The Rise of the Network Society (2nd Edition) (The by Manuel Castells

By Manuel Castells

This primary booklet in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a considerable new preface, highlights the commercial and social dynamics of the data age and indicates how the community society has now totally risen on an international scale. Groundbreaking quantity at the effect of the age of data on all facets of society contains assurance of the impression of the net and the net-economy

Describes the accelerating speed of innovation and social transformation in line with study within the united states, Asia, Latin the US, and Europe

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Libertarian Philosophy in the Real World: The Politics of by Mark D. Friedman

By Mark D. Friedman

Robert Nozick's Anarchy, nation, and Utopia is widely known as probably the most influential works of contemporary political philosophy. Libertarian Philosophy within the genuine international not just presents a concise and obtainable creation to Nozick's perfect rights-based, minimum libertarian country, yet for the 1st time applies this ethical framework to America's liberal democracy.

Mark D. Friedman in actual fact offers Nozick's arguments for normal rights, displaying that his idea undermines the very inspiration of social justice, and allows libertarians to rebut the commonest objections to their doctrine. The ebook grants a withering ethical critique of the yank welfare kingdom, with chapters dedicated to estate rights, freedom of expression and organization, paternalism, and the state's intervention in discrete features of recent existence comparable to public schooling and healthcare. Friedman argues that decreasing the liberal democratic kingdom to its center capabilities wouldn't produce one of these ethical disaster that will make us re-examine our dedication to person rights. So, what's to be performed? Friedman concludes with potent argumentative techniques for relocating American politics in a extra libertarian direction.

Ideal for undergraduates and above learning political philosophy, political technology, political ideology, rights and public coverage, this article offers an important insights into libertarian concept and its program.

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Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics by Judith N. McArthur, Harold L. Smith

By Judith N. McArthur, Harold L. Smith

The central orchestrator of the passage of women's suffrage in Texas, a founder and nationwide officer of the League of ladies citizens, the 1st girl to run for a U.S. Senate seat from Texas, and a candidate for that state's governor, Minnie Fisher Cunningham used to be one of many first American ladies to pursue a profession in celebration politics. Cunningham's specialist lifestyles spanned a part century, hence illuminating our realizing of ladies in public existence among the innovative period and the Nineteen Sixties feminist movement.
Cunningham entered politics during the suffrage circulate and women's voluntary organization paintings for future health and sanitation in Galveston, Texas. She speedy turned essentially the most potent country suffrage leaders, assisting to cross the invoice in a area the place competition to girls electorate was once most powerful. In Washington, Cunningham was once one of many center workforce of suffragists who lobbied the 19th modification via Congress after which traveled the rustic campaigning for ratification. After girls won the suitable to vote around the kingdom, she helped chanced on the nonpartisan nationwide League of girls electorate and arranged education colleges to coach ladies the abilities of grassroots organizing, developing exposure campaigns, and lobbying and tracking legislative our bodies. during the League, she grew to become accustomed to Eleanor Roosevelt, who credited one in all her speeches with stimulating her personal political activity.
Cunningham then grew to become to the Democratic occasion, serving as an officer of the Woman's nationwide Democratic membership and the Women's department of the Democratic nationwide Committee. In 1928 Cunningham turned a candidate herself, making an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate. An recommend of recent Deal reforms, Cunningham was once a part of the circulation within the Thirties to rework the Democratic celebration into the women's celebration, and in 1944 she ran for governor on a pro-New Deal platform.
Cunningham's upbringing in rural Texas made her rather conscious of the political wishes of farmers, girls, union hard work, and minorities, and she or he fought gender, type, and racial discrimination inside of a conservative energy constitution. within the postwar years, she was once known as the "very center and soul of Texas liberalism" as she helped construct an electoral coalition of ladies, minorities, and male reformers which can maintain liberal politics within the nation and convey to place of work applicants together with Ralph Yarborough and Bob Eckhardt.
A chief and position version for the post-suffrage iteration, Cunningham used to be no longer happy with easily attaining the vote, yet agitated all through her profession to exploit it to higher the lives of others. Her legacy has been carried on through the various ladies to whom she taught winning grassroots techniques for political organizing.

Minne Fisher Cunningham was once the winner of the Liz chippie Award of the Texas country historic organization, and of the T. R. Fehrenbach e-book Award of the Texas old fee.

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One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced by Herbert Marcuse

By Herbert Marcuse

Initially released in 1964, One-Dimensional guy fast grew to become some of the most vital texts within the resulting decade of radical political switch. This moment version, newly brought by way of Marcuse student Douglas Kellner, provides Marcuse's best-selling paintings to a different new release of readers within the context of latest events.

