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1. Rapport d'activites [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
volumes
Green Library

2. Rapport d'activités. [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
volumes : color illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

3. Roter Morgen [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
v. ; 44 cm.
Hoover Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
viii, 258 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xvi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 The 2017 presidential election: continuity and change.- Chapter 3 The presidential primaries and polarization of mainstream party politics.- Chapter 4 Party strategy and cooperation.- Chapter 5 Campaign events and political change.- Chapter 6 Forecasting and polling.- Chapter 7 Parties and voters in the policy space of the first round.- Chapter 8 Challenges to the blocked polity in the ballottage.- Chapter 9 The 2017 Legislative elections: manufacturing a majority.- Chapter 10 Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319683263 20180409
â Emmanuel Macron's victory in the 2017 presidential elections represents one of the most important disruptions to French political life since the establishment of the Fifth Republic. This book analyses the political opportunities enabling a neophyte to conquer the Elysee, and the conditions leading to the unprecedented presidential runoff between this centrist EU enthusiast and pro-globalization candidate and the nationalistic/populist alternative embodied by Marine Le Pen. The book begins by considering trends in party competition and presidentialism in modern France, notably presidential primaries and their impact on party competition. It then moves to considering the role traditional explanatory factors in elections, namely policies and voter profiles, played in the result. Finally, it examines the dynamics of President Macron's success in the legislatives, and how he dominated the traditional party blocs. This book will appeal to students of French politics as well as those interested in electoral behaviour and European political systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319683263 20180409
Green Library
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326 pages : charts ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Sandrine Lévêque et Anne-France Taiclet -- Ancrages territoriaux et changements politiques -- Les transformations de la légitimation politique localisée : l'exemple d'une succession "dynastique" contrariée à Paris -- Chapitre z. Faire campagne pour la droite dans les cités -- Les élections municipales 2014 en Vaucluse : la commune d'Avignon comme exemple de l'enracinement local du Front National -- Entre renouvellement et ancrage : une situation d'alternance paradoxale autour d'une sortante-dissidente (Lyon Ier) -- Les logiques du recrutement politique vues du local -- Parité, sur-sélection sociale et professionnalisation politique -- Le Conseil de Paris 2001-2014 -- Compétition électorale et politisation des territoires : les élections municipales dans une petite ville de Bourgogne -- Les répertoires de campagne, entre inertie et rénovation -- Rationaliser l'informel ? Le porte-à-porte au parti socialiste lors des élections municipales de 2014 -- Le clientélisme en campagne. La fragile mobilisation des réseaux socialistes lors des municipales de 2014 dans une ville du nord de la France -- Les tracts en campagne à Razac. Ce que les tracts nous disent des pratiques et représentations politiques -- "Politistes en campagne". Les savoirs académiques à l'épreuve de l'élection -- Quand des politistes battent la campagne. Réflexions sur les soubassements scientifiques de l'engagement électoral -- Conclusion / Julien Fretel.
"En mars 2014, les scrutins municipaux ont donné lieu à des changements électoraux significatifs, tout en révélant la résistance de certaines pratiques et règles du jeu politiques. L'impact médiatique de la défaite de la gauche (et en particulier du Parti socialiste) sur un terrain local qui faisait sa force et de la conquête symbolique de villes par le FN a occulté d'autres enjeux plus profonds. Le propos de cet ouvrage est, en s'appuyant sur des enquêtes fouillées, réalisées à l'occasion de ces élections sur une variété de terrains locaux, de contribuer à éclairer deux axes problématiques transversaux : la question des changements électoraux et du renouvellement de l'offre politique, articulée aux formes d'inertie révélées par la puissance des mécanismes d'ancrage territorial et de professionnalisation politique ; la question du travail politique en campagne, associée aux phénomènes de croyances qui structurent les pratiques politiques."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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116 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. The Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive and the Process of Administrative Reform 3. Reinforcing the Power of the Prime Ministerial Executive under the Second Abe 4. Westminster or Presidential? 5. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138105874 20170911
