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|Author||: Ákos Moravánszky|
|Editor||: Mit Press|
This is a comparative study of the architecture of the countries that defined the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1867 to 1918. Although scholars have recognized the contributions of Viennese intellectuals, they have all but ignored those of other centres such as Budapest,
|Author||: Thomas Sowell|
|Editor||: Basic Books|
Thomas Sowell's classic analysis of the opposing visions behind today's ethical and ideological disputes Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern. This revised edition of a classic analyzes the centuries-long debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power. It distinguishes between those with the "constrained" vision, which sees human nature as enduring and self-centered, and the "unconstrained" vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. A Conflict of Visions offers a compelling case that these opposing visions are behind the ethical and ideological disputes of yesterday and today.
|Author||: Robert Cherny,Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo,Richard Griswold del Castillo|
|Editor||: Wadsworth Publishing Company|
With a strong social emphasis and succinct narrative, COMPETING VISIONS: A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA, 2E chronicles the stories of people who have had an impact on the state's history while presenting California as a hub of competing economic, social, and political visions. It highlights the state's cultural diversity and explicitly compares it to other Western states, the nation, and the world--illustrating the national and international significance of California's history. Its chronological organization and thematic approach enables readers to keep track of events and fully understand their significance. Telling the full story, the text concludes by discussing such current events as immigration and demographic changes, the Occupy Movement, energy challenges, and more.
|Author||: Sebastian Conrad,Dominic Sachsenmaier|
Bringing together scholars from around the world, this first book in the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series raises the question of how we can get away from the contemporary language of globalization, so as to identify meaningful, global ways of defining historical events and processes in the late Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries.
|Author||: Abigail Leslie Swingen|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
This title explores the connections between the origins of the English empire and unfree labour by exploring how England's imperial designs influenced contemporary politics and debates about labour, population, political economy, and overseas trade. It pays particular attention to how and why slavery and England's participation in the transatlantic slave trade came to be widely accepted as central to the national and imperial interest by contributing to the idea that colonies with slaves were essential for the functioning of the empire.
|Author||: Abigail L. Swingen|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
Abigail L. Swingen’s insightful study provides a new framework for understanding the origins of the British Empire while exploring how England’s original imperial designs influenced contemporary English politics and debates about labor, economy, and overseas trade. Focusing on the ideological connections between the growth of unfree labor in the English colonies, particularly the use of enslaved Africans, and the development of British imperialism during the early modern period, the author examines the overlapping, often competing agendas of planters, merchants, privateers, colonial officials, and imperial authorities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
|Author||: K. Sullivan|
This edited collection presents an alternative set of reflections on India's contemporary global role by exploring a range of influential non-Western state perspectives. Through multiple case studies, the contributors gauge the success of India's efforts to be seen as an alternative global power in the twenty-first century.
|Author||: Jorge Reina Schement,Leah A. Lievrouw,Melvin J. Voigt|
This books examines social aspects of information-oriented society in the United States. Each contributor focuses on a specific and significant social aspect of the information-oriented society. Areas covered include: understanding the extent of information work in the United States; analyzing information work in the health care industry; defining information in an information-oriented society; the evolution of the concept of information in the courts; the coporatization and privatization of information in the economy; information and the restructuring of the family environment; information in the rural sector; the emergence of Silicon Valley; and social attitudes and values toward information technology.
|Author||: Peter Rosset,Raj Patel,Michael Courville|
|Editor||: Food First Books|
This book represents the first harvest in the English language of the work of the Land Research Action Network (LRAN). LRAN is an international working group of researchers, analysts, nongovernment organizations, and representatives of social movements. -- pref.
