The Majority Finds Its Past

Author: Gerda Lerner

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469617091

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 628


Lauded for its contribution to the theory and conceptualization of the field of women's history and for its sensitivity to the differences of class, ethnicity, race, and culture among women, The Majority Finds Its Past became a classic volume in women's history following its publication in 1979. This edition includes a foreword by Linda K. Kerber, introducing a new generation of readers to Gerda Lerner's considerable body of work and highlighting the importance of the essays in this collection to the development of the field that Lerner helped establish.

The Tyranny of the Majority

The four meanings of majority are trivially non- identical, and even a large part of
today's universally acclaimed democracies apply the terms “majority” and “
minority” to entirely different proportions: mainly, though not exclusively, because
of ...

Author: Tamás Nyirkos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351211413

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 549


Tamás Nyirkos provides a timely and essential reassessment of the concept of the "tyranny of the majority" for the study of democracy today. The analysis is divided into three parts: the first discusses the "prehistory" of majority tyranny; the second reviews the elements of the "standard theory" in the modern era; while the third deals with the current "postmodern" challenges to the prevailing order of liberal democracy. Combining different elements of theories dating from the Middle Ages to the present, Nyirkos theorizes that while the term "the tyranny of the majority" may be misleading, the threat that tyrannical governments justify themselves by reference to the majority will remain with us for the foreseeable future. He shows how some of the greatest political philosophers of the past – democrats and antidemocrats alike – shared the same fears about the majoritarian principle. The Tyranny of the Majority will offer all those who read it a better understanding of what is meant not only by this term, but also by related terms like democratic despotism, populism, or illiberal democracy. It will be of interest to scholars of politics and international relations, political philosophy, political theology, and intellectual history.

The Majority in the Minority

Author: Jeanett Castellanos

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579220738

Category: Education

Page: 317

View: 846


Latinas/os are the largest ethnic minority group in the U.S. but are the least represented population in our colleges and universities, whether as administrators, faculty or students; and as students have one of the highest levels of attrition. In this ground-breaking book, twenty-four Latina/o scholars provide an historical background; review issues of student access and achievement, and lessons learned; and present the problems of status and barriers faced by administrators and faculty. The book also includes narratives by graduate students, administrators and faculty that complement the essays and vividly bring these issues to life.

The Majority Act 1875

In a case which came before the late Sadr Diwani Adalat of Bengal , it was held
that , according to the Jain law , majority begins on the completion of sixteen
years . 2. By Muhammadan law , the end of the fifteenth year , or the attainment of


Publisher: Universal Law Publishing




View: 167


Training the Majority

... either under contract to Suva merchants or by 'hawking' it directly from the truck
. All transactions with students, except where pocket money is used, are on credit.
Each student submits a monthly account to 30 TRAINING THE MAJORITY.

Author: G. N. Bamford

Publisher: [email protected]


Category: Developing countries

Page: 133

View: 875


Educational Theories and Practices from the Majority World

If we wish to speak of educational methods from the 'majority world', then which
educators should we hear from? Who do we have in place of Rousseau,
Pestalozzi, Ferrière, Montessori or even Piaget or Vygotsky? In fact, there are not
many ...

Author: Pierre R Dasen

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132100683

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 352


This work provides a healthy, comprehensive counterpoint to the ethnocentrism engrained in the widespread belief that scientific knowledge about education is typically Western. Stressing that the Western 'minority' perspective cannot hold true for the 'majority' of the world population situated outside Europe and North America, this edited volume explores traditional educational theories and practices developed in the majority world to study how they can improve modern schooling globally. Educational Theories and Practices from the Majority World probes the elements of culturally appropriate, quality schooling for various indigenous people in India, the Pacific and the Americas. One of the sections dwells on how to synergise the systems used in modern schools with the ones used in non-Western formal schools linked to religious institutions, such as Koranic, Sanskrit, Buddhist and Vodoo schools. Another section delves into educational policy issues in the context of globalization. This compilation brings together difficult-to-access theories and research by contributors from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America. It is an invaluable resource for policy makers in Education and for students, researchers and academicians studying Education and Anthropology.

