Category: Political Freedom

  • Download Climate Change and Security: A Gathering Storm of Global by Christian Webersik PDF

    By Christian Webersik

    Alarms in regards to the increasing function of weather swap as a strength multiplier of latest threats to nationwide, foreign, and human defense constructions experiences are being raised in any respect degrees of governance and intelligence—national (including the U.S. Senate, the Director of nationwide Intelligence, the principal Intelligence service provider, and the Pentagon), transnational (including the ecu Union and the United Nations), and personal (such because the significant information service provider and the yankee safeguard Project). weather switch and protection: a meeting hurricane of world demanding situations specializes in the 3 significant suggestions results of human-induced weather swap on human and foreign security—resource shortage, common mess ups, and sea-level upward thrust. lowering consistent with capita availability of renewable assets because of such neighborhood results of weather swap as drought and desertification ends up in intensified festival for those assets and will bring about armed violence—especially while compounded by way of stipulations of speedy inhabitants development, tribalism, and sectarianism, as in Darfur and Somalia. the rise within the frequency and depth of meteorological failures linked to international warming weakens already debilitated tropical societies and makes them nonetheless extra liable to political instability, as in Haiti. Sea-level upward thrust will bring about disruptive mass migrations of weather refugees as dense littoral populations are compelled to desert low-lying coastal areas, as in Bangladesh.
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  • Download Evaluation of Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and PDF

    By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Committee on the Evaluation of Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties Methodology for Assessing and Certifying the Reliability of the Nuclear Stockpile

    Conserving the features of the nuclear guns stockpile and acting the yearly review for the stockpile's certification consists of a variety of techniques, applied sciences, and services. an immense and worthwhile point aiding to hyperlink these parts is the quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) framework. during this publication, the nationwide study Council evaluates: how the nationwide defense labs have been utilizing QMU, together with any major changes one of the 3 labs; its use within the annual evaluate; and, no matter if the purposes of QMU to evaluate the proposed trustworthy substitute warhead (RRW) may decrease the chance of resuming underground nuclear checking out. This publication provides an overview of every of those matters and contains findings and proposals to aid advisor laboratory and NNSA implementation and improvement of the QMU framework. It additionally serves as a advisor for congressional oversight of these actions.
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  • Download Seguridad: Crime, Police Power, and Democracy in Argentina by Guillermina Seri PDF

    By Guillermina Seri

    This examine of police governance attracts on over 90 interviews performed with Argentine cops. In Argentina, a emerging worry of crime has resulted in the politics of Seguridad, an idea that amalgamates own security with nation safeguard. As a brand new governing reason, Seguridad is strengthening different types of police intervention that weaken the democracy. As they aim crime, the police have the ability to disclaim rights, identifying no matter if somebody is a citizen or a felony suspect - the latter frequently being attributed to contributors of weak teams.

    This examine brings jointly key problems with governance that contain the police, democracy, and the standard of citizenship. It sheds mild on how the police act as gatekeepers of citizenship and directors of rights and legislations. the following, the rhetoric of Seguridad is noticeable as an ideological framework that mask inequality and unites "good" electorate.

    Seguridad exhibits how police practices can be a part of our figuring out of regimes and should attract somebody curious about defense forces, in addition to researchers in democratic concept and Latin American politics.

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  • Download 2007-2008 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory by Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board, PDF

    By Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board, Laboratory Assessments Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council

    This quantity is the most recent in a chain of biennial checks of the medical and technical caliber of the military examine Laboratory (ARL). the present record summarizes findings for the 2007-2008 interval, in which ninety five volunteer specialists in fields of technological know-how and engineering participated within the following actions: vacationing ARL each year, receiving formal displays of technical paintings, interpreting amenities, conducting technical discussions with ARL employees, and reviewing ARL technical fabrics. the final caliber of ARL's technical employees and their paintings is still striking, in addition to the relevance in their paintings to military wishes. ARL keeps to show a transparent, passionate hindrance for the tip person of its technology--the soldier within the box. whereas directorates have huge program-support missions, there's massive customer-support paintings around the directorates, which universally reveal mindfulness of the significance of transitioning know-how to aid instant and near-term military wishes. ARL employees additionally proceed to extend their involvement with the broader clinical and engineering neighborhood. This involvement contains tracking appropriate advancements in different places, accomplishing major collaborative paintings (including the Collaborative expertise Alliances), and sharing paintings via peer experiences. in most cases, ARL is operating rather well inside of a suitable examine and improvement area of interest and has been demonstrating major accomplishments.
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  • Download Collective Rights: A Legal Theory by Miodrag A. Jovanović PDF

    By Miodrag A. Jovanović

    In a departure from the mainstream method of a positivist-oriented jurisprudence, Collective Rights offers the 1st legal-theoretical therapy of this region. It advances a normative-moral point of view of 'value collectivism' which matches opposed to the conventional political philosophy of liberalism and the dominant rules of liberal multiculturalism. furthermore, it locations a theoretical account of collective rights in the higher debate among proponents of other rights theories. via exploring why 'collective rights' may be differentiated from comparable criminal recommendations, the connection among collective and person rights and why teams will be acknowledged because the 3rd designated form of right-holders, it offers the subject as hooked up to the bigger philosophical debate approximately foreign legislations of human rights, such a lot significantly to the matter of universality of rights.
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  • Download The Politics of Good Intentions: History, Fear and Hypocrisy by David Runciman PDF

    By David Runciman

    Tony Blair has frequently stated that he needs heritage to pass judgement on the good political controversies of the early twenty-first century--above all, the activities he has undertaken in alliance with George W. Bush. This publication is the 1st try and satisfy that want, utilizing the lengthy historical past of the fashionable country to place the occasions of contemporary years--the warfare on terror, the warfare in Iraq, the falling out among Europe and the United States--in their right standpoint. It additionally dissects the best way that politicians like Blair and Bush have used and abused background to justify the hot global order they're creating.

    Many books approximately foreign politics because 11th of September contend that both every little thing replaced or not anything replaced on that fateful day. This e-book identifies what's new approximately modern politics but additionally how what's new has been exploited in ways in which are all too favourite. It compares contemporary political occasions with different crises within the historical past of contemporary politics--political and highbrow, starting from seventeenth-century England to Weimar Germany--to argue that the dangers of the current difficulty were exaggerated, manipulated, and misunderstood.

    David Runciman argues that there are 3 varieties of time at paintings in modern politics: information time, election time, and historic time. it's all too effortless to get stuck up in information time and election time, he writes. This e-book is set viewing the threats and demanding situations we are facing in genuine historic time.

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