Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading by Erica Benner

By Erica Benner

Why did Machiavelli write the Prince - and why did spiritual and political specialists locate it so threatening? years on, this e-book attempts to respond to those questions.

In the 1st specified, chapter-by-chapter analyzing of the Prince in any language, Erica Benner exhibits that the ebook is a masterpiece of ironic writing. Machiavelli's sort is intentionally ambiguous: he frequently turns out to assert something, yet offers readers clues that time towards a really various message. past its 'Machiavellian' floor, the Prince has an incredibly ethical goal. It teaches readers how one can realize hidden hazards in political behavior that only seems nice or
praiseworthy - and to distrust provides of simple recommendations to political problems.

This hugely enticing new interpretation is helping readers to determine past the Prince's misleading first appearances. Benner units out Machiavelli's major ironic innovations on the outset, specifically his coded use of phrases to sign compliment or blame. as soon as readers get to grips with those codes, they are going to locate it more uncomplicated to understand the Prince's surreptitiously pro-republican message - and its strong critique of charismatic one-man rule and imperial politics.

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Mental Maps in the Early Cold War Era, 1945-68 by S. Casey,J. Wright

By S. Casey,J. Wright

The early chilly struggle was once a interval of dramatic swap. New superpowers emerged, the eu powers have been eclipsed, colonial empires tottered. Political leaders in every single place needed to make mammoth alterations. This quantity explores their hopes and fears, their feel in their position on the earth and of the limitations lower than which they laboured.

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Overconfidence and Risk Taking in Foreign Policy Decision by Imran Demir

By Imran Demir

This ebook introduces a brand new viewpoint on threat looking behaviour, constructing a framework in line with a variety of cognitive theories, and using it to the explicit case-study of Turkey’s overseas coverage towards Syria. the writer examines why coverage makers dedicate themselves to polices that they don't have the ability to bring, and develops an alternate theoretical version to prospect thought in explaining chance taking behaviour according to the idea that of overconfidence. the quantity means that overconfident participants convey possibility looking behaviour that contradicts the chance averse behaviour of people within the area of achieve, as anticipated via prospect concept. utilizing a suite of testable speculation deduced from the version, it offers an empirical research of the factors in the back of Turkish choice makers’ exceptional point of chance taking towards the rebellion in Syria and the implications of this policy.

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After the Enlightenment: Political Realism and International by Nicolas Guilhot

By Nicolas Guilhot

After the Enlightenment is the 1st test at knowing glossy political realism as a historic phenomenon. Realism isn't really an everlasting knowledge inherited from Thucydides, Machiavelli or Hobbes, yet a twentieth-century phenomenon rooted within the interwar years, the cave in of the Weimar Republic, and the move of principles among Continental Europe and the USA. The publication offers the 1st highbrow background of the increase of realism in the US, because it trained coverage and educational circles after 1945. It breaks in the course of the slender confines of the self-discipline of diplomacy and resituates realism in the challenge of yankee liberalism. Realism supplied a brand new framework for international coverage considering and remodeled the character of yankee democracy. This e-book sheds mild at the emergence of 'rational selection' as a brand new paradigm for political decision-making and speaks to the present revival in realism in overseas affairs.

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Transatlantic Politics and the Transformation of the by Michelle Frasher

By Michelle Frasher

With unique archival files and interviews from the united states and Europe, Michelle Frasher brings the reader into the negotiating room with American, German, and French officers as they faced the cave in of the Bretton Woods financial procedure and made judgements that affected the process eu integration and the modern neoliberal order.

She identifies obstacle because the catalyst for swap in foreign financial rules, yet argues that the reasons of quandary originated from a large number of things corresponding to industry hypothesis, American hegemony, institutional flaws, and ideational conflicts one of the leaders themselves. faraway from a deliberate and consensual technique, this booklet exhibits that the transformation to neoliberalism used to be riddled with discord and be anxious with trial and blunder. She argues that the ensuing forex regime allowed governments to entrench themselves in nationwide pursuits and facilitated the "marketization" of the country, the place states have turned either consumers and individuals within the financialized worldwide economy—to the detriment of foreign stability.

