Europe in the New Century

Author: Robert J. Guttman
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555878528
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A look at the future of Europe drawing on the experience and foresight of some of the leading journalists working in Europe today, as well as the visions of heads of state, government ministers, corporate magnates, entrepreneurs, and young people from each of the 15 European Union member countries.

Museums for a new century

Author: American Association of Museums. Commission on Museums for a New Century
Publisher: Amer Assn of Museums
Format: PDF, ePub
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An assessment of American museums as the 21st century approaches. The focus is on why museums are important to our culture, what they can contribute to the quality of human experience, and their overall purpose. Twenty-four leaders in the museum community explore and identify trends affecting the future of museums and describe the opportunities and responsibilities facing museums in the 21st century.

How Might We Live Global Ethics in the New Century

Author: Ken Booth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521005203
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume looks outward to the new century and to the dynamics of this first truly global age. It asks the fundamental question: how might human societies live? The contributors believe that there is nothing more political than ethics. By exploring in the newest context some of the oldest questions about duties and obligations within and beyond humanly constructed boundaries, the essays help us ponder the most profound question in world politics today: who will the twenty-first century be for?

Russia In The New Century

Author: Victoria Bonnell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042997714X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What has happened to Russia since the collapse of communism in 1991 and where is the country going in the new century? Russia has escaped widespread social disorder or political collapse, but few observers would argue that the situation has stabilized. Seventeen distinguished scholars from the United States, Russia, and Europe analyze the institutions, social forces, and ideas that are transforming Russia and are, in turn, being transformed in Russia today. The first multidisciplinary assessment of the Yeltsin era, Russia in the New Century: Stability or Disorder? focuses on superpresidentialism, the Constitutional Court, the military, the virtual economy, the network society, organized crime, the new entrepreneurs, workers, survival networks, Russian political parties and nationalism, and the crisis in Dagestan. Thirteen essays and the editors' introduction offer new perspectives on Russia's prospects for stability and disorder in the twenty-first century.

Harold Innis in the New Century

Author: William Buxton
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773517387
Format: PDF, ePub
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A collection of original essays that moves beyond the prevalent view of Harold Innis as a technological determinist, Harold Innis in the New Century brings his innovative ideas to bear upon a variety of contemporary issues, such as postmodernism, liberalism, gender, and cultural policy. The book is divided into three sections: "Reflections on Innis" provides a historical reassessment of Innis, "Gaps and Silences" considers the limitations of both Innis's thought and his interpreters, and "Innis and Cultural Theory" offers speculations on his influence on cultural analysis. The interpretations offered reflect the changing landscape of intellectual life as boundaries between traditional disciplines blur and new interdisciplinary fields emerge. Harold Innis in the New Century is a valuable resource for scholars and students of Canadian studies, communication studies, cultural studies, economic history, and political science.

German Literature in a New Century

Author: Katharina Gerstenberger
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845458664
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While the first decade after the fall of the Berlin wall was marked by the challenges of unification and the often difficult process of reconciling East and West German experiences, many Germans expected that the "new century" would achieve "normalization." The essays in this volume take a closer look at Germany's new normalcy and argue for a more nuanced picture that considers the ruptures as well as the continuities. Germany's new generation of writers is more diverse than ever before, and their texts often not only speak of a Germany that is multicultural but also take a more playful attitude toward notions of identity. Written with an eye toward similar and dissimilar developments and traditions on both sides of the Atlantic, this volume balances overviews of significant trends in present-day cultural life with illustrative analyses of individual writers and texts.

Philosophy in a New Century

Author: John R. Searle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139473545
Format: PDF
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John R. Searle has made profoundly influential contributions to three areas of philosophy: philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and philosophy of society. This volume gathers together in accessible form a selection of his essays in these areas. They range widely across social ontology, where Searle presents concise and informative statements of positions developed in more detail elsewhere; artificial intelligence and cognitive science, where Searle assesses the current state of the debate and develops his most recent thoughts; and philosophy of language, where Searle connects ideas from various strands of his work in order to develop original answers to fundamental questions. There are also explorations of the limitations of phenomenological inquiry, the mind-body problem, and the nature and future of philosophy. This rich collection from one of America's leading contemporary philosophers will be valuable for all who are interested in these central philosophical questions.

Philosophy in the New Century Continuum Compact

Author: Anthony O'Hear
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826471323
Format: PDF
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In this powerful re-examination of the purpose and direction of philosophy for the next century, Anthony O'Hear engages with our most pressing questions: Is there knowledge outside of science? Does religion still have meaning and coherence today? What is beauty, and why do so few contemporary artists believe in it? Contemporary philosophy mostly divides into the technical approach of the Anglo-Americans, which is inaccessible to most, and the oracular obscurantism of the Continental approach, which does violence to sense and reason. O'Hear argues that philosophy should work with the grain of tradition and commonsense to understand politics, religion, aesthetics, and the vast number of ethical questions that will continue to arise as the scientific and technical revolution accelerates. Giving up philosophy's special position means giving up our best chances of thinking and acting wisely. In making a strong case for the relevance of philosophy, Anthony O'Hear presents a coherent and compelling vision for recovering wisdom in our time.