By Karl Marx

This concise anthology provides a wide collection of writings by way of the world’s top innovative figures. Spanning 3 centuries, the works contain such milestone records because the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789), and the Communist Manifesto (1848). It additionally gains writings through the Russian revolutionaries Lenin and Trotsky; Marat and Danton of the French Revolution; and choices through Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emma Goldman, Mohandas Gandhi, Mao Zedong, and different major figures in innovative thought.
An crucial assortment for a person attracted to the problems, rules, and historical past of the key revolutions of recent instances, this booklet will turn out an enlightening significant other to scholars of this style. features a choice from the typical middle nation criteria Initiative: The statement of Independence.

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" Phenomenologies of Violence " provides phenomenology as a huge solution to examine violence, its quite a few types, meanings, and outcomes for human life. On one hand, it seeks to view violence as a real philosophical challenge, i.e., past the nonetheless regular instrumental, cultural and structural reasons. however, it offers the reader with money owed at the many faces of violence, starting from actual, psychic, structural and symbolic violence to varieties of social in addition to equipped violence. during this quantity it's argued that phenomenology, which has no longer but been utilized in interdisciplinary learn on violence, bargains simple insights into the structure of violence, our chances of knowing, and our activities to include it. participants comprise: Michael D. Barber, Debra Bergoffen, Robert Bernasconi, James Dodd, Eddo Evink, Kathryn T. Gines, James Mensch, Stefan Nowotny, Michael Staudigl, Anthony J. Steinbock, and Nicolas de Warren.

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By Peter Squires

N 1996 the taking pictures and killing of sixteen children in a Dunblane basic college provoked vast achieving parliamentary reform to British gun legislation. inside months nearly all privately owned handguns have been outlawed. Gun tradition or Gun Control? offers the 1st huge research of the social and political reactions to occasions in Dunblane and in addition examines some of the wider concerns on the subject of gun keep an eye on within the United Kingdom.

Rigorously comparative all through, Peter Squires presents a non-partisan exploration of the diversities among attitudes to firearms and their regulate in Britain and within the usa. among the subjects the writer considers are:

* the social historical past of firearms on each side of the atlantic
* the differing coverage instructions followed in Britain and the USA
* media assurance of the gun question
* firearms and policing
* the way forward for the gun in society.

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Since 1954, violence in tv programming has been the topic of legislative debate, congressional hearings, organisation pronouncements, and presidential observation. so much lately, rankings of tv courses were mentioned and carried out whereas different technique of controlling the entry to yes types of tv courses were mentioned. the controversy over the age-based software score approach lately applied through the tv has generated many questions about tv violence.
The essays within the quantity supply solutions to a lot of those questions about particular coverage matters surrounding media violence. The individuals recommend that the learn on tv violence can function the foundation for a framework that categorizes courses in line with the context during which the violence is gifted. the way within which details is conveyed approximately violent content material impacts how audience react to such warnings. software warnings with MPAA-style scores have the capability to confuse mom and dad (since they don't offer specific content material details) and allure a few audience akin to teenage males.
The individuals contain the various best researchers within the box of communications, a number of of whom participated within the nationwide tv Violence learn. members are Eva Blumenthal, Joanne Cantor, Wayne Danielson, Ed Donnerstein, Tim grey, Kristen Harrison, Cynthia Hoffner, Marlies Klijn, Marina Krcmar, Dale Kunkel, Dominic Lasorsa, Rafael Lopez, Dan Linz, Adriana Olivarez, James Potter, Stacy Smith, Matthew L. Spitzer, Ellen Wartella, D. Charles Whitney, and Barbara Wilson.
This quantity may be of curiosity to communications researchers, media coverage specialists, criminal students, govt and officers, and social scientists attracted to media and television.
James Hamilton is Director of this system on Violence and the Media, Duke University.

