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United Nations University Press

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  • Security Sector Reform and Post Conflict Peacebuilding by Albrecht Schnabel; hans-Georg Ehrhart

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    Military and police forces play a crucial role in the long-term success of political, economic and cultural rebuilding efforts in post-confl ict societies. Yet, while charged with the long- term task of providing a security environment conducive to rebuilding war-torn societies, internal security structures tend to lack civilian and democratic control,... 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...

  • Enhancing Participation and Governance in Water Resources Managementby Libor Jansky; Juha Uitto

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    This book aims to further global understanding of approaches and techniques for applying public participation to improve water resources management. Water resources management is the aggregate of policies and activities used to provide clean water to meet human needs across sectors and jurisdictions and to sustain the water-related ecological systems... 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...

  • Kosovo and the Challenge of Humanitarian Interventionby Albrecht Schnabel; Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    ?This volume is an extraordinarily rich contribution to the necessary debate about the Kosovo War. I fi nd this book to be the most illuminating overall assessment of Kosovo that is currently available, and indispensable for anyone who wants to understand world order since the fall of the Berlin Wall.? ?Richard A. Falk Princeton University ?This volume... more...

  • The Democratic Process and the Marketby Mihaly Simai

    United Nations University Press 1999; US$ 19.95

    This text provides a regional perspective on the interrelationship between political and economic change, and delineates the challenges that these developments present to the former socialist countries of East and Central Europe, undergoing a transition to democracy in the 1990s. more...

  • Ethics and International Affairsby Jean-Marc Coicaud; Daniel Warner

    United Nations University Press 2002; US$ 29.95

    Examines the extent and limits of contemporary international ethics and looks at the ways in which the international community has responded to conflicts. The contributors explore how an understanding of the ethical may be developed from the articulation of dilemmas encountered. more...

  • From Civil Strife to Civil Societyby William Maley; Charles Sampford; Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2003; US$ 33.00

    Offers an examination of the dimensions of state disruption and the roles of the international community in responding to it, looks at military doctrine for dealing with disorder and humanitarian emergencies, and examines mechanisms for ending violence and delivering justice. more...

  • Conflict Preventionby David Carment; Albrecht Schnabel

    United Nations University Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    This publication evaluates the institutional record on conflict prevention, identifies current trends in conflict prevention practice and makes recommendations on improving organizational capacity. It brings together a diverse group of individuals involved in conflict prevention activities. more...

  • Refugees and Forced Displacementby Edward Newman; Joanne Van Selm

    United Nations University Press 2003; US$ 38.00

    This volume demonstrates how many of the challenges of refugees, and the challenges posed by societies and governments to refugee protection, have been exacerbated by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. more...