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Foucault's Pendulum

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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up \"the Plan,\" a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient ...

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  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547539681
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 658
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.


Discipline and Punish

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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of t ...

  • L'auteur : Michel Foucault
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307819299
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.


The Pendulum

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The pendulum is a universal topic in primary and secondary schools, but its full potential for learning about physics, the nature of science, and the relat ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Matthews,Colin F. Gauld,Arthur Stinner
  • Editeur: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402035265
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 542
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The pendulum is a universal topic in primary and secondary schools, but its full potential for learning about physics, the nature of science, and the relationships between science, mathematics, technology, society and culture is seldom realised. Contributions to this 32-chapter anthology deal with the science, history, methodology and pedagogy of pendulum motion. There is ample material for the richer and more cross-disciplinary treatment of the pendulum from elementary school to high school, and through to advanced university classes. Scientists will value the studies on the physics of the pendulum; historians will appreciate the detailed treatment of Galileo, Huygens, Newton and Foucault’s pendulum investigations; psychologists and educators will learn from the papers on Piaget; teachers will welcome the many contributions to pendulum pedagogy. All readers will come away with a new awareness of the importance of the pendulum in the foundation and development of modern science; and for its centrality in so many facets of society and culture.


The Order of Things

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When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves a ...

  • L'auteur : Michel Foucault
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317336682
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1912
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Détails: When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.


Pendulum

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In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path a ...

  • L'auteur : Amir D. Aczel
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416588434
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1969
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Détails: In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the future emperor, Napoleon III -- that the earth revolves on its axis. Through careful, primary research, world-renowned author Amir Aczel has revealed the life of a gifted physicist who had almost no formal education in science, and yet managed to succeed despite the adversity he suffered at the hands of his peers. The range and breadth of Foucault's discoveries is astonishing: He gave us the modern electric compass, devised an electric microscope, invented photographic technology, and made remarkable deductions about color theory, heat waves, and the speed of light. Yet until now so little has been known about his life. Richly detailed and evocative, Pendulum tells of the illustrious period in France during the Second Empire; of Foucault's relationship with Napoleon III, a colorful character in his own right; and -- most notably -- of the crucial triumph of science over religion. Dr. Aczel has crafted a fascinating narrative based on the life of this most astonishing and largely unrecognized scientist, whose findings answered many age-old scientific questions and posed new ones that are still relevant today.


Essentials of Mathematica

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This book teaches how to use Mathematica to solve a wide variety of problems in mathematics and physics. It is based on the lecture notes of a course taugh ...

  • L'auteur : Nino Boccara
  • Editeur: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387495142
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 539
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book teaches how to use Mathematica to solve a wide variety of problems in mathematics and physics. It is based on the lecture notes of a course taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago to advanced undergrad and graduate students. The book is illustrated with many detailed examples that require the student to construct meticulous, step-by-step, easy to read Mathematica programs. The first part, in which the reader learns how to use a variety of Mathematica commands, contains examples, not long explanations; the second part contains attractive applications.


Understanding Pendulums

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Despite their apparent simplicity, the behaviour of pendulums can be remarkably complicated. Historically, pendulums for specific purposes have been develo ...

  • L'auteur : L.P. Pook
  • Editeur: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789400714151
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Nombre de pages: 136
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Despite their apparent simplicity, the behaviour of pendulums can be remarkably complicated. Historically, pendulums for specific purposes have been developed using a combination of simplified theory and trial and error. There do not appear to be any introductory books on pendulums, written at an intermediate level, and covering a wide range of topics. This book aims to fill the gap. It is written for readers with some background in elementary geometry, algebra, trigonometry and calculus. Historical information, where available and useful for the understanding of various types of pendulum and their applications, is included. Perhaps the best known use of pendulums is as the basis of clocks in which a pendulum controls the rate at which the clock runs. Interest in theoretical and practical aspects of pendulums, as applied to clocks, goes back more than four centuries. The concept of simple pendulums, which are idealised versions of real pendulums is introduced. The application of pendulums to clocks is described, with detailed discussion of the effect of inevitable differences between real pendulums and simple pendulums. In a clock, the objective is to ensure that the pendulum controls the timekeeping. However, pendulums are sometimes driven, and how this affects their behaviour is described. Pendulums are sometimes used for occult purposes. It is possible to explain some apparently occult results by using modern pendulum theory. For example, why a ring suspended inside a wine glass, by a thread from a finger, eventually strikes the glass. Pendulums have a wide range of uses in scientific instruments, engineering, and entertainment. Some examples are given as case studies. Indexed in the Book Citation Index– Science (BKCI-S)


Galileo’s Pendulum

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Bored during Mass at the cathedral in Pisa, the seventeen-year-old Galileo regarded the chandelier swinging overhead--and remarked, to his great surprise, ...

