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  • L'amont des pétitions -- Les droits de pétition : entre latitudes et incertitudes -- Les principes généraux : un droit qui va sans dire? -- Un acte de liberté(s) -- Un acte de droit(s) -- La querelle des restrictions : héritages révolutionnaires et arrière-pensées politiques -- Les règlements des Parlements : des normes différentes -- Les logiques d'une pratique -- Les ancrages géographiques et sociaux : la pétition, voix des nations? -- Les origines territoriales -- Les répartitions territoriales : vers une généralisation du fait pétitionnaire -- Les identités sociales : la pétition, lieu d'établissement -- Les identités dominantes : personnes considérables et catégories respectables -- Les identités à établir : le cas des femmes -- De la plume aux parlements : trajets et mobilisations -- Au fondement : les cadres et les préalables des mobilisations -- Écrire une pétition -- Les mobilisations pétitionnaires -- De la circulation à la signature : les modalités de collecte -- La présentation aux Chambres : procédures et processions -- Les destinataires intermédiaires : singularité britannique, pluralité française -- Les pratiques de présentation : le discret et le spectaculaire -- Imiter l'Angleterre : les Français et l'agitation britannique -- Les difficultés d'une circulation : sens unique et repoussoirs -- Les passeurs à l'oeuvre : avancés, utopistes, catholiques et libéraux -- Des circulations à longue portée -- Au coeur du politique : la pétition et ses objets -- Les pétitionnaires face aux Chambres -- Les postures des pétitionnaires -- Les visions des Chambres : stéréotypes, éloges, contestations -- Les mots pour le dire : formuler une demande -- Le poids du passé : les usages ancrés de la pétition -- Les préoccupations individuelles : réparations matérielles et morales -- Les préoccupations locales et catégorielles -- Une préoccupation cruciale : l'impôt -- Nouveaux objets, nouveaux enjeux -- Les questions économiques et sociales -- Religion, éducation et humanité -- Les grands combats pour les avancées démocratiques -- Les destins des pétitions -- Ce que doit être une pétition : débats et combats -- À l'arrière-garde : contre la subversion pétitionnaire -- Aux avant-postes : pour un droit de cité des pétitionnaires -- Les économies de la considération -- Une considération proclamée -- Les coulisses de la considération -- Les marques de considération en séance -- Les marques du mépris -- Les pétitions méprisées : enfers et purgatoires -- De vains efforts de réhabilitation.
"Revitalisée par l'Internet et l'effervescence des réseaux issus des sociétés civiles, la pétition connaît une nouvelle vogue comme mode d'action auprès des pouvoirs en place en Europe et dans le monde. Cette renaissance suit des décennies d'effacement apparent, après un 'axe siècle que l'on a pu caractériser comme essentiellement pétitionnaire. C'est notamment le cas pour la France et son voisin britannique : entre 1814 et 1848, plus de 40 000 pétitions sont adressées à la Chambre des députés, quand dix fois plus sont présentées à la Chambre des communes. Entre deux royaumes qui présentent alors plus d'une analogie, le contraste est saisissant. Une des clés de ce fossé ne se trouve-t-elle pas dans la place et le rôle que chacun des acteurs de la vie politique accorde à la pétition des deux côtés de la Manche ? L'enjeu est ici celui des médiations et des liens entre société, corps intermédiaires et pouvoirs, d'une part, citoyens actifs, passifs et élites dirigeantes, d'autre part. À travers la mise en oeuvre d'une approche globale, transversale et surtout comparative des configurations politiques françaises et britanniques du premier 'axe siècle, essentiellement fondée sur l'exploitation qualitative et quantitative de sources originales, ce livre met en perspective les dimensions multiples du phénomène pétitionnaire. En ce sens, il permet de décloisonner les dynamiques politiques nationales classiques et de redéfinir les modèles reçus de rapports entre société civile et État, par-delà les proximités, rapprochements, tensions et autres "Brexit" qui rassemblent autant qu'ils séparent deux voisins proches et différents."--Page 4 of cover.
