World Affairs

Download World Affairs ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to World Affairs book pdf for free now.

World Affairs

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062212323
Genre : Arbitration (International law)
File Size : 27.84 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 796
Read : 833

Includes the Annual report of the American Peace Society.
Category: Arbitration (International law)

New Zealand In World Affairs

Author : Roderic Alley
ISBN : 0864735480
Genre : History
File Size : 76.64 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 320
Read : 933

At the beginning of 1990, the Berlin Wall had just fallen, few believed that there was any serious threat to the environment, 9/11 was just any date, the Pacific was seen largely as an idyllic and stable region and Iraq was just another Middle Eastern state. By 2005 Iraq meant two wars ; the ‘Cold War’ had been replaced by the ‘war on terror’; East Timor, Bougainville, Fiji and the Solomons were all synonyms for strife and instability in the region ; and sustainability, global warming and climate change were everyday topics. New Zealand in World Affairs IV surveys the period 19902005, provides a record of New Zealand’s major international preoccupations, describes how they were officially handled and makes assessments of how effectively the challenges were interpreted and acted upon. This authoritative collection of essays, the fourth in a series commissioned by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, completes a survey of New Zealand’s foreign relations since World War II.
Category: History

Governance In World Affairs

Author : Oran R. Young
ISBN : 0801486238
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 48.40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 401
Read : 1319

In this book Oran Young extends and generalizes his earlier work on international environmental regimes to present a comprehensive account of the current status and future prospects of regime theory as a way of thinking about governance in world affairs.Young organizes his assessment around two overarching issues. The first emphasizes the idea that regimes are dynamic systems. An understanding of regime formation is thus a springboard for inquiries into the effectiveness of these arrangements once they become operational and into the processes through which regimes change over time. The second stresses the importance of fostering a dialogue between scholars who espouse distinct ways of thinking about international institutions: the collective-action perspective arising from the fields of economics and public choice and the social-practice perspective associated with the fields of sociology and anthropology.Within this framework, the book offers cutting-edge contributions regarding the tasks institutions perform, the effectiveness of regimes, institutional change, and linkages among distinct regimes.
Category: Political Science

Education For America S Role In World Affairs

Author : John Fonte
ISBN : 0819194026
Genre : Education
File Size : 78.56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 115
Read : 578

This collection of carefully argued essays examines what American students should know about world affairs in the post-cold war era. The issues which are examined are those that will continue to be debated as our schools prepare for the next century. The authors probe the complex and sometimes contradictory claims of global, peace, multicultural, and citizenship education. They offer prescriptions for change based on a strong academic core of history, international relations, government, economics, and geography, with the presumption of values consistent with America's democratic ideals. Contents: Foreword, Chester E. Finn, Jr.; Introduction, John Fonte and Andre Ryerson; A Brief History of Pre-Collegiate Global and International Studies Education, Andrew Smith; Global Education and Controversy: Some Observations, Robert Fullinwider; Teaching About the World and Our Nation's Heritage: The Relationship Between International Education and Education for American Citizenship, John Fonte; Implications of the 'New Demographics' and the 'Information Explosion' for International Education, Herbert London; International Education: The Search for Subject, Gilbert T. Sewall; International Studies in the School Curriculum, Diane Ravitch; Geography's Role in International Education, Raymond English; China: Case-Study of Textbook Failures, Andre Ryerson; What American Students Should Know About the World, Owen Harris; Conclusion, John Fonte and Andre Ryerson; Bibliography; Addendum; Index.
Category: Education

World Affairs Companion

Author : Gerald Segal
ISBN : 9780671741563
Genre : Education
File Size : 62.17 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 865
Read : 1042

Accessible information for the newswatcher or newspaper-reader. Includes suggestions for further reading with each subject-focused chapter. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Education

Commonsense Constructivism Or The Making Of World Affairs

Author : Ralph Pettman
ISBN : 0765605783
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 72.84 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 473
Read : 353

