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29.11.2011: INES 20th Anniversary

Publications by INES Members


Books

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Capital Accumulation and Women’s Labour in Asian Economies

By Peter Custers, introduction by Jayati Ghosh

The global impact of Asian production of the wage goods consumed in North America and Europe is only now being recognized, and is far from being understood. Asian women, most only recently urbanized and in the waged work force, are at the center of a process of intensive labor for minimal wages that has upended the entire global economy. First published in 1997, this prescient study is the best available summary of this crucial process as it took hold at the very end of the twentieth century. This new edition brings the discussion up to 2011 with an extensive introduction by world-famous economist Jayati Ghosh of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru. Read more here: monthlyreview.org/press/books/pb2846/


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The Path to Zero

By Richard Falk and David Krieger
Paradigm Publishers, 2012

Price: $24.95 + shipping & handling
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours

Product Details:
- Paperback, 223 pages;
- Publisher: Paradigm Publishers, 2012;
- ISBN: 978-1612052144

To order also via NAPF Peace Store.


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Economics Unmasked. From power and greed to compassion and the common good

By Manfred Max-Neef and Philip B. Smith

The economic system under which we live not only forces the great majority of humankind to live their lives in indignity and poverty but also threatens all forms of life on Earth. Economics Unmasked presents a cogent critique of the dominant economic system, showing that the theoretical constructions of mainstream economics work mainly to bring about injustice.
The merciless onslaught on the global ecosystem of recent decades, brought about by the massive increase in the production of goods and the consequent depletion of nature’s reserves, is not a chance property of the economic system. It is a direct result of neoliberal economic thinking, which recognizes value only in material things. The growth obsession is not a mistaken conception that mainstream economists can unlearn, it is inherent in their view of life. But a socio-economic system based on the growth obsession can never be sustainable.
This book outlines the foundations of a new economics – where justice, human dignity, compassion and reverence for life are the guiding values. Contrary to the absurd assumption of mainstream economists that economics is a value-free science, a new economics must make its values explicit.
Price: £ 12,95
ISBN: 9781900322706
Februray 2011
Read more about the authors and order here: www.greenbooks.co.uk/Book/67/Economics-Unmasked.html


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Technopathogenology

Technology and Non-Evident Risk - A Contribution to Prevention
By Guillermo Miguel Eguiazu /Alberto Motta

This book deals with the prevention of potential non-evident risks on human health associated with technology which encloses the general knowledge of developing processes used to achieve either goods or services. The voids in technological knowledge used in the development of new technologies are responsible for hidden defects in the same. The authors suggest that hidden defects in technologies are accountable for hazards in generations of environmental factors that they call technopathogens. These factors can cause adverse effects to human health which are expressed not immediately but over years or even generations. This phenomenon is defined as technopathogeny. Since technopathogeny cannot be framed within existing disciplines related to the phenomenon such as risk assessment, risk management, technology assessment, technological genesis, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment or ecology, the authors coin a new term for this specific discipline called Technopathogenology.
Read more about the authors.

2012,  772 pp., num. tables and graphs
ISBN 978-3-0343-0612-6 hb

To order at: http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=59649&concordeid=430612


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Chernobyl - Crime without Punishment

By Alla Yaroshinskaya

Long before the tragedy of the 2011 nuclear disasters in Japan, the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl experienced an explosion, meltdown, fire, and massive release of radioactivity. Twenty-five years later, we still know very little about the event and its aftermath. Few of the professional papers describing the aftereffects of the disaster have been translated from Russian into English or distributed in the West. This is now remedied, with the publication of this definitive volume, based on original sources, and originally published in Russian.

Alla A. Yaroshinskaya describes the human side of the disaster, with firsthand accounts by those who lived through the world’s worst public health crisis. Chernobyl: Crime without Punishment is a unique account of events by a reporter who defied the Soviet bureaucracy. The author presents an accurate historical record, with quotations from all the major players in the Chernobyl drama. It also provides unique insight into the final stages of Soviet communism.

Yaroshinskaya describes actions after the disaster: how authorities built a new city for Chernobyl residents but placed it in a highly polluted area. She also details the actions of the nuclear lobby inside and outside the former Soviet Union.

Bringing the book into the twenty-first century, the author reviews the latest medical data on Chernobyl people’s health from the affected countries and from independent investigations; and states why there has been no trial of top officials who covered up Chernobyl and its disastrous consequences. Alla A. Yaroshinskaya (Author)

Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-4128-4296-9


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South Asia at a Crossroads

Conflict or Cooperation in the Age of Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense, and Space Rivalries

By Subrata Ghoshroy and Goetz Neuneck

South Asia at a Crossroads is a collection of insightful articles about a number of contemporary security issues in South Asia viewed through a global lens. The book is unique in its ability to illuminate in plain language complex issues which lie at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy. It brings together articles by scientists, diplomats, lawmakers and senior policy analysts from across Asia, America, and Europe on topics that are as much relevant to global security as they are to the region, specifically the two nuclear armed neighbors India and Pakistan, which are the focus of the book.

