• Political History
  • Bavaria and German Federalism: Reich to Republic, 1918-33, by D.R. Dorondo

    By D.R. Dorondo

    An exam of the query of German federalism, this examine goals to give a contribution to a extra thorough knowing of the evolution of the Bavarian federalist proposal as espoused by means of the Bavarian People's celebration and the Christian Social Union. Dorondo, evaluating the federalist case placed by means of either events, exhibits that whereas major variations exist, own and ideological hyperlinks among the 2 events will be obvious to span the void created through dictatorship and struggle.

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  • The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis by Robert E. Goodin, Charles Tilly

    By Robert E. Goodin, Charles Tilly

    The Oxford guide of Contextual Political research units out to synthesize and critique for the 1st time these techniques to political technological know-how that supply a extra fine-grained qualitative research of the political global. The paintings within the quantity has a standard target in being delicate to the strategies of contextual nuances that disappear from large-scale quantitative modeling or causes in keeping with summary, common, common legislation of human habit. It exhibits that 'context issues' in a very good some ways: philosophical context issues; mental context concerns; cultural and historic contexts topic; position, inhabitants, and know-how all subject. via showcasing students who concentrate on the research of some of these contexts side-by-side, The Oxford instruction manual of Contextual Political research indicates how political scientists can take these an important contextual components systematically into consideration.

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  • Philosophic pride : Stoicism and political thought from by Christopher Brooke

    By Christopher Brooke

    Philosophic Pride is the 1st full-scale examine the basic position of Stoicism within the foundations of recent political inspiration. Spanning the interval from Justus Lipsius's Politics in 1589 to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile in 1762, and targeting arguments originating from England, France, and the Netherlands, the ebook considers how political writers of the interval engaged with the tips of the Roman and Greek Stoics that they discovered in works by means of Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Christopher Brooke examines key texts of their historic context, paying distinctive consciousness to the background of classical scholarship and the historiography of philosophy.

    Brooke delves into the persisting stress among Stoicism and the culture of Augustinian anti-Stoic feedback, which held Stoicism to be a philosophy for the proud who denied their fallen situation. focusing on arguments in ethical psychology surrounding the rules of human sociability and self-love, Philosophic Pride information how the engagement with Roman Stoicism formed early sleek political philosophy and provides major new interpretations of Lipsius and Rousseau including clean views at the political considered Hugo Grotius and Thomas Hobbes.

    Philosophic Pride exhibits how the legacy of the Stoics performed an essential position in ecu highbrow lifestyles within the early smooth era.

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  • Understanding Iran by Jerrod D. Green

    By Jerrod D. Green

    A compact, undemanding guide for U.S. Policymakers attracted to realizing the Islamic Republic of Iran. It synthesizes latest analyses on Iran and attracts from non-American specialists with a distinct interpretive lens for viewing the probably opaque Iranian method. It offers brief analytic observations concerning the methods, associations, networks, and actors that outline Iran1s politics, method, monetary coverage, and international relations.

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