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How Sentiment Matters in International Relations: China and the South China Sea Dispute

Verlag Barbara Budrich | International and Security Studies


Der Aufstieg der Volksrepublik China stellt die internationale Politik und Diplomatie vor immense Herausforderungen. Gleichzeitig nehmen die Spannungen zwischen den USA und der Volksrepublik unaufhörlich zu. Beide Staaten steuern unmittelbar auf einen Konflikt zu, den keine Seite intendiert und dessen allumfassende Konsequenzen noch kaum absehbar sind. Ein besonderer Schauplatz dieser wachsenden Auseinandersetzung ist die Region Südostasien, in der sowohl die USA, im Verbund mit einigen Anrainerstaaten, als auch die Volksrepublik China miteinander in einem harten Wettbewerb um die regionale Vorherrschaft stehen. Dieses Buch zeigt anhand der territorialen und maritimen Konflikte in der Südchinesischen See auf, dass Chinas zunehmend proaktive und rücksichtslosere Position gegenüber diesen Konflikten und den Konfliktparteien auch eine Folge der zunehmenden Wahrnehmung von Respektlosigkeit und dem damit einhergehenden Wunsch Chinas, dies entsprechend zu korrigieren, ist und nicht allein eine strategische Entscheidung oder gar unvermeidliche Entwicklung darstellt. Auf diesen Ergebnissen aufbauend wird die Möglichkeit eines nachhaltigen Konfliktmanagements diskutiert und entsprechend eine Reihe konkreter Handlungsempfehlungen formuliert.

 
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Danube:Future Interdisciplinary School Proceedings 2017

Edition Donau-Universität Krems


Global change processes, such as climate change, digitalization, migration movements and economic crises, are among the greatest challenges of our time and also shape the Danube macro-region as a specifically challenging region of Europe. As part of the Danube:Future Interdisciplinary School 2017 in Krems 28 PhD-students and young scientists from Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference and the Danube Rectors’ Conference universities discussed these questions and developed research proposals within this broad context. These proceedings offer a comprehensive overview of the generated work.

The Danube:Future Interdisciplinary School is part of the Capacity Building Module of the Danube:Future project, a Flagship Project of the EUSDR – the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region, in the Priority Area Knowledge Society. Danube:Future is a joint network project of the Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference and the Danube Rectors’ Conference. It aims at capacity building in the Danube River Basin (DRB) and at providing networking to aid the development common research projects for a sustainable future of the DRB.

 
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Les Cahiers du Journalisme, V.2, NO1

Labasse, BertrandSavary, PierreWatine, Thierry (Hrsg.) | Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa | Les Cahiers du Journalisme


Fondés il y a plus de vingt ans à l'instigation de Patrick Pépin et de Pierre Bourdieu, qui en signait le premier article, Les Cahiers du journalisme prennent un nouveau départ. Cette seconde série associe désormais la perspective d'une revue de réflexion ouverte à des analyses et points de vue variés (Les Cahiers du journalisme - Débats), à celle d'une revue de recherche internationale publiant des dossiers, articles et notes soumis à évaluation scientifique externe (Les Cahiers du journalisme - Recherches). Elle prolonge ainsi le rôle majeur qu'elle a joué dans le développement des travaux et échanges sur le journalisme francophone, en favorisant un dialogue ouvert entre les professionnels et les chercheurs sans pour autant méconnaître les spécificités de leurs approches respectives.

Ce livre est publié en français.

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L’ensemble tient la promesse du comité éditorial : ne s’affilier à « aucune chapelle ni aucune école de pensée particulière ». Ces travaux ouvrent ainsi pour les professionnels des pistes de réflexion sur leurs pratiques vues sans parti pris idéologique ou corporatiste. Et pour le public le plus vaste l’occasion de sortir des lieux communs sur l’information pour en comprendre les ressorts profonds de la fabrication.

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Professeur à l'Université d'Ottawa et professeur invité à l'école supérieure de journalisme de Lille. Auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur la production et la réception de l'information, il était auparavant directeur du centre commun de recherche-développement de la fédération des éditeurs de presse français.

 
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ABC's of Human Survival

Athabasca University Press | Global Peace Studies


The ABCs of Human Survival examines the effect of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of powerful states on the well-being of individuals and local communities?and the essential role of global citizenship within that dynamic. Based on the analysis of world events, Dr. Arthur Clark presents militant nationalism as a pathological pattern of thinking that threatens our security, while emphasizing effective democracy and international law as indispensable frameworks for human protection.Within the contexts of history, sociology, philosophy, and spirituality, The ABCs of Human Survival calls into question the assumptions of consumer culture and offers, as an alternative, strategies to improve overall well-being through the important choices we make as individuals.

