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Constitution Making Under Un Auspices

Author : Vijayashri Sripati
ISBN : 9780199098361
Genre : Law
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In 1949, United Nations Constitutional Assistance (UNCA) was conceived to promote the Western liberal constitution. This was colonial trusteeship. However, in 1960, as a step towards decolonization, the United Nations General Assembly rejected internationalized constitution-making, and, by extension, UNCA. All colonies acquired the right to draft their own constitutions without any international assistance. Nonetheless, in the same year, UNCA was revived and since then it has helped over 40 developing sovereign states to adopt the Western liberal constitution, for the aims of building peace, preventing conflict, and promoting good governance in these independent states. This book scrutinizes UNCA and its off-shoot, UN/International Territorial Administration (ITA), including their historical origins and revival from 1960 to 2019. Sripati argues that although the United Nations (UN) uses UNCA to help developing sovereign states secure debt relief, it undertakes UNCA to ‘modernize’ them with a view to ‘strengthen’ their supposedly weakened sovereignty. By doing so, the UN is seeking these states’ adoption of a Western liberal-style constitution, thus violating their right to self-determination. The book shows how UNCA sires and guides UN (legislative) assistance in all state-sectors: security, judicial, electoral, commercial, parliamentary, public administration, and criminal. Irrespective of UNCA’s benevolent motivations, such intrusive interventions impose the old forms of domination and perpetuate global inequality.
Category: Law

Globalization And Sovereignty

Author : Jean L. Cohen
ISBN : 9780521765855
Genre : Law
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Examines the way in which globalisation has affected our thinking about sovereignty, human rights, law and legitimacy.
Category: Law

The Frontiers Of Public Law

Author : Jason NE Varuhas
ISBN : 9781509930395
Genre : Law
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This major collection contains selected papers from the third Public Law Conference, an international conference hosted by the University of Melbourne in July 2018. The collection includes contributions by leading academics and senior judges from across the common law world, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The collection explores the frontiers of public law, examining cutting-edge issues at the intersection of public law and other fields. The collection addresses four principal frontiers: public law and international law; public law and indigenous peoples; public law and other domestic fields, specifically criminal law and private law; and public law and public administration. In common with the two books from the previous Public Law Conferences, this collection offers authoritative insights into the most important issues emerging in public law, and is essential reading for those working in the field.
Category: Law

Philosophy Of Nonviolence

Author : Chibli Mallat
ISBN : 9780199394210
Genre : Law
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In 2011, the Middle East saw more people peacefully protesting long entrenched dictatorships than at any time in its history. The dictators of Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen were deposed in a matter of weeks by nonviolent marches. Imprecisely described as 'the Arab Spring', the revolution has been convulsing the whole region ever since. Beyond an uneven course in different countries, Philosophy of Nonviolence examines how 2011 may have ushered in a fundamental break in world history. The break, the book argues, is animated by nonviolence as the new spirit of the philosophy of history. Philosophy of Nonviolence maps out a system articulating nonviolence in the revolution, the rule of constitutional law it yearns for, and the demand for accountability that inspired the revolution in the first place. Part One--Revolution, provides modern context to the generational revolt, probes the depth of Middle Eastern-Islamic humanism, and addresses the paradox posed by nonviolence to the 'perpetual peace' ideal. Part Two--Constitutionalism, explores the reconfiguration of legal norms and power structures, mechanisms of institutional change and constitution-making processes in pursuit of the nonviolent anima. Part Three--Justice, covers the broadening concept of dictatorship as crime against humanity, an essential part of the philosophy of nonviolence. It follows its frustrated emergence in the French revolution, its development in the Middle East since 1860 through the trials of Arab dictators, the pyramid of accountability post-dictatorship, and the scope of foreign intervention in nonviolent revolutions. Throughout the text, Professor Mallat maintains thoroughly abstract and philosophical arguments, while substantiating those arguments in historical context enriched by a close participation in the ongoing Middle East revolution.
Category: Law

