On Revolution


Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140184211

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 573

Shows how both the theory and practice of revolution have developed since the American, French, and Russian Revolutions.

On Revolution


Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662646

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 9096

A unique and fascinating look at violent political change by one of the most profound thinkers of the twentieth century and the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Origins of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt’s penetrating observations on the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, have been fundamental to our understanding of our political landscape. On Revolution is her classic exploration of a phenomenon that has reshaped the globe. From the eighteenth-century rebellions in America and France to the explosive changes of the twentieth century, Arendt traces the changing face of revolution and its relationship to war while underscoring the crucial role such events will play in the future. Illuminating and prescient, this timeless work will fascinate anyone who seeks to decipher the forces that shape our tumultuous age.

Über die Revolution


Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492964451

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 2097

Die globalen Veränderungen der letzten Jahrzehnte und das Ende des Kalten Krieges werfen ein neues Licht auf Hannah Arendts Schrift »Über die Revolution«. Arendt analysiert in dieser brillanten Studie eines der erstaunlichsten Phänomene des 20. Jahrhunderts: Ausgehend von der amerikanischen und der Französischen Revolution, untersucht sie die Ablösung des Krieges als Mittel der gewaltsamen Veränderung durch die Revolution.

On revolution


Author: William Lutz,Harry Brent

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 344

View: 3623

Stalin on revolution


Author: Historicus

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 42

View: 7796

Rightlessness in an Age of Rights

Hannah Arendt and the Contemporary Struggles of Migrants


Author: Ayten Gündogdu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199370435

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 9684

There have been remarkable developments in the field of human rights in the past few decades. Still, millions of asylum-seekers, refugees, and undocumented immigrants continue to find it challenging to access human rights. In this book, Ayten Gündogdu builds on Hannah Arendt's analysis of statelessness and argues that these challenges reveal the perplexities of human rights. Human rights promise equal personhood regardless of citizenship status, yet their existing formulations are tied to the principle of territorial sovereignty. This situation leaves various categories of migrants in a condition of "rightlessness," with a very precarious legal, political, and human standing. Gündogdu examines this problem in the context of immigration detention, deportation, and refugee camps. Critical of the existing system of human rights without seeing it as a dead end, she argues for the need to pay closer attention to the political practices of migrants who challenge their condition of rightlessness and propose new understandings of human rights. What arises from this critical reflection on human rights is also a novel reading of Arendt, one that offers refreshing insights into various dimensions of her political thought, including her account of the human condition, "the social question," and "the right to have rights." Rightlessness in an Age of Rights is a valuable addition to the literature on Hannah Arendt and a vital way of rethinking human rights as they relate to contemporary issues of immigration.

Untimely Thoughts

Essays on Revolution, Culture and the Bolsheviks, 1917-1918


Author: Maksim Gorky

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300060690

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 3250

One of the most renowned Soviet writers of the twentieth century, Maxim Gorky was an early supporter of the Bolsheviks. He became disillusioned with the turn of events after the 1917 revolution, however, and wrote a series of critical articles for the magazine New Life that eventually caused the new Communist government to close down the publication. Untimely Thoughts is a collection of these articles. It is at once a brilliant analysis of the Russian national character, a condemnation of the Bolshevik methods of government, and a vision of a future in which respect for individual accomplishment replaces the tyranny of the tsars and the brutality of Russian peasant existence. A controversial book, it was not translated into English until 1968 and was not published in the Soviet Union until 1989. The English edition of Untimely Thoughts is now back in print with a new introduction and chronology by Mark D. Steinberg.

Lenin's theories on revolution


Author: Eric Aarons,Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin,Communist Party of Australia

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 95

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Karl Marx on Revolution


Author: Saul K. Padover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780070480803

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 1799

Henry Hotze, Confederate Propagandist

Selected on Revolution, Recognition, and Race


Author: Henry Hotze,Lonnie A. Burnett

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817316205

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 2598

An immigrant to Mobile from Switzerland becomes a passionate promoter of the Confederacy

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen


Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492962580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 2196

Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.

Amor Mundi

Explorations in the Faith and Thought of Hannah Arendt


Author: J.W. Bernauer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940093565X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

View: 3249

The title of our collection is owed to Hannah Arendt herself. Writing to Karl Jaspers on August 6, 1955, she spoke of how she had only just begun to really love the world and expressed her desire to testify to that love in the title of what came to be published as The Human Condition: "Out of gratitude, I want to call my book about political theories Arnor Mundi. "t In retrospect, it was fitting that amor mundi, love of the world, never became the title of only one of Arendt's studies, for it is the theme which permeates all of her thought. The purpose of this volume's a- ticles is to pay a critical tribute to this theme by exploring its meaning, the cultural and intellectual sources from which it derives, as well as its resources for conte- porary thought and action. We are privileged to include as part of the collection two previously unpu- lished lectures by Arendt as well as a rarely noticed essay which she wrote in 1964. Taken together, they engrave the central features of her vision of amor mundi. Arendt presented "Labor, Work, Action" on November 10, 1964, at a conference "Christianity and Economic Man:Moral Decisions in an Affluent Society," which 2 was held at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

