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Forgotten Continent

Forgotten Continent

The Battle for Latin America's Soul

  • Author: Michael Reid
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300116168
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Neither poor enough to evoke Africa’s moral crusade, nor as explosively booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked by the West. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world’s largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 percent of global oil, is busily transforming its political and economic landscape. This book argues that rather than failing the test, Latin America’s efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world’s most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. In many countries—including Brazil, Chile and Mexico—democratic leaders are laying the foundations for faster economic growth and more inclusive politics, as well as tackling deep-rooted problems of poverty, inequality, and social injustice. They face a new challenge from Hugo Chávez’s oil-fuelled populism, and much is at stake. Failure will increase the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States and Europe, jeopardize stability in a region rich in oil and other strategic commodities, and threaten some of the world's most majestic natural environments. Drawing on Michael Reid’s many years of reporting from inside Latin America’s cities, presidential palaces, and shantytowns, the book provides a vivid, immediate, and informed account of a dynamic continent and its struggle to compete in a globalized world.

Somalia 2006 – Just another forgotten war on a forgotten continent? A comparative study on the coverage by newspapers in four western countries

Somalia 2006 – Just another forgotten war on a forgotten continent? A comparative study on the coverage by newspapers in four western countries

  • Author: Stefan Fößel
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638881660
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 22
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Communications - Media and Politics, Politic Communications, grade: B, Malmö University (School of Arts and Communication), course: Special course: Media War Resistance, 19 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: At Christmas 2006 Ethiopia declared war to Somalian Islamists, in heavy combats thousands of people have been killed within few days. Newspaper readers in some western countries could have expected the war, others might have been surprised. This essay tries to sum up the results of an explorative study on the news coverage in the online editions of four newspapers in four countries. The study analyses the articles about Somalia in the online editions of The Times (London/United Kingdom), Dagens Nyheter (Stockholm/Sweden), Los Angeles Times (United States) and Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich/Germany) within the calendar year 2006. Even the first cursory analysis of the articles could show that readers in the four different countries were informed quite differently, every newspaper presented its own (hi)story of the war in Somalia. When the readers of the Los Angeles Times on December 21st have been confronted for the first time with a longer article about the situation in Somalia, Dagens Nyheter since January 2006 had already published 65 articles about Somalia. This essay sums up the most obvious differences in the coverage of the Somalia war, tries to find reasons for the unequal approaches and leads to the question, if it is necessary at all to cover the various ‘wars of others’.

Heavy Metal Africa

Heavy Metal Africa

Life, Passion, and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent

  • Author: Edward Banish
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781633851610
  • Category:
  • Page: 388
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The Last Continent

The Last Continent

(Discworld Novel 22)

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407035126
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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'Anything you do in the past changes the future. The tiniest little actions have huge consequences. You might tread on an ant now and it might entirely prevent someone from being born in the future.' There's nothing like the issue of evolution to get under the skin of academics. Even if their field of expertise is magic rather than biology. With the best and most interfering minds of Unseen University somehow left in charge at a critical evolutionary turning point, the Discworld’s last continent needs a saviour... Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Sheep shearer, beer drinker, bush ranger, and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober. In fact, it's Rincewind, a wizard so inept he can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left. Still...no worries, eh?

Our Continent, Our Future

Our Continent, Our Future

African Perspectives on Structural Adjustment

  • Author: P. Thandika Mkandawire,Charles Chukwuma Soludo
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 0889368554
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 176
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Our Continent, Our Future: African perspectives on structural adjustme

Pr„sidentialismus in Lateinamerika: šber die Vielf„ltigkeit lateinamerikanischer Pr„sidialdemokratien im 20. Jahrhundert

Pr„sidentialismus in Lateinamerika: šber die Vielf„ltigkeit lateinamerikanischer Pr„sidialdemokratien im 20. Jahrhundert

