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xii, 167 pages ; 25 cm.
This book shows the rise and morphology of a self-identified 'illiberal democracy', the first 21st century illiberal political regime arising in the European Union. Since 2010, Viktor Orban's governments in Hungary have convincingly offered an anti-modernist and anti-cosmopolitan/anti-European Unionist rhetoric, discourse and constitutional identity to challenge neo-liberal democracy. The Hungarian case provides unique observation points for students of transitology, especially those who are interested in states which are to abandon pathways of liberal democracies. The author demonstrates how illiberalism is present both in 'how' and 'what' is being done: the style, format and procedure of legislation; as well as the substance: the dismantling of institutional rule of law guarantees and the weakening of checks and balances. The book also discusses the ideological commitments and constitutionally framed and cemented value preferences, and a reconstituted and re-conceptualized relationship between the state and its citizens, which is not evidently supported by Hungarians' value system and life-style choices.-- Provided by Publisher.
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xiii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Election Day, 2016
  • The battle of Trenton
  • The Little Führer
  • The defender of Western civilization
  • Kiggy
  • The NSM turns forty
  • The soldiers of the Earl Turner
  • National Kill-a-White-Person Day
  • The ANA
  • Hammerskins
  • Harrisburg
  • The suits
  • The college boys
  • Hail Heimbach
  • Postscript: the Hard Right.
"Six years ago, Vegas Tenold embedded himself among the members of three of America's most ideologically extreme white nationalist groups--the KKK, the National Socialist Movement, and the Traditionalist Workers Party. At the time, these groups were part of a disorganized counterculture that felt far from the mainstream. But since then, all that has changed. Racially-motivated violence has been on open display at rallies in Charlottesville, Berkeley, Pikesville, Phoenix, and Boston. Membership in white nationalist organizations is rising, and national politicians, including the president, are validating their perceived grievances. Everything You Love Will Burn offers a terrifying, sobering inside look at these newly empowered movements, from their conventions to backroom meetings with Republican operatives. Tenold introduces us to neo-Nazis in Brooklyn; a millennial Klanswoman in Tennessee; and a rising star in the movement, nicknamed the "Little Führer" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, who understands political power and is organizing a grand coalition of far-right groups to bring them into the mainstream. Everything You Love Will Burn takes readers to the dark, paranoid underbelly of America, a world in which the white race is under threat and the enemy is everywhere."--Dust jacket.
Reveals how white supremacist and nationalist groups rose in influence to achieve political support at the highest levels of government, examining the transformation of once-small groups into threatening mainstream organizations.
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x, 274 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Opposition to pornography: collaborative adversaries
  • Beyond politics: child sexual abuse and narrow neutrality
  • The Violence Against Women Act and ambivalent alliances
  • Conclusion.
What happens when enemies work to advance similar goals? Who wins, who loses, and why? In Frenemies, Nancy Whittier addresses this question through a study of feminist and conservative opposition to pornography, campaigns against child sexual abuse, and engagement on the Violence Against Women Act. Drawing on extensive research, Whittier shows how feminist and conservative activists interacted with each other and with the federal government, how their interaction affected them, and what each side achieved. Whittier re-conceptualizes relationships between social movements, presenting a model of how "frenemies"--groups that are neither allies nor opponents--work toward related goals. She outlines the dynamics and paths of frenemy relationships, describing the unintended consequences for the groups involved and for their respective movements at large. With high levels of political polarization across the U.S., Frenemies provides a crucial look at both the promise and the risk of cooperation across political differences. -- !c From back cover.
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xiii, 506 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
  • Prologue
  • The first reset
  • Democrats of the world, unite!
  • Yeltsin's partial revolution
  • Putin's thermidor
  • Change we can believe in
  • Launching the reset
  • Universal values
  • The first (and last) Moscow Summit
  • New START
  • Denying Iran the bomb
  • Hard accounts : Russia's neighborhood and missile defense
  • Burgers and spies
  • The Arab Spring, Libya, and the beginning of the end of the reset
  • Becoming "His Excellency"
  • Putin needs an enemy : America, Obama, and me
  • Getting physical
  • Pushback
  • Twitter and the two-step
  • It takes two to tango
  • Chasing Russians, failing Syrians
  • Dueling on human rights
  • Going home
  • Annexation and war in Ukraine
  • The end of resets (for now)
  • Epilogue: Trump and Putin.
