War and Democracy in the Age of Empire


Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143035596

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

View: 8678

The co-authors of Empire examine empire networks throughout history and in the present day, arguing that key issues within the new world order may enable significant social transformation and global democracy. Reprint.

Madness in the Multitude

Human Security and World Disorder


Author: Fen Osler Hampson,Jean Daudelin

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 5515

Madness in the Multitude explores the nature of human security in the contemporary world. At one level, human security is about "freedom from fear" and alleviating the plight of innocent victims of armed conflict. Civil strife in many corners of the globe - East Timor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Georgia, Tajikistan - have witnessed extraordinary violence directed at civilians, especially the most vulnerable citizens in society such as women and children. International efforts to curb the production and use of anti-personnel landmines, half the proliferation and spread of small arms, and strengthen international prohibitions against the most egregious violations of human rights through the establishment of an International Criminal Court are directed at augmenting human security. But at another level, the concept of human security addresses a much wider set of concerns. There are those who argue that human security is not just about "freedom from fear" but also "freedom from want" and other kinds of deprivation. These advocates point to the adverse affects of globalization on human development and the problems of achieving social justice in a world where the forces of globalization have unequal impacts on the distribution of wealth and income. According to this view, the widening gap between the world's richest and poorest countries is a major cause for concern as are a wide range of nonmilitary threats to human health and survival such as AIDS, water andair-borne pollutants, and the general deterioration of the biosphere. In a wide-ranging theoretical and empirical analysis, Madness in the Multitude examines the different meanings and understanding of the concept of human security and how the concept of human security has evolved over the past two centuries. Through case studies of the International Criminal Court, the Anti-personnel Landmines Treaty, international efforts to control small arms, military intervention in Kosovo and elsewhere, and the work of international development agencies and lending institutions, this book asks whether there is a new human security "paradigm" of international politics and what the implications of this paradigm for international order are. The volume suggests that human security constitutes a new kind of global public good whose provision challenges our traditional conceptions about the purpose and function of international institutions, the role of civil society, and the nature of powerin international politics. This book explores how our conceptions of human security have evolved in the latter half of the twentieth century, analyzing the debate about how best to promote and advance human security.

Art and Multitude


Author: Antonio Negri

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745648991

Category: Philosophy

Page: 123

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"Metamorphoses: art and immaterial labour" talk given at the Tate Britain, 19 Jan. 2008.

A Grammar of the Multitude

For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life


Author: Paolo Virno

Publisher: Semiotext(e)


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 117

View: 5855

Italian political thinker Paolo Virno argues that the category of "multitude" is a far better tool to analyze contemporary issues than the Hobbesian concept of "people."

A Multitude of Women

The Challenges of the Contemporary Italian Novel


Author: Stefania Lucamante

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802097944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 9640

A Multitude of Women looks at the ways in which both Italian literary tradition and external influences have assisted Italian women writers in rethinking the theoretical and aesthetic ties between author, text, and readership in the construction of the novel. Stefania Lucamante discusses the valuable contributions that Italian women writers have made to the contemporary novel and illustrates the relevance of the novelistic examples set by their predecessors. She addresses various discursive communities, reading works by Di Lascia, Ferrante, Vinci, and others with reference to intertextuality and the theories of Elsa Morante and Simone de Beauvoir. This study identifies a positive deviation from literary and ideological orthodoxy, a deviation that helps give meaning to the Italian novel and to transform the traditional notion of the canon in Italian literature. Lucamante argues that this is partly due to the merits of women writers and their ability to eschew obsolete patterns in narrative while favouring forms that are more attuned to the ever-changing needs of society. She shows that contemporary novels by women authors mirror a shift from previous trends in which the need for female emancipation interfered with the actual literary and aesthetic significance of the novel. A Multitude of Women offers a new epistemology of the novel and will appeal to those interested in women's writing, readership, Italian studies, and literary studies in general.

