An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left's Love Affair with Islam
Author: Jack Buckby,Matt Palumbo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Left's bizarre alliance with Islam is nothing short of paradoxical. No other belief system that directly conflicts with Western and liberal values gets the same defense from those purporting to hold such values. In "A Paradoxical Alliance," British activist Jack Buckby examines the phenomenon in the United Kingdom, while American journalist Matt Palumbo does the same on the other side of the Atlantic.
Divine and Demonic in the Zohar and Kabbalistic Tradition
Author: Nathaniel Berman
Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar offers a new interpretation of the Kabbalistic “Other Side,” exploring the intimacies and antagonisms of divine and demonic, and showing how the Zoharic literature contributes to thinking about alterity generally.
Vom Suchen, Verstehen und Teilen
Author: Meike Uhrig,Vera Cuntz-Leng,Luzie Kollinger
Category: Social Science
Der Band widmet sich aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive den vielfältigen Funktion und Bedeutung von Wissen in der Fantastik: Ob geheim, spezifisch oder allgemein, lassen sich zentrale Motive des Wissens und der Wissensinhalte bestimmen? Worin bestehen Formen und Strukturen des Wissens - nach welchen Regeln wird es definiert, organisiert und kommuniziert? Welchen Stellenwert schließlich hat Wissen als Kapital, als Machtgrundlage, als Konfliktursache?
A New Global Political Economy
Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
This brilliant new book by one of Europe's leading social thinkers throws light on the global power games being played out between global business, nation states and movements rooted in civil society. Beck offers an illuminating account of the changing nature of power in the global age and assesses the influence of the ever-expanding counter-powers. The author puts forward the provocative thesis that in an age of global crises and risks, a politics of "golden handcuffs" - the creation of a dense network of transnational interdependencies - is exactly what is needed in order to regain national autonomy, not least in relation to a highly mobile world economy. It is imperative that the maxim of nation-based realpolitik - that national interests have necessarily to be pursued by national means - be replaced by the maxim of cosmopolitan realpolitik. The more cosmopolitan our political structures and activities, Beck suggests, the more successful they will be in promoting national interests, and the greater our individual power in this global age will be.
Author: Peter Cumper,Steven Charles Wheatley
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
This collection of essays examines the legal regime in the post-Cold War era which has developed in response to the demands of ethnic, racial & religious groups in Europe. In essence this volume seeks to examine the 'old' problem of national minorities in the 'new' Europe. The essays examine the response of the main institutions within Europe (i.e. the Council of Europe, OSCE & European Union), the increasing recourse of states to bilateral arrangements, the developing content of minority rights, the challenges posed by state-building & the resolution of conflicts involving national minorities. Particular issues considered include the minorities situation in the Former Yugoslavia, the situation in Ukraine (in particular in Crimea), the position of the minority Catholic population in Northern Ireland, as well as developments in the context of autonomous regimes & power-sharing arrangements. At the end of the book, a collection of documents, which supplement these chapters & are relevant to minority rights in the 'New' Europe, can be found. Whilst the book's editors are both legal academics from the United Kingdom, the contributors' backgrounds are diverse & varied, originating from a number of different countries, with expertise in a wide variety of areas.
The Dissemination of Values through Literature and Other Media
Author: Astrid Erll,Herbert Grabes,Ansgar Nünning
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
Alongside the recent cultural turn in the humanities, there has been a noticeable return to ethical considerations. With regard to literature as well as other media, this has rekindled awareness of a tension, antagonism, or even disparity between ethics and aesthetics. This volume of articles takes a more systematic and cross-disciplinary approach to the widely mooted ethical turn in literature and other media than has been pursued so far. It brings together a wide range of critical perspectives from literary studies, media and cultural memory studies, and philosophy, tracing the complex and sometimes conflicting relationship between ethics and aesthetics in theoretical contexts and individual case studies as diverse as colonial architecture, nineteenth-century literary histories, and postmodern writing and art.
Author: I. Gross,J. Downing,A. D'Heurle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The initial impetus for this volume was the occasion of the World Congress for Mental Health held in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1977. The theme of that congress was priorities in mental health. The keynote speaker Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, wife of the then President of the United States, focused attention on the necessity for an international perspective in understanding priorities for mental health. Without exception subsequent speakers echoed the sentiments Mrs. Carter expressed, that the first priority for mental health was that of children. For many participants the concern for children was translated not only into techniques for treatment but more importantly into broadening the approaches to prevention. One theme emerged which has begun to be addressed around the world - that of the cultural and developmental implications of sex role stereotyping for mental health. This topic proved to be the touchstone for many issues related both directly and indirectly to mental health. Among the most prominent concerns expressed were those for the effects on careers, the learning environment and relations between the sexes which stem from stereotyped attitudes concerning appropriate sex role behavior. The consensus of the par tiCipants was to urge the directorate of the congress to continue this topic at the next World Congress. This was a particularly appropriate content for the next World Congress, since 1979 was the International Year of the Child.
