Download E-books Democracy at Dawn: Notes from Poland and Points East (Eastern European Studies, No 5) PDF

By Frederick Quinn

From 1993 to 1995, Frederick Quinn traveled the international locations of jap Europe and principal Asia to aid leaders construct new judicial structures in line with the rule of thumb of legislation. As he traveled, he stored a magazine of his reviews. a contemporary Black Lamb and gray Falcon, this account of the author's encounters with every body from presidents to guerrillas deals a trenchant and occasionally poignant view of those turbulent areas.

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Download E-books Global Solidarity PDF

By Lawrence Wilde

Explores the potential for globalisation to supply the stipulations for a harmonious international group. Lawrence Wilde introduces the concept that of world unity and explains the way it pertains to nationalism, gender, faith and tradition. seeking to the longer term, he explores the politics of world cohesion and the stipulations required for its development.Solidarity has been a mobilising notice for the reason that coming into the political vocabulary within the mid-19th century, and conjures photos of united motion in pursuit of social justice. yet is team spirit between strangers is a significant aspiration in our globalising age?

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Download E-books Imprisoned Intellectuals: America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion (Transformative Politics Series, ed. Joy James) PDF

Prisons represent probably the most debatable and contested websites in a democratic society. the us has the top incarceration price within the industrialized global, with over 2 million humans in jails, prisons, and detention facilities; with over 3 thousand on loss of life row, it's also one of many few constructed nations that keeps to installation the dying penalty. overseas Human Rights enterprises akin to Amnesty overseas have additionally famous the ratings of political prisoners in U.S. detention. This anthology examines a category of intellectuals whose analyses of U.S. society, politics, tradition, and social justice are hardly referenced in traditional political speech or educational discourse. but this physique of outlawed 'public intellectuals' bargains essentially the most incisive analyses of our society and shared humanity. right here former and present U.S. political prisoners and activists-writers from the civil rights/black strength, women's, gay/lesbian, American Indian, Puerto Rican Independence and anti-war routine proportion various revolutionary reviews and theories on radical democracy and progressive fight. This rarely-referenced 'resistance literature' displays the growing to be public curiosity in incarceration websites, highbrow and political dissent for social justice, and the chances of democratic variations. Such anthologies additionally spark new discussions and debates approximately 'reading'; for as Barbara Harlow notes: 'Reading felony writing needs to. . . call for a correspondingly activist counterapproach to that of passivity, aesthetic gratification, and the pleasures of intake which are usually sanctioned through the educational disciplining of literature.'―Barbara Harlow [1] 1. Barbara Harlow, Barred: girls, Writing, and Political Detention (New England: Wesleyan college Press, 1992). Royalties are reserved for academic projects on human rights and U.S. incarceration.

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Download E-books Referendums and Ethnic Conflict (National and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century) PDF

Although referendums were used for hundreds of years to settle ethnonational conflicts, there has but been no systematic research or generalized conception touching on their effectiveness. Referendums and Ethnic Conflict fills the distance with a comparative and empirical research of the entire referendums hung on ethnic and nationwide matters from the French Revolution to the 2012 referendum on statehood for Puerto Rico. Drawing on political idea and descriptive case reviews, Matt Qvortrup creates typologies of referendums which are held to advocate secession, redraw disputed borders, legitimize a coverage of homogenization, or in a different way deal with ethnic or nationwide adjustments. He considers the situations that compel politicians to inn to direct democracy, reminiscent of regime swap, and the stipulations that would exacerbate a violent response.

Qvortrup deals a clear-eyed evaluate of the issues raised whilst clash solution is sought via referendum in addition to the stipulations which are more likely to result in peaceable results. This unique political framework will supply an essential source within the ongoing research into how democracy and nationalism could be reconciled.

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Download E-books Liberalismo e Democrazia (Italian Edition) PDF

Quasi tutti, quando sentono pronunciare da qualche politico o qualche giornalista le parole “liberale”, “democratico”, “liberaldemocratico”, non riescono a distinguerne i significati e magari li confondono. Questo quantity di Norberto Bobbio vuole essere un antidoto contro story confusione, perché esso differenzia con grande chiarezza i vecchi, venerabili e sempre attuali concetti di Liberalismo e Democrazia.
In molti altri sui libri e articoli Norberto Bobbio ha analizzato e discusso vari aspetti del liberalismo vecchio e nuovo e della democrazia vecchia e nuova, ma è in questo quantity che i loro concetti sono espressi in maniera comparata, completa, breve e semplice, cioè con un approccio didattico. E l’utilità didattica di questo “basic book”, libro di base - già tradotto in sei lingue estere - è riscontrabile nel suo frequente uso anche come testo introduttivo consistent with gli studenti qua e là in keeping with il mondo.
Una lettura indispensabile in line with prepararsi a qualsiasi consultazione elettorale.

