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  • Reforming from the Topby John English; Ramesh Thakur; Andrew F. Cooper

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 45.00

    The system of global governance is under serious challenge. The UN, the G7/8, the IMF and the World Bank are but a handful of the organizations suffering from a crisis of legitimacy for an international system that appears ill-suited for timely, innovative and effective solu- tions to contemporary global challenges. Moreover, it is a system that made... more...

  • Spatial Disparities in Human Developmentby Ravi Kanbur; Anthony J. Venables; Guanghua Wan

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    Spatial disparities are a measure of the unequal distribution of income, wealth, power and resources between peoples in different locations. As a dimension of overall inequality, spatial disparities have added signifi cance when combined with regional divisions and political and ethnic tensions that can undermine social and political stability. The... 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...

  • United Nations Peacekeeping Operationsby Ramesh Thakur; Albrecht Schnabel

    United Nations University Press 2002; US$ 29.95

    Explores the evolution of UN efforts at peace-keeping, particularly since the early 1990s. It combines academic analysis, field experience and reflection with proposals for more effective peace operations designed and deployed by the UN in partnership with regional, subregional and local actors. more...

  • Democratization in the Middle Eastby Amin Saikal; Albrecht Schnabel

    United Nations University Press 2003; US$ 21.95

    This title addresses a numbernb of issues determining the success or failure of sustainable democratization in the region. Drawing on analyses of Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, it examines patterns of democratization, and political and economic transition. more...

  • From Sovereign Impunity to International Accountabilityby Ramesh Thakur; Peter Malcontent

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 33.00

    Explores the changing political and human rights context that gave rise to the international norm of individual criminal accountability. It brings together a preeminent group of experts to explore the progress, scope and controversies of international accountability. 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...

  • 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...