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Ideas, Institutions, and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization
Ideas, Institutions, and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization

Agriculture has a small, and declining, importance in employment and income generation within the EU, but a political importance well beyond its economic impact. The EU's common agricultural policy (CAP) has often been the source of conflict between the EU and its trade partners within first the GATT, and then the WTO. In the Doha Round...

Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood
Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

Although in Hinduism it is mainly used to refer to widow immolation, the term 'sati' means 'true woman' - a female hero. Whitney Kelting has learned that in Jainism satis appear as subjects of devotional hymns. This seems paradoxical, given that Jain spirituality is to disengage oneself from worldly existence and Jain devotionalism is usually...

Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (Oxford Classical Monographs)
Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (Oxford Classical Monographs)

Gunther Martin examines the references to religion in the speeches of Demosthenes and other Athenian orators in the 4th century BC. In Part I he demonstrates the role religion plays in the rhetorical strategy of speeches in political trials: his main argument is that speakers had to be consistent in their approach to religion throughout their...

Martyrs and Murderers: The Guise Family and the Making of Europe
Martyrs and Murderers: The Guise Family and the Making of Europe

To understand theGuise is to understand the profound transformations that shook sixteenth-century Europe. So it is mystifying that outside France they are all but forgotten. For in their day theGuisewere held in awe throughout Europe. Admiring or appalled, none could ignore them. Enemies at one time or another of the great dynasties of Tudor,...

Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States
Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States

Relations between the European Union and China have grown at a sustained pace across the board in recent times, transforming the relationship from one of previous neglect into a matter of global strategic significance. This book offers an examination of the evolution of contemporary EU-China relations in the economic, technological and high...

The Retrieval of Ethics
The Retrieval of Ethics

Talbot Brewer presents an invigorating new approach to ethical theory, in the context of human selfhood and agency. The first main theme of the book is that contemporary ethical theorists have focused too narrowly on actions and the discrete episodes of deliberation through which we choose them, and that the subject matter of the field looks...

English Idioms
English Idioms

Published for the first time in colour, The Oxford Colour Portuguese Dictionary covers over 40,000 words and phrases, and over 60,000 translations. It has the same exceptionally clear colour layout as the other titles in the series. Every word or phrase the user wants to translate is highlighted in blue, making this the most instantly accessible...

The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World
The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

In The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World Yun Lee Too argues that the ancient library was much more than its incarnation at Alexandria, which has been the focus for students of the subject up till now. In fact, the library is a complex institution with many different forms. It can be a building with books, but it can also be...

Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives
Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

There is often more than meets the eye where politics, religion and money are concerned. This is certainly the case with the Faith-Based Initiative. Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called "Charitable Choice," was the beginning of what we now know as the Faith-Based Initiative. In its original form, the...

The Development of Ethics, Volume 3: From Kant to Rawls
The Development of Ethics, Volume 3: From Kant to Rawls

This book is a selective historical and critical study of moral philosophy in the Socratic tradition, with special attention to Aristotelian naturalism. It discusses the main topics of moral philosophy as they have developed historically, including: the human good, human nature, justice, friendship, and morality; the methods of moral inquiry;...

The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study Volume II: From Suarez to Rousseau
The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study Volume II: From Suarez to Rousseau

Discussion of natural law reaches a new level of sophistication in Suarez’s elaborate and careful treatment. He takes account of Aquinas, Scotus, Ockham, and their successors, and claims to defend Aquinas’ views on the main issues. Since his discussion is usually fuller than Aquinas’ discussion, and explores questions that...

Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees
Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees

Animal life, now and over the past half billion years, is incredibly diverse. Describing and understanding the evolution of this diversity of body plans - from vertebrates such as humans and fish to the numerous invertebrate groups including sponges, insects, molluscs, and the many groups of worms - is a major goal of evolutionary biology. In...

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