Classical Antiquity and the Politics of America: From George by Michael Meckler

By Michael Meckler

even if so much universal and visible throughout the early many years of the Republic, the impression of classical antiquity on American politics persists even into the twenty first century.  This learn tracks the circulation of classicism all through U.S. historical past and illustrates how the traditional Greeks and Romans proceed to steer political idea and verify coverage within the usa, from the schooling of the Founders to the struggle in Iraq.

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Orchestrating the Instruments of Power: A Critical by D. Robert Worley

By D. Robert Worley

National safety, a subject often mentioned in the back of closed doorways by means of Washington’s political scientists and coverage makers, is thought to be an insider’s online game. All too usually this hugely really expert wisdom is believed to put concerns past the grasp—and interest—of the yankee public. writer D. Robert Worley disagrees. The U.S. nationwide safety method, designed after international battle II and institutionalized via a decades-long strength clash with the Soviet Union, is insufficient for the wishes of the twenty-first century, and whereas a normal consensus has emerged that the process needs to be remodeled, a transparent and direct path for a brand new nationwide safety process proves elusive.

Furnishing the instruments to help in destiny nationwide defense reforms, Orchestrating the tools of Power articulates and synthesizes the suggestions of America’s financial, political, and armed forces tools of power.

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Israel's Security Networks by Gabriel Sheffer,Oren Barak

By Gabriel Sheffer,Oren Barak

because the institution of the nation of Israel in 1948, and especially after the Israeli-Arab struggle of 1967, a hugely casual yet at the same time effective protection community has inspired Israel's family sphere. Composed of performing and previous safety group of workers and their companions within the state's quite a few civilian spheres, this protection community has affected Israeli tradition, politics, society, financial system, public discourse, and overseas family members. This ebook discusses this significant sociopolitical phenomenon and its results in a comparative and theoretical standpoint. First, it defines Israel's defense community in a wide theoretical and comparative point of view. moment, it explains how Israel's protection community emerged and bought a hegemonic place within the quarter of nationwide safeguard and international coverage. 3rd, it describes the protection community and identifies its contributors. Fourth, it discusses and explains the multitude of roles that Israel's safeguard community has come to play either locally and externally. 5th, it discusses related phenomena in different appropriate instances. eventually, it offers basic analytical and theoretical conclusions.

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Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar by Matthew J. Walton

By Matthew J. Walton

this can be the 1st e-book to supply a extensive review of the ways that Buddhist rules have prompted political considering and politics in Myanmar. Matthew Walton attracts widely on Burmese language resources from the final a hundred and fifty years to explain the 'moral universe' of latest Theravada Buddhism that has anchored such a lot political idea in Myanmar. In explaining a number of Burmese understandings of notions equivalent to 'democracy' and 'political participation', the booklet offers readers with a conceptual framework for knowing a few of the key dynamics of Myanmar's ongoing political transition. a few of these principles support to make clear restrictive or exclusionary political impulses, similar to anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism or scepticism in the direction of the facility of the loads to take part in politics. Walton presents an analytical framework for figuring out Buddhist affects on politics that may be obtainable to a variety of readers and should generate destiny study and debate.

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Governing States and Localities: The Essentials by Kevin B. Smith,Alan H. Greenblatt,Alan Greenblatt

By Kevin B. Smith,Alan H. Greenblatt,Alan Greenblatt

In this Essentials Edition of Governing States and Localities, authors Kevin Smith and Alan Greenblatt maintain the hallmarks in their bestselling introductory textual content through mixing the newest scholarship with enticing journalistic writing, crisp storytelling, and class-tested pedagogy. according to industry suggestions, the authors distilled middle subject matters and minimize out coverage insurance a few teachers should not have time to hide, yet stored the ever-important finance bankruptcy and a gorgeous full-color inside layout. This value-priced, ten-chapter textual content makes use of the comparative method of make sure that scholars stroll clear of the path figuring out how and why states and localities are either comparable and various in institutional constitution, tradition, heritage, geography, economic system, and demographics

 

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After Appomattox by Gregory P. Downs

By Gregory P. Downs

The Civil battle didn't finish with accomplice capitulation in 1865. A moment part started out which lasted until eventually 1871—not Reconstruction yet real belligerency whose undertaking was once to overwhelm slavery and create civil and political rights for freed humans. yet as Gregory Downs exhibits, army career posed its personal dilemmas, together with near-anarchy.

