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Weapons, culture and the anthropology museum.

Crowley, Tom. Mills, Andrew.
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(2018)  | 9781527503755 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 255pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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"Largely due to the tastes of nineteenth century Western collectors and curators, weaponry abounds in ethnographic museums. However, the relative absence of Asian, African, Native American and Oceanic arms and armour from contemporary gallery displays neither reflects this fact, nor accords these important...

Presidential Leverage: Presidents, Approval, and the American State

Ponder, Daniel E.
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(2017)  | 9781503602830 | Stanford University Press | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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For scholars, pundits, the public, and presidents themselves, presidentialapproval is an evergreen subject. Its actual impact, however, is often unclear:all too frequently approval is reported in a vacuum, dissociated from theAmerican state writ large. Presidential Leverage reaffirms the importance...

Presidential Leverage: Presidents, Approval, and the American State

Ponder, Daniel E.
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(2017)  | 9781503604063 | Stanford University Press | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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For scholars, pundits, the public, and presidents themselves, presidentialapproval is an evergreen subject. Its actual impact, however, is often unclear:all too frequently approval is reported in a vacuum, dissociated from theAmerican state writ large. Presidential Leverage reaffirms the importance...

Journal of Medieval Military History: Volume XV: Strategies

Petersen, Leif Inge Ree. , Petersen, Leif Inge Ree. Gabriel, Manuel Rojas.
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(2017)  | 9781783272570 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 243pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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This special edition of the Journal aims to respond to the lively debate inrecent years as to whether medieval military history was characterized byparticular types of strategy, be it Grand, Vegetian or Battle-Seeking, It bringstogether many of the pre-eminent military historians active today to examine...

The British Navy in the Mediterranean

Grainger, John D.
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(2017)  | 9781783272310 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of the activities of the Britishnavy in the Mediterranean Sea from the earliest times until the twentiethcentury. It traces developments from Anglo-Saxon times, through the Crusades,and to the seventeenth century, when the Barbary corsairs became a majorproblem....

The Logic of Irregular War: Asymmetry and America’s Adversaries

BERMAN, Ilan. , Berman, Ilan.
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(2017)  | 9781538105412 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 128pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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For the United States, asymmetric warfare has emerged as the “new normal.”The large-scale conventional campaigns that typified U.S. military engagementsfor much of the 20th Century are increasingly things of the past. Instead, thequarter-century since the end of the Cold War and the collapse of...

Changing Security Policies in Postwar Japan: The Political Biography of Japanese Defense Minister Sakata Michita

ELDRIDGE, Masamori Le. Masamori, Sase.
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(2017)  | 9781498552608 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 182pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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This book is the English translation of a recent biography of Sakata Michita,one of Japan’s leading, yet unassuming, politicians in the postwar era, whowas even considered a serious contender for the premiership. While he did notbecome prime minister himself, he did serve as Justice Minister, EducationMinister,...

Islamic Seapower during the Age of Fighting Sail

Macdougall, Philip.
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(2017)  | 9781783272303 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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Studies of the "Age of Fighting Sail" have tended to focus on the British orAmerican navies, or sometimes on those of France or Spain. However, there werealso at this time very significant navies built by the Islamic powers: the NorthAfrican Barbary states, whose ships, allegedly pirates, plagued Mediterraneanshipping...

Fulda Gap: Battlefield of the Cold War Alliances

Bausch, Volker. Krüger, Dieter. Krüger, Dieter.
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(2017)  | 9781498569484 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 372pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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This edited collection examines the role of the Fulda Gap—located at theborder between East and West Germany—in Cold War politics and militarystrategy. The contributors analyze the strategic deliberations of the WarsawPact and NATO, the balance of forces, the role of the local peace movement, andvarious...

Red international and black caribbean : communists in new york city, mexico and the west indies, 1919-1939.

Stevens, Margaret.
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(2017)  | 9780745337265 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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Black radicalism is too often characterised as a 'tradition' divested of any class content; its history written as that of a wholly separate current to the international Communist movement which emerged after 1917. Red International and Black Caribbean is a forceful corrective to this enduring misconception,...

NATO and Article 5: The Transatlantic Alliance and the Twenty-First-Century Challenges of Collective Defense

Deni, John R.
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(2017)  | 9781538107034 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 180pp | Availability last checked: 31/10/2017
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For much of the last 25 years, NATO has focused on crisis management in placessuch as Kosovo and Afghanistan, resulting in major changes to alliance strategy,resourcing, force structure, and training. Re-embracing collective defense—which lies at the heart of the Treaty of Washington’s Article 5commitment—...

Electronic government : 16th ifip wg 8. 5 international conference, egov 2017, st. petersburg, russia, september 4-7, 2017, proceedings.

Axelsson, Karin. Glassey, Olivier. Janssen, Marijn. Klievink, Bram. Krimmer, Robert.
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(2017)  | 9783319646763 | Springer | pbk. | book | xvi, 422pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 16th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2017, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in September 2017, in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on eParticipation, ePart 2017.The 34 revised full papers presented were...

Politics and Administration in South Asia: A Study of Politicization of Bureaucracy

Sayadur, Rahman Muhammad. Sayadur Rahman, Muhammad. Photonics
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(2017)  | 9781536122978 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | 170pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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Bureaucracy is an integral part of modern democratic polity. The modern democratic states are built upon the bureaucratic structure that undergrid these states, although there is a vast difference in bureaucratic traditions and cultures in between developed and developing democratic and democratizing...

Nordisk films kompagni 1906-1924, volume 5 : the rise and fall of the polar bear.

Thorsen, Isak.
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(2017)  | 9780861967315 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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Nordisk Films Kompagni 1906–1924: The Rise and Fall of the Polar Bear is thefirst comprehensive study of the Danish film company, Nordisk Films Kompagni, inthe silent era. Based on archival research, primarily in the company’ssurviving business archives, this volume of KINtop describes and analyzes...

Life in the Age of Drone Warfare

Kaplan, Caren. Parks, Lisa.
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(2017)  | 9780822369738 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 448pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This volume's contributors offer a new critical language through which toexplore and assess the historical, juridical, geopolitical, and culturaldimensions of drone technology and warfare. They show how drones generateparticular ways of visualizing the spaces and targets of war while acting astools...

Life in the Age of Drone Warfare

Kaplan, Caren. Parks, Lisa.
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(2017)  | 9780822369585 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 448pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This volume's contributors offer a new critical language through which toexplore and assess the historical, juridical, geopolitical, and culturaldimensions of drone technology and warfare. They show how drones generateparticular ways of visualizing the spaces and targets of war while acting astools...

Strategic intelligence-community security partnerships : molding partnerships in conflict-prone regions.

Dandaura-Samu, Maiwa'azi.
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(2017)  | 9781498549431 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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Strategic Intelligence–Community Security Partnerships: Molding Partnerships in Conflict-Prone Regions

DANDAURA-SAMU, Maiwa. Dandaura-Samu, Maiwa'azi.
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(2017)  | 9781498549417 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 318pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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This book examines the need to bridge strategic intelligence and communitycollaboration. It explores intelligence collection, analysis, and operations asthey relate to conflicts that can be solved through community collaboration. Itsargument sits at the nexus of intelligence collection, operations and...

User centric e-government : challenges and opportunities.

Mahmood, Zaigham. Ramayah, T. Saeed, Saqib.
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(2017)  | 9783319594415 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 256pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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This book provides user studies and theories related to user-centered technology design processes for e-government projects. The book mainly discusses inherent issues of technology design implications, user experiences, and guidelines for technology appropriation. Ethnographic studies focusing on real...

 

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