Islam Is a Foreign Country

American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority

Author: Zareena Grewal

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479800880

Category: Religion

Page: 409

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In Islam Is a Foreign Country, Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the larger Muslim world undermine their efforts to make Islam an American religion? Offering rich insights into these questions and more, Grewal follows the journeys of American Muslim youth who travel in global, underground Islamic networks. Devoutly religious and often politically disaffected, these young men and women are in search of a home for themselves and their tradition. Through their stories, Grewal captures the multiple directions of the global flows of people, practices, and ideas that connect U.S. mosques to the Muslim world. By examining the tension between American Muslims’ ambivalence toward the American mainstream and their desire to enter it, Grewal puts contemporary debates about Islam in the context of a long history of American racial and religious exclusions. Probing the competing obligations of American Muslims to the nation and to the umma (the global community of Muslim believers), Islam is a Foreign Country investigates the meaning of American citizenship and the place of Islam in a global age.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Die Freude des Evangeliums

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451801507

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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"Ich weiß sehr wohl, dass heute die Dokumente nicht dasselbe Interesse wecken wie zu anderen Zeiten und schnell vergessen werden. Trotzdem betone ich, dass das, was ich hier zu sagen beabsichtige, eine programmatische Bedeutung hat und wichtige Konsequenzen beinhaltet ... Ich wünsche mir eine arme Kirche für die Armen." Papst Franziskus Das vollständige Dokument plus Einführung und Themenschlüssel

Kampf der Kulturen

die Neugestaltung der Weltpolitik im 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783877630112

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 580

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Global Learning and Sustainable Development

Author: Helen Gadsby,Andrea Bullivant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136728910

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Global learning and sustainable development encompass some of the key ideas and challenges facing the world today: challenges such as climate change, globalization and interdependence. Schools increasingly recognize the role of education in addressing these issues with young people, but exploring global issues across the curriculum requires a considerable amount of time and planning across subjects. This book aims to reduce this workload by providing a clear overview of global learning, its development in policy and what this means for teachers in practice. It outlines the different ways in which global learning can be delivered as a cross-curricular theme, with examples of current activities and practice in schools. Features include: an examination of key influences and debates in this area guidance on how to plan, implement and evaluate change in the curriculum to incorporate global learning the role of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills as a way of exploring global learning and sustainable development ideas from the "global context" of practice in Europe and beyond activity ideas supported by case studies of innovative practice links to other educational agendas, relevant topics and resources. Providing clear guidance on the underpinning theory and policy and drawing upon current initiatives in schools, this book will be of interest to all trainee and practising secondary teachers wanting to help young people engage critically with global issues.

The Iranian Space Endeavor

Ambitions and Reality

Author: Parviz Tarikhi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319053477

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

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Provides a detailed look at the events and policies surrounding the Iranian space endeavor. For those who see the trend of progress and movement of the Iranian space endeavor from the outside, it can be difficult to understand what goes on behind the scenes. However, for one who observes these events firsthand, they take on a very different meaning. In this book, the author brings new and different profiles of Iran’s space endeavor to light. Iran claims to be the ninth leading country in the world capable of manufacturing satellites and launching them, plans to land an astronaut on the Moon within a decade, and says its own president plans to be the first Iranian astronaut to travel into space. The author explains in this book that not all of these claims are quite as they seem. In addition to technical explanations, the book also includes historical, legal, social and cultural aspects of Iran’s space program as well. It is the author’s goal to create a tangible feeling of Iran’s space endeavor for the readers.

Political Handbook of the World 2012

Author: Tom Lansford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1608719952

Category: Political Science

Page: 1834

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No other resource matches the timely, thorough, and accurate political information provided by the best-selling Political Handbook of the World. With more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide, Political Handbook of the World 2012 is the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country's governmental and political makeup. Featuring 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, this volume is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies.

Neoliberal Australia and US Imperialism in East Asia

Author: E. Paul

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272783

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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A critical analysis of Australia's neoliberal state and role in the American imperial project in Asia. In exposing the causal mechanisms for violence and prospects for more wars it argues for emancipatory alternatives to the existing dominant and anti-democratic neoliberal governmentality.

