Reality And Rhetoric

Author : P. T. Bauer
ISBN : 0674749472
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book is the culmination of P.T. Bauer's observations and reflections on Third World economies over a period of thirty years. He critically examines the central issues of market cersus centrally planned economies, industrial development, official direct and multi-national resource transfers to the Third World, immigation policy in the Third World, and economic methodology."--Back cover.
Category: Business & Economics

Us Tax Reform And Investment

Author : Julie Ann Elston
ISBN : 1856289486
Genre : Business & Economics
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US Tax Reforms and Corporate Investment in the 1980s: Reality and Rhetoric clearly outlines one of the most confusing and controversial policy issues in the world today - fiscal reform. From the Reagan administration to present times, one of the most vexing policy goals continues to be how to stimulate capital growth without increasing the budget deficit. Policies in the eighties were not successful in accomplishing this difficult task, but there are important lessons to be learned for the future policy makers of the 1990s. Here, evidence is presented not only on the weak connection between the tax cuts and investment growth during this period, but why the predicted investment growth failed to materialize. This book offers a healthy balance between qualitative policy analysis and econometric investigation to provide an in-depth and complete treatment of this crucial policy issue for both social scientists and the demanding public of today.
Category: Business & Economics

Law S Stories

Author : Peter Brooks
ISBN : 0300074905
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this volume, scholars from the worlds of law and literature take a probing look at how and why stories are told in the law. Experts discuss how narratives presented in trials and in Supreme Court opinions are told and listened to, and how they affect legal thinking and judgement.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Connections And Disconnections

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ISBN : OCLC:926701284
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This symposium aimed to focus on the role of research in exploring how the field addresses its claims. It asked: With what kinds of relationships and knowledge is outdoor education concerned? How important is the cultural and geographical context or the pedagogical process in developing such relationships? What is the role of broader social, cultural or education theory in understanding outdoor education? What are the connections between theory and practice and what are future directions for the field? The conference built on the International Conference held at Buckinghamshire-Chilterns University (UK) in 2002 and aimed to foster an international community of researchers whose work critically examines outdoor education theory and practice. By bringing together researchers and potential researchers it offered the opportunity to share research methods, findings and issues.

New Directions In Copyright Law

Author : Fiona Macmillan
ISBN : 1781958904
Genre : Law
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This second volume contains further exploration of the themes considered in Volume 1, namely the theoretical framework of copyright, and the convergence, divergence and globalisation of copyright.
Category: Law

Ideology And Rhetoric

Author : Bożenna Chylińska
ISBN : 9781443803892
Genre : History
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The discovery of America and its further development into a modern state and a nation are the clear instance of how ideology and rhetoric are entwined and how they can encompass widely disparate viewpoints. The essays collected in this book address the topical issues of modern American Studies: cultural difference and otherness; gender, race and ethnicity; class and power. They represent new texts and contexts, approached through the revision, reevaluation, and reconfiguration of cannons, thus accommodating the expectations of the heterodox audience. Femininity reconsidered; an ideology of passing away in contemporary world of technical development; race captured within the framework of identity and gender; the rhetoric of blackness approached through racial exploitation; American conquest ideology revealed in a mission of Manifest Destiny; the 20th century assimilation rhetoric in the relations between Native Americans and the US federal government; the conservative ideology and apologetic rhetoric of the Antebellum South; the critique of the 21st century American legal system; the evolution of the presidential rhetoric which today addresses a large heterogeneous audience – all these topics impose a transnational interpretation of American culture which developed as a result of the cross-cultural transformation of European culture/cultures, moulded on American soil to finally become a unique reformulation of the very idea of America itself.
Category: History

Protagoras And Logos

Author : Edward Schiappa
ISBN : 9781611171815
Genre : Religion
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Protagoras and Logos brings together in a meaningful synthesis the contributions and rhetoric of the first and most famous of the Older Sophists, Protagoras of Abdera. Most accounts of Protagoras rely on the somewhat hostile reports of Plato and Aristotle. By focusing on Protagoras's own surviving words, this study corrects many long-standing misinterpretations and presents significant facts: Protagoras was a first-rate philosophical thinker who positively influenced the theories of Plato and Aristotle, and Protagoras pioneered the study of language and was the first theorist of rhetoric. In addition to illustrating valuable methods of translating and reading fifth-century B.C.E. Greek passages, the book marshals evidence for the important philological conclusion that the Greek word translated as rhetoric was a coinage by Plato in the early fourth century. In this second edition, Edward Schiappa reassesses the philosophical and pedagogical contributions of Protagoras. Schiappa argues that traditional accounts of Protagoras are hampered by mistaken assumptions about the Sophists and the teaching of the art of rhetoric in the fifth century. He shows that, contrary to tradition, the so-called Older Sophists investigated and taught the skills of logos, which is closer to modern conceptions of critical reasoning than of persuasive oratory. Schiappa also offers interpretations for each of Protagoras's major surviving fragments and examines Protagoras's contributions to the theory and practice of Greek education, politics, and philosophy. In a new afterword Schiappa addresses historiographical issues that have occupied scholars in rhetorical studies over the past ten years, and throughout the study he provides references to scholarship from the last decade that has refined his views on Protagoras and other Sophists.
Category: Religion

Rhetoric In Popular Culture

Author : Barry Brummett
ISBN : 141291437X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book joins together two vital scholarly traditions: rhetorical criticism and critical studies. With updated examples from popular culture throughout the text; updated material on Marxist, psychoanalytic, feminist, media-centered, and culture-centered criticism; as well as a new discussion on "super-signs", neo-Aristotelian methods, and intertextuality, the text enables students to apply the growing and cutting-edge methodologies of critical studies to the study of rhetoric, and to link those new approaches to the rhetorical tradition.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines