Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

By Subcomandante Marcos

During this landmark publication, Seven tales Press offers a robust number of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. brought by way of Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with appealing black and white images, Our note Is Our Weapon crystallizes “the ardour of a insurgent, the poetry of a circulate, and the literary genius of indigenous Mexico.”

Marcos first captured global cognizance on January 1, 1994, whilst he and an indigenous guerrilla workforce calling themselves “Zapatistas” revolted opposed to the Mexican govt and seized key cities in Mexico's southernmost kingdom of Chiapas. within the six years that experience handed due to the fact their rebellion, Marcos has altered the process Mexican politics and emerged a world image of grassroots movement-building, uprising, and democracy. The prolific circulate of poetic political writings, stories, and standard myths that Marcos has penned given that January 1, 1994 fill greater than 4 volumes. Our observe Is Our Weapon provides the simplest of those writings, a lot of that have by no means been released ahead of in English.

Throughout this outstanding e-book we listen the uncompromising voice of indigenous groups residing in resistance, expressing via manifestos and myths the common human urge for dignity, democracy, and liberation. it's the voice of a humans refusing to be forgotten the voice of Mexico in transition, the voice of a humans suffering for democracy by utilizing their note as their in simple terms weapon.

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Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom

By Irshad Manji

The New York Times bestselling writer to whom Oprah gave her first ever “Chutzpah” Award, Irshad Manji writes a bridge-building ebook that's either a stirring mirrored image and a route to action.

In Allah, Liberty and Love, Irshad Manji paves a direction for Muslims and non-Muslims to go beyond the fears that cease such a lot of people from residing with honest-to- God integrity: the phobia of offending others in a multicultural international in addition to the phobia of wondering our personal groups. given that publishing her foreign bestseller, The difficulty with Islam at the present time, Manji has moved from anger to aspiration. She indicates how any folks can reconcile religion with freedom and therefore observe the Allah of liberty and love—the common God that loves us sufficient to offer us offerings and the ability to cause them to.

Among the main noticeable Muslim reformers of our period, Manji attracts on her adventure within the trenches to proportion tales which are deeply poignant, often humorous and continually revealing approximately those morally careworn occasions. What prevents younger Muslims, even within the West, from expressing their want for non secular reinterpretation? What scares non-Muslims approximately brazenly helping liberal voices inside Islam? How did we get into the mess of putting up with insupportable customs, akin to honor killings, and the way will we swap that noxious establishment? How can humans ditch dogma whereas holding religion? mainly, how can each one people embark on a private trip towards ethical courage—the willingness to talk up whilst every person else desires to close you up?

Allah, Liberty and Love is the last word consultant to turning into a gutsy worldwide citizen. Irshad Manji believes profoundly not only in Allah, but in addition in her fellow humans.

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Framing Democracy: A Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory

By Jamie Terence Kelly

The earlier thirty years have visible a surge of empirical learn into political selection making and the impression of framing effects--the phenomenon that happens while assorted yet similar displays of a call challenge elicit various judgments or personal tastes. through the related interval, political philosophers became more and more drawn to democratic idea, quite in deliberative theories of democracy. regrettably, the empirical and philosophical reviews of democracy have principally proceeded in isolation from one another. for this reason, philosophical remedies of democracy have ignored fresh advancements in psychology, whereas the empirical learn of framing results has neglected a lot modern paintings in political philosophy. In Framing Democracy, Jamie Terence Kelly bridges this divide by way of explaining the relevance of framing results for normative theories of democracy.

Employing a behavioral technique, Kelly argues for rejecting the rational actor version of determination making and changing it with an figuring out of selection imported from psychology and social technology. After surveying the good selection of theories that pass less than the identify of democratic thought, he argues behavioral procedure permits a spotlight on 3 vital matters: ethical purposes for endorsing democracy, feasibility issues governing specific theories, and implications for institutional layout. eventually, Kelly assesses a few equipment for addressing framing results, together with proposals to extend the volume of political speech, mechanisms designed to insulate democratic results from unsuitable choice making, and courses of public schooling.

The first e-book to boost a behavioral concept of democracy, Framing Democracy has vital insights for democratic conception, the social medical knowing of political choice making, economics, and criminal theory.

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Markets and Power: The 21st Century Command Economy

By Eric A. Schutz

In what methods do the activities and monetary habit of ultra-modern multinational businesses resemble the functioning and tactics of the previous command economics of the Soviet Union? via ignoring questions on energy family in markets, mainstream neoclassically-oriented economists finish that there are not any major energy buildings working in marketplace structures to regulate allocation and distribution. This publication argues on the contrary that there are basic and systemic strength buildings - monopoly, entry to details or finance, corporation strength, and so on. - at paintings in marketplace economies, which impacts their skill to accomplish genuine "competition" in a lot an analogous method as state-controlled, command economies prevent enterprise actions. hence, for instance, the most important agencies on the hubs of monetary "networks" wield one of those "shaping strength" upon huge numbers of quite self reliant businesses, not just upon those who belong to the networks but additionally at the many enterprises outdoors them which are additionally affected.

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Hatred of Democracy (Radical Thinkers)

During this vehement defence of democracy, Jacques Rancière explodes the complacency of Western politicians who satisfaction themselves because the defenders of political freedom. As the United States and its allies use their army may possibly within the erroneous try to export a desiccated model democracy, and reactionary strands in mainstream political opinion abandon civil liberties, Rancière argues that actual democracy—government through all—is held in profound contempt via the hot ruling classification. In a compelling and well timed research, Hatred of Democracy rethinks the subversive energy of the democratic excellent.