Politics in Europe

Author: M. Donald Hancock,Christopher J. Carman,Marjorie Castle,David P. Conradt,Raffaella Y. Nanetti,Robert Leonardi,William Safran,Stephen White

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483323056

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

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Thoroughly updated, this sixth edition of Hancock et al.’s Politics in Europe remains an approachable yet rigorous introduction to the region—the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Poland, and the European Union. Its strong analytic framework and organization, coupled with detailed country coverage written by country experts, ensure that students not only get a robust introduction to each country, but also are able to make meaningful cross-national comparisons. Key updates include the latest in European politics, including recent election results, the content and impact of the Eurozone crisis, the emergence of a new “Nordic model” of welfare capitalism, and coverage of key social and political issues including globalization, terrorism, immigration, gender, religion, and transatlantic relations.

Renegade Regimes

Confronting Deviant Behavior in World Politics

Author: Miroslav Nincic

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510292

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Rogue states pursue weapons of mass destruction, support terrorism, violate human rights, engage in acts of territorial aggression, and pose a threat to the international community. Recent debates and policy shifts regarding Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan reflect the uneven attempts to contend with regimes that pursue deviant behavior. In this timely new work, Miroslav Nincic illuminates the complex issues and policy choices surrounding clashes between international society and states that challenge the majority's espoused interests and values. As conventional approaches to international relations lose their relevance in a changing world, Nincic's work provides new and necessary frameworks and perspectives. Nincic explores recent events and develops theoretical models of contemporary asymmetrical power relations among states to offer a systematic account of the genesis, trajectory, and motivations of renegade regimes. He discusses how the pursuit of policies that defy international norms is often motivated by a regime's desire for greater domestic control. From this starting point, Nincic considers states' deviant behavior through two stages: the first is the initial decision to defy key aspects of the international normative order, and the second is the manner in which subsequent behavior is shaped by the international community's responses. In addressing attempts to control pariah states, Nincic assesses the effectiveness of sanctions and military responses. He provocatively argues that comprehensive economic sanctions can lead to a restructuring of the renegade regime's ideology and economy that ultimately strengthens its grip on power. In his chapter on military intervention, Nincic argues that force or the threat of force against a rogue state frequently triggers a protective reflex among its citizens, inspiring them to rally around the government's goals and values. Military threats, Nincic concludes, produce several kinds of consequences and their impact needs to be better understood.

Who are we?

die Krise der amerikanischen Identität

Author: Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442151981

Category:

Page: 506

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Foundations of Homeland Security

Law and Policy

Author: Martin J. Alperen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470934609

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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This book is the complete guide to understanding the structure of homeland security – its underlying law and policy. Created from a broad and in depth, yet edited collection of statutes, policy papers, presidential directives, and other documents, it cultivates a detailed understanding of the foundations of homeland security. It is arranged in a topic-by-topic format structured to include only the documents and statues that affect a particular subject, making for much easier understanding. Thus, the chapter on FEMA contains only the portions of the statutes and other documents that relate to FEMA. There are twenty-five topic areas. It contains hundreds of end notes, references, and suggestions for further study. This book offers important legal guidance that students, law enforcement officers, lawyers, and other homeland security professionals need to accurately interpret, understand, and apply homeland security policy. The Introduction provides an in-depth overview of the subject of homeland security and includes a discussion of what is homeland security, definitions of homeland security and terrorism, what is homeland security law, its development, and what is a homeland security curriculum. There are contributing chapters about homeland security in Europe, and homeland security in China and Japan.

Chronicle of Singapore, 1959-2009

Fifty Years of Headline News

Author: Peter H. L. Lim

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9814217751

Category: History

Page: 380

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Chronicle of Singapore will capture the full dramatic sweep of modern Singapore's history! It is living history, told in vivid newspaper format. The book will tell a myriad of individual stories ? real-life ones ? that together have made and are making up the face, the heart and the soul of Singapore.

The Far East and Australasia 2003

Author: Eur

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431339

Category: History

Page: 1538

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A unique survey of each country in the region. It includes an extensive collection of facts, statistics, analysis and directory information in one accessible volume.

