Download E-books Travels of Learning: A Geography of Science in Europe (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science) PDF

This quantity deals a reappraisal of the subject of clinical and technological touring and takes the perspective of the ecu peripheries, together with case reviews of Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Hungary and the Scandinavian international locations. It contributes to the rationalization of mechanisms of appropriation of clinical rules, tools, practices and of technological services. it truly is of curiosity to students and scholars of historical past and philosophy of technology and expertise, cultural and social heritage, technology, expertise and society studies.

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Download E-books Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century PDF

By T.V. Paul

Since the sixteenth century, stability of energy politics have profoundly motivated diplomacy. yet in fresh years—with the surprising disappearance of the Soviet Union, growing to be energy of the us, and lengthening prominence of foreign institutions—many students have argued that stability of strength conception is wasting its relevance. This booklet examines the present place and way forward for stability of energy dynamics in foreign politics.

In this e-book, trendy students pay specific awareness to the theoretical and old criticisms of stability of strength concept whereas empirically assessing its validity at either worldwide and nearby degrees. the quantity additionally seems at systemic elements favoring or hindering a go back to stability of strength politics. It evaluates the demanding situations posed by means of subnational actors, akin to terrorist teams, and guns of mass destruction to foreign order. additional, it examines the relevance of stability of energy axioms in chosen areas: Western Europe, jap Europe, East Asia, South Asia, and Latin America.

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Download E-books Wittgenstein and the Idea of a Critical Social Theory: A Critique of Giddens, Habermas and Bhaskar (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought) PDF

By Nigel Pleasants

This booklet makes use of the philosophy of Wittgenstein as a point of view from which to problem the very suggestion of severe social thought, represented preeminently by means of Giddens, Habermas and Bhaskar. Renouncing the hunt for another Wittgensteinian idea of social and political existence, the writer indicates that Wittgenstein however has massive importance for severe concept and perform.

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Download E-books Militarism and the British Left, 1902-1914 PDF

Militarism has typically been considered as a phenomenon of the political correct. As this booklet demonstrates, notwithstanding, numerous teams at the political left in Britain in the course of the years earlier than the good warfare have been in a position to accommodate, or even assimilate, militaristic rules, sentiments, and regulations to a outstanding measure.

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Download E-books Governing Scotland: The Invention of Administrative Devolution PDF

Governing Scotland explores the origins and improvement of the Scottish workplace in an try and comprehend Scotland's place in the united kingdom union kingdom within the 20th century. competing perspectives have been encapsulated in debates on how Scotland will be ruled within the early 20th century: a Whitehall view that emphasized a qualified paperwork with strength targeted on London and a Scottish view that emphasized the significance of Scottish nationwide sentiment. those perspectives have been finally reconciled in 'administrative devolution'.

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Download E-books The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000: How Strategic Concerns Shaped Modern Britain PDF

Exterior demanding situations, strategic threats, and struggle have formed the process sleek British historical past. This quantity examines how Britain mobilized to satisfy those demanding situations and the way advancements within the structure, kingdom, public sphere, and financial system have been a reaction to international coverage concerns from the recovery to the increase of latest Labour.

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Download E-books Inequality (Oxford Ethics Series) PDF

By Larry S. Temkin

Equality has lengthy been one of the so much powerful of human beliefs and it maintains to play a in demand function in political argument. perspectives approximately equality tell a lot of the controversy approximately wide-ranging concerns akin to racism, sexism, duties to the bad or handicapped, kinfolk among built and constructing nations, and the justification of competing political, financial, and ideological platforms. Temkin starts his illuminating exam with an easy query: whilst is one scenario worse than one other concerning inequality? In exploring this question, a brand new method of figuring out inequality emerges. Temkin is going opposed to the typical view that inequality is easy and holistic and argues in its place that it really is advanced, individualistic, and basically comparative. He offers a brand new state of mind approximately equality and inequality that demanding situations the assumptions of philosophers, welfare economists, and others, and has major and far-reaching implications on a pragmatic in addition to a theoretical level.

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Download E-books "Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the College de France, 1975-76 PDF

By Michel Foucault

An exam of family members among battle and politics

From 1971 till his demise in 1984, Michel Foucault taught on the Collège de France, possibly the main prestigious highbrow establishment in Europe. every year, in a sequence of 12 public lectures, Foucault sought to give an explanation for his study of the former yr. those lectures don't reduplicate his released books, even if they do have subject matters in universal. The lectures express Foucault ranging freely and conversationally over the results of his research.

In Society has to be Defended, Foucault bargains with the emergence within the early seventeenth century of a brand new figuring out of society and its relation to conflict. warfare used to be now noticeable because the everlasting foundation of all associations of strength, a hidden presence inside of society which may be deciphered via an historic research. Tracing this improvement, Foucault outlines a family tree of power/knowledge that was once to turn into a prime hindrance in his ultimate years.

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Download E-books Gerechter Krieg - gerechter Frieden: Religionen und friedensethische Legitimationen in aktuellen militärischen Konflikten (Politik und Religion) (German Edition) PDF

Das Buch stellt sich den essenziellen Fragen von Krieg und Frieden aus ethischer und religiöser Perspektive. Ziel ist es, die gegenwärtig stark umstrittene Lehre vom gerechten Krieg in den globalen Kontext einzubinden und aktuelle Weiterentwicklungen innerhalb sowie außerhalb dieser stark vom Christentum geprägten Lehre zu analysieren. Erörtert werden aktuelle theoretische Ansätze des gerechten Krieges, Gegenkonzepte wie das von den beiden großen Kirchen in Deutschland unterstützte und mitformulierte Konzept des Gerechten Friedens sowie Konzepte über Krieg und Frieden in anderen Weltreligionen. Gerade mit den weltpolitischen Veränderungen nach 1989/90 ist eine systematische Reflexion der Kriterien, unter denen militärische Interventionen erlaubt sein könnten, wieder dringend geworden, und dies nicht nur im abendländisch christlichen, sondern vor allem auch im globalen, multikulturellen und multireligiösen Kontext.

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