February 28, 2017

Download E-books War, Domination, and the Monarchy of France: Claude de Seyssel and the Language of Politics in the Renaissance (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) PDF

By Rebecca Ard Boone

Claude de Seyssel's vital political treatise, The Monarchy of France (1515) illuminates the hyperlink among war, the nation, and the social order within the Renaissance. In his attempt to explain a kingdom in a position to conquest and growth, Seyssel estimated a brand new social and political order with radical implications for the French monarchy.

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February 28, 2017

Download E-books Athenian Democracy (Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History) PDF

By John Thorley

This pamphlet outlines the improvement and operation of Athenian democracy to the top of the 5th century BC. Separate sections research the prelude to democracy, the emergence of a democratic procedure, 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 method of government?
  • in what feel used to be Athenian democracy the forerunner of contemporary democracies?

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February 28, 2017

Download E-books On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century PDF

By Timothy Snyder

#1 Washington Post Bestseller
New York Times Bestseller

The Founding Fathers attempted to guard us from the risk they knew, the tyranny that overcame old democracy. at the present time, our political order faces new threats, no longer not like 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 research from their adventure.

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February 28, 2017

Download E-books The Politics of Human Rights in East Asia PDF

By Kenneth Christie, Denny Roy

Refugees fleeing East Timor. Tiananmen sq. in China. The killing fields in Cambodia. Freedom of speech in Singapore. the topic of human rights in Asia is a hotly debated one. within the Politics of Human Rights in East Asia, the authors survey the human rights documents and attitudes of every nation. The nations lined are: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. Kenneth Christie covers Southeast Asia and Denny Roy covers Northeast Asia. They finish with a dialogue of the organization of East Asian Nation's (ASEAN) function and proposals for the long run. all through, they study the competing that means of human rights within the Western as opposed to the non-Western context and position the function of human rights in the framework of every country's historical past and political and monetary improvement.

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February 28, 2017

Download E-books American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: US Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and World Order PDF

Is the U.S. rather unprecedented when it comes to its willingness to take common human rights heavily? in keeping with the rhetoric of yankee political leaders, the us has a distinct and lasting dedication to human rights rules and to a liberal international order headquartered on rule of legislations and human dignity. but if push involves shove―most lately in Libya and Syria--the usa did not cease atrocities and dithered as ailment unfold in either areas. This ebook takes at the myths surrounding US overseas coverage and the way forward for global order. Weighing impulses towards parochial nationalism opposed to the perfect of cosmopolitan internationalism, the authors posit that what should be rising is a brand new model of yankee globalism, or a overseas coverage that provides primacy to nationwide self-interest yet does so with substantial curiosity in and actual consciousness to common human rights and a willingness to undergo and pay for these open air its borders―at least sometimes. The events of exception―such as Libya and Syria―provide case reviews for severe research and make allowance the authors to appear to rising dominant powers, particularly China, for signs of recent demanding situations to the dedication to common human rights and humanitarian affairs within the context of the continued conflict among liberalism and realism.

The ebook is guided via 4 crucial questions: 1) what's the dating among cosmopolitan overseas criteria and slim nationwide self-interest in US coverage on human rights and humanitarian affairs? 2) what's the position of yankee public opinion and does it play any major function in shaping US coverage during this dialectical conflict? three) past public opinion, what different elements account for the transferring interaction of liberal and realist tendencies in Washington coverage making? four) within the 21st century and as international energy shifts, what are the present perspectives and guidelines of different nations by way of the applying of human rights and humanitarian affairs?

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February 28, 2017

Download E-books Defining Russian Federalism PDF

By Elizabeth Pascal

In Russia, as in different new federations and people present process constitutional reform, prosperous and politically cohesive areas can considerably adjust the principles of intergovernmental kin to their profit in the context of bilateral bargaining. the result is institutionalized asymmetry, and in all probability risky federal constructions. during this ebook the writer explores the function of center-periphery bargaining within the balance and sustainability of post-Soviet Union Russia.

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February 28, 2017

Download E-books A Federal Republic: Australia's Constitutional System of Government (Reshaping Australian Institutions) PDF

By Brian Galligan

This provocative e-book, first released in 1995, argues that Australia is already a federal republic instead of a constitutional monarchy. It argues that through adopting a federal structure in 1901 Australians ensured their prestige as a sovereign humans. whereas the e-book doesn't deny the parliamentary and monarchic components of the Australian method, it demands a favorable reassessment of the structure. Brian Galligan forcefully argues that the Australian structure has primacy over the opposite political associations of the country. The booklet considers primary concerns that come up in dialogue of the structure and federalism, together with the position of the Senate, the potential of a invoice of rights, the way in which the excessive courtroom suits into the present approach and the character of governmental family members. This e-book will overturn the orthodoxies of a lot expert opinion and may problem republicans and monarchists alike. Brian Galligan's detailed standpoint as a political scientist throws gentle on many elements of federalism and may stimulate vast debate.

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