Professor Kellett’s ‘how to do’ textbook using narrative theory to excavate the layers of meaning in inter personal conflicts and as a way of moving towards dialogic negotiation to manage the conflict – is an innovative contribution to the expanding body of analytical resources in the disciplines of behaviour and management sciences.
Few works of political philosophy in the last century can equal this thin volume under review. And few works can claim equal relevance in helping us to understand the motivations behind some key geo-political (mis) adventures of the present century so far. Carl Schmitt,
A book by the president of a country, while still in office, is bound to attract attention for several reasons, especially when that country happens to be Pakistan, embroiled as it is in many kinds of controversies, particularly after 9/11. That catastrophic event in distant New York played a most important role in triggering an across-the-board restructuring of Pakistani policy imperatives and retuning the strategic goals of its polity.
The issue of reform of personal laws has been a site of intense conflict and tension in India. And the legal arena remains a primary site of contestation. Rina Verma Williams examines how the system of personal laws has been and continues to be critical to sustaining state authority and the exercise of power over the Indian citizenry.
Civil Service officer’s career is like a dome of multi-coloured glass reflective of the varied experiences he straddles. Colonial administrators penned their experiences in the garb of memoirs generally for the benefit of their successors, as well as with the passag of time evolved a precious repertoire of the information they were privy to, ex-officio.