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.
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'.
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
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.
Containing almost 200 entries from 'accountability' to the 'Westminster model' the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought explores all the ideas that matter to democracy past, present and future. It is destined to become the first port-of-call for all students, teachers and researchers of political science interested in democratic ideas, democratic practice, and the quality of democratic governance. The Encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of all the key concepts of democratic thought written by a stellar team of distinguished international contributors. The Encyclopedia draws on every tradition of democratic thought, as well as developing new thinking, in order to provide full coverage of the key democratic concepts and engage with their practical implications for the conduct of democratic politics in the world today. In this way, it brings every kind of democratic thinking to bear on the challenges facing contemporary democracies and on the possibilities of the democratic future. The Encyclopedia is global in scope and responds in detail to the democratic revolution of recent decades. Referring both to the established democratic states of Western Europe, North America and Australasia, and to the recent democracies of Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa and Asia, classical democratic concerns are related to new democracies, and to important changes in the older democracies. Supplemented by full bibliographical information, extensive cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought is a unique work of reference combining the expertise of many of the world's leading political scientists, political sociologists and political philosophers. It will be welcomed as an essential resource for both teaching and for independent study, and as a solid starting point both for further research and wider exploration.
Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895-1917
Author: Terence S. Kissack
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
Fully indexed work on anarchism as it intersected with sexual politics at a time when homosexuality was considered to be 'gross indecency' and when Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for two years in a spectacular show trial. Emma Goldman, among other anarchists, was a staunch defender of the right to sexual freedom, speaking and writing on what they saw as an oppressive misuse of state power. Includes writings from the earliest days of sexual politics through to the transforming events of Stonewall.
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.
As emerging powers deepen their involvement in world trade and global governance, it is crucial to explore the what and the why of their strategic choices vis-a-vis the World Trade Organization. This book does just that, examining the trade policy decisions of two emerging power states, Brazil and India, since 2001. In this timely work, Laura Carsten Mahrenbach develops a broad-based analytical framework which addresses trade policy within EP states, in their regions and on the global level. The findings underline the importance of examining domestic factors when trying to understand strategic decisions by emerging powers. They also have important implications for our understanding of the role of emerging power states in global (trade) governance.
This volume is the result of a 2013 conference held by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (South Korea) on the 'middle power' countries of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA). Experts and policymakers discussed how members of the MIKTA can work to advance global governance in emerging global issue areas.