Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

Peace Operations and Organized Crime Author James Cockayne
ISBN-10 9781136643125
Release 2011-05-10
Pages 240
Download Link Click Here

Peace operations are increasingly on the front line in the international community’s fight against organized crime; this book explores how, in some cases, peace operations and organized crime are clear enemies, while in others, they may become tacit allies. The threat posed by organized crime to international and human security has become a matter of considerable strategic concern for national and international decision-makers, so it is somewhat surprising how little thought has been devoted to addressing the complex relationship between organized crime and peace operations. This volume addresses this gap, questioning the emerging orthodoxy that portrays organized crime as an external threat to the liberal peace championed by western and allied states and delivered through peace operations. Based upon a series of case studies it concludes that organized crime is both a potential enemy and a potential ally of peace operations, and it argues for the need to distinguish between strategies to contain organized crime and strategies to transform the political economies in which it flourishes. The editors argue for the development of intelligent, transnational, and transitional law enforcement that can make the most of organized crime as a potential ally for transforming political economies, while at the same time containing the threat it presents as an enemy to building effective and responsible states. The book will be of great interest to students of peacebuilding, peace and conflict studies, organised crime, Security Studies and IR in general.



UN Peace Operations

UN Peace Operations Author Eirin Mobekk
ISBN-10 9781134714308
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 206
Download Link Click Here

This book assesses the UN Peace Operations in Haiti and establishes what lessons should be taken into account for future operations elsewhere. Specifically, the book examines the UN’s approaches to security and stability, demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration (DDR), police, justice and prison reform, democratisation, and transitional justice and their interdependencies through the seven UN missions in Haiti. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and interviews conducted in Haiti, it identifies strengths and weaknesses of these approaches and focuses on the connections between these different sectors. It places these efforts in the broader Haitian political context, emphasises economic development as a central factor to sustainability, provides a civil society perspective, and discusses the many constraints the UN faced in implementing its mandates. The book also serves as a historical account of UN involvement in Haiti, which comes at a time when the drawdown of the mission has begun. In an environment where the UN is increasingly seeking to conduct security sector reform (SSR) within the context of integrated missions, this book will be a valuable contribution to the debate on intervention, UN peace operations and SSR. This book will be of interest to students of peace operations and peacekeeping, conflict studies, security studies and IR in general.



Stalin s Economist

Stalin s Economist Author André Mommen
ISBN-10 9781136793455
Release 2011-04-06
Pages 320
Download Link Click Here

This book analyses the contribution of Eugen (Jenő) Varga (1879-1964) on Marxist-Leninist economic theory as well as the influence he exercised on Stalin’s foreign policy and through the Comintern on the international communist movement. During the Hungarian Councils’ Republic of 1919 Varga was one of those chiefly responsible for transforming the economy into one big industrial and agrarian firm under state authority. After the fall of the revolutionary regime that year, Varga joined the Hungarian Communist Party, soon after which, he would become one of the Comintern’s leading economists, predicting the inevitable crisis of the capitalist system. Varga became the Soviet Union’s official propagandist. As an economic specialist he would advise the Soviet government on German reparation payments and, unlike Stalin, believed that the capitalist state would be able to plan post-war economic recovery, which contradicted Stalin’s foreign policy strategy and led to his disgrace. Thus by the beginning of the Cold War in 1947, Varga was discredited, but allowed to keep a minor academic position. After Stalin’s death in 1953 he reappeared as a well-respected economist whose political influence had nonetheless waned. In this study Mommen reveals how Stalin’s view on international capitalism and inter-imperialist rivalries was profoundly influenced by debates in the Comintern and by Varga’s concept of the general crisis of capitalism. Though Stalin appreciated Varga’s cleverness, he never trusted him when making his strategic foreign policy decisions. This was clearly demonstrated in August 1939 with Stalin’s pact with Hitler, and in 1947, with his refusal to participate in Marshall’s European Recovery Plan. This book should be of interest to a wide variety of students and researchers, including those concentrating on the history of economic thought, Soviet studies, international relations, and European and Cold War history.



Information Campaigns for Peace Operations

Information Campaigns for Peace Operations Author Kevin Avruch
ISBN-10 1893723011
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 216
Download Link Click Here

Information Campaigns for Peace Operations has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Information Campaigns for Peace Operations also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Information Campaigns for Peace Operations book for free.



