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Roberts, Adam 1940-

Works: 77 works in 470 publications in 5 languages and 13,123 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Dictionaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: JX1977, 341.23
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Most widely held works by Adam Roberts
Documents on the laws of war by Adam Roberts( Book )

57 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised and updated edition of a book which has become widely accepted internationally as a standard work on international humanitarian law. The book contains authoritative texts of the main treaties and other key documents covering a wide variety of issues
United Nations, divided world : the UN's roles in international relations by Adam Roberts( Book )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, highly praised as an authoritative assessment of the United Nations and its place in international relations, brings together distinguished academics and senior UN officials in a clear and penetrating examination of how the UN has developed since 1945. It examines the UN's various roles in addressing long-standing and difficult problems in the relations of states in such fields as international security, human rights, international law, and economic development. This extensively revised, updated, and expanded edition takes into account a wide range of developments in a world which remains very much divided: the rapid expansion of UN peacekeeping and election-monitoring activities; the consequences of the collapse of communist rule in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union; the 1990-1 Gulf conflict and its aftermath; attempts at settlement of many regional conflicts; UN involvements in fractured societies, including Cambodia, Somalia, and former Yugoslavia; and the increased focus on the political and resource limits of the UN's capabilities. This edition also takes full account of new sources, writings, and debates. There are four completely new chapters, by Patricia Birnie (environmental protection), Sally Morphet (peacekeeping), Brian Urquhart (post-Cold War security), and Peter Wilenski (the UN's structure). An appendix contains the full text of Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali's important report, An Agenda for Peace, to which he has added an introduction for this book. United Nations, Divided World is also a key reference work. The appendices include a bibliography and the complete text of the UN Charter, with all amendments. They also include lists of member states and their assessed contributions, Secretaries-General, UN peacekeeping and observer forces, and judgments and opinions of the International Court of Justice
Czechoslovakia, 1968: reform, repression, and resistance by Philip Windsor( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of a war : Indochina, 1954 by Philippe Devillers( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emner: Kolonikrig og voksende krise - Genevekonferencen med forhandlinger, Bidault, USA, Dong Lay, Vietminh, Kina, Mendès-France, Storbritannien - Indtræden af USA, Manila-pagten
The Wonga coup : guns, thugs, and a ruthless determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of Africa by Adam Roberts( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equatorial Guinea is a tiny African country. Humid, jungle-covered, and rife with disease, even some of its own people call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, mass murder, billion-dollar corruption, and general rule by terror. Why, in March 2004, was Equatorial Guinea the target of a group of British, South African and Zimbabwean mercenaries, traveling on an American-registered ex-National Guard military plane, that was flown to Africa by American pilots? The real motive lay deep below the ocean floor: oil. In The Dogs of War, novelist Frederick Forsyth had described an attempt by mercenaries to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea--in 1972. The chain of events surrounding the night of March 7, 2004, is a rare case of life imitating art--or, at least, life imitating a 1970s thriller--in almost uncanny detail, in a tale of venality, vanity and greed.--From publisher description
Civilian resistance as a national defense; non-violent action against aggression by Adam Roberts( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Det militære angreb; Militærkup; Totalitære systemer; Ikke-voldsteknik; Eksempler fra historien, oversigt; Ruhr 1923; Modstand, Norge, besættelsen 1940-45; Danmark 1940-45; Kommunistiske regeringer; Guerilla; Ikke-vold, modstand; Civil forsvarsstrategi og organisation; Politik; Militær omlægning; Diskussion
Nations in arms : the theory and practice of territorial defense by Adam Roberts( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neutralitet; Sverige; Jugoslavien og dets doktrin; Begrænsninger; Alternativ
Hugo Grotius and international relations by Hedley Bull( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), "the miracle of Holland," was famous as a child prodigy, theologian, historian, Dutch political figure, escaped political prisoner, and finally as Sweden's Ambassador to France. Addressing his contribution to international relations, this book critically reappraises Grotius' thought, comparing it to his predecessors and examining it in the context of the wars and controversies of his time. The collection illuminates enduring problems of international relations: the nature of international society and its institutions, the equality of states, restraints in war, collective security, military intervention, the rights of the individuals, and the law of the sea.--Publisher description
