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Whittaker, David J. 1925-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 269 publications in 1 language and 11,240 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Bibliography  History  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Bibliographies  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other
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Most widely held works about David J Whittaker
 
Most widely held works by David J Whittaker
Conflict and reconciliation in the contemporary world by David J Whittaker( )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 2,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World gives a concise, original and multi-faceted introduction to the study of modern conflict situations. Using eight case- studies, from four continents: Yugoslavia, Israel, Northern Ireland, South Africa, El Salvador, Cambodia, Cyprus and Afghanistan, it includes discussion on: * threatened regional peace and security * cycles of internal discord, population displacement and violence * controversy over causes, progress and resolution * the value of external mediation, enforcement or intervention such as sanctions or "punishments" * means, timing and permanence of reconciliation
United Nations in the contemporary world by David J Whittaker( )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after the creation of the UN, vigorous debate continues as to its limitations and possibilities. David J. Whittaker offers a concise critical analysis of the UN as a world organization and considers how it works and what reforms are desirable and feasible. Exploring the nature of the UN as a regime in contemporary international relations, Whittaker considers its changing terms of reference and includes a series of case studies to illustrate its multifaceted activities--peacekeeping, arms control, aid for refugees--and the complex issues associated with developing nations and global urbanization
United Nations in action by David J Whittaker( )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse af FN's initiativer, deres fordele og begrænsninger
Asylum seekers and refugees in the contemporary world by David J Whittaker( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The issue of asylum seekers and refugees is one of the most talked about subjects in contemporary politics, fuelled by extensive coverage in the media. David J. Whittaker's book provides a balanced introduction to this very controversial subject." "Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Contemporary World discusses the international as well as national implications of the issue, looking at the way different governments have dealt with it. Taking a number of case studies, for example Palestinian, Afghan and Iraqi refugees, Whittaker cuts through the emotive language to give an objective introduction to the subject. The book looks in detail at the issue as it has affected Britain and Europe in particular, as well as including material on the UN and its response to the refugee 'problem'."--BOOK JACKET
The terrorism reader by David J Whittaker( Book )