"Marcuse exhibits himself to be probably the most radical and forceful thinkers of this time."
—The country

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Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty (Homo Sacer II, 5) by Giorgio Agamben, Adam Kotsko

By Giorgio Agamben, Adam Kotsko

Author note: Adam Kotsko (Translation)
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2012

In this follow-up to The state and the Glory and The maximum Poverty, Agamben investigates the roots of our ethical suggestion of accountability within the idea and perform of Christian liturgy. starting with the hot testomony and dealing via to past due scholasticism and sleek papal encyclicals, Agamben lines the Church's makes an attempt to copy Christ's unrepeatable sacrifice. an important here's the paradoxical determine of the priest, who turns into progressively more a natural device of God's strength, in order that his personal reasons and personality are totally detached so long as he consists of out his priestly tasks.

In modernity, Agamben argues, the Christian priest has turn into the version moral topic. We see this specially in Kantian ethics. Contrasting the Christian and sleek ontology of accountability with the classical ontology of being, Agamben contends that Western philosophy has spread out within the rigidity among the 2.

This most recent installment within the learn of Western political buildings all started in Homo Sacer is a contribution to the research of liturgy, an extension of Nietzsche's family tree of morals, and a remodeling of Heidegger's background of Being.

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European Union Politics by Michelle Cini

By Michelle Cini

With its confirmed authority and popularity, the recent version is a useful source. Michelle Cini has introduced jointly a crew of foreign individuals, each one specialising in a unique box of ecu politics. The booklet is split into 5 elements and offers with the heritage of the eu integration approach, theories of ecu integration, the ecu associations, a pick out variety of ecu coverage parts, and problems with relevance to the research of ecu politics. the second one version has been up-to-date all through to mirror contemporary advancements, and there are 4 new chapters at the constitutional treaty, CFSP and ESDP, the one industry, and public opinion. This books is supported by way of a state-of-the-art on-line source Centre. scholar assets: Interactive timeline (BRAND NEW HE on-line source) Interactive map of Europe with evidence, key dates and internet hyperlinks for all of the european international locations (BRAND NEW HE on-line source) Maps Case stories internet hyperlinks info on key articles and books Flashcard thesaurus a number of selection Questions Lecturer assets: PowerPoint slides

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Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis by Brahma Chellaney

By Brahma Chellaney

This pioneering and authoritative learn considers the profound effect of the starting to be worldwide water crunch on overseas peace and safety in addition to attainable how you can mitigate the quandary. even supposing water is key to maintaining lifestyles and livelihoods, geostrategist Brahma Chellaney argues that it is still the world's so much underappreciated and undervalued source. One sobering truth is that the retail rate of bottled water is already better than the foreign spot cost of crude oil. yet in contrast to oil, water has no alternative, elevating the threat of water turning into the following flashpoint for conflict.

Water struggle as an idea won't mesh with the traditional build of war, specifically if you happen to plan with tanks, strive against planes, and assault submarines as guns. but armies don't unavoidably need to march to conflict to grab or guard water assets. Water wars—in a political, diplomatic, or fiscal sense—are already being waged among riparian buddies in lots of components of the area, fueling cycles of sour recrimination, exacerbating water demanding situations, and fostering distrust that impedes broader neighborhood cooperation and integration. the risk is that those water wars might expand to armed clash or extra restrict already stretched foodstuff and effort production.

Writing in a right away, nontechnical, and interesting kind, Brahma Chellaney attracts on a variety of examine from clinical and coverage fields to check different worldwide linkages among water and peace. supplying a holistic photo and built-in suggestions, his e-book provides to turn into the famous authority at the most respected usual source of this century and the way we will safe humankind's water destiny.

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Sustainability and Wellbeing: Human-Scale Development in by Mònica Guillen-Royo

By Mònica Guillen-Royo

The concept that we will be able to meet human wishes and at the same time preserve or even increase the usual setting is an enticing one. because the Brundtland record popularised a definition of sustainable improvement in accordance with the concept that of wishes, there was a common trust that it's going to be attainable to accomplish an excellent caliber of lifestyles with out compromising usual ecosystems.

