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Die Mission des American Board in Syrien im 19. Jahrhundert

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ISBN: 9783515113786 Year: Pages: 317 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_615739 Language: German
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 332
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The focus of this study is the “Syria Mission”, directed by the Protestant missionary society American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) from 1819 to 1870 in the Ottoman province of Syria, operating mainly within the territory of present-day Lebanon. The analysis of the cultural transfer between the Ottoman Empire and the United States of America undertaken in this study focuses on four relevant protagonists, whose contributions have not yet been sufficiently explored in missiological studies: The missionaries Eli Smith and Cornelius Van Dyck as well as the Syrian Protestants Butrus al-Bustani and John Wortabet. As a result, the Syria Mission of the ABCFM demonstrates how two different cultures met in a so called contact zone in the mission field and how these dialogue partners, despite many conflicts and disagreements, succeeded in contributing towards a fruitful dialogue.

The Mission of the American Board in Syria

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ISBN: 9783515115995 Year: Pages: 300 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624639 Language: English
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 332
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The focus of this study is the “Syria Mission”, directed by the Protestant missionary society American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) from 1819 to 1870 in the Ottoman province of Syria, operating mainly within the territory of present-day Lebanon. The analysis of the cultural transfer between the Ottoman Empire and the United States of America undertaken in this study focuses on four relevant protagonists, whose contributions have not yet been sufficiently explored in missiological studies: The missionaries Eli Smith and Cornelius Van Dyck as well as the Syrian Protestants Butrus al-Bustani and John Wortabet. As a result, the Syria Mission of the ABCFM demonstrates how two different cultures met in a so called contact zone in the mission field and how these dialogue partners, despite many conflicts and disagreements, succeeded in contributing towards a fruitful dialogue.

Die Politik der Echokammer

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Book Series: Studien des Göttinger Instituts für Demokratieforschung zur Geschichte politischer und gesellschaftlicher Kontroversen ISBN: 9783837636079 9783839436073 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839436073 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103365
Subject: Sociology
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In den USA stehen sich heute zwei politische Lager - Demokraten und Republikaner, Liberale und Konservative - in existenzieller Feindschaft gegenüber. Doch was erklärt den tiefen ideologischen Graben, der das Land durchzieht? In seinem Buch zeigt Torben Lütjen, wie die USA in ein Land politischer Echokammern zerfielen: virtuelle und soziale Räume, die vor allem von Gleichgesinnten bevölkert werden und sich durch das Fehlen von Widerspruch ideologisch radikalisiert haben. Der Blick geht dabei vor allem nach Wisconsin, in den Mittleren Westen der USA: Hier verkörpert sich in zwei extremen Parteihochburgen von Demokraten und Republikanern paradigmatisch der Konflikt, der die modernen USA prägt.

How America Became Capitalist

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ISBN: 9780745337883 9781786803863 9781786803870 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102215
Subject: Economics
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In an age of political and economic uncertainty, from the Great Recession to the election of Donald Trump, it is essential to understand the ways capitalism and imperialism are central to the American way of life.The story told in this book brings together a new interpretation of American history beyond mainstream perspectives to chart the ways in which white-settler colonialism pushed expansion on the western frontier of empire, and locates the history through which empire gradually took on a capitalist form.It follows the pathway of expansion from the making of an Atlantic world market through the creation of white colonies in New England and Virginia. From here the book charts the growth of empire across the north and south, highlighting the gendered dynamics of empire-building, and culminates in a discussion of the Civil War and the consolidation of over two centuries of capitalist development explaining how a society with capitalism became a capitalist society.

Radical Approaches to Political Science

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ISBN: 9783847400288 9783866495364 Year: DOI: 10.3224/84740028 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102284
Subject: Political Science
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This ground breaking volume offers a range of alternative approaches to political science, highlighting problems too rarely confronted by “mainstream” political scientists. Ranging from Gunfighter Sagas to the changing faces of an imaginary Mars, the innovative chapters introduce whole new ways of rethinking politics, stirring up the all too conventional ways of the discipline.

