Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State: The African Dilemma (Shaftesbury Papers, 12)

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Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State is an insightful study of highly centralized, unitary systems of government and the breakdown of civil society in sub-Saharan Africa. The author argues persuasively that institutional reform involving decentralization and federalism can better accommodate ethnic diversity in the area.Used Book in Good Condition

Unity in Diversity: Europe and the European Union: Enlargement and Constitutional Treaty

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“The overall themes of this book are past and present changes in European cooperation. Two such changes were at the top of the agenda in the summer of 2004: the Eastern enlargement and the constitutional treaty. A way to interpret these changes is to look at them as manifestations of the two core concepts, ‘diversity’ and ‘unity’. The combination of the concept of unity with the apparently contrasting notion of diversity – the two extremes of a scale seems to amount to a contradiction. But that is exactly the nature of European cooperation. How to overcome this contradiction and make it fruitful and productive is the challenge faced by the nations of Europe in the 21st Century. The different chapters address different aspects of this challenge: from the problems faced by new member states of Central Europe, via the long and tortuous road towards a common European constitution and popular Euro-scepticism, to the role of Europe in the world as mirrored by its relations with the United States of America. Enlargement and constitutional treaty are the two keywords of the European Union in the 21st century. And they incarnate the two notions of ‘diversity’ and ‘unity’. They both constitute major changes in the architecture of the European Union. The first change – enlargement – is a major step towards the overall goal of uniting all of Europe, of making the map of the Union congruent with that of geographical Europe. What began as a mere economic cooperation between six West European countries now almost covers the whole continent from the Atlantic to the Russian border. The chapters are the written versions of six of the lectures given at an international summer university under the theme “”Europe and the European Union – a Scenario for the Future””, held at Copenhagen Business School. The seminar was organized as a cooperation between the Centre for the Study of Europe at CBS and the European Studies Program at Malm^ University under the auspices of the Oeresund University.”

Migration and Autonomous Territories: The Case of South Tyrol and Catalonia (Studies in Territorial and Cultural Diversity Governance)

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Migration is an increasingly important reality for sub-national autonomous territories characterized by large historical communities or minorities. The diverse claims of these groups, on the one hand, and of new communities arising from migration, on the other, bring complexity to the management of migration issue in the territories.
Migration and Autonomous Territories, edited by Roberta Medda-Windischer and Andrea Carlà, draws on the fields of migration and minority studies, to analyze the challenges associated with the need to reconcile diversity and unity in autonomous territories. The volume compares the cases of South Tyrol and Catalonia, characterized both by the presence of large historical communities and minorities, and significant migration aims, and sheds new light on how sub-national units deal with migration.

Media Diversity: Economics, Ownership, and the Fcc (Routledge Communication Series)

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Media Diversity: Economics, Ownership, and the FCC provides a detailed analysis of the regulation of diversity and its impact on the structure and practices within the broadcast television industry. As deregulation is quickly changing the media landscape, this volume puts the changing structure of the industry into perspective through the use of an insider’s point of view to examine how policy and programming get made.

Author Mara Einstein blends her industry experience and academic expertise to examine diversity as a media policy, suggesting that it has been ineffective and is potentially outdated, as study after study has found diversity regulations to be wanting. In addition to reviewing diversity research on the impact of minority ownership, regulation of cable and DBS, duopolies, ownership of multiple networks and cross ownership of media on program content, Einstein considers the financial interest and syndication rules as a case study, due to their profound effects on the structure of the television industry. She also poses questions from an economic perspective on why the FCC regulates structure rather than content. Through the presentation of her research results, she argues persuasively that the consolidation of the media industry does not affect the diversity of entertainment programming, a conclusion with broad ramifications for all media and for future research about media monopolies.

