Results: 6 Open Textbooks
  • Democracy in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs

    Updated: Apr 1, 2019

    Description: Democracy in Brief touches on topics such as rights and responsibilities of citizens, free and fair elections, the rule of law, the role of a written constitution, separation of powers, a free media, the role of parties and interest groups, military-civilian relations and democratic culture.

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  • Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today - Extended version

    Author(s): United States Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs , Dr. Janni Aragon, Dr. Mariel Miller, University of Victoria

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions. Female participation in the private sector is a crucial economic driver for societies worldwide. Economic security benefits every facet of a woman’s life, with positive effects on the health, education and vitality of families. Learn about women who are changing their societies for the better. This book is based on the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Declaration and Platform...[more]

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  • Nationalism, Self-determination and Secession

    Author(s): Geoff Andrews, Open University, Michael Saward, Open University

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: What makes a ‘nation’ and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by looking at how people who see themselves as nations challenge the existing order to assert their right to a state of their own. After studying this unit you should be able to: grasp the concepts of nation, nationalism and self-determination; have a better understanding of the role they play in current political disputes; think about the...[more]

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  • American Government (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Glen Krutz, University of Oklahoma, Sylvie Waskiewicz

    Updated: Mar 27, 2019

    Description: Published by OpenStax, American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American Government and understand how those con...[more]

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  • Human Rights in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs

    Updated: Mar 27, 2019

    Description: In all civilized nations, attempts are made to define and buttress human rights. The core of the concept is the same everywhere: Human rights are the rights that one has simply because one is human. They are universal and equal. The following pubilcation gives an overview of Human Rights across the globe. The online version of this book is availabe in several languages: Arabic, French, Farsi, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

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  • The NGO Handbook

    Author(s): Hilary Binder-Aviles

    Updated: Mar 26, 2019

    Description: Have you ever seen a problem and wanted to do something about it? Of course you have. The schools, police, government welfare offices, churches and families aren’t handling it. Others share your concerns and want to do something. That’s why you would start a nongovernmental organization, or NGO. This handbook will guide you through the steps of starting and operating an NGO. The online version includes several translations such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spani...[more]

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