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340 pages ; 24 cm.
  • "Les choses étant ainsi, à vous de réfléchir sur le reste" -- De la théâtralité de la délibération démocratique -- Démocratie et théâtre dans l'Athènes classique -- Solon et la comédie de la folie -- The Theatre of the Amendment in fifth-century Athens -- Raison et déraison politiques dans /Assemblée des femmes d'Aristophane -- Laughting at Cleon-defending Perfides : Athenian demagogues, Thucydides audience, and Comedy -- Tragic parrhèsia -- Tragédie et démocratie selon Platon -- La réception de la théâtralité athénienne, des Anciens aux Modernes -- La mise en scène des délibérations sous la République romaine -- Le corps représentatif en Révolution -- Deliberative Democracy and Aristophanic Comedy -- Le peuple au théâtre : d'Athènes à Brecht -- La figure de Socrate sur les planches des XXe et XXIe siècles ou le combat pour la démocratie -- Théâtre politique et participation du peuple -- L'exemplarité en République. L'arraisonnement pénitentiaire de la guillotine au XIXe siècle -- Théâtralité des débats et mise en scène de l'outrage au Parlement Indien : le cas du Women's Reservation Bill -- Des usages expressif des dispositifs démocratiques. Les mises en scène d'un collectif revendiquant dans les assemblées générales étudiantes en France (2006-2010) -- Débats publics et mouvements sociaux : les enjeux normatifs des débordements protestataires de la mouvance antinucléaire -- Représentation, délibération et rhétorique entre théâtre et politique.
"Au livre III des Lois, Platon fustige le comportement du public au théâtre, en regrettant que le "domaine des Muses" ne constitue plus le pré carré de l'élite aristocratique. Or, pour le philosophe, cette intolérable "théâtrocratie" n'est pas la conséquence du régime démocratique que connaissait alors Athènes, bien au contraire : elle en est la cause. La démocratie trouverait ainsi ses origines au théâtre, où une populace inculte s'arroge le droit de porter, à grand bruit, des jugements esthétiques. Platon théorise là un lieu commun qui s'est développé dans les dernières décennies du Ve siècle et qui a la vie dure. Le préjugé selon lequel la théâtralité est le signe d'une dégradation de la vie publique, réduite ainsi à de la "politique-spectacle", a encore de nos jours la force de l'évidence. Or le spectacle n'est-il pas une nécessité de la pratique du pouvoir ? Plus précisément, le théâtre ne permet-il pas de répondre aux exigences de ritualisation, de communauté et de publicité qui sont celles de la délibération démocratique ? C'est dans une perspective diachronique et pluridisciplinaire que ce volume interroge k statut et les enjeux de la théâtralité dans les pratiques délibératives en démocratie, de l'Athènes du vile siècle avant notre ère à l'Inde du XXIe siècle."--Page 4 of cover.
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xxv, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Civil society in African transitional justice : comparing theory and practice / Jasmina Brankovic
  • Locating civil society in Kenya's transitional justice agenda : a reflection on the experience of the Kenya Transitional Justice Network with the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission / Andrew Songa
  • Transitional justice in Liberia : the interface between civil society organisations and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission / James Tonny Dhizaala
  • Taking transitional justice to the people : challenges for civil society in Zimbabwe / Shastry Njeru
  • Persistent injuries, the law and politics : the South African victims' support group Khulumani and its struggle for redress / Zukiswa Puwana and Rita Kesselring
  • Cooperation and conflict : civil society resistance and engagement with transitional justice in Burundi / Wendy Lambourne
  • Madly off in all directions : civil society and the use of customary justice as transitional justice in Uganda / Joanna R. Quinn
  • Civil society engagement with communities : tradition, authority and transitional justice in rural African communities / Adrew Iliff
  • Navigating the storm : civil society and ambiguous transitions in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia / Noha Aboueldahab
  • Conclusion: The role of local civil society in shaping transitional justice in Africa / Hugo van der Merwe.
