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The World of the Two Václavs: European‐Minded vs. National(ist) Intellectuals in Czechia

Muriel Blaive and Nicolas Maslowski

in European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594627
eISBN:
9780191595738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Muriel Blaive and Nicolas Maslowski argue that the Czech heritage has been mobilised in two opposite directions in relation to “Europe”: in an ethnic and isolationist direction which rejects Europe ... More


Conclusion: Dissident Thinking in Turbulent Times

John Barry

in The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon Constrained World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695393
eISBN:
9780191738982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695393.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Summarizes the book’s main arguments. It offers some hard-nosed reflections on the centrality of leadership, courage, and vision as key elements of the inevitable transition to life in a carbon ... More


Introduction: Rationality and the World

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The ‘arrogant absolutist reason’ pointed out by Vaclav Havel is said to have gotten its basis on a premise that suggests how the world is objectively knowable, and that this said knowledge can be ... More


Charter 08 and Charta 77: East European Past as China's Future?

Michaela Kotyzova

in Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139064
eISBN:
9789882209732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139064.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter offers a comparison between Charter 08 and Charta 77, the manifesto written by Czechoslovak dissidents, mainly Vàclav Havel and Jan Patocka, to demand the respect of human rights by the ... More


The Responsibility to Protect and Its Limits in North Korea

Tsuneo Akaha

in Non-Traditional Security Issues in North Korea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837396
eISBN:
9780824871154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837396.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter shows the mounting international calls for the international community to apply the responsibility to protect (RtoP) to North Korea, including international intervention. These calls are ... More


Paideia, Loss, and Prospect

David Satran

in In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291232
eISBN:
9780520965089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291232.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The final chapter reprises the major arguments of this study and attempts to point forward to the subsequent trajectories of some of the central themes of the Thanksgiving Address discussed above. ... More


Beyond the Iron Curtain

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ray and Maggie Bradbury’s winter 1990 stay in Paris began as Bradbury successfully negotiated a fortieth anniversary hardbound edition of The Martian Chronicles from Doubleday. Chapter 26 also ... More


Conclusions: In the Shadow of Power Politics

Deep K. Datta-Ray

in The Making of Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190206673
eISBN:
9780190492144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206673.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter recapitulates the argument of how the violence upon which modernity rides is managed by a people who seek modernity’s prizes but without replicating the rationality that produced it. The ... More


Integrity, Personal, and Political

Shmuel Nili

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198859635
eISBN:
9780191891984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859635.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Conventional philosophical wisdom holds that no agent can invoke its own moral integrity—no agent can invoke fidelity to its deepest ethical commitments—as an independent moral consideration. This is ... More


Reconnection: Between the Power Lines and the Stars

Susanna Trnka

in Traversing: Embodied Lifeworlds in the Czech Republic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749223
eISBN:
9781501749247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749223.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concludes with an analysis of Martin Heidegger, Jan Patocka, and Václav Havel's exhortations on actively envisioning and embracing a world without advanced technology. Indulging in the ... More


Varieties of Opposition to Bureaucratic Leninism in Eastern Europe, 1968–1985

George W. Breslauer

in The Rise and Demise of World Communism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579671
eISBN:
9780197579701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579671.003.0033
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Brezhnev’s Bureaucratic Leninism was broadly emulated (or imposed) in East European communist regimes. But it was controversial and led to many rejections. The Prague Spring of 1968 was an effort to ... More


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