International Politics

Author: Alasdair Blair,Steven Curtis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630309

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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This accessible, user-friendly and bang-up-to-dateintroduction to International Politics blends key facts and terms withstrong analytical commentary, examining the debates and issues of greatestrelevance to the study of the subject.Focusing on the period since 1900, thebook provides detailed coverage of key events from the origins of the FirstWorld War to the post-Cold War international order. Written in a clear andjargon-free style, particular features include:*The shift from Great Powersto Superpowers in the first half of the twentieth century*The Cold War andpost-Cold War order*A fresh approach to understanding the relevancy oftheory*State and non-state actors*The challenge of globalization*Order,justice and security in International PoliticsThis clear and authoritativeaccount of International Politics benefits from an exhaustive list of boxes,tables and figures, as well as extensive cross-referencing throughout. Thisbook is an essential guide to understanding the challenges that face worldpeace and security in the twenty-first century.

Political Communication

Author: Steven Foster

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631143

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This introduction to the study of political communication covers the following subjects:*The history of the media in the UK and the USA including the concentration of ownership and the emergence of new media technologies*The relationship between the media and political parties, especially the effect the media has had on the policies and internal power structures of parties and other organisations such as pressure groups*Media influence on the electorate and the conduct of democratic politics*The constitutional significance of the politics of the mediaThe first part of the book focuses on the social context and includes detailed analysis of the processes of political communication today, as well as the impact of these on parties, pressure groups and government. Developments in the US are considered alongside those in the UK. The second part places media politics in their constitutional context, covering issues such as open government and freedom of expression, freedom of information, privacy and human rights. Attempts by the governments of the UK and the US to manipulate and control the media are also explored.

Judiciary, Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Author: Steven Foster

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626670

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This book considers the constitutional position of the judiciary and its role in shaping the individual's relations with the state. This textbook provides an important, accessible introduction to an area of current widespread concern.

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Author: Stephen Buckley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626689

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This introduction to the workings of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is written in light of major recent events and issues such as the war with Iraq, the Hutton Inquiry, the Butler Report, the Blair-Brown relationship, and continuing problems relating to Europe. This insightful volume gives readers an overview of the Blair premiership and the workings of a Labour Cabinet at a time when both are facing increased criticism and pressure.

Political Parties in Britain

Author: Matt Cole

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669035

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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An introduction to political parties in Britain which offers an examination of the main parties' individual characteristics (including policy, organisation and support) and explains the impact of smaller parties.

Devolution in the United Kingdom

Author: Russell Deacon

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669736

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This introduction to the major changes caused by devolution looks at both the historical background and contemporary political events. It assesses the operation, strengths and weaknesses of the devolved state, using highly relevant case studies to illustr

Farm der Tiere

Ein Märchen

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257601115

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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»Die Fabel vom Aufstand der Tiere des Farmers Jones und vom allmählichen Umschlag der Revolution in ihr den status quo ante wiederherstellendes Gegenteil gehört zu den bekanntesten literarischen Werken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Der Satz ›Alle Tiere sind gleich, aber einige Tiere sind gleicher als andere‹ wurde zum geflügelten Wort.«

Research Guide to U.S. and International Interest Groups

Author: Clive S. Thomas

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295430

Category: Political Science

Page: 523

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An excellent introductory resource, this compilation covers the major research, literature, and possible future directions of the study of interest groups.

The New Walford

Guide to Reference Resources

Author: Ray Lester

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781856044981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 699

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The New Walford highlights the best resources to use when undertaking a search for accurate and relevant information, saving you precious time and effort. For those looking for a selective and evaluative reference resource that really delivers on its promise, look no further. In addition to print sources, The New Walford naturally covers an extensive range of e-reference sources such as digital databanks, digital reference services, electronic journal collections, meta-search engines, networked information services, open archives, resource discovery services and websites of premier organizations in both the public and private sectors. But rather than supplying a list of all available known resources as a web search engine might, The New Walford subject specialists have carefully selected and evaluated available resources to provide a definitive list of the most appropriate and useful.With an emphasis on quality and sustainability the subject specialists have been careful to assess the differing ways that information is framed and communicated in different subject areas. As a result the resource evaluations in each subject area are prefaced by an introductory overview of the structure of the relevant literature. This ensures that The New Walford is clear, easy-to-use and intuitive.Editorial Board:Chair: Ray LesterPeter Clinch; Helen Edwards; Heather Dawson; Susan TarrantSubject Specialists:Wendy Buckle; Patricia Budgen; Peter Chapman; Sheila Corrall; Jonathan Cowley; Heather Dawson; Gillian Dwyer; Tracey Ellis; Gwyneth Price; Lynne Seddon; Angela UptonCompiled by leading subject specialists from internationally renowned organizations, Volume 2 covers 15 broad subject groupings:• Social Sciences (generic)• Psychology• Sociology• Social Work & Social Welfare• Politics• Government• Law• Finance, Accountancy & Taxation• Industries & Utilities• Business & Management• Education & Learning• Sport• Media & Communications• Information & Library Sciences• Tools for Information Professionals.

Der Fürst

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political ethics

Page: 60

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Social Education

Author: Erling Messer Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Book reviews."

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen

Author: Karl Polanyi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518278604

Category: Economic history

Page: 393

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The social sciences

a cross-disciplinary guide to selected sources

Author: Nancy L. Herron

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

ISBN: 9781563083099

Category: Reference

Page: 323

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It's here: the third edition of the highly acclaimed guide to social sciences literature! Updated and expanded, this classic comprises more than 1,500 annotated citations, offering librarians and researchers fast and easy access to some of the best and most commonly used resources in the social sciences arena. The book also serves as a standard text in universities nationwide as it gives students a comprehensive overview of must-know reference sources in both print and electronic format. Prepared by leading subject specialist librarians and arranged by discipline, the book's 12 chapters cover general social sciences, political science, economics, business, history, law and justice, anthropology, sociology, education, psychology, geography, and communication. All chapters have been revised, the essays expanded, and the annotated lists of resources have been rewritten to incorporate the latest research findings and developments.

Marx and Engels' 'Communist Manifesto'

A Reader's Guide

Author: Peter Lamb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472507487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Introducing the most famous work of the nineteenth-century radical thinkers Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, this comprehensive reader's guide to the Communist Manifesto explores the key themes, ideas and issues of the revolutionary pamphlet. Beginning with a discussion of the intellectual, political and social context of the Manifesto, the Reader's Guide illustrates the themes by clearly relating points in the work to ideas and theories made in other texts written by Marx and Engels. This is followed by a closer examination and analysis of the text that covers the introductory statement and each of the chapters in detail and discusses its style, structure and intended audiences. This guide also explores the ways in which the Manifesto was received both during the lives of Marx and Engels and in the twentieth century, for example the Soviet Union's version of Marxism, China's re-interpretations of the ideas, and the innovative political philosophy found in Western analytical Marxism. As well as presenting relevant biographical points about Marx and Engels and giving concise information on prominent people mentioned in the text, this valuable study resource features discussion questions and annotated guides to further reading. For students studying political philosophy and political theories, Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto: A Reader's Guide provides a better understanding of the ideas, theories and contexts discussed in the most famous work of the writers who founded the ideology of Marxism.

Weltordnung

Author: Henry A. Kissinger

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641155487

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.