Summary Book Review The Struggle over State Power in Zimbabwe by George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane:
Download or read book The Struggle over State Power in Zimbabwe written by George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-11-09 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The establishment of legal institutions was a key part of the process of state construction in Africa, and these institutions have played a crucial role in the projection of state authority across space. This is especially the case in colonial and postcolonial Zimbabwe. George Karekwaivanane offers a unique long-term study of law and politics in Zimbabwe, which examines how the law was used in the constitution and contestation of state power across the late-colonial and postcolonial periods. Through this, he offers insight on recent debates about judicial independence, adherence to human rights, and the observation of the rule of law in contemporary Zimbabwean politics. The book sheds light on the prominent place that law has assumed in Zimbabwe's recent political struggles for those researching the history of the state and power in Southern Africa. It also carries forward important debates on the role of law in state-making, and will also appeal to those interested in African legal history.
Summary Book Review The Struggle over Human Rights by Courtney Hercus:
Download or read book The Struggle over Human Rights written by Courtney Hercus and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-01-17 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Struggle over Human Rights uses empirical evidence to prove that pressures placed by the NIEO on the international system shaped the human rights doctrine of the Carter administration. Carter’s strategy relegated economic rights to a “basic needs” approach and sharpened the definition of international human rights to serve the US world order.
Author :Svein S. Andersen Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :1993 ISBN 10 :UVA:35007002214611 Pages :204 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review The Struggle Over North Sea Oil and Gas by Svein S. Andersen:
Download or read book The Struggle Over North Sea Oil and Gas written by Svein S. Andersen and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1993 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A strategic resource which is heavily influenced by international politics, North Sea oil and gas production has become an important economic and symbolic issue. Comparing the different government policies of Denmark, Great Britain, and Norway, Andersen explores the strategies each country uses and explains the resulting developments. He stresses that these differences reflect the resource base, lobbying patterns, and governmental need for revenue--emphasizing the importance of national policy paradigms underlying policy formation.
Summary Book Review Taxing the Transnationals in the Struggle Over Bauxite by A. A. Francis:
Download or read book Taxing the Transnationals in the Struggle Over Bauxite written by A. A. Francis and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Struggle Over Roman Catholic Orthodoxy in France, 1789-1794 by Charles Michael White:
Download or read book The Struggle Over Roman Catholic Orthodoxy in France, 1789-1794 written by Charles Michael White and published by . This book was released on 1949 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Forging Solidarity in the Struggle Over the North American Free Trade Agreement by Michael C. Dreiling:
Download or read book Forging Solidarity in the Struggle Over the North American Free Trade Agreement written by Michael C. Dreiling and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Slang and the Struggle Over Meaning : Race, Language, and Power in Brazil by Jennifer Roth-Gordon:
Download or read book Slang and the Struggle Over Meaning : Race, Language, and Power in Brazil written by Jennifer Roth-Gordon and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Common Ground and Conflict in the Struggle Over the Use of Forests and Labour in British Columbia by Alexander Thomas Simon:
Download or read book Common Ground and Conflict in the Struggle Over the Use of Forests and Labour in British Columbia written by Alexander Thomas Simon and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Struggle for Democracy by Christopher Meckstroth:
Download or read book The Struggle for Democracy written by Christopher Meckstroth and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revolutionaries, counter-revolutionaries, and reformers the world over appeal to democracy to justify their actions. But when political factions compete over the right to act in "the people's" name, who is to decide? Although the problem is as old as the great revolutions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, events from the Arab Spring to secession referendums suggest that today it is hardly any closer to being solved. This book defends a new theory of democratic legitimacy and change that provides an answer. Christopher Meckstroth shows why familiar views that identify democracy with timeless principles or institutions fall into paradox when asked to make sense of democratic founding and change. Solving the problem, he argues, requires shifting focus to the historical conditions under which citizens work out what it will mean to govern themselves in a democratic way. The only way of sorting out disputes without faith in progress is to show, in Socratic fashion, that some parties' claims to speak for "the people" cannot hold up even on their own terms. Meckstroth builds his argument on provocative and closely-argued interpretations of Plato, Kant, and Hegel, suggesting that familiar views of them as foundationalist metaphysicians misunderstand their debt to a method of radical doubt pioneered by Socrates. Recovering this tradition of antifoundational argument requires rethinking the place of German idealism in the history of political thought and opens new directions for contemporary democratic theory. The historical and Socratic theory of democracy the book defends makes possible an entirely new way of approaching struggles over contested notions of progress, popular sovereignty, political judgment and democratic change.
Summary Book Review Disability, Politics and the Struggle for Change by Len Barton:
Download or read book Disability, Politics and the Struggle for Change written by Len Barton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-19 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book seeks to explore how disability is understood and the position and experiences of disabled people both within and across different societies. The authors explore the question of politics in relation to specific struggles, providing a wealth of insights and ideas, and examine the nature and value of a social model of disability. They criticize exclusionary barriers while advancing a more democratic and participatory society based on principles of equality, offer cross-cultural insights and present stimuli for debate and further research. The text is accessible, topical, and provides new and innovatory thinking. This book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers with interests in education, social policy, sociology and disability studies.
Summary Book Review The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands by Alfred J. Rieber:
Download or read book The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands written by Alfred J. Rieber and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-03-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the Eurasian borderlands as contested 'shatter zones' which have generated some of the world's most significant conflicts. Analyzing the struggles of Habsburg, Russian, Ottoman, Iranian and Qing empires, Alfred J. Rieber surveys the period from the rise of the great multicultural, conquest empires in the late medieval/early modern period to their collapse in the early twentieth century. He charts how these empires expanded along moving, military frontiers, competing with one another in war, diplomacy and cultural practices, while the subjugated peoples of the borderlands strove to maintain their cultures and to defend their autonomy. The gradual and fragmentary adaptation of Western constitutional ideas, military reforms, cultural practices and economic penetration began to undermine these ruling ideologies and institutions, leading to the collapse of all five empires in revolution and war within little more than a decade between 1911 and 1923.
