Common Wealth

Das Ende des Eigentums


Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593391694

Category: Political Science

Page: 437

View: 3182

In der momentanen Krise wächst das gesellschaftliche Unbehagen am Kapitalismus. Viele Menschen fragen jetzt nach einer menschlicheren Alternative des Zusammenlebens. Eine Gesellschaft jenseits von Maximen wie Profit, Konkurrenz und Besitzdenken - ist das möglich? Michael Hardt und Antonio Negri, Autoren des Bestsellers äEmpireä, entwickeln in ihrem neuen grossen Werk einen provozierend optimistischen Gesellschaftsentwurf. Dieser beruht nicht mehr auf dem neoliberalen Gegensatz von Privatbesitz und öffentlichem Eigentum, sondern auf der Idee des Gemeinsamen (äcommonä). Ressourcen wie Wasser, Luft und Pflanzen und immaterielle Güter wie Wissen und Information gehören uns allen. Wenn wir sie teilen, wird der Weg frei für eine gerechtere Gesellschaft, an der alle partizipieren können. Im Streit um das politische Profil des 21. Jahrhunderts bieten die Autoren ein zentrales Gegengewicht zu all jenen, die uns weismachen wollen, dass die derzeitige Politik- und Wirtschaftsform die einzig mögliche sei.

Constitutional Change in the Commonwealth


Author: Leslie Zines,University of Cambridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521400398

Category: Law

Page: 118

View: 9487

This book is a contribution to comparative constitutional law and deals with important changes in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the original members of the present Commonwealth of Nations. It is based on lectures delivered at the University of Cambridge. The first lecture discusses the development in recent years of the constitutional autonomy of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and its effect on the constitutions of those countries and on the concept of the 'crown'. The second lecture is concerned with methods to entrench, constitutionally, individual and democratic rights. The final lecture contrasts judicial attitudes to the interpretation of the constitutions of Canada and Australia. The conclusion is reached that although the EEC is not a federation, there is a structural similarity between the distribution of governmental power within the Community and its members, and the federal issues that arise in Canada, Australia and other federations.

Education in the Commonwealth

The First Forty Years : from Oxford to Halifax and Beyond


Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9780850926927

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 8204

This book explores the changes and developments which have affected education within the Commonwealth over the years. As the Secretary-General notes: 'The Commonwealth has a strong record and tradition of co-operation in education, encompassing articulation of values, exchange of ideas and direct learning from each other, This book is a reminder of that record and tradition and offers a refreshing kaleidoscope of Commonwealth educational action.'

Cicero: On the Commonwealth and On the Laws


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107140064

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 981

Cicero's On the Commonwealth and On the Laws were his first and most substantial attempts to adapt Greek theories of political life to the circumstances of the Roman Republic. They represent Cicero's understanding of government and remain his most important works of political philosophy. On the Commonwealth survives only in part, and On the Laws was never completed. The new edition of this volume has been revised throughout to take account of recent scholarship, and features a new introduction, a new bibliography, a chronological table and a biographical index. James E. G. Zetzel offers a scholarly reconstruction of the fragments of On the Commonwealth and a masterly translation of both dialogues. The texts are further supported by notes and synopsis, designed to assist students in politics, philosophy, ancient history, law and classics.

The Commonwealth of Australia

Federal Handbook, Prepared in Connection with the Eighty-fourth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Held in Australia, August, 1914


Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science. Federal Council in Australia

Publisher: N.A


Category: Australia

Page: 598

View: 4205

Commonwealth Education Partnerships, 2007


Author: Commonwealth Secretariat,Nexus Strategic Partnerships

Publisher: Nexus Strategic Partnerships Ltd.

ISBN: 9780954962913

Category: Education

Page: 415

View: 3755

Commonwealth Education Partnership 2007 is an essential overview of the development of education systems in the Commonwealth, focusing on international collaborations and on the partnerships in member countries between government, NGOs and the private sector in education. Focuses in this edition: increasing access and the right to quality education; supporting teachers for quality education; resourcing; and education for the good of all. Published for the Commonwealth Secretariat by Nexus Partnerships.

Common Wealth

Economics for a Crowded Planet


Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202753

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8159

In Common Wealth, Jeffrey D. Sachs-one of the world's most respected economists and the author of The New York Times bestseller The End of Poverty- offers an urgent assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity. Through crystalline examination of hard facts, Sachs predicts the cascade of crises that awaits this crowded planet-and presents a program of sustainable development and international cooperation that will correct this dangerous course. Few luminaries anywhere on the planet are as schooled in this daunting subject as Sachs, and this is the vital product of his experience and wisdom. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Guidebook to Education in the Commonwealth


Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 1849290849

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 4920

Guidebook showcasing successful, innovative education initiatives to help meet the MDGs and Education for All targets from around the Commonwealth, in a concise and easy-to-use format. Provides policy-makers with examples of solutions that will assist them in devising strategies to counter their own educational challenges.



Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674053966

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 3031

When Empire appeared in 2000, it defined the political and economic challenges of the era of globalization and, thrillingly, found in them possibilities for new and more democratic forms of social organization. Now, with Commonwealth, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri conclude the trilogy begun with Empire and continued in Multitude, proposing an ethics of freedom for living in our common world and articulating a possible constitution for our common wealth.

Gender and Human Rights in the Commonwealth

Some Critical Issues for Action in the Decade 2005-2015


Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9780850928082

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 6471

This book brings together the papers commissioned for a Pan-Commonwealth Expert Group Meeting on Gender and Human Rights which took place at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London in February 2004. These papers, together with other key background papers, represent much of the analysis and experience from Commonwealth member countries that informed the development of the Human Rights section of the new Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005-2015. The papers address a wide range of Gender and Human Rights issues, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), gender-based violence, culture and the law, indigenous peoples, trafficking and migration, land and property rights, diversity, and a life cycle approach to gender and human rights. The contributors include government policymakers, judges, lawyers, academics, representatives of civil society organizations, and specialists from multilateral agencies including the Commonwealth Secretariat. The purpose of this book is to contribute to current policymaking, program planning and implementation on Gender and Human Rights. It is intended for a wide audience of policymakers, magistrates, judges and lawyers, academics, and civil society organizations grappling with these issues. It is also intended as a conceptual and policy-oriented resource for those committed to implementing and supporting the Human Rights goals of the new Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2005-2015.


Policies,strategies and Partnerships : the Summary Report of the Commonwealth Business Forum in London, 18-20 September 2000


Author: N.A

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9781903431054

Category: Commercial policy

Page: 56

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The Commonwealth Business Forum is held on the eve of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. It is a major international business event which brings together government and business leaders throughout the Commonwealth to promote practices and policies for the enhancement of trade and investment. The 2000 Forum, held in London, focused on the theme of Globalisation: Policies, Strategies and Partnerships. The Summary Report makes the content of this Forum available to anyone with an interest in this area.

Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries

A Handbook of Commonwealth Experiences


Author: Victor Ayeni

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9780850927115

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

View: 1395

A country-by-country synopsis of the public sector reform programmes in 40 Commonwealth developing countries, with a profile of each country and an outline of the reform initiatives, implementation processes, achievements and problems encountered.

Postcolonizing the Commonwealth

Studies in Literature and Culture


Author: Rowland Smith

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889206074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

View: 5317

Women and resistance in Iran; cowboy songs; fetal alcohol syndrome; the conquest of Everest; women settlers in Natal. What do these topics have in common? The study of what used to be called Commonwealth literature, or the new literatures, has by now come to be known as postcolonial study. This collection of essays investigates the status of postcolonial studies today. The contributors come from three generations: the pioneers who introduced study of the “new” literatures into university English departments, the next generation who refined and developed many of the theoretical positions embodied in postcolonial study, and the next, much younger, generation, who use the established practices of the discipline to investigate the application of this theory in a wide range of cultural contexts. Although the authors write from such different starting points, a surprisingly similar set of images, phrases and topics of concern emerge in their essays. They return constantly to issues of difference and similarity, the re-examination of categories that often appear to be too rigidly defined in current postcolonial practices, and to concepts of sharing: experience, ideas of home, and even the use of land. Postcolonizing the Commonwealth: Studies in Literature and Culture offers an intriguing analysis of the state of postcolonial criticism today and of the application of postcolonial methods to a variety of texts and historical events. It is an invaluable contribution to the current debate in both literary and cultural studies.

Vorposten des Commonwealth

Der Homanx-Zyklus - Roman


Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641137012

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 999

Ein Wesen aus purem Schwarz Auf dem Planeten Repler befindet sich ein von den AAnn geleiteter Vorposten des Commonwealth, gleitet von AAnn-Offizier Parquit RAM. Mühsam haben sie der Wasserwelt einen Stützpunkt abgerungen, als sie ein amorphes Wesen entdecken, das aus purem, konzentriertem Schwarz besteht und sich der Vom nennt. Über 500.000 Jahre hat es darauf gewartet, wieder aktiv zu werden, jetzt ist es soweit. Und in welchem Zusammenhang steht die Killerdroge von Repler, gegen die es kein Gegenmittel gibt?

Caribbean Issues and Developments

Teacher Education in the Commonwealth


Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9780850924602

Category: Distance education

Page: 175

View: 8945

The Secretariat's work programme on improving basic education is targeted to teacher education in Commonwealth countries. It is widely recognised that teachers are central to quality education. A well prepared and motivated teaching force is essential for effective teaching and learning. The Secretariat is engaged, therefore, in a range of measures which include seminars, workshops and development, as well as the publication of resource materials for the training and professional development of teachers.