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The governance of post-conflict territories embodies a central contradiction: how does one help a population prepare for democratic governance and the rule of law by imposing a form of benevolent autocracy? Transitional administrations represent the most complex operations attempted by the United Nations. The operations in East Timor and Kosovo are commonly seen as unique in the history of the UN--perhaps never to be repeated. But they may also be seen as the latest in a series of operations that have involved the United Nations in 'state-building' activities, where it has attempted to develop the institutions of government by assuming some or all of those sovereign powers on a temporary basis. The circumstances that have demanded such interventions certainly will be repeated. Seen in the context of earlier UN operations, such as those in Namibia, Cambodia, and Eastern Slavonia, the view that these exceptional circumstances may not recur is somewhat disingenuous. Moreover, the need for such policy research has been brought into sharp focus by the weighty but ambiguous role assigned to the UN in Afghanistan and the possibility of a comparable role in Iraq. This book fills that gap. Aimed at policy-makers, diplomats, and a wide academic audience (including international relations, political science, international law, and war studies), the book provides a concise history of UN state-building operations and a treatment of the five key issues confronting such an operation on the ground: peace and security, the role of the UN as government, judicial reconstruction, economic reconstruction, and exit strategies.

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Genre: Law
Author: Simon Chesterman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release: 2005
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199284008

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New in paperback As we ask anew in these troubled times what it means to be an American, You, the People provides perspective by casting its eye over the answers given by past U.S. presidents in their addresses to the public. Who is an American, and who is not? And yet, as Vanessa Beasley demonstrates in this eloquent exploration of a century of presidential speeches, the questions are not new. Since the Founders first identified the nation as “we, the people,” the faces and accents of U.S. citizens have changed dramatically due to immigration and other constitutive changes. U.S. presidents have often spoken as if there were one monolithic American people. Here Beasley traces rhetorical constructions of American national identity in presidents’ inaugural addresses and state of the union messages from 1885 through 2000. She argues convincingly that while the demographics of the voting citizenry changed rapidly during this period, presidential definitions of American national identity did not. Chief executives have consistently employed a rhetoric of American nationalism that is simultaneously inclusive and exclusive; Beasley examines both the genius and the limitations of this language.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Vanessa B. Beasley
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release: 2011-11-07
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781603442985

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The Roman Catholic Good Friday liturgy includes a series of chants known today as the Improperia ("Reproaches") beginning with the following text: Popule meus, quid feci tibi? aut in quo contristavi te? responde mihi. Quia eduxi te de terra Egypti, parasti crucem Salvatori tuo ("My people, what have I done to you, or in what have I grieved you? Answer me. Because I led you out of the land of Egypt, you prepared a cross for your Savior"). The earliest witness to the chants is a Carolingian liturgical book from around 880, but it is agreed among scholars that their history extends back farther than this. Employing comparative analysis of Biblical exegesis, chant texts, and chant melodies, this study suggests that the initial chant verse, Micah 6:3-4a plus a Christianizing addendum ("My people... you prepared..."), originated in northwestern Italy between the end of the 4th century and the end of the 7th century and carried associations of the Last Judgment, the Passion, and Christian works, penitence, and forgiveness. Although previous scholarship has sometimes pointed to the Reproaches as a key text of Christian anti-Jewish history, it is clear that the initial three verses, the Popule meus verses, originally held allegorical rather than literal meanings. The fact that there are several preserved Popule meus chants across various liturgical repertoires and, moreover, several sets of Popule meus verses in a smaller subset of these repertoires--in northern Italy, southern France, and the Spanish March--bespeaks the pre-Carolingian origins of the Popule meus verses and raises the question of why the verses appear in the Carolingian liturgy when they do. This study proposes that the Popule meus verses were incorporated into the Carolingian liturgy at the Abbey of Saint-Denis under the abbacy of Charles the Bald (867-77). In the Adoration of the Cross ceremony adopted from Rome, paired with the Greek Trisagion, and carrying Gallican melody and meaning, the Carolingian Popule meus verses would have been an ecumenical declaration, as they spread, of the expediency of the crucified Christ and a penitent people, even in the face of impending political disintegration.

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Genre: Music
Author: Armin Karim
Publisher: Armin Karim
Release: 2014-04-04
File: 318 Pages
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In these critical times, it is imperative that Christians take to heart this mandate from God and are actively witnessing and winning souls to Christ. Opportunities are everywhere in todays marketplace. The daily world of each believer is full of people that need Christ family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow students, store clerks, waitresses]everybody, everywhere! Many confess, I am too shy]I freeze up]I dont know what to say to people] Inwardly, they want to share their wonderful Lord with others, but just dont know where to start. Dont be intimidated any longer Learn painless, fearless principles that make it easy for you to share your faith. Where Will the People You Meet Spend Eternity? is no ordinary book. It is filled with personal testimonies, and simple, enjoyable examples for reaching the lost for Christ. This incredible book includes prayers of impartation for the soul-winning spirit and specific Scriptures you can share. For more than 30 years, Rev. Billy Ortiz, an international evangelist and founder of Outreach to Mexico, a non-profit evangelistic organization based in Northern California, has traveled to the Hispanic nations of Mexico and Central America, to the North American Indians, and across the United States with the simple, yet powerful, message of a loving God and a healing Savior, Jesus Christ. Rev. Billy has participated in the training of over 100,000 Hispanic pastors, and shares his timely message of soul-winning in the marketplace at church and evangelistic meetings and through his new book Where Will the People You Meet Spend Eternity? Rev. Billy has appeared on nationwide TV programs, such as Victory with Morris Cerullo, The 700 Club, El Club 700-America, El Club 700, and others. His personal story and message have been published in Time magazine, Deeper Life magazine, Voice magazine, and La Voz magazine.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Billy Ortiz
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release: 2008-10-01
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781606472231

