History

The No-nonsense Guide to Conflict and Peace

Author: Peter Greener

Publisher: New Internationalist

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Category: History

Page: 144

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This invaluable guide is excellent for students, peace groups and activists. With tables, maps, case studies and quotes it looks at how conflict escalates and ways it can be prevented. It examines the changing types of war, including the War on Terror and ethnic conflict such as in Rwanda; the role of diplomacy and the UN and what steps ordinary people are taking to re-build communities. It also offers ideas and inspiration for creating lasting peace.

No-Nonsense Guide to Conflict and Peace

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As the war on terror dominates world headlines and conflicts of all kinds abound, this No-Nonsense Guide provides a refreshing antidote. Can conflict be prevented? If not, how can it be contained? Drawing on the authors’ wide range of experience, from the UN to the local village, Conflict and Peace will help readers to understand why conflicts persist - and how they can be transformed.
Political Science

The No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia

Author: Rita Manchanda

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

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Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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The No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia is a practical primer on issues related to minority rights in South Asian countries. It delves into all major concepts and cutting edge theories that constitute the evolving minority rights discourse. The ‘minority’ in South Asia is typically characterized by ‘non-domination’ and powerlessness, two major markers apart from language, culture, religion and ethnicity. This book explores the process of this kind of ‘minoritization’ in the region, evaluating the weaknesses of constitutional and legal frameworks that contribute to it. In doing so, it examines in detail the State’s role in the socio-political recognition, protection and exclusion of minorities. By taking a rights-based approach, the book argues that nation-building in South Asia has been devoid of the commitment to expand the democracy and equality agenda and has instead been dominated by majoritarian and authoritarian policies. While elaborating on such politics of recognition and inequality, the author goes on to explore and analyze the ethnic composition of each South Asian country—India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. She also highlights the role of minority agencies in resisting injustice and exclusion, thus providing a comparative and holistic understanding of the minority discourse in the region. This book is an important reference resource for students and academics working in the areas of politics and international relations, especially on human rights, minority rights and state-building. It will also be a useful guide for activists.
Business & Economics

The No-nonsense Guide to Globalization

Author: Wayne Ellwood

Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Incorporated

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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This fully revised and updated No-Nonsense Guide distills the complexities into an easy-to-grasp commentary. It examines the debt trap; the acceleration of neoliberalism and the 'free trade' model; competition for energy resources; the links between the 'war on terror', the arms trade and privatization. And the final chapter examines civil society alternatives to corporate globalization, including the World Social Forum, Make Poverty History campaign and trade justice initiatives.
Education

The No-nonsense Guide to Human Rights

Author: Olivia Ball

Publisher: New Internationalist

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Category: Education

Page: 135

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Ball and Gready review the development of today's assumptions about human rights and introduce readers to alternative models from history and from today's human rights debate. From the material rights of citizenship to the more abstract rights of the imagination, the authors present a clear overview of today's human rights debate and prompt discussion about alternative models for the future. 'Splendid series of pocketable guides to issue politics...rigorously clear.' - The Guardian
Australia

Who's who in Australia 2008

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Page: 2303

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A biographic reference to notable people in Australia. Entrants are drawn from all areas of Australian life, including the arts, politics, education, medicine, defence, business, diplomatic service, and recipients of honours and awards.
Political Science

The No-nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade

Author: Gideon Burrows

Publisher: Verso

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Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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The ending of the Cold War was supposed to increase global security and divert expenditure previously earmarked for arms purchases to more constructive ends. Instead, the arms trade has flourished. Not only conventional arms, but also police and surveillance equipment, have been provided by Western countries seeking to make a profit from conflict in unstable parts of the world. Foreign debt has remained high, development has been held back, and human rights have been systematically abused, all with the connivance of an arms trade prepared to turn a blind eye to the uses to which increasingly sophisticated weaponry is put, so long as hefty profits can be reaped. This disturbing book names the players in the arms trade and charts the impact that it has had on war, human rights, and development. The financial and trade mechanisms that permit the arms trade to continue are revealed, amid sordid tales of bribery and corruption. Gideon Burrows concludes his examination by reviewing the ways in which this trade can be controlled or even abolished.
Business & Economics

No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade

Author: Nicholas Gilby

Publisher: New Internationalist

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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An insight into how the arms trade works and the deals which are cut long before the weapons are deployed.
Religion

Resolving Conflict with Justice and Peace

Author: Charles R. McCollough

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Category: Religion

Page: 211

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A practical how to book that addresses the resolution of spiritual and personal conflicts within the church and among the individuals who serve it. Helps the reader make the difficult transition from intellectual theory to actual resolution of conflict.
Religion

The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion

Author: Symon Hill

Publisher: New Internationalist

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Category: Religion

Page: 133

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Religion is a term which is often used in the media and public life without any clarification. However, it is a word that encompasses hundreds of different beliefs. It is also a loaded word that has a different meaning for each person. Religion can be seen as a source of war and peace, love and hate, dialogue and narrow-mindedness. Today, thanks to the globalisation of communications, more people than ever before belong to a different religious community than their parents. This No-Nonsense Guide considers how religion has shaped culture.
Political Science

The No-nonsense Guide to Terrorism

Author: Jonathan Barker

Publisher: Between the Lines

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Page: 144

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This book looks at debates about September 11 and the responses to it, but also analyses the causes and contexts of terrorism the world over. The author provides an historical sketch of terrorism, looking at core examples from the Middle East, instances of state terrorism, and the existence of a terrorist fringe to political movements such as anti-apartheid. He guides readers through the moral and political theories justifying and guiding terrorist acts and draws attention to the battle of images and ideas that accompanies them. The book moves away from moral judgements, demonstrating how social analysts and psychologists view the dynamics of terrorism. Furthermore it examines the consequences of terrorist acts for popular politics.
Book industries and trade

Quill & Quire

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No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations

Author: Maggie Black

Publisher: Between the Lines

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Page: 144

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The No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations is virtually unique in UN literature in covering the whole of the UN system, not just the political bodies in New York. Maggie Black explains the structure and assesses the UN’s record on humanitarian relief, protection of the global commons, development, health, education, international law and human rights.
Women

The No-nonsense Guide to Women's Rights

Author: Nikki Van der Gaag

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Page: 139

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How much how much has life really changed for women over the last decade? Has the women's movement affected women all over the world? Has it changed women's relationships with men?Nikki van der Gaag answers these questions with hard, sometimes disturbing, evidence. Many women have made huge leaps forward--in legal rights, political representation, employment, education, and health. The rhetoric of "gender equality" slips easily off the tongues of politicians. But beneath the surface the statistics are shocking. And men have changed very little. Vivid testimonies from around the world explain why, especially in this post-feminist age, women's rights are still very much an issue--for men and women alike.
Australia

Who's who in Australia 2009

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Page: 2282

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A biographic reference to notable people in Australia. Entrants are drawn from all areas of Australian life, including the arts, politics, education, medicine, defence, business, diplomatic service, and recipients of honours and awards.
Human rights

No-Nonsense Guide to Human Rights

Author: Olivia Ball

Publisher: Between the Lines

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Category: Human rights

Page: 144

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Our inalienable human rights were enshrined over 50 years ago in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, what does that mean to someone who is tortured, denied education or work, or unable to find asylum? This No-Nonsense Guide looks at the theories of rights and universalism. It explores the difficult task of protecting human rights in times of war, the advances in international laws that have led to some rights abusers facing justice, and the conflicts that can occur when rights collide with culture. While progress is being made in some areas, millions continue to suffer. As the war on terror is drags on, the question begs to be asked: Are we willing to sacrifice hard-fought rights for so-called security?