Stressing that the concept of happiness lies at the foundation of political movements, the book also looks at its place in the current global order, analysing the emergence of such ideas as affective democracy that challenge the conventional notions of privatised, acquisitive happiness. The book is an impressive manifesto by the most important and prolific Spanish philosopher of our time. Modern liberalism begins in the forgetting of the English Revolution.
Anatomy of Failure seeks to right that wrong by exploring the concept of political action, playing its history against its philosophy. The s are a period of institutional failure and political disaster: the country plunges into civil war, every agent is naked. Established procedures are thrown aside and the very grounds for action are fiercely debated and recast. Five queries emerge in the experience of the New Model Army, five queries that outline an anatomy of failure, isolating the points at which actors disagree, conflict flares up, and alliances dissolve: Who can act?
On what grounds? Who is right about what is to be done? Why do we succeed or fail? If you and I split, were we ever united, and to what end? Bloomsbury Ethics is a series of books written to help students explore, engage with and master key topics in contemporary ethics and moral philosophy.
It seems we are no longer sure whether these truths are self-evident nor quite what they might mean today. Based on the critically acclaimed Oxford Amnesty Lectures series, this book brings together a number of major international figures to debate the history of freedom, tolerance, equality, and to explore the complex legacy of the Enlightenment for human rights.
KATE E. Autonomy Andrew Sneddon Philosophers have various reasons to be interested in individual autonomy. Individual self-rule is widely recognised to be important. But what, exactly, is autonomy? In what ways is it important? And just how important is it? This book summarises the attempts made by philosophers in the late 20th century to describe autonomy, providing an introduction to contemporary philosophical thought about the nature and significance of individual self-rule. Edited by Ruth Kinna The book considers the different approaches to anarchism as an ideology and explains the development of anarchist studies from the early twentieth century to the present day.
Focusing on the contemporary movement, the work outlines significant shifts in the study of anarchist ideas and explores recent debates. Lloyd Thomas Hobbes is widely held to be one of the most important thinkers in the history of philosophy. From now on, this will be the first book I use to persuade someone who insists on the vast benefits the state provides.
A lasting and vastly significant addition to the literature. His book both informs and engages non-specialist readers and challenges the present preoccupation with historical justice and memory.
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Should settler societies in North America and Australasia compensate the aboriginal peoples whom they dispossessed? Exploring recent and high profile cases, Vernon focuses on the issue of responsibility. Political philosophy is dominated by a myth, the myth of the necessity of the state.
The state is considered necessary for the provision of many things, but primarily for peace and security. In this provocative book, Gerard Casey argues that social order can be spontaneously generated, that such spontaneous order is the norm in human society and that deviations from the ordered norms can be dealt with without recourse to the coercive power of the state.
An evaluation of the nature, origins and consequences of contemporary cynicism that provides fresh insights into the clash of scientific and religious worldviews in the contemporary world. Megan Mustain Examines the metaphysical underpinnings of cynical philosophies both past and present in an attempt to diagnose and ameliorate contemporary forms of cynicism. The series will offer food for thought for students in political philosophy, but also for anyone with an interest in these dynamic areas of philosophical study.
In Liberalism, Enzo Rossi explores the full range of philosophical arguments for Liberal political practice. Along the way he covers theorists such as Locke and Rawls, who ground political legitimacy in consensus, and those such as Mill, Raz and Sen. From this historical and theoretical overview, the book goes on to explore how Liberal ideas can help us approach such key contemporary challenges as free trade, migration and multiculturalism and climate change. Democracy combines comparison of historical models, from those of ancient Athens and the early modern Republican traditions, with a sustained focus on contemporary trends and debates in political philosophy.
It addresses the relationship of democracy to other key concepts such as liberty, equality and citizenship, aspects of political struggle gender, disability and the environment and alternative economic systems and explores each of these theoretical issues via topical examples. By a marvelously rich development of the pragmatic experimental method, the author shows how philosophy can make central contributions to dealing with some of our most vexing moral problems … I will make good use of his study, and hope others will too. American Philosophy: A Tradition of Resistance offers the first historically framed introduction to the tradition of American philosophy and its contemporary engagement with the world.
