Yearbook of International Organizations 2006 2007

Yearbook of International Organizations 2006 2007
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Yearbook of International Organizations 2013 2014 Volume 5

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013 2014  Volume 5
Author: Union of International Associations
Publsiher: Brill Academic Pub
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-12
ISBN: 9789004255173
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013 2014 Volume 5 Book Excerpt:

Volume 5 includes: Statistics on geographical regions and subjects where organizations work. Visual representations of statistical data and networks. Historical statistical summaries and analyses

Yearbook of International Organizations 2006 2007

Yearbook of International Organizations 2006 2007
Author: Union of International Associations
Publsiher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN: 9783598245329
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Who s Who in the Arab World 2007 2008

Who s Who in the Arab World 2007 2008
Author: Publitec Publications
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2011-12-22
ISBN: 3110930048
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who s Who in the Arab World 2007 2008 Book Excerpt:

Who's Who in the Arab World 2007-2008 compiles information on the most notable individuals in the Arab world. Additionally, the title provides insight into the historical background and the present of this influential and often volatile region. Part I sets out precise biographical details on some 6,000 eminent individuals who influence every sphere of public life in politics, culture and society. Part II surveys the 19 Arab Countries, providing detailed information on the geography, history, constitution, economy and culture of the individual countries. Part III provides information on the historical background of the Arab world. Indexes by country and profession supplement the biographical section. A select bibliography of secondary literature on the Middle East is also included.

The Rise of Japanese NGOs

The Rise of Japanese NGOs
Author: Kim D. Reimann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-12-04
ISBN: 1135236550
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Japanese NGOs Book Excerpt:

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 activism across industrialized countries and offers a two-level political explanation for the rise of NGOs as a global phenomenon. The author argues that activism has been cultivated from "above" and shows the ways in which political structures and processes at the domestic and international level have either encouraged or discouraged activism. Japan, a late developer in terms of its number of NGOs, provided a poor political environment for NGO activism for most of the post-war period. In the past two decades, however, as this situation has changed, NGOs have become a visible player as both critics and partners of the government.. Using the concepts of international political opportunity, norm socialization and transnational diffusion, Reimann traces the ways in which domestic and international politics interact and promote the rise of NGOs globally. This book will be of interest to postgraduate students and academics working in political science, international relations, sociology, policy studies, Asian studies, international development and environmental politics.

Global Civil Society 2006 7

Global Civil Society 2006 7
Author: Helmut K Anheier,Mary Kaldor,Marlies Glasius
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006-10-02
ISBN: 1847877818
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Civil Society 2006 7 Book Excerpt:

'Even though current public interest and engagement in issues of global violence are the results of terribly tragic and disturbing events, it is good that these matters are receiving widespread attention. I argue for a wider use of our voice in the working of global civil society - to be distinguished from military initiatives and strategic activities of governments. The Global Civil Society Yearbook can make a substantial contribution to the expression of public voice without border' - Amartya Sen Suicide bombings, collateral damage, kidnappings and air strikes pepper the lexicon of twenty-first century politics. Global Civil Society 2006/7 explores the complex relationship between violence, civil society and legitimacy in a unique dialogue that crosses political, cultural and religious boundaries. Is the use of violence by non-state actors ever justified? How is violence transmitted from the private to the public sphere? Why is terror and 'the war on terror' catalysing rather than suppressing violence? Do Western and Islamic traditions of thought offer any solutions? This edition of the Yearbook also includes new research on economic and social rights, the politics of water, and football. Chapters include: - Not Even a Tree: Can Violence be Justified in a Global Era? Mary Kaldor and Heba Raouf Ezzat - Bringing Violence 'Back Home' Jenny Pearce - Pipe dream or Panacea? Global Civil Society and Economic and Social Rights Marlies Glasius - War and Peace: the Role of Global Civil Society Mary Kaldor, Denisa Kostovicova, and Yahia Said - Water: a Global Contestation Willemijn Dicke, Patrick Bond, Fadia Daibes-Murad, Sanjeev Khagram, Alessandro Palmieri, Carlos Vainer, Zoë Wilson and Patricia Wouters - The Church, the Mosque and Global Civil Society Mark Juergensmeyer - The Odd Couple: Football and Global Civil Society David Goldblatt

The Encyclopedia of Social Work

The Encyclopedia of Social Work
Author: Terry Mizrahi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0195306619
Category: Social service
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Social Work Book Excerpt:

Conveys the breadth and depth of the social work profession's collective expertise, formulated and written by social workers from many backgrounds and competencies.

