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Fighting for Credibility

US Reputation and International Politics

Author: Frank P. Harvey,John Mitton

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487520549

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 2002

Focusing on cases of asymmetric US encounters with smaller powers since the end of the Cold War, Harvey and Mitton reveal that reputations matter for credibility in international politics. This dynamic and deeply documented study successfully brings reputation back to the table of foreign diplomacy.

Fighting for Rights

Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship

Author: Ronald R. Krebs

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801459542

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 8165

Leaders around the globe have long turned to the armed forces as a "school for the nation." Debates over who serves continue to arouse passion today because the military's participation policies are seen as shaping politics beyond the military, specifically the politics of identity and citizenship. Yet how and when do these policies transform patterns of citizenship? Military service, Ronald R. Krebs argues, can play a critical role in bolstering minorities' efforts to grasp full and unfettered rights. Minority groups have at times effectively contrasted their people's battlefield sacrifices to the reality of inequity, compelling state leaders to concede to their claims. At the same time, military service can shape when, for what, and how minorities have engaged in political activism in the quest for meaningful citizenship. Employing a range of rich primary materials, Krebs shows how the military's participation policies shaped Arab citizens' struggles for first-class citizenship in Israel from independence to the mid-1980s and African Americans' quest for civil rights, from World War I to the Korean War. Fighting for Rights helps us make sense of contemporary debates over gays in the military and over the virtues and dangers of liberal and communitarian visions for society. It suggests that rhetoric is more than just a weapon of the weak, that it is essential to political exchange, and that politics rests on a dual foundation of rationality and culture.

Heart

In the Studio

Author: Jake Brown

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554903254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 6046

Arguably the most popular and enduring female-fronted hard rock bands in rock 'n' roll history, Heart was identified by Rolling Stone in their earliest days as a ground-breaking band. With more Top 10 hits than any other female band in history, the band also rode a second wave of even greater commercial success through the 80s producing smash after smash, going on to sell 30+ million albums worldwide. Now, for the first time, fans get VIP, behind-the-scenes access to the writing and recording of all their hit albums. The book also includes exclusive interviews with Heart

The New Investment Frontier III

A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians

Author: Howard J. Atkinson,Donna Green

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897415036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 1272

It's a new world out there. This completely revised and updated edition will show Canadians how to survive and thrive in uncertain and volatile markets. The new edition includes performance analysis on more than 100 newly established ETFs. Exchange traded funds have been called the next generation of mutual funds. Some advocates even believe ETFs will overtake mutual funds as surely as CDs made LPs obsolete. In 2000 there were 30 ETFs trading on North American stock exchanges with assets of $36.5 billion. Today there are more 100 ETFs being traded with assets of more than $75 billion. Analysts predict that within the next five years the number of ETFs will skyrocket, holding assets in excess of $1 trillion. The New Investment Frontier is the first book that will guide Canadians through the bewildering world of ETF investments. It not only discusses the various Canadian and American ETFs available, but it also examines the different tax considerations for Canadians buying American ETFs and RRSP restrictions. Although they are not yet numerous on Canadian exchanges today, ETFs are a growing and significant market presence. The largest Canadian ETF is the i60 Fund which was the fifth-most-traded stock on the TSE. The New Investment Frontier will prepare Canadians to take part in the cutting edge of international investment.

Fighting for Peace in Somalia

A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017

Author: Paul D. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191036811

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 5148

Fighting for Peace in Somalia provides the first comprehensive analysis of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an operation deployed in 2007 to stabilize the country and defend its fledgling government from one of the world's deadliest militant organizations, Harakat al-Shabaab. The book's two parts provide a history of the mission from its genesis in an earlier, failed regional initiative in 2005 up to mid-2017, as well as an analysis of the mission's six most important challenges, namely, logistics, security sector reform, civilian protection, strategic communications, stabilization, and developing a successful exit strategy. These issues are all central to the broader debates about how to design effective peace operations in Africa and beyond. AMISOM was remarkable in several respects: it would become the African Union's (AU) largest peace operation by a considerable margin deploying over 22,000 soldiers; it became the longest running mission under AU command and control, outlasting the nearest contender by over seven years; it also became the AU's most expensive operation, at its peak costing approximately US$1 billion per year; and, sadly, AMISOM became the AU's deadliest mission. Although often referred to as a peacekeeping operation, AMISOM's troops were given a range of daunting tasks that went well beyond the realm of peacekeeping, including VIP protection, war-fighting, counterinsurgency, stabilization, and state-building as well as supporting electoral processes and facilitating humanitarian assistance.

Fighting for Hope

Author: Petra Karin Kelly

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896082168

Category: Political Science

Page: 121

View: 7096

An urgent call for a world free from violence between North and South, men and women, ourselves and our environment.

The William and Mary Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Fighting for Human Rights

Author: Paul Gready

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415312914

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

View: 5968

In a world that is increasingly disillusioned with formal politics, people are no longer prepared to wait for governments and international institutions to act on human rights concerns. This book identifies activism as a key means of realizing human rights and as a new form of politics. Fighting for Human Rights documents and compares successful high profile campaigns to cancel debt in the developing world, ban landmines and set up the International Criminal Court as well as emerging campaigns that focus on HIV/AIDS, environmental justice, democratization and blood diamonds.

