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Tantric State - A Buddhist Approach to Democracy and Development in Bhutan (Hardcover): William J. Long Tantric State - A Buddhist Approach to Democracy and Development in Bhutan (Hardcover)
William J. Long
R1,279 Discovery Miles 12 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today, the majority of sovereign states can be described as "democracies" because they possess elected political leadership and some measure of commitment to the protection and promotion of individual rights and equality under law. In the economic realm, most democracies are market-based and are integrated into wider regional and global markets. Virtually all are organized around Western liberal principles and values. For some, these philosophical commitments are indigenous and longstanding, and for others they were imported later, often through colonization. This book asks how democratic governance and economic development differ when founded on Eastern, Buddhist principles, rather than Western, liberal, and Enlightenment values and beliefs. The small, remote country of Bhutan is the only democratic, market-based state that is rooted constitutionally and culturally in Mahayana Buddhist principles and ethics. In this book, William J. Long provides an authentic basis for theoretical and empirical comparison between two distinct models of democracy and development that differ on important, first-order principles. Bhutanese Buddhist and Western liberal concepts of the individual "self," "human nature" and "the pursuit of happiness"-the building blocks of democratic and market-based economic theory-differ profoundly. Because the two approaches-liberal and Buddhist-are based on distinctive philosophical traditions, this comparison elucidates new questions, frames of inquiry, and alternative understandings of democracy and development. The book describes how democratic political institutions and markets emerged and how they function in Bhutan, demonstrating how, in real-world terms, Bhutan organizes and operates a political and economic system consistent with its Buddhist worldview. It considers the nature of Bhutan's unique political institutions and its economic touchstone, the pursuit of "Gross National Happiness (GNH)," rather than Gross National Product, as its ordering principle for policy. Ultimately, Tantric State reflects on whether Bhutan's unique model can withstand the forces of globalization and what insights Bhutan might have to share with the rest of us about dilemmas facing Western democracies and the need to pursue development in a more holistic and sustainable way.

Pandemics and Peace - Public Health Cooperation in Zones of Conflict (Paperback, New): William J. Long Pandemics and Peace - Public Health Cooperation in Zones of Conflict (Paperback, New)
William J. Long
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pandemics and Peace examines disease surveillance networks of the Mekong Basin, Middle East, and East Africa to answer two interrelated questions. First, Why is inter-state cooperation in an area of national vulnerability occurring among countries with a history of conflict?A" Second, because key participants in each of these transnational networks include both public and private actors, How do these public-private networks deliver transnational public goods (health) and what factors facilitate or impede effective and legitimate transnational governance?A" Drawing on international relations theory, Long presents an integrated explanation that demonstrates the processes by which interests, institutions, and ideas can align to allow for interstate cooperation even in unfavorable environments, rather than advocating a theory of international cooperation alone. As for transnational governance, he generates working propositions on what make these new forms of public-private governance effective and legitimate for further scholarly investigation; and creates analytical frameworks for practitioners grappling with transnational problems generally. Turning to U.S. global health diplomacy in infectious disease control, Long contends that this arena presents an unparalleled opportunity for American leadership in global public health that could deepen bilateral ties, foster regional cooperation and stability, and burnish America's image globally. Emphasizing that strengthening foreign capacity in infectious disease control is vital for U.S. security and economic interests, he concludes with detailed policy recommendations and suggestions for further research.