  • L'auteur : Roger G. NEWTON
  • Editeur: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674041488
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 165
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Bored during Mass at the cathedral in Pisa, the seventeen-year-old Galileo regarded the chandelier swinging overhead--and remarked, to his great surprise, that the lamp took as many beats to complete an arc when hardly moving as when it was swinging widely. Galileo's Pendulum tells the story of what this observation meant, and of its profound consequences for science and technology. The principle of the pendulum's swing--a property called isochronism--marks a simple yet fundamental system in nature, one that ties the rhythm of time to the very existence of matter in the universe. Roger Newton sets the stage for Galileo's discovery with a look at biorhythms in living organisms and at early calendars and clocks--contrivances of nature and culture that, however adequate in their time, did not meet the precise requirements of seventeenth-century science and navigation. Galileo's Pendulum recounts the history of the newly evolving time pieces--from marine chronometers to atomic clocks--based on the pendulum as well as other mechanisms employing the same physical principles, and explains the Newtonian science underlying their function. The book ranges nimbly from the sciences of sound and light to the astonishing intersection of the pendulum's oscillations and quantum theory, resulting in new insight into the make-up of the material universe. Covering topics from the invention of time zones to Isaac Newton's equations of motion, from Pythagoras' theory of musical harmony to Michael Faraday's field theory and the development of quantum electrodynamics, Galileo's Pendulum is an authoritative and engaging tour through time of the most basic all-pervading system in the world. Table of Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Biological Timekeeping: The Body's Rhythms 2. The Calendar: Different Drummers 3. Early Clocks: Home-Made Beats 4. The Pendulum Clock: The Beat of Nature 5. Successors: Ubiquitous Timekeeping 6. Isaac Newton: The Physics of the Pendulum 7. Sound and Light: Oscillations Everywhere 8. The Quantum: Oscillators Make Particles Notes References Index Reviews of this book: The range of things that measure time, from living creatures to atomic clocks, brackets Newton's intriguing narrative of time's connections, in the middle of which stands Galileo's famous discovery about pendulums...Science buffs will delight in the links Newton makes in this readable tour of how humanity marks time. --Gilbert Taylor, Booklist


The Trader's Pendulum

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The new trader's guide to the business, psychology, and hype in trading The Trader's Pendulum + Website is the ultimate toolkit for realizing your trading ...

  • L'auteur : Jody Samuels
  • Editeur: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118996445
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 312
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The new trader's guide to the business, psychology, and hype in trading The Trader's Pendulum + Website is the ultimate toolkit for realizing your trading potential. Written by one of North America's leading trading coaches, this guide is designed to show aspiring traders how to design and implement a successful trading strategy by learning the psychological tricks behind solid trading philosophies. New and experienced traders alike will find value in The 10 Habits of Successful Traders, and come away equipped to navigate the real-life emotional-psychological effects of market chaos. You'll learn to embrace change and risk, and use it to your benefit as you climb out of the technical trap and stop riding the Trader's Pendulum between fear and greed. Based on the author's Elliott Wave and Harmonics expertise, this invaluable guide brings you a top-down approach to the market to help you maximize profit and minimize poor choices. The companion website gives you access to an interactive Trader's Scorecard, models for your 'business' and trading plan, The Trading Blotter, and a video synopsis of the all-important 10 habits. Today's global economy has forced people to search for a second cash flow stream to replace or supplement a primary income. It is more important than ever to have a reliable guide at your side, and this book gives you guidance and so much more. Develop and follow a successful trading system Make more money while saving time and effort Treat trading like a business for lasting success Use change and risk to your benefit Stop chasing trends and listening to widely disseminated bad advice. The Trader's Pendulum + Website is more than a guide—it's advice, examples, models, and more, giving you a practical roadmap to your online trading success.