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By Abiodun Alao

Clash over average assets has made Africa the focal point of foreign cognizance, really over the past decade. From oil in Nigeria and diamonds within the Democratic Republic of Congo, to land in Zimbabwe and water within the Horn of Africa, the politics surrounding possession, administration, and keep watch over of ordinary assets has disrupted groups and elevated exterior intervention in those international locations. Such clash has the capability to affect traditional source offer globally, with either neighborhood and wide-reaching results. the U.S., for instance, estimates area of its oil provide will come from Africa through 2015. traditional assets and clash in Africa is the 1st publication to provide an in depth examine clash over a number of normal assets in different African international locations. Abiodun Alao undertakes this large survey by means of categorizing ordinary assets into 4 teams: land (including agricultural practices and animal stock), sturdy minerals, oil, and water. topics linking those assets to governance and clash are then pointed out and tested with a number of examples drawn from particular African international locations. Alao's strategy deals thought of conclusions in keeping with comparative discussions and research, therefore offering the 1st finished account of the linkage among ordinary assets and political and social clash in Africa. Abiodun Alao is professor of African experiences at King's collage London.

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By Nate Hendley

A certain compendium of yank gangsters and gangs from the top of the Civil warfare to the current day.

• includes 50 alphabetically equipped entries on American gangsters and gangs from the post-Civil warfare period to the present

• bargains a wealth of basic assets, together with newspaper articles courting again to the Eighteen Eighties and FBI documents received through the author

• comprises pictures of fashionable American gangsters and the aftermaths in their crimes

• provides a thesaurus of gangster slang, earlier and present

• offers a finished index

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The background of japanese Europe through the chilly warfare is one punctuated through protest and uprising. Revolution and Resistance in jap Europe covers those flashpoints from the Stalin-Tito break up of 1948 to the dramatic cave in of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Covering East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Poland and Romania, the authors supply accomplished severe research of the various kinds of dissent within the East ecu socialist states. They take a comparative method and exhibit how the several pursuits affected each other. Incorporating archival fabric in basic terms available when you consider that 1989, they talk about concerns corresponding to the various manifestations of non-conformity between diversified strata of the inhabitants, the advanced courting among Moscow and the nationwide Communist events, the loosening of Soviet regulate after 1985, and daily resistance to country authority.

This booklet bargains a company grounding within the tumultuous a long time of communist rule, that's necessary to knowing the modern politics of jap Europe.

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One of many darkish aspects to democratization should be crime and corruption. This ebook seems to be on the method political liberalization impacts those practices in a couple of methods while also challenging the various scare tales approximately democracy. The ebook additionally brings the politics of strength again into an exam of corruption.

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By Jennifer Suchland

Recent human rights campaigns opposed to intercourse trafficking have all in favour of person sufferers, treating trafficking as a felony aberration in an another way simply financial order. In Economies of Violence Jennifer Suchland at once evaluations those causes and methods, as they imprecise the truth that trafficking is symptomatic of advanced fiscal and social dynamics and the economies of violence that maintain them. studying United countries court cases on women's rights matters, executive and NGO anti-trafficking regulations, and campaigns through feminist activists, Suchland contends that trafficking has to be understood now not completely as a felony, gendered, and sexualized phenomenon, yet as working inside worldwide structures of precarious hard work, neoliberalism, and the transition from socialist to capitalist economies within the former Soviet Union and japanese Bloc. In transferring the focal point clear of person sufferers, and through underscoring trafficking's fiscal and social explanations, Suchland presents a origin for construction extra powerful tools for combatting human trafficking.

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By Ola W. Barnett

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The such a lot complete research-based textual content on family members violence – now extra obtainable and visually inviting than ever earlier than

Streamlined and up-to-date all through with cutting-edge info, this Third variation of the authors' bestselling ebook provides readers an available advent to the technique, etiology, incidence, therapy, and prevention of kinfolk violence. learn from specialists within the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology, and social welfare informs the book's huge insurance of present viewpoints and debates in the box. prepared chronologically, chapters conceal baby actual, sexual, and emotional abuse; abused and abusive children; courtship violence and date rape; wife abuse, battered ladies, and batterers; and elder abuse.

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