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  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 1.99

    Penned by American philosopher and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience examines the role of the individual?s conscience in governmental rule. Thoreau argues that individual citizens must not simply be subject to the decisions of government, but should question every political act to ensure that the system remains... more...

  • The Best of Social Anarchismby Howard J. Ehrlich; a. h. s. boy

    See Sharp Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Since 1980, Social Anarchism: A Journal of Theory and Practice has developed into a premier anarchist periodical, a feat that is honored in this anthology that showcases the journal's finest pieces. Dividing its focus equally between theoretical works and descriptions of contemporary practice, the anthology boasts such notable contributors as Noam... more...

  • Liberty and Research and Developmentby Tibor R. Machan

    Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    The contributors to this volume explore the implications of government funding of scientific research and offer alternatives to the heavy reliance on government support that research and development (R&D) currently enjoys. Each author squarely confronts the problems arising from the idea that government funding of R&D is and ought to be the norm. more...

  • Leistungby Lars Distelhorst

    transcript 2014; US$ 22.70

    Der Begriff »Leistung« ist in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft omnipräsent. Doch auf die Frage, was Leistung ist, folgt in der Regel Schweigen. Lars Distelhorst geht in seinem Essay dieser Leerstelle auf den Grund und vermag so eine tiefgehende Kritik an der »Leistungsgesellschaft« zu üben. Er zeigt: Jede Rede von Leistung mündet in einen unauflösbaren... more...

  • El Fin del Poderby Anónimo

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 4.76

    "El poder es cada vez más fácil de obtener, más difícil de usar y más fácil de perder", dice Moisés Naím en su libro. En esta revisión del éxito editorial El fin del poder, se presentan las ideas principales de este talentoso autor explicando por qué, el poder disgregado en una multitud de actores, representantes de los nuevos micropoderes,... more...

  • The End of Powerby Anonymous

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 4.76

    "In the twenty-first century, power is easier to get, harder to use and easier to lose", states Moisés Naím in his book The End of Power. In this review we outline his key ideas, which explain why power scattered among many actors, agents of new micropowers, poses one of the greatest current challenges.   Inhaltsverzeichnis The decay... more...

  • Vor Lampedusaby Michaela Maria Müller

    Frohmann Verlag 2015; US$ 2.85

    "Bei dem Bootsunglück vor Lampedusa am 3. Oktober 2013 verloren 390 Menschen aus Eritrea und Somalia ihr Leben. Im Dezember 2013 machte ich mich auf die Reise an den Ort, der zu einem grausamen Symbol für eine verfehlte europäische Flüchtlingspolitik geworden ist. Im Essay Vor Lampedusa fasse ich nun meine Eindrücke zusammen." Michaela Maria... more...

  • Political Orderby Ian Shapiro; Russell Hardin

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 22.95

    The collapse of the Soviet empire stands as a dramatic reminder that political institutions are human creations that can be designed more or less well. The question of what constitutes a viable political order is as old as it is profound, and is a central part of the works of such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu,... more...

  • Spaesatiby Lucio Giudiceandrea

    Edition Raetia 2015; Not Available

    A oltre trenta anni dall'entrata in vigore dello Statuto di autonomia per la provincia di Bolzano, la comunità italiana in Alto Adige si trova al suo minimo storico quanto a consistenza numerica, forza economica, peso politico e influenza culturale. Una condizione solitamente presentata come il risultato di una sorta di rivincita attuata dalla minoranza... more...

  • Modern and American Dignityby Peter Lawler

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99

    An Indispensable Guide to Our Most Pressing Moral and Political Debates more...