The Treaty Making Power In The Commonwealth Of Australia

Author : Günther Doeker
ISBN : 9789401195607
Genre : Law
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In the relation of states, treaties are a matter of great importance. The law of treaties and the study of treaty-making procedures in municipal law systems have become both from a theoretical and practical point of view, subjects of increasing interest. The United Nations Legal Committee as well as the International Law Commission have published studies concerned with the relationship of international law and municipal law, emphasizing national practices concerning the conclusion of treaties. In the case of some countries, such as Great Britain and the United States, numerous studies of treaty making problems have been made, but much less has been published in the case of many other countries such as Australia, Canada or India. In the case of Australia, research on treaty-making has resulted in comparatively few published articles in scholarly and legal journals and only a few comments in general legal treatises. But no comprehen sive legal analysis of the subject has as yet appeared. This study aims to present a comprehensive survey and analysis of actual treaty making procedures and practices in Australia against the setting of the relevant constitutional and other legal norms of the Australian political system. The analysis of treaty-making will consider both normative and empirical legal aspects. Basic constitutional norms, legal principles derived from common and constitutional law and statutes will be discussed, as well as the actual practices and procedures used in the exercise of the treaty-making power.
Category: Law

Global Civil Society 2005 6

Author : Helmut K Anheier
ISBN : 1412911931
Genre : Political Science
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The Global Civil Society Yearbook is the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students and academics alike.
Category: Political Science

Managing Global Chaos

Author : Chester A. Crocker
ISBN : UOM:39015040643598
Genre : Political Science
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Please see the newest, replacement volume Leashing the Dogs of War. A resurgence of ethnonationalism, the collapse of empires the outbreak of humanitarian crises, and growing pressures on weakened states are substantially altering world politics. While a new international system has not yet emerged to replace the Cold War system, conflict within and between states continues at a high level, posing a sever challenge to diplomats and citizens in the United States and other countries. In response to numerous requests from teachers and practitioners, and with the assistance of an advisory board of eminent scholars and policymakers, the editors have developed this unique and comprehensive volume. Some 40 essays probe traditional and emerging sources of conflict and explore the full range of instruments, actors, techniques, and policies for managing and resolving conflict—ranging from combat intervention, collective security, and UN peacekeeping to preventive diplomacy problem-solving workshops, and the strengthening of civil society. The book includes seven case studies and numerous chapters that feature comparative and cross-cutting analysis. The purpose of the volume is to fill the vacuum created by recent global change that has dramatically altered the context for both the teaching and the practice of international relations. It will support teaching of international relations at colleges and universities and be equally useful to diplomats, military officers, international civil servants, and practitioners of humanitarian relief and conflict resolution in nongovernmental organizations.
Category: Political Science

Independent Namibia

Author : Vijay Gupta
ISBN : UCAL:B3838446
Genre : Namibia
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Category: Namibia

The Korean War

Author : Max Hastings
ISBN : 9780330528979
Genre : History
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'The best narrative history of the Korean conflict' - Guardian 'Excellent, readable history by a master of the genre' - Daily Mail ______________ On 25 June 1950 the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam. Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human dimensions into sharp focus. Critically acclaimed on publication, with a brand new introduction, The Korean War remains the best narrative history of this conflict. ______________ 'A brilliant tour-de-force' - Times Literary Supplement
Category: History

Contemporary Japan

Author : Jeff Kingston
ISBN : 9781118315064
Genre : History
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The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami Shows how the nuclear crisis at Fukushima was an accident waiting to happen Includes detailed discussion of Japan's energy policy, now in flux after the mishandling of the Fukushima crisis Analyzes Japan's 'Lost Decades', why jobs and families are less stable, environmental policies, immigration, the aging society, the US alliance, the imperial family, and the 'yakuza' criminal gangs Authoritative coverage of Japanese history over the last two decades, one of the country's most tumultuous periods
Category: History

