On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110966

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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DIVMill's eloquent 1859 treatise asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty in a democratic society. Enduringly influential study. /div
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Areopagitica and Other Prose Works

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486811255

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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An uncompromising defender of liberty as well as a sublime poet, John Milton published the "Areopagitica" in 1644, at the height of the English Civil War. The impetus arose from Parliament's Licensing Order, which censored all printed materials and ultimately led to arrests, book burnings, and other authoritarian abuses. Milton's polemic, strengthened by biblical and classical allusions, remains enduringly significant and ranks among the world's most eloquent defenses of the right to free speech. In addition to the "Areopagitica," this collection of Milton's most significant prose works includes "Of Education," a tract on educational reform; "Meditation Upon Divine Justice and The Death of King Charles the First," a rationale for the overthrow of the monarchy; "The Doctrine and Disciple of Divorce," in which the author urges the enactment of a virtually unheard-of reform allowing divorce for incompatibility and the right of remarriage; and "Autobiographical Extracts," featuring highlights from Milton's memoirs.
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Handbook of Income Distribution

Author: Anthony B. Atkinson,Francois Bourguignon

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444594760

Category: Social Science

Page: 2366

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What new theories, evidence, explanations, and policies have shaped our studies of income distribution in the 21st century? Editors Tony Atkinson and Francois Bourguignon assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In two volumes they address subjects that were not covered in Volume 1 (2000), such as education, health and experimental economics; and subjects that were covered but where there have been substantial new developments, such as the historical study of income inequality and globalization. Some chapters discuss future growth areas, such as inheritance, the links between inequality and macro-economics and finance, and the distributional implications of climate change. They also update empirical advances and major changes in the policy environment. The volumes define and organize key areas of income distribution studies Contributors focus on identifying newly developing questions and opportunities for future research The authoritative articles emphasize the ways that income mobility and inequality studies have recently gained greater political significance
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The Subjection of Women

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112411

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

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This landmark in the struggle for human rights, written by the great English philosopher, argues for equality in all legal, political, social and domestic relations between men and women.
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The political economy of agricultural, natural resource, and environmental policy analysis

Author: E. Wesley F. Peterson

Publisher: Iowa State Pr

ISBN: 9780813804323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 373

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Intended as a primary textbook for upper-division undergraduate and master's level courses on agricultural, food, natural resource and environmental policy, this book's broad coverage ties economic theory to public policy analysis. Using the rich history of agricultural policy in the United States and in other countries, this text provides students and instructors with essential theoretical foundations for policy analysis.
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Poems and Songs Celebrating America

Author: Ann Braybrooks

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486798186

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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A celebration of American ideals and accomplishments, this anthology features inspiring verse by Sandburg, Frost, Whitman, Longfellow, Emerson, and other noteworthies. Includes "Paul Revere's Ride," "Concord Hymn," "Old Ironsides," and much more.
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Order Wars and Floating Balance

How the Rising Powers Are Reshaping Our Worldview in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Andreas Herberg-Rothe,Key-young Son

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351675869

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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A sense of order has irreversibly retreated at the turn of the twenty-first century with the rise of such ancient civilizations as China and India and the militant resurgence of Islamic groups. The United States and like-minded states want to maintain the once-dominant international and global order buttressed by a set of mainly Western value systems and institutions. Nevertheless, challengers have sought to redraw the international and global order according to their own ideas and preferences, while selectively accommodating and taking advantage of the established order. Because of this, the entire world is teetering on the brink of an order war. This book is a synthesis of two separate bodies of thoughts, from Western and East Asian ideas and philosophies respectively. The authors deploy the major ideas of key Western and East Asian thinkers to shed a new light on their usefulness in understanding the transition of global order. They locate new ideas to overcome the contradictions of the late modern world and provide some ideational building blocks of a new global order. The new concepts proposed are: recognition between the great civilizations; a harmony and floating balance between and within contrasts—individual versus community, freedom versus equality—;and mediation between friends and foes. As the former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin put it, "you don’t need to make peace with your friends, you have to make peace with your foes." The values of the West as well as that of the East cannot survive in a globalized world by taking them as absolute, but only by balancing them to those of the other great civilizations of the world.
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Artistic Citizenship

A Public Voice for the Arts

Author: Mary Schmidt Campbell,Randy Martin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415978661

Category: Art

Page: 212

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Artistic Citizenship asks the question: how do people in the creative arts prepare for, and participate in, civic life? This volume, developed at NYU's Tisch School, identifies the question of artistic citizenship to explore civic identity – the role of the artist in social and cultural terms. With contributions from many connected to the Tisch School including: novelist E.L. Doctorow, performance artist Karen Finley, theatre guru Richard Schechner, and cultural theorist Ella Shohat, this book is indispensable to anyone involved in arts education or the creation of public policy for the arts.
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