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The United States and Terrorism

The United States and Terrorism Author Ron Hirschbein
ISBN-10 9781442237797
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 160
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Terrorism didn’t always get bad press. In fact, terror bombing was indispensable to winning World War II, and during the Cold War the threat of nuclear annihilation became the strategy to deter war between the superpowers. In this work, Ron Hirschbein discusses the competing definitions of terrorism and shows how the notion of terrorism has evolved since World War II from being a tool to win the war to becoming the United States’ nemesis.

Philosophical Perspectives on the War on Terrorism

Philosophical Perspectives on the  War on Terrorism Author Gail M. Presbey
ISBN-10 9789042021969
Release 2007
Pages 490
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Philosophy of Peace (POP), in conjunction with Concerned Philosophers for Peace, explores socio-political and ethical perspectives on modern warfare, peacemaking, and conflict resolution, including the many forms of domestic and global violence, such as sexism, racism, and classism. This book responds to the Bush Administration position on the "war on terror." It examines preemption within the context of "just war"; justification for the United States-led invasion of Iraq, with some authors charging that its tactics serve to increase terror; global terrorism; and concepts such as reconciliation, Islamic identity, nationalism, and intervention. The Value Inquiry Book Series (VIBS) is an international scholarly program, founded in 1992 by Robert Ginsberg, that publishes philosophical books in all areas of value inquiry, including social and political thought, ethics,, applied philosophy, aesthetics: feminism, pragmatism, personalism, religious values, health values, values in education, values in science and technology, humanistic psychology, cognitive science, formal axiology, history of philosophy, post-communist thought, peace theory, law and society, and theory of culture.

Politics and Politicians in Contemporary US Television

Politics and Politicians in Contemporary US Television Author Betty Kaklamanidou
ISBN-10 9781317078487
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 178
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Bringing together well-established scholars of media, political science, sociology, and film to investigate the representation of Washington politics on U.S. television from the mid-2000s to the present, this volume offers stimulating perspectives on the status of representations of contemporary US politics, the role of government and the machinations and intrigue often associated with politicians and governmental institutions. The authors help to locate these representations both in the context of the history of earlier television shows that portrayed the political culture of Washington as well as within the current political culture transpiring both inside and outside of "The Beltway." With close attention to issues of gender, race and class and offering studies from contemporary quality television, including popular programmes such as The West Wing, Veep, House of Cards, The Americans, The Good Wife and Scandal, the authors examine the ways in which televisual representations reveal changing attitudes towards Washington culture, shedding light on the role of the media in framing the public’s changing perception of politics and politicians. Exploring the new era in which television finds itself, with new production practices and the possible emergence of a new ’political genre’ emerging, Politics and Politicians in Contemporary U.S. Television also considers the ’humanizing’ of political characters on television, asking what that representation of politicians as human beings says about the national political culture. A fascinating study that sits at the intersection of politics and television, this book will appeal to scholars of popular culture, sociology, cultural and media studies.

Irony in the Age of Empire

Irony in the Age of Empire Author Cynthia Willett
ISBN-10 9780253219947
Release 2008
Pages 171
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Language Symbols And the Media

Language  Symbols  And the Media Author Robert E. Denton
ISBN-10 1412827280
Pages 226
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 created a new political landscape and a new era of warfare. Language, Symbols, and the Media, now in paperback, offers insights into the impact and influence of 9/11 upon our cultural, social, and political life. The book opens with an introductory chapter on communications, media language, and visual symbolism in the immediate wake of the attacks. The second chapter considers the challenge to religious pluralism, analyzing the grounds for the immediate backlash against Islam. Chapter 3 reviews several crucial historical and contemporary Supreme Court rulings relevant to the limitations of free speech in times of war and national crises. The consideration of First Amendment rights is continued in chapter 4, which places the Patriot Act in historical context by comparing the legislation and its interpretation of it to other legislation passed in response to past American crises. The immediate aftermath of the attacks witnessed many calls for an end to "the age of irony" and a return to "traditional values." Chapter 5 considers some contrarian responses and analyzes the impact of irony as a rhetorical device in American culture. The unifying role of sport in the post-9/11 healing process in America is examined in chapter 6. Chapter 7 examines the reactions and responses of young adults to the events of 9/11 one year later. Chapter 8 demonstrates how politicians received a public "makeover" of their careers. Chapter 9 explores the impact of 9/11 on the rhetoric of advertising, while chapter 10 focuses more closely on how it affected the tourism industry. A concluding chapter examines several instances of media self-censorship and its implications for the policymaking process during times of crisis. This volume will be of interest to cultural studies specialists, sociologists, journalists, political scientists, historians, as well as general readers.

