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Against SecurityHow We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Harvey Molotch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the ... More

Cult of the IrrelevantThe Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security

Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security

Michael Desch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691181219
eISBN:
9780691184906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181219.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

To mobilize America's intellectual resources to meet the security challenges of the post-9/11 world, US Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates observed that “we must again embrace eggheads and ideas.” ... More

How Armies Respond to Revolutions and Why

How Armies Respond to Revolutions and Why

Zoltan Barany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691157368
eISBN:
9781400880997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157368.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

We know that a revolution’s success largely depends on the army’s response to it. But can we predict the military’s reaction to an uprising? This book argues that it is possible to make a highly ... More

The Terrorist's DilemmaManaging Violent Covert Organizations

The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Jacob N. Shapiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do terrorist groups control their members? Do the tools that groups use to monitor their operatives and enforce discipline create security vulnerabilities that governments can exploit? This is ... More

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