Patterns of Military Production and Trade

Author: Keith Krause

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

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This book analyzes the underlying structure and dynamic forces that have shaped the international trade in arms from the development of military technologies in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to the twentieth-century revolutions in weaponry. The author discusses the political, economic and military motivations that drive states to produce and export arms, and examines the different ways in which states respond to these motivations. By focusing on the processes of technological innovation and diffusion he is able to sketch an evolutionary picture of the diffusion of new military technology, and place the current arms trade in historical perspective.
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Anglo-Swiss Relations 1945-1958

Author: Marco Wyss

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004234411

Category: History

Page: 406

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Marco Wyss examines the extensive Anglo-Swiss armaments relationship between 1945 and 1958 in light of their bilateral relations, and thereby assesses the role of arms transfers, neutrality and Britain, as well as the two countries' relationship during the Cold War.
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Author: Gerben Bruinsma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493924710

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Histories of Transnational Crime provides a broad, historical framework for understanding the developments in research of transnational crime over the centuries. This volume provides examples of transnational crime, and places them in a broad historical context, which has so far been missing from this field of study. The contributions to this comprehensive volume explore the causes and historical precursors of six main types of transnational crime: -piracy -human smuggling -arms trafficking -drug trafficking -art and antique trafficking -corporate crime. The historical contributions demonstrate that transnational crime is not a novel phenomenon of recent globalization and that, beyond organized crime groups, powerful individuals, governments and business corporations have been heavily involved. Through a systematic historical and contextual analysis of these types of transnational crime, the contributions to this volume provide a fundamental understanding of why and how various forms of transnational crime are still present in the contemporary world. In the past two decades, the study of transnational crime has developed from a subset of the study of organized crime to its own recognized field of study, covering distinct societal threats and requiring a particular approach.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Academic libraries

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From Commitment to Compliance

Author: Thomas Risse,Stephen C. Ropp,Kathryn Sikkink

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107311241

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The Power of Human Rights (published in 1999) was an innovative and influential contribution to the study of international human rights. At its center was a 'spiral model' of human rights change which described the various socialization processes through which international norms were internalized into the domestic practices of various authoritarian states during the Cold War years. The Persistent Power of Human Rights builds on these insights, extending its reach and analysis. It updates our understanding of the various causal mechanisms and conditions which produce behavioural compliance, and expands the range of rights-violating actors examined to include democratic and authoritarian Great Powers, corporations, guerrilla groups, and private actors. Using a unique blend of quantitative and qualitative research and theory, this book yields not only important new academic insights but also a host of useful lessons for policy-makers and practitioners.
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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Best books

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International agencies

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Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).
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NGOS, Global Civil Society and the World Military Order

Author: Anna Stavrianakis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Taking Aim at the Arms Trade takes a critical look at the ways in which NGOs portray the arms trade as a problem of international politics and the strategies they use to effect change. While NGOs have been pivotal in bringing the suffering caused by the arms trade to public attention and documenting its negative impacts on human rights, conflict, security and development around the world, their overall activity has the perverse effect of justifying the status quo in the arms trade. They unintentionally contribute to the generation of consent for a hierarchical and asymmetrical world military order, facilitating intervention in the global South based on liberal understandings of the arms trade and associated issues of conflict, development and human rights. As a consequence, their actions contribute to the construction of the South as a site of Northern benevolence and intervention, a stark contrast to NGOs' self-image and widespread reputation as progressive actors. In exposing the contradictions inherent in NGOs engagement with the arms trade, Stavrianakis argues forcefully for a change of approach that can avoid such damaging outcomes.
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The West Versus the Rest

Author: Paul Cornish

Publisher: Bowerdean Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 123

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This book examines the development of the international arms trade after the Cold War and looks at efforts - national and international - to regulate or restrain the market. The book describes the size and dynamics of the international market for weapons and related technology. Who are the main suppliers and purchasers of conventional arms? What is meant by 'dual use' technology? What effect - if any - has the so-called 'peace dividend' had upon the manufacture and export of lethal weaponry? Much has been said, since the end of the Cold War, of the need to regulate the market. But what rationale and mechanisms are currently available to supervise and restrain the traffic in arms and technology internationally? And how are such initiatives viewed by the 'Rest'; states and cultures which do not necessarily share Western values and priorities? Is weapon-related innovation now uncontrollable? In Britain, what are likely to be the implications of the Scott Report into arms and technology exports to Iraq? Controlling the Arms Trade is an informed and authoritative pointer to future market trends and a clear and concise guide to the problem of arms export controls.
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Author: John Sislin,Frederic S. Pearson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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Ethnopolitical conflicts have grown in frequency and intensity over the past 30 years. At the same time, major powers like the U.S. seem less inclined to get involved in internal conflicts far from home, especially after the trials of Rwanda, Somalia, and Kosovo. Visit our website for sample chapters! Arms fuel ethnic tension and violence, and yet the relationship between arms and ethnic conflict is not well understood. This book explores the function of arms in ethnic conflict by looking at arms acquisition by ethnic groups, government involvement in escalation, and the role of outsiders in arms influx and sometimes, conflict resolution. Important new data and a fresh look at established records of arms and ethnic conflict are hallmarks of this book.
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Author: Mathias Albert,Nicole Deitelhoff,Gunther Hellmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658197803

Category: Political Science

Page: 405

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Der Band setzt sich mit den Bedingungen und Möglichkeiten internationalen oder globalen Regierens in einer sozialen Umwelt (Weltgesellschaft) unter drei Perspektiven auseinander: der Perspektive von Theorien globaler Ordnung, der Perspektive spezifischer Formen globaler Ordnungsbildung und der Perspektive die Normativität globaler Ordnung. Die Beiträge des Bandes besetzen Schnittstellen in einer Reihe von Diskussionen, die in den Internationalen Beziehungen zu Ordnung und Ordnungsbildung in der internationalen Politik, zum Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates, sowie zur Stellung internationaler Politik in der Weltgesellschaft geführt werden.
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Im Anschluß an Lewis H. Morgans Forschungen

Author: Friedrich Engels

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842416288

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 184

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veröffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Großteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhältlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bücher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Förderung der Kultur. Sie trägt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten.
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Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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