The Muse of History and the Science of Culture by Robert L. Carneiro

By Robert L. Carneiro

Is heritage greater than (in Boswell's phrases) a `chronological sequence of outstanding events'? Does it have a development? Is it fraught with `meaning'? will we figure its tendencies? What determines its direction? briefly, can a considerable and coherent philosophy of background be devised that gives solutions to those questions? those concerns, which have intrigued -and bedeviled - historians for centuries, are explored during this considerate e-book.

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Government, the Railways and the Modernization of Britain: by Charles Loft

By Charles Loft

Greater than forty years after its ebook, the 1963 Beeching file on British railways is still debatable for recommending the closure of a 3rd of Britain’s railways. during this booklet, Charles Loft examines: why the nationalized railways have been in such dire monetary straits by means of 1963 how govt paintings on destiny shipping wishes ended in conclusions which might have minimize Britain’s railways down by means of millions of miles what problems finally halted makes an attempt by way of Conservative and Labour governments to enforce those cuts. This e-book should be precious to someone drawn to how delivery coverage is made or the way it has arrived at its present country and sheds attention-grabbing new mild at the operating of presidency, the financial system and the temper of the days lower than Churchill, Eden, Macmillan and Wilson.

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Excellence Unleashed: Machiavelli's Critique of Xenophon and by Paul J. Rasmussen

By Paul J. Rasmussen

This publication is an in depth comparability of the main political writings of Machiavelli and Xenophon. by means of elucidating the impressive scope, intensity, and subtlety of the controversy among those nice thinkers,Excellence Unleashed deals a clean point of view at the philosophic and political importance of Machiavelli's proto-modern holiday from the classical culture.

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Contemporary Economics (Routledge Studies in the History of by Steven Pressman

By Steven Pressman

This publication describes the $64000 contributions of numerous modern financial figures together with fresh Nobel Laureates. Describing their paintings and placing it into an ancient viewpoint, those chapters clarify how their paintings constitutes a massive contribution to the self-discipline of economics and the way it has broadened financial technological know-how. Co-Editor of the assessment of Political economic system, Steven Pressman has collected jointly for the 1st time key chapters from the magazine, discussing significant figures reminiscent of Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, John Kenneth Galbraith, Thomas Schelling, Edmund Phelps and Robert Mundell. This quantity is critical to the level that it combines the examine of the paintings of Nobel Laureates with the point of view of heterodox economists, together with a complete bibliography for the paintings of every economist coated.

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Beijing's Power and China's Borders: Twenty Neighbors in by Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, Clive Schofield

By Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, Clive Schofield

China stocks borders with 20 neighboring countries--more than the other state on this planet. all the acquaintances has its personal nationwide pursuits, and on occasion, that incorporates territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in locations that China additionally claims.

This publication brings jointly historians, geographers, political scientists, and felony students to ascertain each one of China's twenty land or sea borders. every one bankruptcy information the historical past and standing of boundary environment and disputes and the continued administration of transnational interactions--trade, source exploitation, fishing rights, and inhabitants movements.

Country assurance comprises Afghanistan, Bhutan, Brunei, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.

An advent and a concluding bankruptcy draw out the results of the book's twenty case experiences and establish parts the place border disputes might flare up within the context of China's emergence as a local hegemon and as a sea strength.

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John Stuart Mill by R J Halliday

By R J Halliday

Delivering an important new interpretation of Mill's political concept, Mill's ambivalent perspective to democracy is thoroughly tested. the consequences for contemporary democracy of Mill's perspectives on consensus and management, paperwork and participation, equality and liberty emerge from a deep figuring out of Mill's position in nineteenth century rules.

Available by itself, or as a part of the 9-volume reissue of the vintage Political Thinkers sequence.

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Knox: On Rebellion by John Knox

By John Knox

This version of the main major political writings of the sixteenth-century Protestant reformer John Knox offers exact yet available types of all of his writings at the subject matter of uprising, together with his infamous First Blast of the Trumpet opposed to the sizeable Regiment of ladies, and offers scholars and students alike with the technique of tracing the evolution of his political radicalism and comparing its influence. the 1st entire variation of Knox's political writings, it sheds very important new mild at the political and spiritual considered the Reformation interval.

