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  • Berlin - Washington, 1800-2000: Capital Cities, Cultural by Andreas Daum, Christof Mauch

    By Andreas Daum, Christof Mauch

    This assortment examines the city areas of Berlin and Washington and offers a comparative cultural historical past of 2 eminent geographical regions within the smooth period. all the towns has assumed, from time to time, a legendary caliber and so they were noticeable as collective symbols, with targets and contradictions that replicate the geographical regions they symbolize. Such matters such stand within the centre of this quantity. The authors ask what those capitals have intended for the country and discover the kin among structure, political rules, and social fact. issues diversity from Thomas Jefferson's rules in regards to the new capital of the USA to the production of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, from nineteenth-century viewers to small-town Washington to the protesters of the 1968 scholar stream in West Berlin. This energetic number of essays speaks to audiences as various as historians, city sociologists, architects and readers attracted to cultural reports.

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  • Is the Welfare State Justified? by Daniel Shapiro

    By Daniel Shapiro

    During this e-book, Daniel Shapiro argues that the dominant positions in modern political philosophy - egalitarianism, confident rights concept, communitarianism, and plenty of types of liberalism - should still converge in a rejection of significant welfare kingdom associations. He examines how significant welfare associations, corresponding to government-financed and -administered retirement pensions, nationwide medical insurance, and courses for the needy, truly paintings. evaluating them to obligatory inner most assurance and personal charities, Shapiro argues that the dominant views in political philosophy mistakenly imagine that their ideas help the welfare nation. in its place, egalitarians, confident rights theorists, communitarians, and liberals have misunderstood the results in their personal rules, which actually aid extra market-based or libertarian institutional conclusions than they could observe. Shapiro's e-book is rare in its mix of political philosophy with social technology. Its concentration isn't constrained to any specific state; really it examines welfare states in prosperous democracies and their industry possible choices. • Argues that supporters of the welfare country may still, following their very own premises, really oppose it • Does comparative institutional research: compares actual welfare kingdom associations with actual market-based possible choices • Combines specialize in easy rules in political philosophy with social technological know-how research of associations

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  • Negotiating Normativity by Nikita Dhawan, Elisabeth Fink, Johanna Leinius, Rirhandu

    By Nikita Dhawan, Elisabeth Fink, Johanna Leinius, Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel

    This quantity provides the severe views of feminists, severe race theorists, and queer and postcolonial theorists who query the adoption of ecu norms within the postcolonial global and no matter if such norms are allowing for disenfranchised groups or in the event that they easily strengthen kin of domination and exploitation. It examines how postcolonial interventions adjust the examine of politics and society either within the postcolony and in Euro-America, in addition to of the facility kin among them. difficult traditional understandings of overseas politics, this quantity pushes the limits of the social sciences by way of attractive with substitute severe ways and innovatively and provocatively addressing formerly left out points of overseas politics. The fourteen contributions during this quantity specialize in the silencing and exclusion of weak teams from claims of freedom, equality and rights, whereas highlighting postcolonial-queer-feminist struggles for transnational justice, radical democracy and decolonization, drawing on in-depth empirically-informed analyses of techniques and struggles in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin the USA. They tackle political and social subject matters together with international governance and improvement politics; neo-colonialism, foreign relief and empire; resistance, decolonization and the Arab Spring; civil society and social move struggles; overseas legislations, democratization and subalternity; physique politics and eco-friendly imperialism. by way of drawing on different disciplines within the social sciences and arts, this publication either enriches and expands the self-discipline of political technology and diplomacy. fundamental readership for this quantity can be lecturers and scholars serious about globalization stories, postcolonial idea, gender reviews, and diplomacy, in addition to political activists and policy-makers involved in social and transnational justice, human rights, democracy, gender justice and women’s rights.

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  • The Federalist Papers: A Reader's Guide by Kyle Scott

    By Kyle Scott

    The Federalist Papers represent a key rfile within the realizing of the yankee executive. Written by means of John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton, those eighty five texts have been released among 1787 and 1788 to persuade the nation of recent York to ratify the Constitution.

    Today, the Papers are studied in classes on American executive, American political suggestion, and constitutional legislation. even though, the dimensions and association of the whole textual content, even though its advanced political strategies and context, make it tricky for college students to understand. The Reader's consultant should be a key software to assist them comprehend the problems handy and the importance of the Papers then and now. geared up round key concerns, resembling the branches of the govt, the software of the Union, or skepticism of a countrywide regime, the paintings will stroll the reader throughout the eighty five Papers, supplying them with the wanted highbrow and ancient contexts.

    Designed to complement the analyzing of The Federalist Papers, the consultant may help elucidate not just their contents, but additionally their significance and modern relevance.

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  • Transnational Anti-Communism and the Cold War: Agents, by Stéphanie Roulin, Giles Scott-Smith, Luc van Dongen

    By Stéphanie Roulin, Giles Scott-Smith, Luc van Dongen

    How was once anti-communism organised within the West? This publication covers the brokers, goals, and arguments of assorted transnational anti-communist activists throughout the chilly battle. latest narratives frequently position the us – and particularly the CIA – on the centre of anti-communist task. The ebook in its place opens up new fields of analysis transnationally.

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  • Apostle of Human Progress: Lester Frank Ward and American by Edward C. Rafferty

    By Edward C. Rafferty

    In Apostle of Human growth, Edward C. Rafferty provides the 1st complete scale highbrow portrait of Ward. Rafferty exhibits how Ward's suggestion laid the rules for the fashionable administrative nation, and brings out his contributions to 20th century American liberalism. vintage and accomplished, this paintings is perfect for everybody attracted to the historical past of yank principles and thinkers.

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