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The Cuban Connection

The Cuban Connection Author Eduardo Sáenz Rovner
ISBN-10 0807888583
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 264
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A comprehensive history of crime and corruption in Cuba, The Cuban Connection challenges the common view that widespread poverty and geographic proximity to the United States were the prime reasons for soaring rates of drug trafficking, smuggling, gambling, and prostitution in the tumultuous decades preceding the Cuban revolution. Eduardo Saenz Rovner argues that Cuba's historically well-established integration into international migration, commerce, and transportation networks combined with political instability and rampant official corruption to help lay the foundation for the development of organized crime structures powerful enough to affect Cuba's domestic and foreign politics and its very identity as a nation. Saenz traces the routes taken around the world by traffickers and smugglers. After Cuba, the most important player in this story is the United States. The involvement of gangsters and corrupt U.S. officials and businessmen enabled prohibited substances to reach a strong market in the United States, from rum running during Prohibition to increased demand for narcotics during the Cold War. Originally published in Colombia in 2005, this first English-language edition has been revised and updated by the author.



The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211722686
Release 2009
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The British National Bibliography has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The British National Bibliography also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The British National Bibliography book for free.



Latin American Posters

Latin American Posters Author David Craven
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114407278
Release 2006
Pages 188
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More than one hundred political posters from 1960-1990 help document the sociopolitical history of Latin America during a period of intense radicalism and upheaval.



Three Journeys to Heaven

Three Journeys to Heaven Author Marilou Trask-Curtin
ISBN-10 9780738744469
Release 2015-04-08
Pages 264
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Renew your faith in miracles and the immortal soul as you take not one but three remarkable journeys to Heaven and back, exploring the spiritual realm and the nature of near-death experiences. Having died and returned to life multiple times, Marilou Trask-Curtin learned life’s most profound lessons—lessons that will fill you with love and purpose. Marilou had her first near-death experience at age three and experienced two more over the next couple of decades. In Three Journeys to Heaven, she describes in detail her time spent on the other side, revealing how her experiences changed her behavior, goals, attitude, and outlook. Along the way you’ll meet guardian angels, witness healing miracles, and learn how Marilou found her life’s mission. With this book’s guidance and amazing true stories, you’ll let go of fear and embrace the joy of returning home to Heaven.



Global Workplace

Global Workplace Author Roger Blanpain
ISBN-10 9781454822615
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 1032
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The first casebook covering both international and comparative labor and employment law is characterized by its authorship by prolific, respected scholars, all of whom have taught law outside the United States. A solid conceptual framework compares national laws dealing with individual collective employment rights, including antidiscrimination law and privacy law, and considers the systems used to resolve labor and employment disputes in the context of international labor law. A sweeping coverage of international labor law considers the International Labour Organization, NAFTA and other bilateral trade agreements that include labor standards, and the European Union. In addition, The Global Workplace explores transnational corporations' self-regulatory efforts (or codes of conduct,) and the mechanisms for pursuing international labor standards in United States courts. Comparisons are drawn among the laws of the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Japan and India. Exploring the similarities and the differences among various approaches to the employment relationship allows students to better understand and evaluate the approach each country takes, and helps them develop a normative approach to labor and employment law. National legal materials are presented within historical and cultural context. Hallmark features of The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law: First casebook covering both international and comparative labor and employment law Authorship o prolific, respected scholars o all of the authors have taught law outside the United States Conceptual framework o compares national laws dealing with individual collective employment rights o including antidiscrimination law and privacy law o considers the systems used to resolve labor and employment disputes in the context of international labor law Broad coverage of international labor law o International Labour Organization o NAFTA and other bilateral trade agreements that include labor standards o the European Union o comparison of the laws of the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Japan and India o transnational corporations' self-regulatory efforts (or codes of conduct) o mechanisms for pursuing international labor standards in United States courts Explores the similarities and the differences among various approaches to the employment relationship o allows students to better understand and evaluate the approach each country takes o helps develop a normative approach to labor and employment law o national legal materials are contextualized with historical and cultural issues



