The new conservatism: cultural criticism and the historians' by Jürgen Habermas

By Jürgen Habermas

Jürgen Habermas is celebrated for his scholarly works at the theoretical foundations of the human sciences. the hot Conservatism brings to mild one other part of Habermas's skills, displaying him as an incisive commentator on a variety of modern topics. The Eighties were an important decade within the political lifetime of the Federal Republic of Germany. The adjustments that observed a shift from thirteen years of Social Democratic rule to executive via the conservative Christian Democrats are captured during this sequence of insightful, usually passionate political and cultural commentaries. The significant topic uniting the essays is the German challenge of "coming to phrases with the past," an issue that has very important implications outdoors Germany in addition. Of specific observe are the essays on what has grow to be referred to as the Historians' Debate: Habermas's assault at the revisionist German historians who've been attempting to trivialize and "normalize" the historical past of the Nazi interval, and his safeguard of the necessity for a pragmatic and discriminating coining to phrases with the earlier in Germany. Habermas additionally takes up the new fracas bearing on Martin Heidegger's involvement with Nazism and the increase of the neoconservative circulate in Europe and the US. particularly, the essay on "The New Obscurity" combines Habermas's research of the issues of the welfare nation along with his feedback for avenues open to utopian impulses this day. the hot Conservatism is integrated within the sequence stories in modern German Social suggestion, edited by means of Thomas McCarthy.

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The Last Colonies by Robert Aldrich

By Robert Aldrich

The handover of Hong Kong to China concentrated realization at the colonies that stay in what's alleged to be a postcolonial international. This paradox lies on the center of this complete and authoritative booklet, that's in regards to the final colonies, these closing territories officially depending on metropolitan powers. It discusses the strangely huge variety of those territories, often small remoted islands with restricted assets. The final Colonies offers a broad-based and provocative dialogue of decolonization, and interdependence within the smooth global, from a special and unique viewpoint.

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Wohlfahrtsstaaten im Vergleich: Soziale Sicherung in Europa: by Josef Schmid

By Josef Schmid

Ein Lehrtext zum Problemkreis: Wie funktioniert der Wohlfahrtsstaat in verschiedenen Ländern, mit welchen Problemen und Perspektiven? Untersucht werden unterschiedliche Fälle, Felder und Probleme der Sozialen Scherung, wobei eine enge Verbindung wissenschaftlicher examine mit politisch-praktischen Aspekten verfolgt wird. Die vorliegende three. Auflage wurde umfassend aktualisiert und erweitert.

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Local Government at the Millenium (Urban and Regional by Janice Caulfield, Helge O. Larsen

By Janice Caulfield, Helge O. Larsen

This quantity with contributions by means of across the world well known authors presents a comparative survey of difficulties in neighborhood politics and management in Europe, Australasia and North-America.

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Kommunalpolitik in den deutschen Ländern: Eine Einführung by Andreas Kost, Hans-Georg Wehling

By Andreas Kost, Hans-Georg Wehling

Dieser Band behandelt systematisch die Kommunalpolitik und -verfassung in allen deutschen Bundesländern. Neben den Einzeldarstellungen zu den Ländern werden auch allgemeine Aspekte wie kommunale Finanzen in Deutschland, Formen direkter Demokratie und die Kommunalpolitik im politischen procedure der Bundesrepublik Deutschland behandelt. Damit ist der Band ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für Studium, Beruf und politische Bildung.

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The Political System of the Atoni of Timor, 1st Edition by H. G. Schulte Nordholt (auth.)

By H. G. Schulte Nordholt (auth.)

lowe the current publication to the encouragement and suggestions of my pals, for which i'm moSll: indebted to them. this is applicable within the first position to Dr. P. Middelkoop, who labored in Timor for greater than thirty years as a missionary and bible translator. My gratitude for all of the support he has given can rarely be expressed in phrases, and that i can do not more than easily say that this booklet is to a wide quantity additionally his ebook - the writing of it may no longer were finished with no his valued counsel. He has given up many a night to the an­ swering of my numerous questions together with his inexhaustible wisdom of the language and tradition of the Atoni. am additionally deeply thankful to Professor L. Onvlee, who acted as my I manager in the course of the training of the D1.lII:ch model of this e-book for submission as a doctoral thesis (H et Politieke Systeem van de A toni van Timor, Driebergen, 1966, 278 pp.). yet for the numerous stimulating conversations i used to be capable of take pleasure in with him i might by no means have bought the method of our topic which lies on the foundation of this ebook, specifically that the basic aspect is the examine of guy in his tradition, and that even within the research of 1 specific element of a cul.ture we're facing the tradition as an entire and with guy because the bearer of that cuLture.

