New from UNU Press

Blood and Borders: The Responsibility to Protect and the Problem of the Kin State

Edited by Walter Kemp, Vesselin Popovski and Ramesh Thakur

Map lines delineating statehood can become blurred by bloodlines of nationhood. Inter-ethnic conflict and genocide have demonstrated the dangers of failing to protect people targeted by fellow citizens. When minority groups in one country are targeted for killings or ethnic cleansing based on their group identity, whose responsibility is it to protect them? In particular, are they owed any protective responsibility by their kin state? How can cross-border kinship ties strengthen greater pan-national identity across borders without challenging territorially defined national security? Read more...

Realizing the Development Potential of Diasporas

Edited by Krishnan Sharma, Arun Kashyap, Manuel F. Montes and Paul Ladd

In Realizing the Development Potential of Diasporas, a collection of international experts, including academics, policymakers, practitioners in the private sector and representatives of diaspora communities contribute to furthering our understanding of how the growing population of expatriates from the developing world can be effectively leveraged to promote development in their homelands. Read more...

The Dark Side of Globalization

Edited by Jorge Heine and Ramesh Thakur
With a foreword by Saskia Sassen

Seen by some as a desirable and irreversible engine of prosperity and progress, globalization is resisted by others as the soft underbelly of a corporate imperialism that plunders and profiteers in the global marketplace. Globalization has brought many benefits, including the reduction of poverty in several countries. But it also has a dark side: the unleashing of negative forces as a result of the compression of time and space made possible by modern technology. Examples include the transnational flows of terrorism, drug and human trafficking, organized crime, money laundering, and global pandemics. Read more...

Cross-Border Governance in Asia: Regional Issues and Mechanisms

Edited by G. Shabbir Cheema, Christopher A. McNally and Vesselin Popovski

This book discusses regional governance mechanisms and institutional arrangements to respond to emerging cross-border issues and trends in Asia and the Pacific, such as the movement of people including refugees and illegal migrants, regional trade integration for human development, effective and efficient water management, human trafficking, and health focusing on infectious disease surveillance and response. Cross-Border Governance in Asia considers the following questions: What are the key cross-border governance issues in Asia? Read more...

Sustainability Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Edited by Hiroshi Komiyama, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Hideaki Shiroyama and Takashi Mino

Sustainability science is a new academic discipline that has emerged in response to threats to the sustainability of the global environment. The purpose of this discipline is to help build a sustainable society by developing solutions to climate change, the exhaustion of resources, ecological destruction and other environmental crises that threaten the future of humanity. Read more...

Establishing a Resource-Circulating Society in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Edited by Tohru Morioka, Ke isuke Hanaki and Yuichi Moriguchi

This book addresses the wide range of issues associated with sustainable resource-circulating societies. It has a particular focus on Asia, where both population growth and economic growth are increasingly prominent in the global context.

The authors examine theories and visions pertinent to resource-circulating societies, as well as relevant practices and initiatives at all levels—national, local and industrial—and through urban–rural linkages. They also propose an integrative approach combining the concepts of a resource-circulating society and a low-carbon society, both of which constitute fundamental components of a sustainable society. Read more...

Policy & Research Briefs

Satoyama–Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Assessing Trends to Rethink a Sustainable Future
By Anantha Kumar Duraiappah, Koji Nakamura, Kazuhiko Takeuchi and Maiko Nishi

UNU Research & Policy Briefs

This brief suggests that the health of satoyama and satoumi ecosystems is interlinked with human well-being and biological diversity. Recommendations for policymakers based on the study's findings are presented.

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