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Traversing Digital Babel: Information, E-Government, and Exchange

Alon Peled

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027878
eISBN:
9780262319867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027878.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Information sharing failures in the public sector present a critical challenge to the modern information state that costs lives and billions of dollars annually. The book presents a thorough ... More


‘Might’ Made Right

Kai von Fintel and Anthony S. Gillies

in Epistemic Modality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591596
eISBN:
9780191729027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591596.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The simplest story about modals is also the canon: modals are context-dependent quantifiers over a domain of possibilities. Epistemic modals quantify over possibilities compatible with what is known. ... More


Basic notions

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen

in Inquisitive Semantics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814788
eISBN:
9780191852473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814788.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 2 specifies how issues, information states, propositions, and conversational contexts are formally defined in inquisitive semantics. It also defines a number of fundamental relations that may ... More


Turning a negative into a positive

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter demonstrates how American domestic affairs could influence the nation's Cold War policies and image overseas. It emphasises the subtle skills that Washington used to develop cinematic ... More


Men of Peace: The South American Tour of 1960

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter chronicles the US Navy Steel Band's twelve-country tour of South America as ambassadors for the People-to-People initiative. Beyond the length and physical distance covered, the South ... More


Between Objectivity and Engagement

Nicholas J. Schlosser (ed.)

in Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039690
eISBN:
9780252097782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039690.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter introduces the main themes, objectives, scope, and sources underpinning this study of the Radio in the American Sector (RIAS). It also contextualizes this book within the larger body of ... More


Film Censorship and the Regulatory Context of Postwar Hong Kong

Jing Jing Chang

in Screening Communities: Negotiating Narratives of Empire, Nation, and the Cold War in Hong Kong Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455768
eISBN:
9789888455621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455768.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 maps out the contours of the Cold War regulatory context in Hong Kong and examines how Hong Kong’s censorship machinery “screened” the colonial government’s responses to the Cold War within ... More


The Democratators

Joel Simon

in The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160643
eISBN:
9780231538336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160643.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines one of the most critical challenges to the media, the “democratators,” who came from a new generation of autocrats. The democratators have adapted to the new global reality as a ... More


The Creation of the USIA and the Fate of U.S. Public Diplomacy

Justin Hart

in Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199777945
eISBN:
9780190254483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777945.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role played by the United States Information Agency (USIA) in shaping the philosophy of U.S. public diplomacy. It considers how the emergence of U.S. public diplomacy ... More


State-Feedback Zero-Sum Dynamic Games

João P. Hespanha

in Noncooperative Game Theory: An Introduction for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175218
eISBN:
9781400885442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175218.003.0017
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the computation of the saddle-point equilibrium of a zero-sum discrete time dynamic game in a state-feedback policy. It begins by considering solution methods for two-player ... More


State-Feedback Zero-Sum Differential Games

João P. Hespanha

in Noncooperative Game Theory: An Introduction for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175218
eISBN:
9781400885442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175218.003.0018
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the computation of the saddle-point equilibrium of a zero-sum continuous time dynamic game in a state-feedback policy. It begins by considering the solution for two-player ... More


Introduction

Clare Croft

in Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199958191
eISBN:
9780190226329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958191.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

The introduction examines Americans’ and non-Americans’ collaborative engagement with national identity through performance, which often produces different results than traditional forms of ... More


Pawns, Proxies, and Pressing the Case for the Free World: The USIA and Eisenhower’s New Look

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The Eisenhower administration’s creation of the United States Information Agency (USIA), along with its elevation of public diplomacy within the national security apparatus, gave US overseas outreach ... More


Public Diplomacy Conceptualised

Stephen Bowman

in The Pilgrims Society and Public Diplomacy, 1895-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417815
eISBN:
9781474445184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417815.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter outlines the theoretical rationale behind the book’s argument that the Pilgrims Society’s activities during the first half of the twentieth century were a nascent form of public ... More


A “New Babel of Voices”: Cacophony and Community in the Decolonizing World

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The USIA continued to expand its activities in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East throughout the 1950s. There, US outreach encountered volatile issues of race, empire, development, and decolonization ... More


“Mucha Alianza, Poco Progreso”: The Alliance for Progress and the Development of the Third World

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The Kennedy administration elevated the Global South, and especially Latin America, to the top of its foreign policy priority list, and promoted modernization as the solution to the economic ... More


Fiddlin’ and Travelin’

Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox

in Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813147031
eISBN:
9780813154640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147031.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Claude’s most exciting basketball season was probably 1957–1958 as Adolph Rupp’s “Fiddlin’ Five” won a surprising NCAA Championship. Claude continued to travel internationally, stumbling into a coup ... More


Europe Again

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0049
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's travel to Europe after World War II, one of American artists sent by the U.S. government abroad to talk about their work in an effort to repair the damage Nazi ... More


True Colors: Nonalignment, Race, and the Proliferation of Public Diplomacy in the Formation of the Third World

Jason C. Parker

in Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Cold War crises in the early 1960s intensified the dialogues about and across the Global South, as three major themes—nonalignment, race/decolonization, and underdevelopment—struck chords throughout ... More


The Accidental Political Advantages of a Nonpolitical Book Program: Franklin Publications and Juvenile Books Abroad

Victoria M. Grieve

in Little Cold Warriors: American Childhood in the 1950s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190675684
eISBN:
9780190675714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675684.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

In the early years of the Cold War, the US government devoted substantial energy and funds to using books as weapons against the Soviet Union. Books and the principles they represented were to ... More


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