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1. Rapport d'activités. [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
volumes : color illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

2. Rapport d'activites [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
volumes
Green Library

3. Roter Morgen [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
v. ; 44 cm.
Hoover Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
116 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. The Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive and the Process of Administrative Reform 3. Reinforcing the Power of the Prime Ministerial Executive under the Second Abe 4. Westminster or Presidential? 5. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138105874 20170911
With the advent of the second Abe administration, the question of `who leads' in Japan has become much easier to answer - the Prime Minister and his executive office, backed by a substantial policy support apparatus. This rise of the `prime ministerial executive' is therefore one of the most important structural changes in Japan's political system in the post-war period. This book explains how the prime ministerial executive operates under the Abe administration and how it is contributing to Abe's unprecedented policymaking authority. It analyses how reform of central government under Prime Ministers Nakasone, Hashimoto and Koizumi has produced the necessary institutional innovations to allow the prime minister to assert a more authoritative policy leadership, turning Japan's traditional, decentralised and bottom-up politics on its head. Comparing the Westminster and presidential systems of governance and applying them to Japan's contemporary politics, the book shows that whilst elements of both can be found, neither captures the essence of the transformation involved in the rise of the prime ministerial executive. Providing a thorough analysis of power in Japanese politics, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese Politics, Comparative Politics and Asian Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138105874 20170911
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: E-government and e-governance
  • E-governance era : paradigm shifts and megatrends, Janus face of technology, digital divide, and the hype curve/hype cycle
  • Technology models and societal preferences : technology acceptance model (TAM), diffusion of innovation (DOI), and web trust
  • Scientific knowledge, technocrats, and the role of the expert
  • Open innovation, advancements in technological innovation and the impact of modern networks on participation
  • Deliberative democracy and citizen participation
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : social media and crowdsourcing
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : suggestion boxes, deliberative mini-publics, citizen review panels, deliberative polls and public meetings
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part one
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part two.
E-Governance as a field of study is relatively new when considered within the broader historical context of US democracy. The advent of the modern Internet in the early 1990s yielded new technologies that began to shift citizen expectations of how government can -- and in many cases should -- govern. Though innovations continue to emerge at a rapid pace, these technologies may be used to reinforce long-held deliberative democracy principles, including transparency, accountability and flexibility. Advances in E-Governance offers a comprehensive exploration of the role that technological innovation plays in facilitating government action and citizen participation. In this timely book, author Anthony Trotta differentiates e-governance from e-government and examines the increasingly important role social media and crowdsourcing have come to play in our democracy, and the interactions between technology, polling, voting, and outcomes. Including practical cases ranging from DMV registration to online tax filing and markers of successful implementation, Advances in E-Governance carefully addresses how the adoption and expansion of electronic platforms align with new government paradigms and looks to future trends in this rapidly expanding field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498701181 20170925
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiv, 186 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • 1. African Militaries in War, Peace and Support for Democratic Development, David J. Francis 2. The Military in Nigeria: War, peace and support for democratic governance, Oshita Oshita 3. The Rwanda Defence Force: from Genocide to Peace and Democratic Consolidation, Marco Jowell 4. Military in Uganda: war, peace and support for democratic consolidation, Eric Awich Ochen 5. Military Response to Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria: Implications for Peace, Security and Democracy in the Lake Chad Basin, Kenneth C. Omeje 6. African Solutions to Western Problems: Western-sponsored Training Programmes for African Militaries: impact on Peace and Democratic Consolidation, David Chuter 7. African Standby Force: Challenges and Opportunities for support of Democracy in Africa, Kasaija Phillip Apuuli 8. African Militaries, Security Sector Reform and Peace Dividends: a case study of Ethiopia's post-1998 Defence Reform Experience and impact on Democratic Development, Ann Fitz-Gerald, Paula MacPhee & Ian Westerman 9. Egypt: the Military in War, Peace and Democratic Development, Joseph Lansana Kormoh.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682290 20171218
This book provides a critical understanding of the emerging role of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa. This book departs from the dominant perspective which simply presents the military as an 'enemy' of democracy because of the history and legacy of unending military coup d'etats and interventions in civilian politics. In the context of Africa, the military has been blamed or largely held responsible for instigating wars, armed conflicts, political violence, poverty and underdevelopment due to bad governance and mismanagement of the state. Drawing from diverse case studies across Africa, including Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Egypt, this volume presents the argument that though the military has played a negative, and sometimes, destructive role in undermining constitutional rule and the overthrow of democratic civilian governments, the same military, now operating in a changed global environment, is making effort to support the development of democracy and democratic consolidation as well as remain subjected to civilian democratic oversight and control. Notwithstanding, the real challenge for this emerging trend of African peace militaries is the extent to which they are able to fulfil, on a predictable and consistent basis, their constitutional mandate to defend the people against 'elected autocrats' in Africa who try to use the military to perpetuate themselves in power. This work fills a critical gap in the literature and will be of much interest to students of African security and politics, peace and conflict studies, security studies and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682290 20171218
