Category: History Theory

  • Download E-books Community, Solidarity and Belonging: Levels of Community and their Normative Significance PDF

    By Andrew Mason

    Groups will be of alternative forms, and exist at diversified degrees in society. what sort of group is effective on the point of the nation and what's its value for groups above and lower than that point? This ebook systematically explores the bounds that beliefs of political neighborhood position on cultural range in the country, and the bounds that, in flip, beliefs of worldwide neighborhood position at the self-determination of political groups. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars of political conception, philosophy and diplomacy.
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  • Download E-books Michael Oakeshott and the Conversation of Modern Political Thought PDF

    One of many seminal voices of twentieth-century political idea, Michael Oakeshott s paintings has usually fallen prey to the ideological labels utilized to it via his interpreters and commentators. during this booklet, Luke Philip Plotica argues that we stand to profit extra by way of embracing Oakeshott s personal knowing of his paintings as contributions to an ever-evolving dialog of humanity. construction from Oakeshott s idea of dialog as an engagement between a plurality of voices with out symposiarch or arbiter to dictate its direction, Plotica explores a number of primary and habitual issues of Oakeshott s philosophical and political writings: person corporation, culture, the nation, and democracy. whilst considered as interventions into an ongoing dialog of recent political idea, Oakeshott s paintings transcends the boundaries of known ideological labels, and his concept opens into deeper engagement with essentially the most major thinkers of the 20 th century, together with Ludwig Wittgenstein, Charles Taylor, Michel Foucault, and Hannah Arendt. getting to those frequently unforeseen or unrecognized affinities casts clean mild on a few of Oakeshott s such a lot usual principles and their systematic family members, and allows a greater realizing of the breadth and intensity of his political thought."
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  • Download E-books The Limits of Religious Thought Examined in Eight Lectures: Preached Before the University of Oxford, in the Year M.DCCC.LVIII, on the Foundation of the Late Rev. John Bampton [1859 ] PDF

    By Henry Longueville Mansel

    Initially released in 1859. This quantity from the Cornell collage Library's print collections used to be scanned on an APT BookScan and switched over to JPG 2000 layout through Kirtas applied sciences. All titles scanned disguise to hide and pages may well comprise marks notations and different marginalia found in the unique quantity.
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  • Download E-books Myths and Memories of the Nation PDF

    By Anthony D. Smith

    This ebook explores the roots of nationalism by means of analyzing the myths, symbols, and thoughts of the state via an "ethno-symbolic" technique. It finds the ongoing strength of delusion and reminiscence to mobilize, outline, and form humans and their destinies. It examines the range and sturdiness of ethnic attachments and nationwide identities, and assesses the modern revival of ethnic conflicts and nationalism.
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  • Download E-books Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed (Theory out of Bounds, Vol. 23) PDF

    By William E. Connolly

    Why could a political theorist enterprise into the nexus among neuroscience and movie? in keeping with William ConnollyOCowhose new booklet is itself an eloquent answerOCothe blend exposes the ever-present function that strategy performs in considering, ethics, and politics. by means of taking over contemporary examine in neuroscience to discover the best way mind task is motivated by means of cultural stipulations and stimuli corresponding to movie procedure, Connolly is ready to style a brand new viewpoint on our makes an attempt to negotiate-and thrive-within a deeply pluralized society whose tradition and economic climate proceed to quicken. In Neuropolitics Connolly attracts upon contemporary brain/body learn to discover the artistic power of pondering, the layered personality of tradition, the cultivation of moral sensibilities, and the serious function of process in all 3. He then exhibits how a sequence of films-including Vertigo, 5 effortless items, and Citizen Kane-enhances our appreciation of method and contests the linear photo of time now time-honored in cultural thought. Connolly deftly brings those issues jointly to help an ethos of deep pluralism in the democratic country and a politics of citizen activism throughout states. His publication is an unique and rigorous examine that attends to the inventive probabilities of considering in identification, tradition, and ethics. "
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  • Download E-books Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom PDF

    "What's occurred to our leaders and to our leadership?"
    Based on basic Zinni's management studies from the battlefield to the boardroom, top the cost exhibits a brand new approach in the course of the major management demanding situations of the twenty first century.

