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Many Young Men of Twenty

By John B. Keane
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  • Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 1781174334
  • Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 499
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A musical play dealing with emigration and the lack of jobs at home that forced people to leave their native Ireland for England. It describes the emigrants 'longing for home’ - 'Everyone is lonesome leaving home' - their annual homecomings and their return to jobs and places they disliked - 'back to their night shifts, an' filthy digs ... with their long faces leanin' out o' the carriage windows with the thoughts of what's waitin' over'.

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  • Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 1781172862
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 0745667414
  • Pages : 208
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192588273
  • Pages : 200
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  • Pages : 400
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  • Pages : 336
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  • Pages : 320
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  • Pages : 276
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  • Pages : 352
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  • Pages : 394
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"Civil Society" has been experiencing a global renaissance among social movements and political thinkers during the last two decades. This collection of original papers by junior and senior scholars offers an important comparative-historical dimension to the debate by examining the historical roots of civil society in Germany and Britain from the seventeenth-century revolutions to the beginning of the welfare state.

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By Zbigniew Rau
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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Pages : 183
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The turmoil that shook Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and challenged traditional centers of power in the Soviet Union has touched off an intense debate about the forces behind the recent collapse of Soviet-type systems. Civil society, a key concept in the debate, is the focus of this thought-provoking volume, which contrasts the views of Eastern scholars and activists in independent movements against those of Western academics. The authors' various perspectives on the struggle between the people and their governments highlight different facets of civil society, providing new insights into its definition, origin, and function within a nation's public life.

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By Toby Barnard
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350317330
  • Pages : 205
  • Category : History
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How did the Protestants gain a monopoly over the running of Ireland and replace the Catholics as rulers and landowners? To answer this question, Toby Barnard: - Examines the Catholics' attempt to regain control over their own affairs, first in the 1640s and then between 1689 and 1691 - Outlines how military defeats doomed the Catholics to subjection, allowing Protestants to tighten their grip over the government - Studies in detail the mechanisms - both national and local - through which Protestant control was exercised Focusing on the provinces as well as Dublin, and on the subjects as well as the rulers, Barnard draws on an abundance of unfamiliar evidence to offer unparalleled insights into Irish lives during a troubled period.

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By Kate Kenski,Kathleen Hall Jamieson
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190650664
  • Pages : 957
  • Category : Political Science
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Since its development shaped by the turmoil of the World Wars and suspicion of new technologies such as film and radio, political communication has become a hybrid field largely devoted to connecting the dots among political rhetoric, politicians and leaders, voters' opinions, and media exposure to better understand how any one aspect can affect the others. In The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication Kate Kenski and Kathleen Hall Jamieson bring together leading scholars, including founders of the field of political communication Elihu Katz, Jay Blumler, Doris Graber, Max McCombs, and Thomas Paterson,to review the major findings about subjects ranging from the effects of political advertising and debates and understandings and misunderstandings of agenda setting, framing, and cultivation to the changing contours of social media use in politics and the functions of the press in a democratic system. The essays in this volume reveal that political communication is a hybrid field with complex ancestry, permeable boundaries, and interests that overlap with those of related fields such as political sociology, public opinion, rhetoric, neuroscience, and the new hybrid on the quad, media psychology. This comprehensive review of the political communication literature is an indispensible reference for scholars and students interested in the study of how, why, when, and with what effect humans make sense of symbolic exchanges about sharing and shared power. The sixty-two chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication contain an overview of past scholarship while providing critical reflection of its relevance in a changing media landscape and offering agendas for future research and innovation.

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199884552
  • Pages : 220
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Virginia Held assesses the ethics of care as a promising alternative to the familiar moral theories that serve so inadequately to guide our lives. The ethics of care is only a few decades old, yet it is by now a distinct moral theory or normative approach to the problems we face. It is relevant to global and political matters as well as to the personal relations that can most clearly exemplify care. This book clarifies just what the ethics of care is: what its characteristics are, what it holds, and what it enables us to do. It discusses the feminist roots of this moral approach and why the ethics of care can be a morality with universal appeal. Held examines what we mean by "care," and what a caring person is like. Where other moral theories demand impartiality above all, the ethics of care understands the moral import of our ties to our families and groups. It evaluates such ties, focusing on caring relations rather than simply on the virtues of individuals. The book proposes how such values as justice, equality, and individual rights can "fit together" with such values as care, trust, mutual consideration, and solidarity. In the second part of the book, Held examines the potential of the ethics of care for dealing with social issues. She shows how the ethics of care is more promising than Kantian moral theory and utilitarianism for advice on how expansive, or not, markets should be, and on when other values than market ones should prevail. She connects the ethics of care with the rising interest in civil society, and considers the limits appropriate for the language of rights. Finally, she shows the promise of the ethics of care for dealing with global problems and seeing anew the outlines of international civility.

