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Navigating United Nations Data Sources (Pre-Print).Pdf, Lisa Deluca Dec 2016

Navigating United Nations Data Sources (Pre-Print).Pdf, Lisa Deluca

Lisa DeLuca, MLIS, MPA

The number of data resources available from the United Nations is vast. It is easy to be consumed by information published by the UN and its agencies, the World Bank, and the Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD). Academic librarians can assist diplomacy and international relations students to be focused in their search for relevant open access data with an emphasis on proper citation of
publicly available data. The purpose of this article is to highlight current UN data sources that can be used by academic librarians to enhance international relations, public policy, and political science research.


United Nations - Online Data Repositories And Resources.Pdf, Lisa Deluca Dec 2016

United Nations - Online Data Repositories And Resources.Pdf, Lisa Deluca

Lisa DeLuca, MLIS, MPA

No abstract provided.


Goals Worth Sharing, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Goals Worth Sharing, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Interning In Disaster, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Interning In Disaster, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Cornwall Cfb 1-15, Howard Peter Langille, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Cornwall Cfb 1-15, Howard Peter Langille, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


The Poor Man’S Nuclear Bomb, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

The Poor Man’S Nuclear Bomb, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


A Training Centre For Peacekeepers, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

A Training Centre For Peacekeepers, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Canada's Nato Commitment: Current Controversies, Past Debates, And Future Issues, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Canada's Nato Commitment: Current Controversies, Past Debates, And Future Issues, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Cfb Cornwallis: Canada's Peacekeeping Training Centre, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Cfb Cornwallis: Canada's Peacekeeping Training Centre, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Cfb Cornwallis: Canada's Peacekeeping Training Centre : Blueprint 2, Howard Peter Langille, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Cfb Cornwallis: Canada's Peacekeeping Training Centre : Blueprint 2, Howard Peter Langille, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Statement On Nato’S Nuclear Weapons Policies, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Statement On Nato’S Nuclear Weapons Policies, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Expanding Membership Of Nato Could Be Risky, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Expanding Membership Of Nato Could Be Risky, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


A 1994 Blueprint For A Canadian And Multinational Peacekeeping Training Centre At Cfb Cornwallis, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

A 1994 Blueprint For A Canadian And Multinational Peacekeeping Training Centre At Cfb Cornwallis, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


The Responsibility To Protect: A Seminar On The Report Of The International Commission On Intervention And State Sovereignty, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

The Responsibility To Protect: A Seminar On The Report Of The International Commission On Intervention And State Sovereignty, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Canadian Action For Zero Nuclear Weapons, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Canadian Action For Zero Nuclear Weapons, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions Of Power And Community, Robert Tsai Mar 2014

America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions Of Power And Community, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

The U.S. Constitution opens by proclaiming the sovereignty of all citizens: "We the People." Robert Tsai's gripping history of alternative constitutions invites readers into the circle of those who have rejected this ringing assertion--the defiant groups that refused to accept the Constitution's definition of who "the people" are and how their authority should be exercised. America's Forgotten Constitutions is the story of America as told by dissenters: squatters, Native Americans, abolitionists, socialists, internationalists, and racial nationalists. Beginning in the nineteenth century, Tsai chronicles eight episodes in which discontented citizens took the extraordinary step of drafting a ...


The United Nations And The Magna Carta For Children, Winston E. Langley Dec 2013

The United Nations And The Magna Carta For Children, Winston E. Langley

Winston E. Langley

The impulse that invited the preparation of this book is one which is linked to the convergence of a number of factors bearing on my interest in human rights. First, the brutality visited on children during World War II has had an abiding negative effect on my sense of what is possible in human conduct. Second, I am persuaded that children are not simply the means by which human societies are continued, but, as well, the potential source of moral revitalization and transformation for those societies. Third, I recognize that the human rights movement, which followed World War II, holds ...


The Normative Context Of Human Rights Criticism: Treaty Ratification And Un Mechanisms, Ann Marie Clark Dec 2012

The Normative Context Of Human Rights Criticism: Treaty Ratification And Un Mechanisms, Ann Marie Clark

Ann Marie Clark

extract from first paragraph: "How do human rights norms condition states' responses to international criticism? .... This chapter applies a form of dynamic time series analysis... along with a short case study of UN action on Indonesia, to consider the effects of the discursive engagement represented by treaty commitment and whether human rights treaty compliance varies when a state received additional international attention."


The United Nations And War In The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries, Robert Weiner Oct 2012

The United Nations And War In The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries, Robert Weiner

Robert Weiner

The United Nations was created in 1945 to prevent another world war. It was designed, as the Preamble to the Charter states, to eliminate the scourge of war. The failure to agree on a permanent UN international army meant that the UN had to improvise in dealing with wars. Peacekeeping, which is not mentioned anywhere in the UN Charter, had to be invented. This study investigates how peacekeeping has evolved through four “generations,” culminating in Unsanctioned multinational forces consisting of “coalitions of the willing.” The study also stresses how one of the greatest peacekeeping failures of the UN in the ...