Disappearing Destinations

Disappearing Destinations Author Kornelia Marshall
ISBN-10 1681172518
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 310
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A tourist destination is a city, town, or other area that is dependent to a significant extent on the revenues accruing from tourism, or "a country, state, region, city, or town which is marketed or markets itself as a place for tourists to visit". It may contain one or more tourist attractions and possibly some "tourist traps. Many of the worlds most spectacular landscapes are vanishing because of climate change, spurring concerned visitors to experience and protect them before its too late. What would an autumn cycling trip in New England be without colorful maples? Whats a ski vacation without fresh snow? Or an outing to the shore where the beach has eroded? These scenarios are unimaginable for many, yet global warming threatens to make them a reality as species extinctions, severe storms, flooding, drought, melting icecaps, and warmer, more acidic ocean water transform the outdoor environments we love. Vanishing destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, Maldives, Galapagos Island and polar regions provide tour operators with an opportunity to market their products with the unique selling point to see it before it is gone tourism. Bleaching corals, melting ice caps disappearing islands and wildlife are indicators that put these destinations on the must-see lists. This kind of tourism defined as 'Doom tourism, Climate tourism or Last-chance tourism', which is the preferred term by academics, is a trend whereby tourists more and more seek to experience most endangered sites in the world, before they will be gone. Visiting disappearing destinations can provide unique opportunities to develop environmental awareness. Furthermore the increasing demand to these specific destinations is economically beneficial for tour operators and the local community, who may even depend on tourism for their livelihood. This book, Disappearing Destinations: Climate Change and Future Challenges for Coastal Tourism, discusses threats and consequences of climate predictions on coastal tourism destinations. It will be an essential tool for researchers, policymakers and students in tourism, ecotourism, environmental conservation, planning, coastal management and engineering, climate change and marine conservation.



Cuba

Cuba Author Julia Sweig
ISBN-10 9780190620370
Release 2016-06-15
Pages 368
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Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic group in Florida, and the exile community is so powerful that every American president has curried favor with it. But what do most Americans really know about Cuba itself? In this third edition of the widely hailed Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Julia Sweig updates her concise and remarkably accessible portrait of the small island nation. This edition contains a new foreword that discusses developments since Obama and Raul Castro announced the normalization of US-Cuba relations and restored formal diplomatic ties. A new final chapter discusses how normalization came to pass and covers Pope Francis' visit to Cuba, where he met with Fidel and Raul Castro. Expansive in coverage and authoritative in scope, the book looks back over Cuba's history since the Spanish American War before shifting to recent times. Focusing equally on Cuba's role in world affairs and its own social and political transformations, Sweig divides the book chronologically into the pre-Fidel era, the period between the 1959 revolution and the fall of the Soviet Union, the post-Cold War era, and -- finally -- the post-Fidel era. Informative, pithy, and lucidly written, it is the best compact reference on Cuba's internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.



Performing Race and Erasure

Performing Race and Erasure Author Shannon Rose Riley
ISBN-10 9781137592118
Release 2016-06-22
Pages 273
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In this book, Shannon Rose Riley provides a critically rich investigation of representations of Cuba and Haiti in US culture in order to analyze their significance not only to the emergence of empire but especially to the reconfiguration of US racial structures along increasingly biracial lines. Based on impressive research and with extensive analysis of various textual and performance forms including a largely unique set of skits, plays, songs, cultural performances and other popular amusements, Riley shows that Cuba and Haiti were particularly meaningful to the ways that people in the US re-imagined themselves as black or white and that racial positions were renegotiated through what she calls acts of palimpsest: marking and unmarking, racing and erasing difference. Riley’s book demands a reassessment of the importance of the occupations of Cuba and Haiti to US culture, challenging conventional understandings of performance, empire, and race at the turn of the twentieth century.



