Space and Security

Author: Peter L. Hays
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598844214
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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

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"

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.

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

Medical Tourism A Reference Handbook

Author: Stephanie Watson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598845419
Release Date: 2012-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics

From exotic spa treatments to euthanasia, this book examines the background and social context of medical tourism—the practice of traveling for health care. This work also documents how this industry is reshaping the face of medicine worldwide for individuals, local communities, and national health care systems. • A timeline of important historical and contemporary events in history of medical tourism • An extensive bibliography to assist readers toward additional resources for further research


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

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

Ocean Politics and Policy

Author: Peter Jacques
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576076224
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

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.

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.

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