Politics At The Airport

Autore: Mark B. Salter
Editore: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816650144
Grandezza: 56,12 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4786

Politics at the Airport brings together leading scholars to examine how airports both shape and are shaped by current political, social, and economic conditions. Focusing on the ways that airports have become securitized, the essays address a wide range of practices and technologies--from architecture, biometric identification, and CCTV systems to "no-fly lists" and the privatization of border control--now being deployed to frame the social sorting of safe and potentially dangerous travelers.

The Politics Of Airport Expansion In The United Kingdom

Autore: Steven Griggs
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526112124
Grandezza: 39,37 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1814

The massive expansion of global aviation, its insatiable demand for airport capacity and its growing contribution to carbon emissions make it a critical societal problem. Alongside traditional concerns about noise and air pollution, airport politics has been connected to the problems of climate change and peak oil. Yet it is still thought to be a driver of economic growth and connectivity in an increasingly mobile world. The politics of airport expansion in the United Kingdom provides the first in-depth analysis of the protest campaigns and policymaking practices that have marked British aviation since the construction of Heathrow Airport. Grounded in documentary analysis, interviews and policy texts, it constructs and employs poststructuralist policy analysis to chart rival groups and movements seeking to shape public policy. This book will appeal to people interested in the history of aviation and airports in Britain, local campaigns and environmental protests, and the politics of climate change.

The Movable Airport

Autore: Sandra Budden
Grandezza: 77,63 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7921

Racial Politics And Urban Planning

Autore: Robert A. Catlin
Editore: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813156955
Grandezza: 45,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3965

When Richard G. Hatcher became the first black mayor of Gary, Indiana in 1967, the response of Gary's white businessmen was to move the entire downtown to the suburbs, thereby weakening the city core. Meanwhile, white business and institutional leaders in Atlanta, Detroit, and Newark worked with black mayors heading those majority-black cities to rebuild their downtowns and neigh¬borhoods. Why not Gary? Robert A. Catlin, who served as Mayor Hatcher's planning advisor from 1982 to 1987, here analyzes the racial conflicts that tore Gary apart. He asserts that two types of majority-black cities exist. Type I -- including Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, and Newark -- have Fortune 500 corporate headquarters, major universities, and large medical centers -- institutions that are placebound -- and their leaders must work with black mayors. Type II cities like Gary lack these resources; thus, their white leaders feel less compelled to cooperate with black mayors. Unfortunately in Gary's case, black politicians and white executives fell victim to pettiness and mistrust, and, as a result, Gary and the entire northwest Indiana region suffered. Racial Politics and Urban Planning is required reading for citizens interested in urban affairs. Leaders in cities such as Albany and Macon, Georgia; Monroe, Louisiana; Mount Vernon, New York; and Pine Bluff, Arkansas, should also take note. Those cities have just become majority black and are in the Type II category. Will they learn from Gary, or are they doomed to repeat its mistakes?

A Sadly Mismanaged Affair

Autore: David McKie
Grandezza: 34,30 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8058

International Politics And Film

Autore: Klaus Dodds
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023185059X
Grandezza: 10,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3215

International Politics and Film introduces readers to the representational qualities of film but also draws attention to how the relationship between the visual and the spatial is constitutive of international politics. Using four themes—borders, the state of exception, homeland and distant others—the territorial and imaginative dimensions of international affairs in particular are highlighted. But this volume also makes clear that international politics is not just something "out there"; film helps us better understand how it is also part of everyday life within the state—affecting individuals and communities in different ways depending on axes of difference such as gender, race, class, age, and ethnicity.

Encyclopedia Of Religion In American Politics

Autore: George Kurian
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573561303
Grandezza: 43,78 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5481

Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.

