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E-Political Socialization, the Press and Politics

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Book Series: Labour, Education & Society ISBN: 9783631628348 9783653019711 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-01971-1 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100374
Subject: Political Science
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This book examines the state of print and electronic media in the United States of America, Europe, and China. The latest mass communication advances demonstrate that we live in an increasingly media-centric world. The chapters include theoretical and empirical studies that shed light on the meaning of this development. The trajectory of people’s move to electronic communication is a global phenomenon affecting their daily life. Does this trend aid or impede democracy? Is there an emerging digital divide contributing to an increasing gap between the rich and poor people and nations? The four parts of this book explore various aspects of political socialization and its relationship with different media, including print, broadcasting, and the Internet.

"Völkisch" Writers and National Socialism

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Book Series: Cultural History and Literary Imagination ISBN: 9783039119585 9783039119585 9783035306354 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101529
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This book provides a view of literary life under the Nazis, highlighting the ambiguities, rivalries and conflicts that determined the cultural climate of that period and beyond. Focusing on a group of writers – in particular, Hans Grimm, Erwin Guido Kolbenheyer, Wilhelm Schäfer, Emil Strauß, Börries Freiherr von Münchhausen and Rudolf Binding – it examines the continuities in völkisch-nationalist thought in Germany from c. 1890 into the post-war period and the ways in which völkisch-nationalists identified themselves in opposition to four successive German regimes: the Kaiserreich, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich and the Federal Republic.

Genocide as Social Practice

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Book Series: Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights ISBN: 9780813563183 9780813563190 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625248 Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100268
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Genocide not only annihilates people but also destroys and reorganizes social relations, using terror as a method. In Genocide as Social Practice, Argentinean social scientist Daniel Feierstein looks at the policies of state-sponsored repression pursued by the Argentine military dictatorship against political opponents between 1976 and 1983 and those pursued by the Third Reich between 1933 and 1945. He finds similarities, not in the extent of the horror but in terms of the goals of the perpetrators.

Diplomacy’s Value

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Book Series: Cornell Studies in Security Affairs ISBN: 9780801453182 9780801455063 9780801455056 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101540
Subject: Political Science
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What is the value of diplomacy? How does it affect the course of foreign affairs independent of the distribution of power and foreign policy interests? Theories of international relations too often implicitly reduce the dynamics and outcomes of diplomacy to structural factors rather than the subtle qualities of negotiation. If diplomacy is an independent effect on the conduct of world politics, it has to add value, and we have to be able to show what that value is. In Diplomacy’s Value, Brian C. Rathbun sets forth a comprehensive theory of diplomacy, based on his understanding that political leaders have distinct diplomatic styles—coercive bargaining, reasoned dialogue, and pragmatic statecraft.

Regulating Political Parties

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ISBN: 9789087282189 9789087282950 Year: DOI: doi.org/10.24415/9789087282189 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101211
Subject: Political Science
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Regulating Political Parties provides a novel and valuable contribution to the existing literature on political parties by discussing the various dimensions of party law and regulation, in Europe and other regions of the world. By bringing together international experts from the disciplines of law and political science, this volume addresses from an interdisciplinary and comparative point of view what has long been a notable lacuna in the study of political parties.

The Post-Conflict Environment

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ISBN: 9780472072231 9780472900893 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100891
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In case studies focusing on contemporary crises spanning Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, the scholars in this volume examine the dominant prescriptive practices of late neoliberal post-conflict interventions—such as statebuilding, peacebuilding, transitional justice, refugee management, reconstruction, and redevelopment—and contend that the post-conflict environment is in fact created and sustained by this international technocratic paradigm of peacebuilding. Key international stakeholders—from activists to politicians, humanitarian agencies to financial institutions—characterize disparate sites as “weak,” “fragile,” or “failed” states and, as a result, prescribe peacebuilding techniques that paradoxically disable effective management of post-conflict spaces while perpetuating neoliberal political and economic conditions.

Consumption and Violence

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Book Series: Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany ISBN: 9780472119417 9780472120543 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100926
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Combining the tools of political, social, cultural, and intellectual history, Consumption and Violence: Radical Protest in Cold-War West Germany explores strategies of legitimization developed by advocates of militant resistance to certain manifestations of consumer capitalism. The book contributes to a more sober evaluation of West German protest movements, not just terrorism, as it refrains from emotional and moral judgments, but takes the protesters’ approaches seriously, which, regarding consumer society, had a rational core. Political violence is not presented as the result of individual shortcomings, but emerges in relation to major societal changes, i.e., the unprecedented growth of consumption. This new perspective sheds important light on violence and radical protest in post-war Germany, as previous books have failed to examine to what extent these forms of resistance should be regarded as reactions to changing regimes of provision.

Climate change and poverty

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ISBN: 9781447300878 9781447354758 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102937
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Climate change and poverty offers a timely new perspective on the 'ecosocial' understanding of the causes, symptoms and solutions to poverty and applies this to recent developments across a number of areas, including fuel poverty, food poverty, housing, transport and air pollution.

Modern Slavery

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ISBN: 9789004281066 9789004281073 Year: DOI: 10.1163/9789004281073 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102247
Subject: Law
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In Modern Slavery – A Comparative Study of the Definition of Trafficking in Persons Dominika Borg Jansson discusses why, despite international anti-trafficking efforts, there are so few trafficking convictions worldwide. In an easily accessible language, the author explains why international legal harmonization in this area has been difficult. Making use of the concept of legal transplants, Dominika Borg Jansson compares experiences from Sweden, Poland and Russia offering insights into especially Russian legislation that are not widely available. The problems concerning the implementation of the international definition of trafficking are here divided into country-specific challenges and obstacles attributable to the original source. Jansson also addresses the effectiveness of criminalization of trafficking and offers suggestions on how future trafficking legislation might be framed.

Globalization and “Minority” Cultures

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ISBN: 9789004282087 9789004282087 Year: DOI: 10.1163/9789004282087 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102249
Subject: Law
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Globalization and “Minority” Cultures: The Role of “Minor” Cultural Groups in Shaping Our Global Future is a collective work which brings to the forefront of global studies new perspectives on the relationship between globalization and the experiences of cultural minorities worldwide. These perspectives are crucial to the process of questioning contemporary global values and practices, and contribute to current debates in a variety of fields (politics, education, culture, the economy, etc.) on the causes, consequences and future of globalization. The book develops new theories and practices of transculturality that link different theoretical and cultural spheres (“minor” and “dominant”) in order to formulate new discussions and propositions about appropriate responses to give in defiance of the adverse effects of globalization.

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