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Items in Military or Naval Science that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.

  • Principles of radio navigation for ground and ship-based aircrafts / Sauta O.I., Shatrakov A.Y., Shatrakov Y.G., Zavalishin O.I
    VK 397 S38 2019

  • Defense against biological attacks. Sunit K. Singh, Jens H. Kuhn, editors

  • Gender, war, and world order : a study of public opinion / Richard C. Eichenberg
    U 21.2 E43 2019

    Motivated by the lack of scholarly understanding of the substantial gender difference in attitudes toward the use of military force, Richard C. Eichenberg has mined a massive data set of public opinion surveys to draw new and important conclusions. By analyzing hundreds of such surveys across more than sixty countries, Gender, War, and World Order offers researchers raw data, multiple hypotheses, and three major findings.

    Eichenberg poses three questions of the data: Are there significant differences in the opinions of men and women on issues of national security? What differences can be discerned across issues, culture, and time? And what are the theoretical and political implications of these attitudinal differences? Within this framework, Gender, War, and World Order compares gender difference on military power, balance of power, alliances, international institutions, the acceptability of war, defense spending, defense/welfare compromises, and torture. Eichenberg concludes that the centrality of military force, violence, and war is the single most important variable affecting gender difference; that the magnitude of gender difference on security issues correlates with the economic development and level of gender equality in a society; and that the country with the most consistent gender polarization across the widest range of issues is the United States.

  • Hard power in hard times : can Europe act strategically? / Janne Haaland Matlary

  • The Influence of Sub-State Actors on National Security Using Military Bases to Forge Autonomy / Minori Takahashi, editor

  • Disruptive technologies for the militaries and security / Ajey Lele
    U 42.5 D57 2019eb

  • Contemporary ideas on ship stability : risk of capsizing / editors, Vadim L. Belenky, Kostas J. Spyrou, Frans van Walree, Marcelo Almeida Santos Neves and Naoya Umeda

  • A holistic approach to ship design. Apostolos Papanikolaou, editor
    VM 145 H65 2019eb

  • Comprehensive Investigation on Active-Passive Hybrid Isolation and Tunable Dynamic Vibration Absorption / Fei Wang, Zhenping Weng and Lin He

  • Rocks and rifles : the influence of geology on combat and tactics during the American Civil War / Scott Hippensteel

  • High speed catamarans and multihulls : technology, performance, and applications / Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Huan Zong Rong

  • Hydrostatics and stability of marine vehicles : theory and practice / Byung Suk Lee

  • Reflections on power prediction modeling of conventional high-speed craft / Dejan Radojčić
    VM 156

  • The environment-conflict nexus : climate change and the emergent national security landscape / Francis Galgano, editor

  • Proceedings of the 25th Pan-American Conference of naval engineering--COPINAVAL / Adán Vega Sáenz, Newton Narciso Pereira, Luis Manuel Carral Couce, José Angel Fraguela Formoso, editors

  • Research on ship design and optimization based on simulation-based design (SBD) technique / Bao-Ji Zhang, Sheng-Long Zhang

  • The sexual economy of war : discipline and desire in the U.S. Army / Andrew Byers
    UH 630 B94 2019

    In The Sexual Economy of War , Andrew Byers argues that in the early twentieth century, concerns about unregulated sexuality affected every aspect of how the US Army conducted military operations. Far from being an exercise marginal to the institution and its scope of operations, governing sexuality was, in fact, integral to the military experience during a time of two global conflicts and numerous other army deployments.

    In this revealing study, Byers shows that none of the issues related to current debates about gender, sex, and the military?the inclusion of LGBTQ soldiers, sexual harassment and violence, the integration of women?is new at all. Framing the American story within an international context, he looks at case studies from the continental United States, Hawaii, the Philippines, France, and Germany. Drawing on internal army policy documents, soldiers' personal papers, and disciplinary records used in criminal investigations, The Sexual Economy of War illuminates how the US Army used official policy, legal enforcement, indoctrination, and military culture to govern wayward sexual behaviors. Such regulation, and its active opposition, leads Byers to conclude that the tension between organizational control and individual agency has deep and tangled historical roots.

  • The future of war : power, technology, and American world dominance in the 21st century / George & Meredith Friedman
    UF 500 F74 1996
    Making a brilliant case that the 21st century, even more than the 20th, will be "The American Century, " and that America's global dominance will be associated with a revolution in weaponry and warfare as basic as the one that arose with the development of gunpowder 500 years ago, The Future of War speaks of a new geopolitical system that will shape the next century. 480 pp. Author tour. Radio & print ads. National publicity. 25,000 print.