English Literature - Its History And Its Significance For The Life Of The Englishspeaking World (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature - Its History And Its Significance For The Life Of The Englishspeaking World (Paperback)
William J. Long
R701 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R85 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
American literature; A Study of the Men and the Books that in the Earlier and Later times reflect the American Sprit... American literature; A Study of the Men and the Books that in the Earlier and Later times reflect the American Sprit (Paperback)
William J. Long
R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Recognizing and Understanding Authoritarian Propaganda (Paperback): William J. Long Recognizing and Understanding Authoritarian Propaganda (Paperback)
William J. Long
R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Secrets of the Woods - Wood Folk Series Book Three (Paperback): Daybreak Classics Secrets of the Woods - Wood Folk Series Book Three (Paperback)
Daybreak Classics; William J. Long
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature - Its History and Its Significance For the Life of the English speaking World (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature - Its History and Its Significance For the Life of the English speaking World (Paperback)
William J. Long
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Paperback)
William J. Long
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Hardcover): William J. Long English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Hardcover)
William J. Long
R1,004 Discovery Miles 10 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Secret of the Woods (Paperback): William J. Long Secret of the Woods (Paperback)
William J. Long
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature Its History and Significance for the life of the English-Speaking World A text-Book for Schools (Paperback):... English Literature Its History and Significance for the life of the English-Speaking World A text-Book for Schools (Paperback)
William J. Long
R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wilderness Ways (Paperback): William J. Long Wilderness Ways (Paperback)
William J. Long
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Concise Business Writing Manual (Paperback): William J. Long A Concise Business Writing Manual (Paperback)
William J. Long
R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wood Folk at School (Paperback): William J. Long Wood Folk at School (Paperback)
William J. Long
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1902 Edition.

Secrets Of The Woods (Paperback): William J. Long Secrets Of The Woods (Paperback)
William J. Long
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1903 Edition.

Wood Folk at School (Hardcover): William J. Long Wood Folk at School (Hardcover)
William J. Long
R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1902 Edition.

English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the entirety of the history of English literature, beginning in Anglo-Saxon times and ending at the conclusion of the Victorian Era. Interesting and useful, it aims to inspire a desire in students to read classic literature and understand it rather than just reading analyses or writings about literature.

Secrets Of The Woods (Hardcover): William J. Long Secrets Of The Woods (Hardcover)
William J. Long
R1,020 Discovery Miles 10 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1903 Edition.

Writing - Mastering ACT, SAT, GRE, PRAXIS, MCAT, LSAT, and College Essays (Paperback): William J. Long Writing - Mastering ACT, SAT, GRE, PRAXIS, MCAT, LSAT, and College Essays (Paperback)
William J. Long
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is for college-bound students, and college graduates who are preparing to take the ACT, SAT, GRE, PRAXIS, MCAT, and LSAT examinations. We use an in-context writing method that enables students to apply grammar and punctuation rules to their writing, unlike others that teach English grammar and writing separately. The book contains over 129 writing tips and 100 essay-writing topics that colleges, graduate schools, and professional schools require as a part of their respective applications for admission processes. Utilization of the techniques presented in this book will also greatly enhance students' abilities to achieve high scores on the English and grammar sections of the examinations. This is especially true because the writing sections require students to re-write sentences and/or to place sentences in the proper sequence when testing. This is an excellent and affordable college-prep English classroom grammar text book. Most students who have used this book under the guidance of its author have score in 99th to 85th percentile on their ACT and SAT examinations. The book contains explanations and templates for writing the Cause and Effect essay, the Five Paragraph Essay, and/or the Free Form essay. It place heavy emphases on writing topic sentences; transitional sentences between paragraphs; focused paragraphs with evidence and data; and effective summary paragraphs. Inherent focus is applied to the proper use of first-person, second person, and third person pronouns; strong verbs; parallel structure; and voice consistency. A special section is devoted to writing techniques, such as similies, methaphors, and analogies. Another chapter focuses on punctuation. Further, the book provides guidance for the development of a writing thread that encompasses the aforementioned elements in the essay-writing process. This book is friendly. We start with the base (kernel) sentence and move forward. We find that once the writer develops a series of kernel sentences, he or she can than add meaning and detail to those base sentences by adding left, right, or medial phrases and clauses. Many fine students fall short on the writing sections of their college admission examinations. Our goal is to provide that extra dimension that will enable those students to master the essay-writing components of those examinations.

The Secrets of the Woods (Paperback): William J. Long The Secrets of the Woods (Paperback)
William J. Long
R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Secrets of the Woods portrays vivid sketches of the wood-mouse, otter, kingfisher, red squirrel, partridge, deer, and other wood folk. Through his anecdotes the author shares with the reader what can be learned of the habits of animals through keen observation over a long period of time-details that elude the casual visitor to the woods.

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