56 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Terrorism Reader explores all the aspects of terrorism, from its definition, its psychological and sociological effects, legal and ethical issues to counter-terrorism. A series of 12 case studies illustrate the growth and variety of terrorism
Terrorists and terrorism in the contemporary world by David J Whittaker( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terrorists and Terrorism in the Contemporary World surveys this topical and complex subject. The book concentrates on the terrorists themselves and their psychology in an historical context." "Focusing on a variety of both prominent and less notorious terrorist groups the author encourages readers to think about the mindset, motivation and tactics of terrorists. He also discusses the lines of thought linking contemporary and leading terrorists of the last 30 years." "David J. Whittaker analyses examples of terrorists working as individuals, such as Timothy McVeigh, and those working in groups, such as al-Qaida, over the last two or three decades. He goes on to discuss the problems of countering these terrorists and possible future forms that terrorism might take."--Jacket
Terrorism : understanding the global threat by David J Whittaker( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The September 11th attacks on the United States pushed terrorism to the forefront of the international agenda. But as President Bush quickly discovered, this complex global phenomenon defies easy definition." "Onlookers, victims, responsible authorities: each have a different idea of what terrorism means. Those dubbed terrorists by the authorities rarely recognize the term as a description of themselves. Dedicated to a cause or belief, the end is argued to justify the means." "Despite the growing incidence of terrorist acts - some 80,000 perpetrated by more than sixty groups in the last three decades - counter-measures have been piecemeal and ineffective." "The complexity and amount of information is bewildering. Isolating the key issues, David J. Whittaker provides a layman's guide to the worldwide spread of terrorism."--Jacket
Studies in Mormon history, 1830-1997 : an indexed bibliography by James B Allen( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter-terrorism and human rights by David J Whittaker( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ever-present threat of terrorism and the growing human-rights backlash against anti-terrorist policies are becoming ever more significant on the international stage. Constant media-coverage and public concern have characterised the debate over the last ten years. This book is a fair and objective assessment of counter-terrorist policy and human rights worldwide, and covers a wide breadth of international material. While raising key questions for reader consideration, this book aims for straight-forward consideration, leaving polemic to the reader
Mining the American West : a bibliographical guide to printed materials on American mining frontiers in the British Library by David J Whittaker( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This bibliography provides a basic guide to the printed materials on this important topic in American history as reflected in the holdings of the British Library"--Preface
Mormon Americana : a bibliographical guide to printed material in the British Library relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by David J Whittaker( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining the West : a guide to printed materials in the British Library on the literature of the American West by British Library( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighter for peace : Philip Noel-Baker, 1889-1982 by David J Whittaker( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States government policies toward Native Americans, 1787-1990 : a guide to materials in the British Library by David J Whittaker( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact and legacy of educational sloyd : head and hands in harness by David J Whittaker( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originating in Finland in eighteen-sixty-five, Educational Sloyd used handicrafts practised in schools to promote educational completeness through the interdependence of the mind and body. These radical ideas spread throughout Europe and America and had a significant impact on the early development of manual training, manual arts, industrial education and technical education. Today it is generally acknowledged that Educational Sloyd laid the foundations of modern technological education. This book traces the development of Sloyd from its conception by Uno Cygnaeus and the first Sloyd school founded by Otto Salomon, to its enthusiastic take up in Scandinavia and beyond. It examines the debates and controversy which surround the Sloyd system, and considers the transition from 'hands-on' craft work to concepts of educational technology. Finally, the investigation reveals the lasting legacy of the ideas and practice of Sloyd education, and how it continues to influence educational technology. Included in the book: - the foundations of Educational Sloyd - debates, controversy and rival factions - key case studies in Finland and Iceland - the lasting legacy of Sloyd education. This fascinating and comprehensive historical exploration will be of interest to scholars and researchers in the areas of educational technology, comparative education and the history of education"--
The international impact and legacy of educational sloyd : head and hands in harness by David J Whittaker( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originating in Finland in eighteen-sixty-five, Educational Sloyd used handicrafts practised in schools to promote educational completeness through the interdependence of the mind and body. These radical ideas spread throughout Europe and America and had a significant impact on the early development of manual training, manual arts, industrial education and technical education. Today it is generally acknowledged that Educational Sloyd laid the foundations of modern technological education. This book traces the development of Sloyd from its conception by Uno Cygnaeus and the first Sloyd
The Iceland watch : portrait of a country that thinks outwards and forwards by David J Whittaker( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a population of just 329,000 (barely more than Nottingham), Iceland is the most thinly-populated country in Europe, and 80% of it is uninhabited. Despite this, in the 1100 years since humans first settled there, the Icelanders have built a remarkably resourceful, diverse and robust community - and they have never had to go to war. In fact, in 2013 the United Nations ranked Iceland the 13th most developed country in the world
Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart by David Whittaker( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication in 1958 "Things fall apart" has won global critical acclaim. Offering an insight into African culture, this is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters
A guide to Belgium for school visits by David J Whittaker( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terrorism reader( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Terrorism Reader explores all the aspects of terrorism from its definition, psychological and sociological effects, legal and ethical issues to counter-terrorism. In a particularly original way, this reader illustrates the growth and variety of terrorism with a series of thirteen case-studies from four continents including: al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden, and the Taliban, ETA and Spain, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Shining Path in Peru, the Liberation Tigers in Sri Lanka, the IRA and UFF in Northern Ireland, and the Quaddafi Regime in Libya."--BOOK JACKET
 
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United Nations in the contemporary world
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United Nations in the contemporary worldUnited Nations in actionAsylum seekers and refugees in the contemporary worldThe terrorism readerTerrorists and terrorism in the contemporary worldTerrorism : understanding the global threatStudies in Mormon history, 1830-1997 : an indexed bibliographyCounter-terrorism and human rights
Alternative Names
Whittaker, D. J. 1925-

Whittaker, D. J. 1925-2017

Whittaker, D. J. 1925- (David J.)

Whittaker, D. J. (David J.), 1925-

Whittaker, David 1925-2017

Whittaker, David J.

Whittaker, David J. 1925-...

Whittaker, David John, 1925-

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English (255)