• Kim Fortun
  • Издательство: The University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226257207
  • Год издания: 2001
  • Кол.страниц: 436
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
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1984 Global agricultural output slows, reversing steady gains in yields sustained since 1950. The drop from a 3 to a 1 percent annual increase in food production does not keep up with population growth, leading to significant decreases in per capita availability, reliance on surplus stocks, and steady rises in food costs. Declining output is attributed to the ecological side effects of Green Revolution techniques, initiated after World War II by public-sector research centers and then marketed by giant chemical companies like Monsanto, DuPont, and Union Carbide.
  • G.William Domhoff
  • Издательство: McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 0072876255
  • Год издания: 2006
  • Кол.страниц: 281
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 10.8 Mb
Do corporations have far too much power in the United States? Does the federal government ignore the interests of everyday people? The great majority of Americans-70 to 7S percent in some surveys-answer "yes" to both questions. 1 This book explains why their answers are accurate even though there is freedom of speech, the possibility of full political participation, and increasing equality of opportunity due to the civil rights and women's movements. In other words, it attempts to resolve a seeming paradox that has bedeviled social scientists and political activists for a long time: How is it possible to have such extreme corporate domination in a democratic country?
  • Степанов Дмитрий
  • Издательство: Крылов
  • ISBN: 5-94371-097-3
  • Год издания: 2004
  • Кол.страниц: 192
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 22,5 MB
“Сколько книг ни читай, а императором не станешь.” /Мао Цзэдун/


Мистики утверждают, что даты рождения и смерти предопределены свыше. Что же тогда остается человеку? Только то, что находится между рождением и смертью. Сама жизнь.
  • Brian Duigan
  • Издательство: Britannica Educational Publishing
  • ISBN: 161530066X
  • Год издания: 2010
  • Кол.страниц: 415
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 3.5 Mb
During the hot summer months of 1787, delegates from the American states met in Philadelphia and created a new framework of government, called the United States Constitution. While the delegates recognized the need for a strong executive to govern the United States, they did not want an all-powerful monarch who might become a tyrant. Instead they created three branches of government—the executive, the legislature and the judiciary—each with specific powers, and each with the power to check and balance the other.
  • Сергей Кара-Мурза, Юрий Мухин
  • Издательство: Алгоритм-Издат
  • ISBN: 975-5-899-43403-9
  • Год издания: 2010
  • Кол.страниц: 256
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 17 MB
“Практически всегда терроризм является ответом на бездарные действия государства, глупость и безнравственность правителей. Осуществляют же террористические акты люди, которыми движет месть, а в основе этой мести - жажда справедливости. Дайте людям справедливость и исчезнет террор.” / Андрей Падчин /
Кто стоит за мировым террором, который стал своеобразным бизнесом?
Кто заказывает теракты во многих странах мира?
Кто на этом строит свою власть?
  • Почепцов Г.Г.
  • Издательство: СПб.: Алетейя
  • ISBN: 5-7763-8750-7
  • Год издания: 2001
  • Кол.страниц: 256
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 3.7 MB
В предлагаемой книге наиболее полно освещаются вопросы, связанные с построением и управлением имиджем, а также его влиянием в различных контекстах. Акцентируется внимание на значительном повышении роли имиджа в современной цивилизации и рассматриваются теоретические основы имиджелогии. Особо освещается использование инструментария имиджелогии, а также анализируется особенность использования имиджевых характеристик в различных сферах деятельности: персональная имиджелогия, создания образа врагов, имиджелогия в политике, бизнесе и массовой культуре.
  • Francisco Parra
  • Издательство: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1860649777
  • Год издания: 2004
  • Кол.страниц: 375
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 16.22 Mb
The politics of oil revolves around its price and the reliability of its suppliers. In turn, many international conflicts in the world today are rooted in these politics. Not surprisingly: the price of oil is managed by a cartel-OPEC-some of whose member governments are deeply hostile to the United States and other major importers of oil. And OPEC controls nearly two-thirds of the world's oil reserves. Ironically, the United States and many others, especially non-OPEC producers of energy, have come to rely on OPEC to set prices that encourage the development of high-cost oil elsewhere, and thus promote some diversity of supply.Fundamental to any understanding of the politics of the contemporary world is an understanding of the politics and most recent history of petroleum. Francisco Parra, drawing on his long and varied experience in international oil, sets out the events that have shaped the industry over the past fifty years--the displacement of coal as the world's prime fuel; the tight control of international oil by the seven major oil companies (all US or British), monopolizing production in the Middle East and Venezuela; the rise of OPEC and the ousting of the companies in a bitter struggle in which the companies were abandoned by their home governments; how the world was hypnotized for more than a decade by the delusion of impending depletion; and the political turbulence that has led to wars in the Middle East, to US sanctions on Iran, Iraq, and Libya, and, most recently, to the invasion of Iraq.After a surge in non-OPEC oil production in the 1980s and 1990s, dependence on the Middle East is increasing and OPEC's control over price is volatile. Parra asks whether this enduring predicament-that holds the threat of political conditions being attached to the supply of oil-can be managed by the "West", to avert successive and deepening crises in the pricing and supply of oil and in the world at large.
  • Ray Kiely
  • Издательство: Koninklijke Brill NV
  • ISBN: 9004143181
  • Год издания: 2005
  • Кол.страниц: 336
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 3.3 Mb
From the 1990s onwards, globalisation became the key concept, both in academic debate and in mainstream political discourse. In the Western world, it came to be closely associated with the Third- Way political project, which proposed a radical centre ground that transcended statist socialism (in its Stalinist and social-democratic forms) and neo-liberal market fundamentalism. Globalisation was a term commonly used by Bill Clinton and Tony Blair in particular, and, in Britain at least, academic debate and political project embraced, through the work of Anthony Giddens. In the advanced capitalist countries, the idea of a new economy was championed, in which the old boombust cycles of industrial capitalism were replaced by ongoing economic growth boosted by the information-led, ‘new economy’. At the same time, it was claimed that the developing world could get in on the act too, through the adoption of liberal policies that would attract investment, boost trade, and promote long-term growth.
