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Anarchist Cybernetics - Control and Communication in Radical Politics (Hardcover): Thomas Swann Anarchist Cybernetics - Control and Communication in Radical Politics (Hardcover)
Thomas Swann
R2,102 Discovery Miles 21 020 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

From Occupy, to the Indignados and the Arab Spring, the uprisings that marked the last decade ignited a re-emergence of participatory democracy as a political ideal within organizations. This pioneering book introduces cybernetic thinking to politics and organizational studies to explore the continuing development of this radical idea. With a focus on communication and how alternative social media platforms present new challenges and opportunities for radical organising, it sheds new light on the concepts of self-organization, consensus decision making, individual autonomy and collective identity. Revolutionising the way in which anarchist activists and theorists think about organizations, this unprecedented investigation makes a major contribution to the larger discussion of direct democracy.

Quest for Political Power - Communist Subversion and Militancy in Singapore (Paperback): Bilveer Singh Quest for Political Power - Communist Subversion and Militancy in Singapore (Paperback)
Bilveer Singh
R526 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The history of communism in Malaya (including Singapore) almost coincided with the rise and fall of communism worldwide, best epitomized in Europe by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Operating through the Malayan Communist Party, communism posed an existential threat to Malaya. While the communist threat in peninsular Malaya was manifested dramatically in armed struggle with guerrillas in the jungle, in Singapore it was primarily in the form of united front subversive activities, interspersed with episodes of violence and assassinations. This new book examines the MCP's quest for political power in Singapore in the midst of a raging Cold War between communism and the free world, with particular focus on events in the 1950s and 1960s. From its close collaboration with the two leading communist great powers (USSR and China) to its united front strategy of infiltrating student, trade union and political organizations, the MCP's activities are related here in a clear and engaging manner.

The Fifth Risk - Undoing Democracy (Hardcover): Michael Lewis The Fifth Risk - Undoing Democracy (Hardcover)
Michael Lewis
R382 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R73 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

What are the consequences if the people given control over a government have no idea how it works?

“The election happened,” remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. “And then there was radio silence.” Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them.

Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. Commerce may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do.

Lewis finds the linchpins of the system―those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. And he asks them what keeps them up at night.

The Unquiet Frontier - Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power (Paperback, Revised edition): Jakub J... The Unquiet Frontier - Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power (Paperback, Revised edition)
Jakub J Grygiel, A. Wess Mitchell; Preface by Jakub J Grygiel, A. Wess Mitchell
R536 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R104 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

From the Baltic to the South China Sea, newly assertive authoritarian states sense an opportunity to resurrect old empires or build new ones at America's expense. Hoping that U.S. decline is real, nations such as Russia, Iran, and China are testing Washington's resolve by targeting vulnerable allies at the frontiers of American power. The Unquiet Frontier explains why the United States needs a new grand strategy that uses strong frontier alliance networks to raise the costs of military aggression in the new century. Jakub Grygiel and Wess Mitchell describe the aggressive methods rival nations are using to test U.S. power in strategically critical regions throughout the world. They show how rising and revisionist powers are putting pressure on our frontier allies--countries like Poland, Israel, and Taiwan--to gauge our leaders' commitment to upholding the U.S.-led global order. To cope with these dangerous dynamics, nervous U.S. allies are diversifying their national-security "menu cards" by beefing up their militaries or even aligning with their aggressors. Grygiel and Mitchell reveal how numerous would-be great powers use an arsenal of asymmetric techniques to probe and sift American strength across several regions simultaneously, and how rivals and allies alike are learning from America's management of increasingly interlinked global crises to hone effective strategies of their own. The Unquiet Frontier demonstrates why the United States must strengthen the international order that has provided greater benefits to the world than any in history.

