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viii, 174 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Contents: Introduction-- 1. Globalization, Human Rights and the Environment-- 2. Human Rights: Moral Authority and Philosophical Doubts-- 3. The Contemporary Human Rights Regime: Some Criticisms and an Alternative-- 4. Environmental Sustainability and Environmental Values-- 5. The Institutions of Sustainability: Citizenship, Democracy and Justice-- 6. Rights or Sustainability-- Rights and Sustainability?-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849808071 20160605
'Human rights and environmental sustainability have virtually unassailable legitimacy as objectives in the contemporary world. But do they work with or against each other? In this forensic dissection of the relationship between the two concepts, Kerri Woods raises the analytical bar to new heights. The result is a striking combination of intellectual sophistication and political sensitivity - not to be missed.' - Andrew Dobson, Keele University, UK. Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability challenges the assumed harmony between human rights norms and the demands of environmental sustainability, by addressing conceptual, normative, and political questions surrounding the interaction between the two. What is gained and lost by environmental theorists and activists adopting the language and institutions of human rights? Is there coherence or tension between the values of human rights and environmental sustainability? Is the idea of environmental human rights plausible, and defensible? Whereas previous studies have considered the interface between human rights and environmental sustainability on an empirical level, this pioneering book engages the theoretical and philosophical issues at stake. Given the significant environmental challenges we face, and the dominance of human rights as a normative framework, these concerns demand our attention. This timely work will appeal to scholars in the fields of environmental politics, philosophy, human rights theory and global or international ethics, as well as postgraduate students in environmental politics, and philosophy. Postgraduate students in human rights - particularly human rights theory - global or international ethics, and scholars working in environmental law or human rights law will also find this book invaluable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849808071 20160605
Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability challenges the assumed harmony between human rights norms and the demands of environmental sustainability, by addressing conceptual, normative, and political questions surrounding the interaction between the two. What is gained and lost by environmental theorists and activists adopting the language and institutions of human rights? Is there coherence or tension between the values of human rights and environmental sustainability? Is the idea of environmental human rights plausible, and defensible? Whereas previous studies have considered the interface between human rights and environmental sustainability on an empirical level, this pioneering book engages the theoretical and philosophical issues at stake. Given the significant environmental challenges we face, and the dominance of human rights as a normative framework, these concerns demand our attention. This timely work will appeal to scholars in the fields of environmental politics, philosophy, human rights theory and global or international ethics, as well as postgraduate students in environmental politics, and philosophy. Postgraduate students in human rights - particularly human rights theory - global or international ethics, and scholars working in environmental law or human rights law will also find this book invaluable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848448537 20160605
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x, 227 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Human Rights and Future People: An Introduction Gerhard Bos and Marcus Duwell PART I - Obstacles and Promises in Contemporary Human Rights Law 2. Greening Human Rights Law: A Focus on the European Convention on Human Rights Elina Pirjatanniemi 3. An Atmospheric Trust to Protect the Environment for Future Generations? Reform Options for Human Rights Law Peter Lawrence 4. Avoiding the Tragedy of Human Rights: How Complex Thought May Open the Way to Recognising Human Rights for Future Generations Emilie Gaillard 5. International Human Rights and Duties to Future Generations: The Role of an International Constitution Stephen Riley PART II - Long-term Responsibility and the Theory of Human Rights 6. Human Dignity and Intergenerational Human Rights Marcus Duwell 7. Human Rights and Threats concerning Future People: A Sufficientarian