GIs et Djihad: Les évolutions militaires pendant la guerre en Irak (2003-2009) (Nouveaux conflits) (French Edition)

Titre : GIs et Djihad: Les évolutions militaires pendant la guerre en Irak (2003-2009) (Nouveaux conflits) (French Edition)
Auteur : Michel Goya
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2015-07-14

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Comprendre la guerre en Irak en vingt minutes. GIs et Djihad est la première analyse complète en langue française et en format court de la guerre menée par les forces américaines en Irak contre les différentes rébellions, depuis la chute du régime de Saddam Hussein en avril 2003 jusqu'au rétablissement de la sécurité en 2008. Elle constitue une clé pour comprendre les évènements en cours au Moyen-Orient.

Village Steppe and State

Titre : Village Steppe and State
Auteur : Eugene Rogan
Éditeur : British Academic Press
ISBN-13 : 1850438293
Libération : 1994

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The contributors to this text on the origins of modern Jordan have based their approach on original fieldwork and archives in Jordan, rather than on foreign archives, and avoid viewing the Jordanian state in the context of British imperial policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The Wahhabis seen through European Eyes 1772 1830

Titre : The Wahhabis seen through European Eyes 1772 1830
Auteur : Giovanni Bonacina
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004293281
Libération : 2015-03-31

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In The Wahhabis seen through European Eyes (1772-1830) Giovanni Bonacina offers an account of the early reaction in Europe to the rise of the Wahhabi movement in Arabia.

International Politics of Recognition

Titre : International Politics of Recognition
Auteur : Thomas Lindemann
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317257455
Libération : 2015-11-17

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The origins of international conflict are often explained by security dilemmas, power-rivalries or profits for political or economic elites. Common to these approaches is the idea that human behaviour is mostly governed by material interests which principally involve the quest for power or wealth. The authors question this truncated image of human rationality. Borrowing the concept of recognition from models developed in philosophy and sociology, this book provides a unique set of applications to the problems of international conflict, and argues that human actions are often not motivated by a pursuit of utility maximisation as much as they are by a quest to gain recognition. This unique approach will be a welcome alternative to the traditional models of international conflict.

The City of the Sun

Titre : The City of the Sun
Auteur : Tommaso Campanella
Éditeur : Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 9781602068872
Libération : 2007-11-01

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City of the Sun, written in 1602, is Tommaso Campanella's contribution to the body of literature concerned with utopia, the philosophical search for the perfect society. Campanella's utopia was based on a form of communism in which all possessions, including women and children, were shared by men. The great city was ruled by a spiritual leader named Metaphysic, whom Power, Wisdom, and Love served, overseeing all aspects of the society. Wisdom ensures that the sciences are properly taught, while Love ensures that men and women breed the most perfect children. Those with an interest in philosophy and sociology will find this book an intriguing take on the structure of an ideal society. Italian philosopher and theologian TOMMASO CAMPANELLA (1568-1639) became a monk at the age of fifteen. He was imprisoned for twenty-seven years for conspiring against the Spanish crown, and it was during this time that he wrote his most important works, including Atheismus triumphatus (1605) and Metaphysica (1609).

Method and Appraisal in Economics

Titre : Method and Appraisal in Economics
Auteur : Latsis
Éditeur : CUP Archive
ISBN-13 : 0521280508
Libération : 1980-11-06

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The central problem of the essays in this volume is the problem of theory appraisal in economics. In the history of economic theory we find few widely recognised theoretical achievements and in the history of the methodology of economics we find little agreement concerning the standards by which we should judge a theory as an improvement on its predecessors.

The Question

Titre : The Question
Auteur : Henri Alleg
Éditeur : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN-13 : 0803259603
Libération : 1958

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Critical analysis of the historic anti-Semitism of France through the lens of Jean-Paul Sartre's philosophy.

Palestinian Civil Society

Titre : Palestinian Civil Society
Auteur : Benoit Challand
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9780203884560
Libération : 2008-12-02

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Palestinian Civil Society examines the development of civil society in the Arab Middle East and the impact of western donors, with particular reference to the Palestinian case. Looking at the evolution of Palestinian civil society organizations from sociological, historical, legal, and institutional perspectives, the book sheds light on the involvement of donors in Palestine, and the effect that aid has had on Palestinian civil society at a social, political and ideological level. Drawing on Arabic texts, political theory and a detailed survey of donors and local organizations, this book challenges culturalist views that there cannot be a ‘vibrant civil society’ in the Arab world and examines the issues of depoliticization of civil society, the rise of the Islamist sector, and the gradual defeat of the left in the Occupied Territories. The author looks at how the interaction between donors and NGOs is not only centred on a western model of civil society, but also evolves around institutional mechanisms and disciplinary discourses, affecting the ability of local NGOs to adapt to the institutional requirements set by international donors. Accessible to non-specialists, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, Middle Eastern studies and development studies.

The State and the Tributary Mode of Production

Titre : The State and the Tributary Mode of Production
Auteur : John F. Haldon
Éditeur : Verso
ISBN-13 : 0860916618
Libération : 1993

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In this groundbreaking critique of both traditional and Marxist notions of feudalism and of the pre-capitalist state, John Haldon considers the configuration of state and social relations in medieval Europe and Mughal India as well as in Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire. He argues that a Marxist reading of the pre-capitalist state can take account of the autonomy of power relations and avoid economic reductionism while still focusing on the forms of tribute which sustained the ruling power. Haldon explores the conflicts to which these gave rise and shows the Ottoman state elite, often held to be a clear example of independence from underlying social relations, to be deeply enmeshed in economic relationships and the extraction of tribute. Haldon argues that feudalism was the specifically European form of a much more widely diffused tributary mode, whose characteristic social relations and structural constraints can be seen at work in the Byzantine, Ottoman and Mughal empires as well. While acknowledging the range of ideological and cultural variation within and between these examples of the tributary mode, Haldon denies the thesis that such “superstructural” variations themselves yielded fundamentally contrasting social relations.

Al Qaeda

Titre : Al Qaeda
Auteur : Jason Burke
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141901329
Libération : 2007-08-30

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To most in the West, 'al-Qaeda' is seen as a byword for terror: a deadly, highly organised fanatical group masterminded by Osama bin Laden. But does this tell the whole truth? Prize-winning journalist Jason Burke has spent a decade reporting from the heart of the Middle East and gaining unprecedented access to the world of radical Islam. Now, drawing on his frontline experience of recent events in Iraq and Afghanistan, on secret documents and astonishing interviews with intelligence officers, militants, mujahideen commanders and bin Laden's associates, he reveals the full story of al-Qaeda - and demolishes the myths that underpin the 'war on terror'. Burke demonstrates that in fact 'al-Qaeda' is merely a convenient label applied by the West to a far broader - and thus more dangerous - phenomenon of Islamic militancy, and shows how eradicating a single figure or group will do nothing to combat terrorism. Only by understanding the true, complex nature of al-Qaeda, he argues, can we address the real issues surrounding our security today.

The First Crusade 1096 99

Titre : The First Crusade 1096 99
Auteur : David Nicolle
Éditeur : Praeger Publishers
ISBN-13 : 0275988473
Libération : 2005-01-01

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One of the most famous military campaigns in history, to many the Crusades were the First Crusade. This book details the first 'armed pilgrimage' to the Holy Land, the only Crusade that really succeeded, resulting in the creation of four so-called Crusader States in the Middle East, repercussions of which can still be felt today.