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Artifacts of Thinking

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ISBN: 9780823272174 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626389 Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100072
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'Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Arendt’s 'Denktagebuch'' offers a path through Hannah Arendt’s recently published 'Denktagebuch', or 'Book of Thoughts.' In this book a number of innovative Arendt scholars come together to ask how we should think about these remarkable writings in the context of Arendt’s published writing and broader political thinking.Unique in its form, the 'Denktagebuch' offers brilliant insights into Arendt’s practice of thinking and writing. 'Artifacts of Thinking' provides an introduction to the 'Denktagebuch' as well as a glimpse of these fascinating but untranslated fragments that reveal not only Arendt’s understanding of “the life of the mind” but her true lived experience of it.

Water Security in the Middle East

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Book Series: Anthem Water Diplomacy Series ISBN: 9781783085668 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626411 Language: English
Publisher: Anthem Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100712
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Water Security in the Middle East argues that, while conflicts over transboundary water systems in the Middle East do occur, they tend not to be violent nor are they the primary cause of a war in this region. The contributors in this collection of essays place water disputes in larger political, historical and scientific contexts and discuss how the humanities and social sciences contribute towards this understanding. The authors contend that international sharing of scientific and technological advances can significantly increase access to water and improve water quality. While scientific advances can and should increase adaptability to changing environmental conditions, especially climate change, national institutional reform and the strengthening of joint commissions are vital. The contributors indicate ways in which cooperation can move from simple coordination to sophisticated, adaptive and equitable modes of water management.

Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus

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ISBN: 9781439914410 9781439914434 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627000 Language: English
Publisher: Temple University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100089
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Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus seeks to understand the integration outcomes of refugees in the Midwest at local and state levels to show how communities struggle with political, social, and economic incorporation. While many immigration titles examine the Latino community, this book focuses on the black Muslim Somalis, providing an important understanding of the lives of this understudied and misunderstood group--before and after their arrival to the U.S. It is a timely look at the American policies that help and hinder immigrants settling in the U.S.

Courts in Federal Countries

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ISBN: 9781487500627 9781487514662 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627652 Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100138
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Courts are key players in the dynamics of federal countries since their rulings have a direct impact on the ability of governments to centralize and decentralize power. Courts in Federal Countries examines the role high courts play in thirteen countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Nigeria, Spain, and the United States.The volume’s contributors analyse the centralizing or decentralizing forces at play following a court’s ruling on issues such as individual rights, economic affairs, social issues, and other matters. The thirteen substantive chapters have been written to facilitate comparability between the countries. Each chapter outlines a country’s federal system, explains the constitutional and institutional status of the court system, and discusses the high court’s jurisprudence in light of these features. Courts in Federal Countries offers insightful explanations of judicial behaviour in the world’s leading federations.

Democratic Experiments

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Book Series: Inside Technology ISBN: 9780262035767 9780262344470 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628777 Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100318
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This book looks at the democratic constructions surrounding public debates about issues related to scientific and technological development, specifically in this case nanotechnology. Brice Laurent argues that nanotechnology is a lens through which one can build a theoretical and practical approach to the study of contemporary democracies, exploring the joint production of nanotechnology itself and democratic order and identifying questions related to the exercise of citizenship, forms of national sovereignty, and channels of political legitimacy. This book helps increase visibility of and accessibility to STS methodologies for scholars and practitioners outside the field of science, technology, and society.

Zwischen Bürgerkrieg und friedlicher Koexistenz

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783899427585 9783839407585 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839407585 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103302
Subject: Sociology
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Das Buch vergleicht drei multiethnische Gesellschaften Süd- und Südostasiens - die Philippinen, Sri Lanka und Malaysia - in Bezug auf deren Fähigkeit, interethnische Konflikte gewaltarm zu bearbeiten. Gezeigt wird, dass weder Multiethnizität Gewalt befördert, noch dass eine demokratische Regierungsform als Allheilmittel zur Zivilisierung des interethnischen Konfliktaustrags gelten kann. Vielmehr kommt dem Faktor Kultur eine zentrale Rolle sowohl für die Wege in die Gewalt als auch für deren Vermeidung zu. Ethnizität und politische Institutionen können in Abhängigkeit von kulturellen Mustern sowohl konfliktverschärfend als auch -zivilisierend wirken.

South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis

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Book Series: IMISCOE Research Series ISSN: 2364-4087 ISBN: 9783319397610 9783319397634 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39763-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Law --- Zoology
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This open access book looks at the migration of Southern European EU citizens (from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece) who move to Northern European Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom) in response to the global economic crisis.Its objective is twofold. First, it identifies the scale and nature of this new Southern European emigration and examines these migrants’ socio-economic integration in Northern European destination countries. This is achieved through an analysis of the most recent data on flows and profiles of this new labour force using sending-country and receiving-country databases. Second, it looks at the politics and policies of immigration, both from the perspective of the sending- and receiving-countries. Analysing the policies and debates about these new flows in the home and host countries’ this book shows how contentious the issue of intra-EU mobility has recently become in the context of the crisis when the right for EU citizens to move within the EU had previously not been questioned for decades.Overall, the strength of this edited volume is that it compiles in a systematic way quantitative and qualitative analysis of these renewed Southern European migration flows and draws the lessons from this changing climate on EU migration.

The Road to Armageddon: Paraguay Versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70

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Book Series: Latin American & Caribbean Studies ISSN: 14982366 ISBN: 9781552388105 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 672 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History --- Political Science
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In 1864 the capture of Brazilian steamer the Marquês de Olinda initiated South America's most significant war. Thousands of Brazilian, Argentine, and Uruguayan soldiers engaged in a protracted siege of Paraguay, leaving the Paraguayan economy and population devastated. The suffering defied imagination and left a tradition of bad feelings, changing politics in South America forever. This is the definitive work on the Triple Alliance War. Thomas L. Whigham examines key personalities and military engagements while exploring the effects of the conflict on individuals, Paraguayan society, and the continent as a whole. The Road to Armageddon is the first book utilize a broad range of primary sources and materials, including testimony from the men and women who witnessed the war first-hand.

Target Markets – International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall

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Book Series: Edition Cultural Studies ISBN: 9783837633528 9783839433522 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627662 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100579
Subject: Political Science
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This ground-breaking book explores the points of convergence between corporate capitalism and terrorist practice. Assessing the increase in the number of terrorist attacks directed against commercial entities in urban areas, such as the Westgate mall in Nairobi or the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, Suzi Mirgani offers a fascinating and disturbing perspective on the spaces where supposedly oppositional ends of the spectrum meet on common ground. How is it that these urban commercial spaces provide ground zero for a conference between the most powerful forces of contemporary culture: the most mainstream and the most extreme?

Globalisierung im Zwiespalt

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837637854 9783839437858 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839437858 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103358
Subject: Sociology
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Seit mehreren Jahrzehnten prägt Globalisierung die Welt - politisch, wirtschaftlich und sozial. Dies veränderte viele Lebenssachverhalte erheblich, sowohl im Positiven wie im Negativen. Im Ergebnis entstanden Zwiespältigkeit und eine postglobale Misere, die es zu bewältigen gilt. Jürgen Tureks umfangreiche Analyse geht den Gründen für die Destabilisierung der zivilisatorischen Verhältnisse im Spannungsfeld wirtschaftlicher Dynamik, sozial-kultureller Aufregung und politischer Unsicherheit nach. Seine differenzierte Bestandsaufnahme verschafft Orientierung und schlägt konkrete politische Lösungsstrategien vor.

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