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Paul Kelly - Author

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Balkan Caffeination A Caffeinated Photo-Journal

Balkan Caffeination A Caffeinated Photo-Journal

Author: Paul Kelly, Fred Shively Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

Triumph and Demise

Triumph and Demise

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2014

Featuring a new introduction in response to Julia Gillard's memoir, this revised edition brings Paul Kelly's masterpiece on the Rudd-Gillard years up to the present.Drawing on more than sixty on-the-record interviews with all the major players, Triumph and Demise is full of remarkable disclosures. It is the inside account of the hopes, achievements and bitter failures of the Labor Government from 2007 to 2013. Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard came together to defeat John Howard, formed a brilliant partnership and raised the hopes of the nation. Yet they fell into tension and then hostility under the pressures of politics and policy.Veteran journalist Paul Kelly probes the dynamics of the Rudd-Gillard partnership and dissects what tore them apart. He tells the full story of Julia Gillard's tragedy as our first female prime minister - her character, Rudd's destabilisation, the carbon tax saga and how Gillard was finally pulled down on the eve of the 2013 election. Kelly documents the most misunderstood event in these years - the rise of Tony Abbott and the reason for his success.It was Abbott's performance that denied Rudd and Gillard the chance to recover. Labor misjudged Abbott and paid the price.Kelly writes with a keen eye and fearless determination. His central theme is that Australian politics has entered a crisis of the system that, unless corrected, will diminish the lives of all Australians.

Life Of Robert Peterson

Life Of Robert Peterson

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2013

Robert Peterson has had a troublesome time in the past few weeks... well, the past few years really. Until the day he met Freya he thought he would always have to get through tough times by himself. She had met a few chaps since her divorce but Robert was different somehow, although she couldn't understand why.

Life Of Robert Peterson

Life Of Robert Peterson

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2013

Robert Peterson has had a troublesome time in the past few weeks... well, the past few years really. Until the day he met Freya he thought he would always have to get through tough times by himself. She had met a few chaps since her divorce but Robert was different somehow, although she couldn't understand why.

Anastasia Kruger, MD

Anastasia Kruger, MD

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2013

'A Carer for Benjamin Bonfeze'

'A Carer for Benjamin Bonfeze'

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2013

In Love with Richard

In Love with Richard

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2013

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. In Love with Richard is the latest addition to Paul's catalogue and takes the reader through the epic and erotic tale of Richard and his friends, family and lovers.

In Love with Richard

In Love with Richard

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2013

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. In Love with Richard is the latest addition to Paul's catalogue and takes the reader through the epic and erotic tale of Richard and his friends, family and lovers.

Of Man and Boy

Of Man and Boy

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. Of Man and Boy is the latest addition to Paul's catalogue and takes the reader on an emotional saga starting in wartime Glasgow.

Of Man and Boy

Of Man and Boy

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. Of Man and Boy is the latest addition to Paul's catalogue and takes the reader on an emotional saga starting in wartime Glasgow.

The Penalties of Love

The Penalties of Love

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2013

Terror in Treblinka

Terror in Treblinka

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2013

Spawn of Satan

Spawn of Satan

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2013

Fiddler's Cavern

Fiddler's Cavern

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2013

My name is BOO GREGSON and I was born with Down's Syndrome, in the year 1940 when the war was at its worst, but naturally, it had little effect on me as there was nothing I could do to help the war effort in any way, but it doesn't make much difference to my life as I am very much loved by my brother Robert and his wife Laura, however, I cannot say the same for my father. He was disgusted when he saw me at birth and ran out of the house screaming and I understand now that he considered seriously that my mother should have had me aborted My mother was different and had she lived, she would have loved me too, but sadly she contracted cancer and died when I was just two. I am twenty-one now. My brother and I both feel that my mother really died of a broken heart due to the way my father treated her after I was born. My father left us in desperation after my birth and we never saw him ever again until he arrived one day to tell us to get out of the house. This narration is the story of my life, IF I COULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TELL IT, with the title of 'FIDDLER'S CAVERN' . . . but I am not able to walk properly and am constantly in a wheelchair and my eyesight and hearing is bad. I can see a little through my right eye and I can hear a little too in my right ear, but apart from that I just sit on my arse doing sweet damn all every day so you see this story is PURE IMAGINATION from my simple little mind. It tells you what I would have liked to have . . . had I been born normally. It tells you of my dreams; of the people I have seen from my chair and what happens to the lives of those around me..

