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Political Sociology (190,636 Books)


Political sociology is the study of the relations between state and society. The discipline draws on comparative history to analyze socio-political trends. A typical research question in this area might be: "Why do so few American citizens choose to vote?"

 
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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Nuclear Threa...

By: Sharon A. Squassoni

Summary: Since India and Pakistan tested nuclear weapons in 1998, there has been a debate on whether the United States should provide assistance in making those weapons safer and more secure. In the wake of September 11, 2001, interest in this kind of assistance has grown for several reasons: the possibility of terrorists gaining access to Pakistan’s nuclear weapons seems higher, the U.S. military is forging new relationships with both Pakistan and India in the war on te...

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Foreign Aid : An Introductory Overview of U. S. Programs and Policy

By: Larry Nowels

Summary: Foreign assistance is a fundamental component of the international affairs budget and is viewed by many as an essential instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Since the end of the Cold War, many have proposed significant changes in the size, composition, and purpose of the program, several of which have been adopted. The focus of U.S. foreign aid policy has also been transformed since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This report provides an overview of the U...

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Cuba : Issues for the 109Th Congress

By: Mark P. Sullivan

Summary: Cuba under Fidel Castro remains a hard-line communist state with a poor record on human rights -- a record that has worsened significantly since 2003. With the cutoff of assistance from the former Soviet Union, Cuba experienced severe economic deterioration from 1989-1993. While there has been some improvement since 1994, as Cuba has implemented limited reforms, the economy remains in poor shape.

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European Union's Arms Embargo on China : Implications and Options ...

By: Shirley A. Kan

Summary: The European Union (EU) is considering lifting its arms embargo on China, which was imposed in response to the June 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown. France, Germany, and other EU members claim that the embargo hinders the development of a “strategic partnership” with China. The Bush Administration and Members of Congress strongly oppose an end to the EU’s arms embargo and urge stronger arms export controls. The United States contends that engagement with China need not...

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European Union's Arms Embargo on China : Implications and Options ...

By: Kristin Archick

Background: Policy Dilemmas. The European Union (EU) is considering lifting its arms embargo on the People’s Republic of China (PRC), imposed after the June 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Many countries imposed sanctions on China, after Deng Xiaoping and other PRC rulers ordered the military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), to violently suppress peaceful demonstrators in Beijing on June 4, 1989. (Although the killing of demonstrators took place beyond the Tiananmen...

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Foreign Aid : An Introductory Overview of U. S. Programs and Policy

By: Curt Tarnoff

Summary: Foreign assistance is a fundamental component of the international affairs budget and is viewed by many as an essential instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Since the end of the Cold War, many have proposed significant changes in the size, composition, and purpose of the program, several of which have been adopted. The focus of U.S. foreign aid policy has also been transformed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This report provides an overview of t...

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Foreign Aid : An Introductory Overview of U. S. Programs and Policy

By: Curt Tarnoff

Summary: Foreign assistance is a fundamental component of the international affairs budget and is viewed by many as an essential instrument of U.S. foreign policy. This report provides an overview of the U.S. foreign aid program, by addressing a number of the more frequently asked questions regarding the subject.

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Afghanistan : Current Issues and U. S. Policy

By: Kenneth Katzman

Summary: Afghanistan is stabilizing after more than 22 years of warfare, including a U.S.- led war that brought the current government to power. Before the U.S. military campaign against the Taliban movement began on October 7, 2001, Afghanistan had been mired in conflict since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. The Taliban ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until its collapse in December 2001 at the hands of the U.S. and Afghan opposition military campaign.

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The Persian Gulf: Issues for U.S. Policy, 2003

By: Kenneth Katzman

Summary: The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States have expanded the security challenges facing the United States in the Persian Gulf region, although, prior to the current U.S.-Iraq confrontation, no major crises have occurred in the Gulf since 1998. Since U.N. weapons inspectors left Iraq in December 1998, the United States has feared Iraq might reconstitute its banned weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs, and possibly use these weapons agains...

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Turkey: Issues for U.S. Policy

By: Carol Migdalovitz

Excerpt: Turkey is a country of strategic and symbolic value to U.S. policy. It has been a NATO ally since 1952 and, during the Cold War, it was the only NATO member which bordered the Soviet Union. After the demise of the Soviet Union, Turkey remained strategically important because of crises in the nearby Balkans, Caucasus, and Middle East. And, since the September 11, 2001 radical Islamist terrorist attacks on the United States, Turkey’s significance has grown. U.S. p...

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U.S. Treatment of Prisoners in Iraq: Selected Legal Issues

By: Jennifer K. Elsea

Excerpt: A recent Army report charging that U.S. Military Police and other personnel, including civilian contractor personnel, abused Iraqi prisoners held under the authority of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) has given rise to questions regarding the applicable law. The report was the result of an Army investigation initiated after a soldier turned over to military law enforcers photographs depicting U.S. military personnel subjecting Iraqi detainees to treatm...

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The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist...

By: Rex A. Hudson

Military Law Review

Excerpt: Dear Reader: This product was prepared by the staff of the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the sponsoring United States Government agency. The Federal Research Division is the Library of Congress's primary fee-for-service research unit and has served United States Government agencies since 1948. At the request of Executive and Judicial branch agencies, and on a cost-recovery basis, the Division prepares cu...

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Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: It is about setting in place a process whereby people (women, children and men) effect and sustain a hygienic and healthy environment for themselves. They do this by erecting barriers to prevent transmission of disease agents (broadly by means of sanitati ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Ruth Roemer, J. D.

Medical Reference Publication

I. INTRODUCTION I. In response to t11c global ~obaccoc pidcmic, the Forty-eighth World Hcalth Assclnbly adopted WHA4X. 11, whicb inter olio, requests tlrc Diucctor-(icnaal to report to thc Forty-nintli World Ilcallll Asscrnbly on the feasibilily of dcvcloping an lntcrnational instmmcnt for tobacco control (Anncx I). On 30 Novcmbcr 1995, the Director- Gcncriil subrnittcd his rcport, Thc Ccasibility of dcvclopillg r u in tcrnalionili nstrurncnt Cor tobacco control, to Lhc ...

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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; Communicable Diseases and ...

By: Nancy Binkin

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION Objectives of the Guidelines A high prevalence of MDR-TB is mostly due to poor TB case management under inappropriate programme conditions. Any intervention to treat and/or control MDRTB must place highest priority in correcting such errors within the national TB programme (NTP) or corresponding entity. As there is not yet a standardised DOTS-Plus strategy, projects currently being implemented or in the planning stages should be considered pilot projects and...

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A Guidebook for Effective Public Involvement

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The conflict over solid waste management continues to escalate in many parts of the country and is likely to be a pressing public policy issue throughout the 1990’s. Even with increased source reduction, recycling, and comporting, new waste disposal facilities will be needed to manage our growing waste stream. Finding new sites, however, promises to be extraordinarily difficult.

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Handbook of the Chinese People's Liberation Army

By: Eastern Division

Excerpt: Chinese Armed Forces: The Chinese People's Liberation Army (CPLA) the collective name for the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) -- is the world's largest military force. The CPLtZ, which encornpasses the Army. the Navy, the Air Force, and the 2d Artillery (ballistic missile force) has a total strength of 4. million troops. 'The ground forces total sorne 3.25 million troops and support personnel, or about 80 percent of the CP1,A's total manpowe...

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