Competing Visions Complex Realities

Competing Visions  Complex Realities
Author: Jorge Reina Schement,Leah A. Lievrouw
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing Visions Complex Realities Book Excerpt:

This books examines social aspects of information-oriented society in the United States. Each contributor focuses on a specific and significant social aspect of the information-oriented society. Areas covered include: understanding the extent of information work in the United States; analyzing information work in the health care industry; defining information in an information-oriented society; the evolution of the concept of information in the courts; the coporatization and privatization of information in the economy; information and the restructuring of the family environment; information in the rural sector; the emergence of Silicon Valley; and social attitudes and values toward information technology.

Competing Visions of Empire

Competing Visions of Empire
Author: Abigail L. Swingen
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN: 0300189443
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing Visions of Empire Book Excerpt:

Abigail L. Swingen’s insightful study provides a new framework for understanding the origins of the British Empire while exploring how England’s original imperial designs influenced contemporary English politics and debates about labor, economy, and overseas trade. Focusing on the ideological connections between the growth of unfree labor in the English colonies, particularly the use of enslaved Africans, and the development of British imperialism during the early modern period, the author examines the overlapping, often competing agendas of planters, merchants, privateers, colonial officials, and imperial authorities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Competing Visions of World Order

Competing Visions of World Order
Author: Sebastian Conrad,Dominic Sachsenmaier
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2007-04-16
ISBN: 0230604285
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing Visions of World Order Book Excerpt:

Bringing together scholars from around the world, this first book in the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series raises the question of how we can get away from the contemporary language of globalization, so as to identify meaningful, global ways of defining historical events and processes in the late Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries.

Competing Visions of India in World Politics

Competing Visions of India in World Politics
Author: K. Sullivan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-07-06
ISBN: 1137398663
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing Visions of India in World Politics Book Excerpt:

This edited collection presents an alternative set of reflections on India's contemporary global role by exploring a range of influential non-Western state perspectives. Through multiple case studies, the contributors gauge the success of India's efforts to be seen as an alternative global power in the twenty-first century.

Competing Visions of Islam in the United States

Competing Visions of Islam in the United States
Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780313299513
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing Visions of Islam in the United States Book Excerpt:

This is the first in-depth study of the large Muslim population of Los Angeles County. It explores both immigrant and indigenous Muslims' self-identity and the role they see for themselves and their faith in the United States.

Competing Visions of Japan s Relations with Southeast Asia 1938 1960

Competing Visions of Japan s Relations with Southeast Asia  1938 1960
Author: Heiko Lang
Publsiher: Nomos Verlag
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 3748904916
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing Visions of Japan s Relations with Southeast Asia 1938 1960 Book Excerpt:

Das vorliegende Werk bietet die erste vergleichende Analyse der japanischen Debatte um die Südostasien-Politik im Zeitraum von 1938-1941 und 1952-1960. In einer umfangreichen Diskursanalyse werden die konkurrierenden Argumente der wirtschaftlichen, militärischen und politischen Eliten, der Diplomaten und der Intellektuellen zu Japans Regionalstrategie systematisch dargestellt. Neben der Analyse von Kontinuitäten und Wandel wird ebenfalls gezeigt, wie die Debatte über die Beziehungen zu Südostasien dazu diente, tiefergehende Fragen nach der Identität Japans, seinen Beziehungen zu den westlichen Ländern, und dem Verhältnis zu Asien zu verhandeln, und eröffnet damit neue Perspektiven für das Feld der diplomatischen Ideengeschichte Japans. Heiko Lang lehrt als Post-Doc im Bereich Internationale Beziehungen an der Hōsei-Universität in Tokyo.

Competing Visions of Human Rights

Competing Visions of Human Rights
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Human rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conflicting Visions

Conflicting Visions
Author: Ryan Touhey
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN: 0774829036
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflicting Visions Book Excerpt:

In 1974, India shocked the world by detonating a nuclear device. In the diplomatic controversy that ensued, the Canadian government expressed outrage that India had extracted plutonium from a Canadian reactor donated only for peaceful purposes. In the aftermath, relations between the two nations cooled considerably. As Conflicting Visions reveals, Canada and India’s relationship was turbulent long before the first bomb blast. Canada’s expectations of how the former British colony would behave following its independence in 1947 led to a series of misperceptions and miscommunications that strained bilateral relations for decades.

Understanding the Policy Process

Understanding the Policy Process
Author: Hudson, John,Lowe, Stuart
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 9781847422675
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Policy Process Book Excerpt:

This book draws on the latest and best social science to explain how and why social policy change occurs. Focusing on the policy making process as the key to change, it uses core concepts of policy analysis, one in each chapter, to build up a fully worked explanation of social policy change and to equip readers with knowledge that can be applied to any aspect of welfare policy and public and social policy more generally. This second edition of the book updates the bestselling first edition for the post-Blair era with international case studies from numerous countries."Understanding the policy process":·[vbTab]introduces the main themes of the policy analysis literature;·[vbTab]demonstrates the centrality of the policy making process to an understanding of the operational possibilities and limits of social policy;·[vbTab]takes account of macro-, meso- and micro-level approaches to social policy analysis;·[vbTab]uses clear explanations of key concepts, up-to-date illustrative case studies and examples to increase students' understanding of the theory and practice of policy analysis;·[vbTab]uses a comparative approach.