Political Violence in Context - Time, Space and Milieu (Hardcover): Lorenzo Bosi, Niall O Dochartaigh, Daniela Pisoiu Political Violence in Context - Time, Space and Milieu (Hardcover)
Lorenzo Bosi, Niall O Dochartaigh, Daniela Pisoiu
R1,905 Discovery Miles 19 050 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

While much of the work in this field focuses on individual psychology or radical ideology, Bosi, O Dochartaigh, Pisoiu and others take a fresh, innovative look at the importance of context in generating mobilisation and shaping patterns of violence. The cases dealt with range widely across space and time, from Asia, Africa and Europe to the Americas, and from the Irish rebellion of 1916 through the Marxist insurgency of Sendero Luminoso to the `Invisible Commando' of Cote d'Ivoire. They encompass a wide range of types of violence, from separatist guerrillas through Marxist insurgents and Islamist militants to nationalist insurrectionists and the distinctive forms of urban violence that have emerged at the boundary between crime and politics. Chapters offer new theoretical perspectives on the decisive importance of the spatial and temporal contexts, and supportive milieux, in which parties to conflict are embedded, and from which they draw strength.

Self Defense For Radicals - A to Z Guide for Subversive Struggle (Paperback): Mickey Z. Self Defense For Radicals - A to Z Guide for Subversive Struggle (Paperback)
Mickey Z.
R129 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R14 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Radicals, feminists, environmentalists. Activists for animal rights, human rights, civil rights. There are plenty of rebels and dissidents putting their asses on the line. Conversely, there's never been a shortage of reactionaries seeking to repress such vision and passion. Learning how to fight and/or defend yourself is not the same as promoting belligerent, anti-social behavior. While talk of non-violence is understandable and the struggle for peace has never been more essential, let's face it: The odds are that sooner or later you're going to end up in a confrontation that may escalate into physical violence. So, why not be prepared? Self-Defense for Radicals will get you off and running in the right direction. From eye gouges to groin punches--you'll find a powerful collection of tactics with which we can fight back. Interspersed with words of wisdom and guidance from Emma Goldman, Bruce Lee, Angela Davis, and even Patrick Swayze, this pocket-sized pamphlet will inspire readers to not only speak truth to power but also deliver a sharp elbow to power's jutting jaw.

Contesting Authoritarianism - Labor Challenges to the State in Egypt (Paperback): Dina Bishara Contesting Authoritarianism - Labor Challenges to the State in Egypt (Paperback)
Dina Bishara
R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Successive authoritarian regimes have maintained tight control over organized labor in Egypt since the 1950s. And yet in 2009, a group of civil servants decided to exit the state-controlled Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF), thereby setting a precedent for other groups and threatening the ETUF's monopoly. Dina Bishara examines this relationship between labour organizations and the state to shed light on how political change occurs within an authoritarian government, and to show how ordinary Egyptians perceive the government's rule. In particular, Bishara highlights the agency of dissident unionists in challenging the state even when trade union leaders remain loyal. She reveals that militant sectors are more vulnerable to greater scrutiny and repression and that financial benefits tied to membership in state-backed unions can provide significant disincentives against the exit option. Moving beyond conventional accounts of top-down control, this book explores when and how institutions designed for political control become contested from below.

NAMA Land - The Inside Story of Ireland's Property Sell-Off and the Creation of a New Elite (Paperback): Frank Connolly NAMA Land - The Inside Story of Ireland's Property Sell-Off and the Creation of a New Elite (Paperback)
Frank Connolly
R403 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) was created in 2009 to contain the spiralling fallout from Ireland's property and banking collapse. Its job was to get the maximum return from the sale of assets for the Irish people and help pay down the state's massive debts. Riven with secrecy and scandal in recent years, however, NAMA has consistently fought off accusations of corruption, insider dealing and conflicts of interest Here, and for the first time, bestselling investigative journalist, Frank Connolly, details how mismanagement has handed valuable assets belonging to the Irish people to a small coterie of international venture capitalists and created a vibrant trade in state secrets. Based on exclusive interviews with a wide range of interested parties, NAMA-land is the shocking story of how the sale of public assets conspired to disinherit the Irish people and enrich a new local elite.