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The Rise of the Pasdaran: Assessing the Domestic Roles of by Frederic Wehrey,Jerrold D Green,Brian Nichiporuk,Alireza

By Frederic Wehrey,Jerrold D Green,Brian Nichiporuk,Alireza Nader,Lydia Hansell

either excessive import funds for petroleum motor fuels and matters relating to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are motivating curiosity in attainable gas substitutes. Petroleum items derived from traditional crude oil represent greater than 50 percentage of end-use strength deliveries within the usa and greater than ninety five percentage of all power utilized in the U.S. transportation quarter. virtually 60 percentage of liquid fuels are imported. Emissions from the intake of petroleum account for forty four percentage of the nation?s CO2 emissions, with nearly 33 percentage of nationwide CO2 emissions due to transportation-fuel use. during this record, RAND researchers examine the capability destiny creation degrees, construction bills, greenhouse gases, and different environmental implications of artificial crude oil extracted from oil sands and fuels produced through coal liquefaction relative to standard petroleum-based transportation fuels. The findings point out the aptitude cost-competitiveness of those substitute fuels and the capability trade-offs that their deployment calls for among financial and environmental considerations.

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G20 Governance for a Globalized World (Global Finance) by John J., Professor Kirton

By John J., Professor Kirton

This ebook deals the main thorough, exact within tale of the instruction, negotiation, functionality, and achievements of G20 gatherings from their commence on the finance point in 1999 via their upward thrust to turn into leader-level summits in line with the good international monetary quandary in 2008. keep on with the strikes of America’s George Bush and Barack Obama, Britain’s Gordon Brown and David Cameron, Canada’s Stephen Harper, Germany’s Angela Merkel, and different key leaders as they try to include the worst international recession because the nice melancholy of the Nineteen Thirties. This booklet presents an entire chapter-long account of every of the 1st 4 G20 summits from Washington to Toronto with summaries of the consequent summits. It makes use of diplomacy idea to construct and observe a version of systemic hub governance to again its important declare to teach convincingly that G20 functionality has grown to effectively govern an more and more interconnected, advanced, crisis-ridden, globalized twenty-first century world.

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The CIA and the Politics of US Intelligence Reform by Brent Durbin

By Brent Durbin

analyzing the political foundations of yankee intelligence coverage, this booklet develops a brand new thought of intelligence variation to provide an explanation for the luck or failure of significant reform efforts considering that international warfare II. Durbin attracts on cautious case histories of the early chilly warfare, the Nixon and Ford administrations, the 1st decade after the chilly battle, and the post-9/11 interval, having a look heavily on the interactions between Congress, govt department seniors, and intelligence officers. those circumstances show the importance of 2 components within the luck or failure of reform efforts: the extent of international coverage consensus within the procedure, and the power of reformers to beat the data merits held through intelligence companies. As those elements ebb and move, home windows of chance for reform open and shut, and various actors and pursuits come to persuade reform results. Durbin concludes that the politics folks intelligence often inhibit powerful edition, affecting America's safety and the civil liberties of its citizens.

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The 2014 Sochi Olympics: A Patchwork of Challenges (CSIS by Sergey Markedonov,Andrew C. Kuchins

By Sergey Markedonov,Andrew C. Kuchins

The twenty second iciness Olympics in Sochi, Russia, own a unique symbolic personality for Russia and its management. President Vladimir Putin considers the video games an indication of Russia’s becoming overseas function and the luck of his administration’s guidelines. Many view a winning Olympics as critical to his presidency. but in addition Sochi offers a few demanding situations as an Olympic host urban. It stands on the middle of a few thorny concerns with geopolitical and protection implications, together with the turbulent insurgencies within the North Caucasus, ethno-political concerns similar to the “Circassian question,” and the Russia-Georgia-Abkhazia defense triangle. it's also a focus for lots of nonsecurity matters, together with the surroundings, transportation, housing, and public companies. by means of putting Sochi in the household political, neighborhood, and geopolitical contexts, this document examines the myriad demanding situations dealing with the Sochi Olympics that may impact the video games. It additionally examines Russia’s coverage reaction to those demanding situations and its arrangements for the video games, in addition to the paintings that also has to be done.

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