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Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
volumes ; 21 x 30 cm
Green Library
Book
viii, 95 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
Book
ix, 277 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ix, 326 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
vi, 280 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
36 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
381 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xv, 222 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Tables-- Abbreviations-- Foreword-- Preface-- Acknowledgements-- 1. Introduction-- 2. Autocracy and Dissent in Colonial Congo-- 3. Cold War and Personal Rule-- 4. The Rise and Fall of the Sacred Union-- 5. The 1996-97 Rebellion and Mobutu's Fall from Power-- 6. The Anti-Kabila Revolt and Its Consequences-- 7. Summary and Conclusions-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773460348 20160527
This work traces the remote origins of Congo's current national predicament and the people's protracted quest for democracy and social justice. The first part of the book provides an account of the political history of modern Congo which sets the context for the second part, an in-depth discussion of the interplay of internal and external forces in Congo and their impact on the politics of democratic transition in the country from 1990 through early 2000s. Arguing that recent popular resistance against political dictatorship in Congo builds on a longstanding tradition, the author offers critical analysis of post-Cold War configuration of pro-democracy forces (or the appearance thereof) inside the country and at the global level, which compelled President Mobutu to inaugurate political reform in April 1990. Against this backdrop, the author assesses the roles played by the Sovereign National Conference (SNC), the transitional institutions established by the SNC, and the Sacred Union of opposition, all of which emerged during the early 1990s in response to the government's decision to lift the ban on partisan political activity. The book concludes with cautious optimism about the prospects for democracy and sustainable economic development in the post-Mobutu Congo and an overview of some of the practical steps that must be taken by the Congolese people and the global community in order to realize these objectives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773460348 20160527
Green Library
Book
79 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
393 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
v, 18 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
639 pages : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Foreword -- 1 Introduction: Contemporary Challenges and Civilizational Wellsprings -- Akmal Hussain and Muchkund Dubey -- SECTION I: DEMOCRACY -- 2 State of Democracy in India - Subhash C. Kashyap -- 3 Pakistan: Striving For Democracy - Hasan Askari Rizvi -- 4 State, Society & Democratic Futures: Challenges for Bangladesh - Imtiaz Ahmed -- 5 Deepening Democratic Structure in Sri Lanka - Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu -- 6 Reconstructing Democracy in South Asia- Rounaq Jahan and Rehman Sobhan -- SECTION II: INCLUSIVE GROWTH -- 7 Inclusive Growth in India- Muchkund Dubey and Biswajit Dhar -- 8 Strengthening Democracy through Inclusive Growth - Akmal Hussain -- 9 Beyond Minimalism of Growth with Safety Net: Is Development 'Inclusive' in Bangladesh? - Binayak Sen -- 10 Inclusive Growth in Sri Lanka - Saman Kelegama -- 11 Inclusive Growth and Policies: The South Asian Experience - Thangavel Palanivel and Fatma Gul Unal -- SECTION III: THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS -- 12 The Challenge of Global Climate Change: An Indian Perspective - Shyam Saran -- 13 Climate Change: Pakistan's Existential Challenge - Ali Tauqeer Sheikh -- 14 The Environmental Challenges in South Asia: Regional Cooperation for Adaptation Strategies - Leena Srivastava -- SECTION IV: PEACE -- 15 Persistent Inequality and the Challenges to Legitimacy and Peace Building in Pakistan - Imran Ali -- 16 Unfinished Peace in a Diverse Society: Some Thoughts on The 'Peace' Process in Sri Lanka - Sumanasiri Liyanage -- 17 South Asian Union - Kamal Hossain -- SECTION V: SOUTH ASIA'S DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE -- 18 A Regional Financial Architecture for Sustaining Asia-Pacific's Dynamism in the Post-Crisis World - Nagesh Kumar -- 19 Reform of Global And Regional Financial Architecture - Ramgopal Agarwala -- SECTION VI: RECOVERING A SHARED SENSIBILITY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE SOUTH ASIAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS -- 20 Pluralism and Diversity in South Asia - Kapila Vatsyayan -- 21 Peace, Sustainability and the Religious Other - Muhammad Suheyl Umar -- 22 Some Aspects of South Asian Cultural Traditions - M. Anisuzzaman -- SECTION VII: PERSPECTIVE ON SOUTH ASIA -- 23 Democracy and Sustainable Development - Mohamed Nasheed -- 25 Form and Substance of Democracy: Situating South Asia - T.K. Oommen -- 26 Inclusive Growth, Democracy and Sustainable Development - Ajay Chhibber -- 27 Some Reflections on Development in South Asia: Markets, Democracy, and People - Deepak Nayyar -- 28 Livelihood, Nature, and Peace: A Grihini Perspective - Ela R. Bhatt -- 29 The Story of Micro Credit : Grameen Bank and Social Business - Muhammad Yunus -- 30 The Impact of Global Warming and the Imperative of Mitigation - R.K Pachauri -- 31 Natural Disasters, Food Security, and Sustainable Development - M.S. Swaminathan -- 32 State Pathologies, Peace, and Water - Khaled Ahmed -- 33 A Vision for a South Asian Commonwealth - Abul Maal A Muhith -- About the Editor and Contributors -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198092346 20160617
This book examines in the context of South Asia, four inter related dimensions that constitute the central policy challenges of our time: consolidating democracy, confronting violent extremism, overcoming mass poverty, and addressing the challenge of climate change. These dimensions are explored at the country-specific as well as the regional level, by some of the leading scholars and eminent public figures from the region, and interconnected by the editors through a new perspective. Consolidating democracy in societies with varying degrees of hierarchical rigidity requires governments to give space to civil society and provide institutional access to the under-privileged strata of society over governance decisions that affect their life. Such empowerment requires rapid poverty reduction through inclusive growth and creation of high wage employment. Apart from currently exclusive institutional structures in the economies of South Asia, a major hurdle in achieving inclusive growth is climate change, which has a relatively greater adverse effect on the poor. Mitigation and adaptation measures in the face of climate change require regional cooperation in South Asia for joint water shed management, improved efficiency of irrigation and water use, development of heat-resistant varieties of food grains, and developing decentralized food stock silos to give quick access over food grain to the people in case of severe shortages. This requires cooperation and coordinated policy efforts among South Asian countries. The editors advocate that a prerequisite for such efforts is a new approach based on inter-state peace and cooperation that could facilitate the establishment within individual nation states of institutional links between democratic structures, development initiatives, managing violence and conserving the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198092346 20160617
Green Library
Book
xix, 235 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
340 pages ; 27 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
360 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Green Library

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