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United Nations University Press

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  • After Mass Crimeby Beatrice Poulginy; Simon Chesterman; Albrecht Schnabel

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 38.00

    International interventions in the aftermath of mass violence tend to focus on justice and reconciliation processes, elections and institution-building. The frame of reference is at the level of the state, although the experience of mass crime by a population is also at the level of the community and individuals. more...

  • Blood and Bordersby Walter Kemp; Vesselin Popovski; Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Map lines delineating statehood can become blurred by bloodlines of nationhood. Inter-ethnic conflict and genocide have demonstrated the dangers of failing to protect people targeted by fellow citizens. When minority groups in one country are targeted for killings or ethnic cleansing based on their group identity, whose responsibility is it to protect... more...

  • Building Trust in Governmentby G. Shabbir Cheema; Vesselin Popovski

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    The ability of governments and the global community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, ensure security, and promote adherence to basic standards of human rights depends on people's trust in their government. However, public trust in government and political institutions has been declining in both developing and developed countries in... more...

  • Challenges to Peacebuildingby Newman Edward; Richmond Oliver

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    Many ceasefires and peace agreements in civil conflict are initially unsuccessful. Some give way to renewed, and often escalating, violence. In other cases, peace processes have become interminably protracted: lengthy and circular negotiations in which concessions are rare. Given the huge material and human costs of a failed peace process, the international... more...

  • The Changing Nature of Democracyby Takashi Inoguchi; Edward Newman; John Keane

    United Nations University Press 1998; US$ 30.00

    This volume brings together preeminent scholars from around the world in a collection of essays that point to a changing and broadening agenda of democracy. Themes addressed include challenges to democracy in established democracies and in transitional societies, the media and communications, globalization, criteria of democracy, religion, culture,... more...

  • Civil Society, Conflicts and the politicalization of Human Rightsby Raffaele Marchetti; Nathalie Tocci

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Civil Society, Conflicts and the Politicization of Human Rights explores violent conflict and peace. The contributors examine how violence is generated, managed, exploited and eradicated in ethno-political conflicts, and how societies can be dragged out of conflict onto the transition towards peace. The usual take on these phenomena focuses on the... more...

  • Climate Change and Global Sustainabilityby Akimassa Sumi; Nobuo Mimura; Toshihiko Masui

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Climate change owing to global warming is a paramount concern for society in the twenty-first century, and it is not an issue that can be solved by individual academic or scientific disciplines working in isolation. Because climate change involves a wide range of interlinked problems, solutions must be pursued in an interdisciplinary manner. This book... more...

  • Cross-Border Governance in Asiaby G.Shabbir Cheema; Christopher A. McNally; Vesselin Popovski

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Rapid globalization has led to increased flows of capital, services, ideas, information and people between countries. As such, problems and challenges that face one nation often have a rippling impact throughout the region and globally. The growing list of cross-border issues cannot be resolved by isolated policy action at the national or sub-national... more...

  • Crossing National Bordersby Tsuneo Akaha; Anna Vassilieva

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    International migration and other types of cross-border movement of people are becom- ing an important part of international relations in Northeast Asia. In this pioneering study, experts on China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Russia examine the political, economic, social and cultural dimensions of the interaction between border-crossing individuals... more...

  • The Danubeby Libor Jansky; Masahiro Murakami; Nevelina I. Pachova

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 25.00

    The Danube river is one of the world’s greatest international freshwater resources. It stretches halfway across Europe and passes through 11 countries. Its catchment is shared by 17 nations, many of whom are new members of the expanded European Union.This book focuses on the disputed Gabcíkovo-Nagymaros Project on the Danube between Hungary... more...