Europe Beyond Universalism And Particularism

Author: S. Lindberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137361824
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Europe Beyond Universalism And Particularism from the Author: S. Lindberg. Resulting from an interdisciplinary dialogue between philosophy, political science and International Relations about Europe as a political community this volume rethinks the European political project beyond the rigid opposition between universalism and particularism approaching Europe as a space of the exposure of differences to each other.

Culture And External Relations

Author: Mr Jozef Bátora
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409489418
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Culture And External Relations from the Author: Mr Jozef Bátora. Political entities use culture to support their soft power potential, to generate goodwill, to frame international agenda in particular ways, to erect and re-enact boundaries and/or to create societal linkages across them. While the importance of culture has been on the rise in the realm of foreign affairs, its role in this field remains one of the most under-studied aspects of state policy. In this book, a range of international experts take an unprecedented look at what role external cultural policy plays in foreign affairs. The book features historical case studies ranging from European 'civilizing' engagement with nineteenth-century China to uses of Abstract Expressionism as an instrument in the ideological struggles of the Cold War. Conceptual issues ranging from the dynamics of the 'Anglosphere' to the effects of what some term the 'culture of liberal democracy' are addressed. Current trends in the uses of culture in the EU's external relations both from the perspective of institutional developments, policies and practices in the EU and from the perspective of countries engaged by the EU's cultural policies are also discussed in greater detail. The systematic, theoretically informed and empirically supported analyses make this book an indispensable read for scholars and policy makers wishing to gain a new understanding of the role that culture plays in foreign affairs.

The End Of The World

Author: Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback
Publisher: Future Perfect: Images of the
ISBN: 9781786602619
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The End Of The World from the Author: Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback. Omnipresent in popular culture, especially in film and literature, the theme of the 'end of the world' is often rejected from contemporary philosophy as hysterical apocalyptism. This volume attempts to show that it is vital that we address the motif of the 'end' in contemporary world - but that this cannot be done without thinking it anew.

The Welfare State Reader

Author: Christopher Pierson
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745635563
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The Welfare State Reader from the Author: Christopher Pierson. Includes 20 selections, reflecting the thinking and research in welfare state studies, these readings are organized around a series of debates - on welfare regimes, globalization, Europeanization, demographic change and political challenges.

Negotiating Culture And Human Rights

Author: Lynda Schaefer Bell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231120814
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Negotiating Culture And Human Rights from the Author: Lynda Schaefer Bell. Rights", Lucinda Joy Peach

At Home In Exile

Author: Alan Wolfe
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807086185
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At Home In Exile from the Author: Alan Wolfe. To validate life in diaspora has been akin to heresy for many Jewish thinkers since the beginnings of Zionism in the late 19th century. Early Zionist thinkers wrote with disdain and even cruelty of Jews living out their lives in the Pale of Settlement (a life of pointless struggle and futile suffering) and of the successful, cultured Jews of Germany (court Jews) alike. Even after the Holocaust, many Zionists wrote disparagingly of those Jews who hadn't left Europe before the war. This thinking, in more understated form, continues to influence Jewish life: only in Israel is it possible for Jews to flourish fully as human beings. At the same time, the Holocaust created a sense of unique vulnerability. In At Home in Exile Alan Wolfe argues that against this narrow nationalism a prophetic universalism may once again take hold in Judaism, and asks whether this universalism should be reject Zionism entirely or strive to make it better.

Human Rights And Memory

Author: Daniel Levy
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271037385
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Human Rights And Memory from the Author: Daniel Levy. "Examines the foundations of human rights, how their political and cultural validation in a global context is posing challenges to nation-state sovereignty, and how they become an integral part of international relations and are institutionalized into domestic legal and political practices"--Provided by publisher.

Rethinking Jewish Philosophy

Author: Aaron W. Hughes
ISBN: 9780199358199
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Rethinking Jewish Philosophy from the Author: Aaron W. Hughes. Breaking with received opinion, this book seeks to challenge the exclusionary, essentialist, and even totalitarian nature that is inherent to the practice of what is problematically referred to as 'Jewish philosophy'. Hughes begins with the premise that Jewish philosophy, as it is presently conceived, is impossible. He then begins the process of offering a sophisticated and constructive rethinking of the discipline that avoids the traditional extremes of universalism and particularism.

The Politics Of Advanced Capitalism

Author: Pablo Beramendi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107099862
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The Politics Of Advanced Capitalism from the Author: Pablo Beramendi. This book takes stock of the major economic and political challenges advanced capitalist democracies face today. It provides a synthetic view, allowing the reader to grasp the nature of key structural transformations and their consequences in terms of the politics of change, policy outputs, and outcomes.

Rethinking Europe

Author: Gerard Delanty
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415347143
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Rethinking Europe from the Author: Gerard Delanty. Dominant approaches to the transformation of Europe ignore contemporary social theory interpretations of the nature and dynamics of social change. Here, Delanty and Rumford argue that we need a theory of society in order to understand Europeanization. This book advances the case that Europeanization should be theorized in terms of: globalization major social transformations that are not exclusively spear-headed by the EU the wider context of the transformation of modernity. This fascinating book broadens the terms of the debate on Europeanization, conventionally limited to the supersession of the nation-state by a supra-national authority and the changes within member states consequent upon EU membership. Demonstrating the relevance of social theory to contemporary issues and with a focus on European transformation rather than simplistic notions of Europe-building, this truly multidisciplinary volume will appeal to readers from a range of social science disciplines, including sociology, geography, political science and European studies.