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Taking Power

Author : John Foran
ISBN : 1139445189
Genre : Social Science
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Taking Power analyzes the causes behind some three dozen revolutions in the Third World between 1910 and the present. It advances a theory that seeks to integrate the political, economic, and cultural factors that brought these revolutions about, and links structural theorizing with original ideas on culture and agency. It attempts to explain why so few revolutions have succeeded, while so many have failed. The book is divided into chapters that treat particular sets of revolutions including the great social revolutions of Mexico 1910, China 1949, Cuba 1959, Iran 1979, and Nicaragua 1979, the anticolonial revolutions in Algeria, Vietnam, Angola, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe from the 1940s to the 1970s, and the failed revolutionary attempts in El Salvador, Peru, and elsewhere. It closes with speculation about the future of revolutions in an age of globalization, with special attention to Chiapas, the post-September 11 world, and the global justice movement.
Category: Social Science

Taking Power Back

Author : Simon Parker
ISBN : 9781447326878
Genre : Political Science
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One of the key issues of our time is the question of where power and governance should lie. Should they be centrally controlled, drawing on efficiencies of scale and gathered knowledge? Or should they be more locally distributed, so that they more closely represent the actual needs of people and communities? In Taking Power Back, Simon Parker makes a powerful case for the latter: centralization, he argues, has been largely a failure, breeding distrust among citizens—who, he shows, are beginning to take matters into their own hands. Offering policy recommendations and practical suggestions, Parker argues for a new kind of politics, one that can fully unleash society's creative potential.
Category: Political Science

Taking Power In The Economy

Author : Susan Brown
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121603935
Genre : Economic history
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Economic justice is now at the top of the South African transformation agenda. How to go about realising it effectively and spreading benefits to the majority, is the key national debate of today.
Category: Economic history

Change The World Without Taking Power The Meaning Of Revolution Today

Author : John Holloway
ISBN : 9781312382541
Genre : Self-Help
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This new edition of John Holloway's contemporary classic, Change the World Without Taking Power, includes an extensive new preface by the author. The wave of political demonstrations since the Battle of Seattle in 2001 have crystallised a new trend in left-wing politics. Modern protest movements are grounding their actions in both Marxism and Anarchism, fighting for radical social change in terms that have nothing to do with the taking of state power. This is in clear opposition to the traditional Marxist theory of revolution which centres on the overthrow of government. In this book, John Holloway asks how we can reformulate our understanding of revolution as the struggle against power, not for power. After a century of failed attempts by revolutionary and reformist movements to bring about radical social change, the concept of revolution itself is in crisis.
Category: Self-Help

Changing Venezuela By Taking Power

Author : Gregory Wilpert
ISBN : UVA:X030276051
Genre : History
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Venezuela under Hugo Chavez could be a model for peaceful revolutionor, as this definitive history shows, it could all be undone by the spectres of the past. Since coming to power in 1998, the Chavez government has inspired both fierce internal debate and horror amongst Western governments accustomed to counting on an obeisant regime in the oil-rich state. Is Venezuela going through a peaceful, democratic "Bolivarian revolution," with the country's poor becoming politically engaged and beginning to share its oil wealth? Or is Chavez leading his country towards Latin American caudillismo at best, or Castro-style communism at worst? In this rich and resourceful study, Greg Wilpert exposes the self-serving logic behind much middle-class opposition to Venezuela's elected leader, and explains the real reason for their alarm. He argues that the Chavez government has instituted one of the world's most progressive constitutions, but warns that they have yet to overcome the dangerous spectres of the country's past: its culture of patronage and clientelism, its corruption, and its support for personality cultsall of them fuelled by the attention and interference of a succession of US administrations.
Category: History

Jury Duty Reclaiming Your Political Power And Taking Responsibility

Author : Michael Singer
ISBN : 9781440802706
Genre : Political Science
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Written by a legal scholar for the general reader, this book demystifies the institution of the jury and validates its political power, providing valuable insights for the more than 30 million Americans who receive a jury summons each year.
Category: Political Science

Roots To Power

Author : Lee Staples
ISBN : 0275969983
Genre : Political Science
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This how-to manual presents strategies, tactics, methods, and techniques that community members can use to take collective action in the pursuit of hopes, visions, and dreams for a better future.
Category: Political Science

Calling All Heroes

Author : Paco Ignacio Taibo (II)
ISBN : 9781604862058
Genre : Fiction
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The euphoric idealism of grassroots reform and the tragic reality of revolutionary failure are at the centre of this speculative novel, which opens with a real historical event: on October 2, 1968, the Mexican police fired into a crowd of demonstrating students, killing more than 200 and wounding hundreds more. Two years later, a journalist and participant in the fateful events lies recovering in the hospital from a knife wound. His fevered imagination leads him in the collection of facts and memories of the movement and its assassination.
Category: Fiction

Taking The Battle To The Enemy S Gate

Author : DR. D. K. OLUKOYA
Genre : Religion
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Taking the Battle to the Enemy’s gate In this book the author draws a clear line of demarcation between offensive and defensive warfare.The difference between the conqueror and the conquered is clearly stipulated. The author maintains that for a very long time, the children of God have not been pro-active. There are challenges in every chapter. You will also discover that victory belongs to those who are on the offensive.The challenge of the hour is that you must take the battle to the gate of the enemy The offensive prayer points in this book will bulldoze the gates of darkness.This book will teach you how to stop the enemy before he stops you.
Category: Religion

