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Political Ethnography

Political Ethnography Author Edward Schatz
ISBN-10 0226736784
Release 2013-02-11
Pages 352
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Scholars of politics have sought in recent years to make the discipline more hospitable to qualitative methods of research. Lauding the results of this effort and highlighting its potential for the future, Political Ethnography makes a compelling case for one such method in particular. Ethnography, the contributors amply demonstrate in a wide range of original essays, is uniquely suited for illuminating the study of politics. Situating these pieces within the context of developments in political science, Edward Schatz provides an overarching introduction and substantive prefaces to each of the volume’s four sections. The first of these parts addresses the central ontological and epistemological issues raised by ethnographic work, while the second grapples with the reality that all research is conducted from a first-person perspective. The third section goes on to explore how ethnographic research can provide fresh perspectives on such perennial topics as opinion, causality, and power. Concluding that political ethnography can and should play a central role in the field as a whole, the final chapters illuminate the many ways in which ethnographic approaches can enhance, improve, and, in some areas, transform the study of politics.



Political Ethnography

Political Ethnography Author Edward Schatz
ISBN-10 0226736768
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 376
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Scholars of politics have sought in recent years to make the discipline more hospitable to qualitative methods of research. Lauding the results of this effort and highlighting its potential for the future, Political Ethnography makes a compelling case for one such method in particular. Ethnography, the contributors amply demonstrate in a wide range of original essays, is uniquely suited for illuminating the study of politics. Situating these pieces within the context of developments in political science, Edward Schatz provides an overarching introduction and substantive prefaces to each of the volume’s four sections. The first of these parts addresses the central ontological and epistemological issues raised by ethnographic work, while the second grapples with the reality that all research is conducted from a first-person perspective. The third section goes on to explore how ethnographic research can provide fresh perspectives on such perennial topics as opinion, causality, and power. Concluding that political ethnography can and should play a central role in the field as a whole, the final chapters illuminate the many ways in which ethnographic approaches can enhance, improve, and, in some areas, transform the study of politics.



Field Research in Political Science

Field Research in Political Science Author Diana Kapiszewski
ISBN-10 9781316194188
Release 2015-03-19
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Field research - leaving one's home institution in order to acquire data, information or insights that significantly inform one's research - remains indispensable, even in a digitally networked era. This book, the first of its kind in political science, reconsiders the design and execution of field research and explores its role in producing knowledge. First, it offers an empirical overview of fieldwork in the discipline based on a large-scale survey and extensive interviews. Good fieldwork takes diverse forms yet follows a set of common practices and principles. Second, the book demonstrates the analytic benefits of fieldwork, showing how it contributes to our understanding of politics. Finally, it provides intellectual and practical guidance, with chapters on preparing for field research, operating in the field and making analytic progress while collecting data, and on data collection techniques including archival research, interviewing, ethnography and participant observation, surveys, and field experiments.



The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism

The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism Author Tamara Witschge
ISBN-10 9781473955073
Release 2016-05-18
Pages 624
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The production and consumption of news in the digital era is blurring the boundaries between professionals, citizens and activists. Actors producing information are multiplying, but still media companies hold central position. Journalism research faces important challenges to capture, examine, and understand the current news environment. The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism starts from the pressing need for a thorough and bold debate to redefine the assumptions of research in the changing field of journalism. The 38 chapters, written by a team of global experts, are organised into four key areas: Section A: Changing Contexts Section B: News Practices in the Digital Era Section C: Conceptualizations of Journalism Section D: Research Strategies By addressing both institutional and non-institutional news production and providing ample attention to the question ‘who is a journalist?’ and the changing practices of news audiences in the digital era, this Handbook shapes the field and defines the roadmap for the research challenges that scholars will face in the coming decades.



Cyberspaces and Global Affairs

Cyberspaces and Global Affairs Author Jake Perry
ISBN-10 9781409476603
Release 2013-04-28
Pages 404
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From the "Facebook" revolutions in the Arab world to the use of social networking in the aftermath of disasters in Japan and Haiti, to the spread of mobile telephony throughout the developing world: all of these developments are part of how information and communication technologies are altering global affairs. With the rise of the social web and applications like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, scholars and practitioners of international affairs are adapting to this new information space across a wide scale of issue areas. In conflict resolution, dialogues and communication are taking the form of open social networks, while in the legal realm, where cyberspace is largely lawless space, states are stepping up policing efforts to combat online criminality and hackers are finding new ways around increasingly sophisticated censorship. Militaries are moving to deeply incorporate information technologies into their doctrines, and protesters are developing innovative uses of technology to keep one step ahead of the authorities. The essays and topical cases in this book explore such issues as networks and networked thinking, information ownership, censorship, neutrality, cyberwars, humanitarian needs, terrorism, privacy and rebellion, giving a comprehensive overview of the core issues in the field, complemented by real world examples.



Paradox of Power

Paradox of Power Author John Heathershaw
ISBN-10 0822964414
Release 2017-06-10
Pages 344
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"State weakness" is seen to be a widespread problem throughout Central Asia and other parts of post-socialist space, and more broadly in areas of the developing world. Challenging the widespread assumption that these "weak states" inevitably slide toward failure, Paradox of Power takes careful stock of the varied experiences of Eurasian states to reveal a wide array of surprising outcomes. The case studies show how states teeter but do not collapse, provide public goods against all odds, interact with societies in creative ways, utilize coercion effectively against internal opponents, and establish practices that are far more durable than the language of "weakness" would allow. While deepening our understanding of the phenomenon in Eurasia in particular, the essays also contribute to more general theories of state weakness.