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Mood disorders are about feeling way down or way up to the extent that your life is miserable to you. Your emotional state is not stable. Depression includes some or all of the following symptoms; aches anhedonia (loss of pleasure) fatigue feelings of hopelessness lack of initiative loss of appetite negative self-image pains passivity poor concentration poor sleeping sadness Depression comes from external events like losing a job or feeling empty inside because you're not quite aligned with your true nature and true purpose in life. The mental health experts say it could be caused by a neurochemical imbalance in your brain but you create your biochemistry through how you think and live. You can create happiness through what you think and do. Your moods could change seasonally. This is called seasonal affective disorder - SAD. A bipolar disorder is when your depression gives way to an excessive feeling of joy and energy. Such mood swings might happen very quickly.

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Genre: Science
Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release: 2014-04-05
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781312074149

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In THE PEOPLE YOU ARE, Rita Carter - award-winning science writer and international speaker - offers a new and vital understanding of personality. Rita explains that nearly every one of us is a team of personalities, working together, for the most part, to give the impression of a unified self. We are used to thinking of ourselves as one thing or the other - either introvert or extrovert, say - but things are rarely that simple for most of us. That's why we sometimes feel like a different person depending on mood, company and surroundings, why we sometimes suffer unaccountable memory lapses, why we buy something we then decide we didn't want in the first place, or why 'somebody else' turns off the alarm clock in the morning. Importantly, THE PEOPLE YOU ARE is also a practical guide to building a happy 'household' of personalities, explaining how to identify these different versions of ourselves and how to enable them to co-operate so that we can function successfully in life. THE PEOPLE YOU ARE is both an eye-opening and highly practical account of personality.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Rita Carter
Publisher: Abacus
Release: 2014-02-06
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780349140414

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Tells how to improve a friendship, patch up a lover's quarrel, develop one's child's self-esteem, and strengthen family relations.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Don Gabor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 1989
File: 188 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780671661960

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The corporate executive who wound up living in his car, the man who started out on a 1000 mile sojourn without enough money to finish, the artist who's going for broke at 58. Be one of them, on your final journey towards the completion of your life--and the life of our planet. Why hesitate now?!Let clerks, waitresses and grocery store owners from a unique small town in America, living under the shadow of a famous mountain, tell you what they know, the answers you've been looking for since September 11. You'll never be the same as you read this riveting prophetic and understandably human message from Jesus Christ himself, in your name. Who else's?Warning: This book is way beyond religion and the Christian world probably won't like it. You will, "you" meaning all the people of earth, regardless of religion. It's for you. He comes, and prepares the way. The essential book of the end times.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Jordan Ben Maccabee
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2001-01
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780595214426

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This is the casebook of the world's only officially recognized UFO encounter that took place in the UK in December 1980. Previous accounts of the Rendlesham Forest incident have been flawed: people with axes to grind and little access to primary sources and discreditable single eyewitness accounts. Georgina Bruni has had access to police, Ministry of Defence and US military sources and her casebook reveals fresh information on the incident and the possible alien encounter that ensued. It includes interviews with those involved as well as other never-before-reported incidents in the area. The casebook also reveals details of the aftermath and the harsh treatment meted out to those who wavered from the "don't ask, don't tell" line of officialdom. 'While twenty years have passed, she brings new light to this story that just won't go away...' Major General Gordon E. Williams, USAF (Retired)

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Georgina Bruni
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2011-12-12
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781447217558

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Reach new and diverse customer groups and expand your market share The standard approach to marketing is to look for as many people as possible who fit one core customer profile. How to Market to People Not Like You challenges this traditional thinking about core customer bases, giving you a new approach to expand your customer base and your business. Arguing for focusing on customer values rather than demographics, How to Market to People Not Like You reveals how you can grow business and profits by targeting those who are different from your core audience, rather than those who share similarities. Reach unfamiliar new market segments with your products Learn how to engage micro-segmented customer groups Author's company was named one of the top ad agencies in the US by Ad Age Find out How to Market to People Not Like You, understand the needs and values that distinguish diverse customers, and reach their hearts, minds, and wallets.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Kelly McDonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-02-11
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 1118015002

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