The Penguin Dictionary of Politics

Author: David Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140512762

Category: Political science

Page: 495

View: 7658

Containing over 500 definitions of political theories, dogmas and phraseologies, this dictionary includes updated entries on the European Community and federalism alongside new definitions of the European Court of Justice and Central Banks, among others. Frequently-used terms in Middle-Eastern politics are explained, from Ayatollah and the Arab-Israeli wars, to fundamentalism and the Gulf War. It also includes sections on ideas that have become familiar terms over recent years, such as perestroika, glasnost, being politically correct, and Thatcherism, as well as issues that have taken on greater political significance - for example, abortion and environmentalism.

The Penguin Dictionary of International Relations

Author: Graham Evans,Jeffrey Newnham

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 623

View: 1481

The Penguin Dictionary of International Relations provides an authoritative overview of this complex and constantly shifting subject. Ranging from the Arab-Israeli conflict to weapons of mass destruction, this is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to the events, organisations, theories and concepts that are shaping today's global community.

The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Brian Goodall

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 509

View: 3187

Terms drawn from a host of different topics - the economics of trade and industry, politics and sociology, the environment and land use, planning and management - are used constantly by human geographers. This reference book provides definitions of all such terms (as well as certain historical usages still to be found in important sources) and explains the invaluable mathematical and statistical techniques that have revolutionized all the human sciences.

The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Thomas Mautner

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 663

View: 1327

Featuring hundreds of entries, this authoritative, A-to-Z reference encompasses the full spectrum and history of Western philosophy, covering such topics as logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology, as well as providing incisive profiles of the world's great philosophers, past and present, and their influence. Original.

The Penguin Dictionary of Eighteenth-century History

Author: Jeremy Black,Roy Porter

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140512588

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 9279

Offers full coverage of the chief personalities, events, wars, and politics of the period, featuring the internal histories of Africa, China, and other empires, and examines colonialism and the social developments of the time.

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Stephen Hill,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 484

View: 7429

The ultimate sociological resource Written by three eminent professors, this reference has been updated to reflect the shifts of sociological thought in the last five years, making it the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date dictionary of sociology available.

The Religions of India

A Concise Guide to Nine Major Faiths

Author: Roshen Dalal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184753969

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 8051

A handy guide to every religion practised in India In India, the birthplace of some of the world’s major faiths and home to many more, religion is a way of life, existing as much in temples, mosques, churches and wayside shrines as it does in social laws, cultural practices and the political arena. The Religions of India contains, in a single volume, a comprehensive account of every major faith practised in the country today—Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and the Bahai faith. This meticulously researched work traverses a vast range of topics—from Somnatha Temple and Babri Masjid to Tirthankaras and the Akali Movement; from the Shariat and the Eucharist to Shabuoth and nirvana. It places each religion in its historical context, tracing its evolution from its inception to the present. • Incisive profiles of founders and key patrons, deities, saints, mystics and philosophers • Information on and insights into lesser-known and regional forms of worship, as well as important festivals, customs and rituals • Extensively cross-referenced with suggestions for further reading

Die Farbe von Winterkirschen

Roman

Author: Jackie Copleton

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641171458

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6388

Ein Tag, der alles zerstörte. Eine Mutter, die ihr Kind verlor. Und ihr Wunsch nach Vergebung, der nie verging – eine bewegende Geschichte um Liebe, Reue und Hoffnung. Sie verlor ihre Tochter an dem Tag, an dem die Bombe fiel. Ama hatte sich mit Yuko verabredet, um mit ihr über den Mann zu sprechen, den Yuko so liebte und Ama gleichermaßen verabscheute. Doch dazu kam es nie. Ama war zu spät – und ihre Tochter und ihr Enkel tot. Ama ließ Nagasaki hinter sich, wanderte nach Amerika aus, aber der Schmerz blieb. Nie konnte sie sich verzeihen, gab sich selbst die Schuld am Tod, ja sogar am Schicksal ihrer Tochter. Sie zog sich immer mehr zurück und lebte in ihrer eigenen Welt voll Trauer und Schmerz – bis ein junger Mann an ihre Tür klopft. Er sagt, er sei Hideo, ihr totgeglaubter Enkel. Zuerst will sie ihm nicht glauben, doch dann öffnet sie ihr Herz und lässt die Hoffnung herein ...

The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern History, 1789-1945

Author: Duncan Townson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History, Modern

Page: 612

View: 373

This dictionary covers the period 1789-1945. A revised edition, it includes new entries and the text has been brought up-to-date to reflect information current at the time of publication. It includes the non-European world, social, economic and ideological developments, and political events.

The Politics Today Dictionary of British Politics

Author: Bill Jones

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719049583

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

View: 4714

From Diane Abbott to George Young, via Keynesianism and Thatcherism, this book is a student reference guide to British politics. With over 1000 entries, it covers the personalities, policies and institutions that have shaped British politics.

Internationale Politik studieren

Eine Einführung

Author: Martin List

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531901818

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 9421

Das Buch versucht, den Anforderungen der neuen Studienlandschaft gerecht zu werden und verbindet die Knappheit der Darstellung mit dem Anspruch, zur eigenständigen Analysefähigkeit internationaler Politik hinzuführen. Diese Fähigkeit ist mit "studieren" gemeint, und der Text legt dafür in 15 knappen Kapiteln die Grundlage. Sie führen, in didaktisch innovativer Form fiktiver Streitgespräche, ein in die Forschungsprogramme der Internationalen Politik und verdeutlichen deren Ertrag in Anwendung auf unterschiedliche Sachbereiche internationaler Politik (Sicherheitspolitik, Handels- und Umweltpolitik, Menschenrechtsschutz). Daneben wird exemplarisch (USA, D) in die Außenpolitik-Analyse eingeführt. Fragen der Konfliktbewältigung (Nord-Süd-Konflikt, Konfliktregion Naher Osten) und der Institutionalisierung internationaler Politik (internationale Organisationen und Regime) werden durchgehend behandelt.

The Penguin International Dictionary of Contemporary Biography

From 1900 to the Present

Author: Edward Vernoff,Rima Shore

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 998

View: 5460

Presents concise profiles of more than 6,000 personalities from the twentieth century, both living and dead, who have made important contributions to every field of endeavor from politics to popular culture.

Ich bin China

Roman

Author: Xiaolu Guo

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641150299

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1425

Über die Rolle des Künstlers in einer von ideologischen Kämpfen zerrissenen Welt In einem Land, in dem die Freiheit ein rares Gut ist, sind die beiden Liebenden Mu und Jian Teil einer subversiven jungen Künstlerszene. Mit Musik und Literatur wollen sie gegen die politische Unterdrückung kämpfen und für das Recht ihrer Generation, frei zu leben. Bis sie die zerstörerische Kraft der chinesischen Staatsmacht zu spüren bekommen und plötzlich nicht nur ihr gemeinsames Leben auf dem Spiel steht. In einem beeindruckenden Roman voller Kraft, Wut und Hingabe schlägt die gefeierte chinesische Autorin Xiaolu Guo den Bogen vom China der Neuzeit bis nach Europa und erzählt eine Geschichte, die uns alle berührt.

Encyclopedia of Politics

Author: Rodney P. Carlisle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412904099

Category: Political Science

Page: 1052

View: 8055

Although the distinction between the politics of the left and the right is commonly assumed in the media and in treatments of political science and history, the terms are used so loosely that the student and the general reader are often confused: What exactly are the terms left and right supposed to imply? This two-volume Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right contains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, with those usually thought of as left in the left-hand volume (Volume 1), and those considered on the right in the right-hand volume (Volume 2).