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The Promise of Politics

The Promise of Politics Author Hannah Arendt
ISBN-10 9780307542878
Release 2009-01-16
Pages 256
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After the publication of The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1951, Hannah Arendt undertook an investigation of Marxism, a subject that she had deliberately left out of her earlier work. Her inquiry into Marx’s philosophy led her to a critical examination of the entire tradition of Western political thought, from its origins in Plato and Aristotle to its culmination and conclusion in Marx. The Promise of Politics tells how Arendt came to understand the failure of that tradition to account for human action. From the time that Socrates was condemned to death by his fellow citizens, Arendt finds that philosophers have followed Plato in constructing political theories at the expense of political experiences, including the pre-philosophic Greek experience of beginning, the Roman experience of founding, and the Christian experience of forgiving. It is a fascinating, subtle, and original story, which bridges Arendt’s work from The Origins of Totalitarianism to The Human Condition, published in 1958. These writings, which deal with the conflict between philosophy and politics, have never before been gathered and published. The final and longer section of The Promise of Politics, titled “Introduction into Politics,” was written in German and is published here for the first time in English. This remarkable meditation on the modern prejudice against politics asks whether politics has any meaning at all anymore. Although written in the latter half of the 1950s, what Arendt says about the relation of politics to human freedom could hardly have greater relevance for our own time. When politics is considered as a means to an end that lies outside of itself, when force is used to “create” freedom, political principles vanish from the face of the earth. For Arendt, politics has no “end”; instead, it has at times been–and perhaps can be again–the never-ending endeavor of the great plurality of human beings to live together and share the earth in mutually guaranteed freedom. That is the promise of politics. From the Hardcover edition.

The Promise of Politics

The Promise of Politics Author Hannah Arendt
ISBN-10 9780805212136
Release 2007
Pages 218
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Presents a collection of essays and previously unpublished writings that look at the philosophical aspects of political science, including Marxian philosophy and its transformation following the emergence of totalitarianism. Reprint.

The Promise of Politics

The Promise of Politics Author Hannah Arendt
ISBN-10 0805242139
Release 2005
Pages 218
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Presents a collection of essays and previously unpublished writings that look at the philosophical aspects of political science, including Marxian philosophy.

The Promise of Green Politics

The Promise of Green Politics Author Douglas Torgerson
ISBN-10 0822323702
Release 1999
Pages 218
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An exploration of the relationship between the means and the ends in green politics.

Paul Ricoeur

Paul Ricoeur Author Bernard P. Dauenhauer
ISBN-10 9780585177724
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 348
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Paul Ricoeur, with Rawls, Walzer, and Habermas as some of his main interlocutors, has developed a substantial and distinctive body of political thought. On the one hand, it articulates a rich conception of the paradoxical character of the domain of politics. On the other, it provides a fresh approach to such major topics as the relationship among politics, economics, and ethics and between concern for universal human rights and respect for cultural plurality. His work, rooted as it is in Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel, also provides resources for a fruitful rethinking of the issues at stake in the liberal-communitarian debate.

The Promise of Power

The Promise of Power Author Maya Tudor
ISBN-10 9781107032965
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 240
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Under what conditions are some developing countries able to create stable democracies while others have slid into instability and authoritarianism? To address this classic question at the center of policy and academic debates, The Promise of Power investigates a striking puzzle: why, upon the 1947 Partition of British India, was India able to establish a stable democracy while Pakistan created an unstable autocracy? Drawing on interviews, colonial correspondence, and early government records to document the genesis of two of the twentieth century's most celebrated independence movements, Maya Tudor refutes the prevailing notion that a country's democratization prospects can be directly attributed to its levels of economic development or inequality. Instead, she demonstrates that the differential strengths of India's and Pakistan's independence movements directly account for their divergent democratization trajectories. She also establishes that these movements were initially constructed to pursue historically conditioned class interests. By illuminating the source of this enduring contrast, The Promise of Power offers a broad theory of democracy's origins that will interest scholars and students of comparative politics, democratization, state-building, and South Asian political history.

Promise of Memory The

Promise of Memory  The Author Matthias Fritsch
ISBN-10 0791482782
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 263
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Argues for a closer connection between memories of injustice and promises of justice as a means to overcome violence.

The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age

The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age Author Russell Muirhead
ISBN-10 9780674745247
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 331
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Political conflicts are not simply manufactured from thin air, Russell Muirhead argues. They originate in authentic disagreements over what constitutes the common welfare. The remedy is not for parties to just get along but to bring a skeptical sensibility to their own convictions and learn to disagree as partisans and govern through compromise.