With the advent of the second Abe administration, the question of `who leads' in Japan has become much easier to answer - the Prime Minister and his executive office, backed by a substantial policy support apparatus. This rise of the `prime ministerial executive' is therefore one of the most important structural changes in Japan's political system in the post-war period. This book explains how the prime ministerial executive operates under the Abe administration and how it is contributing to Abe's unprecedented policymaking authority. It analyses how reform of central government under Prime Ministers Nakasone, Hashimoto and Koizumi has produced the necessary institutional innovations to allow the prime minister to assert a more authoritative policy leadership, turning Japan's traditional, decentralised and bottom-up politics on its head. Comparing the Westminster and presidential systems of governance and applying them to Japan's contemporary politics, the book shows that whilst elements of both can be found, neither captures the essence of the transformation involved in the rise of the prime ministerial executive. Providing a thorough analysis of power in Japanese politics, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese Politics, Comparative Politics and Asian Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138105874 20170911
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and 'Proactive Contribution to Peace'.- 3. The 15 Cases: Simulations for the Peace and Security Legislation.- 4. The Abe Government and the Right to Collective Self-Defense.- 5. The Domestic Implication: Japan's Ballistic Missile Defense Policy.- 6. The Bilateral Implication: The Development of the Japan-US Alliance.- 7. The Global Implication: Japan's Peace Operations in South Sudan.- 8. The Abe Doctrine: Emergence of Japan's New Grand Strategy.- 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811076589 20180409
This book focuses on Prime Minister Abe's policy toward international peace and security proposed in 2013 under the basic principle of `proactive contribution to peace'. To this end, this book investigates Prime Minister Abe's policy-making process of the Peace and Security Legislation, which transformed Japan's security policy and enabled Japan to exercise the right of `collective self-defense', which used to be `unconstitutional'. This book evaluates the implications of the Peace and Security Legislation on three fronts, domestic, bilateral, and international, by analyzing Japan's Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program, the Japan-US alliance system, and Japan's policy on international peacekeeping operations in South Sudan. This book is one of the first contributions to the research on Japan's foreign and security policy under the Shinzo Abe administration and will be of interest to scholars, policymakers, and students of Japan, Japanese politics and international relations of the Asia-Pacific region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811076589 20180409
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 331 pages ; 24 cm.
Looks at all aspects of the pivotal intellectual relationship between two key figures of the EnlightenmentThis collection brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau scholars to explore the key shared concerns of these two great thinkers in politics, philosophy, economics, history and literature.Rousseau (1712 78) and Smith (1723 90) are two of the foremost thinkers of the European Enlightenment. They both made seminal contributions to moral and political philosophy and shaped some of the key concepts of modern political economy. Among Smith's first published works was a letter to the 'Edinburgh Review' where he discusses Rousseau's 'Discourse on the Origin of Inequality'. Smith continued to engage with Rousseau's work and to explore many shared themes such as sympathy, political economy, sentiment and inequality. Though we have no solid evidence that they met in person, we do know that they shared many friends and interlocutors. In particular, David Hume was Smith's closest intellectual associate and was also the one who arranged for Rousseau's stay in England in 1766.ContributorsTabitha Baker, University of Warwick, UK.Christel Fricke, University of Oslo, Norway.Charles L. Griswold, Boston University, USA.Ryan Patrick Hanley, Marquette University, USA.Mark Hill, London School of Economics, UK.Mark Hulliung, Brandeis University, USA.Jimena Hurtado, Universidad de los Andes, Columbia.John McHugh, Denison University, USA.Jason Neidleman, University of La Verne, USA.Maria Pia Paganelli, Trinity University, USA.Dennis C. Rasmussen, Tufts University, USA. Neil Saccamano, Cornell University, USA. Michael Schleeter, Pacific Lutheran University, USA. . Adam Schoene, Cornell University, USA. Craig Smith, University of Glasgow, UK.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474422857 20180423
Green Library
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194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: E-government and e-governance
  • E-governance era : paradigm shifts and megatrends, Janus face of technology, digital divide, and the hype curve/hype cycle
  • Technology models and societal preferences : technology acceptance model (TAM), diffusion of innovation (DOI), and web trust
  • Scientific knowledge, technocrats, and the role of the expert
  • Open innovation, advancements in technological innovation and the impact of modern networks on participation
  • Deliberative democracy and citizen participation
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : social media and crowdsourcing
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : suggestion boxes, deliberative mini-publics, citizen review panels, deliberative polls and public meetings
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part one
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part two.
