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Development as Freedom

Development as Freedom
  • Author : Amartya Sen
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2011-05-25
  • ISBN : 9780307874290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.

Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom
  • Author : James M. McPherson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2003-12-11
  • ISBN : 0199726582
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.

Freedom Dreams

Freedom Dreams
  • Author : Robin D. G. Kelley
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780807009772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

". . . [a] bold and provocative celebration of the black radical imagination in the 20th century." —The New York Times Book Review Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism, and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow. From "the preeminent historian of black popular culture" (Cornel West), an inspiring work on the power of imagination to transform society. "Based on Kelley's belief that to make a better world we must first imagine it, this brilliantly conceived and written book recounts the accomplishments of black activists and thinkers over the past century who have been committed to remaking the world." —Library Journal Robin D. G.Kelley is professor of history and Africana studies at New York University and author of Hammer and Hoe, Race Rebels, and Yo' Mama's Disfunktional! (Beacon / 0941-5 / $14.00 pb). He lives in New York City.

Freedom

Freedom
  • Author : Katrin Flikschuh
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release : 2007-11-05
  • ISBN : 0745624383
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In this engaging new book, Katrin Flikschuh offers an accessible introduction to divergent conceptions of freedom in contemporary liberal political philosophy. Beginning with a discussion of Isaiah Berlin's seminal distinction between negative and positive liberty, the book goes on to consider Gerald MacCallums alternative proposal of freedom as a triadic concept. The abiding influence of Berlin's argument on the writings of contemporary liberal philosophers such as Robert Nozick, Hillel Steiner, Ronald Dworkin and Joseph Raz, is fully explored in subsequent chapters. Flikschuh shows that, instead of just one negative and one positive freedom tradition, contemporary liberal thinkers articulate the meaning and significance of liberal freedom in many different and often conflicting ways. What should we make of such diversity and disagreement? Should it undermine our confidence in the coherence of liberal freedom? Should we strive towards greater conceptual and normative unity? Flikschuh argues that moral and political disagreement about freedom can often be traced back to differences in underlying metaphysical presuppositions and commitments. Yet these differences do not show liberal freedom debates to be confused or incoherent. On the contrary, they demonstrate the centrality of this philosophically elusive idea to the continued vitality of liberal political thinking.

Technologies of Freedom

Technologies of Freedom
  • Author : Ithiel de Sola POOL
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1983
  • ISBN : 9780674872332
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Examines the impact of cable television, computer networks, communication satellites, and other modern technology on free speech and freedom of the press

Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality

Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality
  • Author : G. A. Cohen,Gerald Allan Cohen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1995-10-26
  • ISBN : 9780521477512
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In this book, G. A. Cohen examines the libertarian principle of self-ownership, arguing that it cannot deliver the freedom it promises to secure thus undermining the concept that lovers of freedom should embrace capitalism & its accompanying inequality.

Freedom of Speech and Its Limits

Freedom of Speech and Its Limits
  • Author : Wojciech Sadurski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2001-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781402002816
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In authoritarian states, the discourse on freedom of speech, conducted by those opposed to non-democratic governments, focuses on the core aspects of this freedom: on a right to criticize the government, a right to advocate theories arid ideologies contrary to government-imposed orthodoxy, a right to demand institutional reforms, changes in politics, resignation of the incompetent and the corrupt from positions of authority. The claims for freedom of speech focus on those exercises of freedom that are most fundamental and most beneficial to citizens - and which are denied to them by the government. But in a by-and large democratic polity, where these fundamental benefits of freedom of speech are generally enjoyed by the citizens, the public and scholarly discourse on freedom of speech hovers about the peripheries of that freedom; the focus is on its outer boundaries rather than at the central territory of freedom of speech. Those borderline cases, in which people who are otherwise genuinely committed to the core aspects of freedom of speech may sincerely disagree, include pornography, racist hate speech and religious bigoted expressions, defamation of politicians and of private persons, contempt of court, incitement to violence, disclosure of military or commercial secrets, advertising of merchandise such as alcohol or cigarettes or of services and entertainment such as gambling and prostitution.

Freedom

Freedom
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Ratna Sagar
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 9788183323314
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Freedom of Association

Freedom of Association
  • Author : Amy Gutmann
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 1998-08-23
  • ISBN : 9780691057590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Americans are joiners--of churches, community associations, and service organizations of all kinds. This volume explores the individual and civic values of associational freedom in a liberal democracy.

Foucault on Freedom

Foucault on Freedom
  • Author : Johanna Oksala
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2005-06-16
  • ISBN : 9780521847797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Oksala identifies the different interpretations of freedom in Foucault's philosophy and examines its three major divisions.