The Current Affairs Mindset

Essays on People, Politics, and Culture

Author: Nathan J. Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997844726

Category: Political science

Page: 257

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A collection of the best essays from Current Affairs magazine. "Current Affairs is an important breath of fresh air. It stands out as by far the most intellectually sophisticated, thought-provoking, and politically astute among organs of left commentary directed toward a popular audience that have appeared in recent decades." - Adolph Reed, Jr., University of Pennsylvania "Current Affairs is a joke. Whose cred is better? Some no name lefty journal? Or some guy (me) who grew up working class, rural, white trash, and now teaches at Yale?" - John Stoehr, U.S. News & World Report Featuring the work of: Yasmin Nair, Angela Nagle, Amber A'Lee Frost, Alex Nichols, Felix Biederman, Luke Savage, Briahna Joy Gray, and others...
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Law, Knowledge, Culture

The Production of Indigenous Knowledge in Intellectual Property Law

Author: Jane E. Anderson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848447191

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Combining unique practical experience with a sophisticated historical and theoretical framework, this impressive work offers a new basis to explore indigenous intellectual property. In this wide-ranging and imaginative study, Anderson has laid the groundwork for future scholarship in the field. Hopefully this work will set a new trajectory for how this important topic is approached and advanced with indigenous people. Brad Sherman, University of Queensland, Australia This informative book investigates how indigenous and traditional knowledge has been produced and positioned within intellectual property law and the effects of this position in both national and international jurisdictions. Drawing upon critical cultural and legal theory, Jane Anderson illustrates how the problems facing the inclusion of indigenous knowledge resonate with tensions that characterise intellectual property as a whole. She explores the extent that the emergence of indigenous interests in intellectual property law is a product of shifting politics within law, changing political environments, governmental intervention through strategic reports and innovative instances of individual agency. The author draws on long-term practical experience of working with indigenous people and communities whilst engaging with ongoing debates in the realm of legal theory. Detailing a comprehensive view on how indigenous knowledge has emerged as a discrete category within intellectual property law, this book will benefit researchers, academics and students dealing with law in the fields of IP, human rights, property and environmental law. It will also appeal to anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers and cultural theorists.
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Governmentality

Current Issues and Future Challenges

Author: Ulrich Bröckling,Susanne Krasmann,Thomas Lemke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136934545

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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Examining questions of statehood, biopolitics, sovereignty, neoliberal reason and the economy, Governmentality explores the advantages and limitations of adopting Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality as an analytical framework. Contributors highlight the differences as well as possible convergences with alternative theoretical frameworks. By assembling authors with a wide range of different disciplinary backgrounds, from philosophy, literature, political science, sociology to medical anthropology, the book offers a fresh perspective on studies of governmentality.
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Friendly Metaphors

Essays on Linguistics, Literature and Culture in Honour of Aleksander Szwedek

Author: Ewa Wełnic,Jacek Fisiak

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631579695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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This is a collection of essays to celebrate 45 years of Professor Aleksander Szwedek’s academic endeavour and his impressive contribution to the development of linguistics in Poland and abroad. The articles seek to represent an eclectic range of topics in linguistics, literature and cultural studies. They reflect the versatile and influential nature of Professor Szwedek’s work, and have been contributed by colleagues and former pupils, now active in a variety of academic fields, within English studies. All have been inspired in various ways by the work and teaching of Aleksander Szwedek.
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Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia

Author: Gabriele Koehler,Deepta Chopra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136731059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of the state in each of these countries. It offers a detailed analysis of the nature of these policies introduced in recent years in Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and illustrates the similarities and differences in policy approaches amongst the six countries. Through this analysis, the book explores the thesis of whether there is a particular type of ‘developmental welfare state’ that can be observed across South Asia. The focus is on social policies or policies designed to address poverty and deliver welfare at the level of programming and design, i.e. the stated intent of these policies. The book also presents an analysis of the fiscal space available in each of the six countries, thereby drawing conclusions about the financial feasibility of a ‘developmental welfare state’ model in the region. This comprehensive book uniquely explores critical aspects of policy debates on a possible move from welfare to ‘rights’. It introduces students and researchers in development studies, social policy and South Asian studies to innovative welfare programmes in South Asia and gives a new perspective on the nature and patterns of welfare in South Asia with the view of tackling inequality and promoting well-being.
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Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan

Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

Author: Noah Coburn,Anna Larson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535740

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, researchers, policymakers, and the media have failed to consider the long-term implications of the country's post-conflict elections. Based on fieldwork in provinces across the country and interviews with more than seven hundred candidates, officials, community leaders, and voters, this book builds an in-depth portrait of Afghanistan's recent elections as experienced by individuals and communities, while revealing how the elections have in fact actively contributed to instability, undermining the prospects of democracy in Afghanistan. Merging political science with anthropology, Noah Coburn and Anna Larson document how political leaders, commanders, and the new ruling elite have used elections to further their own interests and deprive local communities of access to political opportunities. They retrace presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections over the past decade and expose the role of international actors in promoting the polls as one-off events, detached from the broader political landscape. This approach to elections has allowed existing local powerholders to solidify their grip on resources and opportunities, derailing democratization processes and entrenching a deeper disengagement from central government. Western powers, Coburn and Larson argue, need to reevaluate their most basic assumptions about elections, democracy, and international intervention if they hope to prevent similar outcomes in the future.
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The Southeast Asia Handbook

Author: Christopher Hudson,Georgina Wilde

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 1962

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The Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series provides accessible overviews of countries within their larger domestic and international contexts, focusing on the relations among regions as they meet the challenges of the twenty first century. The series allows the non-specialist student to explore a wide range of complex factors-social and political as well as economic-that affect the growth of developing regions in Asia, Europe, and South America. Each Handbook provides an overview chapter discussing the region's economic conditions within an historical and political context, as well as 20 or more chapter-length essays written by recognized experts, which analyze the key issues affecting a region's economy: its population, natural resources, foreign trade, labor problems, and economic inequalities, and other vital factors. In addition, the volumes offer useful support materials, including a series of appendices that include a detailed chronology of events in the region, a glossary of terms, biographical entries on key personalities, an annotated bibliography of further reading, and a comprehensive analytical index.
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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The Other designs

Historical authenticity as artistic project

Author: Heiko Schmid,Robin Klimecki,Sofia Bempeza,Kostis Stafylakis,Elpida Rikou,Eleana Yalouri

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3738602836

Category: Art

Page: 96

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The publication project The Other designs, adopts a critical viewpoint shared by many contemporary academics that highlight how the institutionalization of antiquity as “national heritage” has shaped an ideological framework for experiencing and performing a national identity. This viewpoint “kick-starts“ an approach to the idea that nations such as Greece are in some way a multifaceted “assemblage”, of constellated projections. The Other designs, aims to contribute to the current re-examination of historical authenticity by reflecting upon the status of national identity as a kind of “artistic” setup.
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