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Beasts and Gods: How Democracy Changed Its Meaning and Lost Its Purpose

By Roslyn Fuller

Democracy is offered to us on its skill to bring equivalent chance, and to offer each citizen an equivalent voice. but again and again we see that this isn't the case: energy and spoils alike move to the few, whereas the numerous are left without recourse. what's wrong with democracy?

not anything, says Roslyn Fuller: what we've got simply isn’t democracy—it’s a perversion of it, created via poorly designed electoral platforms, vulnerable crusade legislation, and extensive boundaries on participation and illustration at approximately each point. Backing her argument with copious empirical facts interpreting a wide selection of vote casting equipment throughout twenty countries, Fuller makes her end irrefutable: if we'd like real democracy, we need to go back to the philosophical insights that initially underpinned it, and punctiliously reexamine the pursuits and techniques of democracy and democratic participation. an intensive, damning, but whilst fiercely hopeful work, Beasts and Gods aims to reconfigure the very foundations of contemporary society.

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Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents

By Ian Buruma

For 8 years the president of the us was once a born-again Christian, sponsored via well-organized evangelicals who usually appeared purpose on erasing the church-state divide. In Europe, the expanding variety of radicalized Muslims is developing common worry that Islam is undermining Western-style liberal democracy. or even in polytheistic Asia, the advance of democracy has been hindered in a few nations, quite China, through an extended background during which faith was once tightly associated with the state.

Ian Buruma is the 1st author to supply a sharp-eyed examine the tensions among faith and politics on 3 continents. Drawing on many modern and old examples, he argues that the violent passions encouraged through faith needs to be tamed on the way to make democracy work.

evaluating the us and Europe, Buruma asks why such a lot of Americans--and so few Europeans--see faith as a aid to democracy. Turning to China and Japan, he disputes the concept that in basic terms monotheistic religions pose difficulties for secular politics. eventually, he reconsiders the tale of radical Islam in modern Europe, from the case of Salman Rushdie to the homicide of Theo van Gogh. Sparing not anyone, Buruma exposes the follies of the present tradition struggle among defenders of "Western values" and "multiculturalists," and explains that the production of a democratic ecu Islam isn't just attainable, yet necessary.

featuring a problem to dogmatic believers and dogmatic secularists alike, Taming the Gods powerfully argues that faith and democracy might be compatible--but provided that spiritual and secular experts are stored firmly apart.

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Sociologie du parti dans la démocratie moderne- Enquête sur les tendances oligarchiques de la vie des groupes

By Robert Michels

Sociologie du parti dans los angeles démocratie moderne est, depuis 1911, un classique de l. a. sociologie politique. Traduit ici pour l. a. première fois dans son intégralité, il demeure le maître ouvrage sur les rapports de pouvoir qui prévalent au sein des agencies politiques.

Plus largement, Robert Michels (1876-1936) s’intéresse à l. a. possibilité essentielle de réaliser los angeles démocratie, query pour laquelle les partis qui se réclament de los angeles forme de démocratie l. a. plus radicale offrent une sorte d’expérience cruciale. Si los angeles démocratie ne se réalise même pas au sein des corporations partisanes qui s’en réclament explicitement, doit-on désespérer qu’elle se réalise au-dehors ?

C’est l. a. raison pour laquelle l’ouvrage examine aussi bien le rapport entre électeurs et députés, l. a. professionnalisation des permanents, l’autonomisation de los angeles presse du parti, l’émergence des intérêts de los angeles bureaucratie des corporations, le charisme des dirigeants, and so on. Trop souvent réduit à los angeles fameuse loi d’airain qui veut que toute organization tende à devenir une oligarchie, le véritable intérêt de l’ouvrage est ailleurs : se situant en amont de ces phénomènes, restituant les débats sur los angeles query de l’organisation qui avaient cours au sein du socialisme du début du XXe siècle, l. a. Sociologie du parti permet d’éviter le piège ordinaire qui voudrait juger du projet émancipateur de s’organiser à l. a. seule lumière de ce que les enterprises sont devenues.

Publié en Allemagne en 2010 sous le titre unique Zur Soziologie des Parteiwesens in der modernen Demokratie

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Democracy and Legal Change (Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy)

By Melissa Schwartzberg

For the reason that historic Athens, democrats have taken delight of their energy and inclination to alter their legislation, but they've got additionally sought to counter this skill by means of developing immutable legislation. In Democracy and felony switch, Melissa Schwartzberg argues that editing legislation is a primary and tasty democratic task. opposed to those that may protect using “entrenchment clauses” to guard key constitutional provisions from revision, Schwartzberg seeks to show traditionally the strategic or even unjust reasons unamendable legislation have ordinarily served, and to spotlight the regrettable outcomes that entrenchment can have for democracies this present day. Drawing on historic proof, classical political concept, and modern constitutional and democratic thought, Democracy and criminal switch reexamines the connection among democracy and the guideline of legislations from a brand new, and sometimes unbelievable, set of vantage issues.

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Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

By Philip P. Pan

Now in paperback, an intimate, dependent account of a society in turmoil: crucial publication in a new release in regards to the chinese language humans and their lengthy, heartbreaking conflict for political freedom.

Out of Mao’s Shadow deals a startling standpoint on China and its awesome transformation, not easy traditional knowledge in regards to the political apathy of the chinese language humans and the suggestion that prosperity leads immediately to freedom. Like David Remnick’s Lenin’s Tomb, this can be a relocating tale of a state in transition, of a humans coming to phrases with their earlier and suffering to take keep watch over in their destiny.

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