E-Governance as a field of study is relatively new when considered within the broader historical context of US democracy. The advent of the modern Internet in the early 1990s yielded new technologies that began to shift citizen expectations of how government can -- and in many cases should -- govern. Though innovations continue to emerge at a rapid pace, these technologies may be used to reinforce long-held deliberative democracy principles, including transparency, accountability and flexibility. Advances in E-Governance offers a comprehensive exploration of the role that technological innovation plays in facilitating government action and citizen participation. In this timely book, author Anthony Trotta differentiates e-governance from e-government and examines the increasingly important role social media and crowdsourcing have come to play in our democracy, and the interactions between technology, polling, voting, and outcomes. Including practical cases ranging from DMV registration to online tax filing and markers of successful implementation, Advances in E-Governance carefully addresses how the adoption and expansion of electronic platforms align with new government paradigms and looks to future trends in this rapidly expanding field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498701181 20170925
Law Library (Crown)
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ix, 194 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: the superpower's dilemma: to appease, repress, or transform transnational advocacy networks? 1 Mechanisms of persuasion: when and how are advocacy campaigns effective? 2 The power of state preferences: the 'natural cases' of the campaigns for Falun Gong and IPR protection 3 Reading the 'lay of the land': intercessory advocacy and causal process in the HIV/ AIDS treatment and death penalty abolitionist campaigns 4 State- directed advocacy: the 'drift' phenomenon in the 'free Tibet' and global warming campaigns 5 Strategic considerations, tough choices: how state preferences influence campaign forms Conclusion: state power as reality References -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526119476 20180306
What does China's rise mean for transnational civil society? What happens when global activist networks engage a powerful and norm-resistant new hegemon? This book combines detailed ethnographic research with cross-case comparisons to identify key factors underpinning variation in the results and processes of advocacy on a range of issues affecting both China and the world, including global warming, intellectual property rights, HIV/AIDS treatment, the use of capital punishment, suppression of the Falun Gong religious movement, and Tibetan independence. Built on a unique blend of comparative and international theory, it advances the notion of "advocacy drift"-a process whereby the objectives and principled beliefs of activists are transformed through interaction with the Chinese state. The book offers a timely reassessment of transnational civil society, including its power to persuade and to leverage the policies of national governments. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526119476 20180306
Green Library
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ix, 108 pages ; 26 cm
  • 1. As time goes by or how far till Banjul: African citizenship aspirations Catarina Antunes Gomes and Cesaltina Abreu 2. From citizenship to social liberalism or beyond? Some theoretical and historical landmarks Jose Mauricio Domingues 3. `Queremos ser cidadaos': citizenship in Mozambique from Frelimo to Frelimo Anna Maria Gentili 4. Power, conflict, and citizenship: Mozambique's contemporary struggles Elisio Macamo 5. Have we failed Christianity? Or how violence in the Great Lakes region challenges Christianity and the nation state Kasereka Kavwahirehi 6. Cement citizens: housing, demolition and political belonging in Luanda, Angola Claudia Gastrow 7. On Angola as a battlefield Jonuel Goncalves.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138577978 20180326
This collective work aims to critically reflect upon contemporary citizenship aspirations and practices in sub-Saharan Africa. Focusing on different realities, such as Angola, Mozambique and the Great Lakes region, it tries to unveil multiple historical commonalities, especially those arising from shared experiences of postcolonial violence and vulnerability. Thus, albeit the social realities under scrutiny cannot stand for the complexity of the Continent, the studies here gathered enlighten similar processes that can be identified in many other African contexts. That is certainly the case of the proliferation of religious manifestations and democratic demands that are currently being articulated in different countries such as Burundi, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Nigeria. One such commonality can be referred to as a quest for being. Indeed, this quest for being has always underpinned African discourses and practices, either in postcolonial approaches, either in intellectual traditions, either in popular productions. These multiple practices reveal how, in certain circumstances, identity, as a product of historical wills of knowledge, power and truth, can be questioned as a site of possession and entrapment. How is one to be beyond colonial possession? Or beyond postcolonial authoritarian rule? Or beyond eurocentrism? African quests for being have always been quests for freedom. And they impose a debate on regimes of citizenship. Active citizenship is not merely a by-product of formal political systems; it is one that challenges them from the outside while actualizing the lessons of historical liberation struggles. As times goes by, the right to be still stands. The chapters of this book were originally published as a special issue in Citizenship Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138577978 20180326
