The Social Construction of the Ocean

Author: Philip E. Steinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521010573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

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This 2001 book discusses the changing uses, regulations and representation of the sea from 1450 to now.

IBSS: Political Science: 2002

Author: Compiled by the British Library of Political and Economic Science

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134339968

Category: Political Science

Page: 660

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First published in 1952, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology) is well established as a major bibliographic reference for students, researchers and librarians in the social sciences worldwide. Key features * Authority : rigorous standards are applied to make the IBSS the most authoritative selective bibliography ever produced. Articles and books are selected on merit by some of the world's most expert librarians and academics. * Breadth : today the IBSS covers over 2000 journals - more than any other comparable resource. The latest monograph publications are also included. * International Coverage : the IBSS reviews scholarship published in over 30 languages, including publications from Eastern Europe and the developing world. * User friendly organization : all non-English titles are word sections. Extensive author, subject and place name indexes are provided in both English and French. Place your standing order now for the 2002 volumes of the the IBSS Anthropology : 2002 Vol.48 December 2002: 234x156: 0-415-32634-6: u195.00 Economics : 2002 Vol.51 December 2002: 234x156: 0-415-32635-4: u195.0 0 Political Science : 2002 Vol.51 December 2002: 234x156: 0-415-32636-2: u195.00 Sociology : 2002 Vol.52 December 2002: 234x156: 0-415-32637-0: u195.00

Private Power and Global Authority

Transnational Merchant Law in the Global Political Economy

Author: A. Claire Cutler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107320429

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Transnational merchant law, which is mistakenly regarded in purely technical and apolitical terms, is a central mediator of domestic and global political/legal orders. By engaging with literature in international law, international relations and international political economy, this book develops the conceptual and theoretical foundations for analyzing the political significance of international economic law. In doing so, it illustrates the private nature of the interests that this evolving legal order has served over time. The book makes a sustained and comprehensive analysis of transnational merchant law and offers a radical critique of global capitalism.

A Search for Sovereignty

Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400–1900

Author: Lauren Benton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107782716

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A Search for Sovereignty approaches world history by examining the relation of law and geography in European empires between 1400 and 1900. Lauren Benton argues that Europeans imagined imperial space as networks of corridors and enclaves, and that they constructed sovereignty in ways that merged ideas about geography and law. Conflicts over treason, piracy, convict transportation, martial law, and crime created irregular spaces of law, while also attaching legal meanings to familiar geographic categories such as rivers, oceans, islands, and mountains. The resulting legal and spatial anomalies influenced debates about imperial constitutions and international law both in the colonies and at home. This study changes our understanding of empire and its legacies and opens new perspectives on the global history of law.

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence

Author: Ines Weizman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317700996

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence maps out and expands upon the methodologies of architectural action and reinvigorates the concept of dissent within the architectural field. It expands the notion of dissidence to other similar practices and strategies of resistance, in a variety of historical and geographical contexts.The book also discusses how the gestures and techniques of past struggles, as well as ‘dilemmas’ of working in politically suppressive regimes, can help to inform those of today. This collection of essays from expert scholars demonstrates the multiple responses to this subject, the potential and dangers of dissidence, and thus constructs a robust lexicon of concepts that will point to possible ways forward for politically and theoretically committed architects and practitioners.

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Author: Gary L. Gaile,Cort J. Willmott

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198233923

Category: Reference

Page: 820

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For anyone interested in recent American research on climate, cities, Geographical Information Systems, Latin America, or any of the other subfields in geography, this volume provides representative accounts of American geographers' contributions in 47 specialty areas. This wide range of specialties comprises both a comprehensive reference and a 'state of the discipline' report. - ;Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century surveys American geographers' current research in their specialty areas and tracks trends and innovations in the many subfields of geography. As such, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. It includes an introduction by the editors and 47 chapters, each on a specific specialty. The authors of each chapter were chosen by their specialty group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Based on a process of review and revision, the chapters in this volume have become truly representative of the recent scholarship of American geographers. While it focuses on work since 1990, it additionally includes related prior work and work by non-American geographers. The initial Geography in America was published in 1989 and has become a benchmark reference of American geographical research during the 1980s. This latest volume is completely new and features a Foreward written by the eminent geographer, Gilbert White. - ;"This comprehensive work provides an opportunity for all to share an understanding of what professional geography in the US has become. Highly recommended." Geoffrey J. Martin, Choice -

History of Oceanography

Newsletter of the Commission of Oceanography, International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oceanography

Page: N.A

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Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

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Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.

