Komik bergaya lebay ini diilustrasikan oleh si Komikus Muda: Dio Rudiman. Oya, satu hal lagi, komik ini juga multifungsi. Bisa digunakan sebagai pengganti tisu toilet. Komik KambingJantan seri pertama menceritakan bagaimana Radith menghadapi berbagai mara bahaya ketika belajar di luar negeri. Seperti menghadapi manajer apartemennya yang luar biasa kejam, beradu menangkis bulu dengan orang Kediri, ditaksir cewek Korea, dan lain-lain.
Pemaknaan kembali kembali kopi, Buddha, Herman, surat tak tarkirimkan, cinta sejenis yang manis atau apa pun, membuktikan Dee tetap memesona. Kalau kemarin panitia Nobel sastra masih maju mundur dengan nama Pramoedya, sekarang bisa memaknai kembali, melalui karya-karya ini.
Ruang cerpen yang sempit dijadikannya wahana yang intens namun tidak sesak untuk mengungkapkan apa yang tak selalu mampu dikatakan. Lewat refleksi dan monolog interior yang digarap dengan cakap dan jernih. pembaca diajaknya menjelajahi halaman-halaman kecil dalam cerpen yang kini dijadikannya semesta kehidupan.
Cerpen-cerpen Dee itu persis racikan kopi dari tangan seorang ahli peracik kopi: harum, menyegarkan, dan nikmat: pahit, tapi sekaligus mengandung manis.
[Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Dewi Dee Lestari, Novel, Cerpen, Sastra, Indonesia]
In an effort to understand these post-Cold War conflicts and to advise the government on how to deal with them, a new school of foreign policy thought has developed. Dubbed "chaos theory," it argues that the much heralded processes of globalization are actually breeding a reaction of irrational violence. Thus, the spread of Western cultural icons through new electronic media often shocks and offends moral sensibilities in traditional societies. The explosive growth of international commerce has triggered a wave of migration and urbanization that throws together people from different cultures and fertilizes xenophobia. Chaos theory has already won converts in the U.S. military, the intelligence community, and the foreign service. Its influence has been manifest in an array of policies, particularly during the U.S. engagement in Bosnia.
But chaos theory is mostly wrong. In this book, the author outlines the growth of chaos theory and its growing influence, and then provides a thorough empirical critique. Using detailed studies of Bosnia and global comparisons, he shows that globalization has not played a decisive role in fueling recent conflicts. Indeed, journalists' impressions notwithstanding, there is no evidence that since 1989 warfare has become more savage or even more frequent. The advocates of chaos theory are thus urging the U.S. to invest in preparing for a threat that is largely mythical--a strategy that is at least wasteful and potentially dangerous. The author argues that the most useful tools for preventing or prosecuting post-Cold War conflicts remain the same ones that worked in the recent past: crafty diplomacy, conventional military preparedness, and expanded support for economic development.
Previously titled Is Chaos a Strategic Threat? Bosnia and Myths about Ethnic Conflict
In this book, foreign policy analyst Yahya Sadowski shows that the arms race cannot be sustained in the 1990s. Declining oil prices, overpopulation, economic mismanagement, and foreign policy adventures—such as the 1992 Gulf War, which cost local states another $600 billion—have sapped the economies of the Middle East. Facing dwindling incomes and rising expenses, growing numbers of Middle Easterners now favor diverting funds away from military expenditures and concentrating them on economic development programs.
Sadowski argues that arms control programs for the Middle East should be designed to reinforce and exploit these economic pressures for demilitarization. He examines the strengths and weaknesses of various arms control proposals, such as the U.S. call for a cartel of weapons exporters and a Jordanian plan to liquidate the foreign debt of states that curb military expenditures.
Late Neoclassical Economics: The Restoration of Theoretical Humanism in Contemporary Economic Theory draws on the work of Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault and the Amherst School, to construct the concept of a self-transparent and self-conscious human subject (Homo economicus) as the theoretical humanist core of the neoclassical tradition. Instead of identifying the emergent heterogeneity as a break from neoclassicism, this book offers a careful genealogy of many of the new concepts and approaches - including evolutionary game theory, experimental economics and behavioural economics - and reads their elaboration as part of the restoration of the theoretical humanist core of the tradition. ‘Late neoclassical economics’ is therefore characterized as a collection of diverse approaches which have emerged in response to the drift towards structuralism.
This book is suitable for those who study political economy, history of economic thought and philosophy of economics. The arguments put forward in this text will also resonate with anyone who is interested in the fate of the neoclassical tradition and the future of economic theory.