Category: Democracy

  • Download E-books Republicanism and Political Theory PDF

    Republicanism and Political Theory is the 1st publication to provide a accomplished and demanding survey of republican political thought.
    • Critically assesses its old credentials, conceptual coherence, and normative proposals
    • Brings jointly unique contributions from major overseas students in an interactive way
    • Provides the reader with helpful perception into new debates happening in republican political theory
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  • Download E-books Democracy and Constitutionalism in the European Union: Collected Essays PDF

    By Federico Mancini, Judge G. F. Mancini

    Whilst he kicked the bucket in July 1999, Federica Mancini had served for seventeen years on the courtroom of Justice of the eu groups, first as an recommend normal after which as a pass judgement on. As such, he participated in the most vital judicial advancements in eu group legislation up to now and witnessed the transformation of the group right into a financial and , to a undeniable quantity, political union. all through this time, he additionally contributed extensively to educational debates and literature at the function of the courtroom within the strategy of ecu integration, the altering nature of the ecu Union and on particular parts of legislations akin to the security of basic rights and exertions legislations. This selection of essays brings jointly his most vital writings in English, which focus principally at the problems with democracy, constitutionalism and person rights within the eu Union. The publication provides the original point of view of somebody who witnessed the beginning of eu integration, contributed to it at a later degree in his existence and who carried an unfaltering trust within the offers and benefits of a federal Europe.
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  • Download E-books A History of Social Democracy in Postwar Europe (The Postwar World) PDF

    By Stephen Padgett

    "The submit struggle international" is a sequence aiming to supply a scholarly yet readable account of how our international has been formed within the crowded years for the reason that international warfare II. a few volumes take care of areas, or maybe unmarried international locations, others with vital subject matters: all are written via specialist historians drawing at the most recent scholarship in addition to their very own examine and decisions. The sequence may be fairly welcome to scholars, yet is designed additionally for the overall reader with an curiosity in modern background. "A old of Social Democracy in publish struggle Europe" surveys the ecu adventure of social democracy from its overdue nineteenth century origins and examines intimately its fortunes in view that 1945. The textual content seems either separately and relatively on the social democratic events of different ecu international locations and evaluates the influence of social democracy while in energy to work out no matter if it has completed social and fiscal reform through parliamentary capacity. All significant eu states and events are integrated within the learn and it assumes just a common wisdom of the topic, making it available to the final reader. it truly is geared toward undergraduate and graduate scholars of background of recent Europe, ecu politics and comparative politics in addition to the knowledgeable common reader.
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  • Download E-books Democracy and Ethnic Conflict: Advancing Peace in Deeply Divided Societies PDF

    Democracy and Ethnic clash addresses the matter of creating sturdy democratic associations in societies via ethnic clash. whereas the protecting of multi-party elections often performs a task within the finishing of clash, consolidating democracy provides a miles higher problem, as does combating the perversion of democracy during the dominance of a selected ethnic workforce.
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  • Download E-books Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous! PDF

    By Stéphane Hessel

    This debatable, impassioned call-to-arms for a go back to the beliefs that fueled the French Resistance has offered hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world considering the fact that its ebook in France in October 2010. Rejecting the dictatorship of worldwide monetary markets and protecting the social values of recent democracy, 93-old Stéphane Hessel -- Resistance chief, focus camp survivor, and previous UN speechwriter -- reminds us that lifestyles and liberty needs to nonetheless be fought for, and urges us to reclaim these crucial rights we now have approved our governments to erode because the finish of global conflict II.
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  • Download E-books The Democratic Theory of Hans-Georg Gadamer PDF

