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Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia : Foreign Policies and the Korean Peninsula

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ISBN: 9782821876316 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Political Science
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Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia off ers the latest understanding of complex global problems in the region, including nuclear weapons, urban insecurity, energy, and climate change. Detailed case studies of China, North and South Korea, and Japan demonstrate the importance of civil society and ‘civic diplomacy' in reaching shared solutions to these problems in East Asia and beyond. Each chapter describes regional civil society initiatives that tackle complex challenges to East Asia's security. In doing so, the book identifies key pressure points at which civil society can push for constructive changes―especially ones that reduce the North Korean threat to its neighbors. Unusually, this book is both theoretical and practical. Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia presents strategies that can be led by civil society and negotiated by its diplomats to realize peace, security, and sustainability worldwide. It shows that networked civic diplomacy offers solutions to these urgent issues that official ‘complex diplomacy' cannot. By providing a new theoretical framework based on empirical observation, this volume is a must read for diplomats, scholars, students, journalists, activists, and individual readers seeking insight into how to solve the crucial issues of our time.

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war --- Asia --- diplomacy --- safety --- cities --- globalisation

The Condition of Digitality

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ISBN: 9781912656684 9781912656677 9781912656691 9781912656707 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.16997/book44 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Information theory --- Philosophy --- Social Sciences --- Media and communication --- Law
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"David Harvey’s The Condition of Postmodernity rationalised capitalism’s transformation during an extraordinary year: 1989. It gave theoretical expression to a material and cultural reality that was just then getting properly started – globalisation and postmodernity – whilst highlighting the geo-spatial limits to accumulation imposed by our planet. However this landmark publication, author Robert Hassan argues, did not address the arrival of digital technology, the quantum leap represented by the move from an analogue world to a digital economy and the rapid creation of a global networked society. Considering first the contexts of 1989 and Harvey’s work, then the idea of humans as analogue beings he argues this arising new human condition of digitality leads to alienation not only from technology but also the environment. This condition he suggests, is not an ideology of time and space but a reality stressing that Harvey’s time-space compression takes on new features including those of ‘outward’ and ‘inward’ globalisation and the commodification of all spheres of existence. Lastly the author considers culture’s role drawing on Rahel Jaeggi’s theories to make the case for a post-modern Marxism attuned to the most significant issue of our age. Stimulating and theoretically wide-ranging The Condition of Digitality recognises post-modernity’s radical new form as a reality and the urgent need to assert more democratic control over digitality."

Les armuriers de l’État : Du Grand Siècle

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ISBN: 9782757422762 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.septentrion.57102 Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires du Septentrion
Subject: History
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De la boutique artisanale à l’atelier flexible, de la proto-industrie aux restructurations, les quatre siècles d’histoire des arsenaux de terre sont ceux des ingénieurs de l’Armement aux sources de la continuité de l’État et des « ouvriers de l’État » dont les privilèges, comme ceux de l’entrepreneur, redessinent l’Ancien Régime, et les statuts successifs les Empires et les Républiques, bref, les consensus nationaux. Les archives nationales et syndicales retracent l’élaboration de la rationalisation du travail ou du concept de « nationalisation » des programmes de gauche. Le syndicalisme naissant, le basculement vers le pacifisme des militants de 1918, l’engagement résistant de ceux de 1940, les révocations des années 1950, le pluralisme syndical de la fin du xxe siècle sont éclairés sous un nouveau jour. Étrange destin que celui d’hommes de paix travaillant pour la guerre ! Illustrissimes, l’on ignorait un peu de ce qu’ils furent : Danton, Thomas, Tillon, Gonin… Inconnus, ils sont parfois essentiels : Gervaise et Voilin, précurseurs de la CGT et de la gauche, les ingénieurs visionnaires Danzel ou Enjalbert… une multitude a contribué à façonner notre monde, militants des villes de manufacture et d’arsenal ou simples héritiers de dynasties ouvrières… Douze larges extraits de documents originaux dont 10 inédits, 32 illustrations, 24 graphiques et tableaux introduisent le lecteur dans cet univers qui n’est autre que le sien… et où la volonté politique l’emporte sur la fatalité, au rebours des idéologies dominantes.

John Dewey

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ISBN: 9781526101020 9781526101020 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Philosophy
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"This book argues that John Dewey should be read as a philosopher of globalization rather than as a 'local' American philosopher. Although Dewey's political philosophy was rooted in late nineteenth and early twentieth century America, it was more importantly about the role of America in a globalized world. In returning to, and recovering the neglected global dimensions of Dewey's political philosophy, the book highlights how his insights about globalization and democracy can inform present theoretical debates. John Narayan traces the emergence of Dewey as a global democrat through an examination of his work from The public and its problems (1927) onwards. Narayan shows how Dewey sets out an evolutionary form of global and national democracy in his work, that has not been fully appreciated even by contemporary scholars of pragmatism, and which offers valuable lessons for the twenty-first century and for our own hopes for global democracy."

