World Report 2009

Events of 2008
Author: Human Rights Watch
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1583229884
Category: Political Science
Page: 564
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Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.

World Report 2009

Events of 2008
Author: Human Rights Watch
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1583229884
Category: Political Science
Page: 564
View: 9182

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Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.

World Report 2010

Events of 2009
Author: Human Rights Watch
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609800370
Category: Political Science
Page: 625
View: 7844

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Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.

Indian Politics in Comparative Perspective


Author: Pravin Kumar Jha
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 8131798879
Category:
Page: 312
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Indian Politics in a Comparative Perspective is intended as a standard textbook for undergraduate students of political science. The book provides a handy reference tool to its readers by elucidating conceptual areas, furnishing established arguments and citing contemporary research works for a comprehensive knowledge of the subject. Carefully organized in ten well-researched chapters and examined from different vantage points, they weave a compelling story on the nature of Indian politics since the pre-Independence era to the making of our Constitution and gradually navigate to examine the impact of the growing role of religion and power structure in our political system. Indian Politics in a Comparative Perspective is an ideal read for anyone who is curious to understand the changing grammar of Indian politics.

World Report 2006

Events of 2005
Author: Human Rights Watch
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 158322971X
Category: Political Science
Page: 544
View: 1322

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Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.

The Two-State Delusion

Israel and Palestine--A Tale of Two Narratives
Author: Padraig O'Malley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698192184
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
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“A thoughtful autopsy of the failed two-state paradigm . . . Evenhanded, diplomatic, mutually respectful, and enormously useful.” —Kirkus, starred review Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and other intractable issues have repeatedly derailed peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Now, in a book that is sure to spark controversy, renowned peacemaker Padraig O’Malley argues that the moment for a two-state solution has passed. After examining each issue and speaking with Palestinians and Israelis as well as negotiators directly involved in past summits, O’Malley concludes that even if such an agreement could be reached, it would be nearly impossible to implement given the staggering costs, Palestine’s political disunity and the viability of its economy, rapidly changing demographics, Israel’s continuing political shift to the right, global warming’s effect on the water supply, and more. In this revelatory, hard-hitting book, O’Malley approaches the key issues pragmatically, without ideological bias, to show that we must find new frameworks for reconciliation if there is to be lasting peace between Palestine and Israel. From the Hardcover edition.

Die Israel-Lobby

wie die amerikanische Außenpolitik beeinflusst wird
Author: John J. Mearsheimer,Stephen M. Walt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593383774
Category: Israel
Page: 503
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Human Rights Regimes in the Americas


Author: Mónica Serrano,Vesselin Popovski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 268
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This book examines the complex role of human rights norms and standards throughout the region, illustrating the evolution and impact of international conventions, laws, and institutions. The chapters combine historical detail with a focus on present-day challenges for regional and domestic human rights regimes, highlighting particular obstacles, successful approaches, and strategies. Through case studies in North, Central, and South America, the volume provides a rich account of the evolving regional environment for rights protection and promotion. "At last, we have a quality overview of human rights progress and challenges in the Americas. This volume fills a crucial gap in the literature, allowing us to assess the complex and fascinating human rights ebb and flow that has been the experience of Latin America, including the often contradictory role of the United States as champion and obstacle."--Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University "A very authoritative overview written by some of the real experts on the subject."--William A. Schabas, director, Irish Centre for Human Rights

World Report 2011

Events of 2010
Author: Human Rights Watch
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609801512
Category: Political Science
Page: 515
View: 6890

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Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch World Report prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the previous year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, the World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and all citizens of the world.

Broken System

Dysfunction, Abuse, and Impunity in the Indian Police
Author: Naureen Shah,Meenakshi Ganguly
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 1564325180
Category: False imprisonment
Page: 118
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The deteriorating state of the Indian police -- Human rights viloations by the police -- Obstacles to police accountability -- Detailed recommendations.

Nigeria Since Independence

Forever Fragile?
Author: J. Hill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292040
Category: Political Science
Page: 173
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This book analyses the political and ethnical tensions that characterize Nigeria, which derive both from colonial and contemporary conflicts. It points out three major factors why Nigeria has not yet collapsed like many other African states: ethnic power sharing amongst the political elite, the military with its national outlook, and oil wealth.

Trauma and Recovery on War's Border

A Guide for Global Health Workers
Author: Kathleen Allden, MD,Nancy Murakami, LCSW
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
ISBN: 1611686962
Category: Medical
Page: 344
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An increasing number of students and professionals are choosing to travel the globe to engage with the realities of trauma and human suffering through mental health aid. But in the field of global mental health, good intentions are not enough to ensure good training, development, and care. The risk of harm is real when outsiders deliver mental health aid in culturally inappropriate and otherwise na•ve ways. This book, based on the experiences of the co-editors and their colleagues at Burma Border Projects (BBP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mental health and psychosocial well-being of the displaced people of Burma, sets out global mental health theory allied with local perspectives, experiences, real-life challenges, strengths, and best practices. Topics include assessment and intervention protocols, vulnerable groups and the special challenges they present, and supervision and evaluation programs. An introduction by the editors establishes the political and health contexts for the volume. Written in a style appropriate for academic audiences and lay readers, this book will serve as a fundamental text for clinicians, interns, volunteers, and researchers who work in regions of the world that have suffered the violence of war, forced displacement, human rights violations, poverty, and oppression.

