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Ohana, David
In the turbulent period between 1870 and 1930, the contours on modernity were taking shape, especially the connections between technology, politics and aesthetics. The trilogy "The Nihilist Order" traces the genealogy of the nihilist-totalitarian syndrome. Georges Sorel (1847-1922) was the first political philosopher to develop a systematic theory of political myth, one that had profound impact on radical leaders and totalitarian movements of the twentieth century. While he was a highly respected early political sociologist, his writings transcended disciplinary boundaries in their creation of a modern political mythology. Believing that ideology was too abstract, general and ineffective to be instrumental in the political mobilisation of the masses, he formulated the myth of the general strike. According to his theory of social psychology, people are socialised not by means of ideology, but through a common experience of action. This idea was adopted to great effect in the following years by revolutionary syndicalism, fascism and bolshevism. Sorel's problem was one that is well understood by the social thinkers of today: that of revitalising a political arena and a social structure which he felt to be dominated by an inauthentic, degenerate search for a tranquil bourgeois existence. The myth of violence, he believed, would reinvigorate the militancy of both socialism and nationalism and spur these on to a new and dynamic course of action. Sorelian myth should be understood in a new way, not as a means to some ideological purpose, but to a mobilisation of heroic action, seen as an end in itself. 187pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845192907
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Inventory #19980
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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World Trade Organization Secretariat
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the multilateral trading system (GATT/WTO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) organized a symposium to discuss and analyze the current and future role of the world trading system. The rapid developments in the 1990s - not only political, but also economic and technological changes - have brought the WTO to a turning point in its existence. The new challenge, as the Director General stated in his opening remarks at the symposium, is not just to advance free trade against the forces of protectionism. The WTO's future agenda should also look at how investment and competition laws affect market access; whether differing labour or environmental standards confer a trade advantage and how this should be dealt with; whether taxation and innovation policies constitute a subsidy; whether governments should be allowed to regulate content on the Internet. These and other issues are a world away from "traditional" trade concerns such as tariffs or quotas, and yet all are included, in one form or another, on the new trade agenda. In this topical collection of essays, academics in international trade take a fresh look at the future of the global trading system and give an analysis of the new trade agenda. 183pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2000, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041112537
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Inventory #14842
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.12 approx. - € 44.20 approx.)
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Edited By Mims,Edwin
Wideranging study of the intellectual life of the South,including oratory,poetry,folk-lore,and the inestimable wit of the Big Bear School,and the sciences.540pp.
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . Facsimile Reprint. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1565549570
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Inventory #6486
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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White, Captain Jim
289pp.
Headwater Books, 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780979346095
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Inventory #21254
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Holgate, Stephen T.
Ten studies describe new discoveries regarding the structure and function of mast cells and put their ontogeny and function into perspective. The relatively recent recognition that mast cells are at the center of acute allergic reactions has generated renewed interest in their study.289pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0852009682
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Inventory #15243
Price: £ 45.00 GBP ($ 58.64 approx. - € 49.73 approx.)
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