Le droit de la navigation int rieure en Afrique centrale vers la communautarisation

Titre : Le droit de la navigation int rieure en Afrique centrale vers la communautarisation
Auteur : Paulette Ngo Mbogba-Mikano
Éditeur : L'Harmattan
ISBN-13 : 9782296560345
Libération : 2012

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Régie par le droit fluvial international de la fin du XIXe et du début du XXe siècle, marqué par son universalisme, la navigation intérieure en Afrique centrale, notamment sur le bassin du fleuve Congo et sur ses affluents, tend aujourd'hui vers un droit fluvial communautaire structuré autour de multiples finalités. Les plus importantes d'entre elles sont l'application uniforme des normes et pratiques en matière de navigation intérieure, l'intégration physique régionale et le développement socio-économique de la région.

La Position du droit international dans l ordre juridique congolais et l application de ses normes

Titre : La Position du droit international dans l ordre juridique congolais et l application de ses normes
Auteur : Joseph Kazadi Mpiana
Éditeur : Editions Publibook
ISBN-13 : 9782342005127
Libération : 2013-04-04

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La République démocratique du Congo est unanimement présentée comme un État de tradition moniste avec primauté du droit international. Cependant, aux termes d'une analyse critique, tant du point de vue de la théorie que de la pratique, l'auteur offre une nouvelle approche qui accrédite mieux la thèse dualiste. La primauté du droit international, en droit congolais, n'est nullement constitutive d'un rapport hiérarchique, mais se traduit par une préférence, pas absolue, de la norme internationale au détriment de la norme interne. Cette approche dualiste s'étend également au droit dérivé des organisations internationales. Au moment où le juge congolais "s'internationalise", notamment par le biais de l'application du statut de Rome de la Cour pénale internationale, et au regard de l'entrée en vigueur, en droit congolais, du droit découlant de l'OHADA, une étude approfondie sur les rapports entre le droit international et le droit congolais s'avère indispensable. En plus de la réussite de sa lecture réaliste des normes constitutionnelles de la RDC en matière de traités et d'actes normatifs des organisations internationales, l'ouvrage de Joseph Kazadi Mpiana s'avère un apport de poids pour la jurisprudence congolaise dans l'application du droit international.

Europees Internationaal Rivierenrecht hardcover publicatiedatum 6 maart 2015

Titre : Europees Internationaal Rivierenrecht hardcover publicatiedatum 6 maart 2015
Auteur : Marc De Decker
Éditeur : Maklu
ISBN-13 : 9789046607428
Libération : 2015-03-06

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Dit boek behandelt in extenso alle juridische aspecten verbonden met het gebruik van binnenwateren voor scheepvaartdoeleinden, met name door binnenschepen. Zowel publiekrechtelijke als privaatrechtelijke vraagstukken komen daarbij aan de orde. “Het voorliggende werk is monumentaal, niet enkel in omvang maar vooral naar inhoud. Mij is geen andere wetenschappelijke bijdrage bekend die op een zodanig alomvattende wijze het rivierenrecht situeert en analyseert en er eveneens in slaagt om het op een bevattende wijze te duiden. Dr. Marc De Decker etaleert op een meesterlijke manier zijn uitgebreide historische en juridische kennis van het Europese rivierenrecht en voert de lezer mee op een intrigerende tocht naar de schepping van een juridisch systeem waarmee bijna iedereen wordt geconfronteerd maar wat weinigen werkelijk kunnen bevatten. De verschillende grote ontwikkelingen die stapsgewijs tot stand zijn gekomen, van de Franse revolutie over het Congres van Wenen, het verdrag van Parijs van 1856 naar de grote verkeersconferenties in de 20ste eeuw, worden met meer dan een vaardige hand beschreven en geanalyseerd. Bijzonder boeiend is het plaatsen van het Europese rivierenrecht binnen het grotere kader van het internationaal publiek recht. Fundamentele aspecten zoals de vrijheid van scheepvaart en de institutionalisering van het rivierenrecht worden grondig behandeld en geven zonder meer een grote meerwaarde aan dit boek. Het toetsen van de materie tegenover het recht van de Europese Unie en tegenover andere dan scheepvaartgebruiken van de waterwegen vervolledigt de aanpak van de auteur waarmee het voorliggende werk een bijna alomvattend beeld geeft van het Europese rivierenrecht. Dit boek verdient veel aandacht. Niet enkel academici maar eveneens praktijkjuristen en diegenen die elke dag met watergebonden vervoer worden geconfronteerd, zullen baat vinden bij het gebruiken van dit werk. Een absolute aanrader!” (Prof. Dr. E. Somers in het voorwoord)