Conflicting Visions of Reform

Conflicting Visions of Reform
Author: Miriam Usher Chrisman
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780391039445
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflicting Visions of Reform Book Excerpt:

Cultural and textual analysis of 300 German propaganda pamphlets reveals lay people responding to the Protestant Reformation. They urge changes based on the perceptions and aspirations of their social class, supporting their proposals by personal interpretations of the Bible.

European Memory and Conflicting Visions of the Past

European Memory and Conflicting Visions of the Past
Author: Mano Toth
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2021-10-25
ISBN: 3030798437
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Memory and Conflicting Visions of the Past Book Excerpt:

This book discusses a number of ways in which the dialogue about Europe’s past and future could be rendered more inclusive, such as the promotion of critical and sentimental education and the creation of virtual and actual social spaces in which citizens and organised identity groups can participate. The discussion about European memory is far from being a “merely” symbolic issue with no political consequences. Imagining Europe and its past in different ways will lead to different real political outcomes. For instance, thinking about European integration as an embodiment of the values of the Enlightenment (such as human rights, liberal democracy, and reason), as a guarantor of peace on the continent, as a guarantor of prosperity, or as a guarantor that massive human rights violations like genocide will “never again” be committed on its soil, all entail different political objectives. Similarly, conflicting understandings of European memory as either a thing or a social construct, as either one memory or a plurality of memories, as either the end point of deliberation or a dialogical process, represent not merely inconsequential cultural “froth on the tides of society,” but crucially important issues with real political consequences. The book is intended to contribute to this discussion about the common European approach to the past (and thus to the future).

Toward A North American Community

Toward A North American Community
Author: Donald Barry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN: 1000009653
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward A North American Community Book Excerpt:

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a milestone in the affairs of the continent and in international trade. The first formal arrangement of any kind between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, it is also the first trade pact including countries of such disproportionate power and levels of development. For Canada and Mexico the agr

Making America A History of the United States

Making America  A History of the United States
Author: Carol Berkin,Christopher Miller,Robert Cherny,James Gormly
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1285974387
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making America A History of the United States Book Excerpt:

Shaped with a clear political chronology, MAKING AMERICA reflects the variety of individual experiences and cultures that comprise American society. The book's clear and helpful presentation speaks directly to students, sparking their curiosity and inviting them to “do history” as well as read about it. For instructors whose classrooms mirror the diversity of today's college students, the strongly chronological narrative, together with visuals and an integrated program of learning and teaching aids, makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19479-0; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-285-19480-6; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 15-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19481-3. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Battle of Petersburg June 15 18 1864

The Battle of Petersburg  June 15 18  1864
Author: Sean Michael Chick
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 1612347371
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battle of Petersburg June 15 18 1864 Book Excerpt:

The Battle of Petersburg was the culmination of the Virginia Overland campaign, which pitted the Army of the Potomac, led by Ulysses S. Grant and George Gordon Meade, against Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. In spite of having outmaneuvered Lee, after three days of battle in which the Confederates at Petersburg were severely outnumbered, Union forces failed to take the city, and their final, futile attack on the fourth day only added to already staggering casualties. By holding Petersburg against great odds, the Confederacy arguably won its last great strategic victory of the Civil War. In The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864, Sean Michael Chick takes an in-depth look at an important battle often overlooked by historians and offers a new perspective on why the Army of the Potomac's leadership, from Grant down to his corps commanders, could not win a battle in which they held colossal advantages. He also discusses the battle's wider context, including politics, memory, and battlefield preservation. Highlights include the role played by African American soldiers on the first day and a detailed retelling of the famed attack of the First Maine Heavy Artillery, which lost more men than any other Civil War regiment in a single battle. In addition, the book has a fresh and nuanced interpretation of the generalships of Grant, Meade, Lee, P. G. T. Beauregard, and William Farrar Smith during this critical battle.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion Conflict and Peacebuilding

The Oxford Handbook of Religion  Conflict  and Peacebuilding
Author: Atalia Omer,R. Scott Appleby,David Little
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199731640
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion Conflict and Peacebuilding Book Excerpt:

This title provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. Extending that inquiry beyond its traditional parameters, the volume explores the legacies of colonialism, missionary activism, secularism, orientalism, and liberalism. While featuring case studies from diverse contexts and traditions, the volume is organised thematically.

