Download Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers by Daniel L. Dreisbach PDF

By Daniel L. Dreisbach

Dreisbach exhibits that the Bible used to be the main usually referenced publication within the political discourse of the yankee founders. Drawing on probably the most commonly used rhetoric of the founding period, 'Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers' examines the founders' various makes use of of the Bible and the way scripture educated their political culture.


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Download The Political Thought of the Dutch Revolt 1555-1590 (Ideas by Martin van Gelderen PDF

By Martin van Gelderen

This publication is a finished research of the background of the political considered the Dutch insurrection (1555-90). It explores the improvement of the political rules which encouraged and legitimized the Dutch resistance opposed to the govt of Philip II within the Low nations, and which grew to become the ideological foundations of the Dutch Republic because it emerged as one of many major powers of Europe. It indicates how notions of liberty, constitutionalism, illustration and well known sovereignty have been of critical significance to the political suggestion and progressive occasions of the Dutch riot, giving upward thrust to a unique political concept of resistance, to basic debates at the 'best nation' of the hot Dutch commonwealth and to passionate disputes at the courting among church and country which brought on essentially the most eloquent early glossy pleas for non secular toleration.

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Download Hidden history of realism by Seán Molloy PDF

By Seán Molloy

Tough the obtained notions of diplomacy concept approximately maybe its such a lot imperative tradition--Realism--Molloy demonstrates how a trust in a style of theorization has distorted Realism, forcing the speculation of energy politics in diplomacy right into a paradigmatic straitjacket that's easily insufficient and irrelevant to the duty of encompassing its variety.

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Download British Idealism and Political Theory by David Boucher PDF

By David Boucher

British Idealism -- inspired on the finish of the eighteenth century by way of the nature of German Idealist suggestion constructed by way of Kant, Fichte and Hegel -- started to identify its roots through the heart of the 19th century and swiftly grew to become the dominant British philosophy. it all started to be challenged on the flip of the century via philosophers together with Bertrand Russell and by way of the tip of the 1st international battle it used to be at the retreat, even though its philosophical reverberations are nonetheless obtrusive. Testimony to this truth is the substantial renaissance of Idealist experiences, and especially within the works of its latest twentieth-century exponents, Michael Oakeshott and R.G. Collingwood. This booklet deals an creation to British Idealism via a research of every of the seven key thinkers -- T. H. eco-friendly, Bernard Bosanquet, F. H. Bradley, Henry Jones, David Ritchie, R. G. Collingwood, and Michael Oakeshott. It explores the non secular, political, ethical, ideological, and monetary issues that underpin their paintings, stressing the relevance in their philosophy -- with the emphasis on social cohesiveness and the connection among person and collective accountability -- to present politics.Written by means of of the top specialists within the box, it is a important textual content that may introduce the speculation of British Idealism to a huge diversity of readers.

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Download The Emergence of Dialectical Theory: Philosophy and by Scott Warren PDF

By Scott Warren

Scott Warren’s formidable and enduring paintings units out to solve the continued identification situation of latest political inquiry. within the Emergence of Dialectical conception, Warren starts with a cautious research of the philosophical foundations of dialectical thought within the considered Kant, Hegel, and Marx. He then examines how the dialectic capabilities within the significant twentieth-century philosophical hobbies of existentialism, phenomenology, neomarxism, and demanding thought. a number of significant and minor philosophers are mentioned, however the emphasis falls on of the best dialectical thinkers of the former century: Maurice Merleau-Ponty and J?rgen Habermas.Warren’s sensible critique is critical to these attracted to the background of social and political suggestion and the philosophical foundations of political thought. His paintings bargains another in case you locate postmodernism to be at a philosophical impasse. “[This e-book] is stimulating and proposal scary . . . [Warren] has the intuition to elevate the perfect questions.”—Zolt?n Tar, modern Sociology

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Download Kann Demokratie Nachhaltigkeit? by Bernward Gesang PDF

By Bernward Gesang

Wir leben auf Kosten der Zukunft. Warum? Kurzfristige Interessen der Bürger (sichere Arbeit) ergänzen sich mit kurzfristigen Interessen der Politiker (Wiederwahl). Das politische procedure trägt Mitschuld. Wie kann guy es ändern, um diese Schwächen zu vermeiden? Lässt es sich demokratisch rechtfertigen, wenn Anwälte zukünftiger Generationen heute schon mitentscheiden?

Diese Fragen werden von Wissenschaftlern, Schriftstellern, Politikern und Unternehmern behandelt, um methodische examine, politischen und ökonomischen Sachverstand und kreative Ideen zu kombinieren. Das Buch enthält Beiträge von H. Geißler, H. J. Schellnhuber, I. Trojanow u.a.

„Die Demokratie hat viele große Vorzüge und Stärken. Langfristigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit gehören bislang nicht dazu. Dem kann guy institutionell abhelfen. Das Buch zeigt, wie.“ (Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, MdB a.D.)

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Download Kosovo: The Path to Contested Statehood in the Balkans by James Ker-Lindsay PDF

By James Ker-Lindsay

In February 2008, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. used to be this the ultimate bankruptcy within the break-up of Yugoslavia and the profitable end to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s?  Or used to be it only one extra flawed flip within the route to balance within the Balkans which has set a deadly precedent for neighborhood clash in the course of the global? whilst the UN protection Council approved negotiations to figure out the ultimate prestige of Kosovo in October 2005, so much observers optimistically anticipated the Serbian province to develop into an autonomous country by way of the tip of the subsequent year.  besides the fact that, the method didn't move as deliberate. Kosovo: the trail to Contested Statehood within the Balkans charts the process the prestige approach from 2005 to the current and analyzes how and why it went so very wrong.  This transparent and perceptive account may be crucial analyzing for somebody with an curiosity within the fresh heritage of the Balkans or in foreign clash answer.

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