Beyond Left and Right

The Future of Radical Politics

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074566654X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter what obstacles of tradition or custom stand in their way. What explains such a curious twist of perspective? In answering this question Giddens develops a new framework for radical politics, drawing freely on what he calls "philosophic conservatism", but applying this outlook in the service of values normally associated with the Left. The ecological crisis is at the core of this analysis, but is understood by Giddens in an unconventional way - as a response to a world in which modernity has run up against its limits as a social and moral order. The end of nature, as an entity existing independently of human intervention, and the end of tradition, combined with the impact of globalization, are the forces which now have to be confronted, made use of and coped with. This book provides a powerful interpretation of the rise of fundamentalism, of democracy, the persistence of gender divisions and the question of a normative political theory of violence. It will be essential reading for anyone seeking a novel approach to the political challenges which we face at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Beyond Left & Right

Insurgency and the Establishment

Author: David A. Horowitz

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065682

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 4343

Offers a sweeping overview of political insurgency in the United States from the 1880s onwards. This book ranges over diverse individuals and groups that have attacked the established order, from the left and the right, from the Populists of the 1890s to Ross Perot and the religious right of our times.

Beyond Left and Right

Breaking the Political Stalemate

Author: A. Lawrence Chickering

Publisher: Ics Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 8983

Chickering faults both Republicans and Democrats for their preoccupation with the politics of the centralized state. Washington-based politics, he argues, has become hopelessly disputatious, corrupt, and remote from the concerns of America's people. It is "politics on the cheap," endless tinkering with the machine of centralized government, incapable of satisfying Americans' pervasive yearning for a society that inspires their willing and enthusiastic participation. How can we make politics work again? Beyond the tired programs of the left and right lies another option: a more consensual politics, built on self-governing institutions at the local and regional levels. Such institutions would empower citizens to work for the larger public good in all important areas of their lives. Beyond Left and Right introduces us to a new coalition of conservatives and liberals that is striving to build self-governing communities, especially in the stricken inner cities

Beyond Left and Right

Helping Christians Make Sense of American Politics

Author: Amy E. Black

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441201637

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 3854

The 2008 U.S. presidential election is already heating up, fueled by debates about religion and politics, and dividing people of faith. Many Christians want to engage in politics but feel underequipped and overwhelmed. Wheaton College political scientist Amy E. Black believes Christians must become politically educated, not stereotyped and polarized. Beyond Left and Right offers a complete guide to the inner workings of American politics, equipping readers to think intelligently and to actively engage politics with their faith. Black is intentionally unbiased and avoids fleeting hot-button issues, ensuring the staying power of Beyond Left and Right, even after the election dust settles. Recommended for Christians and students interested in faith and politics.

Vanguard Performance Beyond Left and Right

Author: Kimberly Jannarone

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472119672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 5483

Explores the complex relationship between avant-garde art and politics to reveal links with right-wing or fascist causes

Catholics, Politics, and Public Policy

Beyond Left and Right

Author: Clarke E. Cochran,David Carroll Cochran

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 2479

Catholic voters heading for the polls are often confused about their vote - on some points they feel they should vote for the Republican candidate and on others, for the Democrat. This text provides a guide for thoughtful Catholics struggling to make up their own minds about political issues.

Politics Beyond Left and Right

A Guide for Creating a More Unified Nation

Author: David A. Ellison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692833667

Category: Political Science

Page: 130

View: 7451

Politics Beyond Left and Right is a call for nonpartisan leadership from our government, and a call for only electing federal officials that will honor the wishes of the 60% to 80% of us who believe in a federal government that is smaller and more fiscally responsible than what Democrats prefer, but more socially accepting than what Republicans prefer - the government, I believe, our Founders envisioned, and the one we need in order to become a more unified nation. This provocative text covers a variety of subjects including education, racism, income inequality, taxes, term limits, immigration, abortion, gay/lesbian rights, and some history lessons. Copies of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are included because I believe that our citizens' understanding of these two precious documents is important in our country's unification process.