  • Author: Marco Just Quiles
  • Publisher: Diplomarbeiten Agentur
  • ISBN: 3863410874
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 64
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Seit gut zwei Jahrzehnten hat das allgemeine Interesse an den politischen und sozioökonomischen Prozessen in Lateinamerika stetig abgenommen. Auch als Forschungsgegenstand ist Lateinamerika immer mehr in den Hintergrund gerückt. Während die Lateinamerikaforschung in den 1980er Jahren im Zuge der Re-Demokratisierung des Kontinentes ihre Hochphase erlebte, wurden seit 1989 durch den Zerfall des bipolaren Weltsystems besonders in Europa neue Forschungsakzente gesetzt. Dennoch erweist sich Lateinamerika bis heute vor allem für die vergleichende Regierungslehre als ein hochinteressantes Forschungsfeld. Keine andere Weltregion gleicht Europa und Nordamerika bezüglich der politischen, rechtsstaatlichen und kulturellen Realität so stark wie Lateinamerika. Trotz der gemeinsamen Kolonialgeschichte haben sich die nach dem europäischen und vor allem nordamerikanischen Vorbild geschaffenen Regierungssysteme im regionalspezifischen Kontext gänzlich unterschiedlich entfaltet. Auch innerhalb Lateinamerikas weisen die verschiedenen politischen Regierungssysteme sehr unterschiedliche Ausprägungen auf. Dennoch zeichnen sich alle lateinamerikanischen Länder durch ein spezifisches institutionelles Merkmal aus: Lateinamerika ist die Region der Präsidialdemokratien. Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit dem Wesen des Präsidentialismus in Lateinamerika. Dabei stellt sich die grundlegende Frage nach dem Charakter der lateinamerikanischen Präsidialdemokratien: Handelt es sich in Lateinamerika um einen regionalspezifischen Präsidentialismustypus mit einheitlichen Merkmalen oder lässt die große Anzahl an länderspezifischen Systemmerkmalen eine derartige Vereinheitlichung nicht zu? Für die Untersuchung dieser Frage werden zwei unterschiedliche Politikebenen betrachtet. Im ersten Teil sollen anhand einer verfassungsrechtlichen Analyse die formalen Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten der verschiedenen lateinamerikanischen Regierungssysteme herausgearbeitet werden. Der zweite Teil konzentriert sich verstärkt auf die Verfassungswirklichkeit, also die tatsächlichen politischen Auswirkungen der formalen Verfassungsbestimmungen; dabei werden vier Länderbeispiele zur Analyse herangezogen. In der abschließenden Zusammenfassung soll neben der Beantwortung der Leitfrage ein genereller Ausblick auf das Forschungsthema gegeben werden.

Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era

Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era

The Security Threat to the United States

  • Author: Luis Fleischman
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1612346014
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Hugo Chavez passed away in March 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer, prompting much speculation about the impact of his death. What will a post-Chavez future look like, not only in Venezuela but also in the region? In Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era, Luis Fleischman examines Chavez's highly controversial Bolivarian revolution, which has expanded beyond Venezuela to other countries in South America and whose sphere of influence also extends to Central America and the Caribbean. In this context, the author systematically shows how an emerging authoritarianism in the region plays an important role in defining the geo-political context of the region.

Why Africa?

Why Africa?

A Continent in a Dilemma of Unanswered Questions

  • Author: Bona Udeze
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469102188
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 715
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Why Africa? an abstract first painted in 1993 and reproduced in collage in 2004, is variously described by his admirers as an emotional revelation. The work depicts the African question problems and prospects including political instability, corruption, and poverty in the midst of rich natural and human resources. Thus, Why Africa? inspired him to write a book on the subject, applying his creativity with a unique perspective on the African case. Bona has written one book (unpublished) titled: The Ancient and Modern (1992) a story on Urualla, his ancestral origin in Nigeria.

