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Congress and the Politics of Troop Withdrawal, 1966–1973

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the politics of U.S. troop withdrawal from Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s in order to identify the strategies employed by Congress to check an imperial executive and to ... More


Government Surveillance

James B. Rule

in Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195307832
eISBN:
9780199944040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307832.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses government surveillance. It emphasizes that whatever governments can do for their populations, they can also do against them. One good example is using surveillance systems as ... More


Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access

Wheeler Winston Dickson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813142173
eISBN:
9780813142555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142173.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Streaming: Movies, Media and Instant Access is distinctive and commercially viable because it examines the most crucial area in moving image studies today; the way that the image is captured, ... More


Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest

Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029735
eISBN:
9780262331319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029735.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This is a book about obfuscation: the production of noise modeled on an existing signal in order to make a collection of data more ambiguous, confusing, harder to exploit, more difficult to act on, ... More


Considerations in Planning a Surveillance System

Steven M. Teutsch

in Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195372922
eISBN:
9780199866090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter sets the stage for the first half of the book, the principles section. It outlines possible objectives of a system, followed by key steps in system development, data collection, data ... More


Wired into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier

James Schwoch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041778
eISBN:
9780252050459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041778.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a study of the telegraph in western North America, concentrating on the latter half of the nineteenth century. A number of distinguished books and articles have been written about the ... More


The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Matthew Lockwood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Conquest of Death considers the concepts of violence and state power far more broadly and holistically than previous accounts of state growth by intertwining the national and the local, the ... More


Imagining Surveillance: Eutopian and Dystopian Literature and Film

Peter Marks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400190
eISBN:
9781474412339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400190.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Imagining Surveillance provides the first extensive and intensive study of surveillance as depicted and assessed in literature and film. Focusing on the utopian genre (which includes positive ... More


Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Ian G. R. Shaw

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book explores the rise of the Predator Empire, the name for the contemporary “dronified” U.S. national security state. Moving from the Vietnam War to the “war on terror,” it investigates how ... More


The Electronic Data Give-Away

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

With recent US federal data-protection statutes in mind, along with the climate of indifference to privacy suggested by self-revelatory patterns of online conduct and high-tech personal archiving, ... More


Health Statistics from Notifications, Registration Systems, and Registries

Denise Koo, Phyllis A. Wingo, and Charles J. Rothwell

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes two types of data collection that are critical for monitoring the population's health and generating health statistics: notifications and registrations. Notifications are ... More


A Future for Digital Rights

Natasha Tusikov

in Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291218
eISBN:
9780520965034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291218.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The conclusion argues that Internet firms and the U.S. government have common interests in expanding the surveillance economy, which refers to the massive online accumulation of information. It also ... More


Teaching Welty’s A Curtain of Green in an American Studies Freshman Seminar

Susan V. Donaldson

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay focuses on introducing students in an American Studies intensive writing freshman seminar on southern women writers to the cultural context of Eudora Welty’s first volume A Curtain of ... More


The EEA State Aid Regime

Michael Sánchez Rydelski

in The Law of State Aid in the European Union

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265329
eISBN:
9780191699030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265329.003.0009
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter addresses the State aid provisions of the European Economic Area (EEA) legal framework. It also explores the issues associated to State aid which are specific to the EEA agreement. It ... More


Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age

Taylor Owen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199363865
eISBN:
9780199363896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363865.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Digital communication technologies have thrust the calculus of global political power into a period of unprecedented complexity. In every aspect of international affairs, digitally enabled actors are ... More


ASBO youth: rhetoric and realities

Brian McIntosh

in ASBO nation: The criminalisation of nuisance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420282
eISBN:
9781447301493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420282.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Under New Labour, the problem of anti-social behaviour (ASB) has become, and continues to be, a central policy issue in the United Kingdom. The introduction of a raft of new legislation to deal with ... More


I’ve Created a Monster! (And So Can You)

Cory Doctorow

in Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein resonated in 19th century England, and still speaks to us today, because it captures people’s anxieties about the effects of runaway technological change. But ... More


The New Global Framework for Pandemic Influenza Virus- and Vaccine-Sharing

Robert Gatter

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter discusses the 2007 controversy that ensued when Indonesia briefly stopped sharing its flu strains with the World Health Organization (WHO). It then looks at the World Health Assembly's ... More


The Subversion of Evidence: The Rosiglitazone Story

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The principles of design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials, including trials conducted for regulatory purposes, are sufficiently advanced that drugs and other therapeutic ... More


Why Is Obfuscation Necessary?

Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum

in Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029735
eISBN:
9780262331319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029735.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter concisely defines obfuscation in terms of data, and information and power asymmetries. What can those whose data is being collected know and do about how data about them is captured, ... More


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