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ix, 147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Research methodology
  • Place and space
  • Chicana feminist approaches to social change
  • Languaging
  • Story-centered organizing
  • Esperanza v. City of San Antonio
  • Uncompromising confrontation of injustice
  • Alliances and coalitions
  • Conclusion.
  • Introduction
  • Research methodology
  • Place and space
  • Chicana feminist approaches to social change
  • Languaging
  • Story-centered organizing
  • Esperanza v. City of San Antonio
  • Uncompromising confrontation of injustice
  • Alliances and coalitions
  • Conclusion.
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HN90 .M84 D48 2015 Unavailable On order Request
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ix, 251 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The ascendancy of reform populism
  • 2. Reform pluralism
  • 3. How much transparency?
  • 4. Participation paradoxes
  • 5. Reform cycles
  • 6. Fair representation
  • 7. Raising the political ethics bar
  • 8. Election administration or policy?
  • 9. A blended reform agenda.
"Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix? In this book, Bruce E. Cain argues that the reasons are an unrealistic civic ideal of a fully informed and engaged citizenry and a neglect of basic pluralist principles about political intermediaries. This book traces the tension between populist and pluralist approaches as it plays out in many seemingly distinct reform topics, such as voting administration, campaign finance, excessive partisanship, redistricting, and transparency and voter participation. It explains why political primaries have promoted partisan polarization, why voting rates are declining even as election opportunities increase, and why direct democracy is not really a grassroots tool. Cain offers a reform agenda that attempts to reconcile pluralist ideals with the realities of collective-action problems and resource disparities"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 1. The ascendancy of reform populism
  • 2. Reform pluralism
  • 3. How much transparency?
  • 4. Participation paradoxes
  • 5. Reform cycles
  • 6. Fair representation
  • 7. Raising the political ethics bar
  • 8. Election administration or policy?
  • 9. A blended reform agenda.
"Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix? In this book, Bruce E. Cain argues that the reasons are an unrealistic civic ideal of a fully informed and engaged citizenry and a neglect of basic pluralist principles about political intermediaries. This book traces the tension between populist and pluralist approaches as it plays out in many seemingly distinct reform topics, such as voting administration, campaign finance, excessive partisanship, redistricting, and transparency and voter participation. It explains why political primaries have promoted partisan polarization, why voting rates are declining even as election opportunities increase, and why direct democracy is not really a grassroots tool. Cain offers a reform agenda that attempts to reconcile pluralist ideals with the realities of collective-action problems and resource disparities"-- Provided by publisher.
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JK1726 .C35 2015 Unavailable On order Request
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xi, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : the question of democracy in a democratic society
  • Construction of democracy, public policies and participation of civil society
  • Chile : top-down modernization and low intensity re-democratization
  • Social policy agendas in the transition to democracy
  • Civil society, public policy networks and participatory initiatives
  • From the civil society to the state : a new elite is born?
  • Conclusion : participation and public policies in the Chilean democratic process.
  • Introduction : the question of democracy in a democratic society
  • Construction of democracy, public policies and participation of civil society
  • Chile : top-down modernization and low intensity re-democratization
  • Social policy agendas in the transition to democracy
  • Civil society, public policy networks and participatory initiatives
  • From the civil society to the state : a new elite is born?
  • Conclusion : participation and public policies in the Chilean democratic process.
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JL2681 .D45 2015 Unavailable In process Request
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xiv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can mobilize them through the clientelistic network and its effectiveness in increasing support for the party.
"Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can mobilize them through the clientelistic network and its effectiveness in increasing support for the party.
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JQ1809 .A15 A43 2015 Unknown
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xvi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Globalization and Democracy in Advanced Industrial Societies
  • Theoretical Framework : Political Demand and Supply in Globalized Economies
  • The World Economy and the Composition of Policy Demands
  • Globalization and the Attribution of Responsibility
  • Globalization and the Shifting Bases of Retrospective Voting
  • Position Issues and Voter Choice in Open Economies
  • Representational Linkages and the Room to Maneuver
  • Credible Responses: Globalization, Parties, and the Supply Side
  • Conclusion.
  • Globalization and Democracy in Advanced Industrial Societies
  • Theoretical Framework : Political Demand and Supply in Globalized Economies
  • The World Economy and the Composition of Policy Demands
  • Globalization and the Attribution of Responsibility
  • Globalization and the Shifting Bases of Retrospective Voting
  • Position Issues and Voter Choice in Open Economies
  • Representational Linkages and the Room to Maneuver
  • Credible Responses: Globalization, Parties, and the Supply Side
  • Conclusion.
