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SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
v. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxiii, 526 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xvi, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxvi, 587 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
As part of the commemorative book series on Singapore's 50 years of nation-building, this important compendium traces the history and development of the various sectors of Singapore science in the last 50 years or so. The book covers the government agencies responsible for science funding and research policy, the academic institutions and departments who have been in the forefront of the development of the nation's scientific manpower and research, the research centres and institutes which have been breaking new ground in both basic and applied science research, science museums and education, and the academic and professional institutions which the scientific community has set up to enable Singapore scientists to serve the nation more effectively.Each article is chronicled by eminent authors who have played important roles and made significiant contributions in shaping today's achievement of science in Singapore.Professionals, academics, students and the general public will find this volume a useful reference material and an inspirational easy read.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789813140899 20170327
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xii, 367 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Foreword-- Acknowledgements-- Introduction-- Part I. From Durban to Birkbeck College: 1. Durban and Johannesburg-- 2. Cape Town-- 3. Cambridge-- 4. The first visit to Israel-- 5. Back to Cambridge-- 6. Birkbeck-1-- 7. Birkbeck-2-- Part II. Science at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology: 8. The Laboratory of Molecular Biology-- 9. Spherical virus structure-- 10. Tobacco mosaic virus-- 11. From Thon rings to modern dance-- 12. Tomography-- 13. Transfer RNA-- 14. Chromatin and nucleosomes-- 15. Zinc fingers-- Part III. Duties and Rewards: 16. Peterhouse-- 17. Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology-- 18. Presidency of the Royal Society-- 19. Ben Gurion University-- 20. Prizes-- 21. Envoi-- Appendicies: Appendix 1. Aaron's Birthplace - Zhelva, Lithuania Mark Gevisser-- Appendix 2. Diffraction-- Appendix 3. Aaron Klug's scientific publications-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107147379 20170410
The atomic structures of macromolecules provide the key to understanding how life works. Aaron Klug led the way in the development of methods for solving such structures and is one of the pioneers of structural molecular biology. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1982 for his work. Illuminating both his personal life and scientific achievements, this unique biography begins with Klug's youth in Durban and his studies at Johannesburg, Cape Town and then Trinity College, Cambridge. Holmes proceeds to explore Klug's career from his work on the structure of viruses with Rosalind Franklin at Birkbeck College, London to his time as Director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge and as President of the Royal Society. Drawing on their long-term collaboration, interviews and unique access to Klug's archives, Holmes provides a fascinating account of an innovative man and his place in the history of structural molecular biology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107147379 20170410
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
254 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Preface1 Poetic Beginnings2 Lord Byron: A Scandalous Ancestry3 Annabella: Anglo-Saxon Attitudes4 The Manor of Parallelograms5 The Art of Flying6 Love7 Silken Threads8 When Ada Met Charles9 The Thinking Machine10 Kinship11 Mad Scientist12 The Analytical Engine13 The Jacquard Loom14 A Mind with a View15 Ada's Offer to Babbage16 The Enchantress of Number17 A Horrible Death18 RedemptionAfterwordNotesAcknowledgementsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783340712 20161108
Through the infamous divorce of her parents, Ada Lovelace became the most talked-about child in Georgian Britain. This riveting biography tells the extraordinary yet little known story of her life and times-when mathematics was as fashionable as knitting among women and Ada became the world's first computer programmer. But for her era's view on gender, Ada would single-handedly have started the digital age more than two centuries ago.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783340712 20161108
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxvi, 491 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198727224 20161213
The central problem in the study of addiction is to explain why people repeatedly behave in ways they know are bad for them. For much of the previous century and until the present day, the majority of scientific and medical attempts to solve this problem were couched in terms of involuntary behavior; if people behave in ways they do not want, then this must be because the behavior is beyond their control and outside the realm of choice. An opposing tradition, which finds current support among scientists and scholars as well as members of the general public, is that so-called addictive behavior reflects an ordinary choice just like any other and that the concept of addiction is a myth. The editors and authors of this book tend to take neither view. There has been an increasing recognition in recent literature on addiction that restricting possible conceptions of it to either of these extreme positions is unhelpful and is retarding progress on understanding the nature of addiction and what could be done about it. This book contains a range of views from philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology and the law on what exactly this middle ground between free choice and no choice consists of and what its implications are for theory, practice and policy on addiction. The result amounts to a profound change in our thinking on addiction and how its devastating consequences can be ameliorated. Addiction and Choice is a thought provoking new volume for all those with an interest in this global issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198727224 20161213
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
ix, 299 pages ; 21 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The characteristics of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • The causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • The development of the child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Treatment of the child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults
  • Finding help
  • Appendix : diagnostic criteria : diagnosis of adhd in childhood and adulthood and related disorders
  • Index.