Proposal Jos Philips 8. Human Rights, Climate Change, and Sustainability Adina Preda 9. A Chain of Status: Long-term Responsibility in the Context of Human Rights Gerhard Bos PART III - Human Rights Approaches to Sustainability 10. Human Rights as a Normative Guideline for Climate Policy Michael Reder and Lukas Kohler 11. The Duties We Have to Future Generations: A Gewirthian Approach Deryck Beyleveld 12. Ecological Rights of Future Generations: A Capability Approach Rutger Claassen PART IV - Implications and Implementation 13. On Current Food Consumption and Future Generations: Is There a Moral Need to Change our Food Consumption in Order to Safeguard the Human Rights of Future Generations? Franck L.B. Meijboom 14. Climate Change and the Right to One Child Tim Meijers 15. The Institutional Representation of Future Generations Sandor Fulop 16. Human Rights, Sustainability and Future People - A Future Discussion Marcus Duwell and Gerhard Bos.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138957107 20160704
The history of human rights suggests that individuals should be empowered in their natural, political, political, social and economic vulnerabilities. States within the international arena hold each other responsible for doing just that and support or interfere where necessary. States are to protect these essential human vulnerabilities, even when this is not a matter of self-interest. This function of human rights is recognized in contexts of intervention, genocide, humanitarian aid and development. This book develops the idea of environmental obligations as long-term responsibilities in the context of human rights. It proposes that human rights require recognition that, in the face of unsustainable conduct, future human persons are exposed and vulnerable. It explores the obstacles for long-term responsibilities that human rights law provides at the level of international and national law and challenges the question of whether lifestyle restrictions are enforceable in view of liberties and levels of wellbeing typically seen as protected by human rights. The book will be of interest to postgraduates studying Human Rights, Sustainability, Law and Philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138957107 20160704
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24 p. ; 22 cm.
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v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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102 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm
  • Foreword Introduction 1. Democracy and Consensus Building Good Offices at work Democracy Human rights Rule of law 2. Economic Development International trade Trade competitiveness Debt management Reform of international institutions Enterprise and agriculture Climate change and sustainable development Maritime boundaries and natural resources 3. Public Sector Development Governance Service delivery Information and communications technologies 4. Human Development Education Health Gender HIV/AIDS 5. Young People Youth empowerment Youth centres 6. Outreach Partnerships Communication 7. Strategic Direction, Management and People Strategic direction of the Secretariat Planning, monitoring and evaluation ICT/financial management Human resources Appendices 1. The Commonwealth and its members 2. Secretariat structure and senior staff 3. Rates of contribution and programme budgets 4. Resource allocations by programme 5. Commonwealth Secretariat partners: 2007-2009 6. Commonwealth Family organisations 7. Commonwealth Secretariat published titles, July 2007- June 2009 Abbreviations The Commonwealth at 60.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849290104 20160612
This report covers the work of the 53-nation Commonwealth and its principal intergovernmental organisation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, from July 2007 to June 2009. Over these two years, the Secretariat has carried out its mandate of democracy and development in a robust manner. It has delivered expertise to governments and delivered projects with high added value. The report covers all aspects of the Commonwealth Secretariat's work including strengthening democratic systems, economic, public sector and human development, investment in young people, and partnerships with other organisations. It includes a foreword by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and is presented to Commonwealth leaders before their biennial summit in Trinidad and Tobago in November 2009.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849290104 20160612
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iii, 34 p. ; 20 cm.
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volumes ; 21 x 30 cm
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xix, 387 p. ; 24 cm.
