Taking Liberties

Author by : Amy Aronson
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Unlike its British forebears, the early American magazine, or "periodical miscellany," functioned in culture as a forum driven by manifold contributions and perpetuated by reader response. Arising in colonial Philadelphia, America's more "democratic" magazine sustained a range of conflicting ideas, norms, and beliefs--indeed, it promoted their very exchange. It invited and embraced competing voices, particularly during the first 75 years of the Republic. In this first-ever account of the early American magazine as a distinct form, Amy Beth Aronson reveals how it positioned women's words in a uniquely productive way, offering a kind of community of women readers who, together, wrote and revised magazine content and collectively negotiated and authorized new language for a new public's use.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Howard G. Brown
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Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : This book invites scholars and students alike to reconsider the transition from the French Revolution to Napoleon. This period is often described in terms of social chaos, ineffectual government, and democratic disappointment. Rather than simply trying to efface this image, this collection explores the ambiguities and continuities of the period from 1794 to 1814. Such an approach offers numerous insights into the problems of a post-revolutionary order where high ideals confronted harsh realities.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Susan N. Herman
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Describes the social and human cost of the security measures taken by the United States during the past decade.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Riccardo Rebonato
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Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : Riccardo Rebonato offers a critical analysis of the Libertarian Paternalist approach that has taken the political landscape by storm. This book explores the justifications used by states to influence behaviour, and the impact of such policies on individual freedoms and rights, opening up new avenues of criticism.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Helen Black
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : 'Gripping and gritty, this book will keep you hooked from the first page to the last.' Roberta Kray Liberty Chapman had a difficult childhood. The oldest of four kids, she tried to protect them from their violent father until one day he murdered their mother and got sent down. What was left of the family rattled through the care system, bouncing from foster placement to care home. Liberty would have probably ended up on drugs, or dead, or worse if it hadn't been for a ballsy solicitor who told her to get her act together.So that's what she did. She kept her nose clean, got an education. And look at her now. New name, new accent, new town. The past is far behind her and she's concentrating on her own legal career. She has a Porsche, a house in Hampstead... and then one morning her boss asks her to do a favour. He wants her to go to Leeds, to get an important client's son off an assault charge. But Leeds is in Liberty's past. And once she hits town, the past slaps her in the face... and pulls her back into what she worked so hard to leave behind.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Halina Filipowicz
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Publisher by : Ohio University Press
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Description : As narrow, nationalist views of patriotic allegiance have become widespread and are routinely invoked to justify everything from flag-waving triumphalism to xenophobic bigotry, the concept of a nonnationalist patriotism has vanished from public conversation. Taking Liberties is a study of what may be called patriotism without borders: a nonnational form of loyalty compatible with the universal principles and practices of democracy and human rights, respectful of ethnic and cultural diversity, and, overall, open-minded and inclusive. Moving beyond a traditional study of Polish dramatic literature, Halina Filipowicz turns to the plays themselves and to archival materials, ranging from parliamentary speeches to polemical pamphlets and verse broadsides, to explore the cultural phenomenon of transgressive patriotism and its implications for society in the twenty-first century. In addition to recovering lost or forgotten materials, the author builds an innovative conceptual and methodological framework to make sense of those materials. The result is not only a significant contribution to the debate over the meaning and practice of patriotism, but a masterful intellectual history.