"A revelatory, behind-the-scenes acount of Rusian-American relations from the optimistic days of the end of communism in the Reagan-Gorbachev era to the confrontational era of Putin. In 2008, when [the author] was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join President-elect Barack Obama's national security team, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today's most contentious international relationships. Obama wanted his guidance because [the author] had been studying and visiting Russia--and teaching Stanford students about it--for decades. He was there during the Gorbachev regime, he watched as Yeltsin faced down a military coup and as tumultuous reform swept the country throughout the 1990s, and he became one of America's preeminent scholars on Russia during the first Putin era. During President Obama's first term, [the author] helped craft the policy known as 'Reset,' which fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries under Dmitry Medvedev's presidency. Later, as U.S. ambassador from 2012 to 2014, he witnessed firsthand how Vladimir Putin's new rise interrupted this era of cooperation and returned Russian-American relations to a level of confrontation not known since the darkest days of the Cold War. From the outset of his ambassadorship, the Kremlin accused [the author] of being sent by Obama not to continue the Reset but instead to foment revolution against Putin's regime. This inside account blends history and memoir--from Putin's dacha to ornate Kremlin chambers to the Oval Office--to explain how Russia really works, and why America has entered into a dangerous new era of confrontation with Putin's Russia."-- Dust jacket.
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xxii, 281 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface
  • Why impeachment?
  • Impeachable offenses
  • To impeach or not to impeach
  • Congress, the decider
  • Impeachment talk
  • Impeachment, incapacity, and broken politics.
"This is a book about ending presidencies through the power of impeachment. It's also a book about fighting for the US Constitution and the democracy it protects. As such, this book is a general exploration of law, history, and politics bearing on the exercise of the impeachment power in the US Constitution. Our goal is to identify general principles and frameworks that should govern any impeachment analysis, in each chapter identifying important recurring questions and proposing a framework for how to think about them."-- Provided by publisher.
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ix, 406 pages ; 22 cm
  • Prologue: Forgotten conjunctures
  • Clearing a space : history's winners and their illusions
  • Loving oneself through others : progress and its contradictions
  • Losing my religion : Islam, secularism and revolution
  • Regaining my religion : I. Nationalism unbound; I I. Messianic visions
  • Finding true freedom and equality : the heritage of nihilism
  • Epilogue: Finding reality.
"One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world--from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present. He shows that as the world became modern, those who were unable to enjoy its promises--of freedom, stability and prosperity--were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. The many who came late to this new world--or were left, or pushed, behind--reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose--angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally. Today, just as then, the wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity--with the same terrible results. Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other"-- Provided by publisher.
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xv, 228 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Candidates, voting choice and election outcomes
  • Design and data : district informants and the study of congressional elections
  • Polarization in congressional elections since 1952
  • Ideological proximity, valence, and voter choice
  • Correct voting on proximity and valence
  • Anticipated reactions and challenger entry
  • The proximity and valence rules in district voting
  • District ideological representation
  • Getting it right? : valence and ideology in district representation
  • Conclusion.
Candidates and Voters extends our understanding of voting, elections, and representation by elaborating a simple theory of voting choice based on voters' interest in policy and in the suitability of candidates to hold elective office ('leadership valence'). Voters' choices must be understood in the context of the choices between opposing candidates they are offered on these two dimensions. Drawing on extensive analysis of US House races, Stone shows that although voters lack the information that many analysts assume they need to function in a democracy, they are most often able to choose the better candidate on the policy and valence dimensions. In addition, candidates, when they decide whether and how to run, anticipate the interests that drive voters. The book shows that elections tend to produce outcomes on policy and leadership valence consistent with voters' interests, and challenges skeptical views of how well the electoral process works.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316649602 20171023
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ix, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Where a free man can abide with honor
  • "But I have no wish to be discharged" : when imprisonment became political
  • Night and fog : the regime and its prisoners
  • "Everyone learned prison" : becoming a political prisoner
  • "You have the consolation of being very much in the fight" : the cause in prison
  • "How to free your prisoner" : the personal and the political of international prisoner support
  • "A close-knit group, chosen with care" : community and order in the political camp and prison
  • "I was confusing the prison" : the contest in the cell
  • "Why wouldn't I laugh, when I win either way?" : the hunger strike
  • "This purgatory is useful" : how prison forges politics
  • Conclusion: The politics of prisoners' stories
  • Epilogue: "Nobody survives Guantanamo" : a political prison today.
