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Sovereign Emergencies

Sovereign Emergencies

Latin America and the Making of Global Human Rights Politics

  • Author: Patrick William Kelly
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107163242
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Shows how Latin America was the crucible of the global human rights revolution of the 1970s.

The Law of Emergencies

The Law of Emergencies

Public Health and Disaster Management

  • Author: Nan D. Hunter
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780080949796
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 408
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The Law of Emergencies discusses the legal framework for disaster response and emergency management. The book engages with and debates some of the most important Constitutional issues of our time, such as the tension between civil liberties and national security. It also examines how the law of emergencies plays out in the context of real life emergencies where individuals often have to make split-second decisions. It analyzes legal authority at the federal, state and local levels, placing the issues in historical context but concentrating on contemporary questions. This book includes primary texts, reader-friendly expository explanations, and sample discussion questions. Prior knowledge of the law is not necessary in order to use and understand this book. The contents are organized into 13 substantive chapters plus two additional chapters with problem sets, making the book especially easy to use for a separate course focused on law. The book leads students through the process of understanding both what the law requires and how to analyze issues for which there is no clear legal answer. It features materials on such critical issues as how to judge the extent of Constitutional authority for government to intervene in the lives and property of American citizens. At the same time, it also captures bread-and-butter issues such as responder liability and disaster relief methods. No other book brings these components together in a logically organized, step by step fashion. The book also features case studies of high-risk scenarios including pandemic flu, together with charts and text boxes for clarification. This book will be of interest to graduate and undergraduate students studying the major legal principles underlying emergency management and homeland security policy and operations; professionals in EM and HS; and private-sector risk managers. * Features case studies of high-risk scenarios including pandemic flu * Offers extensive analysis of legal issues from a distinguished scholar, together with charts and text boxes for clarification * Teaches readers how to think about issues crucial to the life and liberty of US citizens, including the limits of constitutional authority

Agamben and Colonialism

Agamben and Colonialism

  • Author: Marcelo Svirsky
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748649263
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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This collection of essays evaluates Agamben's work from a postcolonial perspective. Svirsky and Bignall assemble leading figures to explore the rich philosophical linkages and the political concerns shared by Agamben and postcolonial theory.

Emergencies and Politics

Emergencies and Politics

A Sober Hobbesian Approach

  • Author: Tom Sorell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107436036
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 228
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In this book Tom Sorell argues that emergencies can justify types of action that would normally be regarded as wrong. Beginning with the ethics of emergencies facing individuals, he explores the range of effective and legitimate private emergency response and its relation to public institutions, such as national governments. He develops a theory of the response of governments to public emergencies which indicates the possibility of a democratic politics that is liberal but that takes seriously threats to life and limb from public disorder, crime or terrorism. Informed by Hobbes, Schmitt and Walzer, but substantially different from them, the book widens the justification for recourse to normally forbidden measures, without resorting to illiberal politics. This book will interest students of politics, philosophy, international relations and law.

Sovereignty, Emergency, Legality

Sovereignty, Emergency, Legality

  • Author: Austin Sarat
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139483773
  • Category: Law
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It is widely recognized that times of national emergency put legality to its greatest test. In such times we rely on sovereign power to rescue us, to hold the danger at bay. Yet that power can and often does threaten the values of legality itself. Sovereignty, Emergency, Legality examines law's complex relationship to sovereign power and emergency conditions. It puts today's responses to emergency in historical and institutional context, reminding readers of the continuities and discontinuities in the ways emergencies are framed and understood at different times and in different situations. And, in all this, it suggests the need to be less abstract in the way we discuss sovereignty, emergency, and legality. This book concentrates on officials and the choices they make in defining, anticipating, and responding to conditions of emergency as well as the impact of their choices on embodied subjects, whether citizen or stranger.

