The Poetics of Consent: Collective Decision Making and the Iliad

By David F. Elmer

The Poetics of Consent breaks new flooring in Homeric reviews by way of examining the Iliad’s depictions of political motion when it comes to the poetic forces that formed the Iliad itself. Arguing that consensus is a vital subject matter of the epic, David Elmer analyzes intimately scenes within which the poem’s 3 political communities―Achaeans, Trojans, and Olympian gods―engage within the means of collective determination making.

These scenes replicate an know-how of the negotiation concerned about reconciling rival models of the Iliad over centuries. in addition they element past the Iliad’s global of gods and heroes to the here-and-now of the poem’s functionality and reception, during which the consensus over the form and that means of the Iliadic culture is regularly evolving.

Elmer synthesizes rules and strategies from literary and political idea, classical philology, anthropology, and folklore experiences to build a substitute for traditional understandings of the Iliad’s politics. The Poetics of Consent reveals the ways that consensus and collective selection making made up our minds the authoritative account of the Trojan warfare that we all know because the Iliad.

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The Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action

The Companion on Humanitarian Action addresses the political, moral, felony and useful concerns which effect reactions to humanitarian trouble. It does so through exploring the day-by-day dilemmas confronted via more than a few actors, together with coverage makers, relief staff, the personal region and the beneficiaries of relief and by way of not easy universal perceptions relating to humanitarian situation and the regulations installed position to handle these.    via such explorations, it presents practitioners and students with the information had to either comprehend and increase upon present kinds of humanitarian action. 
 The Companion will be of use to these a variety of humanitarian programmes starting from emergency clinical assistance,  army interventions, dealing with refugee flows and the implementation of foreign humanitarian law.  in preference to addressing particular programmes, it is going to discover 5 issues obvious as correct to realizing and fascinating in all modes of humanitarian action.  the 1st part explores various interpretations of humanitarianism, together with severe ancient and political-economic reasons in addition to extra perform established explorations curious about notions wishes exams and evaluation.  Following this, readers could be uncovered to the most recent debates on a number humanitarian ideas together with neutrality and sovereignty, earlier than exploring the most important concerns confronted through the most actors desirous about  humanitarian concern (from overseas  NGOs to local people dependent organizations). the ultimate sections deal with what are noticeable as key dilemmas with regard to humanitarian motion and rising tendencies within the humanitarian method, together with the expanding position of social media in responding to crises.
 Whilst no longer a ‘how to guide’, the Companion comprises many sensible insights for coverage makers and relief staff, while additionally delivering analytical insights for college students of humanitarian action.  certainly, through the ebook, readers will come to the belief that figuring out and enhancing humanitarian motion concurrently calls for either energetic severe mirrored image and an popularity of the urgency and timeliness of motion that's required for humanitarian suggestions to affect important human needs.  Exploring a region that's faraway from homogenous, either practitioners and students alike will locate the contributions of this publication bargains  them a deeper figuring out of the motivations and mechanics of present interventions, but additionally perception into present adjustments and growth taking place within the box of humanitarian practice.

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Le Monde diplomatique : L'Atlas de l'environnement

By Claude Aubert, Philippe Bovet, Philippe Rekacewicz, Dominique Vidal

Réchauffement et dérèglements climatiques, montée des océans, désertification et déforestation, catastrophes écologiques, maladies environnementales : nul n'ignore plus que ces périls menacent l'avenir de l'Humanité. Mais quelles en sont les explanations ? Et y a-t-il des suggestions ? Reprenant le principe qui a fait le succès des précédents, L'Atlas de l'environnement examine, en forty two doubles pages, dont plus de a hundred cartes et graphiques, d'abord " ce qui risk l. a. planète ", ensuite " ce qui peut los angeles sauver ". Qu'est-ce que le scénario NégaWatt ? Quelles possible choices à los angeles voiture en ville ? Un " habitat vertueux ", est-ce attainable ? Par quoi los angeles Suède remplace-t-elle le pétrole ? Pourquoi contester le projet de ferroutage Lyon-Turin ? En quoi big apple est-elle pionnière pour l. a. safety de l'eau ? L'Inde et los angeles Chine expérimentent-elles des ideas écologiques ? Autour de Philippe Bovet, Philippe Rekacewicz, Agnès Sinaï et Dominique Vidal, trente spécialistes de l'écologie et trois géographes-cartographes ont uni leurs compétences pour vous proposer ce most advantageous Atlas de l'environnement.

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Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

By Thomas J. Gradel

Public cash spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes crammed with embezzled funds. Ghost payrolls and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' tradition of "Where's mine?" and the general public apathy it engenders has made our nation and native politics a disgrace.
In Corrupt Illinois, veteran political observers Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson take objective at business-as-usual. Naming names, the authors lead readers via a gallery of rogues and rotten apples to demonstrate how generations of chicanery have undermined religion in, and desire for, sincere govt. From there, they lay out the best way to enforce institutional reforms that supply responsibility and remove the favoritism, sweetheart bargains, and conflicts of curiosity corroding our civic life.
Corrupt Illinois lays out a blueprint to remodel our politics from a pay-to-play–driven market into what it may be: an device of public good.

