• Human Geography
  • Introduction to Geopolitics by Colin Flint

    By Colin Flint

    This new up to date version of Introduction to Geopolitics provides the overarching issues of geopolitical buildings and brokers in an interesting and obtainable demeanour, which calls for no past wisdom of concept or present affairs.

    Using new pertinent case reports and guided routines the name explains the modern worldwide energy of the U.S. and the demanding situations it really is dealing with, the endurance of nationalist conflicts, migration, cyberwar, terrorism, and environmental geopolitics. Case experiences of the increase of the so-called Islamic nation, the South China Sea disputes, the Syrian civil struggle, the Korean clash, and Israel-Palestine emphasize the multi-faceted nature of clash. The ebook increases questions through incorporating foreign and long-term old views and introduces readers to assorted theoretical viewpoints, together with feminist contributions. the hot version beneficial properties extended sections on community geopolitics and non-state actors, a brand new part on geopolitics of transnational company, cyberwar, an interpretation of ISIS inside of old geopolitical developments, in addition to improved dialogue of the relevance of Boserup and neo-Malthusians to environmental geopolitics.

    Introduction to Geopolitics will offer its readers with a suite of severe analytical instruments for realizing the activities of states in addition to non-state actors performing in festival over assets and tool. either scholars and normal readers will locate this e-book a necessary stepping-stone to a deeper and important knowing of latest conflicts.

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  • Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions by Ben Anderson

    By Ben Anderson

    Because the mid-1990s, impact has turn into principal to the social sciences and arts. Debates abound over the best way to conceptualise impact, and the way to appreciate the interrelationships among affective lifestyles and a variety of modern political modifications. In Encountering have an effect on, Ben Anderson explores why figuring out have an effect on issues and provides one account of affective lifestyles that hones within the other ways during which impacts are ordered. Intervening in debates round non-representational theories, he argues that affective lifestyles is always-already 'mediated' - the by no means complete fabricated from apparatuses, encounters and stipulations. via quite a lot of examples together with dread-debility-dependency in torture, traditional hopes, and precariousness, Anderson indicates the importance of have an effect on for knowing existence at the present time.

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  • Human Geography
  • The International Handbook on Innovation by Shavinina L.V.

    By Shavinina L.V.

    The overseas instruction manual on Innovation is the main entire and authoritative account on hand of what innovation is, the way it is measured, the way it is built, the way it is controlled, and the way it impacts participants, businesses, societies, and the realm as a complete. prime experts from worldwide, liable for a lot of the present study within the box, examine the multidisciplinary and multifaceted nature of innovation, its kinds and degrees, its standards, its improvement, its administration, its specificity in numerous domain names and contexts, and societal calls for on it. they think about innovation from the viewpoints of psychology, administration technological know-how, enterprise, expertise, sociology, philosophy, economics, background, schooling, artwork, and public coverage.

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  • Environmental Security and Gender by Nicole Detraz

    By Nicole Detraz

    Over the earlier twenty years students, policymakers, and the media have more and more famous the hyperlinks among either conventional and non-traditional safety matters and the altering of the worldwide surroundings. strategies comparable to 'environmental safeguard' and 'resource clash' were used to trace at those major linkages. whereas there was a great deal of scholarly paintings performed that seeks to spot the ways in which actors hyperlink those ideas, there was little exam of the intersection among techniques to environmental protection and gender.

    This booklet explores this intersection to supply an perception into the gendered nature of either worldwide environmental politics and protection stories. It examines how the problems of safety and the surroundings are associated with concept and perform, and the level to which gender informs those discussions. via adopting a feminist environmental safety discourse, this ebook presents an important redefinitions of key suggestions and gives new insights into the methods we comprehend security-environment connections. Case reports review if, and the way, surroundings and safeguard discourses are getting used to appreciate a number of environmental concerns, and the way a feminist environmental protection discourse contributes to our knowing of security-environment connections.

    This multidisciplinary quantity attracts on literature from the environmental sciences, protection reports and sociology to spotlight the advanced human insecurities that regularly accompany environmental swap. As conceptualizations of protection proceed to shift and increase to incorporate environmental matters and matters, it's primary that gender informs the debate.