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Autonome Nationalisten: Neonazis in Bewegung by Jan Schedler, Alexander Häusler

By Jan Schedler, Alexander Häusler

Schwarz vermummte Jugendliche hinter bunten Transparenten, Slogans wie „Smash Capitalism!“ oder „Fight the system!“: Mit den ,Autonomen Nationalisten’ (AN) ist eine neue iteration von Neonazis in Erscheinung getreten, die derem bisherigen Klischeebild komplett widerspricht. Stilistisch angelehnt an jugendkulturelle Ausdrucksformen der Linken, sorgten diese ,neuen Nazis’ gleichermaßen für allgemeine inflammation wie für Sogwirkung in der extremen Rechten. Eine eingehende wissenschaftliche Beschäftigung mit diesem Phänomen stand bislang aus. Erstmalig werden hier umfassend Herausbildung, Entwicklung und Wirkungsmächtigkeit der AN analysiert. Inszenierungspraxen, Selbstbild und Weltanschauung werden ebenso untersucht wie das Verhältnis zur NPD, aber auch die Lebenswelt der Akteure. Der unterschiedlichen state of affairs in den Bundesländern wird durch Beiträge zur regionalen Entwicklung Rechnung getragen, ergänzt um einen Blick auf die internationale Rezeption. Abgeschlossen wird der Sammelband durch sozial- und kulturhistorische Bezüge sowie eine theoretische Verortung unter Einbeziehung verschiedener Ansätze der sozialwissenschaftlichen Bewegungsforschung.

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Disaster Management in China in a Changing Era by Yi Kang

By Yi Kang

This e-book indicates how chinese language officers have answered to renowned and foreign strain, whereas while trying to look after their very own careers, within the context of catastrophe administration. utilizing the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake as a case research, it illustrates how authoritarian regimes are developing new governance mechanisms based on the altering international setting and what demanding situations they're faced with within the approach. The ebook examines either the quick and long term results of an enormous catastrophe on China’s coverage, associations, and governing practices, and seeks to provide an explanation for which components bring about hasty and poorly conceived reconstruction efforts, which in flip reproduce the exact same stipulations of vulnerability or reveal groups to new hazards. briefly, it tells a “political” tale of ways intra-governmental interactions, state-society kinfolk, and foreign engagement can form the strategies and results of restoration and reconstruction.

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Global Civil Society 2005 6 (Global Civil Society - Year by Helmut K Anheier, Mary Kaldor, Marlies Glasius

By Helmut K Anheier, Mary Kaldor, Marlies Glasius

'This 5th international Civil Society Yearbook maintains the highbrow shaping of an rising worldwide civil society. because the international demand motion on Poverty, G-Cap, makes its voice heard lower than the whiteband image, this research of present problems with migration, weather switch and UN reform, with a spotlight on gender and social activities, offers a well timed highbrow source to reinforce shared commitments' - Mary Robinson 'These annual volumes have themselves develop into an social gathering for enacting worldwide civil society: every one Yearbook is a venture that comprises 1000's of individuals worldwide in a variety of methods… they usually usually struggle it out round divergent understandings of severe matters. This quantity enters the extraordinary zones we are facing this day - the becoming injustices which more and more are just addressed by way of international civil society actors, but additionally the robust concepts caused by way of new applied sciences which may build entire new international areas for worldwide civil society' - Saskia Sassen 'It is more and more tough to bear in mind memorable analyses of overseas social activities prior to GCS. yet after part a decade each one annual factor isn't just a magnum opus yet can be definitive, specific & comparative. The learn of world civil society can by no means be the same!' - Timothy M Shaw, Professor of Commonwealth Governance & improvement & Director, Institute of Commonwealth stories, university of complex learn, collage of London The annual international Civil Society Yearbooks offer an critical consultant to international civil society or civic participation and motion around the globe. every one yearbook comprises commissioned contributions from major commentators around the social sciences at the most up-to-date concerns and advancements. every one yearbook additionally explores and provides the newest techniques to measuring and reading worldwide civil society and offers a chronology of key worldwide civil society occasions within the 12 months. The 2005/6 Yearbook explores the function of gender in international civil society and investigates the center problems with labour migration, weather swap and UN reform. partially 3, contributions examine the impression of social boards and instant know-how, in addition to reviewing the dialogue of networks from the 2004/5 Yearbook. Illustrated all through with summaries, maps, figures, tables and images and encompassing standard positive aspects similar to updates on prior versions and the once a year information stories, the worldwide Civil Society Yearbook continues to be the normal paintings on all elements of up to date international civil society for activists, practitioners, scholars and lecturers alike. it's crucial interpreting for someone looking a deeper knowing of the foremost actors, kinds and manifestations of worldwide civil society worldwide this day.

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