Born out of the social and political turmoil of the Civil War, American philosophy was a means of dealing with conflict and change.
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In the turbulence of the 21st century, this remains as relevant as ever. Placing the work of present-day American philosophers in the context of a history of resistance through a philosophical tradition marked by a commitment to pluralism, fallibilism and liberation, this book tells the story of a philosophy shaped by major events that call for philosophical reflection and illustrates the ways in which philosophy is relevant to lived experience.
Richard Rorty was one of the most important philosophers of the last half of the twentieth century. His work helped effect global transformations in the way philosophy thinks about its work and role midst contemporary culture. The book also provides and fascinating and unique discussion of some of the lesser-known texts of the later Heidegger.
Professions of Faith Edited by Mary Caputi and Vincent Del Casino, Jr This collection contains ten essays drawn from international scholars working in both the humanities and social sciences, thereby making a well-grounded and comprehensive case for the importance of Derridean thought within the liberal arts today.
Farris, Gal Kirn and Peter D. Thomas French philosopher Louis Pierre Althusser helped define the politico-theoretical conjuncture of pre- and post SARA R. This collection of essays, each centred on a key passage in a canonical utopian work challenges the commonly accepted interpretation of that work and allows us to examine it with fresh insight. At the same time, by contextualising each passage within the text as a whole, readers are enabled to reflect on the meaning and reception of the work and on its significance in the history of utopian thought.
This collection of essays first outline the theoretical motivations and historical conditions that led to the turn to aesthetics and then call attention to the presence of aesthetic themes and arguments in political theory as well as to parallels between theories of aesthetics and politics. Civil Disobedience Protest, Justification and the Law Tony Milligan Civil disobedience is examined here in the context of contemporary political activism, in the light of classic accounts by Thoreau, Tolstoy, and Gandhi to call for a broader attitude towards what civil disobedience involves.
The question of violence is discussed, arguing that civil disobedience need only be aspirationally non-violent and that although some protests do not clearly constitute law-breaking they may render people liable to arrest. John A. Hall For many years, both intellectual and public concentration has been on the benefits of civil society.
However, with the demand for greater state regulation of the economy and the increasing realisation that status of the fourth world will never advance without the enforcement of a rule of law, the tenor of debate is now changing. This topical book focuses on what makes states effective, providing an alternative approach to existing literature which has tended to focus on the predatory characteristics of states.
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Security Michael J. Global U. But it is much more than that; It is also an inspiring story of human resilience in the face of oppression. Hence it is no surprise to see so many who are at the forefront of their respective areas represented in this volume. His multidisciplinary thinking and commitment to social justice, and his efforts in both the academic and political spheres, have inspired many and have highlighted the urgent need for global reforms.
SEAN W. Each volume contains not only a rigorous study of the issue in question but also suggests ways of solving these challenges through integrated global strategies. The series will be a valuable resource for policymakers and academics alike. Edited by Rob Vos and Manuel Montes Retooling Global Economic Governance provides a new set of ideas of how to overcome the deficiencies in the ongoing process of globalization and in the existing mechanisms for global economic governance.
This book suggests promising directions for reform, including strengthening government capacities for formulating and implementing national development strategies; doing more to ensure that official development assistance is aligned with national priorities; strengthening the international trade and financial systems so that countries with limited capabilities can successfully integrate into the global economy and creating new mechanisms for dealing with deficiencies, such as specialised multilateral frameworks through which to govern international migration and labour mobility and international financial regulation.
The contributors to this book analyse these strategies in the context of broader concerns of economic development, with special reference to nine countries from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. They look at how macroeconomic policies might more effectively support sustained growth while reducing poverty, inequality and other human development gaps in low and middle-income countries, especially in times of global economic crises or external shocks. While good governance is a worthy goal, this book argues that it is not a prerequisite for economic growth or development.
