... banks in Upper Canada as vehicles for a democratic economy, in Schrauwers,
“Revolutions without a Revolutionary Moment: Joint Stock Democracy and the
Transition to Capitalism in Upper Canada”; and Schrauwers, 'Union Is Strength.
Author: Maxime Dagenais
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Starting in 1837, rebels in Upper and Lower Canada revolted against British rule in an attempt to reform a colonial government that they believed was unjust. While this uprising is often perceived as a small-scale, localized event, Revolutions across Borders demonstrates that the Canadian Rebellion of 1837–38 was a major continental crisis with dramatic transnational consequences. In this groundbreaking study, contributors analyze the extent of the Canadian Rebellion beyond British North America and the turbulent Jacksonian period's influence on rebel leaders and the course of the rebellion. Exploring the rebellion's social and economic dimensions, its impact on American politics, policy-making, and the philosophy of manifest destiny, and the significant changes south of the border that influenced this Canadian uprising, the essays in this volume show just how malleable borderland relations were. Chapters investigate how Americans frustrated with the young republic considered an “alternative republic” in Canada, the new monetary system that the rebels planned to establish, how the rebellion played a major role in Martin Van Buren's defeat in the 1840 presidential election, and how America's changing economic alliances doomed the Canadian Rebellion before it even started. Reevaluating the implications of this transnational conflict, Revolutions across Borders brings new life and understanding to this turning point in the history of North America.
... initially focus on the possibility of the bourgeois revolution passing over to the
proletarian revolution, but on the condition that trotsky had identified for this
possibility to be realized: the necessity for the revolution to spread beyond the borders ...
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Category: Political Science
A historical defense of the concept of bourgeois revolution, from the sixteenth century to the twentieth.
Author: Sharon Erickson NepstadPublish On: 2011-07-28
“Explaining Revolutions in the Contemporary Third World.” Political Sociology 17:
489–507; Keck, Margaret, and Kathryn Sikkink. 1998. Activists without Borders:
Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Author: Sharon Erickson Nepstad
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
In the spring of 1989, Chinese workers and students captured global attention as they occupied Tiananmen Square, demanded political change, and were tragically suppressed by the Chinese army. Months later, East German civilians rose up nonviolently, brought down the Berlin Wall, and dismantled their regime. Although both movements used tactics of civil resistance, their outcomes were different. Why? In Nonviolent Revolutions, Sharon Erickson Nepstad examines these and other uprisings in Panama, Chile, Kenya, and the Philippines. Taking a comparative approach that includes both successful and failed cases of nonviolent resistance, Nepstad analyzes the effects of movements' strategies along with the counter-strategies regimes developed to retain power. She shows that a significant influence on revolutionary outcomes is security force defections, and explores the reasons why soldiers defect or remain loyal and the conditions that increase the likelihood of mutiny. She then examines the impact of international sanctions, finding that they can at times harm movements by generating new allies for authoritarian leaders or by shifting the locus of power from local civil resisters to international actors. Nonviolent Revolutions offers essential insights into the challenges that civil resisters face and elucidates why some of these movements failed. With a recent surge of popular uprisings across the Middle East, this book provides a valuable new understanding of the dynamics and potency of civil resistance and nonviolent revolt.
“Technonatural Revolutions: The Scalar Politics of Franco's Hydro-social Dream
for Spain, 1939–1975.” Transactions of the Institute ofBritish Geographers 32 (1):
9–28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5661.2007.00233.x. Thom, Brian. 2010.
Author: Emma S. Norman
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Political Science
Since 1909, the waters along the Canada-US border have been governed in accordance with the Boundary Water Treaty, but much has changed in the last 100 years. This engaging volume brings together experts from both sides of the border to examine the changing relationship between Canada and the US with respect to shared waters, as well as the implications of these changes for geopolitics and the environment. Water without Borders? is a timely publication given the increased attention to shared water issues, and particularly because 2013 is the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. Water without Borders? is designed to help readers develop a balanced understanding of the most pressing shared water issues between Canada and the United States. The contributors explore possible frictions between governance institutions and contemporary management issues, illustrated through analyses of five specific transboundary water “flashpoints.” The volume offers both a historical survey of transboundary governance mechanisms and a forward-looking assessment of new models of governance that will allow us to manage water wisely in the future.
The Democratic Moment 1991 The dramatic events of August 1991 in Moscow
should convince any remaining skeptics that the democratic revolutions of 1989
indeed marked a watershed in world history . The sudden downfall that year of ...
