Dark Times, Dire Decisions: Jews and Communism by Jonathan Frankel

By Jonathan Frankel

The latest quantity of the yearly stories in modern Jewry sequence beneficial properties essays at the diversified and infrequently debatable methods Communism and Jewish historical past interacted throughout the twentieth century. The volume's contents learn the connection among Jews and the Communist circulation in Poland, Russia, the USA, Britain, France, the Islamic global, and Germany.

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Commodities and Colonialism: The Story of Big Sugar in by G. Roger Knight

By G. Roger Knight

Sugar the day gone by was once what oil is this present day: a commodity of titanic international significance whose tentacles reached deep into politics, society and economic system. Indonesia’s colonial-era sugar is essentially forgotten this present day, other than via a small variety of neighborhood experts writing for a expert viewers. in the course of the interval 1880-1942 lined by way of this e-book, besides the fact that, the then Netherlands Indies used to be one of many world’s very maximum producer-exporters of the commodity. the way it contrived to take action is the tale awarded during this book.
Author G. Roger Knight, affiliate professor of historical past within the college of Adelaide, has researched the historical past of Indonesia’s sugar for greater than twenty-five years, utilizing unpublished archival resources in either the Netherlands and Indonesia. His seek has taken him into executive documents, kinfolk histories and – exceptionally – the huge surviving papers of the Dutch sugar businesses who operated in Indonesia through the overdue colonial period. the result's an image of the that gives very important new insights into its historical past and its position within the framework of world commodity construction over a interval extending over 3 quarters of a century.

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Postmodern Anarchism by Lewis Call

By Lewis Call

Delving into the anarchist writings of Nietzsche, Foucault, and Baudrillard, and exploring the cyberpunk fiction of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, theorist Lewis name examines the hot philosophical present the place anarchism meets postmodernism. This theoretical circulate strikes past anarchism's traditional assaults on capital and the country to criticize these types of rationality, attention, and language that implicitly underwrite all financial and political energy. name argues that postmodernism's well timed impact updates anarchism, making it suitable to the political tradition of the recent millennium.

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Re-Imagining a Politics of Life: From Governance of Order to by Leonie Ansems de Vries

By Leonie Ansems de Vries

The prominence and diversity of worldwide activities of resistance exhibits that the assumption of politics as governance is contested. even though, the political canon maintains to enhance a slim definition of politics in keeping with liberal rules and practices. This booklet develops a brand new thought of political existence that incorporates, and highlights, the interconnectedness of forces of order, sickness, governance, resistance, violence and difference.

Using the concept that of the milieu— either a mechanism of governance and a strength of distinction and transformation—this booklet levels an come upon among the fashionable political and foreign considered Thomas Hobbes and Immanuel Kant and the modern philosophy of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. The writings of Foucault and Deleuze will serve to discover and contextualize the milieu and should functionality to focus on the complicated mobility and relationality of notions of politics, lifestyles, governance and resistance.

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Consensus, Concordia and the Formation of Roman Imperial by John Alexander Lobur

By John Alexander Lobur

This publication issues the connection among principles and gear within the genesis of the Roman empire. The self-justification of the 1st emperor in the course of the consensus of the citizen physique limited him to stick to ‘legitimate’ and ‘traditional’ kinds of self-presentation. Lobur explores how those notions turn into explicated and reconfigured via the higher and usually non-political periods of Italy and Rome. The persistent turmoil skilled within the overdue republic formed the values and software of the imperial procedure; it molded the excellent and authoritative money owed of Roman culture and heritage in a manner that allowed the approach to seem either conventional and ancient. This publication additionally examines how shifts in rhetorical and historiographical practices facilitated the spreading and assimilation of shared rules that allowed the empire to cohere.

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Social Enterprise: At the Crossroads of Market, Public by Marthe Nyssens

By Marthe Nyssens

In a single of its past books, the EMES ecu study community traced the main major advancements in 'social entrepreneurship' rising contained in the 3rd area in Europe. development upon that seminal paintings, this volume provides the result of an intensive examine undertaking performed over a four-year interval of a comparative research of one hundred sixty social agencies across eleven ecu nations. It breaks new flooring in both its articulation of multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks and its rigorous research of empirical facts in response to a homogenized information assortment method. taking a look at paintings intergration, it is dependent round a few key issues (multiple ambitions and a number of stakeholders, a number of assets, trajectories of staff, public regulations) constructed via a transversal ecu research, and is illustrated with brief kingdom reports that mirror the range of welfare versions throughout Europe. With contributions from a magnificent checklist of lecturers, all individuals of the EMES ecu examine community, this wealthy follow-up quantity to The Emergence of Social firm is vital interpreting for teachers, researchers and scholars within the fields of the 3rd area and social guidelines.

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Dictatorship by Carl Schmitt

By Carl Schmitt

Now on hand in English for the 1st time, Dictatorship is Carl Schmitt’s so much scholarly e-book and arguably a paradigm for his whole paintings.

Written almost immediately after the Russian Revolution and the 1st international battle, Schmitt analyses the matter of the nation of emergency and the facility of the Reichspräsident in mentioning it. Dictatorship, Schmitt argues, is an important felony establishment in constitutional legislations and has been wrongly portrayed as simply the arbitrary rule of a so-called dictator.

Dictatorship is a vital ebook for figuring out the paintings of Carl Schmitt and a big contribution to the trendy idea of a democratic, constitutional kingdom. And regardless of being written within the early a part of the 20 th century, it speaks with extraordinary prescience to our modern political matters.

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Moral Lessons of the Twentieth Century: Gorbachev and Ikeda by Daisaku Ikeda, Mikhail Gorbachev

By Daisaku Ikeda, Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev and Daisaku Ikeda are contemporaries raised in numerous cultures: Gorbachev is a statesman encouraged by means of Marx and communist politics whereas Ikeda is a Buddhist encouraged by means of the 13th century eastern sage, Nichiren. This publication is as a result of the a chain of conversations among those males. jointly they discover their reviews of lifestyles amidst the turmoil of the 20 th century and jointly they look for a typical moral foundation for destiny improvement. They finish that values are born of tradition and that peace, growth and social justice can basically be accomplished via honest communique and cultural trade.

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The Palgrave Handbook of Mass Dictatorship by Paul Corner, Jie-Hyun Lim

By Paul Corner, Jie-Hyun Lim

This e-book bargains a clean and unique method of the learn of 1 of the dominant good points of the 20th century. Adopting a very international method of the realities of contemporary dictatorship, this instruction manual examines the a number of ways that dictatorship services - either for the rulers and for the governed - and attracts at the services of greater than twenty 5 wonderful participants coming from ecu, American, and Asian universities. whereas confronting the big complexities of repression and well known reaction lower than dictatorship, the amount additionally poses a sequence of wide-ranging questions about the political association of present-day mass society.

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The Origins of Left-Libertarianism: An Anthology of by Peter Vallentyne, Hillel Steiner

By Peter Vallentyne, Hillel Steiner

This booklet comprises the traditionally most crucial discussions of the philosophical foundations of left-libertarianism. It addresses questions reminiscent of: What precisely is self-ownership? What are the primary objections to it, and the way strong are they? What are the main believable perspectives approximately possession of average resourcesw? Do they suggest joint possession and collective-decision making? Do they permit deepest appropriation? How is the social fund generated from such funds to be spent? Is it to be divided both? Is it for use to buy public items? Is it to be dedicated to selling equality of chance? contains decisions from Groitus, Pufendorf, Locke, Paine, Mill, George, Walras and others.

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