The Contradictions of Urban Art

The Contradictions of Urban Art

Mutuality Underlying the assumptions in this part of the book shall be: the apparent contradiction between material space and the world of social relations ...

Author: Ewa Rewers

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643903747

Category: Art

Page: 177

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This book examines the dynamics of artistic creativity that transgresses the boundaries of public art, and it looks into the inventions expressed by the practical activities and academic research focused on contemporary urban spaces. The Contradictions of Urban Art demonstrates how the multilingualism of art and science raises the temperature of discussions concerning the city. It advises that what we call 'city art' should include outdoor events, prose, and poetry. (Series: Development in Humanities - Vol. 5)
Categories: Art

The Contradictions of Foreign Aid

The Contradictions of Foreign Aid

The apparent contradiction between this policy and the desire to lend on soft terms to poor countries is resolved by lending on easy terms to the recipient ...

Author: Desmond McNeill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000012347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

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Originally published in 1981, this book analyses how development aid works in practice. It presents a critique of the practice of foreign aid, analyses the aid process, who controls it and investigates the exercise of leverage by donors. It examines the interests of the different parties involved, identifies problems and suggests alternatives which may allow the aid process to operate more effectively in the interest of those who need it.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Contradictions of Freedom

The Contradictions of Freedom

... they experience a sense of internal contradiction that is well depicted at the beginning of the book , where Henri is reflecting on his recent ...

Author: Sally J. Scholz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791465608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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The essential companion to Simone de Beauvoir's celebrated novel.
Categories: Philosophy

The Contradictions of Austerity

The Contradictions of Austerity

The central contradiction of wages lagging productivity in 'Old Europe' remained, with the inverse in 'New Europe'; productivity trailing wage growth.

Author: Jeffrey Sommers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317800156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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The great financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing global economic and financial turmoil have launched a search for "models" for recovery. The advocates of austerity present the Baltic States as countries that through discipline and sacrifice showed the way out of crisis. They have proposed the "Baltic model" of radical public sector cuts, wage reductions, labor market reforms and reductions in living standards for other troubled Eurozone countries to emulate. Yet, the reality of the Baltic "austerity fix" has been neither fully accepted by its peoples, nor is it fully a success. This book explains why and what are the real social and economic costs of the Baltic austerity model. We examine each of the Baltic States by connecting national level studies within a European and global political economy, thereby delivering comparative breadth that supersedes localized understandings of the crisis. Thus for each of the three Baltic states, individual chapters explore the different economic and social dimensions of neo-liberal post-communism and the subsequent wider global economic and financial crisis in which these newly financialized economies have found themselves especially vulnerable. The "austerity model" adopted by Baltic national governments in response to the crisis reveals the profound vulnerabilities created by their unwavering commitment to liberalized economies, not least in terms of the significant "exit" of their labor forces and consequent population loss. This book looks beyond basic financial metrics claiming a success story for the Baltic austerity model to reveal the damaging economic and social consequences, first of neo-liberal policies adopted during transition, and latterly of austerity measures based on "internal devaluation." Combined these policies undermine the possibility of longer-term recovery and even social and economic sustainability, not to mention prospects for successful integration in the now-faltering European project that has departed from its "Social Model" roots.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment

The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment

But there is a powerful contradiction in American culture because our fear of government ... The contradiction between due process values and the demand for ...

Author: Franklin E. Zimring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190292379

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Why does the United States continue to employ the death penalty when fifty other developed democracies have abolished it? Why does capital punishment become more problematic each year? How can the death penalty conflict be resolved? In The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment, Frank Zimring reveals that the seemingly insoluble turmoil surrounding the death penalty reflects a deep and long-standing division in American values, a division that he predicts will soon bring about the end of capital punishment in our country. On the one hand, execution would seem to violate our nation's highest legal principles of fairness and due process. It sets us increasingly apart from our allies and indeed is regarded by European nations as a barbaric and particularly egregious form of American exceptionalism. On the other hand, the death penalty represents a deeply held American belief in violent social justice that sees the hangman as an agent of local control and safeguard of community values. Zimring uncovers the most troubling symptom of this attraction to vigilante justice in the lynch mob. He shows that the great majority of executions in recent decades have occurred in precisely those Southern states where lynchings were most common a hundred years ago. It is this legacy, Zimring suggests, that constitutes both the distinctive appeal of the death penalty in the United States and one of the most compelling reasons for abolishing it. Impeccably researched and engagingly written, Contradictions in American Capital Punishment casts a clear new light on America's long and troubled embrace of the death penalty.
Categories: Social Science

The Role of Contradictions in Spinoza s Philosophy

The Role of Contradictions in Spinoza s Philosophy

can we grasp the ultimate and complete meaning of contradiction in the concept of God within his system. A final note: Spinoza takes care to conceal the ...

