Category: Practical Politics

  • State Violence and Punishment in India (Royal Asiatic by Taylor C. Sherman

    By Taylor C. Sherman

    Exploring violent disagreement among the kingdom and the inhabitants in colonial and postcolonial India, this e-book is either a research of the numerous recommendations of colonial coercion and kingdom violence and a cultural heritage of different ways that Indians imbued practices of punishment with their very own meanings and reinterpreted acts of kingdom violence of their personal political campaigns.

    This paintings examines country violence from a ancient point of view, increasing the learn of punishment past the felony by means of investigating the interaction among imprisonment, corporal punishment, collective fines and kingdom violence. It presents a clean examine seminal occasions within the background of mid-twentieth century India, equivalent to the bloodbath at Jallianwala Bagh, the non-cooperation and civil disobedience pursuits, the surrender India crusade, and the Hindu-Muslim riots of the Nineteen Thirties and Forties. The ebook extends its research into the postcolonial interval by way of contemplating the ways that partition after which the fight opposed to a communist insurgency reshaped practices of punishment and nation violence within the first decade after independence. eventually, this learn demanding situations winning conceptions of the character of the kingdom in colonial and postcolonial India, that have tended to imagine that the nation had the ambition and the power to take advantage of the police, army and forms to dominate the inhabitants at will. It argues, to the contrary, that the country in twentieth-century India tended to be self-limiting, weak, and replete with tensions.

    Relevant to these drawn to modern India and the historical past of empire and decolonisation, this paintings presents a brand new framework for the learn of kingdom violence in an effort to be helpful to students of South Asian reviews; violence, crime and punishment; and colonial and postcolonial history.

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  • The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics (Oxford Handbooks in by Jon Pierre

    By Jon Pierre

    The guide of Swedish Politics presents a cutting-edge research of political improvement in Sweden. protecting all crucial points of politics in Sweden, this quantity offers precise debts of coverage making, governance, institutional preparations, overseas kinfolk, electoral habit, the get together approach, the general public management, the constitutional framework, and the welfare nation. The instruction manual exhibits what percentage of the beneficial properties that after were
    exceptional to Sweden, for instance, the welfare nation, the consensual coverage making, the ancient compromise among capital and hard work, and the dominance of social democracy, are much less well-liked at the present time in comparison to a couple of a long time in the past even if they're nonetheless definitely current. worldwide forces, expanding affluence, and an
    ideological shift in the direction of neo-liberalism have contributed to creating Sweden extra of a typical ecu industrialized democracy.
    The guide is split into ten thematic Sections with 4 chapters and an creation in every one part. hence, every one subject is studied from varied views on the way to give you the reader with a extra multi-faceted photo of the political improvement in every one theme.
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  • Switzerland’s Differentiated European Integration: The Last by Sabine Jenni

    By Sabine Jenni

    book analyses Switzerland’s ecu regulations utilizing the idea that of
    differentiated ecu integration, offering a brand new and unique perspective
    on the rustic. This analytical strategy makes a speciality of the similarities between
    Switzerland's ecu regulations and the combination of ecu member states. The latter
    have usually been the point of interest of analysis as Switzerland is the final Western
    European kingdom to not became a member of the ecu Union (EU) or the
    European fiscal sector (EEA). The publication claims that Switzerland’s place on
    the ecu integration map is varied when it comes to measure from many EU
    member states, yet no longer assorted in sort. The cornerstone of the booklet is new
    empirical facts quantitatively measuring Switzerland’s differentiated
    integration in the course of the interval 1990 – 2010. the knowledge depend upon the sectoral
    agreements Switzerland concluded with the european and the voluntary incorporation of
    EU legislation into household laws. The e-book exhibits, between different findings, that
    over time Swiss ecu regulations have started to resemble integration policies
    and that the extra they did so, the extra dynamically they evolved.

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  • Negotiations in the EU Council of Ministers: And All Must by Sandrino Smeets

    By Sandrino Smeets

    Insiders and outsiders agree; there's something specific approximately negotiating in Brussels.

    This e-book analyses ten years of constant negotiations approximately european growth to the Western Balkans, answering questions comparable to whilst and the way are judgements generally reached within the ecu Union? what's this ‘culture of consensus’ that pervades negotiations within the Council of Ministers? And why are a few member states extra winning than others in making their voices heard?

    Using the metaphor of the Caucus race from Alice in Wonderland, Smeets' ebook deals a clean standpoint at the decision-making realities in Brussels’ ecu zone.

    By offering precise empirical perception into behind-closed-doors debates, it explains the faltering accession means of the international locations of former Yugoslavia. yet such a lot of all, it finds the mechanism during which nationwide pursuits are accommodated, in order that offers could be reached among the member states.

