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Physical Disability and Sexuality
Physical Disability and Sexuality

by Xanthe Hunt, Stine Hellum Braathen, Mussa Chiwaula, Mark T. Carew, Poul Rohleder, Leslie Swartz

This open edited volume explores physical disability and sexuality in South Africa, drawing on past studies, new research conducted by the editors, and first-person narratives from people with physical disabilities in the country. Sexuality has long been a site of oppression and discrimination for people with disabilities based on myths and misconc...


Re-Configurations
Re-Configurations

by Rachid Ouaissa, Friederike Pannewick, Alena Strohmaier

This edited volume is an open title and assembles both the historical consciousness and transformation of the MENA region in various disciplinary and topical facets. At the same time, it aims to go beyond the MENA region, contributing to critical debates on area studies while pointing out transregional and cultural references in a broad and compara...


The State of Peacebuilding in Africa
The State of Peacebuilding in Africa

by Terence McNamee, Monde Muyangwa

This open book on the state of peacebuilding in Africa brings together the work of distinguished scholars, practitioners, and decision makers to reflect on key experiences and lessons learned in peacebuilding in Africa over the past half century. The core themes addressed by the contributors include conflict prevention, mediation, and management; p...


Social Democratic Parties and the Working Class
Social Democratic Parties and the Working Class

by Line Rennwald

This open book carefully explores the relationship between social democracy and its working-class electorate in Western Europe. Relying on different indicators, it demonstrates an important transformation in the class basis of social democracy. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the working-class vote is strongly fragmented and social de...


Sustainability Standards and Global Governance
Sustainability Standards and Global Governance

by Archna Negi, Jorge Antonio Pérez-Pineda, Johannes Blankenbach

This open book focuses on the issue of sustainability standards from the perspective of both global governance frameworks and emerging economies. It stems from the recognition that the accelerated pace of economic globalization has generated production and consumption patterns that are generating sustainability concerns. Sustainability standards (a...


Liberal Democracy
Liberal Democracy

by Max Meyer

This open book aims to show which factors have been decisive in the rise of successful countries. Never before have so many people been so well off. However, prosperity is not a law of nature; it has to be worked for. A liberal economy stands at the forefront of this success - not as a political system, but as a set of economic rules promoting comp...


Anti-Microbial Resistance in Global Perspective
Anti-Microbial Resistance in Global Perspective

by Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio

This open book provides an accessible introduction to the mechanics of international development and global health text for policy-makers and students across a wide range of disciplines. Antimicrobial resistance is a major threat to the well-being of patients and health systems the world over. In fragile health systems so challenged, on a day-today...


The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition
The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition

by Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra

The world is currently undergoing an historic energy transition, driven by increasingly stringent decarbonisation policies and rapid advances in low-carbon technologies. The large-scale shift to low-carbon energy is disrupting the global energy system, impacting whole economies, and changing the political dynamics within and between countries.This ...


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