This book shows how and why politicians and police actors confront, negotiate with, or protect drug dealers to contain criminal violence in urban areas or profit from illicit rents. It will be useful to scholars, students and policymakers interested in crime and violence in Latin America and beyond.
This collection of papers aims to increase our understanding of what meaning in life is, in what way, if any, mortality can be said to be detrimental to a life's meaningfulness, and in what way death and mortality can be said to be requisites or at least constituents of a meaningful life.
This book studies a puzzle observed in contemporary Indonesian politics: while the quality of democracy in Indonesia has deteriorated in recent years, public satisfaction with democracy has increased. To explain this development, the book studies ideological representation, an aspect of Indonesian democracy that is often overlooked.
Did modernity arrive in South Asia with British colonialism? Or was South Asia already modern by then? What might have that modernity looked like? The Early Modern in South Asia engages with these questions. It brings together ten chapters, which collectively trace the contours of South Asia's early modernity between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. They do this by examining the nature of historical change in various domains, including philosophy, warfare, law, environment, politics, violence, religion, and society. The chapters argue that in all these fields, there were noticeable developments during this period, marking a shift from the medieval to the early modern. The introductory chapter contextualizes this by analysing the politics of periodization in history-writing across the world. It discusses the meanings of the relatively new concept of early modernity and the implications of its use for how we understand historical change and continuity in South Asia.
Uncivil Liberalism studies how ideas of liberty from the colonized South claimed universality in the North. Recovering the political theory of Dadabhai Naoroji, India's pre-eminent liberal, this book offers an original global history of this process by focussing on Naoroji's pre-occupation with social interdependence and civil peace in an age of growing cultural diversity and economic inequality. It shows how Naoroji used political economy to critique British liberalism's incapacity for civil peace by linking periods of communal rioting in colonial Bombay with the Parsi minority's economic decline. He responded by innovating his own liberalism, characterized by labour rights, economic republicanism and social interdependence maintained by freely contracting workers. Significantly, the author draws attention to how Naoroji seeded 'Western' thinkers with his ideas as well as influencing numerous ideologies in colonial and post-colonial India. In doing so, the book offers a compelling argument which reframes Indian 'nationalists' as global thinkers.
This book assesses the causes and consequences of 'open meeting laws,' which require public access to proceedings in state legislatures. While some may assume such laws increase accountability, the book consistently finds that open meetings do not influence legislators' behavior or citizens' capacity to alter that behavior.
Using archives and in-depth interviews, this book demonstrates how counterinsurgency in Central America distorted government functioning, breeding long-term patterns of corruption and criminality that burden the region today. It rethinks the relationship between war and state formation and challenges existing approaches to post-conflict reform.
Challenging assumptions regarding authoritarian governments in Rwanda in the decades before the 1994 genocide, Marie-Eve Desrosiers uses original archival data and interviews to highlight the complex relations between authorities, opponents, and society.
Frost's analysis of Aquinas's theories of efficient causation and causal powers is a rich exploration of a central philosophical topic in medieval philosophy and beyond. It will be valuable especially for scholars and advanced students working on Aquinas and on medieval philosophy.
We Are All Migrants is the first narrative history of multicultural Germany, told through life-stories, charting the groups and waves of post-1945 migration to Germany, West and East, and showing that the story of immigration to Germany is a success story.
Caste, Knowledge, and Power investigates the transformations of caste practices in twentieth century India and the role of knowledge in this transformation and in the continuing of these oppressive practices. The author situates the domination and subordination in the domain of knowledge production in India not just in the emergence of colonial modernity but in the formation of colonial–Brahminical modernity. It engages less with the marginalization of the oppressed castes in the modern institutions of knowledge production which has already been discussed widely in the scholarship. Rather, the author focuses on how the modern colonial–Brahminical concept of knowledge invalidated many other forms of knowing practices and how historically caste domination transformed from the claims of superiority in acharam (ritual hierarchy) to the claims of superiority in possession of knowledge.
The book is invaluable to all those interested in behavioural science and its application to policy. It offers a unique framework that fits within the classical liberal tradition of affording citizens autonomy over their lives, so long as they do not abuse that freedom by imposing substantive harms on others.
Chronicles the life, work and significance of Clarence Streit and his Atlantic federal union movement, revealing the importance of public political cultures and federalist frameworks. The first comprehensive study to explore Streit, this book will interest historians and students of twentieth-century US foreign relations.
This timely intervention into the debate about the legacy of the Enlightenment highlights both the plurality and the continuing relevance of Enlightened cosmopolitanism to contemporary global concerns, linking cultural history with the history of ideas and politics, in a global perspective.
This Element discusses the consequences on the social bond of the conjoint action of the neoliberal economic and social model and of the powerful pressures for the democratization of social relations in Chilean society. It analyzes the circuit of detachment, its components, and their consequences for the social and the political bond.
This book addresses two central questions in current debates about US foreign policy: how did the US sustain its world order, and can this world order persist in the future? Giacomo Chiozza suggests that the answer depends on the relations the US maintains with incumbents and challengers in partner nations.