The Evolution of the West

How Christianity has shaped our values

Author: Nick Spencer

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281075212

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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What has Christianity ever done for us? A lot more than you might think, as Nick Spencer reveals in this fresh exploration of our cultural origins. Looking at the big ideas that characterize the West, such as human dignity, the rule of law, human rights, science – and even, paradoxically, atheism and secularism – he traces the varied ways in which many of our present values grew up and flourished in distinctively Christian soil. Always alert to the tensions and the mess of history, and careful not to overstate the Christian role in shaping our present values, Spencer shows how a better awareness of what we owe to Christianity can help us as we face new cultural challenges.

The Evolution of Military Power in the West and Asia

Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era

Author: Pauline Eadie,Wyn Rees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317502647

Category: History

Page: 220

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This book investigates how states in both the West and Asia have responded to multi-dimensional security challenges since the end of the Cold War, focusing on military transformation. Looking at a cross-section of different countries, this volume assesses how their armed forces have responded to a changing international security context. The book investigates two main themes. First, how the process of military ‘transformation’- in terms of technological advances and new ways of conducting warfare - has impacted on the militaries of various countries. These technologies are hugely expensive and the extent to which different states can afford them, and the ability of these states to utilise these technologies, differs greatly. Second, the volume investigates the social dimensions of military transformation. It reveals the expanding breadth of tasks that contemporary armed forces have been required to address. This includes the need for military forces to work with other actors, such as non-governmental agencies and humanitarian organisations, and the ability of armed forces to fight asymmetric opponents and conduct post-conflict reconstruction tasks. The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan exemplified how important the relationship between technological and social transformation has become. This book will be of much interest to students of strategic studies, military innovation, Asian politics, security studies and International Relations.

Ride, Boldly Ride

The Evolution of the American Western

Author: Mary Lea Bandy,Kevin Stoehr

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520258665

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 330

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"This book is a survey of the movie Western that covers its history from the early silent era to recent spins on the genre in films such as No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, True Grit, and Cowboys & Aliens. The authors provide fresh perspectives on landmark films such Stagecoach, Red River, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and The Wild Bunch, and they also pay tribute to many underappreciated Westerns including 3 Bad Men, The Wind, The Big Trail, Ruggles of Red Gap, Northwest Passage, The Westerner, The Furies, Jubal, and Comanche Station. The book explores major phases of the Western's development--silent era oaters, A-production classics of the 1930s and early 1940s, and the more psychologically complex presentations of the Westerner that emerged in the post-World War II period.. They examine various forms of genre-revival and genre-revisionism that have recurred over the past half-century, culminating especially in the masterworks of Clint Eastwood. Central themes of the book include the inner life of the Western hero, the importance of the natural landscape, the tension between myth and history, the depiction of the Native American, and the juxtaposing of comedy and tragedy"--Provided by publisher.

Polarities in the Evolution of Mankind

West and East, Materialism and Mysticism, Knowledge and Belief

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880105569

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 183

View: 5318

Steiner unfolds here the spiritual background to many social questions around the theme of the polarities of West and East, materialism and mysticism, knowledge and belief. He makes visible the forces of decline active in modern civilization, and how these threes are trying to wrest human destiny from the active participation of human beings. He presents with profound poignancy how Christ is pouring a new spirit into human evolution.

Between Alienation and Citizenship

The Evolution of Black West Indian Society in Panama 1914-1964

Author: Trevor O'Reggio

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761832379

Category: History

Page: 205

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Between Alienation and Citizenship traces the history of the Black West Indian immigrant society in Panama from 1914 to 1964. This book is recounts the survival, determination, and courage of the Panamanian Black West Indian society and their struggle for inclusion in Panamanian culture.