Green Library
Book
x, 134 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Death and Martyrdom in the Arab Uprisings Amira Mittermaier 1. Civics Lesson: Ambivalence, Contestation, and Curricular Change in Tunisia Joel Rozen 2. Technologies of Immortality, `Good Endings', and Martyrdom in Urban Egypt Farha Ghannam 3. To Die is Gain: Singing a Heavenly Citizenship among Egypt's Coptic Christians Carolyn M. Ramzy 4. Reckoning with the Inevitable: Death and Dying among Syrian Christians during the Uprising Andreas Bandak 5. The Martyr Pop Moment: Depoliticizing Martyrdom Daniel J. Gilman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138673922 20180115
Death lies at the beginning of the Arab uprisings, and death continues to haunt them. Most narratives about the `Arab Spring' begin with Mohammed Bouazizi, a Tunisian fruit vendor who set himself on fire. Egyptian protesters in turn referred to Khaled Said, a young man from Alexandria whom the police had beaten to death. This book places death at the centre of its engagement with the Arab uprisings, counterrevolutions, and their aftermaths. It examines martyrdom and commemoration as performative acts through which death and life are infused with meaning. Conversely, it shows how, in the making, remembering, and erasing of martyrs, hierarchies are (re)produced and possible futures are foreclosed. The contributors argue that critical anthropological engagement with death, martyrdom, and afterlife is indispensable if we want to understand the making of pasts and futures in a revolutionary present. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138673922 20180115
Green Library
Book
286 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Despite being characterized as a "nation of immigrants, " the United States has seen a long history of immigrant rights struggles. In her timely book Against the Deportation Terror, Rachel Ida Buff uncovers this multiracial history. She traces the story of the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born (ACPFB) from its origins in the 1930s through repression during the early Cold War, to engagement with "new" Latinx and Caribbean immigrants in the 1970s and early 1980s.Functioning as a hub connecting diverse foreign-born communities and racial justice advocates, the ACPFB responded to various, ongoing crises of what they called "the deportation terror." Advocates worked against repression, discrimination, detention, and expulsion in migrant communities across the nation at the same time as they supported reform of federal immigration policy. Prevailing in some cases and suffering defeats in others, the story of the ACPFB is characterized by persistence in multiracial organizing even during periods of protracted repression.By tracing the work of the ACPFB and its allies over half a century, Against the Deportation Terror provides important historical precedent for contemporary immigrant rights organizing. Its lessons continue to resonate today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439915349 20171227
Green Library
Book
152 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
443 pages ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
xx, 301 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Varying Shades of Green 2. Green Governmentality 3. Green Scare 4. Fascist Earth 5. Commonism 6. Welcome to the Dark Side of Dignity and Development 7. Urban Clear-Cutting 8. Protest Without People 9. So to Speak Afterword Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180092 20171211
In response to unprecedented environmental degradation, activists and popular movements have risen up to fight the crisis of climate change and the ongoing devastation of the earth. The environmental movement has undeniably influenced even its adversaries, as the language of sustainability can be found in corporate mission statements, government policy, and national security agendas. However, the price of success has been compromise, prompting soul-searching and questioning of the politics of environmentalism. Is it a revolutionary movement that opposes the current system? Or is it reformist, changing the system by working within it? In Birth of a New Earth, Adrian Parr argues that this is a false choice, calling for a shift from an opposition between revolution and incremental change to a renewed collective imagination. Parr insists that environmental destruction is at its core a problem of democratization and decolonization. It requires reckoning with militarism, market fundamentalism, and global inequality and mobilizing an alternative political vision capable of freeing the collective imagination in order to replace an apocalyptic mindset frozen by the spectacle of violence. Birth of a New Earth locates the emancipatory work of environmental politics in solidarities that can bring together different constituencies, fusing opposing political strategies and paradigms by working both inside and outside the prevailing system. She discusses experiments in food sovereignty, collaborative natural-resource management, and public-interest design initiatives that test new models of economic democratization. Ultimately, Parr proclaims, environmental politics is the refusal to surrender life to the violence of global capitalism, corporate governance, and militarism. This defiance can serve as the source for the birth of a new earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180092 20171211
Green Library
Book
xx, 301 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Varying shades of green
  • Green governmentality
  • Green scare
  • Fascist earth
  • Commonism
  • Welcome to the dark side of dignity and development
  • Urban clear-cutting
  • Protest without people
  • So to speak
  • Afterword.
