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

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

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.

Child Soldiers A Reference Handbook

Author: David M. Rosen Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598845273
Release Date: 2012-04-23
Genre: Social Science

This book exposes the role of children in war, describing where, why, and how children are deployed, the attempts made by international organizations to protect children, and the underlying political and cultural issues that make this such a thorny issue. • A chronology of major events in the efforts to limit the use of child soldiers • Biographical sketches of famous child soldiers and key figures in the effort to ban the use of child soldiers • A directory of organizations involved in the child soldier issue

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"

National Space Law in China

Author: Yun Zhao
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 9789004287518
Release Date: 2015-01-23
Genre: Law

In National Space Law in China, Yun Zhao examines space laws, regulations and policies in China. As the first English monograph on national space legislation in China, this book shall contribute to the understanding of China’s space law regime.

Cybercrime

Author: Bernadette Hlubik Schell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851096831
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Computers

Cybercrime: A Reference Handbook documents the history of computer hacking from free long distance phone calls to virtual espionage to worries of a supposed "cyber apocalypse," and provides accessible information everyone should know.

Abortion

Author: Marie Costa
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
ISBN: 0874368278
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Reference

Examines the legal, social, political, and historical aspects of abortion, provides an overview of abortion policy, and lists sources of further information

Geopolitics

Author: Bert Chapman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313385797
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

This concise introduction to the growth and evolution of geopolitics as a discipline includes biographical information on its leading historical and contemporary practitioners and detailed analysis of its literature. * Biographies of major current geopolitical scholars and descriptions and listings of their works * Maps of geopolitical crisis areas, such as Afghanistan/Pakistan, the South China Sea, and the Straits of Malacca * Quotations from various government and military primary source documents * A glossary of geopolitical terms * A bibliography of international scholarly resources, including government and military documents

Leadership in Science and Technology A Reference Handbook

Author: William Sims Bainbridge
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452266527
Release Date: 2011-10-20
Genre: Science

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.

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.