A Brief History of Liberty (Brief Histories of Philosophy) by David Schmidtz

By David Schmidtz

Via a fusion of philosophical, social clinical, and historic tools, a short historical past of Liberty presents a finished, philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of 1 of our so much loved ideals.Offers a succinct but thorough survey of private freedomExplores the genuine that means of liberty, drawing philosophical classes approximately liberty from historyConsiders the writings of key ancient figures from Socrates and Erasmus to Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and Adam SmithCombines philosophical rigor with social clinical analysisArgues that liberty refers to a variety of comparable yet particular rules instead of proscribing the concept that to 1 definition

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The EU’s objective within the broad sector of ‘non-territorial’ security – an objective developed in all three EU pillars – has been to minimize societal vulnerabilities and the number and impact of emergencies by establishing comprehensive systems of crisis management. In December 2003, the Union adopted the European Security Strategy (ESS) proposed by CFSP High Representative Solana. The first threat mentioned in the security strategy is terrorism. 24 The other three threats are essentially structural and non-military: regional conflicts, failing states and organized crime.

From the outset, the EU influenced candidate countries towards a less legalistic approach with a distinctly regional and multilateral flavour. As ‘objects’ of the common policy emanating out of the 1993 Copenhagen Council, CEE governments found that it was in their mutual interest to co-ordinate some of their actions vis-àvis the powerful Union. Moreover, Brussels openly encouraged formal co-operation among candidate countries, such as the so-called Visegrad group drawing on an historic experience of co-operation between Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The inter-relationships among the three major economic regions – the EU, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) – will presumably be increasingly decisive for the global political economy, although individual players such as China and India are also likely to assert themselves. 38 25 MAGNUS EKENGREN AND KJELL ENGELBREKT The global agenda also encompasses climate change and global warming, which could precipitate expansion of deserts and increase the number of people in the world that are exposed to extreme weather conditions.

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