In response to unprecedented environmental degradation, activists and popular movements have risen up to fight the crisis of climate change and the ongoing devastation of the earth. The environmental movement has undeniably influenced even its adversaries, as the language of sustainability can be found in corporate mission statements, government policy, and national security agendas. However, the price of success has been compromise, prompting soul-searching and questioning of the politics of environmentalism. Is it a revolutionary movement that opposes the current system? Or is it reformist, changing the system by working within it? In Birth of a New Earth, Adrian Parr argues that this is a false choice, calling for a shift from an opposition between revolution and incremental change to a renewed collective imagination. Parr insists that environmental destruction is at its core a problem of democratization and decolonization. It requires reckoning with militarism, market fundamentalism, and global inequality and mobilizing an alternative political vision capable of freeing the collective imagination in order to replace an apocalyptic mindset frozen by the spectacle of violence. Birth of a New Earth locates the emancipatory work of environmental politics in solidarities that can bring together different constituencies, fusing opposing political strategies and paradigms by working both inside and outside the prevailing system. She discusses experiments in food sovereignty, collaborative natural-resource management, and public-interest design initiatives that test new models of economic democratization. Ultimately, Parr proclaims, environmental politics is the refusal to surrender life to the violence of global capitalism, corporate governance, and militarism. This defiance can serve as the source for the birth of a new earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180092 20171211
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xxv, 195 pages : illustrations (some color), map (some color) ; cm
  • 1. Introduction: What Kind of Imagined Community? A Community of Voices Part I: Voice2. We, Us, Ourselves and Our Others3. We Were Always United, Except When We Were NotPart II: Dialogism 4. Things Coded in Our Genetic Memory 5. Horizons, Margins and Centers of Nation-Making in the 19th Century GeorgiaPart III: Memory Game 6. "It's a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards"7. Libri Magni or the Book that will Stop the War 8. Conclusion: Catch '83: Two Faces of the King and The Bivocal Nation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319622859 20171227
This book is about a divided nation and polarized nationhood. Its principal purpose is to examine division and polarization as forms of imagining that are configured within culture and framed by history. This is what bivocality signifies-two distinct discursive voices through which nationhood is articulated; voices that are nonetheless grounded in a culturally common symbolic field. The volume offers an ethnographically centered analysis of the ways in which Georgians make use of these voices in critical discourses of nationhood. By illuminating the cultural semantics behind these discourses, Nutsa Batiashvili offers a new constellation of conceptual terms for understanding modern forms of nationalism and nation-building in the marginal or liminal landscapes between the Orient and the Occident.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319622859 20171227
Green Library
Book
ix, 190 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction-- Laura Odasso and Gabriele Proglio.- Chapter 1: The traces of journeys and migrants' perspectives: the knots of memory and the unraveled plans-- Rosita Deluigi.- Chapter 2: "Half devil and half child": an ethnographic perspective on the treatment of migrants on their arrival in Lampedusa-- Gianluca Gatta.- Chapter 3: O Hear Us When We Cry To Thee-- Katy Budge.-Chapter 4:The colour(s) of Lampedusa-- Gaia Giuliani.- Chapter 5: A Politics of the Body as Body Politics. Re-thinking Europe's Worksites of Democracy-- Simona Wright.- Chapter 6: (Un)framing Lampedusa. Regimes of visibility and the politics of affect in Italian media representations-- Chiara Giubilaro.- Chapter 7: Connecting Shores: Libya's Colonial Ghost and Europe's Migrant Crisis in colonial and postcolonial cinematic representations-- Sandra Ponzanesi.- Chapter 8: Defragmenting visual representations of border Lampedusa: Intersubjectivity and memories from the Horn of Africa-- Gabriele Proglio.- Chapter 9: Objects, debris and memory of the Mediterranean passage: Porto M in Lampedusa-- Federica Mazzara.- Chapter 10: Nossa Senhora de Lampedosa protectress of slaves and refugees: On Mourning, Cultural Resilience and the Oniric Dimension of History-- Fabrice Dubosc.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319593296 20171227