"Drawing on over forty years of clinical and research experience, Paul Wender and new coauthor David A. Tomb have created a classic, definitive model for identifying and treating children and adults who have Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults, Fifth Edition offers insights into the progression of ADHD to those at any age and describes the best treatment. Wender and Tomb stress that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder, but psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. In addition, extensive first-hand accounts from men, women, and children offer dramatic insight into what it feels like to have, and to receive medical treatment for, ADHD. Throughout, the book contains valuable information on where to seek help and what kinds of diagnostic tests exist and how reliable they are, as well as comprehensive instructions and rating scales to help parents best help their child and to help adults self-screen for the disorder. This concise and fully revised volume is a practical tool for individuals at any age, parents and teachers of children with ADHD, and clinicians."-- Provided by publisher.
"In a discussion of ADHD treatments, Wender and Tomb stress that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder. They add, however, that psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. Wender and Tomb offer practical, comprehensive instructions on how parents of an ADHD sufferer can best help their child. Now a classic work, ADHD grants parents and adults whose lives have been touched by this disorder an indispensable source of help, hope, and understanding"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Reflections on Editing Advances In Environmental Accounting & Management - Martin Freedman and Bikki Jaggi Guest Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue - Fatima De Souza Freire Hegemonies, Politics, and the Brazilian Academy In Social and Environmental Accounting: a Post-Structural Note - Barbara De Lima Voss, David Bernard Carter and Bruno Meirelles Salotti an Analysis of the Adherence to Gri for Disclosing Information on Social Action and Sustainability Concerns - Vicente Lima Crisostomo, Priscila De Azevedo Prudencio and Hyane Correia Forte Financial Performance of Stocks of Companies Participating In the Carbon Efficient Index (Ico2) - Patricia Lacerda De Carvalho and Aldo Leonardo Cunha Callado Performance of Sustainability and Negotiability Indexes In the Brazilian Stock Market - Patricia Lacerda De Carvalho and Orleans Silva Martins Do Environmental Disasters Impact on the Volume of Socio-Environmental Investment and Disclosure of Brazilian Companies? - Jose Venancio Ferreira Neto, Sonia Maria Da Silva, Gomes, Adriano Leal Bruni and Jose Maria Dias Filho Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786353764 20170522
Vol 6 of Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management aims to advance knowledge of the governance and management of corporate environmental impacts and the accounting for these, including issues related to measurement, valuation, and disclosure. It is particularly relevant for accounting practitioners, investors and other stakeholders of the financial and social consequences of corporate environmental impacts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786353764 20170522
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 274 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Gender and sexual orientation diversity within the TGNC community / Sand C. Chang, Anneliese A. Singh, and Kinton Rossman
  • Affirmative counseling with trans/gender-variant people of color / Anneliese A. Singh, Sel J. Hwahng, Sand C. Chang, and Bali White
  • TGNC-affirmative interdisciplinary collaborative care / Kelly Ducheny, Michael L. Hendricks, and Colton L. Keo-Meier
  • Ethical and legal concerns for mental health professionals / Linda F. Campbell and Gabriel Arkles
  • Affirmative care of TGNC children and adolescents / Laura Edwards-Leeper
  • Working with TGNC primary caregivers and family concerns across the lifespan / Sand C. Chang, Jessie R. Cohen, and Anneliese A. Singh
  • Aging and TGNC identities : working with older adults / lore m. dickey and Kyle L. Bower
  • Clinical supervision with TGNC clients in health service psychology / Theodore R. Burnes, Stacie Fishell Rowan, and Parrish L. Paul
  • Assessment and treatment of trauma with TGNC clients : a feminist approach / Katherine Richmond, Theodore R. Burnes, Anneliese A. Singh, and Mel Ferrara
  • Spirituality, faith, and religion : the TGNC experience / Ruben A. Hopwood and Tarynn M. Witten
  • Engaging in TGNC-affirmative research / Jae Sevelius, lore m. dickey, and Anneliese A. Singh
  • Advocacy and social justice : the next generation of counseling and psychological practice with transgender and gender-nonconforming clients / lore m. dickey, Anneliese A. Singh, Sand C. Chang, and Mich Rehrig.
