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Cooper, Barry 1943-

Works: 63 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 13,282 library holdings
Genres: History  Book reviews  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JC263.V632, 320.092
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Most widely held works about Barry Cooper
Most widely held works by Barry Cooper
New political religions, or, An analysis of modern terrorism by Barry Cooper( )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation "In New Political Religions, or an Analysis of Modern Terrorism, Barry Cooper applies the insights of Eric Voegelin to the phenomenon of modern terrorism. Cooper points out that the chief omission from most contemporary studies of terrorism is an analysis of the "spiritual motivation" that is central to the actions of terrorists today. When spiritual elements are discussed in conventional literature, they are grouped under the opaque term religion. A more conceptually adequate approach is provided by Voegelin's political science and, in particular, by his Shellingian term pneumopathology - a disease of the spirit." "While terrorism has been used throughout the ages as a weapon in political struggles, there is an essential difference between groups who use these tactics for more or less rational political goals and those seeking more apocalyptic ends. Cooper argues that today's terrorists have a spiritual perversity that causes them to place greater significance on killing than on exploiting political grievances. He supports his assertion with an analysis of two groups that share the characteristics of a pneumopathological consciousness - Anum Shinrikyo, the terrorist organization that poisoned thousands of Tokyo subway riders in 1995, and Al-Qaeda, the group behind the infamous 9/11 killings." "In the ongoing conversations among specialists in terrorist studies, as well as the ordinary discourse of citizens in western democracies wishing to understand the world around them, this book will add a distinctive voice."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Eric Voegelin and the foundations of modern political science by Barry Cooper( )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy, literature, and politics essays honoring Ellis Sandoz ( )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Festschrift honoring Ellis Sandoz, director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies and editor of Collected Works of Eric Voegelin. Essays explore philosophy, literature, and politics, and focus on Xenophon, Natsume, Freud, Robert Penn Warren, and George Santayana"--Provided by publisher
Voegelin recollected conversations on a life ( )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Personal recollections of Eric Voegelin by his wife, his closest friends, and his first-generation students reveal new aspects of the philosopher's personality. Reflections of people such as Paul Caringella, Bruno Schlesinger, and Heinz Barazon capture Voegelin's greatness and shortcomings alike and shed new light on his philosophical quest for truth"--Provided by publisher
Beginning the quest law and politics in the early work of Eric Voegelin by Barry Cooper( )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines an analysis of the legal and political writing of Eric Voegelin during the 1920s and the 1930s. Cooper discusses Voegelin's first systematic effort to bring together the principles of philosophical anthropology with his understanding of comparative social science and examines Voegelin's The Authoritarian State and The New Science of Politics"--Provided by publisher
How world politics is made France and the reunification of Germany by Tilo Schabert( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dispelling the notion that François Mitterrand was reluctant to accept the reunification of Germany, Schabert focuses on French diplomacy, re-creating cabinet meetings and quoting communications between Mitterrand and other world leaders, to show that Mitterrand's main concern was that a reunified Germany be firmly anchored in a unified Europe"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Hidden agendas : how journalists influence the news by Lydia A Miljan( Book )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In our news-hungry society, journalists have become celebrities and, often, political proxies. To a large degree, our world is shaped by their commentaries on everything from war to health care and trade. Hidden Agendas is a noholds-barred expose of how reporters' opinions shape the information that we consider news. Focusing primarily on the political orientation of journalists, Miljan and Cooper investigate the link between what journalists believe about politics and how they report political issues. Using data gathered from interviews with over 800 Canadians and some 270 journalists, the book arrives at the controversial conclusion that journalists, more so than media owners, are the architects of news, engineering not only its drama but also its ideological thrust. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The Resurgence of conservatism in Anglo-American democracies ( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Merleau-Ponty and Marxism : from terror to reform by Barry Cooper( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faith and political philosophy : the correspondence between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, 1934-1964 by Leo Strauss( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political theory of Eric Voegelin by Barry Cooper( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of history : an essay on modern Hegelianism by Barry Cooper( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sins of omission : shaping the news at CBC TV by Barry Cooper( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies over nearly a generation have shown that Canadians receive most of their information about the world from television. Barry Cooper contends that what TV, including TV news, does well is entertain, rather than provide accurate factual information or balanced insight. TV news is produced with great deliberation and technical skill. It has a logic that extends from the camera angles used in recording visual material to the anchor's carefully crafted script, desk, and lighting. Cooper argues, however, that TV news is consumed like a live performance. The combination of careful and reflective production with careless and unreflective consumption makes it possible for TV news to construct a world that may be unrelated to the common-sense reality of everyday life. And audiences know they have no way of determining whether TV mediation of the real world in a particular instance is trustworthy. Cooper supports his contention that audiences are right in not trusting TV news by focusing on CBC TV coverage of the Soviet Union, the Reagan-Gorbachev summit talks, the Afghanistan war, South Africa, and the wars in Ethiopia and Mozambique, in roughly 250 broadcasts between June 1988 and June 1989. He places the news items in the context of ongoing coverage so that the weave of displacements, omissions, and emphases comes to the foreground in a way it does not for the nightly news watcher, who sees a mosaic of bits and pieces. The larger question, beyond the matter of the stance taken by CBC TV news in these stories, is the place of television in technological societies such as ours. If TV news is encouraging a growing gap between common-sense reality and the second reality produced by TV, then viewers will increasingly distrust both TV and common-sense reality, a consequence that is discouraging for the prospect of responsible participation in society and responsible democratic government. This is a fascinating and provocative analysis of an important topic that so far has received little attention in Canada
Action into nature : an essay on the meaning of technology by Barry Cooper( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michel Foucault, an introduction to the study of his thought by Barry Cooper( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the form of the American mind by Eric Voegelin( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voegelin begins his inquiry into the form of the American mind with a complex discussion of the concepts of time and existence in European and American philosophy and continues with an extended interpretation of George Santayana, a study of the Puritan mystic Jonathan Edwards, a presentation on Anglo-American jurisprudence, and a consideration of the historian, economist, and political scientist John R. Commons. Jurgen Gebhardt and Barry Cooper provide access to this brilliant study with their two-part Introduction. The first part considers On the Form of the American Mind in the context of methodological debates ongoing in Germany at the time Voegelin was writing the book; the second describes Voegelin's American experience and compares his work with similar studies written during the post-World War I period
Alexander Kennedy Isbister : a respectable critic of the honourable company by Barry Cooper( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deconfederation : Canada without Quebec by David Jay Bercuson( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected book reviews by Eric Voegelin( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the course of his varied and distinguished academic life, Eric Voegelin was often called upon by review editors of scholarly journals as well as by editors in the popular press to examine, summarize, and critically assess the work of other scholars, of statesmen, and of men of affairs. The contents of the books Voegelin reviewed mirror his changing interests over the years, including questions of method, points of legal philosophy and jurisprudence, and issues of race, war, and the aftermath of war. Of course, he was frequently called upon as well to review standard texts and new editions and monographs across the full range of political science. This collection of Voegelin's reviews amounts to a reflection in miniature of many of the problems Voegelin tackled in his essays, articles, and books from the 1920s until the 1950s, when, owing to the press of other business, he began to decline requests to review the work of others. Some of his reviews are little more than clinical summaries; others are analytic essays. A few are extended engagements with a text or a set of problems. Occasionally, particularly among the later reviews originally written in English, one finds flashes of Voegelin's legendary wit and a restrained impatience with the inadequate approaches or sheer incompetence of others. These book reviews will be of interest to all students and scholars of Eric Voegelin's work
The restoration of political science and the crisis of modernity by Barry Cooper( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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