The Politics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913266

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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Twenty-three centuries after its compilation, 'The Politics' still has much to contribute to this central question of political science. Aristotle's thorough and carefully argued analysis is based on a study of over 150 city constitutions, covering a huge range of political issues in order to establish which types of constitution are best - both ideally and in particular circumstances - and how they may be maintained. Aristotle's opinions form an essential background to the thinking of philosophers such as Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli and Jean Bodin and both his premises and arguments raise questions that are as relevant to modern society as they were to the ancient world.

The Political Economy of Global Warming

The Terminal Crisis

Author: Del Weston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135084939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 4232

Humanity is facing an unprecedented global catastrophe as a result of global warming. This book examines the reasons why international agencies, together with national governments, are seemingly unable to provide real and binding solutions to the problems. The reasons presented relate to the existing dominant global economic structure of capitalism as well as the fact that global warming is too often seen as an isolated problem rather than one of a suite of exceptional, converging and accelerating crises arising from the global capitalist political economy. This book adopts a political economy framework to address these issues. It accepts the science of global warming but challenges the predominant politics and economics of global warming. To illustrate the key issues involved, the book draws on South Africa – building on Samir Amin’s thesis that the country represents a microcosm of the global political economy. By taking a political economy approach, the book provides a clear explanation of the deep and pervasive problem of the denial which fails to acknowledge global warming as a systemic rather than a market problem. The book should be of interest to students and scholars researching climate change, environmental politics, environmental and ecological economics, development studies and political economics.

Between Past and Future

Author: Hannah Arendt,Jerome Kohn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662654

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 8495

From the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Origins of Totalitarianism, “a book to think with through the political impasses and cultural confusions of our day” (Harper’s Magazine) Hannah Arendt’s insightful observations of the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, constitute an impassioned contribution to political philosophy. In Between Past and Future Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill the vital essence of these concepts and use them to regain a frame of reference for the future. To participate in these exercises is to associate, in action, with one of the most original and fruitful minds of the twentieth century.

Political Communication

A Critical Introduction

Author: Heather Savigny

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137011394

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 6664

This major international text introduces the key themes, issues and theoretical approaches to the study of political communication, and poses key critical questions about power and ideology.

The Politics of Youth in Greek Tragedy

Gangs of Athens

Author: Matthew Shipton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474295088

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 2438

This bold new set of interpretations of tragedy offers innovative analyses of the dynamic between politics and youth in the ancient world. By exploring how tragedy responded to the fluctuating attitudes to young people at a highly turbulent time in the history of Athens, Shipton sheds new light on ancient attitudes to youth. Focusing on famous plays, such as Sophocles' Antigone and Euripides' Bacchae, alongside lesser known tragedies such as Euripides' Heraclidae and Orestes, Shipton uncovers compelling evidence to show that the complex and often paradoxical views we hold about youth today can also be found in the ancient society of classical Athens. Shipton argues that the prominence of young people in tragedy throughout the fifth century reflects the persistent uncertainty as to what their role in society should be. As the success of Athens rose and then fell, young characters were repeatedly used by tragic playwrights as a way to explore political tensions and social upheaval in the city. Throughout his text, Shipton reflects on how negative conceptualisations of youth, often expressed via the socially constructed 'gang' are formed as a way in which paradoxical views on youth can be contained.

Die Politik

Author: Aristoteles,Christian Garve

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Defining Democracy

Voting Procedures in Decision-Making, Elections and Governance

Author: Peter Emerson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642209048

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 8768

Defining Democracy looks both at the theory of why and the history of how different voting procedures have come to be used – or not, as the case may be – in the three fields of democratic structures: firstly, in decision-making, both in society at large and in the elected chamber; secondly, in elections to and within those chambers; and thirdly, in the various forms of governance, from no-party to multi-party and all-party, which have emerged as a result.

'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context

The Politics of Passion

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 3169

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world lost through passion and machination.

Education, Politics and Religion

Reconciling the Civil and the Sacred in Education

Author: James Arthur,Liam Gearon,Alan Sears

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113693524X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9179

In recent years a number of popular books have savaged religion arguing it is a dangerous delusion that poisons human societies and relationships. This is but the most recent manifestation of a secularising agenda that has been sweeping contemporary democratic societies since the Enlightenment. This book pushes back against that agenda, examining its key assumptions and arguing that the exclusion of religious people and ideas from education and the public square is both undemocratic and unwise. For the most part the book draws arguments and examples from Christianity, the religious tradition of the authors, but it recognises that many religions share the concerns and possibilities examined. The book examines contemporary expressions of the secularising agenda in Western democracies with particular focus on how that is played out in education. It demonstrates how republican theory understood within a faith perspective provides a shared understanding and substantive basis for education within a Western democracy. It explores the historical connections and disconnections between religion and civic life in the West from ancient to contemporary times and examines religiously based civic action and pedagogical approaches contending both have the potential to contribute greatly to democracy. It will be of value to any who are interested in exploring how democracies can include the voices of all their citizens: the religious and the secular.

