Chase's Calendar of Events 2019

The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 559

Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "The Oxford English Dictionary of holidays."--NPR's Planet Money.

Exam Prep for: Healthy Foods from A to Z 2015 Calendar / ...

Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 800

View: 801

5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

Amnesty, Serious Crimes and International Law

Global Perspectives in Theory and Practice

Author: Josepha Close

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 370

Amnesty, Serious Crimes and International Law examines the permissibility of amnesties for serious crimes in the contemporary international order. In the last few decades, there has been a growing tendency to consider that amnesties are prohibited in respect of certain grave crimes. However, the question remains controversial as there is no explicit treaty ban and general amnesties continue to be frequently issued in post-conflict and transitional contexts. The first part of the book explores the use of amnesties from antiquity to the present day. It reviews amnesty traditions in ancient societies and provides a global picture of modern amnesties. In parallel, it traces the development of the accountability paradigm underpinning the current prohibitive stance on amnesties. The second part assesses the position of modern international law on amnesties. It comprehensively analyses the main arguments supporting the existence of a general amnesty ban, including the duty to prosecute international crimes, the right to redress of victims of human rights violations, international standards and trends in state practice, and the mandate of international criminal courts. The book argues that, while international legal or policy requirements restrict the freedom of states to extend amnesty in respect of serious crimes, or the effectiveness of amnesty measures in preventing the prosecution of such crimes, these restrictions do not add up to an absolute and universal prohibition.

Chase's Calendar of Events 2020

The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 448

Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! The world’s date book since 1957, Chase's is the definitive, authoritative, day-by-day resource of what the world is celebrating and commemorating. From national days to celebrity birthdays, from historical anniversaries to astronomical phenomena, from award ceremonies and sporting events to religious festivals and carnivals, Chase's is the must-have reference used by experts and professionals—a one-stop shop with 12,500 entries for everything that is happening now or is worth remembering from the past. Completely updated for 2020, Chase's also features extensive appendices as well as a companion website that puts the power of Chase's at the user's fingertips. 2020--a leap year--is packed with special events and observances, including National days and public holidays of every nation on Earth The total solar eclipse The 100th anniversary of US women's suffrage (19th Amendment passed) The 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven The 100th birth anniversary of Ray Bradbury The 50th anniversary of the Beatles' break up The Tokyo Olympic Games Scores of new special days, weeks and months, such as International Go-Kart Week, National Goat Yoga Month or National Catch and Release Day Birthdays of new world leaders, office holders, and breakout stars And much more! All from the reference book that Publishers Weekly calls "one of the most impressive reference volumes in the world."

25 Years UPSC IAS/ IPS Prelims Topic-wise Solved Papers 1 & 2 (1995-2019) 10th Edition

Author: Mrunal

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 600

View: 147

The thoroughly Revised and Updated 10th edition of Disha's BESTSELLER "UPSC IAS/ IPS Prelims Topic-wise Solved Papers 1 & 2 (1995-2019)" consists of past years solved papers of the General Studies Paper 1 & 2 distributed into 8 Units and 52 Topics. The book has been empowered with Unique Inputs/ Articles by one of the Most esteemed facuties for IAS - Mrunal on 'Understanding the IAS Exam & Strategies to Crack the Prelim & Main Exam', How to Attempt the IAS Main Exam Questions?, How to write Essays for GS IV Main exam, along with Solutions to 2017-19 exams. The book provides UNSOLVED Mains Papers from 2013-18, divided topic-wise. The book also provides List of Essays divided topic-wise from 1993-2018. The strength of the book lies in the Errorless DETAILED Solutions. The book is 100% useful for both the General Studies papers (1 and 2) of the Prelims/ CSAT.

Selfie

How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us

Author: Will Storr

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 119

We are living in an age of heightened individualism. Success is a personal responsibility. Our culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, rich, happy, extroverted, popular—flawless. We have become self-obsessed. And our expectation of perfection comes at a cost. Millions are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. The pressure to conform to this ideal has changed who we are.It was not always like this. To explain how we got here, award-winning journalist Will Storr leads us on a “terrific tour through the history of self-obsession†? (NPR, On Point) that explores the origins of this notion of the perfect self that torments so many of us: Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell?Full of thrilling and unexpected connections among history, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and more, Selfie is an unforgettable book that makes sense of who we have become. Ranging from Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of the “selfie†? generation, and the era of hyper-individualism in which we live now, Selfie tells the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately—because it’s us.

Hollow Norms and the Responsibility to Protect

Author: Aidan Hehir

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

View: 290

This book explains why there is a pronounced disjuncture between R2P's habitual invocation and its actual influence, and why it will not make the transformative progress its proponents claim. Rather than disputing that R2P is a norm, or declaring that norms are insignificant, Hehir engages with post-positivist constructivist accounts on the role of norms to demonstrate first, that the efficacy of a norm is not directly related to the extent to which it is proliferated or invoked, and second, that in the post-institutionalization phase, norms undergo both contestation and (potentially regressive) reinterpretation. This volume analyses the evolution of R2P, and demonstrates that it has been steadily circumscribed and co-opted, so that today it has no power to meaningfully influence the behaviour of states. It is essential reading for academic audiences in the disciplines of International Relations and International Law.