Carl Schmitt's Critique Of Liberalism And The European Union, Kyle S. Herman May 2012

Carl Schmitt's Critique Of Liberalism And The European Union, Kyle S. Herman

Dr. Kyle S. Herman

I invoke Carl Schmitt's Critique of Liberalism outlined in "The Concept of the Political" to better understand the European Union (EU) as a governmental institution. It is my contention that the EU is a liberal institution, with the sole intent to drive economic policy while ignoring identity, similar to what Schmitt rails against in his critique of liberalism. For that reason I demonstrate how the EU fits well into the mold Schmitt laid out to identify liberal politics. Therefore I use Schmitt's critique as both a starting point for defining the European Union and, by superimposing his critique ...


Springtime For Freedom Of Religion Or Belief: Will Newly Democratic Arab States Guarantee International Human Rights Norms Or Perpetuate Their Violation?, Robert Blitt Dec 2011

Springtime For Freedom Of Religion Or Belief: Will Newly Democratic Arab States Guarantee International Human Rights Norms Or Perpetuate Their Violation?, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

The Arab Spring has generated unprecedented and seismic political and social upheaval across the Arab world. The reasons for the outbreak of widespread and vociferous public protest are myriad, but generally understood as including long-simmering resentment of government corruption and repression, underwhelming economic development, chronic unemployment and poor respect for human rights, including the treatment of individuals and groups affiliated with political manifestations of Islam. Despite the initial drama surrounding the street rallies, two years on, the pace of change has grown fitful and uncertain. The purpose of this chapter is to consider one narrow aspect of the Arab Spring ...


The Bottom Up Journey Of 'Defamation Of Religion' From Muslim States To The United Nations: A Case Study Of The Migration Of Anti-Constitutional Ideas, Robert Blitt Dec 2010

The Bottom Up Journey Of 'Defamation Of Religion' From Muslim States To The United Nations: A Case Study Of The Migration Of Anti-Constitutional Ideas, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

This chapter is intended to elaborate on the existing academic literature addressing the migration of constitutional ideas. Through an examination of ongoing efforts to enshrine “defamation of religion” as a violation of international human rights, the author confirms that the phenomenon of migration is not restricted to positive constitutional norms, but rather also encompasses negative ideas that ultimately may serve to undermine international and domestic constitutionalism. More specifically, the case study demonstrates that the movement of anti-constitutional ideas is not restricted to the domain of “international security” law, and further, that the vertical axis linking international and domestic law is ...


Should New Bills Of Rights Address Emerging International Human Rights Norms? The Challenge Of “Defamation Of Religion”, Robert C. Blitt Dec 2009

Should New Bills Of Rights Address Emerging International Human Rights Norms? The Challenge Of “Defamation Of Religion”, Robert C. Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

The emerging international human rights norm of “defamation of religion,” an ongoing flashpoint in debates at the United Nations (UN) and elsewhere, merits the attention of all parties playing a role in the drafting of new bills of rights. This article uses the case study of defamation of religion, as an emerging norm and the current debate over a possible Australian bill of rights, to argue that a well-rounded drafting process. This drafting process should contemplate the relevancy and impact of emerging norms as a means of enhancing the process, deepening domestic understanding of rights, and ensuring an outcome instrument ...


China- Tibet Conflict, Allen Gnanam Dec 2007

China- Tibet Conflict, Allen Gnanam

Allen Gnanam

China- Tibet tensions are continually growing, as Tibetans are protesting for total independence from China, despite condemnation from their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who is only seeking a sense of autonomy for Tibet (Sinder, 2008). As Tibetan protests are becoming violent and aggressive, the Dalai Lama has also threatened to resign as Tibet’s government in exile (Sinder, 2008), however, his rhetoric is not being exposed to the Tibetan people, due to government censorship in China. Therefore the Dalai Lama, an exiled institutional entrepreneur, has to find new methods that will enable his influential message, to be received by ...


Who Will Watch The Watchdogs?: International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations And The Case For Regulation, Robert Blitt Dec 2003

Who Will Watch The Watchdogs?: International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations And The Case For Regulation, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

Human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have become a fixture within the international system and a driving force for creating and enforcing human rights norms at international law. This essay examines the growth of human rights NGOs and argues that the industry is in urgent need of formal regulation. After assessing the failure of informal market controls for ensuring accountability within the human rights NGO sector, this paper applies a law and economics consumer protection model to underscore the need for more formal regulation. However, rather than advance a case for government intervention, this paper proposes that human rights NGOs themselves ...