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5 Politics, Sociology eBooks
5 Politics, Sociology eBooks

The Domination of Fear
Lenin's Political Thought: Theory and Practice in the Democratic and Socialist Revolutions
European Sustainable Carriage of Goods: The Role of Contract Law
Politics and Rhetoric: A Critical Introduction
Course Notes: Constitutional and Administrative Law


The Domination of Fear
English | ISBN: 9042030844 | 2010 | 230 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
The tropes of fear, horror and terror have come to play a dominant role the analysis of contemporary social life. The predominance of fear, as the frame through which we narrativize experience, can be perceived readily echoing across various fields from theoretical research, to the mass media, to the quotidian. Despite the commonly held view that fear is a primitive and universal affect, its definition, potential value, and perceived effects vary wildly in each instance. From literary theory to psychoanalysis to politics to philosophy, this collection of research attempts to both flesh-out these tropes and to complexify them. Individually, the essays reflect a diversity of approaches to the constellation: fear, horror and terror. Taken as a whole, they produce the ground for an analysis of the dominance of fear.

Lenin's Political Thought: Theory and Practice in the Democratic and Socialist Revolutions
1983 | PDF | ISBN: 0333335457 | 754 Pages | 14 MB
Caricatured as a superhuman idol in the former Communist states, the Russian revolutionary socialist V. I. Lenin has long been reversely caricatured in the West as an authoritarian elitist. In this brilliant, carefully researched analysis, Neil Harding upends these traditional Cold War interpretations of Lenin's thought and activity. Harding shows how Lenin's flexible and continuously changing theoretical, strategic, and tactical insights were firmly grounded in the emancipatory potential for working-class revolution in Russia and around the world.
Neil Harding is an internationally renowned scholar of Soviet history.

European Sustainable Carriage of Goods: The Role of Contract Law
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1138796700 | 188 Pages | PDF | 0,9 MB
This work discusses the rapidly developing European transport policy on sustainable freight and the connected efforts initiated by the European Commission (EC) on greening transport by the means of contract law.
Greening transport has been a central goal for the EU for decades. The main problem has been, and still is, that far too much carriage of goods within the EU is performed unimodally: by road carriage alone. This has caused severe problems particularly in central Europe, where both trade and environment is suffering from an ineffective transport industry with growing problems of congestion and pollution. A modal shift in transport from mainly road based to a form of transport in which more environmental friendly modes such as rail, inland waterways and sea born transport are integrated into one transport chain, is hence an objective of the EU. If successful, this model could then be extended to the international transport community.
The key question raised in this book is whether the traditional role of contract law is changing to such an extent that the parties involved must take external interests into account. In the case of the EU's efforts to enhance sustainable carriage of goods within its realm, the author explores whether governmental interference is necessary, or if we can trust that the parties will integrate environmental issues into their contracts because there is a demand for such clauses. The different proposals for an EU regime on multimodal contracts of carriage are discussed in this context.
This book will be of great relevance to academics and practitioners with an interest in EU law, transport law, environmental law and maritime law in general.

Politics and Rhetoric: A Critical Introduction
English | 2013 | ISBN: 041570667X, 0415706718 | 200 Pages | PDF | 0,9 MB
Rhetoric is the art of speech and persuasion, the study of argument and, in Classical times, an essential component in the education of the citizen. For rhetoricians, politics is a skill to be performed and not merely observed. Yet in modern democracies we often suspect political speech of malign intent and remain uncertain how properly to interpret and evaluate it. Public arguments are easily dismissed as 'mere rhetoric' rather than engaged critically, with citizens encouraged to be passive consumers of a media spectacle rather than active participants in a political dialogue.
This volume provides a clear and instructive introduction to the skills of the rhetorical arts. It surveys critically the place of rhetoric in contemporary public life and assesses its virtues as a tool of political theory. Questions about power and identity in the practices of political communication remain central to the rhetorical tradition: how do we know that we are not being manipulated by those who seek to persuade us? Only a grasp of the techniques of rhetoric and an understanding of how they manifest themselves in contemporary politics, argues the author, can guide us in answering these perennial questions.
Politics and Rhetoric draws together in a comprehensive and highly accessible way relevant ideas from discourse analysis, classical rhetoric updated to a modern setting, relevant issues in contemporary political theory, and numerous carefully chosen examples and issues from current politics. It will be essential reading for all students of politics and political communications.

Course Notes: Constitutional and Administrative Law
English | ISBN: 1444166913 | 2013 | 248 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
Course Notes is designed to help you succeed in your law examinations and assessments. Each guide supports revision of an undergraduate and conversion GDL/CPE law degree module by demonstrating good practice in creating and maintaining ideal notes. Course Notes will support you in actively and effectively learning the material by guiding you through the demands of compiling the information you need.
Written by expert lecturers who understand your needs with examination requirements in mind
Covers key cases, legislation and principles clearly and concisely so you can recall information confidently
Contains easy to use diagrams, definition boxes and work points to help you understand difficult concepts
Provides self test opportunities throughout for you to check your understanding
Illustrates how to compile the ideal set of revision notes
Covers the essential modules of study for undergraduate llb and conversion-to-law GDL/CPE courses
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