In recent years the United States and many other international donors have embraced civil society aid as a key tool of democracy promotion. They support thousands of NGOs around the world in the name of civil society development, investing in these organizations high hopes for fostering democratic participation and values.Funding Virtue: Civil Society Aid and Democracy Promotion critically examines this burgeoning field. A diverse, distinguished collection of democracy experts and civil society practitioners from both donor and recipient countries analyze civil society aid in five regions, including country case studies of South Africa, the Philippines, Peru, Egypt, and Romania. The authors focus on crucial issues and dilemmas, such as the relationship between donor conceptions of civil society and local realities, the effects of civil society programs, and how aid can be improved. The book's broad geographic reach, practical focus, and analytic rigor make it an invaluable guide to this vital new area of international affairs.
352 páginas, 11726 visualizações | publicado por CarnegieEndowment em 27/07/2010
The book's six case studies investigate the role of transnational civil society in the global anti-corruption movement, nuclear arms control, dam-building and sustainability, democracy movements, landmines, and human rights.
677 páginas, 2856 visualizações | publicado por CarnegieEndowment em 17/05/2013
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As Russia reasserts itself on the international stage, the relationship between its civilian and military spheres remains one of the determining factors in the organization of political power. Thomas Gomart’s Russian Civil-Military Relations: Putin’s Legacy looks beyond traditional dualism between the Kremlin and the military, introducing the role of the security services in Russian power distribution. With the support of the siloviki and justification through the fight against “international terrorism,” Putin worked throughout his administration to reestablish presidential control over the military. As Russia transitions to Dmitry Medvedev’s presidency, it is important to review the Putin presidency, which has given many of the country’s institutions their shape, but also reach back further into postcommunist and Soviet history for an understanding of the realities of today.Russian Civil-Military Relations provides crucial analysis of the nature and evolution of the balance between civilian and military institutions. These relations will continue to influence regime development, security policy, and societal attitudes that build from Putin’s Russia, to Medvedev’s administration, and into the future.
129 páginas, 5583 visualizações | publicado por CarnegieEndowment em 15/04/2009
How to write and publish your own OUTRAGEOUSLY Profitable eBook in as little as 7 days even if you can't write, can't type and failed high school English class! Discover the secrets to having your own, outrageously profitable ebook written and published as quickly as ... only 7 days from today!
280 páginas, 6838 visualizações | publicado por MorganJames em 31/07/2009
The eBook revolution is upon us. Now anyone with a computer can write and publish their own eBook. But writing a book that will sell is another story! Best-selling authors Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel take the mystery out of creating an online bestseller. The rules are different than for conventional in-print books, but they are easy to learn and profitable to follow. EBooks create credibility for the author and a steady residual income. Some authors receive thousands of dollars every month for their eBooks. Plus, they have avoided the hassles - and need to share profits - that come with traditional publishing. EBook author Stuart Lichtman raked in $61,662 in eBook sales in the first four-and-one-half weeks after publication, using the advice contained in eBook Secrets Exposed. He says: "This book is a godsend for anyone who writes or publishes books on the Web." If you have ever dreamed of becoming a best-selling author and doing so on your own terms, then eBook Secrets Exposed is the first book you should read!
257 páginas, 2551 visualizações | publicado por MorganJames em 08/04/2010
Catalonia since the Spanish Civil War examines the transformation of the Catalan nation in socio-economic, political and historical terms, and offers an innovative interpretation of the determinants of its nationalist mobilisation. With Franco’s and Spanish nationalism’s victory in 1939, and the consolidation of a long-lasting dictatorship, it appeared certain that the Catalan national movement would be crushed. Yet, this did not happen and Catalan nationalism and identity reemerged at the end of Franco’s dictatorship in 1975 more firmly rooted than before. The core of Reconstructing the Nation traces the Francoist repression and the nationalist response to it, demonstrating how new political actors reconfigured Catalan nationalism over the course of the Franco regime (19391975). Post-Franco, Catalan cultural and political identity was consolidated and Catalonia became the most successful state-less nationalism in western Europe. The 21st century has been marked by an ever-growing independence movement, culminating in the vast demonstration in the city of Barcelona in July 2010. Andrew Dowling provides multi-faceted viewpoints in historic perspective, and reflects on possible steps and outcomes for this new pro-independence turn in Catalan nationalism. This study will appeal not only to students of Spain but also to those interested in nationalism as a separate issue of enquiry. The themes treated in the book Franco’s Spain, nationalism, anarchism, Catholicism, communism and the Catalan role in Spain’s transition to democracy make this work an essential point of reference for students and researchers in Hispanic studies, modern European history and political science.
