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UNU (United Nations University) is the academic arm of the United Nations system, which implements research and educational programmes in the area of sustainable development, with the particular aim of assisting developing countries.

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MONITORING GOVERNANCE POPS IN ASIA

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia

14 Jan 2016
A variety of chemical compounds has been released into water from industrial and agricultural activities and urban wastes. Some of those chemicals are harmful to living organisms and are resistant to degradation, thus named persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In efforts to manage chemical pollu...
TRANS MANAGEMENT SUSTAIN DEV

Transition Management for Sustainable Development

18 Mar 2014
This book aims firstly to examine the implications of the idea of sustainable development for institutional and policy designs. Secondly, it aims to clarify the political, social and economic conditions for successful sustainability transitions, by means of the detailed empirical analysis of a ho...
RURAL URBAN SUSTAIN GOVERNA

Rural and Urban Sustainability Governance

18 Mar 2014
This book focuses on the rural and urban environments, and the wide-ranging representations of various players’ interacting activities that preserve or destroy these environments. The key issues contemporary to the rural and urban communities include appropriate overall environmental governance i...
GOVERNING LOW CARBON DEV ECON

Governing Low-Carbon Development and the Economy

18 Mar 2014
In this publication, a more comprehensive international regime for the post-Kyoto Protocol world is pursued, based on the experience obtained from the first commitment period set forth in the protocol. It is through emissions targets set for each country and the policies toward meeting the target...
DEMOCRATIC LOCAL GOVERN ASIA

Democratic Local Governance

Reforms and Innovations in Asia

6 Nov 2013
Asian countries have introduced major reforms and new institutional mechanisms to promote the engagement of elected local governments, civil society and the private sector. This book attempts to examine emerging issues in democratic local governance and factors that influenced the impetus for and...
TRANSFORM UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM

Transforming the United Nations System

Designs for a Workable World

13 Nov 2013
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 allocat...
IMPERATIVE GOOD LOCAL GOVERNAN

The Imperative of Good Local Governance

Challenges for the Next Decade of Decentralization

6 Nov 2013
This publication is a true state-of-the-art volume in the field of local governance, decentralization and local democracy summarizing a substantial part of the insights from original research in the last decade. It also looks ahead at explicit policy relevance, paving the way for innovative think...
PRIMORDIAL LEADERSHIP PEACEBUILD

Primordial Leadership

Peacebuilding and National Ownership in Timor-Leste

17 Sep 2013
In post-conflict Timor-Leste, primordial leadership proved to be the key to building sustainable peace. It facilitated national ownership and accountability, helping national leaders to successfully turn the security crises of 2006 and 2008 into opportunities for fostering respect for democratic ...
POST CONFLICT RECONSTRUCT & DEV

Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa

Concepts, Role-players, Policy and Practice

3 Sep 2013
During the 1990s, nine out of ten of the bloodiest conflicts occurred on the African continent. And despite some 20 peacebuilding operations in Africa in the last 25 years there is still a significant lack of cohesive strategy to target the key areas in the regeneration of a conflict-ridden count...
GOVERN OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Governance of Natural Resources

Uncovering the Social Purpose of Materials in Nature

16 Jul 2013
This book examines the socio-political dynamic generated by the environment and its attendant resources: how nature becomes a resource, and how this process in turn shapes our vision of society. It deploys a case study approach in examining the interactions between bureaucratic institutions; rura...
ETHICS & INTL AFFAIRS 2ED

Ethics and International Affairs

Extent and Limits (Second edition)

16 Jul 2013
Ethics and International Affairs explores the extent and limits of contemporary international ethics and examines the ways in which the international community has responded to some of the most crucial challenges since the end of the Cold War. At the centre of this book is a discussion of how res...
ROLE ECOSYSTEM DISASTER RISK REDUC

The Role of Ecosystems in Disaster Risk Reduction

22 May 2013
The increasing worldwide trend in disasters, which will be aggravated by global environmental change, urges us to implement new approaches to hazard mitigation, as well as exposure and vulnerability reduction. Ecosystem management is a well-tested solution to sustainable development that is being...
ENVIRO GOV SUST DEV EAST ASIA

Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development

East Asian Perspectives

20 Feb 2013
This volume gives attention to the evolution of multilevel environmental governance in the East Asian region, including both Northeast and Southeast Asia. It examines how effective emerging environmental governance and policy have been and addresses the underlying causes of local, national, regio...
LOCAL COMMONS DEMOCRAT ENVIRO

Local Commons and Democratic Environmental Governance

4 Mar 2013
Providing a much-needed antidote in this age of globalization, this volume advances the idea of collaborative governance as an integration of open and closed commons. Taking into consideration the dimension of conflict resolution, it studies examples of governance structures in various countries ...
JACKETED WOMEN QUALITY RESEARCH

Jacketed Women

Qualitative Research Methodologies on Sexualities and Gender in Africa

2 Apr 2013
In 2004, the African Gender Institute ran a continental research project, Mapping Sexualities, among the objectives of which was the development of a research methodology suited to carrying out in-depth case studies of the dynamics of gender and contemporary sexual cultures in Ghana, Nigeria, Sou...
REGIONAL INTEGRATION EAST ASIA