Taking Power

Author : Stephen Mace
ISBN : 1561842400
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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So for its own amusement, it became the Universe, infiltrated it with living consciousness, and now enjoys the ongoing interaction from every possible perspective. We are eyes of God, together with every cat and rat, frog and fly, and through us God's omniscience is assured. But by participating in this consciousness, we share its energy, and thus its power. So magick is simply a question of learning how to exploit our access, and how best to regard the possibilities we thus discover. Psychic energy is a separate stuff which, though it has its usual origin in living tissue, may act independently of it to spawn events consistent with its character. Magick is a psychic technology, a set of techniques and an attitude that enable the practitioner to manipulate psychic energy so it generates reality in accordance with his or her will. "Taking Power" offers a dynamic understanding of this technique, and a vivid grasp of the attitude. From astral projection, the binding of spirits, power spots and the subtle body to the Holy Guardian Angel and magickal ethics, Stephen Mace presents it all in terms of the dynamics of psychic energy, without regard for any symbolic orientation. Thus the dynamics may be applied to any orientation, or to no orientation at all, so long as one's ideology admits to one's right to deal with reality in this way -- with the obligations and the privileges of the Creator.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Take Back Your Power

Author : Yasmin Davidds
ISBN : 9781416523147
Genre : Self-Help
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"I dedicate this book to every woman who has ever felt sad, frustrated, alone, scared, unsatisfied, compromised, or depleted. I know how it feels -- I've been there, too." -- Yasmin Davidds Empowerment specialist and relationship expert Yasmin Davidds reaches into your mind and soul to take you down the path of self-empowerment. Davidds's message is clear: "Your power is your life force, and you must learn about it and honor it if you want to be a whole woman." Drawing from her own life experiences, Davidds provides an easy and inspiring plan to overcome adversity and fulfill your dreams. Let Davidds bring you on a journey of self-discovery, self-love, and unstoppable success. Let her empower you.
Category: Self-Help

Take The Power Back

Author : Robert Brandon Cox
ISBN : 9781450215114
Genre : Political Science
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After serving as a United States Marine during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Robert Brandon Cox realized his perspective had changed on how American freedom is interpreted around the world. Now, years after his service, yet still devoted to his lifelong promise to uphold and defend Americas freedom, Cox is breaking his silence. From the unique viewpoint of one who was there, Take the Power Back delivers an honest, forthright look at Americas involvement in Iraq from March 2003 to the present occupation. Cox dissects major aspects of Americas recent history, including Americas drug war, the Bush family empire, and American political propaganda, and ties together the loose threads of history to form a more complete picture of our current role in Iraq. Cox reveals how our dependence on oil has fueled both foreign and domestic policy and explores the U.S. governments systematic exploitation of power throughout the years. In addition, he offers ideas and solutions for the diplomatic problems plaguing our nation and parts the curtain behind Obamas presidency. Well-researched and deeply informative, Take the Power Back is a stirring call to action, one that will resonate within the heart of every American.
Category: Political Science

Case Taking For The Energy Practitioner

Author : Melinda Connor
ISBN : 9781300168522
Genre : Health & Fitness
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For the developing Energy Healing Practitioner, Dr. Melinda Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, FAM, has provided a guide for the Case Taking process. With foreword by Dr. Bernard O. Williams, Ph.D., President Emeritus of Holos University Graduate Seminary and past President of ISSSEEM, this is the definitive guide to Case Taking. With clear information and a step by step process, Case Taking for the Energy Practitioner has integrated esoteric knowledge with conventional wisdom to support the transformational process.
Category: Health & Fitness

Take Power Like This Old Man Here

Author : Alexis Wright
ISBN : 1864650052
Genre : Business & Economics
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This anthology takes us inside the Central Land Council to reveal the political battles, the legal manoevres and the extraordinary people of the fight for land rights in Central Australia. We encounter the human side of powerful modern Aboriginal organisastions at work and we learn the background and personalities of their Aboriginal leaders and staff. We see how, with considerable humour and passion, they continue to meet the challenges of the times. Take Power is a resounding tribute: to the strength of traditional Aboriginal law and culture, and to the workers for land rights who have helped shape the social and political landscape of a nation.
Category: Business & Economics

Civilian Power

Author : Hannah Boie
ISBN : 9783643105905
Genre : Political Science
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What exactly is the power that is exercised in civilian power relations? How and where does it manifest itself, and how does it shape the reality of interaction between states? This book provides an original look at civilian power, taking into account fundamental power theory as well as current debates on this subject. In this framework, it presents a comparative analysis of Euro-Israeli and Euro-Egyptian relations. The author thus makes an innovative contribution to power theory by offering new insights into the role of civilian power in Euro-Mediterranean relations.
Category: Political Science

Taking State Power

Author : John C. Leggett
ISBN : UOM:39015000560931
Genre : Government, Resistance to
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Category: Government, Resistance to

Seize The Sky 9 Secrets Of Negotiation Power Student Version

Author : Karen S. Walch, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781105271960
Genre : Business & Economics
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In Seize the Sky: 9 Secrets of Negotiation Power, Karen S. Walch explores the secrets of power central to your negotiation success. You can immediately enhance the leverage to work with others in order to achieve your goals. You will learn the limits of classic coercive power practices of manipulation and deception tactics. In contrast, this mastery guide uncovers the power of understanding method which unleashes vital energy, creativity, and stamina to achieve satisfying and lasting results.
Category: Business & Economics