Changeling s Island

Changeling s Island Author Dave Freer
ISBN-10 9781625794918
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 256
Download Link Click Here

Tim Ryan can't shake the feeling that he is different from other teens, and not in a good way. For one thing, he seems to have his own personal poltergeist that causes fires and sets him up to be arrested for shoplifting. As a result Tim has been sent to live on a rundown farm on a remote island off the coast of Australia with his crazy grandmother, a woman who seems to talk to the local spirits, and who refuses to cushion Tim from facing his difficulties. To make matters worse, Tim is expected to milk cows, chase sheep, and hunt fish with a spear. But he's been exiled to an island alive with ancient magic—land magic that Tim can feel in his bones, and sea magic that runs in his blood. If Tim can face down the danger from drug‑runners, sea storms, and the deadly threat of a seal woman who wishes to steal him away for a lingering death in the land of Faery, he may be able to claim the mysterious changeling heritage that is his birthright, and take hold of a legacy of power beyond any he has ever imagined. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About A Mankind Witch, by Dave Freer: “Good characterization, ripsnorting action and an ingenious plot make this a feast. . .” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) About Dave Freer: "Dave Freer's stories are always well‑plotted, fast‑paced and—most of all—a lot of fun to read."—Eric Flint, New York Times best‑selling creator of the Ring of Fire series “Dave Freer always delivers compelling, fast‑moving and addictive fantasy adventures.”–Garth Nix, New York Times best‑selling author of The Keys to the Kingdom series



Twenty first century Peace Operations

Twenty first century Peace Operations Author William J. Durch
ISBN-10 1929223919
Release 2006
Pages 651
Download Link Click Here

This superbly edited volume addresses the question of what has been accomplished and what lessons have been learned from ten years of peace operations in post-conflict societies.



Customer Relationship Management

Customer Relationship Management Author Gerhard Raab
ISBN-10 9781317155447
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 216
Download Link Click Here

Customer Relationship Management is the first book to explore the benefits to the firm of a globally integrated approach to the management philosophy of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The best hope for achieving a sustainable competitive advantage in a global marketplace is by means of better understanding which customers are in the best position to experience long-term, profitable relationships for the globally oriented firm. This book offers both an academic and a practical viewpoint of the importance of CRM in a global framework. It integrates the topics of knowledge management, total quality management, and relationship marketing with the goal of explaining the benefits of CRM for internationally active firms. The authors have included six case studies which allow the reader to undertake the role of CRM consultant in a 'learning by doing' approach. The book should be required reading for all business executives who desire a customer-oriented approach to success, and for all students of business who desire to gain insight into a relationship management approach which will become ever-more important in the years ahead.



Why Study Religion

Why Study Religion Author Terry C. Muck
ISBN-10 9781493404483
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 224
Download Link Click Here

Why Studying Religion Matters in a Pluralistic Context This brief primer explains why Christian students should study religion, how they should go about it, and why it is important in our contemporary, pluralistic context. Senior religion scholar Terry Muck introduces the discipline and explains how it can be approached by Christian students. He explores the contemporary significance of studying religion in a complex, multicultural world and concludes by addressing the skills students must bring to the study of religion in the twenty-first century. Written in accessible prose suitable for undergraduates, this introduction can be used to supplement any standard religion textbook.



Dealing with Dictators

Dealing with Dictators Author László Borhi
ISBN-10 9780253019479
Release 2016-06-27
Pages 562
Download Link Click Here

Dealing with Dictators explores America’s Cold War efforts to make the dictatorships of Eastern Europe less tyrannical and more responsive to the country’s international interests. During this period, US policies were a mix of economic and psychological warfare, subversion, cultural and economic penetration, and coercive diplomacy. Through careful examination of American and Hungarian sources, László Borhi assesses why some policies toward Hungary achieved their goals while others were not successful. When George H. W. Bush exclaimed to Mikhail Gorbachev on the day the Soviet Union collapsed, "Together we liberated Eastern Europe and unified Germany," he was hardly doing justice to the complicated history of the era. The story of the process by which the transition from Soviet satellite to independent state occurred in Hungary sheds light on the dynamics of systemic change in international politics at the end of the Cold War.



Pacific Currents

Pacific Currents Author Evan S. Medeiros
ISBN-10 9780833044648
Release 2008
Pages 279
Download Link Click Here

China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.



From War to the Rule of Law

From War to the Rule of Law Author J. J. C. Voorhoeve
ISBN-10 9789053568675
Release 2007
Pages 203
Download Link Click Here

As recent events in Iraq demonstrate, countries that have suffered civil war or rule by military regime can face a long, difficult transition to peaceful democracy. Drawing on the experiences of Bosnia, Haiti, Rwanda and Afghanistan, this outstanding volume demonstrates that newly emerging democracies need more than emergency economic support: restoring the rule of law can involve the training of a new police force, for example, or the creation of an international war crimes tribunal. Concluding with specific recommendations for the UN and EU members, Voorhoeve reminds us that disregard for human rights or delay in civilian reconciliation can lead to resurgences of violence.



