U.N. Rejects Fast Action on Haiti

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb (IPS) – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Thursday pleaded with the United Nations to immediately deploy a multinational peacekeeping force to resolve the ongoing crisis in Haiti. But the U.N. Security Council, the only… Continue Reading

Study on Generation Gaps around the world

Dear Readers, The following study just came in from the Pew Foundation. It concerns generational differences that fuel much of current social and political tension in Western Europe and the United States over globalization, nationalism and immigration, according to an… Continue Reading

IMF loosing power?

It Pays to Get Tough with IMF By Mark Weisbrot For the second time in less than six months, the government of Argentina stood up to the International Monetary Fund — and the IMF backed down. Last week the Fund… Continue Reading

What is \’good governance\’?

by Rémy Herrera February 23, 2004 Good Governance: Conceptual Vagueness, Ideological Clearness Since the beginning of the 1990s, the major international organizations, first and foremost among them International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, have been lavishing upon their… Continue Reading

Book on Transition in East Central Europe

Marketing Democracy: Changing Opinion About Inequality and Politics in East Central Europe Contemporary Sociology; Washington; Jul 2002; Akos Rona-Tas; Marketing Democracy: Changing Opinion About Inequality and Politics in East Central Europe, by David S. Mason and James R. Kluegel, with… Continue Reading

UN considers elections in Irak

U.N. Aide Backs Cleric on Elections; Offers No Timetable By Edward Wong The New York Times BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb — An envoy for the United Nations said he supported a powerful Shiite cleric’s call for elections to install a new… Continue Reading