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  • International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Systemby Jean-Loup Chappelet

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 35.95

    When the athletes enter the stadium and the Olympic flame is lit, the whole world watches. Billions will continue to follow the events and to share in the athletes' joys and sorrows for the next sixteen days. Readers of this book, however, will watch forthcoming editions of the Olympic Games in a completely different light. Unlike many historical... more...

  • Social Protection in Africaby F. Ellis; S. Devereux; P. White

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Aims to present ideas, principles and practicalities of establishing effective social protection in Africa. This work focuses on the major shift in strategy for tackling hunger and vulnerability, from emergency responses mainly in the form of food transfers to predictable cash transfers to the chronically poorest social groups. more...

  • Righting Feminismby Ronnee Schreiber

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 21.99

    When we think of women's activism in America, figures such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan invariably come to mind--those liberal doyennes who have fought for years to chip away at patriarchy and achieve gender equality. But women's interests are not synonymous with organizations like NOW anymore. As Ronnee Schreiber shows, the conservative... more...

  • The Politics of Constructing the International Criminal Courtby Michael J. Struett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the political process that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court in 2002. It accounts for the main features of the court, including its strong, independent prosecutor, by analyzing the discourse surrounding the ICC negotiations, and particularly highlights the role of human rights NGOs. more...

  • Whose Hunger?by Jenny Edkins

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    We see famine and look for the likely causes: poor food distribution, unstable regimes, caprices of weather. A technical problem, we tell ourselves, one that modern social and natural science will someday resolve. Jenny Edkins responds to the contrary: famine in the contemporary world is not the antithesis of modernity but its symptom. A critical investigation... more...

  • NGOs, IGOs, and the Network Mechanisms of Post-Conflict Global Governance in Microfinanceby Anna Ohanyan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    Post-conflict reconstruction stretches the capacities of international institutions and they turn to NGOs to answer the challenge. This book explores how the interactions between international public institutions and NGOs have affected peacebuilding in the post-conflict situations of Bosnia, Afghanistan and Kosovo. more...

  • Non-State Actors as Standard Settersby Anne Peters; Lucy Koechlin; Till Förster; Gretta Fenner Zinkernagel

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 126.00

    An interdisciplinary exploration of the legitimacy, accountability, authority, and effectiveness of non-state actors and standards, first published in 2009. more...

  • The Rise of Japanese NGOsby Kim D. Reimann

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Over the past two decades, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have exploded in number and emerged as a new force in international and transnational politics. Why, however, do some countries nonetheless have more active NGO sectors than others? Using the case of Japan, this book uncovers patterns of convergence and divergence in levels of... more...

  • The Millennium Development Goals and Beyondby Dr Simon Feeny; Dr Matthew Clarke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book examines how international aid donors and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) can assist countries in the Asia-Pacific region achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The book examines the progress countries have made towards the MDGs and highlights the need to tailor the goals to individual country circumstances. more...

  • Non-Governmental Human Rights Organizations in International Relationsby Peter R. Baehr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Human rights play a crucial role in today's international relations. They provide standards to which states must conform when dealing with their own citizens. Non-governmental human rights organizations remind states of their obligations in that field. Without this, human rights would have drifted to the bottom of the international agenda. more...