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  • The NGO Handbook

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    Author(s): Hilary Binder-Aviles
    Date: Feb 21, 2017

    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]

  • Human Rights in Brief

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    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
    Date: Feb 21, 2017

    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.

  • Women in the World Today

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    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
    Date: Feb 21, 2017

    Description: Global Women’s Issues and the Beijing Platform for Action. This book is based on the 12 critical areas of concern identified at the Beijing Conference: 1. The persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women 2. Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to education and training 3. Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services 4. Violence against women 5. The effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women, including those living under...[more]

  • Nationalism, Self-determination and Secession

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    Author(s): Geoff Andrews, Open University, Michael Saward, Open University
    Date: Feb 15, 2017

    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]

  • American Government: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Glen Krutz, University of Oklahoma, Sylvie Waskiewicz
    Date: Feb 6, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, 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 t...[more]

  • Democracy in Brief

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    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
    Date: Dec 14, 2016

    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.