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Peacebuilding & Rule of Law in Africa: Just Peace?

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Author: Chandra Lekha Sriram, Johanna Herman, and Olga Martin-Ortega  |  Isbn: 9780415577366  |  File size: 1.4MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 280  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The promotion of the rule of law has become an increasingly important element of peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations, particularly in Africa, where there have been numerous internal armed conflicts and...

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The Gift of European Thought & the Cost of Living

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Author: Vassos Argyrou  |  Isbn: 9781782380177  |  File size: 0.7MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 146  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology European thought is often said to be a gift to the rest of the world, but what if there is no gift as such? What if there is only an economy where every giving is also a taking, and every taking is also a giving? This book extends the question of economies by...

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Media Archaeologies, Micro-Archives & Storytelling: Re-presencing the Past

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Author: Martin Pogacar  |  Isbn: 9781137525796  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 233  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This book argues that today we live in the culture of the past that delimits our world and configures our potentialities. It explores how the past invades our presents and investigates the affective uses of the past in the increasingly elusive present....

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Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

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Author: Nancy Scheper-Hughes  |  Isbn: 9780520075375  |  File size: 45.1MB  |  Year: 1993  |  Pages: 614  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness and...

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International Law as Social Construct: The Struggle for Global Justice

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Author: Carlo Focarelli  |  Isbn: 9780199584833  |  File size: 3.3MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 500  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This book distills and articulates international law as a social construct. It does so by analyzing its social foundations, essence, and roots in practical and socially workable (as opposed to 'pure') reason. In addition to well-known doctrines of...

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Poststructural Policy Analysis: A Guide to Practice

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Author: Carol Bacchi and Susan Goodwin  |  Isbn: 9781137525444  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 149  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This book offers a novel, refreshing and politically engaged way to think about public policy. Instead of treating policy as simply the government’s best efforts to address problems, it offers a way to question critically how policies...

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What Went Wrong With Money Laundering Law?

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Author: Peter Alldridge  |  Isbn: 134970718X  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 81  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This book surveys the development of laws surrounding the crime of money laundering and the associated changes in the anti-money laundering (AML) industry. The policy of attempting to deal with crime by attacking its financial products started in the arena of drugs,...

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A Brief History of the Incas: From Rise, through Reign, to Ruin

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Author: Brien Foerster  |  Isbn: 1453838880  |  File size: 2.38MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 102  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This book is an introduction to Inca history. I wrote it as a guide for travelers to Peru, and for other people interested in learning about the Inca, and the conquest by the Spanish. It is concise and to the point, with many maps and photos. Download book...

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How to Study Public Life

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Author: Jan Gehl  |  Isbn: 9781610914239  |  File size: 29MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 200  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent to answer as we face diminishing fossil-fuel resources and the effects of a changing climate while global cities...

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Meeting Once More: The Korean Side of Transnational Adoption

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Author: Elise M. Prébin  |  Isbn: 9780814760260  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 231  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology A great mobilization began in South Korea in the 1990s: adult transnational adoptees began to return to their birth country and meet for the first time with their birth parents—sometimes in televised encounters which garnered high ratings. What makes the case of...

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Balancing Liberty & Security: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

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Author: Kate Moss  |  Isbn: 1349311332  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 251  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Examining the erosion of people's democratic rights and the potential catastrophic dangers of neglecting civil liberties, this book explores the endemic danger of the enlarged power of the state and the central role of Government in undermining personal freedoms through...

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Jim Crow America: A Documentary History

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Author: Catherine M. Lewis and J. Richard Lewis  |  Isbn: 155728895X  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 302  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The term “Jim Crow” has had multiple meanings and a dark and complex past. It was first used in the early nineteenth century. After the Civil War it referred to the legal, customary, and often extralegal system that segregated...

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Granny @ Work: Aging & New Technology on the Job in America

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Author: Karen E. Riggs  |  Isbn: 0415965837  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 263  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Granny @ Work is an impassioned comment on aging, work, and technology in American culture. As Riggs challenges popular assumptions with surprising research-for example, people over the age of 60 spend more time on the Internet than people of any other age group-and...

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A Big Apple for Educators

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Author: Daniel F. McCaffrey, Julie A. Marsh, Kun Yuan, and Matthew G. Springer  |  Isbn: 9780833052513  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 312  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology For three school years, from 2007 to 2010, about 200 high-needs New York City public schools participated in the Schoolwide Performance Bonus Program, whose broad objective was to improve student performance...

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A Rhapsody of Love & Spirituality

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Author: David J. Fekete  |  Isbn: 0875862446  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 314  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The flow of this book is from the first recorded Love stories to later stories and writings on Love. The chapters and stories exemplify the representative ideals of Love thru the ages. Many were fascinating and some effort was made to include dual views of the...

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Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, & Masochism

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Author: Amber Jamilla Musser  |  Isbn: 1479832499  |  File size: 2.2MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology In everyday language, masochism is usually understood as the desire to abdicate control in exchange for sensation—pleasure, pain, or a combination thereof. Yet at its core, masochism is a site where power, bodies, and society come together. Sensational Flesh...

