Social Science

Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle

Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004186484

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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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

International Political Economy

International Political Economy

Author: Thomas D. Lairson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015055808052

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

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INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY focuses on the dynamics of conflict and cooperation among nations as each pursues power and wealth through international economic exchange. The authors provide a historical and topical overview of the development of the world economy from 1815 to the present, helping students understand how and why major economic powers rise and fall. This balanced blend of history, theory, and policy makes the book suitable as a main text for International Political Economy courses or as a supplemental text for an Introductory International Relations course.
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.
Social Science

Struggles for an Alternative Globalization

Struggles for an Alternative Globalization

Author: Gwyn Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351148467

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Through an anthropological study of a highly influential movement of French 'alterglobalization' activists, this book offers an ethnographic window onto the global movement against corporate capitalism and the neoliberal policies of the WTO. Based on extensive fieldwork on the Larzac plateau in rural southern France, it explores the politics of protest in which activists engage. It examines their resistance to various forms of power, their organization of struggle, their attempts to live out their ideals in daily life, and their challenges to conventional understandings of politics, democracy, economics, morality and globalization. By subjecting power and resistance to ethnographic study rather than adopting them as abstract categories of analysis, this volume makes an important contribution to theoretical debates on globalization, domination and resistance. It will be of interest not only to anthropologists and scholars of social movements, but also to sociologists and political scientists, as well as to activists themselves.

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: 284

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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

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.
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: 217

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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.
Religion

The Struggle is One

The Struggle is One

Author: Mev Puleo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791420132

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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