Civil resistance and power politics : the experience of non-violent action from Gandhi to the present by Adam Roberts( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses the complex interrelationship between civil resistance and other dimensions of power. It explores the question of whether civil resistance should be seen as potentially replacing violence completely, or as a phenomenon that operates in conjunction with, and modification of, power politics. It looks at cases where campaignswere repressed, including China in 1989 and Burma in 2007. It notes that in several instances, including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, and Georgia, civil resistance movements were followed by the outbreak of armed conflict. It also includes a chapter with new material from Russian archives showing how the Soviet leadership responded to civil resistance, and a comprehensive bibliographical essay."--Jacket
Sharp's dictionary of power and struggle : language of civil resistance in conflicts by Gene Sharp( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nearly 1,000 entries, the Dictionary defines those ideologies, political systems, strategies, methods, and concepts that form the core of nonviolent action as it has occurred throughout history and across the globe, providing much-needed clarification of language that is often mired in confusion. Entries discuss everything from militarization to censorship, guerrilla theater, pacifism, secret agents, and protest songs. In addition, the dictionary features a foreword by Sir Adam Roberts, President of the British Academy; an introduction by Gene Sharp; an essay on power and realism; case studies of conflicts in Serbia and Tunisia; and a guide for further reading
Humanitarian action in war : aid, protection and impartiality in a policy vacuum by Adam Roberts( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En beskrivelse og vurdering af humanitære aktioner i krigsområder
Presiding over a divided world : changing UN roles, 1945-1993 by Adam Roberts( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-violent action; a selected bibliography by April Carter( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selective security : war and the United Nations Security Council since 1945 by Adam Roberts( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acknowledging the necessary limitations within which the UN Security Council operates, this paper evaluates the Council's achievements in tackling the problem of war since 1945. In doing so, it sheds light on the division of labour among the Council, regional security bodies and states, and offers a pioneering contribution to public and governmental understanding of the UN's past, present and future roles."--Jacket
Civilian defence : an introduction. by T. K Mahadevan( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil resistance in the Arab Spring : triumphs and disasters( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil resistance, especially in the form of massive peaceful demonstrations, was at the heart of the Arab Spring-the chain of events in the Middle East and North Africa that erupted in December 2010. It won some notable victories: popular movements helped to bring about the fall of authoritarian governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Yet these apparent triumphs of non-violent action were followed by disasters-wars in Syria, anarchy in Libya and Yemen, reversion to authoritarian rule in Egypt, and counter-revolution backed by external intervention in Bahrain. Looming over these events was the enduring divide between the Sunni and Shi'a branches of Islam. Why did so much go wrong? Was the problem the methods, leadership and aims of the popular movements, or the conditions of their societies? In this book, experts on these countries, and on the techniques of civil resistance, set the events in their historical, social and political contexts. They describe how governments and outside powers-including the US and EU-responded, how Arab monarchies in Jordan and Morocco undertook to introduce reforms to avert revolution, and why the Arab Spring failed to spark a Palestinian one
Gewaltloser Widerstand gegen Aggressoren : Probleme, Beispiele, Strategien by Adam Roberts( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in German and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, sovereignty and terror : Lakshman Kadirgamar on the foundations of the international order by Lakshman Kadirgamar( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'For those of us who have to live with terrorism, when we leave home in the morning there is no guarantee that we will come back.' Thus Lakshman Kadirgamar, Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, foreshadowed his own assassination at his home in Colombo in August 2005. Kadirgamar had a clear and prophetic view not only of the conflict in Sri Lanka, but also of the threat posed by political violence to stability within and between states throughout the world. _x000D__x000D_Most conflicts since 1945 have involved parts of the world that have experienced decolonization and face the challenge of establish
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United Nations, divided world : the UN's roles in international relations
Alternative Names
Adam Roberts Senior Research Fellow in International Relations, Oxford University

Roberts, A.

Roberts, Edward Adam.

Roberts, Edward Adam 1940-

Rūbirts, Ādam.

Rūbirts, Ādam 1940-

روبرتس، آدم، 1940-

アダム・ロバーツ (政治学者)

English (320)

German (7)

Dutch (2)

French (1)

Italian (1)

United Nations, divided world : the UN's roles in international relationsThe Wonga coup : guns, thugs, and a ruthless determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of AfricaHugo Grotius and international relationsCivil resistance and power politics : the experience of non-violent action from Gandhi to the presentSharp's dictionary of power and struggle : language of civil resistance in conflictsSelective security : war and the United Nations Security Council since 1945