The Changing Character of War

Author: Hew Strachan,Sibylle Scheipers
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199596735
Category: History
Page: 564
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The Changing Character of War unites scholars from the disciplines of history, politics, law, and philosophy to ask in what ways the character of war today has changed from war in the past, and how the wars of today differ from each other. It discusses who fights, why they fight, and how they fight.

Changing Character

Short-term Anxiety-regulating Psychotherapy For Restructuring Defenses, Affects, And Attachment
Author: Leigh Mccullough Vaillant
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465077922
Category: Psychology
Page: 528
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The mechanism of emotional change is central to the field of mental health. Emotional change is necessary for healing the long-standing pain of character pathology, yet is the least studied and most misunderstood area in psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Changing Character at its heart is about emotion—how to draw it out, recognize it and make it conscious, follow its lead and, equally important, use cognition to guide, control, and direct our emotional lives. This treatment manual teaches therapists time-efficient techniques for changing character and helping their patients live mindfully with themselves and others through adaptive responses to conflictual experiences.Leigh McCullough Vaillant, a nationally recognized expert on short-term dynamic psychotherapy, shows therapists how to identify and remove obstacles in one's character (ego defenses) that block emotional experience. She then illustrates how the therapist can delve into that experience and harness the tremendous adaptive power provided by emotions. The result? She shows us how to have emotions without emotions “having” their way with us. Vaillant's integrative psychodynamic model holds that the source of psychopathology is the impairment of human emotional experience and expression, which includes impairment in drives and beliefs but is seen fundamentally as the impairment of affects.In this short-term approach, psychotherapists are shown how to combine behavioral, cognitive, and relational theories to make psychodynamic treatment briefer and more effective. Vaillant illustrates how affect bridges the gap between intrapsychic and interpersonal approaches to psychotherapy. Affect, she argues, has the power to make or break relational bonds. Through the regulation of anxieties associated with affects in relation to self and others, therapists can help their patients undergo meaningful character change. A holistic focus on affects and attachment has not been adequately addressed in either traditional psychodynamic theory or cognitive theory. Clearly and masterfully, Vaillant shows therapists how to integrate the powers of cognition and emotion within a dynamic short-term therapy approach.

Heroism and the Changing Character of War

Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?
Author: S. Scheipers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137362537
Category: History
Page: 376
View: 6000
Post-heroism is often perceived as one of the main aspects of change in the character of war, a phenomenon prevalent in western societies. According to this view, demographic and cultural changes in the west have severely decreased the tolerance for casualties in war. This edited volume provides a critical examination of this idea.

The Changing Character of Work

Attitudes, Trends, Emerging Patterns for the 1980s
Author: New York Times Information Service
Publisher: N.A
Category: Industrial relations
Page: 317
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The reform of state legislatures and the changing character of representation

Author: Eugene W. Hickok,Jeffrey Leigh Sedgwick
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: Political Science
Page: 159
View: 2314
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International Law and the Changing Character of War

Author: Naval War College Press
Publisher: Military Bookshop
ISBN: 9781782662396
Category: Political Science
Page: 552
View: 6834
International Law Studies Volume 87. Raul A. "Pete" Pedrozo and Daria P. Wollschlaeger, editors. Contains a compilation of scholarly papers and remarks derived from the proceedings of a conference hosted at the Naval War College on June 22-24, 2010 entitled "International Law and the Changing Character of War." The objectives of the conference were to catalogue the extent to whichh existing international law governs these changing aspects of warfare and to assess whether these developments warrant revision of existing international law.

Global Strategic Assessment 2009: America's Security Role in a Changing World

Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160876554
Page: N.A
View: 5703

Why Nations Put to Sea

Technology and the Changing Character of Sea Power in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Kevin L. Falk
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815335276
Category: History
Page: 138
View: 7428
The driving influence of managed care and cost containment is causing home care organizations to reconceptualize their roles in the health care delivery system while stimulating massive changes in agency structure, operations, and services. Medicare-certified home health agencies, which have flourished under a per-visit, fee-for-service reimbursement model, are increasingly delivering care under managed care reimbursement models. Conducted at this pivotal point in time, the book examines the intersection of two rapidly growing health care sectors: home health and managed care.The environment surrounding the transition from traditional reimbursement to managed care is uncertain and rapidly changing. Strategies organizations are using to cope with this uncertainty and HHA administrators' perceptions of the two greatest impacts of managed care are described.Despite considerable variation in agency characteristics, more similarities than differences are found among HHAs. The research concludes that market and environment pressures within heavily HMO-penetrated communities encourage all HHAs to become similar, regardless of whether the HHAs have managed care contracts.

Harsh Lessons

Iraq, Afghanistan and the Changing Character of War
Author: Ben Barry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138466456
Page: N.A
View: 9727
The recent Afghanistan and Iraq wars were very controversial. The conflicts� casualties, intractability and the apparent failure of the US and its allies to achieve their objectives mean that many see the wars as failures. This resulted in a loss of confidence in the West of the utility of force as an instrument of state power. Both wars have been well described by journalists. There is no shortage of memoirs. But there is little discussion of how the conduct of these wars and capabilities of the forces involved changed and evolved, and of the implications of these developments for future warfare. This book gives readers a clear understanding of the military character dynamics of both wars and how these changed between 2001 and 2014. This includes the strategy, operations, tactics and technology of the forces of the US and its allies, Afghan and Iraqi government forces as well as insurgents and militias, showing how they evolved over time. Many of these developments have wider relevance to future conflicts. The book identifies those that are of potential wider application to US, NATO and other western forces, to insurgents, as well as to forces of states that might choose to confront the west militarily.

Citizenship, Nationality, and Migration in Europe

Author: David Cesarani,Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415131018
Category: Political Science
Page: 225
View: 8765
Throughout Europe longstanding ideas of what it means to be a citizen are being challenged. The sense of belonging to a nation has never been more in flux. Simultaneously, nationalistic and racist movements are gaining ground and barriers are being erected against immigration. This volume examines how concepts of citizenship have evolved in different countries and varying contexts. It explores the interconnection between ideas of the nation, modes of citizenship and the treatment of migrants. Adopting a multi-disciplinary and international approach, this collection brings together experts from several fields including political studies, history, law and sociology. By juxtaposing four European countries - Britain, France, Germany and Italy - and setting current trends against a historical background, it highlights important differences and exposes similarities in the urgent questions surrounding citizenship and the treatment of minorities in Europe today.

The McDonaldization of Society

An Investigation Into the Changing Character of Contemporary Social Life
Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780803990777
Category: Fast food restaurants
Page: 265
View: 8888
One of the most noteworthy and popular sociology books of all time, The McDonaldization of Society demonstrates the power of the sociological imagination to today's readers in a way that few books have been able to do. It is ideal for use in a wide range of undergraduate courses and will be of equal interest to anyone interested in social criticism. This book links a large number of social phenomena to McDonaldization, some which are directly affected by the principles of the fast-food restaurant and others where the effect is more indirect.

Merchants of debt

a study in the changing character of American banking and its effect on securities
Author: Walter von Tresckow,Young & Ottley, inc., New York
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 54
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