Author: Yuval Jobani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317300991

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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Spinoza is commonly perceived as the great metaphysician of coherence. The Euclidean manner in which he presented his philosophy in the Ethics has led readers to assume they are facing a strict and consistent philosophical system that necessarily follows from itself. As opposed to the prevailing understanding of Spinoza and his work, The Role of Contradictions in Spinoza's Philosophy explores an array of profound and pervasive contradictions in Spinoza’s system and argues they are deliberate and constitutive of his philosophical thinking and the notion of God at its heart. Relying on a meticulous and careful reading of the Theological-Political Treatise and the Ethics, this book reconstructs Spinoza's philosophy of contradictions as a key to the ascending three degrees of knowledge leading to the Amor intellectualis Dei. Offering an exciting and clearly-argued interpretation of Spinoza’s philosophy, this book will interest students and scholars of modern philosophy and philosophy of religion, as well as Jewish studies. Yuval Jobani is Assistant Professor at the Department of Hebrew Culture Studies and the School of Education at Tel-Aviv University.
Categories: Philosophy

The Contradictions of Jazz

The Contradictions of Jazz

In The Contradictions of Jazz, Paul Rinzler takes a new approach to jazz aesthetics and theory by exploring four pairs of opposites present in jazz: individualism and interconnectedness, assertion and openness, freedom and responsibility, ...

Author: Paul Rinzler

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862159

Category: Music

Page: 226

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In The Contradictions of Jazz, Paul Rinzler takes a new approach to jazz aesthetics and theory by exploring four pairs of opposites present in jazz: individualism and interconnectedness, assertion and openness, freedom and responsibility, and creativity and tradition. By themselves, these eight values speak volumes about the meaning of jazz and its significance. Understanding how these opposites coexist in jazz leads to an exploration of the connections linking jazz with the experiential and existential, which contrast with the connections between composition and science. Rinzler explains the various concepts, including either/or and dialectic thinking, and then examines the pairs of opposites individually, describing their position and presence in jazz. He then demonstrates how the larger meaning of these contradictory opposites depends on ideas from the philosophies of phenomenology and existentialism. Rinzler considers the opposites inherent in the product and process of jazz, as well as mistakes and the challenge of perfection, presenting these values in light of the contradictions inherent in jazz. With a full bibliography and an index, The Contradictions of Jazz is a fascinating read for fans and scholars of jazz history and aesthetics.
Categories: Music

Federal Management Reform in a World of Contradictions

Federal Management Reform in a World of Contradictions

10 LIVING WITH CONTRADICTIONS The World is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction ofwhatit is pretending ...

Author: Beryl A. Radin

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589018921

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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Proposals for reform have dotted the federal management landscape in the United States for more than 50 years. Yet these efforts by public management professionals have frequently failed to produce lasting results. In her new book, Federal Management Reform in a World of Contradictions, renowned public administration scholar Beryl A. Radin reveals what may lie behind the failure of so many efforts at government management reform. To spur new thinking about this problem, Radin examines three basic sets of contradictions between the strategies of the reformers and the reality of the US federal system: contradictions in the shared powers structure, contradictions in values, and contradictions between politics and administration. She then explores six types of reform efforts and the core beliefs that guided them. The six reform areas are contracting out, personnel policy, agency reorganization, budgeting, federalism policies and procedures, and performance management. The book shows how too often these prescriptions for reform have tried to apply techniques from the private sector or a parliamentary system that do not transfer well to the structure of the US federal system and its democratic and political traditions. Mindful of the ineffectiveness of a “one-size-fits–all� approach, Radin does not propose a single path for reform, but calls instead for a truly honest assessment of past efforts as today’s reformers design a new conceptual and strategic roadmap for the future.
Categories: Political Science

On Practice and Contradiction

On Practice and Contradiction

There have always been contradictions among the people, but they are different in content in each period of the revolution and in the period of building ...

