Modernizing Repression

Modernizing Repression Author Jeremy Kuzmarov
ISBN-10 9781558499171
Release 2012
Pages 384
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As American troops became bogged down first in Iraq and then Afghanistan, a key component of U.S. strategy was to build up local police and security forces in an attempt to establish law and order. This approach, Jeremy Kuzmarov shows, is consistent with practices honed over more than a century in developing nations within the expanding orbit of the American empire. From the conquest of the Philippines and Haiti at the turn of the twentieth century through Cold War interventions and the War on Terror, police training has been valued as a cost-effective means of suppressing radical and nationalist movements, precluding the need for direct U.S. military intervention and thereby avoiding the public opposition it often arouses. Unlike the spectacular but ephemeral pyrotechnics of the battlefield, police training programs have had lasting consequences for countries under the American imperial umbrella, fostering new elites, creating powerful tools of social control, and stifling political reform. These programs have also backfired, breeding widespread resistance, violence, and instability--telltale signs of "blowback" that has done more to undermine than advance U.S. strategic interests abroad.

Political Repression in 19th Century Europe

Political Repression in 19th Century Europe Author Robert Justin Goldstein
ISBN-10 9781135026691
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 432
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Originally published in 1983. The nineteenth century was a time of great economic, social and political change. As Europe modernized, previously ignorant and apathetic elements in the population began to demand political freedoms. There was pressure also for a freer press, for the rights of assembly and association. The apprehension of the existing elites manifested itself in an intensification of often brutal form of political repression. The first part of this book summarizes on a pan-European basis, the major techniques of repression such as the denial of popular franchise and press censorship. This is followed by a chronological survey of these techniques from 1815 – 1914 in each European country. The book analyzes the long and short-term importance of these events for European historical development in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds Author Hannah Gurman
ISBN-10 9781595588432
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 304
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The first book of its kind, Hearts and Minds is a scathing response to the grand narrative of U.S. counterinsurgency, in which warfare is defined not by military might alone but by winning the "hearts and minds" of civilians. Dormant as a tactic since the days of the Vietnam War, in 2006 the U.S. Army drafted a new field manual heralding the resurrection of counterinsurgency as a primary military engagement strategy; counterinsurgency campaigns followed in Iraq and Afghanistan, despite the fact that counterinsurgency had utterly failed to account for the actual lived experiences of the people whose hearts and minds America had sought to win. Drawing on leading thinkers in the field and using key examples from Malaya, the Philippines, Vietnam, El Salvador, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Hearts and Minds brings a long-overdue focus on the many civilians caught up in these conflicts. Both urgent and timely, this important book challenges the idea of a neat divide between insurgents and the populations from which they emerge—and should be required reading for anyone engaged in the most important contemporary debates over U.S. military policy.

Globalization Police Reform and Development

Globalization  Police Reform and Development Author G. Ellison
ISBN-10 9781137284808
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 258
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This volume presents a unique examination of Western-led police reform efforts by theoretically linking neoliberal globalization, police reform and development. The authors present seven country case studies based on this theoretical and conceptual approach and assess the prospects for successful police reform in a global context.

Introducing Comparative Politics

Introducing Comparative Politics Author Stephen Orvis
ISBN-10 9781483323008
Release 2013-12-23
Pages 768
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Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics—Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why?—Introducing Comparative Politics integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 core countries into the narrative. Serving as touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense topically—not separated from theory or in a separate volume—and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. The book’s hybrid organization allows you to teach the way you want to teach and gives students a more accurate sense of comparative study.

Modernizing China s Growth Paradigm

Modernizing China s Growth Paradigm Author Mr. Eswar Prasad
ISBN-10 9781451983500
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 16
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China has achieved tremendous economic progress in the last three decades, but there is much work to be done to make the economy resilient to large shocks, ensure the sustainability of its growth, and translate this growth into corresponding improvements in the economic welfare of its citizens. We discuss the complex challenges that Chinese policymakers face in striking the right balance in terms of speed and coordination of reforms. We argue that China's current stage of development, along with its rising market orientation and increasing integration with the world economy, may make the incremental and piecemeal approaches to reforms increasingly untenable and, in some cases, could even generate risks of their own. The present favorable domestic and external circumstances provide an excellent window of opportunity for bolder reforms and for tackling some deep-rooted problems without causing much economic disruption.

