Moralkommunikation der Macht: Politische Konstruktion sozialer Kohäsion im Wohlfahrtsstaat
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Moralkommunikation der Macht

Von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart werden sozial-moralische Qualitäten als politisches Problem verhandelt, auf das entweder mit dem Erfordernis guter Intentionen geantwortet wird, oder aber mit dem Vertrauen auf stabile Institutionen. Dieser Unterschied bestimmt die wohlfahrtsstaatlichen Entwicklungen in Deutschland, Frankreich und den USA und lässt sich in fünf Fallstudien nachvollziehen: In Ludwig Erhards Konzept der "Formierten G...

Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World
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Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World

"Michael Washburn's ability to integrate the central findings of psychoanalytic, Jungian, and transpersonal psychology has enabled him to work out a comprehensive and convincing account of spiritual development. Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World, his magnum opus, is an impressive overview of how the spirit expresses itself at every stage of the life cycle and in all the areas of experiencing that make us human."

Manual for the Measurement of Juvenile Justice Indicators (United Nations Publication)
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Manual for the Measurement of Juvenile Justice Indicators

UNICEF and UNODC have developed a set of fifteen indicators of core importance to juvenile justice, in consultation with NGOs and individual experts. The fifteen indicators have been refined through field-testing in a number of countries and are endorsed by the Interagency Juvenile Justice Panel. This manual explains how to use the indicators in practice.

International Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches
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International Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Presenting International Studies as a wide, plural and inherently interdisciplinary field of research, this book shows its links with philosophy, peace research, history, geography, globalization studies, international political economy, political psychology, sociology and social theory, linguistics, strategic or war studies and anthropology.

Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences
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Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences

What is the score card for economics at the start of the new millennium? While there are many different schools of economic thought, it is the neo-classical school, with its alleged understanding and simplistic advocacy of the market, that has become equated in the public mind with economics. This book shows that virtually every aspect of conventional neo-classical economics' thinking is intellectually unsound. Steve Keen draws on an...

The Mishnah in Contemporary Perspective: Part Two (Handbook of Oriental Studies Handbuch Der Orientalistik) (Pt. 2)
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The Mishnah in Contemporary Perspective: Part Two

This second volume of a two-part project on the Mishnah displays a broad selection of approaches to the study of the Mishnah in the contemporary academy. The work derives from Israel, North America, and Europe and shows the intellectual vitality of scholarship in all three centers of learning. What these articles show in diverse ways is that the Mishnah forms a critical focus of the study of Judaism. The authors of these studies repr...

Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States
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Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States

"This is the first collection to bring together scholars from the full spectrum of the social sciences to consider the novel challenge of state and local action relating to immigration. The contributions are refreshingly balanced, with many recognizing the integrative as well as exclusionary possibilities of immigration policy making on the ground. The breadth of approaches represented here will make this an invaluable resource for t...

Empire and Others: British Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, 1600-1850 (Critical Histories)
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Empire and Others: British Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, 1600-1850 (Critical Histories)

Much has been written about the forging of a British identity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The process, unconfined to the British Isles, ran across the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean and was played out in North America and the Caribbean. The identities of Irish Catholics or Highland Scots who took part in the imperial venture abroad were subject to constant renegotiation. In the process, the indigenous peoples of North ...

The Invention of Hebrew (Traditions)
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The Invention of Hebrew (Traditions)

Why has everyone from Haile Selassie to Martin Luther felt the bible was speaking to them, and why do we continue to find it powerful today? In this book, Seth Sanders combines anthropology and biblical studies to describe how Hebrew came to be used so widely, and to explain the unique status of the bible as a written document. According to Sanders, the bible was the first document to combine local Hebrew traditions of history tellin...

Handbook on the Politics of International Law
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Handbook on the Politics of International Law

'As the world becomes increasingly legalized, this Research Handbook on the Politics of International Law offers innovative guidance about how to understand law's politics and effects. Sandholtz and Whytock construct a rigorous yet supple theoretical foundation for an excellent array of both conceptual essays and case studies on topics ranging from finance and trade to cyberconflict and human rights. The Research Handbook is an impor...