This edited volume examines the role of local civil society in shaping understandings and processes of transitional justice in Africa - a nursery of transitional justice ideas for well over two decades. It brings together practitioners and scholars with intimate knowledge of these processes to evaluate the agendas and strategies of local civil society, and offers an opportunity to reflect on `lessons learnt' along the way. The contributors focus on the evolution and effectiveness of transitional justice interventions, providing a glimpse into the motivations and inner workings of major civil society actors. The book presents an African perspective on transitional justice through a compilation of country-specific and thematic analyses of agenda setting and lobbying efforts. It offers insights into state-civil society relations on the continent, which shape these agendas. The chapters present case studies from Southern, Central, East, West and North Africa, and a range of moments and types of transition. In addition to historical perspective, the chapters provide fresh and up-to- date analyses of ongoing transitional justice efforts that are key to defining the future of how the field is understood globally, in theory and in practice Endorsements: "This great volume of written work - Advocating Transitional Justice in Africa: The Role of Civil Society - does what virtually no other labor of the intellect has done heretofore. Authored by movement activists and thinkers in the fields of human rights and transitional justice, the volume wrestles with the complex place and roles of transitional justice in the project of societal reconstruction in Africa. ... This volume will serve as a timely and thought-provoking guide for activists, thinkers, and policy makers - as well as students of transitional justice - interested in the tension between the universal and the particular in the arduous struggle for liberation. Often, civil society actors in Africa have been accused of consuming the ideas of others, but not producing enough, if any, of their own. This volume makes clear the spuriousness of this claim and firmly plants an African flag in the field of ideas." Makau Mutua.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319704159 20180618
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vi, 294 pages ; 20 cm
  • Introduction: Is it OK to Punch a Nazi? 1. The Intellectuals 2. The Racialists 3. The Channers 4. The Meninists 5. Language 6. Media 7. Neo-Nazis 8. Ordinary Guys 9. Conspiracy Theorists 10. The Violent Fringe 11. The White House 12. Downfall.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745337951 20180530
This book is a vital guide to understanding the Alt-Right - the white nationalist, anti-feminist, far-right movement that rose to prominence during Donald Trump's successful election campaign in the United States. It looks at the support for this reactionary network, arguing that while Trump is in office and the far-right grows across Europe, we need to gain a deeper understanding of the movement's philosophy, history and role in politics today. While the movement appears to have burst out of nowhere, Mike Wendling has been tracking the Alt-Right for years. He reveals the role of technological utopians, reactionary philosophers, the notorious 4chan and 8chan bulletin boards, and a range of bloggers, vloggers and tweeters, along with the extreme ideas which underpin the movement's thought. Including exclusive interviews with members of the movement and evidence linking extremists with terror attacks and hate crimes, it is clear that despite its high-profile support, the movement's lack of a coherent base and its contradictory tendencies have already started to lead to its downfall.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745337951 20180530
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vi, 294 pages ; 20 cm
  • Introduction: Is it OK to Punch a Nazi? 1. The Intellectuals 2. The Racialists 3. The Channers 4. The Meninists 5. Language 6. Media 7. Neo-Nazis 8. Ordinary Guys 9. Conspiracy Theorists 10. The Violent Fringe 11. The White House 12. Downfall.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745337951 20180530