What is it that political prisoners do? What part does the imprisoned activist play in the conflict between regimes and their opponents around the world? Why, in short, are there political prisoners? The answers to these questions may seem obvious, as political incarceration today seems to offer the clearest evidence of a repressive regime, and of a determined political opposition. Yet surely there are more effective alternatives, for both states and their opponents, than incarceration. Imprisoned opponents, like those of the African National Congress in South Africa, or of Solidarity in Poland, or of the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland -just to mention a few examples from the last quarter-century-may eventually claim or share power, while those who are executed or exiled will not pose the same threat. From the opposition's point of view, in turn, imprisonment, even though it deprives the movement of a valued contributor, is often a badge of honor, and central to the story of contestation with the regime. So does prison contribute to the struggle, or is it a hindrance? Remarkably, the political prisoner has never received attention as a historical actor, our perceptions of them awash in cliches and archetypes. We think immediately of Nelson Mandela, or perhaps Vaclav Havel: good men, engaged in a moral struggle against bad regimes. But can that really be an acceptable definition, when Adolph Hitler too was a political prisoner? Can we understand what political prisoners are and what they do if we do not include those whose goals or ethics are different from our own? Dance in Chains-the title inspired by a song composed by a socialist on death row in a Warsaw prison 120 years ago-draws upon research in Poland, Ireland, South Africa and includes over a dozen different regimes over the last 150 years. These cases are not primarily comparative, but serve as pillars holding up a global investigation of the phenomenon. In each case, generation after generation of political opponents has gone to prison since at least the turn of the twentieth century. Yet they also vary widely, as regimes ranging from communist to fascist to colonial to democratic has imprisoned an equally wide range of opponents. Taken together, they yield a sufficiently wide spectrum to allow the reader to understand one of the central characters of modern political history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199375745 20180122
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viii, 486 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Is democracy in retreat?
  • The American experience
  • Russia and the weight of history
  • Martial law and the origins of Polish democracy
  • Ukraine : "a made up country"?
  • Kenya : "Save our beloved country"
  • Colombia : the era of democratic security
  • The Middle East : can democracy exist in a cauldron? Iraq : when tyrants fall ; Egypt and Tunisia : when old men fail ; Arab monarchies: will they reform?
  • Are authoritarians so bad?
  • What democracy must deliver
  • "Democracy is the worst... except for all the others"
  • Epilogue: They will look to America
  • 2016.
"From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom. From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history. As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans. In this book, Rice explains what these epochal events teach us about democracy. At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen, in order to put democracy's challenges into perspective."-- Provided by publisher.
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xii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. A nation votes, Ohio decides-- 2. Solid states: the regional bases of the American parties-- 3. The geographic roots of party strength and cohesion-- 4. Mapping the cultural battlefield: how social issues fuel the regional divide-- 5. Regional polarization and partisan change in the US congress-- 6. Rural red, big-city blue, and the pivotal purple midwest-- 7. A locked-up nation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107191617 20180115
The national electoral map has split into warring regional bastions of Republican red and Democratic blue, producing a deep and enduring partisan divide in American politics. In Red Fighting Blue, David A. Hopkins places the current partisan and electoral era in historical context, explains how the increased salience of social issues since the 1980s has redefined the parties' geographic bases of support, and reveals the critical role that American political institutions play in intermediating between the behavior of citizens and the outcome of public policy-making. The widening geographic gap in voters' partisan preferences, as magnified further by winner-take-all electoral rules, has rendered most of the nation safe territory for either Democratic or Republican candidates in both presidential and congressional elections - with significant consequences for party competition, candidate strategy, and the operation of government.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107191617 20180115
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x, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The progressive-conservative clash
  • The sixties : boomers and blacklash
  • Nader : present at the creation of the consumer movement
  • The advocate : consumer cop and democracy czar
  • What it's like : New York politics
  • What it's like : national politics : Gary, Bill, Hillary...and Fidel
  • What it takes : 12 skills
  • Media politics : from Buckley to Fox News to Air America
  • Economy and democracy : the fringe fourth vs the new progressive majority.