Author: Mao Tse-Tung

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786633415

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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The writings that underpinned the Chinese revolution, introduced by Slavoj Žižek. These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions, and their clarion calls to insurrection remain some of the most stirring of all time. Drawing on a dizzying array of references from contemporary culture and politics, Žižek’s firecracker commentary reaches unsettling conclusions about the place of Mao’s thought in the revolutionary canon.
Categories: Political Science

The Dilemmas of Statebuilding

The Dilemmas of Statebuilding

This book explores the contradictions that emerge in international statebuilding efforts in war-torn societies.

Author: Roland Paris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134002146

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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This book explores the contradictions that emerge in international statebuilding efforts in war-torn societies. Since the end of the Cold War, more than 20 major peace operations have been deployed to countries emerging from internal conflicts. This book argues that international efforts to construct effective, legitimate governmental structures in these countries are necessary but fraught with contradictions and vexing dilemmas.. Drawing on the latest scholarly research on postwar peace operations, the volume: addresses cutting-edge issues of statebuilding including coordination, local ownership, security, elections, constitution making, and delivery of development aid features contributions by leading and up-and-coming scholars provides empirical case studies including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Croatia, Kosovo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and others presents policy-relevant findings of use to students and policymakers alike The Dilemmas of Statebuilding will be vital reading for students and scholars of international relations and political science. Bringing new insights to security studies, international development, and peace and conflict research, it will also interest a range of policy makers.
Categories: Political Science

Man of Contradictions

Man of Contradictions

Man of Contradictions, the first English-language political biography of Jokowi, will examine how he became so popular, what makes him tick, and why he will struggle to remake Indonesia.

Author: Ben Bland

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781760897246

Category:

Page: 160

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Although he has dominated Indonesian politics for years, President Joko Widodo remains a beguiling figure. He has consistently defied both his sternest critics and his strongest supporters. A brilliant instinctive politician, Jokowi, as he is known, was resoundingly re-elected in 2019. However, he has struggled to turn success at the ballot box into the transformational change that Indonesia desperately needs. Jokowi has vowed to turn the world's fourth most populous nation into an Asian powerhouse with a strong economy and the heft to defend its international interests at a time of renewed US-China rivalry. Progress has been slow, however. And the scale of the challenge is increasing, at home and abroad. As he gets to work in his second and final term, will Jokowi deliver on his grand ambitions? Or will Indonesia once more fall short of expectations? Man of Contradictions, the first English-language political biography of Jokowi, will examine how he became so popular, what makes him tick, and why he will struggle to remake Indonesia. The key to understanding Jokowi lies not in uncovering some core inner convictions but in embracing his contradictions.
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The Contradiction of God

The Contradiction of God

In following Christ, you are searching for the contradictions, and only the contradictions, between His words and yours. They are the immeasurable ...

Author: Danny Clark

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312584501

Category: Religion

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God doesn't think like you. That's your first big problem. And you don't think like God. That's your second big problem. And to hear God tell it – the difference is not even close. And that's your biggest problem of all: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8–9). In an object lesson so big that only a measurement of all existing matter and space could provide an adequate point of comparison, God juxtaposes the way He thinks with the way you think, and formally announces His astonishing conclusion: "My thoughts are not your thoughts." But then again, that's just the way God tells it. You, of course, may disagree. Apparently, most people do.
Categories: Religion

The Contradictions of Foreign Aid

The Contradictions of Foreign Aid

Originally published in 1981, this book analyses how development aid works in practice.

Author: Desmond McNeill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000005523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

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Originally published in 1981, this book analyses how development aid works in practice. It presents a critique of the practice of foreign aid, analyses the aid process, who controls it and investigates the exercise of leverage by donors. It examines the interests of the different parties involved, identifies problems and suggests alternatives which may allow the aid process to operate more effectively in the interest of those who need it.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Scandal of Self contradiction

The Scandal of Self contradiction

If in Teorema Paolo's sickness is caused by the unbearable presence of an event which exposes his contradictions, in the script on Saint Paul the sickness ...

