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The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change

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ISBN: 9780719067488 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This study explores the normative dimension of the evolving role of the United Nations in peace and security and, ultimately, in governance. What is dealt with here is both the UN's changing raison d'être and the wider normative context within which the organisation is located. The study looks at the UN through the window of one of its most contentious, yet least understood, practices: active involvement in intra-state conflicts as epitomised by UN peacekeeping. Drawing on the conceptual tools provided by the 'historical structural' approach, this study seeks to understand how and why the international community continuously reinterprets or redefines the UN's role with regard to intra-state conflicts. The study concentrates on intra-states 'peacekeeping environments', and examines what changes, if any, have occurred to the normative basis of UN peacekeeping in intra-state conflicts from the early 1960s to the early 1990s. One of the original aspects of the study is its analytical framework, where the conceptualisation of 'normative basis' revolves around objectives, functions and authority, and is closely connected with the institutionalised values in the UN Charter such as state sovereignty, human rights and socio-economic development. This book is essential reading for postgraduate students of IR and international peacekeeping organisations.

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sovereignty --- diplomacy --- un --- peacekeeping

Perspektiven und Reform des Erwachsenenschutzes - 11. Göttinger Workshop zum Familienrecht 2012

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Book Series: Göttinger Juristische Schriften ISBN: 9783863951030 Year: Pages: 322 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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Der vorliegende Band vereinigt die Referate des am 30.11.2012 veranstalteten 11. Göttinger Workshops zum Familienrecht. Er hatte die Herausforderungen des Erwachsenenschutzrechts und die aktuellen Vorschläge zur Reform des deutschen Betreuungsrechts zum Gegenstand. Die Beiträge befassen sich mit den Vorgaben der UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention und den Entwicklungen des Erwachsenenschutzrechts aus rechtsvergleichender und nationaler Perspektive. Darüber hinaus werden die aktuellen Vorschläge zur Reform des Betreuungsrechts in diesem Band umfassend dokumentiert und aus fachkundiger Perspektive kommentiert. Der Band wird daher in der aktuellen Reformdiskussion eine unentbehrliche Arbeitshilfe sein und soll zugleich weiterführende Perspektiven eröffnen. Band 14 der Reihe „Göttinger Juristische Schriften“. Die Reihe wird von der Juristischen Fakultät der Georg-August-Universität herausgegeben und macht Veranstaltungen an der Fakultät einer interessierten Öffentlichkeit zugänglich.

The concept and measurement of violence against women and men

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ISBN: 9781447332640 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_623150 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Lumsa University
Subject: Gender Studies
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy? The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms. It reflects on theoretical debates on ‘what is gender’, ‘what is violence’, and ‘the concept of coercive control’. and introduces the concept of ‘gender saturated context’. Analysing the socially constructed nature of statistics and the links between knowledge and power, it sets new standards and guidelines to influence the measurement of violence in the coming decades.

Microfoundations of the Arab Uprisings

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ISBN: 9789462985131 9789462984271 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103022
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book brings together a roster of prominent contributors to present a strategic interactionist perspective on the study of contentious politics in the Middle East in response to the Arab uprisings. The common thread among the contributions is an interest in the micro-level interactions between various strategic players, including not only the mobilisation of protestors during the uprisings but also the responses of regimes. The book also examines short to medium-term adaptations of the regimes and the collective action of opponents in the post-uprisings period, as well as the subsequent trajectories of the protesters themselves in the face of new forms of authoritarianism or democratisation.

2 Implications of text categorisation for corpusbased legal translation research (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138492103 9781351031226 Year: Pages: 20 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Law --- Linguistics
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This chapter highlights the relevance of text categorisation for research in legal
translation by focusing on institutional translation settings, namely: the European
Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organization
(WTO), and their corresponding adjudicative bodies.1 After briefly reviewing
recurrent issues and models of legal text classification (section 2), a multidimensional
approach is applied to the multilingual text production of the three
representative institutional translation settings during three years over the span
of a decade (2005, 2010 and 2015), as part of the project “Legal Translation
in International Institutional Settings: Scope, Strategies and Quality Markers”
(LETRINT) (section 3). The resulting subdivisions are integrated into a categorisation
matrix and discussed as a way of illustrating the relative nature and implications
of text classifications. The fine-grained description of corpus design and
representativeness, technical aspects of corpus compilation and full taxonomies of
genres are not addressed in this chapter.

Die Chimäre einer Globalen Öffentlichkeit

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837632620 9783839432624 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839432624 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103349
Subject: Political Science
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Aktuelle gesellschaftliche Diskurse sind vielfach von Globalisierungsassoziationen geprägt. Sie gehören zum allgegenwärtigen Argumentationsrepertoire und werden zumeist als Inbegriff einer faktischen Globalisierung idealisiert. In seiner Analyse der medialen Darstellung der Vereinten Nationen (UN) geht Dirk-Claas Ulrich den Verflechtungen von Medien und Öffentlichkeiten nach und klärt, inwieweit sich diese den normativen Minimalanforderungen globaler Öffentlichkeitsformationen annähern. Zugleich widmet er sich der Frage nach einer medial multiplizierten UN-Legitimationskrise. In der Verknüpfung von Globalisierungs-, Öffentlichkeits- und Auslandsberichterstattungstheorie leuchtet die Studie die empirische Substanz einer #on("i")#Global Public Sphere#off("i")# detailliert aus.

Mémoires d’un souverain, par Abbas Hilmi II, Khédive d’Égypte (1892-1914)

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ISBN: 9782905838322 9782905838711 Year: Language: French
Publisher: CEDEJ - Égypte/Soudan
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050:Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

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Book Series: World Scientific Series in Grand Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century ISBN: 9789813278356 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 680 DOI: 10.1142/11212 Language: ENG
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co.
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This book features a comprehensive foresight assessment, exploring the pressures — threats as well as opportunities — on the global agriculture & food systems between now and 2050. The overarching aim is to help readers understand the context, by analyzing global trends and anticipating change for better planning and constructing pathways from the present to the future by focusing on the right questions and problems. The book contextualizes the role of international agricultural research in addressing the complex challenges posed by UN 2030 Agenda and beyond, and identifies the decisions that scientific leaders, donors and policy makers need to take today, and in the years ahead, to ensure that a global population rising to nine billion or more combined with rising incomes and changing diets can be fed sustainably and equitably, in the face of the growing climate threats.

Construire les Carpates: L’Institutionnalisation d’une Éco-Region

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ISBN: 9783034320368 Year: Pages: 395 Language: French
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163509
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Geography --- Sociology
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This book promotes a new understanding of the regional monograph. It investigates its research topic – the Carpathian Mountains – through the prism of institutions and organizations that have objectified it and have interacted in its governance over the past ten years. As such, the Carpathian Mountains never constitute an object per se in this book, but are rather understood as a region continuously objectified by discourses, inscriptions and practices. Four months of ethnographic field work under the direction of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the interim secretariat of the Carpathian Convention have unveiled environmental institutions that remain largely unknown to both the general public and to researchers.

Menschenrechte im Unternehmen durchsetzen

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Book Series: Forschung aus der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung ISBN: 9783839441794 9783837641790 Year: Pages: 240 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Sociology
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International labor rights continue to gain in importance as globalization progresses. Based on case studies and expert interviews, the authors discuss the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In doing so, they identify points of contact for trade unions and works councils and point out strategies, opportunities for participation and instruments for safeguarding workers' rights in companies worldwide.

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