Global Governance Diplomacy

Global Governance Diplomacy
Author: Jean-Robert Leguey-Feilleux
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN: 1442276592
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Governance Diplomacy Book Excerpt:

Nations, even the most powerful, cannot cope by themselves with many of the problems confronting them. Collective efforts are needed, and diplomacy is a key element in this process. This text examines how diplomacy serves global governance, how the diverse international actors use it, and what it accomplishes. The focus is on diplomatic practice, looking at the diverse methods used by the international actors involved and how they contribute to its effectiveness. The first section examines how various levels of international actors practice diplomacy. Nation states are still key actors and they use many methods in embassies, international conferences, international organizations, summit meetings, and more. International organizations are both a forum for multilateral diplomacy and a major set of international actors still growing in significance for global governance diplomacy. In addition, a multiplicity of regional or limited membership institutions play a role in global governance. At the transnational level, there is the increasing role of civil society institutions and nongovernmental organizations in international affairs. This is where a new kind of international actors is found, unevenly contributing to global governance diplomacy beyond the control of public authorities. The second section explores the functional level, looking at how diplomacy operates in five areas of global governance: peace and security, economic governance, social issues, human rights, and environmental protection. Each of these presents different challenges for global governance diplomacy and requires the development of different diplomatic strategies and new techniques. Some of the issues are more amenable to global governance while others, such as the eradication of global poverty remain fairly intractable. The text extends beyond the usual description of diplomatic apparatus and dynamics to explore “diplomacy at work” in specific, current policy areas that are very relevant to the present debates in international politics.

Intergovernmental Organisations and Security Sector Reform

Intergovernmental Organisations and Security Sector Reform
Author: David Law
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2007
ISBN: 3825807525
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intergovernmental Organisations and Security Sector Reform Book Excerpt:

Intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) play a crucial role in security sector reform and governance (SSR/G). In virtually all instances of recent and current SSR programme delivery, IGOs have either led the SSR effort or supported the lead provided by other actors. How this role is played is of vital importance for the prospects of fostering durable security and development in a wide range of countries. This volume looks at a selection of organisations that have been in the forefront of SSR activity or that have the potential for significantly developing their SSR agendas in the future. These IGOs are the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Union (EU), the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe (CoE), the Economic Organisation of West African States (ECOWAS), the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This year's volume is divided into four parts: conceptual issues; case studies on how IGOs have approached SSR in programme areas that are particularly representative of their overall action; case studies on the way various actors, primarily but not exclusively IGOs, have worked with each other in implementing SSR and supporting its implementation; and conclusions drawn from the various case studies as well as policy recommendations for future IGO work in the area of SSR/G.

The Quest for World Order and Human Dignity in the Twenty first Century

The Quest for World Order and Human Dignity in the Twenty first Century
Author: W.M. Reisman
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2013-02-18
ISBN: 9004236163
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for World Order and Human Dignity in the Twenty first Century Book Excerpt:

This General Course is concerned, first, with understanding and assessing the aggregate performance of the world constitutive process, in present and projected constructs; second, with providing the intellectual tools that can enable those involved in making decisions to be more effective, whether they are operating in islands or offshore; and, third, with inquiring into ways the international legal system might be improved. Reisman identifies the individual as the ultimate actor in international law and explores the dilemmas of meaningful individual commitment to a world order of human dignity amidst interlocking communities and overlapping loyalties.

