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The Rise of Democracy

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ISBN: 9780748692811 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102695
Subject: History
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Little over 200 years ago, a quarter of a century of warfare with an 'outlaw state' brought the great powers of Europe to their knees. That state was the revolutionary democracy of France. Since then, there has been a remarkable transformation in the way democracy is understood and valued – today, it is the non-democractic states that are seen as rogue regimes. Now, Christopher Hobson explores democracy’s remarkable rise from obscurity to centre stage in contemporary international relations.

Challenging Multiculturalism

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ISBN: 9780748664573 9780748664597 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101062
Subject: Political Science
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In recent years, European political leaders from Angela Merkel to David Cameron have discarded the term multiculturalism and now express scepticism, critique and even hostility towards multicultural ways of organising their societies. Yet they are unprepared to reverse the diversity existing in their states. These contradictory choices have different political consequences in the 11 European countries examined in this book: Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Turkey. The future of European liberalism is being played out as multicultural notions of belonging, inclusion, tolerance and the national home are brought into question.

Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration

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ISBN: 9780748692774 9780748692781 9780748692798 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101083
Subject: History --- Migration
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Many people see citizenship in a globalised world in terms of binaries: inclusion/exclusion, past/present, particularism/universalism. Aoileann Ní Mhurchú points out the limitations of these positions and argues that we need to be able to take into account the people who get caught between these traditional categories. Using critical resources found in poststructural, psychoanalytic and postcolonial thought, Ní Mhurchú thinks in new ways about citizenship, drawing on a range of thinkers including Kristeva, Bhabha and Foucault. Taking a distinctive theoretical approach, she shows how citizenship is being reconfigured beyond these categories.

The Ethics of Armed Conflict - A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory

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ISBN: 9780748645756 9780748645763 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Sociology --- Political Science
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Develops generalised just war principles that can be applied to all forms of armed conflict. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

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ISBN: 9780748678662 9781474431200 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625284 Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100155
Subject: Political Science
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This book looks at how modern philosophers pass on myths about prehistory.Why do political philosophers talk so much about the Stone Age? The state of nature, the origin of property, the origin of government, and the primordial nature of inequality and war are popular topics in political philosophy, but are they being used as more than just illustrative examples? Does the best available evidence from archaeology and anthropology support or conflict with the stories being passed on by political philosophers?This book presents a philosophical look at the origin of civilization, examining political theories to show how claims about prehistory are used and presents evidence that much of what we think we know about human origins comes not from scientific investigation but from the imagination of philosophers.

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