Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : SIU Press
ISBN : 9780809334902
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This book describes the views of two of our nation's greatest presidents and explains how these views provide valuable insight into modern-day debates. The first extended examination of the ideas of both Lincoln and Jefferson, it provides readers with a succinct guide to their opinions that still resonate today.

Category : History
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ISBN : 0072846933
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Political Science
Editor : OUP Oxford
ISBN : 9780191571473
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The widening and deepening of the European Union have brought to the fore the question of democracy at the European level. The system of domination already in place at the European level requires and aspires to direct legitimation - from the citizens themselves and not merely indirect, derived from the Member Nation States. Such can only be achieved by making the EU into a democratic polity. But can democracy be disassociated from its putative nation-state foundation? A revised concept of democratic legitimacy based on discourse theory is developed. It is argued that post-national democracy requires a constitution but not necessarily a state. The Union amounts to less than a state but more than an international organisation and a system of transnational governance. In the political theory of the multilevel constellation that makes up the EU, it is conceived of as a regional subset of an emerging cosmopolitan order. The EU is a state-less government. As it is not premised on group identity, it is able to accommodate a high measure of variance with regard to territory and function. The book analyzes the reforms undertaken to bring the EU 'closer to the citizens'. It documents elements of democratization and reduction of arbitrary power. However, democracy requires that the citizens can approve or reject the laws they are subjected to. Since the institutional as well as the civic conditions under which a public justification process would be deemed legitimate are not in place, European post-national democracy remains an unaccomplished mission.

Category : Reference
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781136600319
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : Psychology Press
ISBN : 0415927374
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Explores the state of health care in relation to African Americans from the early days of the U.S. to the present, covering topics such as the insurance industry, social and economic factors, eugenics, and medical experiments.

Category : History
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781108478427
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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An examination of how Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) view their history and their roles in the Iran-Iraq War.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Abacus
ISBN : 9780748131815
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 480
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The Unfinished Revolution is the definitive story of New Labour from its genesis to its election defeat 2010 - covering over 25 years and six general elections of strategy, rebuilding and reinvention. In this extraordinary book, Philip Gould, one of the world's leading political strategists and a key adviser to Tony Blair during the period, brilliantly describes how New Labour came to dominate, falter and fall, assessing how successful it was in government, and where it should go from here. Drawing on his years of experience at the heart of New Labour he gives us his unique perspective on how best to understand the electorate, how to communicate policy and how to adapt in a rapidly changing world.

Category : Art
Editor : Taylor & Francis
ISBN : 9781315453125
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Language : en
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The Centennial decade was an era of ambivalence, the United States still unresolved about the incomprehensible damage it had wrought over four years of Civil War, and why. Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition -- a spectacular international event celebrating one hundred years of American strength, unity, and freedom -- took place in the immediate wake of this trauma of war and the failures of Reconstruction as a means to restore power and patriotism in the nation’s struggle to rebuild itself. The Unfinished Exhibition, the first comprehensive examination of American art at the Centennial, explains the critical role of visual culture in negotiating memories of the nation’s past that conflicted with the optimism that Exhibition officials promoted. Supporting novel iconographical interpretations with myriad primary source material, author Susanna W. Gold demonstrates how the art galleries and the audiences who visited them addressed the lingering traumas of battle, the uneasy re-unification of North and South, and the persisting racial tensions in the post-Emancipation era. This careful consideration of the visual record exposes the complexities of the war’s impact on Americans and clarifies how the Centennial art exhibition affected a nation still finding its direction at a critical moment in its history.

Category : History
Editor : Lexington Books
ISBN : 9781498550215
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In its diversity of perspectives, The Unfinished Atomic Bomb: Shadows and Reflections is testament to the ways in which contemplations of the A-bomb are endlessly shifting, rarely fixed on the same point or perspective. The compilation of this book is significant in this regard, offering Japanese, American, Australian, and European perspectives. In doing so, the essays here represent a complex series of interpretations of the bombing of Hiroshima, and its implications both for history, and for the present day. From Kuznick’s extensive biographical account of the Hiroshima bomb pilot, Paul Tibbets, and contentious questions about the moral and strategic efficacy of dropping the A-bomb and how that has resonated through time, to Jacobs’ reflections on the different ways in which Hiroshima and its memorialization are experienced today, each chapter considers how this moment in time emerges, persistently, in public and cultural consciousness. The discussions here are often difficult, sometimes controversial, and at times oppositional, reflecting the characteristics of A-bomb scholarship more broadly. The aim is to explore the various ways in which Hiroshima is remembered, but also to consider the ongoing legacy and impact of atomic warfare, the reverberations of which remain powerfully felt.

Category : Christianity and other religions
Editor : مركز الزيتونة للدراسات والاستشارات
ISBN : 9789953009391
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This study discusses the dimensions and interactions of both, religion and politics, in the United States of America (USA), and with special refer to the strong influential role of Christian Evangelists in determining the US policies. Though the subject was previously explored by several writers, this book is special distinguished analyzing the historical background and the roots of Christian Evangelism, all the way till their present status and power. Remarkably, the author presents “in perfect doses” a blend of ideology and events, past and present (updated till late 2006), all tied up in a well organized concise academic approach.