Fighting for words

life in the postmodern university

Author: Harold Swardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Culture

Page: 334

View: 4575

Defiant

The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, The Women Who Fought for Them, and The One Who Never Returned

Author: Alvin Townley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250037611

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 9941

During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, their captors singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam's own "dirty dozen," and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never return. As these eleven men suffered in Hanoi, their wives at home launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the nationwide POW/MIA movement. The members of these military families banded together and showed the courage to not only endure years of doubt about the fate of their husbands and fathers, but to bravely fight for their safe return. When the survivors of Alcatraz finally came home, one would go on to receive the Medal of Honor, another would become a U.S. Senator, and a third still serves in the U.S. Congress. A powerful story of survival and triumph, Alvin Townley's Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.

Fighting for Mental Health

A Personal View

Author: N. Sartorius

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521582438

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 2382

A 2002 collection of insights into the core concerns for modern psychiatry from one of the world's best-respected psychiatrists.

Lessons from the Financial Crisis

Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future

Author: Robert W. Kolb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470622414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 667

View: 9229

The world's best financial minds help us understand today's financial crisis With so much information saturating the market for the everyday investor, trying to understand why the economic crisis happened and what needs to be done to fix it can be daunting. There is a real need, and demand, from both investors and the financial community to obtain answers as to what really happened and why. Lessons from the Financial Crisis brings together the leading minds in the worlds of finance and academia to dissect the crisis. Divided into three comprehensive sections-The Subprime Crisis; The Global Financial Crisis; and Law, Regulation, the Financial Crisis, and The Future-this book puts the events that have transpired in perspective, and offers valuable insights into what we must do to avoid future missteps. Each section is comprised of chapters written by experienced contributors, each with his or her own point of view, research, and conclusions Examines the market collapse in detail and explores safeguards to stop future crises Encompasses the most up-to-date analysis from today's leading financial minds We currently face a serious economic crisis, but in understanding it, we can overcome the challenges it presents. This well-rounded resource offers the best chance to get through the current situation and learn from our mistakes.

Fighting for the soul of Brazil

Author: Kevin Danaher

Publisher: Monthly Review Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 396

"Diverse collection of articles includes eyewitness reports, interviews, and political and economic analyses dealing with the 1994 elections, the impeachment of President Collor, the subculture of abandoned street children, changes in Amazonia, and popular protest"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Freedom Fighter

One Man's Fight for One Free World

Author: Majed El Shafie

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768487730

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 1615

It’s time to fight back! This is the true story of one man’s continuing fight for a world free of religious persecution. Majed El Shafie was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die after he converted from Islam to Christianity. His dramatic story, and those of others worldwide who are suffering persecution, are told in shocking, yet sensitive detail. Especially startling is the true story of rescuing a very young Pakistani girl who experienced horrific sexual abuse—because her family would not convert to Islam. Although hard to imagine and even harder to accept, this important truth about religious persecution is blatantly exposed. Millions of families are praying for help. They are suffering daily in China, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and many other countries—solely because of their beliefs. Freedom Fighter is Reverend El Shafie’s outreach—it follows his heroic work over a four-year period as he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan to investigate claims of abuse, persecution, and slavery and to speak truth to governments that neglect and violate the human rights of their citizens. This fight involves all believers—please help.

The New Yorker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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The Struggle for the Organization of Europe

The Foundations of the European Union

Author: R. H. Lieshout

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 537

This book offers a new view suggesting that European integration has been driven by political rather than economic considerations. The author makes it clear that from the end of the Second World War any plan of economic or monetary cooperation in Europe was almost exclusively motivated by politics. He argues that the very foundation of the organization of Western Europe was based on preventing further conflict between France and the newly partitioned Germany. This book will be warmly welcomed by both academics and students interested in European integration, international political economy, history, international relations, European Studies and economics.

Fighting for Canada

Author: Diane Francis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: 190

View: 1084

Fighting for Wales

Author: Gwynfor Evans

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 8389

Wales' foremost living political figure surveys the various nationalist campaigns of this century and examines the concessions gained in the fields of government, the economy, the language and media.

Fighting for Our Future

How Young Women Find Strength, Hope, and Courage While Taking Control of Breast Cancer

Author: Beth Murphy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071427814

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 366

View: 869

"This is an outstanding book. Murphy has done the cancer community a vital service."--Library Journal "Provides a valuable resource for young women. Combining anecdotes from breast cancer patients who have undergone treatment with emerging scientific research, Murphy has compiled a clear and nonjudgmental guide to negotiating treatment and living with the illness."--Publishers Weekly

The Last Slave Market

Dr John Kirk and the Struggle to End the East African Slave Trade

Author: Alastair Hazell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849018146

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 5371

John Kirk was the only companion of explorer David Livingstone to emerge untainted from the disastrous, tragic expedition up the Zambezi river between 1859 and 1863. Three years later, Kirk returned to Africa, to the notorious island of Zanzibar, ancient post of the slave trade between Africa and the Middle East. Half a century after the abolition of slavery in Britain, slave traffi cking persisted on Africa's east coast, apparently tolerated and even connived with by parts of the British Empire in the Indian Ocean. Kirk, appointed as medical officer to the British Consulate in Zanzibar, could do nothing. This extraordinary and controversial book brings Kirk's years in Zanzibar to life. The horrors of the overland passage from the interior, and the Zanzibar slave market itself, are vividly described, together with Kirk's final, bitter conflict with Livingstone, who blamed Kirk for his own failings. But it was Kirk's success in closing down the slave trade on the island which made him famous across the world. Using private diaries and papers, a long forgotten Victorian hero and an extraordinary chapter in British history are revived in detail.

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