The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations

The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations Author Jessica Auchter
ISBN-10 9781317962465
Release 2014-03-21
Pages 178
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International Relations has traditionally focused on conflict and war, but the effects of violence including dead bodies and memorialization practices have largely been considered beyond the purview of the field. Drawing on Jacques Derrida’s notion of hauntology to consider the politics of life and death, Auchter traces the story of how life and death and a clear division between the two is summoned in the project of statecraft. She argues that by letting ourselves be haunted, or looking for ghosts, it is possible to trace how statecraft relies on the construction of such a dichotomy. Three empirical cases offer fertile ground for complicating the picture often painted of memorialization: Rwandan genocide memorials, the underexplored case of undocumented immigrants who die crossing the US-Mexico border, and the body/ruins nexus in 9/11 memorialization. Focusing on the role of dead bodies and the construction of particular spaces as the appropriate sites for memory to be situated, it offers an alternative take on the new materialisms movement in international relations by asking after the questions that arise from an ethnographic approach to the subject: viewing things from the perspective of dead bodies, who occupy the shadowy world of post-conflict international politics. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of critical international relations, security studies, statecraft and memory studies.



The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership Author R. A. W. Rhodes
ISBN-10 9780191645860
Release 2014-05-29
Pages 800
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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.



International Practice Theory

International Practice Theory Author C. Bueger
ISBN-10 9781137395535
Release 2014-09-29
Pages 128
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How does the practice turn play out in international relations? This study offers a concise introduction to the core approaches, issues and methodology of International Practice Theory, examining the design, strategies and technique of practice theoretical research projects interested in global politics, and outlining issues for a future agenda.



Expect Us

Expect Us Author Jessica L. Beyer
ISBN-10 9780199330782
Release 2014-07-03
Pages 240
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People use online social forums for all sorts of reasons, including political conversations, regardless of the site's main purpose. But what leads some of these people to take their online political activity into the offline world of activism? In Expect Us, Jessica L. Beyer looks at political consciousness and action in four communities, each born out of chaotic online social spaces that millions of individuals enter, spend time in, and exit moment by moment: Anonymous (4chan), IGN, World of Warcraft, and The Pirate Bay. None of these sites began as places for political organization per se, but visitors to each have used them as places for political engagement to one degree or another. Beyer explains the puzzling emergence of political engagement in these disparate social spaces and offers reasons for their varied capacity to generate political activism. Her comparative ethnography of these four online communities demonstrates that the technological organization of space itself has a strong role in determining the possibility of political mobilization. Overall, she shows that political mobilization rises when a site provides high levels of anonymity, low levels of formal regulation, and minimal access to small-group interaction. Furthermore, her findings reveal that young people are more politically involved than much of the civic engagement literature suggests. Expect Us offers surprising and compelling insights for anyone interested in understanding which factors and online environments lead to the greatest amount of impact offline.



Hybrid Forms of Peace

Hybrid Forms of Peace Author Oliver P. Richmond
ISBN-10 9780230354234
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 311
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This book examines the role of everyday action in accepting, resisting and reshaping interventions, and the unique forms of peace that emerge from the interactions between local and international actors. Building on critiques of liberal peace-building, it redefines critical peace and conflict studies, based on new research from 16 countries.



Beyond Paradigms

Beyond Paradigms Author Rudra Sil
ISBN-10 NWU:35556041256967
Release 2010-09-15
Pages 263
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Claims the value of studying international relations using more than one theoretical paradigm.



Ethnographies politiques de la violence

Ethnographies politiques de la violence Author
ISBN-10 9782140028267
Release 2017-01-15
Pages 218
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En explorant terrains proches et et lointains, systèmes politiques dictatoriaux et démocratiques, les ethnographies présentées dans ce numéro analysent la complexité des régimes de pouvoir au-delà et en-deçà des catégories instituées de la science politique. Ce numéro souhaite ainsi enrichir la questions des usages, des effets et des réalités vécues de la violence, dans une analyse empiriquement fondée des rapports entre pouvoir et résistance, obéissance et consentement, mais aussi transformation des subjectivités politiques.



Ville et proximit

Ville et proximit  Author Christophe Mincke
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105217844310
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 249
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Ville et proximit has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ville et proximit also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ville et proximit book for free.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019978219
Release 2009
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.



Revista mexicana de ciencias pol ticas y sociales

Revista mexicana de ciencias pol  ticas y sociales Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822040989543
Release 2012
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Revista mexicana de ciencias pol ticas y sociales has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Revista mexicana de ciencias pol ticas y sociales also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Revista mexicana de ciencias pol ticas y sociales book for free.



Linguistic minorities and modernity

Linguistic minorities and modernity Author Monica Heller
ISBN-10 0582279488
Release 1999-01-11
Pages 287
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Linguistic Minorities and Modernity is a sociolinguistic ethnographic study of linguistic minorities and social change. The book contributes to the analysis of the impact of social change on relations of power and identity, and on the role of education in helping to maintain or change those relations. Focusing on the politics of language and identity in a French-language minority school in Ontario, Canada, it reveals the transformation of the francophone minority community under the new social, economic and political conditions accompanying globalization, a process shared by minorities in multilingual contexts world-wide. Through a careful examination of language practices in daily life at school, Monica Heller shows how the interaction order is linked to the institutional order, which is itself linked to shifting ideologies of language, identity and nationhood. The expansion of corporate capitalism, migration, the changing role of the State, all contribute to these shifts. The previous emphasis on authentic, homogenous nations gives way to a new vision of pluralism and global networks where language becomes more a commodity than a symbol of identity. This change reorganizes relations of power and solidarity. It also creates avenues of socio-economic advancement while calling into question the legitimacy of rights and institutions without which the current changes would be impossible. The book is written in an accessible, lively narrative style, employing real-life examples and case studies to illustrate the discussions, and is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics and multilingual education, as well as for professionals involved in educational, ethnolinguistic minority, immigration and language planning agencies.