Political Science

Betrachtungen über die Repräsentativregierung

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518735179

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 719

Die anhaltende Diskussion um die »Krise des Parlamentarismus« zeigt, dass die normative Begründung und systematische Bestimmung von Parlamentsfunktionen und demokratischer Öffentlichkeit von entscheidender Bedeutung für die Zukunft der repräsentativen Demokratie ist. Das Problem ist aber nicht neu, wie John Stuart Mills klassischer Text zeigt. Er kreist um die Frage, wie sich die Gefahr einer »Tyrannei der Mehrheit« mit den Partizipationsanforderungen demokratischen Regierens versöhnen lässt. Mill begründet darin u. a. ein deliberatives Verständnis von Politik und erörtert die Gefahren einer bürokratischen Strangulierung politischer Freiheit. Ein Schlüsselwerk der Demokratietheorie und Parlamentarismusforschung.
Political Science

Two Treatises of Government

With a Supplement, Patriarcha, by Robert Filmer

Author: John Locke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0028485009

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

View: 3624

The Everyman Paperback Classics series offers the latest scholarship on the works of the world's greatest poets, writers and philosophers. Each edition includes a comprehensive introduction, chronology, notes, appendix, critical responses, and a text summary. Presented in an affordable edition with wide format pages for generous margins for notes. Contact your sales rep or call Tuttle for a complete list of available titles. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Vom Kriege

hinterlassenes Werk

Author: Carl ¬von Clausewitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Family & Relationships

LAW, CUSTOM AND PROPERTY RIGHTS AMONG THE ĀMA/NYIMAŊ OF THE NUBA MOUNTAINS IN THE SUDAN

An Analysis of Traditional Property Concepts in a Historical Perspective

Author: Hunud Abia Kadouf

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1482828723

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 356

View: 3817

This book is based on an extensive field work in which the author tried to study the customary law of property of an African agrarian tribal community of Ama - also known as Nyima? - of the Nuba Mountains in the northern Sudan. The writer has tried to explain the nature of property holding in the light of the people’s philosophy evidenced in their social structure and their traditional beliefs. Special attention is paid to the traditional structure of political leadership in this highly segmented society that was prone not only to inter-tribal wars but was also in a constant ‘fission and fusion’ among themselves when not at war with other neighboring tribes. In discussing jurisdictional issues, and traditional settlement mechanisms based partly on law and custom, both adopted by this egalitarian society, the study is made currently relevant by keen observation on the effect of modernity on traditional ethics and morality of the Ama society that was once described by some authors as being ‘impervious to foreign influence”. Furthermore, the reception and assimilation of the state law together with the Shari’ah laws in various areas such as that relating to property devolution, family institution, and burial rites is treated as being of great significance in the overall development of the tribal customary laws. Like any other Nuba tribe, the consciousness of the Ama people of their ethos of identity marks their ferociously guarded customs and traditions prevalent up-to-date. The book is not only a precious academic endeavor full of keen observations, in depth study and analysis of tribal customary laws of property; but is also a memoir for the author to commemorate formidable tribal group of the Ama people in the Nuba Mountains of the Sudan.
Political Science

Politics of International Law and International Justice

Author: Edwin Egede

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684522

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1129

A textbook introduction to international law and justice is specially written for students studying law in other departments, such as politics and IR. Students will engage with debates surrounding sovereignty and global governance, sovereign and diplomati
Philosophy

James Bond and Philosophy

Questions Are Forever

Author: James B. South,Jacob M. Held

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698169

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 1854

“Bond. James Bond.” Since Sean Connery first uttered that iconic phrase in Dr. No, more than one quarter of the world’s population has seen a 007 film. Witty and urbane, Bond seduces and kills with equal ease — often, it seems, with equal enthusiasm. This enthusiasm, coupled with his freedom to do what is forbidden to everyone else, evokes fascinating philosophical questions. Here, 15 witty, thought-provoking essays discuss hidden issues in Bond’s world, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. Among the lively topics explored are Bond’s relation to existentialism, including his graduation “beyond good and evil”; his objectification of women; the paradox of breaking the law in order to ultimately uphold it like any “stupid policeman”; the personality of 007 in terms of Plato’s moral psychology; and the Hegelian quest for recognition evinced by Bond villains. A reference guide to all the Bond movies rounds out the book’s many pleasures.
Law

An Introduction to Property Theory

Author: Gregory S. Alexander,Eduardo M. Peñalver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107375371

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 2318

This book surveys the leading modern theories of property - Lockean, libertarian, utilitarian/law-and-economics, personhood, Kantian and human flourishing - and then applies those theories to concrete contexts in which property issues have been especially controversial. These include redistribution, the right to exclude, regulatory takings, eminent domain and intellectual property. The book highlights the Aristotelian human flourishing theory of property, providing the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to that theory to date. The book's goal is neither to cover every conceivable theory nor to discuss every possible facet of the theories covered. Instead, it aims to make the major property theories comprehensible to beginners, without sacrificing accuracy or sophistication. The book will be of particular interest to students seeking an accessible introduction to contemporary theories of property, but even specialists will benefit from the book's lucid descriptions of contemporary debates.
Philosophy

The New Order and Last Orientation

Author: Eric Voegelin,Jürgen Gebhardt,Thomas A. Hollweck

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826263896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

View: 9801

Doré, Gustave

Gargantua und Pantagruel

Author: François Rabelais

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458317777

Category: Doré, Gustave

Page: 867

View: 9789

Philosophy

Introduction to Political Thought

Author: Peri Roberts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748664823

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 3253

This textbook, now in itsa second edition, is designed to equip students with a basic 'conceptual toolkit' for the study of political thought: (i) a basic political vocabulary, (ii) a conceptual vocabulary and (iii) an historical vocabulary.
Philosophy

Global Modernity

A Conceptual Sketch

Author: V. Schmidt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113743581X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

View: 7114

This book introduces the concept of global modernity as a paradigm for the analysis of the contemporary era. Building on Parson's distinction between social, cultural, personal and organismic systems, it presents a four-dimensional scheme that aims to identify modernity's key structural components.
Philosophy

The Ethics of Bankruptcy

Author: Jukka Kilpi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134694431

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 7062

The fundamental ethical problem in bankruptcy is that insolvents have promised to pay their debts but can not keep their promise. The Ethics of Bankruptcy examines the morality of bankruptcy. The author compares and contrasts the Humean doctrine of promises as useful conventions with the Kantian view of autonomous agency constituting promissory obligations; he explores ethical concerns raised by forgiveness, utilitarianism and distributive justice and the moral aspects of insolvents' contractual, fiduciary, tortious and criminal liability. Finally, the author assesses recent bankruptcy law reforms. Bankruptcies severly hurt creditors and society. For the insolvents and their families the experience is painful and stigmatising, yet philosophers have paid little attention to the moral aspects of this violent social phenomenon. The Ethics of Bankruptcy is the first comprehensive study that employs the tools of ethics to examine the controversies surrounding insolvency, which makes valuable and sometimes controversial reading in a decade recovering from the Recession.