Late modernism : art, culture, and politics in Cold War by Robert Genter

By Robert Genter

In the thirty years after global battle II, American highbrow and inventive lifestyles replaced as dramatically as did the remainder of society. long gone have been the rebellious lions of modernism—Joyce, Picasso, Stravinsky—and nearing exhaustion have been those that took up their mantle as summary expressionism gave approach to pop paintings, and the barren formalism linked to the so-called excessive modernists wilted sooner than the hothouse cultural brew of the Sixties. based on traditional considering, it used to be round this time that postmodernism with its attribute skepticism and relativism was once born.

In Late Modernism, historian Robert Genter remaps the panorama of yankee modernism within the early many years of the chilly struggle, tracing the combative debate between artists, writers, and intellectuals over the character of the classy shape in an age of mass politics and mass tradition. dishing out with conventional narratives that current this second as marking the exhaustion of modernism, Genter argues in its place that the Fifties have been the apogee of the stream, as American practitioners—abstract expressionists, Beat poets, formalist critics, color-field painters, and demanding theorists, between others—debated the connection among shape and content material, culture and innovation, aesthetics and politics. during this compelling paintings of highbrow and cultural background Genter provides an invigorated culture of past due modernism, based at the paintings of Kenneth Burke, Ralph Ellison, C. Wright turbines, David Riesman, Jasper Johns, Norman Brown, and James Baldwin, a practice that overcame the conservative and reactionary politics of competing modernist practitioners and cleared the path for the postmodern flip of the 1960s.

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Revitalizing America’s Cities: Neighborhood Reinvestment and by Michael H. Schill

By Michael H. Schill

In lots of American towns, heart and top source of revenue individuals are getting into neighborhoods that had formerly suffered disinvestment and rot. the hot citizens renovate housing, stimulate enterprise, and give a contribution to the tax base. those advantages of local revitalization are, every so often, accomplished at a almost certainly critical fee: the displacement of present local citizens by way of eviction, condo conversion, or due to hire raises. Revitalizing America’s towns investigates the explanations why the prosperous movement into revitalizing inner-city neighborhoods and the ways that the recent citizens profit the town. It additionally examines the ensuing displaced families. facts are offered on displacement in 9 revitalizing neighborhoods of 5 cities—the such a lot accomplished survey of displaced families carried out so far. The examine unearths features of displaced families and hardships encountered because of being pressured from their houses. additionally featured is an exam of federal, country, and native rules towards local reinvestment and displacement, together with a number of replacement ways for facing this factor.

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Public Sector Governance in Australia by Meredith Edwards, John Halligan, Bryan Horrigan, Geoffrey

By Meredith Edwards, John Halligan, Bryan Horrigan, Geoffrey Nicoll

Australia lacks a scholarly e-book that covers fresh advancements in public area governance in Australia and blends cross-disciplinary views from legislations, administration, public management and public coverage. the first reason behind scripting this ebook is to fill the distance within the remedy of this topic, and to supply insights from empirical facts and present perform. The booklet presents the 1st entire theoretical and empirical paintings on governance within the Commonwealth public region. It addresses the problems that emerged below the Howard govt in addition to their dealing with less than the Rudd and Gillard governments. The publication goals to reinforce realizing of and conversation approximately public governance throughout govt, and the neighborhood. The authors carry to this ebook services won from political technology, public management and coverage, private and non-private quarter law.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State by Frédéric Mérand

By Frédéric Mérand

This publication explains the production of the eu Union's defense and Defence Policy--to today the main formidable undertaking of peacetime army integration. even if hailed as a necessary step within the integration of Europe or berated as a wasteful danger to U.S. strength, ecu voters are more and more drawn to the typical safeguard coverage. this present day, ''European Defence'' is extra well known than the ecu Union itself, even in nice Britain. M?rand addresses the elemental problem posed via army integration to the way in which we predict in regards to the country within the twenty first Century. on reflection during the last 50 years, he exhibits how statesmen, diplomats and squaddies have converged in the direction of Brussels as a ''natural'' technique to their issues but additionally as whatever worthy struggling with over. The actors so much heavily linked to the formation of geographical regions are actually shaping a transgovernmental safety and protection enviornment. therefore, safeguard coverage is being denationalized. Exploring the complicated family among the country, the army, and citizenship in cutting-edge Europe, M?rand argues that eu Defence is a symptom, yet no longer a reason, of the transformation of the kingdom. This ebook is an unique contribution to the speculation of eu integration. Drawing at the paintings of Pierre Bourdieu, M?rand develops a political sociology of diplomacy which seeks to bridge institutionalism and constructivism. His cautious examine of practices, social representations and tool buildings sheds new mild on safeguard and defence cooperation, but in addition on ecu cooperation extra mostly.

