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Women and kinship : perspectives on gender in South and South-East Asia by Leela Dube( )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first sustained effort to compare South and South-East Asia in respect of the situation of women. Arguing that kinship systems provide an important context in which gender relations are located, the study looks at three types of kinship system, found in their various forms in the two regions of Asia - predominantly patrilineal South Asia and predominantly bilateral South-East Asia, with a presence of matriliny in both
The culture of violence by Kumar Rupesinghe( )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines the relationship between culture and violence, an aspect of the phenomenon heretofore neglected but of growing interest and importance. Taking as their point of departure violence between groups within a state, or between the state and groups residing within it, the contributions seek to identify and analyse the possible links between culture and violence. Theoretical arguments are balanced with specific case-studies - Sri Lanka, Colombia, Bolivia, Uganda, Venezuela, the US, Brazil, and Chile. The discussions range from considerations of forms of violence, the root factors of violence, the use of ethnic myth in power and violence, and state terrorism, to gender and class factors, violence against children, drug-related violence, and human rights." "These essays will provide new insights and focus for understanding internal violence and its cultural connections to a broad audience of scholars, policy makers, and students of international politics and culture."--Jacket
Strengthening the family : implications for international development by United Nations University( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How families and child development in traditional societies are affected by western-style development; the Javenese of Indonesia and the Yoruba of Nigeria are cited as examples
Regional mechanisms and international security in Latin America by Olga Pellicer de Brody( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making states work : state failure and the crisis of governance( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is the result of a joint interdisciplinary project of the International Peace Academy and the United Nations University. It focuses on situations when state structures begin to break down or collapse, encompassing a range of crises from states in which basic public services are neglected to the total collapse of governance. It looks at the roles and responsibilities of key actors in the situation in relation to their own populations and the international community, and considers the lessons that can be drawn from a range of countries to develop effective strategies to address such situations
International finance and developing countries in a year of crisis : 1997 discussions at the United Nations by Barry Herman( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a result of a series of lectures held at the United Nations General Assembly in 1997 to look at the international financial crisis which was unfolding in Asia at the time. This book makes the relevant materials available to a large audience
The mega-city in Latin America by Alan Gilbert( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the Year 2000, Latin America will contain five metropolitan areas with more than 8 million people. Their combined population will be over 70 million, and approximately one Latin America in seven will live in those five cities. Two of them, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, will arguably be the world's two largest cities." "The sheer number of people living in Latin America's mega-cities is not the only reason for looking at them carefully. Unfortunately, they also demonstrate many of the worst symptoms of the region's underdevelopment: vast areas of shanty towns, huge numbers of poor people, high concentrations of air and water pollution, and serious levels of traffic congestion. This book is about the prospects for their future." "Several clear conclusions emerge from the book. First, the largest cities of Latin America differ greatly in terms of their future prospects. It is far easier to be optimistic in Buenos Aires than in Lima. Second, whether urban problems improve or deteriorate has rather little to do with size of city an a great deal to do with trends in the wider economy and society. Increasingly, those trends are determined not just by local decisions but by decisions made outside the region. Third, Latin America's mega-cities are not going to grow to unmanageable proportions because their growth rates have generally slowed. Fourth, management is a critical issue for the future but it is difficult to know whether the quality of management will improve or deteriorate through time."--BOOK JACKET
Mega-city growth and the future by Roland J Fuchs( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines a range of issues related to the mega-city phenomenon. Part one deals with the growth of mega-cities and explores demographic issues, labour force change in the big cities of Asia, the effect of macroeconomic forces on the world city system, and the relations between technology and the city. In part two, the discussion focuses on the economic and social consequences of mega-city growth. Part three looks at the crucial issue of the management of mega-cities, taking up such issues as infrastructure financing, land and shelter needs, transportation, and environmental management. The final chapter examines priority urban management issues in developing countries and derives a research agenda for the 1990s. (Adapté du résumé de l'éditeur)
Mountain research and development( )

in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chemical Weapons Convention : implementation, challenges and opportunities by Tejal Chandan( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by the symposium 'Towards the elimination of chemical weapons--the roles of the OPCW and Japan', sponsored jointly by the United Nations University and the Government of Japan and held on 1 October 2003 at the UNU in Tokyo"--Page [ii]
Information technology in selected countries : reports from Ireland, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania by United Nations University( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights and scientific and technological development : studies on the affirmative use of science and technology for the furtherance of human rights by United Nations University( )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights: Normative Response of the International Community by Hiroko Yamane
Ethnicity and power in the contemporary world by United Nations University( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholars from Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America explore conflicts and conflict resolution approaches in regions of the former Soviet Union, the Horn of Africa, India, the Basque region of Spain, the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, and the United States."--Publisher's description
Ethnic conflict and human rights by Kumar Rupesinghe( )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. The Tamil-Sinhalese Conflict in Sri Lanka
Intra-household resource allocation : issues and methods for development policy and planning : papers prepared for the Workshop on Methods of Measuring Intra-household Resource Allocation, Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA, October 1983 by Beatrice Lorge Rogers( )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations University Press in Tokyo, Japan, presents the full text of "Intra-Household Resource Allocation: Issues and Methods for Development Policy and Planning" (ISBN 92-808-0733-1) edited by Beatrice Lorge Rogers and Nina P. Schlossman. The book focuses on the household as an important unit in planning and implementing economic development projects to improve the standard of living in developing countries
Global environmental change by United Nations University( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The socioeconomic dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa : challenges, opportunities, and misconceptions by David E Sahn( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1980s HIV/AIDS has occupied a singular position because of the rapidly emergent threat and devastation the disease has caused, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. New infections continue to create a formidable challenge to households, communities, and health systems: last year alone, 2.7 million new infections occured globally. Sub-Saharan Africa remains the epicenter of the suffering, with around two-thirds of infected individuals worldwide found there, and a disproportionate number of deaths and new infections
Food and nutrition bulletin by United Nations University( )

in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunger, malnutrition, poor health, and deficient food systems are widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa. While much is known about African food systems and about African health and nutrition, our understanding of the interaction between food systems and health and nutrition is deficient. Moreover, the potential health gains from changes in the food system are frequently overlooked in policy design and implementation. The authors of The African Food System and its Interactions with Human Health and Nutrition examine how public policy and research aimed at the food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition can improve the well-being of Africans and help achieve the United. Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Several of the MDGs focus on health-related challenges: hunger alleviation; maternal, infant, and child mortality; the control of H IV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria; and the provision of safe water and improved sanitation. These challenges are intensified by problems of low agricultural and food system productivity, gender inequity, lack of basic infrastructure, and environmental degradation, all of which have direct and indirect detrimental effects on health, nutrition, and the food system. Reflecting the complexity and multidisciplinary nature of these problems and their solutions, this book features contributions by world-renowned experts in economics, agriculture, health, nutrition, food science, and demography. Per Pinstrup-Andersen is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition, and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University and Professor of Agricultural Economics at Copenhagen University. He is the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate. --Book Jacket
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Making states work : state failure and the crisis of governance
The culture of violenceStrengthening the family : implications for international developmentRegional mechanisms and international security in Latin AmericaMaking states work : state failure and the crisis of governanceInternational finance and developing countries in a year of crisis : 1997 discussions at the United NationsThe mega-city in Latin AmericaThe Chemical Weapons Convention : implementation, challenges and opportunitiesEthnicity and power in the contemporary world
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