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United Nations University Press

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  • 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...

  • Peacekeepers, Politicians and Warlordsby Abiodun Alao; John Mackinlay; "Funmi Olonisakin

    United Nations University Press 2000; US$ 19.95

    Recording or assessing a wide canvas of concurrently running events is difficult, as a crisis and the international response to it develop in stages. This work sets out to record the environment of the Cotonou Agreement by interviewing officials in situ while the past was still fresh. more...

  • Regional Peacekeepersby John Mackinlay; Peter Cross

    United Nations University Press 2003; US$ 26.95

    This work investigates the Russian military presence in its former Soviet territories to determine whether these forces have been genuine peacekeepers or are a post-imperial presence that seeks to maintain former strategic interests. more...

  • Human Rights and Societies in Transitionby Shale Horowitz; Albrecht Schnabel

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 45.00

    Exploring the contemporary international human rights regime, this volume assesses the factors predominantly responsible for human rights violations in transitions societies, long-term consequences of such violations and political remedies. more...

  • The UN Role in Promoting Democracyby Edward Newman; Roland Rich

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 33.00

    This book considers and questions the modalities, effectiveness and controversies of the UN's work in promoting and assisting democracy. more...

  • Medical Biotechnologyby Albert Sasson

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    For many people, biotechnology means genetically modifi ed organisms, alien species, toxic weapons or hormone-treated beef. Yet it is also a tool to control plant and animal pests, pre- serve species, utilize genetic resources for health and nutrition and protect the environment. Society?s ability to manage, share and regulate advanced biotechnology... more...

  • Making States Workby Simon Chesterman; Michael Ignatieff; Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 45.00

    In the wealth of literature on state failure, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the question of what constitutes state success and what enables a state to succeed. This book is a joint project of the International Peace Academy and the United Nations University and examines the strategies and tactics of international actors, local political... more...

  • Multilateralism Under Challengeby Newman Edward; Thakur Ramesh; Tirman John

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 49.00

    The principles, values and manifestations of multilateralism, including the United Nations, are under sustained scrutiny and assault. Their performance and effectiveness are questioned, as are their decision-making procedures and their representation according to 21st Century standards of accountability and democracy. All this has a corrosive effect... more...

  • Vulnerability in Developing Countriesby Wim Naudé; Amelia U. Santos-Paulino; Mark McGillivray

    United Nations University Press 2009; US$ 34.00

    Vulnerability has become the defining challenge of our times. More than one billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty. Facing risks exacerbated by natural hazards, ill-health and macroeconomic volatility, many are mired in inescapable poverty while millions others are on the brink of poverty.The need to better understand vulnerability is pressing,... more...

  • Political Violence in South and Southeast Asiaby Itty Abraham; Edward Newman; Meredith L. Weiss

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    This volume explores the sources and manifestations of political violence in South and Southeast Asia and the myriad roles that it plays in everyday life and as part of historical narrative. It considers and critiques the manner in which political violence is understood and constructed, and the common assumptions that prevail regarding the causes,... more...