Category: Comparative Politics

Totalitarianism and Political Religions: Concepts for the by Hans Maier

By Hans Maier

We're used to distinguishing the despotic regimes of the 20 th century - communism, fascism, nationwide Socialism, Maoism - very accurately in response to position and time, origins and affects. yet what may still we name that which they've got in universal? in this query, there was and continues to be a passionate debate.

This publication files the 1st overseas convention in this subject, a convention that came about in September of 1994 on the collage of Munich. The booklet indicates how new versions for realizing political background arose from the event of contemporary despotic regimes. right here, crucial options - totalitarianism and political religions - are mentioned and verified when it comes to their usefulness.

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Through the Lens of Israel: Explorations in State and by Robert F Philip Professor of International Studies Joel S

By Robert F Philip Professor of International Studies Joel S Migdal

During the Lens of Israel illuminates Israeli background by utilizing the writer s distinctive state-in-society process, and, even as, refines, develops, and expands that process. The e-book presents a window for the formation of Israeli nation and society in the course of the 20th century, whereas utilizing the Israeli adventure to invite how social scientists can higher examine and comprehend different societies to boot. 3 relevant issues of Israeli background are on the center of the research kingdom formation, society formation, and the jointly constitutive roles of nation and society. through studying how Israel s country and society always reconstruct each other, Migdal addresses greater questions with resonance a ways past Israel: How do specific societies and states turn out with their targeted personality? How are the principles that form daily habit decided? Who earnings from those principles and who loses? and the way and while do those ideas and styles of privilege change?"

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Democracy by Force: US Military Intervention in the by Karin von Hippel

By Karin von Hippel

Because the finish of the chilly battle the USA has intervened militarily in a few civil conflicts all over the world, with various levels of luck. This publication examines 4 US-sponsored interventions (Panama, Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia), concentrating on the important nation-building efforts that have army motion. The e-book seeks to supply a better figuring out of the successes and screw ups people coverage, to enhance techniques for reconstruction, and to supply a few perception into the stipulations less than which intervention and nation-building tend to prevail.

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Making Reform Happen. Lessons from OECD Countries by OECD

By OECD

OECD international locations have made major reform development in contemporary many years, in fields as various as festival coverage, well-being care and the surroundings. How have they performed it? And why have reforms complicated in a few areas and stalled in others? This selection of essays analyses the reform reviews of the 30 OECD international locations in 9 significant coverage domain names so as to establish classes, pitfalls and techniques that can aid foster coverage reform sooner or later. whereas taking complete account of the great modifications within the political and institutional settings within which those reforms have been undertaken, the authors spotlight a few universal demanding situations and capability options that carry strong throughout either international locations and factor parts. They express that the scope for cross-national coverage studying is gigantic. the significance of such reform classes is all of the higher within the wake of the worldwide monetary and financial hindrance. As OECD governments confront the problem of attempting to fix public funds to health and wellbeing with no undermining the restoration, they're going to have to pursue a cautious mixture of financial guidelines and growth-enhancing structural reforms. Designing, adopting and enforcing this sort of coverage combine would require the crafting of potent reforms and powerful innovations for imposing them. desk of content material :  - govt precis  - Reform past the difficulty  - commencing markets to festival  - Advancing pension and labour-market reforms  - Making basic tax reform take place  - Making reform ensue in environmental coverage  - Making reform take place in schooling  - potent how you can appreciate coverage reforms in well-being structures  - Modernising govt  - permitting regulatory reform  - attaining and maintaining monetary consolidation

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Migration and Irregular Work in Austria: A Case Study of the by Michael Jandl, Christina Hollomey, Sandra Gendera, Anna

By Michael Jandl, Christina Hollomey, Sandra Gendera, Anna Stepien, Veronika Bilger

Migration and abnormal paintings in Austria offers a clean new point of view on abnormal migrant paintings through applying in-depth interviews with migrants themselves. The authors problem our skill to divide the area of overseas employment into criminal and unlawful paintings, and as a substitute review the hot manifestations of “irregular migrant paintings” that experience advanced within the wake of european enlargement. Arguing that this paintings relies on either provide and demand—and therefore deeply ingrained within the constitution of our complicated economies—this quantity may still fill a wide hole in migration and exertions industry research.

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Speeches from Athenian Law by Michael Gagarin

By Michael Gagarin

This is the 16th quantity within the Oratory of Classical Greece. This sequence provides the entire surviving speeches from the past due 5th and fourth centuries BC in new translations ready by way of classical students who're on the vanguard of the self-discipline. those translations are in particular designed for the wishes and pursuits of contemporary undergraduates, Greekless students in different disciplines, and the overall public.

Classical oratory is a useful source for the examine of historic Greek existence and tradition. The speeches supply proof on Greek ethical perspectives, social and fiscal stipulations, political and social ideology, legislations and criminal method, and different points of Athenian tradition that experience lately been attracting specific curiosity: girls and kinfolk existence, slavery, and faith, to call only a few.

This quantity assembles twenty-two speeches formerly released within the Oratory sequence. The speeches are taken from quite a lot of other forms of cases—homicide, attack, advertisement legislations, civic prestige, sexual offenses, and others—and comprise the various best-known speeches in those components. they're Antiphon, Speeches 1, 2, five, and six; Lysias 1, three, 23, 24, and 32; Isocrates 17, 20; Isaeus 1, 7, eight; Hyperides three; Demosthenes 27, 35, fifty four, fifty five, fifty seven, and fifty nine; and Aeschines 1. the amount is meant basically to be used in educating classes in Greek legislations or comparable parts equivalent to Greek heritage. It additionally offers the introductions and notes that initially followed the person speeches, revised a bit to shift the focal point onto law.

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