Maine: The Dynamics Of Political Change

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Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt,…


Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil (Yale Series in Economic and Financial History)
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A Theologico Political Treatise [Audiobook]

A Theologico Political Treatise [Audiobook]

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Apocalyptic Political Theology by Thomas Lynch

Apocalyptic Political Theology: Hegel, Taubes and Malabou by Thomas Lynch (.ePUB)
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Overview: Hegel’s philosophy of religion contains an implicit political theology. When viewed in connection with his wider work on subjectivity, history and politics, this political theology is a resource for apocalyptic thinking. In a world of climate change, inequality, oppressive gender roles and racism, Hegel can be used to theorise the hope found in the end of that world.

Histories of apocalyptic thinking draw a line connecting the medieval prophet Joachim of Fiore and Marx. This line passes through Hegel, who transforms the relationship between philosophy and theology by philosophically employing theological concepts to critique the world. Jacob Taubes provides an example of this Hegelian political theology, weaving Christianity, Judaism and philosophy to develop an apocalypticism that is not invested in the world. Taubes awaits the end of the world knowing that apocalyptic destruction is also a form of creation. Catherine Malabou discusses this relationship between destruction and creation in terms of plasticity. Using plasticity to reformulate apocalypticism allows for a form of apocalyptic thinking that is immanent and materialist.

Together Hegel, Taubes and Malabou provide the resources for thinking about why the world should end. The resulting apocalyptic pessimism is not passive, but requires an active refusal of the world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Oka: A Political Crisis and Its Legacy by Harry Swain

Oka: A Political Crisis and Its Legacy by Harry Swain
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Overview: On July 11, 1990, tension between white and Mohawk people at Oka, just west of Montreal, took a violent turn. At issue was the town’s plan to turn a piece of disputed land in the community of Kanesatake into a golf course. Media footage of rock-throwing white residents and armed, masked Mohawk Warriors facing police across barricades shocked the world and galvanized Aboriginal people across the continent. In August, Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa called for the Canadian army to step in.

Harry Swain was deputy minister of Indian Affairs throughout the 78 -day standoff, and his recreation of events is dramatic and opinionated. Swain writes frankly about his own role and offers fascinating profiles of the high-level players on the government’s side. Swain offers rare insight into the workings of government in a time of crisis, but he also traces what he calls the 200-year tail of history and shows how the Mohawk experience reflects the collision between European and Aboriginal cultures.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Reconstructing the Roman Republic: An Ancient Political Culture…


Reconstructing the Roman Republic: An Ancient Political Culture and Modern Research
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The Political Necessity Of Transpersonal Work: Deep …

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Political Correctness by Howard S Schwartz

Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order: Chronicling the Rise of the Pristine Self by Howard S Schwartz
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Overview: This book develops a psychoanalytic theory of political correctness and the pristine self, which is defined as a self touched by nothing but love. It explores the damage that political correctness can do to social order. Applications include the breakdown of social capital, the financial crisis, and Occupy Wall Street. Long an issue for conservatives, alarm over political correctness has now spread to the liberal side of the political spectrum. As Schwartz argues, all have reason to be concerned. The psychology that underlies political correctness has the potential to be extremely destructive to social organization on every level. Schwartz discusses the primitive roots of political correctness and, through the use of case studies, shows its capacity for ruination. The book focuses on a transformation in the idea of the self, and specifically the rise of the pristine self. The problem is that, in truth, the world does not love us. This puts the pristine self at war with objective reality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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Fomenting Political Violence: Fantasy, Language, Media, Action

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Political Choice Matters: Explaining The Strength Of …

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On Political Obligation by Judith N. Shklar

On Political Obligation by Judith N. Shklar, show only books by Judith N. Shklar Samantha Ashenden, Andreas Hess
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Overview: A compelling set of lectures on political obligation that contributes to ongoing debates in political theory and intellectual history
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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Political Identity in Discourse by Jay M. Woodhams

Political Identity in Discourse: The Voices of New Zealand Voters by Jay M. Woodhams
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Overview: This book takes an innovative view of language and politics, charting the terrain of political identities and discourses in New Zealand through detailed linguistic analysis of interactions with its voters. The author first sets out the geographical and sociopolitical context, examining how the constraints of a small and isolated country interact with widespread social values such as egalitarianism. He then delves into the multiple nature of identities and explores how Kiwis form their political selves through informal talk with others and in engagement with their physical and discursive surroundings. In doing so, the author provides an in-depth exploration of New Zealand political culture, identity and discourse, and sheds light on how we use language to become political people. This book will be of interest to linguists, political scientists and sociologists working with discourse analysis.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational Politics & Social Sciences

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A Political Companion To Herman Melville (political …

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A Political Companion To Herman Melville (political …

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