Category: Practical Politics

  • Eurocentrism, Racism and Knowledge: Debates on History and by Marta Araújo,Silvia R. Maeso

    By Marta Araújo,Silvia R. Maeso

    This assortment addresses key concerns within the critique of Eurocentrism and racism concerning debates at the construction of data, historic narratives and stories in Europe and the Americas. individuals discover the heritage of liberation politics in addition to educational and political response via formulation of lodging that re-centre the West.
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  • Das Scheitern des türkischen Modells: Wie der arabische by Cihan Tugal,Hans Freundl,Karsten Petersen

    By Cihan Tugal,Hans Freundl,Karsten Petersen

    Noch vor einigen Jahren wurde das »türkische Modell« auf der ganzen Welt gepriesen. Recep Tayyip Erdogan und seiner AKP schien es gelungen zu sein, Islam, Demokratie und eine florierende Wirtschaft harmonisch zu vereinen und so die Türkei zum Vorbild in der ganzen arabischen Welt und zur Hoffnung des Westens zu machen. Davon kann inzwischen keine Rede mehr sein.
    In seiner prägnanten examine argumentiert Cihan Tu?al, dass die Probleme dieses Modells des islamischen Liberalismus viel tiefer gehen als Erdogans zunehmender Autoritarismus. Sie sind in einer gewollten Ehe zwischen Islam, Demokratie und einer neoliberalen Wirtschaft inhärent. Und dieses Modell kann nur als eine Antwort auf regionale Politik – insbesondere als Antwort auf das »iranische Modell« – verstanden werden.
    Das türkische Modell ist in der Türkei selbst gescheitert, und die Dynamiken der arabischen Welt erschweren es zunehmend, es als politische Schablone zu exportieren. Tugals meisterhafte examine des Untergangs des islamischen Liberalismus bezieht sowohl Ägypten als auch Tunesien mit ein, die noch vor Kurzem als die aussichtsreichsten Kandidaten für solch ein Modell galten, und liefert eine bahnbrechende Untersuchung der dort herrschenden Regime und islamistischen Bewegungen sowie einen Bericht über die Systeme in der Türkei und im Iran, der zu einem Pradigmenwechsel führen wird.
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  • Twitter and Elections around the World: Campaigning in 140 by Richard Davis,Christina Holtz Bacha,Marion R. Just

    By Richard Davis,Christina Holtz Bacha,Marion R. Just


    Twitter already has develop into a massive electoral communique instrument among applicants, events and their particular constituencies. No critical candidate crusade ignores Twitter, whereas political celebration enterprises make the most of Twitter to speak with partisans, toughen supporters, and mobilize citizens.



    Whereas a lot scholarship thus far has targeted totally on Twitter’s political utilization within the usa, there nonetheless stay many questions on the political makes use of and results of Twitter in a world context. Does Twitter influence how journalists engage with applicants or perhaps with one another? Does Twitter elevate voter participation? who's tweeting approximately elections? Why do humans use Twitter in electoral contexts? which kind of candidate is prone to use Twitter and why? Do events range of their use of Twitter, and why? Does Twitter raise candidate-voter interplay? Is Twitter shaping elections in quite a few method contexts, and if this is the case how? what's the effect of process context on Twitter use by means of events, applicants, journalists, and electorate?



    Eloquently combining conception and perform, validated and emerging students within the box of political verbal exchange were introduced jointly to supply an important assessment of the effect of Twitter on elections in a comparative viewpoint. Readers of this book will not just examine every little thing there's to grasp approximately this particular impact of Twitter, yet extra greatly how one can process the research of assorted on-line instruments in general.

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  • The Politics of Party Policy: From Members to Legislators by A. Gauja

    By A. Gauja

    studying the complexities and tensions in family members among get together contributors and parliamentarians via an in-depth research of the techniques that form the improvement of get together coverage within the united kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, this e-book provides new facts at the demanding situations dealing with events in encouraging citizen participation in coverage development.
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  • Justice Interrupted by Elizabeth F. Thompson

    By Elizabeth F. Thompson

    The Arab Spring rebellion of 2011 is portrayed as a sunrise of democracy within the quarter. however the revolutionaries were—and observed themselves as—heirs to a centuries-long fight for simply executive and the rule of thumb of legislations. In Justice Interrupted we see the advanced lineage of political idealism, reform, and violence that informs today’s heart East.
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  • Bootstrapping Democracy: Transforming Local Governance and by Patrick Heller,Gianpaolo Baiocchi,Marcelo Silva

    By Patrick Heller,Gianpaolo Baiocchi,Marcelo Silva

    Despite expanding curiosity in how involvement in neighborhood govt can enhance governance and result in civic renewal, questions stay approximately participation's actual influence. This booklet investigates participatory budgeting—a mainstay now of worldwide financial institution, UNDP, and USAID improvement programs—to ask no matter if its reforms actually make a distinction in deepening democracy and empowering civil society. having a look heavily at 8 towns in Brazil, evaluating those who conducted participatory budgeting reforms among 1997 and 2000 with those who didn't, the authors study no matter if and the way institutional reforms take effect.

    Bootstrapping Democracy highlights the significance of local-level concepts and democratic advances, charting a center course among those that theorize that globalization hollows out democracy and those that have a good time globalization as a way of fostering democratic values. Uncovering the state's function in growing an "associational environment," it finds the contradictory methods institutional reforms form the democratic functions of civil society and the way results are conditioned through relatives among the country and civil society.