Activist Science and Technology Education

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This collection examines issues of agency, power, politics and identity as they relate to science and technology and education, within contemporary setting ...

  • L'auteur : Larry Bencze,Steve Alsop
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 9400743602
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 652
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This collection examines issues of agency, power, politics and identity as they relate to science and technology and education, within contemporary settings. Social, economic and ecological critique and reform are examined by numerous contributing authors, from a range of international contexts. These chapters examine pressing pedagogical questions within socio-scientific contexts, including petroleum economies, food justice, health, environmentalism, climate change, social media and biotechnologies. Readers will discover far reaching inquiries into activism as an open question for science and technology education, citizenship and democracy. The authors call on the work of prominent scholars throughout the ages, including Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek. The application of critical theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in science and technology education distinguishes this book, and this deep, theoretical treatment is complemented by many grounded, more pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. Practical examples are set within the public sphere, within selected new social movements, and also within more formal institutional settings, including elementary and secondary schools, and higher education. These assembled discussions provide a basis for a more radically reflexive reworking of science and technology education. Educational policy makers, science education scholars, and science and technology educators, amongst others, will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.


Mimesis and Atonement

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How are we to best understand the statement of faith that Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again 'for us and for salvation?' This question has animated Ch ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Kirwan,Sheelah Treflé Hidden
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1501325434
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: How are we to best understand the statement of faith that Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again 'for us and for salvation?' This question has animated Christian thought for two millennia: it has also bitterly divided believers, not least in Reformation and post-Reformation disputes about atonement, justification, sanctification and sacrifice. René Girard's Violence and the Sacred (1972) made startling connections between religion, violence and culture. His work has enlivened the theological and philosophical debate once again, especially the question of whether and how we are to understand Christ's death as a 'sacrifice'. Mimesis and Atonement brings together philosophers from Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, and Jewish backgrounds to examine the continued significance of Girard's work. They do so in the light of new developments, such as the controversial 'new scholarship' on Paul.


Contact

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of ...

  • L'auteur : Carl Sagan
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 150117231X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 432
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. In December of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future—and our own.


From the Tree to the Labyrinth

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How we create and organize knowledge is the theme of this major achievement by Umberto Eco. Demonstrating once again his inimitable ability to bridge ancie ...

  • L'auteur : Umberto Eco
  • Editeur: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674728173
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Nombre de pages: 639
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: How we create and organize knowledge is the theme of this major achievement by Umberto Eco. Demonstrating once again his inimitable ability to bridge ancient, medieval, and modern modes of thought, he offers here a brilliant illustration of his longstanding argument that problems of interpretation can be solved only in historical context.


Dandelions for Bhabha

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Ranging from satire to meditation to philosophy to the comic, Clara Joseph’s second book of poetry, Dandelions for Bhabha, is an intense engagement with ...

  • L'auteur : Clara A. B. Joseph
  • Editeur: Interactive Publications Pty Ltd
  • ISBN: 1925231720
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Nombre de pages: 114
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Ranging from satire to meditation to philosophy to the comic, Clara Joseph’s second book of poetry, Dandelions for Bhabha, is an intense engagement with philosophers and literary/cultural theorists and their controversial positions. Her poems reflect on the postmodern condition when “The screaming begins at the wall / when one chick is taken” and “Universal Justice is dragged / to Auschwitz.” The collection, divided into three sections, “Descartes’ Lover,” “Jus’ Thinkin’,” and “To Talisman,” engages with ethics and with thinkers such as Roland Barthes, Jeremy Bentham, Homi K. Bhabha, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Mahatma Gandhi, Stephen Greenblatt, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Gayatri Spivak. The poems in Dandelions for Bhabha are, as the title hints, enchanting and unexpected opportunities to philosophize art and aestheticize thought. Narratives of miracles, refl ections on visuals, and dialogues of the dead enter the hopes, joys, and wonders of daily living. Joseph’s skill is to narrow the gap between the creative and the critical, and to provoke. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Times; color: #000000} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Times; color: #000000}


Cults and Conspiracies

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After much investigation, Ziolkowski reinforces Umberto Eco’s notion that the most powerful secret, the magnetic center of conspiracy fiction, is in fact ...

