The US-Iran Relationship: The Impact of Political Identity on Foreign Policy by Penelope Kinch
Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City by Nick Dunn
The Politics of Humanitarianism: Power, Ideology and Aid by Antonio De Lauri
Sean Zielenbach, “The Art of Revitalization: Improving Conditions in Distressed Inner-City Neighborhoods”
Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change (Ontological Explorations) 1st Edition by Leigh Price
?The US-Iran Relationship: The Impact of Political Identity on Foreign Policy by Penelope Kinch
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1784532541 | 320 Pages | PDF | 2.7 MB
Since the Revolution of 1978/79, which eventually brought to power Ayatollah Khomeini and his circle of conservative, though politically active, clerics, the relationship between Iran and the USA has represented one of the world’s most complex and hostile international entanglements. In this book, Penelope Kinch analyses the extent to which political identity has contributed to challenges in the relationship and the role of myths in foreign policy. Kinch first examines the construction of political identity in each country, and thereby traces the imagined norms which have their impact on international behaviour. Looking at the misperceptions that have precluded closer communication between the two states, Kinch examines both historical issues, such as the 1979 US embassy hostage crisis as well as more contemporary crises, most notably over Iran’s nuclear power programme.
?Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City by Nick Dunn
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1782797483 | 120 Pages | PDF | 1.1 MB
Dark Matters explores the city at night as a place and time within which escape from the confines of the daytime is possible. More specifically, it is a state of being. There is a long history of nightwalking, often integral to shady worlds of miscreants, shift workers and transgressors. Yet the night offers much to be enjoyed beyond vice. Night by definition contrasts day, summoning notions of darkness and fear. But another night exists out there. Liberation and exhilaration in the urban landscape is increasingly rare when so much of our attention and actions are controlled. Rather than consider darkness as negative, opposed to illumination and enlightenment, this book explores the rich potential of the dark for our senses. The question may no longer be about what spaces we wish to engage with but when we do?
?The Politics of Humanitarianism: Power, Ideology and Aid by Antonio De Lauri
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1780768303 | 240 Pages | PDF | 3.0 MB
Humanitarian intervention has increasingly become the prevalent means of providing protection and aid at a global level. Yet alongside its success concerns have been raised that humanitarianism has increasingly become an economic enterprise and a political tool for controlling territories and governing international relations. In The Politics of Humanitarianism authors from a variety of disciplines provide a comprehensive critique of the humanitarian enterprise. How are those on the end of humanitarian action influenced by different epistemologies and applications of international law? What is the complex relationship between values―what humanitarian action is intended to be―and practice―what happens on the ground? Combining international case studies with critical theoretical evaluations, and including chapters on international aid, refugees, childhood and women’s rights, The Politics of Humanitarianism offers a timely and critical analysis of the contemporary humanitarian system.
?Sean Zielenbach, “The Art of Revitalization: Improving Conditions in Distressed Inner-City Neighborhoods”
2000 | pages: 323 | ISBN: 0815335970 | PDF | 1,6 mb
This book discusses the revitalization of decayed inner-city neighborhoods. It explores the role of social capital in stabilizing and turning around distressed communities, and it highlights the roles that local actors can and do play in the revitalization process.
The Art of Revitalization takes two Chicago neighborhoods, Englewood and North Lawndale, as case studies. Zielenbach discusses them in the context of racial change and urban decay in Chicago since World War II. The account of the changing neighborhoods is fascinating and clear, and the strength of the author’s portrayal of Chicago’s transformation sets the stage for his detailed analysis.
?Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change (Ontological Explorations) 1st Edition by Leigh Price
English | 14 Dec. 2015 | ASIN: B019FQ7KY8 | 384 Pages | AZW3 | 3.19 MB
Southern Africa, where most of these book chapters originate, has been identified as one of regions of the world most at risk of the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change. At the same time, it is still seeking ways to overcome the century long ravages of colonial and apartheid impositions of structural and epistemic violence. Research deliberations and applied research case studies in environmental education and activism from this region provide an emerging contextualized engagement that is related to a wider internationally articulated quest to achieve social-ecological justice, resilience and sustainability through educational interventions.
This book introduces a decade of mainly southern African critical realist environmental education research and thinking that asks the question: “How can we facilitate learning processes that will lead to the flourishing of the Earth’s people and ecosystems in more socially just ways?” The environmental education research topics represented in this book are wide-ranging. However, they all exhibit the common theme of social justice and wanting to create change towards a better future. All the authors have used critical realist or critical realist-influenced research methodologies. Offering contributions from a small but growing community of researchers working with critical realism in the global South, this book will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners in the areas of environmental education, sustainability, development and the philosophy of critical realism in general.