World in Transition: Fighting Poverty Through Environmental by German Advisory Council On Global Change (Wbgu) PDF

By German Advisory Council On Global Change (Wbgu)

ISBN-10: 3936191085

ISBN-13: 9783936191080

At first of the twenty first century, battling poverty and maintaining the surroundings are of the main pressing demanding situations dealing with the foreign neighborhood. Environmental adjustments will jeopardize people's survival to an excellent better volume sooner or later, and should hit the bad toughest. to satisfy those demanding situations, it will likely be necessary to breathe new existence into the partnership among industrialized and constructing international locations. it is going to be both necessary to mix poverty aid with environmental security in an built-in coverage constitution spanning all degrees from neighborhood to international. during this file, the German Advisory Council on international switch (WBGU) exhibits that worldwide environmental coverage is a prerequisite for international poverty aid. WBGU analyses the suitable coverage strategies and offers innovations charting the best way ahead. 'With its interdisciplinary strategy, offering a posh and systematic research of the poverty-environment nexus, WBGU's most up-to-date record breaks new floor. Indira Gandhi's outdated, handy maxim used to be 'Poverty is the most important polluter'. recommend on the 1972 UN convention at the Human atmosphere in Stockholm, it's been sorely misused ever due to the fact that to override environmental precaution and prioritize fiscal improvement thoughts in its place. the recent WBGU file maps out the way to form a coherent setting and improvement coverage. This document revitalizes the Rio spirit and offers it a powerful clinical base'. Prof Dr Ernst Ulrich von Weizs�cker, Member of the German Bundestag (MdB)

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The Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations borrowed heavily from Cold War discourse to depict the scene, characters, and themes of the Vietnam War. Coming off the Korean conflict, the presidents could apply the Cold War narrative as a well-rehearsed public framework for understanding the events in Vietnam. The approach transformed a conflict of remote interest to most Americans into a resonant battleground in the ongoing, worldwide struggle between democracy and Communism. Rhetorical theorists maintain that the essence of the Cold War narrative, including its scene, characters, and themes, recurs predictably in the public discourse of the presidency (Medhurst, “Rhetoric and Cold War” 26; Scott 11–13).

While the poll’s results showed that sixty-four percent of the South Vietnamese expressing support for the present government with only twenty-nine percent supporting the Liberation Front, the Quayle report warned that a “campaign of terror could change that” (“Quayle Study”). The report concluded that above all else, eradicating terrorism was the chief concern of the people of South Vietnam. For them, it was the equivalent of personal and cultural survival. The Quayle report recommended that the Johnson administration institute a public campaign of reinforcing the linkage between the Viet Cong and terrorism.

The acts of savagery of Communists lie in sharp contrast with the behavior of the rest of the civilized world. In the Vietnam narrative, it was the Viet Cong, supported by the North Vietnamese and the Communist Chinese, who sought to destroy the nonCommunist government of South Vietnam. The Kennedy administration insisted that North Vietnam, fearful of unfavorable comparisons between the growing economy of South Vietnam and its own languishing economy under a Communist dictatorship, used terror to reverse the economic and educational advances of South Vietnam.

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