This engaging book presents an intriguing new approach to understanding world affairs. "Constructivism" first found its way to IR -- the field of international relations -- in an exceptionally demanding form. This book is quite the opposite. In a highly readable and witty way, Commonsense Constructivism, or the Making of World Affairs, makes clear how everything around us (IR included) is constructed. In the process, it also shows how narrow the standard IR approaches are, and how much we miss as a consequence. Ralph Pettman's conceptual framework of state-making, wealth-making, self-making, and mind-making allows us to see such notions as "globalization" in a revealing new light. This work is intended to be fully accessible to students, but it will be welcomed by anyone who has been mystified by constructivism -- or who simply wants to better understand the ways we understand our world. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION: Commonsense Constructivism 1. Making World Affairs I. THE NEGLECTED ASPECTS OF THE DISCIPLINE 2. Making Modernity 3. Making Sovereign Selves, Social Collectives, and Nations II. THE DOMINANT ASPECTS OF THE DISCIPLINE 4. Making States and Making Markets CONCLUSION: A Constructed World
Category: Political Science

Power And Responsibility In World Affairs

Author : Cathal J. Nolan
ISBN : 0275966690
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 84.57 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 856
Read : 869

Focuses attention on the often overlooked ethical dimension of international relations and illustrates the degree to which some of the Great Powers are conscious of their special moral and practical obligations.
Category: Political Science

Studies In World Affairs

Author : Ed. K.R. Gupta
ISBN : 8126904968
Genre : India
File Size : 85.38 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 881
Read : 950

In Recent Years, Phenomenal Developments Have Taken Place In The Field Of International Relations. With The Disintegration Of The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics [Ussr], Bipolar World Has Given Place To A Unipolar World With The United States Playing A Dominating Role In World Affairs. The Functioning Of The United Nations Organisation Has Been Under Great Strain Particularly Because Of The Behaviour Of The United States Under The Regime Of George W. Bush. The United States Has Been Flouting The Provisions Of The United Nations. A Recent Example Of This Is The Unilateral Action Taken By It In Iraq In Spite Of Strong Opposition From The United Nations And Many Other Countries. Likewise, It Has Recently Brushed Aside Some Good International Agreements (For Example On Nuclear Testing, World Criminal Court, Land Mines, Etc.) And Dismissed Some Others (The Kyoto Convention On Global Warming) With An Insouciance Unbecoming To The World S Biggest Producer Of Greenhouse Gases.Furthermore, It Has Been Dominating The United Nations Organisations Like The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, International Finance Corporation, Etc. The Grant Of Loans By The Financial International Institutions Is Considerably Influenced By The United States Instead Of Being Guided Strictly By Commercial And Financial Prudence.The United Nations Undoubtedly And Urgently Needs To Reform, Resurrect And Update. Moreover, The Terrorist Attack On September 11, 2001 On World Trade Center And Pentagon Have Shaken The Idea Of Security And Its Military, Economic, Political And Societal Considerations World Over. Question On Military Capability And Security And State S Ability To Guarantee Security And The Citizen S Right To It, Have Come Into Focus As Never Before. In The Interest Of National Survival, National Security Has Become A Prominent Concern Of States.The Present Book Focuses On All Contemporary Issues Of Global Significance. It Aims At Addressing Ambitious Themes Such As The International Security Situations, Reforms Of United Nations, India S International Relations, The Changing Socio-Politico-Economic Situation And Equations, Increasing Terrorism And Shrinking Moral And Ethical Values In The New Millennium.It Is Hoped That The Volumes Would Be Found Useful By The Students, Researchers And Teachers Of World Affairs And International Relations. Even The Parliamentarians And Government Executives Concerned With India S Foreign Policy And International Relations Would Find Them Useful. It Will Prove Informative And Interesting To General Readers Keen To Know About The Current Developments In The Field Of International Relations.
Category: India

Religion In World Affairs

Author : Timothy P. Ngwana
ISBN : 1462811159
Genre : Education
File Size : 36.10 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 978
Read : 1071