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xiii, 294 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Part I: Lead essay 1 Democratic inclusion: a pluralistic theory of democratic inclusion by Rainer Bauboeck Part II: Responses 2 Response by Joseph H. Carens 3 Response by David Miller 4 Response by Iseult Honohan 5 Response by Will Kymlicka and Sue Donaldson 6 Response by David Owen 7 Response by Peter J. Spiro Part III: Reply 8 Reply to my critics by Rainer Bauboeck Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526105233 20180326
Rainer Bauboeck is the world's leading theorist of transnational citizenship. He opens this volume with a question that is crucial to our thinking on citizenship in the twenty-first century: who has a claim to be included in a democratic political community? Bauboeck's answer addresses the major theoretical and practical issues of the forms of citizenship and access to citizenship in different types of polity, the specification and justification of rights of non-citizen immigrants as well as non-resident citizens, and the conditions under which norms governing citizenship can legitimately vary. This argument is challenged and developed in responses by Joseph Carens, David Miller, Iseult Honohan, Will Kymlicka and Sue Donaldson, David Owen and Peter J. Spiro. In the concluding chapter, Bauboeck replies to his critics. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526105233 20180326
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  • Introduction 1. Framing political campaigns 2. The Scottish constitutional issue and the 2014 referendum 3. Sources and their frames 4. The media framing of the referendum 5. The process of frame-building 6. Framing referendum campaigns in the media: towards a frame-building model Conclusion References Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526119896 20180423
This book discusses the framing of referendum campaigns in the news media, focusing particularly on the case of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Using a comprehensive content analysis of print and broadcast coverage as well as in-depth interviews with broadcast journalists and their sources during this campaign, it provides an account of how journalists construct the frames that define their coverage of contested political campaigns. It views the mediation process from the perspective of those who participate directly in it, namely journalists and political communicators. It puts forward an original theoretical model to account for frame building in the context of referendums in Western media systems, using insights from this and from other cases. The book makes an original contribution to the study of media frames during referendums and is key reading for scholars and students interested in journalism, the processes of political communication and the mediation of politics. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526119896 20180423
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xv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Portfolio Allocation in the Americas [Marcelo Camerlo and Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo] 2. I Did it My Way: Portfolio Allocation in the United States (1969-2013) [Maria Escobar-Lemmon, MaryAnne Borrelli and Michelle Taylor Robinson] 3. Diverse Profiles within Single-party Cabinets: Portfolio Allocation in Costa Rica (1978-2014) [Gerardo Hernandez Naranjo and Jesus Guzman Castillo] 4. Parliamentary Style: Portfolio Allocation in Uruguay(1967-2015) [Daniel Chasquetti and Daniel Buquet] 5. Together We Govern: Portfolio Allocation in Chile (1990-2014) [Octavio Avendano and Mireya Davila] 6. Presidentially-led Coalitions: Portfolio Allocation in Brazil (1985-2016) [Magna Inacio] 7. Bait and Switch?: Portfolio Allocation in Colombia (1958-2014) [Luis Bernardo Mejia Guinand and Felipe Botero] 8. Cooperative but Non-Partisan: Portfolio Allocation in Peru (1980-2014) [Sofia Vera and Miguel Carreras] 9. Unilateral No Matter What: Portfolio Allocation in Ecuador (1979-2015) [Santiago Basabe-Serrano, John Polga-Hecimovich, and Andres Mejia Acosta] 10. Portfolio Allocation in the Americas: A Recap [Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo and Marcelo Camerlo].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138205604 20180226
Portfolio allocation in presidential systems is a central tool that presidents use to deal with changes in the political and economic environment. Yet, we still have much to learn about the process through which ministers are selected and the reasons why they are replaced in presidential systems. This book offers the most comprehensive, cross-national analysis of portfolio allocation in the Americas to date. In doing so, it contributes to the development of theories about portfolio allocation in presidential systems. Looking specifically at how presidents use portfolio allocation as part of their wider political strategy, it examines eight country case studies, within a carefully developed analytical framework and cross-national comparative analysis from a common dataset. The book includes cases studies of portfolio allocation in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the United States, Peru and Uruguay, and covers the period between the transition to democracy in each country up until 2014. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of political elites, executive politics, Latin American politics and more broadly comparative politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138205604 20180226
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217 pages ; 24 cm
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314 pages ; 24 cm
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xii, 996 pages ; 26 cm.