Among others, the topics include ballistic missile defense; space-based monitoring to improve strategic security; and weaponization of space. It examines the emerging “space race” in Asia. It also turns its attention to the future of nuclear arms control, disarmament, and especially the Non-proliferation Treaty.

It features critical assessments of the recently concluded U.S.-India nuclear cooperation agreement and looks at energy security for India and Pakistan. As the title suggests, the book explores opportunities for regional cooperation in complex areas of conflict.

2010, 330 pages
ISBN 978-3-8329-5398-0

To order here: www.nomos-shop.de/productview.aspx


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David Krieger:

Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament: Shifting the Mindset

The booklet discusses the new ways of thinking that must prevail for a world free of nuclear weapons to become a reality.

Download a copy of the briefing booklet:: 2010_NPT_Briefing_Booklet.pdf (1M)


Assessing biodiversity risks with socio-economic methods: The ALARM experience

How socio-economics contributes to analysing biodiversity loss problems: case studies and analyses.

ALARM stands for “Assessing LArge-scale environmental Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods”. It is an Integrated Project (IP) within the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission (for short ‘Commission’ or EC). The ultimate aim of the ALARM project is to develop and test methods and protocols for the assessment of large-scale environmental risks for biodiversity. To do so, ALARM had to integrate the research results
of more than 250 scientists from 68 institutions from 35 countries. Their analyses add to
constant scientific knowledge improvement and form the basis for policy recommendations, in an attempt to strengthen evidence based decision making on biodiversity relevant issues.
The challenge was how to integrate multiple disciplines, dimensions, perspectives, spatial and temporal scales, based on diverse knowledge sources, tools and methods, under the condition of prevailing uncertainty, high stakes and urgent decisions.

Assessing biodiversity risks with socio-economic methods: The ALARM experience, ISBN: 978-954-642-490-7
Rodriguez-Labajos, B/ Spangenberg, JH/ Maxim, L/ Martinez-Alier, J/ Binimelis, R/ Gallai, N/ Kuldna, P/ Monterroso, I/ Peterson, K/ Uustal, M( ED)
2009. Sofia-Moscow, 235x165 tables, graphs, In English.
Ppb, 364pp. Price EUR 58.

See: www.pensoft.net/search/first.htm


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David Krieger (ed):

The Challenge of Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

"This book examines one of the greatest challenges of our time,
the nuclear weapons threat to all Creation, and provides hope and a
reasoned pathway to a more secure future. Its message is more than
timely; it is urgent." Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

further information: Challenge_of_Abolishing_Nuclear_Weapons_The.pdf (883K)

Book Details: ISBN: 978-1-4128-1036-4, July 2009, 242 pp. $49.95

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By Prof. John Scales Avery

Crisis 21 - Civilization's Crisis in the 21st Century

The aim of this book is to explore the links between the various
problems facing civilization today. Although the problems are well
known, it is useful to list them:

  • THREATS TO THE ENVIRONMENT
  • GROWING POPULATION, VANISHING RESOURCES
  • THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS
  • INTOLERABLE ECONOMIC INEQUALITY
  • THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR
  • THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
  • LIMITS TO GROWTH

The problems just mentioned are difficult and serious, but they all
have solutions. The aim of this book is to show how the challenges
facing civilization are interlinked and thus to throw some light on
the remedies.

The book can be ordered here: www.lulu.com/john189

You may download the 336-pages book as PDF for free: www.ccs.ki.ku.dk/~john/crisis21/csbk.pdf


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Spangenberg, Joachim (ed.)

Sustainable Development – Past Conflicts and Future Challenges

Taking Stock of the Sustainability Discourse

2008, 292 S., € 34,90
ISBN: 978-3-89691-673-0


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David Krieger and Richard Falk:

New Book - At the Nuclear Precipice:
Catastrophe or Transformation?

This book focuses on an even more urgent and "inconvenient truth" than global warming. At the nuclear precipice, humanity's choices are catastrophe or transformation. This book explores the present nuclear predicament, and how to step away from the precipice and assure humanity's future. It examines the intersections between international law and national policies; and between nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism and nuclear disarmament. The book offers a way out if policy makers of leading countries can summon the vision and political will to move in a new direction.

The book is edited by David Krieger and Richard Falk.

David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and has served as President of the Foundation since 1982. He has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons.  He is a councilor of the World Future Council and chair of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility.

Richard Falk is Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus at Princeton University and for the last six years has been a visiting professor at the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California. He is Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and author of several books.

The contributing authors are leading scholars and activists in the nuclear disarmament movement, including Judge Christopher Weeramantry and Daniel Ellsberg.