European Security Governance

European Security Governance
Author: Charlotte Wagnsson,James Sperling,Jan Hallenberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009-05-11
ISBN: 1134006470
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Security Governance Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the problems of, and prospects for, strengthening the global system of security governance in a manner consistent with the aspirations and practices of the EU. The EU approach to security governance has been successful in its immediate neighbourhood: it has successfully exported its preferred norms and principles to applicant countries, thereby 'pacifying' its immediate neighbourhood and making all of Europe more secure. The EU governance orientation ultimately seeks to enlarge the European security community and expand the geopolitical area within which armed conflicts are inconceivable, and where state and private actors converge around a set of norms and rules of behaviour and engagement. The EU's success along its immediate boundaries has not yet been replicated on a global scale; it remains an open question whether the EU system of governance can be exported globally, owing to different normative structures (for example, a tolerance of armed conflict or non-democratic governance internally), great-power competition (such as US--China), or ongoing processes of securitization that has made it difficult to find a commonly accepted definition of security. Moreover, the EU system of security governance clashes with the continuing unwillingness of other major powers to cede or pool sovereignty as well as varying preferences for unilateral as opposed to multilateral forms of statecraft. This edited volume addresses both the practical and political aspects of security governance and the barriers to the globalization of the EU system of security governance, particularly in the multipolar post-Cold War era. This book will be of great interest to students of security governance, EU politics, European Security and IR in general. James Sperling is Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA. Jan Hallenberg is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Security and Strategic Studies, Swedish National Defence College. Charlotte Wagnsson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategic and Security Studies at the Swedish National Defence College.

Managing Diversity in Intergovernmental Organisations

Managing Diversity in Intergovernmental Organisations
Author: Björn Peters
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2008-05-13
ISBN: 353190891X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Diversity in Intergovernmental Organisations Book Excerpt:

This book examines the challenges of managing diversity in intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) in order to cope with their diverse stakeholders. Successful diversity management is pointed out as an essential prerequisite for organisational performance, conflict management, and dynamics of IGOs.

Cities and Global Governance

Cities and Global Governance
Author: Mark Amen,Noah J. Toly,Patricia Mccarney,Klaus Segbers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1317166086
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and Global Governance Book Excerpt:

Case study rich, this volume advances our understanding of the significance of 'the city' in global governance. The editors call for innovation in international relations theory with case studies that add breadth to theorizing the role sub-national political actors play in global affairs. Each of the eight case studies demonstrates different intersections between the local and the global and how these intersections alter the conditions resulting from globalization processes. The case studies do so by focusing on one of three sub-themes: the diverse ways in which cities and sub-national regions impact nation-state foreign policy; the various dimensions of urban imbrications in global environmental politics; or the multiple methods and standards used to measure the global roles of cities.

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy
Author: Richard Collins,Nigel D. White
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2011-04-20
ISBN: 1136806067
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy Book Excerpt:

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy is an exploratory text looking at the idea of intergovernmental organizations as autonomous international actors. In the context of concerns over the accountability of powerful international actors exercising increasing levels of legal and political authority, in areas as diverse as education, health, financial markets and international security, the book comes at a crucial time. Including contributions from leading scholars in the fields of international law, politics and governance, it addresses themes of institutional autonomy in international law and governance from a range of theoretical and subject-specific contexts. The collection looks internally at aspects of the institutional law of international organizations and the workings of specific regimes and institutions, as well as externally at the proliferation of autonomous organizations in the international legal order as a whole. Although primarily a legal text, the book takes a broad, thematic and inter-disciplinary approach. In this respect, International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy offers an excellent resource for both practitioners and students undertaking courses of advanced study in international law, the law of international organizations, global governance, as well as aspects of international relations and organization.

