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Thompson, Andrew S. (Andrew Stuart) 1975-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 4,209 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor
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Most widely held works by Andrew S Thompson
Haiti : hope for a fragile state( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Haiti: Hope for a Fragile State sheds light on the varied and complex roots of the current crisis, dispels misperceptions, and suggests that the situation in Haiti, despite evidence to the contrary, is not completely desperate. Inspired by a 2005 conference co-hosted by the University of Waterloo's Centre for Foreign Policy, the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), this book brings together diverse perspectives on development, the military, history, NGOs, and politics and discusses the peace-building efforts of the past, suggesting ways to move forward to make Haiti a strong state."--Jacket
Critical mass : the emergence of global civil society by James W. St. G Walker( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Public concern about inequitable economic globalization has revealed the demand for citizen participation in global decision making. Civil society organizations have taken up the challenge, holding governments and corporations accountable for their decisions and actions, and developing collaborative solutions to the dominant problems of our time. Critical Mass: The Emergence of Global Civil Society offers a unique mixture of experience and analysis by the leaders of some of the most influential global civil society organizations and respected academics who specialize in this field of study."--Jacket
Fixing Haiti : MINUSTAH and beyond by Jorge Heine( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Haiti may well be the only country in the Americas with a last name. References to the land of the 'black Jacobins' are almost always followed by the phrase 'the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere'. To that dubious distinction, on 12 January 2010 Haiti added another, when it was hit by the most devastating natural disaster in the Americas, a 7.0 Richter scale earthquake. More than 220,000 people lost their lives and much of its vibrant capital, Port-au-Prince, was reduced to rubble. Since 2004, the United Nations has been in Haiti through MINUSTAH, in an ambitious attempt to help Haiti raise itself by its bootstraps. This effort has now acquired additional urgency. Is Haiti a failed state? Does it deserve a Marshall-plan-like programme? What will it take to address the Haitian predicament? In this book, some of the world's leading experts on Haiti examine the challenges faced by the first black republic, the tasks undertaken by the United Nations, and the new role of hemispheric players like Argentina, Brazil and Chile, as well as that of Canada, France and the United States"--Page 4 of cover
In defence of principles : NGOs and human rights in Canada by Andrew S Thompson( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 9/11 and the onset of the "war on terror," the principal challenge confronting liberal democracies has been to balance freedom with security and individual with collective rights. In Defence of Principles sheds new light on the evolution of human rights norms in liberal democracies by charting the activism of four NGOs -- the Canadian Council of Churches, Canadian Jewish Congress, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and Amnesty International Canada -- on issues of refugee rights, hate speech, and the death penalty. This activism often includes the use of difficult, often controversial legal cases on as platforms to assert human rights principles and shape judicial policy-making. Although human rights principles are often spoken of in absolute terms, this book reminds us that they are never certain -- even in countries that have a vibrant civil society, a long tradition of rule of law, and a judiciary that possesses the constitutional authority to engage in judicial review. The struggles of these NGOs reveal not only the fragility but also the resilience of ideas about rights in liberal democracies. --Publisher's description
On the side of the angels : Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights by Andrew Thompson( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it comes to upholding human rights both at home and abroad, many Canadians believe that we have always been 'on the side of the angels'. This book tells the story of Canada's contributions--both good and bad--to the development and advancement of international human rights law at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) from 1946 to 2006. In it, Canada's reputation is examined through its involvement in a number of contentious human rights issues--political, civil, racial, women's, and Indigenous. An in-depth historical overview of six decades of Canadian engagement within the UN human rights system, this book offers new insights into the nuances, complexities, and contradictions of Canada's human rights policies."--
Responding to disaster : neglected dimensions of preparedness and their consequences by Andrew S Thompson( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of intervention : Haiti, human rights, and the influence of the international community, 1957-1994 by Andrew S Thompson( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1957 to 1994, the various governments of Haiti have for the most part practiced autocratic and oppressive means of maintaining order. With the exception of a brief ten month period from December 1990 to October 1991 in which the democratically elected Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide was president, state-sponsored violence, arbitrary arrests and torture, and censorship were all consistent fixtures within the political system. Outside Haiti, the international community looked upon these regimes' human rights violations with disfavour, yet was rarely willing to act in order to ameliorate the situation
In defence of principles : NGOs, human rights and the Supreme Court of Canada, 1985-1992 by Andrew S Thompson( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Executive summary( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Critical mass the emergence of global civil society( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fixing Haiti : MINUSTAH and beyond : Conclusion by Jorge Heine( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Haiti hope for a fragile state( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Haiti's Governance Challenges and the International Community : Introduction by Jorge Heine( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Haiti : hope for a fragile state
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Critical mass : the emergence of global civil societyFixing Haiti : MINUSTAH and beyondIn defence of principles : NGOs and human rights in CanadaCritical mass the emergence of global civil society
Alternative Names
Thompson, Andrew

Thompson, Andrew S. 1975-

Thompson, Andrew Stuart 1975-

Languages
English (64)