Integrating Environmental Sustainability Into Airport Contracts

Autore: Zoe Haseman
ISBN: 9780309223904
Grandezza: 80,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3197

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 42: Integrating Environmental Sustainability into Airport Contracts provides examples of how airports might help drive environmental sustainability performance improvements at their facilities by integrating environmental sustainability concepts into contracts with contractors, suppliers, and vendors

Western Spectacle Of Governance And The Emergence Of Humanitarian World Politics

Autore: M. Aaltola
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 0230622100
Grandezza: 75,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4849

The book examines the patterns of co-option and collaboration between the ethical and political traditions of the humanitarianism in various world political spectacles: September 11th, Iraq and Afganistan, Darfur, SARS and Avian Flu, and US transformational HIV/AIDS diplomacy.

Cosmopolitan Borders

Autore: C. Rumford
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137351403
Grandezza: 64,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1782

Cosmopolitan Borders makes the case for processes of bordering being better understood through the lens of cosmopolitanism. Borders are 'cosmopolitan workshops' where 'cultural encounters of a cosmopolitan kind' take place and where entrepreneurial cosmopolitans advance new forms of sociality in the face of 'global closure'.

Rituals Of Mediation

Autore: François Debrix
Editore: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816640744
Grandezza: 47,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4573

A timely consideration of the meaning of transnational cultural interactions today. In an era of increasing globalization, the cultural and the international have borders as permeable as most nations'--and an understanding of one requires making sense of the other. Foregrounding the role of mediation--understood here as a site of representation, transformation, and pluralization--the authors engage two specific questions: How might we make theoretical and practical sense of transnational cultural interactions? And how are we to understand the ways in which the sites of mediation represent, transform, and remediate internationals? Accordingly, the authors consider international issues like security, development, political activism, and the war against terrorism through the lens of cultural practices such as traveling through airports, exhibiting art and photography, logging on to the Internet, and spinning news stories.

The Politics Of Postsecular Religion

Autore: Ananda Abeysekara
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231512678
Grandezza: 66,52 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2604

Ananda Abeysekara contends that democracy, along with its cherished secular norms, is founded on the idea of a promise deferred to the future. Rooted in democracy's messianic promise is the belief that religious political identity-such as Buddhist, Hindu, Sinhalese, Christian, Muslim, or Tamil can be critiqued, neutralized, improved, and changed, even while remaining inseparable from the genocide of the past. This facile belief, he argues, is precisely what distracts us from challenging the violence inherent in postcolonial political sovereignty. At the same time, we cannot simply dismiss the democratic concept, since it permeates so deeply through our modernist, capitalist, and humanist selves. In The Politics of Postsecular Religion, Abeysekara invites us to reconsider our ethical-political legacies, to look at them not as problems, but as aporias, in the Derridean sense-that is, as contradictions or impasses incapable of resolution. Disciplinary theorizing in religion and politics, he argues, is unable to identify the aporias of our postcolonial modernity. The aporetic legacies, which are like specters that cannot be wished away, demand a new kind of thinking. It is this thinking that Abeysekara calls mourning and un-inheriting. Un-inheriting is a way of meditating on history that both avoids the simple binary of remembering and forgetting and provides an original perspective on heritage, memory, and time. Abeysekara situates aporias in the settings and cultures of the United States, France, England, Sri Lanka, India, and Tibet. In presenting concrete examples of religion in public life, he questions the task of refashioning the aporetic premises of liberalism and secularism. Through close readings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, Butler, and Agamben, as well as Foucault, Asad, Chakrabarty, Balibar, and Zizek, he offers readers a way to think about the futures of postsecular politics that is both dynamic and creative.

The Return Of Politics

Autore: David Hine
Editore: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571817983
Grandezza: 36,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3794

By the spring of 1998, it had become clear that Italy, after considerable effort, had succeeded in bringing its public finances into line with the Maastricht parameters for joining the European Monetary Union. This was generally viewed as an important success of the Olive Tree coalition government led by Romano Prodi, and a sign that Italian political life had become "normal." Nevertheless, the Bicameral Commission, which should have fostered a radical consitutional reform with the aim to stabilize and strengthen the bipolar structure of the party system and the majoritarian functioning of democracy in Italy, was dismantled in June. Moreover, in October 1998 the Prodi government suddenly collapsed because of the internal opposition of the Neo-Communist wing of its parliamentary majority, a further demonstration that the Italian transition towards a more effective democratic rule is far from complete. David Hine is Fellow and Senior Censor at Christ Church College, Oxford. Salvatore Vassallo is senior civil servant in the Emilia-Romagna regional government's Institutional Affairs Bureau and Professor of Public Policy Analysis at the University of Trento.

