Author: Jürgen Habermas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745694101

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 1968

We live in a time of turbulent change when many of the frameworks that have characterized our societies over the last few centuries – such as the international order of sovereign nation-states – are being called into question. In this new volume of essays and interviews, Habermas focuses his attention on these processes of change and provides some of the resources needed to understand them. What kind of international order should we seek to create in our contemporary global age? How should we understand the political project of Europe and how can the democratic deficit of the EU be overcome? How should we understand the relation between democracy as popular sovereignty, which has become the defining principle of political legitimacy in the modern world, and the idea of basic human rights embodied in the rule of law? Habermas brings his formidable powers of analysis and his distinctive theoretical perspective to bear on these and other key questions of the modern age. His analysis is shaped throughout by his commitment to informed public debate and his powerful advocacy of a postnational renewal of the project of constitutional democracy. Time of Transitions will be essential reading for all students and scholars of sociology and politics, and it will be of interest to anyone concerned with the key social and political questions of our time.
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Rajiv Gandhi to the 21st Century

Author: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0670082759

Category: Democracy

Page: 372

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Mani Shankar Aiyar Looks Back To The Changes That Have Taken Place During The &Lsquo;Time Of Transition&Rsquo; &Mdash;The Two Decades Since Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Left Office After The Lok Sabha Elections Of November 1989. Rajiv Gandhi Was The Fourth Prime Minister Of India In Four Decades Of Independence, But The Last Twenty Years Have Seen As Many As Eight Prime Ministers And Several More Governments. Accompanying The Change From Single-Party Governance To The Instability Of Coalition Politics Are Major Transformations In The Pace, Trajectory And Even The Goals Of Nation-Building. It Is These Contentious Transitions That Are Reflected In The Five Major Themes Of This Volume: Democracy, Secularism, Socialism, Nonalignment, And Neighbourhood Policy. Mani Shankar Aiyar Was Both A Witness To, And A Reluctant Participant In, These Processes Of Change: As Joint Secretary In Rajiv Gandhi&Rsquo;S Prime Minister&Rsquo;S Office, As An Mp Since 1991, And Today As A Cabinet Minister In The United Progressive Alliance Government. His Columns For The Indian Express Are Analytical And Vivid Commentaries On Their Times, Written In The Author&Rsquo;S Inimitable Style. This Collection Sheds Light On A Critically Significant Era In Contemporary India.
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The Growth of Families Headed by Women

Author: Heather L. Ross,Isabel V. Sawhill,Anita R. MacIntosh,Urban Institute

Publisher: The Urban Insitute


Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 2901

Single parent families, usually headed by women, are transitional in two important senses: they frequently represent a transitional stage between marriages; and they are a symptom of the transition from a "distributive" family structure, in which a man provides resources for financially dependent women and children, to a form characterized by less specialized marital roles and more equal sharing of the physical care and financial support of children. This book examines the social and public policy implications of these changes. It is divided into seven chapters. Chapter 1, "Introduction," provides reasons for research and explanations for change. Chapter 2, "Families Headed by Women: Their Growth and Changing Composition," explores recent trends and family demography. Chapter 3,"Marital Instability," examines marriage from psychological, economic, and social perspectives. Chapter 4, "Race and Family Structure," discusses racial family differences and recent trends in female headedness among black families. Chapter 5, "Welfare and Female-Headed Families," examines the roles of eligibility, benefits, and incentives. Chapter 6, "What Happens to Children in Female-Headed Families?" evaluates existing knowledge and explores negative consequences for children. Chapter 7, "The Family in Transition," sums up the book's themes and suggests new directions for research and public policy. A bibliography is appended to each chapter. The book includes six appendices providing various types of statistical analysis, 50 statistical tables, and four figures. An author and subject index is included. (AF)
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Case Studies in Constitution Making