Less than 30% of psychologists report familiarity with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) clients' needs. The clients, in turn, report a lack of support in their gender journeys. There is clearly a large gap in knowledge, skill, and competence in this area of practice. This clinical guide fills that gap by providing mental health practitioners with an affirmative approach that emphasises a collaborative partnership guided by client-driven goals. An expert panel of contributors teaches readers strategies for working with a diverse array of TGNC clients, including adolescents, older adults, parents, and people of colour. Client factors, including sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, and traumatic experiences, are also given special attention. Readers will learn how to address the impact of the injustices TGNC people face in everyday life, work with clients' strengths to enhance their resilience and coping skills, and advocate for their rights to obtain mental and physical health services. They will also learn how to negotiate complex issues, such as interdisciplinary care, ethical and legal obligations, and gender-affirming surgeries and medications. The chapter authors draw from evidence-based theories and APA's "Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (PDF, 462KB)" to help readers meet the latest standards of care.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433823008 20161108
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
viii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent
  • Biomedicine and African healing
  • The value of secrets: pragmatic healers and proprietary knowledge / Stacey Langwick
  • Body and sunsum: stroke in Asante / William C. Olsen
  • Spirits and pills who are against children: medico-rituals and assisted reproductive technologies in a Tuareg couple's quest for parenthood / Susan J. Rasmussen
  • Science in the moral space of health and healing paradigms in western equatorial Africa / John M. Janzen
  • Medical pluralism revisted: a memoir / Brooke Grundfest Schoepf
  • Symptoms and therapeutic pluralities
  • Wishful doing: journeying in a Nigerian medical landscape / Ulrika Trovalla
  • The individualization of illness: bewitchment and the mental in postcolonial Tanzania / Koen Stroeken
  • Ihahamuka-PTSD in postgenocidal Rwanda: culture, continuity and change in Rwandan therapeutics / Christopher C. Taylor
  • Hospital ethnography
  • Ear infections, malnutrition, and circuitous health care treatments in Zaria, Nigeria / Elisha Renne
  • Therapeutic eclecticism and cancer care in a Kenyan hospital ward / Benson A. Mulemi
  • Elusive paths, fluid care: seeking healing and protection in the Republic of Benin / Carolyn Sargent and James Leslie Kennell
  • Legitimate care, dangerous care, and childbirth in an urban African community / Claire Wendland
  • Afterword / Arthur Kleinman.
In most places on the African continent, multiple health care options exist and patients draw on a therapeutic continuum that ranges from traditional medicine and religious healing to the latest in biomedical technology. The ethnographically based essays in this volume highlight African ways of perceiving sickness, making sense of and treating suffering, and thinking about health care to reveal the range and practice of everyday medicine in Africa through historical, political, and economic contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253024916 20170410
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
viii, 232 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
  • Modernity as crisis : noise and "nerves"
  • Re-enchanting modernity : techniques of magical sound
  • Creating the sonically rational : modern interventions in everyday aurality
  • National acoustics : total listening in the Second World War.
