G nocide

Author: Yves Ternon
Publisher: Armand Colin
ISBN: 2200615353
Format: PDF
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Génocide. Ce néologisme, créé par Rafael Lemkin en 1943 pour signifier la destruction des Juifs d’Europe, assassinés pour ce qu’ils étaient, n’appartient hélas pas au passé. Avant la Shoah, le monde avait été témoin du génocide des Arméniens en 1915 ; plus près de nous, en 1994, les Tutsi furent également les victimes de ces destructions de masse. Yves Ternon s’est consacré depuis les années 1960 à l’étude de la médecine allemande sous le national-socialisme. Il est depuis devenu un historien de premier plan sur la question du crime de génocide. Cet ouvrage, qui constitue la synthèse de ses recherches sur la question, est consacré dans un premier temps à « décortiquer » les sources idéologiques, juridiques et historiques ; dans un second temps, aux paramètres ayant conduit à leur application visant à la destruction du peuple arménien de l’Empire ottoman, des Juifs d’Europe et des Tutsi du Rwanda. La préface de l’historienne Annette Becker revient sur le parcours d’Yves Ternon, parcours ayant abouti à cette réflexion autour de la genèse du racisme biologique et du crime de génocide. Une réflexion nécessaire à l’heure où le monde est de nouveau plongé dans d’autres formes de violences.

The Taming of Chance

Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521388849
Format: PDF
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This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.

Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity

Author: Maria Cerrada
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849738076
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Antimicrobial polymers are materials that prevent microorganism growth and are needed for many everyday applications from food packaging and water treatment to medicine and healthcare. This new book covers different areas of antimicrobial materials based on polymers including chitosan, polymers with ammonium and phosphonium groups, polymer nanofibers, carbon-based polymer Nanocomposites, polymeric and non-polymeric metal complexes, and biomimetic materials. By combining the information of different materials as well as antimicrobial action modes and applications within one source, the book provides a general summary of the field. Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity starts with a general introduction to antimicrobial polymers and presents the most common types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae) along with the main areas of application of antimicrobial polymeric materials. Specific chapters then detail different polymer systems covering the fundamental issues of synthesis, characterization, physico-chemical properties and applications. With contributions from leading scientists the book is suitable for researchers in polymers, chemistry, biology and materials science interested in an overview of antimicrobial polymeric materials as well as the recent advances in their synthesis, properties and applications.

Africa s Moment

Author: Jean-Michel Severino
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745651583
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The 21st century will be the century of Africa. This continent was once seen as empty, rural, animist, poor, and forgotten by the world. Now, fifty years after independence, it is full to bursting, urban and monotheist. If poverty and violence are still rampant, economic growth has taken off again and a middle class is developing. Africa will hold a central place in the big issues facing the world today. If it once made a ‘false start’, here it is back again – in the fast lane. The West has missed the turnaround of a continent that will no longer wait for us. How can we best understand it? Demography, economics, politics, diplomacy, cultures and religions – this book presents the different facets of this new Africa, which will soon have a billion people, at the mid point of the most rapid population boom that humanity has ever known. Without ignoring the risks of its metamorphosis, it brings to light the forces and hopes that Africa harbors.

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The Great African War

Author: Filip Reyntjens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521111285
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This book examines a decade-long period of instability, violence and state decay in Central Africa from 1996, when the war started, to 2006, when elections formally ended the political transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A unique combination of circumstances explain the unravelling of the conflicts: the collapsed Zairian/Congolese state; the continuation of the Rwandan civil war across borders; the shifting alliances in the region; the politics of identity in Rwanda, Burundi and eastern DRC; the ineptitude of the international community; and the emergence of privatized and criminalized public spaces and economies, linked to the global economy, but largely disconnected from the state - on whose territory the "entrepreneurs of insecurity" function. As a complement to the existing literature, this book seeks to provide an in-depth analysis of concurrent developments in Zaire/DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda in African and international contexts. By adopting a non-chronological approach, it attempts to show the dynamics of the inter-relationships between these realms and offers a toolkit for understanding the past and future of Central Africa.