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Global Environmentalism and Local Politics
Global Environmentalism and Local Politics (November 2003)
Transnational Advocacy Networks in Brazil, Ecuador, and India
Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues - Author

Examines the internal politics of transnational environmental advocacy networks.

What is the role played by local organizations in transnational environmental advocacy networks? Global Environmentalism and Local Politics revisits this question by looking at transnational environmental activism in Brazil, Ecuador, and India. Rodrigues investigates the internal politics of these networks, focusing on their intern...(Read More)
 
 
Leapfrogging Development?
Leapfrogging Development? (August 1999)
The Political Economy of Telecommunications Restructuring
J. P. Singh - Author

Examines how developing countries have restructured their telecommunications in order to "leapfrog" or accelerate development.

Telecommunications restructurings are now seen as important barometers in the shift among developing countries toward market-based economies. They are often posited as helping developing countries "leapfrog," or accelerate their pace of development, and "connect" with the world economy. This book shows t...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of International Health
The Politics of International Health (October 1998)
The Children's Vaccine Initiative and the Struggle to Develop Vaccines for the Third World
William Muraskin - Author

Presents the history of the Children's Vaccine Initiative, examining its successes and failures in promoting the development of both new and improved vaccines for the Third World.

Tracing the history of the Children's Vaccine Initiative (CVI), this book examines its successes and failures in promoting the development of both new and improved vaccines for the Third World. The CVI has achieved many successes, including mak...(Read More)
 
 
Zones of Peace in the Third World
Zones of Peace in the Third World (September 1998)
South America and West Africa in Comparative Perspective
Arie M. Kacowicz - Author

Provides a critique and an extention of the "democratic peace" theory by focusing on the regional level and by offering alternative explanations for the maintenance of democratic and non-democratic "zones of peace."

International relations scholars have traditionally focused on explaining war rather than peace, resulting in the concept of peace being understudied and underemphasized. This book in contrast explains the m...(Read More)
 
 
Ecological Policy and Politics in Developing Countries
Ecological Policy and Politics in Developing Countries (April 1998)
Economic Growth, Democracy, and Environment
Uday Desai - Editor

Examines in depth the ecological problems, policies, and politics of ten major developing countries.


The interconnectedness of the global environment and finiteness of the earth's natural resources require an increased understanding of environmental and natural-resource policy and politics in countries around the world. This is especially true of industrializing countries where widespread ecological disturbances and rapid exploitat...(Read More)
 
 
Images of Women in Maharashtrian Society
Images of Women in Maharashtrian Society (January 1998)
Anne Feldhaus - Editor

Explores the conditions of women's lives in the modern state and traditional region of Maharashtra.

This volume, a companion to Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion (SUNY Press, 1996), approaches more closely the realities of women's lives. Using historical documents from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and photographs, interviews, and conversations from the twentieth, the book constr...(Read More)
 
 
C.L.R. James
C.L.R. James (November 1995)
A Political Biography
Kent Worcester - Author

A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.

"This biography is an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to understand the extraordinary life and work of C. L. R. James. It is thoroughly researched, based on primary sources as well as a very wide range of secondary materials, and a careful, subtle reading of James'prolific writings; yet it ...(Read More)
 
 
Hegemony and Strategies of Transgression
Hegemony and Strategies of Transgression (April 1995)
Essays in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
E. San Juan Jr. - Author

This book offers a radical, "Third World" approach to current debates on canon revision, multiculturalism, Eurocentrism, and reforms in education and culture.
"This is a brilliant and unique intervention into a host of major and knotty contemporary debates in literary criticism. In particular, it is refreshing and inspiring to see the uncompromising anti-racism and anti-Eurocentrism of these studies combined with a sophisticated outlook ...(Read More)
 
 
Overcoming Obstacles in Environmental Policymaking
Overcoming Obstacles in Environmental Policymaking (December 1994)
Creating Partnerships Through Mediation
John K. Gamman - Author

This book examines why policies and laws intended to protect the environment often do not work. In particular, Gamman addresses the fundamental reasons why efforts to protect natural resources in the developing world generally fail. He describes why environmental initiatives originating in national governments, international foreign assistance agencies, and environmental groups suffer from a dysfunctional decision making process. And he suggests ...(Read More)
 
 
The Making of Modern Libya
The Making of Modern Libya (March 1994)
State Formation, Colonization, and Resistance, 1830-1932
Ali Abdullatif Ahmida - Author

"The question of civil society in the Islamic world and the relationship of state to society in the pre-colonial era is coming to be a central concern in the field. I think this book targets very well many concerns both in English-language and Arabic-language historiography about what we know of the 'pre-modern' or at least pre-colonial world. This book has an important contribution to make to contemporary academic and political discourse." -- E...(Read More)
 
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