    Much paintings has been performed in person disciplines at the phenomenon of tax festival that lies on the center of this drawback. but, the mix of problems with democratic legitimacy, social justice, financial potency, and nationwide sovereignty that tax festival increases in actual fact calls for an interdisciplinary research.

    This publication bargains an extraordinary instance of this sort of paintings, bringing jointly specialists from political technological know-how, philosophy, legislations, and economics whose contributions mix empirical research with normative and institutional proposals. It makes a big contribution to reforming foreign taxation.
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  • The Man and the Statesman: The Correspondence and Articles by Frederic Bastiat

    By Frederic Bastiat

    Liberty Fund's new six-volume The amassed Works of Frédéric Bastiat sequence, of which The guy and the Statesman is the 1st quantity, can be thought of the main entire version of Bastiat's works released to this point, in any nation, and in any language. the most resource for this translation is the seven-volume Oeuvres complètes de Frédéric Bastiat, released within the 1850s and 1860s.

    The current quantity, such a lot of which hasn't ever sooner than been translated into English, comprises Bastiat's whole correspondence: 207 letters Bastiat wrote among 1819, whilst he was once in basic terms 18 years outdated, until eventually quite a few days earlier than his premature dying in 1850 on the age of forty nine. for modern classical liberals, Bastiat's correspondence will supply a different window right into a long-forgotten international the place competition to struggle and colonialism went hand-in-hand with aid at no cost exchange and deregulation. Bastiat's quite a few letters to Richard Cobden, a Member of Parliament and top identified this present day because the chief of the British Anti-Corn legislation League, chronicle the profound influence the Anti-Corn League had on Bastiat. The League's luck in mobilizing a well-liked stream in England to strain the British executive into abolishing the very protectionist "corn laws," in 1846, encouraged Bastiat to emulate the League's luck in France through beginning his personal free-trade movement.

    The guy and the Statesman also contains articles and different writings on politics and present occasions that exhibit Bastiat's expertise as a theoretician, a pamphleteer, a journalist, and a deputy (Member of Parliament) of the nascent French moment Republic. including the correspondence, the writings during this quantity fill an incredible hole in our realizing of the lesser-known Bastiat, who, in precisely a couple of brief years, made a profound influence on French highbrow and political existence in Paris.

    Forthcoming titles within the amassed Works of Frédéric Bastiat sequence include:

    "The Law," "The State," and different Political Writings, 1843-1850

    Economic Sophisms and "What is obvious and what's no longer Seen"

    Miscellaneous Works on Economics: From "Jacques-Bonhomme" to Le magazine des

    Economic Harmonies

    The fight opposed to Protectionism: The English and French Free-Trade Movements

    Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) used to be born within the French port urban of Bayonne and have become one of many best advocates of unfastened markets and unfastened alternate within the mid-nineteenth century. A theorist of classical liberal political economic climate and an elected member of assorted French political our bodies, he adverse either protectionism and the increase of socialist ideas.

    Jacques de Guenin is president of the Cercle Frédéric Bastiat. he's a graduate of the École des Mines in Paris and holds a grasp of Sciences from the college of California, Berkeley.

    Jean-Claude Paul-Dejean is a historian from the collage of Bordeaux and a Bastiat scholar.

    Dennis O'Keeffe is Professor of Social technology on the college of Buckingham, Buckingham, England, and is Senior learn Fellow in schooling on the Institute of monetary Affairs, London.

    David M. Hart acquired a Ph.D. in heritage from King's collage, Cambridge, and is the Director of Liberty Fund's on-line Library of Liberty Project.
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  • La cause des femmes dans l'Etat (Libres cours) (French by Anne Revillard

    By Anne Revillard

    remark les politiques publiques ont-elles contribué à l. a. promoting du statut des femmes et à l’égalité entre les sexes ? Quel rôle l’État a-t-il joué dans cette dynamique ? remark a-t-il participé à cette évolution ? remark l’État peut-il penser l. a. reason des femmes ?
    C’est par los angeles prise en cost d’institutions gouvernementales dédiées aux droits des femmes (secrétariats d’État comités consultatifs, etc.), créées par l’État à partir de 1960, que los angeles advertising du droit des femmes s’est opérée. L’auteur s’intéresse aux acteurs, aux stratégies politiques et aux modalités d’actions de ces associations, par le biais d’une comparaison franco-québécoise.
    Pour étayer son propos, elle s’appuie sur une enquête de terrain approfondie, des exemples concrets, des témoignages, des graphics de pionnières qui ont marqué leur époque (Yvette Roudy en France, Claire Bonenfant au Québec) et évoque des débats d’actualité (la parité, l. a. query du voile, l. a. prostitution).
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  • Recovering Democracy in South Africa by Raymond Suttner

    By Raymond Suttner

    South Africa’s hard-won democracy used to be the most sufferer of the chaos in parliament in the course of President Jacob Zuma’s nation of the country handle. In improving Democracy in South Africa, Raymond Suttner brings jointly the simplest of his contemporary pondering; he deals a clean examine the big variety of contentious concerns that at present preoccupy South Africans, from the possibility to constitutionalism to issues of management and questions of ethics. The publication is as a lot an in-depth engagement with our tough current because it is a damning account of the politics of the Zuma era.