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  • 1. Terminology and Basic Rules of Electoral Systems
  • Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Matthew S. Shugart
  • Part I. Foundations of Electoral Systems
  • 2. Dimensions of Variation in Electoral Systems
  • Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell
  • 3. Electoral System Effects on Party Systems
  • Matthew S. Shugart and Rein Taagepera
  • 4. Party System Effects on Electoral Systems
  • Josep M. Colomer
  • 5. Electoral System Design in New Democracies
  • John M. Carey
  • 6. Electoral System Change
  • Alan Renwick
  • Part II. Issues and Representation
  • 7. Social Diversity, Electoral Systems, and the Party System
  • Robert Moser, Ethan Scheiner, and Heather Stoll
  • 8. Electoral Systems and Ethnic Minority Representation
  • David Lublin and Shaun Bowler
  • 9. Electoral Systems and Women's Representation
  • Mona Lena Krook
  • 10. Electoral Systems and Voter Turnout
  • Daniel M. Smith
  • 11. Electoral Systems and Citizen-Elite Ideological Congruence
  • Matthew Golder and Benjamin Ferland
  • 12. Electoral Systems and Issue Polarization
  • James F. Adams and Nathan J. Rexford
  • Part III. Electoral Systems and the Wider Political System
  • 13. Portfolio-maximizing Strategic Voting in Parliamentary Elections
  • Gary W. Cox
  • 14. Presidential and Legislative Elections
  • Mark P. Jones
  • 15. Electoral Systems and Legislative Organization
  • Shane Martin
  • 16. Electoral Systems and Roles in the Legislative Arena
  • Audrey André and Sam Depauw
  • 17. Electoral Systems and Constituency Service
  • Brian F. Crisp and William M. Simoneau
  • 18. Direct Democracy and Referendums
  • Matt Qvortrup
  • 19. Electoral Systems in Authoritarian States
  • Jennifer Gandhi and Abigail L. Heller
  • Part IV. Electoral Systems and Research Design
  • 20. Election Data and Levels of Analysis
  • Ken Kollman
  • 21. Experimental Research Design in the Study of Electoral Systems
  • Joshua Tucker and Dominik Duell
  • 22. Reconciling Approaches in the Study of Mixed-Member Electoral Systems
  • Erik S. Herron, Kuniaki Nemoto, and Misa Nishikawa
  • Part V. Holding Elections
  • 23. Election Administration
  • Thad E. Hall
  • 24. Electoral Systems and Electoral Integrity
  • Pippa Norris
  • 25. Electoral Systems and Redistricting
  • Lisa Handley
  • 26. Electoral Systems and Campaign Finance
  • Joel W. Johnson
  • Part VI. Electoral Systems in Context
  • 27. Electoral Systems in Context: The Netherlands
  • Kristof Jacobs
  • 28. Electoral Systems in Context: Israel
  • Reuven Y. Hazan, Reut Itzkovitch-Malka, and Gideon Rahat
  • 29. Electoral Systems in Context: Finland
  • Åsa von Schoultz
  • 30. Electoral Systems in Context: United Kingdom
  • Thomas Carl Lundberg
  • 31. Electoral Systems in Context: Ireland
  • Michael Marsh
  • 32. Electoral Systems in Context: France
  • Verónica Hoyo
  • 33. Electoral Systems in Context: India
  • Adam Ziegfeld
  • 34. Electoral Systems in Context: United States
  • Steven L. Taylor
  • 35. Electoral Systems in Context: Canada
  • Louis Massicotte
  • 36. Electoral Systems in Context: Australia
  • Ian McAllister and Toni Makkai
  • 37. Electoral Systems in Context: Germany
  • Thomas Zittel
  • Part VII. Electoral Systems in the Context of Reform
  • 38. Electoral Systems in Context: New Zealand
  • Jack Vowles
  • 39. Electoral Systems in Context: Japan
  • Kuniaki Nemoto
  • 40. Electoral Systems in Context: Italy
  • Gianluca Passarelli
  • 41. Electoral Systems in Context: Colombia
  • Steven L. Taylor and Matthew S. Shugart
  • Part VIII. Electoral Systems in the Context of New Democracies
  • 42. Electoral Systems in Context: Ukraine
  • Erik S. Herron
  • 43. Electoral Systems in Context: Indonesia
  • Nathan Allen
  • 44. Electoral Systems in Context: South Africa
  • Karen E. Ferree.