The authors expose the methodological shortcomings of the commonlyused governance indicators developed within the World Bank and argue that donors should not impose onerous good governance conditions, expecting the developing world to simulate now-developed countries. Edited by Rob Vos and Nazrul Islam Despite the rise in recent decades in the average income level, economic insecurity has also increased.
Written by leading experts this book sheds light on the causes of economic insecurity and how better functioning financial systems, more effective macroeconomic policies and extended microfinancing schemes could mitigate the degree of economic insecurity in developing countries and overcome many of its negative consequences. This is not a story of gloom and doom, of inevitable climate catastrophe. On the contrary, this book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. This book explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for just such a new deal.
INGA M. Glover and Michael J. This comparative study of transboundary water governance in Southern and East Africa analyses the management norms that shape cooperative governance and regional water security. Whether from an industrialised country such as the US or from South Africa, the need for an alternative can be felt all over the world. It is clear nowadays that, due to the non-democratic nature and inadequacies of capitalism, another system must take its place.
Such a process has already begun through the cooperative movement, which this book examines along with other initiatives. Featuring essays by international scholars and activists from various spheres of the anti-capitalist left, the work features many examples from the north and the south, to cover both the historically-advanced and late capitalist economies.
Noonan and Vidya Nadkarni This book examines the rising influence of emerging powers in global politics, with a special focus on the BRIC countries. Chapters contributed by international scholars first look at the changing status of the US in the 21st century and at the EU as both an emerging and innovative power.
China, India, Russia and Brazil are then analysed comparatively to explain how the BRIC states are poised to become vital players not only in politics and economy, but also in key international concerns such as terrorism, globalization, and climate change. This reader brings together the writings of Wallace Warfield , the internationally acclaimed and influential authority on conflict resolution.
The selected essays highlight the importance of social context in conflicts and the future and potential of the field of Conflict Resolution. It also addresses theoretical issues and policymaking. The second section focuses on the role of conflict resolution in society and how it could become the key to building just societies. Books in the series showcase these findings, and discuss real—world issues and contemporary debates about civil society.
Books in the series share a common structure: an introduction that highlights the main hypothesis, and links to discussions in the existing literature; qualitative and quantitative analysis of CSI data, highlighting cross-national similarities and differences; and discussion of findings and conclusions and the consideration of concrete policy actions which emerge as possible or necessary interventions. List This book looks at the role that civil society organisations play in dealing with conflict and violence.
The book offers a sophisticated comparison between conflict and post-conflict countries and an analysis of the role of civil society in conflict resolution, reconciliation and transitional justice. Mitchell and Landon E. It combines a broad theoretical framework and detailed analyses of various cases where local and national peacebuilding efforts.
This second volume in the series examines how participation patterns within civil society have evolved over time and how they have affected democracy. The book pays attention to the different components of participation, including political mobilisation, demonstrations and protests, public gatherings and membership of social movements, in the light of recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.
Challenging the Signature of Peace and Democracy Adrian Little This unique text challenges the notion that absence of conflict is the foundation and norm of a stable political environment. Combining complexity theory and the notion of signature with case studies, it develops the idea of enduring conflict, referring to both the enduring nature of political conflict and the endurance of people in conflictridden societies.
Examining debates around trauma, memory, and reconciliation, it shows how conflicts are so socially and culturally ingrained and protracted that political agreements alone cannot bring substantive change. There has recently been an explosion of interest around the application of mobile communication technologies to support health initiatives in developing countries mHealth.
This is a focused edited volume with contributions from leading researchers and practitioners to identify best practices in using mobile technologies to promote healthy behaviours and reduce unhealthy ones in resource-constrained settings with a special focus on developing countries. It begins to make the field accessible to everyone with even occasional access to the online world. This is a model which all of us can aspire to use It captures the changing nature of cricket, dealing with both global developments and the impact of these developments on the game in England.
This book is the first to use boxing as a vehicle for exploring social, cultural and political change in a global context. It considers to what degree and in what ways boxing reflects social transformations, and whether and how it contributes to those transformations in the contexts in which it operates.