Gandhi's Way

A Handbook of Conflict Resolution, Updated with a New Preface and New Case Study


Author: Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520244979

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 8618

"A fascinating, thought-provoking, helpful and heartening book."--Los Angeles Times "Juergensmeyer's book is something of a Gandhian tour de force -- a careful analysis and series of applications of Gandhi's concepts of satyagraha . . . to everyday situations with which most Western readers are familiar."--Religious Studies Review "This is a manual of instruction in the best sense: a popular reassessment of the activist use of satyagraha in conflict resolution that has depth and a true appreciation for the ethical subtleties of dialectical struggles, and for the multiple dimensions of 'passive resistance.'"--Library Journal

Sister Revolutions

French Lightning, American Light


Author: Susan Dunn

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429923695

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7415

What the two great modern revolutions can teach us about democracy today. In 1790, the American diplomat and politician Gouverneur Morris compared the French and American Revolutions, saying that the French "have taken Genius instead of Reason for their guide, adopted Experiment instead of Experience, and wander in the Dark because they prefer Lightning to Light." Although both revolutions professed similar Enlightenment ideals of freedom, equality, and justice, there were dramatic differences. The Americans were content to preserve many aspects of their English heritage; the French sought a complete break with a thousand years of history. The Americans accepted nonviolent political conflict; the French valued unity above all. The Americans emphasized individual rights, while the French stressed public order and cohesion. Why did the two revolutions follow such different trajectories? What influence have the two different visions of democracy had on modern history? And what lessons do they offer us about democracy today? In a lucid narrative style, with particular emphasis on lively portraits of the major actors, Susan Dunn traces the legacies of the two great revolutions through modern history and up to the revolutionary movements of our own time. Her combination of history and political analysis will appeal to all who take an interest in the way democratic nations are governed.

The Arab Spring

An Essay on Revolution and Constitutionalism


Author: Antoni Abat i Ninet,Mark Tushnet

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785361600

Category: HISTORY

Page: 288

View: 2046

Approaching the concept of Islamic constitutionalism from a comparative perspective, this thought-provoking study by Antoni Abat i Ninet and Mark Tushnet uses traditional Western political theory as a lens to develop a framework for analyzing the events known as the ‘Arab Spring’. Writing with clarity and insight, the authors place Western and Arabic traditions into a constructive dialogue. They focus on whether we can develop a ‘theory of revolutions’ that helps us understand events occurring at divergent times at geographically separate locations. This question is meticulously analyzed through the detailed examination of specific developments relevant to the ideas of revolution and constitutionalism in several nations affected by the Arab Spring. Case studies focus on Morocco and Libya as examples of unsuccessful revolutions, as well as Tunisia and Egypt. These lead the authors to consider the nature of constitutionalism itself and the concept of illiberal but non-authoritarian constitutions: a particularly pressing concern given the prominent contemporary discussions of the role of shari’a in post-Arab Spring constitutions. The Arab Spring will offer new insights to scholars, researchers and students of law and the political sciences, in particular those focusing on theories of revolution, democracy, constitutional law, Islamic constitutionalism and legal theory.


On Revolution in the 21st Century


Author: Pierre Dardot,Christian Laval

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474238610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

View: 1805

Around the globe, contemporary protest movements are contesting the oligarchic appropriation of natural resources, public services, and shared networks of knowledge and communication. These struggles raise the same fundamental demand and rest on the same irreducible principle: the common. In this exhaustive account, Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval show how the common has become the defining principle of alternative political movements in the 21st century. In societies deeply shaped by neoliberal rationality, the common is increasingly invoked as the operative concept of practical struggles creating new forms of democratic governance. In a feat of analytic clarity, Dardot and Laval dissect and synthesize a vast repository on the concept of the commons, from the fields of philosophy, political theory, economics, legal theory, history, theology, and sociology. Instead of conceptualizing the common as an essence of man or as inherent in nature, the thread developed by Dardot and Laval traces the active lives of human beings: only a practical activity of commoning can decide what will be shared in common and what rules will govern the common's citizen-subjects. This re-articulation of the common calls for nothing less than the institutional transformation of society by society: it calls for a revolution.

Hannah Arendt

zwischen deutscher Philosophie und jüdischer Politik


Author: Annette Vowinckel

Publisher: Lukas Verlag

ISBN: 3936872368

Category: Judaism and philosophy

Page: 139

View: 2257

Die Spannungen zwischen deutscher Philosophie und jüdischer Politik waren für Hannah Arendt von existentieller Bedeutung. Die Biographie befaßt sich folgerichtig u.a. sehr mit der Person Martin Heidegger. Diskutiert wird aber auch die Frage nach der Bedeutung ihrer jüdischen Geburt für Arendts Leben und Werk und inwiefern es überhaupt gerechtfertigt ist, von ihr als einer jüdischen Gelehrten zu sprechen.