Sixty Years of China Foreign Affairs

Sixty Years of China Foreign Affairs
Author: YizhouiŒwang
Publsiher: Paths International Ltd
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN: 1844643697
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sixty Years of China Foreign Affairs Book Excerpt:

The relationship of China and the outside world for nearly a century is full of twists and turns and changes. For the Chinese nation, it's a memory with unforgettable sadness and happiness. As China developed from a semi-feudal, semi-colonial country to an independent socialist country and to a powerful big country in the world, the Western-dominated international system has had a dramatic change in their attitudes towards China, from contempt and exploitation to hostile confrontation and blockade, and to multiple and complex means including both cooperation, dialogue and pressure. Before the founding of New China, China's diplomacy was by no means a "e;blank area"e;. No matter the military contacts of Yanan revolutionaries led by Mao Zedong with relevant U.S. authorities, or Zhou Enlai's work towards the Western Leftist, or the complex learning process of CPC with the Communist International, or even China and Soviet's war against Japan and the multiple coordination in regaining the sovereign rights over the northeastern China, all share the nature of foreign affairs, an embryonic form of "e;international relations"e;. It was an important "e;pre-history"e; of the external relations for contemporary China, a period of preparation and adaptation for New China's foreign policy. Therefore, making analysis of New China's diplomatic orientation should not ignore reviewing this part of history. In Mao's era, earthshaking changes had taken place in China's foreign relations compared with the situation of Chiang Kai-shek regime. Chinese people stood up and this country will no longer be trampled upon and insulted at will. There were some important strategic initiatives and creations worth to be memorized and respected, such as the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, the exchanges with the U.S., and the Three Worlds theory. However, due to the special situation both home and abroad, the Cold War pattern and the guideline to continue the revolution in particular, China's relations with the world were always in the state of tension and confrontation during the first thirty years after the founding; China was quite marginalized in the international system, with its international image more of a rebel than a constructor. Three decades since Deng Xiaoping launched the reform and opening up policy, China has become one of the most important beneficiaries of economic globalization and one of the most important engines for world economy. The guideline focused on domestic economic development and people's wellbeing also led to adjustments in China's foreign relations and entire international strategy. Chinese economy stepped away from the brink of collapse and developed at a high growth rate, filled with vitality; the majority of Chinese people got rid of poverty and backwardness that had long plagued them, and made a historical leap towards modest prosperity, with increasing awareness of autonomy and legal rights; Chinese diplomacy was no longer passive and contradictory as in the Cultural Revolution, but emerged with the momentum of a big power, firm, calm, targeted and imaginative. No matter how many problems and contradictions occurred in the running-in period, China's relationship with the world is advancing towards a positive and constructive direction. China and the world are more and more closely linked with each other, and the progress of China constitutes one of the most significant achievements of the international system. Domestic and foreign affairs are always closely related. For the past sixty years since the founding of New China, though subject to the changes of international pattern, Chinese diplomacy has been a direct continuation of domestic political guidelines and the overall situation, no matter problems or achievements. "e;If you want to work with iron, you must be tough yourself."e; The way China designs and shapes itself will fundamentally determine the Chinese view and responses to the outside world. China's progress itself directly affects the development and evolution of foreign relations. Based on the observation of China's development since the latter half of the 20th century, we have reason to be optimistic about the future of relations between China and the world.

Cultures and Globalization

Cultures and Globalization
Author: Helmut K Anheier,Yudhishthir Raj Isar
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2008-09-17
ISBN: 1446202615
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultures and Globalization Book Excerpt:

The world's cultures and their forms of creation, presentation and preservation are deeply affected by globalization in ways that are inadequately documented and understood. The Cultures and Globalization series is designed to fill this void in our knowledge. In this series, leading experts and emerging scholars track cultural trends connected to globalization throughout the world, resulting in a powerful analytic tool-kit that encompasses the transnational flows and scapes of contemporary cultures. Each volume presents data on cultural phenomena through colourful, innovative information graphics to give a quantitative portrait of the cultural dimensions and contours of globalization. This second volume The Cultural Economy analyses the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as: • the production of cultural goods and services and the patterns of economic globalization • the relationship between the commodification of the cultural economy and the aesthetic realm • current and emerging organizational forms for the investment, production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services • the complex relations between creators, producers, distributors and consumers of culture • the policy implications of a globalizing cultural economy By demonstrating empirically how the cultural industries interact with globalization, this volume will provide students of contemporary culture with a unique, indispensable reference tool.