Author: Laurel E. Miller,Louis Aucoin

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1601270550

Category: Law

Page: 715

View: 9019

Analyzing nineteen cases, "Framing the State in Times of Transition" offers the first in-depth, practical perspective on the implications of constitution-making procedure, and explores emerging international legal norms. Thirty researchers with a combination of direct constitution-making experience and academic expertise present examples of constitution making in the contexts of state building and governance reform across a broad range of cultures, political circumstances, and geographical regions.The case studies focus equally on countries emerging from conflict and countries experiencing other types of transitions a move from autocratic rule to democracy, for example or periods of institutional crisis or major governance reform. Recognizing that there are no one-size-fits-all formulas or models, this volume illuminates the complexity of constitution making and the procedural options available to constitution makers as they build states and promote the rule of law.Contributors: Andrew Arato Louis Aucoin Andrea Bonime-Blanc Michele Brandt Allan R. Brewer-Carias Scott N. Carlson Jill Cottrell Hassen Ebrahim Donald T. Fox Thomas M. Franck Gustavo Gallon-Giraldo Zofia A. Garlicka Lech Garlicki Yash Ghai Vivien Hart Stephen P. Marks Zoltan Miklosi Laurel E. Miller Jonathan Morrow Muna Ndulo James C. O Brien Keith S. Rosenn Bereket Habte Selassie Anne Stetson J Alexander Thier Arun K. Thiruvengadam Aili Mari Tripp Lee Demetrius Walker Marinus Wiechers Philip J. Williams"
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Work, Family and Community in the Information Age

Author: Arlene S. Skolnick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888324327

Category: Families

Page: 30

View: 2105

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Two Collectors of Chinese Art

Author: Thomas Lawton

Publisher: Spencer Museum of Art University of Kansas


Category: Art, Chinese

Page: 115

View: 7256

Contains two essays which look at the lives of two men that collected Chinese art during the transition from Imperial to Republican China. Tuan-fang was a viceroy during the final years of the Ch'ing dynasty and Dr John C. Ferguson was an American missionary.
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A Time of Transition

Author: Gisela Walberg

Publisher: Paul Astroms Forlag


Category: Civilization, Mycenaean

Page: 180

View: 5619

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A Time of Transition

Author: Brian Tomlin,Maureen Appel Molot

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9780888627964

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 6915

An annual outlining national and international issues and Canadian policy towards them.
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Author: Paul Glen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503515494


Page: 188

View: 1002

A professional man in his 50's and in a 2d career is sent to a former communist country to help it make the transition to free market management. In the country, he is requested to teach businessmen with the help of Gabriela, a skilled translator. Gradually, they become very close and together enjoy many pleasant adventures, but complications of family and distance interfere with their relationship.
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Author: Claudio Ruiz,Claudio Ruiz, Ph.d.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607032274

Category: Self-Help

Page: 76

View: 8227

Do you wonder why the world is in such chaos? Why it is falling apart right in front of our eyes? Believe it or not, an awakening is occurring, and we are unable to deal with it because we are so confused, but now it is the time to change all this by applying some simple techniques in our daily lives Change your life and the lives of your loved ones by
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Author: Douglas Besharov,Karen Baehler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019999031X

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

View: 324

Examines the consolidation of Chinese social policy, partly as a result of economic liberalization and expansion.
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The Future of the U.S. Army National Guard

Author: Stephanie Sanok Kostro

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442228407

Category: Political Science

Page: 70

View: 3847

Currently, U.S. armed forces are facing a rapidly shifting environment. Even as the major combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq that defined the last decade are coming to an end, a wide variety of new and evolving challenges, both abroad and at home, are confronting the nation’s military.
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Author: Michael Mitchell,David Covin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412848008

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 1602

Black Politics in a Time of Transition appears at an historic point in American politics. From the vantage point of the maturation of the study of black politics, this volume provides a framework for current and future discussion of this critical time. Incorporating the expanded stream of work on today’s black politics, this latest volume of the National Political Science Review is also a new assessment of the period from which the study of black politics emerged. Selected for this volume are chapters of contemporary relevance alongside those that reconsider an early twentieth- century pioneer in black politics and history, W. E. B. Du Bois. The volume also includes a robust book review section that spans a range of topics from the South’s new racial politics to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This volume features work by varied and accomplished scholars, including “Black Power in Black Presidential Bids From Jackson to Obama,” Katherine Tate; “‘But I Voted for Obama’: Melodrama and Post-Civil Rights, Post-Feminist Ideology in Grey’s Anatomy, Crash, and Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Bid,” Nikol Alexander-Floyd; “Afro-Brazilian Black Linked Fate in Salvador and São Paulo, Brazil,” Gladys Mitchell; and “Beyond Tactical Withdrawal: An Early History of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists,” Joseph P. McCormick, II.
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Author: Dale Belman,Morley Gunderson,Douglas Hyatt,Industrial Relations Research Association

