The Final Fall

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Download or read book The Final Fall written by Emmanuel Todd and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

After the Empire

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ISBN 10 : 1845290585
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Download or read book After the Empire written by Emmanuel Todd and published by Constable & Robinson. This book was released on 2004 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1975, Emmanuel Todd predicted the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, drawing on research from cultural anthropology and demography as well as economics. At the time his findings challenged a conventional wisdom that saw in the Communist world a dynamic and growing challenge to the West. Generations of Kremlinologists may not have known much, but they knew that Todd was wrong - until 1989, that is, when conventional wisdom retired hurt. Now Todd returns to the debate on the future of international power relations with another startling prediction. Far from being at the apogee of its power, the United States of America is now locked in the messy and disruptive logic of decline. Because the world has long relied on America as a source of stability, it is now desperately important for us to find a way to contain the shock waves from America's impending collapse as the sole superpower. This is not a book from an anti-American, and you will not find a smooth recitation of the standard arguments of Left or Right. It is that unfashionable thing - a determined and unembarrassed attempt to tell the truth.

America's Role in the World

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ISBN 10 : 9781438117423
Pages : 369 pages
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Download or read book America's Role in the World written by Phillip Margulies and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the detailed history of American foreign policy and America's debate over the direction its foreign policy should take in the future.

The Anthropological Turn

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ISBN 10 : 9780812297027
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Download or read book The Anthropological Turn written by Jacob Collins and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2020-04-24 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A close look at post-1968 French thinkers Régis Debray, Emmanuel Todd, Marcel Gauchet, and Alain de Benoist In The Anthropological Turn, Jacob Collins traces the development of what he calls a tradition of "political anthropology" in France over the course of the 1970s. After the social revolution of the 1960s brought new attention to identities and groups that had previously been marginal in French society, the country entered a period of stagnation: the economy slowed, the political system deadlocked, and the ideologies of communism and Catholicism lost their appeal. In this time of political, cultural, and economic indeterminacy, political anthropology, as Collins defines it, offered social theorists grand narratives that could give greater definition to "the social" by anchoring its laws and histories in the deep and sometimes archaic past. Political anthropologists sought to answer the most basic of questions: what is politics and what constitutes a political community? Collins focuses on four influential, yet typically overlooked, French thinkers—Régis Debray, Emmanuel Todd, Marcel Gauchet, and Alain de Benoist —who, from Left to far Right, represent different political leanings in France. Through a close and comprehensive reading of their work, he explores how key issues of religion, identity, citizenship, and the state have been conceptualized and debated across a wide spectrum of opinion in contemporary France. Collins argues that the stakes have not changed since the 1970s and rival conceptions of the republic continue to vie for dominance. Political and cultural issues of the moment—the burkini, for example—become magnified and take on the character of an anthropological threat. In this respect, he shows how the anthropological turn, as it figures in the work of Debray, Todd, Gauchet, and Benoist, is a useful lens for viewing the political and social controversies that have shaped French history for the last forty years.

Lineages of Modernity

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ISBN 10 : 9781509534494
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Download or read book Lineages of Modernity written by Emmanuel Todd and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2019-06-10 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In most developed countries there is a palpable sense of confusion about the contemporary state of the world. Much that was taken for granted a decade or two ago is being questioned, and there is a widespread urge to try and understand how we reached our present situation, and where we are heading. In this major new book, the leading sociologist, historical anthropologist and demographer Emmanuel Todd sheds fresh light on our current predicament by reconstructing the historical dynamics of human societies from the Stone Age to the present. Eschewing the tendency to attribute special causal significance to the economy, Todd develops an anthropological account of history, focusing on the long-term dynamics of family systems and their links to religion and ideology – what he sees as the slow-moving, unconscious level of society, in contrast to the conscious level of the economy and politics. He also analyses the dramatic changes brought about by the spread of education. This enables him to explain the different historical trajectories of the advanced nations and the growing divergence between them, a divergence that can be observed in such phenomena as the rise of the Anglosphere in the modern period, the paradox of a Homo americanus who is both innovative and archaic, the startling electoral success of Donald Trump, the lack of realism in the will to power shown by Germany and China, the emergence of stable authoritarian democracy in Russia, the new introversion of Japan and the recent turbulent developments in Europe, including Brexit. This magisterial account of human history brings into sharp focus the massive transformations taking place in the world today and shows that these transformations have less to do with the supposedly homogenizing effects of globalization and the various reactions to it than with an ethnic diversity that is deeply rooted in the long history of human evolution.