    The instances are altering at an ever-increasing speed. outdated structures, corporations, and methods of working not paintings in our dynamic, advanced and more and more volatile new setting. Out of this chaos and confusion, a brand new and varied chief needs to emerge. previous platforms and strategies will now not paintings.

    Leading the Charge is a visionary management ebook that examines the tendencies that experience reshaped our global and the ways that visionary leaders and corporations can successfully reply. Tomorrow's winning leaders-in all fields, together with the army, academia, politics, and business-must understand how to create, function, and thrive in very fluid, flattened, and built-in constructions which are remarkably diversified from the conventional businesses we're used to seeing. they are going to need to deal with speedily altering know-how and flows of knowledge, and create quicker and extra far-reaching spans of keep an eye on.

    Leading the Charge indicates the best way, and is an incisive and compelling consultant to the hot global of management, one who will turn out fundamental for years to come.

    Organized round "Leading a brand new World," a progressive management path common Zinni built and taught on the Terry Sanford Institute of Public coverage at Duke college, best the cost makes a resounding case that leaders needs to . . .
    - swap with the days to be relevant.
    - be prepared for situation mode at any given time.
    - have an ethical compass and the power to guide the corporate within the correct direction.
    - be ahead considering, no longer reactive, to supply innovation and creativity.
    - enhance nice leaders.

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  • Download E-books Radicalism and Education Reform in 20th-Century China: The Search for an Ideal Development Model PDF

    By Suzanne Pepper

    In 1976, China's "education revolution" used to be being hailed through international observers as an concept for all low-income international locations. by means of 1980, the chinese language themselves had disavowed the adventure, mentioning it with out even a unmarried redeeming advantage. this can be the 1st finished booklet to hide the complete sweep of twentieth-century chinese language schooling, and particularly to supply an in depth examine of what happened within the geographical region lower than the novel Maoist schooling experiments of the Cultural Revolution.
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  • Download E-books Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth (Series: SIC 7) PDF

    Lenin Reloaded is a rallying name by means of a few of the world’s major Marxist intellectuals for renewed realization to the importance of Vladimir Lenin. The volume’s editors clarify that it used to be Lenin who made Karl Marx’s inspiration explicitly political, who prolonged it past the confines of Europe, who positioned it into perform. They contend specialise in Lenin is urgently wanted now, while international capitalism seems to be the single online game on the town, the liberal-democratic approach turns out to were settled on because the optimum political association of society, and it has develop into more uncomplicated to visualize the top of the area than a modest switch within the mode of creation. Lenin retooled Marx’s idea for particular old stipulations in 1914, and Lenin Reloaded urges a reinvention of the progressive undertaking for the current. any such venture will be Leninist in its dedication to motion in keeping with fact and its recognition of the implications that stick with from action.

    These essays, a few of that are showing in English for the 1st time, carry Lenin face-to-face with the issues of this present day, together with struggle, imperialism, the critical to construct an intelligentsia of salary earners, the necessity to include the achievements of bourgeois society and modernity, and the frequent failure of social democracy. Lenin Reloaded demonstrates that fact and partisanship usually are not collectively unique as is usually steered. rather the opposite—in the current, fact may be articulated basically from a completely partisan position.

    Contributors. Kevin B. Anderson, Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Daniel Bensaïd, Sebastian Budgen, Alex Callinicos, Terry Eagleton, Fredric Jameson, Stathis Kouvelakis, Georges Labica, Sylvain Lazarus, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Lars T. Lih, Domenico Losurdo, Savas Michael-Matsas, Antonio Negri, Alan Shandro, Slavoj Žižek

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