Conversations and Transformations

Toward a New Ethics of Self and Society
Author: Ananta Kumar Giri
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739103227
Category: Philosophy
Page: 347
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In this work, the author issues a call for scholars of contemporary social history and practice to grapple with late modernity's most pressing social and political issues. He counterposes Western thought with Indian social theory across an array of Indian texts and ideas.

Islamic Democratic Discourse

Theory, Debates, and Philosophical Perspectives
Author: M. A. Muqtedar Khan
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739106457
Category: Religion
Page: 271
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This wide-ranging set of essays explores the multi-faceted relationship between Islam and democracy. Each essayist's unique viewpoint on contemporary Islam provides insight into Islamic political thought and its connection to Western democracy.

Civil Society and Democracy in Iran


Author: Ramin Jahanbegloo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739172239
Category: Political Science
Page: 318
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The book is focused on the work of Iranian civil society and the process of democratization in Iran. All contributors in this volume develop and discuss these issues with an eye on the political evolution of today’s ran. The book will of a great interest to students, specialists and researchers in different fields such as comparative politics, international affairs, Iranian studies and Middle Eastern studies.

Comparative Political Philosophy

Studies Under the Upas Tree
Author: Anthony Parel,Ronald C. Keith
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739106105
Category: Philosophy
Page: 260
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Focusing on key texts from Chinese, Indian, Western and Islamic political philosophy, chapter authors both describe the very different contexts from which philosophic traditions arose and discover basic tenets they have in common. In a new introduction, Parel and Keith discuss the changes in political contexts since the book's first publication and they underscore the increasing importance of the comparative approach.

New Approaches to Comparative Politics

Insights from Political Theory
Author: Jennifer S. Holmes
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739104620
Category: Political Science
Page: 168
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The field of comparative politics traditionally has been divided into two camps: on the one hand, quantitatively driven work on a broad scale; on the other, more qualitative area studies. This edited collection promotes a new approach to comparative politics that transcends the debate about the future of the discipline. The contributors' essays are innovative in their interweaving of case studies of the political situations in particular regions with the project of political theorizing. The chapters take as their points of departure such diverse topics as the liberal tradition in United States politics, the impact of drug-related violence on democratic stability in Colombia, and the relationship between poverty reduction and support for democracy in Mali, thereby resoundingly demonstrating the broad relevance of the volume's unifying theme: theoretically informed comparative analysis. Students of politics, from advanced undergraduates to practicing scholars, will find this volume useful in assessing, analyzing, and uniting the fields of comparative politics and political theory.

Imagining Brazil


Author: Jessé Souza,Valter Sinder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 311
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Imagining Brazil explores the connections between society, politics, culture, and literature, creating a comprehensive volume that is of interest to scholars of Latin American studies and globalization."--Jacket.

Civilizational Dialogue and Political Thought

Tehran Papers
Author: Fred Reinhard Dallmayr,Abbas Manoochehri
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780739122365
Category: Political Science
Page: 191
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Civilizational Dialogue and Political Thought collects the ideas of Islamic and Western scholars who believe that the need is strong for a peaceful global agenda of "dialogue among civilizations," as has been proposed by Mohammed Khatami, former president of Iran.

Iran

Between Tradition and Modernity
Author: Ramin Jahanbegloo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780739105290
Category: History
Page: 216
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Presenting a discussion of the political culture of Iran that has been largely overlooked in the West, this volume seeks to analyse a 'fragmented self' refracted through the institutions, market forces & modern thought of Iran.

Transkulturelle Politische Theorie

Eine Einführung
Author: Sybille de la Rosa,Sophia Schubert,Holger Zapf
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658050101
Category: Political Science
Page: 306
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Diese Einführung in das junge Feld der transkulturellen Politischen Theorie richtet sich an Studierende und Lehrende der Politikwissenschaft und insbesondere der Politischen Theorie. Dabei werden in prinzipiell voneinander unabhängigen, aber aufeinander verweisenden Kapiteln spezifische Fragestellungen des Feldes anhand von Ausgangsproblemen erarbeitet. Da transkulturell orientierte Politische Theorie oftmals mit naiven Annahmen konfrontiert ist, die es zu differenzieren und relativieren gilt, wird genau das zum didaktischen Prinzip erhoben: Am Anfang jedes Kapitels wird eine intuitiv scheinbar richtige Ausgangsbehauptung thematisiert, die im Verlauf des Kapitels hinterfragt wird.

Forthcoming Books


Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
View: 9995

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen
Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518278604
Category: Economic history
Page: 393
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Futures


Author: Institute for the Future
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forecasting Periodicals
Page: N.A
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Voices of the transition

the politics, poetics and practices of social change in South Africa
Author: Edgar Pieterse,Frank Meintjies,Isandla Institute
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 366
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