"Blending the historical, biographical and political, the wide-ranging Bright, Infinite Future describes how the values of the '60s are creating a new progressive majority in '16. The multi-faceted Mark Green--bestselling author, public interest lawyer and elected official--is our guide through contemporary American politics as Nader launches the modern consumer movement; Clinton wins the 1992 New York primary and therefore the nomination; and Green loses the closest NYC mayoral election in a century to Bloomberg after 9/11 in a perfect storm of money, terrorism, and race. As Public Advocate, Green is Mayor Giuiliani's bête noir, exposing NYPD's racial profiling, killing off Joe Camel, and then running against a "Murderer's Row" of Cuomo, de Blasio, Schumer, and Bloomberg. Starting with the consequential movements of the '60s, Green shows how a rising tide of minority and millennial voters, GOP's lurch from mainstream to extreme, and the contrast between the presidencies of Bush and Clinton Obama are leading to a new era of "Progressive Patriotism" built on four cornerstones: an Economy-for-All, Democracy-for-All, Compact on Race & Justice, and Sustainable Climate. Full of behind-the-scenes stories about bold-faced names, this will be the 2016 book for liberals looking to a "bright, infinite future" (Leonard Bernstein), conservatives wanting to know what they're up against, and readers who want to know "what-it-takes" in the arena."-- Provided by publisher.
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399 pages ; 22 cm
  • The Constitutional Court of Romania evolution and institutional consolidation
  • The dialogue of the constitutional judges at the international level
  • The dialogue between constitutional judges and authorities at the internal level.
This book, both internally and internationally, determines the constitutionalization and uniformity of law, respectively the overall strengthening of the protection of values of the rule of law. The authors present the mechanisms of institutional cooperation between the Constitutional Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, the other constitutional courts, the Venice Commission, the Parliament, the President of Romania, the Government, the Advocate of the People, the courts of law and the media.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783631678909 20170117
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xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The choreography of American politics
  • Polarized politicians
  • Income polarization and the electorate
  • Immigration, income, and the voters' incentive to redistribute
  • Campaign finance and polarization / with Adam Bonica
  • Polarization and public policy
  • Where have you gone, Mr. Sam?
The idea of America as politically polarized -- that there is an unbridgeable divide between right and left, red and blue states -- has become a cliche. What commentators miss, however, is that increasing polarization has been closely accompanied by fundamental social and economic changes -- most notably, a parallel rise in income inequality. In this second edition of Polarized America, Nolan McCarty, Keith Poole, and Howard Rosenthal use the latest data to examine the relationships of polarization, wealth disparity, immigration, and other forces. They find that inequality feeds directly into political polarization, and polarization in turn creates policies that further increase inequality. Paul Krugman called the first edition of Polarized America "Important...Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what's happening to America." The second edition has been thoroughly brought up to date. All statistical analyses, tables, and figures have been updated with data that run through 2012 or 2014, and the text has been revised to reflect the latest evidence. The chapter on campaign finance has been completely rewritten (with Adam Bonica as coauthor); the analysis shows that with so much "soft" money coming from very wealthy ideological extremists, there is even greater campaign contribution inequality than income inequality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262528627 20160619
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ix, 272 pages ; 22 cm
  • Imperium. Prodromes
  • Crystallization
  • Security
  • Keystones
  • Perimeters
  • Recalibration
  • Liberalism militant
  • The incumbent
  • Consilium. Native traditions
  • Crusaders
  • Realist ideals
  • Economy first
  • Outside the castle.
Since the birth of the nation, the idea of empire has been at the heart of United States's image of itself. Through a close reading of both the acknowledged grand strategists as well as the more non-conformist foreign policy analysts Anderson charts the entwined historical development of America's imperial reach with its role as the general-guarantor of capital. The tensions between these are traced from the closing stages of the Second World War through the Cold War to the War on Terror. Despite the defeat of the USSR, Anderson shows that the planetary structures for warfare and surveillance have not been retracted but extended. The future of the Empire remains to be settled.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781686676 20160619
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viii, 289 pages ; 24 cm
  • Elections, parties, and politics
  • Quest for the nomination : appealing to the base
  • Campaigns : opportunities and challenges for incumbents
  • Campaigns : opportunities and obstacles for challengers
  • Presidential transitions
  • Launching a presidential term.
