Author: Gal Luft
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics
This timely and comprehensive book is a one stop shop for anyone interested in the nexus between energy and security. Bringing the perspectives of the best experts in the field it sheds light on the role of energy in modern life and the various approaches countries use to achieve energy security.
Author: Carlos Pascual
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Political Science
Energy security has become a top priority issue for the United States and countries around the globe, but what does the term "energy security" really mean? For many it is assuring the safe supply and transport of energy as a matter of national security. For others it is developing and moving toward sustainable and low-carbon energy sources to avoid environmental catastrophe, while still others prioritize affordability and abundance of supply. The demand for energy has ramifications in every part of the globe—from growing demand in Asia, to the pursuit of reserves in Latin America and Africa, to the increased clout of energy-producing states such as Russia and Iran. Yet the fact remains that the vast majority of global energy production still comes from fossil fuels, and it will take a thorough understanding of the interrelationships of complex challenges—finite supply, environmental concerns, political and religious conflict, and economic volatility—to develop policies that will lead to true energy security. In E nergy Security, Brookings scholars present a realistic, cross-disciplinary look at the American and global quests for energy security within the context of these geopolitical, economic, and environmental challenges. For example, political analysts Pietro Nivola and Erin Carter wrap their arms around just what is means to be "energy independent" and whether that is an advisable or even feasible goal. Suzanne Maloney addresses "Energy Security in the Persian Gulf: Opportunities and Challenges," while economist Jason Bordoff and energy analyst Bryan Mignone trace the links between climate policies and energy-access policies. Carlos Pascual and his colleagues examine delicate geopolitical issues. Assuring long-term energy security remains one of the industrialized world's most pressing priorities, but steps in that direction have been controversial and often dangerous, and results thus far have been tenuous. In this insightful volume, Brookings assesses exactly what we're talking about, what it means in several contexts, and where we go from here.
For a country already uneasy about energy security, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which caused a nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, turned pre-existing Japanese concern about the availability of energy into outright anxiety. The subsequent closure of many nuclear reactors meant Japan needed to replace lost power quickly and so had no choice but to secure additional fossil fuels, undermining Japanese diversification policy and increasing global and regional competition for energy. This switch has been at a cost to the already weak Japanese economy whilst the increase in fossil fuel consumption has caused a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions. In this book Vlado Vivoda examines the drastically changed environment following the disaster in order to analyse Japan’s energy security challenges and evaluate Tokyo’s energy policy options. Looking at how the disaster exacerbated Japan’s existing energy security challenges, Vivoda considers the best policy options for Japan to enhance national energy security in the future, exploring the main impediments to change and how they might be overcome.
This 2-volume set within the SAGE Reference Series on Leadership tackles issues relevant to leadership in the realm of science and technology. To encompass the key topics in this arena, this handbook features 100 topics arranged under eight headings. Volume 1 concentrates on general principles of science and technology leadership and includes sections on social-scientific perspectives on S&T leadership; key scientific concepts about leading and innovating in S&T; characteristics of S&T leaders and their environments; and strategies, tactics, and tools of S&T leadership. Volume 2 provides case studies of leadership in S&T, with sections considering leadership in informal communities of scientists and engineers; leadership in government projects and research initiatives; leadership in industry research, development, and innovation; and finally, leadership in education and university-based research. By focusing on key topics within 100 brief chapters, this unprecedented reference resource offers students more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry but not as much jargon, detail or density as in a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Entries are written in language and style that is broadly accessible, and each is followed by cross-references and a brief bibliography and further readings. A detailed index and an online version of the work enhances accessibility for today's student audience.
Author: Kim Talus
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2014-04-25
International energy law is an elusive but important concept. There is no body of law called Šinternational energy law�, nor is there any universally accepted definition for it, yet many specialised areas of international law have a direct relationship
Author: Sijbren de Jong
Publisher: The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Release Date: 2014-01-06
This report was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Defense (MOD) with the aim of strengthening Dutch policy on economic security. It specifically investigates ways in which the Dutch armed forces can contribute to resolving economic security challenges for the Netherlands
Author: Kendra E. Dupuy
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science
A comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of how children and young people are affected by and respond to situations of armed conflict and postwar reconstruction. * Includes biographical profiles of real young people caught up in war and postwar reconstruction * Offers an annotated bibliography of key works, plus chapter-by-chapter links to further reading
Author: Denis Joseph Sullivan
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science
Despite the appearance of political and military stability, Egypt may be standing at the edge of a precipice as the state remains grounded in rigid authoritarianism while the population, including a struggling civil society, readies itself to make the leap to democratization. Global Security Watch--Egypt explores the historical background that created the current realities in Egypt and examines the players and events influencing the nation today. It concludes with a series of recommendations for the Egyptian political establishment, and for the American government, in the belief that meaningful political and policy changes in Egypt can lead to an improvement in human rights, democracy, justice, stability, and security for Egypt, and an improved partnership between Egypt and the United States.
Author: David E. Newton
Release Date: 2014-11-25
While covering the fascinating history of wind power as a whole, this timely handbook focuses on current technological developments and the promise—and pitfalls—of wind energy as part of the world's energy future. • Serves as a comprehensive introduction to the topic and a guide for further study • Features expert essays on issues and controversies related to the use of wind energy • Covers the dangers wind power poses to wildlife as well as its impacts on communities' economic development • Profiles key individuals and organizations in the field • Includes statistical information on the production and consumption of wind energy in the United States and around the world
• Illustrative source materials from leading privacy institutions, government, and academia, including research reports, legal cases, laws, regulations, treaties, and codes of conduct • A first-of-its kind chronology of online privacy events, people, organizations, key publications, and agreements • Biographies of key individuals and organizations relative to online privacy • An up-to-date glossary of hundreds of online privacy terms • A substantial reference section including sound clips, video, and other interactive privacy materials
Author: Bill Rhodes
Release Date: 2009
This comprehensive overview examines the many facets of military ethics as they are applied during times of armed conflict and times of peace. * Key documents * Biographical sketches * Chronology * Glossary
Author: Larry Z. Leslie
Release Date: 2011-01-12
This book offers a critical look at celebrity and celebrities throughout history, emphasizing the development of celebrity as a concept, its relevance to individuals, and the role of the public and celebrities in popular culture. • Data and documents highlight the depth of the public's involvement with celebrities, including attendance at celebrity performances, online celebrity connections, tables about salaries, and letters to celebrities • Presents a chronological view of the phenomenon of celebrity in the United States, the expansion of which parallels the development of media in America • The bibliography provides information for additional reading and research as well as information relating to citations in the text • A glossary defines terms important to a full understanding of celebrity, for example, "Jung's collective unconscious"
Author: Daniel Yergin
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Business & Economics
This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.
Author: Carlos Ortiz
Release Date: 2010
Through an array of theoretical approaches and empirical material, this comprehensive and accessible volume surveys private armed forces and directly challenges conventional stereotypes of security contractors. * Extracts of key legal documents related to mercenary activity and the regulation of the export of defense articles and services help illuminate the laws under which private military forces operate * A bibliography highlights significant material focusing on the study of the privatization of security and private military companies and cites key authors and sources of important empirical evidence
Author: Thomas R. Mattair
Release Date: 2008
Mattair analyzes Iran's relations with its immediate neighbors and major world powers. He covers Iran's foreign relations from the time of its ancient founders, through the rule of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, which ended with the revolution of 1978-1979, and through the years of the Islamic Republic of Iran that have followed.