" No subject is more central to the study of politics than elections. All across the globe, elections are a focal point for citizens, the media, and politicians long before--and sometimes long after--they occur. Electoral systems, the rules about how voters' preferences are translated into election results, profoundly shape the results not only of individual elections but also of many other important political outcomes, including party systems, candidate selection, and policy choices. Electoral systems have been a hot topic in established democracies from the UK and Italy to New Zealand and Japan. Even in the United States, events like the 2016 presidential election and court decisions such as Citizens United have sparked advocates to promote change in the Electoral College, redistricting, and campaign-finance rules. Elections and electoral systems have also intensified as a field of academic study, with groundbreaking work over the past decade sharpening our understanding of how electoral systems fundamentally shape the connections among citizens, government, and policy. This volume provides an in-depth exploration of the origins and effects of electoral systems. "-- Provided by publisher.
"No subject is more central to the study of politics than elections. All across the globe, elections are a focal point for citizens, the media, and politicians long before - and sometimes long after - they occur. Electoral systems - the rules about how voters' preferences are translated into election results - profoundly shape the results not only of individual elections, but also many other important political outcomes including party systems, candidate selection, and policy choices. Electoral systems have been a hot topic in established democracies from the UK and Italy to New Zealand and Japan. Even in the United States, events like the 2016 presidential election and court decisions such as Citizens United have sparked advocates to promote change in the Electoral College, redistricting, and campaign finance rules. Elections and electoral systems have also intensified as a field of academic study, with groundbreaking work over the past decade sharpening our understanding of how electoral systems fundamentally shape the connections among citizens, government, and policy. This volume provides an in-depth exploration of the origins and effects of electoral systems"-- Provided by publisher.
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177 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction. Philosophie politique et corruption -- Une conception de la corruption plutôt civique que déontologique -- À la recherche du républicanisme contemporain -- Comment traiter philosophiquement de la corruption dans les démocraties pluralistes? -- La corruption pour la philosophie du droit de l'équivoque du langage naturel au traitement juridique -- Limites et ambiguïtés des significations courantes du terme "corruption" -- Des équivoques du langage courant vers une définition générique de la corruption -- Catégories pénales de la corruption -- Volonté et responsabilité, les soubassements philosophiques -- Déontologie et "faiblesse de la volonté" -- Philosophie du droit et fondements de la responsabilité : Kelsen -- La "vocation" des politiques -- Envisager la corruption à la lumière des sciences sociales -- Un objet d'étude problématique dans le cadre d'une épistémologie spécifique -- Premier postulat : l'utilitarisme dans l'intention des fraudeurs -- Deuxième postulat : le fonctionnalisme dans la description -- Troisième postulat : le sociologisme de la "perception" de la corruption -- Une partition différente entre les sphères privée et publique -- Le clientélisme ou patronage -- La vénalité des offices -- L'évergétisme -- Comment articuler les mentalités "moderne" et "prémoderne"? -- Corruption et philosophie politique -- Le socle anthropologique : l'homme moderne selon Weber -- L'hypothèse : l'autonomie de la sphère publique et la rationalisation des conduites -- Critique de l'interprétation wébérienne : Nietzsche et la responsabilité individuelle -- L'éternel retour de la mentalité "prémoderne" dans les sociétés "à État" -- La culture dans l'anthropologie politique de la corruption -- Le modèle du don et du contre-don et son application au régime libéral -- Réinterpréter la conception machiavélienne de la corruption civique -- Le modèle de la gloire et son application à la société démocratique -- Conclusion. Le pouvoir oblique - quelle éthique pour les républiques d'après la vertu ? -- La tension entre description et normativité -- La probité, une vertu publique refondatrice -- Une vertu sociale à redéfinir.