Africa and Europe

Africa and Europe

Co-operation in a Globalized World : Conference of Scribani-European Jesuit Network

  • Author: Johannes Müller,Michael Reder
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3825805182
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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In Europe, Africa is often called the forgotten continent. The collapse of states, violent conflicts and natural disasters shape the public perception of Africa in Europe, while the political perspectives tend to be grossly neglected. This book wants to challenge this image in the eyes of many people through a profound analysis of main aspects of African-European relations (e.g. economics, migration, HIV / AIDS). In particular, it will be discussed what can be done to improve the relations between both continents and to develop a constructive and genuine cooperation. The book is based on the presentations and discussions of a congress of the Jesuit Scribani Network.

The Opening of the Apartheid Mind

The Opening of the Apartheid Mind

Options for the New South Africa

  • Author: Heribert Adam,Kogila Moodley,Kogila A. Moodley
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520081994
  • Category: History
  • Page: 277
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Discusses South Africa's social conditions and political constraints and proposes options for new policies for all of southern Africa

Sex Secrets of Ancient Atlantis

Sex Secrets of Ancient Atlantis

  • Author: John Grant
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 1930997892
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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Uncovering African Agency

Uncovering African Agency

Angola's Management of China's Credit Lines

  • Author: Ms Lucy Corkin
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409471861
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 258
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China's engagement in Africa is generally portrayed simply as African countries being exploited for their mineral wealth by a wealthy political and economic superpower. Is this always the case? Certain African countries have been able to use China's involvement in the region to grow their economies and solicit renewed interest from previously disengaged foreign powers by using their relationship with China to bolster their political capital. In this thought provoking and original work Lucy Corkin demonstrates how Angola has been amongst the most successful of African nations in this role. The concept of 'African agency' covers a wide range of different countries with very different capabilities and experiences of engaging with China. In each individual county there are a myriad of actors all with increasingly discernible agencies. Uncovering African Agency; Angola's Management of China's Credit Lines casts a fascinating new light on China's involvement with her largest African trading partner and through this shows how different African states and the governmental actors within them are able to exploit the relationship to their best advantage.

The Graying of the Great Powers

The Graying of the Great Powers

Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century

  • Author: Richard Jackson,Neil Howe
  • Publisher: CSIS
  • ISBN: 9780892065325
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 218
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The Graying of the Great Powers offers the first comprehensive assessment of the geopolitical implications of "global aging" - the dramatic transformation in population age structures and growth rates being brought about by falling fertility and rising longevity worldwide. It describes how demographic trends in the developed world will constrain the ability of the United States and its traditional allies to maintain national and global security in the decades ahead. It also explains how dramatic demographic change in the developing world - from resurgent youth bulges in the Islamic world to premature aging in China and population implosion in Russia - will give rise to serious new security threats. While some argue that global aging is pushing the world toward greater peace and prosperity, The Graying of the Great Powers warns that a period of great geopolitical danger looms just over the horizon. Neither the triumph of multilateralism nor democratic capitalism is assured. The demographic trends of the twenty-first century will challenge the geopolitical assumptions of both the left and the right.

On Missionary Roads

On Missionary Roads

  • Author: Jozef Tomko
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • ISBN: 1586171658
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 405
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"Cardinal Tomko has given us a gift in this book that can help us appreciate the Church's response to today to the mission given her by Christ two thousand years ago. This book is an invitiation to share in his generous missionary spirit and, like him, to do great things for the Lord." --Francis Cardinal George

Portugal Country Study Guide

Portugal Country Study Guide

Strategic Information and Developments

  • Author: USA International Business Publications
  • Publisher: Int'l Business Publications
  • ISBN: 1438775369
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 291
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Portugal Country Study Guide - Strategic Information and Developments Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

China and Angola

China and Angola

A Marriage of Convenience?

  • Author: Marcus Power,Ana Alves Cristina
  • Publisher: Fahamu/Pambazuka
  • ISBN: 0857491083
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 186
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Despite the escalation of co-operation between China and Angola and the explosion of interest in China's broader engagement with Africa, the terms and implications of the China-Angola partnership remain unclear. This illuminating book reveals all.