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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...