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Experiencing Politics

Experiencing Politics Author John E. McDonough
ISBN-10 0520925165
Release 2000-11-22
Pages 354
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John E. McDonough affords a rare glimpse into the practice of state politics in this insider's account of the fascinating interface between political science and real-life politics. A member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for thirteen years and a skilled storyteller, McDonough eloquently weaves together stories of politics and policy with engaging theoretical models in a way that illuminates both the theory and the practice. By providing a link between scholarship and the world of experience, he communicates much about the essence of representative democracy. In the process, he demonstrates how politics extend beyond the public sphere into many aspects of life involving diverse values and interests. McDonough describes the nature of conflict, the role of interests, agenda setting, the nature and pace of change, the use of language, and more. Accessible, insightful, and original, his stories touch on a broad range of issues—including health care politics, campaigns, and elections; a street gang called the X-men; the death penalty; campaign finance reform, and tenants versus landlords. To the author, politics is everywhere and political dynamics are universal. While the setting for this book is one legislature, the lessons and insights are intended for everyone.



Experiencing Power Generating Authority

Experiencing Power  Generating Authority Author Jane A. Hill
ISBN-10 9781934536643
Release 2013-11-13
Pages 480
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Experiencing Power, Generating Authority offers a cross-cultural comparison of the cosmic ideology and political structure of kingship in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.



Experiencing Bangladesh History Politics and Religion

Experiencing Bangladesh  History  Politics  and Religion Author Scott Elliott
ISBN-10 9781329006782
Release 2015-03-21
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History, Politics, and Religion is the first in the Experiencing Bangladesh series written by Scott Elliott who spent eighteen years working and living there. In this concise, simple to read guide with plentiful photos, Scott shares his first hand experience in hopes that other expatriates who are relocating or traveling to Bangladesh can benefit. Scott touches on some of the strengths and weaknesses of Bangladesh and offers his view of the way forward.



Engines of Democracy

Engines of Democracy Author Alan Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9781483304540
Release 2008-10-07
Pages 442
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State legislators have often been in the shadow of their national counterparts, but they drive the processes of democracy. Rosenthal brings together a lifetime of research and experience on state legislative politics into one eminently readable volume—a dynamic, inside view of the people involved, the politics that prevail, and the interest groups and lobbyists who advocate their causes. Building on earlier work with new data and recent interviews and observations, Rosenthal looks at the way representation works, Americans’ critical view of their legislatures, the role of legislative leaders, the dynamics of executive-legislative relationships, as well as norms and ethics. Both a complement and contrast to the policymaking process on Capitol Hill, Engines of Democracy proves that no one gives insight into state legislators and their work the way Alan Rosenthal can.



Kierkegaard on Politics

Kierkegaard on Politics Author Barry Stocker
ISBN-10 9781137372321
Release 2013-11-22
Pages 147
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This investigation of Kierkegaard as a political thinker with regard to the Danish context, and to his place in the history of political thought, deals with the more direct discussion of politics in Kierkegaard, and the ways in which political ideas are embedded in his literary, aesthetic, ethical, philosophical ,and religious thought.



Identity Politics in India and Europe

Identity Politics in India and Europe Author Michael Dusche
ISBN-10 9788132104872
Release 2010-01-20
Pages 400
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This book highlights the present perceptions of the East and the West as seen through the eyes of eminent scholars from India, and in doing so, theorises on identity politics. Identity Politics in India and Europe combines qualitative methods (20 interviews) with historical and philosophical analysis. The first part of the book discusses the history of perceptions between the Europe of Latin Christianity and the so-called Muslim world, starting from the 7th century onwards. The second part is devoted to a discussion on the emergence of modernity and how it changed the identity politics of earlier times. The third part explores the role that intellectual elites have to play. It comprises interviews of eminent scholars and thinkers in India such as Imtiaz Ahmad and Ashis Nandy. These make for an insightful read, especially as subtle ideological differences surface in their responses to a set of common questions. The interviews are set in the historical context of the relations between Europe and the Muslim world and analysed from a theoretical angle, drawing from theories of modernity, conceptions of justice and notions of identity politics. The book will be of great interest to the world of social science academia, especially those with specific interest in the history of transnational politics.



