Tag: Nations

The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Treaties


Simon Chesterman, David M. Malone, Santiago Villalpando, "The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Treaties"
English | 2019 | pages: 737 | ISBN: 0190947845 | PDF | 4,2 mb
The United Nations is a vital part of the international order. Yet this book argues that the greatest contribution of the UN is not what it has achieved (improvements in health and economic development, for example) or avoided (global war, say, or the use of weapons of mass destruction). It is, instead, the process through which the UN has transformed the structure of international law to expand the range and depth of subjects covered by treaties. This handbook offers the first sustained analysis of the UN as a forum in which and an institution through which treaties are negotiated and implemented. Chapters are written by authors from different fields, including academics and practitioners; lawyers and specialists from other social sciences (international relations, history, and science); professionals with an established reputation in the field; younger researchers and diplomats involved in the negotiation of multilateral treaties; and scholars with a broader view on the issues

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Free Speech, Religion and the United Nations The Political Struggle to Define International Free Speech Norms


Heini í Skorini, "Free Speech, Religion and the United Nations: The Political Struggle to Define International Free Speech Norms "
English | ISBN: 0367234807 | 2019 | 268 pages | EPUB | 931 KB
This book explores the political struggle to interpret and define the meaning, the scope and the implications of human rights norms in general and freedom of expression in particular.

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Transforming the United Nations System Designs for a Workable World


United Nations, "Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World"
English | ISBN: 9280812300 | 2013 | 460 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
Global problems require global solutions. However, the United Nations, as presently constituted, is incapable of addressing many global problems effectively. One nation-one vote decision-making in most UN agencies fails to reflect the distribution of power in the world at large, while the allocation of power in the Security Council is both unfair and anachronistic. Hence, nations are reluctant to endow the UN with the authority and the resources it needs. This book is rooted in the proposition that the design of decision-making systems greatly affects their legitimacy and effectiveness. It proposes numerous systemic improvements, largely through weighted voting formulae that balance the needs of shareholders and stakeholders in diverse UN agencies. It indicates ways by which the interests of regions can supplement those of nations and by which the voices of non-governmental organizations and ordinary citizens can also be heard. In numerous contexts, it promotes meritocracy and gender equity.

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Faces in the Forest First Nations Art Created on Living Trees


Michael D. Blackstock, "Faces in the Forest: First Nations Art Created on Living Trees"
English | 2001 | pages: 257 | ISBN: 0773522565 | PDF | 22,3 mb
In Faces in the Forest Michael Blackstock, a forester and an artist, takes us into the sacred forest, revealing the mysteries of carvings, paintings, and writings done on living trees by First Nations people. Blackstock details this rare art form through oral histories related by the Elders, blending spiritual and academic perspectives on Native art, cultural geography, and traditional ecological knowledge. Faces in the Forest begins with a review of First Nations cosmology and the historical references to tree art. Blackstock then takes us on a metaphorical journey along the remnants of trading and trapping trails to tree art sites in the Gitxsan, Nisga’a, Tlingit, Carrier, and Dene traditional territories, before concluding with reflections on the function and meaning of tree art, its role within First Nations cosmology, and the need for greater respect for all of our natural resources. This fascinating study of a haunting and little-known cultural phenomenon helps us to see our forests with new eyes.

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The Welfare of Nations


James Bartholomew, "The Welfare of Nations"
English | ISBN: 1939709911 | 2016 | 450 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
Welfare states have spread across the globe, transforming modern civilization. But the take-over is often going badly. In Marseilles, armed drug gangs dominate the social housing estates. In America, an outstandingly wealthy country, 45 million people are dependent on food stamps. In Britain, the NHS has one of the worst records for cancer care in the advanced world. Many countries are collecting more than ever in taxes but managing to get deeper into debt because of their burgeoning welfare states. All around the world, culture is being damaged by welfare state dependency while governments become more and more like Big Brother, telling us what we must do.

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