Radical Research

Radical Research Author John Schostak
ISBN-10 9781134149490
Year 2007-09-05
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Radical Research explores the view that research is not a neutral tool to be employed without bias in the search for truth. Rather the radical roots of research are to be seen in the focus on freedom and emancipation from blind allegiance to tradition, ‘common sense’, religion, or powerful individuals and organisations. Radical Research introduces and draws upon leading contemporary debates and data gathered from a diversity of funded projects in; health, education, police training, youth and community, schools, business, and the use of information technology. This book presents a radical view of research in a way that enables both beginner and the experienced professional researcher to explore its approaches in the formation of their own views and practices. It progressively leads the reader from discussions of case studies to critical explorations of the philosophical and methodological concepts, theories and arguments that are central to contemporary debates. In essence, this book shows how to design, develop and write radical research under conditions where ‘normal’ research rules apply and it offers a ground-breaking and proven alternative to traditional research techniques.

Radicals on the Road

Radicals on the Road Author Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
ISBN-10 9780801468186
Year 2013-04-12
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press
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Traveling to Hanoi during the U.S. war in Vietnam was a long and dangerous undertaking. Even though a neutral commission operated the flights, the possibility of being shot down by bombers in the air and antiaircraft guns on the ground was very real. American travelers recalled landing in blackout conditions, without lights even for the runway, and upon their arrival seeking refuge immediately in bomb shelters. Despite these dangers, they felt compelled to journey to a land at war with their own country, believing that these efforts could change the political imaginaries of other members of the American citizenry and even alter U.S. policies in Southeast Asia. In Radicals on the Road, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu tells the story of international journeys made by significant yet underrecognized historical figures such as African American leaders Robert Browne, Eldridge Cleaver, and Elaine Brown; Asian American radicals Alex Hing and Pat Sumi; Chicana activist Betita Martinez; as well as women's peace and liberation advocates Cora Weiss and Charlotte Bunch. These men and women of varying ages, races, sexual identities, class backgrounds, and religious faiths held diverse political views. Nevertheless, they all believed that the U.S. war in Vietnam was immoral and unjustified. In times of military conflict, heightened nationalism is the norm. Powerful institutions, like the government and the media, work together to promote a culture of hyperpatriotism. Some Americans, though, questioned their expected obligations and instead imagined themselves as "internationalists," as members of communities that transcended national boundaries. Their Asian political collaborators, who included Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, Foreign Minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government Nguyen Thi Binh and the Vietnam Women's Union, cultivated relationships with U.S. travelers. These partners from the East and the West worked together to foster what Wu describes as a politically radical orientalist sensibility. By focusing on the travels of individuals who saw themselves as part of an international community of antiwar activists, Wu analyzes how actual interactions among people from several nations inspired transnational identities and multiracial coalitions and challenged the political commitments and personal relationships of individual activists.

Radically Transparent

Radically Transparent Author Andy Beal
ISBN-10 0470577800
Year 2009-08-14
Pages 378
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The explosion of social media blogs, social networking sites, and video sharing sites has ushered in a new era of digital transparency that puts the power to enhance or destroy a reputation in the hands of the consumer. This timely and practical book shows you how to harness the power of social media with crucial, proven tactics and strategies for every phase of online reputation management. Using step-by-step instruction and tested techniques, the expert authors unveil a detailed blueprint for building, managing, monitoring, and repairing your reputation.

Radical Future Pasts

Radical Future Pasts Author Romand Coles
ISBN-10 9780813145549
Year 2014-06-17
Pages 542
Language en
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
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Written by both well-established and rising new scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for the practical application of political thought. Unlike conventional "state of the discipline" collections, this volume does not summarize where the field of political theory has been. Rather than accept traditional versions of the political past, the contributors reinterpret both canonical and current texts to demonstrate how politics can be theorized and applied in new ways.

Friends and Enemies

Friends and Enemies Author Kerry Brown
ISBN-10 9781843317814
Year 2009
Pages 201
Language en
Publisher Anthem Press
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st1\: *{behavior: url(#ieooui) } st1\: *{behavior: url(#ieooui) } "Friends and Enemies" delivers a lucid and provocative history of one of the world's largest and most successful political organizations, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Grounding his account in the origins of the CCP, Brown charts its early struggles and the emergence of the leadership of Mao Zedong in the 1930s, before unravelling the role of the Party during the Second World War and the vicious internecine struggle that culminated in the CCP's ascent to power in 1949. The narrative tackles the successes and failures of the CCP in the post-war era, analysing this chequered period with a close eye to the internal machinations of the Party, and then boldly considers the prospects of the CCP in the future. Brown produces a forthright analysis of where the Party stands in the 21st century, and assesses its three greatest challenges - energy, the environment and the economy - before culminating in a discussion of the potential for democratic reform, and the risks the Party faces while it attempts to become a modern party in charge of a globally important economy. "Friends and Enemies" is based on a combination of research and Brown's own experiences as a business person and diplomat in China, where he lived for seven years. It has also benefited from the input of analysts of the Party from the UK and US, and from talks with Party officials at senior and working level in China. ""

