Transnational Mobility and Global Health

Transnational Mobility and Global Health
Author: Peter H. Koehn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN: 0429679491
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transnational Mobility and Global Health spotlights the powerful and dynamic intersections of human movement, inequality, and health. The book explores the interacting political, economic, social, cultural, and climatic drivers of health and migration, proposing innovative ways to enhance global health and care provision in an era of transnational mobility. As health security continues to rise up the agenda in international politics, the book also analyses the political determinants of health and migration. Within the framework of key drivers of unequal mobilities, this book treats interconnected health and migration themes not covered elsewhere under one cover: health tourism, conflict-induced and other vulnerable-population movements, humanitarian crises, human rights, the health-development linkage, migrant health-care, and health-competency education. The book also considers global health vulnerabilities in the wake of climate change, and the biomedical, ethical, and governance challenges of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Finally, the book suggests ways of evaluating mobility-influenced health outcomes and equity impacts, and explores how the global circulation of health expertise could help to rectify care-provider shortages. The challenges to global health considered in this book are only likely to become more intense as the 21st-Century surge in transnational migration continues. Readers will gain interdisciplinary appreciation for the relevance of health for migration and of migration for global health. Researchers, students, practitioners, and policy makers interested in individual and population health, sustainable development, and migration studies will find this book a useful and inspiring guide to contemporary global challenges.

Africa in Transformation

Africa in Transformation
Author: Carlos Lopes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN: 3030012913
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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“Lopes brings his rigour, insight, and experience to this timely new book, presenting a compelling rethink of traditional development models in Africa and the need to seize on transformational change to build a sustainable future for the continent." —Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General “Some readers will enjoy Lopes’ eclectic brilliance and breath-taking culture. Others will salute his ability to bring compelling new angles to every topic. Everyone will be impressed with his craftsmanship, his rich and multi-faceted approach to development, and his high ethical standards. It is impossible to read this jewel book and not feel smarter.” —Célestin Monga, African Development Bank’s Vice President and Chief Economist “Drawing on his distinguished academic career, policy experience at the highest level, and deep love of the continent, Lopes provides a visionary analysis of Africa's current problems and future prospects. This book provides a highly unusual combination of intellectualism and hard-nosed pragmatism. A singular achievement.” —Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, UK “Thorough, thought-provoking, and beyond rhetoric: definitely a must-read for anyone who wants to understand Africa’s present and future.” —Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, France Lopes delivers an overview of the critical development issues facing the African continent today. He offers readers a blueprint of policies to address issues, and an intense, heartfelt meditation on the meaning of economic development in the age of democratic doubts, identity crises, global fears and threatening issues of sustainability.

Peacemaking Religious Belief and the Rule of Law

Peacemaking  Religious Belief and the Rule of Law
Author: Paul J. Zwier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN: 1315411997
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book offers a new way of understanding the role of the mediator in teaching parties the interrelationship between sustainable peace, forgiveness, and international justice. It argues that the arrival of social media presents new opportunities for reaching sustainable peace agreements, through their use in gathering the detailed information that can match victims and perpetrators of past atrocities. The author aims to advance a more expansive understanding of the subjects and limitations of making peace in the shadow of international law by examining the concepts of mediation and forgiveness that exist alongside law. To that end, the book offers an account of the role of the mediator that emerges from the interplay between Ricouerian imagination and forgiveness and predicts ever-greater opportunities for making peace and protecting human rights that can be facilitated by a harnessing of social media as a tool for making peace with justice. The author also aims to examine how strategies for sustaining the peace must combat the inevitable frustrations with democracy that can lead to a slide into dictatorship. Assad, Obama, and the UN leadership and their decisions concerning making and maintaining peace in Syria are used as case studies to examine the interplay between a leaders’ religious beliefs, faith in democracy and rule of law, and impulses towards totalitarianism.

A Teenager in the Chad Civil War

A Teenager in the Chad Civil War
Author: Ésaïe Toïngar
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2006-02-23
ISBN: 0786424036
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Teenager in the Chad Civil War Book Excerpt:

Recent years have found much of Africa to be a land of turmoil and revolution. Distress in the Sudan and countries such as Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Liberia have made Africa the site of a variety of atrocities from displacement to torture to genocide. The country of Chad, which theoretically gained its independence from France in 1960, is one of many that have been fighting a series of particularly brutal wars, internal and external. In 1982, Hissene Habre wrested power from Chad's UN-recognized government, igniting a vicious civil war. Thousands of innocent citizens were kidnapped, tortured and killed to quash political unrest. Covering 1982 to 1986, this memoir tells the story of Ésaïe Toïngar, a native of southern Chad and miraculous survivor of Chad's darkest days, many of which came during different Septembers. This work contains Toïngar's first-hand description of growing up, coming of age and waging the ultimate struggle for survival in the war-torn country. It gives a graphic account of what transpired in Chad during the rule of Habre and the ways in which the author managed to survive, fleeing his home village and seeking safety among the CODOs, a rebel movement of the south. Derived primarily from Toïngar's memories, this work also utilizes information garnered from other first-hand testimonials and a 1991 documentary filmed by post-Habre Chad Television. Photographs from the author's collection are included.

