The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power

In Search of the Brazil Dream

Author: L. Casanova

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 880

Is Brazil ready to take its place among the world's leading powers? The authors examine Brazil's hard power and soft power resources, assessing the challenges the country will need to overcome in order to build its own "Brazilian dream" and project itself on the international stage.

Realizing the Impossible

Art Against Authority

Author: Josh MacPhee

Publisher: AK Press


Category: Education

Page: 319

View: 227

Looks at the history of the depiction of anti-authoritarian social movements in art.

The Blast

Author: Alexander Berkman

Publisher: AK Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 915

Explosive writing, reporting and rhetoric of Berkman, Emma Goldman, and others who attempted revolution in 1916-17.

Making a Killing

The Political Economy of Animal Rights

Author: Bob Torres

Publisher: AK Press


Category: Nature

Page: 171

View: 566

Using Marxism, anarchism, and social ecology to explore domination, power, and hierarchy, the author criticizes the use and abuse of animals in capitalist society and argues for the abolition of animal involvement in industry and as a human food source.

The Future of Global Relations

Crumbling Walls, Rising Regions

Author: T. Paupp

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 684

The collapse of US global hegemony means that the future of global relations will be defined by an integrated and mutually co-operative world order of regions in which there are multiple centres of power. These centres will continue to mature under the ideology of 'regionalism' and through the long historical process of 'regionalization'.

SOFSEM 2007: Theory and Practice of Computer Science

33nd Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, Harrachov, Czech Republic, January 20-26, 2007, Proceedings

Author: Jan van Leeuwen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Computers

Page: 937

View: 958

This volume contains the invited and the contributed papers selected for p- sentation at SOFSEM 2007, the 33rd Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, held January 20-26, 2007 in Hotel Skl ́ a? r, Harrachov, in the Czech Republic. SOFSEM (originally SOFtware SEMinar) aims to foster cooperation among professionals from academia and industry working in all modern areas of c- puterscience. Developingovertheyearsfromalocaleventtoafullyinternational and well-established conference, contemporary SOFSEM continues to maintain the best of its original Winter School aspects, such as a high number of invited talks and an in-depth coverage of novel research results in selected areas within computerscience. SOFSEM2007wasorganizedaroundthefollowingfourtracks: - Foundations of Computer Science (Track Chair: Giuseppe F. Italiano) - Multi-Agent Systems (Track Chair: Wiebe van der Hoek) - Emerging Web Technologies (Track Chairs: Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack) - Dependable Software and Systems (Track Chair: Franti? sek Pl ́ a? sil) TheSOFSEM2007ProgramCommitteeconsistedof69internationalexperts from 21 di'erent countries, representing the respective areas of the SOFSEM 2007 tracks with outstanding expertise and an eye for current developments. An integral part of SOFSEM 2007 was the traditional Student Research Forum (Chair: M ́ aria Bielikov ́ a), organized with the aim to present student projects in the theory and practice of computer science and to give students feedback on both the originality of their scienti'c results and on their work in progress. The papers presented at the Student Research Forum were published in a separate local proceedings.

Real Utopia

Participatory Society for the 21st Century

Author: Chris Spannos

Publisher: A K PressDistribution


Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 258

The economics, political institutions, and culture of a truly democratic society.

The Voltairine de Cleyre Reader

Author: Voltairine De Cleyre

Publisher: A K PressDistribution


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 251

View: 689

The scope and depth of de Cleyre's activism, study and concern are finally available in this collection of poetry and prose. Combined into a fully annotated single volume are classic works as well as writings which have not been widely available for decades. Though never as infamous as Emma Goldman, de Cleyre distinguished herself as a leading intellectual, activist, speaker and writer. Though she died young in 1912 at the age of 46, she had already made a tremendous impact in anarchist, feminist and labour movements in America.

Brazil Emerging

Inequality and Emancipation

Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 398

This volume is a critical inquiry into the social project and socioeconomic realities of emerging Brazil, a country that faces profound changes. A team of acknowledged specialists on Brazil’s complex configuration addresses state policies, social dynamics and economic constraints and opportunities for emancipation. Chapters adopt long-run perspectives on the development of the Brazilian welfare state, limits and opportunities for emancipation in the labor market, the scope and depth of social policies such as "Bolsa Família" and Rio’s Peacemaking Police Units (UPP), social movements - in particular, the Movement of the Landless (MST) - cultural policies at the federal level, the role of media in the country’s democratization project, and how two important commodities (sugar and oil) shape the identities of blacks and whites in Bahia. This book is essential reading for all those interested in understanding what kind of Brazil has acquired a prominent global position and what hurdles it faces to consolidate its position as a global player.

The Globalization Reader

Author: Frank J. Lechner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 200

Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition of thiswell-regarded textbook charts key topics and recent research inglobalization along with the latest complexities and controversiesin the field. Includes a new section on globalization and identity and newreadings on global inequality, mental illness, structural violence,microfinance, blood diamonds, world citizenship, the global justicemovement, and sumo wrestling Contains essential, thought-provoking readings by prominentscholars, activists, and organizations on the many dimensions ofglobalization, from political and economic issues to cultural andexperiential ones Examines foundational topics, such as the experience ofglobalization, economic and political globalization, the role ofmedia and religion in cultural globalization, women’s rights,environmentalism, global civil society, and the alternativeglobalization movement Retains the helpful student features from prior editions,including an accessible format, concise introductions to majortopics, stimulating examples, and discussion questions for eachselection and section