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The Legacy of Joseph Kabila and his Government – A Study of Democratic Deficit, Human Rights Abuses and Dictatorship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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Despite an international agreement in 2003 to end the war in the Congo and two further agreements at the beginning of 2008 to end fighting, the DRC remains a combat zone. Millions of Congolese have... More > perished, and over a million more have been displaced. Under Joseph Kabila – who was supposed to step down last year after 16 years as president, but has refused to go – there have been serious allegations of activists and journalists being arrested, beaten or killed. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, the author offers suggestions how the Congo may regain its integrity and respect in the international community; by advocating a social-scientific analysis of these matters, as well as methods to improve democracy, social cohesion and human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.< Less
Healing Zimbabwe – Improving Human Rights, Equality and Education in the Republic of Zimbabwe By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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In July 2016 nationwide protests took place regarding the economic collapse in Zimbabwe, when thousands of Zimbabweans protested government repression, poor public services, high unemployment,... More > widespread corruption and delays in civil servants receiving their salaries. This being a reflection of Zimbabwe’s sordid state, Zimbabwe is a country which needs healing in so many ways – socially, economically, politically and spiritually. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy within Zimbabwe, so that a just social peace can be manifested in the country. Social challenges – such as democratic deficit and police brutality – are also explored, as well as suggestions how public education can be improved. Highly innovative and profound, this book explores cutting-edge social scientific and ethical approaches how human rights, social equality and the economy can be improved in Zimbabwe.< Less
The Legacy of Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front - A One-Party State facilitating Dictatorship and Disregard for Human Rights By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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This is an evidence-based study about Robert Mugabe and the elite of the African National Union-Patriotic Front, who are responsible for Zimbabwe's sordid state. The book also explores how the... More > ZANU-PF elite is using Robert Mugabe as a puppet president and political buffer to perpetuate dictatorship in Zimbabwe; the conduct of ZANU-PF Members of Parliament suggesting that they are complicit and acting in collusion with the perpetrators of police brutality, against peace loving Zimbabweans who are merely exercising their rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Zimbabwe. Tribalism in Zimbabwe is another issue which the author addresses; leading to nepotism, poverty, lack of family planning and oppression against women; also not sufficiently counteracted by the Zimbabwe government. The author offers suggestions how these challenges can be overcome, so that a positive collective consciousness can be manifested in Zimbabwe.< Less
The Legacy of Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress in South Africa - A One-Party State facilitating Anarchy, Cruelty and Disregard for Human Life By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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This is an evidence-based study about Nelson Mandela’s legacy of peace and reconciliation – which is increasingly in danger of being eroded away by the ANC government. Bad governance by... More > the ANC, such as the dismantling of the South African Commando System, has created a vacuum in the rural safety plan, leading to the escalating level of murders that have become part of the status quo in South Africa: An average of 49 murders a day in the country, and only an 11% conviction rate - the ANC government having a nonchalant attitude towards this situation in South Africa, thereby not only tolerating crime and cruelty, but also vigilante justice and anarchy. Tribalism, racial tensions, lack of family planning and poverty are also explored in this volume; the author offering suggestions how to overcome these challenges. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in South Africa, so that a positive collective consciousness can be manifested within the country.< Less
The Legacy of the United States of America – A Country of Confident Idiots facilitating Militarism, Nuclear Armament and Disregard for Basic Human Rights By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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Ranked only 20th in Global Education – but filling the number one spot when it comes to self-esteem – the U.S has become a country of confident idiots; evidenced by the election of Donald... More > Trump, personifying what American life is all about: Money and Winning, no matter what the cost. This attitude has lead to America’s aggressive foreign policy that Militarism and Nuclear Weapons play a legitimate role in international politics; primitive policies that distort national spending priorities, as millions of poverty stricken Americans take refuge in a negative lifestyle of individualism; leading to crime, alcoholism, drug-addiction, homelessness and gun-violence; hence also the increased public mass-shootings in the U.S where the Wild West mentality of violence, ruthless capitalism and idiocracy still reigns – the election of Trump with his anti-Muslim policies confirming this. This book offers an analysis on these matters, to improve the relationship between America and the International Community.< Less
