By Detlef Siegfried
Als soziale Bewegung der Revolutionszeit zwischen 1917 und 1922 zog der Linksradikalismus eine Reihe von jüngeren Sozialwissenschaftlern an. Detlef Siegfried untersucht die Bindekräfte und Beziehungsnetze eines Intellektuellenmilieus, das am Kieler Institut für Weltwirtschaft entstand. Dessen Angehörige, Schüler von Ferdinand Tönnies und Bernhard Harms, beschäftigten sich mit den radikalen Bewegungen und Ideen ihrer Zeit und engagierten sich zum Teil entsprechend. Gleichzeitig bildete sich in Kiel eine rätekommunistische Strömung heraus, die durch ideelle und personelle Querverbindungen mit diesem Milieu lose verbunden warfare, aber auch eine Eigendynamik entwickelte. Intellektuelle wie Kurt Albert Gerlach, Richard Sorge, Alfred Meusel, Rudolf Heberle und Adolf Dethmann, die sich später in Wissenschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft einen Namen machten, hatten in diesem Mikrokosmos ihre fachlichen und politischen Wurzeln.
By Holger W. Henke
''Between Self-Determination and Dependency'' analyses the character and trajectory of Jamaica's overseas kinfolk through the interval 1972 89. in this time the rustic attempted to come back to phrases with the boundaries imposed and percentages provided through the moving inner and exterior strength constellations. The primary argument is that the relative autonomy of the Jamaican nation in regards to the behavior of overseas family members grew smaller a result of evolution of a brand new overseas regime which in influence disallowed the political, social and financial experimentation which anticipated at first of the interval less than exam. Neither the try at radical nationalism by means of the People's nationwide occasion (PNP), nor the 'accommodationist' stance of the Jamaica Labour celebration (JLP) served to lessen Jamaica's structural dependency.
The research elements within the political and fiscal pursuits and regulations of either household and overseas social forces as they negotiated the overseas regulations of the Jamaican nation. hence, the textual content employs a extra holistic viewpoint trying to delineate the political economic climate underpinning the overseas coverage of Jamaica in this time. It departs from previous reports which tended to target the diplomatic heritage of the country's overseas family members with no illuminating a number of the co-determinants that outlined the context of country motion.
By Conrad Black
Like an eagle, American colonists ascended from the gulley of British dependence to the placement of sovereign global strength in a interval of purely centuries. Seizing territory in Canada and illustration in Britain; expelling the French, or even their British forefathers, American leaders George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson paved their nation’s strategy to independence. With the 1st buds of public relation techniquesof communique, dramatization, and propagandaAmerica flourished right into a imaginative and prescient of freedom, of company, and of unalienable human rights.
In Flight of the Eagle, Conrad Black offers a viewpoint on American heritage that's unheard of. via his research of the strategic improvement of the U.S. from 1754-1992, Black describes 9 phases” of the strategic upward push of the country, during which it improved via grave demanding situations, civil and international wars, and secured a spot for itself below the identify of Superpower.” Black discredits winning notions that our unmatched prestige is the made of reliable geography, demographics, and strong good fortune. as an alternative, he unearths and analyzes the categorical strategic judgements of serious statesmen in the course of the a while that remodeled the area as we all know it and tested America’s position in it.
By Philip Pettit
This cutting edge method of freedom begins from an account of what we suggest by way of describing somebody, in a mental vein, as a unfastened topic. Pettit develops a controversy as to what it really is that makes somebody unfastened in that easy feel; after which is going directly to derive the consequences of the method for problems with freedom in political thought. Freedom within the topic is equated with the person′s being healthy to be held accountable and to be licensed as a companion in interplay. This ebook is exclusive between modern methods – even though it is right to the spirit of classical writers like Hobbes and Kant – in looking a thought that applies to mental problems with unfastened organisation and unfastened will in addition to to political matters within the idea of the unfastened country and the unfastened structure. The using thesis is that it is just through connecting up the several problems with freedom, mental and political, that we will totally relish the character of the questions concerned, and the necessities for his or her answer. The booklet doesn't now not search a entire succeed in only for its personal sake, yet fairly for the sake of the illumination it offers. A concept of Freedom is a ground–breaking quantity in order to be of large curiosity to students and scholars in political philosophy and political technological know-how.
By John A. Straayer
The Legislature is the dominant department of presidency in Colorado. but previously, there was no unmarried research that so richly portrays this strong establishment and the character of its club. The Colorado common meeting is predicated on years of writer John Straayer?’s first-hand observations, his evaluate of unique files and secondary assets, and hundred of conversations with lawmakers, lobbyists, participants of the legislative employees, government department team of workers, and newshounds. during this full of life, informative publication, Straayer describes the formal constitution of the Legislature, in addition to the all-important approach during which debts develop into or don't develop into legislations, and the way the ability heart in the establishment can circulate or kill legislative tasks. He additionally examines the clout of the foyer corps, which outnumbers the elected lawmakers 5 to 1; the way in which the Legislature dominates the funds technique; and the way during which divisions among the 2 events, the 2 homes, and the legislative and government branches influence the behavior of the public?’s enterprise lower than Colorado?’s gold dome. The Colorado common meeting fills an important hole in our wisdom of kingdom govt. it's going to entice scholars and practitioners of politics in addition to to these with normal curiosity in civic existence.
By Siegfried Mielke, Werner Reutter
Dieser Band bietet eine Bestandsaufnahme der Funktionsweisen, der Aufgaben und der Stellung der Landesparlamente in den einzelnen Bundesländern. Er informiert über die historische Entwicklung und verfassungsrechtlichen Voraussetzungen der sechzehn Landesparlamente, stellt die jeweiligen Parteienlandschaften, das Wahlrecht und die Wahlergebnisse vor, analysiert die politische und soziale Zusammensetzung sowie die Struktur und organization der Landesparlamente und untersucht schließlich den Funktionswandel dieser Institutionen. Für die 2. Auflage wurde er umfassend aktualisiert.
By Jens Tenscher, Helge Batt
Der Sammelband analysiert die Umbruchphase in der Zeit zwischen Bundestagswahl 2005 und Landtagswahlen 2006 umfassend. Dazu werden Perspektiven der Regierungs-, Parlamentarismus-, Parteien- und Wahl(kampf)forschung) sowie bundes- und landespolitische Sichtweisen zusammen geführt.