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The Best Of Times The Worst Of Times


Author : Michael Burleigh
language : en
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date : 2017-11-02

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In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century – first, the 2003 war with Iraq and its chaotic aftermath and, second, the financial crash of 2008 – have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards. And as America turns inwards and Europe is beset by austerity politics and populist nationalism, the post-war consensus looks less and less secure. But is this really the worst of times? In a forensic examination of the world we now live in, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh sets out to answer that question. Who could have imagined that China would champion globalization and lead the battle on climate change? Or that post-Soviet Russia might present a greater threat to the world’s stability than ISIS? And while we may be on the cusp of still more dramatic change, perhaps the risks will – in time – bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation. Incisive, robust and always insightful, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times is both a dazzling tour d’horizon of the world as it is today and a surprisingly optimistic vision of the world as it might become.

The Best Of Times The Worst Of Times


Author : Joshua Ho
language : en
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date : 2005-08-08

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' This authoritative book brings together in a single volume international experts renowned in their specializations to discuss issues and current trends relating to maritime security. It looks at the issue of maritime security in the Asia-Pacific through a three step approach. Firstly, it surveys both the global maritime outlook and the outlook in each of the regions of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. From these regional perspectives, trends in commercial shipping and force modernization, and issues like the weapons proliferation and maritime terrorism are discussed. After looking at the maritime environment, the specific challenges that the maritime community faces are examined. These challenges include maritime boundary and territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the force modernization of three Northeast Asian navies, and the spectre of maritime terrorism. The volume concludes by looking at some new initiatives for maritime cooperation, a survey of maritime “regime” building, and the legal and political implications of the proliferation security initiative. Contents:The Regional Maritime Environment:The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: The Global Maritime Outlook 2004 (J Boutilier)Regional Maritime Security Outlook: Northeast Asia (H Kaneda)Maritime Security Outlook for Southeast Asia (R C Banlaoi)Regional Maritime Dynamics in Southern Asia in the 21st Century (W L S Prabhakar)The Regional Maritime Challenges:Some Reflections on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes in the Asia-Pacific with a Focus on the South China Sea (P Cozens)The Modernisation of Naval Forces in the Asia-Pacific: A Focus on Three Northeast Asian Navies (D da Cunha)Terrorism in the Early 21st Century Maritime Domain (R Herbert-Burns)Maritime Terrorism. A Risk Assessment: The Australian Example (C Z Raymond)Prospects for Regional Cooperation:Legal Implications of the Proliferation Security Initiative (R Beckman)Political Implications of the Proliferation Security Initiative (S Gahlaut)New Initiatives for Maritime Cooperation (S B Weeks)Maritime “Regime” Building (S Bateman) Readership: Policy analysts, academics, and general readers with an interest in maritime security. Keywords:Maritime Security;Asia-Pacific;Commercial Shipping;Force Modernization;Weapons Proliferation;Maritime TerrorismKey Features:Includes international contributions by well-known experts in the fieldProvides the latest topical material on maritime securityReviews:“We are now standing at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific century. How to ensure the safety of the sea routes, which are the arteries for expanding prosperity of this region, is vital not only regionally but also globally. This book is highly timely and recommendable because the maritime environment and challenges we face are accurately diagnosed, and the suggestive prescriptions are shown for regional cooperation.”Shigekatsu Kondo Executive Director The National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan “This book brings together some of the most authoritative practitioners in the field of maritime and regional security to address the compelling maritime security issues facing the global community. The book is timely, authoritative and is highly recommended.”Professor Martin Tsamenyi Director Centre for Maritime Policy, University of Wollongong, Australia “With maritime security high on the agenda of policy-makers in the region and extra-regional stakeholders in Asia-Pacific security, particularly since the United States' announcement of its Regional Maritime Security Initiative in early 2004, this volume is particularly timely and useful. Though the issue of potential terrorism at sea is examined in depth, the essays collected here look at maritime security in the round, offering important insights into territorial disputes, naval modernisation and the prospects for more effective regional maritime cooperation. This book will be of interest to journalists, naval officers and government officials as well as academic researchers interested in maritime security.”Dr Tim Huxley Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security The International Institute for Strategic Studies Editor Adelphi Papers “This timely and impressive volume should increase the likelihood that it may after all be possible to realise the late Michael Leifer's vision of a stable, peaceful maritime regime in East Asia, allowing and obliging all states to manage their marine resources in accordance with the principles of international law, and without risk of tension and conflict.”Stein Tønnesson Director International Peace Research Institute Oslo “The book is a pathfinder for policy and decision makers! The authors explore various facets of the maritime domain, its strengths and vulnerabilities, and even more importantly, our successes and failures to understand and better protect it. It is a must read both for the generalists and the specialists.”Rohan Gunaratna Head International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research IDSS, Singapore “This collection of works represents an extremely important and useful contribution to the understanding of contemporary maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region. The analyses, all from well-respected scholars in the field, are well researched and written, providing unique insight into an area that has traditionally been highly opaque in nature. The book will be critical reading for any who have a keen interest in the evolving dynamic of maritime security in the post-9/11 era.”Peter Chalk Senior Analyst RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California '

Urban Catholic Education


Author : Thomas C. Hunt
language : en
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date : 2013-11-08

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"Traces the history of Catholic schooling in twelve urban areas of the United States"--Provided by publisher.

Charles Dickens


Author : Dhirubhai Patel
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2017-10-12

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Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Best Of Times The Worst Of Times


Author : Penelope Rowe
language : en
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date : 2014-06-17

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An honest and inspiring personal account of living with bi-polar disorder.

A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens


Author : Charles Dickens
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2018-03-15

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The Best Of Times The Worst Of Times


Author : John N. Kotre
language : en
Publisher: John Kotre
Release Date : 1978

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