Category: History Theory

  • Download E-books Rudolf Otto: An Introduction to His Philosophical Theology (UNC Press Enduring Editions) PDF

    By Philip C. Almond

    Almond locations Otto's concept of faith in the context of his lifestyles (1869-1937), taking a look heavily on the major impacts on Otto's idea, between them thinkers as assorted as Kant and the German Pietists. components of Otto's theories are proven to be heavily regarding the social and highbrow milieu of Germany either ahead of and after global conflict I. Almond examines Otto's perception of the Holy, of rational and nonrational components of faith, and compares his perspectives with these of his contemporaries.

    Originally released 1984.

    A UNC Press Enduring variation -- UNC Press Enduring versions use the most recent in electronic know-how to make to be had back books from our exceptional backlist that have been formerly out of print. those variations are released unaltered from the unique, and are awarded in cheap paperback codecs, bringing readers either old and cultural value.

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  • Download E-books Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook PDF

    By Edward N. Luttwak

    The coup is the main usually tried approach to altering executive, and the main winning. Coup d’État outlines the mechanism of the coup and analyzes the conditions―political, army, and social, that offers upward thrust to it. In doing so, the booklet sheds a lot mild on societies the place energy does certainly develop out of the barrel of a gun and the position of legislation is an idea little understood.
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  • Download E-books The State: Historical and Political Dimensions PDF

    Drawing on present debates on secessions in the uk, this e-book analyses the British country at the present time and appears at its position within the future.
    that includes unique contributions from quite a few disciplines, this examine tackles the matter of defining and learning the country and appears on the position the countryside has performed because the uncomplicated political unit in Europe and in the course of the global.
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  • Download E-books Perspectives on World Politics PDF

    Perspectives on international Politics has been crucial interpreting for college students of diplomacy because the Eighties. This new version absolutely updates this key textual content for the twenty-first century.

    Focusing at the major competing analytical views, the 1st and moment variants validated an authoritative feel of the conceptual instruments used to check global politics, in addition to reflecting at the significant debates and responses to adjustments on this planet area.

    This 3rd version builds at the luck of its predecessors via featuring a clean set of readings inside this framework:

    • power and protection
    • interdependence and globalization
    • dominance and resistance.

    It additionally features a much-expanded fourth part, ‘World Politics in Perspective’, which displays the methodological and normative debates that experience constructed considering the fact that book of the former version.

    This is an important textual content for all scholars and students of politics and overseas relations.

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  • Download E-books Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st-Century America PDF

    Infrequently does scholarship expect the main dramatic occasions of the instant. during this well timed paintings Gary Hart does simply that, arguing for the recovery of republican virtues and for place of birth safety as an immense first step. the yankee democratic republic has from its founding been a paradoxical good fortune. at the same time connected to country and nationwide strength, voters' rights and voters' tasks, American democracy has uniquely grew to become its reliance on consent from the ruled right into a robust governing of the consenting. In a awesome political feat, America's founders mixed combined govt, the language of renowned sovereignty and a self-conscious emphasis on tests and balances to forge a republic that has weathered the attempt of time. The advanced realities of the twenty-first century, despite the fact that, have essentially challenged the underpinnings of this enduring American test, time and again exposing the tensions on the center of America's combined approach of presidency. What then is the character of an American republic in an age of democracy? How can the democratic values of social justice and equality be balanced with republican values of civic accountability and renowned sovereignty? Bringing to mild a long-neglected point of Thomas Jefferson's political philosophy--the "ward republic"--Gary Hart the following bargains a unconditionally unique blueprint for republican recovery during which each citizen can take part democratically within the governing of his or her personal lifestyles. Of an important relevance for modern society, together with its startlingly prescient plan for fatherland safety, Restoration of the Republic offers unique insights into problems with nationwide urgency in addition to the undying questions that bedevil the yank democratic experiment.
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  • Download E-books The Limits of Rawlsian Justice PDF

    The notion of equity lies on the center of the concept that of justice proposed by means of political thinker John Rawls, an idea that liberals have frequently invoked to shield the welfare nation. In The Limits of Rawlsian Justice political theorist Roberto Alejandro demanding situations the assumptions that Rawls got down to safeguard his place. whereas different competitors of Rawls have tried to supply an alternative choice to his idea of justice as equity, Alejandro as a substitute examines Rawls from inside his personal writings, checking out Rawls's assumptions at the foundation of these assumptions themselves. accordingly, Alejandro indicates that Rawls's concept of justice as equity is fraught with internal tensions, uncovered to utilitarian risks, and much from being the coherent version Rawls promised.

    Alejandro concludes that Rawls's concept of justice-as-fairness preserves the established order, overlooks the realities of inequalities in state-of-the-art society, and is inherently conservative. As a theoretical paradigm, it's exhausted. He urges that we recognize the boundaries of Rawlsian justice either as a protection of the welfare kingdom and because the foundation of a simply society.

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  • Download E-books Montesquieu and His Legacy PDF

    Montesquieu (1689 1755) is thought of as the most vital thinkers of the Enlightenment. His Lettres persanes and L Esprit des lois were learn by way of scholars and students through the final centuries. whereas many have linked Montesquieu with the doctrine of the separation of powers within the historical past of principles, Rebecca E. Kingston brings jointly prime overseas students who for the 1st time current a scientific therapy and dialogue of the importance of his principles extra commonly for the improvement of Western political thought and associations. particularly, Montesquieu and His Legacy vitamins the normal specialize in the institutional teachings of Montesquieu with awareness to the subject of morals and manners. The participants supply statement at the large legacy of Montesquieu s suggestion up to now in addition to for the modern era."
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  • Download E-books Western Supremacy: The Triumph of an Idea PDF

    By Sophie Bessis

    Sophie Bessis booklet supplies a radical historical past of colonial and developmentalist concept. Bessis tells the tale of the West's dating with these components of the remainder of the realm it got here to dominate. Bessis follows this trajectory, from the conquest of the Americas, throughout the slave alternate and the scramble for Africa, the White Man's burden, happen future and the expansion of "scientific" racism, directly to decolonization, the ideology of improvement, and structural adjustment.
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