Alterglobalization is the name for a large spectrum of global social movements that support new forms of globalization, forms that differ from the current dominant neoliberal model. This book builds on a theoretical model for analysis of the role of global social movements in sport which three of the authors developed for an article in Sociology of Sport Journal in This book draws on actor network theory ANT , a theory initiated in the field of science and technology, and a new approach in the field of sports studies.
Drawing on case studies and examples, the book traces decisions about when and how technologies are integrated into sporting practice and when they are left out. Theo Papaioannou and Melissa Butcher International Development in a Changing World introduces key issues, debates and ideas about development in the 21st century. Themes of power and agency, history and scale integrate the many stories of development covered in the book, highlighting development as a complex process of change and interaction between people as well as between people and institutions, including governments and non-governmental organisations.
Melissa Butcher and Theo Papaioannou New Perspectives in International Development focuses on the latest thinking in the field, moving the debate into areas such as the connection between security, conflict, and development, managing energy crises, the impact of environmental and climate change, and the role that technology can play in alleviating these challenges.
The book explores the theme of development as a process of change; as historical transformation in relation to contested sites of power; it considers how human agency can affect change and the different scales, from the local to the transnational, at which change can occur. The security, political, and environmental challenges posed by the Olympic Games in Sochi are discussed as this project, strongly supported by Putin, has caused indigenous population to unite in protest and outrage.
The volumes highlight the ways foreign policy is implemented through the apparatus of diplomacy, the diplomatic system, and diplomats. The focus is on the contemporary practice of diplomacy, not on foreign policy or the theoretical direction of diplomacy. Embassies in Armed Conflict G. In this, his latest book, the leading scholar of diplomacy G.
Berridge explores a little-studied aspect of the subject, the performance of embassies in times of war. Clearly structured, lucid in style and with a host of historical examples, the book will be read with interest by students, academics and practitioners alike. His work is examined here to provide an indepth look at the practice of diplomacy and the role of the ambassador as diplomatic actor.
This thorough survey aims to investigate the relevance of the resident embassy to modern diplomacy. The work integrates theoretical material on diplomatic practice and the case study of a highly regarded diplomat. Bloomsbury Intelligence Studies The Bloomsbury Intelligence Studies series presents new research to enhance both the study and practice of intelligence. The volumes in this series will focus on theory, concepts, teaching methods, new research, methodologies, best practices, and more across all fields of intelligence studies.
The focus will be on contemporary issues and new research. Composed of coursebooks, monographs, practical guides, and reference works written by scholars and experts, the series is geared toward students in intelligence and security studies, as well as practitioners and policymakers. The surprise twist?
Todd Landman offers an optimistic, yet cautionary tale of these developments, drawing on the literature from politics, international relations and international law. By focusing on the technologies of homeland security rather than on cyber warfare itself, the author offers a unique and needed survey that will appeal to anyone involved with the study and development of homeland and strategic security.
The book is proof of the far-reaching power of analysis and critique that a historically informed philosophy can have on our current reality. The series introduces new approaches to understanding terrorism and the terrorist. It does so by bringing forward innovative ideas and concepts to assist the practitioner, analyst and academic to better understand and respond to the threat of terrorism.
Volumes challenge existing assumptions to move the debate into new areas and are characterised by an emphasis on intellectual quality and rigour, interdisciplinary approach, and a drawing together of theory and practice. Extreme Right Wing Political Violence and Terrorism Edited by Max Taylor, PM Currie and Donald Holbrook In this collection, senior experts explore all aspects of extreme right wing political violence, from the nature of the threat, processes of engagement, and ideology to the lessons that can be drawn from exiting such engagement.
