Author: Laurent Davezies
Publisher: Le Seuil
Montée du régionalisme, exigence d'autonomie, voire d'indépendance... On assiste aujourd'hui à une fragmentation des nations, dans les pays industriels comme dans les pays en développement. Les causes identitaires - anciennes - se combinent avec le fait - nouveau - que les régions riches ne veulent plus payer pour les régions pauvres. Plus largement, c'est le modèle de cohésion territoriale qui est remis en cause. Dans la mondialisation, les petites nations semblent tirer leur épingle du jeu. Pourtant, leur multiplication pose plus de problèmes qu'elle n'en résout. L'exemple qu'offrent aujourd'hui l'Écosse, la Catalogne, la Flandre et d'autres régions peut avoir, par effet de contagion, des effets désastreux. Après le nationalisme européen du XIXe siècle, après le nationalisme décolonisateur du XXe siècle, le nationalisme " régional " s'affirme aujourd'hui comme un mouvement d'idées et un but pour le XXIe siècle. Dans ce petit jeu égoïste, chacun risque d'être perdant, sauf peut-être les micro-États les plus riches. Comment conjurer le poison de la méfiance et de la division ? Ce livre propose des solutions pour maintenir une certaine idée de la démocratie territoriale. Laurent Davezies est professeur au CNAM. Il a travaillé, comme chercheur et expert, sur les mécanismes du développement territorial en France et dans les pays industriels ou en développement. Il a notamment publié, au Seuil, La République et ses territoires (2008) et La crise qui vient (2012).
Author: James T. Schleifer
It is impossible fully to understand the American experience apart from Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Moreover, it is impossible fully to appreciate Tocqueville by assuming that he brought to his visitation to America, or to the writing of his great work, a fixed philosophical doctrine. James T. Schleifer documents where, when, and under what influences Tocqueville wrote different sections of his work. In doing so, Schleifer discloses the mental processes through which Tocqueville passed in reflecting on his experiences in America and transforming these reflections into the most original and revealing book ever written about Americans. For the first time the evolution of a number of Tocqueville's central themes--democracy, individualism, centralization, despotism--emerges into clear relief. As Russell B. Nye has observed, "Schleifer's study is a model of intellectual history, an account of the intertwining of a man, a set of ideas, and the final product, a book." The Liberty Fund second edition includes a new preface by the author and an epilogue, "The Problem of the Two Democracies." James T. Schleifer is Professor of History and Director of the Gill Library at the College of New Rochelle
Author: Elisee Reclus
Publisher: Jura Books
Two essays, first published in 1866, get their first English translation - 'The Impact Of Human Activity On Physical Geography' and 'Concerning The Awareness Of Nature In Modern Society.'
Author: John Kevin Coyle
This volume reproduces nineteen chapters and articles published between 1991 through 2008, on Manichaeism, and its contacts with Augustine of Hippo, its most famous convert and also best-known adversary. The contents are divided into four parts: perceptions of Mani within the Roman Empire, select aspects of Manichaean thought, women in Manichaeism, and Manichaeism and Augustine. Though these chapters and articles reproduce their originals, adjustments have been made to include cross-referencing, newer editions, and the like, all with the aim of rendering them more accessible to a new readership among those who follow the fortunes of Mani s religion in the Roman Empire and/or the Manichaean aspects of Augustine of Hippo.
Author: P.-J. Proudhon
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Influential 1851 work, the basis for later radical and anarchist theory, posits an ideal society in which frontiers are abolished, national states eliminated, and authority decentralized among communes or locality associations.
