Reassessments and Rephrasings
Edited by Jose V. Ciprut
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Freedom by Jose V. Ciprut
Book DescriptionSome philosophers conceive freedom as a state; others view it as an ideal. A songwriter sees it as a way of life: "Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free." The embattled statesman and the political idealist perceive causal links among personal freedoms, societal democracy, and global peace. In this cross-disciplinary volume, the contributors reassess and rephrase the conceptualizations and theorizations of freedom and their applicability to daily life. Framed by historical contexts, their field-specific studies help reconcile theory and practice. Their shared and unique ideational framework can be paraphrased in six words, a question mark, and a (muted) exclamation point: Freedom? Beware what you wish for (!).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262533102
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Interdisciplinary perspectives on the concepts of indeterminacy and indeterminability and the distinctions between the two.
Future of Citizenship, Paperback (April 2009)
Contributors from a range of disciplines discuss the evolving meaning of citizenship, and the possible future of a global "citizenship by voluntary association."
Democratizations, Paperback (April 2009)
A cross-disciplinary examination of democratization, as seen in different attempts at it across the globe.
Ethics, Politics, and Democracy, Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Jose V. Ciprut
Interdisciplinary discussion of the normative underpinnings of political governance from Ancient Mesopotamia to modern America
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Author Biography - Jose V. Ciprut
Jose V. Ciprut is an economist, independent scholar, and the author of The Art of the Feud: Reconceptualizing International Relations and Of Fears And Foes: Security And Insecurity In A Globalizing International Political Economy.
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