Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties

Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties
Author: Clarence Lang
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-03-16
ISBN: 0472052667
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties Book Excerpt:

A spirited argument for moving beyond the legacy of the Civil Rights era to best understand the current situation of African Americans

The Senkaku Paradox

The Senkaku Paradox
Author: Michael E. O'Hanlon
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 0815736908
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Senkaku Paradox Book Excerpt:

America needs better options for resolving potential crises In recent years, the Pentagon has elevated its concerns about Russia and China as potential military threats to the United States and its allies. But what issues could provoke actual conflict between the United States and either country? And how could such a conflict be contained before it took the world to the brink of thermonuclear catastrophe, as was feared during the cold war? Defense expert Michael O'Hanlon wrestles with these questions in this insightful book, setting them within the broader context of hegemonic change and today's version of great-power competition. The book examines how a local crisis could escalate into a broader and much more dangerous threat to peace. What if, for example, Russia's “little green men” seized control of a community, like Narva or an even smaller town in Estonia, now a NATO ally? Or, what if China seized one of the uninhabited Senkaku islands now claimed and administered by Japan, or imposed a partial blockade of Taiwan? Such threats are not necessarily imminent, but they are far from inconceivable. Washington could be forced to choose, in these and similar cases, between risking major war to reverse the aggression, and appeasing China or Russia in ways that could jeopardize the broader global order. O'Hanlon argues that the United States needs a better range of options for dealing with such risks to peace. He advocates “integrated deterrence,” which combines military elements with economic warfare. The military components would feature strengthened forward defenses as well as, possibly, limited military options against Russian or Chinese assets in other theaters. Economic warfare would include offensive elements, notably sanctions, as well as measures to ensure the resilience of the United States and allies against possible enemy reprisal. The goal is to deter war through a credible set of responses that are more commensurate than existing policy with the stakes involved in such scenarios.

Easternisation

Easternisation
Author: Gideon Rachman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-04
ISBN: 1473521165
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easternisation Book Excerpt:

'A masterly account...the best survey of global affairs I have read for some time' Sunday Times WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR The West’s domination of world politics is coming to a close. The flow of wealth and power is turning from West to East and a new era of global instability has begun. Easternisation is the defining trend of our age – the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations and the great questions of war and peace. A troubled but rising China is now challenging America’s supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers – including Japan, North Korea, India and Pakistan – have the potential to shake the whole world. Meanwhile the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil and Russia longs to reclaim its status as a great power. We are at a turning point in history: but Easternisation has many decades to run. Gideon Rachman offers a road map to the turbulent process that will define the international politics of the twenty-first century.

Chase s Calendar of Events 2014

Chase s Calendar of Events 2014
Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2013-10-04
ISBN: 007183091X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chase s Calendar of Events 2014 Book Excerpt:

As featured on The Today Show! 12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a literary birth anniversary, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can't do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2014 brings you: Major sporting events such as the Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad at Sochi, Russia (Feb 7-23), and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil (June 12-July 13). Milestones such as the 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare; the 200th anniversary of "The Star- Spangled Banner"; the 100th anniversaries of the beginning of World War I and the opening of the Panama Canal; the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II; the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Beatlemania and much more. New birthday entries for sports stars such as Mo Farah (Mar 23), Ryan Lochte (Aug 3) and Gabrielle Douglas (Dec 31); actors such as Kerry Washington (Jan 31), Lena Dunham (May 13) and Mads Mikkelsen (Nov 22); musical artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen (Nov 21) and Psy (Dec 31); and authors such as Téa Obreht (Sept 30) and Ann Patchett (Dec 2) and many others. Special days such as National Ferret Day (Apr 2), World Lindy Hop Day (May 26), Extra Mile Day (Nov 1), Lost and Found Day (Dec 12) and more. Search Chase's Any Way You Want! Whether you want to target a specifi c date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM (PCand MAC-compatible) makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase’s directly to your hard drive.

Citizenship Reimagined

Citizenship Reimagined
Author: Allan Colbern,S. Karthick Ramakrishnan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2020-10-22
ISBN: 110884104X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizenship Reimagined Book Excerpt:

States have historically led in rights expansion for marginalized populations and remain leaders today on the rights of undocumented immigrants.

