In the acclaimed Politics of Democratic Consolidation, Nikiforos Diamandouros, Richard Gunther, and their co-authors showed how democratization unfolded in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, culminating in consolidated democratic regimes. This volume continues that analysis, posing the basic question: What kind of democratic politics emerged in those countries? It presents systematic analyses of the basic institutions of government and of the dynamics of electoral competition in the four countries (set in comparative context alongside several other democracies), as well as detailed studies of the evolution of the major parties, their electorates, their ideologies, and their performances in government over the past twenty years. The authors reach two major conclusions. First, the new democracies' salient features are moderation, centripetalism, and the democratization of erstwhile antisystem parties on the Right and Left. Second, no single "Southern European model" has emerged; the systems differ from one another about as much as do the other established democracies of Europe. Contributors: P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, University of Athens • Richard Gunther, Ohio State University • Thomas C. Bruneau, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey • Arend Lijphart, University of California at San Diego • Leonardo Morlino, University of Florence • Risa A. Brooks, Stanford University • José R. Montero, Autonomous University of Madrid • Giacomo Sani, University of Pavia • Paolo Segatti, University of Trieste • Gianfranco Pasquino, University of Bologna • Takis S. Pappas, College Year, Athens • Hans-Jrgen Puhle, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main • Anna Bosco, University of Trieste
Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne is a rare manuscript, the original residing in some of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, typed out and formatted to perfection, allowing new generations to enjoy the work. Publishers of the Valley's mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life.
Au fil de l'histoire, des règles et des lois ont été édictées pour conforter la propriété privée naissante. Enfin, la construction des Etats et des Nations s'est concrétisée par l'élaboration des frontières. Qu'en est-il des populations nomades ? Quelle est la réalité de l'immigration légale et illégale ? Comment l'Europe accueille les migrants et combat l'immigration clandestine ? Les politiques d'intégrations sont-elles à la hauteur des enjeux ? Peut-on imaginer une société cosmopolite sans frontière et sans passeport ? (Articles en français et en anglais).
Society Of The Spectacle
Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing
The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.
Meetings & alcôves
Author: Jesse Battan, Thomas Bouchet, Tania Régin
La gauche a souvent oscillé entre le singulier et le pluriel depuis 150 ans. Si certains de ses combats - sur le terrain économique, par exemple - l'ont plutôt aidée à s'identifier, d'autres ont eu l'effet inverse. Meetings & Alcôves montre que les questions de sexualité ont contribué à brouiller les repères. Les partis, syndicats, journaux, militants européens ou américains ont en général opposé ou disjoint engagement politico-social et expressions du désir sexuel, mais au prix de multiples tensions et contradictions. The Left has often wavered between the singular and the plural. Some of its struggles - in the field of economy for example - have if anything reinforced its sense of identity. Yet others have had the opposite effect. Meetings & Alcôves argues that conflicts over sexual issues have been the source of more perplexity. With political parties, trade unions and activists, socio-political involvement and the expression of sexual desire have generally been considered as antagonistic or clearly independant of each other. But this disjunction has caused many tensions and contradictions.
On the Brinks
Author: Sam Millar
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
‘Security guards told the police that they were surprised by assailants who had somehow evaded the sophisticated security system. They could not say how many robbers there were...it appears to be one of the biggest robberies in U.S. history.’ New York Times, front page In 1993 $7.4 million was stolen from the Brink’s Armored Car Depot in Rochester, New York, the fifth largest robbery in US history. Sam Millar was a member of the gang who carried out the robbery. He was caught, found guilty and incarcerated, before being set free by Bill Clinton's government as an essential part of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. This remarkable book is Sam's story, from his childhood in Belfast, membership of the IRA, time spent in Long Kesh internment camps and the Brinks heist and aftermath. Unputdownable.
Author: Javier Cercas
From the award-winning author of Soldiers of Salamis, a propulsive and riveting narrative investigation into an infamous fraud: a man who has been lying his entire life. Who is Enric Marco? An elderly man in his nineties, living in Barcelona, a Holocaust survivor who gave hundreds of speeches, granted dozens of interviews, received important national honors, and even moved government officials to tears. But in May 2005, Marco was exposed as a fraud: he was never in a Nazi concentration camp. The story was reported around the world, transforming him from hero to villain in the blink of an eye. Now, more than a decade later--in a hypnotic narrative that combines fiction and nonfiction, detective story and war story, biography and autobiography--Javier Cercas sets out to unravel Marco's enigma. With both profound compassion and lacerating honesty, Cercas takes the reader on a journey not only into one man's gigantic lie, but also--through its exploration of our infinite capacity for self-deception, our opposing needs for fantasy and reality, our appetite for affection--into the deepest, most flawed parts of our humanity.
Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Finding her comfortable bourgeois existence as wife and mother predictable after eight years of marriage, Irene Wagner brings a little excitement into it by starting an affair with a rising young pianist. Her lover’s former mistress begins blackmailing her, threatening to give her secret away to her husband. Irene is soon in the grip of agonizing fear. Written in the spring of 1913, and first published in 1920, this novella is one of Stefan Zweig’s most powerful studies of a woman’s mind and emotions. La Paura (1954) the Roberto Rossellini film based on the Stefan Zweig novel Fear was the last of the extraordinary features in which Rossellini directed Ingrid Bergman, who was then his wife.
Author: Isha Schwaller de Lubicz
Publisher: Inner Traditions
In these fictional accounts, Ancient Egypt is made accessible, revealed through the eyes of young Her-Bak, candidate for initiation into the Inner Temple.
Facing the Enemy
Author: Alexandre Skirda
Publisher: AK Press
Translated by Paul Sharkey Available in English for the first time, this single volume history of anarchism draws on decades of research which allows Skirda to trace the movement and its ideology across both the 19th and 20th centuries. It offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers and organisers and of their opposition and clearly identifies the important theoretical and practical questions that anarchists have grappled with over the years.
Presents three stories in which John Blacksad, private investigator, attempts to find the murderer of an old lover, investigate child abductors, and discover nuclear secrets in the 1950s Red Scare.