Download Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests by Andrew Yeo PDF

By Andrew Yeo

No different kingdom continues an international army presence similar to the us. but outdoor the USA, enormous debate exists approximately what this presence is set and the way good it serves nationwide and international pursuits. Anti-U.S. base protests, performed out in parliaments and the streets of host countries, proceed to come up in numerous elements of the realm. In a unique technique fusing diplomacy conception with social circulate views, this ebook examines the effect of anti-base pursuits and the real function bilateral alliance relationships play in shaping stream results. the writer explains not just while and the way anti-base hobbies topic, but in addition how host governments stability among household and foreign strain on base-related concerns. Drawing on interviews with activists, politicians, coverage makers, and U.S. base officers within the Philippines, Japan (Okinawa), Ecuador, Italy, and South Korea, the writer unearths that the protection and overseas coverage principles held through host govt elites act as a political chance or barrier for anti-base hobbies, influencing their skill to problem in another country U.S. basing regulations.

Show description

Read Online or Download Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests PDF

Similar politics books

Israel: the First Hundred Years (Volume 1: Israel's Transition from Community to State)

The Zionist circulate used to be born within the wake of Jewish emancipation in Western Europe, and at a time of elevated persecution in japanese Europe.

This quantity addresses the highbrow, social and political ramifications of Jewish cost in Eretz Israel earlier than the construction of the nation of Israel.

The City: London and the Global Power of Finance

Radical insider’s account of ways town of London fairly works

The urban, as London’s monetary centre is understood, is the world’s greatest foreign banking and foreign currency echange marketplace, shaping the advance of world capital. it's also, as this groundbreaking ebook finds, an important a part of the mechanism of strength on this planet economy.

in line with the author’s twenty years’ adventure of urban dealing rooms, the town is an in-depth examine global markets and sales that exposes how this mechanism works. All immense foreign companies—not simply the banks—utilise the program, and the town exhibits how the operations of the town of London are serious either for British capitalism and for global finance.

Tony Norfield info, with stunning and insightful study, the position of the USA buck in worldwide buying and selling, the community of Britishlinked tax havens, the flows of finance world wide and the method of energy equipped upon monetary securities. Why just do fifty businesses now have regulate of a big percentage of global monetary creation? the town explains how this case happened, reading the background of the area economic climate from the postwar interval to the current day.

when you think you don’t like “finance” yet don't have any challenge with the capitalist industry procedure, reassess: it seems the 2 can't be separated.

From the Hardcover variation.

Kautilya: The Arthashastra [est. 300 BCE - 150 AD]

An notable specified guide on statecraft and the technological know-how of residing by way of considered one of classical India's maximum minds.

Kautilya, sometimes called Chanakya and Vishnugupta, wrote the Arthashastra now not later than one hundred fifty advert although the date has no longer been conclusively verified. Legend has it that he was once both a Brahmin from Kerala or from north India; even if, it really is sure that Kautilya used to be the guy who destroyed the Nanda dynasty and put in Chandragupta Maurya because the King of Magadha. A grasp strategist who used to be well-versed within the Vedas and adept at growing intrigues and devising political stratagems, Kautilya's genius is mirrored in his Arthashastra that's the main entire treatise of statecraft of classical times.

The textual content comprises fifteen books which disguise a number of issues viz. , the King; a whole code of legislations; overseas coverage; mystery and occult practices etc. The Arthashastra is written quite often in prose but additionally comprises 380 shlokas.

Artha, actually wealth, is one in every of 4 superb goals prescribed by way of Hindu culture. in spite of the fact that, it has a wider importance and the fabric health and wellbeing of people is simply part of it. in response to this, Kautilya's Arthashastra keeps that the nation or executive of a rustic has an essential function to play in holding the fabric prestige of either the kingdom and its humans. consequently, an important a part of the Arthashastra has to do with the technology of economics. whilst it bargains with the technology of politics, the Arthashastra describes intimately the artwork of presidency in its widest sense—the upkeep of legislations and order as additionally of a good administrative machinery.

The conceal exhibits panas, the reliable foreign money of the Mauryan Empire (321 — 185 BC) hide photo courtesy the nationwide Museum, New Delhi. disguise layout by means of Amiya Bhattacharya ISBN 0-14-044603-6

Additional resources for Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests

Example text

Influenced by a strong security consensus, dominant host-government elites counter anti-base movement pressure by employing strategies that undermine activist efforts. research design and methods Measurement and Coding of Variables Security Consensus Measuring concepts such as perceptions, beliefs, or ideology is a fuzzy science. The security consensus, based largely on collective perceptions and beliefs, is no exception. S. S. installations, or the cost of sharing the alliance burden, may point toward a security consensus, the concept is better understood and operationalized by using qualitative indicators.

S. S. bases. Cooley finds that basing agreements are most stable under consolidated democracies. S. S. bases become much more politicized. We expect to find greater anti-base activity and the possibility of major base policy shifts during democratization. 24 Host-government elites, particularly those operating under a strong security consensus, are under constant pressure to maintain positive alliance relations as they attempt to address domestic criticism against bases. A focus on regime type skirts this important dilemma faced by host governments, one where elites are tied to international obligations but challenged from below by civil societal actors.

S. bases. Internal factors, including domestic ideology, institutions, and historical legacies, that reify or magnify threat perceptions inform an elite consensus. ”10 In addition to their intervening effect, these internal domestic factors also directly shape or sustain the security consensus. Once formed, the security consensus profoundly affects the domestic and foreign policy choices of elites. 6 7 8 9 10 The following works were particularly useful when thinking about “security consensus” as an ideational variable: Judith Goldstein and Robert O.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 34 votes