Thieves of State Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Thieves of State  Why Corruption Threatens Global Security Author Sarah Chayes
ISBN-10 9780393246537
Release 2015-01-19
Pages 288
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Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest. "I can’t imagine a more important book for our time." —Sebastian Junger The world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria; the East-West standoff in Ukraine; abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria. Is there some thread tying these frightening international security crises together? In a riveting account that weaves history with fast-moving reportage and insider accounts from the Afghanistan war, Sarah Chayes identifies the unexpected link: corruption. Since the late 1990s, corruption has reached such an extent that some governments resemble glorified criminal gangs, bent solely on their own enrichment. These kleptocrats drive indignant populations to extremes—ranging from revolution to militant puritanical religion. Chayes plunges readers into some of the most venal environments on earth and examines what emerges: Afghans returning to the Taliban, Egyptians overthrowing the Mubarak government (but also redesigning Al-Qaeda), and Nigerians embracing both radical evangelical Christianity and the Islamist terror group Boko Haram. In many such places, rigid moral codes are put forth as an antidote to the collapse of public integrity. The pattern, moreover, pervades history. Through deep archival research, Chayes reveals that canonical political thinkers such as John Locke and Machiavelli, as well as the great medieval Islamic statesman Nizam al-Mulk, all named corruption as a threat to the realm. In a thrilling argument connecting the Protestant Reformation to the Arab Spring, Thieves of State presents a powerful new way to understand global extremism. And it makes a compelling case that we must confront corruption, for it is a cause—not a result—of global instability.



International Relations and World Politics

International Relations and World Politics Author Paul R. Viotti
ISBN-10 0205854648
Release 2012-02-15
Pages 550
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Updated in its 5th edition, International Relations and World Politics is a toolkit that offers an authoritative survey of the field and practical ways to analyze current and future world problems. Drawn from the authors' experience as scholars and practitioners, this new edition was completely rewritten to focus on an enduring teaching and learning goal-how individuals can apply theory, history, geography, and more for a lifetime of understanding politics in a globalized world. Whether as actors themselves in world politics, participants in the global economy, or simply readers of world news, those reading International Relations and World Politics not only get more help to master the field's concepts but also get more help to understand that these are real-world ideas with real-world implications.



Transmesis

Transmesis Author Thomas O. Beebee
ISBN-10 9781137001016
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 266
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This study compares modern and contemporary literary works from around the globe that have translation as a central theme, and that treat one of four of said black-box issues: language as embodiment; unknown language; conversion; and postcolonial derivations.



State of the Union Address

State of the Union Address Author William McKinley
ISBN-10 3849171558
Release 2012
Pages 184
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.



The State and the Grassroots

The State and the Grassroots Author Alejandro Portes
ISBN-10 9781782387350
Release 2015-07-30
Pages 352
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Whereas most of the literature on migration focuses on individuals and their families, this book studies the organizations created by immigrants to protect themselves in their receiving states. Comparing eighteen of these grassroots organizations formed across the world, from India to Colombia to Vietnam to the Congo, researchers from the United States, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Spain focus their studies on the internal structure and activities of these organizations as they relate to developmental initiatives. The book outlines the principal positions in the migration and development debate and discusses the concept of transnationalism as a means of resolving these controversies.