Sound transformed British life in the "age of noise" between 1914 and 1945. The sonic maelstrom of mechanized society bred anger and anxiety and even led observers to forecast the end of civilization. The noise was, as James G. Mansell shows, modernity itself, expressed in aural form, with immense implications for the construction of the self. Tracing the ideas, feelings, and representations prompted by life in early twentieth century Britain, Mansell examines how and why sound shaped the self. He works at the crux of cultural and intellectual history, analyzing the meanings that were attached to different types of sound, who created these typologies and why, and how these meanings connected to debates about modernity. From traffic noise to air raids, everyday sounds elicited new ways of thinking about being modern. Each individual negotiated his or her own subjective meanings through hopes or fears for sound. As Mansell considers the different ways Britons heard their world, he reveals why we must take sound into account in our studies of cultural and social history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252082184 20170227
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1 Introduction 2 Evolution of agriculture development in India 3 Agricultural growth process 4 Agriculture growth and regional change 5 Regional dimensions of land and labour productivity 6 Regional convergence in agricultural productivity 7 Hierarchically nested agriculture regions of India 8 Agriculture growth models 9 Food production, consumption and insecurity 10 Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925175 20170313
Agriculture productivity, growth and regional change in post-colonial India from a spatial perspective are yet to be rigorously examined. In particular, the impacts of economic liberalisation, globalisation and deregulation are not being empirically investigated at a small-area level using advanced statistical and spatial techniques. Understanding the process of regional formation and the rapid transitioning of agricultural landscapes in the Post-Liberalisation phase is pivotal to developing and devising regional economic development strategies. This book employs advanced methods to empirically examine the key characteristics and patterns of regional change in agricultural growth and productivity. It offers insights on changes in agricultural production and practices since the colonial period through to the Post-Liberalisation phase in India. It also incorporates the key public policy debates on the progress of India's agricultural development with the aim of formulating spatially integrated strategies to reduce rapid rise in the regional convergence and to promote equitable distribution of strategic government investment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925175 20170313
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Die frühneuzeitliche Naturgeschichte und ihre Verfahrensweisen / Silke Förschler, Anne Mariss
  • Sammeln & Systematisieren
  • Zwischen grassroots-Gelehrsamkeit und Kommerz : der Naturalienhandel der Herrnhuter Südasienmission / Thomas Ruhland
  • Sammeln, Sezieren und Systematisieren : Europäische Insektenkunde um 1800 / Dominik Hünniger
  • Züricher Naturaliensammlungen : Orte, Akteure und Objekte / Simona Boscani Leoni
  • Der Zahn der Zeit : vom "gegrabenen Einhorn" oder wie der Elefant nach Deutschland kam / Silvia Flubacher
  • Kommunizieren & Transformieren
  • Kollaboration in der Botanik des 18. Jahrhunderts : die partizipative Architektur von Linnés System der Natur / Bettina Dietz
  • Verfahrensweisen der Naturgeschichte nach Linné / Stalfan Müller-Wille
  • "perfectibilite d'espèce"? Die 'Curieux' und die Vögel an der Schwelle zwischen altem und neuem Wissen / Julia Breittruck
  • Wissensproduktion und Wissenstransfer : die Debatte über eine Verbindung von Amazonas und Orinoco und ihre Akteure / Irina Pawlowsky
  • Erfinden & Präsentieren
  • Schlangenlinien : die wissenschaftliche Zeichnung zwischen Ornament und Experiment / Karin Leonhard
  • Schnittverfahren : Operationen an der Hydra (Trembley, Linné, Goethe) / Sebastian Schönbeck
  • Zur Ordnungswidrigkeit der Dinge : Linńes marginale Monstrosität(en) und das kalligrammatische Verfahren / Matthias Preuss
  • Die Logik des Schauraums : zur Präsentation von Naturalien abseits der Taxonomien / Eva Dolezel
  • Merians ästhetische Wege zur Naturgeschichte / Andre Krebber
  • Kommentar
  • Wie viel Akteur steckt im gesammelten und bewahrten Tier ? Ein Kommentar aus Sicht der Human-Animal Studies / Mieke Roscher
  • Abbildungsnachweise
  • Autorinnen.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
viii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: political roles for fish populations
  • The fishing empires of the Pacific: the Americans, the Japanese, and the Soviets
  • Islands and war
  • Manifest destiny and fishing
  • Tariffs
  • Industrialization
  • Treaties
  • Imperialism
  • Enclosure
  • Conclusions: updating the best available science.
