Political Islam in the Age of Democratization (Middle East by K. Bokhari, F. Senzai

By K. Bokhari, F. Senzai

The continuing prominence of Islam within the fight for democracy within the Muslim global has confounded Western democracy theorists who principally give some thought to secularism a prerequisite for democratic transitions. Kamran Bokhari and Farid Senzai provide a finished view of the advanced nature of latest political Islam and its dating to democracy.

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Defending Cyberspace and Other Metaphors by Martin C. Libicki

By Martin C. Libicki

Details struggle, as any informal observer of the Pentagon can attest, is still a hot-button subject within the army neighborhood. therefore does conflict persist with trade into our on-line world, pitting foes opposed to each other for keep watch over of this essentially serious excessive floor. yet does this facile comparability have a foundation in truth? during this iconoclastic spirit, the six essays during this booklet are characterised by way of a continual look for the that means of knowledge conflict.

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Growth against Democracy: Savage Developmentalism in the by H. L. T. Quan

By H. L. T. Quan

Growth opposed to Democracy: Savage Developmentalism within the smooth World, by way of H.L.T. Quan is a compelling interrogation of the ways that now we have thought of modernity, capitalism, and democracy, and the way these rules tell neoliberal economics, international relations, and effect human existence. To explicate modern theories of improvement, Quan introduces the idea that of “savage developmentalism,” with its attendant distortions of the beliefs of equality and freedom and assumptions that foment antidemocratic social and political types. through outlining the pitfalls of security-obsessed developmental methods, Growth opposed to Democracy issues the straightforward suggestion that modernity is inherently improved and improvement will profit everybody. It indicates how capitalists' wishes for industry, finance, and profitability usually bring about improvement courses that engender expansionism, dispossession, and repression.

Drawing on political conception, foreign political financial system, serious ethnic reports, felony stories, and feminist analytics, this groundbreaking research exemplifies how multi-disciplinary scholarship most sensible addresses the more and more complicated and multi-layered concerns dealing with humanity this day. It analyzes the linkages among improvement and nationwide safety, and offers sustained cognizance to the making of international coverage, the advance of capitalism and company globalization. The e-book highlights 3 severe examples of the place savage developmentalism has eventuated worse dwelling stipulations, serious social repression, and displacement: Brazilian-Japanese financial family members in Brazil lower than army rule (1964-1985); China’s competitive dating of African reliable will and assets; and, the USA’ reconstruction of Iraq. those 3 significant ancient situations symbolize probably the most momentous worldwide improvement within the final sixty years, and not prior to have such robust instances been analyzed within the related monograph. Growth opposed to Democracy is helping think again the guarantees of growth, safeguard, and freedom, and broadens our rules approximately and priorities for humane public coverage on the nationwide and worldwide levels.

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Return to Winter: Russia, China, and the New Cold War by Douglas E. Schoen

By Douglas E. Schoen

The usa is a country in predicament. whereas Washington’s skill to handle our such a lot urgent demanding situations has been rendered approximately impotent through ongoing partisan struggle, we are facing an array of foreign-policy crises for which we appear more and more unprepared. between those, none is extra bold than the unheard of partnership constructing among Russia and China, suspicious associates for hundreds of years and fellow Communist antagonists throughout the chilly battle. the 2 longtime foes have drawn more and more shut jointly due to a confluence of geostrategic, political, and fiscal interests—all of that have a standard subject of diminishing, subverting, or displacing American energy. whereas America’s impression worldwide recedes—in its army and diplomatic energy, in its political leverage, in its fiscal may well, and, possibly such a lot dangerously, within the energy and charm of its ideas—Russia and China have visible their impact bring up. From their help for rogue regimes equivalent to these in Iran, North Korea, and Syria to their army and nuclear buildups to their competitive use of cyber battle and intelligence robbery, Moscow and Beijing are taking part in the sport for retains. in the meantime the US, pledged to “leading from behind,” now not does a lot top in any respect. In Return to Winter, Douglas E. Schoen and Melik Kaylan systematically chronicle the transforming into probability from the Russian-Chinese Axis, they usually argue that just a rebirth of yankee worldwide management can counter the corrosive influence of this antidemocratic alliance, which could quickly threaten the peace and safety of the world.

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When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media by W. Lance Bennett

By W. Lance Bennett

A sobering examine the intimate dating among political energy and the inside track media, When the clicking Fails argues the dependence of newshounds on professional resources disastrously thwarts assurance of dissenting voices from open air the Beltway.
 
The result's either an indictment of respectable spin and an pressing name to motion that questions why the mainstream press did not problem the Bush administration’s arguments for an invasion of Iraq or to light up management guidelines underlying the Abu Ghraib controversy. Drawing on revealing interviews with Washington insiders and research of content material from significant information retailers, the authors illustrate the media’s unilateral quit to White residence spin every time oppositional voices in different places in govt fall silent.  Contrasting those grave mess ups with the refreshingly serious reporting on typhoon Katrina—a infrequent occasion that stuck officers off protect, permitting reporters to go into a no-spin zone—When the clicking Fails concludes through presenting new practices to lessen journalists’ dependence on power.
 
“The hand-in-glove dating of the U.S. media with the White home is mercilessly uncovered during this made up our minds and disheartening examine that many times finds how the click has toed the legit line at these moments whilst its independence was once so much needed.”—George Pendle, Financial Times
 
“Bennett, Lawrence, and Livingston are undoubtedly correct concerning the information media’s dereliction in masking the administration’s crusade to take the kingdom to conflict opposed to Iraq.”—Don Wycliff, Chicago Tribune

 

“[This] research of the weaknesses of Washington journalism merits shut attention.”—Russell Baker, New York overview of Books

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Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. by Thomas Bruneau

By Thomas Bruneau

This e-book develops a brand new method of the research of civil-military kin through concentrating on the effectiveness of the military in pleasant roles & missions, and on their potency by way of rate. The method is utilized to the us utilizing respectable records and interviews with policy-makers. as well as studying the influence of safety reform projects during the last thirty years, the ebook comprises the hot phenomenon of "contracting-out" defense that has ended in higher numbers of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan than uniformed army group of workers. whereas the publication demonstrates that democratic civilian regulate of the army within the U.S. isn't at factor, it unearths that there's little public keep an eye on over inner most safeguard Contractors as a result of a mix of the present constrained interpretation of what's an "inherently governmental functionality" and restricted criminal authority. this is often even though PSCs have taken on roles and missions that have been formerly the accountability of the uniformed army. additional, regardless of various efforts to redress the matter, present political and institutional boundaries to reform should not more likely to be triumph over quickly.

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The Arsenal Ship Acquisition Process Experience: Contrasting by Jeffrey A. Drezner, Visit Amazon's Robert S. Leonard Page,

By Jeffrey A. Drezner, Visit Amazon's Robert S. Leonard Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Robert S. Leonard, , Geoffrey Sommer

The Arsenal send acquisition software was once exact in respects: it represented a brand new operational inspiration for military weapon structures, and its administration constitution and approach represented an important departure from conventional army ship-building courses. The Arsenal send software was once, in impact, an scan; whereas army predicted an array of challenge features for thw send, it set the undertaking funds because the unmarried immovable requiremnet.

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