Category: Ideologies

  • Download Free Spirits: Spiritualism, Republicanism, and Radicalism in by Mark A Lause PDF

    By Mark A Lause

    Often brushed off as a nineteenth-century interest, spiritualism motivated the novel social and political activities of its time. Believers crammed the ranks of the unfastened Democrats, agitated for land and financial reform, fought for abolition, and held egalitarian leanings that stumbled on robust expression in campaigns for gender and racial equality. In loose Spirits , Mark A. Lause considers spiritualism as a political and cultural strength in Civil War-era the USA. Lause unearths the scope, unfold, and effect of the flow, either in its hyperlinks to reformist explanations and its skill to enlarge formerly marginalized voices. Rooting spiritualism's attraction within the crises of the time, Lause considers how spiritualist impacts, in the course of the distillation of the conflict, pressured reassessments of the query of Radical Republicanism and radicalism mostly. He additionally delves into unexplored parts reminiscent of the movement's position in Lincoln's reelection and the connection among local american citizens and spiritualists.
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    How did Donald J. Trump effectively flip the sport of politics right into a online game of chess, proving to be the most well liked grand-master, the Magnus Carlsen of contemporary day political process? What was once the most important "success" of the anti-Trump operatives within the 2016 US Presidential elections? How did Mr. Trump almost have the ability to defy all of the ideas of contemporary political crusade technique; tapping from the skills of the upgraded "Joseph Napolitan", Stephen Bannon?

    This e-book examines the unpopular, politically flawed rhetoric of the Donald J. Trump throughout the usa elections and the aptitude ramifications of a Trump management in shaping the U.S. and the remainder of the area in an rising new global order; the Post-New international Order. It examines the political rhetoric ahead of, and after the 2016 US elections, subtly introduces a political satire at the elections, and delves right into a scholarly research and critique of chosen rules of the Trump management. How can the Trump management achieve utilizing its "neo-mercantilist" exchange coverage; "American First exchange coverage" in "winning" the worldwide festival on alternate? How can the U.S beat the chinese language to its personal video game on alternate? If the United States is determined on profitable the worldwide pageant on exchange, who're the losers?
    How will a Trump presidency impression the a long way correct routine in France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and different components of Europe like Italy and Poland within the long term?

    Does Trumfolicy (Trump's overseas policy)really move the attempt of isolationism?This booklet additionally examines Trumfolicy , and the way that would usher the realm into one other global order in energy politics; the "post-New global Order" (P.NWO) the writer initiatives a seeming new the USA, post-Trump that may be very tricky to revert. Who will win the 2020 US Presidential elections and the way? Which political occasion will win the 2024 US Presidential elections and why? hence, the writer, Joey E. Dansky, a world Affairs Analyst, predicts the winner of those elections.
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  • Download Representation: Elections and Beyond (Democracy, by Jack H. Nagel,Rogers M. Smith PDF

    By Jack H. Nagel,Rogers M. Smith

    In any democracy, the significant challenge of governance is how one can tell, set up, and characterize the critiques of the general public that allows you to enhance 3 objectives: well known keep an eye on over leaders, equality between voters, and powerfuble governance. In such a lot political analyses, vote casting is emphasised because the valuable and crucial technique achieve those pursuits. but democratic illustration features a good deal greater than voter ideals and behaviour and, certainly, includes even more than the equipment of elections. Democracy calls for executive firms that reply to voter judgements, a civil society within which robust equipped pursuits don't dominate all others, and verbal exchange structures that allow divergent voices to be heard.

    Representation: Elections and Beyond brings jointly top overseas students from quite a lot of disciplines to discover the twenty-first-century innovations—in balloting legislation and practices, in electoral platforms, in administrative, political, and civil companies, and in communique techniques and new technologies—that are changing how we comprehend democratic illustration. that includes twelve essays that interact with nationwide, provincial, and municipal governments throughout 3 continents, this quantity tackles conventional middle components of democratic illustration, equivalent to balloting, electoral structures, and political events, whereas additionally underscoring the ways that ideals and personal tastes of voters are encouraged, expressed, and aggregated and the results of these equipment and practices on political agendas and coverage results. In pinpointing deficiencies in modern democratic practices and chances for reform, Representation presents a useful roadmap to enhance democratic illustration within the twenty-first century.

