Political Science

SIPRI Yearbook 2005

Armaments, Disarmament, and International Security

Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199284016

Category: Political Science

Page: 853

View: 8865

The 36th edition of the SIPRI Yearbook analyses developments in 2004 in o Security and conflicts o Military spending and armaments o Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament The SIPRI Yearbook contains extensive annexes on the implementation of arms control and disarmament agreements and a chronology of events during the year in the area of security and arms control. Studies in this volume: Euro-Atlantic security Major armed conflicts Multilateral peace missions Governing the use of force under international auspices The greater Middle East Latin America and the Caribbean Environmental security Financing security in a global context Military expenditure Arms production International arms transfers Arms control and the non-proliferation process Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation Chemical and biological weapon developments and arms control Libya's renunciation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and longer-range missile programmes Conventional arms control International non-proliferation and disarmament assistance Multilateral export controls The Proliferation Security Initiative The annual accounts and analyses are extensively footnoted, providing a comprehensive bibliography in each subject area.

Sipri Yearbook 2015

Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198737815

Category:

Page: 584

View: 1657

The SIPRI Yearbook is known worldwide as an authoritative and independent source of data and analysis for politicians, diplomats, journalists, scholars, students and citizens on armaments, disarmament and international security. It provides an overview of developments in international security, weapons and technology, military expenditure, the arms trade and arms production, and armed conflicts, along with efforts to control conventional, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. The first edition of the SIPRI Yearbook was released in 1969, with the aim of producing 'a factual and balanced account of a controversial subject-the arms race and attempts to stop it'. This 46th edition of the SIPRI Yearbook covers developments during 2014 including: DT Essays on the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, as well as studies on the relationship of gender equality to peace and armed conflict, and the diversity of peace and war in Africa DT East Asian and European security, as well as global and regional trends in peace operations, and development challenges in fragile states DT Military expenditure, arms production and international arms transfers DT World nuclear forces, with an overview of each of the nine nuclear-armed states DT Iran's nuclear programme and multilateral arms control and disarmament DT Implications of the Ebola outbreak and the challenge of addressing CBW issues in conflict zones DT The Arms Trade Treaty, multilateral arms embargoes and export control regimes as well as a 10-year overview of patterns of armed violence, a summary of the Global Peace Index, and extensive annexes on arms control and disarmament agreements, international security bodies and events in 2014.
Political Science

SIPRI Yearbook 2008

Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Publisher: SIPRI Publication

ISBN: 0199548951

Category: Political Science

Page: 604

View: 2437

The 39th edition of edition of the SIPRI Yearbook analyses developments in 2007 in security and conflicts; military spending and armaments; non-proliferation; arms control; and disarmament. This major publication will also contain annexes on arms control and disarmament agreements, and a chronology of security and arms-control related events.
History

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199695520

Category: History

Page: 564

View: 1689

The 42nd edition of theSIPRI Yearbookanalyzes developments in 2010 in: · Security and conflicts · Military spending and armaments · Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament TheSIPRI Yearbookcontains extensive annexes on the implementation of arms control and disarmament agreements and a chronology of events during the year in the area of security and arms control. Individual purchasers of the print edition will also be able to access the Yearbook online .
Europe

Europe and Iran

Perspectives on Non-proliferation

Author: Shannon N. Kile

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199290888

Category: Europe

Page: 152

View: 3831

Nature

State of the World 2006

Special Focus: China and India

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916336

Category: Nature

Page: 269

View: 6715

State of the World 2006 provides a special focus on China and India and their impact on the world as major consumers of resources and polluters of local and global ecosystems. The report explains the critical need for both countries to "leapfrog" the technologies, policies, and even the cultures that now prevail in many western countries for the sake of global sustainability—and reports on some of the strategies that China and India are starting to implement. Besides the focus on China and India, State of the World 2006 looks at actions corporations can take to be more socially responsible; examines the potential socioeconomic, health, and environmental implications of nanoscale technologies; assesses the impacts of large-scale development of biofuels on agriculture and the environment; describes mercury sources, industrial uses, and health hazards worldwide; and provides an overview of the need to safeguard freshwater ecosystems, with examples of proven approaches in cities, villages, and farming regions around the world.
History

