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Crown and Sword

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ISBN: 9781760461553 Year: Pages: 364 DOI: 10.22459/cs.11.2017 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law --- Sociology
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The Australian Defence Force, together with military forces from a number of western democracies, have for some years been seeking out and killing Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, detaining asylum seekers for periods at sea or running the judicial systems of failed states. It has also been ready to conduct internal security operations at home. The domestic legal authority cited for this is often the poorly understood concept of executive power, which is power that derives from executive and not parliamentary authority. In an age of legality where parliamentary statutes govern action by public officials in the finest detail, it is striking that these extreme exercises of the use of force often rely upon an elusive legal basis. This book seeks to find the limits to the exercise of this extraordinary power.

Scattering Chaff: Canadian Air Power and Censorship During the Kosovo War

Book Series: Beyond Boundaries ISSN: 19252919 ISBN: 9781773850313 Year: Pages: 448 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Political Science --- History
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Most Canadians know little, if anything at all, about the role of the Canadian Air Force in the 1999 Kosovo Air War. Yet lives were at put at stake as mission dedication and military skill were pushed to the limit.Some of Canada’s most prominent journalists attempted to report on the war, but came away virtually empty handed. Daily briefings given at the National Defence Headquarters provided so little information most Ottawa journalists simply stopped going. The decision of the military to choke Canada’s news media was deliberate and based on a tactical and strategic rationale. Scattering Chaff explores the role of the Canadian Air Force in the bombing campaigns of the Kosovo Air War while examining the military’s interference with the news media attempting to report to the Canadian public. It explores the ways in which the military has come to manage the media as an element of operational security, mission focus, and of popular opinion. Drawing on in-depth interviews with the war’s Canadian participants and a treasure-trove of unpublished documents and photographs, this book is an unprecedented investigation of a little-known conflict and the forces that prevented it from being better known.

Contemporary France

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ISBN: 9780203989715 9780415025225 9781134974238 9781134974221 9781134974184 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203989715 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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gaulle --- fourth --- republic --- monde --- couve --- murville --- chef --- cabinet --- force --- frappe

Africa in International Politics

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Book Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics ISBN: 9780203493175 9780415318587 9780415358361 9781134367122 9781134367115 9781134367078 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203493175 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology --- Political Science
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Locating Africa on the global stage, this book examines and compares external involvement in the continent, exploring the foreign policies of major states and international organizations towards Africa. The contributors work within a political economy framework in order to study how these powers have attempted to stimulate democracy, peace and prosperity in the context of neo-liberal hegemony and ask whom these attempts have benefited and failed.

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european --- rapid --- reaction --- force --- sierra --- leone --- south --- security --- sector --- reform

Neuronal Mechanics and Transport

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889198238 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-823-8 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Neurology --- Science (General)
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Understanding the underlying mechanisms of how axons and dendrites develop is a fundamental problem in neuroscience and a main goal of research on nervous system development and regeneration. Previous studies have provided a tremendous amount of information on signaling and cytoskeletal proteins regulating axonal and dendritic growth and guidance. However, relatively little is known about the relative contribution and role of cytoskeletal dynamics, transport of organelles and cytoskeletal components, and force generation to axonal elongation. Advancing the knowledge of these biomechanical processes is critical to better understand the development of the nervous system, the pathological progression of neurodegenerative diseases, acute traumatic injury, and for designing novel approaches to promote neuronal regeneration following disease, stroke, or trauma. Mechanical properties and forces shape the development of the nervous system from the cellular up to the organ level. Recent advances in quantitative live cell imaging, biophysical, and nanotechnological methods such as traction force microscopy, optical tweezers, and atomic force microscopy have enabled researchers to gain better insights into how cytoskeletal dynamics and motor-driven transport, membrane-dynamics, adhesion, and substrate rigidity influence axonal elongation. Given the complexity and mechanical nature of this problem, mathematical modeling contributes significantly to our understanding of neuronal mechanics. Nonetheless, there has been limited direct interaction and discussions between experimentalists and theoreticians in this research area. The purpose of this Frontiers Research Topic is to highlight exciting and important work that is currently developing in the fields of neuronal cell biology, neuronal mechanics, intracellular transport, and mathematical modeling in the form of primary research articles, reviews, perspectives, and commentaries.