Fiddler's Cavern

Fiddler's Cavern

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2013

My name is BOO GREGSON and I was born with Down's Syndrome, in the year 1940 when the war was at its worst, but naturally, it had little effect on me as there was nothing I could do to help the war effort in any way, but it doesn't make much difference to my life as I am very much loved by my brother Robert and his wife Laura, however, I cannot say the same for my father. He was disgusted when he saw me at birth and ran out of the house screaming and I understand now that he considered seriously that my mother should have had me aborted My mother was different and had she lived, she would have loved me too, but sadly she contracted cancer and died when I was just two. I am twenty-one now. My brother and I both feel that my mother really died of a broken heart due to the way my father treated her after I was born. My father left us in desperation after my birth and we never saw him ever again until he arrived one day to tell us to get out of the house. This narration is the story of my life, IF I COULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TELL IT, with the title of 'FIDDLER'S CAVERN' . . . but I am not able to walk properly and am constantly in a wheelchair and my eyesight and hearing is bad. I can see a little through my right eye and I can hear a little too in my right ear, but apart from that I just sit on my arse doing sweet damn all every day so you see this story is PURE IMAGINATION from my simple little mind. It tells you what I would have liked to have . . . had I been born normally. It tells you of my dreams; of the people I have seen from my chair and what happens to the lives of those around me..

Piddy Piddoo

Piddy Piddoo

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

This sweet and humorous tale about a dog called Piddy Piddoo will delight children of all ages. Follow Piddy's adventures as he meets other dogs, talks about his owner and gets himself into funny scrapes. Paul Kelly is a well-respected author, and this addition to his catalogue of excellent fiction is sure to please.

Piddy Piddoo

Piddy Piddoo

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

This sweet and humorous tale about a dog called Piddy Piddoo will delight children of all ages. Follow Piddy's adventures as he meets other dogs, talks about his owner and gets himself into funny scrapes. Paul Kelly is a well-respected author, and this addition to his catalogue of excellent fiction is sure to please.

Collection of Short Stories and Poems

Collection of Short Stories and Poems

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any poetry and short story lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Collection of Short Stories and Poems

Collection of Short Stories and Poems

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any poetry and short story lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Surgeon Was a Lady

Surgeon Was a Lady

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Surgeon Was a Lady

Surgeon Was a Lady

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Little Girl Called Boo

Little Girl Called Boo

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Little Girl Called Boo

Little Girl Called Boo

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Nowhere to Hide

Nowhere to Hide

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Nowhere to Hide

Nowhere to Hide

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Daniel's Story

Daniel's Story

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Daniel's Story

Daniel's Story

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Billy or a Dan, or an Old Tin Can

Billy or a Dan, or an Old Tin Can

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Billy or a Dan, or an Old Tin Can

Billy or a Dan, or an Old Tin Can

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Where E'er the Wind Blows

Where E'er the Wind Blows

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Where E'er the Wind Blows

Where E'er the Wind Blows

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

When Daffodils are New Again

When Daffodils are New Again

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

When Daffodils are New Again

When Daffodils are New Again

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Diamonds in the Blood

Diamonds in the Blood

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Diamonds in the Blood

Diamonds in the Blood

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Heather Never Blooms in Israel

Heather Never Blooms in Israel

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Heather Never Blooms in Israel

Heather Never Blooms in Israel

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Jane Forxworthy

Jane Forxworthy

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Jane Forxworthy

Jane Forxworthy

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Love is my Destiny

Love is my Destiny

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Love is my Destiny

Love is my Destiny

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2012

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover's digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly's worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Who Was Emma Schaffi?

Who Was Emma Schaffi?

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2012

MARK FORSYTH, a Probation Officer in the East End of London andJULIA ROGANO a young , but well experienced barrister, were married inthe winter of 1992, only five and a half months after Mark's releasefrom prison where he had been held on remand, charged with theabduction of a minor . . . a young boy, for the purpose of procuringhim for immoral purposes.The boy, DAVID HOLT, had been unable to speak due to a nervousdisorder caused by the traumatic upbringing of his 'step-parent' andher partner .EMMA SCHAFFI, (Who is she you may well ask . . .) andUNCLE JACK, (A relative of the boy who has turned his back on hisaristocratic family and is living with Emma Schaffi.) Emma is ofgypsy origin and owns several caravans which she uses to recruit andtrain children, mostly boys for child prostitution and where sheadministers hard drugs when the children become restless, in order toallow them to relax and perform more easily.The drug administration is particularly cruel in the writings and thesuffering in this way, makes the ultimate rape seem mild in comparison. . .

Who Was Emma Schaffi?

Who Was Emma Schaffi?