Frasher’s is the 1st paintings to attach the Sixties and Seventies to the problems of inter-state and inter-market cooperation that experience plagued the procedure within the final many years, and it places the 2008 debacle into ancient perspective.

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Good Governance in the Era of Global Neoliberalism: Conflict by Alex E.Fernandez Jilberto,Jolle Demmers,Alex E. Fernández

By Alex E.Fernandez Jilberto,Jolle Demmers,Alex E. Fernández Jilberto,Barbara Hogenboom

This new collection severely examines the hot international coverage of 'good governance'. This catchphrase of relief coverage and improvement pondering has been the topic of too little research so far. This ebook redresses the stability. It locations the prefix 'good', and precisely what that suggests, less than the microscope and examines the effect of neoliberal governance in quite a lot of international locations and territories, together with Chile, Russia, Argentina and Indonesia.

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Die Reaktion des Staates auf die RAF (German Edition) by Lars Peschel

By Lars Peschel

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Systeme - Historisches, notice: 1,0, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Veranstaltung: Politkwissenschaft, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die „Rote Armee Fraktion“ (RAF) stellte die größte Herausforderung für die politische Ordnung der BRD dar. Sie versuchte das Gewaltmonopol des Staates zu brechen. ...
Nach diversen Anschlägen u. Todesopfern waren im Juli 1972 schließlich nahezu alle Mitglieder der RAF in Haft. Die Führung wurde später gemeinsam in Stuttgart-Stammheim inhaftiert, wo ihr ab Mai 1975 der Prozess gemacht wurde. In Freiheit bildete sich eine 2. new release der RAF, deren primäres Ziel es bald warfare, die Führung der Gruppe aus dem Gefängnis zu befreien. Befreiungsaktionen gipfelten im Herbst 1977 mit der Entführung des Präsidenten der Arbeitgeber u. des Bundesverbands der Deutschen Industrie Hanns Martin Schleyer u. der Entführung der Lufthansamaschine „Landshut“. Die RAF-Gefangenen konnten nicht befreit werden und die Führung der RAF beging in der Folge am 18. Oktober 1977 in Stammheim Selbstmord. Bis sich die RAF 1998 auflöste, wurde auch die 2. new release bis Anfang der 80iger Jahre fest genommen u. verurteilt.

Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht, wie der Staat mit seinen verschiedenen Behörden u. Organen auf den Terrorismus reagiert hat. Es soll versucht werden, die Frage zu klären, ob und ggf. welche Fehler dabei gemacht wurden, ob diese vermeidbar gewesen wären und welche Lehren aus dieser part der deutschen Geschichte gezogen werden können.
Der Staat reagierte durch polizeiliche Maßnahmen, Gesetzesänderungen, Entscheidungen der Bundesregierung und Strafprozesse mit allen drei Gewalten (Legislative, Exekutive, Judikative) auf den Terrorismus der RAF. Vorliegend sollen einige wesentliche Reaktionen des Staates auf verschiedenen Gebieten erörtert werden. Zunächst wird kurz auf die Entwicklung des Bundeskriminalamtes als wichtigste Ermittlungs- und Strafverfolgungsbehörde in Terrorismusverfahren eingegangen (Kapitel 2). Im Anschluss werden die Haftbedingungen für die Gefangenen der RAF dargelegt und unter verschiedenen Aspekten betrachtet (Kapitel 3). Darauf folgend werden die Hungerstreiks der RAF in den Gefängnissen und die Zwangsernährung durch die Vollzugsanstalten erörtert (Kapitel 4), bevor die gesetzlichen Änderungen der Legislative als Folge des Terrorismus der RAF untersucht werden (Kapitel 5). Schließlich werden die zur Zeit des Deutschen Herbstes von der Bundesregierung eingerichteten Krisenstäbe (Kapitel 6) und letztlich mit dem Kontaktsperregesetz, das schnellste Gesetzgebungsverfahren der BRD betrachtet (Kapitel 7).

