Social Science

Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle

Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004186484

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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This book of essays, written in honour of James Petras, address some of the most critical issues of our time: those of imperialism, crisis and class struggle. These issues allow the authors to identify both the ‘the enduring verities and contemporary face of capitalism’ and Petras’ contributions.
Political Science

Redefining Human Rights in the Struggle for Peace and Development

Redefining Human Rights in the Struggle for Peace and Development

Author: Terrence E. Paupp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107783126

Category: Political Science

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Human rights in peace and development are accepted throughout the Global South as established, normative, and beyond debate. Only in the powerful elite sectors of the Global North have these rights been resisted and refuted. The policies and interests of these global forces are antithetical to advancing human rights, ending global poverty, and respecting the sovereign integrity of States and governments throughout the Global South. The link between poverty, war, and environmental degradation has become evident over the last 60 years, further augmenting international consciousness of these issues as interconnected with the rest of the human rights corpus. This book examines the history of this struggle and outlines practical means to implement these rights through a global framework of constitutional protections. Within this emerging framework, it argues that States will be increasingly obligated to formulate policies and programs to achieve peace and development throughout the global society.
History

The Struggle for the West

The Struggle for the West

Author: Christopher Browning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135259785

Category: History

Page: 256

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In recent years debates about the nature and future of the West have been high on the political agenda. Prognoses of the West’s imminent demise have been countered by those arguing for its continued relevance, or those arguing that while the West will survive its nature, and the balance of power between its constituent units, is transforming. This book argues that understanding contemporary developments requires subjecting the very idea of the West to critical scrutiny and in particular asking what kind of concept it actually is. Locating the West as a discursive concept the book argues attempts to save, fix or reclaim the meaning of the West are illustrative of political agendas rather than indicative of accurate claims about the essential nature of the West. In contrast, the book argues that as a concept the West is impregnated with various discursive legacies, the most embedded of which are those of a civilisational, modern and political West. However, while attempts to define the West’s essence are therefore doomed to fail, given the concept’s historical and discursive flexibility, such attempts reaffirm the legitimising role which claims to the West continue to perform. Beyond this, the book challenges traditional genealogies of the West, which overwhelmingly depict the West as an inside-out concept. In contrast, the book argues that historically outsiders have played an important role in defining the nature of the West and constituting it as a political subject; processes that remain evident today. This book will particularly interest students of critical security studies, critical geopolitics, European politics, American politics and IR theory.
History

The Twilight Struggle

The Twilight Struggle

Author: Hal Brands

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300262698

Category: History

Page: 320

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A leading historian’s guide to great-power competition, as told through America’s successes and failures in the Cold War “If you want to know how America can win today's rivalries with Russia and China, read this book about how it triumphed in another twilight struggle: the Cold War.”— Stephen J. Hadley, national security adviser to President George W. Bush The United States is entering an era of great-power competition with China and Russia. Such global struggles happen in a geopolitical twilight, between the sunshine of peace and the darkness of war. In this innovative and illuminating book, Hal Brands, a leading historian and former Pentagon adviser, argues that America should look to the history of the Cold War for lessons in how to succeed in great-power rivalry today. Although the threat posed by authoritarian powers is growing, America’s muscle memory for dealing with dangerous foes has atrophied in the thirty years since the Cold War ended. In long-term competitions where the diplomatic jockeying is intense and the threat of violence is omnipresent, the United States will need all the historical insight it can get. Exploring how America won a previous twilight struggle is the starting point for determining how America can successfully prosecute another high-stakes rivalry today.
History

Class Struggle and Resistance in Africa

Class Struggle and Resistance in Africa

Author: Leo Zeilig

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781608460564

Category: History

Page: 224

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This collection of essays and interviews studies class struggle and social empowerment on the African continent.

