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Rubinstein Advises United Nations on Evaluation of its Mission in Haiti. 
Robert A. Rubinstein, Professor of Anthropology and International Relations, former Director of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, and author of Peacekeeping Under Fire: Culture and Intervention, is serving as an advisor to the United Nations, Office of Internal Oversight Services, for its evaluation of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). 02/02/12


PARCC Alumni published in Conflict Resolution Quarterly   PARCC Alumni, Gearoid Millar, currently of Radboud University, Nijmegen; Institute of Management Research; the Center for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM), recently published an article in the Winter 2011 Issue of the Conflict Resolution Quarterly titled, "Between Western theory and local practice: Cultural impediments to truth-telling in Sierra Leone."   


Rubinstein book published 
Professor of Anthropology and International Relations and former Director of PARC, Robert Rubinstein co-edited Dangerous Liaisons: Anthropologists and the National Security State published by SAR Press. In the context of heightened efforts of government agencies to marshal anthropological  assistance in understanding terrorists’ motivations, stabilizing nascent wartime governments and counter insurgencies, Dangerous Liaisons  brings together an international group of distinguished scholars to explore relationships among military and intelligence agencies, the work of individual anthropologists and anthropology as a disciplines.  For more information see:  http://sarweb.org/?sar_press_dangerous_liaisons-p:sar_press_upcoming_titles   


The Right to Water: Politics, Governance and Social Struggles 
Farhana Sultana, Assistant Professor of Geography has co-edited, The Right to Water: Politics, Governance and Social Struggles published by Routledge. Bringing together a unique range of academics, policy-makers and activists, the book analyzes how struggles for the right to water have attempted to translate moral arguments over access to safe water into workable claims.  


Social Policy According to the Polluter Pays Principle: Examples of Application in the Field of Addiction, Obesity, Abuse of Medicine, Unemployment, Prostitution. 
Isidor Wallimann, PARCC Visiting Research Professor edited Social Policy According to the Polluter Pays Principle: Examples of Application in the Field of Addiction, Obesity, Abuse of Medicine, Unemployment, Prostitution. The book is based on his previous (theoretical) publication exploring the potential for applying the polluter-pays principle to social policy and problem management. The application in social policy is strongly influenced by the tradition to apply the polluter-pays principle in environmental policy.