  • The six-party talks on North Korea : dynamic interactions among principal states / Mi-yeon Hur
    U 264.5 K7 H85 2018eb

  • Terrorism and the right to resist : a theory of just Revolutionary War / Christopher J. Finlay, University of Birmingham
    U 22 F56 2015
    The words 'rebellion' and 'revolution' have gained renewed prominence in the vocabulary of world politics and so has the question of justifiable armed 'resistance'. In this book Christopher J. Finlay extends just war theory to provide a rigorous and systematic account of the right to resist oppression and of the forms of armed force it can justify. He specifies the circumstances in which rebels have the right to claim recognition as legitimate actors in revolutionary wars against domestic tyranny and injustice, and wars of liberation against wrongful foreign occupation and colonialism. Arguing that violence is permissible only in a narrow range of cases, Finlay shows that the rules of engagement vary during and between different conflicts and explores the potential for irregular tactics to become justifiable, such as non-uniformed guerrillas and civilian disguise, the assassination of political leaders and regime officials, and the waging of terrorist war against civilian targets.

  • Sparing civilians / Seth Lazar
    U 22 L348 2015
    Killing civilians is worse than killing soldiers. If any moral principle commands near universal assent, this one does. It is written into every major historical and religious tradition that has addressed armed conflict. It is uncompromisingly inscribed in international law. It underpins andinforms public discussion of conflict - we always ask first how many civilians died? And it guides political practice, at least in liberal democracies, both in how we fight our wars and in which wars we fight. Few moral principles have been more widely and more viscerally affirmed than this one. Andyet, in recent years it has faced a rising tide of dissent. Political and military leaders seeking to slip the constraints of the laws of war have cavilled and qualified. Their complaints have been unwittingly aided by philosophers who, rebuilding just war theory from its foundations, have concludedthat this principle is at best a useful fiction. Sparing Civilians aims to turn this tide, and to vindicate international law, and the ruptured consensus. In doing so, Seth Lazar develops new insights into the morality of harm, relevant to everyone interested in normative and applied ethics.

  • Pursuing moral warfare : ethics in American, British, and Israeli counterinsurgency / Marcus Schulzke
    U 22 S385 2019

    During combat, soldiers make life-and-death choices dozens of times a day. These individual decisions accumulate to determine the outcome of wars. This work examines the theory and practice of military ethics in counterinsurgency operations. Marcus Schulzke surveys the ethical traditions that militaries borrow from; compares ethics in practice in the US Army, British Army and Royal Marines Commandos, and Israel Defense Forces; and draws conclusions that may help militaries refine their approaches in future conflicts. The work is based on interviews with veterans and military personnel responsible for ethics training, review of training materials and other official publications, published accounts from combat veterans, and observation of US Army focus groups with active-duty soldiers. Schulzke makes a convincing argument that though military ethics cannot guarantee flawless conduct, incremental improvements can be made to reduce war's destructiveness while improving the success of counterinsurgency operations.

  • The Palgrave handbook of artistic and cultural response to war since 1914 : the British Isles, the United States and Australasia / Martin Kerby, Margaret Baguley, Janet McDonald, editors
    U 21.2 P3 2019
    This handbook explores a diverse range of artistic and cultural responses to modern conflict, from Mons in the First World War to Kabul in the twenty-first century. With over thirty chapters from an international range of contributors, ranging from the UK to the US and Australia, and working across history, art, literature, and media, it offers a significant interdisciplinary contribution to the study of modern war, and our artistic and cultural responses to it. The handbook is divided into three parts. The first part explores how communities and individuals responded to loss and grief by using art and culture to assimilate the experience as an act of survival and resilience. The second part explores how conflict exerts a powerful influence on the expression and formation of both individual, group, racial, cultural and national identities and the role played by art, literature, and education in this process. The third part moves beyond the actual experience of conflict and its connection with issues of identity to explore how individuals and society have made use of art and culture to commemorate the war. In this way, it offers a unique breadth of vision and perspective, to explore how conflicts have been both represented and remembered since the early twentieth century.

  • The selected works of George R. Lindsey : operational research, strategic studies, and Canadian defence in the Cold War / edited by Matthew S. Wiseman
    U 395 C2 L56 2019

    During a government career that spanned nearly the whole of the Cold War, George R. Lindsey gained a reputation as a leading defence scientist and military strategist for Canada's Defence Research Board. His research and writing played a vital role in shaping Canadian policy in air defence, anti-submarine warfare, the militarization of space, and other areas of crucial concern in the nuclear age.

    The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey provides full access to a wealth of previously classified historical material regarding the scientific and technical aspects of Canadian defence and national security in the Cold War. Insightful and eye-opening, Lindsey's writings shed light not only on one of Canada's most influential civil servants of the Cold War era, but on the strategies, priorities, and inner workings of the Canadian defence establishment during an active and politically volatile period in world affairs.

  • A list of the officers of the militia, the gentlemen & yeomanry cavalry and volunteer infantry of the United Kingdom / War Office
    U 11 G7A35 1807
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