Science, Technology, and U.S. National Security Strategy: by Raymond F. DuBois,Daniel M. Gerstein,James M. Keagle

By Raymond F. DuBois,Daniel M. Gerstein,James M. Keagle

In today’s difficult, technologically knowledgeable setting, the U.S. army needs to proceed to make sure a aggressive virtue. This document indicates how you can enhance a cadre of technologically useful officials with the considered necessary management and operational talents to excel during this fast paced and ever-evolving setting. It comprises a complementary set of choice, project, advertising, and army and civilian schooling possibilities that infuse our subsequent new release of leaders with strategic, artistic, and demanding pondering attributes to have interaction successfully among and one of the coverage, know-how, and operational communities.

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Coalition Government and Party Mandate: How Coalition by Catherine Moury

By Catherine Moury

Which type of judgements are glided by cupboard in coalition governments? What motivates ministerial motion? How a lot leeway do coalition events supply their governmental representatives?


This booklet specializes in a comparative learn of ministerial behaviour in Germany, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands. It discredits the belief that ministers are ‘policy dictators’ of their spheres of competence, and demonstrates that ministers are continuously and greatly restricted while opting for rules. the 1st booklet in a brand new sequence on the vanguard of analysis on social and political elites, this is often a useful perception into the skill and gear of coalition executive throughout Europe.


Looking at coverage formation via coalition agreements and the effectiveness of such agreements, Coalition govt and social gathering Mandate may be of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative politics, governance and eu politics.

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Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises: A Toolkit by World Bank Publications

By World Bank Publications

This Toolkit presents an total framework with sensible instruments and data to assist policymakers layout and enforce company governance reforms for state-owned agencies. It covers the major parts of company governance, together with criminal and regulatory framework, kingdom possession preparations, functionality administration platforms, monetary and financial self-discipline, forums of administrators, transparency and disclosure, and security of shareholders in combined possession businesses.

Experience indicates that nobody procedure is universally acceptable and the alternative of measures relies on state and firm conditions. The Toolkit therefore offers a number frameworks, techniques, case examples, checklists, and version records that jointly target to aid executive officers make the fitting offerings for his or her conditions. The Toolkit concludes with advice on coping with the reform approach, specifically the best way to prioritize and series reforms, construct capability, and interact with stakeholders.

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Wartime Sexual Violence: From Silence to Condemnation of a by Kerry F. Crawford

By Kerry F. Crawford

Reports of sexual violence in armed clash often look in political discussions and information media, providing a stark distinction to an extended background of silence and nonrecognition. Conflict-related sexual violence has transitioned quickly from a overlooked human rights factor to an unambiguous protection situation at the agendas of strong states and the United international locations defense Council. via interviews and primary-source facts, Kerry F. Crawford investigates the explanations for this dramatic swap and the results of the securitization of sexual violence. 

Views approximately wartime sexual violence all started altering within the Nineteen Nineties as a result conflicts within the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda after which speeded up within the 2000s. 3 case studies—the usa' reaction to sexual violence within the Democratic Republic of Congo, the adoption of UN protection Council answer 1820 in 2008, and the improvement of the United Kingdom’s fighting Sexual Violence in clash Initiative—illustrate that use of the weapon of conflict body doesn't signify natural co-optation through the protection quarter. particularly, well-placed advocates have used this body to strengthen the antisexual violence time table whereas concurrently operating to maneuver past the frame’s constraints. This publication is a groundbreaking account of the transformation of overseas efforts to finish wartime sexual violence.

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Small States and International Security: Europe and Beyond by Clive Archer,Alyson J.K. Bailes,Anders Wivel

By Clive Archer,Alyson J.K. Bailes,Anders Wivel

This ebook explains what ‘small’ states are and explores their present safeguard demanding situations, usually phrases and during particular examples. It displays the shift from conventional safety definitions emphasizing defence and armaments, to new defense issues corresponding to monetary, societal and environmental protection the place institutional cooperation looms better. those complicated concerns, associated with conventional strength kinfolk and new kinds of actors, must be tackled with due regard to democracy and strong governance. Key coverage demanding situations for small states are tested and utilized within the nearby case studies.



