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Williams, Phil 1948-

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Works: 63 works in 354 publications in 2 languages and 10,001 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other
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Most widely held works about Phil Williams
 
Most widely held works by Phil Williams
The dictionary of 20th-century world politics by Jay M Shafritz( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alliances, treaties, wars, tariffs, weapons, international organizations ... diplomats, terrorists, peacemakers, scholars, heads of state ... hot wars, cold war, containment, detente, disarmament: the hallmark of our century is the emergence of a true global politics, with all the displacements, resistance, and triumphs that such a fundamental change involves. From the Balfour Declaration to the destruction of the Berlin Wall, our world has become interconnected through ties of politics, culture, and trade that can be difficult to unravel, yet are crucial for all of us to understand
The Carter years : the president and policy making by M. Glenn Abernathy( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the new middle ages to a new dark age : the decline of the state and U.S. strategy by Phil Williams( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Security and stability in the 21st century have little to do with traditional power politics, military conflict between states, and issues of grand strategy. Instead they revolve around the disruptive consequences of globalization, declining governance, inequality, urbanization, and nonstate violent actors. The author explores the implications of these issues for the United States. He proposes a rejection of "stateocentric" assumptions and an embrace of the notion of the New Middle Ages characterized, among other things, by competing structures, fragmented authority, and the rise of "no-go" zones. He also suggests that the world could tip into a New Dark Age. He identifies three major options for the United States in responding to such a development. The author argues that for interventions to have any chance of success the United States will have to move to a trans-agency approach. But even this might not be sufficient to stanch the chaos and prevent the continuing decline of the Westphalian state
Criminals, militias, and insurgents : organized crime in Iraq by Phil Williams( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author identifies the roots of organized crime in Ba'athist Iraq and reports on major criminal activities including the theft, diversion, and smuggling of oil, the kidnapping of both Iraqis and foreigners, extortion, car theft, and the theft and smuggling of antiquities. The author also reports on how al-Qaeda in Iraq, Jaish-al-Mahdi, and the Sunni tribes used criminal activities to fund their campaigns of political violence
Crisis management : confrontation and diplomacy in the nuclear age by Phil Williams( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reagan presidency : an incomplete revolution?( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reagan presidency has been both eulogised and reviled. Supporters have claimed that Ronald Reagan not only regenerated American power and restored American prestige but changed the direction of domestic policy in a way which marked the end of a twenty year period of expanding government. This book explores the Reagan policy style and substance. It considers the initial aspirations of the two Reagan administrations, examines the constraints with which they had to contend, and assesses the legacy of achievement and failure
Superpower competition and crisis prevention in the Third World by Roy Allison( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1990 publication puts forward the view that superpower competition in the Third World has always carried with it the likelihood of acute crises and that this likelihood may be reduced through a variety of tacit understandings or explicit agreements between Washington and Moscow. As the central study from the Ford Foundation/Southampton University project on North/South security relations, the text brings together specialists from a variety of backgrounds to identify the roots of the competitive relationship in the 1970s and 1980s and then consider a range of specific regional conflicts in which both superpowers have been involved. Although superpower collaboration had increased, the long-term character and intentions of Soviet and American involvement in the Third World remained uncertain. In these circumstances it was particularly timely to reappraise past experience and assess the future prospects for crisis prevention in politically turbulent and potentially dangerous areas
Superpower detente : a reappraisal by Mike Bowker( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bush presidency : triumphs and adversities( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four years of the Bush presidency cover a momentous era in American and world history. In international affairs the events in Eastern Europe and the then Soviet Union in late 1989 gave the President a high profile. The advent of the 'New World Order' made the United States pre-eminent: the triumph of the West was assured, with the added bonus of the 'peace dividend' as arms control agreements and defense savings seemed imminent. The President's personal popularity flourished in this climate and reached a new peak with the triumph of the allied forces in the Gulf War. The Gulf conflict saw Bush at his most decisive: firm in his moral stance, skilled in his action to bring together allied support backed by the United Nations, and confident in his handling of public opinion
North Atlantic Treaty Organization by Phil Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Senate and US troops in Europe by Phil Williams( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian organized crime : the new threat? by Phil Williams( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For all the concern and publicity it has generated, Russian organized crime is not well understood, which makes this volume all the more timely. It examines the origins and development of Russian criminal organizations, analyzes the major players, investigates Russian criminal activities in Russia and the United States, and considers the consequences of this dangerous and pervasive phenomenon. The contributors to this important compendium of scholarship include leading specialists on Russian organized crime from Russia, the United States and Britain