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  • Troubled Geographies: A Spatial History of Religion and by Paul S. Ell, Ian N. Gregory, Niall A. Cunningham, C. D.

    By Paul S. Ell, Ian N. Gregory, Niall A. Cunningham, C. D. Lloyd, Ian G. Shuttleworth

    Ireland’s panorama is marked by way of fault traces of spiritual, ethnic, and political id that experience formed its bothered heritage. Geographies maps this heritage by way of detailing the styles of switch in eire from sixteenth century makes an attempt to “plant” parts of eire with dependable English Protestants to safeguard opposed to threats posed by way of indigenous Catholics, in the course of the violence of the latter a part of the twentieth century and the increase of the “Celtic Tiger.” The e-book is anxious with how a geography laid down within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries ended in an amalgam in accordance with spiritual trust, ethnic/national identification, and political conviction that maintains to form the geographies of recent eire. stricken Geographies exhibits how alterations in spiritual association, id, and territoriality have impacted Irish society in this interval. It explores the reaction of society regularly and faith specifically to significant cultural shocks comparable to the Famine and to long-term tactics resembling urbanization.

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  • Geopolitics: The Geography of International Relations by Saul Bernard Cohen

    By Saul Bernard Cohen

    push of the Arab Spring and the pull of U.S. self-sufficiency in oil and traditional gasoline. the USA is probably going to provide technique to Russia, China, India and Japan because the major exterior gamers within the center East Shatterbelt. Cohen analyzes specifically the present forces favoring lodging, together with the commercial merits of globalization, the typical conflict opposed to terrorism, and the necessity to include Iran and Venezuela, in addition to to stabilize sure key failed states.
    Geopolitics considers the full hierarchy of geopolitical units—subnational, nationwide states, and quasi states; geopolitical areas; and geostrategic nation-states. by way of emphasizing the interplay among geographical settings and altering ideological and monetary forces, Cohen has succeeded in making a new worldwide geopolitical map.

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  • Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament: Perspectives by Carol A. Breckenridge, Peter van der Veer

    By Carol A. Breckenridge, Peter van der Veer

    In his terribly influential e-book Orientalism, Edward stated argued that Western wisdom concerning the Orient within the Post-Enlightenment interval has been "a systematic discourse through which Europe used to be in a position to manage—even produce—the Orient politically, sociologically, militarily, ideologically, scientifically, and imaginatively." in line with acknowledged, eu and American perspectives of the Orient created a fact during which the Oriental was once compelled to stay. even supposing Said's paintings bargains essentially with discourse in regards to the Arab international, a lot of his argument has been utilized to different areas of "the Orient."Drawing on Said's ebook, Carol A. Breckenridge, Peter van der Veer, and the individuals to this publication discover the methods colonial directors developed wisdom concerning the society and tradition of India and the methods wherein that wisdom has formed previous and current Indian reality.One universal topic that hyperlinks the essays in Orientalism and the Postcolonial challenge is the proposition that Orientalist discourse isn't just limited to the colonial previous yet keeps even this present day. The individuals argue that it really is nonetheless super tricky for either Indians and outsiders to consider India in something yet strictly Orientalist phrases. They suggest that scholars of society and background reconsider their methodologies and the relation among theories, equipment, and the old stipulations that produced them.Orientalism and the Postcolonial obstacle offers new and critical insights into the cultural embeddedness of energy within the colonial and postcolonial global.

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  • 200 Jahre Heidelberger Romantik, Heidelberger Jahrbücher by Friedrich Strack

    By Friedrich Strack

    „Ein intestine Teil des Feuers, das Napoleon verzehrte", habe von Heidelberg seinen Ausgang genommen. Das sagte Freiherr vom Stein 1815 und meinte jene nationale Kulturerneuerung, die den Heidelberger Romantikerkreis um Achim von Arnim, Clemens Brentano u. a. entscheidend prägte. Die Beiträge untersuchen neben den kulturpolitischen Intentionen, auch die historischen, poetischen und philosophischen Grundlagen der Heidelberger Romantik. Schließlich geht es um Aspekte der „idealen" Naturlandschaft, die Heidelberg zum Inbegriff der Romantik werden ließen.

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