14 To exercise this critical capacity requires some freedom of agency and
political freedom.15 In sum, individual autonomy means being able to formulate
aims and beliefs about how to achieve one's choices, seek out ways to
participate in ...
Author: Stephen Streeter
Publisher: UBC Press
Globalization is one of the most significant developments of our time. But which elements of contemporary globalization and forms of autonomy are novel and which are merely continuations of long-standing trends? This book brings together a distinguished group of scholars who focus on historical moments that involved the establishment or protection of autonomy, moments that inevitably involved friction. By examining the dialectic between globalization and autonomy at historical junctures ranging from the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1720 to the meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev that led to the end of the Cold War, this volume provides novel insights into the changes overtaking our contemporary world.
This book examines the dynamic tensions between authority and autonomy across the empire, providing a valuable new way of considering imperial structure and development.
Author: Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550-330 BCE) was a vast and complex sociopolitical structure that encompassed much of modern-day Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan, and included two dozen distinct peoples who spoke different languages, worshiped different deities, lived in different environments, and had widely differing social customs. This book offers a radical new approach to understanding the Achaemenid Persian Empire and imperialism more generally. Through a wide array of textual, visual, and archaeological material, Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre shows how the rulers of the empire constructed a system flexible enough to provide for the needs of different peoples within the confines of a single imperial authority and highlights the variability in response. This book examines the dynamic tensions between authority and autonomy across the empire, providing a valuable new way of considering imperial structure and development.
autonomy ' , which he believed is necessary for the realization of greatness . To
establish itself as an empire , the Latin peoples must strive for as much
independence as possible from foreign wills and actions . Basing this idea of the
will to ...
Author: Amy Bartholomew
Publisher: Between the Lines
Can democracy and human rights be imposed "by fire and sword"? Influential intellectuals, lawyers, and politicians from Canada, the U.S., and Europe, including Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, Reg Whitaker, Jurgen Habermas, Andrew Arato and Samir Amin, examine the impact that the doctrine of pre-emptive war has had on international law and human rights, and its implications for the future of global justice and the rule of law. Charting new ways forward, and drawing on a variety of legal and political arguments, the contributors provide a wide-ranging analysis that will be useful to anyone with an interest in imperialism and international law.
India , in the south of Asia , was not merely the most important single imperial
unity , but it was also the point from which the rest of the European empire in Asia
was controlled , directly or indirectly . The other European empires in Asia and ...
Author: Ambady Krishnan Damodaran
Covers the period after 1947 till present.
... Empires , those a Home Rule system in Ireland you will which are highly
centralised are weaker have a disloyal condition in Ireland , and than those
which give a large measure of he was answering that proposition , which , local
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.
This book explores the position, role and significance of the peasantry in an era of globalization, particularly of the agrarian markets and food industries.
Author: Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
'Jan Douwe van der Ploeg combines long engagement in the empirical study of farming and farmers, and of alternative agricultures, in very different parts of the world, with a sophisticated analytical acumen and capacity to provoke in fruitful ways.' Henry Bernstein, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK 'This book makes a timely and original contribution. The author revitalizes our interest in peasant societies through an in-depth examination of how rural populations in state systems respond to neo-liberal globalization.' Robert E. Rhoades, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia, US 'There is an increasing interest in this topic, especially as the author links the debate on the peasantry with Empire and Globalization. He has an excellent reputation in the field and is highly qualified to write this book, which draws on his extensive worldwide experience with the issues he discusses.' Cristbal Kay, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands This book explores the position, role and significance of the peasantry in an era of globalization, particularly of the agrarian markets and food industries. It argues that the peasant condition is characterized by a struggle for autonomy that finds expression in the creation and development of a self-governed resource base and associated forms of sustainable development. In this respect the peasant mode of farming fundamentally differs from entrepreneurial and corporate ways of farming. The author demonstrates that the peasantries are far from waning. Instead, both industrialized and developing countries are witnessing complex and richly chequered processes of 're-peasantization', with peasants now numbering over a billion worldwide. The author's arguments are based on three longitudinal studies (in Peru, Italy and The Netherlands) that span 30 years and provide original and thought-provoking insights into rural and agrarian development processes. The book combines and integrates different bodies of literature: the rich traditions of peasant studies, development sociology, rural sociology, neo-institutional economics and the recently emerging debates on Empire.