This book is a vital guide to understanding the Alt-Right - the white nationalist, anti-feminist, far-right movement that rose to prominence during Donald Trump's successful election campaign in the United States. It looks at the support for this reactionary network, arguing that while Trump is in office and the far-right grows across Europe, we need to gain a deeper understanding of the movement's philosophy, history and role in politics today. While the movement appears to have burst out of nowhere, Mike Wendling has been tracking the Alt-Right for years. He reveals the role of technological utopians, reactionary philosophers, the notorious 4chan and 8chan bulletin boards, and a range of bloggers, vloggers and tweeters, along with the extreme ideas which underpin the movement's thought. Including exclusive interviews with members of the movement and evidence linking extremists with terror attacks and hate crimes, it is clear that despite its high-profile support, the movement's lack of a coherent base and its contradictory tendencies have already started to lead to its downfall.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745337951 20180530
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x, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter One - Plato's Ideas had Consequences: Greek Thought and the `New Conservatives' Chapter Two - Leo Strauss and the Ancients against the Moderns Chapter Three - Greek Thought and a Neoconservative Social Science Chapter Four - Educational Culture Wars and the Classicizing of the American Mind Chapter Five - Greek Thought and Iraq War II Conclusion References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788311540 20180604
US conservatives have repeatedly turned to classical Greece for inspiration and rhetorical power. In the 1950s they used Plato to defend moral absolutism; in the 1960s it was Aristotle as a means to develop a uniquely conservative social science; and then Thucydides helped to justify a more assertive foreign policy in the 1990s. By tracing this phenomenon and analysing these, and various other, examples of selectivity, subversion and adaptation within their broader social and political contexts, John Bloxham here employs classical thought as a prism through which to explore competing strands in American conservatism. From the early years of the Cold War to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Bloxham illuminates the depth of conservatives' engagement with Greece, the singular flexibility of Greek ideas and the varied and diverse ways that Greek thought has reinforced and invigorated conservatism. This innovative work of reception studies offers a richer understanding of the American Right and is important reading for classicists, modern US historians and political scientists alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788311540 20180604
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x, 219 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface Abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. The Politics - themes, structure, and chronology 3. Political change and civil strife in Politics Book 5 4. Aristotle's theory of political change 5. Aristotle and democracy 6. Aristotle's preference - the politeia 7. The Politics, Macedon, and Macedonian sympathisers 8. The Politics and ethical theory Politics Book 5, sections 1-12 Commentary on Politics Book 5 Politics Book 6, sections 1-8 Commentary on Politics Book 6 Bibliography Index of ancient texts Index of proper names Index of subjects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138570719 20180226
This book offers new translations of Aristotle's Politics 5 and 6, accompanied by an introduction and commentary, targeted at historians and those who like to read political science in the context in which it was produced. Philosophical analysis remains essential and there is no intention to detract from the books as political theory, but the focus of this volume is the text as a crucial element in the discourse of fourth-century Greece, and the conflict throughout the Greek world between democracy, oligarchy, and the rise of the Macedonian monarchy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138570719 20180226
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xvii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Custer was just the beginning
  • Enemy in our midst
  • I knew there was a woman involved in this somehow
  • Button, button, who's got the button?
  • The bones of little girls
  • The smoke clears
  • The investigation that never happened
  • The nine firings
  • Lost freedom
  • A white bird
  • Government tan
  • Federal revolution
  • Threats, intimidation, and bullying
  • One nation under god
  • Redemption
  • Looking back to the future.