Andrews, UK. Terrorism and Affordance Edited by Max Taylor and PM Currie In this groundbreaking work, leading scholars and experts set out to explore the utility of the concept of affordance in the study and understanding of terrorism and political violence. In this book, the contributors set out to explore how this concept can be used to study terrorism and, as a result, develop management strategies. Essays discuss such topics as affordance in relation to counterterrorism, technology, cyber-jihad, ideology, and political ecologies. Globalizing Somalia Multilateral, International and Transnational Repercussions of Conflict Edited by Gilbert Ramsay and Emma Leonard This collection of essays demonstrates how chronic state failure and the inability of the international community to provide a solution to the conflict in Somalia has had transnational repercussions.
Contributed by international scholars and experts, the work examines the impact of globalization on the internal and external dynamics of the conflict, arguing that it is no longer geographically contained. Historically, countering terrorism has been something that security services have carried out on behalf of the state, without community consultation or consent. Based on research in the US and UK, this book examines the involvement of Muslim communities in terror crime prevention work, exploring the complexities of community involvement as well as its advantages and examining how trusting relationships between police, security services and communities can be built.
EVAN F. It draws on some new research evidence and makes a valuable contribution to our knowledge and understanding of this topic. Using empirical evidence, this book highlights the misguided and ineffective efforts of the UK government to prevent violent extremism. With a unique and penetrating view of the world and human behaviour, Zellen has penned another stirring analysis of our modern condition. Series Editors: John Sulston, University of Manchester, UK, John Harris, University of Manchester, UK Published in conjunction with the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, books in this series deal with the major issues surrounding the impact of science and technology and the ethical issues generated by new discoveries.
It considers how they affect our understanding of ourselves, our place in society; and the responsibility of science to the wider world. The series will appeal to policy makers, academic readers and students in diverse disciplines including sociology, international relations, law, bioethics, physical and life sciences, and medicine. This volume investigates the future of public service reform in the UK. Scientific Freedom represents the first comprehensive anthology of essays designed to explore both the state of scientific progress and the ethics, law and history of scientific research.
The book gives readers a fascinating range of perspectives on matters of scientific research that directly affect each and every one of us. This book examines, through a multi-disciplinary lens, the possibilities offered by relationships and family forms that challenge the nuclear family ideal, and some of the arguments that recommend or disqualify these as legitimate units in our societies.
The authors consider a range of relationship and family structures that depart from this ideal. Iain Brassington Bioscience and the Good Life explores the complex relationship between modern biosciences and human flourishing, their sympathies and schisms, and the instances of their reconciliation. Here cognitive enhancement, longevity, and the spectacle of excellence in sports, are examined within the context of what constitutes a life well lived.
Edited by John Coggon and Swati Gola Global health is arguably the most pressing issue facing humanity. This volume offers a foundational study of this urgent and challenging problem, combining critical analysis with practically focused policy contributions.
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The contributors span the fields of ethics, human rights, international relations, law and global politics. It considers the practicalities of social movement theories and it goes on to relate them to the practices of environmental networks. Theoretically and empirically rich, the book draws on extensive survey material with UK environmental organisations, as diverse as not-in-my-backyard NIMBY groups, reformists, conservationists and radicals; interviews with more than 40 key campaigners and extensive participant-observation, particularly in London.
He looks at the unfolding drama and examines how individual remarks and statments were shaped into a representation of collective expression in a wide variety of media. Guy Standing argues that this class of people could produce new instabilities in society. They are increasingly frustrated and dangerous because they have no voice, and hence they are vulnerable to the siren calls of extreme political parties.
He envisages a new kind of Good Society, with more people actively involved in civil society and the Precariat re-engaged. This is a topical and a radical book, which will appeal to a broad market concerned by the increasing problems of job insecurity and civic disengagement.
It shows how they took activist commitments into their working lives, in the process negotiating the terrain of neoliberal governance. Newman draws on over 50 interviews with women from four generations to interrogate, develop and challenge existing approaches to understanding social and political change.
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Gurminder K. Bhambra This book outlines what theory for a global age might look like, positing an agenda for consideration, contestation and discussion, and a framework for the research-led volumes that follow in the series. Gurmider K. Bhambra takes up the classical concerns of sociology and social theory and shows how they are being rethought through an engagement with postcolonial studies, one of the most distinctive critical approaches of the past two decades. She also discusses the significance of the research programme surrounding coloniality and modernity that has emerged recently from Latin America.