Summary Book Review Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia by Alfred J. Rieber:
Download or read book Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia written by Alfred J. Rieber and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-08-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a major new study of the successor states that emerged in the wake of the collapse of the great Russian, Habsburg, Iranian, Ottoman and Qing Empires and of the expansionist powers who renewed their struggle over the Eurasian borderlands through to the end of the Second World War. Surveying the great power rivalry between the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan for control over the Western and Far Eastern boundaries of Eurasia, Alfred J. Rieber provides a new framework for understanding the evolution of Soviet policy from the Revolution through to the beginning of the Cold War. Paying particular attention to the Soviet Union, the book charts how these powers adopted similar methods to the old ruling elites to expand and consolidate their conquests, ranging from colonisation and deportation to forced assimilation, but applied them with a force that far surpassed the practices of their imperial predecessors.
Summary Book Review "Painting, Politics and the Struggle for the ?ole de Paris, 1944?964 " by Natalie Adamson:
Download or read book "Painting, Politics and the Struggle for the ?ole de Paris, 1944?964 " written by Natalie Adamson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Painting, Politics and the Struggle for the ?ole de Paris, 1944-1964 is the first book dedicated to the postwar or 'nouvelle' ?ole de Paris. It challenges the customary relegation of the ?ole de Paris to the footnotes, not by arguing for some hitherto 'hidden' merit for the art and ideas associated with this school, but by establishing how and why the ?ole de Paris was a highly significant vehicle for artistic and political debate. The book presents a sustained historical study of how this 'school' was constituted by the paintings of a diverse group of artists, by the combative field of art criticism, and by the curatorial policies of galleries and state exhibitions. By thoroughly mining the extensive resources of the newspaper and art journal press, gallery and government archives, artists' writings and interviews with surviving artists and art critics, the book traces the artists, exhibitions, and art critical debates that made the ?ole de Paris a zone of aesthetic and political conflict. Through setting the ?ole de Paris into its artistic, social, and political context, Natalie Adamson demonstrates how it functioned as the defining force in French postwar art in its defence of the tradition of easel painting, as well as an international point of reference for the expansion of modernism. In doing so, she presents a wholly new perspective on the vexed relationships between painting, politics, and national identity in France during the two decades following World War II.
Summary Book Review The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics by Fred A. Lazin:
Download or read book The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics written by Fred A. Lazin and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2005-04-19 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Until 1989 most Soviet Jews wanting to immigrate to the United States left on visas for Israel via Vienna. In Vienna, with the assistance of American aid organizations, thousands of Soviet Jews transferred to Rome and applied for refugee entry into the United States. The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics examines the conflict between the Israeli government and the organized American Jewish community over the final destination of Soviet Jewish ZmigrZs between 1967 and 1989.
Summary Book Review Redefining Human Rights in the Struggle for Peace and Development by Terrence E. Paupp:
Download or read book Redefining Human Rights in the Struggle for Peace and Development written by Terrence E. Paupp and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-01-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Human rights in peace and development are accepted throughout the Global South as established, normative, and beyond debate. Only in the powerful elite sectors of the Global North have these rights been resisted and refuted. The policies and interests of these global forces are antithetical to advancing human rights, ending global poverty, and respecting the sovereign integrity of States and governments throughout the Global South. The link between poverty, war, and environmental degradation has become evident over the last 60 years, further augmenting international consciousness of these issues as interconnected with the rest of the human rights corpus. This book examines the history of this struggle and outlines practical means to implement these rights through a global framework of constitutional protections. Within this emerging framework, it argues that States will be increasingly obligated to formulate policies and programs to achieve peace and development throughout the global society.
Summary Book Review Political Struggle, Ideology, and State Building by Jeffrey C. Mosher:
Download or read book Political Struggle, Ideology, and State Building written by Jeffrey C. Mosher and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The collapse of the Portuguese empire in the Americas in the early nineteenth century did not immediately or easily translate into the formation of the independent nation-state of Brazil. While ?Brazil? had geographic meaning, it did not constitute a cohesive political identity that could draw on basic loyalties. The tumultuous struggle to nationhood in Brazil was marked by the interplay of differing social groups, political parties, and regions. A series of violent revolts in Pernambuco, a large slaveholding, sugar-producing province in northeastern Brazil, exposed the tensions accompanying state and nation building. Political Struggle, Ideology, and State Building delves into the complex and engaging history of the contested province of Pernambuco, providing better understanding of the interplay between local and provincial social and political struggles and the construction of the nation-state. ø Jeffrey C. Mosher reevaluates political parties, institutions long assumed to be mere facades for elite factions with identical interests. He demonstrates the importance of both formal political institutions and ideology, as well as the efforts of the lower classes to assert their own visions and values. Resentment of the Portuguese provided common ground for some elite factions and lower-class groups and figured importantly in defining the nation. Mosher?s analysis clarifies how the lower class?s assertiveness?in a society sharply divided by slavery, race, and class?frightened various elite groups into embracing both exclusionary discourses on race and the need for authoritarian, centralized political institutions, a development that proved to be an enduring legacy of the period.
Summary Book Review AIDS and the Policy Struggle in the United States by Patricia D. Siplon:
Download or read book AIDS and the Policy Struggle in the United States written by Patricia D. Siplon and published by Georgetown University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on one of the most controversial public policy issues in U.S. history, the author illuminates the issues that continue to swirl around this topic while revealing how various groups in American society have tried to use them to change laws and government policy. (Current Affairs)