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Rotberg, Robert I.

Overview
Works: 241 works in 1,109 publications in 2 languages and 55,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: DT776.R4, 968.040924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert I Rotberg
The founder : Cecil Rhodes and the pursuit of power by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tall, robust-looking, imposing figure, Cecil John Rhodes was a man of many contradictions. Rhodes, the dreamy idealist, called his copy of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius his "most precious possession," while Rhodes, the ruthless businessman, firmly believed in the adage, "every man has his price." He supported invidious racial laws in South Africa, and invented and sponsored the world-renowned Rhodes Scholarships. Although a man of unprepossessing intellectual talents, he became one of the leading figures in the English-speaking world, the confidant of Queen Victoria
The rise of nationalism in Central Africa; the making of Malawi and Zambia, 1873-1964 by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

41 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed study of the political evolution of two independent states of tropical Africa, tracing their efforts to achieve self-government
Africa and its explorers; motives, methods, and impact by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political history of tropical Africa by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

15 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protest and power in Black Africa by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiti : The Politics of Squalor by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black homelands of South Africa : the political and economic development of Bophuthatswana and KwaZulu by Jeffrey Butler( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a new Afghanistan( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses what Afghanistan and the international community should do to resolve dangerous issues and bolster a still fragile state. Offers a blueprint for moving toward greater democracy and prosperity while arguing that the future success of state building in Afghanistan depends on diversifying the economy and enhancing its economic status"--Provided by publisher
Truth v. justice : the morality of truth commissions by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The truth commission is an increasingly common fixture of newly democratic states with repressive or strife-ridden pasts. From South Africa to Haiti, truth commissions are at work with varying degrees of support and success. To many, they are the best -- or only -- way to achieve a full accounting of crimes committed against fellow citizens and to prevent future conflict. Others question whether a restorative justice that sets the guilty free, that cleanses society by words alone, can deter future abuses and allow victims and their families to heal. Here, leading philosophers, lawyers, social scientists, and activists representing several perspectives look at the process of truth commissioning in general and in post-apartheid South Africa. They ask whether the truth commission, as a method of seeking justice after conflict, is fair, moral, and effective in bringing about reconciliation. The authors weigh the virtues and failings of truth commissions, especially the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in their attempt to provide restorative rather than retributive justice. They examine, among other issues, the use of reparations as social policy and the granting of amnesty in exchange for testimony. Most of the contributors praise South Africa's decision to trade due process for the kinds of truth that permit closure. But they are skeptical that such revelations produce reconciliation, particularly in societies that remain divided after a compromise peace with no single victor, as in El Salvador. Ultimately, though, they find the truth commission to be a worthy if imperfect instrument for societies seeking to say "never again" with confidence. At a time when truth commissions have been proposed for Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, East Timor, Cambodia, Nigeria, Palestine, and elsewhere, the authors' conclusion that restorative justice provides positive gains could not be more important."--Back cover
From massacres to genocide : the media, public policy, and humanitarian crises( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media play an increasingly crucial role in publicizing humanitarian crises, and advances in technology have intensified the immediacy of their reports. Because the world is watching as events unfold, policymakers are under great pressure to respond rapidly. Close cooperation between international relief agencies and the media is thus essential to help prevent or contain the humanitarian emergencies that threaten to overwhelm the world's capacity to care and assist. The authors of this book - all prominent in the fields of disaster relief, journalism, government policymaking, and academia - show how influential well-informed and well-developed media attention has become in forming policies to resolve ethnic and religious conflict and humanitarian crises. The authors argue that the media and humanitarians can collaborate effectively to alter both the attitudes of the public and the actions of policymakers regarding ethnic conflict and humanitarian crises
Climate and history : studies in interdisciplinary history by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State failure and state weakness in a time of terror by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China into Africa : trade, aid, and influence by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses the evolving symbiosis between Africa and China and specifies its likely implications. Among the specific topics tackled here are China's interest in African oil, military and security relations, the influx and goals of Chinese aid to sub-Saharan Africa, human rights issues, and China's overall strategy in the region"--Provided by publisher
Ending autocracy, enabling democracy : the tribulations of southern Africa, 1960-2000 by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiti renewed : political and economic prospects by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The election of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1990, his American-supported restoration to office in 1994, and the peaceful election in 1995 of President Rene Preval were harbingers of a radically new and promising era in Haitian political and economic life. With a five-year presidency, Preval now has the opportunity to reconstruct and remold the Haitian state, to raise Haitian living standards, and to create a new political culture of democracy and tolerance. The future of his country and the success of Haiti's last best chance to break its chains of poverty, desperation, and deprivation depend on the choices that he and his colleagues make in the months ahead. This book provides an agenda for Preval and his successors, one that examines Haiti's political culture - its historical legacy and what that means for future reconstruction - and many of its most critical political, economic, and social challenges
Worst of the worst : dealing with repressive and rogue nations by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Identifies and characterizes the most repressive states and singles out which are aggressive. Defines the actions constituting repression and proposes a method of measuring human rights violations, presenting an index of nation-state repressiveness. Offers a way to decide which repressive and rogue states are most deserving of strong policy attention"--Provided by publisher
Burma : prospects for a democratic future by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battling terrorism in the Horn of Africa( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the state of governance in the countries of the greater Horn of Africa region--Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, and Yemen--and discusses strategies to combat the transnational threat of terrorism, including suggestions for more effective U.S. engagement in the region"--Provided by publisher
Corruption, global security, and world order by World Peace Foundation( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses global ramifications of deeply embedded corruption by criminals and criminalized states. Explores trafficking issues--how nuclear/WMD smugglers coexist with other traffickers. Examines how corruption deprives citizens of fundamental human rights, assesses the connection between corruption and the spread of terror, and proposes remedies to reduce and contain corruption"--Provided by publisher
Mass atrocity crimes : preventing future outrages by John F. Kennedy School of Government( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What can be done to combat genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other crimes against humanity? Why aren't current measures more effective? Is there hope for the future? These and other pressing questions surrounding human security are addressed head-on in this provocative and all-too-timely book. Millions of people, particularly in Africa, face daily the prospect of death at the hands of state or state-linked forces. Although officially both the United Nations and the African Union have adopted 'Responsibility to Protect' (R2P) principles, atrocities continue. The tenets of R2P, recently cited in a UN Outcomes Document, make it clear that states have a primary responsibility to protect their citizens from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. When states cannot--or will not--protect their citizens, however, the international community must step into the breach. Why have efforts to stop horrific state-sanctioned crimes seen only limited success, despite widespread support of R2P? As this enlightening volume explains and illustrates, converting a norm into effective preventive measures remains difficult. The contributors examine the legal framework to inhibit war crimes, use of the emerging R2P norm, the role of the International Criminal Court, and new technologically sophisticated methods to gather early warnings of likely atrocity outbreaks. Together they show how mass atrocities may be anticipated, how they may be prevented, and when necessary, how they may be prosecuted"--Provided by publisher
 
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The rise of nationalism in Central Africa; the making of Malawi and Zambia, 1873-1964
Alternative Names
Robert I. Rotberg American academic

Rotberg, Robert

Rotberg, Robert Irwin 1935-

روبرت آى. روتبرغ، 1935-

Languages
English (328)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The black homelands of South Africa : the political and economic development of Bophuthatswana and KwaZuluBuilding a new AfghanistanTruth v. justice : the morality of truth commissionsFrom massacres to genocide : the media, public policy, and humanitarian crisesState failure and state weakness in a time of terrorChina into Africa : trade, aid, and influenceEnding autocracy, enabling democracy : the tribulations of southern Africa, 1960-2000Haiti renewed : political and economic prospects