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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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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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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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5. 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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6. The common good [2018]

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viii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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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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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.
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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
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vii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Analyzing Crises in Autocratic Regimes-J. Gerschewski.Anticipating Crises in Autocracies-M.K. Dimitrov.The Ambiguous Impact of Popular Protest-A. Schedler.Force vs. Institutions in Authoritarian Politics-M.W. Svolik.The Military and Autocratic Regime Crises: A Quantitative Analysis-A. Croissant, T. Eschenauer & J. Kamerling.The Impact of Elections: The Case of Uganda-S.-E. Helle & L. Rakner.Coordination and Crisis Prevention: The Case of Post-Soviet Eurasia-M. Bader.The Resilience of Authoritarianism: The Case of the Chinese Developmental State-T. Heberer.The Institutionalization of Military Rule: Examples from Latin America-F. Aguero & J. Bruckner.Successes and Failures of Authoritarian Governance: The Case of the Arab Spring-F. Volpi.Crisis? What Crisis? Concluding Thoughts-C.H. Stefes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626376731 20180205
What makes autocratic regimes vulnerable? Why, in times of crisis, do some of these regimes break down while others weather the storm? This is the puzzle addressed in Crisis in Autocratic Regimes. Taking a long-term perspective, the authors focus not on sudden shocks and ruptures, but instead on gradual processes of disintegration as they unfold over time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626376731 20180205
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308 pages ; 24 cm
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448 p. ; 25 cm
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602 pages ; 24 cm
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370 pages ; 25 cm
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viii, 219 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction I. Democracy II. Ontology III. Political Liberalism, Foucault and Psychoanalysis IV. Research Questions V. Overview of Chapters 2. Politicising Political Liberalism I. Introduction II. The Democratic Politicisation of Political Philosophy III. A `Freestanding' Justification of Justice IV. Politicising Political Liberalism V. Conclusion 3. The Stimulation of Enlightened Contest I. Introduction II. `A Historical Ontology of Ourselves' III. A Historical Ontology of Political Philosophy IV. Foucault's Ethos of `Stimulating Contest' V. The Stimulation of Enlightened Contest VI. Agonic Democracy VII. Conclusion 4. Agonic Democracy and the Exercise of Rights I. Introduction II. The Governmentalised State III. A Political Liberalist Approach to State-sanctioned Exclusions IV. The Ontological Remnants in Tomasi's Social Theory V. Politicising Tomasi's Concept of Legal Culture VI. Conclusion 5. Transit: Renegotiating Political Liberalism and Agonic Democracy 6. Drained by a Democratic `Burn-out': The Emotional Burdens of Agonic Democracy I. Introduction II. A Democratic `Burn-out' III. A Psychoanalytic Reading of Civic Loss IV. Emotional Boundary-marking V. Conclusion 7. Conclusion I. Politicising the Political Liberalist Ontology II. An Alternative Ontology of Democratic Politics III. The Democratic Politicisation of Ontology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509912216 20180423
This book investigates the relationship between liberal democracies and ontology, that is, philosophical claims about the constitution of agents and the social world. Many philosophers argue that ontology needs to be avoided in political and legal philosophy. In fact, political liberalism, a highly influential paradigm founded by the philosopher John Rawls, makes the avoidance of ontology a core ambition of its `political, non-metaphysical' programme. In contrast to political liberalism, this book argues that attending to ontological disputes is essential to political and legal philosophy. Illuminating, criticising and developing ontological arguments does not only enhance our understanding of justice, but also highlights key features of democratic citizenship. The argument is built up by bringing together three traditions of thought that have so far not been confronted with one another: political liberalism, the work of Michel Foucault, and the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud and Donald Winnicott. The book also investigates more concrete implications of ontological disputes by drawing on several case studies: a Dutch political-legal debate about greeting rituals; an American conflict about the legalisation of religious freedom; and the struggles for resilience of two American social movement groups.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509912216 20180423
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ix, 233 pages ; 24 cm
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283 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : Manuel Cervera-Marzal et Nicolas Poirier : Pourquoi lire Miguel Abensour ? -- Une philosophie de l'ailleurs -- La démarche abensourienne -- Institution et démocratie insurgeante -- Pour une philosophie politique critique --
"Cet ouvrage est une invitation à penser avec plutôt que sur Miguel Abensour, parce que le meilleur hommage que l'on puisse rendre à un maître n'est pas d'arpenter en long et en large le chemin qu'il a déjà parcouru, mais de reprendre le flambeau pour l'amener plus loin. La pensée de Miguel Abensour n'est pas un objet d'étude. Elle est une force vive, une source d'interrogations continûment renouvelées, une puissance intempestive inquiète de l'ordre des choses et qui pourtant ne s'en accommode jamais. Composer avec elle, c'est recomposer notre façon d'envisager le monde. Parce qu'il a été leur professeur, leur éditeur, leur directeur de thèse ou simplement un inspirateur, tous les contributeurs et toutes les contributrices de cet ouvrage ont une dette envers Miguel Abensour. La meilleure façon d'honorer cette dette n'est pas de rendre au créancier - et que lui rendrait-on, d'ailleurs ? - mais de préserver le souffle de ce qu'il a transmis. Le souffle insurgeant de la démocratie, le souffle imaginatif de l'utopie, le souffle révolutionnaire de l'émancipation, le souffle vivant de la philosophie. Des souffles qui se mêlent, s'emmêlent et se démêlent. Des souffles désordonnés qui ont la vertu de nous désarçonner. Nous n'avons ni voulu domestiquer ces souffles, ni les mettre à l'unisson, mais avons, chacun et chacune à notre manière, choisi de nous laisser porter, et emporter, tout simplement, par le souffle d'une pensée."--Page 4 of cover.
