The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2000

Author: Robert Famighetti

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780886878481

Category: Reference

Page: 1024

View: 4565

Offers comprehensive facts, figures, and explanations of the events, people, and places in the news, with original articles on recent issues and topics


Author: World Almanac

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613336482

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 2311

Offers comprehensive facts, figures, and explanations of the events, people, and places in the news, with original articles on recent issues and topics.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Almanacs

Page: N.A

View: 3309

Lists news events, population figures, and miscellaneous data of an historic, economic, scientific and social nature.

Determinants of the Death Penalty

A Comparative Study of the World

Author: Carsten Anckar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134315465

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 3079

Determinants of the Death Penalty seeks to explain the phenomenon of capital punishment - without recourse to value judgements - by identifying those characteristics common to countries that use the death penalty and those that mark countries which do not. This global study uses statistical analysis to relate the popularity of the death penalty to physical, cultural, social, economical, institutional, actor oriented and historical factors. Separate studies are conducted for democracies and non-democracies and within four regional contexts. The book also contains an in-depth investigation into determinants of the death penalty in the USA.

The Politics of Acknowledgement

Truth Commissions in Uganda and Haiti

Author: Joanna R. Quinn

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774859598

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 6400

Human rights violations leave deep scars on people, societies, and nations. Rights groups argue that resolving past violence is necessary for a peaceful future. But how can nations ensure that instruments of transitional justice are the best path to reconciliation? This book develops a theoretical framework a framework of acknowledgement to evaluate truth commissions. Analysis of the difficulties encountered and the ultimate failure of truth commissions in Uganda and Haiti reveals that acknowledgement of past violence by both victims and perpetrators must come before goals such as forgiveness and social cohesion if reconciliation is to be achieved.

Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

Author: John H. Bodley

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759121583

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 9204

Bodley trenchantly critiques the most pressing global mega-problems, such as unsustainable growth, resource depletion, global warming, and poverty and conflict, and shows how anthropology makes it possible to find solutions.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts

2000 : the authority since 1868

Author: Robert Famighetti

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780886878474

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1024

View: 7882

Offers comprehensive facts, figures, and explanations of the events, people, and places in the news, with original articles on recent issues and topics

The Republic of Nature

An Environmental History of the United States

Author: Mark Fiege

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295804149

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 9436

In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website:


Author: Gale Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787634513

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 950

View: 8717

This up-to-date resource presents 3,500 national, regional, local and international lists and rankings compiled from hundreds of sources. Entries typically include a description of the ranking; background information on criteria for establishing the hierarchy; additional remarks about the ranking; the complete or partial (if extensive) ranking; and a complete source citation for locating additional information if necessary.