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A defense of rule : origins of political thought in Greece by Stuart Gray

By Stuart Gray

"At its middle, politics is all approximately relatives of rule. for this reason one of many important preoccupations of political conception is what it capability for people to rule over each other or proportion in a technique of ruling. whereas political theorists are inclined to regard rule as an important evil, this e-book goals to provide an explanation for how rule don't need to be understood as anathema to political lifestyles. really, by means of a number of the earliest Read more...

summary: "At its center, politics is all approximately kinfolk of rule. consequently one of many relevant preoccupations of political thought is what it capacity for people to rule over each other or proportion in a strategy of ruling. whereas political theorists are inclined to regard rule as an important evil, this e-book goals to provide an explanation for how rule don't need to be understood as anathema to political existence. relatively, by way of taking a look at the various earliest traditions of political suggestion we will be able to reconsider rule in ways in which evoke stewardship instead of domination. grey argues that hierarchical principles approximately rule coevolved with political divisions among the human and non-human in western thought. The earliest discernible Greek proposal complicated an instrumental courting among people and their surroundings, a place that has persevered into our present age. whereas this turns out a defensible place, this ebook issues out that such instrumental understandings of the nonhuman global have got us into critical difficulty, together with difficulties of deforestation, worldwide warming, emerging sea degrees, species loss, and height oil. To reconsider the concept that of rule, the ebook turns to early Indian political proposal that means that rule is a dating predicated on stewardship. The publication compares those traditions of concept with the intention to recommend that we have got a normative responsibility to the surroundings, and hence to behave in a manner that takes the pursuits of non-human nature into consideration. Basing his argument on his personal unique translations of fundamental resources in old Greek and Sanskrit, the writer indicates while and the way early recommendations of rule advanced to justify divisions among the human and nonhuman. In doing so, he argues for a reconsideration of our tasks towards the nonhuman flora and fauna"

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Research Agendas in EU Studies: Stalking the Elephant by Michelle Egan, Neill Nugent, William E. Paterson (eds.)

By Michelle Egan, Neill Nugent, William E. Paterson (eds.)

Leading students discover the complicated questions bobbing up from the continuing transformation of Europe in the course of the deepening and widening results of eu integration. according to authoritative analyses, the e-book takes account of the numerous nationwide, transnational and foreign tactics and contexts within which eu integration has develop into embedded.

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Ireland's exiled children: America and the Easter Rising by Robert Schmuhl

By Robert Schmuhl

Of their lengthy fight for independence from British rule, Irish republicans had lengthy appeared west for support, and with cause. The Irish-American inhabitants within the usa used to be better than the inhabitants of eire itself, and the bond among the 2 cultures was once visceral. Irish exiles residing in the United States supplied monetary support-and usually even more than that-but additionally the muse of instance, evidence existence self sustaining of britain was once possible. but the instant of crisis-"terrible beauty," as William Butler Yeats positioned it-came within the armed rebellion in the course of Easter week 1916. Ireland's "exiled kids in the USA" have been said within the Proclamation asserting "the Provisional executive of the Irish Republic," a rfile which circulated in Dublin at the first day of the emerging. the us was once the one kingdom singled out for providing eire support. but the instant of the rebellion was once certainly one of battle in Europe, and it was once changing into transparent that the US could take part the alliance with France and Britain opposed to Germany. for plenty of Irish-Americans, the alternative of loyalty to American coverage or the house Rule reason was once deeply divisive.

Based on unique archival study, Ireland's Exiled Children brings into daring reduction 4 key figures within the Irish-American connection at this deadly juncture: the unrepentant Fenian radical John Devoy, the driver one of the Irish exiles in the USA; the yankee poet and journalist Joyce Kilmer, whose writings at the emerging formed public opinion and guided public sympathy; President Woodrow Wilson, descended from Ulster Protestants, whose antipathy to Irish independence matched that to British imperialism; and the single chief of the emerging now not carried out via the British-possibly as a result of his having been born in America--Éamon de Valera. every one in his manner contributed to America's aid of and reaction to the emerging, informing the bigger narrative and commonly reflecting reactions to the development and its sour aftermath.

Engaging and soaking up, Schmuhl's booklet captures via those figures the complexities of yankee politics, Irish-Americanism, and Anglo-American family members within the warfare and post-war interval, illuminating a key a part of the tale of the emerging and its carry at the imagination.

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