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The Local Dimension of Migration Policymaking by Tiziana Caponio, Maren Borkert

By Tiziana Caponio, Maren Borkert

This looking research deals a clean point of view at the immigrant integration coverage in eu and North American towns. Revealing simply the place and the way immigrants and their receiving societies engage every day, the authors convey how societal inclusion operates at a neighborhood point in quite a lot of significant city settings. the person chapters specialize in 3 specific components of migration coverage - citizenship, welfare providers and spiritual variety - and view person towns of their very diversified nationwide contexts. Spanning Switzerland, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Canada, the case reviews reveal a good type of their methodological ways, whereas demonstrating the relevance of the neighborhood point regardless of the ameliorations in nation buildings, types of integration and centre-peripheral kin. This advanced comparative workout yields vital basic insights into immigration regulations at paintings, which dependable policymakers can't ignore.Tiziana Caponio is researcher on the collage of Turin, and study affiliate on the discussion board Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull'Immigrazione (FIERI) in Turin.Maren Borkert is learn officer on the overseas Centre for Migration coverage improvement (ICMPD) in Vienna. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Privatizing Social Security (National Bureau of Economic by Martin Feldstein

By Martin Feldstein

This quantity represents an important paintings to this point on one of many urgent coverage problems with the instant: the privatization of social safeguard. even supposing social safety is dealing with huge, immense financial strain within the face of an getting older inhabitants, there was particularly little released at the basics of crucial reform via privatization. Privatizing Social Security fills this void via learning the equipment and difficulties keen on transferring from the present method to at least one in line with obligatory saving in person accounts.

"Timely and significant. . . . [Privatizing Social Security] offers a forceful case for an intensive shift from the present unfunded, pay-as-you-go unmarried nationwide application to a compulsory funded application with person discount rates bills. . . . an intensive research of the way a privatized plan might paintings within the usa is supplemented with the studies of 5 different international locations that experience privatized plans." —Library Journal

"[A] high-powered selection of essays via best specialists within the field."—Timothy Taylor, Public Interest

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Splintered Accountability: State Governance and Education by Arnold F Shober

By Arnold F Shober

The No baby Left in the back of Act declared that bettering schooling in each college within the usa used to be a most sensible nationwide precedence. notwithstanding, this act didn't recognize how country departments of schooling have effectively built reforms for the previous few a long time, regardless of the facility fight among governors, legislators, college districts, and country forums of schooling. Drawing upon archival resources, kingdom funds records, interviews, and statistical research, Splintered responsibility amply demonstrates that sustained schooling reform is healthier left within the arms of the particularly self reliant kingdom departments of schooling so that it will keep curriculum criteria, university finance, and instructor licensure structures. entire and winning schooling reform originates from inside nation schooling enterprises, propelled via savvy kingdom superintendents.

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The European Union and Border Conflicts: The Power of by Thomas Diez, Mathias Albert, Stephan Stetter

By Thomas Diez, Mathias Albert, Stephan Stetter

It really is more often than not assumed that neighborhood integration results in balance and peace. This publication is the 1st systematic research of the impression of ecu integration at the transformation of border conflicts. It offers a theoretical framework targeted on 4 'pathways' of impression and applies them to 5 situations of border conflicts: Cyprus, eire, Greece/Turkey, Israel/Palestine and numerous conflicts on Russia's border with the european. The members recommend that integration and organization give you the ecu with probably robust ability to steer border conflicts, yet that the european needs to continuously re-adjust its regulations looking on the dynamics of every clash. Their findings exhibit the stipulations upon which the influence of integration rests and problem the frequent suggestion that integration is unavoidably reliable for peace. This e-book will attract students and scholars of diplomacy, ecu politics, and defense stories learning ecu integration and clash research.

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