Drawing on twenty-four years of experience in government, Michael H. Armacost explores how the contours of the U.S. presidential election system influence the content and conduct of American foreign policy. He examines how the nomination battle impels candidates to express deference to the foreign policy DNA of their party and may force an incumbent to make wholesale policy adjustments to fend off an intra-party challenge for the nomination. He describes the way reelection campaigns can prod a chief executive to fix long-neglected problems, kick intractable policy dilemmas down the road, settle for modest course corrections, or scapegoat others for policies gone awry. Armacost begins his book with the quest for the presidential nomination and then moves through the general election campaign, the ten-week transition period between Election Day and Inauguration Day, and the early months of a new administration. He notes that campaigns rarely illuminate the tough foreign policy choices that the leader of the nation must make, and he offers rare insight into the challenge of aligning the roles of an outgoing incumbent (who performs official duties despite ebbing power) and the incoming successor (who has no official role but possesses a fresh political mandate). He pays particular attention to the pressure for new presidents to act boldly abroad in the early months of his tenure, even before a national security team is in place, decision-making procedures are set, or policy priorities are firmly established. He concludes with an appraisal of the virtues and liabilities of the system, including suggestions for modestly adjusting some of its features while preserving its distinct character.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231169929 20160618
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xiv, 474 pages ; 24 cm
  • The evolution of U.S. policy toward Israel
  • The Eisenhower Administration and the pursuit of Arab allies
  • The Kennedy Administration : breaking taboos and pursuing a new balance
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson : emotional ties but constrained by Vietnam
  • Nixon and Ford : dysfunction, war, and interim agreements
  • The Carter presidency : the pursuit of peace and constant tension with Israel
  • The Reagan administration and the policy of duality
  • George H.W. Bush and Israel : discord and responsiveness
  • The Clinton administration and Israel : strategic partners for peace
  • Bush 43 : terror, partnership, and bureaucratic divisions
  • Obama and Israel : support for security, little chemistry, and constant challenges
  • Lessons from the past and implications for the future.
When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy has always emphasized the unbreakable bond between the two countries and our ironclad commitment to Israel's security. Today our ties to Israel are close so close that when there are differences, they tend to make the news. But it was not always this way. Dennis Ross has been a direct participant in shaping U.S. policy toward the Middle East, and Israel specifically, for nearly thirty years. He served in senior roles, including as Bill Clinton's envoy for Arab-Israeli peace, and was an active player in the debates over how Israel fit into the region and what should guide our policies. In Doomed to Succeed, he takes us through every administration from Truman to Obama, throwing into dramatic relief each president's attitudes toward Israel and the region, the often tumultuous debates between key advisers, and the events that drove the policies and at times led to a shift in approach. Ross points out how rarely lessons were learned and how distancing the United States from Israel In the Eisenhower, Nixon, Bush, and Obama administrations never yielded any benefits and why that lesson has never been learned. Doomed to Succeed offers compelling advice for how to understand the priorities of Arab leaders and how future administrations might best shape U.S. policy in that light.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780374141462 20160619
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387 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • From Bayonne to Boston
  • City Hall
  • Beacon Hill
  • The Congressman
  • Coming out
  • The true story of Don't Ask Don't Tell
  • Welcome to an earmark
  • Defending Clinton
  • The unnecessary crisis
  • Reforming Wall Street
  • Triumphs, setbacks, and love
  • Appendix 1. Who did what on subprime lending and regulating Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac
  • Appendix 2. Conservative support for subprime loans to minority and very low-income people before the economic crisis.
"The candid political memoir of Barney Frank, former House Representative from Massachusetts ... and a pioneering, openly gay politician"-- Provided by publisher.
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x, 552 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / Péter Molnár
  • 1989, 2011, and strategic narratives / Monroe Price
  • Four dangers for freedom of expression and the internet : an interview with Frank La Rue / by Péter Molnár
  • Freedom of speech in the OSCE countries : an interview with Dunja Mijatović / by Péter Molnár
  • Revisiting the three Europes : diverging landscapes of media freedom / Miklós Haraszti
  • Freedom of expression, media and journalism under the European human rights system : characteristics, developments, and challenges / Dirk Voorhoof
  • Jurisprudential advances and persistent challenges for freedom of expression in the Americas / Catalina Botero Marino
  • The right to information in Latin America / Toby Mendel
  • Freedom of speech and access to information in Africa : an interview with Pansy Tlakula / by Péter Molnár
  • A right emerges : the history of the right of access to information and its link with freedom of expression / Helen Darbishire
  • The right to information and the expanding scope of bodies covered by national laws since 1989 / Sandra Coliver
  • The Rabat plan of action : a critical turning point in international law on hate speech / Sejal Parmar
  • Free to hate? : anti-Gypsyism in 21st-Century Europe / Bernard Rorke
  • The role of the mass media in the Spanish transition to democracy and its subsequent consolidation / Josep Maria Carbonell and Joan Barata Mir
  • Russia's Supreme Court as media freedom protector / Andrei Richter
  • Access to information in Kenya : the law and practice since 1991 / Ezra Chiloba
  • Freedom of expression in ferment : a cursory look at the Ethiopian media regime / Yared Legesse Mengistu
  • Philippines : expanding the contours of free speech in an environment of impunity against journalists / Gilbert T. Andres
  • The fragile complexity of protecting freedom of speech in Australia / Rhonda Breit
  • The impact of new media on freedom of expression in China and the regulatory responses / Mei Ning Yan
  • Eavesdropping on the freedom of expression in India / Sunil Abraham
  • The "Turkish model" of freedom of speech / Zeynep Alemdar
  • Forging ahead : a contemporary review of Egyptian press and media laws / Brenda F. Abdelall
  • Media, freedom of expression and democratization in Morocco / Abderrahim Chalfaouat
  • The Danish cartoons controversy : hate speech laws and unintended consequences / Richard N. Winfield and Janine Tien
  • The UN defamation of religions resolution and domestic blasphemy laws in Pakistan : creating a culture of impunity / Asma T. Uddin
  • A right to be free from religious hatred? : the Wilders case in the Netherlands and beyond / Jeroen Temperman.