Radical E

Radical E Author Joel Kurtzman
ISBN-10 9780471150855
Year 2002-02-28
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Be an online success story with the built-to-last Internet strategies used by today's leading e-businesses General Electric Plastics Enron Victoria's Secret Nortel Networks David Bowie (DavidBowie.com) General Motors Southwest Airlines Progressive Staples "The Networked Economy is not about overfunded, overvalued start-ups run by recently minted MBAs. It is about the biggest business opportunity in decades. Radical E skips the hype (thank God) and gets right to the strategies and ideas that matter. It's packed with insider information on how smart managers are reshaping their thinking to take advantage of the Web, the most powerful business tool in our lifetime." —James Daly, Editor in Chief, Business2.0 magazine "In Radical E, Kurtzman and Rifkin invite us to 'learn from the best' nine players who did e-business right by combining traditional business methods with innovative thinking and ignoring the hype. The case studies are fascinating; the lessons, widely applicable. These nine did it right. In Radical E, Kurtzman and Rifkin show us how." —Shailesh Mehta, CEO, Providian Financial "Radical E is reason for rational exuberance. At last, a provocative yet pragmatic guidebook for global 2000 companies rushing to cross the chasm to bona fide e-businesses in one leap." —Michael Ruettgers, Executive Chairman, EMC Corporation "Radical E reveals the winning strategies of companies who have successfully embraced the Web. The authors examine exactly what it takes to survive in today's competitive online economy-from the tough decisions to the amazing innovations. This book will help you learn today's new rules." —George Conrades, CEO, Akamai

A Radical Green Political Theory

A Radical Green Political Theory Author Alan Carter
ISBN-10 9781136290282
Year 2013-12-16
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This volume is the first systematic, comprehensive and cogent environmental political philosophy. It exposes the relationships between the ever-worsening environmental crises, the nature of prevailing economic structures and the role of the modern state and concludes that the combination of these factors is driving humanity towards destruction. Innovative, provocative and cutting-edge, A Radical Green Political Theory will be of enormous value to all those with an interest in the environment, political theory and moral and political philosophy.

Bourgeois Radicals

Bourgeois Radicals Author Carol Anderson
ISBN-10 9780521763783
Year 2014-12-08
Pages 382
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Bourgeois Radicals explores the NAACP's key role in the liberation of Africans and Asians across the globe even as it fought Jim Crow on the home front during the long civil rights movement. In the eyes of the NAACP's leaders, the way to create a stable international system, stave off communism in Africa and Asia, and prevent capitalist exploitation was to embed human rights, with its economic and cultural protections, in the transformation of colonies into nations. Indeed, the NAACP aided in the liberation struggles of multiple African and Asian countries within the limited ideological space of the Second Red Scare. However, its vision of a "third way" to democracy and nationhood for the hundreds of millions in Asia and Africa was only partially realized due to a toxic combination of the Cold War, Jim Crow, and die-hard imperialism. Bourgeois Radicals examines the toll that internationalism took on the organization and illuminates the linkages between the struggle for human rights and the fight for colonial independence.

Mother Jones Magazine

Mother Jones Magazine Author
ISBN-10
Year 1996-05
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher
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Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.

Who Speaks For Islam

Who Speaks For Islam Author John L. Esposito
ISBN-10 9781595620170
Year 2007
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Draws on in-depth research to offer insights into what Muslims actually believe about key global issues such as democracy, radicalism, and women's rights, in an account that seeks to differentiate extremists from everyday Muslims.

Party Parliament and Personality

Party  Parliament and Personality Author Peter Jones
ISBN-10 9781134821211
Year 2002-11-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This is a collection of essays on political psychology commissioned to commemorate the retirement of Hugh Berrington and to celebrate his contribution to the field, the authors comprise some of the best known names in Political Science in the UK, including Ivor Crewe, Vincent Wright, David Hine and Iain McLean. The central focus of the volume is British Politics, but the book also contains a number of comparative chapters including David Hine's on the political psychology of corruption, which focuses on Italy. The book also contains theoretical chapters, including Albert Weale's on the central nature of disagreement in democratic politics. The bulk of the chapters are concerned with the psychology of individual political actors, but there is also a chapter on the psychology of individual political theorists, which focuses on Thomas Hobbes and Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Stakes in Africa United States Relations

Stakes in Africa United States Relations Author Abdul K. Bangura
ISBN-10 9780595451975
Year 2007
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Stakes in Africa-United States Relations: Proposals for Equitable Partnership is our response to a 170-page report of the Africa Policy Advocacy Panel titled Rising U.S. Stakes in Africa: Seven Proposals to Strengthen U.S.-Africa Policy. In this book, we present the objectives for vibrant and lasting relations between Africa and the United States and measures to achieve them.