Mega Events and Mega Ambitions South Korea s Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events

Mega Events and Mega Ambitions  South Korea   s Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events
Author: Yu-Min Joo,Yooil Bae,Eva Kassens-Noor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 1137531134
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mega Events and Mega Ambitions South Korea s Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events Book Excerpt:

This book provides a holistic analysis of South Korea’s strategic use of mega-events in its modern development. It examines the Summer Olympics (1988), the World Expo (1993), the FIFA World Cup (2002), and the Winter Olympics (2018) over the past 30 years of the country’s rapid growth, and across varying stages of economic and political development. It explains how mega-events helped to secure South Korea’s position on the international stage, boost nationalism, propel economic growth in export-oriented national companies, and build cities that accommodate – as well as represent – South Korea’s progress. It thereby highlights the broader implications for today’s global phenomenon of increasing reliance on mega-events as a catalyst for development, while the criticism that mega-events do more harm than good proliferates. The book is ideal for academics, policymakers, and those with an interest in mega-events and their role in the development of non-western countries.

The Digital Era 2

The Digital Era 2
Author: Jean-Pierre Chamoux
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-01-23
ISBN: 1119585759
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital Era 2 Book Excerpt:

Over 200 years, industry has mastered iron, fire, power and energy. Today, electronics shape our everyday objects with the widespread integration of chips; from computers and telephones to keys, games and white goods. Data, software and computation structure our behavior and the organization of our lives. Everything is translated into data: the digit is king. Consisting of three volumes, The Digital Era explores technical, economic and social phenomena that result from the generalization of the Internet. This second volume discusses the impact of digital technology on the evolution of market relations and the media and examines the reasons why such changes put political economy to the test.

Contemporary Selling

Contemporary Selling
Author: Mark W. Johnston,Greg W. Marshall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN: 1000428710
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Selling Book Excerpt:

Contemporary Selling is the only book that combines full coverage of up-to-date personal selling processes with a straightforward look at sales management practices, delivered in a way that students want to learn and instructors want to teach. The overarching theme of the book is enabling salespeople to build relationships successfully and to create value with customers. Johnston and Marshall have created a comprehensive, holistic source of information about the selling function in modern organizations that links the process of selling (what salespeople do) with the process of managing salespeople (what sales managers do). A strong focus on the modern tools of selling, such as customer relationship management (CRM), social media and technology-enabled selling, and sales analytics, means the book continues to set the standard for the most up-to-date and student-friendly selling book on the market today. Pedagogical features include: updated mini cases to engage students and reinforce learning objectives; Ethical Dilemma and Global Connection boxes that simulate real-world challenges faced by salespeople and their managers; Role Play exercises that enable students to learn by doing; and updated discussion queries to drive classroom discussion and help students connect important concepts. This fully updated new edition is an invaluable resource for students of personal selling at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Supplementary resources include an instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, and other tools to provide additional support for students and instructors.

Security and Conflict in East Asia

Security and Conflict in East Asia
Author: Andrew T. H. Tan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 1317912411
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Security and Conflict in East Asia Book Excerpt:

Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and comprehensive analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula and in the People’s Republic of China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the world. This analysis provides the building blocks for effective solutions to manage these tensions more effectively, and is a vital resource to those seeking a clearer understanding of conflict in the most pivotal region in the world. In the context of increasingly tense China-US strategic rivalry, the ever-present potential for conflict on the Korean peninsula and over Taiwan, the absence of effective regional institutions and regimes, the emerging arms race in the region, the rise in nationalism and the absence of crisis management mechanisms, there are many good reasons why the high potential exists for miscalculation and misperception sparking a regional conflict. Given the presence of nuclear-armed powers in East Asia, namely, China, North Korea and the USA, it is also possible that any regional conflict could escalate into a nuclear conflict involving the world’s three largest economies: the USA, China and Japan. The security of, and any conflict in, East Asia thus has tremendous implications for global security. The Handbook is divided into four parts. The introductory section includes chapters which set the context, explain the history of international relations in East Asia and examine the phenomenon of regional arms race. The second section is made up of a series of chapters focusing on China, examining China’s military modernization, its relationship with the USA and the various territorial disputes in which it has been involved. The third section focuses on Japan and North and South Korea, looking at the security challenges facing Japan and the Korean peninsula. A concluding section examines the future role of China and the USA in East Asia, as well as the prospects for managing security in the region. The contributing authors are all experts in their respective fields, and all share an abiding concern over developments in East Asia. Their contributions aim to assist in a better understanding of the issues, to suggest possible solutions, and draw attention to the need for diplomacy, confidence-building measures, crisis management mechanisms and other measures to prevent conflict. This volume will be of use to government institutions involved in foreign policy, intelligence and defence, reference libraries, universities, research institutes, and non-governmental organisations. It will also appeal to analysts, researchers, journalists, policy advisers, students, academics and the general reader. Scholarly analysis is yet to catch up and currently there are no other comprehensive works examining conflict in East Asia in the context of the current tensions.

