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Liberty, equality, fraternity

By Spicker, Paul
  • ISBN Code: : 1847421644
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
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Paul Spicker's new book takes the three founding principles of the French Revolution - Liberty, Equality, Fraternity - and examines how they relate to social policy today. The book considers the political and moral dimensions of a wide range of social policies, and offers a different way of thinking about each subject from the way it is usually analysed. The book is in three main parts, one part devoted to Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in turn. Each part explores the elements and dimensions of the key concept, its application to policy, its interrelationship with the other two principles, and how policies have developed to promote the principle in society. The conclusion outlines three models of radical politics, based on the main concepts. Liberty, equality, fraternity is an original, thought-provoking book, addressing perennial themes with many topical examples drawn from policy in practice, and offering distinctive insights into socialist and radical thinking.

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  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: the-french-revolution-and-napoleon.pdf

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Lynn Hunt and Jack R. Censer's The French Revolution and Napoleon provides a globally-oriented narrative history of events from 1789 until the fall of Napoleon. It emphasizes the global origins and consequences of the French Revolution and explains why it is the formative event for modern politics. The book integrates global competition, fiscal crisis, slavery and the beginnings of nationalism with the more traditional emphases on human rights and constitutions, terror and violence, and the rise of authoritarianism. This global approach then enables the authors – two world-renowned scholars in the field – to clearly illustrate how the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire changed all the political givens for Europe, the Americas, North Africa and parts of Asia as well. Including numerous illustrations and maps, end-of-chapter questions, timelines and primary source document extracts for analysis in each chapter, this book is essential reading for all students of modern European history who want to understand the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire in a truly global context.

The French Revolution

By David Andress
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  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Book Code : 1788540069
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Members : 201
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A short, brilliant and controversial new interpretation of arguably the most important revolution of all time: the event that made the rights of man and the demand for liberty, equality and fraternity central to modern politics. Part of the stunning Landmark Library series. In this miraculously compressed, incisive book David Andress argues that it was the peasantry of France who made and defended the Revolution of 1789. That the peasant revolution benefitted far more people, in more far reaching ways, than the revolution of lawyerly elites and urban radicals that has dominated our view of the revolutionary period. History has paid more attention to Robespierre, Danton and Bonaparte than it has to the millions of French peasants who were the first to rise up in 1789, and the most ardent in defending changes in land ownership and political rights. 'Those furthest from the centre rarely get their fair share of the light', Andress writes, and the peasants were patronised, reviled and often persecuted by urban elites for not following their lead. Andress's book reveals a rural world of conscious, hard-working people and their struggles to defend their ways of life and improve the lives of their children and communities.

Towards Social Renewal

By Rudolf Steiner
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  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Book Code : 1855843021
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Social Science
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Although this book was first published in 1919, it remains highly relevant to social problems encountered today. Uniquely, Steiner's social thinking is not based on intellectual theory, but on a profound perception of the archetypal spiritual nature of social life. As he suggests in this classic work, society has three distinct realms - the economic, the political (individual human rights), and the cultural (spiritual). While social life as a whole is a unity, the autonomy of these three sectors should be respected if our increasing social problems are to be resolved. Steiner relates the ideals of 'liberty, equality and fraternity' to modern society. Economics calls for fraternity (brotherhood), political rights require equality, while culture should be characterised by liberty (freedom). The slogans of the French Revolution, he suggests, can only become truly manifest if our social thinking is transformed to correspond to the spiritual reality.

Liberal Oasis

By Joshua Muravchik
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  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Book Code : 1594037558
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : History
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Israel has become the most reviled of states; and the international Left—world church bodies, British labor unions, American human rights groups and the like—has been especially vociferous in its condemnations. But, ironically, Israel's humane accomplishments in the very realms that the Left most cherishes compare favorably with those of most other countries. This is especially true if Israel is compared with other countries in its region, or with other countries under external duress, or with the other states born after World War Two that have so often stumbled at nation-building. In Liberal Oasis: The Truth About Israel, Joshua Muravchik marshals a wealth of hard data, livened with telling anecdotes, to show that in the achievement of liberty, equality, fraternity, Israel is one of the world's most remarkable and admirable societies.