Experiencing War

Experiencing War Author Christine Sylvester
ISBN-10 9781136888519
Release 2010-11-23
Pages 152
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This edited collection explores aspects of contemporary war that affect average people –physically, emotionally, and ethically through activities ranging from combat to television viewing. The aim of this work is to supplement the usual emphasis on strategic and national issues of war in the interest of theorizing aspects of war from the point of view of individual experience, be the individual a combatant, a casualty, a supporter, opponent, recorder, veteran, distant viewer, an international lawyer, an ethicist or other intellectual. This volume presents essays that push the boundaries of war studies and war thinking, without promoting one kind of theory or methodology for studying war as experiential politics, but with an eye to exploring the possibilities and encouraging others to take up the new agenda. It includes new and challenging thinking on humanitarianism and war, new wars in the Third World, gender and war thinking, and the sense of the body within war that inspires recent UN resolutions. It also gives examples that can change our understanding of who is located where doing what with respect to war –women warriors in Sierra Leone, war survivors living with their memories, and even an artist drawing something seemingly intangible about war –the arms trade. The unique aspect of this book is its purposive pulling together of foci and theoretical and methodological perspectives from a number of disciplines on a variety of contemporary wars. Arguably, war is an activity that engages the attention, the politics, and the lives of many people. To theorize it with those lives and perspectives in mind, recognizing the political contexts of war, is long overdue. This inter-disciplinary book will be of much interest to students of war studies, critical security studies, gender studies, sociology and IR in general.



Experiencing Russia s Civil War

Experiencing Russia s Civil War Author Donald J. Raleigh
ISBN-10 0691034338
Release 2002
Pages 438
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This book is the only comprehensive history of the total experience of the Russian Civil War. Focusing on the key Volga city of Saratov and the surrounding region, Donald Raleigh is the first historian to fully show how the experience of civil war embedded itself into both the people's and the state's outlook and behavior. He demonstrates how and why the programs and ideals that had propelled the Bolsheviks into power were so quickly lost and the repressive Soviet party-state was born. Experiencing Russia's Civil War is based on exhaustive use of previously classified local and central archives. It is also bold and ambitious in its breadth of thematic coverage, dealing with all aspects of the war experience from institutional evolution and demographics to survival strategies. Complicating our understanding of this formative period, Raleigh provides compelling evidence that many features of the Soviet system that we associate with the Stalin era were already adumbrated and practiced by the early 1920s, as Bolshevism became closed to real alternatives. Raleigh interprets this as the consequence of a complex dynamic shaped by Russia's political tradition and culture, Bolshevik ideology, and dire political, economic, and military crises starting with World War I and strongly reinforced by the indelible, mythologized experience of survival in the Civil War. Fluidly written, replete with new information, and always engaged with important questions, this is history finely wrought.



Experiencing Citizenship

Experiencing Citizenship Author Richard M. Battistoni
ISBN-10 9781563770074
Release 1997
Pages 246
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This volume is part of a series of 18 monographs service learning and the academic disciplines. This collection of essays focuses on the use of service learning as an approach to teaching and learning in political science. Following an Introduction by Richard M. Battistoni and William E. Hudson, the four essays in Part 1, "Service-Learning as a Mode of Civic Education," develop a theoretical framework for understanding service learning; titles include: "The Decline of Democratic Faith" (Jean Bethke Elshtain); "Teaching/Theorizing/Practicing Democracy: An Activist's Perspective on Service-Learning in Political Science" (Meta Mendel-Reyes); "The Work of Citizenship and the Problem of Service-Learning" (Harry C. Boyte and James Farr); and "Examining Pedagogy in the Service-Learning Classroom: Reflections on Integrating Service-Learning into the Curriculum" (Karen D. Zivi). Chapters in Part 2, "Course Narratives," provide practical how-to guidance; including: "Community Service-Learning as Practice in the Democratic Political Arts" (Gregory B. Markus); "Service-Learning in the Study of American Public Policy" (William E. Hudson); "Political Theory" (James Farr); "Research Methods" (Daniel J. Palazzolo); "Women and Citizenship: Transforming Theory and Practice" (Cynthia R. Daniels); "Politics, Community, and Service" (Richard Guarasci); "Civil Rights and Liberties" (Bill Swinford); "Service-Learning and Comparative Politics: A Latin American Saga" (Robert H. Trudeau); "The Police Corps: Researching Teaching and Teaching Research" (Milton Heumann); and "Bringing Service and Politics Together: A Community College Perspective" (Mona Field). The essays in Part 3, "The Discipline and Beyond," examine more general concerns; they include: "Experiencing Government: Political Science Internships" (Stephen Frantzich and Sheilah Mann); "Service-Learning and Empowerment" (Ed Schwerin); "Civic Leadership" (Richard A. Couto). An Afterword by Benjamin R. Barber closes the text. Appended are a 10-item annotated bibliography and a annotated list of service-learning courses in political science offered at various colleges and universities. (All essays include references.) (SM)



Political Culture and Media Genre

Political Culture and Media Genre Author K. Richardson
ISBN-10 9781137291271
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 239
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Exploring the forms and meanings of mediated politics beyond the news cycle, this book encompasses genres drawn from television, radio, the press and the internet, assessing their individual and collective contribution to contemporary political culture through textual analysis and thematic review.



