Category: Government

Fighting for Credibility: US Reputation and International by Frank P. Harvey,John Mitton

By Frank P. Harvey,John Mitton

When Bashar al-Assad used chemical guns opposed to his personal humans in Syria, he essentially crossed President Barack Obama’s "red line." on the time, many argued that the president needed to bomb with a purpose to safeguard America's recognition for sturdiness, and consequently its credibility, out of the country; others countered that issues relating to recognition have been overblown, and that reputations are inappropriate for coercive diplomacy.

Whether foreign reputations topic is the query on the center of Fighting for Credibility. For skeptics, earlier activities and reputations haven't any referring to an adversary’s review of credibility; energy and pursuits by myself ascertain even if a danger is thought. utilizing a nuanced and complex idea of rational deterrence, Frank P. Harvey and John Mitton argue the other: ignoring reputations sidesteps vital components approximately how adversaries understand threats. concentrating on circumstances of uneven US encounters with smaller powers because the finish of the chilly warfare together with Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Syria, Harvey and Mitton display that reputations subject for credibility in foreign politics. This dynamic and deeply documented research effectively brings recognition again to the desk of overseas international relations.

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Religion and State in Syria (Cambridge Middle East Studies, by Thomas Pierret

By Thomas Pierret

whereas Syria has been ruled because the Nineteen Sixties by way of a determinedly secular regime, the 2011 rebellion has raised many questions about the function of Islam within the country's politics. This booklet demonstrates that with the eradication of the Muslim Brothers after the failed rebel of 1982, Sunni males of faith turned the single voice of the Islamic development within the state. via academic courses, charitable foundations and their deft dealing with of tribal and service provider networks, they took benefit of well known disaffection with secular ideologies to extend their effect over society. lately, with the Islamic resurgence, the Alawi-dominated Ba'thist regime used to be pressured to carry the clergy into the political fold. This dating was once uncovered in 2011 via the department of the Sunni clergy among regime supporters, bystanders and rivals. This ebook provides a brand new viewpoint on Syrian society because it stands on the crossroads of political and social fragmentation.

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Understrength Air Force Officer Career: A Force Management by Rand

By Rand

Develops an total force-management framework for deciding on roles and firms to supply research and prognosis of understrength stipulations and to additionally execute applicable coverage interventions to unravel the issues. Key to strength administration as an entire is operational-level (career-field) strength administration, which supplies either the coverage framework that courses tactical-level (individual occupation) administration and the fundamental informational enter for strategic-level (total Air strength group) decisions.

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The Trump Factor: How He's Making Things Worse for Most of by David Cay Johnston

By David Cay Johnston

“One of America’s most crucial newshounds” (The Washington Monthly), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and writer of the New York Times bestseller The Making of Donald Trump, David Cay Johnston examines the Trump Administration’s guidelines in its first 100 days, exhibiting how its activities impact our jobs, funds, defense, and masses more.

No operating journalist is aware Donald Trump greater than David Cay Johnston, who first met the forty-fifth president in 1988 and has tracked him ever when you consider that. Johnston chronicled a lot of Trump’s behavior in books: Temples of probability and the bestselling The Making of Donald Trump. He was once additionally an uncredited resource of records and perception for significant crusade experiences through The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and community tv. while Trump introduced his crusade in June 2015, Johnston was once the 1st nationwide journalist to put in writing a couple of capability Trump presidency.

Now Johnston examines the 1st 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, together with an in depth examine what the mainstream press stopped protecting years in the past: the workings of the government companies and the way that touches the lives of all american citizens, from our wallets to our healthiness care to our protection. He additionally presents designated perception approximately how our lives are laid low with many activities that the hot management quietly approves with no drawing the eye of the Washington press corps.

Featuring Johnston’s well known ability in bringing govt coverage to lifestyles, this important e-book in actual fact explains how our day-by-day lives might be laid low with the activities of the Trump management. this is often crucial studying for all Americans.

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The Torment of Secrecy: The Background and Consequences of by Edward Shils

By Edward Shils

Edward Shils's The Torment of Secrecy is likely one of the few minor classics to emerge from the chilly warfare years of anticommunism and McCarthyism within the usa. Mr. Shils's "torment" is not just that of the person stuck up in loyalty and safety tactics; it's also the torment of the accuser and decide. This essay in sociological research and political philosophy considers the chilly warfare preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at domestic, assessing the value of such threats and contrasting it to the agitation—by lawmakers, investigators, and administrators—so wildly directed opposed to the "enemy." Mr. Shils's exam of a ordinary American attribute is as well timed as ever. "Brief...lucid... brilliant."—American Political technological know-how Review. "A superb, subtle research of yankee social metabolism."—New Republic. "An excitingly lucid and clever paintings on a topic of dazzling importance...the social preconditions of political democracy."—Social Forces.

