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(Un)thinking Citizenship Feminist Debates in Contemporary South Africa


(Un)thinking Citizenship: Feminist Debates in Contemporary South Africa By Amanda Gouws (editor)
2005 | 296 Pages | ISBN: 1138246573 | PDF | 18 MB
The study of citizenship in the context of South Africa implicitly challenges the rights-based democracy in South Africa, while literature regarding women and citizenship has greatly contributed to a new understanding of citizenship. Locally, many global processes are reproduced in the discourse of rights-claiming, issues of institutional representation, bodily integrity in the face of violence, and care in the face of a lack of care. This volume takes the debate of citizenship in South Africa in a more theoretical and empirical direction while engaging with knowledge produced elsewhere in the world. As part of the Gender in a Local/Global World series, it investigates the making of gendered citizenship, institutionalization of gender politics, the state of gendered policy making, local citizenship, rights, the women’s movement, gendered violence, as well as citizenship and the body.

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Child Poverty, Youth (Un)Employment, and Social Inclusion


Maria Petmesidou, "Child Poverty, Youth (Un)Employment, and Social Inclusion "
English | ISBN: 3838210026 | 2016 | 200 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
Worldwide child and youth poverty remain the biggest barrier to achieving a better life in adulthood. Progress in lifting children out of poverty in the last decades has been slow and limited in the developing world, while the recent global economic crisis has exacerbated child poverty, youth unemployment, and social exclusion in many developed countries. This book critically examines the long-term consequences of growing up poor, the close linkages between deprivation and human rights violations in childhood and adolescence, and their effects on labor market entry and future career in a number of developing and developed countries. Drawing on multiple disciplinary perspectives, it makes a forceful case for the eradication of child poverty to take center stage in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Selected Chinese Cases on the UN Sales Convention (CISG) Vol. 1


Selected Chinese Cases on the UN Sales Convention (CISG) Vol. 1 by Peng Guo
English | PDF | 2022 | 397 Pages | ISBN : 3662652498 | 3.9 MB
This book focuses on Chinese cases on the CISG decided by Chinese courts of all levels, mainly from 1990 to 2005. During this period, the number of cases grew gradually. The total number of cases remained low, the reasons of which might be the following: parties were not familiar with the CISG hence decided to opt out of it; the case collection and report systems in China at that time were not as developed as now rendering many cases inaccessible.

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The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping


Peter Nadin, "The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping "
English | ISBN: 1138686867 | 2018 | 320 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
This edited volume provides a detailed and nuanced analysis of UN peacekeeping and the use of force, to inform a better understanding of the complex and interconnected issues at stake for the UN community. Peacekeeping is traditionally viewed as a largely passive military activity, governed by the principles of impartiality, consent, and the minimum use of force. Today, most large UN Peacekeeping Operations are only authorized to use force in defence of their mandates and to protect civilians under imminent threat of physical violence.

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The UN Military Staff Committee Recreating a Missing Capacity


Alexandra Novosseloff, "The UN Military Staff Committee: Recreating a Missing Capacity "
English | ISBN: 113804220X | 2018 | 160 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
The UN Military Staff Committee is a misunderstood organ, and never really worked as it was initially envisaged. This book charts its historic development as a means to explain the continuous debate about the reactivation of the Military Staff Committee and, more generally, the unsatisfied need for the Security Council to have a military advisory body so that it does not only depend on the Secretariat to make its decisions on military and security affairs.

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Trade Interests and UN Funding


Pawel Gmyrek, "Trade Interests and UN Funding "
English | ISBN: 0367545624 | 2021 | 174 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
This book examines a particular type of donor behavior – known as country earmarking of contributions – which occurs within the voluntary financing system of the United Nations.

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