Society and Structures, Proceedings of the International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies: 27th Session

Society and Structures, Proceedings of the International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies: 27th Session

by Richard C Ragaini
     
 

ISBN-10: 9812383611

ISBN-13: 9789812383617

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

This was the first of a number of seminars dealing with one of the most complex of the new challenges in the 21st century, which call for the participation of a broad range of experts. Eminent economists, decision-makers, defence specialists, political analysts and sociologists presented their views and participated in the debates. In the wake of the dramatic event of

Overview

This was the first of a number of seminars dealing with one of the most complex of the new challenges in the 21st century, which call for the participation of a broad range of experts. Eminent economists, decision-makers, defence specialists, political analysts and sociologists presented their views and participated in the debates. In the wake of the dramatic event of 11 September 2001, the Afghanistan war and the resurgence of terrorist acts on all the continents, a host of issues were reconsidered and the role of science and technology was reassessed. The 27th Session was primarily oriented toward the definition of the new types of confrontation, and the identification of various factors and issues that gave rise to them and global trends.The proceedings have been selected for coverage in:• Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings)• Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings® (ISSHP® / ISI Proceedings)• Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812383617
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
The Science and Culture Series: Nuclear Strategy and Peace Technology
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1.Opening Session
The Cultural Emergency3
2.Society and Structures: Historical Perspectives--Culture and Ideology
Smile and Feel Secure, God is with the Believers: Religion and the Capacity for Global Terror11
The Culture of Terrorism18
Islam and Modernity: Ideology and Violence in the Middle East26
Violence and Strategic Choices: The Case of Islamist Militancy33
3.Society and Structures: National and Regional Geopolitical Issues
Confrontation and Cooperation in South Asia39
Neutrality and the Arab-Israeli Conflict49
Science and Technology to Advance Regional Security in the Middle East and Central Asia54
High-Tech Terrorism--A Rapidly Growing, Global Problem68
High-Tech Terrorism as an Increasing Global Problem (originally presented at 21st Session in 1996)71
4.Society and Structures: Globalization--Economy and Culture
Globalization and Culture77
Defending Against Mass-Casualty Terrorism: Technologies Enabling Strategy and Tactics for Robust Defense81
Oil Policies and Terror: Getting off Oil94
Economic Factors of Conflict and Violence: The Economics of Armed Conflict99
5.Society and Structures: Human Rights--Freedom and Democracy Debate
When Is a Superpower Welcome?111
How Freely Should Money Flow?115
Combating Terrorism: An Event Tree Approach122
6.Confrontations and Countermeasures: Present and Future Confrontations
Towards an Unguided World?147
Terrorism--Defining the Problem, Assessing the Risk152
European Security: New Challenges and Perspectives160
Small Wars--A Challenge for Future Security166
War for Water? Transboundary Freshwaters: Crisis and Conflicts in the Short Future172
Limitations of International Treaties on Weapons of Mass Destruction--Escaping the Prison of the Past177
7.Confrontations and Countermeasures: Psychology of Terrorism
The Psychology of Terrorism: Fanatical Identities187
The Psychology of Terrorism198
8.Confrontations and Countermeasures: Defensive Countermeasures
Nuclear and Biological Megaterrorism205
Has Air Power Come of Age?224
Engaging the Science Community for Homeland Defense239
9.Confrontations and Countermeasures: Preventive Countermeasures
Literature Is Language Struggling for More Meaning (Words to Hurt and Words to Heal)249
Preventing Terrorism--From Reactive to Proactive Strategies256
Prevention and Mitigation of Terrorist Acts Involving Radioactive Materials (contribution not availabl)
Role and Significance of Scientific Component in the Struggle Against Terrorism260
Advances in Biotechnology: Safeguarding the Opportunities and Managing the Risks262
10.Science and Technology: Emergencies
Do We Make Ourselves?269
Languages at Risk274
European Science in a Knowledge-Based World (Risks in a Widening Europe in a Narrowing World)284
11.Science and Technology: Pollution
Exposure to Very Low Doses of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) During Fetal Life Permanently Alters Brain Development and Behavior in Animals and Humans293
Long Term Stewardship of Radioactive and Chemical Contamination309
12.Science and Technology: Climate--Greenhouse Effect
The Carbon Cycle and Anthropogenic Climate Change327
The Climate Changes in China Related to Global Warming340
Four Billion Years of the Carbon Cycle: What's the Message for Us?344
13.Science and Technology: Desertification--Water Pollution--Algal Bloom
Sandy Desertification in North China359
The Expanding Global Problem of Harmful Algal Blooms372
Video Conference394
The Impacts of Harmful Algal Events398
14.Science and Technology: Brain and Behaviour Diseases
The Human Genome Project: Its Impact on Complex Human Disorders407
Progress in Understanding Neurodegenerative Diseases (contribution not available)
15.The Cultural Emergeny--General Debate and Conclusions
Language, Logic and Science413
Society and Structures Working Group A: Culture, Ideology, Human Rights, Freedom and Democracy431
Society and Structures Working Group B: Economy, National and Regional Geopolitical Issues432
Confrontation and Countermeasures Working Group436
16.Permanent Monitoring Panel Reports
Mother and Child Permanent Monitoring Panel: Manifesto441
Report by Permanent Monitoring Panel on Missile Proliferation and Defense443
Limits of Development Permanent Monitoring Panel Report445
World Federation of Scientists/Permanent Monitoring Panel on Information Security449
Meeting of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Defense Against Floods and Unexpected Meteorological Events450
Water; Climate; Ozone and Greenhouse Effects; and Desertification454
Pollution Permanent Monitoring Panel456
Report of the Energy Permanent Monitoring Panel459
Minutes of Desertification Permanent Monitoring Panel467
17.Brain and Behaviour Diseases Workshop
Unravelling the Mysteries of Schizophrenia: Advances from Genetic Studies471
Genetics of Substance Dependence484
Huntington Disease and Other CAG Repeat Disorders491
Dementia from Brain Vascular Disease: The Silent Epidemic494
Noncognitive Symptoms of Dementia: Rigor and Relevance524
Can We Find Genes for Common Disorders?533
Neuropathology at the Crossroads of Neuropsychiatry and Genetics: New Insights into Neuroserpin Encephalopathy550
The Genetics and Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis568
Alzheimer Disease: Genes and Environment; The Value of International Studies586
Genetics and the Global Health Burden of Mood Disorders599
Violence and Violent Conflicts: Views from Affective Neuroscience613
The Genetics of Alzheimer Disease631
Tau Gene Mutations in Frontotemporal Dementia and Parkinsonism Linked to Chromosome 17647
Psychiatric Disorders as Vectors for HIV and Other Behaviorally Transmitted Infectious Epidemics660
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: Current Status668
Neuropsychiatric Aspects of VAriant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease674
18.Information Security Workshop
New Forms of Confrontation: Cyber-Terrorism and Cyber-Crime685
19.Kangaroo Mother Care Workshop
A Tool for the Follow-up of Your Kangaroo Mother Care: Baby from Birth to One Year of Corrected Age691
Seminar Participants705

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