Producing Spoilers

Peacemaking and the Production of Enmity in a Secular Age

Author: Joyce Dalsheim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Supporters of Hamas and radical religious Israeli settlers seem to serve one purpose in the international peace process: to provide an excuse for its failure. High-level diplomatic negotiators and grassroots peace activists alike blame religious extremists for acting as "spoilers" of rational negotiation, and have often attempted to neutralize, co-opt, or marginalize them. In Producing Spoilers, Joyce Dalsheim explores the problem of stalled peacemaking by viewing spoilers not as the cause, but as a symptom of systemic malfunctions within the concept of the nation-state itself, and the secular constructs of historicism that support it. She argues that spoilers are generated as internal enemies in the course of conflict and used to explain why processes of peace and reconciliation fail. In other words, peacemaking efforts can work to produce enmity. Focusing on the case of Israel and Palestine, Dalsheim shows how processes of conflict resolution, diplomacy, dialogue, education, and social theorizing about liberation, peace, and social justice actually participate in constructing enemies, thus limiting the options for peaceful outcomes. Dalsheim examines the work of politicians and diplomats as well as scholars and grass-roots level peacemakers, drawing on her research and her own experience as an activist for peace. She identifies a number of common techniques and assumptions that help to produce spoilers, among them the constraints of the narrative form and how storytelling is employed in conflict resolution, and the idea of anachronism, which prevents theorists and activists from seeing creative possibilities for peaceful coexistence. Dalsheim also looks at the limits of territorial solutions and the consequences of nationalism-the context in which spoilers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are produced. She contrasts that nationalism with current theorizing on flexible citizenship and diasporic identity. The book culminates by moving beyond national enmity and outside conventional peacemaking to clear a space in which to think about alternative forms of negotiation, exchange, community, and coexistence.

Spoiling and Coping with Spoilers

Israeli-Arab Negotiations

Author: Galia Golan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 668

For as long as people have been working to bring peace to areas suffering long-standing, violent conflict, there have also been those working to spoil this peace. These "spoilers" work to disrupt the peace process, and often this disruption takes the form of violence on a catastrophic level. Galia Golan and Gilead Sher offer a broader perspective. They examine this phenomenon by analyzing groups who have spoiled or attempted to spoil peace efforts by political or other nonviolent means. By focusing in particular on the Israeli-Arab conflict, this collection of essays considers the impact of a democratic society operating within a broader context of violence. Contributors bring to light the surprising efforts of negotiators, members of the media, political leaders, and even the courts to disrupt the peace process, and they offer coping strategies for addressing this kind of disruption. Taking into account the multitude of factors that can lead to the breakdown of negotiations, Spoiling and Coping with Spoilers shows how spoilers have been a key factor in Israeli-Arab negotiations in the past and explores how they will likely shape negotiations in the future.

Wind-tunnel Study of Slot Spoilers for Direct Lift Control

Author: Dominick Andrisani (II.)

Publisher:

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Category: Lift (Aerodynamics)

Page: 41

View: 490

An investigation was conducted in a 300-mph 7- by 10- foot tunnel to obtain data for a slot spoiler direct lift control system. Slot spoilers are believed to have advantages over flap-type direct lift control (DLC) systems because of the small amount of power required for actuation. These tests, run at a Reynolds number of 1,400,000 showed that up to 78 percent of the lift due to flap deflection could be spoiled by opening several spanwise slots within the flaps. For a given lift change the drag change was significantly less than that which would be obtained by a variable flap DLC system. A nozzle-shaped slot was the most effective of the slot shapes tested.

The Spoilers of the Valley

Author: Robert Watson

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 256

"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Mathematical Approaches in Hydrodynamics

Author: Touvia Miloh

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 538

View: 168

To honor Professor Marshall P. Tulin on his 65th birthday (March 14, 1991), fluid mechanicians and applied mathematicians who have had close association and collaborated with Tulin during his career contribute papers in various areas related to his main interest naval hydrodynamics. No index. Annota

Plane Crash

The Forensics of Aviation Disasters

Author: George Bibel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 328

View: 346

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Takeoff! -- 2 Takeoff (Never Mind!) -- 3 Controlling the Plane -- 4 Vanished! -- 5 Practice Makes Perfect -- 6 Turbulence -- 7 The 168-Ton Glider -- 8 Approach -- 9 Landing -- Epilogue -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y