Most current fishing practices are neither economically nor biologically sustainable. Every year, the world spends $80 billion buying fish that cost $105 billion to catch, even as heavy fishing places growing pressure on stocks that are already struggling with warmer, more acidic oceans. How have we developed an industry that is so wasteful, and why has it been so difficult to alter the trajectory toward species extinction? In this transnational, interdisciplinary history, Carmel Finley answers these questions and more as she explores how government subsidies propelled the expansion of fishing from a coastal, in-shore activity into a global industry. While nation states struggling for ocean supremacy have long used fishing as an imperial strategy, the Cold War brought a new emphasis: fishing became a means for nations to make distinct territorial claims. A network of trade policies and tariffs allowed cod from Iceland and tuna canned in Japan into the American market, destabilizing fisheries in New England and Southern California. With the subsequent establishment of tuna canneries in American Samoa and Puerto Rico, Japanese and American tuna boats moved from the Pacific into the Atlantic and Indian Oceans after bluefin. At the same time, government subsidies in nations such as Spain and the Soviet Union fueled fishery expansion on an industrial scale, with the Soviet fleet utterly depleting the stock of rosefish (or Pacific ocean perch) and other groundfish from British Columbia to California. This massive global explosion in fishing power led nations to expand their territorial limits in the 1970s, forever changing the seas. Looking across politics, economics, and biology, All the Boats on the Sea casts a wide net to reveal how the subsidy-driven expansion of fisheries in the Pacific during the Cold War led to the growth of fisheries science and the creation of international fisheries management. Nevertheless, the seas are far from calm: in a world where this technologically advanced industry has enabled nations to colonize the oceans, fish literally have no place left to hide, and the future of the seas and their fish stocks is uncertain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226443379 20170410
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
viii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The history of aluminum takes in metallurgy, engineering, global business and politics and the advance of civilization itself. The earth's most abundant metal, aluminum remained largely inaccessible until after the Industrial Revolution. A precious commodity in 1850s, it later became a strategic resource: while steel won World War I, aluminum won World War II. A generation later, it would make space travel possible and the 1972 Pioneer spacecraft would carry a message from mankind to extraterrestrial life, engraved on an aluminum plate. Today aluminum-along with oil-is the natural resource driving geopolitics, and China has taken the lead in manufacture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786499557 20170130
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
171 pages ; 22 cm.
  • L'hôtel-Dieu -- L'huile de petits chiens -- Le balafré -- La ligature des vaisseaux -- Prisonnier -- Le tournoi fatal -- Le grand tour -- La polémique -- La peste -- La Saint-Barthélemy -- Epilogue -- Bibliographie.
"Né vers 1510 et mort en 1590, Ambroise Paré a traversé la quasi-totalité de ce XVIe siècle, haut en couleur et en furie, agité par les guerres extérieures entre le royaume de France et le Saint-Empire romain germanique, comme à l'intérieur par les guerres de religion. Simple barbier ne sachant pas le latin, devenu chirurgien du roi par le seul privilège de sa compétence, il a servi dans les armées de François 1er, de son fils Henri II, puis successivement des trois fils que celui-ci avait eus de Catherine de Médicis, François II, Charles IX et Henri III et il leur a survécu. Chirurgien de guerre, il a participé aux grandes batailles et aux sièges qui ont émaillé ce siècle. Il a senti le vent du boulet, il a vécu les horreurs de la guerre, il a franchi les lignes ennemies et il a été fait prisonnier. Il a opéré des milliers de soldats et de capitaines, des grands du royaume de France et d'ailleurs, et les rois eux-mêmes. Il a survécu à une morsure de vipère, à la peste, à la jalousie et au poison, comme au massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy. Ce livre relate les épisodes les plus épiques de sa vie aventureuse dans leur contexte historique."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
223 pages ; 23 cm.
