Visions Of World Community

Author: Jens Bartelson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139482554
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Throughout the history of Western political thought, the creation of a world community has been seen as a way of overcoming discord between political communities without imposing sovereign authority from above. Jens Bartelson argues that a paradox lies at the centre of discussions of world community. The very same division of mankind into distinct peoples living in different places which makes the idea of a world community morally compelling has also been the main obstacle to its successful realization. His book offers a philosophical and historical analysis of the idea of world community by exploring the relationship between theories of world community and changing cosmological beliefs from the late Middle Ages to the present.

New Visions Of Community In Contemporary American Fiction

Author: Magali Cornier Michael
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587297396
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In this engaging, optimistic close reading of five late twentieth-century novels by American women, Magali Cornier Michael illuminates the ways in which their authors engage with ideas of communal activism, common commitment, and social transformation. The fictions she examines imagine coalition building as a means of moving toward new forms of nonhierarchical justice; for ethnic cultures that, as a result of racist attitudes, have not been assimilated, power with each other rather than power over each other is a collective goal.Michael argues that much contemporary American fiction by women offers models of care and nurturing that move away from the private sphere toward the public and political. Specifically, texts by women from such racially marked ethnic groups as African American, Asian American, Native American, and Mexican American draw from the rich systems of thought, histories, and experiences of these hybrid cultures and thus offer feminist and ethical revisions of traditional concepts of community, coalition, subjectivity, and agency.Focusing on Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven, Ana Castillo’s So Far from God, and Toni Morrison’s Paradise, Michael shows that each writer emphasizes the positive, liberating effects of kinship and community. These hybrid versions of community, which draw from other-than-dominant culturally specific ideas and histories, have something to offer Americans as the United States moves into an increasingly diverse twenty-first century. Michael provides a rich lens through which to view both contemporary fiction and contemporary life.

Community Development In An Uncertain World

Author: Jim Ife
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107543363
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Community Development in an Uncertain World is an essential resource for students and professionals in the human services.

Visions Of Community In The Post Roman World

Author: Dr Richard Payne
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409483223
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This volume looks at 'visions of community' in a comparative perspective, from Late Antiquity to the dawning of the age of crusades. It addresses the question of why and how distinctive new political cultures developed after the disintegration of the Roman World, and to what degree their differences had already emerged in the first post-Roman centuries. The Latin West, Orthodox Byzantium and its Slavic periphery, and the Islamic world each retained different parts of the Graeco-Roman heritage, while introducing new elements. For instance, ethnicity became a legitimizing element of rulership in the West, remained a structural element of the imperial periphery in Byzantium, and contributed to the inner dynamic of Islamic states without becoming a resource of political integration. Similarly, the political role of religion also differed between the emerging post-Roman worlds. Anybody interested in the development of the post-Roman Mediterranean, but also in the relationship between the Islamic World and the West, will gain new insights from these studies on the political role of ethnicity and religion.

Visions Of World Order

Author: Julius Stone
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Visions In Global Education

Author: Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433103094
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This book is a compilation of new scholarship in the field of global education. Previously unaddressed or barely touched upon topics include: the historical evolution of the global education movement; the development of a foundation for the formation of a philosophy of global education; an analysis of the competing orientations of global education and multicultural education; mentorship in global education pedagogy based on the master apprentice model; and the latest research of the impact of national policies in education on global teacher education practice. A unique contribution captures the complexities and geopolitical context during Russia's early hours of democracy in integrating global education in Russian education. Written by internationally acclaimed scholars, this book is at the cutting edge of new creative scholarship in global education. Visions in Global Education is a must-read for teachers in every stage of their careers, and will be useful in a variety of classrooms addressing global education.

Global Visions

Author: Jeremy Brecher
Editor: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896084605
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We live in an era of globalization in which pollution, satellite broadcasts, adn products from the "global factory" stream across national borders. Today's globalization is mostly "globalization-from-above" - an effort to expand the wealth and power of the wealthy and powerful. In Global Vision scholars and activists from more then twenty countries in all parts of the globe explore a startling alternative: "globalization-form-below".

Consent And Commitment In The World Community

Author: Douglas M. Johnston
Editor: Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y. : Transnational Publishers
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Consent and Commitment in the World Community: The Classification and Analysis of International Instruments recommends an empirically-premised and functionally-oriented system for classifying such instruments that serves splendidly not only to promote intellectual order in otherwise imperfectly revealed experience, but, as well, to satisfy the operational needs of making and shaping public policy. It demonstrates remarkably well that there is nothing quite so practical as a good theory. And, along the way, with Talmudic-style footnotes - providing every manner of useful example and keen insight - the author treats us to penetrating explorations of international law in the past, present, and potential future of world order.

Dallas Visions For Community

Author: James Pratt
Editor: Dallas Inst Humanities & Culture
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Paths To A Green World The Political Economy Of The Global Environment

Author: Jennifer Clapp And Peter Dauvergne
Editor: Academic Foundation
ISBN: 9788171885558
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Peace And Conflict Resolution In The World Community

Author: Anima Bose
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The Future Of Political Community

Author: Gideon Baker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134033354
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This book explores the alternative futures of political community and moves beyond the critique of what is wrong with existing, state-based forms of political community. It does so not with the defence of a particular normative model of political community in mind, but rather in the quest for new ways of thinking about political community itself. Exploring how the political must be rethought in the twenty-first century and beyond, this book is divided into three parts: Part I focuses on the core problem that, despite the obvious need to rethink political community ‘beyond’ the nation state, our conceptual language is still thoroughly shaped by modernity, its prioritisation of the state and sovereignty, and its assumption of unifying progress in history. Part II focuses on postmodern political community, these chapters take up the calls made above for new thinking about political community that goes ‘beyond’ modern conceptions. Part III turns to the question of the emergence and decline of new forms of political community. The purpose of this section is to consider how the transformation of political community occurs in practice, and what the primary driver of this change is globally, locally and historically. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of International Relations, Political and Social Theory.

Proceedings Of The Eighth International Soil Management Workshop

Author: John M. Kimble
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Educational Challenges In The World Community Of The 21st Century

Author: SEAMEO Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology. International Conference
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Globalization A Very Short Introduction

Author: Manfred Steger
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191639664
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'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic - and this Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a third edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization in accessible language as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Safeguarding A Truly Catholic Vision Of The World

Author: Jacob Shatzer
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630875082
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A. J. Conyers (1944-2004) was a Baptist theologian with wide-ranging interests and a founding faculty member of the George W. Truett Seminary at Baylor University. He published books ranging from basic Christian doctrine to political theology, but his many essays show his true range and depth of insight. This work collects ten of his most important and provocative essays in order to introduce Conyers--who died of cancer in 2004--to theologians and pastors unfamiliar with his contribution to the theological task of the church.

Iraq The Gulf Conflict And The World Community

Author: James Gow
Editor: Brassey's
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Cumulative List Of Organizations Described In Section 170 C Of The Internal Revenue Code Of 1954

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The Oxford Handbook Of Political Ideologies

Author: Michael Freeden
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191663719
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This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.