This volume sets up a dialogue between the historical and the contemporary Tocqueville. How does a contextualization of Tocqueville, or a focus on his embeddedness in nineteenth-century political culture, add to our understanding of his political thought? How has the use of his writings in political debate influenced the reception of his work? AGNES ANTOINE Doctor in Political Sciences, currently holds a Professorship, Ecoles des Hautes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France SERGE AUDIER Doctor in Philosophy, currently lectures on Moral and Political Philosophy, Sorbonne University, Paris IV, France JEAN-LOUIS BENOIT Former lecturer at the University of Caen, France PAUL CLITEUR Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Leiden, The Netherlands RINGO OSSEWAARDE Lecturer in Sociology, University of Twente, The Netherlands JENNIFER PITTS Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University, USA LARRY SIEDENTOP Professor Emeritus at Keble College, University of Oxford, UK WILFRIED SWENDEN Lecturer in Politics, University of Edinburgh, UK CHERYL WELCH Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Simmons College, USA
Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: India and China are the raising giants of the 21st century. Both countries are ancient civilizations with a rich cultural heritage. Their interactions date back more than 2000 years, when Buddhism got introduced to China through various channels of the Sutra-Route, followed by economic interactions during the Silk Road period . Both countries perceived themselves as the center of their known universe and both countries suffered defeat from European colonial powers. After independence in 1949 and 1947 respectively China (independence indicating the Communist revolution causing Jiang Kai-shek to flee to Taiwan) and India choose the same approach of autarkic state controlled economic development . At the Bandung Conference in 1955, China and India called each other brothers . The Sino-Indian border war of 1962, actually being the aftermath of British dominion over Asia caused a deep-rooted split between the two nations and Asia . Mistrust remained and the border issue has not been solved. In 1978 and 1991 respectively China and India turned themselves towards the global economy, leading to a still ongoing integration and reform process . However, since Chinas reform started 13 years earlier than Indias, various asymmetries exist between the two Asian giants. Economic indicators reveal that China is not only more than one decade ahead of India, it is also gaining distance . Regarding global integration, China has become a core player in the global economic structure, while the same cannot generally be said about India. Another difference between China and India is the way they are governed. India is a democracy , while China is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) . As a result China is considered more pragmatic in its decision making process compared to India . On the other side Indias system could be considered superior to Chinas in terms of exogenous shock resistance, for instance in a period of economic recession, China has not experienced since the beginning of reform. India hosts many unused resources and has a demographic advantage . Therefore it is quite likely that in the future Indias role in the world will be equal to Chinas. Sino-Indian relations have been following the pattern of a roller-coaster ride. In 2005 a Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed between India and China . However since that event mistrust has dominated their relationship again . Asymmetries in perception are also [...]
Witty, self-effacing and painfully honest, the themes of life, death and laughter come together as Daphne Ashbrook recounts her many on- and off-screen scrapes with mortality. Packed with rich anecdotes from her career in TV, stage and film, this refreshingly candid and conversational memoir spans a childhood in a theatrical family to pulling back the curtain of Hollywood, revealing the glamour and ridiculousness of a business mired in a struggle between art and profit. Known for both her comic timing and deep emotional portrayals, Daphne has appeared in many TV and film roles including the 1996 Doctor Who movie, in which she played the role of Dr. Grace Holloway and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the titular character in ´Melora´. Reflecting on her life and her career, Daphne discovers the surprising patterns and hilarious absurdities that accompany being a modern-day professional actor. The result is an amusing, informative and intimate memoir. So pull up a barstool, grab a beer and lose yourself in Dead Woman Laughing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daphne Ashbrook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000094de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unknown actors collection of unique experiences, discoveries, and insights found during his pursuit in an industry often associated with struggle and blind luck. He may not have reached all his goals as a professional actor, but discovered who he became in pursuit of his dreams was much more fulfilling.
A first-hand account of how Chris DeRose investigated, and finally busted, some of the most heartless and corrupt federally licensed pet-theft rings in the nation. Facts about our federal and local governments´ involvement in the multi-million dollar pet-theft industry. Frontline intelligence to what actually occurs in animal laboratories. Shocking, riveting and moving. Millions of animals are stolen each year and sold for experimentation and ´´human´´ consumption. DeRose doesn´t hold back, exposing the horrible truths of animal research and the newest form of organized crime: pet theft. Well-known celebrities who applaud his efforts and have made their own contributions to this cause including Kim Basinger, John Travolta, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Alicia Silverstone, Brigitte Bardot and John Paul Jones, to name a few. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Pasqualone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076342de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Internationally-renowned directing coach Weston demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong, script analysis and preparation, how actors work, and shares insights into the director/actor relationship
Inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous´s 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, Actors Anonymous is a dark, genre-bending work that mixes memoir and pure invention in an audacious examination of celebrity, acting and the making of fiction. Actors Anonymous is unsettling, funny and personal - a series of stories told in many forms: a McDonald´s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers putting a camera in the hands of a patient obsessed with horror films; a vampire-flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor, who may have killed his father and gone on the run. The book contains profound insights into the nature and purpose of acting. Franco mercilessly turns his ´James Franco´ persona inside out while, at the same time, providing a fascinating meditation on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. ´Hollywood has always been a private club,´ he writes. ´I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, Look inside.´ Franco´s writing is vivid and disturbing, but what distinguishes his work is the great compassion he extends towards his characters, who he presents in all their raw humanity, while at the same time providing insight into their deeper selves.