The Evolution of Western Private Law

Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801864841

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5149

In The Evolution of Western Private Law, renowned legal scholar Alan Watson presents a comprehensive overview of legal change in the Western world. Watson explains why and how such change occurs in mature systems, in underdeveloped systems, and when legal systems of different levels of sophistication and from different societal roots -- such as those of the Romans and of Germanic tribes -- come into contact. Originally intended as a second edition of the author's widely acclaimed The Evolution of Law (1985), this expanded edition has been completely restructured with more than double the number of examples. The result is a work that incorporates all the ideas that Watson has put forward during his twenty-five years studying comparative law and the development of legal systems, combining a remarkable range of sources with superb insight. -- Gerald J. Russello

Im Schatten des Schwertes

Mohammed und die Entstehung des arabischen Weltreichs

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783608943801

Category: History

Page: 532

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The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat

From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death

Author: Bruce Hoffman,Fernando Reinares

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537433

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

View: 9316

Examining major terrorist acts and campaigns undertaken in the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars study the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations in these incidents and the planning, organization, execution, recruitment, and training that went into them. Their work captures the changing character of al-Qaeda and its affiliates since the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the sophisticated elements that, despite the West's best counterterrorism efforts, continue to exert substantial direction over jihadist terrorist operations. Through case studies of terrorist acts and offensives occurring both in and outside the West, the volume's contributors investigate al-Qaeda and other related entities as they adapted to the strategies of Operation Enduring Freedom and subsequent U.S.-led global counterterrorism programs. They explore whether Osama bin Laden was indeed reduced to a mere figurehead before his death or continued to influence al-Qaeda's global activities. Did al-Qaeda become a loose collection of individuals and ideas following its expulsion from Afghanistan, or was it reborn as a transnational terrorist structure powered by a well-articulated ideology? What is the preeminent terrorist threat we face today, and what will it look like in the future? This anthology pinpoints the critical patterns and strategies that will inform counterterrorism in the coming decades.

Business Groups in the West

The Evolutionary Dynamics of Big Business

Author: Asli M. Colpan,Takashi Hikino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019254814X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 9769

In spite of surging interest in the business group organization among business scholars, economists and historians in recent years, academic research on business groups has to date remained within the boundary of emerging markets. The major aim of this volume is to explore the long-term evolution of different varieties of large enterprises in today's developed economies in the West. More specifically, the volume focuses on the economic institution of the business group and aims at understanding the factors behind its rise, growth, resilience, and/or fall; its behavioural and organizational characteristics; and its contributions to national economic development. While business groups, especially those with widely diversified product portfolio, are a dominant and critical enterprise model in emerging and developing economies and have lately attracted much attention in academic circles and business presses, interestingly, their counterparts in developed economies have not been systematically examined. This contempt for business groups in mature market settings stands in sharp contrast to the intensive research that has been conducted on other major models of large modern enterprises in those economies, such as functionally-organized firms with a clear product focus and multidivisional enterprises that have diversified into related product lines. The present book aims to fill in this gap in the literature by adopting a coherent approach to this elusive subject.

The Evolution of Natural Resources Law and Policy

Author: Lawrence J. MacDonnell,Sarah F. Bates

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424300

Category: Law

Page: 417

View: 9548

Natural resources law is a dynamic field of practice, with a rich history that reaches back several centuries. The authors look at current challenges and offer ideas about the future while demonstrating that the federal government's role continues to be a complex one as markets and private actors become more visible participants in the current policy arena. Part I provides foundational analyses of the law, while the second part reviews thematic issues in the area.

The Evolution of Economic and Innovation Systems

Author: Andreas Pyka,John Foster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319132997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 641

View: 4079

This book is at the cutting edge of the ongoing ‘neo-Schumpeterian’ research program that investigates how economic growth and its fluctuation can be understood as the outcome of a historical process of economic evolution. Much of modern evolutionary economics has relied upon biological analogy, especially about natural selection. Although this is valid and useful, evolutionary economists have, increasingly, begun to build their analytical representations of economic evolution on understandings derived from complex systems science. In this book, the fact that economic systems are, necessarily, complex adaptive systems is explored, both theoretically and empirically, in a range of contexts. Throughout, there is a primary focus upon the interconnected processes of innovation and entrepreneurship, which are the ultimate sources of all economic growth. Twenty two chapters are provided by renowned experts in the related fields of evolutionary economics and the economics of innovation.

The evolution of a rebel

an interpretation of Wu Cheng-en's Journey to the West

Author: Alfred Kuang-yao Yeh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chinese fiction

Page: 232

View: 1947