Governance in Samoa Book

Governance in Samoa


  • Author : Elise Huffer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015052855940

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Examination of how governance programs have affected local institutions and practices in Samoa. Suggests practical ways for more efficiently tailoring future programs to the development needs of the country. Case studies explore issues of nascent civil society, problems of urban management, non-government organisations working in the area of women's health, relationships between the national government and villages, and the subversion of custom and constitutional processes to personal political ambitions. Includes notes on contributors, glossary, references and index. Editors are academics in the fields of history and Pacific studies.

Letters from the Slave States Book

Letters from the Slave States


  • Author : James Stirling
  • Publisher : London : J.W. Parker and Son
  • Release Date : 1857
  • Genre: Esclavage
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044046730297

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Tracing the Melanesian Person Book

Tracing the Melanesian Person


  • Author : Susan R. Hemer
  • Publisher : University of Adelaide Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9781922064448

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Tracing the Melanesian Person Excerpt :

"This book explores what it means to be Lihirian through an analysis of everyday life in the Lihir Islands, Papua New Guinea. Atop four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean east of New Ireland, Lihirians are living in a world that has rapidly changed in the last century through the work of Christian missions, government administration and the development of a large gold mine (Lihir Gold Ltd). Being Lihirian in the context of these changes is challenging, yet Lihirians retain a strong sense of themselves and their islands as distinctive. This book aims to reconcile what has been termed the 'root metaphor' of Melanesian sociality as based on relational or composite personhood with the strong individualist tendencies and sense of self that are found in everyday practice in Lihir. In looking beyond the ideals of moral conduct to the practice of relations and emotion, it can be seen that the symbolism of Melanesian sociality does not encompass the practical reality of what it means to be Lihirian. Emotion is a ubiquitous part of life in Lihir. Emotions are motivations, reactions and remarks on the state of self and other; in short, emotions are integral to relations and persons in Lihir. This book considers emotions both through their performative contexts as well as the more usual lexical analyses of emotion terms and commentaries. In moving beyond lexical analyses, Hemer argues that the strong focus on the semantics of emotion in anthropology has been at the expense of the embodied practice of emotion that was apparent in Lihir." -- Publisher.

Minority Rights in the Pacific Region Book

Minority Rights in the Pacific Region


  • Author : Joshua Castellino
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199574827

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Minority Rights in the Pacific Region Excerpt :

Countries in the Pacific face unique challenges of survival and progress in establishing themselves and participating fully in international society. Their geographic isolation from the rest of global society is compounded by complex layers of often competing national and indigenous identities among their populations built through wave upon wave of migration. This has created rich diversity, competing regimes and real challenges in terms of state-building, ethnic identity, social policy cohesion and development in post-colonial settings. The issues studied here would be of interest to scholars from a range of different disciplines such as Law, Politics, Sociology and Anthropology. By examining the theory and practice of minority rights law in states such as Fiji and Papua New Guinea, alongside their more familiar neighbours Australia and New Zealand, this book makes a unique contribution in a region often ignored in the literature.

Gun digest Book

Gun digest


  • Author : Ken Warner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Firearms
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0873491319

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The Politics of Islamism Book

The Politics of Islamism


  • Author : John L. Esposito
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319622569

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The Politics of Islamism Excerpt :

This book offers a nuanced and muti-layered approach towards comprehending the possibilities of democratization or likelihood of authoritarian resilience in the Muslim world. The volume highlights the complex diversity within Islamist movements and parties— characterised by internal tensions, struggles and contestations. The very existence of this diversity within and among Islamist movements, and their general willingness to partake in mainstream politics, signals an important transformation in the Muslim world over recent decades. It demonstrates that the Muslim world has gravitated from the simplistic focus on the compatibility or incompatibility of Islam and democracy. Islamist movements and parties embody the multiple manifestations and trajectories within political Islam. The granular case-studies and theological analyses in this volume draw attention to the policy refinements, socio-political reforms and ideological transformations engendered by Muslim intellectuals and Islamist movements and ideologues. The diverse political landscape in the Muslim world is inextricably linked to the socio-political and theological shifts within Islamism—in particular, the yearning for greater social, economic and political justice, a yearning that lies at the core of an inclusive wasatiyyah Islam.

