The Ambivalence of Good by Jan Eckel

The Ambivalence of Good: Human Rights in International Politics since the 1940s (Oxford Studies in Modern European History) by Jan Eckel
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Overview: The Ambivalence of Good examines the genesis and evolution of international human rights politics since the 1940s. Focusing on key developments such as the shaping of the UN human rights system, decolonization, the rise of Amnesty International, the campaigns against the Pinochet dictatorship, the moral politics of Western governments, or dissidence in Eastern Europe, the book traces how human rights profoundly, if subtly, transformed global affairs.

Moving beyond monocausal explanations and narratives prioritizing one particular decade, such as the 1940s or the 1970s, The Ambivalence of Good argues that we need a complex and nuanced interpretation if we want to understand the truly global reach of human rights, and account for the hopes, conflicts, and interventions to which this idea gave rise. Thus, it portrays the story of human rights as polycentric, demonstrating how actors in various locales imbued them with widely different meanings, arguing that the political field evolved in a fitful and discontinuous process. This process was shaped by consequential shifts that emerged from the search for a new world order during the Second World War, decolonization, the desire to introduce a new political morality into world affairs during the 1970s, and the visions of a peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War. Finally, the book stresses that the projects pursued in the name of human rights nonetheless proved highly ambivalent. Self-interest was as strong a driving force as was the desire to help people in need, and while international campaigns often improved the fate of the persecuted, they were equally likely to have counterproductive effects.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Not Good if Detached by Corrie ten Boom

Not Good if Detached by Corrie ten Boom
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Overview: Corrie relates some of her experiences with people and the lessons the Lord taught her in her travels around the world. The illustrations of the vine bearing fruit and the railway ticket stamped not good if detached aptly portray the necessity of abiding in Him if our lives are to bear fruit and have meaning.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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A Good Girl (volume 1)

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Good Organic Gardening – July/August 2019

Good Organic Gardening – July/August 2019
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Overview: Grow your own organic food
Gardening with goodness at its heart – fresh, organic and fun. This magazine is 100% real. We are unashamedly earthy, reflecting the spirit and culture of people who just love to get their hands dirty. Our emphasis is on productive gardening.
Genre: Magazine –

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Good Housekeeping USA – July 2019

Good Housekeeping USA – July 2019

Good Housekeeping USA – July 2019
Requirements: .PDF Reader, 120 MB
Overview: Tried Tested Trusted
Aimed at women who are looking to find quality and value in every aspect of their lives, Good Housekeeping and Afrikaans edition, Goeie Huishouding, offer them tried and trusted content that will inspire all areas of their busy lives from health and wellness to food and fitness, beauty and home to personal style and parenting. Good Housekeeping’s editorial promise is to offer ‘tried, tested and trusted’ content, underpinned by the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Good Health – July 2019

Good Health – July 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 62 MB
Overview: Good Health – for people with a healthy attitude to life! Our aim is to make Good Health informative, up-to-date, relevant to women´s lives and entertaining. Every issue is packed with information – cutting edge medical advances, psychology, relationship, kids, food, beauty and much more. Above all, we want to empower our readers with a sense that they can do something POSITIVE to enjoy a long and healthy life.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Good Health – July 2019

Good Health – July 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 62 MB
Overview: Good Health – for people with a healthy attitude to life! Our aim is to make Good Health informative, up-to-date, relevant to women´s lives and entertaining. Every issue is packed with information – cutting edge medical advances, psychology, relationship, kids, food, beauty and much more. Above all, we want to empower our readers with a sense that they can do something POSITIVE to enjoy a long and healthy life.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Invest for Good by Mark Mobius +

Invest for Good: A Healthier World and a Wealthier You by Mark Mobius, Carlos von Hardenberg, Greg Konieczny
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Overview: Investors are placing increased emphasis on capital allocation methods to achieve their desired social, environmental and financial objectives, and are targeting investments that not only facilitate economic growth in countries around the world but also do good in terms of aiding human development – from cleaner environments to safer products and better employment practices. At the same time, there is considerable evidence that if companies adhere to ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) standards, they will outperform companies who do not.

But how do individuals – rather than institutional investors – invest using ESG criteria? And just how complex are the procedures? This new book, written by investment guru Mark Mobius and his expert team, is full of entertaining and informative anecdotes from the authors’ day-to-day experiences in the world of sustainable investment.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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All That’s Good by Hannah Anderson

All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment by Hannah Anderson
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Overview: "And God saw that it was good…"

Look out over the world today, it seems a far cry from God’s original declaration. Pain, conflict, and uncertainty dominate the headlines. Our daily lives are noisy and chaotic-filled with too much information and too little wisdom. No wonder we often find it easier to retreat into safe spaces, hunker down in likeminded tribes, and just do our best to survive life.

But what if God wants you to do more than simply survive? What if he wants you to thrive in this world, and be part of its redemption? What if you could rediscover the beauty and goodness God established in the beginning?

By learning the lost art of discernment, you can. Discernment is more than simply avoiding bad things; discernment actually frees you to navigate the world with confidence and joy by teaching you how to recognize and choose good things. When you learn discernment and develop a taste for all that’s good, you will encounter God in remarkable new ways. Come, discover the God who not only made all things, but who will also make all things good once again.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

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Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

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Good Stocks Cheap: Value Investing With Confidence For a Lifetime of Stock Market Outperformance

Good Stocks Cheap: Value Investing With Confidence For a Lifetime of Stock Market Outperformance [Audiobook]

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Ghastly Good Taste by John Betjeman

Ghastly Good Taste: Or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture by John Betjeman
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Overview: ‘My own interest started in seeking out what was old. When the guide told me that this was the bed in which Queen Elizabeth slept, I believed him. When owners of country cottages in Suffolk told me their cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too. I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages ran under ruined monasteries, so that monks could get to the nearest convent without being seen. The older anything was the lovelier I thought it.’

Most famous for his poetry, John Betjeman was also passionate about architecture, ‘preferring all centuries to my own’. In his first prose work, Ghastly Good Taste (1933), he vigorously defends his love of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, considered deeply unfashionable at the time. With the savage humour of his famous satire ‘Slough’, he attacks notions of Modernism and (at the other extreme) unthinking antiquarianism.
Genre: Non-fiction > General

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