The Changing Character of War

Author: Hew Strachan,Sibylle Scheipers
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199596735
Category: History
Page: 564
View: 6835
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.

Heroism and the Changing Character of War

Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?
Author: S. Scheipers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137362537
Category: History
Page: 376
View: 2553
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 Drug Abuse

The Federal Response : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session ... November 30, 1979
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment
Publisher: N.A
Category: Drug abuse
Page: 181
View: 4907

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
View: 4327
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.

Urbanization and the Changing Character of the Arab City

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Amman (Jordan)
Page: 36
View: 8474

Changing Character and Structure of American Agriculture

An Overview : Study
Author: United States. General Accounting Office
Publisher: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: 152
View: 2981

The Changing Character of Labor Leadership

Author: Mary Blanche Fitzpatrick
Publisher: N.A
Category: Labor unions
Page: 158
View: 7346

Harsh Lessons

Iraq, Afghanistan and the Changing Character of War
Author: Ben Barry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042962672X
Category: History
Page: 164
View: 3973
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.

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: 1110
Technology and the Changing Character of Sea Power in the Twenty-first Century This book examines the impact that technological innovation has on the character and application of national power. Specifically, the book. addresses the impact of a changing rate of technological innovation on political and military capability. To this end "Sea Power" is used as a platform for a strategic examination of the impact that technological innovation plays on all existing political and military systems. Technological innovation is increasing exponentially; this condition results in a new set of political-military implications for nations. Research conclusions suggest that organizational responses to technological innovation are decisive in promoting and sustaining national power. These "organizations" may be military, governmental, industrial, or a combination of the three. Indeed, within a given nation, various organizations may be working at across-purposes with regard to the incorporation of advanced technology into,the nation's armed forces. Relative economic and military strength has never been a more fragile and waning national attribute. Since history offers examples both of ready acceptance of new technology and of organizational complacency in the face of change, the ability of national leadership to foster receptive attitudes toward technology within important government organizations will be of singular importance in the coming technological struggle.

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: 5929

High Tech, Low Pay

A Marxist Analysis of the Changing Character of the Working Class
Author: Sam Marcy,Fred Goldstein
Publisher: World View Forum Pub
ISBN: 9780895671523
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 154
View: 3456
Its theories eerily prescient of modern-day times, this treatise—first published more than 20 years ago—examines the devastating impact of the scientific and technological revolution on wages and employment in the United States and illustrates how this revolution led to unprecedented levels of exploitation in those countries that received massive U.S. corporate investment. Among its tenets is the position that the phenomenon now known as globalization would dramatically change the composition of the U.S. working class from a highly skilled and highly paid, largely white, male “aristocracy” to a composition of a far greater percentage of low-paid black, Latino, and other immigrant workers. The indictment also maintains that rather than bringing Western-style prosperity to the rest of the world, globalization would only intensify the misery in poor countries and bring new levels of unemployment and impoverishment to workers in both the U.S. and other industrialized countries. This polemic further posits that the growing demolition of vast sections of highly paid workers and their sinking to the level of the more oppressed sections spells out a new constellation of internal forces in the working class that will fundamentally alter the relationship between black and white workers.

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
View: 1081

International Law and the Changing Character of War

Author: Naval War College Press
Publisher: Military Bookshop
ISBN: 9781782662396
Category: Political Science
Page: 552
View: 9420
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.

The McDonaldization of society

an investigation into the changing character of contemporary social life
Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780803990777
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 265
View: 6627
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.