"Until now a key chapter has been missing from the history of contemporary Africa, namely the role played by student movements in the social and political evolution of the continent. While extensive studies have been made of the various independence movements, trades unions and so forth, little or nothing was done to give an account of student movements until very recently. That gap has now been filled by the publication of the present work, which is Volume 12 in the series entitled 'The general history of Africa studies and documents'." "It will be seen that some of the great names associated with public life in post-independence Africa established their reputations long before as leading lights in the student movements, e.g. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Hastings Banda, Cheikh Anta Diop, Jomo Kenyatta, Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow and Kwame Nkrumah, to mention but a few. They stepped from those student platforms straight into the political or trades-union arena. There are rich pickings for researchers who would compare the ideas that those figures upheld as students with the choices they were later to make in administrating their states. One of the authors of the present work inquires whether there has been genuine class struggle or mere jockeying for position. However, that is outside the scope of the present work and the answer should be sought in the individual biographies of these eminent persons."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Antoine Pécoud, Paul F. A. Guchteneire
Publisher: Berghahn Books
International migration is high on the public and political agenda of many countries, as the movement of people raises concerns while often eluding states attempts at regulation. In this context, the Migration Without Borders scenario challenges conventional views on the need to control and restrict migration flows and brings a fresh perspective to contemporary debates. This book explores the analytical issues raised by open borders, in terms of ethics, human rights, economic development, politics, social cohesion and welfare, and provides in-depth empirical investigations of how free movement is addressed and governed in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. By introducing and discussing the possibility of a right to mobility, it calls for an opening, not only of national borders, but also of the eyes and minds of all those interested in the future of international migration in a globalising world.
Author: Lizzy van Leeuwen
In this study, based on extensive anthropological fieldwork throughout the 1990s, an "emerging new middle class" is examined as a socio-cultural phenomenon. Despite a global orientation and a taste for democracy, its members seemed to have internalized the New Order along with some lingering late-colonial notions as their guidelines for life. How "new" was this new middle class anyway? Lifestyle and material culture practices in the suburb of Bintaro Raya—in public space as well as in the intimacy of living rooms—illustrate the everyday ambiguity of people who appear to be trapped in their imagined middle-classness: they were "lost in mall".
Author: Colin Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The legacy of the Second World War remains unsettled; no consensus has been achieved about its meaning and its lasting impact. This is pre-eminently the case in France, where the experience of defeat and occupation created the grounds for a deeply ambiguous mixture of resistance and collaboration, pride and humiliation, heroism and abjection, which writers and politicians have been trying to disentangle ever since. This book develops a theoretical approach which draws on trauma studies and hermeneutics; and it then focuses on some of the intellectuals who lived through the war and on how their experience and troubled memories of it continue to echo through their later writing, even and especially when it is not the explicit topic. This was an astonishing generation of writers who would go on to play a pivotal role on a global scale in post-war aesthetic and philosophical endeavours. The book proposes close readings of works by some of the most brilliant amongst them: Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Charlotte Delbo, Paul Ricoeur, Emmanuel Levinas, Louis Althusser, Jorge Semprun, Elie Wiesel, and Sarah Kofman.
Author: Jean Jaurès
"Written in the midst of his activities as leader of the Socialist Party and editor of its newspaper, Jean Jaurès intended this book to serve as both a guide and an inspiration to political action. Mitchell Abidor's accomplished translation and Jaurès's lively originality and willingness to criticise all players in this great drama make this unique book a true classic on the French Revolution."--Jacket.
Author: Hubert Védrine
Publisher: Liana Levi
The European Union would be built by going beyond identities. They must be fit, with a shoehorn if necessary, into a “bigger Europe.” And this, “in the interest of the peoples.” This ever so wellintentioned vision has dominated the political scene for decades. For more than twenty years, the construction of Europe has though run up against growing resistance, passive and active. A resistance notably expressed in various referendums, culminating in June 2016 with Brexit, the symptom of an ailment that is not only British and that some have not wished to recognize. The elite have arrogantly charged the British vote as populist, racist, etc. However, to save Europe, must they not make up their minds to hear the rumbling anger and at last accept a reconciliation with the people. This brief essay develops innovative avenues and powerful proposals to get Europe out of the maze it’s in.