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  • United Nations in the Contemporary Worldby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 33.95

    Fifty years after the creation of the United Nations, there exists a vigorous debate as to its limitations and possibilities. In United Nations in the Contemporary World , David J. Whittaker examines how the UN works and assesses its position as a world organisation. The author explores the nature of the UN as a regime in contemporary international... more...

  • Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary Worldby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 33.95

    Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World gives a concise, original and multi-faceted introduction to the study of modern conflict situations. Using eight case- studies, from four continents: Yugoslavia, Israel, Northern Ireland, South Africa, El Salvador, Cambodia, Cyprus and Afghanistan, it includes discussion on: * threatened regional... more...

  • The United Nations In Actionby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    This is a clear survey of the role played by the United Nations in the major political crises of the post-war world. In covering its high-profile, peace-keeping role, its support of new nations, and its involvement in new initiatives such as famine relief and drug control, the author presents an introduction to the UN in action. more...

  • Terrorists and Terrorismby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95

    A concise and accessible survey of this topical and complex subject, this is the first book of its type to focus on the terrorists, and their psychology, in an historical context. Focusing on a variety of prominent terrorist groups together with a number of less notorious ones, the book encourages readers to think about the mindset, motivation and... more...

  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Contemporary Worldby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 33.95

    Examining a number of case studies, including Palestinian, Afghan and Iraqi refugees, David J. Whittaker?s book provides a balanced introduction to this very controversial subject. Fuelled by extensive coverage in the media, the issue of asylum seekers and refugees is one of the most talked about subjects in contemporary politics. Whittaker cuts... more...

  • TERRORISM READERby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    The Terrorism Reader is an intriguing introduction to a notorious and disturbing international phenomenon. The book draws together material from a variety of experts and clearly explains their opinions on terrorism, allowing understanding, conjecture and debate. David J. Whittaker explores all aspects of terrorism from its definition, psychological... more...

  • The International Impact and Legacy of Educational Sloydby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book traces the development of Sloyd from its conception by Uno Cygnaeus and the first Sloyd school founded by Otto Salomon to its enthusiastic take up in Scandinavia and beyond to the UK and America. It looks at the debates, controversy around the Sloyd stystem and considers the transition from ?hands-on? craft work to concepts of technology... more...

  • Terrorismby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    What is terrorism and where does it come from? Who are the people who perpetrate terror? What are their motives? Terrorism is now everybody's major and constant fear. This easy-to-read, concise account of terrorism provides the essential global guide to understanding what the threat is and exactly where it comes from. Without this knowledge, argues... more...

  • Counter-Terrorism and Human Rightsby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    The ever-present threat of terrorism and the growing human-rights backlash against anti-terrorist policies are becoming ever more significant on the international stage. Constant media-coverage and public concern have characterised the debate over the last ten years. This book is a fair and objective assessment of counter-terrorist policy and human... more...

  • American Denominational Historyby Keith Harper; Keith Harper; Sean Michael Lucas; Paul William Harvey; Barry Hankins; Jennifer L. Woodruff Tait; Margaret Bendroth; Amy Koehlinger; David J. Whittaker; Randall J Stephens

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    This work brings various important topics and groups in American religious history the rigor of scholarly assessment of the current literature. The fruitful questions that are posed by the positions and experiences of the various groups are carefully examined. American Denominational History points the way for the next decade of scholarly effort.... more...

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