The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 2 - Understanding Social and Cultural Complexity (Paperback): Alena Ledeneva The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 2 - Understanding Social and Cultural Complexity (Paperback)
Alena Ledeneva
R813 Discovery Miles 8 130 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
North Korea's Hidden Revolution - How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society (Hardcover): Jieun Baek North Korea's Hidden Revolution - How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society (Hardcover)
Jieun Baek
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The story of North Korea's information underground and how it inspires people to seek better lives beyond their country's borders One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. Yet it is far from being an impenetrable black box. Media flows covertly into the country, and fault lines are appearing in the government's sealed informational borders. Drawing on deeply personal interviews with North Korean defectors from all walks of life, ranging from propaganda artists to diplomats, Jieun Baek tells the story of North Korea's information underground-the network of citizens who take extraordinary risks by circulating illicit content such as foreign films, television shows, soap operas, books, and encyclopedias. By fostering an awareness of life outside North Korea and enhancing cultural knowledge, the materials these citizens disseminate are affecting the social and political consciousness of a people, as well as their everyday lives.

The Life Cycles of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency - 1970 - 2035 (Paperback):... The Life Cycles of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency - 1970 - 2035 (Paperback)
James K Conant, Peter J. Balint
R829 Discovery Miles 8 290 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

During the middle and late 1960s, public concern about the environment grew rapidly, as did Congressional interest in addressing environmental problems. Then, in 1970, a dramatic series of bipartisan actions were taken to expand the national government's efforts to control the volume and types of substances that pollute the air, water, and land. In that year, President Richard Nixon signed into law the National Environmental Policy Act, which established for the first time a national policy on the environment and created the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Additionally, President Nixon created, with Congressional support, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and he signed into law the Clean Air Act of 1970, which had overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress. The strong bipartisan consensus on the need to protect environmental and human health began to erode, however, during the middle and late 1970s as other domestic and foreign policy problems rose to the top of the public and legislative agendas. Ronald Reagan's election to the Presidency in 1980 marked a dramatic shift in both environmental policymaking and administration. Over the thirty years that followed Reagan's election, environmental politics and administration became increasingly polarized. In this book, James K. Conant and Peter J. Balint examine the trajectory of environmental policy and administration in the United States by looking at the development of the CEQ and EPA. They look at changes in budgetary and staffing resources over time as well as the role of quality of leadership as key indicators of capacity and vitality. As well, they make correlations between the agencies' fortunes and various social, political, and economic variables. Conant and Balint cautiously predict that both agencies are likely to survive over the next twenty years, but that they will both experience continuing volatility as their life histories unfold.

The Traitors - A True Story of Blood, Betrayal and Deceit (Paperback): Josh Ireland The Traitors - A True Story of Blood, Betrayal and Deceit (Paperback)
Josh Ireland 1
R291 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

'An epic tale of love, dishonour, bravery, cowardice, betrayal and high-treason. Beautifully written. A stunning debut' Damien Lewis Playboy. Fascist. Strongman. Thief. Traitors. John Amery is a drunk and a fanatic, an exiled playboy whose frail body is riven by contradictions. Harold Cole is a cynical, murderous conman who desperately wants to be seen as an officer and a gentleman. Eric Pleasants is an iron-willed former wrestler; he is also a pacifist, and will not be forced into fighting other men's battles. William Joyce can weave spells when he talks, but his true gifts are for rage and hate. By the end of the Second World War, they will all have betrayed their country. The Traitors is the story of how they came to do so. Drawing on declassified MI5 files, it is a book about chaotic lives in turbulent times; idealism twisted out of shape; of torn consciences and abandoned loyalties; and the tragic consequences that treachery brings in its wake.

Becoming the Tupamaros - Solidarity and Transnational Revolutionaries in Uruguay and the United States (Hardcover): Lindsey... Becoming the Tupamaros - Solidarity and Transnational Revolutionaries in Uruguay and the United States (Hardcover)
Lindsey Churchill
R1,962 Discovery Miles 19 620 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

In "Becoming the Tupamaros," Lindsey Churchill explores an alternative narrative of US-Latin American relations by challenging long-held assumptions about the nature of revolutionary movements like the Uruguayan Tupamaros group. A violent and innovative organization, the Tupamaros demonstrated that Latin American guerrilla groups during the Cold War did more than take sides in a battle of Soviet and US ideologies. Rather, they digested information and techniques without discrimination, creating a homegrown and unique form of revolution.