Negotiations of the 'New World'

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837628968 9783839428962 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627660 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100569
Subject: Sociology
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'Global' is everywhere – recent years have seen a significant proliferation of the adjective 'global' across discourses. But what do social actors actually do when using this term? Written from within the political studies and international relations disciplines, and with a particular interest in the US, this book demonstrates that the widespread use of 'global' is more than a linguistic curiosity. It constitutes a distinct political phenomenon of major importance: the negotiation of and play with the notion of the 'new world'. As such, the analysis of the use of 'global' provides fascinating insights into an influential and politically loaded aspect of contemporary imaginations of the world.

A People's History of the Second World War

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ISBN: 9780745328034 9781849647199 9781849647205 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100869
Subject: History
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A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought 'from below'. Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focussed on the conflict between the Allied and Axis powers for imperialist mastery. Donny Gluckstein shows that in fact between 1939 and 1945 two distinct wars were fought – one ‘from above’ and one ‘from below’. Using examples from countries under the Nazi heel, in the colonies and within the Axis and Allied camps, Gluckstein brings to life the very different struggle of the people's and resistance movements which proliferated during the war. He shows how they fought not just fascism, but colonialism and empire, and were betrayed by the Allies at the war’s end. This book will fundamentally challenge our understanding of the Second World War – both about the people who fought it and the reasons for which it was fought.

American Mobilities

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Book Series: American Culture Studies ISBN: 9783837634556 9783839434550 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101244
Subject: Social Sciences
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American Mobilities investigates representations of mobility – social, economic, geographic – in American film and literature during the Depression, WWII, and the early Cold War. With an emphasis on the dual meaning of »domestic«, referring to both the family home and the nation, this study traces the important trope of mobility that runs through the »American« century. Juxtaposing canonical fiction with popular, and low-budget independent films with Classical Hollywood, Leyda brings the analytic tools of American cultural and literary studies to bear on an eclectic array of primary texts as she builds a case for the significance of mobility in the study of the United States.

Liebe und Macht in der deutsch-amerikanischen Sicherheitsbeziehung 2001-2003

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837635874 9783839435878 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839435878 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103367
Subject: Political Science
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Wieso wandelt sich Kooperation in Konflikt? Wie lässt sich der dynamische Wechsel in der deutsch-amerikanischen Sicherheitsstruktur in Afghanistan und im Irak erklären? Dieses Problem geht weit über den konkreten Gegenstand hinaus, berührt es doch auch grundlegende Fragen: etwa die nach der menschlichen Natur oder jene nach dem Verhältnis von Akteur und Struktur bzw. von Ideen und Materie. Auch die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen wissenschaftlicher Analysen bedürfen einer Reflexion. Auf Basis des #on("i")#Critical Realism#off("i")# stellt sich Tim Griebel diesen Fragen und rekonstruiert die Dynamik von Liebe und Macht innerhalb einer historischen Sicherheitsstruktur mithilfe einer korpuslinguistischen kritisch-realistischen Diskursanalyse.

Kapitalschutz der Aktiengesellschaft

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Book Series: Bochumer Beitraege zur Unternehmensfuehrung ISBN: 9783631560662 Year: Pages: 337 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Law --- Business and Management --- Economics
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Das in der EU für Aktiengesellschaften kodifizierte Kapitalschutzsystem ist unter Rechtfertigungsdruck geraten und steht vor tiefgreifenden Veränderungen. Es sieht bisher neben der Aufbringung eines Mindestkapitals vielfältige Kapitalaufbringungs- und Kapitalerhaltungsregeln vor, die auf vom Vorsichtsprinzip geprägte Rechnungslegungsdaten im Einzelabschluss zurückgreifen. Auf der Annahme basierend, dass sich der Trend zur IFRS-Bilanzierung in Europa in den nächsten Jahren fortsetzen und zunehmend auch den Einzelabschluss betreffen wird, sind Vorschläge zur Reform des tradierten Gläubigerschutzsystems durch bilanzielle Kapitalerhaltung vorgelegt worden, die sich weitgehend an US-amerikanischen Kapitalschutzregulierungen orientieren. Nach den Plänen der EU-Kommission könnte es möglicherweise bereits 2009 zu einem Systemwechsel kommen. Vor diesem Hintergrund werden in dieser Arbeit unter anderem die Kapitalschutzregeln des Model Business Corporations Act und der Kapitalgesellschaftsrechte Delawares und Kaliforniens detailliert analysiert und aus ökonomischer Sicht kritisch beurteilt.

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