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The Woman Suffrage Movement in America by Corrine M. McConnaughy

By Corrine M. McConnaughy

This e-book departs from regularly occurring money owed of high-profile lady suffrage activists whose major obstacle used to be a federal constitutional modification. It tells the tale of girl suffrage as one concerning the various politics of girls around the nation in addition to the incentives of the boys with the first political authority to supply new vote casting rights – these in nation legislatures. via a mixture of qualitative and quantitative proof, the ebook explains the good fortune and screw ups of efforts for girl suffrage provisions in 5 states and within the U.S. Congress because the results of profitable and failed coalitional politics among the suffrage stream and critical constituencies of current male citizens, together with farmers' enterprises, exertions unions, and the Populist and innovative parties.

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A Most Masculine State (Cambridge Middle East Studies, 43) by Madawi Al-Rasheed

By Madawi Al-Rasheed

girls in Saudi Arabia are usually defined as both sufferers of patriarchal faith and society or winning survivors of discrimination imposed on them via others. Madawi Al-Rasheed's new booklet is going past those traditional tropes to probe the ancient, political and spiritual forces that experience, around the years, behind schedule and thwarted their emancipation. The e-book demonstrates how, lower than the patronage of the nation and its spiritual nationalism, girls became hostage to contradictory political tasks that at the one hand call for woman piety, and nonetheless motivate modernity. Drawing on country records, media resources and interviews with ladies from throughout Saudi society, the booklet examines the intersection among gender, faith and politics to give an explanation for those contradictions and to teach that, regardless of those restraints, brilliant debates at the query of girls are beginning up because the fight for popularity and equality eventually will get lower than way.

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Brandishing the First Amendment: Commercial Expression in by Tamara Piety

By Tamara Piety

Tamara R. Piety argues that more and more expansive First modification protections for advertisement speech imperil public well-being, defense, and welfare; the reliability of business and patron info; the steadiness of monetary markets; and the worldwide environment. Using facts from public family members and advertising, behavioral economics, psychology, and cognitive stories, she exhibits how overly permissive extensions of protections to commercial expression limit governmental energy to handle a large diversity of public coverage issues.

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Two against Lincoln: Reverdy Johnson and Horatio Seymour, by William C. Harris

By William C. Harris

Reverdy Johnson (1796–1876), Maryland senator, and Horatio Seymour, Democratic governor of latest York, have been influential rivals of Abraham Lincoln and the Republicans throughout the Civil struggle. yet not like the Copperheads, they staunchly supported the battle to suppress the uprising. the tale of those figures of the unswerving competition through Lincoln Prize-winning writer William C. Harris offers a brand new manner of knowing serious controversies in terms of the aim of the Civil battle, its behavior, emancipation, white racial opinion, loyalty, army conscription, and civil liberties.

Johnson, a unique legal professional, former Whig, and conservative Unionist, didn't think that the secessionist states had left the Union, an concept with large implications for post-war reconstruction. Like Seymour, he adverse Republican efforts in Washington to finish slavery, assuming this type of coverage may backfire opposed to the Union. even though, Johnson in 1864 spoke in want of the 13th modification to abolish slavery. ahead of the conflict, Seymour supported Stephen Douglas's well known sovereignty guidelines, permitting the territories to make a decision even if to allow slavery, and through the battle he adversarial any tampering with slavery. Two opposed to Lincoln explores how those males negotiated problems with emancipation, reconstruction, and reconciliation, all whereas navigating the roiling currents of partisan politics. The publication contains illuminating bills of the framing of the Fourteenth modification in 1866, the ephemeral nationwide Union (Democratic) celebration of 1866, the function of Senator Johnson within the approval of the army reconstruction acts of 1867, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, and, eventually, the presidential election of 1868 during which Seymour because the Democratic candidate did higher than anticipated opposed to struggle hero U. S. Grant.

Building at the author’s award profitable paintings on Lincoln and the border states, Two opposed to Lincoln illustrates the complexity of political divisions within the Union states, as embodied in strong, arguable leaders of the time.

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Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of by Amy E. Lerman,Vesla M. Weaver

By Amy E. Lerman,Vesla M. Weaver

The numbers are dazzling: One-third of America’s grownup inhabitants has undergone the legal justice procedure and now has a felony list. Many extra have been by no means convicted, yet are still topic to surveillance via the country. by no means ahead of has the yank executive maintained so colossal a community of associations committed completely to the regulate and confinement of its citizens.

 

A provocative evaluate of the modern carceral nation for American democracy, Arresting Citizenship argues that the extensive succeed in of the legal justice method has essentially recast the relation among citizen and country, leading to a sizable—and growing—group of second-class voters. From police stops to lawsuits and incarceration, at each one degree of the legal justice procedure participants belonging to this disempowered crew come to adventure a state-within-a-state that displays few of the country’s middle democratic values. via rankings of interviews, besides analyses of survey info, Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver express how this touch with police, courts, and prisons decreases religion within the capability of yank political associations to answer electorate’ issues and diminishes the experience of complete and equivalent citizenship—even should you haven't been stumbled on responsible of any crime. the results of this more and more common touch with the legal justice method are wide-ranging—and pernicious—and Lerman and Weaver pass directly to provide concrete proposals for reforms to reincorporate this massive workforce of electorate as lively contributors in American civic and political life.

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