Green Library
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xiv, 186 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • 1. African Militaries in War, Peace and Support for Democratic Development, David J. Francis 2. The Military in Nigeria: War, peace and support for democratic governance, Oshita Oshita 3. The Rwanda Defence Force: from Genocide to Peace and Democratic Consolidation, Marco Jowell 4. Military in Uganda: war, peace and support for democratic consolidation, Eric Awich Ochen 5. Military Response to Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria: Implications for Peace, Security and Democracy in the Lake Chad Basin, Kenneth C. Omeje 6. African Solutions to Western Problems: Western-sponsored Training Programmes for African Militaries: impact on Peace and Democratic Consolidation, David Chuter 7. African Standby Force: Challenges and Opportunities for support of Democracy in Africa, Kasaija Phillip Apuuli 8. African Militaries, Security Sector Reform and Peace Dividends: a case study of Ethiopia's post-1998 Defence Reform Experience and impact on Democratic Development, Ann Fitz-Gerald, Paula MacPhee & Ian Westerman 9. Egypt: the Military in War, Peace and Democratic Development, Joseph Lansana Kormoh.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682290 20171218
This book provides a critical understanding of the emerging role of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa. This book departs from the dominant perspective which simply presents the military as an 'enemy' of democracy because of the history and legacy of unending military coup d'etats and interventions in civilian politics. In the context of Africa, the military has been blamed or largely held responsible for instigating wars, armed conflicts, political violence, poverty and underdevelopment due to bad governance and mismanagement of the state. Drawing from diverse case studies across Africa, including Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Egypt, this volume presents the argument that though the military has played a negative, and sometimes, destructive role in undermining constitutional rule and the overthrow of democratic civilian governments, the same military, now operating in a changed global environment, is making effort to support the development of democracy and democratic consolidation as well as remain subjected to civilian democratic oversight and control. Notwithstanding, the real challenge for this emerging trend of African peace militaries is the extent to which they are able to fulfil, on a predictable and consistent basis, their constitutional mandate to defend the people against 'elected autocrats' in Africa who try to use the military to perpetuate themselves in power. This work fills a critical gap in the literature and will be of much interest to students of African security and politics, peace and conflict studies, security studies and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682290 20171218
Green Library
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xxi, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Why They Migrate: Empirical Evidence Leo Bombom and Paul Erhunmwunsee Chapter 2: The Geography and the Patterns of Migration Elisha Japer Dung Chapter 3: Trekking Across the Sahara: A Long History, Troubled Past, and Hopes for the Future Alecia Hoffman Chapter 4: Nigerians and the Pursuit of the Golden Fleece Olayinka Oyegbile Chapter 5: Impact of Culture on Exiles Bruce Ormond Grant Chapter 6: The Children of Immigrants Sasha Drummond-Lewis Chapter 7: Relocation from Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Issues and Challenges Brenda I. Gill Chapter 8: Xenophobia in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Definitions, Theories, and Experiences Brenda I. Gill and George K. Danns Chapter 9: The African Immigrant Family in the United States of America: Challenges and Opportunities Sulayman S. Nyang Chapter 10: Multifaceted Identity Options: The Case of Two Immigrant Associations in South Africa Magdaline Mbong Mai Chapter 11: Building Individual Future as Unwanted African Migrants in Johannesburg: Vulnerability, Hope, and Micro-Entrepreneurship Christal Oghogho Spel Chapter 12: Representation, Immigration, Experience, and Memory: A Study of Representational Dynamics of "the Other" in Post Imperial Britain, 1947-1990s Dollin Wilson Ovaroh-Holt Chapter 13: African Immigrants and the American Experience Sabella Ogbobode Abidde Chapter 14: Nigerians in America: Interpersonal Relationships and the Pull of Globalization Sabella Ogbobode Abidde.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498550888 20180423
Since their early beginning in Africa as foragers, hunters and gatherers, humans have been on the move. In modern times, their movements have been compelled by geographical, economic, political, cultural, social and personal reasons. However, beginning in the second-half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century their reasons for and pattern of migration have been largely influenced by globalization. Globalization, by its very nature, cuts across virtually every aspect of the human life and human society. And especially in the United States, African immigrants are subject to the undercurrents of globalization - particularly in the areas of culture, religion, interpersonal relationships, and the assimilation and acculturation process. Relying on the vast theoretical and practical experience of academics and public intellectuals across three continents, this book succinctly interrogates some of the pull/push factors of migration, the challenges of globalizing forces, and the daily reality of relocation. The everyday reality and experiences of blacks in the diaspora (Latin America, Caribbean, and Europe) are also part of the discourse and the subject matters are approached from different perspectives and paradigms. Africans and the Exiled Life, therefore, is a compelling and rich addition to the ongoing global debate and understanding of migration and exile.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498550888 20180423