Taking Leave Taking Liberties

Author by : Aaron Hiltner
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Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : American soldiers overseas during World War II were famously said to be “overpaid, oversexed, and over here.” But the assaults, rapes, and other brutal acts didn’t only happen elsewhere, far away from a home front depicted as safe and unscathed by the “good war.” To the contrary, millions of American and Allied troops regularly poured into ports like New York and Los Angeles while on leave. Euphemistically called “friendly invasions,” these crowds of men then forced civilians to contend with the same kinds of crime and sexual assault unfolding in places like Britain, France, and Australia. With unsettling clarity, Aaron Hiltner reveals what American troops really did on the home front. While GIs are imagined to have spent much of the war in Europe or the Pacific, before the run-up to D-Day in the spring of 1944 as many as 75% of soldiers were stationed in US port cities, including more than three million who moved through New York City. In these cities, largely uncontrolled soldiers sought and found alcohol and sex, and the civilians living there—women in particular—were not safe from the violence fomented by these de facto occupying armies. Troops brought their pocketbooks and demand for “dangerous fun” to both red-light districts and city centers, creating a new geography of vice that challenged local police, politicians, and civilians. Military authorities, focused above all else on the war effort, invoked written and unwritten legal codes to grant troops near immunity to civil policing and prosecution. The dangerous reality of life on the home front was well known at the time—even if it has subsequently been buried beneath nostalgia for the “greatest generation.” Drawing on previously unseen military archival records, Hiltner recovers a mostly forgotten chapter of World War II history, demonstrating that the war’s ill effects were felt all over—including by those supposedly safe back home.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Diana Norman
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Publisher by : HarperCollins
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Description : A remarkable, sparkling historical novel by the author of A Catch of Consequence.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Michael Ashley
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Publisher by : British Library Board
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Description : Published to accompany an exhibition at the British Library, London, England, Oct. 31, 2008 - Mar. 1, 2009.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Riccardo Rebonato
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Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : Libertarian Paternalism has been hailed by its proponents as the 'true Third Way'. It attempts to reconcile paternalism and libertarianism, and claims to provide freedom-preserving solutions to some of the most intractable problems faced by contemporary Western societies. The bounded rationality of voters is not ignored, but is exploited for their greater good. The approach is cheap to implement, and, its proponents claim, often very effective. What is there to dislike? In Taking Liberties, Rebonato examines whether the freedom-preserving claims of libertarian paternalism truly stand up to scrutiny; questions the degree of effective decisional autonomy it affords; and raises concerns about the transparency deficit of the programme and about its supposed value-neutrality. Taking Liberties argues that libertarian paternalism fails to respect decisional autonomy exactly if individuals truly are as cognitively impaired as libertarian paternalists claim. If this is the case, exploiting the citizens' decisional deficiencies (even for the own good) poses difficult moral and political issues, which are largely ignored in the libertarian paternalistic literature. If, on the other hand, the cognitive shortcomings of individuals are not as pervasive and 'hard-wired' as the behavioural finance literature seems to suggest – and Rebonato reports convincing evidence to this effect – a completely different programme, aimed at improving the quality of the whole decision process, not just of the outcomes, becomes more desirable and defensible. If we accept that some degree of paternalistic intervention by the state is desirable, Rebonato argues that, paradoxically, a hard, transparent and highly visible form of paternalism may be more desirable – if for no other reason than for the ability it gives voters to reject it. As they engage in this process of acceptance or rejection, Rebonato claims, citizens and voters make use of their critical faculties, engaging in a process that has value over and above a narrow evaluation of the outcomes. The libertarian paternalistic alternative is not attractive: by accepting the supposed cognitive limitations of individuals as inevitable, and by attempting to systematically exploit them, libertarian paternalism can dull our critical faculties, and, in the end, the programme can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is not a perspective than any true libertarian should cherish. 'The slumber of reason generates monsters', Goya wrote. Turning these monsters into pleasant dreams without waking up the sleeper may be possible. But is it desirable? In Taking Liberties, Rebonato argues that it is not.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Diana Norman
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : From the author also known as Ariana Franklin-the thrilling sequel to A Catch of Consequence that "moves at a cracking pace."( London Times) Makepeace Hedley is frantic when she learns that her young daughter, sailing home to England from the rebelling American colonies, has been taken prisoner by the British. With her usual determination, Makepeace sets out for Plymouth to rescue her child. And when Countess Diana Stacpoole is asked by an American friend to help his son, also a British prisoner, Diana responds quickly and leaves her genteel past behind. In the chaos of wartime Plymouth the two women face social outrage, public scandal, and even arrest. Amidst docks and prisons, government bureaucracy and brothels, they forge an unlikely and unshakable friendship. And in freeing others, they discover their own splendid liberty.


Taking Liberties

Author by : David Goutor
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Publisher by : OUP Canada
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Description : In Canada human rights are considered to be fundamental and inalienable, and on the international stage our rights regime is seen to be forward-looking. The historical reality, however, is that Canada was surprisingly slow to adopt and adapt to the "rights revolution" that followed the Second World War. Canadians are by and large unaware of the uneven emergence of a rights consciousness, nor is there a general understanding of how the Canadian experience fits into the international story of the age of rights. This collection explores the changing attitudes toward human rights in Canada in the last hundred years. Contributors detail the novelty of, the struggle for, and the limitations of universal human rights in Canada and their uneven application across Canadian society. The history of this long process of transformation includes the struggle faced by many groups for recognition of their rights and the important work of rights activists.