Sustainability and Wellbeing fills a niche in sustainable improvement reports via drawing on a number of case-studies to debate the demanding situations and possibilities of utilizing Max-Neef’s Human Scale improvement (HSD) framework in perform. the 1st part provides the idea and the method of HSD within the context of comparable literature on sustainable improvement and well being. the second one part discusses purposes of the HSD method with 3 varied reasons: the layout of sustainable improvement interventions; the engagement of researchers with groups or teams of individuals in sustainability techniques and the consolidation of sustainable neighborhood tasks. ultimately, the 3rd displays on demanding situations and boundaries of utilizing the HSD method of outline options for sustainable improvement and concludes.

This is a useful source for researchers and postgraduate scholars in wellness, sustainability, sustainable improvement, and human improvement.

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War and Revolution: Rethinking the Twentieth Century by Domenico Losurdo

By Domenico Losurdo

Battle and Revolution identifies and takes to job a reactionary pattern between modern historians, one that’s grown more and more obvious in recent times. It’s a revisionist tendency discernible within the paintings of authors comparable to Ernst Nolte, who strains the impetus at the back of the Holocaust to the excesses of the Russian Revolution; or François Furet, who hyperlinks the Stalinist purges to an “illness” originating with the French Revolution.

The goal of those revisionists is to remove the progressive culture. Their real factors have little to do with the search for a better knowing of the previous, yet lie within the weather of the current day and the ideological wishes of the political sessions, as is so much truly obvious now within the paintings of the Anglophone imperial revivalists Paul Johnson and Niall Ferguson.

In this lively riposte to people who may denigrate the heritage of emancipatory fight, Losurdo captivates the reader with a travel de strength account of recent riot, supplying a brand new point of view at the English, American, French and twentieth-century revolutions.

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El país de uno: Reflexiones para entender y cambiar a México by Denise Dresser

By Denise Dresser

Un diagnóstico demoledor sobre l. a. situación política y social de México. Denise wardrobe , l. a. politóloga más numerous de México entrega en este libro un diagnóstico audaz y demoledor de l. a. situación política y social que impera en nuestro país, denuncia l. a. corrupción de nuestras instituciones, l. a. voracidad de los monopolios, l. a. nociva parcialidad de las televisoras con el manejo de l. a. información, y las componendas oscuras de líderes sindicales y de partidos. El país de uno es una denuncia valiente a los Salinas y sus pactos siniestros; a los Romero Deschamps que exhiben su riqueza con cinismo; a los Montiel que pasean su impunidad por el mundo; a los angeles Maestra y su ejercicio cuestionable del poder; a los Fox con su enorme presunción de ineptitud; a los Kamel Nacif y sus cómplices de los angeles barbarie; a los políticos que encubren a pederastas, a los legisladores que mienten sin escrúpulos. Lo que han dicho los lectores: “Un texto que debemos leer todos aquellos mexicanos inconformes que queremos un país mejor”.

Un texto que debemos leer todos aquellos mexicanos inconformes que queremos un país mejor.
Rafael Resendiz

El país de uno lo veo como los angeles actualización de El Laberinto de l. a. soledad pero con acciones concretas para cambiar el país.
Claudio Hernández

Es un libro que todos los mexicanos debemos leer si realmente queremos cambiar a México.
Cristina De Fematt


El país de uno (el mío también)
por Lydia Cacho

“Por un lado existe una prensa crítica que denuncia; por otro, proliferan medios irresponsables que linchan. Por un lado hay un federalismo que oxigena; por otro, hay un federalismo que paraliza. Por un lado hay un Congreso que puede actuar como contrapeso; por otro, hay un Congreso que actúa como saboteador. El poder está cada vez menos centralizado pero se ejerce de manera cada vez más desastrosa. Como lo escriben Sam Dillon y Julia Preston en El despertar de México, México pasa del despotismo al desorden. México es un país cada vez más abierto pero cada vez menos gobernable. México ha transitado del predominio priista a l. a. democracia dividida; del presidencialismo omnipotente a los angeles presidencia incompetente; del país sin libertades al país que no sabe qué hacer con ellas. El país de los angeles democracia fugitiva. El país de l. a. violencia sin fin”.

En este libro que nos propone reapropiarnos de un país que a ratos parece insalvable, los angeles autora se plantea las mismas preguntas que escuchamos en el tianguis, en el sanatorium, en los angeles cola para pagar l. a. luz, en el taller mecánico y en las redes sociales: ¿por qué no nos modernizamos a l. a. velocidad que podríamos y deberíamos? Entonces se responde: Aventuro algunas respuestas: por el petróleo, por el modelo educativo y el tipo de cultura política que crea, por los angeles corrupción que esa cultura permite, por los angeles estructura económica y por un sistema político erigido para que todo eso no cambie; para que los privilegios y los derechos adquiridos se mantengan tal y como están.

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