Water Wars

Water Wars Author Vandana Shiva
ISBN-10 0745318371
Release 2002
Pages 156
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"The world's most prominent radical scientist."The GuardianVandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmentalist and campaigner, examines the e~water warse(tm) of the twenty-first century: the aggressive privatization by the multinationals of communal water rights.While drought and desertification are intensifying around the world, corporations are aggressively converting free-flowing water into bottled profits. The water wars of the twenty-first century may match -- or even surpass -- the oil wars of the twentieth. In Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit, acclaimed author Vandana Shiva sheds light on the activists who are fighting corporate manoeuvres to convert this life-sustaining resource into more gold for the elites.In Water Wars, Shiva uses her remarkable knowledge of science and society to outline the emergence of corporate culture and the historical erosion of communal water rights. Using the international water trade and industrial activities such as damming, mining, and aquafarming as her lens, Shiva exposes the destruction of the earth and the disenfranchisement of the world's poor as they are stripped of rights to a precious common good.Shiva calls for a movement to preserve water access for all, and offers a blueprint for global resistance based on examples of successful campaigns.



Kontrolle von Konzernen ber das Leben

Kontrolle von Konzernen   ber das Leben Author Vandana Shiva
ISBN-10 3775728619
Release 2011
Pages 42
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"Indian physicist and activist Vandana Shiva (b.1952) demonstrates in a matter-of-fact way how corporations gain control over our lives. The patenting of life -- from bacteria and plants to cloned animals with certain genetic characteristics -- implies the reification and commercialization of life. An agreement of the World Trade Organization allows corporations to patent nearly everything we can imagine. One of the repercussions is biopiracy, the reclaiming of ancient traditional use and breeding of plants as the corporations' own "invention", as Shiva shows through the examples of the neem tree and basmati rice. The monopolization of seeds has forced farmers in large parts of India into dependence on corporations, which undermines the farmers' basis of living."--Publisher's website.



Gender and International Security

Gender and International Security Author Laura Sjoberg
ISBN-10 9781135240264
Release 2009-10-16
Pages 304
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This book defines the relationship between gender and international security, analyzing and critiquing international security theory and practice from a gendered perspective. Gender issues have an important place in the international security landscape, but have been neglected both in the theory and practice of international security. The passage and implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (on Security Council operations), the integration of gender concerns into peacekeeping, the management of refugees, post-conflict disarmament and reintegration and protection for non-combatants in times of war shows the increasing importance of gender sensitivity for actors on all fronts in global security. This book aims to improve the quality and quantity of conversations between feminist security studies and security studies more generally, in order to demonstrate the importance of gender analysis to the study of international security, and to expand the feminist research program in Security Studies. The chapters included in this book not only challenge the assumed irrelevance of gender, they argue that gender is not a subsection of security studies to be compartmentalized or briefly considered as a side issue. Rather, the contributors argue that gender is conceptually, empirically, and normatively essential to studying international security. They do so by critiquing and reconstructing key concepts of and theories in international security, by looking for the increasingly complex roles women play as security actors, and by looking at various contemporary security issues through gendered lenses. Together, these chapters make the case that accurate, rigorous, and ethical scholarship of international security cannot be produced without taking account of women’s presence in or the gendering of world politics. This book will be of interest to all students of critical security studies, gender studies and International Relations in general. Laura Sjoberg is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. She has a Phd in International Relations and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California and is the author of Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq (2006) and, with Caron Gentry, Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics (2007)



Anarchistische Welten

Anarchistische Welten Author Niels Boeing
ISBN-10 9783864380907
Release 2012-09-12
Pages 192
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Je größer die Katastrophe wird, desto kleiner erscheinen die Alternativen - so könnte man die gegenwärtige Lage zusammenfassen. Trotz der gewaltigen ungelösten sozialen und ökologischen Probleme werden Marktwirktschaft und parlamentarische Demokratie weiterhin als die einzigen effizienten und zukunftsträchtigen Modelle menschlichen Zusammenlebens präsentiert. Während die sozialen Widersprüche zunehmen, wachsen das Leiden und das Unbehagen an dieser Aussichtslosigkeit. Es ist an der Zeit, eine widerständige Alternative in Erinnerung zu rufen, in der Kritisches und Visionäres, Analytisches und Programmatisches zusammenkommen, um die herrschenden Verhältnisse in Frage zu stellen. Eine undogmatische und anti-ideologische Tradition, die alternative Visionen menschlichen Zusammenlebens und -wirkens anbietet: Anarchismus 2.0!



