Implementing Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement; Prospects and Challenges

Jul 07, 2011
On September 11th, 2006, just over a year after the passing of John Garang, and 18 months after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on January 9, 2005, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the National Defense University convened a conference to assess the progress that had been made in implementing Sudan’s landmark CPA. The conference brought together experts and policymakers to discuss the state of CPA implementation, the relationship between the CPA and political developments elsewhere in Sudan, notably in Darfur, and the ways in which the international community might assist in building a sustainable peace in Sudan. more

Peruzzotti, E., "Media Scandals And Societal Accountability", in Enforcing The Rule Of Law. The Politics Of Social Accountability In The New Latin American Democracies, Peruzzotti and Smulovitz (eds), Pittsburgh University Press, Forthcoming.

Jul 07, 2011
The prominence that political scandals are gaining in contemporary democracies has generated an important debate about the role and consequences of media scandals on politics. The aim of this article is to contribute to that ongoing debate by analyzing the link between media scandals and accountability. more

CES 2 Feature Article, p.2-44

Jul 07, 2011
A History of Sino-American Energy Cooperation ROBERT S. PRICE, JR. 3, Powering Non-Nuclear Growth in China with Natural Gas and Renewable Energy Technologies JEFFREY S. LOGAN AND JIQIANG ZHANG 12, China’s Water Problems in the Context of U.S.-China Relations BARUCH BOXER 20, Water Pollution and Human Health in China CRESCENCIA MAURER, CHANGHUA WU, YI WANG, AND SHOUZHENG XUE 28, Greening the Chinese Media WEN BO 39 more

Two Views on the Crisis in Sudan

Jul 07, 2011
Sudan faces multiple crises. The CPA, which ended the southern conflict, has not been fully implemented. International support has been patchy. Demarcation of the North/South border has again been postponed. Preparations for the southern and Abyei referenda, due to be held in January, are well behind schedule, as are the popular consultations in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, where state elections have been put off until November. Inter-tribal conflict troubles the South. more

Saín, Marcelo. Seguridad, democracia y reforma del Sistema Policial en Argentina. Fondo de Cultura Económica. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002.

Jul 07, 2011
El autor del presente libro opina que, desde la reinstauración democrática en 1983, los sucesivos gobernantes de la Argentina extendieron su desgobierno sobre todas las instituciones del Estado, en especial sobre las fuerzas policiales. Desconocieron que la gestión de la seguridad era ante todo una cuestión política y creyeron que si las agencias policiales se autogobernaban bajo el lema de "mano dura" podrían garantizar a la sociedad un margen aceptable de seguridad pública. Pero se equivocaron: la policía se organizó como un poder punitivo paralelo y abusivo, que se financió sobre un circuito extra institucional y casi siempre ilegal, como la prostitución, el juego clandestino, el narcotráfico y el robo calificado. Y así, como una consecuencia lógica perversa, al 'gatillo fácil' de la delincuencia se le opuso el 'gatillo fácil' policial. Marcelo Saìn analiza la problemática de la seguridad pública y del funcionamiento policial desde una perspectiva hasta ahora inexplorada: la de las ciencias sociales y, en particular, la de la ciencia política. Desde ese marco reflexiona sobre los vínculos entre seguridad pública, democracia y policía. Luego analiza la crisis del "modelo tradicional" y presenta el paradigmático caso de la policía bonaerense. Finalmente aborda el desafío, hoy más urgente que nunca, de asentar el sistema de seguridad pública en el liderazgo de una clase dirigente eficiente, en una policía capacitada y honesta, y en una ciudadanía activa y comprometida. more



The Future of Higher Education

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Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.