This collection is drawn from a recent Global Political conference held to mark the centenary of the birth of Harold Innis, Canada's most important political economist. Throughout his life, Innis was concerned with topics which remain central to political ecology today, such as the link between culture and nature, the impact of humanity on the environment and the role of technology and communications. In this volume, the contributors address environmental issues which Innes was concerened with, from a contemporary, political economy perspective. They explore a wide range of themes and issues including: sustainability risk and regulation population growth planetary management. Case studies provide further insight into issues such as industrial racism, women and development and collective action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415183802 20160527
This collection addresses environmental issues from a contemporary political economy perspective. Put together in honour of Harold Innis, Canada's most important political economist, the papers explore issues which concerned him, and which continue to be central to political ecology today, such as the link between culture and nature, the impact of humanity on the environment and the role of technology and communications. Other key issues covered include: sustainability risk and regulation population growth global warming planetary management. Case studies provide further insight into issues such as industrial racism, women and development and collective action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415183819 20160528
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302 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
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xvii, 662 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
  • I. INTRODUCTION -- II. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL THEORY AS A FIELD OF INQUIRY -- A. ENGAGING TRADITIONS OF POLITICAL THOUGHT -- B. ENGAGING THE ACADEMY -- III. RETHINKING NATURE AND POLITICAL SUBJECTS -- A. NATURE, ENVIRONMENT, AND THE POLITICAL -- B. ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITY, AND BOUNDARIES -- IV. ENDS, GOALS, IDEALS -- A. SUSTAINABILITY -- B. JUSTICE, RIGHTS, AND RESPONSIBILITY -- C. FREEDOM, AGENCY, AND FLOURISHING -- V. POWER, STRUCTURES, AND CHANGE -- A. IDENTIFYING STRUCTURAL CONSTRAINTS AND POSSIBILITIES -- B. THEORIZING CITIZENSHIP, MOVEMENTS, AND ACTION.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199685271 20160619
Set at the intersection of political theory and environmental politics, yet with broad engagement across the environmental social sciences and humanities, The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory, defines, illustrates, and challenges the field of environmental political theory (EPT). Featuring contributions from distinguished political scientists working in this field, this volume addresses canonical theorists and contemporary environmental problems with a diversity of theoretical approaches. The initial volume focuses on EPT as a field of inquiry, engaging both traditions of political thought and the academy. In the second section, the handbook explores conceptualizations of nature and the environment, as well as the nature of political subjects, communities, and boundaries within our environments. A third section addresses the values that motivate environmental theorists - including justice, responsibility, rights, limits, and flourishing - and the potential conflicts that can emerge within, between, and against these ideals. The final section examines the primary structures that constrain or enable the achievement of environmental ends, as well as theorizations of environmental movements, citizenship, and the potential for on-going environmental action and change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199685271 20160619
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viii, 95 p. ; 25 cm.
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12. Globalization review [2005 - ]

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30 cm.
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x, 358 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Towards a corrupt free sustainable development and challenges for good governance and prosperity in Nigeria / Anyim Pius Anyim
  • Welcome address presented at the Mid-Term International Conference organised by International Political Science Association (IPSA) RC4 in association with Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) Awka, with the support of African Centre for Democratic Governance (AFRIGOV) / Pita Ejiofor
  • Key note address / R.B. Jain
  • Channeling greed towards the public interest / Stuart Nagel
  • Public service ethics in Nigeria's local government system / Remi Aiyede
  • Capitalist ethos and counter corruption policies in Nigeria / Okonete Ekanem
  • Social security question and corruption in Nigeria / Ifeanyi Onyeonoru and Emmanuel A. Fayankinnu
  • Tackling corruption in public services : the prospects for India in the 21st century / Rajalakshmi Mishra
  • Public sector (mis)management and the quest for good governance in Nigeria : the case of the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) / Antonia T. Simbine
  • Emerging paradigms, prognosis, and sustainable development : the case of privatization in developing societies / Godwin Onu
  • Internalizing effectiveness and accountability for the public good : strategic choices for public sector bureaucracies in Africa / Festus C. Nze and Anayo Nkamnebe
  • Ethical measures for efficient and corruption free public administration in Nigeria : a critical appraisal / William Ehwarieme
  • Bureaucratic corruption and anti-corruption strategies in Nigeria, 1976-2001 / Kunle Ajayi
  • Corruption and the political economy of sustainability transition in Africa / Obidimma, I.O. Onyemelukwe
  • The Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and the quest for the sanitization of the public service in Nigeria : an exploration of its feasibility / Nuhu O. Yaqub
  • Forms and incidence of corruption in the present day dispensation in Nigeria : implications for counselling / C.A. Nwankwo
  • Combating corruption in India : the role of civil society / Sunil Sondhi
  • Good governance and economic liberalisation : the reform of public enterprises in India / Sandeep Shastri
  • Administrative regime for corruption free sustainable development : a study in the context of liberalization policy in the Rajasthan State, India / P.S. Bhatnagar
  • Corruption and productivity in the public services of Third World countries : the challenge of good governance in Nigeria / Onyema Nnadozie
  • Mediating encounters : corruption and the Nigerian state / Musa Abutudu
  • Public policy and accountability factor in the implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) scheme in Nigeria / C.C. Okeke
  • The phenomenon of corruption and the challenges of democratic consolidation in Nigeria : a prognosis / Emmanuel O. Ojo
  • Impact of democratization on the public bureaucracy in Nigeria : a study of recruitment and promotion in the civil service of Anambra State / Okechukwu Ibeanu, Franca Epueke, and Francis Ikenga
  • Corruption and socio-political development in Nigeria : causes and solutions / Mike Oddih
  • Values and ethics of public responsibility / E.A. Egboh.
