πŸ“’ Author : Roy M. Melbourne
πŸ“’ Publisher : University Press of America
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1997
πŸ“’ Pages : 288
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0761807292
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : This book is a down-to-earth narrative by a Foreign Service officer who, over a 35-year career, participated in the birth and maturity of a world American foreign policy dealing with World War, Cold War, Mideast turbulence, and Third World development. He shows the Service facing Japanese house arrest, reporting on Axis Eastern Europe, operating in communinized Rumania, and participating in Tehran and Baghdad crises. In Washington he was in charge of Balkan affairs, led a prolonged task force during the crucial Nigerian Civil War, and helped structure our global national security operations. The book is intended for both general foreign affairs readers and courses and seminars in American foreign policy, national security policy, cold war, the Balkans, Mideast, and Africa.

πŸ“’ Author : Carol A. Ireland
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-08-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 240
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781136822087
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Conflict and crisis communication is the management of a critical incident which has the potential for resolution through successful negotiations. This can include negotiating with individuals in crisis, such as those threatening self-harm or taking individuals hostage as part of emotional expression, and also critical incidents such as kidnapping and terrorist activities. By focusing on the empirical and strong theoretical underpinnings of critical incident management, and including clear demonstrations of the practical application of conflict and crisis communication by experts in the field, this book proves to be a practical, comprehensive and up-to-date resource. Discussion of relevant past incidents – such as the 1993 WACO siege in the United States – is used to enhance learning, whilst an examination of the application of critical incident management to individuals with mental disorder offers groundbreaking insight from clinicians working in this area. Conflict and Crisis Communication is an excellent source of reference for national and international law enforcement agencies, professionals working in forensic settings, and also postgraduate students with an interest in forensic psychology and forensic mental health.

πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Graham-Brown
πŸ“’ Publisher : Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1991
πŸ“’ Pages : 332
πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105033228375
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : An examination of the current state of education all over the world. A variety of countries are examined, including South Africa, Guatemala and Central America. Among the topics considered are refugee education, urban and rural schooling, and the influence of politics.

πŸ“’ Author : Veena Kukreja
πŸ“’ Publisher : SAGE
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2003-02-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 348
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0761996834
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Veena Kukreja provides a rare reasoned analysis of the political processes at work in contemporary Pakistan and an objective understanding of the problems and crises confronting the country. The author points out that for 25 out of the 53 years of its existence, the military has been the arbiter of Pakistan`s destiny. The military, she maintains, regards its dominance of Pakistani politics not only as a right but as a duty. As a result, state security has taken precedence over the need to create participatory political processes and institutions. The book points out that the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and the resulting US offensive in Afghanistan, has put the military regime in Islamabad in a tight spot. Caught between unyielding ulemas, a faltering economy, and American pressure to demolish militant networks in Pakistan, these recent developments combined with the dangerous cleavage within Pakistani society-could well push that country into another bout of instability and even anarchy. The situation is made more complex by the nexus between terrorism and drugs .

πŸ“’ Author : Garry Rodan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2001
πŸ“’ Pages : 316
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0195513495
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Since publication of the first edition of this book, the social, political and economic landscape of South-East Asia has changed dramatically. In only a relatively short period, the region has experienced economic boom followed by economic bust, accompanied by severe political upheaval. This second edition thoroughly revises and updates the first in its attempt to address recent events and the way in which they are interpreted by political economists. The authors explain the dramatic changes under way in South-East Asia through a particular understanding of the inseparability of economic and political processes. Within this framework, they examine such developments as the overthrow of Soeharto, the problems of corruption and money politics, and the 1997-98 financial crises. These are explained as part of a continuing process of conflict among contending interests attempting either to forge new regimes or preserve old ones. The latest crises are viewed as part of the broad sweep of ongoing capitalist revolutions across the region. Featuring both new and fully revised chapters, this is a dynamic and timely text.