Alone in the Multitude


Author: Christopher Pointe, T.,Steven O. Allen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597818771

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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A multitude of counsellors

a history of the bar of Victoria


Author: Sir Arthur Dean,Victorian Bar Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 332

View: 3609

Brides of the Multitude

Prostitution in the Old West


Author: Jeremy Agnew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932738490

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3426

I Contain Multitudes

The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life


Author: Ed Yong

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473520185

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 6891

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017 THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It’s an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. They sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour, and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems. You'll never think about your mind, body or preferences in the same way again. 'Super-interesting... He just keeps imparting one surprising, fascinating insight after the next. I Contain Multitudes is science journalism at its best' Bill Gates

Mathematics for the multitude?

a history of the Mathematical Association


Author: Michael H. Price,Mathematical Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 324

View: 843

Spirit, Qi, and the Multitude

A Comparative Theology for the Democracy of Creation


Author: Hyo-Dong Lee

Publisher: Comparative Theology: Thinking

ISBN: 0823255018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

View: 9379

A comparative theological and philosophical analysis of the concept of spirit in the West and the concept of qi (ch'i) in East Asia in regard to their respective and mutually illuminating potentials for sustaining a pluralistic and democratic metaphysical vision of the cosmos.

Conflict, Power, and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza

Tumult and Indignation


Author: Filippo Del Lucchese

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441153799

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 7531

Conflict, Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza explores Spinoza's political philosophy by confronting it with that of Niccolò Machiavelli. Filippo Del Lucchese conducts a study of the relationship between Machiavelli and Spinoza from a perspective at once philosophical, historical and political. The book begins by showing how closely tied the two thinkers are in relation to realism. Del Lucchese then goes on to examine the theme of conflict as a crucial element of an understanding of Machiavelli and Spinoza's conceptions of modernity. The book concludes with an examination of the concept of 'multiplicity' and 'plural' expressions of politics, namely Machiavelli's popolo and Spinoza's multitudo. Overall, the Machiavelli-Spinoza axis offers a fruitful perspective through which to analyse the relationship between contending ideas of modernity from a historical point of view, and provides an original point of departure for discussing some key theoretical, political and juridical notions that have resurfaced in contemporary debates.

The Mixed Multitude

Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement, 1755-1816


Author: Pawel Maciejko

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812204582

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 1770

In 1756, Jacob Frank, an Ottoman Jew who had returned to the Poland of his birth, was discovered leading a group of fellow travelers in a suspect religious service. At the request of the local rabbis, Polish authorities arrested the participants. Jewish authorities contacted the bishop in whose diocese the service had taken place and argued that since the rites of Frank's followers involved the practice of magic and immoral conduct, both Jews and Christians should condemn them and burn them at the stake. The scheme backfired, as the Frankists took the opportunity to ally themselves with the Church, presenting themselves as Contra-Talmudists who believed in a triune God. As a Turkish subject, Frank was released and temporarily expelled to the Ottoman territories, but the others were found guilty of breaking numerous halakhic prohibitions and were subject to a Jewish ban of excommunication. While they professed their adherence to everything that was commanded by God in the Old Testament, they asserted as well that the Rabbis of old had introduced innumerable lies and misconstructions in their interpretations of that holy book. Who were Jacob Frank and his followers? To most Christians, they seemed to be members of a Jewish sect; to Jewish reformers, they formed a group making a valiant if misguided attempt to bring an end to the power of the rabbis; and to more traditional Jews, they were heretics to be suppressed by the rabbinate. What is undeniable is that by the late eighteenth century, the Frankists numbered in the tens of thousands and had a significant political and ideological influence on non-Jewish communities throughout eastern and central Europe. Based on extensive archival research in Poland, the Czech Republic, Israel, Germany, the United States, and the Vatican, The Mixed Multitude is the first comprehensive study of Frank and Frankism in more than a century and offers an important new perspective on Jewish-Christian relations in the Age of Enlightenment.

A Multitude of Mercies


Author: Fay Freimuth

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595349692

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 7613

It's been said that love is perfect, but that you don't have to be perfect to deserve love. Nancy "Nan" Parley's sister, Laura Harris, is far from perfect. Laura's life has been changed forever by a frightening disorder that drives her friends away and threatens to tear her family apart. Despite her imperfections, Laura has an incredible capacity to love-making her extremely vulnerable when she gets close. Whenever a man enters Laura's life and offers her affection, Nan fears that he'll ultimately crush Laura, as previous suitors have done. Even though she has her little sister's best interests at heart, Nan's efforts to protect Laura may ultimately deny her the love that she so desperately needs. Nan struggles to replace her fear with faith, for both cannot occupy the same place. A Multitude of Mercies is a compelling novel that will change the way you think about those who are trapped in the space between dreams and reality.