The Politics of Everyday Life

Author: Paul Ginsborg
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030010748X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

"Ginsborg is never judgemental, though he is devastatingly thorough and occasionally mischievously witty." Times Literary Supplement

Demokratische Legitimit t

Author: Pierre Rosanvallon
Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
ISBN: 9783868549065
Release Date: 2016-10-26
Genre: Political Science

Alle demokratische Macht geht vom Volk aus. Und doch bieten Wahlen keine alleinige Gewähr dafür, dass die Regierung dem Gemeinwohl tatsächlich dient oder ihm verpflichtet bleibt. Das Wählervotum kann also nicht das einzige Kriterium demokratischer Legetimität sein, und den Bürgern wird dies immer stärker bewusst. Als wirklich demokratisch kann ein Staat heute nur noch dann gelten, wenn er sich Kontrollmechanismen und Validierungsverfahren aussetzt, die konkurrierend und gleichzeitig komplementär zum Mehrheitswillen wirken. Pierre Rosanvallon fragt mit seiner theoretischen Untersuchung zur Legitimität von Demokratien, was wir verändern müssen, damit die Demokratie als Regierungsform nicht eines Tages ohne Volk dasteht.

B rgerenergie in Deutschland

Author: Jörg Radtke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658146269
Release Date: 2016-06-17
Genre: Political Science

Jörg Radtke bietet in diesem Band einen umfassenden Einblick in die gesamte Bandbreite der Organisationsstrukturen von Initiativen der „Bürgerenergie“ und deren Beitrag zur Energiewende. Auf der Grundlage flächendeckender quantitativer Umfragedaten sowie vertiefter Analysen ausgewählter Fallbeispiele von Solar-, Wind- und Geothermie-Projekten dokumentiert er die Sozialstruktur und die Motivationen beteiligter Bürgerinnen und Bürger. Der Autor untersucht Partizipationsformen, Gemeinschaftsbildung und Vernetzung der überwiegend ehrenamtlich geführten „Bürgerenergie“-Initiativen und identifiziert individualistische Beteiligung und kollektive Handlungsweisen als neue Formen projektorientierter Partizipation an der Schnittstelle von Wirtschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Author: Frank Trentmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199561216
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation.

Everyday Ethics and Social Change

Author: Anna Peterson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231520553
Release Date: 2009-08-24
Genre: Philosophy

Americans increasingly cite moral values as a factor in how they vote, but when we define morality simply in terms of a voter's position on gay marriage and abortion, we lose sight of the ethical decisions that guide our everyday lives. In our encounters with friends, family members, nature, and nonhuman creatures, we practice a nonutilitarian morality that makes sacrifice a rational and reasonable choice. Recognizing these everyday ethics, Anna L. Peterson argues, helps us move past the seemingly irreconcilable conflicts of culture and refocus on issues that affect real social change. Peterson begins by divining a "second language" for personal and political values, a vocabulary derived from the loving and mutually beneficial relationships of daily life. Even if our interactions with others are fleeting and fragmentary, they provide a viable alternative to the contractual and atomistic attitudes of mainstream culture. Everyday ethics point toward a more just, humane, and sustainable society, and to acknowledge moments of grace in our daily encounters is to realize a different way of relating to people and nonhuman nature an alternative ethic to cynicism and rank consumerism. In redefining the parameters of morality, Peterson enables us to make fundamental problems such as the distribution of wealth, the use of public land and natural resources, labor and employment policy, and the character of political institutions the preferred focus of debate and action.

Everyday Life in Fascist Venice 1929 40

Author: K. Ferris
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137265081
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: History

This book explores the day-to-day 'lived experience' of fascism in Venice during the 1930s, charting the attempts of the fascist regime to infiltrate and reshape Venetians' everyday lives and their responses to the intrusions of the fascist state.

The Golden Chain

Author: Jürgen Nautz
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9780857454713
Release Date: 2013-03-30
Genre: Political Science

The family can be viewed as one of the links in a "golden chain" connecting individuals, the private sphere, civil society, and the democratic state; as potentially an important source of energy for social activity; and as the primary institution that socializes and diffuses the values and norms that are of fundamental importance for civil society. Yet much of the literature on civil society pays very little attention to the complex relations between civil society and the family. These two spheres constitute a central element in democratic development and culture and form a counterweight to some of the most distressing aspects of modernity, such as the excessive privatization of home life and the unceasing work-and-spend routines. This volume offers historical perspectives on the role of families and their members in the processes of a liberal and democratic civil society, the question of boundaries and intersections of the private and public domains, and the interventions of state institutions.

William Morris and the art of everyday life

Author: Wendy Parkins
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215528345
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Design

William Morris Victorian socialist, designer, poet, artist and craftsman urged his contemporaries to "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful", foregrounding his belief in the importance of beautiful p

A Matter of Choice

Author: Dena Michelli
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9789814351744
Release Date: 2011-03-30
Genre: Self-Help

Choice is about deciding between a number of possibilities; picking from a variety of options; selecting a preference. We encounter situations where we have to make choices – some minor, some potentially life altering – nearly every day of our lives.This book is a companion to help anyone make the right choices, at the right time, whether they are ordinary choices or those which will determine your future. Through examples and conversations, the authors reveal the dynamics of making choices and the factors that can lead to making the right decisions for your particular circumstances. Applying this framework for making choices will help improve your relationships, home life, work life, the way you handle money, and your general ability to discern what is good and bad for you. In nearly all instances, you have freedom to choose. Making the right choices will lead to a more fulfilling and prosperous future.


ISBN: UCSC:32106018508322
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Academic libraries

Governance Citizens and Consumers

Author: Mark Bevir
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230517285
Release Date: 2007-10-15
Genre: Social Science

This is the first book to bring together a focus on governance with that on cultures of consumption. It asks about the changing place of the consumer as citizen in recent trends in governance, about the tensions between competing ideas and practices of consumerism, and about the active role of consumers in the construction of governance. The book seeks to expand the debate about consumers and governance and to raise the possibility of new conceptions and policy agendas.