Die ra der kologie

Die   ra der   kologie Author Joachim Radkau
ISBN-10 3406613721
Release 2011
Pages 782
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Subject: Die Ökologie ist das Signum unseres Zeitalters. Joachim Radkaus Buch lässt die neue Ära zum ersten Mal in ihrer ganzen Vielgestaltigkeit und globalen Bedeutung erfahrbar werden. Das Buch berichtet über ausschlaggebende Ereignisse und Erfahrungen wie die Reaktorkatastrophe von Tschernobyl genauso wie über den Mythos des deutschen "Waldsterbens"und beleuchtet die Zusammenhänge mit anderen historischen Strömungen. Es erzählt sowohl von spiritueller Suche und herausragenden Momenten als auch von Institutionalisierung und Bürokratisierung. Es porträtiert zentrale Initiativen wie Friends of the Earth oder Greenpeace und charismatische Vorkämpferinnen wie Rachel Carson, Petra Kelly und die Chinesin Dai Qing. "Radkau zeichnet in diesem fulminanten Übersichtswerk die Entwicklung der weltweiten Umweltbewegungen nach" (dradio.de)



Klimawandel und Gesundheit

Klimawandel und Gesundheit Author Heiko J. Jahn
ISBN-10 9783642388392
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 278
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Der Klimawandel und die daraus resultierenden Auswirkungen auf Gesundheit, Umwelt und Gesellschaft werden in den nächsten Jahren sowohl lokal wie auch global wichtige Fragen sein, auf die Antworten gefunden werden müssen. Das Buch führt anhand der wesentlichen Aspekte der direkten und indirekten klimawandelbedingten Gesundheitsfolgen in das Thema „Klimawandel und Gesundheit“ ein. Dabei wird herausgearbeitet, dass klimabedingten Gesundheitsfolgen nur wissenschaftlich-interdisziplinär sowie über administrative und hierarchische Ebenen und über geografische und politische Grenzen hinaus effektiv entgegengewirkt werden kann. Im Hinblick auf die Herausforderungen, die hierzulande zu bewältigen sind und sein werden, helfen die zusammengetragenen Fakten, die Öffentlichkeit und Politik für dieses Thema weiter zu sensibilisieren. Zudem finden Fachleuten und Experten in öffentlichen Verwaltungen (z. B. in der Stadtplanung oder im öffentlichen Gesundheitsdienst) viele Fallbeispiele, die als Anregung für deren Arbeit für eine gesunde Umwelt dienen. Studierende wie Wissenschaftler der Gesundheitswissenschaften und angrenzender Disziplinen wie Geografie, Klimatologie, Stadtplanung und Architektur, Ökonomie und Sozialwissenschaften werden eine reiche Quelle an Informationen finden, um sie für die Forschung in diesem Bereich zu begeistern. ​



Goddesses in World Culture

Goddesses in World Culture Author Patricia Monaghan
ISBN-10 0313354650
Release 2011
Pages 933
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This collection of accessible essays relates the stories of individual goddesses from around the world, exploring their roles in the cultures from which they came, their histories and status today, and the controversies surrounding them. * 63 essays cover more than 100 goddesses and goddess-like figures from world culture, with volumes organized by geographic area * Many original translations of prayers, sagas, and other sources not otherwise readily available in English * 60 illustrations include ethnographic photographs, depictions of ancient artifacts, and original artwork * An extensive list of bibliography of sources about the figure and culture discussed accompanies each essay



Wasser

Wasser Author Terje Tvedt
ISBN-10 9783861537328
Release 2013
Pages 256
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Wasser has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Wasser also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Wasser book for free.



Reis und Wasser

Reis und Wasser Author Meehyun Chung
ISBN-10 9783865964342
Release 2012
Pages 226
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Reis und Wasser has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reis und Wasser also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reis und Wasser book for free.



Water Politics

Water Politics Author David L. Feldman
ISBN-10 9781509504657
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 288
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As the world faces another water crisis, it is easy to understand why this precious and highly-disputed resource could determine the fate of entire nations. In reality, however, water conflicts rarely result in violence and more often lead to collaborative governance, however precarious. In this comprehensive and accessible text, David Feldman introduces readers to the key issues, debates, and challenges in water politics today. Its ten chapters explore the processes that determine how this unique resource captures our attention, the sources of power that determine how we allocate, use, and protect it, and the purposes that direct decisions over its cost, availability, and access. Drawing on contemporary water controversies from every continent ? from Flint, Michigan to Mumbai, Sao Paulo, and Beijing ?the book argues that cooperation and more equitable water management are imperative if the global community is to adequately address water challenges and their associated risks, particularly in the developing world. While alternatives for enhancing water supply, including waste-water re-use, desalination, and conservation abound, without inclusive means of addressing citizens' concerns, their adoption faces severe hurdles that can impede cooperation and generate additional conflicts.



