Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.2015, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Liberal Socialism, Titelzusatz: An Alternative Social Ideal Grounded in Rawls and Marx, Autor: Hunt, Ian, Verlag: Lexington Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: PHILOSOPHY // Social, Rubrik: Philosophie // Sonstiges, Seiten: 194, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 442 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 27.05.2017, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Byron, Shelley, Hunt, and The Liberal, Autor: Marshall, William Harvey, Verlag: Pennsylvania University Press, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Sprachwissenschaft // Sonstiges, Seiten: 284, Informationen: HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 578 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The special New Year's Day 2011 edition of BBC Radio 4's 'Beyond Westminster', in which Andrew Rawnsley considers the lessons of history for Britain's coalition government - and its opponents. Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers are busily advancing their ambitious political and economic agenda - albeit amid parliamentary revolts and embarrassing comments to undercover reporters. Exactly a hundred years ago too, no party had an outright majority at Westminster, and a Liberal government relied on Irish Nationalists and a fledgling Labour Party to enact reform of Parliament, a radical budget and social changes. Lloyd George continued in coalition with the Conservatives after World War One only for peacetime tensions within the government to culminate in the ejection from Downing Street of Britain's last Liberal prime minister, amid mass disaffection with Liberal splits. Can Nick Clegg avoid a similar fate befalling today's Liberal Democrats? Seven months into 'new politics', Andrew Rawnsley explores with historians Juliet Nicolson and Martin Pugh the record of past coalitions. He also discusses with The Rt. Hon. David Davis MP, Simon Hughes MP and Tristram Hunt MP the lessons of the past and questions whether this coalition will re-shape British politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004688/rt_bbcw_004688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It will take more than angels and demons to stop him. Reporter Spencer Finch is embroiled in the hunt for a missing book, encountering along the way cat burglars and mobsters, hackers and mysterious monks. At the same time, he's trying to make sense of the legacy left to him by his late grandfather, a chest of what appear to be pulp magazines from the golden age of fantasy fiction. Finch gradually uncovers a mystery involving secret societies, generations of masked vigilantes - and an entire hidden history of mankind.Chris Roberson is obsessed with superhero comics, pulp fiction, puppetry, animation, history, and science, and has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Arts Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, 1992. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times—twice for publishing, and once each for writing and editing—twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and three times for the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Short Form (winning in 2004 with his story “O One”). He lives in Austin, Texas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016346/bk_adbl_016346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Opinionated talk show host and columnist Michael Smerconish has been chronicling local, state, and national events for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 15 years. He has sounded off on topics as diverse as the hunt for Osama bin Laden and what the color of your Christmas lights says about you. In this collection of 100 of his most memorable columns, Smerconish reflects on American political life with his characteristic feistiness. A new afterword for each column provides updates on both facts and feelings, indicating how the author has evolved over the years, moving from a reliable Republican voter to a political Independent. Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right covers the post-9/11 years, Barack Obama's ascension, and the rise of Donald Trump. Smerconish describes meeting Ronald Reagan, having dinner with Fidel Castro, barbequing with the band YES in his backyard, spending the same night with Pete Rose and Ted Nugent, drinking champagne from the Stanley Cup, and conducting Bill Cosby's only pretrial interview. He also writes about local Philadelphia culture, from Sid Mark to the Rizzo statue. Smerconish's outlook as expressed in these impassioned opinion pieces goes beyond "liberal" or "conservative". His thought process continues to evolve and change, and as it does, he aims to provoke listeners to do the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Smerconish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031830/bk_adbl_031830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This thesis seeks to argue that governance is the primary concern of the human individuals and the collective societies in the Western liberal democracies. From the perspectives of governance, this project illustrates the subjective existence of peoples and their relations with one another, which include: the way we care of ourselves, relate to the other individuals, relate to the other societies and cultures, relate to the other sex', and the exercises of political power, economic power, institutional power, expert power, technical power, cognitive power to govern the self and the others. This venture is an engagement that deploys Foucault and Habermas's intellectual practices with the assistance of Hunt and Wickham, and Rose's perspective on governance to construct A Communicative Agonistic Theory of Governance. Since the completion of this thesis, my view of communicative action and agonism has been constituted, while I still consider Foucault's work important contribution to western intellectual capital, Habermas' project must continue to reform agonistic practices through the ethos of Enlightenment: justice, reason, equality, and the rule of law.
How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalised enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature and its concern with humankind's place in the universe to modern massive international projects that hunt down fundamental particles and industrial laboratories that manufacture marvels?This Very Short Introduction introduces us to Islamic astronomers and mathematicians calculating the size of the earth whilst their caliphs conquered much of it, to medieval scholar-theologians investigating light, to Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton, measuring, and trying to explain, the universe. We visit the 'House of Wisdom' in 9th-century Baghdad, Europe's first universities, the courts of the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution and the academies of the 18th century, andthe increasingly specialised world of 20th and 21st century science. Highlighting the shifting relationship between physics, philosophy, mathematics, and technology - and the implications for humankind's self-understanding - Heilbron explores the changing place and purpose of physics in the cultures andsocieties that have nurtured it over the centuries.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.