Illegal immigration and commercial sex : the new slave trade by Phil Williams( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines the dynamics of the sex slave trade in both Europe and Asia, identifies the role of organized crime, and considers the counter-measures which governments and law enforcement agencies must take to combat this global problem."--Jacket
Drug trafficking, violence, and instability by Phil Williams( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although challenges posed by various kinds of violent armed groups initially appear highly diverse and unrelated to one another, in fact they all reflect the increasing connections between security and governance and, in particular, the relationship between poor governance and violent armed groups. In many cases, these groups are overtly challenging the state; in others they are cooperating and colluding with state structures while subtly undermining them; in yet others, the state is a passive bystander while violent armed groups are fighting one another. The mix is different, the combinations vary, and the perpetrators of violence have different motives, methods, and targets. In spite of their divergent forms, violent nonstate actors (VNSAs) share certain qualities and characteristics. These violent armed groups represent a common challenge to national and international security, a challenge that is far greater than the sum of the individual groups, and that is likely to grow rather than diminish over the next several decades. This monograph focuses on the complex relationship between human security, crime, illicit economies, and law enforcement. It also seeks to disentangle the linkages between insurgency on the one hand and drug trafficking and organized crime on the other, suggesting that criminal activities help sustain an insurgency, but also carry certain risks for the insurgency
Classic readings of international relations by Phil Williams( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text examines how analysts and scholars explain relations among states, how modern states are asserting their sovereignty and striving for democracy and market economies, how economic inequality in less developed countries remains after the vestiges of imperialism, and how power is currently distributed in the international arena. Readings were carefully selected by virtue of their seminal importance to the field, their representation of divergent schools of thought, their student accessibility, and their relevance to contemporary events
Combating transnational crime : concepts, activities, and responses by Phil Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines the challenges posed by transnational crime and the steps being taken by the international community to meet these challenges. It offers comprehensive analysis of different forms of transnational crime and the various responses that are being developed
Superpower politics : change in the United States and the Soviet Union by Michael C Pugh( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Superpowers, Central America, and the Middle East by Central America and the Middle East Superpowers( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations and transnational organized crime by Ernesto Ugo Savona( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transnational organized crime poses one of the most serious threats to international security in the 1990s. Its significance was marked by the World Ministerial Conference on transnational organized crime held in Naples in November 1994. Convened by the United Nations to discuss the dangers caused by cross -border organized crime and to identify forms of international cooperation for its prevention and control, the conference brought together ministers from 142 states. This volume examines transnational criminal organizations and their activities; global money-laundering; the substantive and procedural measures which need to be taken at national level if governments are to be effective in the struggle against organized crime; bilateral, regional and global cooperation; and the advantages and shortcomings of an international convention. The reduction and subsequent containment of transnational organized crime require governments not only to recognize the seriousness of the threat it poses, but also to allocate resources to meet it. This volume discusses what needs to be done if governments are to be effective in combating the criminal enterprises which have decided to challenge lawful institutions and civilized society
Cyberspace : malevolent actors, criminal opportunities, and strategic competition( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume has three parts: the first focuses on cyberspace itself; the second on some of the major forms of malevolence or threats that have become one of its defining characteristics; and the third on possible responses to these threats. One of the most significant features of cyberspace, however, is that it is becoming a risky place for the entire spectrum of users: nation-states, nongovernmental and transnational organizations, commercial enterprises, and individuals. Yet it is a space of opportunities -- for benevolent, neutral, and malevolent actors. Moreover, the authors identify and assess the challenges and threats to security that can arise in cyberspace because of its unique nature. In the final section, the authors discuss a variety of responses, with some suggesting that the most favored options being pursued by the United States are poorly conceived and ill-suited to the tasks at hand"--Publisher's web site
 
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The Bush presidency : triumphs and adversities
Alternative Names
Vilʹjams, Fil 1948-

Williams, Philip

Williams, Philip 1948-

윌리암스, 필

Languages
English (238)

Russian (1)

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Superpower competition and crisis prevention in the Third WorldThe Bush presidency : triumphs and adversitiesThe Senate and US troops in EuropeRussian organized crime : the new threat?Illegal immigration and commercial sex : the new slave tradeClassic readings of international relationsCombating transnational crime : concepts, activities, and responsesThe United Nations and transnational organized crime