The Open World and Closed Societies

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Download or read book The Open World and Closed Societies written by V. Tomusk and published by Springer. This book was released on 2004-04-23 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about higher education reforms in the post-socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, seen through the eyes of somebody who has spent the last decade analyzing these reforms as well as negotiating and supervising reform projects in countries from Serbia and Montenegro to Mongolia. Analyzing the reforms in a broader political, economic and social context and relating these to global higher education developments, the book addresses the complexity of the processes and contradictions among the demands on higher education systems, which in many instances impede positive changes.

A History of Russia and Its Empire

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ISBN 10 : 9781538104415
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Download or read book A History of Russia and Its Empire written by Kees Boterbloem and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-06-26 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This concise text provides an introduction to Russian and Soviet history from the crowning of Mikhail Romanov in 1613 through Putin’s current term. Through a clear chronological narrative, Boterbloem traces the political, military, economic, social, religious, and cultural developments that led Russia from an exotic backwater to superpower stature.

Reconciling State, Market and Civil Society in China

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ISBN 10 : 9781135171599
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Download or read book Reconciling State, Market and Civil Society in China written by Paolo Urio and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-12-16 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a balanced picture of the Chinese reform process, analysing the economic, social, environmental, legal, political & cultural aspects of the process & showing the interconnections between them.

The Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management

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ISBN 10 : 9781135105709
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Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management written by Nigel Holden and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-04-24 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Routledge Companion provides a timely and authoritative overview of cross-cultural management as an academic domain and field of practice for academics and students. With contributions from over 60 authors from 20 countries, the book is organised in to five thematic areas: Review, survey and critique Language and languages: moving from the periphery to the core Cross-cultural management research and education The new international business landscape Rethinking a multidisciplinary paradigm. Edited by an international team of scholars and featuring contributions from a range of leading cross-cultural management experts, this prestigious volume represents the most comprehensive guide to the development and scope of cross-cultural management as an academic discipline.

Designing Federalism

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Download or read book Designing Federalism written by Mikhail Filippov and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-02-09 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Because of the redistributive nature of institutions and the availability of implementable alternatives with different distributive consequences, the desire of federation members to change institutional specifics in their favor is a permanent feature of the federal political process. This is so for two reasons. First, states or their equivalents in democratic federations usually can succeed in renegotiating the rules if they feel sufficiently motivated to do so. Second, in the case of a federation it is more or less clear who stands to benefit from any change in institutions. Thus, the existence of an equilibrium of constitutional legitimacy at the popular and elite levels cannot be taken for granted. The authors show that the presence in the political process of agents who are 'naturally committed' to the status-quo institutional arrangement can suffice to coordinate voters to act as if they support existing constitutional arrangements.

The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations

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ISBN 10 : 9781317043508
Pages : 419 pages
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Download or read book The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations written by Peeter Vihalemm and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on social transformations as one of the central topics in the social sciences. The study of European social transformations is very valuable in the context of universal discussions within social sciences: explaining invariable, universal attributes of societies and examining changing attributes. The book consists of 20 chapters on European social transformations, written from the perspectives of distinguished scholars from such disciplines as economics, political science, educational science, geography, media and communication studies, public management and administration, social psychology and sociology. The temporal and spatial range of the book is wide, including such global changes as time-space compression, focusing particularly on change processes in Europe during the last two decades. The book consists of four main parts, beginning with an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches, and then focusing separately on post-communist transformations, institutional drivers of social transformations in the European Union, and European transformations in the context of global processes. The book presents current theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches that complement the scientific literature on social transformations. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom and will be of interest to students, academics, and policy-makers studying how this diverse region has changed over recent years.

Organic Cinema

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ISBN 10 : 9781785335679
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Download or read book Organic Cinema written by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2017-06-01 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “organic” is by now a venerable concept within aesthetics, architecture, and art history, but what might such a term mean within the spatialities and temporalities of film? By way of an answer, this concise and innovative study locates organicity in the work of Béla Tarr, the renowned Hungarian filmmaker and pioneer of the “slow cinema” movement. Through a wholly original analysis of the long take and other signature features of Tarr’s work, author Thorsten Botz-Bornstein establishes compelling links between the seemingly remote spheres of film and architecture, revealing shared organic principles that emphasize the transcendence of boundaries.

