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'Erudite, humbling and rhapsodic ... No thinking traveller interested in Poland should overlook this essential book' Guardian
A romantic and adventurous journey to the hidden islands and lagoons beyond Papua New Guinea and north of Australia.East of Java, west of Tahiti and north of the Cape York peninsula of Australia lie the unknown paradise islands of the Coral, Solomon and Bismarck Seas. They were perhaps the last inhabited place on earth to be explored by Europeans, and even today many remain largely unspoilt, despite the former presence of German, British and even Australian colonial rulers.Michael Moran, a veteran traveller, begins his journey on the island of Samarai, historic gateway to the old British Protectorate, as the guest of the benign grandson of a cannibal. He explores the former capitals of German New Guinea and headquarters of the disastrous New Guinea Compagnie, its administrators decimated by malaria and murder. He travels along the inaccessible Rai Coast through the Archipelago of Contented Men, following in the footsteps of the great Russian explorer 'Baron' Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay.The historic anthropological work of Bronislaw Malinowski guides him through the seductive labyrinth of the Trobriand 'Islands of Love' and the erotic dances of the yam festival. Darkly humorous characters, both historical and contemporary, spring vividly to life as the author steers the reader through the richly fascinating cultures of Melanesia.'Beyond the Coral Sea' is a captivating voyage of unusual brilliance and a memorable evocation of a region which has been little written about during the past century.Note that it has not been possible to include the same picture content that appeared in the original print version.
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The third edition of this comprehensive and innovative textbook provides an invaluable narrative and insight into the ever-changing landscape of British politics. Updated to cover the 2015 General Election, the Scottish independence referendum and changing relations with the European Union, this extensively revised new edition sets out to provide students with a clear understanding of the core features of British politics and contemporary governance, as well as an examination of the way in which the governing process is becoming increasingly 'multi-level' and 'multi-agency'. Written in a concise and accessible style by one of the leading authors in the field, this engaging text provides an illuminating framework that draws on the range of analytical issues and theoretical debates in the study of British politics. Through Moran's unrivalled account of the way Britain is governed, it is clear to see why this text continues to be essential reading for undergraduate students of British politics.
This book explores the influence of private United States (US) philanthropic foundations in the governance of global problems. Through a close scrutiny of four high profile case studies of public-private collaboration, the work addresses the vacuum present in global governance scholarship regarding the influence of foundations, arguing the influence of these actors extends beyond the basic material, and into the more subtle and complex ideational sphere of policy and governance. This book: charts the growth of private forms of governance and foundations' role in deepening and extending private power in global politicsprovides a historical examination of private foundations in international affairs including their centrality in the development of the institutional architecture in international health and agriculture and the linkage back to domestic political systemsanalyses the new modes of philanthropy and giving styles - particularly venture philanthropy and 'philanthrocapitalism' - and how these are being rearticulated in the aid architecture and in development discoursesevaluates distinctive features and unique attributes of foundations as transnational actors (including their limitations) - how they use these attributes when exercising policy influence and how they negotiate and collaborate with other state and non-state actors in global governanceprovides an introduction to three prominent foundations - Gates, Rockefeller and the Acumen Fund - and four key partnerships - IAVI, GAVI, AGRA and A to Z textile Mills.This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international organizations, international political economy and development studies.
Auch Deutschland wird das Machtvakuum fullen mussen - ob es uns nun gefallt oder nicht. Spatnachts im Kanzleramt: Gebannt starren Kanzlerin Angela Merkel, Auenminister Guido Westerwelle und ihre engsten Mitarbeiter und Vertrauten auf den Bildschirm. Sie verfolgen eine streng geheime GSG-9-Kommandoaktion, die den meistgesuchten Terroristen der Welt zur Strecke bringen soll. Aus dem Lautsprecher knarzt es: "e;Zielobjekt ausgeschaltet."e; Wir alle wissen: So hat sich die Geschichte naturlich nicht zugetragen. Ort des Geschehens war das Weie Haus, auf Angela Merkels Sessel sa Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton schlug entsetzt die Hand vor den Mund und die Elitetruppe, die Osama bin Laden totete, war das SEAL Team Six. Bisher konnte sich alle Welt darauf verlassen, dass die USA die Kohlen aus dem Feuer holen. Doch das ist bald Geschichte. Amerika will und kann nicht mehr die Rolle des Weltpolizisten spielen. Man mag das begruen oder bedauern, an folgender Frage kommt man nicht vorbei: Und was dann? Klar ist: Das entstehende Machtvakuum muss gefullt werden, und Deutschland wird dabei nicht auen vor bleiben konnen. Dieses Buch bietet beides: eine schonungslose Analyse der (Fehl-)Entwicklungen, die den Abstieg der USA verursacht haben, und umfassende Ausblicke auf die sich daraus ergebenden Konsequenzen fur den Rest der Welt. Brauchen wir einen neuen Weltpolizisten? Mehrere? Oder eroffnen sich ganz neue Perspektiven fur eine groere Machtbalance? Michael Moran zeigt auf, wie die USA ihre neue Rolle finden konnen und in welche neuen Rollen Deutschland, Russland, China und Co schlupfen mussen.