Introduction to Politics

Introduction to Politics
Author: Robert Garner,Stephanie Lawson,Peter Ferdinand
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0198704380
Category: International relations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Politics Book Excerpt:

Combining theory, comparative politics, and international relations, Introduction to Politics provides a perfect introduction to the subject for students embarking on university-level study. As the only introductory text to cover both comparative politics and international relations, and contextualise this material with a wide range of international examples, it is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and global introductory politics textbook on the market. Written by three experts in the field, this book takes a balanced approached to the subject, serving as a strong foundation for further study. The material is explored in an accessible way for introductory study, but takes an analytical approach which encourages more critical study and debate, helping students to develop the vital skills they need for a politics degree. An Online Resource Centre accompanies this text, and includes a range of resources for both students and lecturers. For students - Learn more about the people behind the theory with the 'Key Thinkers' resource. - Test your understanding of the chapter content and receive instant feedback with self-marking multiple-choice questions. - Revise key terms and concepts with an online flashcard glossary. For registered lecturers - Encourage students to think critically with political scenario exercises. - Reinforce key themes from each chapter with suggested discussion questions for use in seminars. - Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for a lecture presentation, or as hand-outs in class. - Save time preparing assessments and seminars with a fully updated test bank of questions.

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies
Author: Tazim Jamal,Mike Robinson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2009-06-18
ISBN: 1446206629
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies Book Excerpt:

"The strongest overview I have encountered of the scope and the current state of research across all the fields involved in advancing our understanding of tourism. For its range of topics, depth of analyses, and distinction of its contributors, nothing is comparable." - Professor Dean MacCannell, University of California, Davis "The breadth of vision and sweep of accounts is remarkable, and range of topics laudable... a rare combination of the authoritative, the challenging and stimulating." - Professor Mike Crang, Durham University Tourism studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues and agenda of tourism studies, exploring: The evolution and position of tourism studies The relationship of tourism to culture The ecology and economics of tourism Special events and destination management Methodologies of study Tourism and transport Tourism and heritage Tourism and postcolonialism Global tourist business operations Ranging from local to global issues, and from questions of management to the ethical dilemmas of tourism, this is a comprehensive, critically informed, constructively organized overview of the field. It draws together an inter-disciplinary group of contributors who are among the most celebrated names in the field and will be quickly recognized as a landmark in the new and expanding field of tourism studies.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2005 2006

Yearbook of International Organizations 2005 2006
Author: Union of International Associations
Publsiher: K G Saur
Total Pages: 2973
Release: 2005-06
ISBN: 9783598245213
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yearbook of International Organizations 2005 2006 Book Excerpt:

For the Yearbook of International Organizations, the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference to international organizations, the UIA has selected the most important 31,086 organizations from its extensive database of current and previous organizations. Yearbook provides profiles of 5,546 intergovernmental and 25,540 international non-governmental organizations active in nearly 300 countries and territories in the world today. Organization descriptions listed in Volume 1 are numbere sequentially to facilitate quick and easy cross-referencing from the other Yearbook Volumes. Users can refer to Volumes 2 and 3 to locate organizations by region or subject respectively, and comprehensive indexes are included. Naturally, the high standards of accuracy, consistency and detail set by previous editions of the Yearbook of International Organizations have been maintained for this edition.

Yearbook International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Annuaire Tribunal international du droit de la mer Volume 22 2018

Yearbook International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea   Annuaire Tribunal international du droit de la mer  Volume 22  2018
Author: ITLOS
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2019-12-16
ISBN: 9004419527
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yearbook International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Annuaire Tribunal international du droit de la mer Volume 22 2018 Book Excerpt:

The Yearbook provides information on the composition, jurisdiction, procedure and organization of the Tribunal and about its judicial activities in 2018. L'Annuaire fournit au public des informations sur la composition, la compétence, la procédure et l’organisation du Tribunal ainsi que sur les activités judiciaires menées par celui-ci en 2018.