Category: Political Ideologies

The Politics of Harry Potter by Bethany Barratt (auth.)

By Bethany Barratt (auth.)

This political research of Harry Potter makes use of the liked wizarding international to introduce readers to the both murky and intimidating international of politics. Rowling's paintings offers us with entries into all the most vital political questions in historical past, from terrorism and human rights to the vintage foundations of political thought.

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Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 by Charles K. Armstrong

By Charles K. Armstrong

To a lot of the realm, North Korea is an impenetrable secret, its internal workings unknown and its activities towards the surface unpredictable and regularly provocative. Tyranny of the Weak unearths for the 1st time the motivations, tactics, and results of North Korea's overseas family members throughout the chilly warfare period. Drawing on large examine within the documents of North Korea's current and previous communist allies, together with the Soviet Union, China, and East Germany, Charles ok. Armstrong tells in vibrant aspect how North Korea controlled its alliances with fellow communist states, maintained a precarious independence within the Sino-Soviet break up, tried to arrive out to the capitalist West and manifest itself as a version for 3rd global improvement, and faced and engaged with its archenemies, the U.S. and South Korea.

From the invasion that trigger the Korean warfare in June 1950 to the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991, Tyranny of the Weak exhibits how—despite its aim weakness—North Korea has controlled for far of its background to house the surface global to its greatest virtue. Insisting on a course of "self-reliance" because the Nineteen Fifties, North Korea has constantly resisted strain to alter from enemies and allies alike. A worldview shaped within the crucible of the Korean warfare and chilly warfare nonetheless keeps a robust carry on North Korea within the twenty-first century, and realizing these historic forces is as pressing this day because it used to be sixty years ago.

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Political Theory and the European Union: Legitimacy, by M. Nentwich

By M. Nentwich

The participants to this booklet research the problems of constitutional selection that face the governments and electorate of state-of-the-art Europe. Divided into 3 sections this examine addresses: questions of political legitimacy and the which means of democratic deficit within the ecu; the truth of what institutional reforms and selection making methods are attainable; and the rights of citizenship and values that are meant to be secure.

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The Rise of Militarism in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914 by Roger Possner

By Roger Possner

This e-book demonstrates how the struggle division and the U.S. military labored to construct help for the army and foster a martial spirit within the American population from the flip of the century to the start of worldwide warfare I. this period, ruled through progressives like Theodore Roosevelt, observed an American perspective shift towards constitution, social responsibility, and heart classification manly values, and politicians driven for a bigger military and its extra widespread use. To psychologically arrange americans for struggle, the government subsidized army schooling in faculties, held army tournaments in significant towns, publicized the points of interest of army existence via accelerated recruiting, promoted marksmanship contests and inspired public attendance at army maneuvers.

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Ideologies of Experience: Trauma, Failure, Deprivation, and by Matthew H. Bowker

By Matthew H. Bowker

Matthew H. Bowker bargains a unique research of "experience": the huge and influential idea that has formed Western social conception and political perform for the earlier half-millennium.

While it's tricky to discover a department of contemporary suggestion, technology, undefined, or paintings that has no longer relied not directly at the suggestion of "experience" in defining its assumptions or goals, no learn has but utilized a politically-conscious and psychologically-sensitive critique to the build of expertise. Doing so finds that the majority of the features which have been attributed to event over the centuries ― quite its unthinkability, its correspondence with agony, and its occlusion of the self ― are a part of not likely fantasies or ideologies. via examining a chain of comparable situations, together with the experiential schooling flow, the ascendency of trauma conception, the philosophy of the social agreement, and the mental examine of social isolation, the e-book builds a resounding case that ideologies of expertise are invoked to not maintain us as regards to lived realities and ‘things-in-themselves,’ yet, fairly, to distort and damage actual wisdom of ourselves and others.

In spite of tolerating admiration in case you can be referred to as champions of expertise, akin to Michel de Montaigne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others taken care of in the course of the paintings, the ideologies of expertise eventually discourage members and teams from developing, resisting, and altering our event, urging us as an alternative to include trauma, failure, deprivation, and self-abandonment.

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The Portable Hannah Arendt (Viking Portable Library) by Hannah Arendt

By Hannah Arendt

A complete choice of writings by means of one of many twentieth-century's most crucial philosophers and political thinkers.

Amid the confusion of the 20th century, Hannah Arendt was once probably our so much looking out and sane philosopher. Born right into a Jewish kinfolk in Germany at the start of the century, Arendt studied less than Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers. She later fled the Nazi terror and validated herself as a preeminent political and philosophical author at New York's famed New university for Social Research.

The moveable Hannah Arendt, the 1st accomplished quantity of her writings, contains beneficiant choices from her masterworks: The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and her debatable Eichmann in Jerusalem. additionally featured is a variety of Arendt's letters to different formative thinkers of the century, together with Jaspers and Mary McCarthy. This Viking moveable quantity powerfully screens the tips of this ambitious post-modern highbrow.

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Marx's concept of the alternative to capitalism by Marx, Karl; Marx, Karl; Hudis, Peter

By Marx, Karl; Marx, Karl; Hudis, Peter

In distinction to the conventional view that Marx's paintings is specific to a critique of capitalism – and that he consciously refrained from any designated perception of its replacement – this paintings indicates that Marx was once dedicated to a selected idea of a post-capitalist society which trained the full of his method of political economy.

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Heir to the Fathers: John Quincy Adams and the Spirit of by Gary V. Wood

By Gary V. Wood

In inheritor to the Fathers, writer Gary V. wooden examines the guidelines that guided John Quincy Adams all through his political profession. For wooden, it's Adams' realizing of The structure of the us that foregrounds an important hyperlink among the rules laid-forth within the assertion of Independence and the unique rationale of the Framers of The structure. inheritor to the Fathers lines this hyperlink via an exam of Adams' celebrated essay, Jubilee of the structure and, most importantly, via his safety of a gaggle of Africans who mutinied aboard the slave send Amistad. The contradictory dating among what's acknowledged The assertion of Independence and The structure and the remedy of African slaves has been a chronic challenge in any try and comprehend the legacy of freedom within the usa. Adams' argument earlier than the ultimate court docket, in response to his interpretation of constitutional legislations, is an instance of the way this targeted political brain involves phrases with this contradiction with no leaving behind the spirit of America's founding rules. Wood's dialogue of Adams' political and highbrow lifestyles invitations readers to reexamination the foundations upon which the USA of the United States was once based. inheritor to the Fathers is a salient addition to the examine of constitutional legislation and historical past and American political suggestion.

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