The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil by Mark E. Neely Jr.

By Mark E. Neely Jr.

Did preoccupations with relations and paintings crowd out curiosity in politics within the 19th century, as a few have argued? Arguing that social historians have long gone too some distance in concluding that americans weren't deeply engaged in public lifestyles and that political historians have long gone too a long way in saying that politics expert all of usa citizens' lives, Mark Neely seeks to gauge the significance of politics for traditional humans within the Civil struggle era.

Looking past the standard markers of political task, Neely sifts in the course of the political bric-a-brac of the era--lithographs and engravings of political heroes, crusade buttons, songsters choked with political lyrics, photograph albums, newspapers, and political cartoons. In every one of 4 chapters, he examines a distinct sphere--the domestic, the office, the gentlemen's Union League membership, and the minstrel stage--where political engagement used to be expressed in fabric tradition. Neely recognizes that there have been barriers to political lifestyles, in spite of the fact that. yet as his research exhibits, political expression permeated the private and non-private geographical regions of Civil battle America.

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Kwajalein Atoll, the Marshall Islands and American Policy in by Ruth Douglas Currie

By Ruth Douglas Currie

for hundreds of years, the Marshall Islands were drawn into overseas politics, basically as a result of their principal place in Oceania. After international struggle II they got here into the yankee sphere as a part of the belief Territory of the Pacific Islands. on the outset of the chilly warfare, the Marshalls have been a domain for nuclear exams and later for the U.S. Army’s ballistic missile checking out as a part of President Reagan’s Strategic safeguard Initiative.
This e-book makes a speciality of the islanders’ tenacious negotiations for independence and regulate in their land, entire because the Republic of the Marshall Islands in a Compact of unfastened organization with the U.S. The production of yankee coverage within the Pacific used to be a fight among the U.S. departments of the internal and kingdom, and the military’s targets for strategic nationwide safeguard, as illustrated through the case of the Army’s base at Kwajalein Atoll.

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The Biopolitics of Development: Reading Michel Foucault in by Sandro Mezzadra,Julian Reid,Ranabir Samaddar

By Sandro Mezzadra,Julian Reid,Ranabir Samaddar

This booklet deals an unique research and theorization of the biopolitics of improvement within the postcolonial current, and attracts considerably from the later works of Michel Foucault on biopolitics. Foucault’s works have had an immense impact on postcolonial literatures, fairly in political technology and diplomacy, and a number of other authors of this ebook have themselves made major contributions to that impact.

While Foucault’s idea has been inspirational for figuring out colonial biopolitics in addition to governmental rationalities desirous about improvement, his works have too frequently didn't motivate reviews of political subjectivity. as an alternative, they've been used to stoke the parable of the inevitability of the decline of collective political topics, frequently describing an more and more constrained horizon of political chances, and galvanizing a disenchantment with the political itself in postcolonial works and reviews.

Working opposed to the grain of present Foucauldian scholarship, this ebook underlines the significance of Foucault’s paintings for the skill to acknowledge how this degraded view of political subjectivity took place, quite in the framework of the discourses and politics of ‘development’, and with specific awareness to the predicaments of postcolonial peoples. It explores how we will use Foucault’s principles to recuperate the very important potential to imagine and act politically at a time whilst essentially human capacities to imagine, be aware of and to behave purposively on this planet are being pathologized as expressions of the hubris and ‘underdevelopment’ of postcolonial peoples. Why and the way it's that existence in postcolonial settings has been depoliticized to such dramatic impact? The immediacy of those subject matters should be noticeable to somebody residing within the South of the area. yet in the academy they continue to be seriously under-addressed. In brooding about what it capacity to learn Michel Foucault this day, this ebook tackles a few major questions and difficulties: now not easily that of the way to give an explanation for the ways that postcolonial regimes of governance have accomplished the debasements of political subjectivity they've got; nor that of ways we'd greater equip them with the capacity to suborn the lifetime of postcolonial peoples extra totally; yet that of ways such peoples, of their subjection to governance, can and do withstand, subvert, get away and defy the imposition of modes of governance which search to take away their lives of these very capacities for resistance, subversion, flight, and defiance.

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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries by Norman Schofield

By Norman Schofield

This paintings bargains a suite of prolonged interpretations of Madison's argument in Federalist X of 1787, utilizing principles from social selection conception and from the paintings of Douglass North, Mancur Olson, and William Riker. Its concentration isn't on rational selection thought itself, yet at the use of this idea as a heuristic machine to raised comprehend democratic associations. The therapy adapts a proper version of elections to contemplate speedy constitutional swap at sessions whilst societies face quandaries. the themes explored within the e-book contain Britain's reorganization of its financial procedure within the eighteenth century to prosecute its wars with France; the Colonies' determination to claim independence in 1776; Madison's argument concerning the 'probability of healthy selection' throughout the Ratification interval of 1787-88; the argument among Hamilton and Jefferson in 1798–1800 over the longer term association of the U.S. economic climate and the election of Lincoln in 1860.