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xi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Elites and the causes and consequences of democracy-- 2. Constitutions as elite deal-making: content and trends-- 3. Evidence on the causes and consequences of democracy-- 4. Unravelling the deal: constitutional annulments and amendments under elite biased democracy-- 5. Sweden: from Agrarian oligarchy to progressive democracy-- 6. Chile: from authoritarian legacies to a new dawn? 7. Colonial and occupier legacies in new democracies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316649039 20180514
This book argues that - in terms of institutional design, the allocation of power and privilege, and the lived experiences of citizens - democracy often does not restart the political game after displacing authoritarianism. Democratic institutions are frequently designed by the outgoing authoritarian regime to shield incumbent elites from the rule of law and give them an unfair advantage over politics and the economy after democratization. Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy systematically documents and analyzes the constitutional tools that outgoing authoritarian elites use to accomplish these ends, such as electoral system design, legislative appointments, federalism, legal immunities, constitutional tribunal design, and supermajority thresholds for change. The study provides wide-ranging evidence for these claims using data that spans the globe and dates from 1800 to the present. Albertus and Menaldo also conduct detailed case studies of Chile and Sweden. In doing so, they explain why some democracies successfully overhaul their elite-biased constitutions for more egalitarian social contracts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316649039 20180514
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x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1 Thrones and dominion: European colonisers and indigenous monarchs 2 The last king in Ceylon: the British and Sri Vikrama Rajasinha, 1815 3 Kings of Orient were: royal exile in British Asia 4 'Dragons of Annam': the French and three emperors in Vietnam 5 Out of Africa: the British, French and African monarchs 6 The French and the queen of Madagascar: Ranavalona III, 1897 7 From conquest to decolonisation: exile from French North Africa Conclusion Bibliography Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719099731 20180226
Though the overthrow and exile of Napoleon in 1815 is a familiar episode in modern history, it is not well known that just a few months later, British colonisers toppled and banished the last king in Ceylon. Beginning with that case, this volume examines the deposition and exile of indigenous monarchs by the British and French - with examples in India, Burma, Malaysia, Vietnam, Madagascar, Tunisia and Morocco - from the early nineteenth century down to the eve of decolonisation. It argues that removal of native sovereigns, and sometimes abolition of dynasties, provided a powerful strategy used by colonisers, though European overlords were seldom capable of quelling resistance in the conquered countries, or of effacing the memory of local monarchies and the legacies they left behind. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719099731 20180226
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xxv, 195 pages : illustrations (some color), map (some color) ; cm
  • 1. Introduction: What Kind of Imagined Community? A Community of Voices Part I: Voice2. We, Us, Ourselves and Our Others3. We Were Always United, Except When We Were NotPart II: Dialogism 4. Things Coded in Our Genetic Memory 5. Horizons, Margins and Centers of Nation-Making in the 19th Century GeorgiaPart III: Memory Game 6. "It's a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards"7. Libri Magni or the Book that will Stop the War 8. Conclusion: Catch '83: Two Faces of the King and The Bivocal Nation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319622859 20171227
This book is about a divided nation and polarized nationhood. Its principal purpose is to examine division and polarization as forms of imagining that are configured within culture and framed by history. This is what bivocality signifies-two distinct discursive voices through which nationhood is articulated; voices that are nonetheless grounded in a culturally common symbolic field. The volume offers an ethnographically centered analysis of the ways in which Georgians make use of these voices in critical discourses of nationhood. By illuminating the cultural semantics behind these discourses, Nutsa Batiashvili offers a new constellation of conceptual terms for understanding modern forms of nationalism and nation-building in the marginal or liminal landscapes between the Orient and the Occident.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319622859 20171227
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xxii, 343 pages ; 23 cm
