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Entre démocratisation et professionnalisation: le Parlement suisse et ses membres de 1910 à 2016

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ISBN: 9782883510777 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_620931 Language: French
Publisher: Seismo Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170330
Subject: Sociology
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This book provides a detailed historical analysis of the Swiss Parliament. It sheds light on how the profiles of parliamentarians have evolved over a century, and recounts the various legislative reforms affecting their status. The author analyses the impact of these reforms on the collective biography of the members of Parliament. The rich data allow for an empirically grounded reflection on how well the parliamentary composition represents the population, for instance in terms of their gender or level of education, and an understanding of the processes of democratization and professionalization of the institution. This research has received a prize from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lausanne and an incentive award from the Swiss Society for Parliamentary Questions. Andrea Pilotti has a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Lausanne. He is Research Manager at the Research Observatory for Regional Politics and member of the Swiss Elite Observatory at the University of Lausanne’s Faculty of Social and Political sciences.

Cinema, democracy and perfectionism: Joshua Foa Dienstag in dialogue

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Book Series: Critical Powers ISBN: 9781784997359 Year: Pages: 232 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Philosophy --- Performing Arts
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In the lead essay for this volume, Joshua Foa Dienstag engages in a critical encounter with the work of Stanley Cavell on cinema, focusing sceptical attention on the claims made for the contribution of cinema to the ethical character of democratic life. In this debate, Dienstag mirrors the celebrated dialogue between Rousseau and Jean D'Alembert on theatre, casting Cavell as D'Alembert in his view that we can learn to become better citizens and better people by observing a staged representation of human life, with Dienstag arguing, after Rousseau, that this misunderstands the relationship between original and copy, even more so in the medium of film than in the medium of theatre. The argument is developed further by essays from Clare Woodford, Tracy B. Strong, Margaret Kohn, Davide Panagia and Thomas Dunn, to which Dienstag responds in the concluding chapter, 'A reply to my critics'.

Regieren: Die Geschichte einer Zumutung

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837636062 9783839436066 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839436066 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103369
Subject: Political Science
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Szenen einer missvergnügten Ehe - dieses bürgerliche Trauerspiel wird derzeit auf den politischen Bühnen westlicher Demokratien gegeben. Es führt vor, wie weit sich Regierende und Regierte auseinander gelebt haben. Von heute auf morgen passiert so etwas nicht. Der Band lässt die wechselvolle Geschichte des Regierens Revue passieren und zeigt, wie angespannt das Verhältnis seit jeher gewesen ist. Dass Kanzler Könige und Bürger Bauern abgelöst haben, hat daran nichts geändert. Andererseits hält diese Mesalliance erstaunlich viel aus - selbst nach blutigen Konflikten arrangiert man sich wieder und findet ein neues Gleichgewicht der Frustration. Die Hoffnung, es gehe trotz allem stetig aufwärts, muss derzeit wieder einmal begraben werden.

Die Welt reparieren

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783839433775 9783837633771 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.14361/9783839433775 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Sociology
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Across the world, more and more DIY initiatives are cropping up, in which a diversity of matters and problems are being collectively dealt with. In these collaborative contexts – located away from the market and the state - an understanding of living together and urbanity based around democracy is tested out, and at the same time, ecologically and socially responsible solutions are being sought for fundamental forms of provision of food, of energy, and for making all manner of technology accessible. In the process, fascinating new forms of collective production, repairing and swapping arise which challenge the industrial logic of the 20th century, even turn them on their head. This book is dedicated to the visionary power of these promising innovative practices, and at the same time, provides a societal categorisation of the new `laboratories' of societal transformation. With photographs by Falk Messerschmidt.

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