The Virtual Weapon and International Order

The Virtual Weapon and International Order
Author: Lucas Kello
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 0300220235
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Virtual Weapon and International Order Book Excerpt:

An urgently needed examination of the current cyber revolution that draws on case studies to develop conceptual frameworks for understanding its effects on international order The cyber revolution is the revolution of our time. The rapid expansion of cyberspace in society brings both promise and peril. It promotes new modes of political cooperation, but it also disrupts interstate dealings and empowers subversive actors who may instigate diplomatic and military crises. Despite significant experience with cyber incidents, the conceptual apparatus to analyze, understand, and address their effects on international order remains primitive. Here, Lucas Kello adapts and applies international relations theory to create new ways of thinking about cyber strategy. Kello draws on a broad range of case studies - including the Stuxnet operation against Iran, the cyberattacks against Sony Pictures, and the disruption of the 2016 U.S. presidential election - to make sense of the contemporary technological revolution. Synthesizing data from government documents, forensic reports of major events, and interviews with senior decision-makers, this important work establishes new theoretical benchmarks to help security experts revise strategy and policy for the unprecedented challenges of our era.

Beyond the Final Score

Beyond the Final Score
Author: Victor D. Cha
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780231154901
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Final Score Book Excerpt:

The Beijing Olympics will be remembered as the largest, most expensive, and most widely watched event of the modern Olympic era. But did China present itself as a responsible host and an emergent international power, much like Japan during the 1964 Tokyo Games and South Korea during the 1988 Seoul Games? Or was Beijing in 2008 more like Berlin in 1936, when Germany took advantage of the global spotlight to promote its political ideology at home and abroad? Beyond the Final Score takes an original look at the 2008 Beijing games within the context of the politics of sport in Asia. Asian athletics are bound up with notions of national identity and nationalism, refracting political intent and the processes of globalization. For China, the Beijing Games introduced a liberalizing ethos that its authoritative regime could ignore only at its peril. Victor D. Cha-former director of Asian affairs for the White House-evaluates Beijing's contention with this pressure, considering the intense scrutiny China already faced on issues of counterproliferation, global warming, and free trade.

The Intersection of Star Culture in America and International Medical Tourism

The Intersection of Star Culture in America and International Medical Tourism
Author: Kathy Merlock Jackson,Lisa Lyon Payne,Kathy Shepherd Stolley
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-12-24
ISBN: 0739186884
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Intersection of Star Culture in America and International Medical Tourism Book Excerpt:

The Intersection of Star Culture in America and International Medical Tourism: Celebrity Treatment argues that celebrity cases and media content drive awareness of medical tourism among Americans at a time when the medical system is under intense scrutiny. By popularizing international sites for treatment, procedures not available in the US, and different approaches to patient care, media narratives present options for health care, triggering dialogue on one of America’s most important human welfare issues.

The Holistic Manifesto Centre Left Policies for the Twenty First Century

The Holistic Manifesto  Centre Left Policies for the Twenty First Century
Author: E. P. Anthony
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN: 1483455084
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holistic Manifesto Centre Left Policies for the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

E.P. Anthony, an economist, trader and wealth manager focuses on the political economy of inequality and the decline of centre-left parties in the developed world in this manifesto. His analysis will especially appeal to readers in the Anglo-Saxon economies of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand where inequality has increased most rapidly. The manifesto summarizes recent literature on inequality in an accessible way, including the best-selling books by Thomas Piketry, Chrystia Freeland, and Joseph Stiglitz. However, while those books provide great analysis, Anthony proposes solutions, including how to: prevent another global financial crisis; stimulate economic productivity and growth; and take wide-ranging action to reduce inequality...

Rivers Physical Fluvial and Environmental Processes

Rivers     Physical  Fluvial and Environmental Processes
Author: Paweł Rowiński,Artur Radecki-Pawlik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 613
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN: 3319177192
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rivers Physical Fluvial and Environmental Processes Book Excerpt:

This book describes the domain of research and investigation of physical, chemical and biological attributes of flowing water, and it deals with a cross-disciplinary field of study combining physical, geophysical, hydraulic, technological, environmental interests. It aims to equip engineers, geophysicists, managers working in water-related arenas as well as advanced students and researchers with the most up to date information available on the state of knowledge about rivers, particularly their physical, fluvial and environmental processes. Information from various but also interrelated areas available in one volume is the main benefit for potential readers. All chapters are prepared by leading experts from the leading research laboratories from all over the world.