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The current crisis erupted because of the widening gap between major social changes and the institutions that have remained the same since WWII. In the long run, it means destroying ourselves. Serres argues that geopolitics and economics will no longer be a twoplayer game, between West and East, e. In order to think theoretically about our global age it is important to understand how the global has been conceived historically. In its time the concept of Eurafrica was tremendously influential in the process of European integration. In assessing this historical concept the authors shed light on the process of European integration, African decolonisation and the current conflictual relationship between Europe and Africa.
Yet, in many discussions, the research and statistics that are cited prove unreliable. This book summarises the largest specialist research programme on illtreatment in the workplace so far undertaken. Looking behind the self-consciousness of science, he discusses the tense relationship between truth and methodology. In examining the different experiences of truth, In this book, Horkheimer surveys and demonstrates the gradual ascendancy of Reason in Western philosophy, its eventual total application to all spheres of life, and what he considers its present reified domination.
Erich Fromm - one of the most important psychoanalytic thinkers of the 20th century - presents and responds to Karl Marx's Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts A testimonial to the inner vitality of generations that have not prospered--and to the often silent, generous strength of millions who refuse to let hope be quenched--this book represents a chronicle and synthesis of the ongoing A tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan war forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature.
Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - from the witch Circe who turns his men into Argues that what, or more precisely who, we eat is determined by the patriarchal politics of our culture, and that the meanings attached to meat eating are often clustered around virility. This book also argues that gender Previous edition: New York; London: Pinter, Bloomsbury revelations edition with foreword by Ronen Palan.
From the author of The Postmodern Condition , Just Gaming and The Different , this is a philosophical development of the Freudian concept of libidinal economy. Pedagogy in Process presents a first-hand account of the most comprehensive attempt yet to put into practice Paulo Freire's theory of education within a real societal setting. When Guinea Bissau on the West African coast Bloomsbury Revelations series. Aesthetic Theory Theodor W. The Three Ecologies Felix Guattari, Ian Pindar, Paul Sutton A critique of capitalism and a manifesto for a new way of thinking, this text is also an introduction to the work of one of Europe's most radical thinkers, Felix Guattari.
All Men Are Brothers Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi This is a collection of Gandhi's trenchant writings on non-violence, especially in the context of a post-nuclear world. Creating A Role Constantin Stanislavski, John Gillett For the actor in need of nourishment for his gifts and guidance for his enthusiasm, this book is immeasurably important; for anyone with an interest in the theatre it is terrific entertainment Paul Scofield Sunday Times. An Actor Prepares Constantin Stanislavski The first volume of Stanislavski's enduring trilogy on the art of acting defines the System, a means of mastering the craft of acting and of stimulating the actor's individual creativeness and imagination.
Violence and the Sacred Rene Girard This brilliant study of good and evil examines the presence of ritual violence in sacred ceremony. I and Thou Martin Buber In this short text, Martin Buber's enormous learning and wisdom are distilled into a simple, but compelling vision.
Grayling Presents the stories of Martin Luther, Mary Wollstonecraft and Rosa Parks, whose sacrifices make us value these precious rights, especially in an age when governments under pressure find it necessary to restrict rights in the name The Universal Exception Slavoj Zizek, Rex Butler, Scott Stephens Bringing together a selection of Slavoj Zizek's major writings on politics, this book includes his interventions on such world political events as the terrorist attacks of 11 September and the American-led invasion of Iraq, Maoilearca, John Mullarkey Henri Bergson wrote seminal texts on topics that remain at the heart of current philosophical inquiry, such as time, consciousness, and evolution.
A Thousand Plateaus Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari This book has set the agenda for contemporary Continental philosophy, arguing for a new theory of radical democracy in politics and art. In Defence of Politics Bloomsbury Revelations. View full description.
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