Category: History Theory

  • The Perfect Way Or, The Finding of Christ by Anna Bonus Kingsford

    By Anna Bonus Kingsford

    First released in 1882, the appropriate means or The discovering of Christ is Anna Kingsford's try and assemble Christianity and the Theosophical culture, which supposes a process of basic truths from which all religions are born and seeks to spot that knowledge in order that people could stream extra alongside their route to perfection. This perfection, in accordance with Kingsford, is exemplified by way of Christ, which she sees as a class of individual and never a selected ancient individual. during this building, an individual is able to a changing into a Christ and becoming a member of with the Divine. scholars of faith and non secular seekers will locate this booklet a fascinating learn from a as soon as renowned spiritual and philosophical circulate. English health care provider ANNA BONUS KINGSFORD (1846-1888) was once additionally one of many first girls in England to be granted a clinical measure and served as onetime president of the Theosophical Society. She is usually the writer of garments with the sunlight (1889). English author EDWARD MAITLAND (1824-1897) assisted Anna Kingsford in writing a number of books after which opened the Esoteric Christian Union in 1891.
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  • World Citizenship and Government: Cosmopolitan Ideas in the by Derek Heater

    By Derek Heater

    The Stoics, Dante, the philosophers of the Enlightenment, H.G. Wells, international federalists, would-be reformers of the United countries, etc have all idea, albeit in very alternative ways, in cosmopolitan or international phrases. This ebook lines the background of western political considering global citizenship and the area nation. It analyses the manifold varieties during which the fundamental notion of a global polity has been expounded and indicates that, regardless of objections to the very inspiration and its failure to be carried out, it nonetheless is still a effective excellent.
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  • Authoritarian Landscapes: Popular Mobilization and the by Steve Hess

    By Steve Hess

    The turbulent yr of 2011 has introduced the looks of mass well known unrest and the cave in of lengthy lived autocratic regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and doubtless Syria. The unexpected and unanticipated fall of those regimes – frequently considered exemplars of authoritarian resilience - has introduced a lot of the traditional knowledge at the longevity and vulnerability of nondemocratic regimes into query. This ebook seeks to increase the prevailing literature through treating the autocratic country now not as a unitary actor characterised through power or weak spot yet really as a constitution or terrain that may on the other hand inhibit or facilitate the looks of nationwide point varieties of protests. within the mode of the Arab Spring, the colour revolutions of the previous Soviet Union, and the folks strength flow of the Philippines, such hobbies triumph over the daunting impediments awarded through autocrats, attract likeminded opposite numbers throughout society, and weigh down the facility of regimes to take care of order. Conversely, in different settings, equivalent to modern China, decentralized kingdom buildings offer an inhospitable setting for national-level protest, top collective actors to decide upon extra neighborhood and parochial types of rivalry. This end result produces paradoxical occasions, akin to within the PRC, the place protests are common yet national-level mobilization and coordination is absent.

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  • Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political by Cécile Laborde

    By Cécile Laborde

    The 1st entire research of the philosophical concerns raised by means of the hijab controversy in France, this booklet additionally conducts a discussion among modern Anglo-American and French political idea and defends a revolutionary republican way to so-called multicultural conflicts in modern societies. It significantly assesses the professional republican philosophy of laïcité which imagined to justify the 2004 ban on non secular symptoms in faculties. Laïcité is proven to surround a accomplished conception of republican citizenship, based on 3 beliefs: equality (secular neutrality of the general public sphere), liberty (individual autonomy and emancipation) and fraternity (civic loyalty to the neighborhood of citizens). tough authentic interpretations of laïcité, the booklet then places ahead a serious republicanism which doesn't help the hijab ban, but upholds a revised interpretation of 3 imperative republican commitments: secularism, non-domination and civic harmony. therefore, it articulates a model of secularism which squarely addresses the matter of established order bias--the proven fact that Western societies are traditionally now not impartial in the direction of all religions. It additionally defends a imaginative and prescient of woman emancipation which rejects the coercive paternalism inherent within the law of spiritual costume, but doesn't depart contributors unaided within the face of non secular and secular, patriarchal and ethnocentric domination. eventually, the e-book outlines a conception of immigrant integration which areas the load of civic integration on simple socio-political associations, instead of on voters themselves. serious republicanism proposes a wholly new method of the administration of spiritual and cultural pluralism, centerd at the pursuit of the revolutionary excellent of non-domination in present, non-ideal societies. Oxford Political Theory offers the simplest new paintings in modern political thought. it's meant to be extensive in scope, together with unique contributions to political philosophy, and in addition paintings in utilized political thought. The sequence will comprise works of exceptional caliber with out restrict as to method or subject material. sequence Editors: Will Kymlicka, David Miller, and Alan Ryan.
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  • Revolution and World Politics: The Rise and Fall of the by Fred Halliday

    By Fred Halliday

    Revolutions, up to foreign conflict or nationalism, have formed the improvement of global politics. In reason, ideology, and end result they've got merited description as a “sixth nice energy” along the dominant countries. In Revolution and international Politics Fred Halliday reassesses the position of revolution from the French Revolution to the Iranian Revolution and the cave in of communism.
    Halliday starts off through tracing the origins and evolution of the trendy suggestion of “revolution” and putting it in old context. Arguing that revolution is principal to any realizing of diplomacy, he examines the internationalist ideology of revolutionaries who're dedicated to selling switch somewhere else by means of exposing revolution. against this with the claims of revolutionaries and counterrevolutionaries alike, he sees revolutions either as a part of an internationalist social clash and as a problem to the procedure of states. Chapters at the distinctive international regulations of innovative states are by way of discussions of conflict, counterrevolution, and postrevolutionary transformation. The research concludes with a reassessment of where of revolution inside diplomacy concept and in glossy heritage, drawing out implications for his or her occurrence and personality within the twenty-first century.
    Students and students of diplomacy, political technology, sociology, and historical past will worth this significant contribution to figuring out world wide advancements in executive and society.
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  • The Roman Empire: Essays On the Constitutional History from by Frederick William Bussell

    By Frederick William Bussell

    This can be a precise copy of a e-book released ahead of 1923. this isn't an OCR'd e-book with unusual characters, brought typographical mistakes, and jumbled phrases. This e-book could have occasional imperfections resembling lacking or blurred pages, terrible images, errant marks, and so on. that have been both a part of the unique artifact, or have been brought via the scanning procedure. We think this paintings is culturally very important, and regardless of the imperfections, have elected to convey it again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the upkeep of revealed works all over the world. We savour your realizing of the imperfections within the upkeep procedure, and desire you take pleasure in this beneficial e-book.
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