The Kurdish Question: Identity, Representation and the Struggle for Self- Determination

The Kurdish Question: Identity, Representation and the Struggle for Self- Determination

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Publisher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789385714085

Category:

Page: 208

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The book examines several models which have been advocated for a workable and acceptable solution to the Kurdish problem which would be absolutely necessary for stability in the West Asian region. The book evaluates how the more than two-decade long experience of Kurdish self-rule in a democratic framework in Iraqi Kurdistan affects the debate over the other Kurdish regions in West Asia. With Turkey’s European Union accession process contributing to the opening of the political space to ethno-nationalism, there is a need for a non-military solution to the Kurdish issue. The book analyses the role of Kurdish diaspora which plays a significant part in placing the Kurdish question on the European political agenda. It also examines the role of the Kurds in the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the changing geopolitics in the region. Now, the Kurds maintain the strongest platform in battling against the ISIS terrorists.
Political Science

Environmental Justice, Popular Struggle and Community Devt

Environmental Justice, Popular Struggle and Community Devt

Author: Harley, Anne

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447350835

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Struggles for environmental justice involve communities mobilising against powerful forces which advocate ‘development’, driven increasingly by neoliberal imperatives. In doing so, communities face questions about their alliances with other groups, working with outsiders and issues of class, race, ethnicity, gender, worker/community and settler/indigenous relationships. Written by a wide range of international scholars and activists, contributors explore these dynamics and the opportunities for agency and solidarity. They critique the practice of community development professionals, academics, trade union organisers, social movements and activists and inform those engaged in the pursuit of justice as community, development and environment interact.
Political Science

The Struggle over Human Rights

The Struggle over Human Rights

Author: Courtney Hercus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498574020

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The Struggle over Human Rights uses empirical evidence to prove that pressures placed by the NIEO on the international system shaped the human rights doctrine of the Carter administration. Carter’s strategy relegated economic rights to a “basic needs” approach and sharpened the definition of international human rights to serve the US world order.
China

Survey of China Mainland Press

Survey of China Mainland Press

Author: United States. Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033193411

Category: China

Page: 996

View: 786

Business & Economics

Writings on Imperialism and Internationalism (Routledge Revivals)

Writings on Imperialism and Internationalism (Routledge Revivals)

Author: J. A. Hobson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135962067

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

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J. A. Hobson’s Imperialism: A Study, first written in 1902, was undoubtedly his most prolific work. Yet Hobson wrote frequently about the topic of imperialism over the course of his career, and a number of his articles are included in this collection, first published in 1992. Exploring areas such as the presence of capitalism in South Africa following his visits to the country in the lead-up to the Boer War, free trade, and the ethical implications of empire, these articles and extracts reflect how Hobson’s ideas changed over the decades in which they were written. This is a fascinating collection of material that provides an unparalleled depth of insight into the views of one of the most important economic thinkers of the early twentieth century.
Social Science

Textures of Struggle

Textures of Struggle

Author: Piya Pangsapa

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801445914

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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'Textures of Struggle' focuses on the experiences of Thai women who are employed at textile factories and examines how the all-encompassing nature of wage work speaks to issues of worker accomodation and resistance within various factory settings.
Political Science

Political Struggle in Latin America

Political Struggle in Latin America

Author: Craig L. Arceneaux

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031079047

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

View: 834

This book discusses in an accessible way how emerging globalizing processes are setting the stage for new forms of social and political struggle in Latin America, with increased involvement of multilateral and foreign actors, and impacts of global political populism and populist social media. These are opening up new strategies and opportunities for activists, and offer new arenas of contestation for international organizations. The book analyzes the struggles of select marginalized groups, specifically the urban poor, indigenous groups, women's and LGBTQ groups, and the vulnerable middle classes. Each case is examined in the context of a distinct struggle for citizenship, identity, inclusion, and or the rule of law. The study offers a broad historical analysis of the region through the context of these struggles. It tackles some of the most pressing issues surrounding the current politics of Latin America, including identity politics, cultural appropriation, social mobilization and protest, neoliberal reform, reproductive rights and sexual autonomy, corruption, the influence of religion and patriarchy, crime and social justice, inequality and poverty, the informal economy, and urban exclusion. In doing so, it details not only how these are not new struggles, but also how they have evolved over time. In the contemporary period, the book explores how the actors as well as character of their struggle are changing through a globalized interchange of ideas and processes. The book covers a wide geographical area in Latin America, with a particular focus on countries with Spanish or Portuguese colonial backgrounds, and is for researchers, students and laypersons interested in new globalizing forces affecting Latin American society and polity.