Kosovo

Humanitäre Intervention und kooperative Sicherheit in Europa

Author: Joachim Krause

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663105431

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 7026

Das Buch beschäftigt sich mit der NATO-Intervention vom Frühjahr 1999 im Kosovo. Es enthält Analysen, die die politische Handhabung des Konflikts, die militärische Leistung der NATO-Operation sowie die Reaktionen der verschiedenen internationalen und nationalen Organisationen auf die Flüchtlingskatastrophe behandeln. Es beleuchtet die Haltung der wichtigen politischen Akteure (USA, Russland, Deutschland) und fragt nach der Zukunft des Kosovo. Ein Schwerpunkt ist die Frage, ob es angesichts der politischen Umstände Alternativen gab, welche Stärken und Schwächen die Militäroperation der NATO aufwies und wie die internationale Staatenwelt auf die vollständige Vertreibung der albanischen Bevölkerung durch Serbien reagierte. Welche Schlussfolgerungen sind für die deutsche, die amerikanische und für die russische Politik zu ziehen und welche Aufgaben kommen auf die Europäische Union zu?

Friedensgutachten 2016

Author: Margret Johannsen,Bruno Schoch,Max M. Mutschler,Corinna Hauswedell,Jochen Hippler

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643133707

Category:

Page: 290

View: 8225

Social Science

Die Demokratie und ihre Feinde

Wer gestaltet die neue Weltordnung?

Author: Robert Kagan

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641033713

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 795

Plädoyer für eine demokratische Weltordnung Robert Kagan bringt die weltpolitische Situation seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges auf den Punkt. Den demokratischen Staaten steht mit Russland, China und Iran eine wachsende Zahl nach Macht und Einfluss strebender autokratischer Regime gegenüber. Gleichzeitig werden die Werte des Westens vom Herrschaftsanspruch radikaler Islamisten bedroht. Leidenschaftlich und pointiert stellt uns Kagan vor die Alternative, entweder die Welt im Sinne unserer freiheitlich-demokratischen Vorstellungen zu formen oder uns in einer neuen Weltordnung einzurichten, die andere gestaltet haben. Nach dem Ende des Kalten Krieges keimte die Hoffnung, das Ende der Geschichte sei gekommen, eine friedvolle Zukunft liege vor uns. Diese Hoffnung war trügerisch. Die Jugoslawienkriege, der Kosovo-Konflikt und der 11. September zeigten auf brutale Weise, dass Nationalismen, ethnische Zugehörigkeiten und Religion die Völker nach wie vor trennen und in blutige Konflikte stürzen. Auch Großmachtansprüche gehören keineswegs der Vergangenheit an. Russland, China und Iran lassen ihre Muskeln spielen. Eindringlich ruft Robert Kagan die demokratischen Staaten dazu auf, sich zusammenzuschließen und gemeinsam für Demokratie und liberale Werte einzustehen. Die Geschichte ist zurückgekehrt, die hochfliegenden optimistischen Träume, die man nach dem Mauerfall und dem Zusammenbruch des Ostblocks gehegt hatte, sind ausgeträumt. Die Demokraten dürfen die Welt nicht den Despoten und Autokraten überlassen, sondern müssen aktiv an der Gestaltung einer neuen Weltordnung mitwirken. Kagan ist einer der scharfsinnigsten politischen Denker in den USA.
Security, International

Die Transformation der NATO

die Zukunft der euro-atlantischen Sicherheitskooperation

Author: Henning Riecke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Security, International

Page: 244

View: 1504

Business & Economics

International Development

Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Author: Bruce Currie-Alder,Ravi Kanbur,David M. Malone,Rohinton Medhora

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

View: 909

Thinking on development informs and inspires the actions of people, organizations, and states in their continuous effort to invent a better world. This volume examines the ideas behind development: their origins, how they have changed and spread over time, and how they may evolve over the coming decades. It also examines how the real-life experiences of different countries and organizations have been inspired by, and contributed to, thinking on development. The extent to which development 'works' depends in part on particular local, historical, or institutional contexts. General policy prescriptions fail when the necessary conditions that make them work are either absent, ignored, or poorly understood. There is a need to grasp how people understand their own development experience. If the countries of the world are varied in every way, from their initial conditions to the degree of their openness to outside money and influence, and success is not centred in any one group, it stands to reason that there cannot be a single recipe for development. Each chapter provides an analytical survey of thinking about development that highlights debates and takes into account critical perspectives. It includes contributions from scholars and practitioners from the global North and the global South, spanning at least two generations and multiple disciplines. It will be a key reference on the concepts and theories of development - their origins, evolution, and trajectories - and act as a resource for scholars, graduate students, and practitioners.
Business & Economics

