The Psychology of Radical Social Change From Rage to Revolution

Politics, Sociology

The Psychology of Radical Social Change: From Rage to Revolution edited by Jaan Valsiner, Brady Wagoner, Fathali M. Moghaddam
The Rights Revolution Revisited: Institutional Perspectives on the Private Enforcement of Civil Rights in the US edited by Lynda G. Dodd
The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday by Sharon Blackie
Afghanistan: Identity, Society and Politics since 1980 (Library of Modern Middle East Studies) edited by Micheline Centlivres-Demont
Laura K. Donohue, “The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty”

The Psychology of Radical Social Change: From Rage to Revolution edited by Jaan Valsiner, Brady Wagoner, Fathali M. Moghaddam

English | April 3, 2018 | ISBN: 1108421628 | PDF | 306 pages | 5.1 MB

Since 2011 the world has experienced an explosion of popular uprisings that began in the Middle East and quickly spread to other regions. What are the different social-psychological conditions for these events to emerge, what different trajectories do they take, and how are they are represented to the public?
To answer these questions, this book applies the latest social psychological theories to contextualized cases of revolutions and uprisings from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century in countries around the world. In so doing, it explores continuities and discontinuities between past and present uprisings, and foregrounds such issues as the crowds, collective action, identity changes, globalization, radicalization, the plasticity of political behaviour, and public communication.

The Rights Revolution Revisited: Institutional Perspectives on the Private Enforcement of Civil Rights in the US edited by Lynda G. Dodd

English | January 25, 2018 | ISBN: 1107164737 | PDF | 394 pages | 33.6 MB

The rights revolution in the United States consisted of both sweeping changes in constitutional doctrines and landmark legislative reform, followed by decades of innovative implementation in every branch of the federal government – Congress, agencies, and the courts. In recent years, a growing number of political scientists have sought to integrate studies of the rights revolution into accounts of the contemporary American state.
In The Rights Revolution Revisited, a distinguished group of political scientists and legal scholars explore the institutional dynamics, scope, and durability of the rights revolution. By offering an inter-branch analysis of the development of civil rights laws and policies that features the role of private enforcement, this volume enriches our understanding of the rise of the ‘civil rights state’ and its fate in the current era.

The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday by Sharon Blackie

English | August 7th, 2018 | ISBN: 1487004079 | 356 Pages | EPUB | 7.23 MB

Enchantment. By Dr. Sharon Blackie’s definition, a vivid sense of belongingness to a rich and many-layered world, a profound and whole-hearted participation in the adventure of life. Enchantment is a natural, spontaneous human tendency ― one we possess as children, but lose, through social and cultural pressures, as we grow older.
It is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated: the enchanted life is possible for anyone. It is intuitive, embraces wonder, and fully engages the mythic imagination ― but it is also deeply embodied in ecology, grounded in place and community.
Taking as her starting point the inspiration and wisdom that can be derived from myth, fairy tales, and folk culture, Dr. Sharon Blackie offers a set of practical and grounded tools for enchanting our lives and the places we live, so leading to a greater sense of meaning and of belonging to the world. To live this way is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary.

Afghanistan: Identity, Society and Politics since 1980 (Library of Modern Middle East Studies) edited by Micheline Centlivres-Demont

English | March 30, 2015 | ISBN: 1784530816 | EPUB | 304 pages | 0.6 MB

Over the last three decades Afghanistan has been plagued by crisis – from Soviet invasion in 1979 and Taliban rule to US invasion following the events of 9/11. Here the top specialists on Afghanistan, including Olivier Roy, Ahmad Rashid and Jonathan Goodhand, provide a unique overview of the evolution, causes and future of the Afghan crisis.
Covering political and military events and examining the role of ethnic groups, religious and ideological factors and the role of the leaders and war chiefs of the period – from the anti-Soviet resistance to the presidency of Hamid Karzai – this book will prove essential reading to all interested in Afghanistan and the wider Middle East region. Examining recent events in the light of the country’s economy, Afghan civil society, cultural heritage and state reconstruction attempts, this is a comprehensive and diverse look at a country whose recent history has been marked by internal conflicts and foreign intervention.

Laura K. Donohue, “The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty”

2008 | pages: 514 | ISBN: 0521844444 | PDF | 3,1 mb

In the aftermath of a terrorist attack political stakes are high: legislators fear being seen as lenient or indifferent and often grant the executive broader authorities without thorough debate. The judiciary’s role, too, is restricted: constitutional structure and cultural norms narrow the courts’ ability to check the executive at all but the margins. The dominant ‘Security or Freedom’ framework for evaluating counterterrorist law thus fails to capture an important characteristic: increased executive power that shifts the balance between branches of government. This book re-calculates the cost of counterterrorist law to the United Kingdom and the United States, arguing that the damage caused is significantly greater than first appears. Donohue warns that the proliferation of biological and nuclear materials, together with willingness on the part of extremists to sacrifice themselves, may drive each country to take increasingly drastic measures with a resultant shift in the basic structure of both states.