    Despite his strongly argued feedback of the current political order, Suttner doesn't go away the reader with a feeling of powerlessness or pessimism. a lot of the publication is dedicated to uncovering the strengths and primary values of our democracy and envisioning methods through which South Africans can get better and construct at the promise of 1994.

    This ebook comes out at a time while South Africa faces its personal demanding situations. What the long run holds for South Africa depends upon what each one people places into reclaiming our democracy and the values that underpin our country.
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  • Surrender: How the Clinton Administration Completed the by Michael Allen Meeropol

    By Michael Allen Meeropol

    Michael Meeropol argues that the ballooning of the federal price range deficit used to be now not a significant challenge within the Nineteen Eighties, nor have been the winning fresh efforts to get it less than keep an eye on the root for the wealthy economic climate of the mid-1990s. during this debatable e-book, the writer offers an in depth examine what really occurred to the yankee economic system through the years of the "Reagan Revolution" and divulges that the massive deficits had no damaging impact at the economic system. It used to be the other guidelines of the Reagan years--high rates of interest to struggle inflation, supply-side tax cuts, mark downs in law, elevated benefits for traders and the rich, the unraveling of the protection web for the poor--that have been unsuccessful in producing extra swift progress and different monetary improvements.

    Meeropol offers compelling proof of the failure of the U.S. economic climate among 1990 and 1994 to generate emerging earning for many of the inhabitants or advancements in productiveness. This brought on, first, the electoral repudiation of President Bush in 1992, through a repudiation of President Clinton within the 1994 Congressional elections. The Clinton management made a half-hearted try to opposite the Reagan Revolution in fiscal coverage, yet eventually surrendered to the Republican Congressional majority in 1996 while Clinton promised to stability the funds by way of 2000 and signed the welfare reform invoice. The quick development of the economic system in 1997 prompted strangely excessive govt sales, a dramatic fall within the federal price range deficit, and a quick euphoria obvious in a nearly uncontrollable inventory marketplace growth. eventually, Meeropol argues powerfully that the subsequent recession, bound to come prior to the tip of 1999, will flip the expected route to price range stability and millennial prosperity right into a painful funny story at the hubris of public policymakers.

    Accessibly written as a piece of contemporary heritage and public coverage up to economics, this publication is meant for all americans drawn to problems with fiscal coverage, specifically the finances deficit and the Clinton as opposed to Congress debates. No really good education in economics is needed.

    "A splendidly available dialogue of up to date American financial coverage. Meeropol demonstrates that the Reagan-era regulations of tax cuts and shredded safeguard nets, coupled with strident speak of balanced budgets, were persevered or even delivered to fruition by way of the neo-liberal Clinton regime." --Frances Fox Piven, Graduate university, urban college of recent York

    Michael Meeropol is Chair and Professor of Economics, Western New England College.
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  • Persian Kingship and Architecture: Strategies of Power in by Sussan Babaie,Talinn Grigor

    By Sussan Babaie,Talinn Grigor

    because the Shah went into exile and the Islamic Republic used to be confirmed in 1979 within the wake of the Iranian Revolution, the very proposal of monarchy in Iran has been contentious. but, as Persian Kingship and structure argues, the establishment of kingship has traditionally performed a pivotal position in articulating the summary inspiration of ‘Iran’ seeing that antiquity. those principles surrounding kingship and state have, in flip, served as a unifying cultural strength regardless of transferring political and non secular allegiances. via analyses of palaces, mausolea, artwork, architectural ornament and concrete layout the authors exhibit how structure used to be appropriated by way of various rulers as an essential component in their thoughts of legitimising energy. They confer with numerous examples, from the monuments of Persepolis lower than the Achaemenids, the Sassanian palaces at Kish, the Safavid public sq. of Isfahan, the Qajar palaces at Shiraz and to the modernisation and concrete agendas of the Pahlavis. Drawing on archaeology, historic, medieval, early glossy and glossy architectural heritage, either Islamic and secular, this publication is crucial for all these attracted to Iranian reports and visible culture.
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