The War on Terrorism

The War on Terrorism Author Stephen Gale
ISBN-10 9781351301589
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 253
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On September 11, 2001, a small number of desperate men hoping to earn paradise attacked New York and Washington, D.C. Their spectacular acts of destruction concluded America's nearly decade-long vacation from insecurity, known as the "post-Cold War era." As eras go, this one was short and it certainly ended with a bang, not a whimper. The United States, still sole superpower, was now challenged by a bleak new world. Americans do not care for the bleak and do not tolerate it for long. Predictably, national shock soon became righteous anger, coupled to international campaigns against groups and states held responsible for the scourge of terrorism. These were short-term measures that hurt our enemies but did not "fix" the problem.Not long after these events, the Foreign Policy Research Institute organized a new Center on Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Homeland Security. Its purpose was to take a longer term view of the terrorism problem and what might be done about it--not only academic research but also policy suggestions. This book contains a broad selection of the Center's output, including essays on American strategy, homeland security, knowing the enemy, and the military dimension. A notable feature is the discussion of the educational issue: what and how to teach our children about terrorism.

International Terrorism Response of India Pakistan and the United States

International Terrorism  Response of India  Pakistan and the United States Author Ed. K.R. Gupta
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025968897
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 272
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Terrorism Now Has Become A World-Wide Phenomenon. During The Last Two Decades The World Has Been Marked By An Increasing Number Of Terrorist Attacks. Terrorism Occurs When A Group, Whether Holding Governmental Office, Or Outside Government, Resolves To Pursue A Set Of Ideological Objectives By Methods Which Not Only Subvert Or Ignore The Requirements Of Domestic And International Law, But Which Rely For Their Success Primarily Upon The Threat Or Use Of Violence. There Are Now Over One Lakh Jehadis All Over The Islamic World, In Afghanistan, Kashmir, Albania, Chechnaya (Russia), Xin-Jiang (China), Central Asia And Elsewhere.Though The Entire World Is Concerned With International Terrorism, India, Pakistan And The United States Have Shown Vital Interest In Fighting The Menace Of Global Terrorism. Volumes 5 And 6 Study In Detail The Response To Terrorism Of The These Countries.It Is Hoped That The Book Would Be Found Useful By The Executives Of The World And Regional Organisations, Non-Government Organisations Concerned With World Peace And Security, Government Executives And Parliamentarians In Different Countries Concerned With Tackling Terrorism, Students Of Political Science And The Common Man Interested In Day-To-Day World Affairs.

Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture

Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture Author Basuli Deb
ISBN-10 9781317632115
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 232
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This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine, Guatemala, India, Algeria, and South Africa. It draws widely on postcolonial literature, photography, films, music, interdisciplinary arts, media/new media, and activism, joining the larger conversation about human rights by addressing the problem of a pervasive public misunderstanding of terrorism conditioned by a foreign and domestic policy perspective. Deb provides an alternative understanding of terrorism as revolutionary dissent against injustice through a postcolonial/transnational lens. The volume brings counter-terror narratives into dialogue with ideologies of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, addressing the situation of women as both perpetrators and targets of torture, and the possibilities of a dialogue between feminist and queer politics to confront securitized regimes of torture. This book explores the relationship in which social and cultural texts stand with respect to legacies of colonialism and neo-imperialism in a world of transnational feminist solidarities against postcolonial wars on terror.

The Irony of Democracy An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics

The Irony of Democracy  An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics Author Thomas Dye
ISBN-10 9780495501237
Release 2008-01-03
Pages 448
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While most American politics texts address American politics from a pluralist perspective, THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY: AN UNCOMMON INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN POLITICS, Fourteenth Edition, approaches the subject by addressing the theme of elitism and contrasting it with democratic theory and modern pluralist theory. Its key question is, How democratic is American society? Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intellectuals and their Publics

Intellectuals and their Publics Author Dr Andreas Hess
ISBN-10 9781409491675
Release 2012-12-28
Pages 292
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How do intellectuals engage with and affect their publics? What is the role of the public intellectual in the new age of political uncertainties? What challenges face female intellectuals and those speaking from an ethnic, national or class position? This exciting collection responds to these questions by offering a broad-ranging account of the changing role of intellectuals in public life. The volume opens with provocative essays on the idea and role of the public intellectual from Alexander, Evans and Zulaika. Chapters from Rabinbach on intellectuals' responses to totalitarianism, Outhwaite on what it means to be a European intellectual, and Auer’s discussion of the dissident intellectual in the collapse of communism lead onto vigorous debate of earlier points discussed through specific intellectual case studies from Tocqueville to Hayek. Intellectuals and their Publics will attract a broad readership interested in the role of the intellectual, with particular appeal for sociologists, political theorists and historians of ideas.

