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Aut Dedere, aut Judicare: The Extradite or Prosecute Clause in International Law

by Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

The aut dedere aut judicare, or “extradite or prosecute” clause is shorthand for a range of clauses that are almost compulsory in international treaties criminalizing conduct, obliging a State to either...


Mind Hacks: Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain

by Tom Stafford & Matt Webb

The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and,...


The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

by Clay A. Johnson

The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just...


Regions Matter

by Collective

Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in today’s economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate...


Risk and Regulatory Policy

by Collective

We expect governments to protect citizens from the adverse consequences of hazardous events. At the same time it is not possible or necessarily in the best interest of citizens for all risks to be removed. A...


Surviving Twice

by Trin Yarborough

Inspiring and sometimes tragic personal stories of five Amerasian children left behind after the Vietnam War


The SWIFT Affair

by Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

The story broke in 2006: Since 9/11, US intelligence services have had access to practically any international money transfer data by infiltrating the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication)...


The Un General Assembly

by M.J. Peterson

The United Nations General Assembly is arguably the most important discussion forum in global politics. This is a concise and accessible introduction to its history, organization and politics.

Examining the...


WikiLeaks, a true account

by Olivier Tesquet

Is the founder of WikiLeaks the ministering angel of press freedom as his pale appearance might suggest? Or is he the demonic leader of the most dangerous hacker collective on the web? As one outspoken critic...


JULIAN ASSANGE WIKILEAKS WARRIOR FOR TRUTH

by Valérie Guichaoua

December 7th, 2010: Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and Internet activist, is arrested in London, England. The story becomes a global media sensation. The man is held in custody, awaiting possible criminal...


Tired of Being a Refugee

by Fiorella Larissa Erni

After six decades of protracted refugeehood, patterns of social identification are changing among the young people of the fourth refugee generation in the Palestinian refugee camp Burj al-Shamali in Southern...


Summary of What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception - Scott McClellan

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Scott McClellan in his book “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception”. This summary...


Summary of The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise - Michael Grunwald

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Michael Grunwald in his book “The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics Paradise”. This summary offers a concise...


Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century

by Justvna Olko

In this significant work, Olko reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities...


Solidarity Intervention

by Monique Jo Beerli

All across the globe, individuals mobilize international support in defense of Palestinian rights and a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, these international activists are neither the...


Everyday Resistance

by Raksha Vasudevan

Northern Sri Lanka has been at the heart of the country’s 30-year civil war, a bloody conflict which has given rise to an estimated 40,000 households headed by women in this region. Based on fieldwork conducted...


Pashtun Traditions versus Western Perceptions

by Leo Karrer

Cross-cultural interactions take place every day in contemporary Afghanistan between locals and the thousands of foreigners working in the country as diplomats, officials from international organisations and...


Space-Time Perspectives on Early Colonial Moquegua

by Prudence M. Rice

In this rich study of the construction and reconstruction of a colonized landscape, Prudence M. Rice takes an implicit political ecology approach in exploring encounters of colonization in Moquegua, a small...


The Construction of the Maras

by Antonia Does

High levels of crime and violence in Central America’s northern triangle are a major preoccupation of politicians, policy-makers and citizens. Public authorities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have...


Collapse of the Opposition Inter-Party Coalition in Uganda

by Catherine Promise Biira

“It’s not so much what you agree upon, what you write on paper, but something intangible that in the end determines the success of political cooperation,” stated the leader of the Uganda People’s Congress...