Echoes of Empire

Titre : Echoes of Empire
Auteur : Kalypso S Nicolaidis
Éditeur : I.B.Tauris
ISBN-13 : 9781784530518
Libération : 2015-01-30

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How does our colonial past echo through today's global politics? How have former empire-builders sought vindication or atonement, and formerly colonized states reversal or retribution? This groundbreaking book presents a panoramic view of attitudes to empires past and present, seen not only through the hard politics of international power structures but also through the nuances of memory, historiography and national and minority cultural identities. Bringing together leading historians, political scientists and international relations scholars from across the globe, "Echoes of Empire" emphasizes Europe's colonial legacy while also highlighting the importance of non-European power centres - Ottoman, Russian, Chinese, Japanese - in shaping world politics, then and now. "Echoes of Empire" bridges the divide between disciplines to trace the global routes travelled by objects, ideas and people, and forms a radically different notion of the term 'empire' itself. This will be an essential companion to courses on international relations and imperial history as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in Western hegemony, North-South relations, global power shifts and the longue duree in world politics.

Palestinian Civil Society

Titre : Palestinian Civil Society
Auteur : Benoit Challand
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781134020331
Libération : 2008-12-02

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Palestinian Civil Society examines the development of civil society in the Arab Middle East and the impact of western donors, with particular reference to the Palestinian case. Looking at the evolution of Palestinian civil society organizations from sociological, historical, legal, and institutional perspectives, the book sheds light on the involvement of donors in Palestine, and the effect that aid has had on Palestinian civil society at a social, political and ideological level. Drawing on Arabic texts, political theory and a detailed survey of donors and local organizations, this book challenges culturalist views that there cannot be a ‘vibrant civil society’ in the Arab world and examines the issues of depoliticization of civil society, the rise of the Islamist sector, and the gradual defeat of the left in the Occupied Territories. The author looks at how the interaction between donors and NGOs is not only centred on a western model of civil society, but also evolves around institutional mechanisms and disciplinary discourses, affecting the ability of local NGOs to adapt to the institutional requirements set by international donors. Accessible to non-specialists, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, Middle Eastern studies and development studies.

Village Steppe and State

Titre : Village Steppe and State
Auteur : Eugene Rogan
Éditeur : British Academic Press
ISBN-13 : 1850438293
Libération : 1994

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The contributors to this text on the origins of modern Jordan have based their approach on original fieldwork and archives in Jordan, rather than on foreign archives, and avoid viewing the Jordanian state in the context of British imperial policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

International Terrorism and World Security

Titre : International Terrorism and World Security
Auteur : David Carlton
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317480471
Libération : 2015-04-17

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This book examines violence in international affairs. Originally published in 1975, the two types of violence which the book focusses on are nuclear deterrence and international terrorism. The broader perspective in which the ISODARCO discussions took place was the recognition of the need for a new kind of world order and the international contributors reflect a wide variety of ideological perspectives.

UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees

Titre : UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees
Auteur : Sari Hanafi
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781134704224
Libération : 2014-04-24

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"This book examines the continuing role of UNRWA since 1948 and its work with Palestinian refugees"--

The Wahhabis seen through European Eyes 1772 1830

Titre : The Wahhabis seen through European Eyes 1772 1830
Auteur : Giovanni Bonacina
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004293281
Libération : 2015-03-31

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In The Wahhabis seen through European Eyes (1772-1830) Giovanni Bonacina offers an account of the early reaction in Europe to the rise of the Wahhabi movement in Arabia.

A Creative Tension

Titre : A Creative Tension
Auteur : Lee H. Hamilton
Éditeur : Woodrow Wilson Center Press
ISBN-13 : 1930365128
Libération : 2002-10-15

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A Creative Tension is the most extensive analysis of the congressional and presidential roles in foreign policy by a former member of Congress. Hamilton explores the topic in an original, stimulating, and accessible manner by deftly mixing incisive commentary with illuminating personal reflections.

The Destruction of Art

Titre : The Destruction of Art
Auteur : Dario Gamboni
Éditeur : Reaktion Books
ISBN-13 : 0948462949
Libération : 1997

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The first comprehensive examination of modern iconoclasm, The Destruction of Art looks at deliberate attacks against works of art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. "well-illustrated... Gamboni brings together a great deal of fascinating information"—The Independent "Erudite and entertaining, Gamboni's book is an excellent guide to the outrageous in art."— Glasgow Herald

The Wandering Who

Titre : The Wandering Who
Auteur : Gilad Atzmon
Éditeur : John Hunt Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781846948763
Libération : 2011-09-30

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An investigation of Jewish identity politics and Jewish contemporary ideology using both popular culture and scholarly texts. Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion. Since Israel defines itself openly as the ‘Jewish State’, we should ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish culture’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the meaning of ‘history’ and ‘time’ within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even within the Jewish left. He questions what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics. The devastating state of our world affairs raises an immediate demand for a conceptual shift in our intellectual and philosophical attitude towards politics, identity politics and history.

Western Imperialism in the Middle East 1914 1958

Titre : Western Imperialism in the Middle East 1914 1958
Auteur : D. K. Fieldhouse
Éditeur : OUP Oxford
ISBN-13 : 9780191536960
Libération : 2006-04-06

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The term 'Fertile Crescent' is commonly used as shorthand for the group of territories extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Here it is assumed to consist of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Palestine. Much has been written on the history of these countries which were taken from the Ottoman empire after 1918 and became Mandates under the League of Nations. For the most part the histories of these countries have been handled either individually or as part of the history of Britain or France. In the first instance the emphasis has normally been on the development of nationalism and local resistance to alien control in a particular territory, leading to the modern successor state. In the second most studies have concentrated separately on how either France or Britain handled the great problems they inherited, seldom comparing their strategies. The aim of this book is to see the region as a whole and from both the European and indigenous points of view. The central argument is that the mandate system failed in its stated purpose of establishing stable democratic states out of what had been provinces or parts of provinces within the Ottoman empire. Rather it generated basically unstable polities and, in the special case of Palestine, one totally unresolved, and possibly unsolvable, conflict. The result was to leave the Middle East as perhaps the most volatile part of the world in the later twentieth century and beyond. The main purpose of the book is to examine why this was so.