The Art Of Being Free

Author by : Mark Reinhardt
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Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : The "art of being free" is an essential part of democracy. It involves, Mark Reinhardt believes, bringing into being the multiple spaces in and practices through which individuals and groups help to constitute their lives, their selves, their worlds. Americans are presently witnessing a contraction of officially sanctioned spaces for citizen action. It is now crucial, Reinhardt argues, to identify ways of opening new spaces for the direct practice of democratic politics. Reinhardt treats the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx, and Hannah Arendt as exemplary sources for an expansion of political possibility. These writers indicate where and how the new spaces can be brought into being, and they reveal acts of making space as some of the prime moments of politics. Reinhardt's extended readings of these writers, never previously treated together, are quite unlike the familiar understandings of their thought. "Taking liberties," he brings the literary and political sensibility usually associated with postmodernism to a sympathetic if critical encounter with eminently modern thinkers. The result is a strong and idiosyncratic book, accessible and stylish, that mixes acute readings of canonical thinkers with more practical applications and illustrations. Reinhardt combines attention to textual detail and nuance with concern for contemporary politics, discussing as an unusually inventive example the AIDS activist group ACT UP.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Taking Liberties

Author by : Erica Carter
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Publisher by : Serpents Tail
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Description : Argues that there is a pattern of anti-gay discrimination in the way the media, the law, the medical profession, and governments are handling the AIDS crisis


Taking Liberties

Author by : Amnesty International
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Inspired by the 800-year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a selection of writers explore the rights and freedoms still lacking in today's society. Contributors include: Tony Birch, John Boyne, Sita Brahmachari, Russell Brand, Kate Charlesworth, Sarah Crossan, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Jackie Kay, AL Kennedy, Liz Kessler, Elizabeth Laird, Sabrina Mahfouz, Paul Muldoon, Chibundu Onuzo, Bali Rai, Chris Riddell, Mary and Brian Talbot, Christie Watson and Tim Wynne-Jones.


Kenya

Author by : Africa Watch Committee
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Description : 21. U.S. policy.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Aryeh Neier
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Publisher by : Public Affairs
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Description : The author describes his life and career spent working for civil and human rights, heading such organizations as the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Samantha Maher
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Taking Liberties

Author by : Jackie Barbosa
Languange : en
Publisher by : HarperCollins Australia
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Description : London, 1795...Lady Leticia Blake has wealth, beauty and, most important of all, numerous marriage proposals. Tish knows precisely what she wants in a husband: a man who can fulfill her deepest, darkest and most unladylike fantasies. But as a respectable debutante, she has no means to test her admirers' arts in the bedchamber. Not unless she turns the tables and takes liberties with them–starting with tempting Viscount Nash Langston....


Radical Initiatives In Interventionist Community Drama

Author by : Peter Billingham
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Publisher by : Intellect Books
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Description : This new series of cutting edge critical essays and articles in issues concerning Drama and Performance opens with Volume I, which will focus on issues of Interventionist Drama and related examples of Drama as Community. The list of contributors is impressive and quite consciously eclectic, ranging from established scholars such as Dr. Lionel Pilkington (University of Galway) through to the latest talent emerging in the field of theatre research such as Bill McDonnell (University of Sheffield) and Maureen Barry (Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds.) There is also a significant international dimension to Volume I with contributions from Carole Christensen (Copenhagen) and - (South Africa), with Velda Harris (Central School of Speech and Drama) offering a critical evaluation of her work with nomadic tribes people in Azerbaijan. As with the series as a whole, the focus for this first collection is a fusion of high-quality scholarly research with dynamic and perceptive accounts from practitioners in their field of work. Similarly this collection represents an eclectic mix of material that is absolutely contemporary and previously unpublished, offering a unique insight into some of the ideological, methodological and aesthetic issues surrounding the generic area of Interventionist and Community Theatre.


Identities Politics And Rights

Author by : Austin Sarat
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Michigan Press
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Description : A reevaluation of how rights liberate and constrain human behavior


Taking Liberties

Author by : Robert Boston
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Forcefully defending the separation of church and state, this timely book makes it clear that religious freedom is an individual right, not a way to discriminate against and control others, and provides recommendations for resolving clashes between religious liberty claims and individual rights. Original.


