Download E-books Rethinking Revolution 2017 (Socialist Register) PDF

By Leo Panitch, Gregory Albo

What's the that means of revolution within the twenty-first century?One hundred years in the past 'October 1917' used to be a special occasion inspiring socialists and oppressed peoples and have become an inevitable aspect of reference for twentieth century politics. at the present time the left wishes either come to phrases with this legacy and to go beyond it, via a severe reappraisal of its vast results - optimistic and destructive - on political, highbrow and cultural existence, contemplating additionally new revolutions after 1917. the most element of the quantity is to seem ahead. these days, while reform because it used to be understood within the twentieth century seems to be as very unlikely as revolution, it will be important to reconsider the connection among capitalist crises and either revolution and reform. switch has to be understood on the subject of the specific trajectories of radical politics in several areas. members will reflect on, interrogate and discover many issues:* possible choices to neoliberal capitalism: Socialist thoughts - or detours? * The great ecological problem to progressive political strategy.* Reframing revolution amidst speeded up technological change.* what's the salience this present day of the idea that of the innovative party?* wondering organisation - of the operating category and different oppressed teams. * Socialist feminist views at the which means of revolution this day. * progressive imaginative and prescient, together with its inventive expression within the twenty first century.

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Download E-books Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance and Power Politics in the Middle East (Library of Modern Middle East Studies) PDF

By Jubin M. Goodarzi

The alliance among Syria and Iran has proved to be a permanent characteristic at the political panorama of the center East. furthermore, on account that its inception after the Iranian Revolution, it has had an important influence when it comes to moulding occasions and bringing approximately significant alterations during this bothered area. The research demonstrates that, opposite to triumphing perspectives, the alliance among the 2 states has been primarily protective in nature. It emerged according to a chain of occasions and advancements, so much significantly, the Iraqi invasion of Iran in 1980, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and U.S. adventurism within the heart East. This ebook strains the severe phases within the evolution and consolidation of the alliance within the Eighties, and gives factors for its durability into the twenty first century.

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Download E-books Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security PDF

Scientific facts exhibits that almost all glaciers in South Asia's Hindu Kush Himalayan zone are backing out, however the results for the region's water provide are uncertain, this file unearths. The Hindu Kush Himalayan sector is the positioning of numerous of Asia's nice river structures, which offer water for consuming, irrigation, and different makes use of for roughly 1.5 billion humans. contemporary reports express that at decrease elevations, glacial retreat is not likely to reason major adjustments in water availability over the subsequent numerous a long time, yet different elements, together with groundwater depletion and lengthening human water use, can have a better effect. larger elevation parts may well adventure altered water circulation in a few river basins if present charges of glacial retreat proceed, yet shifts within the place, depth, and variability of rain and snow as a result of weather swap will most probably have a better impression on local water supplies.

Himalayan Glaciers: weather switch, Water assets, and Water Security makes techniques and units directions for the way forward for weather switch and water safety within the Himalayan sector. This document emphasizes that social adjustments, comparable to altering styles of water use and water administration judgements, tend to have at the very least as a lot of an impression on water call for as environmental elements do on water offer. Water shortage will most probably have an effect on the agricultural and concrete negative so much seriously, as those teams have the least capability to maneuver to new destinations as wanted. it really is estimated that the quarter turns into more and more urbanized as towns extend to take in migrants looking for fiscal possibilities. As residing criteria and populations upward push, water use will most probably increase-for instance, as extra humans have diets wealthy in meat, extra water should be wanted for agricultural use. the results of destiny weather swap may possibly additional exacerbate water stress.

Himalayan Glaciers: weather swap, Water assets, and Water Security explains that alterations within the availability of water assets may possibly play an expanding function in political tensions, particularly if current water administration associations don't higher account for the social, fiscal, and ecological complexities of the quarter. To successfully reply to the consequences of weather switch, water administration platforms might want to have in mind the social, financial, and ecological complexities of the sector. this suggests it is vital to extend learn and tracking courses to collect extra distinct, constant, and exact information on demographics, water offer, call for, and scarcity.

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Download E-books Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security PDF

This new instruction manual offers an summary of state-of-the-art learn within the turning out to be box of worldwide well-being safeguard.

