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Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...

Beyond Duty: Life on the Frontline in Iraq

by Shannon Meehan & Roger Thompson

Under the blazing Iraqi sun in the summer of 2007, Shannon Meehan, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, ordered a strike that would take the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians. He thought he was doing the right thing....

No Place for a War Baby: The Global Politics of Children born of Wartime Sexual Violence

by Donna Seto

Donna Seto investigates why children born of wartime sexual violence are rarely included in post-conflict processes of reconciliation and recovery. In considering this, Seto examines how the theories and practices...

A Short History of Nuclear Folly

by Rudolph Herzog & Jefferson Chase

In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled...

Big Red: Inside The Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine

by Douglas C. Waller

Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced:...

Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe

by Noam Chomksy & Laray Polk

“There are two problems for our species’ survival—nuclear war and environmental catastrophe, ” says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection...

Post-conflict Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Bringing State-building Back In

by Antonio Giustozzi

This book revisits post-Cold War Disarmament Disintegration and Reintegration (DDR) programmes in the light of previous experiences of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. In the history of North America...

Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict: Theoretical and Practical Issues for the 21st Century

by David W. Lovell & Igor Primoratz

Eloquently combining theory and practice, leading scholars from the fields of political science, law and philosophy have been brought together to provide an essential overview of some of the major ethical, legal...

When War Ends: Building Peace in Divided Communities

by David J. Francis

By reviewing a case study of the West African state of Sierra Leone, this collection focuses not only on understanding the root causes of conflict but also identifying and appreciating the possibilities and...

Financing Terrorism: Case Studies

by Michael Freeman

Without money, terrorists cannot function as organizations and cannot conduct attacks. Yet the questions remain, how vulnerable are terrorists to financial disruptions? Can governments put pressure on their...

Civil-Military Relations in Perspective: Strategy, Structure and Policy

by Stephen J. Cimbala

Authors contributing to this study examine a wide range of issues, including: the contrast between theory and practice in civil-military relations; the role perceptions of military professionals across generations;...

The Ashgate Research Companion to War: Origins and Prevention

by Hall Gardner & Oleg Kobtzeff

This Companion brings together 29 essays from leading theorists and historians on the origins of wars, their immediate causes and consequences and the mechanisms leading to the breakdown of peaceful relations....

Global Media Perspectives on the Crisis in Panama

by Howard M. Hensel & Nelson Michaud

Operation Just Cause was the culmination of a gradually escalating confrontation between the United States and Panama. This volume examines the various ways representative examples of the global media covered...

Fighting for Rights: From Holy Wars to Humanitarian Military Interventions

by Tal Dingott Alkopher

In the light of NATO's humanitarian war in Kosovo is it possible to understand or explain wars as an outcome of perceptions of rights? How did rights, be they divine rights in the Middle Ages, territorial rights...

Rescuing Prometheus: Four Monumental Projects that Changed Our World

by Thomas P. Hughes

"A rare insight into industrial planning on a huge scale...Excellent." --The Economist

Rescuing Prometheus is an eye-opening and marvelously informative look at some of the technological projects that helped...

The New Soldier in the Age of Asymmetric Conflict

by Dr. Rumu Sarkar

The text for the NEW SOLDIER deals with the causes, symptoms and solutions to global terrorism, particularly jihadist Islamic-based terrorism. The book is an expanded version of the essay A Fearful Symmetry:...

Day of Two Suns: U.S. Nuclear Testing and the Pacific Islanders

by Jane Dibblin

Between 1946 and 1958, the United States conducted some 66 nuclear bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. Day of Two Suns is a shocking and timely study of the story of a displaced people contaminated by nuclear...

Kantian Thinking about Military Ethics

by J. Carl Ficarrotta

Military ethics is not a field known to take inspiration from Kantian-inspired thinkers. Demonstrating how an ethicist who takes Kantian commitments seriously addresses controversial questions in the profession...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

by George Kassimeris & John Buckley

This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare. It offers a refreshing analysis of key issues in modern warfare,...

Is This a Private Fight or Can Anybody Join?: The Spread of Interstate War

by Zachary C. Shirkey

Incorporating a combination of case studies and statistical analysis to illustrate the research, this volume examines why some countries join interstate wars well after the war has begun. The book focuses on...