Religion, Culture, and Politics in the Twentieth-Century by HULSETHER.


Someone who seeks to appreciate the dynamics of tradition and politics within the usa needs to grapple with the significance of faith in its many varied and contentious manifestations. With conservative evangelicals forming the bottom of the Republican celebration, racial-ethnic groups frequently organised alongside non secular traces, and social-political activities at the left together with significant non secular elements, a number of the country's key cultural-political debates are performed via non secular discourse. hence it's deceptive both to think about the united states as an earthly society during which faith is marginal, or to paintings with overly slim understandings of faith which deal with it as monolithically conservative or involved essentially with otherworldly concerns. during this quantity, Mark Hulsether introduces the most important gamers and provides a decide on team of case reports that discover how those gamers have interacted with significant topics and occasions in US cultural historical past. scholars in American stories and Cultural reports will savor how he frames his research utilizing different types similar to cultural hegemony, race and gender contestation, pop culture, and empire.Key gains: *Provides a concise creation to the sector *Balances a tension on spiritual variety with cognizance to strength conflicts inside multiculturalism *Dramatizes the interior complexity and dynamism of spiritual groups *Brings non secular concerns into the sphere of cultural reviews, development bridges that could let extra expert and positive dialogue of faith in those fields *Provides an built-in view of faith and its value in contemporary US heritage.

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The Pulse of Humanitarian Assistance by Kevin M. Cahill (Editor)

By Kevin M. Cahill (Editor)

Realizing the complicated nature of foreign humanitarian action-particularly following usual mess ups or armed conflicts-has been the venture of this detailed sequence. This publication explores the state-of-the-art issues that may impact how help is provided within the future.Featuring twelve unique essays by way of major practitioners, policymakers, and students, the e-book is a country of the sphere document on difficulties, threats, and possibilities dealing with aid efforts in trendy world.With contributions from such professionals as Bernard Kouchner, founding father of medical professionals borderless, Charles McCormick, CEO of store the kids, and physicians, army leaders, box employees, and others, the essays confront the main serious matters dealing with the supply of powerful relief.The matters comprise army and civilian cooperation in large-scale mess ups, with specified cognizance to the expansion of non-public armies. How conventional nongovernmental agencies and faith-based firms adapt to newchallenges is usually explored. how one can advance defense for humanitarian employees, refugees, and internally displaced people and people in transition after wars also are considered.Bringing jointly diplomatic, army, clinical, criminal, political, non secular, and moral views from studies in Darfur, West Africa, Iraq, Pakistan, and different parts, the essays provide an authoritative stock of the place humanitarian reduction has been, and the way it needs to switch to save lots of lives and groups at risk.

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Infrastructure and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa by Quentin Wodon Antonio Estache

By Quentin Wodon Antonio Estache

The publication offers proof at the function of infrastructure in accelerating progress and development towards the Millennium improvement targets, and at the financing wishes for the field to play this function. It additionally presents quantitative information and research at the functionality of varied sub-sectors when it comes to entry charges, affordability, caliber, and prices. eventually it discusses the influence of the most institutional, contractual, and regulatory reforms applied within the quarter to this point and how ahead.

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Linksextremismus in Deutschland: Eine kritische by Armin Pfahl-Traughber

By Armin Pfahl-Traughber

In den 1970er und 1980er Jahren kam der Entwicklung des Linksextremismus in der öffentlichen und wissenschaftlichen Wahrnehmung große Bedeutung zu. Angesichts eines höheren Gefahrenpotentials des islamistischen und rechten Extremismus schwand diese Aufmerksamkeit in den letzten Jahren. Indessen lassen sich nach wie vor einschlägige politische Bestrebungen – wenn auch mit anderer Bedeutung – ausmachen. Dieses Buch versteht sich als kritische Bestandsaufnahme zum Linksextremismus in Deutschland: Es präsentiert die relevanten Informationen über Auffassungen und Handlungen und schätzt sie hinsichtlich bestimmter Aspekte und Gesichtspunkt ein. Dabei werden häufig politisch motivierte Dramatisierungen oder Verharmlosungen zugunsten einer differenzierten Sicht auf das Gefahrenpotential des Linksextremismus vermieden.

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