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Veto Power

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Book Series: New Comparative Politics ISBN: 9780472117932 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.2012704 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100398
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Jonathan B. Slapin traces the historical development of the veto privilege in the EU and how a veto -or veto threat- has been employed in treaty negotiations of the past two decades. As he explains, the importance of veto power in treaty negotiations is one of the features that distinguishes the EU from other international organizations in which exit and expulsion threats play a greater role. At the same time, the prominence of veto power means that bargaining in the EU looks more like bargaining in a federal system. Slapin's findings have significant ramifications for the study of international negotiations, the design of international organizations, and European integration.

Religion and the State

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Book Series: Key Issues in Modern Sociology ISBN: 9780857287984 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626375 Language: English
Publisher: Anthem Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100699
Subject: Religion
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With a clear statement of the theoretical issues in the debates about secularization and post-secularism, ‘Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology’ considers a number of major case studies – from China, Europe, Singapore and South Asia – in order to understand the rise of public religions in the modern state. By distinguishing between political secularization – the separation of state and religion – and social secularization – the transformation of the everyday practice of religion – this volume offers an integrating framework within which to analyze these different societies.

The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power

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ISBN: 9781868145423 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626380 Language: English
Publisher: Wits University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100381
Subject: Political Science
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The ANC is a party-movement that draws on its liberation credentials yet is conflicted by a multitude of weaknesses, factions and internal succession battles. Booysen constructs her analysis around the ANC’s four faces of political power – organisation, people, political parties and elections, and policy and government – and explores how, since 1994, it has acted to continuously regenerate its power.

Principles of Islamic International Criminal Law

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Book Series: Brill's Arab and Islamic Laws Series ISBN: 9789004203969 9789004203976 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100622
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The goal of this book is to minimize the misunderstandings and conflicts between International law and Islamic law. The objective is to bring peace into justice and justice into peace for the prevention of violations of human rights law, humanitarian law, international criminal law, and impunity.

Human Rights and the Environment

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Book Series: Queen Mary Studies in International Law ISBN: 9789004188648 9789004189935 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100649
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The book examines the genesis and development of environmental rights (or the Right to Environment) in international law and discusses their philosophical, theoretical and legal underpinnings in the context of sustainable development and the notion of solidarity rights.

The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma

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ISBN: 9780801449666 9780801456763 9780801460777 9780801461255 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100459
Subject: Political Science
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Cowinner of the International Studies Association’s Chadwick F. Alger Prize, Winner of the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Democratization Section Best Book Award, and Cowinner of the Yale University MacMillan Center’s Gustav Ranis International Book Prize.Why did election monitoring become an international norm? Why do "pseudo-democrats" (undemocratic leaders who present themselves as democratic) invite international observers, even when they are likely to be caught manipulating elections? Is election observation an effective tool of democracy promotion, or is it simply a way to legitimize electoral autocracies? This book uses cross-national data on election observations since 1960 and case studies of Armenia, Indonesia, Haiti, Peru, Togo, and Zimbabwe to explain international election monitoring with a new theory of international norms.

Greening China

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ISBN: 9780472117680 9780472901197 9780472901197 Year: DOI: 10.3998/mpub.2099075 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102030
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China has earned a reputation for lax environmental standards that allegedly attract corporations more interested in profit than in moral responsibility and, consequently, further negate incentives to raise environmental standards. Surprisingly, Ka Zeng and Joshua Eastin find that international economic integration with nation-states that have stringent environmental regulations facilitates the diffusion of corporate environmental norms and standards to Chinese provinces. At the same time, concerns about “green” tariffs imposed by importing countries encourage Chinese export-oriented firms to ratchet up their own environmental standards. The authors present systematic quantitative and qualitative analyses and data that not only demonstrate the ways in which external market pressure influences domestic environmental policy but also lend credence to arguments for the ameliorative effect of trade and foreign direct investment on the global environment.

Democracy under stress

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ISBN: 9783866494534 9783866495807 Year: DOI: 10.3224/86649453 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102388
Subject: Political Science
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This book focuses on the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 and its implications for democracy. Why and how did the crisis come about? Are there any instructive lessons to be drawn from comparisons with the Great Depression of the 1930s? What are the democratic response mechanisms to cope with serious crises? Do they work? Is China a new trend setter? Do values matter? Are global democratic rules a possibility? These are some of the key questions addressed in the volume.

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