Works and Lives

Titre : Works and Lives
Auteur : Clifford Geertz
Éditeur : Stanford University Press
ISBN-13 : 0804717478
Libération : 1988

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The illusion that ethnography is a matter of sorting strange and irregular facts into familiar and orderly categories—this is magic, that is technology—has long since been exploded. What it is instead, however, is less clear. That it might be a kind of writing, putting things to paper, has now and then occurred to those engaged in producing it, consuming it, or both. But the examination of it as such has been impeded by several considerations, none of them very reasonable. One of these, especially weighty among the producers, has been simply that it is an unanthropological sort of thing to do. What a proper ethnographer ought properly to be doing is going out to places, coming back with information about how people live there, and making that information available to the professional community in practical form, not lounging about in libraries reflecting on literary questions. Excessive concern, which in practice usually means any concern at all, with how ethnographic texts are constructed seems like an unhealthy self-absorption—time wasting at best, hypochondriacal at worst. The advantage of shifting at least part of our attention from the fascinations of field work, which have held us so long in thrall, to those of writing is not only that this difficulty will become more clearly understood, but also that we shall learn to read with a more percipient eye. A hundred and fifteen years (if we date our profession, as conventionally, from Tylor) of asseverational prose and literary innocence is long enough.

Development Security and Unending War

Titre : Development Security and Unending War
Auteur : Mark Duffield
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 9780745657936
Libération : 2013-08-23

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According to politicians, we now live in a radically interconnected world. Unless there is international stability – even in the most distant places – the West's way of life is threatened. In meeting this global danger, reducing poverty and developing the unstable regions of the world are now imperative. In what has become a truism of the post-Cold War period, security without development is questionable, while development without security is impossible. In this accessible and path-breaking book, Mark Duffield questions this conventional wisdom and lays bare development not as a way of bettering other people but of governing them. He offers a profound critique of the new wave of Western humanitarian and peace interventionism, arguing that rather than bridging the lifechance divide between development and underdevelopment, it maintains and polices it. As part of the defence of an insatiable mass consumer society, those living beyond its borders must be content with self-reliance. With case studies drawn from Mozambique, Ethiopia and Afghanistan, the book provides a critical and historically informed analysis of the NGO movement, humanitarian intervention, sustainable development, human security, coherence, fragile states, migration and the place of racism within development. It is a must-read for all students and scholars of development, humanitarian intervention and security studies as well as anyone concerned with our present predicament.

Enlightenment Orientalism

Titre : Enlightenment Orientalism
Auteur : Srinivas Aravamudan
Éditeur : University of Chicago Press
ISBN-13 : 9780226024486
Libération : 2012

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Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century. Naming this body of fiction Enlightenment Orientalism, he poses a range of urgent questions that uncovers the interdependence of Oriental tales and domestic fiction, thereby challenging standard scholarly narratives about the rise of the novel. More than mere exoticism, Oriental tales fascinated ordinary readers as well as intellectuals, taking the fancy of philosophers such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Diderot in France, and writers such as Defoe, Swift, and Goldsmith in Britain. Aravamudan shows that Enlightenment Orientalism was a significant movement that criticized irrational European practices even while sympathetically bridging differences among civilizations. A sophisticated reinterpretation of the history of the novel, Enlightenment Orientalism is sure to be welcomed as a landmark work in eighteenth-century studies.