Author: J. Lewis Osler
Publisher: Williams & Company
A medical novel of the near future. When Jeremiah Murray, M.D., general practitioner, abruptly walks out of his office leaving Patricia Gannon on an examining table and an office full of patients-in-waiting he marked a turning point both in his life and in the world of American medicine. In this stunning and powerful novel, J. Lewis Osler explores the malaise permeating the world of present day medicine and government, a malaise that will eventually erupt into anarchy. The story is told through a cast of powerfully drawn characters: the ever-idealist Jeremiah; John Masterson, the gregarious, persistent, desperate (and finally dead) spokesman for the beleaguered doctors; Dana Morris, the examining room seductress; Claude LaRoche, martyr to AIDS politics; the abortionist Glen Booth; Heidi Bogusch-Perez, third generation M.D. gone bureaucrat; and the orchestrator of disaster, Secretary of Health Affairs, Theodore Billings. Osler's account of the luncheon of the medical malpractice attorneys is a minor masterpiece in itself. All of this is set against a background rife with health service inquisitors rummaging uninvited-and warrantless-through patient's private files, insurance company flaks refusing to discuss best-treatment scenarios, spurious malpractice claims, and a society struggling to hold itself together in the face of the mindless meddling of self-serving politicians. This is, indeed, a novel with a point of view. After reading Black Humor, you will never think about the practice of medicine-or of the welfare state-in the same way again
Author: Gisela Hendriks,Annette Morgan
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Political Science
'The book provides an excellent understanding of the unity and dissonance within the Franco-German relationship.' - Aslib Book Guide In the latter part of a turbulent century for Europe, France and Germany have been at the forefront of the developments that have shaped both Western and Eastern Europe. Having initiated and controlled economic and monetary union, the greater goal is now that of further European integration, and the Franco-German dynamic is likely to be crucial again in the success or failure of achieving this. The Franco-German Axis in European Integration examines the effectiveness and durability of the Franco-German relationship in European integration, tracing this important partnership through many political and economic disparities. This study goes on to assess the role of these two states in the challenges now facing the Union; from EMU, to the process of stabilising its eastern borders, and from enlargement of the Union, to the struggle to agree on a common foreign security policy.
R.G. Collingwood and the Second World War
Author: Peter Johnson
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
This book is volume one of a two-part series. Taken together, the two volumes of A Philosopher at War examine the political thought of the philosopher and archaeologist, R.G. Collingwood, against the background of the First and Second World Wars. Collingwood served in Admiralty Intelligence during the First World War and although he was not physically robust enough to play an active role in the Second World War, he was swift to condemn the policies of appeasement which he thought largely responsible for bringing it about. The author uses a blend of political philosophy, history and discussion of political policy to uncover what Collingwood says about the First World War, the Peace Treaty which followed it, and the crises which led to the Second World War in 1939, together with the response he mustered to it before his death in 1943. The aim is to reveal the kind of liberalism he valued and explain why he valued it. By 1940 Collingwood came to see that a liberalism separated from Christianity would be unable to meet the combined evils of Fascism and Nazism. How Collingwood arrived at this position, and how viable he finally considered it, is the story told in these volumes.
Author: Oliver Rathkolb
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Business & Economics
Austria, a small-state society with barely eight million inhabitants differs from the rest of Europe in that it displays various paradoxical developments in its political culture, social life, and economy. First, most Austrians are the descendents of immigrants from all parts of the Habsburg Monarchy due to intensive migration occurring before 1913. Yet contemporary election campaigns and domestic and international politics have been dominated by xenophobic anti-migration slogans, especially since 1989. Without migration, the country's population would be in serious decline. Second, the Austrians have profited enormously from EU membership and EU enlargement but are stubbornly opposed to EU institutions, and there is little evidence of any EU hyphenated identities. Last, attitudes to historical events are equally contradictory: even though up to 600,000 Austrians were members of the Nazi Party, often holding prominent positions (Adolf Hitler himself), the German Reich has been regarded as solely responsible for the Holocaust. These and a number of other paradoxical perceptions are explored and interpreted in this fascinating and wide-ranging work by one of Austria's leading historians.
Saudi Arabia and the Momentum of Reform
Author: Daryl Champion
Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
A specialist in Saudi Arabian affairs shows how religion, tradition, society, economics, politics and the state interact with each other as the nation lurches into the 21st century.
Author: International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology
Category: Art, Modern
International journal of contemporary visual artists.