Rechts und Links

Gründe und Bedeutungen einer politischen Unterscheidung

Author: Norberto Bobbio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803123114


Page: 93

View: 6532


Rebalancing Society

Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center

Author: Henry Mintzberg

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626563187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 2409

Our world is out of balance, says Henry Mintzberg, and the consequences are proving fateful: the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves, with greed having been raised to some sort of high calling. But we can set things right.Mintzberg argues that a healthy society is built on three balanced pillars: a public sector of respected governments, a private sector of responsible enterprises, and what he calls a plural sector of robust voluntary associations (nonprofits, NGOs, etc.). Communism collapsed because the public sector was overbearing--balance triumphed in 1989, not capitalism. But that misunderstanding has led to the private sector becoming overbearing in many countries, especially the United States, and this imbalance is wreaking havoc.Many governments are now so co-opted by their private sectors that they won't be able to lead the process of renewal. And corporate social responsibility, however laudable, cannot compensate for the corporate social irresponsibility we see all around us. So Mintzberg offers specific ideas for strengthening the plural sector, which has the inclination and the independence to lead radical renewal by challenging unacceptable practices and developing better ones. This means change must be led not by some "them" but by each of us and all of us--if we care about our planet and our progeny.

Der dritte Weg

die Erneuerung der sozialen Demokratie

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518410448

Category: Post-communism

Page: 179

View: 7780


Beyond Right and Left

New Politics and the Culture Wars

Author: David McKnight

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741145708

Category: Australia

Page: 298

View: 4199

Maps the death of politics based on the traditional opposition between Left and Right, and offers a provocative argument for the emergence of a new values-based politics in Australia.

On the Political

Author: Chantal Mouffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134406037

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 9510

Since September 11th, we frequently hear that political differences should be put aside: the real struggle is between good and evil. What does this mean for political and social life? Is there a 'Third Way' beyond left and right, and if so, should we fear or welcome it? This thought-provoking book by Chantal Mouffe, a globally recognized political author, presents a timely account of the current state of democracy, affording readers the most relevant and up-to-date information. Arguing that liberal 'third way thinking' ignores fundamental, conflicting aspects of human nature, Mouffe states that, far from expanding democracy, globalization is undermining the combative and radical heart of democratic life. Going back first to Aristotle, she identifies the historical origins of the political and reflects on the Enlightenment, and the social contract, arguing that in spite of its good intentions, it levelled the radical core of political life. Contemporary examples, including the Iraq war, racism and the rise of the far right, are used to illustrate and support her theory that far from combating extremism, the quest for consensus politics undermines the ability to challenge it. These case studies are also highly effective points of reference for student revision. On the Political is a stimulating argument about the future of politics and addresses the most fundamental aspects of democracy that will aid further study.

Zwischen mir und der Welt

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251952

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 8672

Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Big Magic

Nimm dein Leben in die Hand und es wird dir gelingen

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035229

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9166

Für alle, die EAT PRAY LOVE geliebt haben: das neue Buch von Weltbestsellerautorin Elizabeth Gilbert Eine Liebeserklärung an die Macht der Inspiration und Kreativität Elizabeth Gilbert hat eine ganze Generation von Leserinnen geprägt: Mit EAT PRAY LOVE lebten wir Dolce Vita in Italien, meditierten in Indien und fanden das Glück auf Bali. Mit BIG MAGIC schenkt uns die Autorin eine begeisternde Liebeserklärung an die Macht der Inspiration, die aus jedem von uns einen kreativen Menschen machen kann. Warum nicht endlich einen Song aufnehmen, ein Restaurant eröffnen, ein Buch schreiben? Elizabeth Gilbert vertraut uns die Geschichte ihres Lebens an – und hilft uns dadurch, endlich an uns selbst zu glauben.

Eine Insel zwischen Himmel und Meer

Author: Lauren Wolk

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434244

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6875

Emotional, herzzereißend, liebevoll Crow hat ihr ganzes Leben auf einer winzigen Insel verbracht. Sie wurde, kaum ein paar Stunden alt, in einem lecken kleinen Boot an den Strand gespült. Osh, der einzige Bewohner der Insel, hat sie gerettet. Bei ihm ist Crow aufgewachsen. Nur eine hat ihm dabei geholfen, die couragierte und liebevolle Miss Maggie. Alle anderen Menschen halten sich von dem Mädchen fern. Immer schon wollte Crow wissen, woher sie stammt und warum man sie fortgeschickt hatte. Ist es möglich, dass sie gar nicht von so weit her kommt? Als eines Nachts ein unheimliches Feuer auf einer vermeintlich menschenleeren Insel aufscheint, steigen in Crow all die unausgesprochenen Fragen nach ihrer Herkunft auf. Stück für Stück fügt sie das Puzzle ihrer Vergangenheit zusammen und begreift, was Familie wirklich bedeutet.