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Arms and Influence

Author: Thomas C. Schelling

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300186703

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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Traditionally, Americans have viewed war as an alternative to diplomacy, and military strategy as the science of victory. Today, however, in our world of nuclear weapons, military power is not so much exercised as threatened. It is, Mr. Schelling says, bargaining power, and the exploitation of this power, for good or evil, to preserve peace or to threaten war, is diplomacy--the diplomacy of violence. The author concentrates in this book on the way in which military capabilities--real or imagined--are used, skillfully or clumsily, as bargaining power. He sees the steps taken by the U.S. during the Berlin and Cuban crises as not merely preparations for engagement, but as signals to an enemy, with reports from the adversary's own military intelligence as our most important diplomatic communications. Even the bombing of North Vietnam, Mr. Schelling points out, is as much coercive as tactical, aimed at decisions as much as bridges. He carries forward the analysis so brilliantly begun in his earlier "The Strategy of Conflict" (1960) and "Strategy and Arms Control" (with Morton Halperin, 1961), and makes a significant contribution to the growing literature on modern war and diplomacy. Stimson Lectures.Mr. Schelling is professor of economics at Harvard and acting director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs. "An exemplary text on the interplay of national purpose and military force."--"Book Week." "A grim but carefully reasoned and coldly analytical book. . . . One of the most frightening previews which this reviewer has ever seen of the roads that lie just ahead in warfare."--"Los Angeles Times. ""A brilliant and hardheaded book. It will frighten those who prefer not to dwell on the unthinkable and infuriate those who have taken refuge in the stereotypes and moral attitudinizing."--"New York Times Book Review."



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Indian Power Projection

Ambition, Arms and Influence

Author: Shashank Joshi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351712780

Category: History

Page: 156

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India is growing into one of Asia’s most important military powers. Its defence budget has more than doubled in the past decade, and it imports more arms than anyone else in the world. But India is still seen as a land power focused on long, disputed and militarised borders with Pakistan and China rather than the global military force it was in the first half of the twentieth century under British rule. Is this changing? India is acquiring increasing numbers of key platforms – aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, refuelling tankers and transport aircraft – that are extending its reach to the Indian Ocean littoral and beyond. But most accounts of this build-up have been impressionistic and partial. Indian Power Projection assesses the strength, reach and purposes of India's maturing capabilities. It offers a systematic assessment of India’s ability to conduct long-range airstrikes from land and sea, transport and convey airborne and amphibious forces, and develop the institutional and material enablers that turn platforms into capabilities. It draws extensively on the lessons of modern expeditionary operations, and considers how India’s growing interests might shape where and how it uses these evolving capabilities in the future. This study finds that Indian power projection is in a nascent stage: limited in number, primarily of use against much-weaker adversaries, and deficient in some key supporting capabilities. India’s defence posture will continue to be shaped by local threats, rather than distant interests. Indian leaders remain uncomfortable with talk of military intervention and expeditionary warfare, associating these with colonial and superpower excess. But as the country’s power, interests and capabilities all grow, it is likely that India will once more find itself using military force beyond its land borders.

Arms and Influence

U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms

Author: Jeffrey Lantis

Publisher: Stanford Security Studies

ISBN: 9780804799775

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Arms and Influence explores the complex relationship between technology, policymaking, and international norms. Modern technological innovations such as the atomic bomb, armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and advanced reconnaissance satellites have fostered debates about the boundaries of international norms and legitimate standards of behavior. These advances allow governments new opportunities for action around the world and have, in turn, prompted a broader effort to redefine international standards in areas such as self-defense, sovereignty, and preemptive strikes. In this book, Jeffrey S. Lantis develops a new theory of norm change and identifies its stages, including redefinition (involving domestic political deliberations) and constructive norm substitution (in multilateral institutions). He deftly takes some of the most controversial new developments in military technologies and embeds them in international relations theory. The case evidence he presents suggests that periods of change are underway across numerous different issue areas.

Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age

Strategy as Social Science

Author: Robert Ayson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135770166

Category: History

Page: 248

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An illuminating insight into the work of Thomas Schelling, one of the most influential strategic thinkers of the nuclear age. By the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the United States' early forays into Vietnam, he had become one of the most distinctive voices in Western strategy. This book shows how Schelling's thinking is much more than a reaction to the tensions of the Cold War. In a demonstration that ideas can be just as significant as superpower politics, Robert Ayson traces the way this Harvard University professor built a unique intellectual framework using a mix of social-scientific reasoning, from economics to social theory and psychology. As such, this volume offers a rare glimpse into the intellectual history which underpins classical thinking on nuclear strategy and arms control - thinking which still has an enormous influence in the early twenty-first century.


Author: George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 373098473X

Category: Drama

Page: 99

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Helden von Gerge Bernhard Shaw demontiert in höchst vergnüglicher Weise die (Pseudo-) Helden des Krieges. - Am Ende gewinnt der ehrliche, gar nicht heldenhafte Schweizer die schöne Raina: Petkoff [der Vater Rainas]: "Sind Sie am Ende gar der Kaiser der Schweiz?" Bluntschli: "Mein Rang ist der höchste, den man in der Schweiz anerkennt: ich bin ein freier Bürger." Verschiedene Filme, eine Operette von Oscar Straus und das Musical Helden, Helden von Udo Jürgens basieren auf diesem Buch. Im Film "Helden von Franz Peter Wirth spielen mit: O. W. Fischer, Liselotte Pulver, Ellen Schwiers, Jan Hendriks, Ljuba Welitsch, Kurt Kasznar, Manfred Inger, Horst Tappert, Hans Clarin

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

The Reducing of Scotland by Arms. And Annexing it to England, as a Province, Considered

With an Historical Account of the Grievances the Scots Complain They Have Suffer'd ... Since the Union ...

Author: George Ridpath

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Arms and Warfare

Escalation, De-escalation, and Negotiation

Author: Michael Brzoska,Frederic S. Pearson

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780872499829

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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The impact of third-party weapons shipments to conflicts like the current one in Bosnia.

Mikroökonomische Theorie

Historisch fundierte Einführung

Author: Winfried Reiß

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486845942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 620

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Die Relevanz der Mikroökonomischen Theorie kann am besten dadurch gezeigt werden, dass man zu den ursprünglichen Problemen zurückgeht und die Lösungsansätze aus der Zeit heraus von den Originalautoren darstellen lässt. Die heutige Gesellschaft und auch die heutige Gesellschaftstheorie ist nur aus ihrer Entstehung zu verstehen. Die einzelnen Kapitel enthalten in unterschiedlicher Reihenfolge grundsätzlich folgende fünf Bereiche: 1. Lernziele. 2. Originaltext(e). 3. Darstellung des geistesgeschichtlichen und wirtschaftlichen Hintergrunds. 4. Wirtschaftstheoretische Darstellung. 5. Fragen und Aufgaben.

Bombing to Win

Air Power and Coercion in War

Author: Robert A. Pape

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471508

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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From Iraq to Bosnia to North Korea, the first question in American foreign policy debates is increasingly: Can air power alone do the job? Robert A. Pape provides a systematic answer. Analyzing the results of over thirty air campaigns, including a detailed reconstruction of the Gulf War, he argues that the key to success is attacking the enemy's military strategy, not its economy, people, or leaders. Coercive air power can succeed, but not as cheaply as air enthusiasts would like to believe. Pape examines the air raids on Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq as well as those of Israel versus Egypt, providing details of bombing and governmental decision making. His detailed narratives of the strategic effectiveness of bombing range from the classical cases of World War II to an extraordinary reconstruction of airpower use in the Gulf War, based on recently declassified documents. In this now-classic work of the theory and practice of airpower and its political effects, Robert A. Pape helps military strategists and policy makers judge the purpose of various air strategies, and helps general readers understand the policy debates.