Guant namo and Beyond

Guant  namo and Beyond Author Fionnuala Ni Aoláin
ISBN-10 9781107470002
Release 2013-08-26
Pages 408
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The Military Commissions scheme established by President George W. Bush in November 2001 has garnered considerable controversy. In parallel with the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the creation of military courts has focused significant global attention on the use of such courts to process and try persons suspected of committing terrorist acts or offenses during armed conflict. This book brings together the viewpoints of leading scholars and policy makers on the topic of exceptional courts and military commissions with a series of unique contributions setting out the current 'state of the field'. The book assesses the relationship between such courts and other intersecting and overlapping legal arenas including constitutional law, international law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. By examining the comparative patterns, similarities and disjunctions arising from the use of such courts, this book also analyzes the political and legal challenges that the creation and operation of exceptional courts produces both within democratic states and for the international community.

Performance Politics and the War on Terror

Performance  Politics  and the War on Terror Author Sara Brady
ISBN-10 9780230367333
Release 2012-01-17
Pages 203
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Using a performance studies lens, this book is a study of performance in the post-9/11 context of the so-called war on terror. It analyzes conventional theatre, political protest, performance art and other sites of performance to unpack the ways in which meaning has been made in the contemporary global sociopolitical environment.

Terrorism U S perspectives

Terrorism  U S  perspectives Author Howard Sidney Levie
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062625572
Release 1979
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Terrorism U S perspectives has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Terrorism U S perspectives also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Terrorism U S perspectives book for free.

God s Truth and Wisdom Revealed Achieving Spiritual Vigilance in the Face of Terrorism

God s Truth and Wisdom Revealed  Achieving Spiritual Vigilance in the Face of Terrorism Author Joshua Stone
ISBN-10 9781469733609
Release 2001-11-27
Pages 141
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One of the most complete and in-depth books ever written on the subject of terrorism from a Spiritual perspective! In this book you will receive a full spectrum prism consciousness understanding from Spirit and the Ascended Masters' perspective on terrorism in general and specifically on the soul's perspective of the terrorist bombing of the twin towers on 9/11. This is one of the most comprehensive overviews ever written on this subject and brings forth an absolutely brilliant and clear understanding of the entire sequence of events from a Spiritual, psychological and political or Earthly perspective. In truth, must reading for everyone in the world given the magnitude of the events we are all now experiencing in our world!

Grave New World

Grave New World Author Michael E. Brown
ISBN-10 1589013352
Release 2003-07-29
Pages 352
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The optimism that arrived at the end of the cold war and marked the turn of the Millennium was shattered by September 11. In the aftermath of that event it is not unwarranted pessimism that lines the pages of Grave New World, it is unavoidable reality. Terrorism is but one aspect of many other wider concerns for national and international security, and the contributors to this volume not only warn us, but reward us as well with the clarity of their views into—and possible solutions for—a difficult, complicated future. They speak convincingly of the numerous military and non-military challenges that create security problems—whether those are interstate, intrastate, or transnational—many of which are being dangerously overlooked in public policy debates. The challenges and complexities might seem insurmountable but the first step in solving problems is recognizing that they exist. Grave New World provides an eye-opening assessment of the prospects for peace and security in the 21st century. Michael E. Brown frames these issues in his Introduction, "Security Challenges in the 21st Century;" and in his summation, "Security Problems and Security Policy in a Grave New World."

U S Pakistan Engagement

U  S   Pakistan Engagement Author Touqir Hussain
ISBN-10 9781437904253
Release 2009-01
Pages 16
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While the war on terrorism may have provided the rationale for the latest U.S. engagement with Pakistan, the present relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan is at the crossroads of many other issues, such as Pakistan¿s own reform efforts, America¿s evolving strategic relationship with South Asia, democracy in the Muslim world, and the dual problems of religious extremism and nuclear proliferation. This report examines the history and present state of U.S.-Pakistan relations, addresses the key challenges the two countries face, and concludes with specific policy recommendations for ensuring the relationship meets the needs of both the U.S. and Pakistan.

New Perspectives on Anarchism

New Perspectives on Anarchism Author Nathan J. Jun
ISBN-10 0739132415
Release 2010
Pages 505
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The study of anarchism as a philosophical, political, and social movement has burgeoned both in the academy and in the global activist community in recent years. Taking advantage of this boom in anarchist scholarship, Nathan J. Jun and Shane Wahl have compiled twenty-six cutting-edge essays on this timely topic in New Perspectives on Anarchism. This collection of essays is unique in its global and multi-cultural scope, as its contributors hail from across the globe. The scholars and activists featured in New Perspectives on Anarchism view anarchism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, and ecology. Together, they attest to the vibrancy, intrepidity, and diversity of contemporary anarchist studies both within and without the academy. New Perspectives on Anarchism's broad approach to anarchism will make it appealing to scholars and political activists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.