Symbolic Model Checking

Author: Kenneth L. McMillan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 194

View: 350

Formal verification means having a mathematical model of a system, a language for specifying desired properties of the system in a concise, comprehensible and unambiguous way, and a method of proof to verify that the specified properties are satisfied. When the method of proof is carried out substantially by machine, we speak of automatic verification. Symbolic Model Checking deals with methods of automatic verification as applied to computer hardware. The practical motivation for study in this area is the high and increasing cost of correcting design errors in VLSI technologies. There is a growing demand for design methodologies that can yield correct designs on the first fabrication run. Moreover, design errors that are discovered before fabrication can also be quite costly, in terms of engineering effort required to correct the error, and the resulting impact on development schedules. Aside from pure cost considerations, there is also a need on the theoretical side to provide a sound mathematical basis for the design of computer systems, especially in areas that have received little theoretical attention.

Spoilers: Things Get Worse

Author: Galen Surlak-Ramsey

Publisher: Tiny Fox Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 125

Time travel is messy. And I don’t mean morning hair after prom, messy. I mean flushing dynamite down the toilet, messy. Long story short: Ship, trashed. Food stores, gone. Ravenous monsters, everywhere. Worst of all, I have to listen to my best bud and his new harem of space cats constantly “repopulate” their species. I swear to god, if I don’t find some ear plugs soon, I’m going stick my head in a warp coil. The silver lining to our predicament is that the abandoned facility we found has some sweet tech we might be able to use to escape—assuming we can bring it back online before we’re eaten. That said, should this be the end of my epic adventure, always remember: if I die, I want a Viking funeral. Spoilers: Things Got Worse is the faced-paced, immensely fun sequel to Apocalypse How? and the second book in the Dakota Adams sci-fi adventure series.

The Spoilers

Author: Rex Beach

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 454

"The Spoilers" by Rex Beach. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Spoilers

A Luke Starbuck Novel

Author: Matt Braun

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 267

"MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY." -Elmer Kelton It takes a man with guts A rare breed of bullbog and bloodhound, private detective Luke Starbuck has been hired to ferret out the Judas working for the Central Pacific-a mastermind behind a string of train robberies. The target: gold shipments from the Frisco mint. All Starbuck has to do is pass himself off as an outlaw and infiltrate the pack... To take on the Barbary Coast But chumming up to a gang leader like Denny O'Brien means that Starbuck must follow him into the vice pits of the notorious Barbary Coast. Getting inside this hellhole of crime is dangerously easy if you make the right moves. Make the wrong ones, and getting out could be murder... "BRAUN IS ONE OF THE BEST!"-Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series

F3H Demon in Detail & Scale

Author: Bert Kinzey

Publisher: Detail & Scale

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 436

For more than thirty-five years, the Detail & Scale Series of aviation publications was considered one of the best references on military aircraft available. Focusing on the physical details of the aircraft, such as cockpits, engines, avionics and electronics, armament, landing gear, and more, each of the sixty-nine titles in the series provided the most detailed look at a wide variety of aircraft dating from World War II to the present. The “F3H Demon in Detail & Scale” continues the well-established and respected Detail & Scale format as the first digital title in this series. It covers McDonnell’s Demon, a jet fighter flown by the U. S. Navy in the 1950s and 1960s, in extensive detail. There are more than 340 photographs, and of these, more than 140 are photographs of details covering the Demon inside and out. All of the detail photos are in color, and almost all were taken specifically for this publication. The 340+ photographs are supplemented with more than 50 art profiles and illustrations, all of which were created just for this new title in the Detail & Scale Series. Every squadron to fly the Demon is covered along with information about their deployments aboard aircraft carriers of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. As with all books in the Detail & Scale Series, a special section is provided for scale modelers that reviews the model kits available of the Demon.

Approach

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 123

The naval aviation safety review.