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ix, 277 pages ; 22 cm
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x, 149 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Preface-- Introduction-- A Visionary for Our Time-- The Forging of His Conscience-- Satyagraha, American-style-- Prison -- His Monastery & University-- Marriage & the Movement-- Toward an Economics of Peace-- New Roots for Economics-- Threshold in the Berkshires-- Endnotes-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865716155 20160604
Bigger has turned out not to be better. Servicing the global economy has exacted a heavy toll in the erosion of our communities and the destruction of our environment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that the way forward looks a lot like the way back-back to strong local economies; back to resilient, tight-knit communities; back to the land and work that is real. As we chart our course through these uncertain times, we are hungry for inspiration. Robert Swann was a self-taught economist, a tireless champion of decentralism, and the father of the relocalization movement. A conscientious war resistor imprisoned for his beliefs, Bob Swann engaged in lifelong nonviolent direct action against war, racism, and economic inequity. His legacy is a vision of a life-affirming, alternative economy of peace founded on innovations in land and monetary reform. Swann's story is also the untold history of decentralism in the United States. He associated with a constellation of vital, intelligent, independent authors and activists, and ultimately co-founded the Schumacher Society based on the philosophies of Small Is Beautiful author E. F. Schumacher. Swann forged tools to build productive, resilient local and regional economies. Now as global industrial civilization flails in the throes of ecological and economic crisis, Swann's working innovations are at the ready to help neighborhoods, local entrepreneurs, and willing communities rebuild at appropriate scales. Stephanie Mills is an author, teacher, practicing bioregionalist, and fellow of the Post-Carbon Institute. She has written numerous books, including Whatever Happened to Ecology?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865716155 20160604
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164 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Rethinking the Third World-- neo-realism-- critical theory-- environmental/ecological philosophies and security-- engaging with other fields and disciplines-- security and development-- security and sustainable development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781855675384 20160527
Security has long been a central organizing concept of international relations. Until the 1980s, students of the discipline understood its simple essence in terms of arms races and balances of power. However, the issues have changed considerably in the 1990s, and this text aims to help students understand these changes. Many attempts have been made to redefine the concept, leading to a proliferation of terms such as true security, global security, common security and environmental security, but there has been little precision associated with the use of these terms which have often been used in confusing and contradictory ways. In attempting to help students deal with the confusion, this book seeks to outline the theoretical tools at the disposal of students for their own rethinking of security. These tools offer innovative ways of looking at a central concept of the discipline. It outlines some of these alternatives in the context of the third world, which, it is argued, has been neglected by the traditional conceptualization of security.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781855675384 20160527
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xxxviii, 548 p. ; 24 cm.
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vi, 62 p. ; 28 cm.
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ix, 326 p. ; 22 cm.
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vi, 280 p. ; 21 cm.
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