Taking Liberties With Women

Author by : Wendy Savage
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Taking Liberties

Author by : Susan N. Herman
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : In this eye-opening work, the president of the ACLU takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. Over a decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans. From the Oregon lawyer falsely suspected of involvement with terrorism in Spain to the former University of Idaho football player arrested on the pretext that he was needed as a "material witness" (though he was never called to testify), this book is filled with unsettling stories of ordinary people caught in the government's dragnet. These are not just isolated mistakes in an otherwise sound program, but demonstrations of what can happen when our constitutional protections against government abuse are abandoned. Whether it's running a chat room, contributing to a charity, or even urging a terrorist group to forego its violent tactics, activities that should be protected by the First Amendment can now lead to prosecution. Blacklists and watchlists keep people grounded at airports and strand American citizens abroad, although these lists are rife with errors--errors that cannot be challenged. National Security Letters allow the FBI to demand records about innocent people from libraries, financial institutions, and internet service providers without ever going to court. Government databanks now brim with information about every aspect of our private lives, while efforts to mount legal challenges to these measures have been stymied. Barack Obama, like George W. Bush, relies on secrecy and exaggerated claims of presidential prerogative to keep the courts and Congress from fully examining whether these laws and policies are constitutional, effective, or even counterproductive. Democracy itself is undermined. This book is a wake-up call for all Americans, who remain largely unaware of the post-9/11 surveillance regime's insidious and continuing growth.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Lisa Evans
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States Scarcity And Civil Strife In The Developing World

Author by : Colin H. Kahl
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : Over the past several decades, civil and ethnic wars have undermined prospects for economic and political development, destabilized entire regions of the globe, and left millions dead. States, Scarcity, and Civil Strife in the Developing World argues that demographic and environmental stress--the interactions among rapid population growth, environmental degradation, inequality, and emerging scarcities of vital natural resources--represents one important source of turmoil in today's world. Kahl contends that this type of stress places enormous strains on both societies and governments in poor countries, increasing their vulnerability to armed conflict. He identifies two pathways whereby this process unfolds: state failure and state exploitation. State failure conflicts occur when population growth, environmental degradation, and resource inequality weaken the capacity, legitimacy, and cohesion of governments, thereby expanding the opportunities and incentives for rebellion and intergroup violence. State exploitation conflicts, in contrast, occur when political leaders themselves capitalize on the opportunities arising from population pressures, natural resource scarcities, and related social grievances to instigate violence that serves their parochial interests. Drawing on a wide array of social science theory, this book argues that demographically and environmentally induced conflicts are most likely to occur in countries that are deeply split along ethnic, religious, regional, or class lines, and which have highly exclusive and discriminatory political systems. The empirical portion of the book evaluates the theoretical argument through in-depth case studies of civil strife in the Philippines, Kenya, and numerous other countries. The book concludes with an analysis of the challenges demographic and environmental change will pose to international security in the decades ahead.


Taking Liberties

Author by : Chris Atkins
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Publisher by : Revolver
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Description : 'Taking Liberties' tells the story of how New Labour and Tony Blair have systematically demolished the freedoms of the British people, and the devastating effect this has had on the rest of the world. The story is told through the eyes of ordinary people who have suffered these injustices.


Taking Liberties Abroad

Author by : Ann Marie Wilson
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Description : This dissertation examines American grassroots participation in transnational humanitarian advocacy networks from the Greek Revolution of the 1820s to the First World War. By tracing the development of varied mobilizations in defense of "humanity"--from efforts to protect Ottoman Christians and Eastern European Jews, to campaigns against African slavery, to support for Russian political dissidents--it offers an historical framework for understanding the evolution of international humanitarianism and human rights politics during the long nineteenth century. Rather than cast "human rights" as a straightforwardly progressive, countervailing pressure on the practices of imperialism, however, and rather than focus simply on the statesmen and liberal intellectuals who animate most studies of this kind, the dissertation draws on the personal and organizational papers of a wide variety of reformers in order to reveal the contentious origins of pressure groups dedicated to relieving distant suffering. Abolitionists and their descendants, missionaries, émigré nationalists, African American journalists, and Jewish communal leaders all vied to define the boundaries of intervention, the nature of rights, and the meanings of humanity itself.