    By Darren Walhof

    This publication examines the targeted contribution that the writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer make to democratic thought. Walhof argues that Gadamer’s hermeneutical philosophy enlarges our point of view by means of moving our view clear of person voters to what exists among electorate, thereby permitting us to check political realities which are differently challenging to determine. those realities contain the disclosure of fact in democratic politics; attaining universal floor in democratic discussion, even amidst major confrontation and variety; the general public and political nature of the spiritual traditions that make claims on and form voters; and the solidarities that attach us to one another and allow democratic motion. the writer argues that bringing those dimensions to information enriches our theories of democracy and is very an important in an period of hyper-partisanship, accelerating inequality, and social conflicts concerning racial, sexual, and non secular identities.
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  • Download E-books American Religions and the Family: How Faith Traditions Cope with Modernization and Democracy PDF

    By Don S. Browning, David A. Clairmont

    Religions reply to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in a number of methods. a few religions agree to those demanding situations, if now not capitulate to them; a few critique or face up to them, and a few paintings to rework the fashionable societies they inhabit.

    In this detailed selection of serious essays, students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and local American idea discover the strain among modernization and the family members, sexuality, and marriage traditions of significant religions in the USA. individuals learn how a variety of trust structures have faced altering attitudes concerning the which means and function of intercourse, the definition of marriage, the accountability of fathers, and the prestige of kids. in addition they talk about how kin legislations in the US is commencing to recognize yes non secular traditions and the way comparative spiritual ethics can clarify and assessment diversified kinfolk customs.

    Studies about the influence of non secular idea and behaviour on American society have by no means been extra well timed or very important. contemporary international occasions can't be totally understood with out comprehending how trust platforms functionality and the various methods they are often hired to the ease and detriment of societies. Responding to this serious want, American Religions and the Family offers a complete portrait of spiritual cultures in the USA and gives secular society a pathway for appreciating non secular tradition.

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  • Download E-books Pragmatist Politics: Making the Case for Liberal Democracy PDF

    By John McGowan

    In our present age of cynicism, John McGowan means that the time is correct to take a clean examine pragmatism, the philosophy of yank democracy. As McGowan exhibits, pragmatism could be an inspiring substitute to the depression that turns out to dominate modern American politics. Pragmatist Politics is passionate and convincing, either heartfelt and clear-eyed. It deals an expansive imaginative and prescient of what the us may be and will be.

    From John Dewey and William James, McGowan derives a heritage of democracy as a life-style, characterised by way of a particular ethos and in accordance with an realizing of politics as in all probability powerful collective organization. That democratic perfect is wedded to a liberalism that makes a speciality of extending the advantages of democracy and of fabric prosperity to all. past the highbrow case for liberal democracy, McGowan turns to how James, particularly, was once attuned to the ways in which emotional appeals frequently trump persuasion via arguments, and he examines the paintings of Kenneth Burke, between others, to enquire the hyperlink among liberal democracy and a comic book view of human existence. Comedy, McGowan notes, permits attention of issues of affection, forgiveness, and generosity that determine a long way too every so often in philosophical bills of politics.

    In McGowan’s paintings, the mix of pragmatism and comedy takes us on a wide-ranging exploration of what American politics—and by way of extension American life—could truly be like if it actually mirrored American values.

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  • Download E-books Deliberative Global Politics: Discourse and Democracy in a Divided World PDF

    By John S. Dryzek

    Contending discourses underlie the various worlds such a lot intractable conflicts, generating distress and violence. this is often very true within the post-9/11 international. although, contending discourses may also open easy methods to larger discussion in worldwide civil society and throughout states and overseas companies. This probability holds even for the main murderous different types of conflicts in deeply divided societies.

    In this well timed and unique booklet, John Dryzek examines significant modern conflicts when it comes to clashing discourses. themes lined contain the alleged conflict of civilizations; societies divided through ethnicity, nationality, or faith; monetary globalization as opposed to resistance; plus an in-depth dialogue of the 'war on terror'. Dryzek concludes by way of highlighting the constraints of present neoconservative and cosmopolitan ways, arguing that in basic terms deliberative international politics deals exceptional new percentages for democratic engagement within the overseas system.

    This ebook might be of curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy, politics, philosophy, and sociology.

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