The Majority Rules

Author: Eugene Sullivan

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429940689

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 588


Political connections had secured for Tim Quinn a seat on the appellate bench ... but in the court presided over by Chief Judge Harry Winston; Tim still had to learn The Majority Rules Tim Quinn, a Washington DC lawyer on the move, was flattered to be recommended by his friend Harry Winston to a vacancy on the bench caused by the unsavory death of one of the judges. He was also surprised to see how easy his nomination and confirmation turned out to be once Harry had given his approval and pulled more than a few strings. Now Tim feels he has the chance to make a difference, and perhaps clear a path for an eventual trip to the highest court in the land. But Tim soon realizes that Chief Judge Winston's influence and favors come at a price-not just undue influence from the Executive branch, but partiality towards private concerns as well, including a certain attorney whose cases often come before their bench.. Winston expects his favors to be repaid in kind, by following his judicial lead and assuring a consistent majority ruling in matters as he sees fit... and he is not afraid to bring pressure to bear, financial or otherwise. Troubled Tim contacts a former paramour, now a Federal prosecutor, to help him unravel the unseemly entanglements that occur behind the bench. But in doing so, risks his own status as a judge, his good name, and perhaps even the lives of him and his family-it is sometimes deadly to disagree when The Majority Rules. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dissent from the Majority Report of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

In the majority's telling, the NTMs were a “trigger” for the financial crisis, but once
the collapse of the bubble had occurred, the “weaknesses and vulnerabilities” of
the financial system—which had been there all along—caused the crisis.

Author: Peter J. Wallison

Publisher: AEI Press

ISBN: 9780844772318

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

View: 837


Peter J. Wallison is the only member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) to release a formal dissent to the FCICOs official report on the causes of the financial crisis. Wallison, codirector of financial policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, argues that the FCICOs report fails to address the cause of the deterioration in mortgage underwriting standards that led to the housing bubble widely accepted as the key factor in destabilizing the American economy. Wallison's Dissent to the Majority Report of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission reveals that government-mandated subprime loans, not greedy investors, were the force behind the deterioration in underwriting standards. This dissent is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the causes of the financial crisis_and to prevent future economic collapse.

Women s Health in the Majority World

PREFACE Women's Health in the Majority World : Issues and Initiatives is an
innovative text using didactic information and case studies to address those
issues that affect most of the worlds women . The first half of the book focuses on
health ...

Author: Laurie Elit

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600214932

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 236

View: 620


This is an innovative text using didactic information and case studies to address those issues that affect most of the world's women. The first half of the book focuses on health issues that specifically affect women such as maternal mortality, fistulas, and cervical cancer. The second part of the book discusses how agencies such as governments, non-governmental organisations, and professional societies can partner and improve standards for women. By affecting the status of women, the whole family and community ultimately benefit.

An Educational Primer for the Majority Student

These men and women are part of the majority that have climbed to the pinnacle
of their pyramids. The accomplishments of these people are to be admired. There
ability to achieve should be examined, studied, and where best emulated.

Author: D.S. Brown

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456757687

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 140


Education is your foundation. If you want to sing, you must educate yourself on how to sing well. If you want to rap, it takes more than a pen and a pad, and a few rounds of freestyle in back of the school. If you want to really be a successful athlete, you must learn the science of the sport, know it as though you breathe it. Whatever it is you want to do, you must educate yourself on how to do it. You must learn, and you must plan. If you do not plan, you will fail.

A List of the Majority in the House of Commons

... and supported by Mr. Grenville , to leave out the words Four Shillings , and
infert in theit Itead , Three Shillings . The Question was put , Whether the word
Three Shillings should stand part of the said Quer tion : Ayes-206 Noese188
Majority ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons


ISBN: OXFORD:N11691026

Category: Electronic books

Page: 7

View: 948


The Power Assumed by a Committee of the Majority of the General Assembly Over the Laws of the Land as Solemnly Declared by the Court of Session and House of Lords Sifted and Shortly Examined

And it is for opposing this harsh and unjust procedure , that the majority of the
Commission of Assembly charge those who do not agree with them , with taking
the crown from off the head of Christ , depriving Jesus of the Headship of the ...

Author: Suum cuique (pseud.)


ISBN: OXFORD:590955382


Page: 4

View: 404


Reports of the Majority and Minority of the Committee Together with the Documents Accompanying the Same to which is Prefixed an Index of the Principal Matters in the Reports

The first and leading subject to which the committee directed its attention was the
financial condition of the department At the last session o Congress a great
difference of opinion existed between the majority and minority of the committee ,
in ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads


ISBN: UOM:39015020937358


Page: 363

View: 399