As a woman is in travail during childbirth, so also, the earth is in travail to give birth to a new era. This book exposes you to deep truths that will guide you into the future. It is a research manual full of amazing facts from history and current affairs. This book is a product of many years of relentless research. As you read it, you will not be in the dark why certain unimaginable things are now surfacing in this world. My endeavor is to help you see things from a deeper perspective. This is what will keep you in a state of tranquility in the midst of turmoil. Read with an open heart and an inquisitive mind. Religion has directly or indirectly contributed negatively in many conflicts. This is the appropriate time for mankind to understand the role religion plays in world affairs and especially its influence in our governments as the stage is now set for the final world conflict. There have been conflicts in the world, through which the strengths of nations have been tested. These conflicts have always resulted in the rising and falling of some nations. Conflicts are to test the foundations on which nations are built. Any nation or government growing on a weak foundation crumbles while those on a firm foundation stand. There is a great conflict in the world now. Many nations and governments will rise, while many others will crumble. Any nation or government that will not collapse must make sure that her foundation is firm. These foundations are laid down principles governing the operation of the nation or government. Many nations have stood the test of time. This is the moment everyone should make a diagnosis of nations that have stood the test of time and those that have not stood the test of time. In this book, we are going to take the United States of America as a case study. Any major event in America directly or indirectly affects the whole world. We will study some other nations, like Britain, Israel, South Africa, Nigeria etcetera. You will also discover why many nations and governments collapse. The real problem of Africa, Asia and the Middle East will be diagnosed, and especially the role of religion in world affairs. TO THE READER The political and economic crises, natural disasters, etcetera, that the world is experiencing today will increasingly continue until the world steps into a transformation after good and evil is revealed. At that point everyone must have discovered those who have been the masterminds of evil. Today many people cannot differentiate between good and evil. Good is mistaken for evil and evil for good. This is no longer going to last long. The numerous crises in the world today are destined to fulfill this purpose. This book at this time is a prophetic guide for every nation, government and people. It is not bias against any nation, religion or people. It has a common sense approach of analyzing facts to deduce truths.
Category: Education

An Atlas Of World Affairs

Author : Andrew Boyd
ISBN : 9781134222148
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 75.41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 903
Read : 244

The economic, social and environmental systems of the world remain in turmoil. Recent years have seen possibly irrevocable change in the politics of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. This entirely revised and updated 11th edition describes the people, factions, and events that have shaped the modern world from the Second World War to the present day. International issues and conflicts are placed in their geographical contexts through the integration of over one hundred maps. The political context provided for current events will be invaluable to all those uncertain about the changing map of Europe and Africa, conflicts in the Middle East, and the appearances in the headlines and on our television screens by al-Qaeda, Chechnya, the Taliban, Mercosur, Somaliland, Kosovo, AIDS, OPEC, and Schengenland. Critical new issues are covered including the war on terrorism, nuclear proliferation, European Union expansion, and the pressing environmental concerns faced by many sovereign states. This edition provides guidance through all these recent changes (and many more). This book offers up-to-date coverage of all regions in great detail. It contains an objective and concise explanation of current events, combining maps with their geopolitical background. It provides a clear context for events in the news, covering the Middle East, Korea, China, the European Union, east Africa, and every other part of the world. Revised and in print since 1957, An Atlas of World Affairs continues to provide a valuable guide for the student, teacher, journalist and all those interested in current affairs and post-war political history.
Category: Political Science

Rethinking Religion And World Affairs

Author : Timothy Samuel Shah
ISBN : 9780199827985
Genre : Religion
File Size : 31.99 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 644
Read : 335

In recent years, the role of religion in the study and conduct of international affairs has become increasingly important. The essays in this volume seek to question and remedy the problematic neglect of religion in extant scholarship, grappling with puzzles, issues, and questions concerning religion and world affairs in six major areas. Contributors critically revisit the "secularization thesis," which proclaimed the steady erosion of religion's public presence as an effect of modernization; explore the relationship between religion, democracy, and the juridico-political discourse of human rights; assess the role of religion in fomenting, ameliorating, and redressing violent conflict; and consider the value of religious beliefs, actors, and institutions to the delivery of humanitarian aid and the fostering of socio-economic development. Finally, the volume addresses the representation of religion in the expanding global media landscape, the unique place of religion in American foreign policy, and the dilemmas it presents. Drawing on the work of leading scholars as well as policy makers and analysts, Rethinking Religion and World Affairs is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to the interconnections of religion and global politics.
Category: Religion

Complexity Science And World Affairs

Author : Walter C. Clemens Jr.
ISBN : 9781438449012
Genre : History
File Size : 46.91 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 351
Read : 1253