  • Part One: Theocracy in Ancient Political Thought and Practice Theocracy as Temptation: Empire and Mindfulness Fred Dallmayr The Confrontation between Classical Political Philosophy and the Gods of the City Mark Lutz Between Rationalism and Theocracy: Plato, the Mysteries, and F.W.J. Schelling's Analysis of the Modern State Steven McGuire The Place of Religion in Politics: On Analogous Gods and the Piety of the Unspoken Toivo Koivukoski The Aristotelian Roots of Religious Governance Approaches Jeremy Neill Part Two: Theocracy and Modern State Politics The Non-Theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Houchang Hassan-Yari Islamism in North Africa: From Cairo to Tunis Jeffry Halverson Theocratic Arguments in Judaism Alan Mittleman Saving Miracles: Political Theology and Theocracy in the Schmitt-Benjamin Encounter Herminio Meireles Teixeira Part Three: Responding to the Challenges of Theocracy Theocracy's Challenge Peter Simpson The Impossibility of Theocracy: The Weakness of the Gods Yvonne Sherwood Understanding Our Adversaries: Ancient vs. Modern Political Thought James Franke and Laurie Johnson Religion, Tolerance and American Theocratic Politics: Lessons for the Contemporary Era Scott Hibbard Shaftesbury's Characteristics and the Problem of Priestcraft Ronald Beiner.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442649293 20180717
Commonly perceived as a direct threat to the practice of liberal democracy, the global reemergence of theocratic claims to political rule is a misunderstood development of twenty-first-century politics. Analyzing the relationship between religion and politics throughout the Middle East, Africa, and the United States, as well as classical and medieval political philosophical sources, Challenging Theocracy critiques the contemporary formation of theocracy. Providing an account of the origins and influence of theocracy, the chapters in this volume explore ancient texts that articulate the theocratic political ideas that continue to bubble under the surface of political life today. In an effort to consider how regimes extend beyond their immediate institutional and legal forms and find their foundation in timeless ideas, the contributors examine ancient and modern political thought to better understand their persistent power and impact on global politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442649293 20180717
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xiii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction, Supriya Chaudhuri, Josephine McDonagh, Brian H. Murray and Rajeswari Sunder Rajan Part 1: Making and Showing 1. Mughal on my Lapel: Miniatures, Mughalerie, and the Souvenir Market in Delhi, 1827-1880, Yutika Sharma 2. Plates and Bangles: Early Recorded Music in India, Amlan Das Gupta 3. The Overland Mail: Moving Panoramas and the Imagining of Trade and Communication Networks, John Plunkett 4. Exhibiting India: Colonial Subjects, Imperial Objects, and the Life of Commodities, Supriya Chaudhuri Part 2: Place and Environment 5. The Composition and Decomposition of Commodities: The Colonial Careers of Coal and Ivory, Stephen Muecke 6. Profaning Water: The Sacred and Its Others, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan 7. Settling the Land: the Village and the Threat of Capital in the Novel in Goa, Rochelle Pinto Part 3: Labour and Migration 8. (Re)Moving Bodies: People, Ships and other Commodities in the Coolie Trade from Calcutta, Nilanjana Deb 9. Anxiety, Affect and Authenticity: The Commodification of Nineteenth-Century Emigrants' Letters, Fariha Shaikh 10. Towards a Genealogy of the Village in the Nineteenth-Century British Colonial World: Mary Russell Mitford and Henry Sumner Maine, Josephine McDonagh Part 4: Texts in Motion 11. Indigo and Print: the strange case of the 'Indigo-Planting Mirror' Abhijit Gupta 12. Al Jabr w'al Muqabila: H.S. Hall, Macmillan and the Coming Together of Things Far Apart, Rimi B. Chatterjee 13. Ulysses in Darkest Africa: Transporting Tennyson with H.M. Stanley and Edwin Arnold, Brian H. Murray 14. The Traffic in Representations: the case of Kipling's Kim, Isobel Armstrong.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214736 20171017
Commodity culture and colonialism are intimately related and mutually constitutive. The desire for commodities drove colonial expansion at the same time that colonial expansion fuelled technological invention, created new markets for goods, displaced populations, and transformed local and indigenous cultures in dramatic and often violent ways. This book analyses the transformation of local cultures in the context of global interaction in the period 1851-1914. By focusing on episodes in the social and cultural lives of commodities, it explores some of the ways in which commodities shaped the colonial cultures of global modernity. Chapters by experts in the field examine the production, circulation, display and representation of commodities in various regional and national contexts, and draw on a range of theoretical and disciplinary approaches. An integrated, coherent and urgent response to a number of key debates in postcolonial and Victorian studies, world literature and imperial history, this book will be of interest to researchers with interests in migration, commodity culture, colonial history, and transnational networks of print and ideas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214736 20171017
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13. The common good [2018]

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viii, 193 pages ; 20 cm
  • What is the common good? Shkreli
  • What good do we have in common?
  • The origins of the common good
  • What happened to the common good? Exploitation
  • Three structural breakdowns
  • The decline of the good in common
  • Can the common good be restored? Leadership as trusteeship
  • Honor and shame
  • Resurrecting truth
  • Civic education for all.
