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Publication date: 3 August 2015

Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall

This paper analyzes how the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” in foreign interventions abroad have changed the dynamics of government activities domestically…

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This paper analyzes how the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” in foreign interventions abroad have changed the dynamics of government activities domestically. Facing limited or absent constraints abroad, foreign interventions served as a testing ground for the domestically constrained U.S. government to experiment with drone technologies and other methods of social control over foreign populations. Utilizing the “boomerang effect” framework developed by Coyne and Hall (2014), this paper examines the use of drones abroad and the mechanisms through which the technology has been imported back to the United States. The use of these technologies domestically has substantial implications for the freedom and liberties of U.S. citizens as it lowers the cost of government expanding the scope of its activities.

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New Thinking in Austrian Political Economy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78560-137-8

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Publication date: 1 March 2005

Arthur K. Cebrowski

To offer seven guides to institutional change.

1822

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Purpose

To offer seven guides to institutional change.

Design/methodology/approach

The Director of the Office of Force Transformation draws on his experience in transforming the US military to offer seven guides to institutional change.

Findings

The seven guides are as follows: some major changes are inevitable and should be noted as such; having a good forecast ahead of others is of little use if they are not ready to acknowledge it; future trends must rely on data‐free research to some extent; it is possible to use the media for your purposes by focusing on pivotal ideas they like to promulgate; to change institutions requires changing their culture, which in turn requires changing carefully selected values and symbols; transformation demands not only creative imagination but the hard work of implementation; and look for those crucial tipping points when achieving a critical mass can swing dramatic changes quickly.

Originality/value

Offers an experience‐based insight into the world of organizational transformation.

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On the Horizon, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 1 March 2005

William E. Halal

1921

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On the Horizon, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

Article
Publication date: 1 March 2008

Joseph G. San Miguel, John K. Shank and Donald E. Summers

Recently, leasing has been prominent in the press due to the Air Force’s recent ill-fated attempt to obtain the use of Boeing re-fueling tankers. Forgotten is that, in the early…

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Recently, leasing has been prominent in the press due to the Air Force’s recent ill-fated attempt to obtain the use of Boeing re-fueling tankers. Forgotten is that, in the early 1980’s, a highly controversial Navy long-term leasing program of Maritime Prepositioned Ships had a different result. However, an unintended consequence of the Navy’s success was that future government leases were practically eliminated. This research examines the issues and parties involved in this unprecedented creative and innovative leasing program for ships used by the Navy’s Military Sealift Command. While the analysis concludes that the Navy’s leasing program was successful and cost effective, laws and policies were changed so that long-term leasing is no longer viable for the strategic financing of military requirements. The case is presented here that existing laws and regulations should be reconsidered so that leased military resources can once again be used to provide and maintain national security.

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Journal of Public Procurement, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1535-0118

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