Bio inspired Networking

Bio inspired Networking
Author: Daniel Câmara
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-08-19
ISBN: 0081004656
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio inspired Networking Book Excerpt:

Bio-inspired techniques are based on principles, or models, of biological systems. In general, natural systems present remarkable capabilities of resilience and adaptability. In this book, we explore how bio-inspired methods can solve different problems linked to computer networks. Future networks are expected to be autonomous, scalable and adaptive. During millions of years of evolution, nature has developed a number of different systems that present these and other characteristics required for the next generation networks. Indeed, a series of bio-inspired methods have been successfully used to solve the most diverse problems linked to computer networks. This book presents some of these techniques from a theoretical and practical point of view. Discusses the key concepts of bio-inspired networking to aid you in finding efficient networking solutions Delivers examples of techniques both in theoretical concepts and practical applications Helps you apply nature's dynamic resource and task management to your computer networks

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Author: Ian Prasad Philbrick,Andrew McCoy
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN: 1626163898
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs Book Excerpt:

The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs has once again partnered with the Cyber Project at Georgetown University’s Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security to publish the sixth special issue of International Engagement on Cyber. This special issue of the journal seeks to uncover timely topics, broaden dialogue, and advance knowledge within the field of cyber. The articles are written by an international group of leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. The Forum of this issue evaluates the US Department of Defense’s 2015 Cyber Strategy and its efficacy in meeting cyber threats. Other topics covered in this issue include applying Just War Theory to the cyber capabilities of non-state actors including ISIS and Anonymous, litigating competing perspectives on the establishment of cyber norms, assessing tensions on the Korean peninsula in the cyber domain, and much more. The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs is the official publication of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. The journal was founded to serve as an academic resource for scholars, business leaders, policy makers, and students of international relations, cultivating a dialogue accessible to those with all levels of knowledge about foreign affairs and international politics. Each issue of the journal provides readers with a diverse array of timely, peer-reviewed content that bridges the gap between the work done by news outlets and that done by traditional academic journals.

SOC

SOC
Author: Nijole V. Benokraitis
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN: 1305537327
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SOC Book Excerpt:

4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sports Diplomacy

Sports Diplomacy
Author: Michał Marcin Kobierecki
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN: 1793602212
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sports Diplomacy Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes the place and role of sport within public diplomacy, including theoretical conceptualizations of the category of sports diplomacy as a sub-category of public diplomacy and empirical research of selected examples of the use of sport within public diplomacy. The empirical part of the book refers to three approaches to sports diplomacy and concerns the utilization of sport by states in order to shape relations with other states, the role of sport in building the international image of a state and the diplomatic subjectivity of international sports organizations. In reference to the first two approaches, the book uses comparative case study was in order to make observations and generalizations concerning sports diplomacy. Apart from that, the book includes a detailed study of the diplomatic subjectivity of the International Olympic Committee.

Immortal

Immortal
Author: Clay Jones
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN: 0736978283
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immortal Book Excerpt:

Is There Life After Death? For many, death is terrifying. We try to live as long as possible while hoping that science will soon find a way to allow us to live, if not forever, then at least a very long time. Whether we deny our mortality though literal or symbolic immortality or try to turn death into something benign, our attempts fail us. But what if the real solution is not in denying death’s reality, but in acknowledging it while enjoying a hope for a wonderful forever? Clay Jones, a professor of Christian apologetics, explores the ways people face death and how these “immortality projects” are unsuccessful, even destructive. Along the way, he points to the hope of the only true immortality available to all—the truth that God already offers a path to our hearts’ deepest longing: glorious resurrection to eternal life.

The Palgrave Handbook of Globalization and Sport

The Palgrave Handbook of Globalization and Sport
Author: Joseph Maguire,Katie Liston,Mark Falcous
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1137568542
Category: Globalization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Globalization and Sport Book Excerpt:

This handbook illustrates the utility of global sport as a lens through which to disentangle the interconnected political, economic, cultural, and social patterns that shape our lives. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives, it is organized into three parts. The first part outlines theoretical and conceptual insights from global sport scholarship: from the conceptualization and development of globalization theories, transnationalism and transnational capital, through to mediasport, roving coloniality, and neoliberal doctrine. The second part illustrates the varied flows within global sport and the ways in which these flows are contested, across physical cultures/sport forms, identities, ideologies, media, and economic capital. Diverse topics and cases are covered, such as sport business and the global sport industry, financial fair play, and global mediasport. Finally, the third part explores various aspects of global sport development and governance, incorporating insights from work in the Global South. Across all of these contributions, varied approaches are taken to examine the 'power of sport' trope, generating a thought-provoking dialogue for the reader. Featuring an accomplished roster of contributors and wide-ranging coverage of key issues and debates, this handbook will serve as an indispensable resource for scholars and students of contemporary sports studies. Joseph Maguire is Professor Emeritus at Loughborough University, UK. He is a two-term former President of the International Sociology of Sport Association. Katie Liston is Senior Lecturer in the Social Sciences of Sport at Ulster University, Northern Ireland. Mark Falcous is Associate Professor in the Sociology of Sport at the University of Otago, New Zealand.