In Search of the Lost Orient

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ISBN 10 : 9780231542036
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Download or read book In Search of the Lost Orient written by Olivier Roy and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2017-09-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Olivier Roy is one of the world's leading experts on political Islam. But he is not only a scholar—he is also a traveler. Roy's keen and iconoclastic insights emerge from a lifetime of study combined with intrepid exploration through Afghanistan and Central Asia. In this book-length interview, Roy tells the lively and colorful story of his many adventures and discoveries in a variety of social and political settings and how they have come to shape his understanding of the Islamic world and its complex recent history. In Search of the Lost Orient is a candid, personal account of the experiences that led Roy to challenge his youthful ideas of an untouched, romanticized East and build a new intellectual framework to better understand and cohabit with the religions, politics, and cultures of the East, West, North, and South. In conversation with Jean-Louis Schlegel of the French magazine Esprit, Roy offers insight into the key themes of his career. Roy's immersion in the complexities of many Central Asian territories started him on his critique of the idea of an essentialized Islam. Alongside tales of backpacking from Paris to Kabul, his Afghan decade during the Soviet invasion, and official travel to post-Soviet Central Asia in the 1990s, Roy reflects on the nature of political and humanitarian engagement in this part of the world. He recounts his formative years, education, and developing political commitments and speaks to his evolving place within France's shifting intellectual and religious cultures. This book outlines Roy's lifelong practice—a combination of deliberate research goals and chance encounters—that examines Islam, immigration, and, more broadly, the future of cultures, religions, and secularism in the face of globalization. Both a significant intellectual autobiography and a compelling travelogue through some of the world's pivotal places, In Search of the Lost Orient offers a striking testimony to the many facets of an exceptional thinker.

Persuasions and Prejudices

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ISBN 10 : 9781351499989
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Download or read book Persuasions and Prejudices written by Irving Horowitz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Review essays and statements written for special occasions may reveal as much about the writer as those written about; this is the presumption undergirding this collection of thirty-five years of criticism and commentary by Irving Louis Horowitz. For this volume, he selected his comments on famous, near famous, and infamous sociologists, political scientists, and assorted literary figures in between. Taken as a whole, this volume will surprise and delight readers who are acquainted with Horowitz's other works as well as those who are interested in the people he writes about.The book covers notable social scientists, from Arendt to Zetterberg, and such major figures in between as Becker, Bell, de Jouvenel, Mills, Parsons, Solzhenitsyn, and more than eighty others who have had an effect on the contemporary social and political landscape. Each is critically examined, sometimes positively, other times negatively. Horowitz was a major figure in his own right, and his writing here displays the kind of refreshing frankness experts will expect and the general reader will appreciate.The underlying assumption behind the volume, giving its disparate parts a unified characteristic, is that together these observations on others amount to a general perspective on social science held by the author. Whether his larger ambition is accepted or disputed, there is no doubt that the volume provides a standard against which to measure the literary quality of writing in the world of professional social research.

The United States in Decline

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ISBN 10 : 9781783508303
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book The United States in Decline written by Richard Lachmann and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-23 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this volume examine finance, industry and strategy both internally and on a global scale. Contributors clarify our understanding of the current state and future trajectory of the United States and the effect of decline on its citizens and the world.

The Global Politics of Globalization

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ISBN 10 : 9781317996866
Pages : 324 pages
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Download or read book The Global Politics of Globalization written by Barry K. Gills and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are we moving inexorably towards a ‘new empire’ or is global civil society transforming global politics into a ‘new cosmopolis’? In The Global Politics of Globalization, the alternatives of ‘Empire’ and ‘Cosmopolis’ are counter-poised as representative of two antithetical conceptions and practices of world order, both historically and in the present era, and each expresses an alternative idea of human unity and community. Today, global politics is embroiled in a clash of globalizations, a clash between these two opposed forms of world order. The contributions in the debate range from deep historical reflections on world civilizations, critique of neoliberal economics and imperialism, new thinking on the ideals and practices of (global) citizenship, the philosophical basis for cosmopolitan politics, and the emergence of new forms of global social forces and movements. Previously published as a special issue of Globalizations, this book brings together a very distinguished set of contributors to explore and debate the relationship between globalization processes and world order in light of recent controversies over the return of ‘empire’.

Bibliography of the Writings of Irving Louis Horowitz

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ISBN 10 : 0887380395
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Download or read book Bibliography of the Writings of Irving Louis Horowitz written by and published by Transaction Publishers. This book was released on 1984-01-01 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bibliography of the Writing of Irving Louis Horowitz 1951-1984