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United Nations University Press

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  • Researching Conflict in Africaby Elisabeth Porter; Gillian Robinson; Marie Smyth

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Parts of Africa experience persistent violence and seemingly intractable confl icts. These generally have deep historical roots dating to colonial periods and before, and many of them have become more destructive in the post-Cold war period. These violent confl icts have drawn researchers seeking to determine and explain why con- fl icts are prevalent,... more...

  • Tests of Global Governanceby Andrew F. Cooper

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 38.00

    ??This is an important book for anyone interested in international public policy. It gives a very clear picture of the workings of the ?actuallyexisting? legislative process of global governance (problem-specific, global conferences) and the central, perhaps essential, role of ?middle powers? and Canada in particular.?? Craig N. Murphy, M. Margaret... 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...

  • Floods in Bangladeshby Hofer Thomas; Messerli Bruno

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 45.00

    Is it really true that deforestation and the land use practices of the Himalayan farmers are to blame for the recurring and devastating monsoon floods in the plains of the Ganga and Brahmaputra? The validity of this paradigm has been increasingly questioned. This book presents new evidence resulting from a research project on floods in Bangladesh in... more...

  • The Politics of Participation in Sustainable Development Governanceby Green Jessica F.; Chambers W. Bradnee

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 34.00

    To be effective and legitimate, the governance of sustainable development requires the participation of a diverse set of actors ranging from transnational civil society groups to indigenous peoples. This book explores the extent to which the current system of governance allows for the participation of diverse actors, and finds that there are still... more...

  • Democracy in the Southby Brendan Howe; Vesselin Popovski; Mark Notaras

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    Traditionally, studies on democracy have focused on the orthodox so-called Northern models of democratic governance, and within this framework, the extent to which Southern models are considered democratic. Democracy in the South is the first truly international collaboration that draws attention to the complex problems of democratic consolidation... more...

  • Which Way Latin America?by Andrew F. Cooper; Jorge Heine

    United Nations University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    In this book, some of the world’s leading Latin Americanists explore the ways in which the region has re-engaged globalization. What is the relationship of China and India with Latin America? Has increased international political cooperation among Latin nations changed their foreign policy towards other regions and on specific issue areas, such... more...