Afghan Crucible

Afghan Crucible
Author: Elisabeth Leake
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-03-31
ISBN: 0192584863
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghan Crucible Book Excerpt:

A new global history of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan - an invasion whose consequences are still felt in Afghanistan and across the wider world. On 24 December 1979, Soviet armed forces entered Afghanistan, beginning an occupation that would last almost a decade and creating a political crisis that shook the world. To many observers, the Soviet invasion showed the lengths to which one of the world's superpowers would go to vie for supremacy in the global Cold War. The Soviet war, and parallel covert American aid to Afghan resistance fighters, would come to be a defining event of international politics in the final years of the Cold War, lingering far beyond the Soviet Union's own demise. Yet Cold War competition is only a small part of the story. Soviet troops entered a country already at war with itself. A century of debates within Afghanistan over the nature of modern nationhood culminated in a 1978 coup in which self-described Afghan communists pledged to fundamentally reshape Afghanistan. Instead what broke out was a civil war in which Afghans asserted competing models of Afghan statehood. Afghan socialists and Islamists came to the fore of this conflict in the 1980s, thanks in part to Soviet and American involvement, but they represented a broader movement for local articulations of social and political modernity that did not derive from foreign models. Afghans, in conversation with foreigners, set many of the parameters of the conflict. This sweeping history moves between centres of state in Kabul, Moscow, Islamabad, and Washington, the halls of global governance in Geneva and New York, resistance hubs in Peshawar and Panjshir, and refugee camps scattered across Pakistan's borderlands to tell a story that is much more expansive than the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan - a global history of a moment of crisis not just for Afghanistan or the Cold War but international relations and the postcolonial state.

Polarity in International Relations

Polarity in International Relations
Author: Nina Græger
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3031055055
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polarity in International Relations Book Excerpt:

This book brings together a group of leading scholars on international relations to develop and apply the concept of polarity on past and present international relations and discuss its applicability and usefulness in the future. Despite a comprehensive debate on a global power shift, often discussed in terms of the decline of the United States, the crisis in the liberal international order, and the rise of China, IRs main concept of power, polarity, remains undertheorized and understudied. The great powers and their importance for dynamics and processes in the international system are central to current debates on international order, but these debates too often suffer from a combination of politicized empirical analysis and reliance on old theoretical debates and conceptualizations, typically originating in the Cold War security environment. In order to meet these challenges, this book updates, conceptualizes, applies and critically debates the concepts of unipolarity, bipolarity, multipolarity and non-polarity in order to understand the current world order. Nina Grger is Professor of International Relations and Head of Department at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Bertel Heurlin is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Ole Wver is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Anders Wivel is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Vision and Prophecy

Vision and Prophecy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: CTPI (Edinburgh)
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1870126149
Category: Christian sociology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision and Prophecy Book Excerpt:

The Meaning of Make Disciples in the Broader Context of the Gospel of Matthew

The Meaning of  Make Disciples  in the Broader Context of the Gospel of Matthew
Author: Lindsay D. Arthur
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-05-09
ISBN: 1666735264
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Make Disciples in the Broader Context of the Gospel of Matthew Book Excerpt:

Students of the Bible are generally comfortable with their understanding of the command “make disciples” (Matt 28:19). Indeed, most of them would argue that the Gospel writer, Matthew, spells out very clearly the meaning of the term in the Great Commission (Matt 28:16–20) by utilizing three key words, viz., “go[ing],” “baptizing,” and “teaching.” This point of view is the result of centuries of scholarly opinion that has looked primarily, if not solely, to these three adjacent participles of “make disciples” (Matt 28:19), and not to the entire Gospel of Matthew, for the meaning of the command. This book does not suggest that “going,” “baptizing,” and “teaching” are not to be considered in determining the essence of Christian disciple-making. Rather, it contends that the three terms should not be our only source of meaning. This problem is tackled herein by demonstrating that Matthew establishes a framework within the Great Commission itself that points to a fuller meaning of “make disciples” in the broader context of his Gospel, and that the Gospel writer expects his reader to draw on his entire Gospel to grasp the full meaning of this important command.

A Fragmented Continent

A Fragmented Continent
Author: Guy Edwards,J. Timmons Roberts
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2015-11-13
ISBN: 0262528118
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fragmented Continent Book Excerpt:

How Latin American countries became leading voices and innovators on addressing climate change—and what threatens their leadership. Latin American countries have increased their influence at the United Nations climate change negotiations and offered potential solutions on coping with global warming. But in the face of competing priorities, sometimes these climate policies are jettisoned, undermined, or simply ignored. A Fragmented Continent focuses on Latin America's three major blocs at the U.N. climate negotiations and how they attempt to balance climate action with building prosperity. Brazil has reduced its deforestation but continues its drive for economic growth and global recognition. A leftist group led by Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador decries the injustice of climate change but is highly dependent on the export of fossil fuels. A new group, including Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru and supported by Mexico, offers sharp reductions in their carbon emissions in return for greater action by others; these countries now have to deliver on their promises. Weaving together issues of politics and economy, trade, foreign policy, civil society, and environmental protection, A Fragmented Continent offers a long-missing perspective on one of this century's greatest challenges and neglected regions.