Churchill examines the relationship between state repression and revolutionary resistance, the transnational connections between the Uruguayan Tupamaro revolutionaries and leftist groups in the US, and issues of gender and sexuality within these movements. Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver, for example, became symbols of resistance in both the United States and Uruguay. and while much of the Uruguayan left and many other revolutionary groups in Latin America focused on motherhood as inspiring women's politics, the Tupamaros disdained traditional constructions of femininity for female combatants. Ultimately, "Becoming the Tupamaros" revises our understanding of what makes a Movement truly revolutionary.

Making Sense of Anarchism - Errico Malatesta's Experiments with Revolution, 1889-1900 (Hardcover): Davide Turcato Making Sense of Anarchism - Errico Malatesta's Experiments with Revolution, 1889-1900 (Hardcover)
Davide Turcato
R2,276 Discovery Miles 22 760 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Can we make sense of anarchism or is that an oxymoron? Guided by the principle that someone else's rationality is not an empirical finding but a methodological presumption, this book addresses that question as it investigates the ideas and action of one of the most prominent and underrated anarchists of all times: the Italian, Errico Malatesta.

Territories of Citizenship (Hardcover): L. Beckman, E. Erman Territories of Citizenship (Hardcover)
L. Beckman, E. Erman
R2,257 Discovery Miles 22 570 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This is a comprehensive exploration of theories of citizenship and inclusiveness in an age of globalization. The authors analyze democracy and the political community in a transnational context, using new critical, conceptual and normative perspectives on the borders, territories and political agents of the state.

East Timor - The Price of Liberty (Hardcover): D. Kingsbury East Timor - The Price of Liberty (Hardcover)
D. Kingsbury
R2,273 Discovery Miles 22 730 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book is based on extensive research and regular visits to East Timor since 1995. It considers the trials that the people of East Timor have undergone in their long struggle for independence, and issues that have arisen out of independence. This account places East Timor within the context of other post-colonial states, noting the problems that most of them have faced in coming to grips with their new-found freedoms, and how they have managed, or mismanaged, such freedoms. It also traces the themes and issues within the independence movement, noting how these have contributed to post-independence outcomes, in particular the political tensions that almost saw East Timor collapse as a viable state in 2006. The books concludes with an assessment of the 2007 elections which, despite some post-election violence, saw the consolidation of democratic processes in East Timor, and which marked it as having a brighter future in this one critical respect.

Jihadists of North Africa and the Sahel - Local Politics and Rebel Groups (Hardcover): Alexander Thurston Jihadists of North Africa and the Sahel - Local Politics and Rebel Groups (Hardcover)
Alexander Thurston
R1,779 Discovery Miles 17 790 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Jihadist movements have claimed that they are merely vehicles for the application of God's word, distancing themselves from politics, which they call dirty and manmade. Yet on closer examination, jihadist movements are immersed in politics, negotiating political relationships not just with the forces surrounding them, but also within their own ranks. Drawing on case studies from North Africa and the Sahel - including Algeria, Libya, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania - this study examines jihadist movements from the inside, uncovering their activities and internal struggles over the past three decades. Highlighting the calculations that jihadist field commanders and clerics make, Alexander Thurston shows how leaders improvise, both politically and religiously, as they adjust to fast-moving conflicts. Featuring critical analysis of Arabic-language jihadist statements, this book offers unique insights into the inner workings of jihadist organisations and sheds new light on the phenomenon of mass-based jihadist movements and proto-states.

Popular Spanish Film Under Franco - Comedy and the Weakening of the State (Hardcover, 2006 ed.): S. Marsh Popular Spanish Film Under Franco - Comedy and the Weakening of the State (Hardcover, 2006 ed.)
S. Marsh
R2,256 Discovery Miles 22 560 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Popular Spanish Film Under Franco is the first book of its kind to analyze cinematic comedy during the initial two decades of Francisco Franco's dictatorship. Focusing on the intersection between popular culture and political populism, it breaks new theoretical ground in re-evaluating the policies of the regime and the tactics employed by those who sought to undermine it. Its cultural studies approach - combining Gramsci, de Certeau and Bakhtin - interrogates the ambiguous nature of subversion and challenges common assumptions concerning post-war Spanish film.