Offering an unparalleled geographic scope on a topic that has global relevance, this book is a wide-ranging mix of formal academic analysis, interviews and speeches from an impressive array of people (who are directly and variously involved in monitoring and promoting media free speech, or are engaged in the academic and legal study of media free speech and its violations). The volume includes many different view points from many different angles and more importantly it covers all the modern media platforms and dissemination systems and their corresponding impact upon free speech. The years 1989 and 2011 are highlighted as two recent turning points in historic perspective when freedom of speech and freedom of the press emerged, or powerful efforts were made to support its emergence. The range of the topics makes this book appropriate to assign in classes in law schools and courses on gender studies, history, international relations, media, multicultural and nationalism studies, political science, philosophy, public policy, and sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789633860564 20160618
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xxi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: A typical day at the Justus Lipsius 1. Theorizing Council negotiations 2. A Caucus race model of negotiations 3. Research design 4. The double bluff: Member state positions and Balkan priorities 5. Procedural anchors and verbal commitments (June 2000 - June 2003) 6. Croatia sets the stage or raises the bar? (June 2003 - December 2005)7. Searching for standard operating procedures (January 2006 - June 2008) 8. Splendid Isolation? (June 2008 - October 2010) 9. Conclusion 10. Appendices and bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785521379 20160619
Insiders and outsiders agree; there is something particular about negotiating in Brussels. This book analyses ten years of continuous negotiations about EU enlargement to the Western Balkans, answering questions such as When and how are decisions typically reached in the European Union? What is this 'culture of consensus' that pervades negotiations in the Council of Ministers? And why are some member states more successful than others in making their voices heard? Using the metaphor of the Caucus race from Alice in Wonderland, Smeets' book provides a fresh perspective on the decision-making realities in Brussels' European Quarter. By providing unique empirical insight into behind-closed-doors debates, it explains the faltering accession process of the countries of former Yugoslavia. But most of all, it reveals the mechanism by which national interests are accommodated, so that deals can be reached between the member states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785521379 20160619
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xiv, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The exploding spy
  • The cult of intelligence (1909-1989)
  • New spies (1989-2008)
  • The flock of birds (2008-2013)
  • Where next?.
The old world of spying that emphasized the human factor--dead letter boxes, microfilm cameras, and an enemy reporting to the Moscow Center--is history. Or is it? In recent times, the spymaster's technique has changed with the enemy. He or she now frequently comes from a culture far removed from Western understanding and is part of a less well-organized group. The new enemy is constantly evolving and prepared to kill the innocent. In the face of this new threat, the spymasters of the world replaced human intelligence with an obsession that focuses on the technical methods of spying, ranging from the use of high-definition satellite photography to the global interception of communications. However, this obsession with technology has failed, most spectacularly, with the devastation of the 9/11 attacks. In this modern history of espionage, Stephen Grey takes us from the CIA's Cold War legends, to the agents who betrayed the IRA, through to the spooks inside Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Techniques and technologies have evolved, but the old motivations for betrayal--patriotism, greed, revenge, compromise--endure. Based on years of research and interviews with hundreds of secret sources, this is an up-to-date exposé that shows how spycraft's human factor is once again being used to combat the world's deadliest enemies. -- Adapted from book jacket.
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