The Boston Globe Index

The Boston Globe Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boston (Mass.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Going Places

Going Places
Author: Robert Burgin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 1598849727
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places Book Excerpt:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Dispatches from the Edge

Dispatches from the Edge
Author: Anderson Cooper
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2006-05-23
ISBN: 9780061132384
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dispatches from the Edge Book Excerpt:

The correspondent and anchor for CNN recounts events from his life and career, offering a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most devastating modern tragedies and their effect on his own life.

Reflections on the Russian Soul

Reflections on the Russian Soul
Author: Dmitri? Sergeevich Likhachev
Publsiher: Central European University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 9789639116467
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections on the Russian Soul Book Excerpt:

"He reflects on the years after his release from prison and the events leading up to the Second World War. His powerful recollection of the blockade of Leningrad provides the reader with a horrific insight into the harsh effects of war, hunger and survival. Likhachev goes on to describe post-war Russia and how his own livelihood developed from literary editor to a return to Leningrad University as Professor of History. This compelling autobiography finishes with Likhachev's return to Solovki as a free man."--BOOK JACKET.

Shanghai Refuge

Shanghai Refuge
Author: Ernest G. Heppner
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shanghai Refuge Book Excerpt:

The life story of a Holocaust survivor, born in Breslau in 1921, who emigrated to Shanghai in March 1939 and to the USA in 1947. Relates his experiences in Germany during the first years of Nazi rule and describes his struggle for survival in the German and Austrian Jewish refugee community of Shanghai during 1939-47. also deals with the internment of the stateless Jews who had arrived after 1937 in the "Designated Area for Stateless Refugees"--The ghetto established by the Japanese military occupation authorities at the instigation of the German government, and the ambivalent conduct of the Japanese authorities toward the Jewish refugees.

Paths from a White Horse

Paths from a White Horse
Author: Peter Vansittart
Publsiher: Quartet Books (UK)
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Old Man in a Baseball Cap

Old Man in a Baseball Cap
Author: Fred Rochlin
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1999-08-25
ISBN: 9780060194260
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Man in a Baseball Cap Book Excerpt:

I went to the University of Arizona and I majored in civil engineering because that's what my two brothers had done. I thought it was the right thing to do. When I got there, I found that I couldn't pass anything. I couldn't pass a damn thing. I was flunking out and that would be a big scandal in my family. I was getting desperate. I didn't know what to do. That December, the Japanese government saw fit to bomb Pearl harbor. So, next month, January, two weeks before finals, I got very patriotic and I went down and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Old Man in a Baseball Cap is a wonderful, hilarious, and haunting memoir. Written when Rochlin was seventy, after he took a storytelling workshop with Spalding Gray, it was originally performed as a monologue and was described by the New York Times as being "about an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances, [it] has elements of an epic: love and death, honor and betrayal, vengefulness and martyrdom, and ultimately, the fortuitousness of survival." In 1942 Fred Rochlin joined the Army Air Corps. After eight months of training, he was stationed in Italy, serving as the navigator on a B-24 bomber and flying missions over Germany. Fifty such missions were required for a successful tour of duty. This was the first time that Fred Rochlin had been away from home. He was nineteen years old. Old Man in a Baseball Cap is an astonishingly fresh, candid look at "the last good war." At once naive and wise, Fred Rochlin's voice is unforgettable.

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel
Author: Michael Sollars,Arbolina Llamas Jennings
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 948
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1438108362
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Small Press Record of Books in Print

Small Press Record of Books in Print
Author: Len Fulton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm
Author: Uri Lichter
Publsiher: Unites States Holocaust
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Eye of the Storm Book Excerpt:

The exciting story of the survival of the Lichter family, who managed to escape extermination during World War II.

The Boy with No Shoes

The Boy with No Shoes
Author: William Horwood
Publsiher: Headline Review
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780755313174
Category: Authors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy with No Shoes Book Excerpt:

Five-year-old Jimmy Rova is the unwanted child of a mother who rejects him, growing up among half-siblings who bully him. The one thing he can call his own is a pair of shoes, a present from the only person he feels has ever loved him. Only the arrival of his grandmother, and their move to a dilapidated house in the old fishing quarter of an east Kent coastal town - where the warm-hearted community befriends Jimmy and shows him how to love and be loved - reveals a way out. Based on his own remarkable childhood in south-east England after the Second World War and using all the skills that went into the creation of his modern classics Duncton Wood, Skallagrigg and The Willows in Winter, Horwood has created an inspiring story of childhood loss, personal survival and self-affirmation.

Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Slovenia 1945

Slovenia 1945
Author: John Corsellis,Marcus Ferrar
Publsiher: I.B. Tauris
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2005-10-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Washington Post Index

The Washington Post Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Newspapers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Imagining Robert

Imagining Robert
Author: Jay Neugeboren
Publsiher: William Morrow & Company
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Robert Book Excerpt:

A prize-winning novelist offers a touching and uplifting tale of love as he explains the joys and difficulties involved in having a relationship with his mentally ill brother. Tour.

The Academy

The Academy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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