A History of Force Feeding

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ISBN: 9783319311128 9783319311135 Year: Pages: 267 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31113-5 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Wellcome Trust - 101538
Subject: Science (General) --- History
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It is the first monograph-length study of the force-feeding of hunger strikers in English, Irish and Northern Irish prisons. It examines ethical debates that arose throughout the twentieth century when governments authorised the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It also explores the fraught role of prison doctors called upon to perform the procedure. Since the Home Office first authorised force-feeding in 1909, a number of questions have been raised about the procedure. Is force-feeding safe? Can it kill? Are doctors who feed prisoners against their will abandoning the medical ethical norms of their profession? And do state bodies use prison doctors to help tackle political dissidence at times of political crisis?

La naissance de Force ouvrière

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ISBN: 9782868478573 9782753524064 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Fruit d'un colloque organisé, en octobre 2001, par le Centre d'histoire sociale du XXe siècle et la CGT-FO, cet ouvrage retrace, à travers Robert Bothereau, l'histoire de la naissance de cette Confédération. Histoire jusqu'alors peu connue. Cette lacune historiographique vient pour partie du fait que la CGT-FO est toujours restée sur un terrain revendicatif alors que CGT et CFDT se sont plus impliquées dans les combats politiques, et ont entretenu davantage de relations avec les intellectuels...

An Experience Much Worse Than Rape (Book chapter)

Book title: A History of Force Feeding

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ISBN: 9783319311135 Year: Pages: 267 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Wellcome Trust - 101538
Subject: History --- Science (General)
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It is the first monograph-length study of the force-feeding of hunger strikers in English, Irish and Northern Irish prisons. It examines ethical debates that arose throughout the twentieth century when governments authorised the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It also explores the fraught role of prison doctors called upon to perform the procedure. Since the Home Office first authorised force-feeding in 1909, a number of questions have been raised about the procedure. Is force-feeding safe? Can it kill? Are doctors who feed prisoners against their will abandoning the medical ethical norms of their profession? And do state bodies use prison doctors to help tackle political dissidence at times of political crisis?

The Instrument of Death (Book chapter)

Book title: A History of Force Feeding

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ISBN: 9783319311135 Year: Pages: 267 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Wellcome Trust - 101538
Subject: History --- Science (General)
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It is the first monograph-length study of the force-feeding of hunger strikers in English, Irish and Northern Irish prisons. It examines ethical debates that arose throughout the twentieth century when governments authorised the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It also explores the fraught role of prison doctors called upon to perform the procedure. Since the Home Office first authorised force-feeding in 1909, a number of questions have been raised about the procedure. Is force-feeding safe? Can it kill? Are doctors who feed prisoners against their will abandoning the medical ethical norms of their profession? And do state bodies use prison doctors to help tackle political dissidence at times of political crisis?

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Book title: A History of Force Feeding

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ISBN: 9783319311135 Year: Pages: 267 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Wellcome Trust - 101538
Subject: History --- Science (General)
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It is the first monograph-length study of the force-feeding of hunger strikers in English, Irish and Northern Irish prisons. It examines ethical debates that arose throughout the twentieth century when governments authorised the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It also explores the fraught role of prison doctors called upon to perform the procedure. Since the Home Office first authorised force-feeding in 1909, a number of questions have been raised about the procedure. Is force-feeding safe? Can it kill? Are doctors who feed prisoners against their will abandoning the medical ethical norms of their profession? And do state bodies use prison doctors to help tackle political dissidence at times of political crisis?

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