Ideology and the Ideologists by Lewis S. Feuer

By Lewis S. Feuer

The revival of ideology, which started early within the moment 1/2 the final century, has ended in reconsideration of the subsequent questions: What underlies the development of the increase and decline of the ideological mode of proposal? What leads younger intellectuals to go looking for an ideology? What bills for the adjustments in ideological model over the years and state, and shifts from one set of philosophical tenets to a different? Who certainly are the ""intellectuals?""

Studies of ideology have tended to variety themselves for or opposed to specific viewpoints, or have involved themselves with defining views. the aim of this ebook is to envision the typical causal styles within the improvement of assorted differing ideologies. Feuer reveals that any ideology can be stated to be composed of 3 parts: the main easy and invariant is a few kind of Mosaic fantasy. each ideology additionally has its attribute philosophical tenets spreading from left to correct, which agree to the cycle of rules; and, eventually, an ideology needs to be taken up by means of a few element of the inhabitants who can translate it into action.

Intellectuals in generational rebellion locate in a few model of the ideological fantasy a constitution and dramatization in their feelings, goals, and activities. due to the fact every one new release of intellectuals has a tendency to reject its predecessors' doctrines, a legislations of highbrow type arises the alternation of philosophical doctrines. Ideology has unavoidably made for an authoritarian presumption at the a part of master-intellectuals and marginal ones and assumes their antagonism to aim fact and technological know-how. it truly is Feuer's rivalry that in basic terms while intellectuals abandon ideology in desire of technological know-how or scholarship will an unlucky bankruptcy within the background of human unreasonbe overcome.

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Medienkriege: Menschliche Faktoren strategischen Scheiterns by Hans-Joachim Ruff-Stahl

By Hans-Joachim Ruff-Stahl

Warum verlieren die hochgerüsteten Armeen des Westens seit Jahrzehnten quasi jeden Krieg? Hans-Joachim Ruff-Stahl untersucht das militärische Scheitern anhand dreier Fallstudien: der Strategie des Netcentric struggle, der Effektbasierten Operationen sowie den Counterinsurgency Operations oder des entire strategy. Das Scheitern, so wird argumentiert, liegt im Faktor Mensch begründet? am missverstandenen Wesen des Medienkrieges.

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EU Counterterrorism Policy: A Paper Tiger? by Oldrich Bures

By Oldrich Bures

Even supposing there's a substantial physique of literature masking the continuing debates in regards to the novelty and gravity of the modern terrorist chance, in addition to the main acceptable reaction to it, few authors have to this point analysed the complicated set of counterterrorism measures that either the person Member States and the ecu Union (EU) have tried to boost. This quantity bargains a serious research of the measures the ecu Union has taken to strive against terrorism and the way, in a few key parts, ecu counterterrorism coverage is extra of a paper tiger than an efficient counterterrorism gadget. a number of felony european counterterrorism tools haven't been accurately applied on the nationwide point and questions were raised relating to their effectiveness, appropriateness, and proportionality. The features of ecu corporations within the zone of counterterrorism stay quite susceptible and the ecu Counterterrorism Coordinator doesn't have any actual powers except persuasion. even if, this doesn't suggest that ecu point motion can't supply any value-added within the struggle opposed to terrorism. There are a number of parts the place the ecu grants real value-added within the struggle opposed to terrorism as a result of transnational nature of the modern terrorist probability and the character of a without borders Europe.

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Dictatorship, Disorder and Decline in Myanmar by Monique Skidmore, Trevor Wilson

By Monique Skidmore, Trevor Wilson

Mass peaceable protests in Myanmar/Burma in 2007 drew the world's recognition to the continuing difficulties confronted through this nation and its oppressed humans. during this booklet, specialists from world wide examine the explanations for those fresh political upheavals, clarify how the country's financial system, schooling and future health sectors are in perceptible decline, and determine the underlying authoritarian pressures that characterise Myanmar/Burma's army regime.

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Der Weltklimavertrag: Verantwortung der internationalen by Janine Bentz-Hölzl

By Janine Bentz-Hölzl

Der anthropogen induzierte Klimawandel führt weltweit zu tiefgreifenden ökologischen, ökonomischen und sozialen Veränderungen. Janine Bentz-Hölzl entwickelt Grundlagen für einen Weltklimavertrag, der die Rechte und Pflichten von Staaten in der internationalen Klimapolitik definiert und den Anspruch an Klimagerechtigkeit erfüllt. Distributive und korrektive Gerechtigkeitsansprüche heutiger und künftiger Generationen werden gegenübergestellt, um einen neuen Lösungsansatz zu entwickeln. Dieser sieht eine gerechte Verteilung der Nutzungsrechte an der Ressource Atmosphäre vor und begründet gleichzeitig ein faires „burden sharing“ der Kosten des Klimawandels. Für die Realisierung des Weltklimavertrages wird die Schaffung einer internationalen organization für Klima und Umwelt sowie eines Globalen Umweltgerichtshofes begründet.

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One United People: The Federalist Papers and the National by Edward Millican

By Edward Millican

The Federalist and the structure, whose reason it defended, have been created amid the turmoil of political controversy. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, authors of The Federalist, weren't theorists yet fervent partisans in a crusade to realize acceptance―by no potential a convinced factor at that time―for the hot plan of nationwide executive which they themselves had mostly formed. Their essays have been instantly renowned, have been speedy accumulated and reissued in ebook shape, and shortly got here to be famous in the US and Europe as a landmark in political theory―the simple blueprint for the yank process of government.

In this new, provocative examine, Edward Millican argues persuasively that the authors of The Federalist were no longer in basic terms laying the basis for the yankee approach yet have been environment forth the foundations for the construction of a contemporary geographical region. He defends this thesis via a scientific research of the full physique of The Federalist, taking on each one essay and exhibiting how its contents relate to the belief of nationalism. Millican is one among few critics to ascertain the essays during this thoroughgoing model. He concludes that they don't represent an apologia for states' rights, nor do they determine a passive govt that may guard the wealthy and the privileged. In advancing those principles, he is taking made up our minds factor with many students and commentators, together with Ronald Reagan and the recent Federalists.

In One United People, Edward Millican places forth one of many clearest and ablest expositions of The Federalist now in print. His lively advocacy of the subject of nationalism is sure to be arguable. yet his analyzing of this vintage of political thought might be one who destiny commentators needs to account for.

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