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The roots and consequences of independence wars : conflicts that changed world history.

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(2018)  | 9781440855986 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 500pp
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Throughout history, people longing for independence have fought wars to win their freedom. Some of these wars, such as the American Revolution and the Israeli War of Independence, were great successes. Others, such as the Jewish Revolt against the Roman Empire, were devastating failures. In some cases,...

Handbook of Military Psychology: Clinical and Organizational Practice

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(2018)  | 9783319661902 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxxviii, 605pp
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This expert compendium surveys the current state of military psychology across the branches of service at the clinical, research, consulting, and organizational levels. Its practical focus examines psychological adjustment pre- and post-deployment, commonly-encountered conditions (e.g., substance abuse),...

The Six-Party Talks on North Korea: Dynamic Interactions among Principal States

Hur, Mi-Hyeon.
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(2018)  | 9789811071126 | Springer | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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The book traces the past decade of dynamic interactions among the concerned states involved in the Six-Party Talks on North Korean nuclear programs. Unlike existing studies which usually dissect incidents of the talks, the book provides a comprehensive systemic analysis of the Six-Party Talks process...

A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families: Lessons for the Leaders of Tomorrow

Hughes-Kirchubel, Linda. Riggs, David S. Wadsworth, Shelley MacDermid.
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(2018)  | 9783319689838 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxx, 361pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This unique reference integrates knowledge culled from fifteen years of U.S. deployments to create an action plan for supporting military and veteran families during future conflicts. Its innovative ideas stretch beyond designated governmental agencies (e.g., Department of Defense, VA) to include participation...

Payment by results and social impact bonds : outcome-based payment systems in the uk and us.

Albertson, Kevin.
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(2018)  | 9781447340706 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 96pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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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: 1/1/2018
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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...

Municipal incorporation activity in the united states : patterns, people and procedures.

Smith, Russell M.
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(2018)  | 9783319721873 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 184pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the municipal incorporation activity in the United States over the last several decades and the geographic consequences of the incorporation of new cities. It aims to explore new municipalities and to develop a better understanding and appreciation for...

The Essence of Desperation: Counterinsurgency Doctrine as the Solution to War-Fighting Failures

Riddle, Bryan.
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(2018)  | 9781498551489 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 170pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Counterinsurgency is a doctrine premised on winning the population of anation-state over to the government’s side. Counterinsurgency is alsoassociated with a continuing presence of military forces for long periods andsignificant aid expenditures. As such, it is a curious strategy to employ in themidst...

Safe Water, Sanitation, and Early Childhood Malnutrition in East Africa: An African Feminist Analysis of the Lives of Women in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

Sanya, Brenda N. Zerai, Assata.
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(2018)  | 9781498520836 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 188pp | Availability last checked: 30/1/2018
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To understand safe water and sanitation in East Africa, it is important toconsider the contributions of African feminist analysis. This perspective willunveil inequities in the distribution of resources, demonstrate how localizedsolutions which are driven by women’s collaborative work have had an...

Detoxification of Chemical Warfare Agents: From WWI to Multifunctional Nanocomposite Approaches

Bandosz, Teresa J. Giannakoudakis, Dimitrios A.
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(2018)  | 9783319707594 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 144pp | Availability last checked: 30/1/2018
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1. Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) 1.1. The history of Chemical Warfare Agents 1.1. International agreements against CWAs 1.1. Classification of Chemical Warfare Agents 2. World War I: Militarization of chemistry 2.1. The chronicle of the vast scale usage of CWAs: The road to Mustard gas         2.2....

Dehumanization of Warfare: Legal Implications of New Weapon Technologies

Frau, Robert. Heintschel, von Heinegg Wolff. Tassilo, Singer.
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(2018)  | 9783319672649 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 233pp | Availability last checked: 30/1/2018
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This book addresses the technological evolution of modern warfare due to unmanned systems and the growing capacity for cyberwarfare. The increasing involvement of unmanned means and methods of warfare can lead to a total removal of humans from the navigation, command and decision-making processes in...

The Economics of Public-Private Partnerships: Theoretical and Empirical Developments

De, Brux Julie. Saussier, Stéphane.
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(2018)  | 9783319680491 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 240pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book investigates the economic decisions behind the implementation of public-private partnerships (PPPs). The first part of the book discusses different forms of public procurement contracts, in particular in France and the UK, and provides an economic analysis of the potential advantages and pitfalls...

Globalization and the Challenges of Public Administration: Governance, Human Resources Management, Leadership, Ethics, E-Governance and Sustainability in the 21st Century

Khan, Haroon A.
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(2018)  | 9783319695860 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 211pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Chapter 1 IntroductionChapter 2 Governance, Public Administration and the Challenges of GlobalizationChapter 3: Globalization and Human Resources Management in Public SectorChapter 4: Globalization and Leadership ChallengesChapter 5: Ethics and Accountability and the ChallengesChapter 6: The Challenges...