Applies complexity science to the study of international politics. Why did some countries transition peacefully from communist rule to political freedom and market economies, while others did not? Why did the United States enjoy a brief moment as the sole remaining superpower, and then lose power and influence across the board? What are the prospects for China, the main challenger to American hegemony? In Complexity Science and World Affairs, Walter C. Clemens Jr. demonstrates how the basic concepts of complexity science can broaden and deepen the insights gained by other approaches to the study of world affairs. He argues that societal fitness—the ability of a social system to cope with complex challenges and opportunities—hinges heavily on the values and way of life of each society, and serves to explain why some societies gain and others lose. Applying theory to several rich case studies, including political developments across post–Soviet Eurasia and the United States, Clemens shows that complexity science offers a powerful set of tools for advancing the study of international relations, comparative government, and, more broadly, the social sciences. “Clemens has written an outstanding book—the culmination of a half‑century’s experience in and analysis of world affairs … [It is] bound to interest not only political and other social scientists but all thoughtful persons concerned with understanding and perhaps improving the human condition.” — from the Foreword by Stuart A. Kauffman “This breakthrough book provides a new, promising general paradigm exploring and explaining the complexity of world politics. For scholars and analysts pushing the boundaries of our field, this is a must-read volume.” — Jacek Kugler, Claremont Graduate University “Complexity can be overwhelming and complexity science can be daunting, and, yet, in Walter Clemens’s skilled hands both become accessible, understandable, and useful tools for both scholars and practitioners. Once again, Clemens has shown that sophisticated academic theorizing only benefits from clarity, elegance, and wit. The book is ideal for graduate and undergraduate students as a supplementary text in international relations or comparative politics.” — Alexander Motyl, Rutgers University–Newark “Clemens offers a fresh, even startling, paradigm and process for analyzing the seemingly unpredictable relations within and among human societies. With impressive clarity he proposes that ‘the capacity to cope with complexity’ has become a key determinant of success in our intricately interrelated world. Careful study of this capacity in specific contexts can lead to revealing analyses in comparative politics and international relations. A provocative and stimulating treatise!” — S. Frederick Starr, Johns Hopkins University “Walt Clemens’s provocative new book can be appreciated at several levels: as an analytical framework in international relations—complexity science—that offers a compelling alternative to realism and neoliberalism; as an incisive critique of the ‘fitness’ of the supposedly most developed societies to deal with our complex world; and as a humanistic value-set that provides better standards for assessing governments than do GDP, trade levels, or military spending. Clemens skillfully integrates theory and practice to explore US ‘hyperpower,’ the two Koreas, China, and other states from new angles, and with consistent objectivity. IR specialists should find this book exciting, while IR and international studies students will be challenged by the new paradigm it presents.” — Mel Gurtov, Portland State University “Clemens proposes a powerful new way of looking at international relations and politics, and offers a productive method for assessing the fitness of societies in the early twenty-first century.” — Guntis Šmidchens, University of Washington, Seattle “You don’t have to be a political scientist to wonder why some states succeed and others do not, why some societies flourish while others suffer stagnation and conflict. Employing the relatively new tool of complexity science, Walter Clemens evaluates the ‘fitness’ of states and societies, i.e. their ability to cope with complex challenges and opportunities. He does so in a way that is erudite—how many studies quote Walt Whitman and Karl Marx in the same chapter?—yet clear and accessible. Clemens challenges both existing political science paradigms and policy perspectives. This is a stimulating, rich volume that can be read and re-read with profit and appreciation for its breadth and depth and most of all for its insistence that we see the world, and the states in it, in all their complexity.” — Ronald H. Linden, University of Pittsburgh
Category: History

Proceedings Of The Forty Eighth Pugwash Conference On Science And World Affairs Jurica Mexico 29 September 4 October 1998

Author : Joseph Rotblat
ISBN : 9812810218
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 34.88 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 407
Read : 1032

In this book, scientists who are pre-eminent in their fields focus on the crucial role of science in the transition away from a culture of war towards the construction of peace based on a capacity to anticipate and prevent destructive conflicts. The subject matter, wide-ranging and of great concern to people everywhere, includes the progress and prospects for a nuclear-weapon-free world; non-nuclear threats to peace and security; the building of legitimate world institutions; conflict resolution and the construction of peace; the local and global environmental dimensions of peace; the health hazards of nuclear chemical and biological weapons; and the interactions between health problems and poverty. Contents: Chiapas: Politics or War (R Benitez-Manaut); Nuclear Disarmament: Is This as Good as It Gets? (M M Bosch); The Future of Nuclear Weaponry and our Civilization (F Calogero); Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Non-Proliferation (O M Sukovic); Technology and the Prevention of Genocide (D Andersen & A Moden); Asian Financial Crisis and China (Z-Q Xie); Ethnic Identity and Border Disputes in the Balkans (N Behar); Water Security in Southern Africa (N Dippenaar); Poverty, Disease and War (J Avery); Poverty, Public Health and Peace: A Southern African Perspective (R A Mogotlane); and other papers. Readership: Graduate students in social sciences.
Category: Political Science