"La notion de corruption désigne la captation illicite de moyens publics à des fins privées. Cet ouvrage propose une approche originale de la corruption en engageant une analyse philosophique qui s'inscrit dans le fil de la pensée machiavélienne d'inspiration républicaine. La corruption apparaît comme un mal parce qu'elle rompt la condition d'égalité entre les citoyens. Le fait qu'elle perdure dans les démocraties contemporaines sous des formes variées suggère une certaine faillite de la thèse de Max Weber, à propos de la transformation des sociétés modernes progressivement régies par "l'autorité légale-rationnelle". Cela souligne également la réalité d'un pouvoir social structurant, un pouvoir oblique, dont ce texte s'attache à comprendre la logique par l'observation de cas d'espèce. Le problème posé par la corruption ne peut se régler par une approche purement juridique. On ne peut pas non plus, pour les démocraties pluralistes d'aujourd'hui, espérer ranimer la vertu civique des Anciens. Dans nos sociétés "d'après la vertu civique", traversées par certaines formes irréductibles du pouvoir oblique, quelle éthique publique est donc aujourd'hui possible ?"--Page 4 of cover.
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153 pages ; 24 cm
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xix, 550 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Editor's introduction: In defense of political science / Justin Fisher, Edward Fieldhouse, Mark N. Franklin, Rachel Gibson, Marta Cantijoch and Christopher Wlezien
  • Democratic theory and electoral behavior / Ian McAllister
  • The sociological and social-psychological approaches / Vincent Hutchings and Hakeem Jefferson
  • Rational choice theory and voting / Keith Dowding
  • Institutions and voting behavior / B. Guy Peters
  • The big picture : turnout at the macro level / Jack Vowles
  • Demographics and the social bases of voter turnout / Eric Plutzer
  • Turnout and the calculus of voting : recent advances and prospects for integration with theories of campaigns and elections / John Aldrich and Libby M. Jenke
  • Voting and the expanding repertoire of participation / Jan van Deth
  • The acquisition of voting habits / Elias Dinas
  • Long-term factors : class and religious cleavages / Geoff Evans and Ksenia Northmore-Ball
  • Ideology and electoral choice / Martin Elff
  • Party identification / Shaun Bowler
  • Trends in partisanship / Oliver Heath
  • Politics, media and the electoral role of party leaders / Anthony Mughan and Loes Aaldering
  • Preferences, constraints, and choices : tactical voting in mass elections / R. Michael Alvarez, D. Roderick Kiewiet and Lucas Núñez
  • Economic voting / Marianne Stewart and Harold Clarke
  • Electoral systems / Iain McLean
  • Electoral integrity / Pippa Norris
  • Voting behavior in multi-level electoral systems / Hermann Schmitt and Eftichia Teperoglou
  • Local context, social networks and neighbourhood effects on voter choice / Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie
  • Voting behavior in referendums / Michael Marsh
  • Networks, contexts, and the process of political influence / Robert Huckfeldt, Matthew T. Pietryka and John B. Ryan
  • Persuasion and mobilization effects by parties and candidates / Justin Fisher
  • Campaign strategies, media and voters : the fourth era of political communication / Holli Semetko and Hubert Tworzecki
  • The role of mass media in shaping public opinion and voter behaviour / Susan Banducci
  • Digital campaigning / Stephen Ward, Rachel Gibson and Marta Cantijoch
  • Attitudes, values and belief systems / Oddbjørn Knutsen
  • The stability of political attitudes / Robert Erikson
  • Political knowledge : measurement, misinformation and turnout / Jennifer Hudson
  • Is there a rational public? / Jørgen Bølstad
  • The geometry of party competition. parties and voters in the issue space / Lorenzo de Sio
  • The thermostatic model : the public, policy and politics / Christopher Wlezien
  • Regime support / Pedro Magalhães
  • Generational replacement : engine of electoral change / Wouter van der Brug and Mark Franklin
  • The dependent variable in election studies : studying respondents or responses as units of analysis / Cees van Der Eijk
  • The quest for representative survey samples / Laura Stoker and Andrew McCall
  • Horses for courses : using internet surveys for researching public opinion and voting behaviour / Edward Fieldhouse and Chris Prosser
  • The use of aggregate data in the study of voting behavior : ecological inference, ecological fallacy and other applications / Luana Russo
  • Election forecasting / Stephen Fisher
  • Field experiments in political behavior / Donald Green and Erin A. York
  • Making inferences about elections and public opinion using incidentally collected data / Jon Mellon.