Over the previous decade, the learn of world healthiness and its interconnection with safeguard has develop into a admired and quickly starting to be box of analysis. Ongoing debates query even if wellbeing and fitness and protection could be associated; which (if any) healthiness concerns might be taken care of as safeguard threats; what might be performed to deal with well-being safeguard threats; and the confident and adverse effects of ‘securitizing’ future health. In educational and coverage phrases, the healthiness safeguard box is a well timed and dynamic one and this instruction manual stands out as the first paintings comprehensively to handle this time table.

Bringing jointly the top specialists and commentators on health and wellbeing safeguard matters from the world over, the quantity includes unique and state of the art essays addressing the most important matters within the box and in addition highlighting at the moment ignored avenues for destiny study. The publication intends to supply an obtainable but subtle creation to the foremost themes and debates and is organised into 4 key parts:

  • Health Securities: the elemental conceptual matters, ancient hyperlinks among healthiness and safety and many of the methods of conceptualising healthiness as a safety issue
  • Threats: these wellbeing and fitness matters which were most often mentioned in safeguard terms
  • Responses: the wide variety of latest security-driven responses to well-being threats
  • Controversies: the securitization of well-being, its impression on rights and justice and the aptitude distortion of the worldwide future health agenda

This publication should be of significant curiosity to scholars of world wellbeing and fitness defense, public health and wellbeing, severe safety reviews, and diplomacy in general.

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Download E-books An Assessment of Non-Lethal Weapons Science and Technology PDF

Non-lethal guns (NLWs) are designed to reduce fatalities and different undesired collateral harm while used. occasions of the previous couple of years together with the assault at the USS Cole have raised principles in regards to the function NLWs can play in bettering help to naval forces. specifically to what volume and in what components should still division of the army (DoN) -sponsored technological know-how and know-how (S&T) supply a learn base for constructing NLW functions? to help with this question and to guage the present NLWs application, the Joint Non-Lethal guns Directorate (JNLWD) and the workplace of Naval examine (ONR) asked the nationwide study Council practice an overview of NLWs technological know-how and expertise. The file offers the result of that review. It discusses promising NLW S&T components, improvement accomplishments and issues approximately NLW, and sequence of options approximately destiny NLW improvement and application.

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Download E-books The Inclusive Society?: Social Exclusion and New Labour PDF

The assumption of social exclusion is a part of the hot political language. while Labour got here into govt in 1997, it introduced the Social Exclusion Unit to pursue this crucial subject matter. yet what precisely does social inclusion suggest? This revised and up to date version of The Inclusive Society? identifies 3 competing meanings of the time period in modern British Politics, emphasising poverty, employment and morality. Ruth Levitas argues that there was a shift clear of realizing social exclusion as essentially an issue of poverty, in the direction of questions of social integration via paid paintings and ethical rules.

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Download E-books Developing Senior Navy Leaders: Requirements for Flag Officer Expertise Today and in the Future PDF

May U.S. military officials be greater ready to develop into flag officials? This research examines the types of craftsmanship required for profitable functionality in military flag billets, and no matter if contemporary swimming pools of officials own this event. The authors additionally research army developments during the last decade to spot the categories of craftsmanship more likely to turn into extra vital for military leaders sooner or later.

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Download E-books Beyond Armed Resistance: Ethnonational Politics in Burma (Myanmar) (Policy Studies (East-West Center Washington)) PDF

By Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung

This paper sheds gentle at the actions of non-armed contributors of ethnic minorities in Burma, insufficiently studied actors within the traditional examine of ethnic politics in Burma that has lengthy been ruled by means of a spotlight on ethnonational armed resistance teams and ceasefire teams. concentrating on the Kachin, Karen, Mon, and Shan ethnic teams, the examine describes 9 significant fiscal, political, and geographical different types of civilian adventure, through 4 contributions that non-armed individuals of ethnic minority teams could make to the political procedure: (1) assisting the established order, (2) reworking or undermining the established order, (3) selling collective identification and tradition and addressing humanitarian wishes, and (4) supporting to mediate ceasefire agreements. The research demonstrates the necessity to concentrate on the entire variety of nonviolent political activities that exist between ethnic minority populations and argues that coverage responses needs to glance past the function of armed teams and develop into extra delicate to the wishes of the varied contributors of ethnic groups.

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