Security/Mobility

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Book Series: New Approaches to Conflict Analysis ISBN: 9781526107459 9781526108364 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626401 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100061
Subject: Sociology
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Mobility and security are key themes for students of international politics that assume a globalized world. This book brings together research that looks into the political regulation of movement with research that engages the material enablers of and constraints on such movement. The setup of the book explores overlaps between critical security studies and political geography in order to bridge the gap between disciplines that study aspects of global modernity and its politics and practices. The contributions to this book cover a broad range of topics that are bound together by their focus on both the politics and the material underpinnings of movement. The authors engage diverse themes such as internet infrastructure, the circulation of data, discourses of borders and bordering, bureaucracy, and citizenship, thereby identifying common themes of Security/Mobility today.

City of Strangers

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ISBN: 9780801448829 9780801476020 9780801462207 9780801462191 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627411 Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100456
Subject: Ethnology
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Exploring the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to Bahrain, this study contributes significantly to our understanding of politics and society among the Persian Gulf states and of the migrant labor phenomenon that is an increasingly important aspect of globalization. "Andrew M. Gardner expertly combines in-depth ethnography with theoretical sophistication in this important look at the complex linkages between labor, migration, globalization, and the structural violence that accompanies the new world economic order. Gardner follows the labyrinthine paths of migrant workers in the Gulf, drawing on powerful qualitative data to complicate existing assumptions about the lives of skilled and unskilled workers in the Middle East's fastest growing region. Beautifully written and compelling, the book sheds light on a population and area of the world that remains understudied despite its rapid emergence onto the global market."—Pardis Mahdavi, Pomona College

Changing Market Relationships in the Internet Age

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ISBN: 9782874631191 9782875581839 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Louvain
Added to DOAB on : 2017-05-12 11:12:22
License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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This volume, which takes the form of an essay, attempts to structure a forward- looking approach to the evolving role of marketing in today’s economy. Many organisations today recognize the need to become more market responsive in view of the growing complexity of the global and interconnected market in which they operate. Internet technology is resulting in an increasingly globalised market, with easier access to information, new market players and new forms of partnerships. It is also chang...

Justice-based ethics

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ISBN: 9781928396710 Year: Pages: 332 DOI: 10.4102/aosis.2018.BK77 Language: English
Publisher: AOSIS
Subject: Religion --- Philosophy
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The book reflects academically on important and relevant ethical fields from a multidimensional South African context. The book challenges conventional borders from different ethical, theological, philosophical, economic and cultural perspectives with insight and expertise and seeks to add academic-ethical value, locally and globally, with its different points of departure deeply embedded in justice. From a mainly qualitative methodological perspective, this scholarly book demonstrates that ethics requires analytical thinking and critical people who, in an existentially and emancipatory way, can help make the world a more just, decent and humane place in which to live. The authors, who represent different academic and cultural backgrounds, present in their respective chapters their research systematically, intersectionally and constructivistically, based on profound theoretical analysis and reasoning. This epistemology results in an act of knowing that actively gives meaning and order to the reality to which it is responding. By doing this, they point out that people are in an ongoing process of becoming more human – allowing ourselves and our fellow human beings to flourish and to reach fuller potential through justice-based ethical reflection and action.

Europe and Asia beyond East and West

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Book Series: Studies in European Sociology ISBN: 9780203963104 9780415379472 9780415511650 9781134181414 9781134181407 9781134181360 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203963104 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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This major new book tackles key questions on Europe in the context of shifting parameters of East and West. The contributors - sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and historians - show, from a variety of different perspectives, that the conventional equation of Europe with the West must be questioned. Featuring four thematically organized chapters, the book looks at: a post-Western world Asia in Europe: encounters in history between Europe and Asia otherness in Europe and Asia. Exploring new expressions of European self-understanding in a way that challenges recent ideological notions of the ‘clash of civilizations’, this outstanding work draws on recent scholarship that shows how Europe and Asia were mutually linked in history and in contemporary perspective. It argues that as a result of current developments and the changing geopolitical context, both Europe and Asia have much in common and that it is possible to speak of cosmopolitan links rather than clashes. This book will be of great value to students and researchers in the fields of sociology, European politics and history and cultural theory.

Mondialisation ou globalisation

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ISBN: 9782722605107 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.cdf.6007 Language: French
Publisher: Collège de France
Subject: Law --- Philosophy --- Political Science --- Social Sciences
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Le problème de notre temps n’est pas de choisir entre globalisation et repliement identitaire : on ne peut ignorer ni la diversité des pays, ni leur interdépendance croissante face aux périls écologiques et sociaux qui les affectent tous. La langue française permet de dépasser ce faux dilemme avec la distinction qu’elle autorise entre globalisation et mondialisation. Globaliser, c’est œuvrer au règne du Marché, de la croissance illimitée, de la flexibilisation du travail et de l’hégémonisme culturel. Mondialiser consiste à établir un ordre mondial respectueux de notre écoumène, du travail humain et de la diversité des peuples et des cultures. Le présent ouvrage explore cette perspective à la lumière de l’œuvre visionnaire de Simone Weil. Il revisite ses réflexions sur l’enracinement, la liberté et l’oppression, pour penser tour à tour notre « milieu vital » (dont la destruction s’accélère aujourd’hui), le concert des civilisations, les conditions d’un travail non servile, ainsi que les bons et mauvais usages du droit.

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