Liberty Abroad

Author: Georgios Varouxakis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107435064
Format: PDF, ePub
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John Stuart Mill (1806–73) is widely regarded as the pre-eminent thinker of the liberal tradition; and yet because his views on international relations cannot be traced in any particular book or essay, his political thought remains largely misunderstood. Liberty Abroad is the first comprehensive, critical study which brings together all of John Stuart Mill's extensive contributions with particular attention to the historical contexts in which they were produced, as well as the political and philosophical preoccupations that prompted them, and how they were received among his contemporaries. A leading Mill scholar, Dr Georgios Varouxakis combines an extraordinary command of Mill's varied and extensive writings with a meticulous mastery of a range of Victorian controversies and thinkers to give a full, subtle evaluation of a major aspect of Mill's thought. This definitive study offers a major contribution to an area of increasing scholarly interest: the history of international political thought.

The Future of Freedom Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad Revised Edition

Author: Fareed Zakaria
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393069396
Format: PDF, ePub
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“A work of tremendous originality and insight. ... Makes you see the world differently.”—Washington Post Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom ?is a modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, examining how democracy has changed our politics, economies, and social relations. Prescient in laying out the distinction between democracy and liberty, the book contains a new afterword on the United States's occupation of Iraq and a wide-ranging update of the book's themes.

Abolitionists Abroad

Author: Lamin Sanneh
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674043077
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1792, nearly 1,200 freed American slaves crossed the Atlantic and established themselves in Freetown, West Africa, a community dedicated to anti-slavery and opposed to the African chieftain hierarchy that was tied to slavery. Thus began an unprecedented movement with critical long-term effects on the evolution of social, religious, and political institutions in modern Africa. Lamin Sanneh's engrossing book narrates the story of freed slaves who led efforts to abolish the slave trade by attacking its base operation: the capture and sale of people by African chiefs. Sanneh's protagonists set out to establish in West Africa colonies founded on equal rights and opportunity for personal enterprise, communities that would be havens for ex-slaves and an example to the rest of Africa. Among the most striking of these leaders is the Nigerian Samuel Ajayi Crowther, a recaptured slave who joined a colony in Sierra Leone and subsequently established satellite communities in Nigeria. The ex-slave repatriates brought with them an evangelical Christianity that encouraged individual spirituality--a revolutionary vision in a land where European missionaries had long assumed they could Christianize the whole society by converting chiefs and rulers. Tracking this potent African American anti-slavery and democratizing movement through the nineteenth century, Lamin Sanneh draws a clear picture of the religious grounding of its conflict with the traditional chieftain authorities. His study recounts a crucial development in the history of West Africa.

A Year Abroad

Author: shakila habeeb
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482822512
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Books with great in-depth and research into the characters professional background and work life has always inspired me into writing something similar. Working in Qatar in the travel industry had sown in me an urge to write something with that backdrop. I have woven several incidents that had taken place in my own office, and have brought to life the people I had met and worked with there and subtly added my own imagination and storytelling skills, which would surely give a real life like taste for my readers when they read my debut novel.

The Future of Freedom Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad Revised Edition

Author: Fareed Zakaria
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393069396
Format: PDF, ePub
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“A work of tremendous originality and insight. ... Makes you see the world differently.”—Washington Post Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom ?is a modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, examining how democracy has changed our politics, economies, and social relations. Prescient in laying out the distinction between democracy and liberty, the book contains a new afterword on the United States's occupation of Iraq and a wide-ranging update of the book's themes.