|Author||: Kate Sullivan|
|Editor||: Palgrave Macmillan|
Competing Visions of India in World Politics: India's Rise Beyond the West presents an alternative set of reflections on India's contemporary global role to those narrated by mainstream, US-centric accounts within International Relations. Collectively, the contributors explore a spectrum of non-Western perspectives on India's growing international influence. They deliver insights into a range of shared global issues, processes and institutions, including climate change, development cooperation, UN Security Council reforms, nuclear politics and the terms of world trade. Together, these readings provide a critical evaluation of India's success in reconciling a quest for recognition from established major powers with a desire to maintain relations of solidarity with developing country allies of the Cold War era. This volume is essential reading for anyone studying rising powers, BRICS countries, global power shifts and South-South linkages and will appeal to students and scholars of non-Western International Relations, Global Studies and International Development.
|Author||: Graeme P. Herd|
This book addresses the issue of grand strategic stability in the 21st century, and examines the role of the key centres of global power - US, EU, Russia, China and India - in managing contemporary strategic threats. This edited volume examines the cooperative and conflictual capacity of Great Powers to manage increasingly interconnected strategic threats (not least, terrorism and political extremism, WMD proliferation, fragile states, regional crises and conflict and the energy-climate nexus) in the 21st century. The contributors question whether global order will increasingly be characterised by a predictable interdependent one-world system, as strategic threats create interest-based incentives and functional benefits. The work moves on to argue that the operational concept of world order is a Concert of Great Powers directing a new institutional order, norms and regimes whose combination is strategic-threat specific, regionally sensitive, loosely organised, and inclusive of major states (not least Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and Indonesia). Leadership can be singular, collective or coalition-based and this will characterise the nature of strategic stability and world order in the 21st century. This book will be of much interest to students of international security, grand strategy, foreign policy and IR. Graeme P. Herd is Co-Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He is co-author of several books and co-editor of The Ideological War on Terror: World Wide Strategies for Counter Terrorism (2007), Soft Security Threats and European Security (2005), Security Dynamics of the former Soviet Bloc (2003) and Russia and the Regions: Strength through Weakness (2003).
|Author||: John Peterson,Helene Sjursen|
The first book to explore the EU's record as a global actor since the creation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy in 1993 within the context of the Treaty of Amsterdam and recent decisions relating to NATO and EU enlargement. The chapters focus on: * the interface between EU foreign and trade policies * the EU's relationship with European defence organizations * its behaviour within the OSCE and UN * the institutional consequences of the CFSP * case studies of EU policies towards Central and Eastern Europe and the Maghreb countries. The editors draw the findings together to assess whether the EU has been successful as a global actor and consider the question: can the EU become a more credible, reliable and unitary global actor?
|Author||: Robert W. Cherny,Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo,Richard Griswold del Castillo|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin College Division|
A strong social emphasis and succinct narrative distinguish this new text from other California history course books. Chronicling the stories of people who have had an impact on the state's history, the text presents California as a hub of competing economic, social, and political visions—and explicitly compares it to other Western states, the nation, and other countries, highlighting its cultural diversity. This text's concise account in 13 chapters renders it suitable for both the semester and quarter-length course. Its chronological organization and thematic approach allow students to keep track of events and fully understand their significance.
|Author||: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri|
|Editor||: Greenwood Publishing Group|
This is the first in-depth study of the large Muslim population of Los Angeles County. It explores both immigrant and indigenous Muslims' self-identity and the role they see for themselves and their faith in the United States.
|Author||: Gregory S. Alexander|
|Editor||: University of Chicago Press|
Most people understand property as something that is owned, a means of creating individual wealth. But in Commodity and Propriety, the first full-length history of the meaning of property, Gregory Alexander uncovers in American legal writing a competing vision of property that has existed alongside the traditional conception. Property, Alexander argues, has also been understood as proprietary, a mechanism for creating and maintaining a properly ordered society. This view of property has even operated in periods—such as the second half of the nineteenth century—when market forces seemed to dominate social and legal relationships. In demonstrating how the understanding of property as a private basis for the public good has competed with the better-known market-oriented conception, Alexander radically rewrites the history of property, with significant implications for current political debates and recent Supreme Court decisions.