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United Nations University Press

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  • The WTO and Sustainable Developmentby Gary P. Sampson

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 45.00

    ?Professor Gary Sampson . . . presents policy options that are both ambitious and realistic, the pursuit of which could contribute to more coherent and mutually supportive action on the part of governments to both trade and sustainable development. This book is a useful contribution to the literature and should be of interest to a large part of the... 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...

  • States, Markets and Just Growthby Atul Kohli; Chung-in Moon; Georg Sorensen

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 21.95

    States, Markets, and Just Growth explores the common concerns of developing countries in the quest for just growth, while also emphasizing special regional needs. The opening chapters provide a synthetic overview of the pressing shared imperatives of globalization, democracy, poverty, and inequality. The chapters that follow analyze the record of different... more...

  • Human Rights and Comparative Foreign Policyby David P. Forsythe

    United Nations University Press 2000; US$ 29.95

    This work argues that different states bring different emphases to their human rights diplomacy, because of such factors as national policy culture and perceived national interest. The authors note the increasing attention given to human rights issues in contemporary foreign policy. more...

  • The Globalization of Human Rightsby Jean-Marc Coicaud; Michael W. Doyle; Anne-Marie Gardner

    United Nations University Press 2003; US$ 26.95

    This work focuses on the imperatives of justice at the national, regional, and international levels through an analysis of civil, political, economic, and social rights. more...

  • South Asia in the Worldby Ramesh Thakur; Oddny Wiggen

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Presents issues of particular relevance to the region, and explores the potential for improvement both in domestic and international efforts at alleviating the problems of South Asia. more...

  • International Commission and the Power of Ideasby Andrew F. Cooper; John English; Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2005; US$ 45.00

    Only recently has the power of ideas been taken seriously as a form of agency in international relations, say these scholars and practitioners in the profession, and further that recognition by exploring how ideas influence international or independent commissions. Most of the 14 studies focus on specific commissions, while others discuss more gene more...

  • The Iraq Crisis and World Orderby Thakur Ramesh; Sidhu Singh Waheguru Pal

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 49.00

    The Iraq war was a multiple assault on the foundations and rules of the existing UN-centred world order. It called into question the adequacy of the existing institutions for articulating global norms and enforcing compliance with the demands of the international community. It highlighted also the unwillingness of some key countries to wait for proof... more...

  • Trade and Investment Rule-makingby Woolcock Stephen

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    Regional trade agreements are playing a greater role in shaping trade and investment rules around the world. To date the study of preferential agreements has focused on their impact on tariff preferences, but as tariffs are reduced rule-making becomes more important in trade and investment. This book addresses the role of regional and bilateral agreements... more...

  • New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuildingby Edward Newman; Roland Paris; Oliver P. Richmond

    United Nations University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    Peacebuilding in conflict-prone or post-conflict countries — such as East Timor, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone — aims to prevent the re-emergence or escalation of violent conflict and establish a durable peace. This volume explores and critiques the ‘liberal’ premise of contemporary peacebuilding: the promotion of democracy,... more...