Nigeria Since Independence: Forever Fragile? by J. Hill

By J. Hill

This ebook analyses the political and ethnical tensions that signify Nigeria, which derive either from colonial and modern conflicts. It issues out 3 significant elements why Nigeria has now not but collapsed like many different African states: ethnic strength sharing among the political elite, the army with its nationwide outlook, and oil wealth.

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Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War by Kenneth J. Blume

By Kenneth J. Blume

Launching the hot sequence of old Dictionaries of U.S. international relations, this quantity presents a handy advent to a serious interval of yankee international relations. The half-century from 1861 to 1914 shaped a very important time within the improvement of the yank method of the realm, for the us laid the principles for its twentieth century international coverage. whereas the famed Monroe Doctrine insisted that no overseas energy meddle within the American continent, it didn't cease the U.S. from waging warfare opposed to Spain, blending in conflicts in Cuba, Chile, and Mexico, nor in backing independence for Panama, all of the whereas buying smaller Pacific islands. The booklet includes:· An introductory essay outlining major issues and difficulties of the period· A chronology of major occasions· Over 1,000 separate cross-referenced dictionary entries exploring all elements of yankee international relations· Appendixes supplying lists of presidents; secretaries of country, conflict, and military; all American diplomatic ministers and ambassadors, and such a lot U.S. consuls· A photographic part with pictures of vital participants and destinations· A bibliography facilitating extra study

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Strategic Regions in 21st Century Power Politics: Zones of by Landovsk, Martin Riegl, Irina Valko

By Landovsk, Martin Riegl, Irina Valko

Source wars, id conflicts, disinformation, geostrategic rivalries, worldwide energy shifts, and increasingly more non-state actors, make it tricky to examine modern diplomacy. even as, modern strength rivalries are more and more suffering from forex wars, monetary international relations, aggressive intelligence, monetary conflict, oblique innovations, and nation capitalism. The occasions in Ukraine in Spring 2014 reconfirm that Thomas Friedman's knocking down of the area (based at the accident of the cave in of the Berlin Wall and the emergence of Netscape and the net; workflow software program; importing; outsourcing; offshoring; supply-chaining; insourcing; in-forming; and "steroids" like fb and Instagram) is going hand in hand with the truth that, as postulated by means of Robert Kaplan, geography nonetheless issues in an international global. Globalization exists as a result of neighborhood approaches, and native tactics are finally formed via globalization. Geography is still one of the basic elements shaping a country's international coverage. This e-book addresses the main primary geopolitical concerns observable in a sector the place the 'great online game' of geopolitics is especially nonetheless alive-in East- and South-East Asia. The modern geopolitical scenario during this a part of the realm is way from good: the width and intensity of monetary integration within the zone resonates with the character of political family members, crises within the international economic system, weather switch, and the local defense structure inherited from the Cold-War period. by way of energy family members, the actual alterations within the region's establishment indicate an instantaneous intensification of the PRC's actions in the framework of political and protection discussion with its direct acquaintances, eventually resulting in a contention among China and the us. The reports awarded during this e-book mostly specialize in East- and South-East Asian actors and difficulties, whereas reviews of the location in different international areas increase the examine via including an international measurement to the learn of nearby geopolitical affairs.

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The Perestroika Deception : Memoranda to the Central by Anatoliy Golitsyn

By Anatoliy Golitsyn

Anatoliy Golitsyn's first e-book, New Lies for previous, brought on an extended working sensation whilst it was once came across that, not like so much Western analysts, the writer had effectively envisioned, a few years prior to the occasions, the holiday with the prior, which happened in jap Europe and the Soviet Union in 1989-91.

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The Empires' Edge: Militarization, Resistance, and by Sasha Davis

By Sasha Davis

In the prior decade the Asia-Pacific area has develop into a spotlight of foreign politics and army recommendations. because of China’s emerging monetary and armed forces energy, North Korea’s nuclear checks and missile launches, stressful overseas disputes over small island teams within the seas round Asia, and the USA pivoting a majority of its army forces to the sector, the islands of the western Pacific have more and more develop into the heart of world recognition. whereas the Pacific is a cur- hire hotbed of geopolitical contention and extreme militarization, the quarter is additionally whatever else: a place of origin to the loads of hundreds of thousands of people who inhabit it.

Based on a decade of study within the zone, The Empires’ Edge examines the large harm the militarization of the Pacific has wrought on its humans and environments. in addition, Davis info how modern social hobbies during this zone are affecting international geopolitics by way of hard the army use of Pacific islands and through constructing a demilitarized view of protection in response to affinity, mutual relief, and overseas cohesion. via an exam of “sacrificed” is- lands from around the region—including Bikini Atoll, Okinawa, Hawai‘i, and Guam—The Empires’ Edge makes the case that the good political contest of the twenty-first century isn't really approximately which state will get hegemony in a world approach yet quite in regards to the selection be- tween perpetuating a process of diplomacy in keeping with domination or pursuing a extra egalitarian and cooperative future.

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Consumer Culture in Latin America by Anna Cristina Pertierra, John Sinclair, Jason Antrosio

By Anna Cristina Pertierra, John Sinclair, Jason Antrosio

How do we comprehend intake in a area identified for its cultural richness and large inequalities? What do Latin americans eat, and why? analyzing subject matters from tango and samba to intercourse staff in Costa Rica, from consuming tamales to promoting ice within the Andes, and from construction and relocating homes to purchasing mobile phones, this assortment brings jointly unique examine on many of the many kinds of intake and shoppers that give a contribution to Latin American cultures and histories. individuals comprise sociologists, anthropologists, media and cultural reports students, geographers and historians, showcasing assorted techniques to realizing Latin American intake practices and patron tradition.

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Ageing in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities by Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig

By Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig

This stimulating quantity examines the numerous faces of Australia’s growing old inhabitants, the social and wellbeing and fitness matters they deal with, and the stairs being taken—and many who might be taken—to aid make certain a extra optimistic and efficient later existence. person and societal growing old are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diversified, and marked via lifestyle demanding situations stemming from the country’s fiscal constructions, attitudes, geography, political panorama, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging assurance (e.g., future health, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses concepts on hand to older humans, and the position of households, employers, carrier companies, executive organisations, and others in selling or increasing these offerings. The book’s double emphasis on demanding situations in older people’s lives and possibilities for reinforcing their caliber of existence is on transparent reveal as case stories research coverage issues—and suggest solutions—in a societal and person context.

Included within the coverage:

· Australian advancements in growing old: matters and history.

· Cultural range, well-being, and ageing.

· Indigenous Australians and growing older: responding to range in coverage and practice.

· bettering the overall healthiness and employment participation of older workers.

· Housing and the environments of ageing.

· well-being prone and take care of older people.

The wealthy examples in Ageing in Australia include a intensity of figuring out and proof for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists learning getting old, wellbeing and fitness care execs supplying care to older humans, and coverage analysts assessing parts for improvement.

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Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Register (Oxford Studies in by Douglas Biber, Edward Finegan

By Douglas Biber, Edward Finegan

This assortment brings jointly numerous views on language types outlined in response to their contexts of use--what are variously known as registers, sublanguages, or genres. the amount highlights the significance of those vital linguistic phenomena; it contains empirical analyses and linguistic descriptions, in addition to reasons for current styles of version and suggestions for theoretical frameworks. The booklet treats languages in obsolescence and of their formative years; it examines registers from languages from worldwide; and it bargains numerous of the main whole reviews of registers and sign up version released up to now, adopting either synchronic and diachronic views.

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