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Política: Nuevomexicanos and American Political by Phillip B. Gonzales

By Phillip B. Gonzales

Política offers a beautiful revisionist figuring out of the early political incorporation of Mexican-origin peoples into the U.S. physique politic within the 19th century. historic sociologist Phillip B. Gonzales reexamines the basic factor in New Mexico’s background, particularly, the dramatic shift in nationwide identities initiated by Nuevomexicanos when their province grew to become governed through the United States.

Gonzales provides an insightful, rigorous, and debatable interpretation of the way Nuevomexicano political festival used to be woven into the Democratic and Republican two-party approach that emerged within the usa among the 1850s and 1912, whilst New Mexico turned a nation. Drawing on newly came across archival and first resources, he explores how Nuevomexicanos depended on a protracted culture of political engagement and a preexisting republican disposition and perform to difficult a dual-party political method mirroring the contours of U.S. nationwide politics.

Política is a travel de strength of political heritage within the nineteenth-century U.S.–Mexico borderlands that reinterprets colonization, reconstructs Euro-American and Nuevomexicano family members, and recasts the present historic narrative of territorial growth and incorporation in North American imperial historical past. Gonzales offers severe insights into a number of discrete old techniques, comparable to U.S. racialization and citizenship, integration and marginalization, lodging and resistance, inner colonialism, and the lengthy fight for political inclusion within the borderlands, laying off mild on debates occurring at the present time over Latinos and U.S. citizenship.   

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The Multiculturalism of Fear by Jacob T. Levy

By Jacob T. Levy

The Multiculturalism of worry argues for a liberal account of multiculturalism which attracts on a liberalism of worry like that articulated by way of Judith Shklar and encouraged through Montesquieu. Liberalism shouldn't be centrally involved both with conserving or with transcending cultural groups, practices, and identities. really, it may specialize in mitigating evils equivalent to inter-ethnic civil wars, merciless practices inner to cultural groups, and state
violence opposed to ethnic minorities. This 'multiculturalism of worry' has to be grounded within the realities of ethnic politics and ethnic clash. It needs to as a result take heavily the significance which folks suppose their ethnic identities and cultural practices to have, with out falling right into a get together of cultural

Levy argues opposed to nationalist and multicultural theories that accord major ethical weight to cultural groups as such. but he additionally insists that the demanding situations of existence in a multicultural global can't be met with out a acceptance of the significance that particularist identities and practices need to person individuals and to social life.

The booklet applies the multiculturalism of worry to numerous coverage difficulties confronting multiethnic states. those comprise the legislation of sexist practices inner to cultural groups; secession and nationwide self-determination; land rights; favourite legislation; and the symbols and phrases utilized by the kingdom, together with reliable apologies. It attracts on instances from such diversified states as Australia, Canada, Israel, India, South Africa, and the United States.

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The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Latin America (Studies of by David Lehmann

By David Lehmann

This booklet offers a difficult view of the adoption and co-option of multiculturalism in Latin the US from six students with broad adventure of grassroots events and highbrow debates. It increases critical questions of idea, technique, and interpretation for either social scientists and policymakers at the foundation of situations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Multicultural rules have enabled humans to recuperate the land in their ancestors, administer justice in keeping with their traditions, offer attractiveness as complete voters of the kingdom, and advertise affirmative motion to allow them to take where in society that's theirs by means of correct. The message of this e-book is that whereas the multicultural reaction has performed a lot to elevate the symbolic attractiveness of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples nationally and the world over, its software demands a profound reappraisal in spheres akin to land, gender, institutional layout, and equivalent possibilities. Written via students with long term and in-depth engagement in Latin the United States, the chapters convey that multicultural theories and rules, which think racial and cultural limitations to be straight forward, put out of your mind the pervasive truth of racial and cultural mix and position over the top self belief in identification politics.       

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