Geopolitics and Geoculture

Titre : Geopolitics and Geoculture
Auteur : Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521406048
Libération : 1991-07-26

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This is the third volume of Immanuel Wallerstein's essays to appear in Studies in Modern Capitalism, following the immensely successful collections The Politics of the World Economy and The Capitalist World Economy. Written between 1982 and 1989, the essays in this volume offer Wallerstein's perspective on the events of the period, and the background to his interpretation of the momentous events of 1989. Wallerstein argues that the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the process of perestroika bear out his basic analysis: that the decline of U.S. hegemony in the world-system is the central explanatory variable of change; and that the collapse of the communist empire and the approach of European unity cannot be understood without reference to this decline as a critical stage in the cyclical rhythm of the capitalist world economy. As part of the analysis the book also charts the development of a challenge to the dominant "geoculture": the cultural framework within which the world-system operates. This collection offers the latest ideas of one of the most original and controversial thinkers of recent years, and is bound to stimulate debate among students and scholars across the social sciences.

Generations of Captivity

Titre : Generations of Captivity
Auteur : Ira Berlin
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 0674020839
Libération : 2009-06-01

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Ira Berlin traces the history of African-American slavery in the United States from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to its fiery demise nearly three hundred years later. Most Americans, black and white, have a singular vision of slavery, one fixed in the mid-nineteenth century when most American slaves grew cotton, resided in the deep South, and subscribed to Christianity. Here, however, Berlin offers a dynamic vision, a major reinterpretation in which slaves and their owners continually renegotiated the terms of captivity. Slavery was thus made and remade by successive generations of Africans and African Americans who lived through settlement and adaptation, plantation life, economic transformations, revolution, forced migration, war, and ultimately, emancipation. Berlin's understanding of the processes that continually transformed the lives of slaves makes "Generations of Captivity" essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of antebellum America. Connecting the "Charter Generation" to the development of Atlantic society in the seventeenth century, the "Plantation Generation" to the reconstruction of colonial society in the eighteenth century, the "Revolutionary Generation" to the Age of Revolutions, and the "Migration Generation" to American expansionism in the nineteenth century, Berlin integrates the history of slavery into the larger story of American life. He demonstrates how enslaved black people, by adapting to changing circumstances, prepared for the moment when they could seize liberty and declare themselves the "Freedom Generation." This epic story, told by a master historian, provides a rich understanding of the experience of African-American slaves, an experience that continues to mobilize American thought and passions today.

Global Governance and the New Wars

Titre : Global Governance and the New Wars
Auteur : Mark Duffield
Éditeur : Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN-13 : 9781780329826
Libération : 2014-02-13

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In this hugely influential book, originally published in 2001 but just as - if not more - relevant today, Mark Duffield shows how war has become an integral component of development discourse. Aid agencies have become increasingly involved in humanitarian assistance, conflict resolution and the social reconstruction of war-torn societies. Duffield explores the consequences of this growing merger of development and security, unravelling the nature of the new wars and the response of the international community, in particular the new systems of global governance that are emerging as a result. An essential work for anyone studying, interested in, or working in development or international security.

Phenomenology of Perception

Titre : Phenomenology of Perception
Auteur : Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135718671
Libération : 2013-04-15

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First published in 1945, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s monumental Phénoménologie de la perception signalled the arrival of a major new philosophical and intellectual voice in post-war Europe. Breaking with the prevailing picture of existentialism and phenomenology at the time, it has become one of the landmark works of twentieth-century thought. This new translation, the first for over fifty years, makes this classic work of philosophy available to a new generation of readers. Phenomenology of Perception stands in the great phenomenological tradition of Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre. Yet Merleau-Ponty’s contribution is decisive, as he brings this tradition and other philosophical predecessors, particularly Descartes and Kant, to confront a neglected dimension of our experience: the lived body and the phenomenal world. Charting a bold course between the reductionism of science on the one hand and "intellectualism" on the other, Merleau-Ponty argues that we should regard the body not as a mere biological or physical unit, but as the body which structures one’s situation and experience within the world. Merleau-Ponty enriches his classic work with engaging studies of famous cases in the history of psychology and neurology as well as phenomena that continue to draw our attention, such as phantom limb syndrome, synaesthesia, and hallucination. This new translation includes many helpful features such as the reintroduction of Merleau-Ponty’s discursive Table of Contents as subtitles into the body of the text, a comprehensive Translator’s Introduction to its main themes, essential notes explaining key terms of translation, an extensive Index, and an important updating of Merleau-Ponty’s references to now available English translations. Also included is a new foreword by Taylor Carman and an introduction to Merleau-Ponty by Claude Lefort. Translated by Donald A. Landes.