David Krieger (Author), Richard Falk (Editor): At the Nuclear Precipice: Catastrophe or Transformation?
Paperback 316 pages. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (October 14, 2008). ISBN 978-023-060-904-4

Available at Amazon.com


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Professor John Scales Avery:

Energy, Resources, and the Long-Term Future

The world is rapidly approaching the end of the fossil fuel era. This timely book reviews the historical background for this crisis and provides a comprehensive discussion of its important aspects. It contrasts the Utopian writings of Condorcet, Godwin and Adam Smith, with the more pessimistic views of Malthus and Ricardo. It then discusses the characteristics of mainstream industrialism, as well as the ecological counterculture. The final chapters of the book study the present position regarding both non-renewable and renewable resources, and the problem of reducing the economic trauma that will result from the depletion of fossil fuels, especially the future impact of high petroleum prices on agriculture in relation to global population growth. Readers will gain an understanding of the dangers and opportunities of future developments in science, as well as the steps that must be taken to achieve a stable, sustainable global society.

Professor John Scales Avery (H C Ørsted Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark):
Energy, Resources and the Long-Term Future. World scientific, Jul 2007, ISBN 978-981-270-764-2

Available at Amazon.com

Books | Newsletters of INES Member Organisations | Selected publications by INES members | Publications of INES affiliates


Newsletters of INES Member Organisations

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR), UK

Recent SGR Newsletter No. 41, Autumn 2012

Feature articles cover: UK military R&D; alternatives to Iran's nuclear programme; low carbon transition pathways; offshore wind and marine energy; nuclear disarmament; sustainable building materials; corporate science communication; local sustainable energy; synthetic biology; the Fukushima nuclear disaster; and climate change sceptics

See: www.sgr.org.uk/publications/sgr-newsletters

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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

The Sunflower is a monthly e-newsletter resource providing news, information and analysis on nuclear and international security issues.
www.wagingpeace.org/menu/resources/sunflower/

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Japan Scientists' Association (JSA)

To see all bulletins please visit: www.jsa.gr.jp/intl/bulletin/index.html

Bulletin December 2010

JSA_bulletin_12-2010.pdf (47K)


Books | Newsletters of INES Member Organisations | Selected publications by INES members | Publications of INES affiliates


Selected publications by INES members


How New Zealand Became a Green Leader.

By John Peet
Editor's Note: This article was first published in Solutions on 13 June 2011, as part of a regular section in which the author is challenged to envision a future society in which all the right changes have been made.  Could this be the view from 2050?

From New Zealand’s position now in the year 2050, in a state of strong sustainability, it is clear that its citizens were quite unready in 2009 to embrace the concept of sustainable living and the changes required to achieve it. Modern historians have marvelled at the fact that the 2008 general election scarcely mentioned the subject, despite the substantial evidence of imminent, unprecedented change. The drivers of major change that had been identified soon appeared in 2008, some with much more severity than had been envisaged. Read on here: www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/946


David Krieger speaks at World March for Peace, December 2009

David Krieger was the keynote speaker at a rally for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence in Los Angeles, CA, on December 2. The World March has gone through 35 countries on four continents over the past 60 days to demonstrate the world's strong desire for peace.

Dr. Krieger emphasized the continued need to work for peace and a nuclear weapons-free world.

Read a copy of his speech here: World March for Peace


Cover-up of Damages by Atomic Bombing and Severe Effects of Internal Exposure by Residual Radiation.

Present Situation of Atomic bomb Survivors and Estimation of Radiation Effects.
By Prof. Shoji Sawada, Physicist, survivor of atomic bombing, Emeritus Professor of Nagoya University, Representative director of the Japan Council against A&H Bombs (Gensuikyo)

Download article: Sawada-Radiation.pdf (2M)


Prof. Fernando de Souza Barros, Brazil
Current Trends in Nuclear Weapon Projects
held at the 56th Pugwash Conference, Cairo, Egypt, 11-15- November 2006
www.greens-efa.org/cms/default/dokbin/172/172570.pdf

Books | Newsletters of INES Member Organisations | Selected publications by INES members | Publications of INES affiliates


Publications of INES affiliates

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International Network of Engineers and Scientists' Projects on Ethics (INESPE) www.inespe.org

Teaching ethics to science and engineering students

University of Hamburg 15–17 October 2008

Documentation brochure.

Ethics and Peace. How to prepare studentsfor a responsible use of science and engineering. Dec 2008.


International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP) www.inesap.org

INESAP-Bulletin »
INESAP Brochure 2011:


The World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW) / Fédération mondiale des travailleur scientifiques (FMTS)

Newsletter

The_WFSW__Newsletter_n°5.pdf (283K)

WFSW_Newsletter_n°_4_2011-2.pdf (84K)

WFSW_3_1-2011.pdf (80K)

WFSW_2_2010-1.pdf (82K)


War Profiteers' News

Since 2006 War Resisters' International publishes the War Profiteers' News every second month.
This new email newsletter provides information on new developments on arms trade; the increasing role of private companies in the outsourcing of the military and private financial institutions as they profit from the arms trade.
It also providesinformation and reports from what organisations and movement are doing on this issues. Regular columns of the war profiteer and the campaign of the month highlighting one company and promoting one campaign as well as events related to campaigns against war profiteers. To read the newsletters please visit: wri-irg.org/publications/war_profiteers