An Amazing God

An Apologist's Journey from a Crisis Conversion to a Progression to Perfection

Author: Kent Mayeux

Publisher: Kent Mayeux Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 098236492X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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”An Amazing God” is not just another conversion story about how a sinner made a 180 degree turn on the wrong path travelled through life. In fact very little personal information is exposed. Rather this book is a compilation of the revealed knowledge of God learned through three years of active study of the Bible and numerous documents written since its composition. This book is a tool for a new evangelization. This book uses the book of Genesis as a general outline. A heavy emphasis on historical facts, figures and dates are used to confirm that God, as Jesus, walked this earth. Theological differences of the major religions are compared and contrasted especially Catholicism and the Protestant Reformists. The book’s main theme demonstrates the sole purpose of one’s life as a reunion of our soul with that of our creator at our earthly death. It explains the progression of the revealed truth to man both individually and as a society and how creation has progressed from redemption, to salvation to sanctification. The book addresses all areas of one’s life: social, political and spiritual. This book has an apologist’s flare with the ultimate goal of re-evangelizing those that have experienced God but have turned away from their religion. The book steps on the toes of those superficial professing Jews, Christians and Muslims and may present the realization that most are doomed to a painful and punishing eternity. How about you, can you tell me right now without a doubt, where your soul will reside for all of eternity when you die? Do you believe in resurrection? This book is unique in that it reveals how one achieves salvation and sanctification. It explains the transformational process by which one discards all vices and begins to live by the virtues through the power of the Holy Spirit. ”An Amazing God” should be considered a crucial self help book. With God in the forefront of your consciousness, you can begin your progression to perfection. The book will challenge those who profess a belief in God yet continue to live a life contrary to a serious faith life. The book is designed to demonstrate to atheists and believers alike that there is one, universal church established by Christ. More information can be found at http://www.newevangelization.net/.

Die Girls von Riad

Roman

Author: Rajaa Alsanea,Raǧāʾ ʿAbdallāh aṣ- Ṣāniʿ

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442466566

Category: German fiction

Page: 331

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Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States

Documents, Data, and Analysis

Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski,Paige Sullivan,Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563246371

Category: History

Page: 866

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Assembled here is a documentary portrait of the CIS, drawing on more than 500 official publications and releases and reports from the broadcast and print media. Excep-tionally comprehensive in scope and breadth, Russia and the Commonwealth of lndepen-dent States presents the actual texts of CIS accords and protocols as well as commentary from leading journalists and political actors. The documents are grouped within 10 chapters. Each chapter is preceded by introductory notes written by the editors, supplying historical background and identification of key issues surrounding the documents presented. Also included is a collection of maps which provide geographical detail of the CIS, Russia's Ethnic Republics. The Caucasus and Central Asia, Major Muslim Ethnic Groups in Armenia, Iran, and the Islamic Commonwealth States, and the Major Defense Facilities in the CIS Territory. The volume concludes with five appendixes which provide a chronological listing of key events, CIS development, CIS data, and Country Profiles, in which a political profile, area map, economic and demographic statistics are provided for the 12 member states.

Donald J. Trump: Great again!

Wie ich Amerika retten werde

Author: Donald J. Trump

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864703859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Zieht "The Donald" ins Weiße Haus? Für seine Fans verheißt er die Rückkehr goldener Zeiten. Für seine Gegner ist er wahlweise ein Lügner, ein Großmaul, ein Demagoge, ein Rassist oder vieles mehr. Ganz egal, wie man zu ihm steht – der Immobilien-Tycoon ist dem mächtigsten Amt der Welt bereits näher gekommen, als alle es für möglich gehalten hätten. Zeit also, sich zumindest einmal mit seinen Ansichten vertraut zu machen. Diese finden sich in seinem aktuellen Buch, in dem er, wen wundert's, darlegt, wie er sein geschundenes Land wieder zu alter Größe führen kann. Ein Buch das polarisieren wird. Ein Buch, das man gelesen haben sollte, um über die Person Donald Trump mitreden zu können.