Автор: Headrick D Название: Power Over Peoples ISBN: 0691139334 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691139333 Издательство: Wiley Цена: 5434 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщикаПоставка под заказ. Описание: For six hundred years, the nations of Europe and North America have periodically attempted to coerce, invade, or conquer other societies. This title examines Western imperialism`s complex relationship with technology, from the first Portuguese ships that ventured down the coast of Africa in the 1430s to America`s conflicts in the Middle East.
Автор: Headrick D Название: Power Over Peoples ISBN: 0691139334 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691139333 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 5434 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: For six hundred years, the nations of Europe and North America have periodically attempted to coerce, invade, or conquer other societies. This title examines Western imperialism`s complex relationship with technology, from the first Portuguese ships that ventured down the coast of Africa in the 1430s to America`s conflicts in the Middle East.
Автор: Mingfu Liu Название: China Dream: Great Power Thinking and Strategic Posture in the Post-American Era ISBN: 1627741402 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781627741408 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 3218 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: China Dream: Great Power Thinking and Strategic Power Posture in the Post-American Era examines the inherent conflict in U.S. China relations and the coming "duel of the century" for economic, military, and cultural dominance in the world. Written by a veteran Chinese military specialist, and scholar, it defines a national "grand goal" to restore China to its historical glory, and take the Unites States` place as world leader. This is the definitive book for geopolitical understanding of what constitutes the "hawk" version of China`s national destiny debate and is critical for understanding China`s strategic goals in the 21st Century.
Описание: The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica (Part Two), gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided into sections that discuss the native cultures of Mesoamerica before and after their first contact with the Europeans. The various chapters balance theoretical points of view as they trace the cultural history and evolutionary development of such groups as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan. The chapters covering the prehistory of Mesoamerica offer explanations for the rise and fall of the Classic Maya, the Olmec, and the Aztec, giving multiple interpretations of debated topics, such as the nature of Olmec culture. Through specific discussions of the native peoples of the different regions of Mexico, the chapters on the period since the arrival of the Europeans address the themes of contact, exchange, transfer, survivals, continuities, resistance, and the emergence of modern nationalism and the nation-state.
Описание: When Billy Mitchell returned from WWI, he brought with him the deep-seated belief that air power had made navies obsolete. However, in the years following WWI, the U.S. Congress was far more interested in disarmament and isolationist policies than in funding national defense. For the military services this meant lean budgets and skeleton operating forces. Billy Mitchell's War with the Navy recounts the intense political struggle between the Army and Navy air arms for the limited resources needed to define and establish the role of aviation within their respective services in the period between the two world wars.
After Congress rejected the concept of a unified air service in 1920, Mitchell and his supporters turned on the Navy, seeking to substitute the Air Service as the nation's first line of defense. While Mitchell proved that aircraft could sink a battleship with the bombing of the Ostfriesland in 1921, he was unable to convince the General Staff of the Army, the General Board of the Navy, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, or Congress of the need for an independent air force. When Mitchell turned to the pen to discredit the Navy, he was convicted by his own words and actions in a court-martial that captivated the nation, and was forced to resign in 1925.
Rather than ending the rivalry for air power, Mitchell's resignation set the stage for the ongoing dispute between the two services in the years immediately before WWII. After Mitchell's resignation, the rivalry for air power between the two services resurfaced when the Navy's plans to procure torpedo planes for the defense of Pearl Harbor and Coco Solo were brought to the attention of the Army. The book concludes with a description of the events surrounding the Air Corps' abysmal performance at Pearl Harbor and Midway followed by a critical assessment of how the development of aviation was pursued by the Army and the Navy after WWII.
"Power to the People" examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy economy of medieval and early modern Europe was marked by stable or falling per capita energy consumption, and how the First Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century--fueled by coal and steam engines--redrew the economic, social, and geopolitical map of Europe and the world. The Second Industrial Revolution continued this energy expansion and social transformation through the use of oil and electricity, but after 1970 Europe entered a new stage in which energy consumption has stabilized. This book challenges the view that the outsourcing of heavy industry overseas is the cause, arguing that a Third Industrial Revolution driven by new information and communication technologies has played a major stabilizing role.
"Power to the People" offers new perspectives on the challenges posed today by climate change and peak oil, demonstrating that although the path of modern economic development has vastly increased our energy use, it has not been a story of ever-rising and continuous consumption. The book sheds light on the often lengthy and complex changes needed for new energy systems to emerge, the role of energy resources in economic growth, and the importance of energy efficiency in promoting growth and reducing future energy demand.