Author: Paul Kelly Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2012

MARK FORSYTH, a Probation Officer in the East End of London andJULIA ROGANO a young , but well experienced barrister, were married inthe winter of 1992, only five and a half months after Mark's releasefrom prison where he had been held on remand, charged with theabduction of a minor . . . a young boy, for the purpose of procuringhim for immoral purposes.The boy, DAVID HOLT, had been unable to speak due to a nervousdisorder caused by the traumatic upbringing of his 'step-parent' andher partner .EMMA SCHAFFI, (Who is she you may well ask . . .) andUNCLE JACK, (A relative of the boy who has turned his back on hisaristocratic family and is living with Emma Schaffi.) Emma is ofgypsy origin and owns several caravans which she uses to recruit andtrain children, mostly boys for child prostitution and where sheadministers hard drugs when the children become restless, in order toallow them to relax and perform more easily.The drug administration is particularly cruel in the writings and thesuffering in this way, makes the ultimate rape seem mild in comparison. . .

The March of Patriots The Struggle for Modern Australia

The March of Patriots The Struggle for Modern Australia

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

The March of Patriots is the inside story of how Paul Keating and John Howard changed Australia. It sees Keating and Howard as conviction politicians, tribal warriors and national interest patriots. Divided by belief, temperament and party, they were united by generation, city and the challenge to make Australia into a successful nation for the globalised age. This book is about the making of policy and the uses of power. It captures the authentic nature of Australian politics as distinct from the polemics advanced by both sides. Its focus is how Keating and Howard as Prime Ministers altered the nation's direction, redefined their parties and struggled over Australia's new economic, social, cultural and foreign policy agendas. A sequel to Paul Kelly's best-selling The End of Certainty , it is based on more than 100 interviews with the two key players, politicians, advisers and public servants. It relies heavily on 'on the record' disclosures and new documents from the period. Its theme is that Keating and Howard, as rivals and unrecognised collaborators, are best seen together, and that their legacy is impressive, contradictory and incomplete.

Love is My Destiny

Love is My Destiny

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2010

Love is my Destiny by Paul Kelly

British Political Theory in the Twentieth Century

British Political Theory in the Twentieth Century

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2010

This volume contains a selection of writings from the seminal figures in British political theory from Bernard Bosanquet to Anne Phillips and Bhikhu Parekh, which trace the transformation of political theory and its relation to trends in British politics and the state. Includes essays and selections from the seminal figures in British political theory and political science Illustrates the variety and development of British Political Theory from British Idealism to contemporary multiculturalism and pluralism Helps explain the nature and role of political theory and how it relates to the wider study of politics Introductory essays locate the work of each great thinker in the unfolding of the practice of political theory in British universities in the twentieth century

Locke's Second Treatise of Government A Reader's Guide

Locke's Second Treatise of Government A Reader's Guide

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2007

John Locke's Second Treatise of Government is one of the most influential texts in the history of political theory. It is a staple of undergraduate courses throughout the English-speaking world and continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy. As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing. In Locke's 'Second Treatise of Government': A Reader's Guide, Paul Kelly offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book offers a detailed review of the key themes and a lucid commentary that will enable readers to rapidly navigate the text. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the guide explores the complex and important ideas inherent in the text and provides a cogent survey of the reception and influence of Locke's seminal work. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.

Locke's Second Treatise of Government A Reader's Guide

Locke's Second Treatise of Government A Reader's Guide

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2007

John Lockes Second Treatise of Government is one of the most influential texts in the history of political theory. It is a staple of undergraduate courses throughout the English-speaking world and continues to inspire and inform contemporary debates in political philosophy. As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing. In Lockes Second Treatise of Government: A Readers Guide, Paul Kelly offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book offers a detailed review of the key themes and a lucid commentary that will enable readers to rapidly navigate the text. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the guide explores the complex and important ideas inherent in the text and provides a cogent survey of the reception and influence of Lockes seminal work. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.

Liberalism

Liberalism

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2004

Liberalism is an innovative introductory textbook exploring the dominant discourse of contemporary political theory and the core ideas that underpin it. Despite the ubiquity of liberalism there remains considerable disagreement about what contemporary political liberals believe. This book distinguishes modern political liberalism from earlier manifestations of the concept, yet shows how contemporary liberalism is derived from a long-standing historical tradition that includes John Locke, Immanuel Kant and J.S. Mill. Contemporary liberalism combines ideas from this historical tradition to make a political theory that places at its heart the equal treatment of each person. Paul Kelly provides an overview of the basic building blocks of contemporary liberalism - contractarianism, impartiality, justice and freedom, - and introduces students to the ideas of its key theorists John Rawls, Brian Barry and Ronald Dworkin. He goes on to consider three major challenges facing liberalism today and concludes with a defence of the continuing relevance of political liberalism in the contemporary world.

