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University of Iowa International Programs

Works: 14 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 66 library holdings
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Classifications: JQ2720.A56, 320.967
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Domestic and international environmental policy in Mexico : compounding issues for the marine environment by Blake R Rupe( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico is home to almost 2.9 million square kilometers of land and water surface area that is affected by water pollution and environmental degradation. While geographically more prevalent to pollution threats as well as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, it is important to coordinate the management and regulation of coastal zones effectively to safeguard these ecosystem from degradation. However, because of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, nations view the problem of living resources and their management as a national priority instead of an international cooperation initiative. Mexico's fragmented, overlapping, and sometimes corrupt domestic institutions for environmental policy yield ineffective and inadequate pollution control, a result of which is a high level of marine debris presence on the coasts, as evidenced by a recent study in Veracruz, Veracruz. This marine debris, the most abundant of which is composed of plastics, is detrimental to marine life, leading to death, starvation, debilitation, reduced quality of life and lowered reproductive performance. While several avenues are being explored to mitigate marine debris in the environment, such as decreasing knowledge gaps, increasing pollution prevention measures, and education, degradation issues have compounded globally, revealing a clear picture of inadequate international regulation and convention. A stricter Mexican national regulatory system that incorporates private and public waste management organizations to incentivize and facilitate waste cleanup is needed to improve the health of the global ocean
Five monographs on decentralization and democratization in sub-Saharan Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International accents( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican refugees in Canada post-NAFTA and the effects of immigration and refugee policy reforms : 1994-2012 by Emma Therese Hashman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Canada and Mexican relations have not been written about in much length past Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) recruiting Mexican laborers. In recent years, migration from Mexico to Canada has increased at an exponential rate. The most significant and notable increase has been in the number of refugee claims from Mexicans wanting to seek asylum in Canada. It is found that Canada is the number one destination for Mexican refugees, while Canada accepts their claims at an alarmingly low rate compared to claims from other nations, even in Latin America. I argue the reason Mexicans chose Canada to claim refugee status is Canada's long history of an open immigration policy and especially their economic and temporary labor agreements with Canada. These policies give the impression to Mexicans they are very much welcome in Canada. This is proved to be untrue when Canada changed their immigration and refugee policies in response, specifically, to the overwhelming number of Mexican refugee claims
The University of Iowa Center for International and Comparative Studies : [calendar] by University of Iowa( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Human trafficking in the Russian Federation : an examination of the anti-trafficking efforts of the federal government, non-governmental organizations and the International Organization for Migration by Jennifer Ann Hartl( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper examines human trafficking operations in the Russian Federation as well as the efforts of the Russian government, non-governmental organizations, and the International Organization for Migration to prevent trafficking, prosecute traffickers, and provide assistance to survivors of trafficking. Russia has made considerable efforts in the past nineteen years to become a key economic player on the global stage. However, government corruption and an economy propped up by corporations entangled in the buying, selling, and exploitaiton of human beings undermines the pursuit of Great Power status. Field research conducted in Moscow in 2009 revealed that government efforts to combat human trafficking in Russia currently fall short thereby perpetuating a cycle of human trafficking, corruption, organized crime, and poverty
Iowa international papers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tips for students studying abroad( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assessing the current state of government and community influence on anti-child trafficking efforts in the north west region of Cameroon, Africa by Emily Nicole Anna Lewis( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Human trafficking affects every country in the world regardless of a country's history, laws, economic status, anti-trafficking efforts, or religious beliefs. Trafficking in persons has largely resulted from mass globalization during the 20th century. Human trafficking is a violation of the most fundamental human rights and must be addressed in a critical way in order to protect and prevent further trafficking. Child trafficking is one aspect of the trafficking of persons which fundamentally violates the rights of children. Child trafficking and exploitation is currently plaguing many countries including The Republic of Cameroon. Both the practices to combat trafficking and progress trafficking are evident with reference to the government of Cameroon and Cameroonian society. The objective of this project is to identify and explain how the government of Cameroon and its citizens are both combating and progressing child trafficking and exploitation
Crossing borders : from Iowa to Argentina : a cross-cultural training program for business professionals by Lindsey Lea Schneckloth( )

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

A cross-cultural training program for business professionals originating from Iowa that may work in Argentina or with individuals that do or are from there
NGOs in China : effectively navigating supply and demand by Jodie Nicole Klein( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

China has experienced incredible growth in the number of nongovernmental organizations (NGO) that occupy civil society. These organizations came forth at a time of rapid economic and political change. Instead of being given a supportive legal path for their work, NGOs have had to navigate the supply and demand factors in their specific situation in order to flourish. The demand side factors chiefly consist of matters pertaining to the need an NGO is meeting; and supply side factors pertain to an NGO's ability to create infrastructure to support their organization, including both the space in society to function and the processes necessary to fund their operation. By understanding the supply and demand side factors of the third sector, NGOs are able to achieve effectiveness in a variety of different capacities. In the current regulatory framework, many of these capacities are not entirely legal, but NGOs continue to find ways to make these arrangements work. Intermediary NGOs are a special type of NGO that positions itself to benefit both the donor and the beneficiary and help both overcome some of the challenges presented by the difficult regulatory environment. In doing this, intermediary NGOs fulfill a special role in meeting supply and demand in the third sector and can propose many useful solutions for philanthropy in China today
Europeanization in the European Union : the case of Portugal during the sovereign debt crisis by Alia Chanel Gant( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 2009 the sovereign debt crisis started in the European Union. Every member state was involved in the financial turmoil, in particular Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain. Why were these countries effected more so? Were they still committed to core ideas of the European Union? This paper will review this topic through the perspective of Portugal. Being a former colonial power, once having an authoritative government, and now a full-fledged member of the European Union, Portugal has a unique story to tell about the crisis at hand. This paper will evaluate different European Union principles involving gender equality, tertiary education, politics, and economics while comparing how Portugal ranks in Europeanization to the European Union specifically during the sovereign debt crisis. This paper will conclude by summarizing these topics, analyzing triumphs and setbacks, and hypothesizing Portugal's future in regard to their Europeanization of European Union standards and the current sovereign debt crisis the country faces today
Coffee volunteering grounded in tourism : online journals reveal volunteer rationale by Kimberly Ann Tranel( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis explains the emergence of volunteer tourism. By utilizing both a personal experience of volunteer tourism and comparing it to similar experiences described in online Blogs, several preliminary conclusions were made. For comparisons, the motivations, living conditions, and relationships formed for all volunteer tourists were similar. The major findings indicate that further research on the written blogs of volunteer tourists will enable research to understand the lasting impacts of volunteer tourism on both the host and the volunteers
Occasional papers( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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