Creating A Common Polity

Autore: Emily Mackil
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520290836
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In the ancient Greece of Pericles and Plato, the polis, or city-state, reigned supreme, but by the time of Alexander, nearly half of the mainland Greek city-states had surrendered part of their autonomy to join the larger political entities called koina. In the first book in fifty years to tackle the rise of these so-called Greek federal states, Emily Mackil charts a complex, fascinating map of how shared religious practices and long-standing economic interactions faciliated political cooperation and the emergence of a new kind of state. Mackil provides a detailed historical narrative spanning five centuries to contextualize her analyses, which focus on the three best-attested areas of mainland Greece—Boiotia, Achaia, and Aitolia. The analysis is supported by a dossier of Greek inscriptions, each text accompanied by an English translation and commentary.

The Epigraphy And History Of Boeotia

Autore: Nikolaos Papazarkadas
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004273859
Grandezza: 31,97 MB
Formato: PDF
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The contributors of Epigraphy and History of Boeotia offer editions of exciting new inscriptions, revisit older epigraphical material, and present fresh historical interpretations of the ideology, religion, and the political, financial and legal institutions of ancient Boeotia and its vicinity.

Making The European Polity

Autore: Erik Oddvar Eriksen
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 113422950X
Grandezza: 74,51 MB
Formato: PDF
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Today’s Europe is marked by an amazing pace of integration. The European Union now consists of twenty five member states, however there is confusion and disagreement about its future design. Making The European Polity investigates how the European Union should develop and organize itself and offers a reflexive approach to integration based on the theory of communicative action. It conceives of the EU as a law based supranational polity lacking the identity of a people as well as the coercive means of a state and argues that it is a polity with an organized capacity to act, but no sole apex of authority. Making an important contribution to the theoretical discussions on the EU, these contributors explore a range of issues including legitimacy, post-national democracy and integration and provide in-depth analyses of social and tax policy, foreign policy, identity formation, the reform process and the constitutional effects of enlargement. This book will appeal to all political scientists and particularly to students and researchers of European Politics.

National Integration And Violent Conflict In Post Soviet Societies

Autore: Pål Kolstø
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 146163945X
Grandezza: 37,67 MB
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Why has social peace been preserved in some new, nationalizing countries in Eastern Europe and broken down in others? While civil peace has reigned in Estonia, Moldova experienced a bloody civil war in 1992, claiming more than a thousand casualties. These two states in question share a number of common characteristics, but there is one important difference. National Integration and Violent Conflict in Post-Soviet Societies analyzes processes of nation-building and ethnic integration in Estonia and Moldova in order to increase our general understanding of how social peace remains strong in one place and disintegrates in another. Chapters employ both 'on the ground' empirical studies and a strong theoretical framework to discuss theories on ethnic violence in the modern world and their possible relevance for these two cases. Additionally, the results of two large-scale surveys and four country chapters written by scholars living and working in Moldova and Estonia round out the book's exploration of each country's similarities and differences. The resulting volume contributes to a better understanding of national integration process in Estonia and Moldova and of national integration and communal violence in general.

National Identity In Eu Law

Autore: Elke Cloots
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191053503
Grandezza: 37,59 MB
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Despite nearly sixty years of European integration, neither nations nor national loyalties have withered away. On the contrary, national identity rhetoric seems on the rise, not only in politics but also in legal discourse. Lately we have seen a rise in the number of Member States invoking their national identity in an attempt to justify a derogation from a requirement imposed on them by a Treaty article or an EU legislative act, or to legitimize a particular national reading of such an EU norm. Despite this, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has yet to develop a coherent approach to such arguments, or express a vision of the role national identity should play in EU law. Elke Cloots undertakes this task by providing a principled and coherent scheme for the adjudication of disputes involving claims based on the national identity of a Member State. Should arguments involving national identity be legally relevant? If yes, how should the ECJ approach such identity-related interests? Cloots crafts a normative framework to assist the ECJ in striking the right balance between European integration and respect for the identity concerns at issue. The book combines rigorous theoretical inquiry with thorough analysis of the European Treaties and case law, with particular attention paid to litigation involving domestic measures concerning the national system of government, constitutional rights protections, and language policy. Clarifying the issues at stake and presenting a solution to these problems, this book will be an invaluable resource for the academics, lawyers, and policy makers in the field.

Presbyterian Polity For Church Leaders Fourth Edition

Autore: Joan S. Gray
Editore: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664503152
Grandezza: 61,87 MB
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New revision of a best-selling book for church leaders.

The Eu System A Polity In The Making

Autore: Wolfgang Wessels
Editore: epubli
ISBN: 3844267638
Grandezza: 80,65 MB
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This teaching companion’s principle aim is to provide a general overview of the ‘milestones’ of European integration as well as to analyse and assess the functioning of the EU institutions. Despite many political and academic controversies surrounding the EU and its institutional architecture - one critical insight remains commonplace: This strange construction is increasingly relevant for European governments and Union citizens alike. This teaching companion tries to deal with developments with and after the Lisbon TEU and TFEU and also with EU institutions’ reactions to the economic, financial and sovereign debt crisis since 2008. One fascinating and at the same time frustrating subject are the dynamics of the EU construction: The EU system is a ‚moving target‘. Thus we need to carefully observe the developments and the evolution of the EU policy. This book addresses several target groups: • Early stage students • Advanced students who want to revisit and refresh their knowledge in view of recent developments • Experts/Practitioners who want to learn more about institutions and procedures outside their daily experiences

Der Drache Von Samarkand

Autore: Neal Asher
ISBN: 9783404232420
Grandezza: 10,96 MB
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Panchayati Raj Gram Swaraj And Federal Polity

Autore: S. L. Verma
Grandezza: 39,10 MB
Formato: PDF
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Joseph Tuckerman And The Outdoor Church

Autore: Jedediah Mannis
Editore: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087809X
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Joseph Tuckerman and the Outdoor Church is about the Rev. Joseph Tuckerman, a Unitarian minister who created and led a street ministry in Boston, Massachusetts, between 1826 and 1839 at the behest of his friend and college roommate, William Ellery Channing. Because of Tuckerman's innovative approach to encountering and helping the poor people he met near the Boston wharves, he is considered the father of American social work as well as a prescient, dedicated, and socially active minister whose work led directly to the Social Gospel Movement. The book examines and interprets Tuckerman's theology and ministry of outreach in light of the author's experience as pastor of the Outdoor Church of Cambridge, Inc., an outdoor ministry to homeless men and women in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Outdoor Church offers prayer services and pastoral assistance outdoors in all seasons and all weather in order to be accessible to chronically homeless men and women who, because of shame or embarrassment, hostility or illness, cannot or will not enter conventional churches. Joseph Tuckerman and the Outdoor Church is a unique and gripping look at a radically innovative nineteenth-century minister through the prism of the actual application of his thinking and his example to an ongoing ministry to the chronically homeless men and women of Cambridge.