Die Ambivalenz des Guten

Die Ambivalenz des Guten

Menschenrechte in der internationalen Politik seit den 1940ern

  • Author: Jan Eckel
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3647300691
  • Category: History
  • Page: 936
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Menschenrechte erlangten im 20. Jahrhundert eine globale Ausstrahlung und verwandelten sich in eine umkämpfte Arena des politischen Konflikts. Unzählige Gruppen und Staaten beriefen sich auf sie, um anderen zu helfen, sich selbst zu schützen oder ihre politischen Ziele zu rechtfertigen. Das machte sie zu einer entscheidenden Sprache der internationalen Politik. Erstmals wird in diesem Buch die Entwicklung der internationalen Menschenrechtspolitik seit den 1940er Jahren dargestellt. Unerlässlich für das historische Verständnis und für eine kompetente politische Diskussion, untersucht es empirisch die vielfältigen Projekte, die im Namen der Menschenrechte verfolgt wurden, die dramatischen Auseinandersetzungen, die sie auslösten, und die ambivalenten Folgen, die sie für die Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts hatten.

Humanitarianism in Question

Humanitarianism in Question

Politics, Power, Ethics

  • Author: Michael Barnett,Thomas G. Weiss
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801465087
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Years of tremendous growth in response to complex emergencies have left a mark on the humanitarian sector. Various matters that once seemed settled are now subjects of intense debate. What is humanitarianism? Is it limited to the provision of relief to victims of conflict, or does it include broader objectives such as human rights, democracy promotion, development, and peacebuilding? For much of the last century, the principles of humanitarianism were guided by neutrality, impartiality, and independence. More recently, some humanitarian organizations have begun to relax these tenets. The recognition that humanitarian action can lead to negative consequences has forced humanitarian organizations to measure their effectiveness, to reflect on their ethical positions, and to consider not only the values that motivate their actions but also the consequences of those actions. In the indispensable Humanitarianism in Question, Michael Barnett and Thomas G. Weiss bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address the humanitarian identity crisis, including humanitarianism's relationship to accountability, great powers, privatization and corporate philanthropy, warlords, and the ethical evaluations that inform life-and-death decision making during and after emergencies.

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

  • Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: 120
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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - E-Book

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - E-Book

  • Author: Stanley F. Malamed
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323075940
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 568
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This full-color text prepares dental professionals to promptly and proactively recognize and manage medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office. It details how to anticipate potential emergencies and what resources must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. The book is arranged in eight sections concentrating on topics such as prevention of emergencies through patient evaluation (medical history) and specific types of more common emergencies that practitioners may encounter. Algorithms located in the appendices provide step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in each of several common emergency situations. PABCD boxes throughout text remind the reader of American Heart Association guidelines on Positioning, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and Definitive management and explain the relevance of these guidelines to the topic being discussed. Chapters are organized into sections based upon types of common emergency situations. Chapter on Preparation includes an updated emergency drug and equipment kit to reflect materials that are safe and currently available on the market. Full-color drawings and updated photographs add realism to situations and equipment. Information on AEDs (Automated Electronic Defibrillators) explains why these should be mandatory in every dental practice and describes how to use these devices properly. A Pediatric Considerations chapter covers pediatric CPR and guidelines for basic life support. A Medicolegal Considerations chapter discusses topics such as theories of liability, definitions of emergencies and standards, and limitations and requirements of the doctor-patient relationship. An Evolve® website contains the Instructor's Resource Manual, an electronic image collection, and an ExamView® test bank.

Weltordnung

Weltordnung

  • Author: Henry A. Kissinger
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641155487
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
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Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Laws Limiting Foreign Investment Affect Certain U. S. Assets and Agencies Have Various Enforcement Processes

  • Author: Loren Yager
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1437916694
  • Category:
  • Page: 67
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Foreign investors in U.S. companies or assets include individuals, companies, and government entities. One type of foreign investor that has been increasingly active in world markets is sovereign wealth funds (SWF), government-controlled funds that seek to invest in other countries. As the activities of these funds have grown, they have been praised as providing valuable capital to world markets, but questions have been raised about their lack of transparency and the potential impact of their investments on recipient countries. This report reviews: (1) U.S. laws that specifically affect foreign investment, including that by SWFs, in the U.S.; and (2) processes agencies use to enforce them. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Disasters
  • Page: N.A
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Jurisprudence of sovereignty

