The End of Economic Man: The Origins of Totalitarianism by Peter F. Drucker

By Peter F. Drucker

In The finish of monetary guy, long famous as a cornerstone paintings, Peter F. Drucker explains and translates fascism and Nazism as basic revolutions. In many ways, this ebook expected via greater than a decade the existentialism that got here to dominate the eu political temper within the postwar interval. Drucker presents a different addition to the big literature on existentialism and alienation considering the fact that international conflict II. The finish of financial guy is a social and political attempt to give an explanation for the subjective results of the social upheavals brought on by warfare.

Drucker concentrates on one particular ancient occasion: the breakdown of the social and political constitution of Europe which culminated within the upward thrust of Nazi totalitarianism to mastery over Europe. He explains the tragedy of Europe because the lack of political religion, because of the political alienation of the ecu plenty. The finish of monetary guy is a publication of significant social import. It indicates not just what may need helped the older iteration stay clear of the disaster of Nazism, but in addition how state-of-the-art iteration can hinder one other such disaster. This paintings may be of targeted curiosity to political scientists, highbrow historians, and sociologists.

The publication used to be singled out for compliment on each side of the Atlantic, and is taken into account via the writer to be his such a lot prescient attempt in social theory.

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Social Media, Parties, and Political Inequalities by Kristof Jacobs, Niels Spierings

By Kristof Jacobs, Niels Spierings

This booklet examines how social media have remodeled politics in verified democracies. particularly, the authors study the effect of the original features of social media at the strength stability among and inside of events. They current a common idea in addition to an in-depth case examine of the Netherlands and evaluate it to the U.S. and ecu democracies. The authors express how and why social media's creation results in equalization for a few and normalization for others. extra to nationwide politics, Jacobs and Spierings examine often-overlooked subject matters resembling neighborhood and eu politics and the effect on girls and ethnic minorities.

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Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution by A.J. Langguth

By A.J. Langguth

With meticulous study and page-turning suspense, Patriots brings to lifestyles the yank Revolution -- the battles, the treacheries, and the dynamic personalities of the boys who cast our freedom. George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry -- those heroes have been males of mind, ardour, and ambition. From the key conferences of the Sons of Liberty to the ultimate victory at Yorktown and the recent Congress, Patriots vividly re-creates one in every of history's nice eras.

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Hong Kong in Transition: The Handover Years by Robert Ash, Peter Ferdinand, Brian Hook, Robin Porter

By Robert Ash, Peter Ferdinand, Brian Hook, Robin Porter

This e-book offers an summary of serious advancements surrounding the handover of Hong Kong to chinese language rule. famous commentors from numerous disciplines study the problems and occasions within the years best as much as the move of sovereignty, and within the eighteen months that undefined. significant dilemmas are addressed within the fiscal, political felony, social and diplomatic lifestyles at the territory, which stay in lots of circumstances unresolved and urgent as Hong Kong enters the recent century.

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Europeanization and Transnational States: Comparing Nordic by Bengt Jacobsson

By Bengt Jacobsson

This publication investigates what occurs to an equipped political unit while it turns into a part of a bigger entity and, particularly, how elevated eu integration and the tentative strikes in the direction of a transnational country will have an effect on the ecu Union's country kingdom. Europeanization and Transnational States presents an in depth comparative survey of the critical governments in 4 Scandinavian international locations and analyses the ways that the ecu Union has encouraged the day by day paintings in their nation administrations. It contains assurance of Denmark, a long-standing member of the eu Union; Finland and Sweden, nations that grew to become contributors in 1995 and Norway, a non-member.

The e-book utilises a variety of theoretical views - similar to version to exterior strain, strategic selection and path-dependencies - to provide an explanation for the adjustments relating to elevated eu integration in imperative executive companies. It concludes that the results of Europeanization may be defined because the progress of a transnational management the place identities in addition to loyalties are created in procedures that transcends the borders of states.

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Parliamentary Control and Government Accountability in South by Taiabur Rahman

By Taiabur Rahman

Parliaments or legislatures are the keystone of democratic governance and they're severe in securing executive responsibility. This e-book offers a comparative research of the position of parliamentary committees in securing executive responsibility within the 3 biggest and most crucial functioning democracies in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. the writer compares the nascent democracy of Bangladesh with the solid and colourful democratic method of India due to the fact its independence from the British in 1947 and Sri Lanka's longstanding and proven democracy. He argues that during every one kingdom, parliament has been capable of live on and practice the foremost parliamentary projects of illustration, laws, oversight of the administrative, clash answer and regime upkeep; concluding that parliamentary committees in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka don't practice as effectively as their opposite numbers within the Western global in controlling the govt. and protecting it to account; besides the fact that, their function in securing govt responsibility isn't really beside the point. Parliamentary keep an eye on and govt responsibility in South Asia may be an invaluable reference for learning 3rd international parliaments particularly.

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The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition: Socialists, by David Blaazer

By David Blaazer

This learn explains why the British Labour Party's "left" supported the unsuccessful crusade for the formation of a "Popular entrance" of the Labour, Liberal, and Communist events within the overdue Nineteen Thirties. The help of the Labour "left" for the crusade has usually been obvious due to Communist manipulation yet the following Dr. Blaazer explains it by way of reassessing a sixty-year interval within the innovative culture in British politics. He argues that the "left" emerged from that culture, and that its aid for a well-liked entrance was once totally in keeping with the perform and concepts of British progressives.

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