    Contributors: André Blais, Pradeep Chhibber, Archon Fung, Jacob Hacker, Zoltan Hajnal, Matthew Hindman, David Karpf, Georgia Kernell, Alexander Keyssar, Anthony McGann, Susan Ostermann, Paul Pierson, Dennis Thompson, Jessica Trounstine, Mark E. Warren.

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  • Download The Challenge of Ethnic Conflict, Democracy and by Anton Pelinka,Dov Ronen PDF

    By Anton Pelinka,Dov Ronen

    This quantity offers an total evaluation of ethnic range in valuable Europe in historic context and provides a severe evaluate of the clash in former Yugoslavia. It advances a speculation at the origins of ethnic clash, proposes an method of the prevention and aid of ethnic clash often and in valuable Europe particularly, and forwards concrete coverage strategies for the area of East and critical Europe and beyond.
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  • Download The People's Government: An Introduction to Democracy by Del Dickson PDF

    By Del Dickson

    The People's govt is premised at the concept that democracy relies on basic rights: freedom and liberty. Liberty is the proper to be left by myself, whereas freedom is the best to take part in a political neighborhood. How humans view democracy depends upon which of those rights they believe is extra very important. Liberal democrats position the next price on liberty, whereas loose democrats see freedom because the fundamental correct. From this place to begin, the writer provides 5 dimensions to outline and distinguish democratic societies: rights, participation and illustration, inclusion, equality, and gear. Liberal democracies emphasize individualism, destructive rights, consultant executive, inclusive citizenship, equivalent chance, and restricted govt. loose democracies rigidity neighborhood, confident rights, direct participation, specific citizenship, equivalent results, and powerful govt. The ebook examines an important arguments for and opposed to democracy, and explores the existence cycle of democracies - how international locations democratize, mature, and fail. eventually, the writer makes use of the 5 dimensions demonstrated prior to guage and grade American democracy.
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  • Download Reduction, Rationality and Game Theory in Marxian Economics by Bruce Philp PDF

    By Bruce Philp

    This e-book examines the most components of curiosity in Marxian economics, paying specific recognition to classification clash, analytical Marxism and online game conception. only a few books can declare to hide the components that this booklet does with such readability, educational rigour and originality. Its learn of online game idea and Marxism makes it a very precise booklet that may curiosity a greater diversity of economists and social scientists than would typically be the case.
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  • Download ABC of Anarchism by Alexander Berkman PDF

    By Alexander Berkman

    initially released in 1929, this early paintings by way of Alexander Berkman is either pricey and difficult to discover in its first variation. it's designed as an creation to Communist Anarchism and descriptions the most philosophical ideas of the idea that. this can be a attention-grabbing paintings and is punctiliously advised for someone with an curiosity in Russian heritage and political philosophy. a number of the earliest books, really these relationship again to the 1900s and ahead of, are actually super scarce. we're republishing those vintage works in reasonable, top of the range, smooth variants, utilizing the unique textual content and artwork.
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  • Download Eurocentrism and the Communist Movement by Robert Biel PDF

    By Robert Biel

    Robert Biel's Eurocentrism and the Communist flow lines the history
    of Eurocentric -- and anti-Eurocentric -- currents in the
    Marxist-Leninist culture, arguing that this distortion used to be key to the
    development and unfold of revisionism, and finally to the mess ups of
    the communist undertaking, within the twentieth century.

    A paintings of highbrow background, Eurocentrism and the Communist Movement
    explores the connection among Eurocentrism, alienation, and racism,
    while tracing the various rules approximately imperialism, colonialism,
    "progress", and non-European peoples as they have been grappled with by
    revolutionaries in either the colonized and colonizing countries. Teasing
    out racist error and anti-racist insights inside this historical past, Biel
    reveals a century-long fight to claim the centrality of the most
    exploited in the fight opposed to capitalism.