Author: Marc F. Plattner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Democracy Without Borders? assesses the worldwide prospects of liberal democracy. In an era of globalization and in an intellectual climate in which the idea of national sovereignty is under assault, Plattner identifies the essential features of modern liberal democracy and offers guidance about what is required to sustain it. This examination comes at a critical moment. After three decades of global advance, liberal democracy today is being challenged from many quarters. Among the reasons why its future looks cloudy is the popular election of candidates hostile to liberalism_in Palestine, Russia, Venezuela, and elsewhere. An investigation of the complex and tension-filled relationship between liberalism and majority rule is at the heart of this essential book. PlattnerOs contention is that liberalism needs democracy and that liberal democracy needs the nation-state. He argues that transnational bodies like the European Union cannot overcome their 'democratic deficit.' Hence he recommends an approach that will enable the United States to promote international cooperation without sacrificing the fundamental elements of national sovereignty or American democracy.
Author: Jorell A. Meléndez BadilloPublish On: 2013-07-29
“Anarchism,” writes Peter Marshall, “is not only an inspiring idea but [also]... part
of a broader historical movement”4 which begins with the revolutions of the
eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and continues through the French ...
Author: Jorell A. Meléndez Badillo
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Political Science
This collection of articles contains the English contributions to the 4th Austrian Students’ Conference of Linguistics (Österreichische Studierenden-Konferenz der Linguistik, ÖSKL), which was held in November 2011 at the University of Innsbruck. With this collection, the editors want to make the insights and the knowledge presented at the 4th ÖSKL available in written format to a wider public. The contributions present in this collection are excerpts from PhD as well as diploma theses and seminar papers. The fifteen papers collected in this volume are very diverse, as are the authors themselves, who come from nine different countries, from Portugal in the West, Iran in the East and Norway in the North. The papers come from a variety of linguistic subdisciplines. Besides a strong focus on syntax, cognitive and historical linguistics, there are papers exploring pragmatics, foreign language acquisition, phonology and sociolinguistics. This volume of collected essays brings together conversations, papers, and debates from the Third Annual North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nathan Jun and Jorell A. Meléndez aspire to go beyond a simple collection of papers and instead aim to maintain a dialogue among different academic fields with the sole task of comprehending and re-thinking anarchist studies. With over twenty-one chapters written by a diverse range of activists, organizers, musicians, artists, poets, and academics, this book transgresses the apparent simplicity of the study of anarchism with a dynamic and interdisciplinary approach that crystallizes and emulates the heterogeneous nature of the anarchist ideal. From theory and philosophy to historical analyses, methodologies, and perspectives, from different manifestations in the arts, media, and culture to religion, ethics, and spirituality, from the intersectionality of animal liberation and queer struggles to contemporary praxis and organizing, the authors explore different topics from a critical perspective that is often lacking in their respective academic fields. This book is a must-buy for critical teachers, students, and activists interested in studying anarchism and the different ways in which we can transform our reality.
... implies a paradigm change. Kuhn says that paradigm changes are '
immeasurable' since they are not evolutionary processes but scientific revolutions in substance and form, lacking the continuity between the before and
after (Pérez 1998).
Author: Frank Kronenberg
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students
The same phrase - - " Revolution beyond our Borders " - - serves as the title for a
State Department document attempting to demonstrate Sandinista aggression ,
published in September 1985 in an obvious effort to counter the ( minimal ) ...
This book is a history of this border from the late nineteenth century until the fall of the Soviet Union. The border has undergone a remarkable transformation since the late nineteenth century.
Author: Sören Urbansky
Publisher: Princeton University Press
"Over two thousand miles long, the boundary between Russia and China is the world's longest land border. Though sometimes considered a backwater, the border region was always of critical geopolitical importance and has a fascinating history. Not only did this border divide the two largest Eurasian empires, it was also the place where European and Asian civilizations met, where nomads and settled peoples mingled, where the imperial interests of Russia, China, and Japan clashed, and where both conflicts and gestures of friendship between the world's largest Communist regimes were staged. This book is a history of this border from the late nineteenth century until the fall of the Soviet Union. The border has undergone a remarkable transformation since the late nineteenth century. As late as the 1920s, Russian, Chinese, and native worlds were intricately interwoven in the region, and the frontier was barely regulated. By the end of the twentieth century, however, the two countries had succeeded in cutting kin, cultural, economic, and religious connections between the two sides through deportation, forced assimilation, and nationalist propaganda campaigns. Only with the collapse of the Soviet Union would China and Russia reopen the border, but even today the line between countries demarcates two distinct regions with remarkably different worldviews and cultures. Drawing on sources in seven languages, including extensive archival research, interviews, and oral histories, Urbansky stresses the significant role of the local population in supporting, or more often undermining, the two states' border-making efforts"--
The long 19th century – starting with the wars stirred up by the forces of the
French revolution and ending with the killings in ... Such a narrative emphasizes
the peaceful migration of innovations across national borders, the spread of new
Author: Lars Magnusson
Category: Business & Economics
The industrial revolution and the creation of the modern (national) state are two of the most important historical processes to have occurred in Europe during the 19th century. The state and other bodies of governance play an important role in the development of capitalist market societies since the 18th century. But modern market economies are to a large degree a product of the interplay between market and governance. Yet we are often told a strikingly different tale about the modern economy, at least how it ought to work and operate - as far as possible without public interference. Even more frequently we have been taught that the modern capitalist market economy is a product of an industrial revolution, originating with the UK in the middle of the 18th century propelled by laissez faire and the triumph of free markets which gradually liberated themselves from the grip of an old dirigiste state. This book argues that in order to get a better understanding of this period and the rise of modern industrial capitalism it is necessary to link the industrial revolution in its various forms to a political and institutional context of state-making and the creation of modern national states. Professor Magnusson demonstrates that a historical narrative which does not acknowledge the role of the state and public governance for the establishment of the modern capitalist market economy is fundamentally flawed.
