Fortunately, the situation is less tragic in 2000 than it was in 1992. There is no more fighting. And yet, none of the problems have been resolved and several conflicts remain pending. In two regions, Bosnia and Kosovo, peace is maintained thanks to a powerful international presence; hundreds of thousands of refugees have no hope of returning to their homes; most of the main criminals of war are still at large; and intolerance and poverty are widespread. It is thus necessary to make a correct diagnosis of the problems of the region, where surprises are always possible. I would be happy if this book could help contribute toward this. Paul Garde Paul Garde is a former professor of Slavic languages and literature at the University of Provence, France.
"Why do we eat? For our intelligence capacity, aswell as the harmonious functioning of the body. Yes, for the brain you must eat eggs, charcuterie, red meat, as oily fish as possible, accompanied by fruit and vegetables, and complemented by wine and beer. Yes, you must derive pleasure from eating. And no, you don't need to become a herbivore, which would only serve to hinder the development and operation of your brain!" Jean-Marie Bourre
"Should homosexual unions be recognised? Can foreign models of homosexual unions serve as a point of reference? What was the process of recognition? What could be the consequences? These are but some of the questions raised in this book, which provides all the necessary historical references concerning the social recognition of same-sex couples through the ages. Above all, it provides information on the various legal forms that such social recognition has taken in France as well as in other countries in Europe and North America. Flora Leroy-Forgeot and Caroline Mécary Flora Leroy-Forgeot is a researcher at the Institut Michel-Villey of Legal Studies and Philosophy of Law, at the University of Paris II. Caroline Mécary is a lawyer on the Paris bar and teaches at the University of Paris XII.