Jerry Miller began his life as a normal boy. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida. His parents were kind, hardworking, and completely normal. Before he spoke his first word, however, he already discovered one of his many superpowers, proving he was anything but normal. He tried hiding his powers and living like an ordinary boy, but daily challenges and lack of self-control forced Jerry to reveal his powers on numerous occasions. With Jerrys powers now out in the open, what will happen next? Will he be accepted by friends and family? Will he live up to expectations? Will he become a true hero or crumble under pressure and fail the world?
The connection between markets and states is one of the great themes of political science. The contributors tackle the theme in uniquely varied ways: through the eyes of historians of ideas and analytical political philosophers: from the vantage points offered by the market-state balance in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe: and through analyses of how states regulate some of the most important sectors of advanced industrial economies.
Who is entitled to be a citizen? What rights and duties does citizenship involve? These political questions are being asked today with a renewed urgency, both by practising politicians and by scholars. These essays by distinguished contributors examine the changing frontiers of modern citizenship. They look at the way citizenship is being reshaped within the nation state, in relations between women and the state, under the impact of economic crisis and recession, and in the face of new multinational political forces.
This text suggests examining the tension between "liberalism" and "democracy", which led to dissatisfaction with the liberal model in countries such as Britain and France. This is followed by discussion of the real problems of stabilization and survival in areas like Eastern Europe.
This book explores the crisis of the British state. Though it has been particularly apparent since the outcome of both the 2014 Scottish independence and 2016 'Brexit' referendums, it stems from deep historical roots. The book traces the origins of the state to the original Act of Union of 1707 and demonstrates how different notions of British destiny - Protestant, imperial, social democratic - have held the state together at different times. The present crisis, it is argued, is due to the exhaustion of these senses of destiny. Moran shows how the United Kingdom is now held together as a militarised state prone to disastrous adventures like the invasion of Iraq, and concludes by examining some alternative futures for the state. This book will appeal to students, scholars and the general reader interested in British politics and political history.
In this uproarious memoir and meticulously researched cultural journey, writer Michael Moran keeps company with a gallery of fantastic characters. In chronicling the resurrection of the nation from war and the Holocaust, he paints a portrait of the unknown Poland, one of monumental castles, primeval forests and, of course, the Poles themselves. This captivating journey into the heart of a country is a timely and brilliant celebration of a valiant and richly cultured people.
The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. Each volume focuses on a particular part of the discipline, with volumes on Public Policy, Political Theory, Political Economy, Contextual Political Analysis, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Law and Politics, PoliticalBehavior, Political Institutions, and Political Methodology. The project as a whole is under the General Editorship of Robert E. Goodin, with each volume being edited by a distinguished international group of specialists in their respective fields. The books set out not just to report on the discipline, but to shape it. The series will be an indispensable point ofreference for anyone working in political science and adjacent disciplines. Public policy is the business end of political science. It is where theory meets practice in the pursuit of the public good. Political scientists approach public policy in myriad ways. Some approach the policy process descriptively, asking how the need for public intervention comes to be perceived, a policy response formulated, enacted, implemented, and, all too often, subverted, perverted, altered, or abandoned. Others approach public policy more prescriptively, offering politically-informedsuggestions for how normatively valued goals can and should be pursued, either through particular policies or through alternative processes for making policy. Some offer their advice from the Olympian heights of detached academic observers, others as 'engaged scholars' cum advocates, while stillothers seek to instil more reflective attitudes among policy practitioners themselves toward their own practices. The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy mines all these traditions, using an innovative structure that responds to the very latest scholarship. Its chapters touch upon institutional and historical sources and analytical methods, how policy is made, how it is evaluated and how it is constrained. In these ways, the Handbook shows how the combined wisdom of political scienceas a whole can be brought to bear on political attempts to improve the human condition.
How much power does business exercise in Britain and the United States? Are giant firms that operate on a global scale beyond the control of elected governments? Are political parties in the pocket of business interests?All these questions go to the heart of the viability of a modern democracy, and have been given increased urgency since the end of 2007 and the economic crisis that has reverberated around the world. Business, Politics, and Society compares business and politics in two of the most important capitalist democracies: the United States and the United Kingdom. It introduces the big analytical and moral issues involved in the study of business power; traces the historical origins of businesspolitics in the two nations; examines the role of giant firms, and the relationship between business and political parties; describes the special politics of the small business sector; scrutinizes the changing social and cultural environment of business; and sums up by raising problems of legitimacy andreward that are now the stuff of public policy. Boxed features in each chapter also extend the range of book, to business politics in the European Union, and to national systems beyond the United States and the United Kingdom. The book will be invaluable for students of business systems who now need to grasp the political setting of business, and to students of American and British politics, who now need to grasp the impact of business power on the workings of democratic government.
For the first two thirds of the twentieth century, British government was among the most stable in the advanced industrial world. In the last three decades, the governing arrangements have been in turmoil and the country has been a pioneer in economic reform, and in public sector change. In this book, Michael Moran examines and explains the contrast between these two epochs. What turned Britain into a laboratory of political innovation? Britain became a formaldemocracy at the start of the twentieth century but the practice of government remained oligarchic. From the 1970s this oligarchy collapsed under the pressure of economic crisis. The British regulatory state is being constructed in its place. Moran challenges the prevailing view that this new state isliberal or decentralizing. Instead he argues that it is a new, threatening kind of interventionist state which is colonizing, dominating, and centralizing hitherto independent domains of civil society. The book is essential reading for all those interested in British political development and in the nature and impact of regulation.