Norberto Bobbio, torinese (1909-2004) fu nominato Senatore a vita della Repubblica da Sandro Pertini. Ha avuto un lungo magistero diretto come insegnante prima di Filosofia del Diritto e poi di Filosofia della Politica. Ed ebbe a dire: “Se volgo lo sguardo al passato non ho dubbi su quale sia stata los angeles mia principale attività: l’insegnamento”. Ma Bobbio ha avuto un ancor più lungo magistero indiretto come scrittore di libri, saggi in line with riviste, articoli e interviste consistent with quotidiani. Le sue molte opere sono kingdom tradotte in 19 lingue. Di esse ne ricordiamo alcune: Politica e cultura (1955), Teoria della norma giuridica (1958), Teoria dell’ordinamento giuridico (1960), Italia civile (1964), Profilo ideologico del Novecento italiano (1969), Il futuro della democrazia (1984), Maestri e compagni (1984), Italia fedele (1986), L’età dei diritti (1990), Elogio della mitezza (1994), Destra e sinistra (1994), De senectute (1996), Autobiografia (1997), Teoria generale della politica (1999). Nel 2004, presso l’Istituto dei Diritti Umani “Bartolomé de las Casas” dell’Università di Madrid, è stata creata los angeles “Cattedra Norberto Bobbio in keeping with l. a. Eguaglianza e l. a. Non Discriminazione”.

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Download E-books Democracy Building and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series) PDF

By Armine Ishkanian

This quantity considers the demanding situations of democracy construction in post-Soviet Armenia, and the position of civil society in that technique.

It argues that, opposite to the expectancies of Western reduction donors, who promoted civil society at the assumption that democratization could stick to from the institution of civil society, democratic regimes have didn't materialize, and, in addition, a backlash has emerged in a variety of post-Soviet states. Armine Ishkanian explores how some distance the expansion of civil society will depend on a country's historic, political and socio-cultural context; and the way a long way international relief, frequently supplied with stipulations which inspired the advertising of civil society, had an influence on democratization. in keeping with broad unique study, together with fieldwork interviews with members, Democracy development and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia considers a variety of democratization tasks lately, and assesses how a long way the Armenian event is identical to, or diversified from, the stories of alternative post-Soviet states.

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Download E-books Die Wut wächst: Politik braucht Prinzipien (German Edition) PDF

By Oskar Lafontaine

Die Globalisierung schafft einen Wohlstand, der die Reichen reicher und die Armen ärmer macht, statt dem Wohle der ganzen Welt zu dienen. Oskar Lafontaine kritisiert die deutsche und die internationale Politik, die diese Tendenzen noch verstärkt anstatt ihnen entgegenzuwirken. Faktenreich und leidenschaftlich attackiert er Unternehmen, die den höchsten Renditen hinterherjagen, ohne sich um die Umwelt und die Menschen zu kümmern; die Finanzmärkte, die Billionen um den Erdball schleudern, sowie IWF, WHO und Weltbank, die alle auf die Menschen in der Dritten Welt wenig Rücksicht nehmen; außerdem die united states, die immer skrupelloser ihre militärische und ökonomische Vormachtstellung zur Durchsetzung eigener Interessen nutzen.

Die Entwicklungen, vor denen er warnt ‒ Entfesselung der Finanzmärkte, Privatisierungswahn, Militarisierung der deutschen Politik, neue Kriege und wachsende Verarmung als Ursache von Terrorismus und Flucht, sowie das Erstarken rechtspopulistischer Parteien ‒ sind mittlerweile Realität. Im Vorwort zur jetzt erscheinenden Neuausgabe seines zum Bestseller gewordenen politischen Manifestes schreibt Oskar Lafontaine daher zu Recht: „Der Titel des im Jahre 2002 geschriebenen Buches 'Die Wut wächst – Politik braucht Prinzipien' battle rückblickend nicht falsch gewählt.“

Das Gesetz des Marktes und das Recht des Stärkeren, so Lafontaine, können nicht die Maxime für unsere Zukunft sein ‒ wir brauchen eine Politik für eine gerechtere Welt.

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Download E-books European Contexts for English Republicanism. Edited by Gaby Mahlberg and Dirk Wiemann (Politics and Culture in Europe, 1650-1750) PDF

By Gaby Mahlberg

Ecu Contexts for English Republicanism deals new views on early sleek English republicanism via its concentrate on the Continental reception of and engagement with seventeenth-century English thinkers and political occasions. taking a look either at political principles and on the people who formed them, the gathering examines English republican proposal in its wider eu context throughout the later 17th and eighteenth century. In a few case reports, the participants check the various ways that English republican rules weren't merely formed by way of the concept of the ancients, but additionally by means of modern authors from in every single place Europe, resembling Hugo Grotius or Christoph Besold. They show that English republican thinkers didn't purely act in discussion with Continental authors and students, their rules in flip additionally left an enduring legacy in Europe as they have been bought, reworked and placed to new makes use of by way of thinkers in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. faraway from being an completely transatlantic affair, as a lot of the verified scholarship indicates, English republican idea additionally left its legacy at the ecu Continent, discovering its approach into wider debates concerning the rights and wrongs of the English Civil battle and the character of presidency, whereas later translations of English republican works additionally stimulated the main thinkers of the French Revolution and the liberals of the 19th century. Bringing jointly a variety of clean and unique essays via British and ecu students within the box of early glossy highbrow historical past and English stories, this choice of essays revises a one-sided method of English republicanism and widens the scope of research past linguistic and nationwide obstacles by means of taking a look at English republicans and their continental networks and legacy.

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