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Fertility of Malian Tamasheq Repatriated Refugees: The Impact of Forced Migration

In Africa many of the refugee flows in recent years have had a strong ethnic dimension; interethnic conflict or conflict between politically powerful groups with minority populations is often an important aspect of who is forced to flee. In most cases ...

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Growing Up Global: The Changing Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries

The challenges for young people making the transition to adulthood are greater today than ever before. Globalization, with its power to reach across national boundaries and into the smallest communities, carries with it the transformative power of new markets and ...

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Conflict and Reconstruction in Multiethnic Societies: Proceedings of a Russian-American Workshop

This report is the proceedings of a December 2001 international symposium in Washington, DC organized by the National Academies and the Russian Academy of Sciences. The symposium addressed (1) characteristics of peaceful management of tensions in multiethnic societies, particularly in ...

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Initial Steps in Rebuilding the Health Sector in East Timor

In May 2002 Timor Leste (East Timor) emerged as a new nation after centuries of foreign rule and decades of struggle for independence. Its birth was a painful one; a United Nations-brokered Popular Consultation in August 1999, in which an ...

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Research Ethics in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies:Summary of a Workshop

Situations involving conflict and forced migration have become increasingly commonplace in today's world. The need to understand the causes, consequences, and characteristics of these situations is creating a burgeoning field of research. But given the nature of complex emergency settings, ...

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Demographic Assessment Techniques in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies:Summary of a Workshop

The Roundtable on the Demography of Forced Migration was established by the Committee on Population of the National Research Council in 1999. The roundtable is composed of experts from academia, government, philanthropy, and international organizations. The roundtable's purpose is to ...

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The Drama of the Commons

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Forced Migration and Mortality

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Building a Workforce for the Information Economy

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International Conflict Resolution After the Cold War

"This book, although the product of a group of rigorous scholarly analysts, is written in everyday language so that the insights gained will be of use to practitioners of international conflict resolution as well as theorists."
-- Negotiation Journal, January 2002

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