Guns In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 2nd Edition 3 Volumes

Autore: Gregg Lee Carter
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386714
Grandezza: 67,70 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7968

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

The Politics Of Working Life

Autore: Judy Wajcman
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191556692
Grandezza: 31,38 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 897

How does the politics of working life shape modern organizations? Is our desire for meaningful, secure work increasingly at odds with corporate behaviour in a globalized economy? Does the rise of performance management culture represent an intensification of work, or create opportunities for the freewheeling individual career? This timely and engaging book, by leading authorities in the field, adopts the standpoint of the 'questioning observer'. It is for those who need an informed account of work that is accessible without being superficial. The book is unique in its multi-dimensional approach, weaving together analysis of individual work experience, political processes in organizations, and the wider context of the social structuring of markets. The book identifies central questions about working experience and answers them in a direct and lively manner. It has a strong analytical foundation based on a political economy framework, giving particular weight to the contradictory character of organizations. These contradictions turn on the competing demands placed on organizations and the different political projects of groups within them. This perspective integrates the chapters, and permits numerous scholarly debates to be addressed - including those on identity projects, gender and work, power and participation, escalation in decision-making, and the meaning of corporate social responsibility. This book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate classes in Organizational Behaviour, Business Strategy and the Sociology of Work and Employment. It will also appeal to the general reader interested in grappling with the complexity of the changing environment of work.

The Politics Of International Air Transport

Autore: Betsy Gidwitz
Grandezza: 42,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9550

Air Piracy Airport Security And International Terrorism

Autore: Oliver Peter St. John
Editore: Praeger
Grandezza: 50,96 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1892

This highly readable work provides a fascinating history of international airline terrorism, and examines the ways in which airlines and governments are attempting to cope with the problem. St. John provides a detailed account of the evolution of air piracy, and profiles the eight types of hijackers and how they can be recognized. Current safety measures and policies are analyzed for countries throughout the world, and a coordinated seven-stage plan is proposed to combat future terrorism. Other topics addressed include the hijacked plane and its victims, responses, and government policies that often encourage terrorism.

Gunsight Politics

Autore: Paul Michael Sturman
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465391304
Grandezza: 61,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8566

This is a fictionalized version of an event that changed the world. It asks the question, what if the truth was not told about that violent and tragic day in 1963? Within its pages lies a second story of murder, intrigue and mystery that takes you on a ride to meet unforgettable characters both good and evil who lived their lives in a savage era. Step back in history then to the violent days of the 1960s.

System Under Stress Homeland Security And American Politics

Autore: Donald F Kettl
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1452239908
Grandezza: 40,96 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9094

In System under Stress, The Challenge to 21st Century Democracy, Third Edition, Donald F. Kettl looks at the latest stress to hit the system--the financial crisis of 2008. In his brief, gripping narrative, Kettl assesses how well the U.S. political system responds under extraordinary pressure--from 9/11, to Hurricane Katrina, to the Great Recession-- and asks if the government is ready to face that next challenge. A well-known scholar, commentator, and writer in the areas of federalism and governance, Kettl asks the hard questions, makes a credible and persuasive argument, and crafts a readable case study that is fascinating and thought-provoking.

Naked Airport

Autore: Alastair Gordon
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226304566
Grandezza: 49,33 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8696

In "Naked Airport," critic Alastair Gordon ranges from global geopolitics to action movies to the daily commute, showing how airports have changed our sense of time, distance, style, and even the way cities are built and business is done.