From Horror to Hopelessness

Kenya's Forgotten Somali Refugee Crisis
Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 1564324656
Category: Asylum, Right of
Page: 54
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Recommendations -- Methodology -- Border closure, refoulement, and police abuses in border areas -- Humanitarian in Dadaab's camps -- Kenya's de facto encampment policy for refugees -- Acknowledgements.This 58-page report documents the extortion, detention, violence, and deportation at the hands of the Kenyan police faced by a record number of Somalis entering Kenya. The new refugees are joining over a quarter of a million fellow refugees struggling to survive in camps designed for one-third that number.

Social Work and Human Rights

A Foundation for Policy and Practice
Author: Elisabeth Reichert
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520700
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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Social Work and Human Rights has become a standard text highlighting the role of social work in protecting the rights of vulnerable populations. Through rigorous analysis, classroom exercises, and a frank discussion of the implications for practice both within and outside of the United States, the volume effectively acquaints readers with the political, economic, and social dimensions of rights issues and the documents that guarantee them. New material covers international events, such as the United Nations' Millennium Declaration (2000) and its effort to reduce the poverty and suffering of billions worldwide. The volume now emphasizes cultural rights and includes a probing lesson in cultural relativism. It turns a critical eye toward the failure in the United States to address social welfare issues and its reluctance to rectify policies favoring one group over another. Praise for the first edition: "A human rights compass—a preliminary guide for the translation of human rights for social workers.... It is to be welcomed."—European Journal of Social Work "Foundation documents provide an essential tool for understanding the issues and applying the understanding to concrete social policy advocacy and action."—Canadian Association of Social Workers Bulletin "This is a text which is overdue for social work students and faculty."—Rosemary Link, coauthor of Human Behavior in a Just World: Reaching for Common Ground "Reichert makes human rights concepts come alive. Practice case examples and human rights analysis of the National Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics are particularly valuable in orienting the reader to the domestic practice applications of the global human rights movement."—Lynne M. Healy, author of International Social Work: Professional Action in an Interdependent World

Die Analyse der Finanzkrise ...und was sie bedeutet - weltweit.


Author: George Soros
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862486540
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
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In seinem vorangegangenen Bestseller stellte George Soros einen theoretischen Rahmen für das Verständnis der Finanzkrise vor, die sich damals abzuzeichnen begann. Er hatte schon früh erkannt, dass die Krise gravierender war, als viele eingestehen wollten. In seinem neuen Buch fasst Soros die erschreckenden Fakten zusammen, die immer noch die Spalten der Zeitungen füllen. Dabei analysiert er scharfsinnig jeden einzelnen Fall. Soros ist bekannt für seine treffenden Prognosen und scheut sich auch dieses Mal nicht einen Blick in die Zukunft zu werfen. So konfrontiert er den Leser schonungslos mit den Auswirkungen der Krise, indem er die künftige Entwicklung des Dollar, der Schwellenländer Indiens und Chinas sowie die stärker werdende Rivalität von EU und Russland unter die Lupe nimmt.

The Twilight of Human Rights Law


Author: Eric Posner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199313466
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties and conventions designed to signal that commitment. At the same time, there has been no marked decrease in human rights violations, even as the language of human rights has become the dominant mode of international moral criticism. Well-known violators like Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan have sat on the U.N. Council on Human Rights. But it's not just the usual suspects that flagrantly disregard the treaties. Brazil pursues extrajudicial killings. South Africa employs violence against protestors. India tolerate child labor and slavery. The United States tortures. In The Twilight of Human Rights Law--the newest addition to Oxford's highly acclaimed Inalienable Rights series edited by Geoffrey Stone--the eminent legal scholar Eric A. Posner argues that purposefully unenforceable human rights treaties are at the heart of the world's failure to address human rights violations. Because countries fundamentally disagree about what the public good requires and how governments should allocate limited resources in order to advance it, they have established a regime that gives them maximum flexibility--paradoxically characterized by a huge number of vague human rights that encompass nearly all human activity, along with weak enforcement machinery that churns out new rights but cannot enforce any of them. Posner looks to the foreign aid model instead, contending that we should judge compliance by comprehensive, concrete metrics like poverty reduction, instead of relying on ambiguous, weak, and easily manipulated checklists of specific rights. With a powerful thesis, a concise overview of the major developments in international human rights law, and discussions of recent international human rights-related controversies, The Twilight of Human Rights Law is an indispensable contribution to this important area of international law from a leading scholar in the field.

Der Weg zur Freiheit

die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin aus Birma im Gespräch mit Alan Clements ; ergänzt durch Gespräche mit U Kyi Maung und U Tin Oo, stellvertretende Vorsitzende der NLD und einer aktuellen Chronologie und Internetlinks zu Birma
Author: Aung San Suu Kyi
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525540051
Category: History
Page: 352
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Aung San Suu Kyi ist eine Gefangene in ihrem eigenen Land. Die Tochter des 1947 ermordeten Freiheitskämpfers Aung San steht an der Spitze der Protestbewegung gegen das Militärregime in Birma, ist jedoch von der Außenwelt abgeschnitten. Das demokratisch gewählte Oberhaupt Birmas steht seit 1989, mit kurzen Unterbrechungen, unter Hausarrest. In der Zeit ihrer Isolation ist die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Aung San Suu Kyi zur Symbolfigur für die Auflehnung des Volkes Birma gegen ein grausames Militärregime geworden. Die hier aufgezeichneten Gespräche mit Alan Clements gewähren Einblicke in Aung San Suu Kyis vom Buddhismus geprägtes Leben und ihren Einsatz für den Frieden. Die Neuauflage ist um ein aktuelles Vorwort von Alan Clements, eine umfangreiche Chronologie der Ereignisse in Birma (bis 2008) und zahlreiche Internetlinks zu Birma ergänzt.