Mapping the Cold War

Cartography and the Framing of America’s International Power

Author: Timothy Barney

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469618559

Category: History

Page: 338

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In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and other conventions of maps prescribed and constrained the means by which foreign policy elites, popular audiences, and social activists navigated conflicts between North and South, East and West. Maps also influenced how identities were formed in a world both shrunk by advancing technologies and marked by expanding and shifting geopolitical alliances and fissures. Pointing to the necessity of how politics and values were "spatialized" in recent U.S. history, Barney argues that Cold War–era maps themselves had rhetorical lives that began with their conception and production and played out in their circulation within foreign policy circles and popular media. Reflecting on the ramifications of spatial power during the period, Mapping the Cold War ultimately demonstrates that even in the twenty-first century, American visions of the world--and the maps that account for them--are inescapably rooted in the anxieties of that earlier era.

Governing Global Networks

International Regimes for Transportation and Communications

Author: Mark W. Zacher,Brent A. Sutton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521559737

Category: Law

Page: 299

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Governing Global Networks explores the mutual interests that have sustained the regulatory regimes for four major international service industries--shipping, air transport, telecommunications, and postal services. The authors argue that states have been concerned with two sometimes conflicting goals: facilitating the flow of international commerce; and maintaining the prerogatives of state sovereignty. This analysis of the impact of the breaking up of cartels and of deregulation is an important contribution to theoretical debates in the study of international organizations and international political economy.

Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Bericht des Club of Rome zur Lage der Menschheit

Author: Dennis Meadows,Donella H. Meadows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: 183

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Risikokontroversen

Konzepte, Konflikte, Kommunikation

Author: Helmut Jungermann,Bernd Rohrmann,Peter Wiedemann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642845576

Category: Science

Page: 396

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Das vorliegende Buch ist in den Jahren 1988-1990 im Rahmen der Programm gruppe "Mensch-Umwelt-Technik" des Forschungszentrums Jülich entstanden. Diese sozialwissenschaftlich orientierte Gruppe befaßt sich seit 1988 mit der Analyse der Bedingungen, Probleme und Möglichkeiten der Kommunikation über technikbedingte Risiken. Angesichts des vielfältigen Gebrauchs und der oft unklaren Konturen des Risiko-Begriffes in der wissenschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Risiko-Debatte stellte sich die Gruppe die Aufgabe, die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der Risiko-Kommunikation in verschiedenen, kontrovers diskutierten Technikberei chen zu untersuchen. Dazu wurden Experten in den Bereichen Gentechnik, Chemie, Kerntechnik, Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik sowie im Be reich der Klimaforschung beauftragt, das Problem der Risiko-Kommunikation in ihrem jeweiligen Bereich in einer Expertise aufzuarbeiten und zusammenfassend darzustellen. Diese Expertisen wurden in der Programmgruppe MUT ausführlich diskutiert und einem systematischen Vergleich unterzogen. Das vorliegende Buch präsentiert die Ergebnisse; zum einen die fünf Expertisen selbst, zum anderen drei vergleichende Analysen zu Themen, Akteuren und Stra tegien der Risiko-Kommunikation. Wir hoffen, daß das Buch selbst einen Beitrag zur Verbesserung der wissenschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation über Risiken leistet. Wir danken den Autoren der Expertisen für ihre Geduld und ihre Kooperation sowie Herrn Hans Ulrich Stegelmann und Frau Waltraud Freier-Linder für die Bearbeitung des Manuskripts.

Monthly Bibliography

Books, official documents, serials

Author: United Nations Library (Geneva, Switzerland)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: N.A

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The Cambridge World History

Author: Jerry H. Bentley,Sanjay Subrahmanyam,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521192463

Category: History

Page: 512

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Comprehensive account of the intense biological, commercial, and cultural exchanges, and the creation of global connections, between 1400 and 1800.