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Radicalism and Terrorism in the 21st Century

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Book Series: Studies in Politics, Security and Society ISBN: 9783631675427 9783653069747 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101523
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This book addresses the issues of radicalism and terrorism, which are of exceptional importance and relevance in contemporary society. Each of the two phenomena are analyzed from a multidisciplinary perspective. The book contains articles which explore legal, political, psychological, economic and social aspects of radicalism and terrorism. A portion of the contributions are of a theoretical nature, they constitute an attempt at constructing analytical frameworks for studies on the two phenomena. There are also studies of particular cases, such as radicalism in Poland and in Spain, as well as within the European Union as a whole. This collective work is a response to the need for analyses of two issues which are increasingly responsible for determining the level of security which characterizes the contemporary world.

The Distinction of Peace

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Book Series: Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics ISBN: 9780472073412 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.7484138 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100385
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“Peacebuilding” serves as a catch-all term to describe efforts by an array of international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and even agencies of foreign states to restore or construct a peaceful society in the wake – or even in the midst – of conflict. Despite this variety, practitioners consider themselves members of a global profession. In this study, Catherine Goetze investigates the genesis of peacebuilding as a professional field of expertise since the 1960s, its increasing influence, and the ways it reflects global power structures.Step-by-step, Goetze describes how the peacebuilding field came into being, how it defines who belongs to it and who does not, and what kind of group culture it has generated. Using an innovative and original methodology, she investigates the motivations of individuals who become peacebuilders, their professional trajectories and networks, and the ‘good peacebuilder’ as an ideal.

The Unmaking of Arab Socialism

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Book Series: Anthem Frontiers of Global Political Economy ISBN: 9781783084401 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Anthem Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101397
Subject: Economics
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Conditions of malnutrition, conflict, or a combination of both characterize many Arab countries, but this was not always so. As in much of the developing world, the immediate post-independence period represented an age of hope and relative prosperity. But imperialism did not sleep while these countries developed, and it soon intervened to destroy these post-independence achievements. The two principal defeats and losses of territory to Israel in 1967 and 1973, as well as the others that followed, left in their wake more than the destruction of assets and the loss of human lives: the Arab World lost its ideology of resistance. The Unmaking of Arab Socialism is an attempt to understand the reasons for Arab world's developmental descent from the pinnacle of Arab socialism to its present desolate conditions through an examination of the post-colonial histories of Egypt, Syria, and Iraq.

The Arab Spring Five Years Later Volume One

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ISBN: 9780815727187 9780815727200 9780815727194 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101731
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Since the series of uprisings of the Arab Spring began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, it is economic issues that are driving the agenda, and real economic grievances must be addressed in order for the many transitions to succeed.Hafez Ghanem gives a thorough assessment of the Arab Spring, beginning with political developments since the revolutions and changes in the legal and institutional frameworks that affect economies. Arab economies grew at healthy rates before the revolts, but the benefits of economic growth were unfairly distributed. The politically connected reaped great benefits, while educated youth could not find decent jobs, and the poor and middle class struggled to make ends meet. Ghanem argues that Arab countries need to adopt new economic policies and programs that enhance inclusiveness, expand the middle class, and foster growth in undeveloped regions.

The Consequences of Chaos

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Book Series: The Marshall Papers ISBN: 9780815729518 9780815729525 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101728
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The Syrian displacement crisis raises fundamental questions about the relationship between action to resolve conflicts and humanitarian aid to assist the victims and demonstrates the limits of humanitarian response, even on a massive scale, to resolve political crises. The increasingly protracted nature of the crisis also raises the need for the international community to think beyond just relief assistance and adopt developmental policies to help refugees become productive members of their host communities. The Consequences of Chaos looks beyond the ever-increasing numbers of Syria's uprooted population to consider the long-term economic, political, and social implications of this massive movement of people.