This is the distinguishing characteristic of the emergent culture of transborder
broadcasting . ... The third communication revolution began continued on the
next page Social scientists have drawn our attention to the fact that 218 TV without ...
Let there be no mistake on this point: the Gael is not British, but the victim,
historically, of British rule, the rule, at times descending into sheer brutishness, of
the Englishman both in his homeland and across the borders/overseas, where
Author: John O'Loughlin
Publisher: Centretruths Digital Media
REVOLUTIONS & REVELATIONS (of an ideological philosopher) combines two volumes of cyclical aphorisms in one book and develops the ideological philosophy of Social Transcendentalism to a new and more advanced level, which builds on what was already established in books like 'Omeganotes of an Ideological Philosopher' (1996-7). Things can become very complicated, but they tend to remain logically consistent on both noumenal (space/time) and phenomenal (volume/mass) planes, to the advantage of a more logically comprehensive approach to Truth conceived not simply metaphysically but in relation to the overall array of the fourfold Elements and their various disciplinary correlations.
If it is true that a common European revolutionary culture existed , which
maintained political convictions beyond national borders and interests , political
exile is the place where this spectrum of shared political and social beliefs and
Author: Sabine Freitag
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Social Science
Studies on exile in the 19th century tend to be restricted to national histories. This volume is the first to offer a broader view by looking at French, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Czech and German political refugees who fled to England after the European revolutions of 1848/49. The contributors examine various aspects of their lives in exile such as their opportunities for political activities, the forms of political cooperation that existed between exiles from different European countries on the one hand and with organizations and politicians in England on the other and, finally, the attitude of the host country towards the refugees, and their perceptions of the country which had granted them asylum.
Revolutions throughout history have always been “ exportable , ” if we wish to
use this somewhat mercantile term when discussing the dynamic by which ideas
circulate beyond borders . There never would have been a French revolution ...
Surely a revolution is not the best of situations in which to foster democracy
through elections and pluralist measures . For this reason ... Revolutions ( words
indistinct ] beyond borders , all of the revolutions , without exception . The
example is ...
56 , January - February 1997 ) , contains an editorial entitled “ CARI sans
Frontiers . ” The author ( Luc Noël ... and subscribers to this journal . This , he
concludes , is just the beginning of an apicultural information revolution without borders .
Its support of the Vietcong was proof of its willingness to support communist revolutions beyond its own borders, whilst the Cultural Revolution threatened to
spill over from China into other states, particularly those with large ethnic
Author: Colin McInnes
Category: Political Science
The Asia-Pacific region presents a challenge to international security in the post-Cold War era. Doubts as to the US' military commitment, concern with Japan's security aspirations, build-up of military capabilities and the nuclear ambitions of North Korea have further heightened tension.
area studies and supposed borders as well. There are chances, though, I think, to
reduce the impact of such borders. ... I would like to call—don't laugh—I would
like to call the bluejeans revolution one of the great cultural revolutions of the ...
Beyond these opening exclamations, Only Revolutions continues to suggest that
Sam and Hailey's travels are without border or limit. For Sam, the velocity of their
journey allows them to escape from stasis and to attain boundless flight: 'Speed.
Author: Philip Leonard
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014 Literature after Globalization offers a detailed study of recent literary and theoretical responses to technology, globalization, and national identity. Focusing on texts of the the 1990s and 2000s, particularly novels and other writing by Mark Danielewski, Hari Kunzru, Indra Sinha, and Neal Stephenson, it charts a departure from narratives of globalization which declare the collapse of national cultures, and it considers how national sovereignty has been reinvented and reasserted in the face of technology's transnational effects. Drawing upon recent theoretical responses to technology and culture (including work by Yochai Benkler, Manuel Castells, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, N. Katherine Hayles, Paul Virilio, and McKenzie Wark) this book will explore how, in these novels, the notion of an inclusive globalization has been replaced by a sense of national globalism.