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Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America

By Shelagh D. Grant

Winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize
Winner of the 2011 J. W. Dafoe e-book Prize
Nominated for the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize
Nominated for the 2011 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize
Nominated for the Lela universal booklet Prize for Canadian History

Based on Shelagh Grant’s groundbreaking archival examine and drawing on her recognition as a number one historian within the box, Polar Imperative is a compelling review of the ancient claims of sovereignty over this continent’s polar areas. This attractive, well timed background examines the unfolding implications of significant weather alterations; the influence of source exploitation at the indigenous peoples; the present high-stakes online game for keep an eye on over the adjoining waters of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenland; the occasions, matters and methods that experience inspired claims to authority over the lands and waters of the North American Arctic, from the arriving of the 1st population round 3,000 BCE to the current; and sovereignty from a comparative perspective inside North the US and parallel occasions within the eu and Asian Arctic.

Polar critical is a definitive reference on Arctic heritage and should redefine North american citizens’ knowing of the sovereign rights and tasks of this northernmost region.

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JFK: Caso abierto: La historia secreta del asesinato de Kennedy (Spanish Edition)

La explosiva crónica del asesinato de John F. Kennedy que obligará a reescribir los angeles historia del magnicidio más famoso del siglo veinte.
Una tarde de l. a. primavera de 2008, sonó el teléfono de Philip Shenon en l. a. delegación de The big apple Times en Washington. Quien llamaba period un importante abogado que había empezado su carrera hacía casi medio siglo como miembro de los angeles Comisión Warren que investigó el asesinato de Kennedy. “Cuenta nuestra historia”, dijo. “No somos jóvenes, pero muchos de los miembros de l. a. comisión seguimos vivos, y esta puede ser nuestra última oportunidad para contar lo que realmente ocurrió”. Así empezó un trabajo de cinco años para reconstruir los angeles historia oculta de l. a. investigación más importante y más controvertida del siglo veinte.
El libro pronto se convirtió en algo mucho mayor: Shenon descubrió que gran parte de l. a. verdad sobre el asesinato del presidente todavía no había sido contada, y que muchas pruebas habían sido escondidas o destruidas por l. a. CIA, el FBI y otras personas que ocupaban lugares de poder en Washington. En el tenso y absorbente libro de Shenon aparecen las figuras legendarias que protagonizaron esa época: Robert Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson y J. Edgar Hoover.
A partir de cientos de entrevistas y un acceso sin precedentes a los miembros supervivientes de l. a. Comisión Warren y a otros protagonistas, el sólido y definitivo libro de Philip Shenon cambiará los angeles proposal que tenemos del asesinato de John F. Kennedy y de l. a. fallida investigación que le siguió.

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Making Australian Foreign Policy

By Allan Gyngell

Discusses the methods, associations, actors and calculations keen on overseas coverage making in Australia. seems to be on the function of the govt departments and intelligence enterprises that help the government's policy-making, and the considering the folks who make it, in additional aspect than ever earlier than. It attracts on an in depth survey of the way Australian international affairs officers take into consideration the area. This totally revised and up-to-date variation contains 4 new chapters on Australia's safeguard, prosperity, values and its position on the planet. It contains new case stories overlaying the negotiation of the US-Australia loose alternate contract and Australia's nearby venture to the Solomon Islands.

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You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

By Nick Cohen

The uncompromising Nick Cohen exposes the truth at the back of the freedoms we take pleasure in within the booklet that received Polemic of the yr on the 2013 Political e-book Awards. After the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the cave in of Communism, and the arrival of the net which allowed for even the smallest voice to be heard, in every single place you grew to become you have been informed that we have been residing in an age of exceptional freedom. 'You cannot learn This booklet' argues that this view is dangerously naive. From the revolution in Iran that wasn't, to the good Firewall of China and the imposition of super-injunctions from the wealthy conserving their privateness, the conventional competitors of freedom of speech - non secular fanaticism, plutocratic energy and dictatorial states - are thriving and in lots of respects discovering the area a more well-off position within the early twenty first century than they did within the past due twentieth.

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The Best of Social Anarchism

Considering that 1980, Social Anarchism: A magazine of concept and perform has built right into a most efficient anarchist periodical, a feat that's commemorated during this anthology that showcases the journal's most interesting items. Dividing its concentration both among theoretical works and outlines of latest perform, the anthology boasts such striking members as Noam Chomsky, Colin Ward, Kingsley Widmer, Murray Bookchin, and Richard Kostelanetz, and all contributions were reviewed by means of a world board of editors-avoiding the sectarian diatribes that signify a lot of political writing. The booklet is split into 5 significant sections that conceal thought, perform, schooling, old figures, and modern voices, and every article encompasses a precis summary written via the editors. This attention-grabbing and appropriate assortment provides a special and profitable viewpoint at the clean and important contributions of anarchism to the trendy global.

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