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238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Dessiner les frontières : une approche praxéologique -- Frontières : mises en tension et en perspective -- Frontières linguistiques et glossonymie en zone de transition : le cas du patois de Valjouffrey -- Le terrain et la méthode -- La problématique occitane -- La problématique francoprovençale -- La question des frontières à Valjouffrey -- Frontière symbolique et construction plurielle d'imaginaires à San Diego (Californie, États-Unis) -- L'infrastructure frontalière au Friendship Park -- Les interventions frontalières de Friends of Friendship Park -- Une construction plurielle d'imaginaires frontaliers -- Qu'est-ce qu'une frontière pour un sportif international? -- Introduction : deux visions des frontières -- Sports, migrations et frontières -- Frontières et marginalité -- Frontières étatiques, frontières sociales -- Tracer des frontières et ordonner le monde -- Tracer des frontières pour garantir l'ordre sexuel du monde -- Prodromes : une Saint-Sylvestre à Cologne -- L'ordre sexuel du monde -- La carte, une représentation partielle de l'ordre sexuel du monde et de ses frontières -- Du dispositif spatial à la frontière -- La frontière d'étrangéité. Une étude sur la catégorisation associée à l'origine -- Étudier la catégorisation associée à l'origine -- L'étrangéité et les locaux -- Une stratégie pour l'étude de l'étrangéité -- Conclusion : catégorisation et frontières -- Les frontières au prisme de la catégorisation. Construire et déconstruire de la différence : une discussion à propos de l'usage du hammam -- Corpus et méthode -- Les catégories initiales -- Catégorisations émergentes : reconfigurations et déplacement des frontières -- Conclusion : les pratiques de catégorisation comme porte d'entrée pour l'étude des frontières -- Isoler, franchir, effacer les frontières -- Pratiques langagières plurilingues et frontières de langues -- Concepts -- Travaux en corpus -- Mises en frontières -- Bricolage linguistique et dissolution des frontières linguistiques à la douane -- Interactions minimales : organisation multimodale de l'activité -- Interactions dans une langue reconnue par les deux interlocuteurs -- Bricolages linguistiques -- Les frontières sociolinguistiques du sujet : disons, c'est-à-dire, je veux dire -- L'entretien sociolinguistique, lieu de construction du sujet -- Le sujet et l'altérité en interaction -- Du sujet social au sujet psychique de l'énonciation -- La reformulation, la glose et les particules discursives -- C'est-à-dire, je veux dire, disons, des marques frontalières du dire -- En guise de conclusion -- Sous le dessin et le dessein, ou des conditions de la frontière et de l'émergence du sens -- "Qui vive?" -- Perspective -- Réalité matérialisée de la frontière, ou l'ordre du constat -- Notion objectivée de la frontière, ou l'ordre de la théorisation -- Nécessité épistémique de la frontière, ou l'ordre de l'intégration -- "Passez au large!".
"En dépit d'une image stéréotypée d'un monde globalisé et ouvert, la notion de frontière ne cesse d'interpeller les chercheurs au travers de deux questions majeures : que deviennent alors les frontières entre espaces géographiques, linguistiques et culturels dans notre société cosmopolite, urbanisée, mobile ? Comment sont-elles produites, (re)produites et/ou configurées par les pratiques sociales ? À partir de disciplines aussi variées que sont la linguistique, la sociologie, l'anthropologie et la géographie, cet ouvrage propose de réfléchir à la façon dont les frontières sont repérées, conçues, ou encore produites par les pratiques des acteurs sociaux en interaction. Dès lors, elles ne sont plus appréhendées comme un produit fini et irrévocable, mais comme une matière en train de se faire, dessinée par une multiplicité d'acteurs et située dans une diversité de contextes."--Page 4 of cover.
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