    The roles of key figures within the Marxist-Leninist canon -- Marx, Engels,
    Lenin, Stalin, Mao -- inside this fight are explored, as are these of
    others whose paintings should be much less widespread to a few readers, corresponding to Sultan
    Galiev, Lamine Senghor, Lin Biao, R.P. Dutt, Samir Amin, and others.

    Eurocentrism and the Communist stream used to be written within the context of
    the declining British Maoist circulation of the past due Eighties. As Robert Biel
    explains in his preface to this new edition,

    "The paintings replied to a powerful feel that the real activity was once to
    construct a Marxist concept of political economic climate which can mirror the
    real relationships within the modern global method. That used to be the
    constructive job yet, earlier than shall we test it, we additionally had to
    conduct a damaging job -- one in every of demolition: to spot and take away the
    blockage that stood in our means. This blockage was once the object we
    identified as Eurocentrism, a pattern which imprisoned idea in an
    economistic and mechanical framework, denying the true dynamics of
    history within which the realm open air the key ecu powers has always
    played this sort of significant position, and does so nonetheless within the type of the
    liberation routine opposed to all types of oppression and neo-colonialism.

    "On the foundation of the learn carried out within the present publication, I felt I
    was capable of commence the optimistic activity, mirrored in my book
    The New Imperialism (2000). during this e-book, I sought to teach that the
    superficial consolidation of global capitalism (then nonetheless in a somewhat
    triumphalist section) used to be premised on an intensification of capitalism’s
    fundamental contradictions -- at the destruction of human assets and
    the actual environment—and that different types of alienation
    highlighted by means of Marx are nonetheless absolutely current, and extra particularly, that
    the worldwide order continues to be profoundly racist. In my most up-to-date ebook, The
    Entropy of Capitalism (2012), i've got defined a process now starting to
    unravel less than the strength of those contradictions. during this sense,
    Eurocentrism and the Communist circulation kinds the start of a
    trilogy, the extra harmful and explicitly polemical half, aiming to
    clear the terrain."

    In pursuit of this "destructive", anti-racist and anti-colonial goal,
    Biel has made an incredible contribution to figuring out the development
    of Marxist proposal within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with strategic
    implications for our present innovative project:

    "Declining capitalism turns out locked in a death-embrace with the symptoms
    of its personal decay. whereas going to its personal grave, it's made up our minds to drag
    humanity down with it. To opposite this tendency is the duty now facing
    the left. ... the place the process marginalises the outer edge, the
    excluded, we needs to position them within the centre of the image. ... It is
    not sure that the unconventional forces can be in a position to grab this chance
    and rescue humanity. yet, if armed with a historic knowing which
    identifies the main intensely oppressed and the main artistic forces, it
    will certainly be built to upward push to the challenge."
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  • Download Radical Social Change in the United States: Badiou's Apostle by Joanna Swanger PDF

    By Joanna Swanger

    This booklet tackles the query of why the USA is so immune to radical swap in the direction of fiscal justice and peace. Taking complete inventory of the depression that introduced the preferred help for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, Swanger historicizes the political paralysis of post-1974 usa that deepened already critical fiscal inequalities, asking how the terrain for social routine within the early  twenty-first-century US differs from that of the Sixties.  This terrain is marked via the entrenchment of neoliberalism, anti-intellectualism, and problems satirically posed by means of the convenience of social media. Activists now needs to cope with a paralyzing “post-factual” second. Alain Badiou’s suggestion informs this e-book on breaking via modern political paralysis.  
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  • Download Socialism in Provence, 1871-1914 by Tony Judt PDF

    By Tony Judt

    Departing from the standard emphasis on an city and commercial context for the increase of socialism, Socialism in Provence 1871-1914 bargains as a substitute a reinterpretation of the early years of Marxist socialism in France one of the peasantry. via targeting a restricted interval and a specific sector, Judt offers an account either one of the nature of political habit within the geographical region and of the historical past of left-wing politics in France.

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