The Deconstitutionalization Of America

Author: Roger M. Barrus
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739153986
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The American Constitution held out the hope that ordinary people were capable of deciding their own fates, and in doing so it immeasurably elevated the dignity of common people. The organization and interplay of the parts that comprise the whole American government exist to provide people the opportunity to govern themselves and, at the same time, reveal the limits of democratic self-rule. The forgetting of these limits is not only destructive to the constitution but the nation as a whole.

Breaking With Athens

Author: Christopher A. Colmo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739152629
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This unique interpretation of Alfarabi's thought stresses the ways in which the tenth-century Arab philosopher self-consciously broke the metaphysical tradition that began with Plato. By examining Alfarabi's work as more than an extension or continuation of Greek philosophy, Colmo rethinks what medieval philosophy is and challenges almost universal assumptions about the origins of modernity.

The Problem Of Natural Law

Author: Douglas Kries
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739120378
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The Problem of Natural Law examines the understanding of conscience offered by Thomas Aquinas, who provided the classic statement of natural law. The book suggests that natural law theory could be improved by bracketing Thomistic conscience and then shows how a natural law position thus revised would be able to answer the most important critics of natural law in contemporary times.

Mind The Gap

Author: Kris Deschouwer
Publisher: Studies in European Political
ISBN: 9781786605412
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This book draws a picture of a parliamentary and representative democracy that faces multiple tensions and multiple gaps.

Rising From The Flames

Author: Samuel L. Leiter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739128183
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This is the first book to describe the way in which the traditional and modern forms of Japanese theater responded to Japan's defeat in World War II. It includes sixteen essays by thirteen specialists demonstrating the triumphs and tribulations of Japanese theater during the Allied Occupation, 1945–1952.

Historical Dictionary Of Inter American Organizations

Author: David W. Dent
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810878615
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This updated second edition of Historical Dictionary of Inter-American Organizations covers the history of through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Inter-American Organizations.

Theorising Democide

Author: M. Chou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137298693
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Beginning with the premise that democracies are often deeply implicated in their own downfall, The Theory of Democide challenges the conventional view of how and why democracies collapse by demonstrating that democratic collapse is often a direct result of the inherent logic of democracy itself.

Religious Ideology In American Politics

Author: Nicole Guétin
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453168
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"By looking at writings of American thinkers, the work argues for the consistency and permanence of the American religious vision. Manifest Destiny, America as 'God's Country' and Americans as 'God's People' are explored, as is how these ideals of America

Letters From Readers In The Polish American Press 1902 1969

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Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739188739
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A Corner for Everybody is a unique collection of close to five hundred letters from Polish American readers that were published in the Polish-language weekly Ameryka-Echo between 1902 and 1969. Ameryka-Echo, a weekly published from Toledo, Ohio, was one of the most popular and long-lasting newspapers with international circulation. For seven decades, Ameryka-Echo sustained a number of sections based on readers’ correspondence, but the most popular of them was a “Corner for Everybody,” which featured thousands of letters on a variety of topics. In these letters, Polish immigrants speak in their own words about their American experience, and vigorously debate religion, organization of their community, ethnic identity, American politics and society, and ties to the homeland. The translated letters are annotated and divided into thematic chapters with informative introductions.

Democracy And Moral Conflict

Author: Robert B. Talisse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139479652
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Why democracy? Most often this question is met with an appeal to some decidedly moral value, such as equality, liberty, dignity or even peace. But in contemporary democratic societies, there is deep disagreement and conflict about the precise nature and relative worth of these values. And when democracy votes, some of those who lose will see the prevailing outcome as not merely disappointing, but morally intolerable. How should citizens react when confronted with a democratic result that they regard as intolerable? Should they revolt, or instead pursue democratic means of social change? In this book, Robert Talisse argues that each of us has reasons to uphold democracy - even when it makes serious moral errors - and that these reasons are rooted in our most fundamental epistemic commitments. His original and compelling study will be of interest to a wide range of readers in political philosophy and political theory.