The Future Of European Security

Author : Christoph Bluth
ISBN : UOM:39015032224605
Genre : History
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In the wake of the collapse of the Cold War, this volume examines some of its most important implications from the perspective of Britain and Germany. This examination is undertaken by a number of authors eminent in their field. It looks at their adaption to the new European Security Environment both from strategic and institutional perspectives. In addition to this it addresses key policy issues such as migration, arms control and burden sharing. Through its comparative analysis it also examines the crucial role of the United States.
Category: History


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ISBN : UOM:39015065850656
Genre : India
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Category: India

The Economist

Author :
ISBN : UVA:X001773399
Genre : Commerce
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Category: Commerce

Taking Sides

Author : John T. Rourke
ISBN : 1561340685
Genre : Political Science
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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World Politics, Twelfth Edition is a debatestyle reader designed to introduce students to controversies in world politics. The readings, which represent the arguments of world leaders, leading political scientists, and commentators on the world political scene, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. For each issue, the editor provides a concise introduction and postscript summary. The introduction sets the stage for the debate as it is argued in the "yes" and "no" readings. The postscript briefly reviews the opposing views and suggests additional readings on the controversial issue under discussion. By requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgments, Taking Sides actively develops students' critical thinking skills. It is this development of critical thinking skills that is the ultimate purpose of each of the volumes in the widely acclaimed Taking Sides program. Book jacket.
Category: Political Science

Resolving The Security Dilemma In Europe

Author : Bjørn Møller
ISBN : UOM:39015024815998
Genre : Political Science
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For the first time since the beginning of the Cold War more than 40 years ago, the political determinants of military security in Europe are changing much more quickly than the technological ones. Non-offensive defence is now a more acceptable strategy than it was before, and this book points towards realistic solutions to the problems of excessive dependence on nuclear weapons and/or self-defeating offensive force structures. The ideas examined are especially important for British and American audiences since the Anglo-Saxon countries are the ones most wedded to NATO orthodoxy and therefore the slowest to react to the current wave of change.
Category: Political Science

Making China Policy

Author : Senior Fellow Ramon H Myers
ISBN : UVA:X004592536
Genre : Political Science
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The study focuses systematically on the range of domestic influences, but also considers less obvious but vital roles played by European and Asian nations, as well as Taiwan and China Itself.
Category: Political Science

Making War And Waging Peace

Author : David R. Smock
ISBN : UOM:39015032816343
Genre : Africa
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During the past decade or so, Africa has been beset by an extraordinarily high number of wars. Indeed, some two to three million people died because of Africa??'s warefare in the 1980??'s alone.That heavy burden of war, most of it originating internally, has been accompanied by frequent external involvement, both in terms of military intervention and through efforts to promote conflict resolution, usually by mediation.This volume focuses on the role and effectiveness of external intervention in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily during the 1980???s. The authors include a range of Western and African scholars and policymakers with extensive experience in Africa.The richly detailed case studies examine Angola and Namibia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Mozambique, and Sudan. Additional essays assess the role of the OAU and summarize French, British, and Belgium military involvement. An afterword by former diplomat Chester Crocker offers several guidelines for promoting peace-making and peacekeeping on the African continent in the future.
Category: Africa

Germany And European Order

Author : Adrian G. V. Hyde-Price
ISBN : UOM:39015050691164
Genre : Political Science
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This study evaluates Germany's role in the new Europe, from claims that the 'Berlin Republic' will be Central Europe's new hegemony, to arguments that Germany remains essentially a civilian power committed to multi-lateral integration and pan-European cooperation. Adrian Hyde-Price examines the distinctive nature of the present European order, and outlines an innovative framework for analyzing German foreign and security policy, drawing on the insights of social constructivism and classical realism. German policy towards the eastern enlargement of NATO and the EU is also examined closely. The book concludes by evaluating Germany's potential contribution to the forging of a stable peace order in Europe.
Category: Political Science