  • An end to war?
  • The nature and character of war
  • The nemesis of human affairs : the ever-changing landscape
  • Deja vu all over again
  • The American problem
  • When the lights go off : the United States and war in the twenty-first century.
Throughout the world today there are obvious trouble spots that have the potential to explode into serious conflicts at any time in the immediate or distant future. This study examines what history suggests about the future possibilities and characteristics of war and the place that thinking about conflict deserves in the formation of American strategy in coming decades. The author offers a historical perspective to show that armed conflict between organized political groups has been mankind's constant companion and that America must remain prepared to use its military power to deal with an unstable, uncertain, and fractious world. Williamson Murray shows that while there are aspects of human conflict that will not change no matter what advances in technology or computing power may occur, the character of war appears to be changing at an increasingly rapid pace with scientific advances providing new and more complex weapons, means of production, communications, and sensors, and myriad other inventions, all capable of altering the character of the battle space in unexpected fashions. He explains why the past is crucial to understanding many of the possibilities that lie in wait, as well as for any examination of the course of American strategy and military performance in the future-and warns that the moral and human results of the failure of American politicians and military leaders to recognize the implications of the past are already apparent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920043 20170410
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xvi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Forward by Ambassador Edwin G. Corr Acknowledgements Preface Part I: A Touch of Theory Chapter 1. A Practitioners Guide to Realism Part II: The Practitioners' Textbook Chapter 2. Legal Authorities Chapter 3. National Security Organizations Chapter 4. The National Security Council Process Chapter 5. Defense Planning Systems Part III: The Cases Chapter 6. Panama: National Security Policy from Below Chapter 7. "I Love it When a Plan Comes Together" Chapter 8. Adventures in Peace Enforcement: The Somalia Tragedy Chapter 9. The "Intervasion" of Haiti Chapter 10. "Some Damned Foolish Thing in the Balkans" Chapter 11. 9/11 and the Invasion of Afghanistan Chapter 12. Iraq: Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory and Victory From the Jaws of Defeat Chapter 13. The Afghanistan Surge: Obama's Finest Hour? Part IV: Some Conclusions Chapter 14. How National Security Policy Is Really Made: Lessons From the Cases Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442248373 20170612
Security policy is a key factor not only of domestic politics in the U.S., but also of foreign relations and global security. This text sets to explain the process of security policy making in the United States by looking at all the elements that shape it, from institutions and legislation to policymakers themselves and historical precedents. To understand national security policy, the book first needs to address the way national security policy makers see the world. It shows that they generally see it in realist terms where the state is a single rational actor pursuing its national interest. It then focuses on how legislative authorities enable and constrain these policy makers before looking at the organizational context in which policies are made and implemented. This means examining the legal authorities that govern how the system functions, such as the Constitution and the National Security Act of 1947, as well as the various governmental institutions whose capabilities either limit or allow execution, such as the CIA, NSA, etc. Next, the text analyzes the processes and products of national security policy making, such as reports, showing how they differ from administration to administration. Lastly, a series of case studies illustrate the challenges of implementing and developing policy. These span the post-Cold war period to the present, and include the Panama crisis, Somalia, the Balkans Haiti, the Iraq wars, and Afghanistan. By combining both the theory and process, this textbook reveals all aspects of the making of national security policy in United States from agenda setting to the successes and failures of implementation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442248373 20170612
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)