Political Economy and the Making of Postcolonial Modernity in India: A Foucauldian Approach
Author: Katja Rieck
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
Ausgehend von Michel Foucaults Beobachtung, dass die Wissenschaft der politischen Ökonomie eine für die Moderne konstitutive Form der Macht hervorgebracht hat, berücksichtigt diese Studie den imperialen Kontext dieser historischen Wende. Der erste Teil analysiert, wie sich im Kontext des British Empire durch diesen neuen Wissenskorpus ein Dispositiv herausbildete, das neue Identitäten, soziale Praktiken sowie Formen der politischen Intervention und des Widerstands ermöglichte. Der zweite Teil zeigt, wie diese globalen Verflechtungen die Bedingungen für die Entstehung von anti- und postkolonialen Gegendiskursen und -praktiken in Indien geprägt haben. Indem die Studie untersucht, wie die Vorstellungen indischer Eliten von postkolonialer Moderne und damit einhergehende Widerstandspraktiken aus deren Auseinandersetzungen mit global zirkulierenden Diskursen über die politische Ökonomie entstanden sind, zeigt sie die gegenseitige Verflechtung westlicher Moderne und ihrer postkolonialen Alternativen.
When Becca and her friends publish an underground newspaper, their principles are put to the test Becca and her friends are fed up with having their school paper controlled by the faculty. They want to run stories that reflect the real challenges high schoolers are facing at Southfield, and they’ll do it themselves if they have to. Except when they do put out an independent underground newspaper, the first edition gets them into a lot of trouble. Becca’s dad, a lawyer, is helping her stand on principle, but not everyone can afford to deal with the repercussions the same way she does—financially or emotionally. Can Becca learn to love her friends and still let them make their own decisions, even if they make mistakes? If she doesn’t, she might not have any friends left.
New Meetings with the Good, the Great and the Formidable
Author: Jana Wendt
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
In A Matter of Principle, Jana Wendt, one of Australia's most experienced interviewers, connects with remarkable men and women from the worlds of politics, entertainment, society, art, cinema, sport and architecture. Former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage, feminist Camille Paglia, screen siren Charlotte Rampling, 'starchitect' Frank Gehry, former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer, Muslim rebel Wafa Sultan, war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte and, in Australia, entertainer Rove McManus, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty, Olympic swimming champion Shane Gould, writer David Malouf, art critic Robert Hughes and photographer Bill Henson talk to Wendt about where their values lie. Thought-provoking and engagingly revealing, Wendt shows that a life well led is A Matter of Principle.
"I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. I would never, as was once needlessly feared in this court, be a fugitive from justice in this country, only a seeker of it." —Conrad Black, in his statement to the court, June 24, 2011 In 1993, Conrad Black was the proprietor of London's Daily Telegraph and the head of one of the world's largest newspaper groups. He completed a memoir in 1992, A Life in Progress, and "great prospects beckoned." In 2004, he was fired as chairman of Hollinger International after he and his associates were accused of fraud. Here, for the first time, Black describes his indictment, four-month trial in Chicago, partial conviction, imprisonment, and largely successful appeal. In this unflinchingly revealing and superbly written memoir, Black writes without reserve about the prosecutors who mounted a campaign to destroy him and the journalists who presumed he was guilty. Fascinating people fill these pages, from prime ministers and presidents to the social, legal, and media elite, among them: Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Jean Chrétien, Rupert Murdoch, Izzy Asper, Richard Perle, Norman Podhoretz, Eddie Greenspan, Alan Dershowitz, and Henry Kissinger. Woven throughout are Black's views on big themes: politics, corporate governance, and the U.S. justice system. He is candid about highly personal subjects, including his friendships - with those who have supported and those who have betrayed him - his Roman Catholic faith, and his marriage to Barbara Amiel. And he writes about his complex relations with Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, and in particular the blow he has suffered at the hands of that nation. In this extraordinary book, Black maintains his innocence and recounts what he describes as "the fight of and for my life." A Matter of Principle is a riveting memoir and a scathing account of a flawed justice system.
This book examines the principles that have made America great; those principles that were embraced and espoused by our Founding Fathers. It illustrates how adherence to these fundamental principles can lead to better families, communities, and nations for citizens throughout the world.
