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Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Jane Freedman

Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Despite the high profile media reporting on sexual violence in the DRC, and the widely publicized responses of the international community, there is still very little real analysis of the real situation of women in the country. This book provides such detailed analysis of gender relations in the DRC, and goes beyond the usual explanations of sexual violence as a product of conflict, to examine the complex and socially constructed gender norms and ...

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A Moment of Equality for Latin America?
Edited by Barbara Fritz and Lena Lavinas

A Moment of Equality for Latin America?

Challenges for Redistribution

Focusing on the limits and challenges of redistributive policies in Latin America, this volume synthesizes and updates the discussion of inequality in the region, introducing the perspective of global and transnational interdependencies. The book explores the extent to which redistributive policies have been interlinked with the provision ...

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The European Union and Humanitarian Crises
Francesca Pusterla

The European Union and Humanitarian Crises

Patterns of Intervention

The European Union and Humanitarian Crises: Patterns of Intervention addresses the allocation of foreign aid within the framework of the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid policy and analyses different Member States’ intervention strategies designed to cope with these emergencies. Joining the debate about bilateral and multilateral allocation ...

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Power-Sharing in Conflict-Ridden Societies
Nils A. Butenschøn, Øyvind Stiansen and Kåre Vollan

Power-Sharing in Conflict-Ridden Societies

Challenges for Building Peace and Democratic Stability

Based on a unique comparative study of Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Fiji this book analyses the formal and informal arrangements defining the post-conflict political order in these countries and evaluates whether these systems strengthened or weakened the chances of establishing ...

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Networking the Rule of Law
Cristina Dallara and Daniela Piana

Networking the Rule of Law

How Change Agents Reshape Judicial Governance in the EU

Judicial networks have proved effective in influencing recent judicial policies enacted by both old and new EU member states. This volume seeks to improve our understanding of how networks function, the extent to which they matter in the governance of a constitutional democracy and with what consequences networks interact with hierarchical ...

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism
Edited by David Paternotte and Manon Tremblay

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the twenty-two specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in relation to activism - that is the claims, strategies and mobilisations (including internal debates and divisions, impediments and state responses) - ...

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Social Movement Dynamics
Edited by Federico M. Rossi and Marisa von Bülow

Social Movement Dynamics

New Perspectives on Theory and Research from Latin America

This book presents an overview of new approaches to the study of social movements emerging out of Latin America, based on original and innovative analyses of the recent changes in collective action across the region. The authors analyze a broad set of countries and social movements, while focusing on three key theoretical debates: the interactions ...

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Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro
Jelena Džankić

Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro

Effects of Statehood and Identity Challenges

What happens to the citizen when states and nations come into being? How do the different ways in which states and nations exist define relations between individuals, groups, and the government? Are all citizens equal in their rights and duties in the newly established polity? Addressing these key questions in the contested and ethnically ...

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