Protest and Politics

Protest and Politics Author Howard Ramos
ISBN-10 9780774829182
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 376
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The Tea Party. The Occupy Movement. Idle No More. Around the world, popular social movements are challenging the status quo. Yet most democracies are seeing a decline in voter turnout. Protest and Politics examines this shift in political participation, as well as the blurring of social movements and mainstream politics, through the lens of the social movement society thesis. Analyzing historical and contemporary social movements in Canada in comparison to those in the US and in the transnational sphere, the authors argue that our understanding of the boundaries between politics and protest needs to evolve.

The Promise of Wilderness

The Promise of Wilderness Author James Morton Turner
ISBN-10 9780295804224
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 576
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From Denali's majestic slopes to the Great Swamp of central New Jersey, protected wilderness areas make up nearly twenty percent of the parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands that cover a full fourth of the nation's territory. But wilderness is not only a place. It is also one of the most powerful and troublesome ideas in American environmental thought, representing everything from sublime beauty and patriotic inspiration to a countercultural ideal and an overextension of government authority. The Promise of Wilderness examines how the idea of wilderness has shaped the management of public lands since the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964. Wilderness preservation has engaged diverse groups of citizens, from hunters and ranchers to wildlife enthusiasts and hikers, as political advocates who have leveraged the resources of local and national groups toward a common goal. Turner demonstrates how these efforts have contributed to major shifts in modern American environmental politics, which have emerged not just in reaction to a new generation of environmental concerns, such as environmental justice and climate change, but also in response to changed debates over old conservation issues, such as public lands management. He also shows how battles over wilderness protection have influenced American politics more broadly, fueling disputes over the proper role of government, individual rights, and the interests of rural communities; giving rise to radical environmentalism; and playing an important role in the resurgence of the conservative movement, especially in the American West. Watch the book trailer:

The Promise of American Life

The Promise of American Life Author Herbert David Croly
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044046628111
Release 1911
Pages 468
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The Promise of American Life has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Promise of American Life also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Promise of American Life book for free.

The Promise of Human Rights

The Promise of Human Rights Author Jamie Mayerfeld
ISBN-10 9780812248166
Release 2016-05-12
Pages 336
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Jamie Mayerfeld defends international human rights law as a necessary extension of domestic checks and balances and therefore essential to constitutional government. The book combines theoretical reflections on democracy and constitutionalism with a case study of the contrasting human rights policies of Europe and the United States.

Between Past and Future

Between Past and Future Author Hannah Arendt
ISBN-10 9780143104810
Release 2006
Pages 298
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Arendt's penetrating observations of the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, constitute a major contribution to political philosophy. In this book she describes the perplexing crises which modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory.

Aquinas Aristotle and the Promise of the Common Good

Aquinas  Aristotle  and the Promise of the Common Good Author Mary M. Keys
ISBN-10 0521864739
Release 2006-09-18
Pages 255
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This book, first published in 2006, shows how religious faith can assist philosophical inquiry in the purposes of society and politics.

Arendt and Heidegger

Arendt and Heidegger Author Dana Villa
ISBN-10 1400821843
Release 1995-10-16
Pages 352
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Theodor Adorno once wrote an essay to "defend Bach against his devotees." In this book Dana Villa does the same for Hannah Arendt, whose sweeping reconceptualization of the nature and value of political action, he argues, has been covered over and domesticated by admirers (including critical theorists, communitarians, and participatory democrats) who had hoped to enlist her in their less radical philosophical or political projects. Against the prevailing "Aristotelian" interpretation of her work, Villa explores Arendt's modernity, and indeed her postmodernity, through the Heideggerian and Nietzschean theme of a break with tradition at the closure of metaphysics. Villa's book, however, is much more than a mere correction of misinterpretations of a major thinker's work. Rather, he makes a persuasive case for Arendt as the postmodern or postmetaphysical political theorist, the first political theorist to think through the nature of political action after Nietzsche's exposition of the death of God (i.e., the collapse of objective correlates to our ideals, ends, and purposes). After giving an account of Arendt's theory of action and Heidegger's influence on it, Villa shows how Arendt did justice to the Heideggerian and Nietzschean criticism of the metaphysical tradition while avoiding the political conclusions they drew from their critiques. The result is a wide-ranging discussion not only of Arendt and Heidegger, but of Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Habermas, and the entire question of politics after metaphysics.

The Promise of Politics

The Promise of Politics Author Henry S. Kariel
Release 1966
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The Promise of Politics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Promise of Politics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Promise of Politics book for free.

The Promise of Democracy

The Promise of Democracy Author Fred Dallmayr
ISBN-10 1438430388
Release 2011-01-02
Pages 270
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Presentation of a new, ethical vision of democracy built around self-rule, civic education, and ethical cultivation.