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Menschenrechte : eine kurze Einführung

Menschenrechte : eine kurze Einführung

  • Author: Andrew Clapham
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150189825
  • Category:
  • Page: 247
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Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Andrew Clapham
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191016403
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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Today it is usually not long before a problem gets expressed as a human rights issue. Indeed, human rights law continues to gain increasing attention internationally, and must move quickly in order to keep up with a social world that changes so rapidly. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, brings the issue of human rights up to date, considering the current controversies surrounding the movement. Discussing torture and arbitrary detention in the context of counter terrorism, Andrew Clapham also considers new challenges to human rights in the context of privacy, equality and the right to health. Looking at the philosophical justification for rights, the historical origins of human rights and how they are formed in law, Clapham explains what our human rights actually are, what they might be, and where the human rights movement is heading. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Internationale Migration

Internationale Migration

  • Author: Khalid Koser
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150186930
  • Category: Emigration and immigration
  • Page: 204
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"Es gibt aktuell auf der Welt mehr Migranten denn jemals zuvor; Kriege und Bürgerkriege sind genauso Gründe dafür wie Armut, wirtschaftliche Ansprüche oder gar Unternehmensgeist. Neu ist das Phänomen gleichwohl nicht, es hat die Geschichte von Kulturen und Staaten immer schon mitgeprägt. Khalid Koser, ein international gefragter Migrationsexperte des Genfer Zentrums für Sicherheitspolitik, stellt das Phänomen mit all seinen Problemen und Auswirkungen knapp, abgewogen und differenziert dar, widerlegt zahlreiche dazu umlaufende Mythen und plädiert dafür, den Wert der Migration für Volkswirtschaften und Kulturen zu erkennen und zu würdigen."--Verl.

Preface ;Privacy in peril ;An enduring value ;A legal right ;Privacy and freedom of expression ;Data protection ;The death of privacy? ;References ;Further reading ;Index

Preface ;Privacy in peril ;An enduring value ;A legal right ;Privacy and freedom of expression ;Data protection ;The death of privacy? ;References ;Further reading ;Index

  • Author: Raymond Wacks
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198725949
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 155
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Some would argue that scarcely a day passes without a new assault on our privacy. In the wake of the whistle-blower Edward Snowden's revelations about the extent of surveillance conducted by the security services in the United States, Britain, and elsewhere, concerns about individual privacy have significantly increased. The Internet generates risks, unimagined even twenty years ago, to the security and integrity of information in all its forms. The manner in which information is collected, stored, exchanged, and used has changed forever; and with it, the character of the threats to individual privacy. The scale of accessible private data generated by the phenomenal growth of blogs, social media, and other contrivances of our information age pose disturbing threats to our privacy. And the hunger for gossip continues to fuel sensationalist media that frequently degrade the notion of a private domain to which we reasonably lay claim. In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Raymond Wacks looks at all aspects of privacy to include numerous recent changes, and considers how this fundamental value might be reconciled with competing interests such as security and freedom of expression. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Evolution

Evolution

eine Einführung

  • Author: Brian Charlesworth,Deborah Charlesworth
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150187050
  • Category:
  • Page: 211
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Evolution auf den Punkt gebracht. Eine kurze Einführung in die Prinzipien und Fragen der Entstehung und Entwicklung des Lebens auf unserem Planeten.

Law: A Very Short Introduction

Law: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Raymond Wacks
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191579572
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 192
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Law underlies our society - it protects our rights, imposes duties on each of us, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcement of contracts are merely some of the tasks of a modern legal system. It also strives to achieve justice, promote freedom, and protect our security. The result is a system that, while it touches all of our daily lives, is properly understood by only a few, with its impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and interminable stream of Byzantine statutes and judgments of the courts. This clear, jargon-free Very Short Introduction aims to redress that balance, as it introduces the essentials of law and legal systems in a lively, accessible, and stimulating manner. Explaining the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system, it focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems, such as customary law and Islamic law. And it looks to the future too, as globalization and rapid advances in technology place increasing strain on our current legal system. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Bernard Crick
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 019280250X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 130
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No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Looking at key case studies, this explores the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world.

Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Paul Strohm
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019956969X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 133
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Where does our conscience come from, and how reliable is it? Exploring its deep historical roots, Paul Strohm considers what conscience has meant to successive generations. Using examples from popular culture and contemporary politics he demonstrates that conscience is as important today as it ever has been.

Family Law

Family Law

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Jonathan Herring
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199668523
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 144
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What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan Herring provides an insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It also looks at the future to consider what families will look like in the years ahead, and what new dilemmas the courts may face.

Critical Theory: a Very Short Introduction

Critical Theory: a Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Stephen Eric Bronner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190692677
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 144
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Preface -- Introduction: what is critical theory? -- The frankfurt school -- A matter of method -- Critical theory and modernism -- Alienation and reification -- Enlightened illusions -- The utopian laboratory -- The happy consciousness -- The great refusal -- From resignation to renewal -- Unfinished tasks -- Further reading -- Index

Meisterdenker: Kant

Meisterdenker: Kant

1724 - 1804

  • Author: Roger Scruton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783926642431
  • Category:
  • Page: 140
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The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: William Doyle
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0192853961
  • Category: History
  • Page: 135
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'[William Doyle] writes on the French Revolution with more understanding, balance and clarity than any other historian, living or dead.' -Prof. Tim Blanning, University of Cambridge

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Rana Mitter
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191578797
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
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China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader with no previous knowledge of China a variety of ways to understand the world's most populous nation, giving a short, integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics and art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Richard Bellamy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192802534
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 133
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Interest in citizenship has never been higher. But what does it mean to be a citizen in a modern, complex community? Richard Bellamy approaches the subject of citizenship from a political perspective and, in clear and accessible language, addresses the complexities behind this highly topical issue.

International Law

International Law

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Vaughan Lowe
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199239339
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 130
  • View: 4739
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Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organisation, the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on climate change, and the apparent failure of theinternational system to deal with the situations in Palestine and Darfur, and the plights of refugees and illegal immigrants around the world. This Very Short Introduction explains what international law is, what its role in international society is, and how it operates. Vaughan Lowe examines what international law can and cannot do and what it is and what it isn't doing to make the world a better place. Focussing on the problems the worldfaces, Lowe uses terrorism, environmental change, poverty, and international violence to demonstrate the theories and practice of international law, and how the principles can be used for international co-operation.

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: David DeGrazia
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192853608
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 131
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By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, the author explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research.

Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Roger Scruton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199229759
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 186
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"First published in hardback as Beauty, 2009"--T.p. verso.

International Security: A Very Short Introduction

International Security: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Christopher S. Browning
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199668531
  • Category: History
  • Page: 131
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An accessible, succinct introduction to the complicated issues surrounding today's international security considers such factors as climate change, migration, poverty, health and international terrorism while exploring the nature of key debates as reflected by a broad range of international examples. Original.

Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Margaret Walters
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191578037
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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How much have women's lives really changed? In the West women still come up against the 'glass ceiling' at work, most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprives men of their rights and dignities? And how does one tackle the issue of female emancipation in different cultural and economic environments - in, for example, the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, and Africa? This book provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues including voting rights, the liberation of the sixties, and its relevance today. Margaret Walters touches on the difficulties and inequities that women still face more than forty years after the 'new wave' of 1960s feminism, such as how successful women are at combining domesticity, motherhood, and work outside the house. She brings the subject completely up to date by providing an analysis of the current situation of women across the globe, from Europe and the United States to Third World countries. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Hexen und Hexenverfolgung

Hexen und Hexenverfolgung

Eine kurze Kulturgeschichte

  • Author: Malcolm Gaskill
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150108505
  • Category:
  • Page: 214
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