Liberalism

Liberalism

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2004

Liberalism is an innovative introductory textbook exploring the dominant discourse of contemporary political theory and the core ideas that underpin it. Despite the ubiquity of liberalism there remains considerable disagreement about what contemporary political liberals believe. This book distinguishes modern political liberalism from earlier manifestations of the concept, yet shows how contemporary liberalism is derived from a long--standing historical tradition that includes John Locke, Immanuel Kant and J.S. Mill. Contemporary liberalism combines ideas from this historical tradition to make a political theory that places at its heart the equal treatment of each person. Paul Kelly provides an overview of the basic building blocks of contemporary liberalism -- contractarianism, impartiality, justice and freedom, -- and introduces students to the ideas of its key theorists John Rawls, Brian Barry and Ronald Dworkin. He goes on to consider three major challenges facing liberalism today and concludes with a defence of the continuing relevance of political liberalism in the contemporary world.

Functional Programming for Loosely-Coupled Multiprocessors

Functional Programming for Loosely-Coupled Multiprocessors

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2004

Recent progress in VLSI provides massive parallelism but general purpose parallel computers remain elusive due to limited communications performance. This book proposes a new high level approach to programming that addresses the pragmatic issue of how a computation is distributed across a machine.The book's approach is based on functional programming and has significant advantages over existing comparable approaches, extending the domain of functional programming to include computer architectures in which communication costs are not negligible. It looks at how high-level functional programming languages can be used to specify, reason about, and implement parallel programs for a variety of multiprocessor systems, but in particular a class of loosely coupled multiprocessors whose operation can be described by a process network In these networks the nodes correspond to processes and the arcs to communications channels.A simple language called Caliban is described in which the functional program text is augmented with a declarative description of how processes are partitioned and mapped onto a network of processing elements. The notation gains expressive power by allowing these annotations to be generated by predicates defined in the functional language. Thus, common communications structures have simple and concise definitions as network forming operators. The main objective of these annotations is to provide an abstract description of the process network specified by the program so that an efficient mapping of processes to processors can be carried out by the compiler.Paul H. J. Kelly is Research Assistant in the Department of Computing at Imperial College, London Functional Programming for LooselyCoupled Multiprocessors is included in the series Research Monographs in Parallel and Distributed Computing, copublished with Pitman Publishing.

Multiculturalism Reconsidered 'Culture and Equality' and its Critics

Multiculturalism Reconsidered 'Culture and Equality' and its Critics

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2002

Can multiculturalists be egalitarians and should egalitarians be multiculturalists? Is the absence of cultural recognition an injustice in the same way as the absence of individual rights or basic resources? These are some of the questions considered in this wide--ranging series of essays inspired by the political philosopher Brian Barry. Multiculturalist political theorists and policy--makers argue that liberal egalitarianism fails to take seriously the role of culture and group identity in defining harms and cases of injustice. Because liberal egalitarians adopt a culturally neutral account of what principles and institutions of justice should distribute, they ignore an important way in which these norms actually reinforce injustice rather than eradicate it. A whole host of thinkers have used liberal egalitarianisma s neutrality on issues of culture to criticize contemporary theories of justice. This multicultural challenge to liberal egalitarianism has recently received a forceful response from Barry in his book Culture and Equality. Drawing on an international cast from Britain, the USA, Canada and Australia, Multiculturalism Reconsidered puts Barrya s challenge to the test. With contributions from Chandran Kukathas, James Tully, Bhikhu Parekh, Susan Mendus and Ian Shapiro, amongst others, and a response from Brian Barry, this book ranges widely over the issues raised by multiculturalism and egalitarianism. This book will prove an indispensable resource for all those who wish to locate themselves in debates about equality, culture, identity and group rights.

Impartiality, Neutrality and Justice Re-reading Brian Barry's Justice as Impartiality

Impartiality, Neutrality and Justice Re-reading Brian Barry's Justice as Impartiality

Author: Paul Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2000

Brian Barry's Justice as Impartiality confronts issues at the heart of modern political philosophy. This important collection examines various aspects of his argument and expands the discussion beyond the text to explore wider issues at the centre of contemporary debates about the nature and theories of distributive justice. It brings together responses from a wide range of Barry's critics including feminists, utilitarians, mutual advantage theorists, care theorists and anti-contractarians. Suitable for both undergraduates and academics working in political and legal theory, this text serves as an ideal companion volume to Barry's work. The expansion of each contributor's focus beyond the issues raised by Barry means this text also stands as a contribution to political thought in its own right. Key Features * Paperback edition published to meet demand for this book from lecturers teaching political philosophy, ethics, and justice courses *Includes detailed response to his critics from Brian Barry *Features contributions from leading international figures in the field including Richard Arneson, David Gauthier, Russell Hardin, Susan Mendus and Albert Weale *Serves both as a companion to Barry's Justice as Impartiality and as a new contribution to political thought *Offers an important reply to Barry by David Gauthier in which he defends his mutual advantage theory of morality