The ebook offers ordinarily with the present event and up to date earlier of such states but additionally deals insights for his or her destiny regulations. even if a number of the states coated are ecu, the examine additionally contains African, Caribbean and Asian small states. Their specific curiosity and relevance is printed, as is the relationship among their defense demanding situations and their smallness. coverage classes for different states are then sought.



The ebook is the 1st in-depth, multi-continent examine of defense as a facet of small country governance this day. it truly is novel in putting the protection dilemmas of small states within the context of wider rules on foreign and institutional swap, and in facing non-European states and regions.

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Transparency and Surveillance as Sociotechnical by Deborah G. Johnson,Priscilla M. Regan

By Deborah G. Johnson,Priscilla M. Regan

Surveillance and transparency are either major and more and more pervasive actions in neoliberal societies. Surveillance is taken up as a method to attaining protection and potency; transparency is visible as a mechanism for making sure compliance or selling knowledgeable consumerism and expert citizenship. certainly, transparency is frequently noticeable because the antidote to the threats and fears of surveillance. This booklet adopts a singular technique in studying surveillance practices and transparency practices jointly as parallel platforms of responsibility. It offers the home of mirrors as a brand new framework for knowing surveillance and transparency practices instrumented with details expertise. the quantity facilities round 5 case reports: crusade Finance Disclosure, safe Flight, American pink move, Google, and fb. a sequence of themed chapters draw at the fabric and supply cross-case research. the amount ends with a bankruptcy on coverage implications.

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Private Investigation and Homeland Security by Daniel J. Benny

By Daniel J. Benny

The chance opposed to the place of birth keeps and the personal investigator performs a severe half during this attempt. This contains in delivering legal, civil and history research, protecting provider, defense consulting and digital sweeps. The textual content will supply an outline of the position of non-public research in security of the native land and exhibit how such ability can be used via enterprise and executive during this effort.

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Private Military and Security Companies and States: Force by Christopher Spearin

By Christopher Spearin

This booklet identifies and explains the useful and ideational obstacles relating to what states and personal army and protection businesses (PMSCs) either do and own concerning land strength, sea strength, and air energy. while the mercenaries, privateers, and chartered businesses of years previous held related features to country army forces, the PMSCs of this present day are distinct for 2 purposes: a traditional forces norm among states and a country proclivity in the direction of the offensive. those components display either the restrictions of and the chances for modern safety privatization. This quantity is perfect for civilian and army practitioners and scholars wishing to improve a close realizing of what the personal army and safeguard has to supply and why it really is based how it is.

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Chinese Strategy and Military Power in 2014: Chinese, by Anthony H. Cordesman

By Anthony H. Cordesman

This record tracks and analyzes developments in chinese language army process, strength constitution, and neighborhood task. Open resource fabric is used to element how every one department of the People’s Liberation military has pursued modernization. chinese language views on their military’s position and improvement are featured, in addition to the perspectives of alternative suitable neighborhood actors. the aim of this document is to supply the foundation for an unclassified discussion at the army advancements in China. by means of offering facts at the neighborhood army stability along views on China’s army improvement, the Burke Chair hopes that readers can higher know how China’s strategic objectives, army improvement, and nearby perspectives engage with every one other.

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The Hidden Order of Corruption: An Institutional Approach by Donatella della Porta,Alberto Vannucci

By Donatella della Porta,Alberto Vannucci

while corruption is uncovered, unknown features are printed which enable us to higher comprehend its buildings and casual norms. This e-book investigates the hidden order of corruption, the invisible codes and mechanisms that govern and stabilize the hyperlinks among corrupters and corruptees. Concentrating customarily on democratic regimes, this ebook makes use of quite a lot of documentation, together with media and judicial resources from Italy and different nations, to find the inner equilibria and dynamics of corruption in a extensive and comparative standpoint. It additionally analyses the Transparency foreign Annual experiences and the day-by-day survey of foreign information to provide proof on particular instances of corruption inside an institutional idea framework.

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