The study of elections, voting behavior and public opinion are arguably among the most prominent and intensively researched sub-fields within Political Science. It is an evolving sub-field, both in terms of theoretical focus and in particular, technical developments and has made a considerable impact on popular understanding of the core components of liberal democracies in terms of electoral systems and outcomes, changes in public opinion and the aggregation of interests. This handbook details the key developments and state of the art research across elections, voting behavior and the public opinion by providing both an advanced overview of each core area and engaging in debate about the relative merits of differing approaches in a comprehensive and accessible way. Bringing geographical scope and depth, with comparative chapters that draw on material from across the globe, it will be a key reference point both for advanced level students and researchers developing knowledge and producing new material in these sub-fields and beyond. The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion is an authoritative and key reference text for students, academics and researchers engaged in the study of electoral research, public opinion and voting behavior.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138890404 20180205
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x, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1 Strategic Intelligence, the Community, and the Crime Chapter 2 Needs that Provoke and Fuel Victimization and Traumatization Attacks: Boko Haram Case Study Chapter 3 Intelligence Analysis, Crime Data Analysis, the Analytic Process and Workforce Chapter 4 Terrorist Pre-War and War Covert Intelligence Operations Chapter 5 Narratives of Extremist and Fundamentalist Attack Incidents and Reactions Chapter 6 Collaborative Intelligence-Community Essentials Chapter 7 Sustainable Culture of Peace, Strategic Peacebuilding and Peacetime Intelligence Operations Chapter 8 War Theatre Public Safety Strategic Community Intelligence Operations Chapter 9 Strategic Community Planning and Partnerships Chapter 10 Citizen Police Project (CPP).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498549417 20171227
This book examines the need to bridge strategic intelligence and community collaboration. It explores intelligence collection, analysis, and operations as they relate to conflicts that can be solved through community collaboration. Its argument sits at the nexus of intelligence collection, operations and academic research, supporting the use of analytical frameworks, process theories, critical thinking, and pragmatic approaches in intelligence data analysis to provide a seamless end-product for effective decision making by policy makers, business, and military strategists. The book insists that public opinion matters, in the sense that leaders must shape it using collected intelligence and not wait for things to just happen. For any intelligence-community collaboration to succeed, intelligence agencies must succeed in framing and setting public opinion. The book also sheds light on competitive intelligence, arguing that turbulent times and threatening environments necessitate that corporate organizations engage in competitive intelligence the same way security organizations and agencies constantly shift and change paradigms. They must be innovative, create new labor practices, and use self-motivating management approaches and dynamic imaginative models to invent new strategic intelligence tactics and resolutions for optimal performance and productivity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498549417 20171227
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ix, 316 pages ; 23 cm.
Participatory democracy calls for the creation and proliferation of practices and institutions that enable individuals and groups to better determine the conditions in which they act and relate to others. Michael Menser's timely book We Decide! is arguably the most comprehensive treatment of participatory democracy. He explains the three waves of participatory democracy theory to show that this movement is attentive to the mechanics of contemporary political practices. Menser also outlines "maximal democracy, " his own view of participatory democracy that expands people's abilities to shape their own lives, reduce inequality, and promote solidarity. We Decide! draws on liberal, feminist, anarchist, and environmental justice philosophies as well as in-depth case studies of Spanish factory workers, Japanese housewives, and Brazilian socialists to show that participatory democracy actually works. Menser concludes his study by presenting a reconstructed version of the state that is shaped not by corporations but by inclusive communities driven by municipal workers, elected officials, and ordinary citizens working together. In this era of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, the participatory democracy proposed in We Decide! is more significant than ever.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439914182 20180115
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ix, 141 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • ContentsPrefaceIntroductionPart I How Elections Work1 The Idea of Electing Governments2 Protecting Property3 Jockeying for Partisan Advantage4 Conclusion: What Is Inherent in Elections?Part II What Elections Achieve and What NotIntroduction5 Rationality6 Representation, Accountability, and Control over Governments7 Economic Performance8 Economic and Social Equality9 Civil Peace10 ConclusionsSuggested ReadingsReferences.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509526628 20180326
With the collapse of traditional parties around the world and with many pundits predicting a "crisis of democracy", the value of elections as a method for selecting by whom and how we are governed is being questioned. What are the virtues and weaknesses of elections? Are there limitations to what they can realistically achieve? In this deeply informed book world-renowned democratic theorist Adam Przeworski offers a warts-and-all analysis of elections and the ways in which they affect our lives. Elections, he argues, are inherently imperfect but they remain the least bad way of choosing our rulers. According to Przeworski, the greatest value of elections, by itself sufficient to cherish them, is that they process whatever conflicts may arise in society in a way that maintains relative liberty and peace. Whether they succeed in doing so in today's turbulent political climate remains to be seen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509526628 20180326
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ix, 141 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • Part I. How elections work. The idea of electing governments
  • Protecting property
  • Jockeying for partisan advantage
  • Conclusion: What is inherent in elections?
