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Constitutionalism and democratic transitions

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ISBN: 8884534003 8884534011 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_356359 Language: English
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Law --- Political Science
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The book - as the outcome of a research performed by the University of Florence and the United States Institute of Peace of Washington - explores the role of law in the process of democratic transition in South Africa. More specifically it emphasize how constitutional law may contribute to "civilize" apparently unreconcilable conflicts, a part from laying down the foundations of the new legal order and institutions.

Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea

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Book Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies ISBN: 9780203968277 9780415380652 9780415546959 9781134179381 9781134179374 9781134179336 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203968277 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Science (General)
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This edited collection traces the social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of Korea’s dramatic transformation since the late nineteenth century. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the chapters examine the internal and external forces which facilitated the transition towards industrial capitalism in Korea, the consequences and impact of social change, and the ways in which Korean tradition continues to inform and influence contemporary South Korean society. Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea employs a thematic structure to discuss the interrelated elements of Korea’s modernization within agriculture, business and the economy, the state, ideology and culture, and gender and the family. The essays in this volume encompass the Choson dynasty, the colonial period, and postcolonial Korea. Collectively, they provide us with an original and innovative approach to the study of modern Korea, and show how knowledge of the country’s past is critical to understanding contemporary Korean society. With contributions from a number of prominent international scholars within sociology, economics, history, and political science, Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea incorporates a global framework of historical narrative, ideology and culture, and statistical and economic analysis to further our understanding of Korea’s evolution towards modernity.

The Frightened Land

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ISBN: 9780203016916 9780415365932 9780415365550 9781134213542 9781134213535 9781134213498 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203016916 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences --- Architecture
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An investigation into the spatial politics of separation and division in South Africa, principally during the apartheid years, and the effects of these physical and conceptual barriers on the land. In contrast to the weight of literature focusing on post-apartheid South Africa, the focus of this book includes the spatial, political and cultural landscape practices of the apartheid government and also refers to contemporary work done in Australia, England and the US. It probes the uncertainty and ambiguity of identities and cultures in post-apartheid society in order to gain a deep understanding of the history that individuals and society now confront. Drawing on a wealth of research materials including literature, maps, newspapers, monuments, architectural drawings, government legislation, tourist brochures, political writing and oral histories, this book is well illustrated throughout and is a unique commentary on the spatial politics of a time of enormous change.

Globalization's Contradictions

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ISBN: 9780203962961 9780415770613 9781138867215 9781135986254 9781135986247 9781135986209 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203962961 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geography --- Political Science --- Sociology
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Since the 1980s, globalization and neoliberalism have brought about a comprehensive restructuring of everyone’s lives. People are being ‘disciplined’ by neoliberal economic agendas, ‘transformed’ by communication and information technology changes, global commodity chains and networks, and in the Global South in particular, destroyed livelihoods, debilitating impoverishment, disease pandemics, among other disastrous disruptions, are also globalization’s legacy. This collection of geographical treatments of such a complex set of processes unearths the contradictions in the impacts of globalization on peoples’ lives. Globalizations Contradictions firstly introduces globalization in all its intricacy and contrariness, followed on by substantive coverage of globalization’s dimensions. Other areas that are covered in depth are: globalization’s macro-economic faces globalization’s unruly spaces globalization’s geo-political faces ecological globalization globalization’s cultural challenges globalization from below fair globalization. Globalizations Contradictions is a critical examination of the continuing role of international and supra-national institutions and their involvement in the political economic management and determination of global restructuring. Deliberately, this collection raises questions, even as it offers geographical insights and thoughtful assessments of globalization’s multifaceted ‘faces and spaces.’

Origins, Ancestry and Alliance

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ISBN: 9781920942878 Year: Pages: 331 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459399 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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Ethnography; Kinship; Social life; Customs; Islands of the pacific; South east asia

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