Moon Oslo

Author: David Nikel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1640490620
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One of Europe's fastest growing cities, Oslo is brimming with art, culture, and outdoor adventure. Discover the best of Norway's colorful capital with Moon Oslo. Inside you'll find: A range of flexible itineraries, from three days in the city to island-hopping in the Oslofjord, plus day trips to Frederikstad and Lillehammer Strategic advice designed for history buffs, nightlife-seekers, foodies, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss sights: Visit the waterfront opera house, National Gallery, or Royal Palace for a taste of Norwegian culture, or tour the Viking Ship Museum to explore the country's ancient past. Wander the Akerselva Riverwalk, sample some of Oslo's delicious traditional foods, or splurge on seasonal Scandinavian delights at one of the city's four Michelin-starred restaurants. Go island-hopping by sailboat, explore skerries, lighthouses, and quaint fjordside towns, or take the metro to the cross-country ski trails surrounding the city Expert advice from expat-turned-local David Nikel on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around Full-color photos and detailed maps for exploring on your own Thorough background information on the landscape, history, and culture Handy tools including a Norwegian phrasebook and tips for visitors with disabilities, business travelers, and more With Moon Oslo's practical tips and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring beyond the city? Try Moon Norway. For more Nordic adventures, check out Moon Iceland or Moon Reykjavík.

Palestinian Politics After The Oslo Accords

Author: Nathan Brown
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520937789
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This timely and critically important work does what hostilities in the Middle East have made nearly impossible: it offers a measured, internal perspective on Palestinian politics, viewing emerging political patterns from the Palestinian point of view rather than through the prism of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Based on groundbreaking fieldwork, interviews with Palestinian leaders, and an extensive survey of Arabic-language writings and documents, Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords presents the meaning of state building and self-reliance as Palestinians themselves have understood them in the years between 1993 and 2002. Nathan J. Brown focuses his work on five areas: legal development, constitution drafting, the Palestinian Legislative Council, civil society, and the effort to write a new curriculum. His book shows how Palestinians have understood efforts at building institutions as acts of resumption rather than creation—with activists and leaders seeing themselves as recovering from an interrupted past, Palestinians seeking to rejoin the Arab world by building their new institutions on Arab models, and many Palestinian reformers taking the Oslo Accords as an occasion to resume normal political life. Providing a clear and urgently needed vantage point on most of the issues of Palestinian reform and governance that have emerged in recent policy debates—issues such as corruption, constitutionalism, democracy, and rule of law—Brown’s book helps to put Palestinian aspirations and accomplishments in their proper context within a long and complex history and within the larger Arab world.

Green Oslo

Author: Per Gunnar Røe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317124596
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As urban regions face the demand to decrease fossil fuel dependency, many cities in the developing world are undertaking initiatives designed to create a greener city by aiming for a more sustainable form of urban development and, to do so, they need to evaluate existing modes of transportation and patterns of land use. Focusing on Oslo, an early leader in urban environmental policy making and a European 'green city' award winner, it argues that this evaluation must adopt and integrate two approaches: firstly, as a process of ecological modernization based on a combination of transit, densification, and mixed use development and secondly, as an opportunity to reconsider the character and substance of the built environment as a reflection of natural values, landscapes and natural resources of the wider region. Environmental debate and concern is widespread in Oslo, and this is reflected in its earlier planning decisions to leave intact large forest reserves, its successful ecological restoration of the Oslo fjord, the importance of outdoor culture among its residents, the relatively progressive political agenda of Norway, This book provides an opportunity for a critical assessment of the limitations and opportunities inherent in 'green Oslo' and suggests the need for much broader integrative approaches. It concludes by highlighting lessons which other cities might learn from Oslo.

Oslo

Author: J.T. Rogers
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 082223663X
Size: 73.37 MB
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Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play. Everyone remembers the stunning and iconic moment in 1993 when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands on the South Lawn of the White House. But among the many questions that laced the hope of the moment was that of Norway’s role. How did such high-profile negotiations come to be held secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo? A darkly funny and sweeping play, OSLO tells the surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas: a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. www.jtrogerswriter.com

From Oslo To Iraq And The Road Map

Author: Edward W. Said
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425967
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In his final book, completed just before his death, Edward W. Said offers impassioned pleas for the beleaguered Palestinian cause from one of its most eloquent spokesmen. These essays, which originally appeared in Cairo’s Al-Ahram Weekly, London’s Al-Hayat, and the London Review of Books, take us from the Oslo Accords through the U.S. led invasion of Iraq, and present information and perspectives too rarely visible in America.Said is unyielding in his call for truth and justice. He insists on truth about Israel's role as occupier and its treatment of the Palestinians. He pleads for new avenues of communication between progressive elements in Israel and Palestine. And he is equally forceful in his condemnation of Arab failures and the need for real leadership in the Arab world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Oslo Rough Guides Snapshot Norway

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241312744
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The Rough Guides Snapshot Norway: Oslo is the ultimate travel guide to Norway's capital city and the surrounding Oslofjord. It leads you through the city with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from art galleries to museums and castles to Viking longship collections. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Norway: Oslo also covers the top places to visit in the Oslofjord, including Drøbak, Fredrikstad, Halden, Åsgårdstrand, Tønsberg and Borre's Viking burial mounds. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Norway, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Oslo, including accommodation, transport, food, drink, costs, health and information on activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Norway. The Rough Guides Snapshot Norway: Oslo is equivalent to 88 printed pages.

The Oslo Idea

Author: Raphael Israeli
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412846110
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The idea of peace is always enchanting, for it encompasses the tranquility and serenity for which every human yearns. The nation of Israel has never known peace, but it dreams of peace. In practice Israel navigates between the poles of war and peace, with endless middle-of the-road situations like cease-fire, truce, armistice, and other temporary cessations of hostilities. The Oslo Idea traces the roots of the current campaign to delegitimize Israel. The campaign is not linked to Israeli resistance, to the absence of an acceptable settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, or to Israel's reluctance to abandon territory. It results from a change of tactics by the Palestinian leadership. Israeli argues that these tactics have been used to exhaust, reduce, and replace Israel rather than produce a compromise. Half the Palestinian people and other uncompromising Arabs and Muslims havestated that goal openly and act to achieve it. Raphael Israeli deconstructs the immense illusion of the Oslo peace accords, which initiated the so-called “peace process.” He shows how Oslo lured a naive Israeli leadership into a trap. He shows how outside factors, bent on finding and supporting an evasive peace, have helped perpetuate the fiasco Oslo represents. He shows how Oslo's supporters have advanced the “peace process” by coaxing and threatening Israel behind the scenes, and binding Israel alone with the Oslo commitments and their derivatives. More importantly, the author outlines and analyzes the basic and seemingly unbridgeable points of contention that remain: security, refugees, settlements, water, borders, and the status of Jerusalem itself.