By Wilfried von Bredow
Dieses Studienbuch bietet eine gegenwartsbezogene Einführung in die Außenpolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und ihre über fünfzigjährige Geschichte. Es behandelt systematisch die Grundlinien und Schwerpunkte dieser Außenpolitik, ihre wichtigen Institutionen und Akteure, die entscheidenden Stationen seit der Gründung der Bundesrepublik und die Einbindung des Landes in europäische und atlantische Strukturen. Neben den grundlegenden Aspekten befasst sich diese Einführung besonders mit der Entwicklung der deutschen Außenpolitik seit dem weltpolitischen Umbruch 1989/90. Die 2. Auflage wurde um die gesamte Außenpolitik der Großen Koalition seit 2005 erweitert.
By Tim Spier, Markus Klein, Ulrich Alemann, Hanna Hoffmann, Annika Laux, Alexandra Nonnenmacher, Katharina Rohrbach, Wilhelm Bürklin
Im Rahmen der Deutschen Parteimitgliederstudie 2009 wurden rund 9.400 Mitglieder der sechs im Deutschen Bundestag vertretenen Parteien nach ihren soziodemographischen Merkmalen, ihren Einstellungen und Motiven sowie nach paintings und Umfang ihrer innerparteilichen Beteiligung befragt. Das Buch gewährt auf der Grundlage dieser Studie Einblicke in das Innere der bundesdeutschen Parteiendemokratie: Wer wird Mitglied in den deutschen Parteien? In welchem Ausmaß und in welcher artwork und Weise werden Bürger in ihnen aktiv? Welche politischen Einstellungen weisen Parteimitglieder auf, gerade auch im Vergleich zu den Wählerschaften ihrer Parteien? Wie zufrieden sind die Mitglieder mit ihren Parteien? Wie reagieren sie auf Unzufriedenheit und welchen innerparteilichen Reformbedarf sehen sie?
By Isaiah Berlin
Isaiah Berlin. opposed to the present: Essays within the historical past of principles. Viking Press, 1980. 448. ISBN: 0-670-10944-4 pages
In this impressive selection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of many nice thinkers of the 20 th century, discusses the significance within the historical past of considered dissenters whose rules nonetheless problem traditional wisdom--among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen, and Sorel. along with his strange powers of ingenious new version, Berlin brings to existence unique minds that swam opposed to the present in their times.
Isaiah Berlin was once the main esteemed highbrow determine within the English-speaking international. opposed to the present could be the so much consultant of [his] books. (Mark Feeney Boston Globe )
A historian of rules, [Berlin] has no equivalent; and what he has to assert is expressed in prose of outstanding lucidity and charm. (Anthony Storr autonomous on Sunday )
Berlin expounds the guidelines of half-forgotten thinkers with luminous readability and creative empathy.... exhilarating to learn. (Keith Thomas Observer )
A such a lot impressive highbrow fulfillment. There are few books released in our time which extra dazzlingly remove darkness from probably the most the most important difficulties of western tradition and civilisation. (Goronwy Rees Encounter).
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By John P Rafferty
Characterised via a surge in biodiversity and evolutionary improvement, the Paleozoic period ushered within the beginnings of lifestyles as we all know it. inside of those pages, readers will become aware of the fossil and geologic facts from this time that finds a dynamic planet, the place new species of vegetation and animals have been regularly rising and continents have been breaking up and reforming. whereas a number of the species from this period at the moment are extinct and the continents are rather reliable, remnants of this period nonetheless proceed to shed much-needed gentle at the stipulations of Earth, either earlier and current.
By Brian Meeks
This quantity re-examines the which means of revolution as an invaluable idea in politics. It lines the heritage of the concept that from its old beginnings, yet specially in reference to the belief of growth because the French Revolution. more moderen statements are tested as a prelude to arriving at a much less deterministic, entrenched definition than has usually been the case, yet which keeps the belief of revolution as a possible window and facilitator of swap. The Cuban, Nicaraguan and Grenadian revolutions are in comparison, utilizing strategies derived from John Stuart Mill and perfected through Theda S. Kocpol. Emphasis is put on the stipulations which facilitated the making of those revolutions, the social forces which led the method in each one case and the way those elements got here jointly to impact the level of renowned empowerment within the post-insurrectional landscapes. the writer contends that none of those revolutions means that there's a predetermined, "progressive" course which a number of states needs to unavoidably stick with. Revolutions ensue because of conjecture, accrued event and contingency. regardless of the incompleteness and unfulfilled promise of these kinds of revolutions, they recommend, to assorted levels, that genuine human brokers within the infrequent progressive beginning do have the capability to make background and impression confident adjustments, in the event that they can research from the accrued error of the earlier. Brian Meeks has a PhD in govt. he's additionally the writer of "Grenada: Social Formation and People's Revolution" and "The Grenada Revolution: Political and monetary Documents".
By Jenniver Sehring
In many nations, water institutional reforms (like the institution of water person institutions or the creation of pricing mechanisms) are performed with the intention to in attaining extra sustainable, effective, and equitable water utilization. usually, even though, those reforms don't meet their pursuits. in response to a comparative research of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, this research highlights the lengthy ignored function of politics. It exhibits how a neopatrimonial regime context affects the reform technique, targeting the choice making, the rural quarter, the neighborhood governance associations, inner water-institutional linkages, and the function of overseas donor agencies.
By Arnold J. Heidenheimer, Michael Johnston
Corruption is once more excessive at the foreign coverage schedule because of globalization, the unfold of democracy, and significant scandals and reform tasks. however the notion itself has been a spotlight for social scientists for a few years, and new findings and knowledge tackle richer meanings whilst considered within the context of long term advancements and enduring conceptual debates. This compendium, a much-enriched model of a piece that has been a regular reference within the box due to the fact that 1970, bargains options, circumstances, and clean facts for comparative analysis.
development on a nucleus of vintage stories laying out the character and improvement of the idea that of corruption, the ebook additionally comprises contemporary paintings on financial, cultural, and linguistic dimensions of the matter, in addition to serious analyses of a number of techniques to reform. whereas many authors are political scientists, paintings by means of historians, economists, and sociologists are strongly represented. Two-thirds of the approximately fifty articles are dependent both on stories specifically written or translated for this quantity, or on chosen magazine literature released within the Nineties. The tendency to regard corruption as simply a synonym for bribery is illuminated through analyses of the various terminology and linguistic options that support distinguish corruption difficulties within the significant languages. contemporary makes an attempt to degree corruption, and to research its explanations and results quantitatively also are severely tested. New contributions emphasize specially: corruption phenomena in Asia and Africa; contrasts between sector and regime forms; evaluating U.S. kingdom corruption occurrence; eu celebration finance and corruption; checks of foreign corruption score undertaking; analyses of overseas corruption keep an eye on treaties; unintentional results of anti-corruption efforts. Cumulatively, the e-book combines description richness, analytical thrust, conceptual wisdom, and contextual articulation.