Debating Modern Revolution

By Jack R. Censer
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472589645
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 794
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Revolution is an idea that has been one of the most important drivers of human activity since its emergence in its modern form in the 18th century. From the American and French revolutionaries who upset a monarchical order that had dominated for over a millennium up to the Arab Spring, this notion continues but has also developed its meanings. Equated with democracy and legal equality at first and surprisingly redefined into its modern meaning, revolution has become a means to create nations, change the social order, and throw out colonial occupiers, and has been labelled as both conservative and reactionary. In this concise introduction to the topic, Jack R. Censer charts the development of these competing ideas and definitions in four chronological sections. Each section includes a debate from protagonists who represent various forms of revolution and counterrevolution, allowing students a firmer grasp on the particular ideas and individuals of each era. This book offers a new approach to the topic of revolution for all students of world history.

Political Discipline in a Free Society (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 40)

By H. J. Blackham
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135026106
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Political Science
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This book traces the rise and fall of political philosophies since the 17th century. The second part of the book shows how the general technique of cumulative learning from experience applies to social legislation and social services, party politics to defence strategy and to the trends that follow the modern explosion of knowledge and capital. The main argument is that social control is at its best a deliberate joint creation of and learning from social experience; and in this sense political discipline although not the same as logical or scientific discipline is like them a submission to form, not force. The book gives a definite meaning to the idea of human progress and finds reason for a restoration of political hope and faith.

While Walking Through the Street of Indian State

By Jivindarr Kumar Jain
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  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9390287707
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Poetry
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The poems in this collection have the shadow of violence in society, the oppressive and intimidating state apparatus and its irresponsible functionaries and quietly suffering people.The charm of the Modern state with its noble precepts of liberty, equality, fraternity and democracy has been waning The State, its effete institutions and inefficient and corrupt functionaries have been incapable and unwilling to liberate people from the servitude of widespread poverty, hunger, disease, exploitation, inequality, and evils of radicalism, fanaticism and violence festering the society. Billions continue to live the life of sub-humans.The people will have to take charge of their destiny with greater seriousness and sagacity to escape from the clutches of the evil forces which pervade the society by choosing and facilitating rise of true leaders who have honesty of purpose and transparency in work.

Freedom's Moment

By Paul M. Cohen
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226112918
  • Total of Pages : 237
  • Category : Political Science
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What kind of freedom, and what kind of individual, has the French Revolutionary tradition sought to propagate? Paul Cohen finds a distinctly French articulation of freedom in the texts and lives of eight renowned cultural critics who lived between the eighteenth century and the present day. Arranged not according to the lives and times of its protagonists but to the narrative themes and structures they held in common, Cohen’s study discerns a single master narrative of liberty in modern France. He captures these radicals, whose tradition bids them to resist the authority of power structures and public opinion. They denounce bourgeois and utilitarian values, the power of Church and State, and the corrupting influence of everyday politics, and they dream of a revolutionary rupture, a fleeting instant of sometimes violent but always meaningful transgression. An eloquent and insightful work on French political culture, Freedom's Moment also helps explain how France, even as it has oscillated between political stagnation and crisis, has held onto its faith that liberty, equality, and fraternity remain within its grasp. Examines the ideas of Rousseau, Robespierre, Stendahl, Michelet, Bergson, Peguy, Sartre, and Foucault.

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

By Timothy Tackett
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674286863
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : History
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How did the French Revolution’s ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descend into violence and terror? Timothy Tackett offers a new interpretation of this turning point in world history. Penetrating the mentality of Revolutionary elites on the eve of the Terror, he reveals how suspicion and mistrust escalated and helped propel their actions.

Reconstructing Society in the Post Slavery Caribbean

By Nadiia Kudriashova
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3346022056
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Science
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Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Earth Science / Geography - History of Geography, grade: College, State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry, language: English, abstract: The French Revolution brought the Caribbean slaves equality, fraternity and the long-awaited freedom. Negros and mulattos of Haiti demanded that the slogan of “liberty, equality and fraternity” was applied to Haiti as well as to France. To defend their demand, they conducted for decades one of the most severe and most bloody wars in the history of Western half-globe. Haitian Revolution, being one of the most important episodes of struggle of liberatory fight of modern times, found a wide response worldwide. It has helped to undermine the foundations of slavery system. The victory of the revolution in Haiti dealt a serious blow to the colonial system and contributed to the rise of the liberation movement in Central and South America. Independent Haitian government provided military assistance to the fighters for independence in Latin America. For the termination of the slave trade Spain paid UK about 400 thousand pounds. Although in Cuba slavery was finally abolished only in 1886.