Literature and Development in North Africa

Literature and Development in North Africa Author Perri Giovannucci
ISBN-10 9781135904982
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 254
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The book examines how modern global development largely privileges Western multinational interests at the expense of local or indigenous concerns in the "developing" nations of the East. The practices of development have mostly led not to economic, social, and political progressivism in local society but rather to instability, poverty, debt, and repression. "Modernization" may therefore be seen as the catalyst of anti-Western reaction. The record of exploitative "development" is traceable in the anti-colonial works of Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, and Jean-Paul Sartre, as well as in the fiction and memoirs of several North African authors, including Albert Camus, Naguib Mahfouz, Nawal El Saadawi, Assia Djebar, and Edward Said, who address decolonization in the middle twentieth century. The critical regard of development provides better understanding of the independence movements in North Africa. Further, one may look to the colonial past for perspective upon global development today. One sees similar practices and rhetoric are now invoked under "globalization." This recognition is key to understanding today’s so-called "war on terror." The understanding of things "postcolonial" is therefore critical for Americans today. Grounded in literature in English translation, this work has relevance for cultural studies in the Middle East, Africa, globalization, postcolonialism, and women’s studies.

The Mirage of Modernization

The Mirage of Modernization Author Boris Kagarlitsky
ISBN-10 0853459126
Release 1995-01
Pages 334
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The Mirage of Modernization has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Mirage of Modernization also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Mirage of Modernization book for free.

Political policing

Political policing Author Martha Knisely Huggins
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002948553
Release 1998
Pages 247
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How the United States gained political control in other countries by advising and training foreign police, with an emphasis on Brazil.

Industrialization Repression and Working Class Militancy in Spain

Industrialization  Repression  and Working Class Militancy in Spain Author John Richard Logan
ISBN-10 UCAL:C2988014
Release 1974
Pages 566
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The Bureaucratic Polity in Modernizing Societies

The Bureaucratic Polity in Modernizing Societies Author J. L. S. Girling
ISBN-10 9971902230
Release 1981
Pages 56
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Demilitarization Author Rajni Kothari
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105071531532
Release 1980
Pages 356
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"This symposium issue of Alternatives presents further work of the Demilitarization Working Group (World Order Models Project) ..."

Five Germanys I Have Known

Five Germanys I Have Known Author Fritz Stern
ISBN-10 9781466819221
Release 2007-07-24
Pages 560
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The "German question" haunts the modern world: How could so civilized a nation be responsible for the greatest horror in Western history? In this unusual fusion of personal memoir and history, the celebrated scholar Fritz Stern refracts the question through the prism of his own life. Born in the Weimar Republic, exposed to five years of National Socialism before being forced into exile in 1938 in America, he became a world-renowned historian whose work opened new perspectives on the German past. Stern brings to life the five Germanys he has experienced: Weimar, the Third Reich, postwar West and East Germanys, and the unified country after 1990. Through his engagement with the nation from which he and his family fled, he shows that the tumultuous history of Germany, alternately the strength and the scourge of Europe, offers political lessons for citizens everywhere—especially those facing or escaping from tyranny. In this wise, tough-minded, and subtle book, Stern, himself a passionately engaged citizen, looks beyond Germany to issues of political responsibility that concern everyone. Five Germanys I Have Known vindicates his belief that, at its best, history is our most dramatic introduction to a moral civic life.

Modernizing Lives

Modernizing Lives Author Ruth Hoberman
ISBN-10 UVA:X001157211
Release 1987
Pages 235
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Eight distinguished English writers—Lytton Strachey, Geoffrey Scott, David Cecil, Percy Lubbock, A. J. A. Symons, Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, and Harold Nicolson—all wrote biographies of great influence. Hoberman suggests that it is time to re-examine these people and their contribution to biography. The biographers featured in this study were vastly different writers writing about people as diverse as Queen Elizabeth and Roger Fry, but they shared a common concern: “the reshaping of traditional biography into a more flexible, more artful form, able to accommodate modern ideas of self, of time, and of narration.” These lives, written between the wars, no longer have the “serious,” “joyless,” “depressing similarity” that Virginia Woolf com­plained about in Victorian biographies. Between the wars a number of discoveries, gener­al currents, personalities, and theories made tradi­tional biography seem inadequate. No longer was the compilation of letters and autobiographical frag­ments enough. Childhood became important, as did the unconscious, unwilled element in character. So­cial forces became paramount.

Dependence Development and State Repression

Dependence  Development  and State Repression Author George A. Lopez
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105038547647
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 271
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By Lester Edwin J. Ruiz.

Elements of World Instability

Elements of World Instability Author International Peace Research Association. General Conference
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112106888701
Release 1981
Pages 389
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Orgasm and the West

Orgasm and the West Author Robert Muchembled
ISBN-10 9780745638768
Release 2008-11-10
Pages 323
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Can the orgasm be explained in historical terms? Robert Muchembled's book unearths fascinating sources which suggest that we need to look with a fresh eye at the past and realize that the sublimation of the erotic impulse was far more than simple religious ascetism - it was the hidden driving force of the West until the 1960s.