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  • Term Limits and Their Consequences: The Aftermath of by Stanley M. Caress,Todd T. Kunioka

    By Stanley M. Caress,Todd T. Kunioka

    Comprehensive exam of legislative time period limits and the way they've got replaced the yank political system.

    Legislative time period limits stay a arguable function of the yankee political panorama. Term Limits and Their Consequences presents a transparent, complete, and nonpartisan examine all features of this contentious topic. Stanley M. Caress and Todd T. Kunioka hint the emergence of the grassroots circulate that supported time period limits and clarify why the assumption of time period limits grew to become well-liked by citizens. while, they placed time period limits right into a broader historic context, illustrating how they're one of the examples of the public’s wish to reform govt. using a magnificent mix of quantitative facts and interviews, Caress and Kunioka thoughtfully speak about the impression of time period limits, focusing specifically at the nation’s biggest country, California. They scrutinize balloting information to figure out if time period limits have altered election results or the electoral probabilities of girls and minority applicants, and exhibit how limiting a legislator’s time in place of work has replaced political careers and goals. Designed to rework American politics, time period limits did certainly convey swap, yet in methods ranging a long way past these expected through either their advocates and detractors.

    “After relocating via its transparent prose and simple tables, the reader will emerge with company experience of the effect of time period limits on who serves in statehouses, how their careers spread, and styles within the tenure of leaders … Caress and Kunioka’s paintings turns into a regular reference on those weighty matters.” — American overview of Politics

    “Caress and Kunioka have written a really well timed and entire examine concerning the effect that time period limits have had on nation legislatures … The authors have supplied an exceptional contribution through overlaying each perspective completely … in a manner that's simply understood … hugely recommended.” — CHOICE

    “While previous reviews have been in response to constrained or no facts, this e-book examines states with long time period limits adventure. extra of this sort of paintings is required to catch the results of time period limits.” — Rick Farmer, Assistant Commissioner, Oklahoma assurance Department

    Stanley M. Caress is Professor of Political technology on the collage of West Georgia and the writer of Dynamics of yankee Politics.

    Todd T. Kunioka is a statistical analyst for la County and teaches Political technological know-how at Cerritos collage in California.

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  • Wolfer's Primer on Progressivism: Revealing the Secrets of by Stephen Wolfer

    By Stephen Wolfer

    humans imagine that they have got a feeling of what progressivism is. yet, unusually, they're approximately all improper. Progressivism as a robust and pervasive political circulation has altered our tradition, our society, our political constructions, and the very ways that we predict and believe approximately how issues might be in our society... but most folk recognize little or no approximately it.

    It is not a strong or mounted approach and as a substitute is a continuing development relocating us all in the direction of an unspoken finish objective. It 'progresses.' And the hidden finish objective, and the strategies hired are poisonous to liberty.

    This booklet is written in a straight-forward, non-academic shape and gives the basic knowing of the place Progressivism got here from, what have been history's key contributions, the way it advanced, what's it made from this day, and its impact of our lives?

    Understand the connection among 'political correctness' and progressivism. comprehend the explanations there's such chaos on modern-day collage campuses. comprehend why so may possibly laudable political pursuits are disguises for undesirable coverage. needless to say how the conflicts and stresses in cutting-edge hyper-partisan global are the traditional final result of, and a tactical strategy for progressivism.
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  • Democratisation in the 21st Century: Reviving Transitology by Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou,Timothy D. Sisk

    By Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou,Timothy D. Sisk

    The 2010’s used to be a severe interval within the carrying on with, demonstrated pattern of the unfold of democracy around the globe: from the Arab Spring nations of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen to the unfolding turmoil of Myanmar and Ukraine, when it comes to the upheavals in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Ivory Coast, social mobilisation opposed to autocratic, corrupt, or army regimes has brought about political transitions which are attribute of "democratisation."



    This ebook examines the nation of democratisation idea and perform that reopens and revives the democratic transition debate, exploring the criteria that bring about the death of autocracy, the pathways and methods of swap, and the alternative for an eventual consolidation of democracy. For all its insights and shortcomings, the framework of transitology – a physique of literature that has relatively and during case-study research, tested universal styles, sequences, crises and results of transitional classes – has been mostly eschewed. The essays, written through foreign democratisation experts, take on the sequence of questions raised by way of a physique of literature that is still hugely necessary to appreciate modern political turbulence and transformation, contemplating a number of the most important issues.



    This paintings may be of key curiosity to students, scholars and practitioners of governance, democratisation, comparative politics, diplomacy, political technological know-how and extra commonly, history.

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  • Culture Divided: America's Struggle for Unity by David Trend

    By David Trend

    Politicians and pundits make loads of the principal for american citizens to place apart political changes and "unite" as a kingdom. demands switch and clean techniques to politics beckon voters to maneuver past partisanship and unique pursuits in a brand new spirit of togetherness. yet how reasonable is that this wish? is not the very nature of democracy a strategy of taking aspects? How unified has the US been in its previous? an off-the-cuff examine U.S. background unearths a rustic riven with discord and war of words. From fights among American revolutionaries and loyalists to the British Crown, to the bloody alterations that prompted the Civil struggle, to controversies over the Vietnam and Iraq Wars, americans have continually argued over very important issues of country. A tradition Divided argues that such disagreements haven't been proof of a weakening state or the "fraying of America." fairly, argument and confrontation are exactly the contrary. they're the very essence of a fit democracy. Grounded in old and modern learn, A tradition Divided explores the historical past of political argument within the usa and asserts that democracy is alive and good within the present disputes in American culture.
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