πŸ“’ Author : NΓ­els Einarsson
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011
πŸ“’ Pages : 152
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9155480144
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science


πŸ“’ Author : Mike Lewis
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxfam
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011
πŸ“’ Pages : 36
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781848148178
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Disaster relief

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πŸ“’ Author : Dorothea Hilhorst
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-07-18
πŸ“’ Pages : 304
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781136179426
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse – are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normality. What does this mean for our understanding of politics, aid, and local institutions during crises? This book examines this question from a sociological perspective. This book provides a qualitative inquiry into the social and political dynamics of local institutional response, international policy and aid interventions in crises caused by conflict or natural disaster. Emphasising the importance of everyday practices, this book qualitatively unravels the social and political working of policies, aid programmes and local institutions. The first part of the book deals with the social life of politics in crisis. Some of the questions raised are: What is the meaning of human security in practice? How do governments and other actors use crises to securitize – and hence depoliticize - their strategies? The second part of the book deals with the question how local institutions fare under and transform in response to crises. Conflicts and disasters are breakpoints of social order, with a considerable degree of chaos and disruption, but they are also marked by processes of continuity and re-ordering, or the creation of new institutions and linkages. This part of the book focuses on institutions varying from inter-ethnic marriage patterns in Sri Lanka to situation of institutional multiplicity in Angola. The final part of the book concerns the social and political realities of different domains of interventions in crisis, including humanitarian aid, peace-building, disaster risk reduction and safety nets to address chronic food crises. This book gives students and researchers in humanitarian studies, disaster studies, conflict and peace studies as well as humanitarian and military practitioners an invaluable wealth of case studies and unique political science analysis of the humanitarian studies field.

πŸ“’ Author : AndrΓ©s Solimano
πŸ“’ Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 343
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1845425715
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Political Science

SYNOPSIS : Political Crises, Social Conflict and Economic Development is a rare attempt to undertake comparative political economy analysis of the Andean region and thus represents a welcome contribution. . . It is clearly written and will engage scholars interested in Latin America from a wide range of disciplines. Jonathan di John, Journal of Agrarian Change This collection of essays on the political economy of the Andean region goes to the heart of the struggle these smaller economies face in completing crucial reforms and achieving higher growth. AndrΓ©s Solimano has brought together the best and the brightest talent from each country, the result being the most compelling analysis ever of how enclave development and a historical dependence on primary exports renders these countries distinctly Andean. As the essays argue, the political solutions and economic remedies must address this phenomenon, rather than mimicking those strategies of the larger emerging market countries in the region. Carol Wise, University of Southern California, US The contributors to this authoritative volume analyze the impact of political crises and social conflict on economic performance in the Andean region of Latin America. The blend of theory and case studies is also relevant for understanding other complex societies in the developing world and transition economies. The book provides illuminating insights on how to understand, and survive, the complicated interactions between volatile politics, unstable democracies, violence, social inequality and uneven economic performance. Recent political economy theories are combined with valuable quantitative and qualitative information on presidential crises, breakdowns of democracy, constitutional reforms, quality of institutions, and social inequality and exclusion to understand actual country realities. Part I provides the conceptual framework and a regional perspective of the book. Part II contains five political economy country studies Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela written by leading scholars in the field and former senior policymakers, including a former President. Together, the chapters highlight the detrimental effects of political instability and social conflict on economic growth and stability, as well as the feedback effects from poor economic performance on political instability and institutional fragility. The country studies warn that narrow economic reforms that do not pay adequate attention to politics, institutions and social structures are bound to fail in bringing lasting prosperity and stability to complex societies. Examining new and rich information on episodes of political turmoil, military interventions, forced presidential resignations, constitutional reforms and social uprisings, this book will be required reading for all those interested in the interface of politics and economic development.

πŸ“’ Author : Ted Robert Gurr
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1994
πŸ“’ Pages : 131
πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105061830191
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Communalism