Healing the Sudan – Improving Human Rights, Gender Mainstreaming and Education in the Republic of Sudan By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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In 2016/17 the security and humanitarian situation in Darfur remained dire, as the armed conflict entered its thirteenth year; Sudanese authorities continuing to refuse to execute five arrest... More > warrants issued by the International Criminal Court for Sudanese nationals, including two warrants for President al-Bashir for allegedly directing a campaign of mass killing, rape, and pillage against civilians in Darfur. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book offers a new way to improve public policy in Sudan, so that a just social peace can be manifested in the country. Social challenges – such as gender inequality, press freedom violations and violent extremism – are also explored in this work, offering an analysis on these matters, as well as suggestions how women’s rights and children's rights can be improved. Highly innovative and profound, this book explores cutting-edge social scientific theories and ethical approaches how human rights and education can be improved in Sudan.< Less
Healing Somalia – Improving Human Rights, Social Cohesion and Public Education in the Federal Republic of Somalia By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in Somalia, so that a just social peace can be manifested in this beautiful country. Social challenges... More > – such as civil unrest and forced displacement – are also explored in this work, offering an analysis on these matters, as well as suggestions how public education, family policy and children's rights can be improved. Violent Extremism in Somalia is another topic this book addresses; as both internally and externally, Somalia is faced with major security problems in terms of containing and countering extremism. Highly innovative and profound, this book explores cutting-edge social scientific theories and ethical approaches how human rights and social equality can be improved in Somalia.< Less
The Legacy of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Cairo’s Military Dictatorship - A Study of Democratic Deficit, Human Rights Abuses and Militarism in the Arab Republic of Egypt By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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Since Abdel Fatah al-Sisi seized power in a bloody coup in 2013, he bears responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of Egyptians, jailing thousands of others and running his country’s economy... More > into the ground. Once a cradle of civilization of the highest spiritual integrity, Egypt has descended into a regime of military dictatorship and human rights violations; which include torture and politically motivated killings, as well as severe restrictions on freedom of press and the continuous persecution of women human rights defenders. By advocating a social-scientific analysis on these matters, this book aims to restore the glory of Greater Egypt, offering suggestions how Egypt may regain its integrity and respect in the international community, which include cutting edge approaches to cultivate emotional- and spiritual intelligence, so that Egypt’s military leaders may come to the realization that there is more to life than money, power, militarism and political control – namely peace, love and compassion.< Less
Healing Persia – Improving Human Rights, Gender Mainstreaming and Religious Education in the Islamic Republic of Iran By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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After the 1979 Iranian revolution, the freedom that people were expecting did not come about; especially for women. Hence to this day, the state of human rights in Iran has been criticized both by... More > Iranians and international human rights activists, writers, and NGOs – as in spite of President Rouhani’s achievements on the international front, Rouhani’s promises of improvements have stalled in the face of resistance from Iran’s hardliners. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in Iran. Social challenges – such as restrictions of public freedoms and gender inequality – are also explored in this work, offering an analysis on these matters, and how they can be overcome. Violent Extremism is another topic this book addresses; as the country is faced with major security problems in terms of countering extremism. Highly innovative and profound, this book explores social scientific and ethical approaches how to improve human rights and social cohesion in Iran.< Less
Healing North Korea – Improving Human Rights, Public Education and Global Solidarity in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in North Korea, so that a positive collective consciousness can be manifested within the country and with... More > the global community. Social challenges – such as poverty and gender inequality – are also explored in this work, offering an analysis on these matters, and how they can be overcome. This book also explores multilateral nuclear disarmament, and how North Korea can contribute in implementing global nuclear disarmament. Highly innovative and profound, this book explores cutting-edge social scientific theories and ethical approaches how to improve social cohesion, education and global solidarity in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.< Less