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JZ1320 .H45 2015 Unavailable In process Request
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xiii, 276 pages ; 23 cm
"The Organic Globalizer is a collection of critical essays which takes the position that hip-hop holds political significance through an understanding of its ability to at once raise cultural awareness, expand civil society's focus on social and economic justice through institution building, and engage in political activism and participation. Collectively, the essays assert hip hop's importance as an "organic globalizer:" no matter its pervasiveness or reach around the world, hip-hop ultimately remains a grassroots phenomenon that is born of the community from which it permeates. Hip hop, then, holds promise through three separate but related avenues: (1) through cultural awareness and identification/recognition of voices of marginalized communities through music and art; (2) through social creation and the institutionalization of independent alternative institutions and non-profit organizations in civil society geared toward social and economic justice; and (3) through political activism and participation in which demands are articulated and made on the state.With editorial bridges between chapters and an emphasis on interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives, The Organic Globalizer is the natural scholarly evolution in the conversation about hip-hop and politics"-- Provided by publisher.
The Organic Globalizer is a collection of critical essays which takes the position that hip-hop holds political significance through an understanding of its ability to at once raise cultural awareness, expand civil society's focus on social and economic justice through institution building, and engage in political activism and participation"-- Provided by publisher.
"The Organic Globalizer is a collection of critical essays which takes the position that hip-hop holds political significance through an understanding of its ability to at once raise cultural awareness, expand civil society's focus on social and economic justice through institution building, and engage in political activism and participation. Collectively, the essays assert hip hop's importance as an "organic globalizer:" no matter its pervasiveness or reach around the world, hip-hop ultimately remains a grassroots phenomenon that is born of the community from which it permeates. Hip hop, then, holds promise through three separate but related avenues: (1) through cultural awareness and identification/recognition of voices of marginalized communities through music and art; (2) through social creation and the institutionalization of independent alternative institutions and non-profit organizations in civil society geared toward social and economic justice; and (3) through political activism and participation in which demands are articulated and made on the state.With editorial bridges between chapters and an emphasis on interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives, The Organic Globalizer is the natural scholarly evolution in the conversation about hip-hop and politics"-- Provided by publisher.
The Organic Globalizer is a collection of critical essays which takes the position that hip-hop holds political significance through an understanding of its ability to at once raise cultural awareness, expand civil society's focus on social and economic justice through institution building, and engage in political activism and participation"-- Provided by publisher.
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JA75.7 .O74 2015 Unavailable In process Request
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vi, 269 pages ; 24 cm
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JF799 .P765 2015 Unavailable In process Request
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xvi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Unequal participation around the world
  • Heterogeneous consequences of contexts on participation
  • The difficulty of the voting procedure
  • Government fragmentation and media systems
  • Trade unions in the highly educated membership era
  • Income inequality and the participation of lower-status groups
  • Consequences of unequal participation for representation.
"Political equality is an essential political ideal and it is the cornerstone of moral justifications of democracy. Most people would agree with the proposition that the interests and preferences of each citizen must be given equal consideration in the political process because no person is intrinsically superior to others in ways that can justify preferential consideration. A second premise is that each person is the best judge of her own interests and preferences and is capable of expressing them, hence ruling out an enlightened ruler as the best interpreter of citizens' preferences. Taken together, these two claims provide a powerful case for democracy. Only in electoral democracies can all citizens, in principle, have an equal influence in the political process(Dahl 1971, 2008; Przeworski 2010)"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Unequal participation around the world
  • Heterogeneous consequences of contexts on participation
  • The difficulty of the voting procedure
  • Government fragmentation and media systems
  • Trade unions in the highly educated membership era
  • Income inequality and the participation of lower-status groups
  • Consequences of unequal participation for representation.
"Political equality is an essential political ideal and it is the cornerstone of moral justifications of democracy. Most people would agree with the proposition that the interests and preferences of each citizen must be given equal consideration in the political process because no person is intrinsically superior to others in ways that can justify preferential consideration. A second premise is that each person is the best judge of her own interests and preferences and is capable of expressing them, hence ruling out an enlightened ruler as the best interpreter of citizens' preferences. Taken together, these two claims provide a powerful case for democracy. Only in electoral democracies can all citizens, in principle, have an equal influence in the political process(Dahl 1971, 2008; Przeworski 2010)"-- Provided by publisher.
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JF799 .G35 2015 Unavailable On order Request
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ix, 235 pages ; 24 cm
  • Against the future : youth and the politics of disappointment in Serbia
  • Embodying citizenship : the changing politics of protest
  • Revolution and reform : citizenship and the contradictions of neoliberal university reform
  • The ethics of knowledge : expertise, branding, and (in)visibility as forms of democratic representation
  • "We have to be politicians" : proceduralism and the depoliticization of politics
  • Conclusion : democracy and revolution after the Cold War.
