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Armed With Expertise

Author : Joy Rohde
ISBN : 9780801469602
Genre : History
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During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a controversial counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within military units to provide commanders with information about the cultures and grievances of local populations. Yet the controversy it inspired was not new. Decades earlier, similar national security concerns brought the Department of Defense and American social scientists together in the search for intellectual weapons that could combat the spread of communism during the Cold War. In Armed with Expertise, Joy Rohde traces the optimistic rise, anguished fall, and surprising rebirth of Cold War–era military-sponsored social research. Seeking expert knowledge that would enable the United States to contain communism, the Pentagon turned to social scientists. Beginning in the 1950s, political scientists, social psychologists, and anthropologists optimistically applied their expertise to military problems, convinced that their work would enhance democracy around the world. As Rohde shows, by the late 1960s, a growing number of scholars and activists condemned Pentagon-funded social scientists as handmaidens of a technocratic warfare state and sought to eliminate military-sponsored research from American intellectual life. But the Pentagon's social research projects had remarkable institutional momentum and intellectual flexibility. Instead of severing their ties to the military, the Pentagon’s experts relocated to a burgeoning network of private consulting agencies and for-profit research offices. Now shielded from public scrutiny, they continued to influence national security affairs. They also diversified their portfolios to include the study of domestic problems, including urban violence and racial conflict. In examining the controversies over Cold War social science, Rohde reveals the persistent militarization of American political and intellectual life, a phenomenon that continues to raise grave questions about the relationship between expert knowledge and American democracy.

The Right Kind Of Revolution

Author : Michael E. Latham
ISBN : 0801477263
Genre : History
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"Well written, broad-gauged, and just plain smart, The Right Kind of Revolution ably synthesizes, indeed moves beyond, the scholarship on American efforts to `improve' the Third World. The new standard work on American modernization and development policies, it has much to teach scholars and graduate students while still being suitable for use in undergraduate courses."---David Engerman, Brandeis University, author of Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America's Soviet Experts Development, and the Global Cold War and Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective.

In The Shadow Of War

Author : Michael S. Sherry
ISBN : 0300072635
Genre : History
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Prize-winning historian Michael S. Sherry shows how war has defined modern America and argues that militarization has reshaped every facet of American life--its politics, economics, culture, social relations, and place in the world. 17 illustrations.

Oxford Australian Junior Dictionary

Author : Oxford Dictionary
ISBN : 0190309962
Genre : English language
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Oxford Australian Junior DictionaryExtend your students' dictionary skills.Over 10,000 headwords and phrases and 400 colour photographs and illustrations.Contains all Oxford Wordlist 500 words, identified by a star icon.Complimentary online activity sheets to practise dictionary skills.Special section at the back on grammar, spelling and punctuation.Additional illustrated section at the back with thematic wordlists covering content such as numbers, shapes, time, seasons, fruit and vegetables and parts of the body.

Knowledge And Politics

Author : Riccardo Viale
ISBN : 9783642575648
Genre : Political Science
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"Does knowledge matter to politics?" is the main question the book tries to answer. The analysis is interdisciplinary and covers a wide range of topics: a social epistemology assessment of the efficacy of political institutions in promoting the generation and the diffusion of science and technology; the proposal of the alternative concept of satisfying rationality to found the theory of social knowledge; the roles of social knowledge in the constitution making and the transitional justice; the arguments in favor of decentralized knowledge in social problem solving and its empowerment through devolution, de-bureaucratization and deregulation; the means to ensure the independency of knowledge from power and at the same time its social utility; the knowledge justified to inform the voters in political campaigns; the critique to technocracy as the wrong solution to deal with the crisis of complexity in contemporary society.

How To Teach Everybody

Author : Ann Clucas
ISBN : 019841790X
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How can hard-pressed classroom teachers produce lessons that cater for the learning needs of all their pupils, without excessive preparation? How To Teach Everybody helps solve this problem by providing practical, flexible teaching strategies to enable pupils to overcome barriers to learning and to help them succeed.

How To Plan Great Lessons

Author : Gemma Bott
ISBN : 0198417918
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How to Create Great Lessons provides a ready-reference tool introducing tried and tested pedagogic techniques in a quick, concise format. It enables teachers to plan lessons more rapidly; to vary and refresh their approach to planning and delivery; and to drive student engagement through active learning techniques.

How To Assess Your Students

Author : ANDREW. CHANDLER-GREVATT
ISBN : 0198417926
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How to Assess Your Students provides concise, practical guidance on a central aspect of teaching; one which is of perennial interest. Chandler-Grevatt outlines the essentials of assessment, explaining how to prepare effective activities and use assessment data as a progressive tool for enhancing learning.

Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary Hardback 6e

Author : Oxford Dictionary
ISBN : 0190311312
Genre : Australianisms
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The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary is Australia's most authoritative concise dictionary. Produced in partnership with the Australian National Dictionary Centre, this sixth edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes many hundreds of new words you won't find in any other dictionary. It provides an authoritative description of Australian and international English that is unrivalled by other concise dictionaries.

Sports Law

Author : David Thorpe
ISBN : 0190309857
Genre : Athletes
File Size : 26. 5 MB
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Sports Law introduces the body of law that governs all sporting activities in Australia - from the local clubs to the professional commercial leagues - examining the areas of law that apply to sport such as tort, criminal liability, contract, intellectual property, marketing, trade, and competition. Supported by contemporary examples and discussions, the third edition explores recent events such as the ASADA investigation into the use of supplements by the Essendon Football Club, and highlights key issues of importance in sport such as concussion, gambling, governance, and doping. This text presents complex legal concepts in clear and engaging language, offering a comprehensive analysis of Australian and international sports law, and helps students understand how the law applies to sporting activities with end-of-chapter discussion questions and hypothetical scenarios.NEW TO THIS EDITIONExpanded coverage of governance and doping, including discussion of the 2015 World Anti-Doping CodeNew topical cases and discussion of recent controversies in Australian and international sportsUpdated case examples and discussion questions to assist with assessment preparationFully updated to reflect major legislative changes

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