Secrets And Democracy

Author: L. Quill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137313013
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Secrets and Democracy develops a new approach to understanding the centrality of secrecy to political life. From the ancient world to the modern, this book considers the growing importance of secrets, the dilemmas this poses to conceptions of democracy and the challenges that collecting secrets poses to publicity and privacy in the network society.

Umberto Eco In His Own Words

Author: Torkild Thellefsen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501507141
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Hitherto, there has been no book that attempted to sum up the breadth of Umberto Eco’s work and it importance for the study of semiotics, communication and cognition. There have been anthologies and overviews of Eco’s work within Eco Studies; sometimes, works in semiotics have used aspects of Eco’s work. Yet, thus far, there has been no overview of the work of Eco in the breadth of semiotics. This volume is a contribution to both semiotics and Eco studies. The 40 scholars who participate in the volume come from a variety of disciplines but have all chosen to work with a favorite quotation from Eco that they find particularly illustrative of the issues that his work raises. Some of the scholars have worked exegetically placing the quotation within a tradition, others have determined the (epistemic) value of the quotation and offered a critique, while still others have seen the quotation as a starting point for conceptual developments within a field of application. However, each article within this volume points toward the relevance of Eco -- for contemporary studies concerning semiotics, communication and cognition.


Author: Rüdiger Voigt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365816235X
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einer politiktheoretischen und empirischen Perspektive. Konkret sind Arcana Imperii die Geheimnisse der Herrschaft einer Politik, die sich hinter verschlossenen Türen abspielt. Geheimdiplomatie, Geheimverträge und Geheimdienste kennzeichnen die dunkle Seite der Macht. Der Wirkungsraum ‚unsichtbarer Mächte‘ sollte in Demokratien – idealtypischerweise – jedoch gegen Null tendieren, denn die Transparenz politischer Entscheidungsfindung gehört zu den unverzichtbaren Grundlagen der Demokratie.

Liberty After Liberalism

Author: L. Quill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230598919
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Liberty After Liberalism frees the concept of the active citizen from both the territorial confines of the nation-state and the limits imposed by republican, city-state models. Lawrence Quill advances a theory of global republicanism, one that is able to respond directly to the changing realities of political life. By adopting a publicly ironic approach to politics, Quill revives the idea of public freedom within a global context thereby providing an important supplement to contemporary theories of cosmopolitan democracy.

Civil Disobedience

Author: L. Quill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230234364
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What role might civil disobedience play in the politics of representative democracies as power 'leaks' from the nation state? If traditional politics has surrendered to the interests of global corporations what are the consequences? Quill proposes a reappraisal of civil disobedience and civil obedience in order to address these and other questions.

The Age Of Secrecy

Author: Daniel Jütte (Jutte)
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300213425
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The fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries were truly an Age of Secrecy in Europe, when arcane knowledge was widely believed to be positive knowledge which extended into all areas of daily life. So asserts Daniel Jütte in this engrossing, vivid, and award-winning work. He maintains that the widespread acceptance and even reverence for this “economy of secrets” in premodern Europe created a highly complex and sometimes perilous space for mutual contact between Jews and Christians. Surveying the interactions between the two religious groups in a wide array of secret sciences and practices, the author relates true stories of colorful “professors of secrets” and clandestine encounters. In the process Jütte examines how our current notion of secrecy is radically different in this era of WikiLeaks, Snowden, etc., as opposed to centuries earlier when the truest, most important knowledge was generally considered to be secret by definition.

Cartographies Of The Absolute

Author: Alberto Toscano
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782799737
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Can capital be seen? Cartographies of the Absolute surveys the disparate answers to this question offered by artists, film-makers, writers and theorists over the past few decades. It zones in on the crises of representation that have accompanied the enduring crisis of capitalism, foregrounding the production of new visions and artefacts that wrestle with the vastness, invisibility and complexity of the abstractions that rule our lives.

The Palgrave Handbook Of State Sponsored History After 1945

Author: Berber Bevernage
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349953067
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This handbook provides the first systematic integrated analysis of the role that states or state actors play in the construction of history and public memory after 1945. The book focuses on many different forms of state-sponsored history, including memory laws, monuments and memorials, state-archives, science policies, history in schools, truth commissions, historical expert commissions, the use of history in courts and tribunals etc. The handbook contributes to the study of history and public memory by combining elements of state-focused research in separate fields of study. By looking at the state’s memorialising capacities the book introduces an analytical perspective that is not often found in classical studies of the state. The handbook has a broad geographical focus and analyses cases from different regions around the world. The volume mainly tackles democratic contexts, although dictatorial regimes are not excluded.


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Encyclopedia Of Deception

Author: Timothy R. Levine
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483388980
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The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the “little white lie,” to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes. Key Features: More than 360 authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes, which are available in both print and electronic formats. Entries are written in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of lying and self-deception. Each article concludes with cross references to related entries and further readings. This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social and behavioral science programs who seek to better understand the historical role of lying and how it is employed in modern society.