272 páginas, 625 visualizações | publicado por IPGBooks em 20/08/2013
Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651). It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Ernest Broxap, which is now, at last, again available to you.Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651) in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW.Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651):Look inside the book: Other volumes of the Chetham Society which contain material for the Civil War are the 'Autobiography of Adam Martindale' (No. 4), the 'Moore Rental' (No. 12), the 'Farington Papers' (No. 39), the 'Shuttleworth Accounts' (Nos. 35, 41, 43 and 46), the 'Lancashire Lieutenancy,' Part 2 (No. 50), and the 'Stanley Papers,' Part 3 (Nos. 66, 69 and 70); and some others in a less degree....Lord Strange returning from a visit to the Court at York called a meeting of his supporters on Fulwood Moor near Preston in accordance with a letter from the King to Sir John Girlington, High Sheriff; the ostensible purpose being to hear read Charles' two Declarations and his answer to the Lancashire petition.
117 páginas, 382 visualizações | publicado por EmereoPublishing em 18/03/2013
Helen Graham explores the origins, nature, and long-term consequences of the exterminatory civil war in Spain, charting the resonant forms of political, social, and cultural resistance to it and the memory and legacy these have left behind in Europe and beyond. Not least is the growing sense of the enormity of what, in greater European terms, the Republican war effort resisted: Nazi adventurism and the continent-wide wars of ethnic and political “purification” it unleashed. In Spain today the civil war remains “the past that will not pass away.” The long shadow of the Second World War is now also bringing back center frame its most disquieting aspects, revealing to a broader public the stark truth already known by specialist historians—that in Spain, as in the many other internecine wars soon to convulse Europe, war was waged predominantly upon civilians—millions were killed not by invaders and strangers, but by their own compatriots, including their own neighbors. Across the continent, Hitler’s war of territorial expansion after 1938 detonated myriad “irregular wars, of culture as well as of politics, which took on a “cleansing” intransigence as those driving them sought to make “homogeneous” communities, whether ethnic, political, or religious. So much of this was prefigured with primal intensity in Spain in 1936, where, on 17–18 July, a group of army officers rebelled against the socially reforming Republic. Saved from almost certain failure by Nazi and Fascist military intervention, and by a British inaction amounting to complicity, these army rebels unleashed a conflict in which civilians became the targets of mass killing. The new military authorities authorized and presided over an extermination of those sectors associated with Republican change—especially those who symbolized cultural change and thus posed a threat to old ways of being and thinking: progressive teachers, self-educated workers, “new” women. In the Republican zone, resistance to the coup also led to the murder of civilians. This extrajudicial and communal killing in both zones fundamentally made new political and cultural meanings that changed Spain’s political landscape forever.