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780913447673

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

View: 6566

The public sector seems to be in the early stages of a profound transition, similar in scale to the transformation of private sector industrial relations in the 1970s and 1980s. This volume analyzes elements in what is variously described as reinventing government, re-engineering the public sector, and instituting performance-based government.The contributors suggest the new system will be shaped by two main strategies now being followed. One emphasizes improving the efficiency of government through innovative practices and a movement away from the bureaucratic, civil service model. The other stresses cost cutting as an end in itself. While the first strategy offers improved services and a more involved workforce, the implicit goals of the second are often service reduction, downsizing government, privatization of service provision, and reductions in real compensation. This volume deals with the full scope of public employment relations, including issues of labor adjustment, workplace practices and human resource management policies, as well as alternative dispute resolution procedures and labor-management cooperation in the collective bargaining arena.
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Spiritual wisdom for times of transition

Author: Mike Riddell

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 028106556X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9723

None of us has precisely the same path to follow, and yet all of us are summoned to follow a path . . . For many of us, the understanding emerges clearly in mid-life, at the very time when we suspect it is too late for us to do anything about it. Our soul knows better; it is simply time to wake up.' This inspiring and challenging book is for anyone who has ever asked, 'What now?' or 'What will be left of my life when I'm gone?' Storyteller and writer Mike Riddell brilliantly identifies the malaise that is particularly common in midlife and shows us how to make it a time for refocusing on what really matters. In an engrossing blend of reflection and story, he encourages us to regain our capacity for wonder and to discover the unique gift that only we can bring to the world.
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Earth in a Time of Transition

Author: Lawrence H. Tanner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319680099

Category: Science

Page: 805

View: 8945

This volume presents the latest science on all significant geological and paleontological aspects of the Earth during the Late Triassic Period. Rather than presenting a collection of narrowly focused research papers, the volume consists of a series of peer-reviewed chapters on specific aspects of the Late Triassic world (e.g., tectonics, magmatism, paleobotany, climate, etc.), all authored by experts in the subject of their respective chapters. Each chapter reviews and summarizes the latest findings in these fields and also includes a review of the pertinent literature. The author list is very broadly international and forms a veritable who’s who of expertise in these fields. The book is loosely organized to present the physical aspects of Earth during the Late Triassic at the outset, followed by the paleontological aspects. The latter section is further organized to present the record of the marine environment first before moving onto land, with fauna followed by flora. The volume closes with a review of the end-Triassic extinctions.
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A Virginian’s Stand in Time of Transition

Author: Sarah Patton Boyle

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787201899

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 3353

Sarah Patton Boyle’s personal crusade for civil rights began in the fall of 1950, when the University of Virginia refused to admit Gregory Swanson, the Negro student who challenged its policy of segregation. Confident that this wrong could be righted quickly, Mrs. Boyle, the wife of a professor at the University, went forth to do her share—to meet not only with the burning crosses of white hatred but with decided wariness on the part of Negroes. Here is the story of Mrs. Boyle’s lonely struggle—the more courageous for her aristocratic Virginia background and traditional Southern upbringing. It is also the story of her painful re-education—of a Southerner’s discovery of “the real Negro, the real white man, and herself.” A fascinating, reaffirming read. “It should be read by everyone with the brotherhood of man.”—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “A most interesting and revealing book, honest, compassionate. The South needs it; Negroes need it; northerners need it. It is beautiful in its candor and deeply moving....”—Lillian Smith
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Author: David Coulby,Robert Cowen,Crispin Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0749425040

Category: Reference

Page: 238

View: 8859

With contributions from international authors, this text demonstrates that education systems, and what it is to be educated, are in transition and that societies and economies are changing dramatically. The contributors explore expanding university systems, financial responsibilities and curricula.
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