Автор: McDougall Название: The People`s Game ISBN: 1107052033 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107052031 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8535 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Sport in East Germany is commonly associated with the systematic doping that helped to make the country an Olympic superpower. Football played little part in this controversial story. Yet, as a hugely popular activity that was deeply entwined in the social fabric, it exerted an influence that few institutions or pursuits could match. The People's Game examines the history of football from the interrelated perspectives of star players, fans, and ordinary citizens who played for fun. Using archival sources and interviews, it reveals football's fluid role in preserving and challenging communist hegemony. By repeatedly emphasising that GDR football was part of an international story, for example, through analysis of the 1974 World Cup finals, Alan McDougall shows how sport transcended the Iron Curtain. Through a study of the mass protests against the Stasi team, BFC, during the 1980s, he reveals football's role in foreshadowing the downfall of communism.
Описание: Paul Keal examines the historical role of international law and political theory in justifying the dispossession of indigenous peoples as part of the expansion of international society. He argues that, paradoxically, law and political theory can now underpin the recovery of indigenous rights. At the heart of contemporary struggles is the core right of self-determination, and Keal argues for recognition of indigenous peoples as ‘peoples’ with the right of self-determination in constitutional and international law, and for adoption of the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the General Assembly. He asks whether the theory of international society can accommodate indigenous peoples and considers the political arrangements needed for states to satisfy indigenous claims. The book also questions the moral legitimacy of international society and examines notions of collective guilt and responsibility.
Автор: Mccarthy, Justin Название: Ottoman peoples and the end of empire ISBN: 0340706570 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340706572 Издательство: Hodder Arnold Рейтинг: Цена: 2809 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Ottoman Empire is depicted as terminally ill, `the sick man of Europe` according to powers in nineteenth century. But was patient dying? Did some chronic malady overwhelm Ottoman Empire? This book argues that Ottoman Empire collapsed not because of any problems `within` but because of imperial ambitions of outside powers and a tide of nationalism.
"Baghdad fell on a Tuesday I think. I went driving around our neighborhood, Karada, with my husband a day or two after that just to have a look around. The looters were everywhere. I saw women and children pushing trolleys full of things out of an old intelligence office. At the national theater, they were loading a garbage truck with the seats from inside, and streams of people were coming out carrying all kinds of props. I saw plastic models of the planets bopping down the streets in the arms of thieves. They took everything you can imagine taking from a theater. Everything."& mdash;Azhar Abdul-Karim Abdul-Wahab, lecturer in political science, Baghdad University
Featuring the testimony of close to seventy Iraqis from all backgrounds and occupations& mdash;from onetime Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi to insurgents speaking on the condition of anonymity& mdash; "Voices from Iraq" builds a riveting chronological history unmatched for its insight and revelations. Beginning in 2003, this intimate narrative includes the experiential accounts of civilians, politicians, former dissidents, and present insurgents, enhanced by Mark Kukis's compelling individual portraits. Divided into five parts, it recounts the 2003 invasion; Iraq's gradual slide into chaos from 2004 to 2005; the start of a new order in 2006; the rise in open sectarian violence over the next two years; and the effort since 2008 to reconstruct a society from relative calm. Each section includes about fifteen interviews grouped into themes, with brief epilogues for the participants. Not since Studs Terkel's "The Good War" has a book captured so acutely the human consequences of a conflict we still struggle to understand. "Voices from Iraq" is essential for anyone in search of the meaning and legacy of America's campaign in Iraq.
Описание: This pioneering comparative history of the participation of indigenous peoples of the British Empire in the First World War is based upon archival research in four continents. It provides the first comprehensive examination and comparison of how indigenous peoples of Canada, Australia, Newfoundland, New Zealand and South Africa experienced the Great War. The participation of indigenes was an extension of their ongoing effort to shape and alter their social and political realities, their resistance to cultural assimilation or segregation and their desire to attain equality through service and sacrifice. While the dominions discouraged indigenous participation at the outbreak of war, by late 1915 the imperial government demanded their inclusion to meet the pragmatic need for military manpower. Indigenous peoples responded with patriotism and enthusiasm both on the battlefield and the home front and shared equally in the horrors and burdens of the First World War.
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