This book analyses the European border at Lampedusa as a metaphor for visible and invisible powers that impinge on relations between Europe and Africa/Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary approach (political, social, cultural, economic and artistic), it explores the island as a place where social relations based around race, gender, sex, age and class are being reproduced and/or subverted. The authors argue that Lampedusa should be understood as a synecdoche for European borders and boundaries. Widening the classical definition of the term `border', the authors examine the different meanings assigned to the term by migrants, the local population, seafarers and associative actors based on their subjective and embodied experiences. They reveal how migration policies, international relations with African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries, and the perpetuation of new forms of colonization and imperialism entail heavy consequences for the European Union. This work will appeal to a wide readership, from scholars of migration, anthropology and sociology, to students of political science, Italian, African and cultural studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319593296 20171227
Green Library
Book
xv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Green Library
Book
x, 279 pages ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • A people's country
  • Broke and patriotic
  • Heading to Alabama and Montana
  • The last hope
  • The land of milk and honey
  • Freedom
  • Reconciling poverty and patriotism
  • An unshakeable bond.
Why are poor Americans so patriotic? They have significantly worse social benefits compared to other Western nations, and studies show that the American Dream of upward mobility is, for them, largely a myth. So why do these people love their country? Why have they not risen up to demand more from a system that is failing them? In Broke and Patriotic, Francesco Duina contends that the best way to answer these questions is to speak directly to America's most impoverished. Spending time in bus stations, Laundromats, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, public libraries, and fast food restaurants, Duina conducted over sixty revealing interviews in which his participants explain how they view themselves and their country. He masterfully weaves their words into three narratives. First, America's poor still see their country as the "last hope" for themselves and the world: America offers its people a sense of dignity, closeness to God, and answers to most of humanity's problems. Second, America is still the "land of milk and honey:" a very rich and generous country where those who work hard can succeed. Third, America is the freest country on earth where self-determination is still possible. This book offers a stirring portrait of the people left behind by their country and left out of the national conversation. By giving them a voice, Duina sheds new light on a sector of American society that we are only beginning to recognize as a powerful force in shaping the country's future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799690 20171121
Law Library (Crown)
Book
227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • A people's country
  • Broke and patriotic
  • Heading to Alabama and Montana
  • The last hope
  • The land of milk and honey
  • Freedom
  • Reconciling poverty and patriotism
  • An unshakeable bond.
Why are poor Americans so patriotic? They have significantly worse social benefits compared to other Western nations, and studies show that the American Dream of upward mobility is, for them, largely a myth. So why do these people love their country? Why have they not risen up to demand more from a system that is failing them? In Broke and Patriotic, Francesco Duina contends that the best way to answer these questions is to speak directly to America's most impoverished. Spending time in bus stations, Laundromats, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, public libraries, and fast food restaurants, Duina conducted over sixty revealing interviews in which his participants explain how they view themselves and their country. He masterfully weaves their words into three narratives. First, America's poor still see their country as the "last hope" for themselves and the world: America offers its people a sense of dignity, closeness to God, and answers to most of humanity's problems. Second, America is still the "land of milk and honey:" a very rich and generous country where those who work hard can succeed. Third, America is the freest country on earth where self-determination is still possible. This book offers a stirring portrait of the people left behind by their country and left out of the national conversation. By giving them a voice, Duina sheds new light on a sector of American society that we are only beginning to recognize as a powerful force in shaping the country's future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799690 20171121
Green Library