This volume serves as a defining work in its examination of the intersection of regulation and economics with media content. It is appropriate as a supplemental text in courses on communication policy, broadcast economic and media management, broadcast programming, political economy of the mass media, and media criticism at the advanced and graduate level. It is also likely to interest broadcast professionals, media policymakers, communication lawyers, and academics. It is a must-read for all who are interested in the media monopoly debate.Used Book in Good Condition

Cities on the Plains: Divinity and Diversity

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Theological concepts continue to maintain political concepts well after those theological concepts are no longer supported by belief. Cities on the Plains examines some of these concepts in the light of five different times and places. It is both a response to theological concerns in contemporary political theory and broadly accessible examination of familiar political issues touched by the divine – such as gay marriage, 911, or the French tradition of laicité. Concerns of difference and the divine are pursued through broadly familiar texts (the Bible, and Gore Vidal), significant texts of political theory (Plato and Augustine), and less common texts (Averroes). Gods, or the intellectual territory they used to occupy, are treated as important features of the political; contesting with these gods can help us visit, defend, and desire, (to paraphrase Deleuze and Guatarri) new cities and new peoples.

Globalization and Identity: Cultural Diversity, Religion, and Citizenship (Peace and Policy)

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In the first decade of the twenty-first century, globaliza- tion and identity have emerged as the most critical challenges to world peace. This volume of Peace & Policy addresses the overarching question, “What are the effects of globalization in the areas of culture, ethnic diversity, religion, and citizenship, and how does terrorism help groups attain a sense of global identity?”

Part I, “Citizenship in a Globalizing World,” reexamines globalization in light of the traditions from which human civilizations have evolved. Linda Groff focuses on Samuel R. Huntington’s thesis that the Cold War would be followed by a clash of civilizations. Joseph A. Camilleri traces the history of the concept of citizenship and its transformation through the ages to modern times. Kamran Mofid argues that the marketplace is not just an economic sphere but one where economic and business interests must embrace the spiritual assets of the community. Majid Tehranian raises the problem of identity and advocates the assumption of global identity, responsibility, and citizenship. Part II, “Convergence in Global Cultures,” explores the complex issues of diversity in religions. Christopher Leeds, Vladimir Korobov, and Bharapt Gupt show how the reconceptualization of the world both geographically and regionally can recreate new sensibilities needed to overcome differences. Part III, “Divergence in Global Conflicts,” discusses the multiple dimensions of the globalizing effects of economic expansion and political strife experienced by different cultures at local and regional levels. Audrey Kitigawa and Ade Ogunrinade use Nigeria as an example of political manipulation of religious and ethnic groups to divert attention from the real problems of social and economic marginalization. Fred Riggs looks at how the Web has become a medium in the globalization of religious movements.

The authors maintain that continuing efforts for dialogue across cultural and religious boundaries in today’s interreligious and interfaith organizations can become a force for healing.

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The human machine: an inquiry into the diversity of human faculty in its bearings upon social life, religion, education, and politics


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The Franchise (The Opportunity)


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Latrell Baker’s scientific approach to football―watching football―has finally paid off. Harmon Holt heard about the algorithm he developed for determining best defensive play, and now Latrell’s landed himself an internship with the NFL’s LA Stars. But he’ll soon discover that working in pro football involves more politics and secrets than science.

The Carpet Weaver Of Isfahan


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Daniel had given up on life, but then he hears the truth about a small carpet…

Wounded while serving in the Israeli army, Daniel lives holed up in his parents’ home, despondent, cut off from the world. After a home break-in, he learns from the insurance agent that the small carpet in his room is a precious work of art, of the value of a Van Gogh. This knowledge sparks something in Daniel, and his adventure begins.

Entranced by the legend of the carpet weaver, he must locate her at all costs

He travels to Canada, where his father had purchased the rug, and hears from the carpet merchant an Iranian legend about a gifted young girl who wove three magnificent carpets but met with a tragic fate. Daniel purchases the second carpet and becomes fixated on locating the third.

Daniel meets up with love, danger, and international uproar in Iran

He enters Iran illegally in search of the carpet weaver and is pursued by Canadian, Israeli, and Iranian secret service agents, each with a different agenda. Unaware of the international uproar he has caused, Daniel falls in love with the weaver’s daughter and begins to heal. In the meantime a complex deal must be made to save him from certain death and to arrange his safe exit from Iran.

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