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x, 134 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Death and Martyrdom in the Arab Uprisings Amira Mittermaier 1. Civics Lesson: Ambivalence, Contestation, and Curricular Change in Tunisia Joel Rozen 2. Technologies of Immortality, `Good Endings', and Martyrdom in Urban Egypt Farha Ghannam 3. To Die is Gain: Singing a Heavenly Citizenship among Egypt's Coptic Christians Carolyn M. Ramzy 4. Reckoning with the Inevitable: Death and Dying among Syrian Christians during the Uprising Andreas Bandak 5. The Martyr Pop Moment: Depoliticizing Martyrdom Daniel J. Gilman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138673922 20180115
Death lies at the beginning of the Arab uprisings, and death continues to haunt them. Most narratives about the `Arab Spring' begin with Mohammed Bouazizi, a Tunisian fruit vendor who set himself on fire. Egyptian protesters in turn referred to Khaled Said, a young man from Alexandria whom the police had beaten to death. This book places death at the centre of its engagement with the Arab uprisings, counterrevolutions, and their aftermaths. It examines martyrdom and commemoration as performative acts through which death and life are infused with meaning. Conversely, it shows how, in the making, remembering, and erasing of martyrs, hierarchies are (re)produced and possible futures are foreclosed. The contributors argue that critical anthropological engagement with death, martyrdom, and afterlife is indispensable if we want to understand the making of pasts and futures in a revolutionary present. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138673922 20180115
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286 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Despite being characterized as a "nation of immigrants, " the United States has seen a long history of immigrant rights struggles. In her timely book Against the Deportation Terror, Rachel Ida Buff uncovers this multiracial history. She traces the story of the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born (ACPFB) from its origins in the 1930s through repression during the early Cold War, to engagement with "new" Latinx and Caribbean immigrants in the 1970s and early 1980s.Functioning as a hub connecting diverse foreign-born communities and racial justice advocates, the ACPFB responded to various, ongoing crises of what they called "the deportation terror." Advocates worked against repression, discrimination, detention, and expulsion in migrant communities across the nation at the same time as they supported reform of federal immigration policy. Prevailing in some cases and suffering defeats in others, the story of the ACPFB is characterized by persistence in multiracial organizing even during periods of protracted repression.By tracing the work of the ACPFB and its allies over half a century, Against the Deportation Terror provides important historical precedent for contemporary immigrant rights organizing. Its lessons continue to resonate today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439915349 20171227
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186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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152 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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viii, 275 pages ; 24 cm
Aristotle's political imagination capitalizes on the virtues of a middle-class republic. America's experiment in republican liberty bears striking similarities to Aristotle's best political regime--especially at the point of the middling class and its public role. Author Leslie Rubin, by holding America up to the mirror of Aristotle, explores these correspondences and their many implications for contemporary political life.Rubin begins with the Politics , in which Aristotle asserts the best political regime maintains stability by balancing oligarchic and democratic tendencies, and by treating free and relatively equal people as capable of a good life within a law-governed community that practices modest virtues.The second part of the book focuses upon America, showing how its founding opinion leaders prioritized the virtues of the middle in myriad ways. Rubin uncovers a surprising range of evidence, from moderate property holding by a large majority of the populace to citizen experience of both ruling and being ruled. She singles out the importance of the respect for the middle-class virtues of industriousness, sobriety, frugality, honesty, public spirit, and reasonable compromise. Rubin also highlights the educational institutions that foster the middle class--public education affords literacy, numeracy, and job skills, while civic education provides the history and principles of the nation as well as the rights and duties of all its citizens.Wise voices from the past, both of ancient Greece and postcolonial America, commend the middle class. The erosion of a middle class and the descent of political debate into polarized hysteria threaten a democratic republic. If the rule of the people is not to fall into demagoguery, then the body politic must remind itself of the requirements--both political and personal--of free, stable, and fair political life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781481300544 20180423
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