  • А. С. Протопопов, В. М. Козьменко, Н. С. Елманова
  • Издательство: Аспект Пресс
  • ISBN: 5-7567-0329-0
  • Год издания: 2001
  • Кол.страниц: 190
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 4.7 MB
Книга охватывает период от Вестфальского мира (1648) до наших дней. В учебнике использован ряд материалов, ставших достоянием лишь в последние годы. Понимая, что не всегда мнение авторов и их оценки могут совпадать с мнением читателей, авторы старались приводить различные мнения специалистов по затронутым в книге проблемам.
Учебник предназначен для студентов, бакалавров и магистров гуманитарных специальностей вузов.
  • Katherine Verdery
  • Издательство: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 069101132X
  • Год издания: 1996
  • Кол.страниц: 309
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 3.5 Mb
The twentieth century might fairly be called the Bolshevik century. From the moment of the Soviet Union’s emergence after the October Revolution, the presence of this new historical actor on the world stage affected every important event. Its birth changed the fortunes of World War I. The Allied victory in World War II owed much to the prodigious human and material capacities the Soviets were able to mobilize— despite the prior loss of many millions and vast resources from the purges, gulags, collectivization, and man-made famines of the 1930s.1 So successful was the wartime effort that Stalin was able to bring into the Soviet sphere a number of other countries in Eastern Europe at the war’s end. The presence of the Soviet Union in the world shaped not only international but internal politics everywhere, from Western European social-welfare policies to the many Third-World struggles that advanced under Soviet aegis.
  • Peter Navarro
  • Издательство: FT Press
  • ISBN: 0132281287
  • Год издания: 2006
  • Кол.страниц: 286
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
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New York—Global stock exchanges were devastated this week by the worst collapse in history as a wave of panic selling followed the sun from Asia through Europe and back to Wall Street. The pandemonium was triggered by a Chinese government announcement that it would no longer finance the mounting budget and trade deficits of a “profligate United States” that “refuses to live within its means” and that “insists on scapegoating China for its own internal economic problems.” Nor would China continue to try to prop up “an increasingly worthless dollar.” As the Chinese began dumping U.S. assets on Wall Street, both stock and bond prices plummeted. The panic soon spread to other exchanges around the world as gold soared to more than $1,000 an ounce and fear of a global depression deepened. China’s actions have been widely interpreted as harsh retaliation for U.S. congressional passage of stiff protectionist tariffs on a wide range of manufactured goods. With the presidential election less than a month away, both houses of Congress up for electoral grabs, and the U.S. economy stuck in reverse, Republicans and Democrats alike are pushing additional legislation addressing everything from the growing trade in Chinese counterfeit goods, illegal drugs, and ballistic missiles to the international spillover from China’s mounting environmental pollution.
  • Т. Соловей, В. Соловей
  • Издательство: Феория
  • ISBN: 978-5-287-00646-4
  • Год издания: 2009
  • Кол.страниц: 440
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: DJVU
  • Размер: 4 MB
Книга предлагает радикально новый взгляд на русский национализм, предстающий в крайне непривычном свете. Доказывается, что русский национализм носил не консервативный, а радикальный, субверсивный и даже революционный характер. Самим фактом своего существования он бросал вызов империи, угнетавшей русский народ. В книге переоценены существующие факты и наблюдения, пересмотрены основные выводы предшествующей историографии.
  • Рогожин Н.М.
  • Издательство: Международные отношения
  • ISBN: 5-7133-1149-X
  • Год издания: 2003
  • Кол.страниц: 433
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: DJVU
  • Размер: 24.85Мб
Монография доктора исторических наук, профессора Николая Михайловича Рогожина посвящена одному из главных центральных учреждений феодальной России, колыбели российской государственности, дипломатии и культуры - Посольскому приказу, его эволюции, а также анализу штата его основных служащих в XVII веке. Самостоятельное научное значение имеют Приложения с основной характеристикой исследуемых документов, список Российских и иностранных дипломатов с указанием посольских книг, в которых они упоминаются.
  • Mark Tushnet
  • Издательство: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691004153
  • Год издания: 1999
  • Кол.страниц: 254
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
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I HEARD Joan Osborne perform Patti Smith’s song at a concert to benefit the political group Voters for Choice on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which I attend each year to remind myself of my small role in the Court’s decision. (As a law clerk, I drafted a letter from Justice Thurgood Marshall to Justice Harry Blackmun, which some have thought influenced the structure of Justice Blackmun’s final opinion.) The tension between celebrating a Supreme Court decision finding abortion laws unconstitutional and extolling popular political power is my theme here. We can take the Constitution away from the courts in several ways.We could deny them the final word about the Constitution’s meaning (the subject of chapter 1), or we could deny them any role in Constitutional interpretation whatever (the subject of chapter 7). Chapters 5 and 6 argue that taking the Constitution away from the courts in this sense need not occasion deep concern about the preservation of our liberties. We can also take the Constitution away from the courts and embed it in our own deliberations. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 describe how we can think about the Constitution without having the courts’ decisions to guide us. The overall project is summarized in chapter 8’s description of populist constitutional law.
  • Коллектив
  • Год издания: 2002
  • Кол.страниц: много
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: ISO, NRG
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