Murder

Murder Author Ronald Doctor
ISBN-10 9781780493961
Release 2008-12-31
Pages 144
Download Link Click Here

'This book... shines a bright light on a murky world. The contributors attempt to understand the origins of murder, but they also deal with the detail of treatment and show us how professionals are affected by powerful psychological forces. The impartial detachment of the observer/supervisor is an artificial construct, and once we realise that, we will be in a better position to do the job properly. The approach is psychodynamic, but there is plenty here to stimulate non-believers. In fact, the book is a challenge to the world of cognitive behavioural therapy; there is more to murder than relapse prevention. It made me think, and what more can you ask?' - Professor Tony Maden, from the Foreword



ITIL Foundation All in One Exam Guide

ITIL Foundation All in One Exam Guide Author Jim Davies
ISBN-10 9780071842136
Release 2016-08-05
Pages 450
Download Link Click Here

Written by an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) consulting and training expert, this all-new guide helps you pass the ITIL v3 Foundation certification exam and serves as an on-the-job reference. ITIL Foundation All-in-One Exam Guide takes you through ITIL Foundation v3 (2011), explaining the fundamentals of IT Service Management, the five stages of the service lifecycle, ITIL processes, functions within them, and their crucial interactions, all while clearing up common misapprehensions about ITIL and adding valuable insights and examples. The ITIL is the best practice framework adopted worldwide for managing IT services, and the ITIL Foundation Certification can be considered a pre-requisite for success for all involved in IT services, as well as a stepping stone to IT Service Management certifications in ITIL. Exam Tips, accelerated reviews, and end-of-chapter practice exam questions ensure you’re on track to pass the Foundation exam. Filled with practical exercises and examples that reinforce learning, the book and electronic content include more than 300 practice exam questions and exclusive, real-world examples of how an understanding of ITIL can be used to address common service management challenges. ITIL Licensed Product -- an official endorsement of the quality and accuracy of the book's content Electronic content includes practice exams in a customizable test engine, video training from the author on key concepts, worksheets, and a Quick Review Guide In-depth case studies analyze projects end-to-end through ITIL's framework, taken from the author's 40 years of experience as an ITIL consultant Jim Davies, ITSM UK’s 2013 Trainer of the Year and ITIL Champion provides his “10 Commandments” of IT Service Management



Hidden Power

Hidden Power Author James Cockayne
ISBN-10 9780190694814
Release 2017-10-01
Pages
Download Link Click Here

What should we make of the outsized role organized crime plays in conflict and crisis, from drug wars in Mexico to human smuggling in North Africa, from the struggle in Crimea to scandals in Kabul? How can we deal with the convergence of politics and crime in so-called 'mafia states' such as Guinea-Bissau, North Korea or, as some argue, Russia? Drawing on unpublished government documents and mafia memoirs, James Cockayne discovers the strategic logic of organized crime, hidden in a century of forgotten political--criminal collaboration in New York, Sicily and the Caribbean. He reveals states and mafias competing - and collaborating -- in a competition for governmental power. He discovers mafias influencing elections, changing constitutions, organizing domestic insurgencies and transnational terrorism, negotiating peace deals, and forming governmental joint ventures with ruling groups. And he sees mafias working with the US government to spy on American citizens, catch Nazis, try to assassinate Fidel Castro, invade and govern Sicily, and playing unappreciated roles in the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Cuban Missile Crisis.



Crime Criminality and Criminal Justice

Crime  Criminality and Criminal Justice Author Rob White
ISBN-10 0195520122
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 800
Download Link Click Here

Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice is also available as an ebook.Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice is the complete introduction to everything students need to know as they begin their studies in crime and criminology. It covers key subject areas including: what is crime, types of crime, crime theory, systems and institutions of crime, crime and social inequality and difference and criminal justice.The second edition has been thoroughly updated to cover emerging issues and trends, and incorporates contemporary examples and the most up-to-date statistics and references throughout. The engaging and easy to read style of Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice makes all topics accessible and its wealth of pedagogical features support learning, encourage discussion and help students relate theory to real world examples. New to this editionThree new chapters: 14. Eco-Crime and Green Criminology, 15. Cyber-Crime and New Information Technologies and 21. Juvenile JusticeNew coverage of evidence use in court and forensics issues in Chapter 18



NATO and Peace Support Operations 1991 1999

NATO and Peace Support Operations  1991 1999 Author Henning Frantzen
ISBN-10 9781134270309
Release 2004-12-17
Pages 256
Download Link Click Here

This new book addresses the key question of how NATO and three of its member states are configuring their policies and military doctrines in order to handle the new strategic environment. This environment is increasingly dominated by 'new wars', more precisely civil wars within states, and peacekeeping as the strategy devised by outside actors for dealing with them. The book seeks to explain how this new strategic environment has been interpreted and how the new conflicts and peacekeeping have been fitted into 'defence' and 'war' - key concepts in the field of security studies.



Challenges of Peace Operations

Challenges of Peace Operations Author
ISBN-10 9189683005
Release 2002
Pages 295
Download Link Click Here

"This report is the product of a series of seminars held during the past five years in nine countries around the world. The seminars were attended by a wide range of highly experienced civilian and military peacekeepers and academics from some 230 organizations and 50 countries. The aim of the project has been to bring to bear, in an informal and collegial setting, the collective knowledge and views of participants on the challenges of peace operations as the world enters the 21st century. The concluding report has been written with the following objectives; to make practical recommendations in order to enhance the international capability to conduct multi-national and multidisciplinary peace operations, to inform on current developments on principal issues in contemporary peace operations; and to contribute to maintaining the current momentum for enhancing the effectiveness and legitimacy of international peace operations, as generated by the Brahimi Report and other related initiatives.:--P. 4 of cover.