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Social Identity and Conflict: Structures, Dynamics, and by Karina V. Korostelina

By Karina V. Korostelina

Taking a look at quite a few international locations, this e-book explores the effect of cultural dimensions at the interrelations among own and social identification, and the effect of identification salience on attitudes, stereotypes, and the constructions of cognizance.

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The Aporia of Rights: Explorations in citizenship in the era by Peg Birmingham, Anna Yeatman

By Peg Birmingham, Anna Yeatman

The Aporia of Rights is an exploration of the perplexities of human rights, and their inevitable and significant intersection with the assumption of citizenship. Written by way of political theorists and philosophers, essays canvass the complexities considering any attention of rights at present. Yeatman and Birmingham convey via this selection of works an area fora important engagement with the politics of human rights.

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Corporate Global Citizenship, Edition: 1st by Andrew R. McGill

By Andrew R. McGill

Environmental degradation. Poverty and malnutrition. sickness and illiteracy. because the world's human inhabitants skyrockets and assets develop scarce, the multinational corporation--with its skill to mobilize monstrous human and capital assets throughout geopolitical boundaries--may be mankind's top safety opposed to an onslaught of social ills. Many businesses have already joined the fray, launching formidable international company citizenship courses designed to enhance the standard of lifestyles within the groups and international locations within which they function. Their actions, the point of interest of this groundbreaking paintings, are precursors to a brand new age of enlightened capitalism, and their daring holiday with culture is placing them now, greater than ever, within the public eye.

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Being Political: Genealogies of Citizenship by Engin F. Isin

By Engin F. Isin

What does it suggest to be political? all ages has established its resolution on citizenship, bequeathing us such indelible photos as that of the Greek citizen exercise his rights and tasks within the agora, the Roman citizen carrying out himself within the discussion board, medieval electorate receiving their constitution sooner than the guildhall. Being Political disrupts those photos via drawing close citizenship as otherness, providing a robust critique of universalistic and orientalist interpretations of the origins of citizenship and a persuasive substitute historical past of the current struggles over citizenship.

Who have been the strangers and outsiders of citizenship? What thoughts and applied sciences have been invented for constituting these different types of otherness? targeting those questions, instead of at the photographs conveyed by means of history's victors, Being Political deals a chain of genealogies of citizenship as otherness. Engin F. Isin invokes the town as a "difference machine," getting better slaves, peasants, artisans, prostitutes, vagabonds, savages, flextimers, and squeegee males within the streets of the polis, civitas, city, and cosmopolis. the result's a problem to imagine in bolder phrases approximately citizenship at a time whilst the character of citizenship is an more and more open query.

Engin F. Isin is affiliate professor within the department of Social technology at York college in Toronto.

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Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture by John Conroy

By John Conroy

A compelling research of 3 incidents of torture within the Western global and what they let us know approximately how usual humans can turn into torturers, concerning the rationalizations societies undertake to justify torture, concerning the power in every one people for performing unspeakably.

Using firsthand interviews, respectable files, and newspaper money owed, John Conroy examines interrogation practices in a Chicago police station, raids carried out through the Israeli military, and the case of Northern Ireland's "hooded men," who have been tortured via British forces. he's taking us contained in the adventure of the sufferer, the brain of the torturer, and the seeming indifference of the bystander.

In the spirit of Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem, Conroy visits with former torturers, describes their education and relations backgrounds, and examines the excuses they and their societies provide for the systematic abuse of fellows, ladies, and kids. He interviews survivors of torture and learns of the coping mechanisms they deployed and the long term results in their ordeals. He attracts on these conferences and on earlier reports, akin to Stanley Milgram's Obedience to Authority, to assist us comprehend the dynamics of torture.

Recent occasions -- really the ethnic detoxing in Kosovo and well-publicized situations of police brutality in our personal nation -- make it crucial that we comprehend such acts of violence, because the first step in removing them. Lucid and unblinking, Unspeakable Acts, usual
takes us extra towards this aim than any ebook we now have had but.