  • Part II. What elections can and cannot achieve. Introduction to Part II
  • Rationality
  • Representation, accountability, and control over governments
  • Economic performance
  • Economic and social equality
  • Civil peace
  • Conclusions.
With the collapse of traditional parties around the world and with many pundits predicting a "crisis of democracy", the value of elections as a method for selecting by whom and how we are governed is being questioned. What are the virtues and weaknesses of elections? Are there limitations to what they can realistically achieve? In this deeply informed book world-renowned democratic theorist Adam Przeworski offers a warts-and-all analysis of elections and the ways in which they affect our lives. Elections, he argues, are inherently imperfect but they remain the least bad way of choosing our rulers. According to Przeworski, the greatest value of elections, by itself sufficient to cherish them, is that they process whatever conflicts may arise in society in a way that maintains relative liberty and peace. Whether they succeed in doing so in today's turbulent political climate remains to be seen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509526628 20180326
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xxiii, 479 pages ; 24 cm
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xvii, 267 pages ; 24 cm
  • Policy and policymaking : making a difference
  • Advocacy : influencing decision-making
  • Designing advocacy and policy change evaluations
  • Outcomes and methods in advocacy and policy change evaluation
  • Unique instruments for advocacy and policy change evaluation
  • Evaluator roles and relationships with stakeholders
  • Advancing advocacy and policy change evaluation practice.
This is the first book-length treatment of the concepts, designs, methods, and tools needed to conduct effective advocacy and policy change evaluations. By integrating insights from different disciplines, Part I provides a conceptual foundation for navigating advocacy tactics within today's turbulent policy landscape. Part II offers recommendations for developing appropriate evaluation designs and working with unique advocacy and policy change-oriented instruments. Part III turns toward opportunities and challenges in this growing field. In addition to describing actual designs and measures, the chapters includes suggestions for addressing the specific challenges of working in a policy setting, such as a long time horizon for achieving meaningful change. To illuminate and advance this area of evaluation practice, the authors draw on over 30 years of evaluation experience; collective wisdom based on a new, large-scale survey of evaluators in the field; and in-depth case studies on diverse issues-from the environment, to public health, to human rights. Ideal for evaluators, change makers, and funders, this book is the definitive guide to advocacy and policy change evaluation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804792561 20170508
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x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations vii Preface and Acknowledgments ix 1 Introduction: A Century of Shocks and Waves 1 2 From Crests to Collapses: The Sources of Failure in Democratic Waves 33 3 The Alchemy of War 60 4 A Low Dishonest Decade 101 5 Two Ways of Life 152 6 The Winds from the East 198 7 Conclusion: Beyond the Great Plateau 231 Appendix 1: Regime Classifications, 1900-2000 245 Appendix 2: Regime Impositions 247 Bibliography 253 Index 279.
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Over the past century, democracy spread around the world in turbulent bursts of change, sweeping across national borders in dramatic cascades of revolution and reform. Aftershocks is the first book to offer a detailed explanation for this wavelike spread and retreat--not only of democracy but also of its twentieth-century rivals, fascism and communism. Seva Gunitsky argues that waves of regime change are driven by the aftermath of cataclysmic disruptions to the international system. These hegemonic shocks, marked by the sudden rise and fall of great powers, have been essential and often-neglected drivers of domestic transformations. Though rare and fleeting, they not only repeatedly alter the global hierarchy of powerful states but also create unique and powerful opportunities for sweeping national reforms--by triggering military impositions, swiftly changing the incentives of domestic actors, or transforming the basis of political legitimacy itself. As a result, the evolution of modern regimes cannot be fully understood without examining the consequences of clashes between great powers, which repeatedly--and often unsuccessfully--sought to cajole, inspire, and intimidate other states into joining their camps.
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