O que vamos fazer depois do trabalho? Reflexões sobre a preparação para aposentadoria

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ISBN: 9788579837630 Year: DOI: 10.7476/9788579837630 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - Editora UNESP
Subject: Political Science
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O livro, além de divulgar a experiência acumulada por docentes, servidores técnico-administrativos e pós-graduandos da Unesp – câmpus de Rio Claro, traz reflexões sobre diferentes aspectos relacionados a envelhecimento, trabalho e aposentadoria, que podem contribuir na implantação de Programas de Preparação para a Aposentadoria – PPA em instituições públicas e privadas, bem como incrementar os programas já existentes. Os capítulos que compõem o livro abordam diversos aspectos relacionados ao papel da atividade física no bem-estar na aposentadoria, da alimentação e nutrição, na perspectiva de um estilo de vida saudável. Também são discutidos o acesso às novas tecnologias, a convivência com animais de estimação, o cinema como uma alternativa de entretenimento e de educação não formal e a relação com o meio ambiente. Na parte final do livro são apresentadas as bases para um programa de preparação para a aposentadoria, buscando garantir condições dignas de vida aos trabalhadores no pós-trabalho.

As relações públicas e a educação corporativa : uma interface possível

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ISBN: 9788568334775 Year: DOI: 10.7476/9788568334775 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - Editora UNESP
Subject: Political Science
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Esta obra trata da educação e, em especial, da educação corporativa e seus desdobramentos na cultura organizacional e nas próprias correntes de educação aplicadas ao meio corporativo.

O tecido da Rede-SANS : histórico, narrativas e reflexões

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ISBN: 9788579837517 Year: DOI: 10.7476/9788579837517 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - Editora UNESP
Subject: Political Science
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É um livro de narrativas que conta a trajetória de gestação e articulação da Rede-SANS – Rede de Defesa e Promoção da Alimentação Saudável Adequada e Solidária. Há uma narrativa principal, mas há também o relato de muitos bolsistas que passaram pela Rede-SANS nos anos de 2011 e 2012, principal período a que se refere o livro. A Rede-SANS constituiu-se numa rede social que tem a participação da sociedade civil, do poder público e da academia e cuja conformação foi induzida com recursos públicos provindo do MCTI/SECIS/FINEP/CNPq a partir de um projeto de pesquisa e extensão executado pela UNESP. O projeto foi gestado a partir da experiência do grupo fomentada pelo Instituto Harpia Harpyia no Estado de São Paulo. Nos relatos é possível perceber como o tecido da rede foi se constituindo a partir do trabalho dos articuladores regionais e locais, em 27 municípios do Estado de São Paulo. Por fim, fala-se da pesquisa inserida no trabalho daqueles dois anos e de como o seu desenvolvimento foi importante na formação dos estudantes e professores de 20 instituições de ensino que participaram do trabalho de coleta de dados em 65 municípios do Estado de São Paulo.  Para concluir é feito um balanço do alcance das metas do projeto e o quanto se aproximou dos resultados esperados, num movimento de prestar contas à sociedade sobre o uso que foi feito do recurso público.

Diaspora and Trust

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ISBN: 9780822360575 9780822374589 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103401
Subject: History
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Diaspora and Trust charts changing Sino-Latin relations at the outset of the 21st century. Combining political-economic analysis with ethnography, the book examines the responses of Cuba and Mexico to China’s growing global influence. Despite opposite economic policy orientations, neither Latin American country has successfully adapted to new conditions of cooperation and competition with China. Furthermore, Cuba and Mexico both struggle with uncertain relationships to the Chinese diaspora communities within their borders. TRUST AND DIASPORA draws on fieldwork in all three countries, providing a rich account of personal experiences at the intersection of global and local affairs. In the process, author Adrian H. Hearn advocates a paradigm for international relations and economic development predicated on the idea of trust.

Um convite à utopia, Vol. 1

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ISBN: 9788578794880 Year: DOI: 10.7476/9788578794880 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - EDUEPB
Subject: Political Science
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A coleção Um Convite à Utopia insere-se no contexto das comemorações dos 500 anos do lançamento do livro A Utopia (1516), de Thomas Morus. Trata-se de projeto editorial de natureza pública e coletiva, capitaneado pela Editora da Universidade Estadual da Paraíba (EDUEPB), com apoio da Associação Brasileira de Editoras Universitárias (ABEU) e uma série de instituições acadêmicas, científicas e culturais nacionais e estrangeiras. Pretende-se, de um lado, resgatar obras/textos que marcaram a construção da utopia como um projeto de contraposição a um mundo injusto e desigual; e, de outro, estimular a atualização da utopia, a partir de construções inéditas e provocadoras, articuladas em uma rede de esperanças. A ideia é que cada autor ou coletivo de autores, a partir de seu lugar de vida/mundo, produza um ensaio instigante, recuperando a necessidade de despertar do sono profundo em que se encontra o espírito utópico.

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