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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...