The No Nonsense Guide to Women s Rights

Author: Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781906523664
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Genre: History

A vivid dissection of the state of women's rights in a "post-feminist" age.

The No nonsense Guide to Human Rights

Author: Olivia Ball
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781904456452
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

Ball and Gready review the development of today's assumptions about human rights and introduce readers to alternative models from history and from today's human rights debate. From the material rights of citizenship to the more abstract rights of the imagination, the authors present a clear overview of today's human rights debate and prompt discussion about alternative models for the future. 'Splendid series of pocketable guides to issue politics...rigorously clear.' - The Guardian

The No nonsense Guide to World Health

Author: Shereen Usdin
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781904456650
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Health & Fitness

A history of modern healthcare shows that public health is largely determined by socio-economic factors.

The No Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity

Author: Vanessa Baird
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781906523640
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Law

Demystifies all the colors of the sexual rainbow, tracking the campaigns for rights and equality worldwide.

The No nonsense Guide to World Poverty

Author: Jeremy Seabrook
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859845665
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

At the turn of the new millennium, the United Nations determined that world poverty would be halved by 2015. International agencies are all committed to "poverty abatement." The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have renamed their structural adjustment policies "poverty reduction strategies." But can this work? No, argues Jeremy Seabrook, not if we fail to understand the meaning of poverty. Drawing on testimonies from around the world, as well as on the hard facts, he challenges the assumption that wealth overcomes poverty, and demonstrates that the opposite of "poor" is not "rich" but "self-reliant." Appealing passionately for a shared sense of "sufficiency," he gives verbal snapshots of people's lives to show how poverty shifts, changes and endures in response to the growth of wealth.

The No nonsense Guide to Terrorism

Author: Jonathan Barker
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859844332
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

Provides an analysis of the causes behind terrorism, its history, and responses to terror.

The No nonsense Guide to Islam

Author: Ziauddin Sardar
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859844545
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Religion

Even before 11 September 2001, Muslims were generally viewed in the West as enemies of "freedom" and "progress". Yet there is far more to Islam than the stereotypical Occidental view. This No-Nonsense Guide looks at how Islam, a complex faith and civilization, can reconcile itself with the twenty-first century. Critically minded Muslims everywhere are rethinking and reformulating Islam as a contemporary moral and ethical force. Merryl Wyn Davies and Zia Sardar explain the Islamic worldview, examining the Qur'an and Islamic law (sharia), Islam in history, Islam's relationship with the West and its contemporary nature. They analyse the struggle within the faith for a more humane and holistic interpretation of their religion; examine the issues surrounding women, democracy, and economic development; and suggest how we can all move forward after 9/11.

The No nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples

Author: Lotte Hughes
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859844383
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

Indigenous peoples have long suffered from exoticization. Outsiders elevate their beauty, remoteness and difference and do not see beyond this to the real problems they face. The No-Nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples looks beyond the exotic images, tracing the stories of different indigenous peoples from their first (and often fatal) contact with explorers and colonizers. Much of this history is told here by indigenous people themselves.They vividly describe why land and the natural world are so special to them; how it feels to be snatched from your family as a child because the government wants to "make you white"; why they are demanding that museums must return the bones of their ancestors; how can they retain their traditional culture while moving with the times; and what kinds of development are positive. This short guide discusses all this and more, raising countless issues for debate.

The No nonsense Guide to Conflict and Peace

Author: Peter Greener
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781904456421
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

This invaluable guide is excellent for students, peace groups and activists. With tables, maps, case studies and quotes it looks at how conflict escalates and ways it can be prevented. It examines the changing types of war, including the War on Terror and ethnic conflict such as in Rwanda; the role of diplomacy and the UN and what steps ordinary people are taking to re-build communities. It also offers ideas and inspiration for creating lasting peace.

The No nonsense Guide to HIV AIDS

Author: Shereen Usdin
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859844596
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

Looks at the origins of HIV and AIDS, the way it spreads, women and AIDS, drug companies and their profits, and how people and communities around the world are fighting the disease.

NoNonsense Feminism

Author: Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1780263279
Release Date: 2017-03
Genre: Feminism

An international perspective on the resurgence in feminist movements: the advances and the setbacks, the challenges and the contradictions.

No Nonsense Guide to World Health

Author: Shereen Usdin
Publisher: Between the Lines
ISBN: 9781771130707
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Medical policy

Here is a clear, wide-ranging introduction to the worldwide state of human health. Starting with a brief history of modern medical progress, Shereen Usdin then untangles the knot created by poverty and globalization to show that where you live, how wealthy you are, and your gender all have a bearing on the diseases you may encounter in your lifetime - and your prospects for prevention, treatment, and ultimately, survival. Pulling no punches, Usdin also blows the whistle on the political economy of illness and how keeping people sick means more money for the pharmaceutical, tobacco, and food industries. This No-Nonsense Guide is a must-read for anyone who wants a clear sense of how healthy our global family really is.

The No nonsense Guide to Global Terrorism

Author: Jonathan Barker
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781904456988
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

A highly accessible history of terrorism looking at core examples from the Middle East, instances of state terrorism and terrorist fringes of political movements. Covers the theories justifying and guiding terrorist acts and the battle of images that accompanies them, including: the proliferation of terrorist activities over recent years and international hotspots, the 'war on terror', terrorist acts carried out by states and the constraints on democracy and political and civil liberties that so often characterise the response to terrorism.

The No Nonsense Guide to Democracy

Author: Richard Swift
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781906523305
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

Explores how democracy has been constricted and deformed by economic power-brokers and a self-serving political class from Birmingham to Bangalore. Swift considers the different tools people in power have used to manipulate democratic principles, such as freedom, to their advantage. Includes chapter-length discussions of topics such as the economic meltdown, Barack Obama, eco-democracy, democratising the economy and democracy in the global south. It is also a guide to the rich diversity of forms of elected government full of practical advice for voters.