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"Embracing Pop Culture: The Catholic Church In The World Market", Michael Budde Dec 1997

"Embracing Pop Culture: The Catholic Church In The World Market", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


Torture And Eucharist: Theology, Politics, And The Body Of Christ, William Cavanaugh Dec 1997

Torture And Eucharist: Theology, Politics, And The Body Of Christ, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

"Cavanaugh begins with an engrossing analysis of the dynamics of torture and disappearance as a mode disciplining the body politic. He judiciously uses psychological and social scientific sources without letting them override the theological focus of the book. He then gives an equally engrossing account of the Church in Chile under Pinochet. His analyses both of Maritain and the 'New Christendom' ecclesiology provide as interesting critique of the failures of the Church to respond to Pinochet's repression, while his concluding chapter on eucharistic theology points towards the source of the successful responses made by the Church. Particularly useful and ...


Commissioning Ideas: Canadian National Policy Innovation In Comparative Perspective, Neil Bradford Dec 1997

Commissioning Ideas: Canadian National Policy Innovation In Comparative Perspective, Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

No abstract provided.


Realism, Institutions, And Neutrality: Constraining Conflict Through The Force Of Norms, Daniel Austin Dec 1997

Realism, Institutions, And Neutrality: Constraining Conflict Through The Force Of Norms, Daniel Austin

Daniel A. Austin

Realism posits power as the key component of international relations. In contrast, Institutionalism looks to norms and customs as the primary bases of world politics. Yet both theories frequently fall short in explaining major international events. This article considers the institution of neutrality as an example of how norms exert a stabilizing influence in international relations. On the other hand, the failure to observe norms often results in instability, and in extreme cases, can lead to war. When this point is reached, the use of force may be the only means to restore a stable balance of power. By drawing ...