  • L'auteur : Theodore Ziolkowski
  • Editeur: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421422891
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 248
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: After much investigation, Ziolkowski reinforces Umberto Eco’s notion that the most powerful secret, the magnetic center of conspiracy fiction, is in fact “a secret without content.”


All the Light We Cannot See

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*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award finalist * From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multip ...

  • L'auteur : Anthony Doerr
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476746605
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 544
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1982
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Détails: *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award finalist * From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).


Solved Problems in Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics

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The aim of this work is to bridge the gap between the well-known Newtonian mechanics and the studies on chaos, ordinarily reserved to experts. Several topi ...

  • L'auteur : Claude Gignoux,Bernard Silvestre-Brac
  • Editeur: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789048123933
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 464
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The aim of this work is to bridge the gap between the well-known Newtonian mechanics and the studies on chaos, ordinarily reserved to experts. Several topics are treated: Lagrangian, Hamiltonian and Jacobi formalisms, studies of integrable and quasi-integrable systems. The chapter devoted to chaos also enables a simple presentation of the KAM theorem. All the important notions are recalled in summaries of the lectures. They are illustrated by many original problems, stemming from real-life situations, the solutions of which are worked out in great detail for the benefit of the reader. This book will be of interest to undergraduate students as well as others whose work involves mechanics, physics and engineering in general.


Transnational Student-Migrants and the State

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International students are often engaged not just in education, but in high stakes towards gaining permanent migration status. This book unpacks the conseq ...

  • L'auteur : Shanthi Robertson
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137267089
  • Genre: Education
  • Nombre de pages: 202
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: International students are often engaged not just in education, but in high stakes towards gaining permanent migration status. This book unpacks the consequences of this education-migration nexus, analyzing migration policies and providing a vivid picture of student-migrants' lived experiences.


Eurasian Integration - The View from Within

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As Eurasia and the adjacent territories become more important to the world, there is increasing interest from international powers, accompanied by attempts ...

  • L'auteur : Piotr Dutkiewicz,Richard Sakwa
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317572831
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 318
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: As Eurasia and the adjacent territories become more important to the world, there is increasing interest from international powers, accompanied by attempts to give institutional form to traditional economic and security links within the region. This book includes a range of substantive work from scholars based in the region, offering contrasting perspectives on the process of Eurasian integration and its place in the world. Chapters consider economic, political, social and security developments, with notable studies of the major countries involved in the development of the Eurasian Economic Union. The work also examines the connections between the region and China, greater Asia and the European Union. It outlines the varying dynamics, with populations growing in Central Asia while at best stagnant elsewhere. The book discusses the increasing strategic significance of the region and explores how the new post-Soviet states are growing in national cohesion and political self-confidence. Above all, the book examines the concept of ’Eurasia’, outlining the debates about the concept and how various aspects of the legacy of ‘Eurasianism’ contribute to contemporary plans for integration. The book argues that although regional integration is very much a popular idea in our age, with the potential for economic benefits and increased international influence, in practice contemporary projects for Eurasian integration have been highly ambiguous and contested. Nevertheless, significant steps have been taken towards the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union. The book analyses developments to date, noting the achievements as well as the challenges.


Religion and Extremism

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Focusing on the three monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Douglas Pratt argues that despite a popular focus on Islam, extremist Jews ...

  • L'auteur : Douglas Pratt
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474292267
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Focusing on the three monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Douglas Pratt argues that despite a popular focus on Islam, extremist Jews and Christians can also enact terror and destruction. Religion and Extremism stresses that the ideological rejection of diversity underlies religious extremism resulting in violent behaviours and, increasingly, in hardening social and religious attitudes and responses. An analysis of religiously-driven terrorism reveals the presence of a distinctive and rigid form of exclusivity found in these religions. In this regard, the contemporary resurgence in totalising claims of fundamentalist ideologues is cause for particular concern. Pratt reasons that however expressed, the motif of the 'Absolute' is central to all, but how that absolute is and has been received, interpreted and responded to, is a matter of great diversity. The author asserts that theological 'Absolutism' displays an underlying dynamic whereby these three religions may be led into extremism. Religion and Extremism also explores contemporary issues of Islamophobia and mutual extremism, identified as 'reactive co-radicalization', and concludes by reflecting on how extremism today might be countered.