Water Peace and War

Water  Peace  and War Author Brahma Chellaney
ISBN-10 9781442249288
Release 2015-03-01
Pages 424
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Now in an updated edition, this pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security as well as possible ways to mitigate the crisis. Although water is essential to sustaining life and livelihoods, geostrategist Brahma Chellaney argues that it remains the world’s most underappreciated and undervalued resource. One sobering fact is that the retail price of bottled water is already higher than the international spot price of crude oil. But unlike oil, water has no substitute, raising the specter of water becoming the next flashpoint for conflict. Water war as a concept may not mesh with the conventional construct of warfare, especially for those who plan with tanks, combat planes, and attack submarines as weapons. Yet armies don’t necessarily have to march to battle to seize or defend water resources. Water wars—in a political, diplomatic, or economic sense—are already being waged between riparian neighbors in many parts of the world, fueling cycles of bitter recrimination, exacerbating water challenges, and fostering mistrust that impedes broader regional cooperation and integration. The danger is that these water wars could escalate to armed conflict or further limit already stretched food and energy production. Writing in a direct, nontechnical, and engaging style, Brahma Chellaney draws on a wide range of research from scientific and policy fields to examine the different global linkages between water and peace. Offering a holistic picture and integrated solutions, his book has become the recognized authority on the most precious natural resource of this century and how we can secure humankind’s water future.



Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters Author Gary Chamberlain
ISBN-10 0742552454
Release 2008
Pages 227
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Troubled Waters provides readers with an appreciation of the central role of religious meanings and ritual practices surrounding water, arriving at creative new ways to approach the growing water crisis worldwide.



Water Policy Processes in India

Water Policy Processes in India Author Vandana Asthana
ISBN-10 9781135219185
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 208
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The privatization of water is a keenly contested issue in an economically-liberalizing India. Since the 1990s, large social groups across India's diverse and disparate peoples have been re-negotiating their cultural relationships with each other as to whether they support or oppose pro-privatization water policy reforms. These claims and counter claims are seen as an impending war over water resources, one that includes many different players with many different agendas located across a wide variety of sites whose actions and interactions shape policy production in India. This book is the first to assess the dynamics of water policy processes in India. Using the case study of Delhi’s water situation, this book analyses emergent dynamics of policy process in India in general and, more specifically, in the post-economic reform era. Taking as its starting point a critique of linear version of policy making, the author explains both how and why particular types of knowledge, practices and values get established in policy as well as the complex interplay of knowledge, power and agency in water policy processes. Water Policy Processes in India covers a critical gap in the literature by analyzing how governments in practice make policies that greatly affect the welfare of their people; the process through which policies are developed and implemented; investigating the aims and motives behind policies; and identifying the potential areas of intervention in order to improve the policy process in both its development and implementation stages.



Water Policy for Sustainable Development

Water Policy for Sustainable Development Author Dave Feldman
ISBN-10 9781421403083
Release 2010-12-29
Pages 392
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Feldman's comprehensive investigation and practical analysis bring new insight into the global and political challenges of preserving and managing one of the planet's most important resources.



Water

Water Author Brahma Chellaney
ISBN-10 9781626160125
Release 2013-07-25
Pages 400
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Describes the effect that Asia's exploding population will have on the supply of freshwater, discusses how the scarcity of this resource will give rise to territorial disputes and security implications and proposes strategies to avoid conflict and create equitable sharing.



The Corporation

The Corporation Author Joel Bakan
ISBN-10 9781780337418
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 160
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New Edition What would the world be like if its ruling elite was insane? The most powerful class of institution on earth, the corporation, is by any reasonable measure hopelessly and unavoidably demented. The corporation lies, steals and kills without remorse and without hesitation when it serves the interests of its shareholders to do so. It obeys the law only when the costs of crime exceed the profits. Corporate social responsibility is impossible except insofar as it is insincere. At once a diagnosis and a course of treatment, The Corporation is essential reading for those who want to understand the nature of the modern business system. It is a sober and careful attempt to describe the world as it is, rather than as corporate public relations departments would have us believe it to be. It reveals a world more exotic and more terrifying than any of us could have imagined. And although a billion dollar industry is trying to convince you otherwise, the corporations that surround us are not our friends. Charming and plausible though they are, they can only ever see us as resources to be used. This is the real world, not science fiction, and it really is us or them.



Water Security in India

Water Security in India Author Vandana Asthana
ISBN-10 9781441118226
Release 2014-10-23
Pages 368
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Few people actively engaged in India's water sector would deny that the Indian subcontinent faces serious problems in the sustainable use and management of water resources. Water resources in India have been subjected to tremendous pressures from increasing population, urbanization, industrialization, and modern agricultural methods. The inadequate access to clean drinking water, increase in water related disasters such as floods and droughts, vulnerability to climate change and competition for the resource amongst different sectors and the region poses immense pressures for sustainability of water systems and humanity. Water Security in India addresses these issues head on, analyzing the challenges that contemporary India faces if it is to create a water-secure world, and providing a hopeful, though guarded, road-map to a future in which India's life-giving and life-sustaining fresh water resources are safe, clean, plentiful, and available to all, secured for the people in a peaceful and ecologically sustainable manner.