272 páginas, 370 visualizações | publicado por IPGBooks em 24/08/2013
AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional Secrets To Acing The Exam and Successful Finding And Landing Your Next AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional Certified Job
Good solid advice and great strategies in preparing for and passing the AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional exam, getting interviews and landing the AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional job. If you have prepared for the AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional exam - now is the moment to get this book and prepare for passing the exam and how to find and land a AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional job, There is absolutely nothing that isn't thoroughly covered in the book. It is straightforward, and does an excellent job of explaining some complex topics. There is no reason to invest in any other materials to find and land a AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional certified job. The plan is pretty simple, buy this book, read it, do the practice questions, get the job.This book figures out ways to boil down critical exam and job landing concepts into real world applications and scenarios. Which makes this book user-friendly, interactive, and valuable as a resource long after students pass the exam. People who teach AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional classes for a living or for their companies understand the true value of this book. You certainly will too.To Prepare for the exam this book tells you:- What you need to know about the AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional Certification and exam- Preparation Tips for passing the AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional Certification Exam- Taking testsThe book contains several suggestions on how preparing yourself for an interview. This is an aspect that many people underestimate, whilst having a well-written CV, a personal blog, and possibly a number of past projects is definitively important - there is much more to prepare for. It covers non-technical aspects (how to find a job, resume, behavioral etc.). A 'Must-study' before taking a Tech Interview.To Land the Job, it gives you the hands-on and how-to's insight on - Typical AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional Careers- Finding Opportunities - the best places to find them- Writing Unbeatable Resumes and Cover Letters- Acing the Interview- What to Expect From Recruiters- How employers hunt for Job-hunters.... and MoreThis book offers excellent, insightful advice for everyone from entry-level to senior professionals. None of the other such career guides compare with this one. It stands out because it: - Explains how the people doing the hiring think, so that you can win them over on paper and then in your interview- Is filled with useful work-sheets- Explains every step of the job-hunting process - from little-known ways for finding openings to getting ahead on the jobThis book covers everything. Whether you are trying to get your first AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional Job or move up in the system, you will be glad you got this book.For any IT Professional who aspires to land a AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional certified job at top tech companies, the key skills that are an absolute must have are having a firm grasp on AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional This book is not only a compendium of most important topics for your AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional exam and how to pass it, it also gives you an interviewer's perspective and it covers aspects like soft skills that most IT Professionals ignore or are unaware of, and this book certainly helps patch them.When should you get this book? Whether you are searching for a job or not, the answer is now.
130 páginas, 1295 visualizações | publicado por EmereoPublishing em 30/01/2013
Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Curiosities of Civilization. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Andrew Wynter, which is now, at last, again available to you.Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have Curiosities of Civilization in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW.Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Curiosities of Civilization:Look inside the book: A Black-haired Maid, of a middle stature, thick set, with big breasts, having her face full marked with the smallpox, calling herself by the name of Nan or Agnes Hobson, did, upon Monday the 28 of May, about six o’Clock in the morning, steal away from her Ladies house in the Pal-mall a mingle-coloured wrought Tabby Gown of Deer colour and white; a black striped Sattin Gown with four broad bone-black silk Laces, and a plain black-watered French Tabby Gown; Also, one Scarlet-coloured and one other Pink-coloured Sarcenet Peticoat, and a white watered Tabby Wastcoat, plain; Several Sarcenet, Mode, and thin black Hoods and Scarfs, several fine Holland Shirts, a laced pair of Cuffs and Dressing; one pair of Pink-coloured Worsted Stockings, a Silver Spoon, a Leather bag, &c. ...All persons who desire to travel unto the Cities, Towns, and Roads herein hereafter mentioned and expressed, namely—to Coventry, Litchfield, Stone, Namptwich, Chester, Warrington, Wiggan, Chorley, Preston, Gastang, Lancaster, and Kendal; and also to Stamford, Grantham, Newark, Tuxford, Bawtrey, Doncaster, Ferriebridge, York, Helperly, Northallerton, Darneton, Ferryhill, Durham, and Newcastle, Wakefield, Leeds, and Halifax; and also to Salisbury, Blandford, Dorchester, Burput, Exmaster, Hunnington, and Exeter, Ockinton, Plimouth, and Cornwal; let them repair to the George Inn at Holborn Bridge, London, and thence they shall be in good Coaches with good Horses, upon every Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, at and for reasonable Rates.—Mercurius Politicus, April 1, 1658....And so likewise at the several Post-Masters upon the Road, who will have all such set days so many Horses with Furniture in readiness to furnish the Riders without any stay to carry them to or from any the places aforesaid, in Four days, as well to London as from thence, and to places nearer in less time, according as their occasions shall require, they ingaging at the first Stage where they take Horse, for the safe delivery of the same to the next immediate Stage, and not to ride that Horse any further without consent of the Post-Master by whom he rides, and so from Stage to Stage to their Journeys end.
224 páginas, 871 visualizações | publicado por EmereoPublishing em 25/03/2013