Understanding Collective Political Violence

Understanding Collective Political Violence Author Y. Guichaoua
ISBN-10 9780230348318
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 291
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Understanding Collective Political Violence offers a unique view on contemporary processes of violent political mobilization across continents: Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East. It pays particular attention to unconventional combatants such as women or children and details the drivers of their violent engagement.



Experiencing War

Experiencing War Author Christine Sylvester
ISBN-10 9781136888526
Release 2010-11-23
Pages 152
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This edited collection explores aspects of contemporary war that affect average people –physically, emotionally, and ethically through activities ranging from combat to television viewing. The aim of this work is to supplement the usual emphasis on strategic and national issues of war in the interest of theorizing aspects of war from the point of view of individual experience, be the individual a combatant, a casualty, a supporter, opponent, recorder, veteran, distant viewer, an international lawyer, an ethicist or other intellectual. This volume presents essays that push the boundaries of war studies and war thinking, without promoting one kind of theory or methodology for studying war as experiential politics, but with an eye to exploring the possibilities and encouraging others to take up the new agenda. It includes new and challenging thinking on humanitarianism and war, new wars in the Third World, gender and war thinking, and the sense of the body within war that inspires recent UN resolutions. It also gives examples that can change our understanding of who is located where doing what with respect to war –women warriors in Sierra Leone, war survivors living with their memories, and even an artist drawing something seemingly intangible about war –the arms trade. The unique aspect of this book is its purposive pulling together of foci and theoretical and methodological perspectives from a number of disciplines on a variety of contemporary wars. Arguably, war is an activity that engages the attention, the politics, and the lives of many people. To theorize it with those lives and perspectives in mind, recognizing the political contexts of war, is long overdue. This inter-disciplinary book will be of much interest to students of war studies, critical security studies, gender studies, sociology and IR in general.



Experiencing Russia s Civil War

Experiencing Russia s Civil War Author Donald J. Raleigh
ISBN-10 0691034338
Release 2002
Pages 438
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This book is the only comprehensive history of the total experience of the Russian Civil War. Focusing on the key Volga city of Saratov and the surrounding region, Donald Raleigh is the first historian to fully show how the experience of civil war embedded itself into both the people's and the state's outlook and behavior. He demonstrates how and why the programs and ideals that had propelled the Bolsheviks into power were so quickly lost and the repressive Soviet party-state was born. Experiencing Russia's Civil War is based on exhaustive use of previously classified local and central archives. It is also bold and ambitious in its breadth of thematic coverage, dealing with all aspects of the war experience from institutional evolution and demographics to survival strategies. Complicating our understanding of this formative period, Raleigh provides compelling evidence that many features of the Soviet system that we associate with the Stalin era were already adumbrated and practiced by the early 1920s, as Bolshevism became closed to real alternatives. Raleigh interprets this as the consequence of a complex dynamic shaped by Russia's political tradition and culture, Bolshevik ideology, and dire political, economic, and military crises starting with World War I and strongly reinforced by the indelible, mythologized experience of survival in the Civil War. Fluidly written, replete with new information, and always engaged with important questions, this is history finely wrought.



How Democracy Ends

How Democracy Ends Author David Runciman
ISBN-10 9781541616790
Release 2018-06-05
Pages 256
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How will democracy end? And what will replace it? A preeminent political scientist examines the past, present, and future of an endangered political philosophy Since the end of World War II, democracy's sweep across the globe seemed inexorable. Yet today, it seems radically imperiled, even in some of the world's most stable democracies. How bad could things get? In How Democracy Ends, David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated twentieth-century ideas of democratic failure. By fixating on coups and violence, we are focusing on the wrong threats. Our societies are too affluent, too elderly, and too networked to fall apart as they did in the past. We need new ways of thinking the unthinkable--a twenty-first-century vision of the end of democracy, and whether its collapse might allow us to move forward to something better. A provocative book by a major political philosopher, How Democracy Ends asks the most trenchant questions that underlie the disturbing patterns of our contemporary political life.



The art of legislative politics

The art of legislative politics Author Tom Loftus
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032233655
Release 1994-07
Pages 179
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The art of legislative politics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The art of legislative politics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The art of legislative politics book for free.



The American School Superintendent

The American School Superintendent Author Theodore J. Kowalski
ISBN-10 9781607099963
Release 2011-01
Pages 156
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This book is an extension of decade studies of the American school superintendent dating back to the 1920s.



History Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

History  Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe Author G. Mink
ISBN-10 9781137302052
Release 2013-01-29
Pages 270
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Fourteen specialists of Central and Eastern European politics explore memory policies and politics by examining how and why contested memories are constantly reactivated in the former Soviet bloc. The book explores how new social and political actors can challenge the traditional narratives about the past produced by state bodies.