Space and Security A Reference Handbook

Author: Peter L. Hays
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598844221
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Political Science

This thorough examination of the roots and motivations for U.S. national security space policy provides an essential foundation for considering current space security issues. • Provides a succinct analysis of key current national security space issues that includes all key national security space policy statements from 1955 to the present day • Presents an extensive chronology of events from the mid-20th century to the present • Contains 45 biographies of politicians, NASA officials, and military personnel who have shaped U.S. space policy • Includes a descriptive directory of government and private organizations, including advocacy groups, government agencies, and advisory committees

Military Transformation and Modern Warfare

Author: Elinor Camille Sloan
Publisher: Praeger Security International Reference
ISBN: 0275994058
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Military transformation can be understood as comprising three overlapping and sometimes competing layers--the conventional-force dominated revolution in military affairs, a more recent irregular warfare emphasis, and a wider dimension including homeland defense, space and nuclear policy. The Western world is currently focusing its attention on transformation's middle layer, while China and Russia are focusing on the RMA and transformation's wider aspects. This dynamic indicates the United States and its allies should continue to prepare for the full range of conflicts. This book establishes the meaning of military transformation, assesses the manner in which certain countries are transforming their military forces, discusses the relevancy of transformation efforts to modern conflict and, in drawing out the key areas of emphasis on the part of various countries, provides a window on the future global security environment. It is divided into seven chapters, plus a conclusion. The first chapter focuses on the meaning of military transformation, establishing a framework through which national militaries can be examined. This comprises transformation's revolution in military affairs components, its newer special operations forces, counterinsurgency, and stabilization and reconstruction aspects, and its wider homeland defense, space and deterrence dimensions. The book devotes two chapters to the United States and one each to China, Russia, and NATO. It also has a chapter that looks individually at each of Australia, Britain, Canada, France and Germany. An assessment of the relevancy of force transformation to modern warfare is integrated into the discussion of what transformation means, how the United States is responding, and the concluding chapter. The book contains a biographical sketch of Andrew Marshall, Andrew Krepinevich, William Owens, Arthur Cebrowski, Donald Rumsfeld, and Thomas Barnett, all of whom have been involved in some aspect of military transformation.

U S Border Security

Author: Judith Ann Warner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598844078
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

This text provides an integrated view of post-9/11 security concerns over the United States's shared border with Mexico and Canada in regards to terrorism, unauthorized migration, drug and arms smuggling, and other illegal trade. * Presents a chronological overview of the major historical and contemporary events impacting the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders, as well as the development of trilateral and international security concerns * Includes a bibliography providing academic sources and a chapter of books, peer-reviewed journals, and video/DVD resources * Glossary contains terminology for border security, unauthorized immigration, terrorism, drug and arms smuggling, and cross-border trade studies * A chapter of biographical profiles describe the key players in politics, homeland security agencies, and criminal organizations

The Handbook of Global Security Policy

Author: Mary Kaldor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118533796
Release Date: 2014-03-20
Genre: Political Science

This Handbook brings together 30 state-of-the-art essays covering the essential aspects of global security research and practice for the 21st century. Embraces a broad definition of security that extends beyond the threat of foreign military attack to cover new risks for violence Offers comprehensive coverage framed around key security concepts, risks, policy tools, and global security actors Discusses pressing contemporary issues including terrorism, disarmament, genocide, sustainability, international peacekeeping, state-building, natural disasters, energy and food security, climate change, and cyber warfare Includes insightful and accessible contributions from around the world aimed at a broad base of scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakers

Globalization

Author: Justin Ervin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598840735
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

This extensive yet concise introduction to the phenomenon of globalization looks at its economic, environmental, and security dimensions as interpreted from different political points of view. * Includes original documents pertaining to globalization such as excerpts from free trade agreements, international environmental agreements, arms treaties, and the United Nations charter * Provides a chronology of important events leading up to the modern era of globalization, showing a historical progression that contains precursor conditions and processes that reflect modern globalization

Lobbying in America

Author: Ronald J. Hrebenar
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598841121
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

A comprehensive presentation of the way lobbying and interest-based political activism works in the United States. * Biographical sketches of key figures in American lobbying past and present * A chronology of the major events related to lobbying in American politics, ranging from colonial times to the 21st century

Online Privacy

Author: Robert Gellman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598846492
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Computers

• 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

Freshwater Issues

Author: Zachary Alden Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576076491
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.

Human Trafficking A Reference Handbook

Author: Alexis A. Aronowitz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440834851
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Political Science

Offering an up-to-date and comprehensive resource for students and general readers investigating human trafficking, this book examines the phenomenon in its many forms, the factors contributing to its existence, the victims it affects, and those who perpetrate this horrific crime. • Provides readers with a greater understanding of the complexities of human trafficking—from lack of clarity in the definition to the problem of identifying victims—and how human trafficking differs from human smuggling • Enables a greater appreciation for the social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to human trafficking and suggests how these crimes should be addressed • Suggests measures that have been introduced and must be applied more extensively to combat trafficking and protect potential victims

U S A Patriot Act of 2001

Author: Howard Ball
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851097227
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Outlines the state of national security before September 11, 2001, the USA PATRIOT ACT passed in response to 9/11, the civil liberties questions posed by the act, and the players on both sides.

21st Century Geography A Reference Handbook

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452266558
Release Date: 2011-10-20
Genre: Science

Via approximately 80 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on geography will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Features & Benefits: Curricular-driven to provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in writing research term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, etc. Comprehensive to offer full coverage of major subthemes and subfields within the discipline of geography, including regional geography, physical geography, global change, human and cultural geography, economic geography and locational analysis, political geography, geospatial technology, cartography, spatial thinking, research methodology, geographical education, and more. Uniform in chapter structure to make it easy for students to locate key information, with a more-or-less common chapter format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Available in print and electronic formats to provide students with convenient, easy access.

Global Security Watch Egypt

Author: Denis Joseph Sullivan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275994822
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.

World Sports A Reference Handbook

Author: Maylon Hanold
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598847796
Release Date: 2012-07-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"