"...Clear-eyed manifesto for re-centering our economics and politics on the idea of the common good. Robert B. Reich...demonstrates that a common good not only exists but in fact constitutes the very essence of any society or nation...We must weigh the moral obligations of citizenship and carefully consider how we as a country should relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership...A fundamental statement about the purpose of society and a cri de coeur to save American soul."-- Dust jacket flap.
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14. The common good [2018]

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viii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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xi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface List of Acronyms Introduction PART I. HISTORICAL AND SOCIOLEGAL CONTEXT Chapter 1. The Communist Regime in Czechoslovakia: Were People Coerced? Chapter 2. Justice After Transition: Retributive, Revelatory, Reparatory, and Reconciliatory Measures PART II. JUSTICE AT THE POLES OF SOCIETY Chapter 3. Did Justice Measures Heal Victims? Compensation, Truth, and Reconciliation in the Lives of Political Prisoners Chapter 4. Did Justice Measures Transform Communists? Personal and Intergenerational Transformation PART III. JUSTICE IN A POLARIZED SOCIETY Chapter 5. Could Justice Measures Transform the Divided Society? Experimental Evidence About Justice and Reconciliation Chapter 6. Did Justice Measures Transform the Divided Society? Class and Ideological Divides Conclusion: From Observations to the Transformative Theory of Justice Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812250145 20180611
In Communists and Their Victims, Roman David identifies and examines four classes of justice measures-retributive, reparatory, revelatory, and reconciliatory-to discover which, if any, rectified the legacy of human rights abuses committed during the communist era in the Czech Republic. Conducting interviews, focus groups, and nationwide surveys between 1999 and 2015, David looks at the impact of financial compensation and truth-sharing on victims' healing and examines the role of retribution in the behavior and attitudes of communists and their families. Emphasizing the narratives of former political prisoners, secret collaborators, and former Communist Party members, David tests the potential of justice measures to contribute to a shared sense of justice and their ability to overcome the class structure and ideological divides of a formerly communist regime. Complementing his original research with analysis of legal judgments, governmental reports, and historical records, David finds that some justice measures were effective in overcoming material and ideological divides while others obstructed victims' healing and inhibited the transformation of communists. Identifying "justice without reconciliation" as the primary factor hampering the process of overcoming the past in the Czech Republic, Communists and Their Victims promotes a transformative theory of justice that demonstrates that justice measures, in order to be successful, require a degree of reconciliation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812250145 20180611
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x, 139 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Fairness, efficiency, and value theory
  • Defeasible luck equality
  • Cohen's equivocal attack on Rawl's basic structure restriction
  • Narrow justice
  • Fairness and democratic legitimacy
  • Conclusion.
Conceptual analysis has fallen out of favor in political philosophy. The influence of figures like John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin has led political philosophy to focus on questions about what should be done, and to ignore questions about the usage of words. In this book, Kyle Johannsen calls for renewed attention to the manner in which the word `justice' is and should be used. Focusing on the late work of G.A. Cohen, Johannsen argues that debates over both the content and scope of egalitarian justice are, to a large extent, really just conceptual. Whereas some philosophers have been using the term `justice' to refer to one among a plurality of values, others have been using it to refer to institutional rightness. Though the latter use of `justice' is presently more dominant, he argues that much is to be gained from thinking of justice as one value among many. Doing so sheds light on the nature of both democracy and legitimacy, and, paradoxically, makes better sense of the idea that justice is `the first virtue of institutions'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138736009 20180205
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1 online resource
