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The Deconstitutionalization Of America

Author : Roger M. Barrus
ISBN : 9780739153987
Genre : History
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In The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of Democratic Rule, Roger M. Barrus and his coauthors embark on a discussion of American democracy from the nineteenth century to the present day. The present paradox democracy finds itself in can be summed up as 'the best of times and the worst of times.' Democracy, at its best, has triumphed throughout the world. It is the authors contention that this same success represents the potential for its undoing: with all governments claiming to be democratic, modern democrats-and this includes just about everyone-find it difficult if not impossible to understand the nature and problems of democracy. Since most everyone lives within a democratic horizon, they have nothing to compare democracy to and no one to point out its faults. In this way, they are hampered in dealing with their social and political problems, some of which may be the result of contradictions inherent in the democratic principle itself. The solution to democracy's ills might not be, after all, more democracy.
Category: History

Breaking With Athens

Author : Christopher A. Colmo
ISBN : 9780739152621
Genre : Philosophy
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This unique interpretation of Alfarabi's thought stresses the ways in which the tenth-century Arab philosopher self-consciously broke the metaphysical tradition that began with Plato. By examining Alfarabi's work as more than an extension or continuation of Greek philosophy, Colmo rethinks what medieval philosophy is and challenges almost universal assumptions about the origins of modernity.
Category: Philosophy

The Problem Of Natural Law

Author : Douglas Kries
ISBN : 0739120379
Genre : Law
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The Problem of Natural Law examines the understanding of conscience offered by Thomas Aquinas, who provided the classic statement of natural law. The book suggests that natural law theory could be improved by bracketing Thomistic conscience and then shows how a natural law position thus revised would be able to answer the most important critics of natural law in contemporary times.
Category: Law

Mind The Gap

Author : Kris Deschouwer
ISBN : 1786605414
Genre : Political Science
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This book draws a picture of a parliamentary and representative democracy that faces multiple tensions and multiple gaps.
Category: Political Science

Rising From The Flames

Author : Samuel L. Leiter
ISBN : 0739128183
Genre : Drama
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This is the first book to describe the way in which the traditional and modern forms of Japanese theater responded to Japan's defeat in World War II. It includes sixteen essays by thirteen specialists demonstrating the triumphs and tribulations of Japanese theater during the Allied Occupation, 1945–1952.
Category: Drama

Theorising Democide

Author : M. Chou
ISBN : 9781137298690
Genre : Political Science
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Beginning with the premise that democracies are often deeply implicated in their own downfall, The Theory of Democide challenges the conventional view of how and why democracies collapse by demonstrating that democratic collapse is often a direct result of the inherent logic of democracy itself.
Category: Political Science

Religious Ideology In American Politics

Author : Nicole Guétin
ISBN : 9780786453160
Genre : Religion
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"By looking at writings of American thinkers, the work argues for the consistency and permanence of the American religious vision. Manifest Destiny, America as 'God's Country' and Americans as 'God's People' are explored, as is how these ideals of America
Category: Religion

How To Make Any Occasion Special

Author : Judie Byrd
ISBN : 0849935857
Genre : House & Home
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Judie Byrd offers a wealth of creative entertainment ideas to spice up life in a jif--based on the belief that it's the simple personal touches that can turn ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.
Category: House & Home

Essays International Economic Theory

Author : Jagdish N. Bhagwati
ISBN : 0262521210
Genre : Business & Economics
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These two volumes contain seventy essays chosen largely for the originality of their contributions. The first volume contains several classic papers. Among them are the many contributions to the theory of distortions in the 1960s which laid the foundations of the postwar theory of commercial policy. Also included are Bhagwati's important papers of the 1970s and 1980s which have shaped a new revolution in the theory of trade and welfare: the political-economy-theoretic analysis of DUP (directly-unproductive profit-seeking) activities. Influential essays on the nonequivalence of tariffs and quotas, immiserizing growth, cost-benefit analysis in open economies, and other major areas of trade theory are covered. The second volume presents essays that have opened up new areas of analysis in the theory of international trade and in the associated fields of public finance and developmental economics. Bhagwati's seminal work on the novel question of the appropriate income tax jurisdiction in the presence of international factor mobility, his well-known analyses of the consequences of skilled migration, the problem of the optimal choice between international capital and labor mobility, are all included.
Category: Business & Economics

Letters From Readers In The Polish American Press 1902 1969

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ISBN : 9780739188736
Genre : History
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A Corner for Everybody is a unique collection of close to five hundred letters from Polish American readers, which were published in the Polish-language weekly Ameryka-Echo between 1902 and 1969. In these letters, Polish immigrants speak in their own words about their American experience, and vigorously debate religion, organization of their community, ethnic identity, American politics and society, and ties to the homeland. The translated letters are annotated and divided into thematic chapters with informative introductions. Polish Americans formed one of the largest European immigrant groups in the United States and their community (Polonia) developed a vibrant Polish-language press, which tied together networks of readers in the entire Polish immigrant Diaspora. Newspaper editors encouraged their readers to write to the press and provided them with public space to exchange their views and opinions, and share thoughts and reflections. Ameryka-Echo, a weekly published from Toledo, Ohio, was one of the most popular and long-lasting newspapers with international circulation. For seven decades, Ameryka-Echo sustained a number of sections based on readers’ correspondence, but the most popular of them was a “Corner for Everybody,” which featured thousands of letters on a variety of topics. The readers eagerly discussed everything from occurrences in local communities, to issues paramount to the formation of their ethnic identity and assimilation, church, religion, gender, politics, relations with new immigrant waves, and other ethnic groups. The letter-writers debated the American labor movement and strikes, described hardships of the Great Depression and World War II, and argued about American domestic politics, and foreign policy. They also keenly followed changes in their homeland and called for work on behalf of the Polish nation. The Ameryka-Echo letters are a rich source of information on the history of Polish Americans, which can serve as primary sources for students and scholars. They also provide a new, fascinating, and lively look into the passions and experiences of individuals who created the larger American historical experience.
Category: History