are grew to become the wrong way up while Juan Perón, the previous president and army dictator, returns to Argentina. faced by means of the realities of army dictatorship, Julia and Theo turn into Montoneros sympathizers and radical idealists, both eager about Jesus Christ and Che Guevara. Captured through demise squadrons, they one way or the other be able to escape…

In this awesome novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent greater than six years held hostage by way of the FARC within the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to a number of the topics of Even Silence Has an End. The Blue Line is a narrative headquartered at the effects of oppression, collective subservience, and person braveness, and, so much of all, the proposal that trust sooner or later of humanity is an act of religion most lovely and deserving.

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Stronger non-military sanctions range from cutting off diplomatic and economic relations to denying the government’s legitimacy. Preferred conflict behaviour may vary among cultural perspectives and value systems that affect human action and communication. A high-context culture is geared towards appreciating the meanings embedded in the interpretation of social relationships, emphasizing concerns for others’ feelings and face-saving tactics, rather than direct arguments. As is often represented by practices in the corporate world or a legal contract system, a low-context CONFLICT ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK 29 culture prefers explicit rules and explanations.

1 The endorsement of ethno-nationalism by political leaders reinforces exclusive ideology and propaganda. In the absence of any restraining forces, this process effectively translates a tense social environment or economic collapse into an opportunity for rapid mass upheaval or armed struggle. The short-term dysfunction of the political and economic system does not necessarily provoke violent conflict if there is a strong political institution supported by the population. Social uprisings and street violence in stable Western democracies have not generated a rift in the existing political order due to the existence of strong consensus on the values and institutions among the citizens.

Values often provide a rationalization for standards and methods of resource allocation. In addition, shared beliefs underlie an orientation of society, legitimizing or de-legitimizing certain group behaviour. Moreover, a psychological construct can be created to make judgements about appropriate relationships between individuals, groups, and the outside world. In essence, individuals may use normative standards to elevate positive self-interests but to negate the other’s. While values are often defined in terms of beliefs and perspectives that we have about ourselves and other people, these thoughts do not exist in a social vacuum.

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