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The New Commonwealth Model Of Constitutionalism: Theory & Practice

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Author: Stephen Gardbaum  |  Isbn: 978-1107401990  |  File size: 2 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 276  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Stephen Gardbaum argues that recent bills of rights in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia are an experiment in a new third way of organizing basic institutional arrangements in a democracy. This 'new Commonwealth model of constitutionalism'...

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Unthinkable: Iran, The Bomb, & American Strategy

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Author: Kenneth Pollack  |  Isbn: 9781476733937  |  File size: 3.5 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 560  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The bone of contention regarding this book is Pollack's conclusion that the US should strive to "contain" Iran, rather than attack it, even if Iran goes all the way to develop nuclear weapons. While I disagree with Pollack, I still feel quite enthusiastic...

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History Of Political Theory: An Introduction: Volume Ii: Modern, 2 Edition

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Author: George Klosko  |  Isbn: 978-0199695454  |  File size: 2.5 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 592  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology History of Political Theory: An Introduction not only explores the great works of Western political theory but demonstrates their continuing relevance. Volume Ii traces the origin and development of liberal political theory, and so the foundations for...

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A Critical Ethnography Of ‘westerners’ Teaching English In China: Shanghaied In Shanghai

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Author: Phiona Stanley  |  Isbn: 978-0415656221  |  File size: 2.8 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 288  |  Language: Englisch  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Tens of thousands of Western 'teachers', many of whom would not be considered teachers elsewhere, are employed to teach English in public and private education in China. Little has previously been known, except anecdotally, about their experiences, about the...

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The Piracy Crusade: How The Music Industry’s War On Sharing Destroys Markets & Erodes Civil Liberties

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Author: Aram Sinnreich  |  Isbn: B00IKVGOW4  |  File size: 2.4 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 260  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This is a book that needed to be written and Sinnreich is the perfect author for it. There are critiques and histories of piracy, and there is at least one state of the music industry book, but this book makes a very different case by critically interrogating...

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Belonging: The Paradox Of Citizenship

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Author: Adrienne Clarkson  |  Isbn: 9781770898370  |  File size: 10.3 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Never has the world experienced greater movement of peoples from one country to another, from one continent to another. These seismic shifts in population have brought about huge challenges for all societies. In this year’s Massey Lectures,...

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Canadian Public Administration In The 21st Century

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Author: Charles Conteh and Ian Roberge  |  Isbn: 9781466591714  |  File size: 3.5 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The demands associated with good governance and good public management are at an all-time high. Yet the discipline of Canadian public administration is in flux, and the time is ripe for an open and frank analysis of its state and possibilities....

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Immigration Wars: Forging An American Solution

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Author: Clint Bolick and Jeb Bush  |  Isbn: 978-1476713465  |  File size: 1.2 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 304  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The immigration debate has challenged our nation since its founding. But today, it divides Americans more stridently than ever, due to a chronic failure of national leadership by both parties. Here at last is an attainable resolution guided by two...

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The New Crusades: Constructing The Muslim Enemy

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Author: Emran Qureshi and Michael A. Sells  |  Isbn: 0231126670  |  File size: 1.7 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 431  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The New Crusades takes head-on the idea of an emergent "Cold War" between Islam and the West. It explores the historical, political, and institutional forces that have raised the specter of a threatening and monolithic Muslim enemy and...

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Pagan Ethics: Paganism As A World Religion

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Author: Michael York  |  Isbn: 9783319189222  |  File size: 2.8 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 435  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This book is the first comprehensive examination of the ethical parameters of paganism when considered as a world religion alongside Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. The issues of evil, value and idolatry from a pagan perspective are analyzed...

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Papua’s Insecurity: State Failure In The Indonesian Periphery

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Author: Bobby Anderson  |  Isbn: 978-0866382649  |  File size: 945.3 KB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 92  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The author illuminates the diverse and local sources of insecurity that indicate too little state as opposed to too much, challenges common perceptions of insecurity in Papua, and offers a prescription of policy initiatives. These include the reform of a...

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Voices Of The Paris Commune

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Author: Mitchell Abidor  |  Isbn: 9781629631004  |  File size: 3.8 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 128  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The Paris Commune holds a place of pride in the hearts of radicals—heroically created from the bottom up and tragically crushed by the forces of reaction. Yet, as this collection illustrates, the lessons of the Commune, as debated by the Communards...

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The New Materialism: Althusser, Badiou, & Zizek

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Author: Geoff Pfeifer  |  Isbn: 978-1138812086  |  File size: 9.2 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 152  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek have become two of the dominant voices in contemporary philosophy and critical theory. In this book, Geoff Pfeifer offers an in-depth look at their respective views. Using Louis Althusser’s materialism as a starting...

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Foreclosed America

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Author: Christopher Niedt and Isaac Martin  |  Isbn: 9780804795135  |  File size: 345.9 KB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 112  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology The losses suffered by Americans from the foreclosure crisis cannot simply be measured in dollars. The harms of home loss are to families, communities, society, and our political process. Foreclosed America takes a long overdue big...

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Project Fear: How An Unlikely Alliance Left A Kingdom United But A Country Divided

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Author: Joe Pike  |  Isbn: 978-1849549318  |  File size: 633.7 KB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology It was a unique and bizarre moment in British political history: the three main Westminster parties working together to prevent the break-up of the United Kingdom. Yet despite sustaining a defeat that caused the resignation of Scotland's longest-serving First...