Democracy and Crisis

By B. Isakhan,S. Slaughter
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137326042
  • Pages : 273
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 174
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Recent years have seen constant reports on the failures of governance and the crisis of democracy. By examining cases like Global Financial Crisis, the Arab Revolutions and Wikileaks this volume highlights tensions between governance and democracy during times of crisis and examines the prospects of democratising governance in the 21st Century.

The West, Civil Society and the Construction of Peace

By Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230512860
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Political Science
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The West, Civil Society and the Construction of Peace describes how the challenges of peacemaking following the First and Second World Wars defined the West. In turn, the difficulties in applying the Western recipe for peace to the new security challenges of a globalizing world is threatening to destroy the international community. Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen explains how the values of civil society have held the West together and concludes that 'the democratic peace ' is not a 'law' but a recipe for security.

The End of Representative Politics

By Simon Tormey
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 0745695450
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 229
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Representative politics is in crisis. Trust in politiciansis at an all-time low. Fewer people are voting or joining politicalparties, and our interest in parliamentary politics is decliningfast. Even oppositional and radical parties that should bebenefitting from public disenchantment with politics aresuffering. But different forms of political activity are emerging toreplace representative politics: instant politics, direct action,insurgent politics. We are leaving behind traditionalrepresentation, and moving towards a politics withoutrepresentatives. In this provocative new book, Simon Tormeyexplores the changes that are underway, drawing on a rich range ofexamples from the Arab Spring to the Indignados uprising in Spain,street protests in Brazil and Turkey to the emergence of newinitiatives such as Anonymous and Occupy. Tormey argues that the easy assumptions that informed our thinkingabout the nature and role of parties, and ‘party baseddemocracy’ have to be rethought. We are entering a period offast politics, evanescent politics, a politics of the street, ofthe squares, of micro-parties, pop-up parties, and demonstrations.This may well be the end of representative politics as we know it,but an exciting new era of political engagement is justbeginning.

Military Service and Adventures in the Far East: Vol.1 (of 2)

By Daniel Henry MacKinnon
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  • Publisher : CHARLES OLLIER
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 96
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  • Reads : 279
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Example in this ebook CHAPTER I. ARRIVAL IN INDIA, AND MARCH TO THE NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCES. Any one who has coasted the Andamans will bear witness to the beauty of those Islands, of which, at the time I visited them, marvellous tales were related. The predilection of the inhabitants of those realms for their white brethren, when shipwrecked on these shores, was said to have been evinced in a manner singularly contrasted to other philanthropists, for they actually devoured them. It has moreover been stated, that the biped islanders were not the only philanthropists dwelling in these alluring scenes, but that the woods swarmed with a variety of wild beasts, who were also epicures in human flesh. It[Pg 2] is, indeed, wonderful that man, being so great a luxury, should continue to exist in such regions. Unfortunately, we were unable to put any reports to the test, not having set foot ashore. The sun, which had been shining brilliantly all the morning over these green isles, became obscured in the afternoon, when a breeze springing up soon caused a musical ripple of the waters, and wafted us in four days to the Sandheads; where, receiving our pilot on board, we coasted the low sandy ridge of Saugar, and anchored off Kedgeree, there to await the steamer which was to tow us up the Hoogly to the capital. No sooner was our anchor dropped, than the river suddenly swarmed with boats full of the wildest-looking savages, in a perfect state of nature, saving a dingy clout bound about their waists. The hair hung like horses' tails over the shoulders of some; others had gathered up and twisted the sable mass into a knot on the top of their heads, which led us into considerable doubt as to the gender of the individuals, this being the generally approved method of arranging the hair amongst the ladies of our northern climes. But we did injustice, in this instance, to the more gentle and better sex, who in this region are as superior in shape and feature to the males, as an[Pg 3] English woman is to every other on the face of the earth! Nevertheless, these dusky anatomies possessed singularly Stentorian lungs, as we experienced when they came whooping and jabbering alongside. Our worthy mate, being thoroughly versed in savage intercourse, loudly exclaimed, "Ho! you d—d Dinghee Wallahs! nickal jao there, will you? Quartermaster, hand up a bit of pork, heave it into that boat astern, and shove off those shoals at the gangway." The sovereign remedy, a bit of pork, was carefully distributed among the boats, and relieved us of their presence; for when the savoury morsel alighted, they cast off, eyeing us with as much sorrowful disgust as the bit of unclean animal, which was taken up by one of the boatmen between two sticks, thrown overboard, and the polluted spot well scoured with the mud and water of the brown Hoogly. In the afternoon, I went ashore, at Kedgeree, with a party of officers, to shoot. We wandered in various directions over the marshy rice fields, and through the low jungle, in quest of game: most of us loaded one barrel with small shot, and the other with ball, being uncertain as to the probability of meeting with a tiger or a snipe in[Pg 4] those unknown regions; but fortune having conceded neither, we returned at nightfall to the appointed rendezvous for re-embarking, and found the ship's boats had returned on board: our two linguists had gone with them. As it was getting pitch dark, our prospects of a comfortable night's rest were becoming correspondingly gloomy. In these straits, we wandered along the banks to a village, where, endeavouring to make the natives aware of our wants by signs, they immediately brought us some fruits, making countersigns for money; that and food being pretty nearly the sum total of their worldly concernments. At this juncture, one of our party returned from a successful forage, having found a tent occupied by a European. To be continue in this ebook...