Bell s Weekly Messenger Book

Bell s Weekly Messenger


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1796
  • Genre: London (England)
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:34333165

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Public Opinion and Popular Government Book

Public Opinion and Popular Government


  • Author : Abbott Lawrence Lowell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Political science
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433081600581

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Democracy In America  Volume II  Book

Democracy In America Volume II


  • Author : Alexis De Tocqueville
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-07-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 938832191X

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Democracy In America Volume II Excerpt :

This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature. In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content, we have worked towards: 1. Type-setting & Reformatting: The complete work has been re-designed via professional layout, formatting and type-setting tools to re-create the same edition with rich typography, graphics, high quality images, and table elements, giving our readers the feel of holding a 'fresh and newly' reprinted and/or revised edition, as opposed to other scanned & printed (Optical Character Recognition - OCR) reproductions. 2. Correction of imperfections: As the work was re-created from the scratch, therefore, it was vetted to rectify certain conventional norms with regard to typographical mistakes, hyphenations, punctuations, blurred images, missing content/pages, and/or other related subject matters, upon our consideration. Every attempt was made to rectify the imperfections related to omitted constructs in the original edition via other references. However, a few of such imperfections which could not be rectified due to intentional\unintentional omission of content in the original edition, were inherited and preserved from the original work to maintain the authenticity and construct, relevant to the work. We believe that this work holds historical, cultural and/or intellectual importance in the literary works community, therefore despite the oddities, we accounted the work for print as a part of our continuing effort towards preservation of literary work and our contribution towards the development of the society as a whole, driven by our beliefs. We are grateful to our readers for putting their faith in us and accepting our imperfections with regard to preservation of the historical content. HAPPY READING!

Understanding Modern Nigeria Book

Understanding Modern Nigeria


  • Author : Toyin Falola
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108837972

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Understanding Modern Nigeria Excerpt :

An introduction to the politics and society of post-colonial Nigeria, highlighting the key themes of ethnicity, democracy, and development.

Abraham Lincoln Campaign Newspapers 1860   1864 Book

Abraham Lincoln Campaign Newspapers 1860 1864


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BACM Research
  • Release Date : 2022-07-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Abraham Lincoln Campaign Newspapers 1860 1864 Excerpt :

518 pages of Abraham Lincoln campaign newspapers from the elections of 1860 and 1864. Many newspapers at the time took specific and clearly partisan positions, which were often reflected in the names of the newspaper. The newspapers in this collection go beyond just a partisan political bias. These newspapers were created and existed only to get Abraham Lincoln elected or re-elected President, then ceased publication after the election. Election 1860 In 1860 there were three mainstream political parties in the United States; Republican, Democratic, and the new Constitutional Union party. The Democratic Party split into two over the issue of slavery, making 1860 a four way race. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was the least known of all candidates seeking the nomination of the Republican Party. Best known and leading the Republican pack was United States Senator, former governor of New York and future United States Secretary of State, William H. Seward. Second was Ohio governor and future United States Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Third was Missouri lawyer, politician and future United States Attorney General, Edward Bates. Fourth was Horace Greeley, founder and editor The New York Tribune, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 6th district, and in 1872 the founder of the Liberal Republican Party. Fifth was Illinois lawyer and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 7th district (1847 - 1849), Abraham Lincoln. A former Whig party member, Lincoln became engaged in Illinois state Republican Party politics in 1854. At the 1856 Republican National Convention, the nominating process for the Vice President spot on the party's ticket ended with Lincoln coming in second place. In 1858, Lincoln sought to replace the incumbent Democrat United States Senator from Illinois, Stephen A. Douglas. The two clashed during a series of seven debates. In 1858, United States senators were elected by their state legislatures. De

Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam Book

Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam


  • Author : Judith Ehlert
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811307430

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Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam Excerpt :

This open access book approaches the anxieties inherent in food consumption and production in Vietnam. The country’s rapid and recent economic integration into global agro-food systems and consumer markets spurred a new quality of food safety concerns, health issues and distrust in food distribution networks that have become increasingly obscured. This edited volume further puts the eating body centre stage by following how gendered body norms, food taboos, power structures and social differentiation shape people’s ambivalent relations with food. It uncovers Vietnam’s trajectories of agricultural modernisation against which consumers and producers manoeuvre amongst food self-sufficiency, security and abundance. Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam is explicitly about ‘dangerous’ food – regarding its materiality and meaning. It provides social science perspectives on anxieties related to food and surrounding discourses that travel between the local and the global, the individual and society and into the body. Therefore, the book’s lens of food anxiety matters for social theory and for understanding the embeddedness and discontinuities of food globalizations in Vietnam and beyond. Due to its rich empirical base, methodological approaches and thematic foci, it will appeal to scholars, practitioners and students alike.--

Just  Reasonable Multiculturalism Book

Just Reasonable Multiculturalism


  • Author : Raphael Cohen-Almagor
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108751278

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This book explores the main challenges against multiculturalism. It aims to examine whether liberalism and multiculturalism are reconcilable, and what are the limits of liberal democratic interventions in illiberal affairs of minority cultures within democracy. In the process, this book addresses three questions: whether multiculturalism is bad for democracy, whether multiculturalism is bad for women, and whether multiculturalism contributes to terrorism. Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism argues that liberalism and multiculturalism are reconcilable if a fair balance is struck between individual rights and group rights. Raphael Cohen-Almagor contends that reasonable multiculturalism can be achieved via mechanisms of deliberate democracy, compromise and, when necessary, coercion. Placing necessary checks on groups that discriminate against vulnerable third parties, the approach insists on the protection of basic human rights as well as on exit rights for individuals if and when they wish to leave their cultural groups.