Jurisprudence of sovereignty

commonwealth states, political instability and crises of constitutionalism : a comparative study of history of the constitutional problems of---Cyprus, Malaysia, Pakistan, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria

  • Author: C. U. Anyanwu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Commonwealth countries
  • Page: 572
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From peacekeeping to complex emergencies

From peacekeeping to complex emergencies

peace support missions in Africa

  • Author: Jakkie Cilliers,Dr. Greg Mills
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781874890997
  • Category: African cooperation
  • Page: 176
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"Der har været megen debat om Sydafrikas rolle som fredsbevarer på det afrikanske kontinent. Denne bog henleder praktikernes og teoretikernes opmærksomhed på såvel drivkræfterne som tvangen bag Sydafrikas bidrag til at skabe og bevare stabiliteten i ugunstige miljøer. Måske medvirker bogen til at give den nye regerings definition på Afrikas renaissance substans".

Financial Stability, Economic Growth, and the Role of Law

Financial Stability, Economic Growth, and the Role of Law

  • Author: Douglas W. Arner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 113946454X
  • Category: Law
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Financial crises have become an all too common occurrence over the past twenty years, largely as a result of changes in finance brought about by increasing internationalization and integration. As domestic financial systems and economies have become more interlinked, weaknesses can significantly impact not only individual economies but also markets, financial intermediaries, and economies around the world. This volume addresses the twin objectives of financial development in the context of financial stability and the role of law in supporting both. Financial stability (frequently seen as the avoidance of financial crisis) has become an objective of both the international financial architecture and individual economies and central banks. At the same time, financial development is now seen to play an important role in economic growth. In both financial stability and financial development, law and related institutions have a central role.

Global Humanitarian Emergencies

Global Humanitarian Emergencies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Disaster relief
  • Page: N.A
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Cessation of Hostilities, Termination of the War and Emergencies.

Cessation of Hostilities, Termination of the War and Emergencies.

Hearings Before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee No. 4 (Judiciary), Seventy-Ninth Congress, First Session. War and Emergency Statutes Classified by Termination Provisions

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee No. 4
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: World War, 1939-1945
  • Page: N.A
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Committee Serial No. 17. Committee Print.

Complex emergencies in the twenty-first century

Complex emergencies in the twenty-first century

  • Author: Institute for Security Studies (South Africa)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: 126
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Emergencies in Public Law

Emergencies in Public Law

The Legal Politics of Containment

  • Author: Karin Loevy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316592138
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 323
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Debates about emergency powers traditionally focus on whether law can or should constrain officials in emergencies. Emergencies in Public Law moves beyond this narrow lens, focusing instead on how law structures the response to emergencies and what kind of legal and political dynamics this relation gives rise to. Drawing on empirical studies from a variety of emergencies, institutional actors, and jurisdictional scales (terrorist threats, natural disasters, economic crises, and more), this book provides a framework for understanding emergencies as long-term processes rather than ad hoc events, and as opportunities for legal and institutional productivity rather than occasions for the suspension of law and the centralization of response powers. The analysis offered here will be of interest to academics and students of legal, political, and constitutional theory, as well as to public lawyers and social scientists.

Aiding Recovery?

Aiding Recovery?

The Crisis of Aid in Chronic Political Emergencies

  • Author: Joanna Macrae
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781856499415
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 191
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In this important study of aid policy, Joanna Macrae argues that the disintegration of state authority and civil order has created acute problems in precisely those countries that need aid most. In a number of developing countries--including Cambodia, Uganda, and Kosovo--international aid no longer assumes the existence of stable, sovereign states capable of making policy. Instead, the major donor agencies have usually responded by suspending development aid and substituting some type of emergency aid or relief assistance. Now, as she shows, there are calls to make relief more development-oriented, and more focused on the underlying conflicts which cause these crises.