Political Theory between Philosophy and Rhetoric Politics as Transcendence and Contingency

Politics, Sociology

The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain By Sarah Tarlow
The Urban Politics of Squatters’ Movements By Miguel A. Martínez López
Political Theory between Philosophy and Rhetoric: Politics as Transcendence and Contingency By Giuseppe Ballacci
“Case Study of Innovative Projects: Successful Real Cases” ed. by Bernardo Llamas Moya, M. Dolores Storch de Gracia and Luis F. Mazadiego
“Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas” ed. by Florin-Constantin Mihai

The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain By Sarah Tarlow

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 163 Pages | ISBN : 1137600888 | 6.3 MB

This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting (‘hanging in chains’), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a tall post.
A body might remain in the gibbet for many decades, while it gradually fell to pieces. Hanging in chains was a very different sort of post-mortem punishment from anatomical dissection, although the two were equal alternatives in the eyes of the law. Where dissection obliterated and de-individualised the body, hanging in chains made it monumental and rooted it in the landscape, adding to personal notoriety. Focusing particularly on the period 1752-1832, this book provides a summary of the historical evidence, the factual history of gibbetting which explores the locations of gibbets, the material technologies involved in hanging in chains, and the actual process from erection to eventual collapse. It also considers the meanings, effects and legacy of this gruesome practice.

The Urban Politics of Squatters’ Movements By Miguel A. Martínez López

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 309 Pages | ISBN : 134995313X | 6.44 MB

This volume sheds light on the development of squatting practices and movements in nine European cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Rome, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Brighton) by examining the numbers, variations and significant contexts in their life course. It reveals how and why squatting practices have shifted and to what extent they engender urban movements.
The book measures the volume and changes in squatting over various decades, mostly by focusing on Squatted Social Centres but also including squatted housing. In addition, it systematically compares the cycles, socio-spatial structures and the political implications of squatting in selected cities. This collection highlights how squatters’ movements have persisted over more than four decades through different trajectories and circumstances, especially in relation to broader protest cycles and reveals how political opportunities and constraints influence the conflicts around the legalisation of squats.

Political Theory between Philosophy and Rhetoric: Politics as Transcendence and Contingency By Giuseppe Ballacci

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 218 Pages | ISBN : 1349952923 | 3.05 MB

This book explores the significance of rhetoric from the perspective of its complex relationship with philosophy. It demonstrates how this relationship gives expression to a basic tension at the core of politics: that between the contingency of its happening and the transcendence toward which it strives.
The first part of the study proposes a reassessment of the ancient quarrel between philosophy and rhetoric, as it was discussed by Plato, Aristotle, and above all Cicero and Quintilian, who ambitiously attempted to bring them together creating an ideal that is at the roots of the humanist tradition. It then moves to twentieth-century political theory and shows how the questions that emerge from that quarrel still strongly resonate in the works of key thinkers such as H. Arendt, L. Strauss, and R. Rorty.
The volume thus offers an original contribution that locates itself at the intersection of politics, rhetoric, and philosophy.

“Case Study of Innovative Projects: Successful Real Cases” ed. by Bernardo Llamas Moya, M. Dolores Storch de Gracia and Luis F. Mazadiego

ITexLi | 2017 | ISBN: 9535134485 9535134477 9789535134473 9789535134480 | 266 pages | PDF | 27 MB

The book has gathered a small number of sectors where innovation is being the main vector to achieve the competitiveness that companies are craving. This book reflects the same spirit of the human being: curiosity and eagerness to overcome have allowed humanity to have evolved and still continue today.
In a global world, where the acceleration of technological changes is happening in all industrial sectors, a special focus is forced on innovation and creativity.
The motivation to choose these sectors has been preceded by a careful selection in which we wanted to pick up those in which innovation is a key today. Different aspects push to create and innovate: the environment in general and in particular climate change is forcing to rethink sectors such as energy, infrastructure, water, biotechnology, materials, defense, education, or health.

“Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas” ed. by Florin-Constantin Mihai

ITexLi | 2017 | ISBN: 9535134868 953513485X 9789535134855 9789535134862 | 190 pages | PDF | 25 MB

The book points out that rural regions need proper attention at the global level concerning solid waste management sector where bad practices and public health threats could be avoided through traditional and integrated waste management routes. The book provides useful information for academics, various professionals, the members of civil society, and national and local authorities.
Solid waste management in rural areas is a key issue in developing and transitioning countries due to the lack of proper waste management facilities and services.
The book further examines, on the one hand, the main challenges in the development of reliable waste management practices across rural regions and, on the other hand, the concrete solutions and the new opportunities across the world in dealing with municipal and agricultural wastes.