Watch all the Hansen Series book trailers here: http: //www.youtube.com/user/ktualla/videos 4 STARS!!! This riveting novel shows that dirty politics have been around for a long time. The story is quite emotional, with plenty of action, and the characters have many serious problems, yet they also share much love and a fair amount of laughter. The time period is depicted quite realistically. It is helpful to have read the previous books featuring these characters. -Romantic Times Book Reviews January 2011 ****** St. Louis, Missouri 1821 Nicolas Hansen has returned from Norway determined to change the world. But when he runs for State Legislator in the brand-new state of Missouri, the enemies he made over the past two years aren't about to step quietly aside. Sydney has made enemies of her own, both by marrying Nicolas and by practicing midwifery. When a newspaper reporter makes it his goal to destroy them, Nicolas must rethink his path once again. But this time, it's a matter of principle. ****** Tualla has hit her stride in this, the third installment of the Nicolas & Sydney series. With the story revolving around Nicolas' bid for a seat on the Missouri State Legislature in 1822, Tualla takes us on a wild ride of crooked politics, moral deceit, haunting pasts and the love that sees the two main characters through it all. The pace is quick and the unanswered questions keep you moving to the next page to discover the decision made or the truth revealed. The ending is satisfying, but uncertain till the final pages. But it is the characters that will draw you in. Be sure to read the first two books, A Woman of Choice and A Prince of Norway, to appreciate the entire back story for this tale. -Gerald Thomson A tale that embraces the heart with a fierce, emotional grasp and doesn't let go. "A Matter of Principle" takes you to a time when men are true heroes, women show true strength, and true love lasts forever." -Kerri Nelson Best-Selling Author of "Miss Taken" Characters that live and breathe - off the pages and into your heart. -Amber Scott Best-Selling author of "Irish Moon" ABOUT THE HANSEN SERIES: In Historical Romances, there are countless "kilted warrior" stories... It's time for a new breed of heroes! Big, blond, buff and beautiful, with eyes the colors of seawater and the untamable blood of their Viking ancestors flowing through their veins. Do you feel it? The Hansen Men of Arendal, Norway with stories from 1354 following the Black Death through the 1840's American west are just such heroes. Come along and discover why: "Norway IS the New Scotland!"
When a famous Boston museum is robbed of two statues, the one witness only remembers seeing three men dressed as nuns, but Brother Bartholomew learns that they were real nuns--exchange nuns staying at Faith Abbey.
"Not such a big shot now, eh? We don't like people who make friends with paedophiles. Keep away from Len Jones" Len Jones, art teacher, is accused of assaulting a pupil and subsequently beaten to death. In pursuit of truth and justice, Mike Sutherland sets out to clear his colleagues's name. He is confronted by those who seem intent upon his destruction. Their motives are hardly altruistic, but fuelled by the desire to manipulate and control. His job is threatened, his relationship with his girlfriend is tested and his life is put in great danger. It seems however, that he has little choice but to try and put wrong to right, as a matter of principle.
Offering alternative viewpoints to the prevailing pro & anti-war debate, this volume considers the argument that intervention in Iraq was justified on the grounds that protection of human rights & freedom from tyranny are global concerns.
The author has carried out a searching review of the principles promulgated by the British and American Defence Forces, in order to assess their continuing validity and relevance to warfare in the late 1990s and the 21st century. Recognising that principles will be applied by commanders to meet specific situations in the field he extends this study to embrace leadership and training for leadership and command. In the final chapter he addresses the moral responsibilities of those exercising command of their fellow countrymen and other assigned forces.
The Decline of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Author: David Seawright
Category: Political Science
First published in 1999, this book examines the dramatic decline of the Conservative Party in Scotland. In 1955 the party secured over 50 per cent of the Scottish vote. At the last election it won a mere 17 per cent of the vote, losing its representation at Westminster in the process. But, until the publication of this work and despite its importance, relatively little was known about why the Conservative Party had declined so precipitously in Scotland. Many of the explanations for the party’s decline had largely remained untested. These included that the party had lost its Protestant base, suffered for its opposition to devolution and become too right wing for a normally progressive Scottish electorate. Using a unique collection of survey data, this work casts doubt on all three claims. Thus, this book makes a major academic contribution and examines, what for the Scottish Unionists, was An Important Matter of Principle.
Great Britain. Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Author: Great Britain. Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Political Science
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman responsible for investigating complaints regarding whether governmental departments, agencies and some other public bodies in the United Kingdom, and the National Health Service (NHS) in England, have acted properly or fairly, or have provided poor service. This is the first report from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman of the new 2008-09 session, and sets out 20 cases that the Ombudsman believes illustrate good and poor practice in dealing with complaints from the public, and further demonstrate how things might have been handled differently if the public body concerned had in the mind the Ombudsman's three sets of principles on: good administration; remedy; and complaint handling.
"Carrie, lost in high society, meets Harold, who is just lost, and together they embark on an adventure that will take them halfway around the world to the world's most remote island, Tristan da Cunha."--Back cover.
Do we want the truth? Can we handle the truth? That is the question for each individual of us. Truth seeking is not a shortcut pathway to happiness necessarily, not a pathway to riches, fame or power, it is not even easy. It is obvious that truth finding is not for the faint-hearted, it is for the brave minority, who dare to endeavor down the path of danger and sacrifices, so for the brave hearts, enjoy the liberating sufferings!