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Dr. Arthur Clark is a Professor of Neuropathology and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, and an active staff neuropathologist at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. He carries lifelong experience with militant nationalist culture, having come of age during the Vietnam War and serving two years as Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps. In 1995, in honour of his late wife, he established the Dr. Irma M. Parhad Programmes at the University of Calgary, which focus on ways to improve worldwide health and well-being within the framework of international law. He is also currently involved in a project to establish a Calgary Centre for Global Community, to be based on the values and vision that informed The ABCs of Human Survival.

 
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Rethinking Canadian Aid

Brown, Stephenden Heyer, MollyBlack, David R. (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Studies in International Development and Globalization


In 2013, the government abolished the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), which had been Canada’s flagship foreign aid agency for decades, and transferred its functions to the newly renamed Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). As the government is rethinking Canadian aid and its relationship with other foreign policy and commercial objectives, the time is ripe to rethink Canadian aid more broadly.

Edited by Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer and David R. Black, this revised edition not only analyzes Canada’s past development assistance, it also highlights important new opportunities in the context of the recent change in government. Designed to reach a variety of audiences, contributions by twenty scholars and experts in the field offer an incisive examination of Canada’s record and initiatives in Canadian foreign aid, including its relatively recent emphasis on maternal and child health and on the extractive sector, as well as the longer-term engagement with state fragility. 

The portrait that emerges is a sobering one. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Canada’s changing role in the world.

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Strongly recommended. (...) well-designed and copyedited, (...) reasonably priced (open access) (...) Great value for money and excellent additions to one’s library.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2017.1272440

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Rethinking Canadian Aid s’impose non seulement comme une lecture obligatoire pour ceux et celles qui s’intéressent à la transformation du rôle du Canada en matière de développement international, mais également aux débats portant sur les changements propres à l’ère Harper. Considérant aussi le fait que ce livre soit en libre accès sur Internet (www.bit.ly/CdnAidpdf), nous ne pouvons que saluer cette brillante initiative qui en fait un ouvrage véritablement incontournable.

 
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Sport Policy in Canada

Thibault, LucieHarvey, Jean (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Open Access


Sport Policy in Canada provides the first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012. In light of this new policy, the authors, top scholars in the field, provide detailed accounts of the most salient sport policies and programs, while also discussing issues and challenges facing policy makers.

In Canada and around the world, the last decades have known a sharp increase in state intervention and public funding in pursuit of medals on the international stage and in support of a more active lifestyle. Governments at all levels have made substantial investments in hope of hosting major sporting events to benefit from the economic impact and gain international prestige.The study of sport policies, often neglected in the past, is becoming an increasingly important research topic. Sport Policy in Canada seeks to fill this void by offering the most comprehensive analysis of sport policy since Macintosh, Bedecki, and Franks' Sport Policy in Canada (1987). 

- This book is published in English. 

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“Sport policy in Canada provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of the field of Canadian sport policy as it has evolved in recent years. It is impressive in both its breadth and scope. The edited collection includes chapters from many leading experts on Canadian sport policy. In addition, it is a timely contribution given the flurry of governmental policies and investments during the last decade. (…) The book is well written and accessible to a number of audiences. Its primary contribution lies in its extensive policy data, which provide the reader with an accurate historical and contemporary portrait of Canadian sport policies. (…) Overall, this book makes a positive contribution to the growing literature on Canadian sport policy. It provides a comprehensive overview of sport policy in Canada and addresses a number of policy issues facing by policy-makers and sport organizations. I recommend this book for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in Canadian sport policy. As a teaching tool, it can be used for courses dealing with sport policy, sport management and the sociology of sport to help students understand the broader issues impacting the governance of sport in Canada. This book will also be of interest to both governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in Canada's sport system.”

– Gina Comeau, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 2015 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2014.954594)

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Lucie Thibault is a professor at the Department of Sport Management, Brock University.

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Jean Harvey is the director of the Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society, University of Ottawa.

 
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Interpreting the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal

University of Ottawa Press | Perspectives on Translation


In order to ensure its absolute authority, the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal (1946–1948), the Japanese counterpart of the Nuremberg Trial, adopted a three-tier structure for its interpreting: Japanese nationals interpreted the proceedings, second-generation Japanese-Americans monitored the interpreting, and Caucasian U.S. military officers arbitrated the disputes. The first extensive study on the subject in English, this book explores the historical and political contexts of the trial as well as the social and cultural backgrounds of the linguists through trial transcripts in English and Japanese, archival documents and recordings, and interviews with those who were involved in the interpreting. In addition to a detailed account of the interpreting, the book examines the reasons for the three-tier system, how the interpreting procedures were established over the course of the trial, and the unique difficulties faced by the Japanese-American monitors. This original case study of the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal illuminates how complex issues such as trust, power, control and race affect interpreting at international tribunals in times of conflict.

