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Understanding Policy Change In Developing Countries: The Spheres Of Influence Framework, Paul F. Steinberg Feb 2003

Understanding Policy Change In Developing Countries: The Spheres Of Influence Framework, Paul F. Steinberg

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National policy reform is a prerequisite for improved stewardship of the global environment and figures prominently among the goals of international environmental diplomacy and transnational advocacy campaigns. Yet research on global environmental politics has proceeded absent models of policy change in developing countries, where most of the planet's people, land, and biological diversity are found. In this article I present a theoretical framework to explain the domestic responses of developing countries to global environmental concerns. Drawing on research in Costa Rica and Bolivia, I situate the impact of global environmentalism in the context of complex, decades-long domestic struggles to ...


Grenades, Robert J. Bunker Jan 2003

Grenades, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Grenades have been in existence since the 15th century and are generally used in tandem with infantry small arms for siege (trench) and urban warfare. These devices also provide the basis for numerous forms of booby traps used in both conventional and unconventional warfare.


Unarmored Fighting Vehicles, Robert J. Bunker Jan 2003

Unarmored Fighting Vehicles, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Unarmored fighting vehicles are a form of military fighting vehicle used in scouting, raiding, perimeter defense, terrain seizure, ambushes, and, in some instances, indirect artillery support. They are also used in noncombat roles such as personnel and cargo transport, ammunition resupply, and general hauling.


Mortars, Robert J. Bunker Jan 2003

Mortars, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Mortars are normally employed when artillery and air strikes are either impractical and/or unavailable. Two families of mortars exist: essentially, early and modern.