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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...