Author: Joyce A. Cascio
Author: Joyce A. Cascio
Intellectual Property in Contemporary China
Author: Andrew Mertha
Publisher: Cornell University Press
View: 6068Mertha analyzes the impact of external political pressure on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. A useful volume for anyone interested in the actual workings of the governmental bureaucracy in China, as well as for those who want to gain insights into the practical aspects of IPR enforcement.
Soldiers of Fortune, from Ancient Greece to Today#s Private Military Companies
Author: Col. Michael Lee Lanning
Publisher: Presidio Press
View: 773SOLDIERS OF $$ Privateers, contract killers, corporate warriors. Contract soldiers go by many names, but they all have one thing in common: They fight for money and plunder rather than liberty, God, or country. Now acclaimed author and war vet Michael Lee Lanning traces the compelling history of these fighting machines–from the “Sea Peoples” who fought for the pharaohs’ greater glory to today’s soldiers for hire from private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq and Afghanistan. What emerges is a fascinating account of the men who fight other people’s wars–the Greeks who built an empire for Alexander the Great, the Nubians who accompanied Hannibal across the Alps, the Irish who became the first to go global in their search for work. Soldiers of fortune have always had the power to change the course of war, and Lanning examines their pivotal roles in individual battles and in the rise and fall of empires. As the employment of contract soldiers spreads in Iraq and America’s War on Terrorism–the U.S. paid $30 billion to PMCs in 2003 alone–Mercenaries offers a valuable inside look at a system that appears embedded in our nation’s future. Includes eight pages of photographs From the Paperback edition.
Decomposing Sovereignty at Conflict's End
Author: Robin Wagner-Pacifici
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 8734Explores the ritual concessions as acts of warfare, performances of submission, demonstrations of power, and representations of shifting, unstable worlds. The author considers the limits of sovereignty at conflict's end, showing how the ways we concede loss can be as important as the ways we claim victory.
Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle
Author: William L. Fox
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Category: Social Science
View: 3749His purview ranges from casino art galleries to spectacular animal collections like those of magicians Siegfried and Roy and Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef exhibit, from the environmental and psychological impact of lavish water displays in the arid desert to the artistic ambiguities intrinsic to Las Vegas's floating world of showgirls, lapdancers, and ballet divas. This compelling, disturbing discussion of entertainment and the arts in Las Vegas shows how our insatiable modern appetite for extravagance and spectacle has diminished the power of unembellished nature and the arts to teach and inspire us, and demonstrates the way our libertarian society privileges private benefit over public good."--BOOK JACKET.
Rediscovering the American Vision
Author: John E. Schwarz
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7929In Freedom Reclaimed, John E. Schwarz examines the profound implications of the difference between the vision of American freedom that the Founders enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the free-market idea of freedom that is ascendant today. In policy discussions on employment, education, social issues, and health care, Schwarz recasts the American understanding of what freedom means and involves, revitalizing the ability of citizens to change it for the better.
The Charleston Light Dragoons in the Civil War
Author: W. Eric Emerson
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
View: 925W. Eric Emerson traces the wartime experiences of the Charleston Light Dragoons--a unique Confederate cavalry company drawn together from South Carolina's most prestigious families of planters, merchants, and politicos--and examines the military exploits of this "company of gentlemen" to find that the elite status of its membership dictated the terms of service
The Political Economy of Globalization in the Americas
Author: Robert A. Rhoads,Carlos Alberto Torres
Publisher: Stanford University Press
View: 7456This is an examination of the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets in light of the growing influence of globalization.
Author: Ron Fridell
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 3233Describes the history of environmentalism, discusses conflicts between environmentalists and politicians, and gives examples of how globalization and industry have affected the environment.
Exploring the Origins of Mexican Culture in Los Angeles, 1821-1846
Author: Michael J. González
Publisher: UNM Press
View: 7832González describes how the residents of Mexican Los Angeles adjusted to life in provincial California.