Author: Luca Di Blasi

Publisher: Series Cultural Inquiry

ISBN: 9783851326819

Category: Philosophy

Page: 327

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Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was both a writer and filmmaker deeply rooted in European culture, as well as an intellectual who moved between different traditions, identities and positions. Early on he looked to Africa and Asia for possible alternatives to the hegemony of Western Neocapitalism and Consumerism, and in his hands the Greek and Judeo-Christian Classics morphed into unsettling multistable figures constantly shifting between West and East, North and South, the present and the past, rationality and myth, identity and otherness. The contributions in this volume, which belong to different intellectual and disciplinary fields, are bound together by a fascination for Pasolini's ability to recognize contradictions, to intensify and multiply them, as well as to make them aesthetically and politically productive. What emerges is a "euro-eccentric" and multifaceted Pasolini of great interest for the present.
Categories: Philosophy

Contradictions of Freedom The

Contradictions of Freedom  The

This unique collection examines the various contradictions of freedom in Simone de Beauvoir’s The Mandarins, the tumultuous epic about the personal and political lives of post–World War II French intellectuals.

Author: Sally J. Scholz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791482728

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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The essential companion to Simone de Beauvoir's celebrated novel.
Categories: Philosophy

Contradictions

Contradictions

The papers collected inthisvolume present some of themost recent resultsof theworkabout contradictions inphilosophical logic, examine thehistory of ...

Author: Elena Ficara

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110376869

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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The papers in this volume present some of the most recent results of the work about contradictions in philosophical logic and metaphysics; examine the history of contradiction in crucial phases of philosophical thought; consider the relevance of contradictions for political and philosophical actuality. From this consideration a common question emerges: the question of the irreducibility, reality and productive force of (some) contradictions.
Categories: Philosophy

Extracts from China Mainland Magazines

Extracts from China Mainland Magazines

The Youth Should Learn How to Correctly Handle the Contradictions among tho People by Jteng ./en ( \. ) (Chung Kuo Ch'ing Nien /^hina Youth/, Issue No. 206, May 1, 1957) Ever since the speech of Chairman i-Iao Tse-tung at the Supreme ...

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Contradiction in the Book of Proverbs

Contradiction in the Book of Proverbs

If we do , and especially if we give the contradictions in the book their full value and do not dismiss them as random accidents or the record of a botched ...

Author: Peter T.H. Hatton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754663043

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Despite the welcome revival of scholarly interest in Biblical Wisdom, the Book of Proverbs remains neglected. It continues to be seen as a disorganised repository of traditional banalities, while Job and Qohelet are viewed as more exciting texts, in revolt against Proverbs' conventional wisdom. This book argues that this misleading consensus owes more to scholarly presuppositions than to the content of Proverbs; it sees Proverbs as a challenging work, one that aims to provoke a critical appropriation of wisdom and in which diverse sources have been skilfully brought together by a creative final editor to form a complex unity. Many divergences from the Hebrew in the Greek witness to the translator's discomfort with his spikey, provocative original. Peter Hatton challenges many existing scholarly assumptions and calls for a re-evaluation of the role and significance of Proverbs in relation to the other biblical wisdom books and the whole canon.
Categories: Religion

Globalization s Contradictions

Globalization s Contradictions

Without contradictions there would be no world,” and (2) “Contradictions and struggle are universal and absolute, but the methods of resolving ...

Author: Dennis Conway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135986247

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Since the 1980s, globalization and neoliberalism have brought about a comprehensive restructuring of everyone’s lives. People are being ‘disciplined’ by neoliberal economic agendas, ‘transformed’ by communication and information technology changes, global commodity chains and networks, and in the Global South in particular, destroyed livelihoods, debilitating impoverishment, disease pandemics, among other disastrous disruptions, are also globalization’s legacy. This collection of geographical treatments of such a complex set of processes unearths the contradictions in the impacts of globalization on peoples’ lives. Globalizations Contradictions firstly introduces globalization in all its intricacy and contrariness, followed on by substantive coverage of globalization’s dimensions. Other areas that are covered in depth are: globalization’s macro-economic faces globalization’s unruly spaces globalization’s geo-political faces ecological globalization globalization’s cultural challenges globalization from below fair globalization. Globalizations Contradictions is a critical examination of the continuing role of international and supra-national institutions and their involvement in the political economic management and determination of global restructuring. Deliberately, this collection raises questions, even as it offers geographical insights and thoughtful assessments of globalization’s multifaceted ‘faces and spaces.’
Categories: Political Science