  • Against the future : youth and the politics of disappointment in Serbia
  • Embodying citizenship : the changing politics of protest
  • Revolution and reform : citizenship and the contradictions of neoliberal university reform
  • The ethics of knowledge : expertise, branding, and (in)visibility as forms of democratic representation
  • "We have to be politicians" : proceduralism and the depoliticization of politics
  • Conclusion : democracy and revolution after the Cold War.
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JN9656 .G74 2014 Unknown
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xi, 196 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface: the triumph of ambition and the collapse of citizenship?
  • Introduction : the paradox of power in America
  • The ambition of moral citizens : belonging and the limits of the moral community
  • The ambition of interests : American constitutionalism
  • The ambition of popular control : Jacksonian democracy and American populism
  • The ambition to recover democratic excellence : Tocqueville and Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • To flatter and obey : the triumph of ambition
  • Keeping ambition accountable : a place for political parties
  • Conclusion : the collapse of modern citizenship.
  • Preface: the triumph of ambition and the collapse of citizenship?
  • Introduction : the paradox of power in America
  • The ambition of moral citizens : belonging and the limits of the moral community
  • The ambition of interests : American constitutionalism
  • The ambition of popular control : Jacksonian democracy and American populism
  • The ambition to recover democratic excellence : Tocqueville and Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • To flatter and obey : the triumph of ambition
  • Keeping ambition accountable : a place for political parties
  • Conclusion : the collapse of modern citizenship.
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JK1764 .B398 2014 Unknown
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xiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction; 2. Policy change; 3. Public opinion; 4. Advocacy: how Americans try to influence Congress; 5. The impact of advocacy on congressional action; 6. Advocacy, information, and policy innovation; 7. Conclusions.
"Between one election and the next, members of Congress introduce thousands of bills. What determines which become law? Is it the public? Do we have government "of the people, by the people, for the people?" Or is it those who have the resources to organize and pressure government who get what they want? In the first study ever of a random sample of policy proposals, Paul Burstein finds that the public can get what it wants - but mainly on the few issues that attract its attention. Does this mean organized interests get what they want? Not necessarily - on most issues there is so little political activity that it hardly matters. Politics may be less of a battle between the public and organized interests than a struggle for attention. American society is so much more complex than it was when the Constitution was written that we may need to reconsider what it means, in fact, to be a democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 1. Introduction; 2. Policy change; 3. Public opinion; 4. Advocacy: how Americans try to influence Congress; 5. The impact of advocacy on congressional action; 6. Advocacy, information, and policy innovation; 7. Conclusions.
"Between one election and the next, members of Congress introduce thousands of bills. What determines which become law? Is it the public? Do we have government "of the people, by the people, for the people?" Or is it those who have the resources to organize and pressure government who get what they want? In the first study ever of a random sample of policy proposals, Paul Burstein finds that the public can get what it wants - but mainly on the few issues that attract its attention. Does this mean organized interests get what they want? Not necessarily - on most issues there is so little political activity that it hardly matters. Politics may be less of a battle between the public and organized interests than a struggle for attention. American society is so much more complex than it was when the Constitution was written that we may need to reconsider what it means, in fact, to be a democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
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JK1764 .B88 2014 Unknown
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viii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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JK1764 .G66 2014 Unknown
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ix, 155 pages : illustrations ; 24cm
  • Political freedom?
  • Quality of life
  • Political representation
  • Elite compromise
  • Conclusion: overcoming South Africans' lack of freedom.
  • Political freedom?
  • Quality of life
  • Political representation
  • Elite compromise
  • Conclusion: overcoming South Africans' lack of freedom.
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JQ1981 .H36 2014 Unknown
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iii, 141 pages : map ; 23 cm
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ix, 99 pages ; 22 cm
  • Blackballed : the Black vote and US democracy
  • What Black means now.
"Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney's meditation on a century and a half of Black participation in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for Black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement, leading up to the election of Barack Obama as president. Interspersed throughout the historical narrative are Pinckney's own memories of growing up during the civil rights era, his unsure grasp of the events he saw on television or heard discussed, and the reactions of his parents to the social changes that were taking place at the time and later to Obama's election. He concludes with an examination of the current state of electoral politics, the place of Blacks in the Democratic coalition, and the ongoing efforts by Republicans to suppress the Black vote, with particular attention to the Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and what it may mean for the political influence of Black voters in future elections. Blackballed also includes 'What Black Means Now, ' an essay on the history of the Black middle class, stereotypes about Blacks and crime, and contemporary debates about 'post-Blackness' and breaking free of essentialist notions of being Black"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Blackballed : the Black vote and US democracy
  • What Black means now.
"Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney's meditation on a century and a half of Black participation in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for Black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement, leading up to the election of Barack Obama as president. Interspersed throughout the historical narrative are Pinckney's own memories of growing up during the civil rights era, his unsure grasp of the events he saw on television or heard discussed, and the reactions of his parents to the social changes that were taking place at the time and later to Obama's election. He concludes with an examination of the current state of electoral politics, the place of Blacks in the Democratic coalition, and the ongoing efforts by Republicans to suppress the Black vote, with particular attention to the Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and what it may mean for the political influence of Black voters in future elections. Blackballed also includes 'What Black Means Now, ' an essay on the history of the Black middle class, stereotypes about Blacks and crime, and contemporary debates about 'post-Blackness' and breaking free of essentialist notions of being Black"-- Provided by publisher.
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JK1924 .P65 2014 Unknown
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xi, 170 pages ; 23 cm
  • SLAPPS : courts, democracy, and participation
  • SLAPPS : balancing law and democracy
  • SLAPPS in Canada
  • SLAPPS come to Parliament
  • The regulation of SLAPPS
  • Resisting and defending against SLAPPS
  • Final thoughts.
  • SLAPPS : courts, democracy, and participation
  • SLAPPS : balancing law and democracy
  • SLAPPS in Canada
  • SLAPPS come to Parliament
  • The regulation of SLAPPS
  • Resisting and defending against SLAPPS
  • Final thoughts.
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KE4418 .S54 2014 Unknown
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xii, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • The Sun in the Hearts of the People : Origins
  • Democracy and Its Discontents
  • Blinding the Elephant
  • The State at War
  • Among the Believers
  • The Fish in the Sea : Vignettes
  • Blunders and Realignments
  • Uprising
  • The Aftermath of People's War
  • Postscript.
"In 1996, when Nepal's Maoists launched their armed rebellion, their ideology was widely considered obsolete and they had limited public support. By 2008 they had gained access to state power and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated the national agenda. How did this become possible? The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. Adhikari draws on a broad range of sources, including novels, letters and diaries, to illuminate both the history and human drama of the Maoist rebellion. An indispensible guide to Nepal's recent history, the book also offers a fascinating case study of how communist ideology has been reinterpreted and translated into political action in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.
  • The Sun in the Hearts of the People : Origins
  • Democracy and Its Discontents
  • Blinding the Elephant
  • The State at War
  • Among the Believers
  • The Fish in the Sea : Vignettes
  • Blunders and Realignments
  • Uprising
  • The Aftermath of People's War
  • Postscript.
"In 1996, when Nepal's Maoists launched their armed rebellion, their ideology was widely considered obsolete and they had limited public support. By 2008 they had gained access to state power and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated the national agenda. How did this become possible? The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. Adhikari draws on a broad range of sources, including novels, letters and diaries, to illuminate both the history and human drama of the Maoist rebellion. An indispensible guide to Nepal's recent history, the book also offers a fascinating case study of how communist ideology has been reinterpreted and translated into political action in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.
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DS495.6 .A332 2014 Unknown
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ix, 317 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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NX180 .S6 C359 2014 Available
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xii, 143 pages ; 24 cm
  • I shall vote, thou shall not govern : a tale of political heresy / Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte
  • Antipolitics as participation : paradox and challenge / Elena Alessiato
  • Dialogic politics and the end of democracy / Vincent Jungkunz
  • Why the epistemic justification of deliberative democracy fails / Christian Blum
  • Participation in a deliberative system / Volkan Gül
  • The challenge of slow-motion democracy : synthetic and progressive rationalization of mini-public deliberation / Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett
  • Citizenship and political action : the dilemma between patriotism and cosmopolitanism / Bruno Serra
  • Participative citizenship in a pluralistic democracy / Jonardon Ganeri.
  • I shall vote, thou shall not govern : a tale of political heresy / Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte
  • Antipolitics as participation : paradox and challenge / Elena Alessiato
  • Dialogic politics and the end of democracy / Vincent Jungkunz
  • Why the epistemic justification of deliberative democracy fails / Christian Blum
  • Participation in a deliberative system / Volkan Gül
  • The challenge of slow-motion democracy : synthetic and progressive rationalization of mini-public deliberation / Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett
  • Citizenship and political action : the dilemma between patriotism and cosmopolitanism / Bruno Serra
  • Participative citizenship in a pluralistic democracy / Jonardon Ganeri.
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JF799 .C44 2014 Available

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