The Politics of Northern Ireland

Beyond the Belfast Agreement

Author: Arthur Aughey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134336527

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 2634

In this book, one of the leading authorities on contemporary Northern Ireland politics provides an original, sophisticated and innovative examination of the post-Belfast agreement political landscape. Written in a fluid, witty and accessible style, this book explores: how the Belfast Agreement has changed the politics of Northern Ireland whether the peace process is still valid the problems caused by the language of politics in Northern Ireland the conditions necessary to secure political stability the inability of unionists and republicans to share the same political discourse the insights that political theory can offer to Northern Irish politics the future of key political parties and institutions.

Über die Revolution

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492964451

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 2634

Die globalen Veränderungen der letzten Jahrzehnte und das Ende des Kalten Krieges werfen ein neues Licht auf Hannah Arendts Schrift »Über die Revolution«. Arendt analysiert in dieser brillanten Studie eines der erstaunlichsten Phänomene des 20. Jahrhunderts: Ausgehend von der amerikanischen und der Französischen Revolution, untersucht sie die Ablösung des Krieges als Mittel der gewaltsamen Veränderung durch die Revolution.

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Author: Ewa Płonowska Ziarek

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231530900

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 4297

Ewa Ziarek fully articulates a feminist aesthetics, focusing on the struggle for freedom in women's literary and political modernism and the devastating impact of racist violence and sexism. She examines the contradiction between women's transformative literary and political practices and the oppressive realities of racist violence and sexism, and she situates these tensions within the entrenched opposition between revolt and melancholia in studies of modernity and within the friction between material injuries and experimental aesthetic forms. Ziarek's political and aesthetic investigations concern the exclusion and destruction of women in politics and literary production and the transformation of this oppression into the inaugural possibilities of writing and action. Her study is one of the first to combine an in-depth engagement with philosophical aesthetics, especially the work of Theodor W. Adorno, with women's literary modernism, particularly the writing of Virginia Woolf and Nella Larsen, along with feminist theories on the politics of race and gender. By bringing seemingly apolitical, gender-neutral debates about modernism's experimental forms together with an analysis of violence and destroyed materialities, Ziarek challenges both the anti-aesthetic subordination of modern literature to its political uses and the appreciation of art's emancipatory potential at the expense of feminist and anti-racist political struggles.

Aristotle

Author: John B. Morrall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415326896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

View: 1534

First published in 1977 this volume is the only account published in English in the 20th century to be exclusively devoted to an interpretation of Aristotle's political thought (as distinct from commentaries, translations and works on Aristotelean philosophy in general). It places Aristotle in his background of the Greek political experience.

'The Tempest' in Context

Sin, Repentance and Forgiveness

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 178308376X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 2068

This engaging book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1611 would have brought to interpreting ‘The Tempest’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the concept of tragi-comedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a world attempting to come to terms with capitalism and colonialism while re-addressing the nature of rule.

Elemente der Philosophie. Erste Abteilung: Der Körper. (Elementa Philosophica I) / Elemente der Philosophie. Erste Abteilung. Der Körper.

(Elementa Philosophica I)

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787326251

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 8668

Die vorliegende Neuübersetzung konstituiert unter Heranziehung sämtlicher Ausgaben sowie der einschlägigen Manuskripte und anderer zeitgenössischer Textquellen für jeden einzelnen Textabschnitt textkritisch die jeweils maßgebliche Fassung letzter Hand, welche der Übersetzung zugrunde gelegt wird. In seiner Einleitung zeichnet der Herausgeber erstmals anhand zeitgenössischer Dokumente ein zuverlässiges Bild von der komplizierten Entstehungsgeschichte des Werkes. Alle inhaltlich bedeutsamen Textvarianten sind im textkritischen Apparat übersetzt. In diesem Apparat werden zusätzlich Anspielungen auf antike oder zeitgenössische Werke entschlüsselt sowie gegebenenfalls Realerklärungen geboten.

'King Lear' in Context

The Cultural Background

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 7048

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world in free fall.

Das Glasperlenspiel

Versuch einer Lebensbeschreibung des Magister Ludi Josef Knecht samt Knechts hinterlassenen Schriften

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518765906

Category: Fiction

Page: 920

View: 8186

Dies ist Hermann Hesses letztes, sein wichtigstes und anspruchsvollstes Werk. Es ist ein Buch der Zukunft: Der Autor transportiert das Leben seines Helden Josef Knecht in das Jahr 2200. Er entwickelt mit dem »Glasperlenspiel«, in dem nicht weniger als das Streben nach Wahrheit auf dem Spiel steht, eine Utopie. »Er hat Ratsuchenden gezeigt, wie sie bei sich selbst Rat finden konnten. Die persönlichste Hilfe hat er dadurch geleistet, daß er das Bescheidwissen verweigerte ... Dies war sein Engagement, daß er sich für kein Programm engagieren ließ, keinen Zement für eine Weltanschauung lieferte. ... Hesse war ein Meister im Sinn des Tao: er spricht, damit sich der Schüler selbst versteht; spricht er dem Meister aber nach, so hat er nichts verstanden. Hesses Schriften sind Wittgensteinsche Leitern; ist die Mauer erstiegen, werden sie nicht mehr benötigt.« Adolf Muschg