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Immigration Outside the Law by Hiroshi Motomura

By Hiroshi Motomura

In 1975, Texas followed a legislation permitting institution districts to bar childrens from public faculties in the event that they have been within the usa unlawfully. the united states perfect court docket spoke back in 1982 with a landmark selection, Plyler v. Doe, that saved open the schoolhouse doorways, permitting those little ones to get the schooling that kingdom legislation may have denied. The courtroom confirmed a kid's constitutional correct to wait public straight forward and secondary faculties, despite immigration prestige. With Plyler, 3 questions emerged that experience remained imperative to the nationwide dialog approximately immigration open air the legislation: What does it suggest to be within the state unlawfully? what's the position of country and native governments in facing unauthorized migration? Are unauthorized migrants "Americans in waiting?"

Today, because the usa weighs immigration reform, debates over "illegal" or "undocumented" immigrants became extra polarized than ever. In Immigration outdoors the Law, acclaimed immigration legislation specialist Hiroshi Motomura, writer of the award-winning Americans in Waiting, deals a framework for figuring out why those debates are so contentious. In a reasoned, lucid, and cautious dialogue, he explains the historical past of unauthorized migration, the resources of present disagreements, and issues the way in which towards sturdy solutions. In his refreshingly fair-minded research, Motomura explains the complexities of immigration open air the legislation for college kids and students, policy-makers trying to find optimistic suggestions, and somebody who cares approximately this contentious factor.

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Athenian Democracy (Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History) by John Thorley

By John Thorley

This pamphlet outlines the improvement and operation of Athenian democracy to the top of the 5th century BC. Separate sections study the prelude to democracy, the emergence of a democratic method, and how the program labored in perform. a last part specializes in the questions:

  • how may still we pass judgement on the good fortune of Athenian democracy?
  • who benefitted?
  • was it an effective approach of government?
  • in what experience was once Athenian democracy the forerunner of contemporary democracies?

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

By Timothy Snyder

#1 Washington Post Bestseller
New York Times Bestseller

The Founding Fathers attempted to guard us from the hazard they knew, the tyranny that overcame historical democracy. this present day, our political order faces new threats, no longer in contrast to the totalitarianism of the 20th century. we're no wiser than the Europeans who observed democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism.  Our one virtue is that we would examine from their event.

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The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global by Kenneth Janda

By Kenneth Janda

THE problem OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN executive IN worldwide POLITICS, THE necessities introduces new co-author Debra Schildkraut to this stellar writer staff. This best-selling American executive textual content is very acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it makes use of to discover 3 subject matters: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism as opposed to pluralism debate; and globalization's impact on American politics. utilizing a simple to stick to strategy, with chapters and subheadings numbered and arranged via studying results, and a brand new finish of bankruptcy "Assessing Your knowing" part the place scholars can can try out their wisdom, the 9th version offers an answer for instructing and assessing direction studying results. generally up-to-date, this condensed version comprises new examples, figures, facts, and present discussions. The authors comprise balanced insurance of Obama's historic presidency and assurance and research of the 2012 presidential basic crusade and election. This 9th variation of THE problem OF DEMOCRACY, THE necessities is an abridged model of the 12th variation of THE problem OF DEMOCRACY. See "Features" for info.

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Public Guardianship: In the Best Interests of Incapacitated by Pamela B. Teaster, Winsor C. Schmidt Jr., Susan A. Lawrence

By Pamela B. Teaster, Winsor C. Schmidt Jr., Susan A. Lawrence Ph.D., Marta S. Mendiondo, Erica F. Wood

This ebook bargains the 1st complete exam of the felony function of public guardianship in 25 years, evaluating present stipulations to these whilst the final examine used to be released in 1981.

• comprises case stories on public guardianship courses in ten diversified states

• deals bibliographic listings of works pointed out within the text

• provides tables and charts exhibiting very important data

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