Time, History and International Law

Politics, Sociology

From Karl Mannheim, Second Expanded Edition by Karl Mannheim, edited by Kurt H. Wolff
Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today by Anna Feigenbaum
Matthew Craven, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Maria Vogiatzi – Time, History and International Law
Jeffrey Haynes – Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics
Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations by John Ishiyama, William J. Miller, Eszter Simon

From Karl Mannheim, Second Expanded Edition by Karl Mannheim, edited by Kurt H. Wolff

English | July 5, 2017 (1993) | ISBN: 1560006579 | PDF | 605 pages | 41 MB

Karl Mannheim’s thought cuts across much of twentieth-century sociology, politics, history, philosophy, and psychology. This enlarged anthology convincingly demonstrates his centrality to present-day interpetive social and political theory. The posthumous publication of Structures of Thinking and the full text of Conservatism have made From Karl Mannheim more relevant than ever. This volume demonstrates Mannheim’s self-awareness and self-critical rhetoric, his sensitivity to cultural contexts, his experimental approach to systems of ideology, his recognition of multiple modes of knowing, and other features of his unfinished theorizing.
There is a strong affinity between Mannheim and contemporary interest in problems of cultural interpretation. New sensitivity to the issue of relativism in both social and cultural studies also depends heavily on Mannheim. The recent demise of communism in Eastern Europe and Russia has focused attention once more on relations between intellectuals in politics, and Mannheim is arguably the most influential thinker who placed this relationship at the center of informed discussion. The range and variety of the articles in this volume reveal him, once again, as a formidable experimental and innovative thinker.
This expanded edition includes Mannheim’s brilliant essay “The Problem of Generations.” In a new substantial introduction, Volker Meja and David Kettler analyze previously unpublished writings by Mannheim. From Karl Mannheim is essential reading for social and political theorists, as well as for psychologists. As Emory S. Bogardus noted: “Mannheim’s life-work is seen as an important, far-reaching and thoughtful complement to the work of sociologists who concentrate then- research in terms of behavioral science.”

Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today by Anna Feigenbaum

English | November 7, 2017 | ISBN: 178478026X | EPUB | 224 pages | 1 MB

The story of how a chemical weapon went from the battlefield to the streets
One hundred years ago, French troops fired tear gas grenades into German trenches. Designed to force people out from behind barricades and trenches, tear gas causes burning of the eyes and skin, tearing, and gagging. Chemical weapons are now banned from war zones. But today, tear gas has become the most commonly used form of “less-lethal” police force. In 2011, the year that protests exploded from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, tear gas sales tripled. Most tear gas is produced in the United States, and many images of protestors in Tahrir Square showed tear gas canisters with “Made in USA” printed on them, while Britain continues to sell tear gas to countries on its own human-rights blacklist.
An engrossing century-spanning nar-rative, Tear Gas is the first history of this weapon, and takes us from military labs and chemical weapons expos to union assemblies and protest camps, drawing on declassified reports and witness testimonies to show how policing with poison came to be.

Matthew Craven, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Maria Vogiatzi – Time, History and International Law

Published: 2006-12-13 | ISBN: 9004154817 | PDF | 256 pages | 1.22 MB

This book examines theoretical and practical issues concerning the relationship between international law, time and history. Problems relating to time and history are ever-present in the work of international lawyers, whether understood in terms of the role of historic practice in the doctrine of sources, the application of the principle of inter-temporal law in dispute settlement, or in gaining a coherent insight into the role that was played by international law in past events. But very little has been written about the various different ways in which international lawyers approach or understand the past, and it is with a view to exploring the dynamics of that engagement that this book has been compiled. In its broadest sense, it is possible to identify at least three different ways in which the relationship between international law and (its) history may be conceived. The first is that of a history of international law written in narrative form, and mapped out in terms of a teleology of origins, development, progress or renewal. The second is that of history in international law and of the role history plays in arguments about law itself (for example in the construction of customary international law). The third way of understanding that relationship is in terms of international law in history: of understanding how international law has been engaged in the creation of a history that in some senses stands outside the history of international law itself. The essays in this collection make clear that each type of engagement with history and international law interweaves various different types of historical narrative, pointing to the typically multi-layered nature of international lawyers’ engagement with the past and its importance in shaping the present and future of international law. Originally published in hardcover

Jeffrey Haynes – Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics

Published: 2008-12-24 | ISBN: 0415414555, 0415600294 | PDF | 448 pages | 3.19 MB

From the United States to the Middle East, Asia and Africa, religion has become an increasingly important factor in political activity and organisation. This Handbook provides a definitive global survey of the interaction of religion and politics.
Featuring contributions from an international team of experts, it examines the political aspects of all the world’s major religions, including such crucial contemporary issues as religious fundamentalism, terrorism, the war on terror, the ‘clash of civilizations’ and science and religion.
Four main themes addressed include:
the World religions and politics
religion and governance
religion and international relations
religion, security and development.
References at the end of each chapter guide the reader towards the most up-to-date information on various topics. In addition, large amounts of information make this book an indispensable source of information for students, academics and the wider public interested in the dynamic relationship between politics and religion.

Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations by John Ishiyama, William J. Miller, Eszter Simon

2015 | ISBN: 1782548475, 1786434334 | English | 496 pages | PDF| 4 MB

With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner.
In an effort to help faculty excel as classroom teachers, the expert contributors offer representation from various types of institutions located throughout the world. Split into three distinct parts, this book discusses:
– curriculum and course design
– teaching subject areas
– in class teaching techniques
This important Handbook is an essential guide for anyone looking to teach political science and international relations at the university level.
Contributors: V. Asal, E.A. Bennion, E. Berndtson, J.L. Bernstein, A. Blair, M.A. Boyer, A. Broscheid, M. Brown, F. Buckley, J. Craig, B. Gentry, R. Glazier, K. Hamann, J. Hamner, C. Harris, J. Ishiyama, K. Kas, B. Kauffman, K. King, C. Leston-Bandeira, S. Lightfoot, J.K. Lobasz, D. Malet, M.P. Marks, H. Maurer, E.F.Mcclellan, W.J. Miller, M.J. Moore, E.A. Oldmixon, A. Paczynska, G. Pleschova, C. Raymond, E. Richards, B.E. Ricks, R.G. Rodriguez, J.S. Rofe, J.M. Scott, E. Sheppard, E.Simon, B. Smentkowski, E.T. Smith, J.C. Strachan, P.E. Sum, S. Thornton, S. Usherwood, B. Valeriano, W.L. Watson