Dynamics Of Sanctions In World Affairs

Author : Jafar Raza Bilgrami
ISBN : 8126903139
Genre : Economic sanctions
File Size : 89.82 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 684
Read : 383

The Existing Literature On Sanctions Consists Of Either Case Studies Which Deal With The Particular Issues Associated With The Selected States Or Articles Of The Journals Which Plead, Predominantly, The Case Of Sanction-Imposing States Or Newspaper Write-Ups And Editorial Comments Which Analyse The Current Situation. There Is No Book On Sanctions As Such. An Attempt Has Been Made In This Book To Cover Up All The Selective Aspects Of The Existing Literature On Sanctions. It Discusses Concepts, Issues, Dilemmas, Paradox, Theories, Perspectives Of Sender And Target States As Allies And As Adversaries, The Goals, The Objectives, The Quantum Of Success And Failure Or Effectiveness And Ineffectiveness. These Crucial Issue-Areas Of Sanctions Run In Fact, Like Common Thread, Through All The Following Chapters:(1) The Humanitarian Intervention: Sanction Fixation(2) Sanction Paradox(3) Theories Of Sanctions(4) South Korea And North Korea(5) Iran And Iraq(6) India And Pakistan(7) Un Sanction(8) ConclusionThus, The Book Takes The Comprehensive View Of Sanctions. And In This Respect, Out Of The Existing Literature Of Exclusive Nature, It Endeavours To Develop The Inclusive Dimension. As Such It Is Hoped That The Readers Shall Have All Aspects Of Sanctions In A Single Volume, Not Easily Available Elsewhere.
Category: Economic sanctions

New Zealand In World Affairs 1972 1990

Author : Bruce Brown
ISBN : 0864733720
Genre : History
File Size : 82.25 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 481
Read : 255

"The eighteen years from 1972 to 1990 encompassed a near revolution in New Zealand's foreign relations. In the early seventies, New Zealand's approaches to Asia were piecemeal ; decolonisation in the Pacific had just begun ; aparthied remained firmly entrenched in South Africa ; and New Zealand's trade arrangement with Australia was distinguished as much by the bickering it produced as by its limited trading advantages. By 1990 all of these things had changed, all of them dramatically." -- Back cover.
Category: History

Turkey S Strategic Position At The Crossroads Of World Affairs

Author : Stephen J. Blank
ISBN : 0898758904
Genre : History
File Size : 30.93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 634
Read : 513

"By virtue of its strategic location at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Turkey plays a pivotal role in the post-cold war system of states. It lies, one could say, at the epicenter of a series of conflicts, real and potential, in both continents. It also has enjoyed noticeable growth in both economic prosperity and democracy since 1980. And because Turkey has been, and remains, a faithful U.S. ally, Washington has called upon it to play a role in the Balkans, Near East, and former Soviet empire commensurate with its new-found political and economic development. "This report analyzes the implications of Turkey's policies and the reactions of Turkey's neighbors in three discrete chapters. The authors focus their conclusions and options for U.S. policymakers on the effect of Turkish policies in Europe, the Middle East, and the former Soviet republics The final chapter summarizes their conclusions with respect to the three regions that are so important in the search for peace and stability in these regions. "John W. MountcastleColonel, United States ArmyDirector, Strategic Studies Institute
Category: History

World Affairs In

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105027998439
Genre : World politics
File Size : 33.11 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 322
Read : 411

Category: World politics

Proceedings Of The Forty Ninth Pugwash Conference On Science And World Affairs Rustenburg South Africa 7 13 September 1999

Author : Joseph Rotblat
ISBN : 9812799648
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 64.4 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 493
Read : 1284

In September 1999, scientists and scholars from around the world, concerned with reducing the danger of armed conflict and seeking cooperative solutions to global problems, met under the auspices of the Pugwash conferences, the Nobel-Prize-winning organization. The proceedings deal with a broad range of issues, including: a nuclear-weapon-free world; emerging security threats; development; environment; and international governance. Contents: Security in Africa; Science and Technology in South Africa; Light Weapons and Conflict in Africa; Sovereignty and Intervention: International Perspectives; A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World; Emerging Security Threats: Africa and Globally; Development; The Environment; International Governance. Readership: Scientists and students interested in the wider social implications of scientific advancement, especially in relation to weapons of mass destruction.
Category: Political Science