Sub-Municipal Governance in Europe: Decentralization Beyond the Municipal Tier

Hlepas, Nikolaos-Komninos. Kersting, Norbert. Kuhlmann, Sabine. Swianiewicz, Pawel. Teles, Filipe.
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(2018)  | 9783319647241 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 268pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book explores sub-municipal units’ (SMU) role in decision making, decentralized institutional innovation, social innovation and, in rural areas, service delivery. Focusing on fourteen European countries, the book examines the impact of political cultures, administrative traditions and local government...

Violent Non-state Actors and the Syrian Civil War: The ISIS and YPG Cases

Kursun, Ali Murat. Oktav, Ă–zden Zeynep. Parlar, Dal Emel.
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(2018)  | 9783319675275 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 233pp | Availability last checked: 10/1/2018
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This book sheds new light on the security challenges for failed states posed by violent non-state armed actors (VNSAs). By focusing on the Syrian Civil War, it explores the characteristics, ideologies and strategies of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG), as well as the...

Strengthening Communities with Neighborhood Data

KINGSLEY, Coulton Pet. Coulton, Claudia J. Kingsley, G. Thomas. Pettit, Kathryn L. S.
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(2018)  | 9781442277045 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 460pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Efforts to address the problems of distressed urban neighborhoods stretch backto the 1800s, but until relatively recently, data played little role in formingpolicy. It wasn't until the early 1990s that all of the factors necessary forrigorous, multifaceted analysis of neighborhood conditions--automated...

Presidential Leadership: Politics and Policy Making

Edwards, George C. III. Mayer, Kenneth R. Wayne, Stephen J.
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(2018)  | 9781538110850 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | 10 ed.,  | book | 592pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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With a focus on presidential leadership, the authors address the capacity ofchief executives to fulfill their tasks, exercise their powers, and utilizetheir organizational structures to affect the output of government. The authorsexamine all aspects of the presidency in rich detail, including thepresident’s...

Strengthening Communities with Neighborhood Data

KINGSLEY, Coulton Pet. Coulton, Claudia J. Kingsley, G. Thomas. Pettit, Kathryn L. S.
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(2018)  | 9781442277052 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 460pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Coming in January 2018
Efforts to address the problems of distressed urban neighborhoods stretch backto the 1800s, but until relatively recently, data played little role in formingpolicy. It wasn't until the early 1990s that all of the factors necessary forrigorous, multifaceted analysis of neighborhood conditions--automated...

Aerial aftermaths : wartime from above.

Kaplan, Caren.
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(2018)  | 9780822370178 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Caren Kaplan traces the cultural history of aerial imagery--from the first vistas provided by balloons in the eighteenth century to the sensing operations of military drones--to show how aerial imagery is key to modern visual culture and can both enforce military power and foster positive political...

Public Management and Administration

Hughes, Owen.
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(2017)  | 9781137560070 | Springer Palgrave | pbk. | 5th ed.,  | book | x, 406pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Introducing the scope and scale of government, competing approaches to the study of management in the public sector, different forms of service delivery and the major topics in the subject such as strategic management, leadership and performance management, this book continues to be a key point of reference...

The Strong Gray Line: War-time Reflections from the West Point Class of 2004

Wallace, Cory.
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(2017)  | 9780810895935 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 332pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
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To preserve the memory of their service during the tumultuous decade since theircommissioning as Army officers, members of the West Point class of 2004 havewritten The Strong Gray Line. This class suffered the highest casualty ratesince those that graduated during the Vietnam War. In this book, thirteen...

The Yeomanry Cavalry and Military Identities in Rural Britain, 1815–1914

Hay, George.
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(2017)  | 9783319655383 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiii, 284pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This volume represents the first dedicated study of the British Yeomanry Cavalry, delving into the institution's history from the cessation of hostilities with France in 1815 through to the eve of the First World War in 1914. This social history explores the Yeomanry's composition and place within British...

Through Times of Trouble: Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within

Matveeva, Anna.
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(2017)  | 9781498543231 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 356pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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This book tells the story of insurgency in Ukraine’s Donbas region from theperspective of the rebels, who sought and continue to seek either independencefrom Ukraine or unification with Russia. As such, it provides a unique insightinto their thinking and motivations, which need to be understood if...

Public Management and Administration

Hughes, Owen.
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(2017)  | 9781137560087 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | 5th ed.,  | book | x, 406pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Introducing the scope and scale of government, competing approaches to the study of management in the public sector, different forms of service delivery and the major topics in the subject such as strategic management, leadership and performance management, this book continues to be a key point of reference...

The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe

Ongaro, Edoardo. Van, Thiel Sandra.
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(2017)  | 9781137552686 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | li, 1302pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This Handbook offers a systematic review of state-of-the-art knowledge on public administration in Europe. Covering the theoretical, epistemological and practical aspects of the field, it focuses on how public administration operates and is studied in European countries. In sixty-three chapters, written...

Civilians Under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy

Dowdall, Alex. Horne, John.
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(2017)  | 9781137585318 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xiv, 238pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This edited volume analyses siege warfare as a discrete type of military engagement, in the face of which civilians are particularly vulnerable. Siege warfare is a form of combat that has usually had devastating effects on civilian populations. From the near-contemporary Siege of Sarajevo to the real...

 

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