Jihadists of North Africa and the Sahel - Local Politics and Rebel Groups (Paperback): Alexander Thurston Jihadists of North Africa and the Sahel - Local Politics and Rebel Groups (Paperback)
Alexander Thurston
R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Jihadist movements have claimed that they are merely vehicles for the application of God's word, distancing themselves from politics, which they call dirty and manmade. Yet on closer examination, jihadist movements are immersed in politics, negotiating political relationships not just with the forces surrounding them, but also within their own ranks. Drawing on case studies from North Africa and the Sahel - including Algeria, Libya, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania - this study examines jihadist movements from the inside, uncovering their activities and internal struggles over the past three decades. Highlighting the calculations that jihadist field commanders and clerics make, Alexander Thurston shows how leaders improvise, both politically and religiously, as they adjust to fast-moving conflicts. Featuring critical analysis of Arabic-language jihadist statements, this book offers unique insights into the inner workings of jihadist organisations and sheds new light on the phenomenon of mass-based jihadist movements and proto-states.

Pathways that Changed Myanmar (Paperback): Matthew Mullen Pathways that Changed Myanmar (Paperback)
Matthew Mullen
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In the midst of the political upheavals that engulfed Myanmar from 2010 to 2011, international attention was fixed upon the military regime and its dissident opponents. But away from the cameras, a very different set of struggles were unfolding across the country. These struggles were manifested not as violent clashes, but as everyday interactions involving taxi drivers, community organizers, farmers, heads of domestic NGOs, and many more. A product of five years' research, during which the author conducted over five hundred ethnographic interviews across the country, Pathways that Changed Myanmar provides a voice for those ordinary Burmese whose trials and aspirations went unheard and unnoticed during this pivotal moment in the nation's history.

Digital Jihad - Palestinian Resistance in the Digital Era (Paperback): Erik Skare Digital Jihad - Palestinian Resistance in the Digital Era (Paperback)
Erik Skare
R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A new and innovative form of dissent has emerged in response to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Dubbed "electronic jihad", this approach has seen organized groups of Palestinian hackers make international headlines by breaching the security of such sites as the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, AVG, Avira, Whatsapp, and BitDefender. Though initially confined to small clandestine groups, "hacktivism" is now increasingly being adopted by militant Palestinian parties, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who have gone so far as to incorporate hackers into their armed brigades. Digital Jihad is the first book to explore this rapidly evolving and still little understood aspect of the Palestinian resistance movement. Drawing on extensive interviews with hackers and other activists, it provides a unique and fascinating new perspective on the Palestinian struggle.

The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (Paperback): Richard Ingrams The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (Paperback)
Richard Ingrams 2
R292 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R29 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A remarkably perceptive and vivid life of one of England's greatest radicals. The early years of the 19th-century were ones of misery and oppression. The common people were forced into conditions of extreme poverty by enclosures and the Agricultural Revolution, and the long Tory administration of Lord Liverpool saw its task as keeping law and order at all costs. The cause of reform was a dangerous one, as William Cobbett was to find. Cobbett is best known for his 'Rural Rides', a classic account of early-19th-century Britain which has never been out of print. But he was a much greater figure than that implies, being the foremost satirist and proponent of reform of the time. He had a taste for provoking the deceit and vanity of the supposedly good and great, and had an abiding hatred of the establishment, or 'The Thing', as he christened it. In the pages of his 'Political Register' he lambasted corruption and excoriated hypocrisy, and was forever in fear of prosecution for libel, for which he was sent to Newgate prison for two years, which was the cause of his bankruptcy and forced him to flee to America. For all that the establishment loathed and feared him, the people loved him, and he was greeted by adoring crowds wherever he went. He was a hero of his time, and Richard Ingram's admirable biography is both judicious, moving, sometimes funny and always utterly engaging.

Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture - Politics, Language and Resistance (Hardcover): Jacob Hoigilt Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture - Politics, Language and Resistance (Hardcover)
Jacob Hoigilt
R3,125 Discovery Miles 31 250 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Comic books for adults have become one of the most novel and colourful forms of cultural expression in the Arab world today. During the last ten years, young Arabs have crafted stories explaining issues such as authoritarianism, resistance, war, sex, gender relations and youth culture. These are distributed through informal channels as well as independent bookstores and websites. Events like the annual Cairocomix festival in Egypt and the Mahmoud Kahil Award in Lebanon evidence the importance of this cultural phenomenon. Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture focuses on the production of these comics in Egypt and Lebanon, countries at the forefront of the development of the genre for adults. Jacob Hoigilt guides the reader through the emergence of independent comics, explores their social and political critique, and analyses their visual and verbal rhetoric. Analysing more than 50 illustrations, included here, he shows that Arab comics are revealing of the changing attitudes towards politics, social relations and even language. While political analysts often paint a bleak picture of the Arab world after 2011, this book suggests that art and storytelling continue to nourish a spirit of liberty and freedom despite political setbacks. Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture provides a fresh and original insight into the politics of the Middle East and cultural expression in the Arab World.

The Politics of Weapons Inspections - Assessing WMD Monitoring and Verification Regimes (Paperback): Nathan E. Busch, Joseph F.... The Politics of Weapons Inspections - Assessing WMD Monitoring and Verification Regimes (Paperback)
Nathan E. Busch, Joseph F. Pilat
R663 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R88 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Given recent controversies over suspected WMD programs in proliferating countries, there is an increasingly urgent need for effective monitoring and verification regimes-the international mechanisms, including on-site inspections, intended in part to clarify the status of WMD programs in suspected proliferators. Yet the strengths and limitations of these nonproliferation and arms control mechanisms remain unclear. How should these regimes best be implemented? What are the technological, political, and other limitations to these tools? What technologies and other innovations should be utilized to make these regimes most effective? How should recent developments, such as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal or Syria's declared renunciation and actual use of its chemical weapons, influence their architecture? The Politics of Weapons Inspections examines the successes, failures, and lessons that can be learned from WMD monitoring and verification regimes in order to help determine how best to maintain and strengthen these regimes in the future. In addition to examining these regimes' technological, political, and legal contexts, Nathan E. Busch and Joseph F. Pilat reevaluate the track record of monitoring and verification in the historical cases of South Africa, Libya, and Iraq; assess the prospects of using these mechanisms in verifying arms control and disarmament; and apply the lessons learned from these cases to contemporary controversies over suspected or confirmed programs in North Korea, Iran, and Syria. Finally, they provide a forward-looking set of policy recommendations for the future.

The Politics of Weapons Inspections - Assessing WMD Monitoring and Verification Regimes (Hardcover): Nathan E. Busch, Joseph F.... The Politics of Weapons Inspections - Assessing WMD Monitoring and Verification Regimes (Hardcover)
Nathan E. Busch, Joseph F. Pilat
R2,097 R1,398 Discovery Miles 13 980 Save R699 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Given recent controversies over suspected WMD programs in proliferating countries, there is an increasingly urgent need for effective monitoring and verification regimes-the international mechanisms, including on-site inspections, intended in part to clarify the status of WMD programs in suspected proliferators. Yet the strengths and limitations of these nonproliferation and arms control mechanisms remain unclear. How should these regimes best be implemented? What are the technological, political, and other limitations to these tools? What technologies and other innovations should be utilized to make these regimes most effective? How should recent developments, such as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal or Syria's declared renunciation and actual use of its chemical weapons, influence their architecture? The Politics of Weapons Inspections examines the successes, failures, and lessons that can be learned from WMD monitoring and verification regimes in order to help determine how best to maintain and strengthen these regimes in the future. In addition to examining these regimes' technological, political, and legal contexts, Nathan E. Busch and Joseph F. Pilat reevaluate the track record of monitoring and verification in the historical cases of South Africa, Libya, and Iraq; assess the prospects of using these mechanisms in verifying arms control and disarmament; and apply the lessons learned from these cases to contemporary controversies over suspected or confirmed programs in North Korea, Iran, and Syria. Finally, they provide a forward-looking set of policy recommendations for the future.

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