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Wie Gut Kennen Sie Deutschland?: Der Große Spiegel-wissenstest

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Author: Markus Verbeet and Martin Doerry  |  Isbn: 978-3462048148  |  File size: 3.2 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 176  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Kennen Sie Ihre Heimat? Seit der Wiedervereinigung hat sich das Bild Deutschlands in der Welt verändert. Immer mehr Menschen kommen ins Land, um Urlaub zu machen, hier zu leben und zu ar-beiten – die Welt ist neugierig auf Deutschland...

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Verarschen Kann Ich Mich Alleine: Widerworte Und Einsprüche Zur Lage Der Nation

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Author: HG. Butzko  |  Isbn: 978-3864890970  |  File size: 3.3 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages:  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Wer politikverdrossen werden will, sollte dieses Buch lesen. Wer nicht, auch. HG. Butzko liefert eine wütende Abrechnung mit unserer Gesellschaft, wobei er die Wut nicht den Stammtischen überlässt, sondern Witz statt Populismus bietet und Differenzierung statt...

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The Invisible Constitution Of Politics: Contested Norms & International Encounters

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Author: Antje Wiener  |  Isbn: 9780521895965  |  File size: 2.1 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 264  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology As social practices now frequently extend beyond national boundaries, experiences and expectations about fair and legitimate politics have become increasingly fragmented. Our ability to understand and interpret others and to tolerate difference, rather than...

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Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

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Author: Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica  |  Isbn: 978-0670016716  |  File size: 907 KB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human...

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Entscheidung In Kiew: Ukrainische Lektionen

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Author: Karl Schlögel  |  Isbn:  |  File size: 1.5 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 352  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Was macht die Ukraine aus? Mit dem Krieg ist auch eine Kontroverse über die politische und kulturelle Eigenständigkeit des Landes ausgebrochen. Seit vielen Jahren ist Karl Schlögel in der Ukraine unterwegs, noch in jüngster Zeit hat er Reisen dorthin unternommen. Lemberg,...

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Die 101 Wichtigsten Fragen: Einwanderung Und Asyl

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Author: Karl-Heinz Meier-Braun  |  Isbn: 978-3406683558  |  File size: 2.8 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 159  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Wie viele Ausländer leben in Deutschland? Sind Ausländer krimineller als Deutsche? Ist die multikulturelle Gesellschaft gescheitert? Wird Deutschland „islamisiert“? Sind die meisten Asylbewerber Wirtschaftsflüchtlinge? Und schließlich: Ist...

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National Intelligence & Science: Beyond The Great Divide In Analysis & Policy

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Author: Gregory F. Treverton and Wilhelm Agrell  |  Isbn: 0199360863  |  File size: 2.2 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Intelligence is currently facing increasingly challenging cross-pressures from both a need for accurate and timely assessments of potential or imminent security threats and the unpredictability of many of these emerging threats. We are...

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Does Torture Work?

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Author: John W. Schiemann  |  Isbn: 9780190262365  |  File size: 1.5 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology When the Senate released its so-called Torture Report in December 2014 the world would learn that, for years, the CIA had used unimaginably brutal methods to interrogate its prisoners - often without yielding any useful or truthful information. The agency...

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The Court & The World: American Law & The New Global Realities

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Author: Stephen Breyer  |  Isbn: 9781101946190  |  File size: 601.6 KB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 400  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology A fascinating account of how an increasingly globalized and interdependent world influences the deliberations of America's highest court, by the sitting justice and author of Making Our Democracy Work and Active Liberty. In this original, far-reaching, and...

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China’s Soft Power & International Relations

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Author: Hongyi Lai and Yiyi Lu  |  Isbn: 978-0415731355  |  File size: 3.3 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 232  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology China’s soft power has attracted considerable attention in the recent decade. In this volume scholars from the U.K., Europe, the U.S., Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China, including a number of well established and well known...

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Moshé Feldenkrais: Der Mensch Hinter Der Methode

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Author: Christian Buckard  |  Isbn:  |  File size: 6.1 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 368  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Die Feldenkrais-Methode ist weltberühmt, doch der Mensch, nach dem sie benannt wurde, nahezu unbekannt. Zu seinen Schülern zählten David Ben-Gurion, Moshé Dayan, Margaret Mead und Yehudi Menuhin. Christian Buckard erzählt die abenteuerliche Geschichte des...

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Muslims In The Western Imagination

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Author: Sophia Rose Arjana  |  Isbn: 0199324921  |  File size: 15.9 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 280  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Throughout history, Muslim men have been depicted as monsters. The portrayal of humans as monsters helps a society delineate who belongs and who, or what, is excluded. Even when symbolic, as in post-9/11 zombie films, Muslim monsters still function to define...

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Invisible In Austin: Life & Labor In An American City

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Author: Javier Auyero and Loïc Wacquant  |  Isbn: 1477303650  |  File size: 10.7 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 281  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Austin, Texas, is renowned as a high-tech, fast-growing city for the young and creative, a cool place to live, and the scene of internationally famous events such as SXSW and Formula 1. But as in many American cities, poverty and penury are...

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International Education Aid In Developing Asia: Policies & Practices

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Author: I-Hsuan Cheng and Sheng-Ju Chan  |  Isbn: 9789812874559  |  File size: 5.4 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 254  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Politics and Sociology This book provides an Asian perspective on the timely, urgent questions of how international education aid and development should move forward and what development roles Asia should play, especially following the end of the UN Millennium...

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How Propaganda Works

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Author: Jason Stanley  |  Isbn: 0691164428  |  File size: 7.4 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 369  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Politics and Sociology Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation...

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