UN Peace-building

Anspruch und Wirklichkeit am Beispiel Mosambiks

Author: Marie-Luise Pörtner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322914909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 710

Marie-Luise Pörtner untersucht die Peace-building-Mission der Vereinten Nationen in Mosambik (ONUMOZ) und fragt nach den Ursachen für die Diskrepanz zwischen theoretischem Anspruch und politischer Wirklichkeit.
Political Science

Handbuch Sicherheitsgefahren

Author: Thomas Jäger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658027533

Category: Political Science

Page: 537

View: 5653

Die potenziellen Sicherheitsgefahren für Staaten und deren Bürgerinnen und Bürger erstrecken sich über ein weites Gebiet: Sie reichen von Staatszerfall und asymmetrischen Kriegen über Ernährungssicherung bis hin zu Ressourcenkonflikten, Organisierter Kriminalität und Lebensmittelsicherheit. Dieses Handbuch trägt die verschiedenen Arten von Sicherheitsgefahren systematisch zusammen, bündelt die unterschiedlichen Diskussionsstränge zum Thema und unterbaut diese theoretisch sowie empirisch.
Social Science

The Irish Asia Strategy and Its China Relations

Author: Hong Fan,Jörn-Carsten Gottwald

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867418950

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 841

Asian studies – as basically all efforts to engage in inter-culturally – is caught in producing and reproducing prejudices on the one hand and denying differences and specificities on the other. In particular in academic studies and teaching the challenge is to overcome this apparent dichotomy and the task is to establish understanding without prejudice of what Asia really was and is. The extensive range of topics and views in this volume challenge a mode of globalisation that simply overthrows national traditions by a Darwinian-kind of rule of the survival of the strongest, the fittest will actually be the one who is well capable to manage difference by understanding them in a historical context and acknowledge them as part of something new that is emerging in front of our eyes. This book will stimulate further research and debate within and without the boundaries of Asian Studies.
Political Science

Weltordnung

Author: Henry A. Kissinger

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641155487

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 4323

Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.
Literary Collections

The Warrior State

Pakistan in the Contemporary World

Author: T V Paul

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184006241

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 267

View: 7004

Seemingly from its birth, Pakistan has been struggling to build a proper democracy and a secure state. Today it ranks 133rd out of 148 countries in global competitiveness. Its economy is as dysfunctional as its political system is corrupt; both rely heavily on international aid for their existence. Taliban forces occupy many key areas of the country and engage in random violence. It possesses over a hundred nuclear weapons that could fall into terrorists’ hands. Why, in an era when countries across the developing world are experiencing impressive economic growth and building democratic institutions, has Pakistan been such a conspicuously weak state? In The Warrior State, noted international relations and South Asia scholar T.V. Paul untangles this fascinating riddle. Paul argues that the “geostrategic curse”—akin to the “resource curse” that plagues oil-rich autocracies—is at the root of Pakistan’s unique inability to progress. Since its founding in 1947, Pakistan has been at the center of major geopolitical struggles: the US-Soviet rivalry, the conflict with India, and most recently the post 9/11 wars. No matter how ineffective the regime is, massive foreign aid keeps pouring in from major powers, their allies and global financial institutions with a stake in the region. The reliability of such aid defuses any pressure on political elites to launch the far-reaching domestic reforms necessary to promote sustained growth, higher standards of living, and more stable democratic institutions. Paul shows that excessive war-making efforts have drained Pakistan’s limited economic resources without making the country safer or more stable. Indeed, despite the regime’s emphasis on security, the country continues to be beset by widespread violence and terrorism. In an age of transnational terrorism and nuclear proliferation, understanding Pakistan’s development, particularly the negative effects of foreign aid and geopolitical centrality, is more important than ever. Painstakingly researched and brilliantly argued, The Warrior State tackles what may be the world’s most dangerous powder keg and uncovers the true causes of Pakistan’s enormously consequential failure.
Social Science

Frieden mit friedlichen Mitteln

Friede und Konflikt, Entwicklung und Kultur

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322958221

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 3412

Political Science

Held together by pins

liberal democracy under siege in Africa

Author: Tatah Mentan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

View: 367