The Mobility Forum

The Journal of the Air Mobility Command

Author:

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Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page:

View: 315

The Spoilers and The Warlords

Author: Matt Braun

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 241

Two of Matt Braun's most beloved novels—now newly repackaged as a 2-in-1! In The Spoilers, private detective Luke Starbuck has been hired to ferret out the Judas working for the Central Pacific-a mastermind behind a string of train robberies. The target: gold shipments from the Frisco mint. All Starbuck has to do is pass himself off as an outlaw and infiltrate the pack... But chumming up to a gang leader like Denny O'Brien means that Starbuck must follow him into the vice pits of the notorious Barbary Coast. Getting inside this hellhole of crime is dangerously easy if you make the right moves. Make the wrong ones, and getting out could be murder... In The Warlords, It's 1915. In Europe, men are dying in trenches. In Washington, sentiment is growing for war against the Kaiser. And in Mexico, an explosive plot is set in motion by a German agent, a deposed dictator, and an army of murderous rebels. Amidst the chaos of Pancho Villa's revolution, a force of embittered Tejanos has crossed the Rio Grande, burning ranches, killing Texans, and gathering fighters in its wake. For the Germans, the goal is to paralyze America. For a daring Special Agent and a Texas Ranger, the mission is to go deep behind enemy lines and cut out the heart of an astounding conspiracy—before the West is drawn into a bloody war of its own...

Lateral Control by Spoilers at the DVL

Author: M. Kramer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ailerons

Page: 82

View: 500

The present report describes the development of spoiler control at the DVL from the end of 1936 until the beginning of 1939. The authors are fully aware that the present report also forms only a contribution to the problem of spoiler control and offers at best a possibility of extrapolation regarding the behavior of the control in modern airplanes. A modern airplane (ME 109) is being reconstructed for conversion to spoiler control. Experience has shown, however, that the construction and testing of such a model requires at least a year. Thus it seems appropriate to report summarily now in order to keep the understanding and cooperation of the interested departments aroused. The following reports are only a section of a long development partly evolved abroad.

Harlequin Special Edition April 2020 - Box Set 1 of 2

Author: Marie Ferrarella

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 680

Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: FORTUNE’S GREATEST RISK The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose by Marie Ferrarella Contractor Dillon Fortune wasn’t always so cautious. But as a teenager, impulse led to an unexpected pregnancy and a daughter he was never allowed to know. Now he guards his heart against all advances. If only free-spirited spa manager Hailey Miller wasn’t so hard to resist! WYOMING SPECIAL DELIVERY Dawson Family Ranch by Melissa Senate Daisy Dawson has just been left at the altar. But it’s her roadside delivery, assisted by a mysterious guest at her family’s ranch, that changes her life. Harrison McCord believes he has a claim to the ranch and is determined to take it—but Daisy and her newborn baby boy have thrown a wrench in his plans for revenge. DATE OF A LIFETIME The Taylor Triplets by Lynne Marshall It was just one date for philanthropist and single mom Eva DeLongpre’s charity. And a PR opportunity for Mayor Joe Aguirre’s reelection. Giving in to their mutual attraction was just a spontaneous, delicious one-off. But as the election turns ugly, Joe is forced to declare his intentions for Eva. When the votes are counted, she’s hoping love wins in a landslide.

Vying for the Iron Throne

Essays on Power, Gender, Death and Performance in HBO's Game of Thrones

Author: Lindsey Mantoan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 778

Game of Thrones has changed the landscape of television during an era hailed as the Golden Age of TV. An adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy A Song of Fire and Ice, the HBO series has taken on a life of its own with original plotlines that advance past those of Martin's books. The death of protagonist Ned Stark at the end of Season One launched a killing spree in television--major characters now die on popular shows weekly. While many shows kill off characters for pure shock value, death on Game of Thrones produces seismic shifts in power dynamics--and resurrected bodies that continue to fight. This collection of new essays explores how power, death, gender, and performance intertwine in the series.

Applied Computing and Information Technology

Author: Roger Lee

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 179

View: 584

This book gathers the outcomes of the 7th International Conference on Applied Computing and Information Technology (ACIT 2019), which was held on May 29–31, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers and scientists, businesspeople and entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers, computer users, and students to discuss the various fields of computer science and to share their experiences and exchange new ideas and information in a meaningful way. Further, they presented research results on all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of computer and information science, and discussed the practical challenges encountered in their work and the solutions they adopted to overcome them. The book highlights the best papers from those accepted for presentation at the conference. They were chosen based on review scores submitted by members of the program committee and underwent further rigorous rounds of review. From this second round, 15 of the conference’s most promising papers were selected for this Springer (SCI) book and not the conference proceedings. We eagerly await the important contributions that we know these authors will make to the field of computer and information science.