Law in a New Key: Essays on Law and Society (Contemporary by Amitai Etzioni

By Amitai Etzioni

a brand new e-book for these considerate readers (and no longer rather legal professionals or students of legislation and society) who're engaged within the problems with the day and need anything except "easy" solutions from the fitting or left. so much difficulties of legislation and social coverage may be understood higher via a lens that balances rights and interests—and protects we all whereas conserving each one of us—says well known communitarian sociologist Amitai Etzioni in his most modern e-book. beneficial properties caliber booklet formatting, lively TOC, associated references, legible tables, and unique subject-matter Index.

Etzioni addresses hot-bed problems with terrorism, drone battle, airport defense and TSA scanners, govt surveillance, web privateness, DNA banks, norms of social disapproval and forgiveness, human rights, the failure of legislations and economics, the politics of company crime, and admire for ethnic cultural adjustments. He stocks his point of view as person who fought in a resistance after which later grew to become a professor at Columbia collage and GW. the point of view and his many years of educational study persuaded him that the reply to thorny felony and coverage matters is located neither in unyielding devotion to person rights in any respect expenses nor to reflexive empowerment of the kingdom in instances of trouble and ache. the reply lies in ethical dialogs, recognize for the fundamental correct to dwell and to safety, liable tests on energy, and a balancing of pursuits in an international of pundits and partisans that wish us to decide on easily one correct and forget about the others and the general public fee. What reliable is the fitting to privateness if the correct to dwell is sacrificed because the right-holder is blown out of the sky? If new applied sciences give the chance to behavior terrorism and crime with no the legislations catching up? while admire for one non secular place capacity deciding on between religions?

A number of 15 trenchant essays drawn from the preferred press and educational journals, but obtainable to a spectrum of readers who care in regards to the scorching problems with the day and spot the complexity in them, this ebook takes a clean examine very important issues via a community-concerned lens. The body provides contours and substance to ultra-modern debates with no supplying the standard entrenched coverage strategies of kneejerk partisans.

Etzioni asks such questions frankly, and on numerous themes that subject. Rights hold duties, and freedom and human rights needs to positioned dwelling first—in an international that doesn't constantly concede that self-evident proposition.

It is booklet approximately legislations and society whose time has come. for lots of readers, the social and criminal notes he performs will eventually sound of their register.

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Critical Issues in Homeland Security: A Casebook by James D. Ramsay,Linda A. Kiltz

By James D. Ramsay,Linda A. Kiltz

Critical matters in place of birth protection: A Casebook encourages analytical and cautious exam of functional place of origin safeguard difficulties throughout the presentation of up to date circumstances regarding significant country or nationwide occasions. Case reviews display the complexity of demanding situations in the area of place of birth safety coverage and management. Editors James D. Ramsay and Linda Kiltz rigorously curated fourteen situations, all from best students and practitioners, to hide a wide diversity of felony, coverage, and operational demanding situations in the box of place of origin defense. well timed and fascinating situations on such concerns as arctic safeguard, using drones in specified killings, cyber safety, and the emergency administration classes of the 2010 Haiti earthquake provide scholars a deeper figuring out of the connection among the theories and the practices of place of birth defense. dialogue questions on the finish of every case and an internet instructor's guide make Critical matters in place of birth Security a fair greater studying software for any place of origin safety program.

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Critical Perspectives on Counter-terrorism (Routledge by Lee Jarvis,Michael Lister

By Lee Jarvis,Michael Lister

This quantity examines the reason, effectiveness and outcomes of counter terrorism practices from a number of views and cases.

The ebook significantly interrogates modern counter-terrorism powers from army campaigns and repression via to the prosecution of terrorist suspects, counter-terrorism policing, counter-radicalisation programmes, and the proscription of terrorist enterprises. Drawing on various well timed and significant case reports from around the globe together with the united kingdom, Sri Lanka, Spain, Canada, Australia and the united states, its chapters discover the affects of counter-terrorism on contributors, groups, and political strategies.

The publication specializes in 3 questions of significant value to any overview of counter-terrorism. First, what do counter-terrorism concepts search to accomplish? moment, what are the results of other counter-terrorism campaigns, and the way are those measured? And, 3rd, how and why do adjustments to counter-terrorism happen?

This quantity may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of counter-terrorism, serious terrorism reviews, criminology, protection stories and IR in general.

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Systems Approach to Management of Disasters: Methods and by Slobodan P. Simonovic

By Slobodan P. Simonovic

the most objective of this article is to introduce the platforms method of failures administration neighborhood instead method that may offer aid for interdisciplinary actions taken with the administration of disasters. The structures strategy attracts at the fields of operations study and economics to create abilities in fixing complicated administration difficulties.

The textual content is prepared into 4 elements. half I offers an introductory dialogue of catastrophe administration together with an summary of the most phrases used. half II is dedicated to the creation of platforms thought, mathematical formalization and class of tools. the fabric offered during this part will be of useful relevance throughout the technique of choosing a suitable instrument for the answer of an issue. half III is technical in nature, supplying a simulation technique and an in depth description of approach dynamics simulation. This part info components of software: flood evacuation simulation, and catastrophe threat review. half IV ends with a bankruptcy overlaying steps to enhance catastrophe administration. eventually elements of the e-book can be utilized as a device for specialised brief classes for practitioners. for instance a direction on 'System research for emergency administration optimization' will be in keeping with Chapters three, four and elements of bankruptcy 6.

Included within the e-book is a CD with 3 laptop courses Vensim PLE, LINPRO, and COMPRO. Vensim PLE (Personal studying version) is cutting-edge simulation software program used for the implementation of method dynamics simulation. the opposite courses are: LINPRO, a linear programming optimization software; and COMPRO, for the implementation of the multi-objective research instrument of compromise programming.

