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By Thomas Hobbes

ISBN-10: 0226345440

ISBN-13: 9780226345444

Behemoth, or The lengthy Parliament is key to any reader attracted to the old context of the concept of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). In De Cive (1642) and Leviathan (1651), the nice political thinker had built an analytical framework for discussing sedition, uprising, and the breakdown of authority. Behemoth, accomplished round 1668 and never released until eventually after Hobbe's demise, represents the systematic software of this framework to the English Civil War.

In his insightful and titanic creation, Stephen Holmes examines the key topics and implications of Behemoth in Hobbes's procedure of proposal. Holmes notes clean attention of Behemoth dispels continual misreadings of Hobbes, together with the concept that guy is influenced exclusively via a wish for self-preservation. Behemoth, that's solid as a sequence of dialogues among a instructor and his student, locates the central reason behind the Civil battle much less in monetary pursuits than within the obdurate irrationality of key actors. It additionally indicates extra vividly than any of Hobbe's different works the significance of faith in his theories of human nature and behaviour.

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And it was in this initiative that the Commission grouped together its different actions relating to eGovernment, as we will have occasion to analyse in detail throughout the book. The Lisbon Strategy has served, more than anything else, to bring together proposals, programmes and projects that the European Union might possibly have carried out anyway; however, it has involved a clear leitmotiv that has contributed to stimulating them. As we will see further on, the impact of the Lisbon Strategy on eGovernment policy has had very debatable results, because three years after its launch, it is still nearly as fragmented as it might have been at the outset.

46 32 Alabau A. The European Union and its Policy for the Information Society. Ed. Fundación Vodafone. Madrid 2002. Chapter 2. 2. The Research and Technological Development Policy eGovernment also forms part of the European Union’s Research and Technological Development (RTD) Policy, as part of the Information Society Technologies (IST) programme, in particular in the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programmes. It should be pointed out that there are no technologies specific to eGovernment, as in short it merely entails applying information and telecommunications technologies to solving problems and providing services from the public sector; thus, R&D activities in this field have been aimed at solving problems inherent to this sector.

As far as economic development is concerned, it must be said that in its first conception, in 1993, the development of the Information Society was a strategic action proposal to contribute to solving the growth, competitiveness and employment problems that were hampering the European Union at the time. In its most recent interpretation, during the Lisbon European Council in 2000, the promotion of the Information Society appeared as one of the keys to achieving the economic development goals that were set there for the time horizon of 2010.

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