The Friendly Dickens

Titre : The Friendly Dickens
Auteur : Norrie Epstein
Éditeur : Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13 : 0140153829
Libération : 2001-01

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Interweaves historical and biographical background to comment on Dickens' body of work and Victorian eccentricities.

The New Custodians of the State

Titre : The New Custodians of the State
Auteur : Genieys, William
Éditeur : Transaction Publishers
ISBN-13 : 9781412845328
Libération : 2010

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Simulating an Ageing Population

Titre : Simulating an Ageing Population
Auteur : Anders Klevmarken
Éditeur : Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9780444532534
Libération : 2008

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Chapter 1: An ageing economy in an international perspective by Anders Klevmarken and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 2: Dynamic microsimulation for policy analysis: Problems and solutions by Anders Klevmarken. Chapter 3: SESIM: A swedish micro-simulation model by Lennart Flood. Chapter 4: Changes in the health status of the population by Kristian Bolin, Matias Eklöf, Sören Höjgård and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 5: Sickness absence from work by Kristian Bolin, Sören Höjgård and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 6: Early retirement by Kristian Bolin, Matias Eklöf, Daniel Hallberg, Sören Höjgård and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 7: Geographical mobility and tenure choice by Urban Fransson and Matias Eklöf. Chapter 8: The income of the baby boomers by Lennart Flood, Anders Klevmarken and Andreea Mitrut. Chapter 9: The distribution of wealth by Lennart Flood and Anders Klevmarken. Chapter 10: Utilization of inpatient care by Kristian Bolin, Sören Höjgård and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 11: The demand for old age care by Urban Fransson, Daniel Hallberg and Mårten Lagergren. Chapter 12: Simulating the future of the elderly by Anders Klevmarken. Chapter 13: Evaluation and conclusions by Anders Klevmarken.


Auteur : Linda Cardinal
Éditeur : University of Ottawa Press
ISBN-13 : 2760324494
Libération : 2017-02-22

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Cet ouvrage montre de fa�on �loquente le r�le du S�nat dans la repr�sentation politique des communaut�s francophones et acadienne du Canada (CFC). Les CFC ont droit � une repr�sentation au S�nat qui d�coule d’une convention constitutionnelle et leur repr�sentation politique ne doit pas �tre n�glig�e par les administrations politiques. Dans le droit fil de la tradition parlementaire britannique, le syst�me politique canadien repose non seulement sur des r�gles de droit �crit, mais aussi sur un ensemble de conventions. M�me si ces conventions ne sont pas n�cessairement justiciables, en ce sens qu’il n’appartient pas aux tribunaux de les faire respecter, elles sont dot�es d’une force normative consid�rable. R�dig� par Linda Cardinal et S�bastien Grammond, sp�cialistes des questions linguistiques et identitaires, du constitutionnalisme, du f�d�ralisme et de la repr�sentation des minorit�s au sein des institutions politiques, cet ouvrage est le fruit de leurs interventions portant sur les r�formes du S�nat propos�es par le gouvernement Harper depuis 2006. Ces r�formes n’�taient pas favorables � la repr�sentation des CFC et n�gligeaient le fait qu’il existe une convention ou un droit � la repr�sentation des CFC au S�nat. L’ouvrage revient sur cette p�riode et �value les sc�narios de r�forme en s’appuyant sur les d�bats internationaux sur la repr�sentation politique des minorit�s. Ces analyses sont importantes, car elles pr�cisent les m�canismes les plus susceptibles de favoriser la repr�sentation des minorit�s au sein des institutions gouvernementales. Un rappel en r�gle que la question de la repr�sentation politique des CFC ne peut pas �tre escamot�e par les gouvernements au pouvoir.

The Spirit of Cities

Titre : The Spirit of Cities
Auteur : Daniel A. Bell
Éditeur : Princeton University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781400848263
Libération : 2013-10-27

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Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous with democracy and Sparta represented military discipline. In this original and engaging book, Daniel Bell and Avner de-Shalit explore how this classical idea can be applied to today's cities, and they explain why philosophy and the social sciences need to rediscover the spirit of cities. Bell and de-Shalit look at nine modern cities and the prevailing ethos that distinguishes each one. The cities are Jerusalem (religion), Montreal (language), Singapore (nation building), Hong Kong (materialism), Beijing (political power), Oxford (learning), Berlin (tolerance and intolerance), Paris (romance), and New York (ambition). Bell and de-Shalit draw upon the richly varied histories of each city, as well as novels, poems, biographies, tourist guides, architectural landmarks, and the authors' own personal reflections and insights. They show how the ethos of each city is expressed in political, cultural, and economic life, and also how pride in a city's ethos can oppose the homogenizing tendencies of globalization and curb the excesses of nationalism. The Spirit of Cities is unreservedly impressionistic. Combining strolling and storytelling with cutting-edge theory, the book encourages debate and opens up new avenues of inquiry in philosophy and the social sciences. It is a must-read for lovers of cities everywhere. In a new preface, Bell and de-Shalit further develop their idea of "civicism," the pride city dwellers feel for their city and its ethos over that of others.


Titre : Hezbollah
Auteur : Dominique Avon
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780674070318
Libération : 2012-09-10

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Hezbollah’s revolutionary role in global politics has invited lionization and vilification, rather than a clear-eyed view of its place in history. Now that the party is in power, how will Hezbollah reconcile its regional obligations with its religious beliefs? This nonpartisan account offers insights that Western media have missed or misunderstood.

A History of the Iraq Crisis

Titre : A History of the Iraq Crisis
Auteur : Frédéric Bozo
Éditeur : Columbia University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780231801393
Libération : 2016-09-27

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In March 2003, the United States and Great Britain invaded Iraq to put an end to the regime of Saddam Hussein. The war was launched without a United Nations mandate and was based on the erroneous claim that Iraq had retained weapons of mass destruction. France, under President Jacques Chirac and Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, spectacularly opposed the United States and British invasion, leading a global coalition against the war that also included Germany and Russia. The diplomatic crisis leading up to the war shook both French and American perceptions of each other and revealed cracks in the transatlantic relationship that had been building since the end of the Cold War. Based on exclusive French archival sources and numerous interviews with former officials in both France and the United States, A History of the Iraq Crisis retraces the international exchange that culminated in the 2003 Iraq conflict. It shows how and why the Iraq crisis led to a confrontation between two longtime allies unprecedented since the time of Charles de Gaulle, and it exposes the deep and ongoing divisions within Europe, the Atlantic alliance, and the international community as a whole. The Franco-American narrative offers a unique prism through which the American road to war can be better understood.

Social problems in europe

Titre : Social problems in europe
Auteur : Edyta Januszewska
Éditeur : Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN-13 : 9782336332918
Libération : 2013-12-01

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Social work in the twenty-first century faces the dilemmas of the modern world. Ever present problems, such as drug addiction, alcoholism, poverty, homelessness, social exclusion and ethnicity, and crime and terrorism, are becoming increasingly intricate and complex in today's global environment. However, in addition to the old dilemmas there are now new crises and problems. This book is an attempt to respond to the problems of the modern world and to familiarize the reader with various aspects of coping with the challenges of postmodernity (...)