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Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace

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Author: Ellen Mayock  |  Isbn: 9781137514622  |  File size: 2.3MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 244  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This book employs the image of “shrapnel,” bits of scattered metal that can hit purposeful targets or unwitting bystanders, to narrate the story of workplace power and gender discrimination. The project interweaves stories of gender shrapnel with an...

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On the Frontlines: Gender, War, & the Post-Conflict Process

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Author: Dina Francesca Haynes, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, and Naomi Cahn  |  Isbn: 0195396650  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 371  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Gender oppression has been a feature of war and conflict throughout human history, yet until fairly recently, little attention was devoted to addressing the consequences of violence and discrimination experienced by women...

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Erotics & Politics: Gay Male Sexuality, Masculinity & Feminism

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Author: Tim Edwards  |  Isbn: 9780415099042  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 1994  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Erotics and Politics provides an interface between the study of sexuality (particularly gay male studies) and gender (primarily feminism). In doing so it covers a wide range of issues of concern to gay and feminist movements over the past twenty five years including...

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The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, & Immigration

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Author: Michael Tonry and Sandra M. Bucerius  |  Isbn: 9780199859016  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 960  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Social tensions between majority and minority populations often center on claims that minorities are largely responsible for crime and disorder. Members of some disadvantaged groups in all developed countries, sometimes long-standing...

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Behind the Walls: A Guide for Families & Friends of Texas Prison Inmates

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Author: Jorge Antonio Renaud  |  Isbn: 9781574411539  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Texas holds one in every nine U.S. inmates. Behind the Walls is a detailed description of the world's largest prison system by a long-time convict trained as an observer and reporter. It spotlights the day-to-day workings of the Texas Department of Criminal...

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Water Rates, Fees, & the Legal Environment

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Author: C. W. Corssmit  |  Isbn: 9781583217962  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 189  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This book provides guidance to utilities that are involved in or may face legal challenges to its rates and fees. It explains key legal concepts encountered in water ratemaking with citations to relevant court cases, offers guidance in preparing for litigation or...

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Social Theory in Contemporary Asia

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Author: Ann Brooks  |  Isbn: 0415551099  |  File size: 1.2MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 160  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Philosophical debates around individualization and the implications for intimacy, reflexivity and identity have occupied a central part of social and cultural theorizing in the West in the last decade. In fact, late modernity has become conspicuously engaged with...

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The Sexual Murderer : Offender Behavior & Implications for Practice

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Author: Eric Beauregard and Melissa Martineau  |  Isbn: 9781138925410  |  File size: 5.85MB  |  Year: 2017  |  Pages: 274  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Sexual homicide continues to be one of the most widely reported and sensationalised forms of murder, attracting fascination from the public and scholars alike. Despite this continued interest, few empirical studies have been conducted on...

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Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration & the Remaking of Asian America

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Author: Chih-ming Wang  |  Isbn: 9780824836429  |  File size: 17MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 224  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology In 1854 Yung Wing, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, returned to a poverty-stricken China, where domestic revolt and foreign invasion were shaking the Chinese empire. Inspired by the U.S. and its liberal education, Yung believed...

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Eros, Wisdom, & Silence: Plato's Erotic Dialogues

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Author: James M. Rhodes  |  Isbn: 9780826214591  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 592  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Eros, Wisdom, and Silence is a close reading of Plato’s Seventh Letter and his dialogues Symposium and Phaedrus, with significant attention also given to Alcibiades I. A book about love, James Rhodes’s work was conceived as a conversation and meant...

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Low-Fat Love Stories

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Author: Patricia Leavy  |  Isbn: 9789463008167  |  File size: 13MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 180  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Low-Fat Love Stories is a collection of short stories and visual portraits based on interview research with women about a dissatisfying relationship with a romantic partner or relative, or their body image. The stories focus on settling in relationships, the gap...

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Debating the Future of the‘Responsibility to Protect’

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Author: Pinar Gözen Ercan  |  Isbn: 9781137524263  |  File size: 3.7MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 202  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This study examines the relevance of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in responding to humanitarian challenges across the world. In proposing a number of revisionist alternatives, Ercan proposes a way forward for R2P, particularly regarding its Second and...

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Secret Diplomacy: Concepts, Contexts & Cases

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Author: Corneliu Bjola and Stuart Murray  |  Isbn: 9781138999350  |  File size: 2+3MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 292  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This volume investigates secret diplomacy with the aim of understanding its role in shaping foreign policy. Recent events, including covert intelligence gathering operations, accusations of spying, and the leaking of sensitive government...

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Gedenkstätten für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus

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Author:  |  Isbn: 3893312080  |  File size: 24MB  |  Year: 1995  |  Pages: 855  |  Language: Deutsch  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Der vorliegende Band ist die überarbeitete und erheblich erweiterte Fassung der im Jahre 1987 in der Schriftenreihe der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung erschienenen Dokumentation über Gedenkstätten für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus in der (alten) Bundesrepublik...

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