Private Authority and International Affairs

by A. Claire Cutler,Virginia Haufler,Tony Porter

Explores in detail the degree to which private sector firms are beginning to replace governments in "governing" some areas of international relations.

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Authority

by Joseph Raz

Is New York a post-secular city? Massive immigration and cultural changes have created an increasingly complex social landscape in which religious life plays a dynamic role. Yet the magnitude of religion's impact on New York's social life has gone unacknowledged. New York Glory gathers together for the first time the best research on religion in contemporary New York City. It includes contributors from every major research project on religion in New York to provide a comprehensive look at the current

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Anarchism and Authority

by Mr Paul McLaughlin

Examining the political theory of anarchism from a philosophical and historical perspective, Paul McLaughlin relates anarchism to the fundamental ethical and political problem of authority. The book pays particular attention to the authority of the state and the anarchist rejection of all traditional claims made for the legitimacy of state authority, the author both explaining and defending the central tenets of the anarchist critique of the state. The founding works of anarchist thought, by Godwin, Proudhon and Stirner, are explored

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Authority and Political Culture in Shi ism

by Said Amir Arjomand

Preface Contributors 1 Introduction: Shi’ism, Authority, and Political Culture Said Amir Arjomand Part I Essays 2 Imam and Community in the Pre-Ghayba Period Etan Kohlberg 3 The Evolution of Popular Eulogy of the Imams among the Shi’a Mohammad-Dja’far Mahdjoub and John R. Perry 4 The Mujtahid of the Age and the Mulla-bashi: An Intermediate Stage in the Institutionalization of Religious Authority in Shi’ite Iran Said Amir Arjomand 5 In Between the Madrasa and the Marketplace: The Designation of Clerical Leadership in

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Maxwell s Guide to Authority Work

by Robert L. Maxwell

"Unidentified Flying Objects," not "UFOs" or "Flying Saucers" Authority work is the linchpin of the library catalog. As the author puts it, "Without authority control, the burden is placed on the user to think of all the possible forms a cataloger might have used to give access in the catalog to a given author or subject." If a subject is not sorted by its authorized heading, then the library and its users and staff are left without a system and

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Aquinas as Authority

by Harm J. M. J. Goris,Thomas Instituut te Utrecht

There is no doubt that Thomas Aquinas, together with Augustine, is among the most influential authorities in the history of Western Christian theology. Through the centuries, theologians and philosophers have interpreted Aquinas and (re-)constructed his thought in various ways. As a result of this, a very rich variety of theological and philosophical positions have appeared that claim to be inspired by the thought of Thomas Aquinas. Positions like these are often labelled as a form of 'Thomism'. Although this

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Rabbinic Authority

by Michael S. Berger

The Rabbis of the first five centuries of the Common Era loom large in the Jewish tradition. Until the modern period, Jews viewed the Rabbinic traditions as the authoritative contents of their covenant with God, and scholars debated the meanings of these ancient Sages words. Even after the eighteenth century, when varied denominations emerged within Judaism, each with its own approach to the tradition, the literary legacy of the talmudic Sages continued to be consulted. In this book, Michael S.

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The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance

by RODNEY BRUCE EDITOR HALL

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Heresy and Authority in Medieval Europe

by Edward Peters

Throughout the Middle Ages and early modern Europe theological uniformity was synonymous with social cohesion in societies that regarded themselves as bound together at their most fundamental levels by a religion. To maintain a belief in opposition to the orthodoxy was to set oneself in opposition not merely to church and state but to a whole culture in all of its manifestations. From the eleventh century to the fifteenth, however, dissenting movements appeared with greater frequency, attracted more followers, acquired

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Authority in Islam

by Hamid Dabashi

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Confucian Cultures of Authority

by Peter D. Hershock,Peter D. Hershock Roger T. Ames

Explores a wide range of Confucian-based cultures of authority in China.

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An Essay on Divine Authority

by Mark C. Murphy

In the first book wholly concerned with divine authority, Mark C. Murphy explores the extent of God's rule over created rational beings. The author challenges the view--widely supported by theists and nontheists alike--that if God exists, then humans must be bound by an obligation of obedience to this being. He demonstrates that this view, the authority thesis, cannot be sustained by any of the arguments routinely advanced on its behalf, including those drawn from perfect being theology, metaethical theory, normative

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High Speed Rail Authority in California

by Elaine M. Howle

Report concerning the Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority¿s (Authority) readiness to manage funds authorized for building the high-speed rail network in Calif., including the $9 billion in general obligation bonds the voters authorized in Nov. 2008. This report concludes that the Authority has not adequately planned for the future development of the program. State law requires the Authority to establish an independent peer review group to review the Authority¿s plans, but only five of the eight members have been appointed. Additionally,

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The Authority of Scripture in Reformed Theology

by Henk Van Den Belt

This book discusses the concept of the self-convincing authority of Scripture in the historical development of Reformed theology and advocates an emphasis on the autopistia in a postmodern context, because truth and trust are inseparable.

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Private Power and Global Authority

by A. Claire Cutler,Cutler

Transnational merchant law, which is mistakenly regarded in purely technical and apolitical terms, is a central mediator of domestic and global political/legal orders. By engaging with literature in international law, international relations and international political economy, the author develops the conceptual and theoretical foundations for analyzing the political significance of international economic law. In doing so, she illustrates the private nature of the interests that this evolving legal order has served over time. The book makes a sustained and

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Democratic Authority

by David M. Estlund

Democracy is not naturally plausible. Why turn such important matters over to masses of people who have no expertise? Many theories of democracy answer by appealing to the intrinsic value of democratic procedure, leaving aside whether it makes good decisions. In Democratic Authority, David Estlund offers a groundbreaking alternative based on the idea that democratic authority and legitimacy must depend partly on democracy's tendency to make good decisions. Just as with verdicts in jury trials, Estlund argues, the authority and

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Dreams of Authority

by Ronald R. Thomas

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