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  • The People vs. the Stateby Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    Professor Ramesh Thakur, former Senior Vice Rector of the United Nations University and UN Assistant Secretary-General, is sometimes described as one of the intellectual godfathers of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Based in our common humanity, R2P is an acceptance of a duty of care by those living in safety towards those trapped in zones of... 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...

  • 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...

  • South Asia in the Worldby Ramesh Thakur; Oddny Wiggen

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Presents issues of particular relevance to the region, and explores the potential for improvement both in domestic and international efforts at alleviating the problems of South Asia. more...

  • Broadening Asia's Security Discourse and Agendaby Ramesh Thakur; Edward Newman

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Going beyond military threats and state-centric analysis, this publication demonstrates the importance of a broad security agenda that incorporates political, economic, social and environmental dimensions. 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...

  • The Chemical Weapons Conventionby Thakur Ramesh; Haru Ere

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    The most complex and comprehensive disarmament treaty ever to be adopted, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is intended to provide robust assurance that chemical weapons will not be developed, produced, stockpiled, used or transferred. To implement and enforce the CWC and verify the ongoing elimination of declared chemical weapons production capacity... more...

  • The Dark Side of Globalizationby Jorge Heine; Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Seen by some as a desirable and irreversible engine of prosperity and progress, globalization is resisted by others as the soft underbelly of a corporate imperialism that plunders and profiteers in the global marketplace. Globalization has brought many benefits, including the reduction of poverty in several countries. But it also has a dark side: the... more...

  • Responsibility to Protect and Sovereigntyby Charles Sampford; Ramesh Thakur

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    This book examines interventions in East Timor, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Kosovo. The chapters explore and question UN debates about the doctrine of the responsibility to protect, both before and after its adoption in 2005, contrast state attitudes to international military intervention and analyse what takes place after intervention. It also discusses... more...

  • Institutional Supports for the International Rule of Lawby Charles Sampford; Ramesh Thakur

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The rule of law is widely seen as the cornerstone of any effective polity and increasingly a vital component of the international political system. If the international rule of law were to be strengthened, it would greatly contribute to trade, security, human rights and global cooperation in a range of fields. Yet, in many areas the rule of law seems... more...