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Al-Qaeda's Revenge: The 2004 Madrid Train Bombings by Fernando Reinares,Bruce Riedel

By Fernando Reinares,Bruce Riedel

Al-Qaeda's Revenge tells the entire tale in the back of the occasions of March eleven, 2004, whilst an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist phone bombed commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 humans and injuring greater than 1,800. The book’s certain narrative runs from the improvement of an al-Qaeda conspiracy in Spain during the 2007 trial and conviction of the 3/11 bombers, concluding with the thwarting in 2008 of an al-Qaeda bomb plot in Barcelona. Fernando Reinares’s account attracts on privileged entry to judicial and intelligence files and private interviews with officers in Spain and somewhere else. His research eventually hyperlinks the Madrid bombing to participants of al-Qaeda’s senior management and connects the making plans of 9-11 to the acts of 3/11.

Al-Qaeda's Revenge is Spain’s counterpart to The September 11 fee Report, a bestseller that has definitively confirmed al-Qaeda—and now not, as first and foremost suspected, the Basque separatist association ETA—to be answerable for a bad crime that essentially replaced the way in which Spain and Europe have replied to the specter of smooth terrorism.

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American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling by Jesse Kavadlo

By Jesse Kavadlo

Bringing jointly the preferred genres of the twenty first century, this booklet argues that american citizens have entered a brand new period of narrative ruled via the fear—and want fulfillment—of the breakdown of authority and terror itself.

• offers an engaging new framework within which to ascertain well known culture

• Examines movies, tv indicates, and first texts reminiscent of novels for facts of cultural anxiousness and a preoccupation with terror

• deals insightful and unique interpretations of basic texts

• indicates attainable conclusions approximately cultural anxiousness relating to breakdowns of culture and authority

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The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry

By Patti Callahan Henry

The girls who spent their youth summers in a small southern city notice it harbors secrets and techniques as lush because the marshes that encompass it...
 
Bonny Blankenship’s such a lot precious stories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, together with her ally, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak bushes draped with Spanish moss, they swam and needed for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the neighborhood book place to learn and whisper within the excellent cool silence. till the evening that modified every thing, the evening that Lainey’s mom disappeared.

Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is wanting to transparent her head after a sad mistake threatens her profession as an emergency room health care professional, and her marriage crumbles round her. along with her teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she is going again to the cherished river apartment, the place she is quickly joined via Lainey and her teenagers. in the course of lazy summer season days and magical nights, they reunite with bookstore proprietor Mimi, who's tangled with the prior and its mysteries. because the 3 ladies dangle to a delicate peace, buried secrets and techniques and in the past loves go back just like the tide.

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‘Home-Grown’ Jihad:Understanding Islamist Terrorism in the by Sam Mullins

By Sam Mullins

in line with seven years of unique study, this ebook comprises essentially the most particular and entire checks of 'home-grown' Islamist terrorism (HGIT) within the US and united kingdom so far. starting with an exam of the advance of militant networks throughout the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, it lines the origins of HGIT and highlights the importance of those early studies in several nations for shaping the long run trajectory of the chance. The ebook additionally examines the diversity of motivations for violent jihad within the West, suggesting a composite theoretical version that specifies 3 'necessary' stipulations for involvement and demanding situations well known reasons for differential charges of terrorism which emphasize socioeconomic factors.

The e-book analyzes the historical past and operational actions of approximately 800 American and British jihadis who mobilized among 1980 and September eleventh 2013, together with elements reminiscent of psychological well-being, schooling, tactics of radicalization, management, use of the net, assets of investment and hyperlinks to overseas terrorist organisations. This research is then complemented with an exam of ways those participants were handled through the respective safeguard services.

From the 1st proponents of 'global jihad' to the hot wave of volunteers encouraged via occasions within the center East, this e-book offers an intensive but lucid research of 1 of the best defense matters dealing with the USA and nice Britain at the present time. 'Home-Grown' Jihad demanding situations present experiences on a few key matters and expands our figuring out of HGIT. will probably be worthy to teachers, practitioners and policymakers alike.

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Rise of iWar: Identity, Information, and the by Glenn J. Voelz,Strategic Studies Institute

By Glenn J. Voelz,Strategic Studies Institute

in the course of a decade of world counterterrorism operations and prolonged counterinsurgency campaigns, the U.S. was once faced with a brand new type of adversary. with no uniforms, flags, and formations, the duty of settling on and concentrating on those opponents represented an exceptional operational problem. the present, chilly War-era doctrinal equipment have been mostly unsuited to the cyber-warfare and terrorism that experience advanced this present day.

Rise of iWar examines the doctrinal, technical, and bureaucratic strategies that advanced in accordance with those new operational demanding situations. It discusses the transition from a conventionally targeted, chilly War-era army method of one optimized for the web age, excited by battling insurgency networks and engaging in identity-based concentrating on. It additionally analyzes the coverage judgements and strategic offerings that triggered those adjustments. This learn concludes with an in-depth exam of rising applied sciences which are more likely to form how this mode of struggle should be waged sooner or later, and offers innovations for the way the U.S. army may still proceed to evolve to be wrestle its foes within the electronic age.

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Europe's Red Terrorists: The Fighting Communist by Yonah Alexander,Dennis A. Pluchinsky

By Yonah Alexander,Dennis A. Pluchinsky

This detailed quantity explores Europe's most deadly communist terrorist firms and divulges how they use violence as a method of political communique and persuasion. It outlines seven terrorist teams from Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy and Turkey and provides their modus operandi, purpose and political messages in translated communiqués by no means ahead of on hand in English.

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