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Mikropolitik – Verstehen oder Erklären? Der Erkenntnisgewinn by Christian Rauh

By Christian Rauh

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Politik - Methoden, Forschung, word: 1,0, , Veranstaltung: Mikropolitik – Machtprozesse in Organisationen, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: 1. Einleitung

Organisationen sind heute ein zentrales, wenn nicht sogar das konstituierende point moderner Gesellschaften. Charles Perrow ging bereits 1991 soweit zu behaupten, dass große Organisationen die Gesellschaft absorbiert hätten und als ihr Surrogat fungierten. Obwohl diese weitreichende those, die auf Lohnabhängigkeit, der Externalitätenlogik und auf hierarchischer Bürokratie basiert, kaum noch zeitgemäß und daher diskussionswürdig ist, kann doch jeder Einzelne leicht die herausragende gesellschaftliche Stellung von Organisationen nachvollziehen. Indem guy sich überlegt, welchen und vor allem wie vielen Organisationen guy selbst angehört oder verbunden ist, wird deutlich, wie weitgehend der individuelle Alltag strukturiert bzw. „organisiert“ ist. Zu denken sei zum Beispiel an den jeweiligen Arbeitgeber oder die Gemeinde, an das Land und den Staat, in dem guy lebt. In Betracht zu ziehen sind auch Parteien, Verbände oder recreation- und sonstige Vereine. Zu betonen ist weiterhin, dass guy sich einer solchen „Organisiertheit“ kaum entziehen kann, da häufig Zwangs- oder zumindest wenig selbst bestimmte Mitgliedschaften bestehen. Ein Beispiel dafür ist u.a. die Krankenversicherungspflicht. Alle beispielhaft aufgeführten Systeme – die Liste ließe sich beliebig erweitern – zeichnen sich durch spezifische Ziele, eine geregelte Arbeits- bzw. Beitragsteilung und mehr oder weniger feste Grenzen aus. Ohne theoriegeleitenden Definitionen vorweggreifen zu wollen, lassen sie sich somit im allgemeinen Sinne als Organisationen begreifen (vgl. Schreyögg 1996: 9-11). [...]

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Governmentality and the Mastery of Territory in by Matthew G. Hannah

By Matthew G. Hannah

Matthew Hannah's ebook makes a speciality of past due nineteenth-century the United States, the interval of transformation which the Civil conflict and gave start to the 20 th century. This was once a time of industrialization and urbanization. Immigration used to be at the bring up and standard hierarchies have been being challenged. utilizing a mix of empirical and theoretical fabric, Hannah explores the modernization of the yankee federal govt in this interval. Discussions of gender, race and colonial wisdom have interaction with Foucault's principles on 'governmentality'. The empirical strands of the narrative encompass the occupation and writing of Francis A. Walker. A highly influential determine at the moment, Walker used to be Director of the 1870 and 1880 US censuses, Commissioner of Indian affairs and a renowned political economist and educator. via an research of his paintings, Hannah enriches earlier interpretations of the interval, demonstrating that the modernization of the yank nationwide kingdom was once a completely spatial and explicitly geographical project.

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In Vielfalt verneint: Referenden in und über Europa von by Wolf J. Schünemann

By Wolf J. Schünemann

Dieses Buch beschäftigt sich aus vergleichender Perspektive mit einem besonders irritierenden Phänomen der jüngeren Integrationsgeschichte: Referenden in und über Europa. Unter anderen behandelt der Band die folgenden Fragen: used to be spricht für und was once gegen direktdemokratische Entscheidungen im Integrationsprozess? Lassen sich europapolitische Entscheidungen überhaupt zu einem demokratischen Souverän zurücktragen? Und wenn ja, zu welchem? Wie unterscheiden sich europapolitische Volksabstimmungen hinsichtlich Debatten und Voten? Mit dem jüngsten britischen Referendum ist ein neuer Typus europapolitischer Volksabstimmungen in Erscheinung getreten: das gegenstandsunabhängig veranlasste Misstrauensreferendum. Wird das britische Beispiel Schule machen? Müssen wir uns vermehrt auf solche offensiven Abstimmungen einstellen? used to be würde dies für die Zukunft der european bedeuten? Droht sie daran zu scheitern?

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The Making of International Human Rights: The 1960s, by Steven L. B. Jensen

By Steven L. B. Jensen

This publication essentially reinterprets the background of overseas human rights within the post-1945 period through documenting how pivotal the worldwide South used to be for his or her step forward. In stark distinction to different modern human rights historians who've centred nearly solely at the Nineteen Forties and the Seventies - seriously privileging Western corporation - Steven L. B. Jensen convincingly argues that it was once within the Nineteen Sixties that common human rights had their step forward. this can be a ground-breaking paintings that locations race and faith on the middle of those advancements and makes a speciality of a center team of states who led the human rights leap forward, particularly Jamaica, Liberia, Ghana, and the Philippines. They reworked the norms upon which the overseas neighborhood this present day is outfitted. Their efforts within the Nineteen Sixties post-colonial second laid the basis - in profound and unbelievable methods - for the so-called human rights revolution within the Seventies, while Western activists and states started to include human rights.

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