Blood on Our Hands

Blood on Our Hands Author Nicolas J. S. Davies
ISBN-10 9781934840986
Release 2010-06
Pages 440
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The invasion and occupation of Iraq wasn't just a tragic mistake. It was a crime. From the planning of aggression in 2002 through years of hostile military occupation, the United States systematically violated the United Nations Charter, the Geneva Conventions and virtually every principle of international law and order. America's crimes against the people of Iraq were shielded from public scrutiny by what senior U.S. military officers called the "quiet, disguised, media-free approach" developed in Central America in the 1980s. The echo chamber of the Western corporate media fleshed out the Pentagon's propaganda to create a virtual Iraq in the minds of the public, feeding a political discourse that bore no relation to the real war it was waging, the country it was destroying or the lives of its inhabitants. In an easily readable and flowing narrative, Nicolas Davies has carefully taken apart the wall of propaganda surrounding one of history's most significant military disasters and most serious international crimes: non-existent WMDs; the equally fictitious "centuries-old sectarian blood feud" in Iraq; and the secrecy of the dirty war waged by American-led death squads. Unlike other writers, Davies has firmly placed each aspect of the war within a coherent context of illegal aggression, hostile military occupation and popular resistance, to uncover the brutal reality of a war that has probably killed at least a million people. "A clear, intelligent and accurate description of how we are involved in aggression in Iraq. Congratulations!" - Benjamin B. Ferencz, former Chief Prosecutor, U.S. War Crimes Tribunal, Nuremberg. "If the Iraq occupation lasts another 50 years, it's doubtful a better account of it will be produced than this one." - David Swanson, Author of Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.



Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution

Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution Author Alison L. Young
ISBN-10 9780198783749
Release 2017-01-26
Pages 336
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Constitutions divide into those that provide for a constitutionally protected set of rights, where courts can strike down legislation, and those where rights are protected predominantly by parliament, where courts can interpret legislation to protect rights, but cannot strike down legislation. The UK's Human Rights Act 1998 is regarded as an example of a commonwealth model of rights protections. It is justified as a new form of protection of rights which promotes dialogue between the legislature and the courts - dialogue being seen not just as a better means of protecting rights, but as a new form of constitutionalism occupying a middle ground between legal and political constitutionalism. This book argues that there is no clear middle ground for dialogue to occupy, with most theories of legal and political constitutionalism combining legal and political protections, as well as providing an account of interactions between the legislature and the judiciary. Nevertheless, dialogue has a role to play. It differs from legal and political constitutionalism in terms of the assumptions on which it is based and the questions it asks. It focuses on analysing mechanisms of inter-institutional interactions, and assessing when these interactions can provide a better protection of rights, facilitate deliberation, engage citizens, and act as an effective check and balance between institutions of the constitution. This book evaluates dialogue in the UK constitution, assessing the protection of human rights through the Human Rights Act 1998, the common law, and EU law. It also evaluates court-court dialogue between the UK court, the European Court of Justice, and the European Court of Human Rights. The conclusion evaluates the implications of the proposed British Bill of Rights and the referendum decision to leave the European Union.



So Much Snow

So Much Snow Author Robert N. Munsch
ISBN-10 9781443146166
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 32
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Is it a school day? Is it pizza day? Is it a snow day? Jasmine wants it all! Neat! Neat! Snowy feet! Snowy feet can't be beat! Wintertime is fun! There's a big blizzard blowing in, but that's not going to stop Jasmine from going to school - it's just a little snow, and it's pizza day, after all! But as soon as she sets out the snow starts to come down faster and faster until she finds herself frozen stiff, with just her hat poking out of a snowdrift. Rescue comes in the form of the school custodian, who stomps out on snowshoes, yanks her out, pulls her inside and figures out how to get her thawed. But on the way to her class they notice that the school is empty - the principal has declared a snow day! Which is always great news . . . but how is Jasmine going to get her pizza?



Born to Kill

Born to Kill Author T. J. English
ISBN-10 9781453234273
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 326
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Edgar Award Finalist: An inside account of criminal life among Chinatown’s fiercest thugs. They are children of the Vietnam War. Born and raised in the wasteland left by American bombs and napalm, these young men know a particular brand of cruelty—which they are about to export to the United States. When the Vietnamese gangs come to Chinatown, they adopt a name remembered from GI’s helmets: “Born to Kill.” And kill they do, in a frenzy of violence that shocks even the old-school Chinese gangsters who once ran Canal Street. Killing brings them turf, money, and power, but also draws the government’s eye. Even as Born to Kill reaches its height, it is marked for destruction. This story is told from the perspective of Tinh Ngo, a young gang member who eventually grows disenchanted with murder and death. When he decides to inform on his brothers to the police, he enters a shadow world far more dangerous than any gangland.