Description : Authoritarian leaders such as Enver Hoxha, Todor Zhivkov, Josip Broz Tito and Slobodan Milosevic are part of a time-honored tradition of Balkan authoritarian rule that saw the domination of some of the most colorful but also brutal leaders of twentieth century. Among the latter were the wartime Croatian fascist Ante Pavlevic and Nicolae Ceausescu. Royal absolutists from the interwar period - Zog of Albania, Alexander of Yugoslavia and Carol II of Romania - and the Greek military dictators General Metaxas (1930s) and Colonel Papadopoulos (1967-74) are included. Kemal Ataturk's career is seen to have many links with the Balkans. This book brings the 'strongmen' to life, providing insights into their personalities and the forces that brought them to prominence. An enduring question is: has the age of the Balkan 'strongmen' truly ended?
Description : We're edging towards a new kind of global fascism driven by aggression and strident nationalism. In this book the authors confront five would-be dictators
Description : Strongmen rule over some of the most populous and powerful nations on earth. China, India, Russia and Turkey are all headed by figures who combine populist appeal with authoritarian policies. To that list could be added Hungary, the Philippines, Egypt, and North Korea - and even America. As they have risen to the top, these leaders have reshaped their countries around them, creating cults of personality which earn the loyalty of millions. But who are these figures, and why do they hold such appeal for us? Here, Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat argues that we should see strongmen not simply as political figures, but also in the context of their cultures and societies. Drawing on analysis of everything from gender and sexuality to art and architecture, Ben-Ghiat reveals both how strongmen are shaped and promoted by our own history and desires, and why we fall for their promises. As political upheavals in recent years have stirred up the spectre of fascism and Nazism, we seem to have learnt little from our mistakes - and in danger of following the same paths again. Strongmen is an authoritative and deeply knowledgeable analysis of the greatest political development of our times.
Description : From the 1980s onwards, a tide of democratization swept across the Asian region, as the political strongmen who had led since the end of World War II began to fall. Although it is generally assumed that once authoritarian leaders no longer hold power, the political landscape will drastically change and the democratic transition will simply be a matter of time, this book shows that the move towards democracy in Asia has by no means been linear process, and there have been a number of different outcomes that reflect the vastly divergent paths towards liberalization the Asian nations have followed. This book examines seven countries that were previously under authoritarian or semi-authoritarian rule, but then followed very different trajectories towards increasing liberalization after the fall of political strongmen: South Korea, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Importantly, the case studies reveal the factors that may enable transition to a more democratic system, and alternatively, the factors that inhibit democratic transition and push countries down a more authoritarian path. In turn, three key models that follow the fall of a political strongman emerge: democratization with substantial political reform and consolidation; democratization with limited political reform, leading to weak democratic institutions and instability; and an alternative political system with sustained authoritarianism. By tracing these very different paths and outcomes in the wake of a strongman’s fall, the contributors present valuable information for countries on the course towards democratization, as well as governments and organisations who work to facilitate this process. This book will be welcomed by students and scholars interested in Asian politics, governance and democratization studies.
Description : Conquerors for Christ is anointed and illuminated Bible scholarship that teaches you how to flow in the anointing, authority and power of Jesus Christ in these last days, asserting the same against, and enforcing the victory of the Cross of Christ and the power of His Resurrection over the enemy, sin, sin nature, death, sickness, oppression and possession of demons, the false pastors, preachers, prophets and teachers in the apostate church, and the ways of the world! You learn how to be a king and priest of Almighty God by living a lifestyle of Revolution, Revival and Restoration of the Cross, as well as proclaiming Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world! You learn how to become a trustee of the last Will and Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - His Gospel - thus executing His "Great Commission" and building up His glorious church! Michael James Robertson holds a Juris Doctor, possesses a wealth of high level Fortune 100 corporate and other entrepreneurial experience and is CEO & Pastor of God & Country Revival. The Ministry wins souls for Christ and equips the Army of the Light. Ministries are God & Country Revival Fellowship, USA & Kenya, Jesus Brigade, Crusades & Revivals, Television & Internet (www.godandcountryrevival.com), Visioning Institute, Trade Wind Ministries (intercessory), prison outreach, and other international outreaches, including Africa and India. An extension of the Acts church, the ministry preaches Christ and Him crucified and the power of the Resurrection, while raising up and sending out mighty men of God. Because of Robertson's passionate love of Jesus Christ, he has received the apostolic anointing to defend and confirm the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to expose sin by preaching the truth of the Gospel!
Description : From God’s Generals, you will come to understand that we in the army of God have different functions in the spiritual warfare we are involved in. Though our main assignment is to preach the Gospel to all nations, and make Disciples of all men, bringing them to the Obedience of God and His Christ, yet, in fulfilling this task, we wrestle against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places. And there are people who have done major works for the Lord!
Description : This is an edited collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the Ninth International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry. Defined as the relationship between human body structure and function, kinanthropometry is an area of growing interest, and these proceedings will be of use to students, academics and professionals in the areas of ergonomics, sports science, nutrition, health, and other allied fields. The assembled works represent the latest research findings across kinanthropometry, moving the discipline forward and promoting good practice and the exchange of expertise.