Die Psychologie des Überzeugens

ein Lehrbuch für alle, die ihren Mitmenschen und sich selbst auf die Schliche kommen wollen

Author: Robert B. Cialdini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456848341


Page: 371

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Welche Faktoren bringen uns dazu, das zu tun, was andere von uns wollen? Und welche Techniken machen von diesen Faktoren am wirksamsten Gebrauch? In seinem Bestseller “Die Psychologie des Überzeugens” beschäftigt sich Robert B. Cialdini - der zunächst in den Bereichen Verkauf, Fundraising und Werbung praktische Erfahrungen sammelte und heute Professor für Sozialpsychologie ist - mit Theorie und Praxis des Überzeugens. Frühere Ausgaben des Buches wurden für ihre gute Lesbarkeit, ihre praktischen Anregungen sowie ihre wissenschaftliche Genauigkeit hoch gelobt und haben eine große Leserschaft unter Wirtschaftsfachleuten, Fundraising-Spezialisten und Menschen mit Interesse an Psychologie gefunden. Die vorliegende Neuausgabe enthält: - doppelt so viele Berichte von Leserinnen und Lesern über deren persönliche Erfahrungen mit den im Buch beschriebenen Prinzipien - neue Beispiele aus den Bereichen Populärkultur und neue Technologien sowie - mehr darüber, wie Gesetzmäßigkeiten der Beeinflussung in unterschiedlichen Kulturen zum Ausdruck kommen.

Hedley Bull and the Accommodation of Power

Author: R. Ayson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291508

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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Offering a comprehensive account of the work of Hedley Bull, Ayson analyses the breadth of Bull's work as a Foreign Office official for Harold Wilson's government, the complexity of his views, including Bull's unpublished papers, and challenges some of the comfortable assertions about Bull's place in the English School of IR.

The Strategy of Conflict

Author: Thomas C. Schelling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674840317

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

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Analyzes the nature of international disagreements and conflict resolution in terms of game theory and non-zero-sum games.

The Percy Anecdotes

Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy, Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery, Mont Benger

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Anecdotes

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Wie Sie bereits vor der Verhandlung gewinnen

Author: Robert Cialdini

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593435926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

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So bekommen Sie, was Sie wollen! Immer wieder kommen Sie in Situationen, in denen Sie andere in ihrem Verhalten beeinflussen wollen. Ihr Kunde soll den Kaufvertrag unterschreiben oder Ihr Kind soll Vokabeln lernen. Egal wie: Die anderen sollen sich von uns überzeugen lassen und endlich Ja sagen. Doch wie bringen wir sie dazu? Der Sozialpsychologe und Meister der Beeinflussung Robert Cialdini hat es herausgefunden: Die überzeugendsten Verhandler gewinnen den Deal, schon bevor es zum eigentlichen Gespräch kommt. Wie sie das machen und wie auch Ihnen das gelingt, zeigt dieses augenöffnende Buch.

Philosophical Transactions, Giving Some Accompt of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious in Many Considerable Parts of the World

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Small Arms Survey 2003

Development Denied

Author: Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199251759

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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The Small Arms Survey is now recognized as the principal international source of impartial and reliable information on all aspects of small arms. Its blend of information and analysis makes it an indispensable resource for policy-makers, officials and non-governmental organizations.

Arms Transfer Limitations and Third World Security

Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Publisher: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

ISBN: 9780198291244

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Is the arms trade totally uncontrolled? What are the main obstacles to limitations on arms transfers? What can be learned from past attempts at arms transfer control? This book, which completes SIPRI's trilogy on the facts and implications of Third World build-up of major conventionalweapons, assesses past efforts, current proposals and future possibilities to limit the transfer of weapons and military technology to Third World countries. It is a companion to the two SIPRI volumes, Arms Production in the Third World (1986) and Arms Transfers to the Third World 1971-85 (OUP, 1987)

Implementing the United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons

Analysis of the National Reports Submitted by States from 2002 to 2008

Author: Silvia Cattaneo,Sarah Parker,United Nations,United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

Publisher: United Nations Publications UNIDIR

ISBN: 9789290451914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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This report analyses national implementation of the Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA). It highlights national policies and practices, identifies gaps or inadequacies, and presents recommendations both of a substantive nature and on the reporting mechanism as a whole. The authors focus on international cooperation and assistance, illicit brokering, stockpile management and surplus disposal, and marking and tracing.

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