Governance Publications

Changes in Cuban Society since the Nineties

Jul 07, 2011
This book aims to provide academics, policymakers, NGOs and the media in Cuba, Latin America and North America, with a better understanding of the changes in Cuban civil society since the collapse of the Soviet Union and their implications in the areas of research, academic and literary production, and public policy.

ECSP Report 6: Event Summaries

Jul 07, 2011
Event summaries from meetings sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program between June 1999 and May 2000.

Speaking Truth to Silence: There's Still a Place for the Demographic Case

Jul 07, 2011
Robert Engelman analyzes the human and environmental impact of population growth, particularly in the context of Niger and Kenya.

Russian Regions in Expanding Europe: The Pskov Connection (1998)

Jul 07, 2011
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #271, 1998. PDF 18 pages.

Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

Jul 07, 2011
Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development undertakes the challenging task of assessing the interrelationships between trade and aid, as well as the complex causes of conflict within the poorest countries.

ECSP Report 1: Feature Articles

Jul 07, 2011
Includes table of contents, feature articles, and excerpts from official statements and documents.

308. Framing the Gap between International and Local Perspectives on Addressing Organized Crime and Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jul 07, 2011
December 2004 - A careful look at the nature of the ongoing discussions about organized crime and corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) between internationals and locals forces the observer to ask why there appears to be such a marked difference between the ways each side describes and understands the problems. The international community (IC) talks about BiH's organized crime and corruption problems in terms of institutional weakness and failure. International approaches separate organized crime and corruption from larger society as illicit, parasitic predators on an otherwise democratic state. In response, the international community conceives aggressive institutional solutions, which appear ineffective and land on deaf ears in the local communities affected by them. Local professionals—opinion makers, legal personnel, and business persons—describe the problems in terms of their connectedness to larger structural issues. They talk about how organized crime and corruption are part of a broader set of social, political and economic circumstances, in which the international community is a part. In the course of interviewing 266 local professionals, I discovered some important characteristics of the shape and scope of this discontinuity. The following is a short discussion about these findings.

ECSP Report 5: Special Reports (Part 1)

Jul 07, 2011
Special Reports: Environment and Security in an International Context: Executive Summary Report, by the NATO/Committee on The Challenges of Modern Society Pilot Study; and State Failure Task Force Report: Phase II Findings.

Environmental Security: A View from Europe

Jul 07, 2011
We must reinvigorate the comprehensive—and reject the exclusively militaristic—definition of security, Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie warns.

Minerals, Forests, and Violent Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jul 07, 2011
Confiscation and extraction of natural resources made war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “a very lucrative business”.

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