Political Sociology, Power and Participation in the Modern World

Political science, Political science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467245720

Category: Education

Page: 74

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Political Sociology, Power and Participation in the Modern World. In this book, you will learn topics such as On States and Societies: Max Weber and the Neo-Weberians, On Civil Society and Politics: Emile Durkheim and Alexis de Tocqueville, On the Politics, Law, and Morality of Markets: Karl Polanyi, and Basic Forms of Political Authority plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Companion to World War II

Author: Thomas W. Zeiler,Daniel M. DuBois

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325052

Category: History

Page: 1064

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A Companion to World War II brings together a series offresh academic perspectives on World War II, exploring the manycultural, social, and political contexts of the war. Essay topicsrange from American anti-Semitism to the experiences ofFrench-African soldiers, providing nearly 60 new contributions tothe genre arranged across two comprehensive volumes. A collection of original historiographic essays that includecutting-edge research Analyzes the roles of neutral nations during the war Examines the war from the bottom up through the experiences ofdifferent social classes Covers the causes, key battles, and consequences of thewar

The Sea Power of the State

Author: S.G. Gorshkov

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483285464

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Admiral Gorshkov has transformed the Soviet fleet into a world sea power for the first time in Russian history. He is Russia's most brilliant naval strategist of all time. He has created the modern Soviet navy. His book examines the main components of sea power among which attention is focused on the naval fleet of the present day, capable of conducting operations and solving strategic tasks in different regions of the world's oceans, together with other branches of the armed forces and independently

The Great Ships

British Battleships in World War II

Author: Peter C. Smith

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811749355

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 9455


Authoritative study of the battleship in World War II. Stirring episodes of naval combat. Covers the famous chase after the Bismarck, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the coastal bombardments on D-Day, and other actions.

The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy Between the Wars

Author: Christopher M. Bell

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804739788

Category: History

Page: 232

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This is the first study to show how the Royal Navy's ideas about the meaning and application of seapower shaped its policies in the interwar period. It challenges the accepted view that the shortcomings of Britain's naval leaders resulted in poor strategic planning and an inability to meet the challenges of World War II.

War in the Modern World since 1815

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136402330

Category: History

Page: 288

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Conflict is central to human history. It is often the cause, course and consequence of social, cultural and political change. Military history therefore has to be more than a technical analysis of armed conflict. War in the Modern World since 1815 addresses war as a cultural phenomenon, discusses its meaning in different socities and explores the various contexts of military action.

Sacred Places Around the World

108 Destinations

Author: Brad Olsen

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN: 1888729104

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 1691


World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions. This replaces 1888729023.

War In The Early Modern World

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135361568

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5578


A collection of essays charting the developments in military practice and warfare across the world in the early modern and modern periods.

Navies in Modern World History

Author: Lawrence Sondhaus

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861892027

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8684


Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery

Author: Palmira Johnson Brummett

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791417010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 5413


This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts of claims to universal sovereignty, Levantine power politics, and the struggle for control of the oriental trade. Challenging the notion that the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire was merely a reactive economic entity driven by the impulse to territorial conquest, Brummett portrays it as inheritor of Euro-Asian trading networks and participant in the contest for commercial hegemony from Genoa and Venice to the Indian Ocean. Brummett shows that the development of seapower was crucial to this endeavor, enabling the Ottomans to subordinate both Venice and the Mamluk kingdom to dependency relationships and providing the Ottoman ruling class access to commercial investment and wealth.

Churchill and Sea Power

Author: Christopher M. Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199678502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 2493


The first major study of Winston Churchill's record as a naval strategist - and his impact as the most prominent guardian of Britain's sea power in the modern era.

The Power of Knowledge

How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030019854X

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 6819


Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West’s ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world.


A Guide for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Geoffrey Till

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134018592

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 3570


This revised, updated and expanded new edition of Geoffrey Till's acclaimed textbook provides an invaluable guide for anyone interested in the changing and crucial role of seapower in the twenty-first century.

Air and Sea Power in World War I

Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy

Author: Maryam Philpott

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780761511

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 9169


"The Great War tore the fabric of Europe apart, killing over 35 million men and challenging the notion of heroism in war. Air and Sea Power in World War I focuses on the experience of World War I from the perspective of British pilots and sailors themselves, to demonstrate that the army-centric view of war studies has been too limited. The Royal Flying Corps, created in 1912, adapted quickly to the needs of modern warfare, driven by the enthusiasm of its men. In contrast, the lack of modernization in the Royal Navy, despite the unveiling of HMS Dreadnought in 1906, undermined Britain's dominance of the seas. By considering five key aspects of the war experience, this book analyses how motivation was created and sustained. Featuring new primary source material, including the journals of servicemen themselves, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of World War I and of Naval, Aviation and Military History."--Publisher's website.

The Cambridge History of War: Volume 4, War and the Modern World

Author: Roger Chickering,Dennis Showalter,Hans van de Ven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316175928

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Volume IV of The Cambridge History of War offers a definitive new account of war in the most destructive period in human history. Opening with the massive conflicts that erupted in the mid nineteenth century in the US, Asia and Europe, leading historians trace the global evolution of warfare through 'the age of mass', 'the age of machine' and 'the age of management'. They explore how industrialization and nationalism fostered vast armies whilst the emergence of mobile warfare and improved communications systems made possible the 'total warfare' of the two World Wars. With military conflict regionalized after 1945 they show how guerrilla and asymmetrical warfare highlighted the limits of the machine and mass as well as the importance of the media in winning 'hearts and minds'. This is a comprehensive guide to every facet of modern war from strategy and operations to its social, cultural, technological and political contexts and legacies.

America's Strategy in World Politics

The United States and the Balance of Power

Author: Nicholas John Spykman

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412817141

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

View: 763


Less than a year after the United States entered the Second World War, Nicholas Spykman wrote a book that placed the war effort in the broader context of the 1940s global balance of power. In America's Strategy in World Politics, Spykman examined world politics from a realist geopolitical perspective. The United States, he explained, was fighting for its very survival as an independent country because the conquests of Germany and Japan raised the specter of our geopolitical encirclement by hostile forces controlling the power centers of Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Spykman warned that the United States could not safely retreat to a defensive position in the Western Hemisphere. Spykman looked beyond the immediate strategic requirements of the Second World War, envisioning a postwar world in which the United States would help shape the global balance of power to meet its security needs. Even though Soviet Russia was our wartime ally, Spykman recognized that a geopolitically unbalanced Soviet Union could threaten to upset the postwar balance of power and thereby endanger U.S. security. Spykman also foresaw the rise of China in postwar Asia, and the likely need for the United States to ally itself with Japan to balance China's power. He also recognized that the Middle East would play a pivotal role in the postwar world. Spykman influenced American postwar statesmen and strategists. During the Cold War, the U.S. sought to deny the Soviet Union political control of Western Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Spykman's geopolitical vision of U.S. security, supported by a balanced Eurasian land mass, coupled with his focus on power as the governing force in international relations, makes America's Strategy in World Politics relevant to the twenty-first century.