The Hidden Lives of London Streets

By James Morton
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  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Isbn : 1472139259
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 945
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London's streets have always worn a variety of influences, reflecting the diverse crowds who live and work on them. Take a walk down any number of historic streets and an abundance of tales exist in the bricks and mortar, waiting to be told. The Hidden Lives of London's Streets takes the reader on a journey through Soho, Piccadilly, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Kensington, Fitzrovia and Clerkenwell. A street map is provided for each area, marking out the streets and buildings in which the various activities - some forgotten, others well-remembered - took place. Stories include those of courtesans such as the notorious Lola Montez and Theresa de Cornelys, who gave lavish balls at their home in Soho Square which were little more than orgies, during which a man playing the violin while on roller skates crashed through her plate glass window; Casanova and his quarrel with Marianne Charpillon after he taught a parrot to say she was a 'whore'; clubs - great (the Gargoyle), the artistic (Muriel Belcher's Colony), and the small (Royston Smith's club for dwarves); the police; robberies; murder and executions; the nightclubs; cinemas and theatres; the villains and prostitution. Beyond mere gangs and criminality, the book will trace the social changes that have gradually unfolded on any given street. For example the metamorphosis of Old Compton Street as home to race gangs in the 1920s, to becoming an essentially Italian street, to being part of the gay community.

The Changing Faces of Religion in XVIIIth Century Scotland

By Raquel Lázaro Cantero,Julio Seoane
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  • Publisher : Georg Olms Verlag
  • Isbn : 3487421925
  • Pages : 100
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 413
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Säkularisierung wird oft mit der Aufklärung in Verbindung gebracht. Jedoch wurde sie nicht von allen Denkern der Aufklärung verfochten. Mithilfe dieses Buches soll Licht auf die von den schottischen Aufklärern aufgedeckten Probleme und Lösungen geworfen werden, die sich bei der Untersuchung des Stellenwertes der Religion in der Gesellschaft auftaten. Tatsächlich sahen Hutcheson, Reid, Hume, Smith, Ferguson und Millar die Situation der Religion in der Gesellschaft aus verschiedenen Perspektiven und kamen oftmals zu sehr unterschiedlichen Schlüssen. Dieses komplexe Verständnis von Religion führte zur Zusammenstellung dieses Buches, welches sich auf drei Fragen konzentriert: Welche Rolle nimmt die Religion in der Gesellschaft ein? Inwieweit beeinflussen die Existenz Gottes und die Naturreligion die soziale Ordnung? Wie sollten bestimmte religiöse Überzeugungen in einem säkularen Kontext verstanden werden, und was haben sie für soziale und moralische Folgen? Diese drei Kernfragen sind eng mit den wesentlichen gemeinsamen Anliegen der schottischen Denker verbunden: der Verteidigung der natürlichen menschlichen Geselligkeit gegen kontraktualistische Theorien sowie der Feststellung, ob die Religion die politische und moralische Gesellschaftsordnung behindert oder bestärkt.****************Secularization is often associated with the Enlightenment. However, not all Enlightenment thinkers defended it. This book aims to cast light on the problems and solutions that the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment uncovered when studying the place of religion in society. In fact, Hutcheson, Reid, Hume, Smith, Ferguson and Millar saw the situation of religion in society from different perspectives and often reached very different conclusions. This complex understanding of religion is what led us to compile this book, which focuses on three questions: What is the role of religion in society? How does the existence of God and natural religion affect the social order? How should certain religious beliefs be understood in a secular context, and what are their social and moral repercussions? These three key issues are closely connected to the Scottish thinkers' chief common concerns: defending natural human sociability from contractualist theories and determining whether religion hinders or strengthens the political and moral order of society.