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Minority Language in Today's Global Society vol. 2 By Andrea Snavely et al.
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The fragility of minority languages is becoming apparent in a globalizing world. Linguists, civil society organizations, local communities, governments and supranational organizations are advocating... More > for maintaining and reviving endangered languages to preserve the world’s cultural heritage and indigenous peoples’ cultures and identities. This publication, the second of a two-volume set entitled Minority Language in Today’s Global Society, is intended as a small contribution to this effort, and examines issues concerning the status of minority languages with a special focus on the Tibetan language and its dialects. The legal issues and policy framework surrounding minority language use, as well as strategies for language revitalization, are also addressed. This work is part of Dendzom, a publication series by Trace Foundation, which supports the continuity and development of Tibetan culture, language and places, improving lives and strengthening communities on the Tibetan plateau.< Less
How the Universe works Report to American Mathematical Society By Federico Ranaudo
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The book was born from the deepening of the study of the equilibrium of the components of civil constructions, for which at the Polytechnic University of Naples in the 60s were given an overview of... More > the Riemann mechanics. After twenty-seven years as an engineer, I realized that the study of static problems made me cross into the dress of the mechanics of the elements (Riemann's Tensorial mechanics) and I published the unified field thesis in 1990. In that thesis I maintained that we could reduce all the physical quantities to tensiors that could be treated with the Riemann mechanics and understand in them all the phenomena that can be detected experimentally. The mass disappeared and the electric quantities were transformed into tensors of the second and third order, reducible to invariants of which it was possible to derive a mathematical relation.< Less
Innovating organizational and technological strategies to improve our society By Alberto Ochoa & Laura Cervantes
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Aun cuando las ONG han criticado violaciones a los derechos humanos, rara vez denuncian asus benefactores en Europa y Estados Unidos. A medida que aumentó la oposición alneoliberalismo,... More > el Banco Mundial (BM) incrementó los donativos destinados a las ONG. Elpunto fundamental de convergencia que comparten las ONG y el BM era el rechazo de ambasentidades al "estatismo". Superficialmente, las ONG criticaban al Estado desde un perspectivade "izquierda" en la que defendían a la "sociedad civil", mientras que al BM lo criticaban ennombre del "mercado". En realidad, el BM y los regímenes neoliberales aprovecharon las ONG para minar el sistema deseguridad social estatal, y fueron utilizados y reducidos a medios para compensar a las víctimasde las políticas neoliberales. Mientras los regímenes neoliberales disminuían los niveles de viday saquea< Less
Resistance to Civil Government - Henry David Thoreau By Henry Thoreau
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Even a cursory reading of Henry David Thoreau’s immortal essay about civil disobedience reveals echoes in contemporary discussions of individual rights and the limits of government in a free... More > society. Its themes resonate into the 21st century. Faced with a federal government that condoned the institution of slavery and was waging a war of questionable origin in Mexico, Thoreau pushed his readers to consider the responsibility of an individual with conscience. This edition includes “The definition of a peaceable revolution,” an introductory essay by Warren Bluhm.< Less
George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior By Christian Grantham & Jeff Moore
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George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation is a list of 110 rules copied by our nation's first President when he was a teenager in 1745. They were... More > discovered in his manuscripts partly gnawed away by mice at his Mt. Vernon home. The rules are a list of maxims that taught modesty, respect and a heightened consideration for others to young minds who later led our nation in revolution. The moral character of our country's founders helped shape a nation that strives through its leaders to protect inalienable rights of its people. These rules and the patriots they helped shape remind us that we need civility and leaders of moral character if a civil society is to avoid the consequences of having neither.< Less
The Fate of Empires: Being an Inquiry Into the Stability of Civilization (Hardcover) By Arthur John Hubbard
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The Fate of Empires asks why many civilizations throughout human history have risen to greatness but later collapse into ruin. Can there be a permanent society, or are all doomed to decline? In the... More > first part of this book, the author constructs several arguments based on parallels he observed in civilizations of antiquity. The reasons for the rise of various civilizations, and the forces which contribute to their success, are discussed. Hubbard proceeds to establish points surrounding human nature and racial identity, religious adherence, and the prevalence of rationality and reason: these attributes of mankind, when in harmony, establish sophisticated and prospering civilizations. For the author, when these traits are upset - as in conflicts between individual values and the requirements of the state - decline will set in. The overemphasis of the competitive traits of man likewise lead to a decline in moral and social cohesiveness.< Less
The Fate of Empires: Being an Inquiry Into the Stability of Civilization By Arthur John Hubbard
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The Fate of Empires asks why many civilizations throughout human history have risen to greatness but later collapse into ruin. Can there be a permanent society, or are all doomed to decline? In the... More > first part of this book, the author constructs several arguments based on parallels he observed in civilizations of antiquity. The reasons for the rise of various civilizations, and the forces which contribute to their success, are discussed. Hubbard proceeds to establish points surrounding human nature and racial identity, religious adherence, and the prevalence of rationality and reason: these attributes of mankind, when in harmony, establish sophisticated and prospering civilizations. For the author, when these traits are upset - as in conflicts between individual values and the requirements of the state - decline will set in. The overemphasis of the competitive traits of man likewise lead to a decline in moral and social cohesiveness.< Less
Leviathan: The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil By Thomas Hobbes
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Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil — commonly referred to as Leviathan — is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and... More > published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes could only be averted by strong central government.< Less
Towards a Just Society: The Personal Journeys of Human Rights Educators By Abraham Magendzo K. et al.
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Although tremendous strides have been made toward the realization of universal human rights, the ongoing struggle to protect and expand these rights demands inspired, dedicated people. Accepting this... More > challenge and taking up the cause of justice and equality for all persons, human rights educators represent a vital link between political and social movements, and ideas, attitudes, and hopes that are in harmony with a spirit of advocacy for human rights. Towards a Just Society is intended for educators at all levels, pre-service teachers, higher education professionals, activists, social workers, and community leaders who are interested in developing initiatives in human rights education. Although extremely diverse in experience, the authors share a common belief in the power of human rights for social change, and their narratives also reflect the authors’ individual engagement with significant events of the twentieth century critical to the construction and attainment of human rights.< Less
Towards a Just Society: The Personal Journeys of Human Rights Educators By Abraham Magendzo K. et al.
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Towards a Just Society:The Personal Journeys of Human Rights Educators Edited by Abraham Magendzo K., Claudia Dueñas, Nancy Flowers, and Natela Jordan Topic Book 8, Human Rights Education... More > Series, 2015 In TOWARDS A JUST SOCIETY twenty-five educators from around the world respond to the question: How and why did you commit yourself to human rights education? Their highly personal narratives recount the diverse ideological perspectives and life experiences that have shaped their work in this growing field.< Less

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