Constituting Freedom focuses on the question at the heart of Machiavelli's thinking, that is 'in what mode a free state, if there is one, can be maintained in corrupt cities; or, if there is not, in what mode to order it?' The book analyses the different solutions thought up by Machiavelli, starting from the hypothesis of the 'civil principality', the definition of the republican ' civil and free way of life' and the examination of the history of the Florentine institutions, to two short writings during the years 1520-1522, the Discursus florentinarum rerum and the Minuta di provisione per la riforma dello Stato di Firenze, in which Machiavelli explored publicly, for the first time, his projects to bring back the republican freedom in Florence after the fall of the first Republic of the City and the Medici's return. The book's main argument is that Machiavelli was always a committed republican, even when he worked for the Medici, and even though he believed that the city's constitution needed to change after the fall of Soderini. In the Discursus and in the Minuta Machiavelli proposed a constitution in which the 'humours' were forced to mix themselves with one another so as to be obliged to generate a new form of 'equality', which according to Machiavelli is the main characteristic of a free, just, and stable republic. The aim was not to obtain equilibrium among parts of the city leaving them unaltered, but to mix them. Only in this way could Florence return to being free.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198815457 20180205
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xii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Contents: Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Contracting human rights Alison Brysk Part I Gaps 2. Contracting the refugee regime: The global citizenship gap Alison Brysk 3. Has the occupation occupied Israel? Gershon Shafir 4. Expanding extractive industries, contracting indigenous rights? Gains, setbacks and missed opportunities in Latin America Claire Wright 5. The bottom two billion: The global expansion of urban slums and second-class citizenship Natasha Bennett Part II Backlash 6. The human rights costs of NGOs' naming and shaming campaigns Clair Apodaca 7. Perils of success: Backlash and resistance to LGBT rights in domestic and international politics Phillip M. Ayoub 8. Human rights and democracy promotion in times of contraction: EU human rights and democratization policies in Egypt Felipe Gomez Isa 9. From lawless to secret law: The United States, the CIA, and extra-judicial killings Arturo Jimenez-Bacardi Part III Accountability 10. Whither accountability? Counter-terrorism and human rights at the United Nations Security Council George Andreopoulos 11. Backlash and international human rights courts Wayne Sandholtz, Yining Bei, and Kayla Caldwell 12. Retreat or retrenchment? An analysis of the International Criminal Court's failure to prosecute presidents Kirsten Ainley 13. Searching for accountability of the private sector: Civil liability of corporations for trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation in the European context Julia Planitzer, Nora Katona, Barbara Linder and Karin Lukas Part IV Opportunities 14. Business and human rights: Exploring the limits of an expanding agenda on corporate responsibility Anne Vestergaard and Michael Etter 15. Digital media and human rights: Loomio, Statistics New Zealand, and gender identity Cynthia Stohl, Michael Stohl and Shiv Ganesh 16. Beyond global vs. local: Islam, feminism, and women's rights in Morocco Jesilyn Faust 17. Contesting the citizenship gap: Advocacy, core rights, and women's rights reform Feryal M. Cherif 18. Conclusion: From hope to fear in the millennium: Human rights in an age of backlash Michael Stohl Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788112321 20180430
The securitization that accompanied many national responses after 11 September 2001, along with the shortfalls of neo-liberalism, created waves of opposition to the growth of the human rights regime. By chronicling the continuing contest over the reach, range, and regime of rights, Contracting Human Rights analyses the way forward in an era of many challenges. Through an examination of both global and local challenges to human rights, including loopholes, backlash, accountability, and new opportunities to move forward, the expert contributors analyse trends across multiple-issue areas. These include; international institutions, humanitarian action, censorship and communications, discrimination, human trafficking, counter-terrorism, corporate social responsibility and civil society and social movements. The topical chapters also provide a comprehensive review of the widening citizenship gaps in human rights coverage for refugees, women's rights in patriarchal societies, and civil liberties in chronic conflict. This timely study will be invaluable reading for academics, upper-level undergraduates, and those studying graduate courses relating to international relations, human rights, and global governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788112321 20180430
