Tag: Roots

The Roots of Radicalism Tradition, the Public Sphere, and Early Nineteenth-Century Social Movements


Craig Calhoun, "The Roots of Radicalism: Tradition, the Public Sphere, and Early Nineteenth-Century Social Movements"
English | ISBN: 0226090841 | 2012 | 416 pages | PDF | 29 MB
The story of the rise of radicalism in the early nineteenth century has often been simplified into a fable about progressive social change. The diverse social movements of the era-religious, political, regional, national, antislavery, and protemperance-are presented as mere strands in a unified tapestry of labor and democratic mobilization. Taking aim at this flawed view of radicalism as simply the extreme end of a single dimension of progress, Craig Calhoun emphasizes the coexistence of different kinds of radicalism, their tensions, and their implications.

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The Deep Roots of Modern Democracy


The Deep Roots of Modern Democracy: Geography and the Diffusion of Political Institutions
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1009100378 | 529 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
This book explores the deep roots of modern democracy, focusing on geography and long-term patterns of global diffusion. Its geographic argument centers on access to the sea, afforded by natural harbors which enhance the mobility of people, goods, capital, and ideas. The extraordinary connectivity of harbor regions thereby affected economic development, the structure of the military, statebuilding, and openness to the world – and, through these pathways, the development of representative democracy. The authors’ second argument focuses on the global diffusion of representative democracy. Beginning around 1500, Europeans started to populate distant places abroad. Where Europeans were numerous they established some form of representative democracy, often with restrictions limiting suffrage to those of European heritage. Where they were in the minority, Europeans were more reticent about popular rule and often actively resisted democratization. Where Europeans were entirely absent, the concept of representative democracy was unfamiliar and its practice undeveloped.

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The Roots of Ireland’s Troubles


Robert Stedall, "The Roots of Ireland’s Troubles"
English | ISBN: 1526742187 | 2019 | 256 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
Over the course of three decades in the late twentieth century, Northern Ireland was embroiled in the Troubles, a conflict characterized by the violent and bitter struggle between nationalists and unionists.

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When Men Behave Badly The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault


David Buss PhD, "When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault"
English | ISBN: 0316419354 | 2021 | 336 pages | AZW3 | 963 KB
"An exceptional book" (Helen Fisher) by a leading evolutionary psychologist and sex researcher that lays out a new theory of sexual conflict, exposing the roots of the dangerous dynamics that underpin men’s predatory behavior – and what can be done to address it.

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