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“[an] invaluable historical [account] of interpreting in [a] clearly very sensitive [setting]”

- Jeremy Munday, Year's Work Critical and Cultural Theory Volume 20, Issue 1

 
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Aloha Wanderwell

Goose Lane Editions


In 1922, a 15-year-old girl, fed up with life in a French convent school, answered an ad for a travelling secretary. Tall, blonde, and swaggering with confidence, she might have passed for twenty. She also knew what she wanted: to become the first female to drive around the world. Her name was Aloha Wanderwell.

Aloha's mission was foolhardy in the extreme. Drivable roads were scarce and cars were alien to much of the world. The Wanderwell Expedition created a specially modified Model T Ford for the journey that featured gun scabbards and a sloped back that could fold out to become a darkroom. All that remained was for Aloha to learn how to drive.

Aloha became known around the globe. She was photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower, parked on the back of the Sphinx, firing mortars in China, and smiling at a tickertape parade in Detroit. By the age of 25, she had become a pilot, a film star, an ambassador for world peace, and the centrepiece of one of the biggest unsolved murder mysteries in California history. Her story defied belief, but it was true. Every bit of it. Except for her name. The American Aloha Wanderwell was, in reality, the Canadian Idris Hall.

Drawing upon Aloha's diaries and travel logs, as well as films, photographs, newspaper accounts, and previously classified government documents, Aloha Wanderwell reveals the astonishing story of one of the greatest — and most outrageous — explorers of the 1920s.

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"Aloha Wanderwell must surely be the most remarkable woman adventurer to remain virtually unknown to history. This marvellous book sets the record straight, even as it powerfully evokes a distant era of travel when the survivors of the Great War set out to go anywhere but home."

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Christian Fink-Jensen's writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Quarterly, Rampike, Vancouver Sun, and Ottawa Citizen.

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Randolph Eustace-Walden has worked as a writer, editor, researcher, television producer, and director. He has twice been nominated for Emmy and Gemini awards and has won several Leo awards.

 
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The Forgotten Peace

University of Ottawa Press | Governance Series


In the early hours of April 22, 1914, American President Woodrow Wilson sent Marines to seize the port of Veracruz in an attempt to alter the course of the Mexican Revolution. As a result, the United States seemed on the brink of war with Mexico. An international uproar ensued. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile offered to mediate a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Surprisingly, both the United States and Mexico accepted their offer and all parties agreed to meet at an international peace conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

For Canadians, the conference provided an unexpected spectacle on their doorstep, combining high diplomacy and low intrigue around the gardens and cataracts of Canada's most famous natural attraction. For the diplomats involved, it proved to be an ephemeral high point in the nascent pan-American movement. After it ended, the conference dropped out of historical memory.

This is the first full account of the Niagara Falls Peace Conference to be published in North America since 1914. The author carefully reconstructs what happened at Niagara Falls, examining its historical significance for Canada's relationship with the Americas. From this almost forgotten event he draws important lessons on the conduct of international mediation and the perils of middle-power diplomacy.

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"This significant and engaging work provides a cogent analysis of [the A.B.C.] conference, an often-ignored incident in the course of the Mexican Revolution and a fascinating example of incipient Canadian involvement in the affairs of the hemisphere that will be of great intereest both to historians of Mexico and inter-American relations." -- Canadian Journal of History

 
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Home Ground and Foreign Territory

Fiamengo, Janice (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Reappraisals: Canadian Writers


Home Ground and Foreign Territory is an original collection of essays on early Canadian literature in English. Aiming to be both provocative and scholarly, it encompasses a variety of (sometimes opposing) perspectives, subjects, and methods, with the aim of reassessing the field, unearthing neglected texts, and proposing new approaches to canonical authors. Renowned experts in early Canadian literary studies, including D.M.R. Bentley, Mary Jane Edwards, and Carole Gerson, join emerging scholars in a collection distinguished by its clarity of argument and breadth of reference. Together, the essays offer bold and informative contributions to the study of this dynamic literature.

Home Ground and Foreign Territory reaches out far beyond the scope of early Canadian literature. Its multi-disciplinary approach innovates literal studies and appeals to literature specialists and general readership alike.

 
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