This is the first comprehensive journey of its kind throughout the modern world of ideas and institutions relating to legislative and other features of sovereignty and state.
It was the East German parliament that legislated itself out of existence at the end of the Cold War to prepare the way for the new united German state, centered first around the West German parliament. This and other items in news history have much to say about the shape of the current world order.
Following A. London Fell's previous book on the Western Hemisphere (Volume Seven, Book I), Origins of Legislative Sovereignty and the Legislative State: Volume Seven: World Perspectives and Emergent Systems for the New Order in the New Age, the present Book II: Eastern Hemisphere deals in sequence with each continent, from Europe to the Middle East, from Asia to Africa. Taken together, the two books offer an exhaustive examination of emergent systems for the new order in the new age.
As in Book I, Fell explores numerous issues that bear on the present world order. For example, he examines how current fundamentalist "laws" drive Islamic radicals in their ideological struggles with Western legal systems of democracy. And he shows how the broad, diverse spectrum of African nations can be viewed from the common theme of their legislative statehoods. The main subjects and sources of both halves of Volume Seven revolve around current news history, with issues and viewpoints uppermost in the public mind as expressed in the public press.
• Thousands of revealing viewpoints from the public press support key themes in current news history
• Contemporary headlines are used to depict trends in the growth of legislative sovereignty as the defining characteristic of state and government
• An extensive, analytical table of contents is provided to engage readers in following the main signposts of organization
• Offers the first comprehensive journey of its kind throughout the contemporary world of ideas and institutions relating to legislative and other features of sovereignty and state
• Presents an innovative compendium of selected themes in contemporary politics, law, and government
• Unites virtually all subjects and disciplines in a vast mix of recent world history that includes economics, science, technology, culture, war, and religion
• Builds upon previous volumes in the series that explore less recent European and American history