Regional Integration in East Asia

Theoretical and Historical Perspectives

20 Feb 2013
Regional Integration in East Asia: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives is the culmination of five years of intensive research on Asian regional integration by Waseda University. It re-examines theoretical approaches to comprehending the actual state of integration in the region and presents t...
FRIEND OR FOE DOMINANT PARTY

Friend or Foe? Dominant Party Systems in Southern Africa

Insights from the Developing World

27 Dec 2012
Within southern Africa, there is an observable increase in dominant party systems, in which one political party dominates over a prolonged period of time, within a democratic system with regular elections. This party system has replaced the one-party system that dominated Africa’s political lands...
ESCAPING VICTIMHOOD CHILDREN

Escaping Victimhood

Children, Youth and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

6 Feb 2014
This publication draws on experiences from post-conflict environments in different parts of the world. The authors examine the proactive roles of girls and boys in promoting security for themselves and their families. The publication focuses on children's suffering and their specific vulnerabilit...
MEASURING VULNERAB NATURAL HAZ 2ED

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Towards Disaster Resilient Societies (Second Edition)

27 Jan 2014
This publication is a completely revised, second edition of the popular book of the same title. Aside from being fully updated, this new edition includes the dimension of adaptation to climate change and new risks resulting from climate change. The text provides and combines practical examples fr...
FREE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE SUST DEV

Free and Open Source Software and Technology for Sustainable Development

26 Oct 2012
Free and open source software (FOSS) technologies transcend geographical and cultural boundaries to usher in a new paradigm where volunteers collaboratively develop software for the commons. The political economy of FOSS technologies has far-reaching implications because of the centrality of info...
AFTER OPPRESSION TRANSNAT JUST

After Oppression

Transitional Justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe

3 Jan 2012
The decline of authoritarianism in Latin America and Eastern Europe marked the end of a dark chapter in the history of these societies. In both regions, transition to democracy was accompanied by distinct efforts to come to terms with the traumatic experiences of the past and to demand accountabi...
NORMS OF PROTECTION

Norms of Protection

Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilians and Their Interaction

20 Nov 2012
A series of humanitarian tragedies in the 1990s (Somalia, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Kosovo) demonstrated the failure of the international community to protect civilians in the context of complex emergencies. These brought to life two norms of protection – Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and Protection ...
GREEN ECON & GOOD GOVERN SUSTAIN

Green Economy and Good Governance for Sustainable Development

Opportunities, Promises and Concerns

25 Jun 2012
Debates on green growth and environmental governance tend to be general in nature, and are often conceptual or limited to single disciplines – such as green growth being dominated by economists and governance by political scientists. This book examines such terms within the context of wide-intere...
BUSINESS & CLIMATE POLICY

Business and Climate Policy

The Potentials and Pitfalls of Private Voluntary Programs

6 Jun 2012
Climate change has become one of the most important and challenging global policy fields. Attention has primarily focused on the successes and failures of states and intergovernmental organizations but many more actors are involved and contribute solutions. The contributions to this book assess t...
EXORCISING DEMONS WITHIN

Exorcising the Demons Within

Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa

25 Jun 2012
On 11 May 2008, residents of Alexandra Township turned violently on their neighbours, launching a string of attacks that, two weeks later, left 60 dead, dozens raped and over a hundred thousand displaced. This book situates recent anti-outsider violence within an extended history of South African...
GENDER BASED EXPLOSIONS MUSLIM

Gender-based Explosions

The Nexus between Muslim Masculinities, Jihadist Islamism and Terrorism

11 Apr 2012
This publication argues that “gender” is a fundamental battleground on which Al Qaeda, the Taliban and their types have to be defeated. Issues of regressive radicalism, literalism, militancy and terrorism can only be solved through people-centred interventions. Therefore, relevant governments and...
HIV AIDS & SECURITY SECTOR AFRICA

HIV/AIDS and the Security Sector in Africa

28 Apr 2012
Throughout history, communicable diseases have weakened the capacity of state institutions to perform core security functions, which compelled many African countries to initiate policies aimed at addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the armed forces, police and prisons. These policies address: 1)...
HIDDEN ALTERNATIVE COOPERATIVE

The Hidden Alternative

Co-operative Values, Past, Present and Future

15 Mar 2012
In light of the recent global economic recession, this publication seeks to challenge the hegemony of the investor led business model in economics and business studies, and needs to be promoted in relation to these debates. The contributions to this book demonstrate that co-operation offers a rea...
SATOYAMA SATOUMI ECOSYSTEMS

Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-being

Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan

16 Mar 2012
This publication analyses changes which have occured in satoyama-satoumi ecosystems over the last 50 years and identifies plausible future scenarios for the year 2050 taking into account various drivers such as governmental and economic policy, climate change, technology and socio-behavioural res...
EU ENLARGEMENT TURKISH LABOUR MIGR

EU Enlargement and Turkish Labour Migration

13 Feb 2012
This book provides an accessible and comprehensive evaluation of labour migration in general and Turkish labour migration to the European Union in particular, while focusing on critical issues and policies relating to economic, demographic, political and social implications of the EU Eastern enla...