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Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Gerhard Bowering (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In sixteen concise chapters on key topics, this book provides a rich, authoritative, and up-to-date introduction to Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, presenting essential ... More


Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violence

Adrian Little

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633654
eISBN:
9780748652709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book presents an analysis of the nature of democratic theory, focusing on the prevalence of pious discourses of democracy in contemporary politics. Democracy is now promoted in religious terms ... More


Introduction: Qualifying Cosmopolitanism?

Toni Erskine

in Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of 'Dislocated Communities'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264379
eISBN:
9780191734410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264379.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the question of qualifying cosmopolitanism. It discusses concepts such as cosmopolitanism, ethical cosmopolitanism, and contemporary international politics. It ... More


Introduction: Humanitarian Government

Didier Fassin

in Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520271166
eISBN:
9780520950481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271166.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents an introduction to the study in this book. The book focuses on humanitarian government, which is used to designate the deployment of moral sentiments in contemporary politics. ... More


Terrorism, Violence and the Ethics of Democracy

Adrian Little

in Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633654
eISBN:
9780748652709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633654.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

One of the reasons why democratic piety has become so prevalent in contemporary politics is the changing social and political climate in this century. The fear of terrorism in Western societies was ... More


Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America

John Hultgren

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694976
eISBN:
9781452952345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694976.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In contemporary politics, nature is generally assumed to be a commitment of the political left and restrictionism a commitment of the right. The reality, however, is significantly more complicated: ... More


Framing History: Virginia Woolf and the Politicisation of Aesthetics

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is about the way that Virginia Woolf used cinematic (or ultracinematographic) technique to politicise aesthetics. It concentrates on the framing of history in Woolf's final two novels, ... More


Introduction: Wittgenstein and the Scene of Contemporary Political Theory

Christopher C Robinson

in Wittgenstein and Political Theory: The View from Somewhere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639144
eISBN:
9780748652839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639144.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The peripatetic character of the philosophizing in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations guides the organization of this book. There are perceptual modulations in this study of what it takes to ... More


Time for democracy

kimberly Hutchings

in Time and World Politics: Thinking the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073021
eISBN:
9781781701447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073021.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on two alternative diagnoses of the time of contemporary world politics: firstly, arguments that suggest the end of the Cold War marks a stage on the way to the transformation of ... More


James Baldwin on Violence and Disavowal

Lisa Beard

in A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813169910
eISBN:
9780813174761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169910.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter notes that it is fitting that in national discourse surrounding police killings and related Black Lives Matter protests, so many reporters and activists have turned to James Baldwin to ... More


The Changing Dynamics of Russian Politics

Richard Sakwa

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter characterizes contemporary Russian politics as a struggle between two systems: the formal constitutional order, called the normative state, and the second world of factional conflict and ... More


Borders are Not What or Where They are Supposed to be: Security, Territory, Law

Nick Vaughan-Williams

in Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637324
eISBN:
9780748652747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637324.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter seeks to illustrate Étienne Balibar's point that borders are vacillating and not necessarily where they are supposed to be in contemporary political life. To do this, it looks at three ... More


Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

A. B. Bosworth and E. J. Baynham (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book collects together ten contributions by leading scholars in the field of Alexander studies that represent the most advanced scholarship in this area. They span the gamut between historical ... More


From Friends to Foes: George McGovern, Hubert Humphrey, and the Fracture in American Liberalism

Bruce Miroff

in Making Sense of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036866
eISBN:
9780252093982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036866.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at how antagonism between different traditions of social reform can defeat their agenda. Far from being a coherent movement, postwar liberalism has been divided by class, ... More


Is the King a Democrat? The Politics of Islam in Morocco

Paul Heck

in Political Theology for a Plural Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199769285
eISBN:
9780199345144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769285.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the democratic side of contemporary politics in Morocco by examining the Islamic religious principles that shape understandings of the polity. It focuses on two factors that ... More


Islam in Europe

Jay Winter and Michael Teitelbaum

in The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139068
eISBN:
9780300195323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139068.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is concerned with one of the most controversial elements in contemporary European politics: the place of Muslims within European society and the effect of Muslim immigration on the ... More


Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America

Jon Beasley-Murray

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647149
eISBN:
9781452945941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647149.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Posthegemony is an investigation into the origins, limits, and possibilities for contemporary politics and political analysis. This book presents accounts of historical movements in Latin America, ... More


Conclusion: Frederick Douglass in the American Mind

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter reflects on the debates over Douglass's legacy. Most interpreters have oversimplified Douglass's views and all attempts to draw contemporary conclusions from his ... More


Claim Ticket Lost: Toni Morrison’s Paradise and African American Literature’s Holy Hollow

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses how late twentieth-century African American narratives registers interracial difference of class, gender, and sexuality in contemporary black politics. These narratives call ... More


A Past Lost

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This concluding chapter argues that the misfortune of rural schools speaks to the declining population and political influence of rural communities in general, but it also suggests new possibilities ... More


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