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479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Le corps du roi entre terre et ciel XIIe-XIVe siècle -- De la sacralité à la sainteté -- Consécration -- Purification -- Sanctification -- Entretenir le corps royal -- Aliments -- Contacts -- Apparences -- Malades couronnés -- Souverains souffrants -- Remèdes (sur)naturels -- Le corps d'un roi fou: Charles VI -- La reine : un corps aliéné ? -- Un corps idéalisé -- Un corps fécond -- Le sacre de l'Au-delà -- La mort "parfaite" -- Quand la chair quitte les os -- Le simple coeur du roi -- Renaissance du corps royal XVe-XVIe siècle -- La fabrique du corps royal -- Descendance -- Apparence -- Enfance -- Performance -- Politiques de la maladie -- Maux de tête -- Maux imaginaires -- Maux vénériens -- Immortaliser le corps des Princes à la Renaissance -- Une révolution iconographique -- Défier la mort -- Rester de marbre -- Incarner l'état XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle -- Le règne de l'image -- Hercule, Jupiter, Minerve, Junon -- Les rides d'Apollon -- Le revers de la médaille -- Vie de cour et performances physiques -- Le roi grandit -- Le roi touche -- Le roi mange -- Le roi chasse -- La reine accouche -- Maladies publiques -- 1630 : la maladie de Louis XIII à Lyon -- 1686 : la fistule anale du Roi-Soleil -- 1774, Louis XV et Louis XVI: la maladie d'amour -- Quand la Mort saisit le vif -- Poignarder -- Guillotiner -- Exhumer -- Le corps perdu du roi XVIIIe-début du XIXe siècle -- Le corps impérial de Napoléon Ier -- Un autre corps du roi ? -- Stratégies de l'apparence -- Retrouver le corps de Napoléon -- Restaurer le corps royal, de Louis XVIII à Louis-Philippe -- Louis XVIII, le "Roi fauteuil" -- Charles X, le sacre et les écrouelles -- Louis-Philippe et la poire de Philipon.
"L'autorité a besoin de s'incarner dans un individu de chair et d'os. Loin de se réduire à une simple enveloppe charnelle, le corps des souverains a joué un rôle déterminant dans l'exercice du pouvoir, du Moyen Âge au XIXe siècle. En passant par les règnes de Saint Louis, François Ier, Louis XIV ou Napoléon, cet ouvrage redécouvre les ressorts vitaux d'un régime politique constamment tributaire du physique, de l'apparence et des représentations d'un individu à la fois banal et extraordinaire, à la fois éphémère et légendaire. Entre la cérémonie fondatrice du sacre et les funérailles qui cultivent le paradoxe d'une royauté "qui ne meurt point", mariages, cérémonies curiales, rituels thaumaturgiques et maladies rappellent, chacun à leur manière, que la nature mortelle des monarques a toujours posé problème. D'une écriture limpide, Stanis Perez retrace, archives à l'appui, la longue histoire d'un corps biologique et politique qui s'est efforcé d'incarner l'État, puis la Nation, en gérant les fatigues, les crises et les aléas d'une existence souvent hors du commun. Au fil des règnes, cette étude met en lumière des permanences insoupçonnées dans l'art et la manière de gouverner l'État depuis Philippe Auguste."--Page 4 of cover.
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vii, 208 pages ; 25 cm
Interrogates the rise of national philosophies and their impact on cosmopolitanism and nationalismThe idea of national philosophy carries in it a strange contradiction. We talk about 'German philosophy' or 'American philosophy'. But philosophy has always pictured itself to be the project of universality. It presents itself as something that takes place outside or beyond the national detachable from language, culture and history.So why do we assign nationalities to philosophies? Building on Jacques Derrida's unpublished seminars on philosophical nationalism, Oisin Keohane claims that national philosophies are a variant of some form of cosmo-nationalism: a strain of nationalism that uses, rather than opposes, ideas in cosmopolitanism to advance the aims of one nation.Key FeaturesOpens up new exciting areas of exploration between nationalism and cosmopolitanism through the concept of the cosmo-nationalExamines Derrida's unpublished seminars on philosophical nationalism, showing him to be much more interested in the intersection of philosophy and the social sciences than previously thoughtExplores three cases: German Philosophy through Kant and Fichte, French Philosophy through Tocqueville and American Philosophy through Emerson.
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