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Healing Afghanistan – Improving Human Rights, Gender Mainstreaming and Political Stability in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in Afghanistan, so that a positive collective consciousness can be manifested within the country and with... More > the global community. Social challenges – such as civil unrest, gender inequality and family policy – 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 both internally and externally, Afghanistan 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 social cohesion, human rights and political stability in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.< Less
The Legacy of the Sultanate of Oman – An absolute Monarchy facilitating Dictatorship and Disregard for Human Rights By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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With Qaboos bin Said al Said becoming the self-appointed leader of Oman in 1970 (after overthrowing his father in a palace coup) Oman's human rights situation is among the worst in the world. Human... More > rights violations in Oman include torture, abductions and arbitrary arrests; as well as severe restrictions on freedom of press with many journalists and activists being arrested under penal code provisions which criminalize insulting the Sultan; hence the current status quo of severe restrictions of public freedoms in the country. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in Oman, exploring social scientific and ethical approaches how to improve human rights and social cohesion in the country.< Less
The Spirit of Laws in the Information Age - Synergizing Spiritual Intelligence with Legal Philosophy By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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During the times of Montesquieu ’The Spirit of the Laws' was very clear: The separation of powers, the ending of slavery and the preservation of civil liberties and the law. However, in the... More > Information Age the law has become obscured and elsusive. Especially regarding those two big words – ”Human Rights” – on which the entire weight of the world seems to rest, conventional law has reached its limits; because neither is it possible to enforce human rights on a global level, nor is there an international consensus on human rights; evidenced by the western-islamic cultural conflict. In order to resolve seemingly irreconcilable legal and political challenges in our global village, ’The Spirit of the Laws’ in today’s world must be rediscovered. However, to break new ground in Legal Philosophy, professionals must realise that spiritual intelligence is a key prerequisite; hence it is important to hone and train the fundamental elements of spiritual intelligence, which this book will assist you to do.< Less
A Tear for Mother Russia’s Children – A Study of Democratic Deficit, Human Rights Violations and Militarism within the Russian Federation By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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This book addresses the democratic deficit in the Russian Federation and the increase of human rights violations since Putin's resumption of the Presidency in 2012. With journalists and critics of... More > the government dropping like flies, this volume contains a list of reporters, editors, cameramen and photographers killed in Russia since the 1990’s. (over two hundred fatalities). Russia’s outdated Cold War policy is another focal point in this work, the Russian government persisting that Militarism and Nuclear Weapons play a legitimate role in international politics; a very considerable waste of money and effort, distorting national spending priorities, causing millions of Russians to live in extreme poverty. Hence this book offers suggestions for personality development for the current leaders in Mother Russia; cutting edge approaches to increase emotional- and spiritual intelligence, so that the Russian government may come to the realization that money, power, vodka and sex is not everything in life.< Less
A Tear for China’s Children – A Study of Democratic Deficit, Human Rights Violations and Militarism in the People's Republic of China By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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There is a saying in China that ‘power comes out of the barrel of a gun'; which very much applied to the policy practiced by hardliners of the Communist Party of China during the Tiananmen... More > Square Massacre; and even today in China to a certain extent, as the author outlines in this evidenced based study, addressing the democratic deficit and the violation of human rights and civil liberties in the world's most populous country. China’s outdated Cold War policy is another focal point in this work, the Chinese government persisting that Militarism and Nuclear Weapons play a legitimate role in international politics; policies that are not only counterproductive to the global peace movement, but also a very considerable waste of money and effort, distorting national spending priorities and bleeding the Chinese taxpayer dry. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, the author offers suggestions how to overcome these challenges in China, by advocating a social-scientific and psycho-historical analysis.< Less
The Legacy of Kim Jong-un and the Workers' Party in North Korea – A One-Party State facilitating Militarism, Nuclear Armament and Disregard for Human Rights By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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A young kid with a cool hairstyle, Kim Jong-un seems to have pledged his undying loyalty to Comrade Stalin’s ghost; gambling with the lives of an entire nation just to win a game of chicken... More > against the U.S.; policies of militarism and nuclear armament which are not only counterproductive to the global peace movement, but also a very considerable waste of money and effort, distorting national spending priorities in North Korea, with millions of North Koreans living in extreme poverty. This book also studies human rights abuses in North Korea, such as politically motivated incarceration of people in internment- and reeducation camps; often just normal peace loving North Korean people who merely wish to exercise their basic human rights, such as freedom of speech and expression. These and other issues Dr. O’Doherty explores, offering an intelligent social-scientific analysis on these matters, so that a positive collective consciencousness can be manifested between North Korea and the International Community.< Less
Healing Saudi Arabia – Improving Human Rights, Gender Mainstreaming and Religious Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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Even though Saudi Arabia has taken a zero-tolerance approach to ISIS, the Kingdom undermines whatever good work it does by continuing to spend billions of dollars spreading Wahhabism, its... More > ultraconservative brand of Islam – recent polling data suggesting that support for ISIL within Saudi Arabia hovers around 5%; representing over a half a million potential donors to ISIL. These statistics indicate that the line between Islam and violent extremism is becoming increasingly blurred in Saudi Arabia. Hence this book focuses on improving religious- and human rights education in the Kingdom; also in view of Saudi Arabia and its allies continuing to downplay the collateral impacts of their years-long bombing campaign in Yemen. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in Saudi Arabia. Highly innovative and profound, this book explores cutting edge ethical approaches, so that human rights, religious education and gender mainstreaming can be improved in Saudi Arabia.< Less
A Farewell to Nations – Future Public Peace Policies for a Global Community of Equity and Equality By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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This book advocates a global community of equity and equality; where politicians do not act in the interest of individual nations, but instead jointly work towards a global union of solidarity. This... More > book also explores to what extent the Universal Declaration of Human Rights covers the full ethical spectrum of our global community, and how human rights – especially children’s rights – can be enforced more effectively in our global community. Finding the elusive synergy between capitalism and socialism is another topic this volume explores, as over 20% of the global population live in extreme poverty and have no basic income; hence the massive forced migration by people in developing countries, leading to the 'brain drain' and many other global social-political calamities. Mark O’Doherty comes to the conclusion, that to overcome these global challenges, a Declaration of Global Solidarity is required; as an ethical, legal and social-economic guideline for our global community.< Less
Healing Egypt – Improving Human Rights, Social Cohesion and Education 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, Egypt has descended into a country of military dictatorship. Once a cradle of civilization of the highest spiritual integrity, Egypt... More > today is a country which needs healing on many levels – socially, economically, politically and spiritually. Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in Egypt, so that a just social peace can be manifested in the country. Social challenges – such as democratic deficit, press freedom violations and police brutality – are also explored, as well as suggestions how public- and religious education can be improved. Violent Extremism is another topic this book addresses; as both internally and externally, the region is faced with major security problems in terms of countering extremism. Highly innovative and profound, this book explores cutting-edge social scientific and ethical approaches how human rights, social cohesion and the economy can be improved in Egypt.< Less
Healing Turkey – Improving Human Rights, Education and Global Solidarity in the Republic of Turkey By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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Critical, but also deeply sensitive and humane, this book endeavours to improve public policy in Turkey, so that a positive collective consciousness can be manifested within the country and with the... More > global community. Social challenges – such as civil unrest and social 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 both internally and externally, the country is faced with major security problems in terms of countering extremism. Highly innovative and profound, this book explores cutting-edge social scientific theories and ethical approaches how to improve human rights, education and global solidarity in the Republic of Turkey.< Less