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xv, 226 pages ; 24 cm
  • A brief political history and cast of characters
  • Building blocks of a moral universe
  • On human nature and the nature of politics
  • Order and freedom/liberation: purposes of politics
  • What is 'politics' and what constitutes 'participation'?
  • Discipline, rights, and morality: 'democracy' in contemporary Myanmar.
"This is the first book to provide a broad overview of the ways in which Buddhist ideas have influenced political thinking and politics in Myanmar. Matthew Walton draws extensively on Burmese language sources from the last 150 years to describe the 'moral universe' of contemporary Theravada Buddhism that has anchored most political thought in Myanmar. In explaining multiple Burmese understandings of notions such as 'democracy' and 'political participation', the book provides readers with a conceptual framework for understanding some of the key dynamics of Myanmar's ongoing political transition. Some of these ideas help to shed light on restrictive or exclusionary political impulses, such as anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism or scepticism towards the ability of the masses to participate in politics. Walton provides an analytical framework for understanding Buddhist influences on politics that will be accessible to a wide range of readers and will generate future research and debate"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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x, 320 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
  • Citizen participation and decentralization in the Philippines / Emma Porio
  • Everyday citizenship in village Java / Takeshi Ito
  • Elections and emerging citizenship in Cambodia / Astrid Norén-Nilsson
  • Sosialisasi, street vendors and citizenship in Yogyakarta / Sheri Lynn Gibbings
  • Militias, security and citizenship in Indonesia / Laurens Bakker
  • Custom and citizenship in the Philippine uplands / Oona Paredes
  • Citizenship and Islam in Malaysia and Indonesia / David Kloos and Ward Berenschot
  • Digital media and Malaysia's electoral reform movement / Merlyna Lim
  • Citizenship, rights and adversarial legalism in Thailand / Wolfram Schaffar
  • Defending Indonesia's migrant domestic workers / Mary Austin
  • Yellow vs. red and the rise of a new middle class in Thailand / Apichat Satitniramai.
Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia' redirects the largely western-oriented study of citizenship to postcolonial states. Providing various fascinating first-hand accounts of how citizens interpret and realize the recognition of their property, identity, security and welfare in the context of a weak rule of law and clientelistic politics, this study highlights the importance of studying citizenship for understanding democratization processes in Southeast Asia. With case studies from Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia, this book provides a unique bottom-up perspective on the character of public life in Southeast Asia.
Green Library
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x, 207 pages ; 24 cm
  • Sowing the seeds of civic failure
  • A primer on republican democracy
  • Taking the parties out
  • The effects of partisan decline
  • The semi-sovereign media
  • The state of the American voter
  • The dream and the nightmare of term limits
  • The promise and the despair of campaign finance reform
  • Leading by following, or, The unreasonable expectations on the political class
  • Look forward, angel
  • A pathway to American revival.
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1 online resource (421 pages) : illustrations.
  • Globalization and human rights: how globalization can be a tool to protect the human rights / Soumi Banerjee
  • Globalization as a new framework for human rights protection / Reannon Navaratnam, Isabelle Yeeun Lee
  • Human rights conditionality in the EU's newly concluded association agreements with the eastern partners / Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi
  • The evolution of cyberspace, the blogo-sphere, and their impact on political autonomy and political participation / Michael Wabomba Masinde
  • Free media and democracy in the age of globalization: an analysis of Turkish leading newspaper / Moazzam Naseer, Celalettin Aktas, Hassan Shehzad
  • Democracy and child rights protection: the problem of the Nigerian constitution / Oluwafifehan Ogunde
  • Environmentally forced migration and human rights / J. M. M. van der Vliet-Bakker
  • Refoulement and refugees / Jasper MacLennan Sugars
  • Recent developments in international relations in the light of the Syrian crisis / Alexia-Nefeli Douma
  • Rights of nature to protect human rights in times of environmental crisis / Susana Borràs
  • Language human rights: a new right rising in the era of globalization / Hossein Davari
  • Farmer suicides in India: a case of globalisation compromising on human rights / Saloni Jain, Khushboo Sukhwani
  • States' procedural obligations regarding private military and security companies' activities / Zafeiris Tsiftzis
  • Sports and human rights from an ethical perspective: the relevance of human rights for sports / Peter G. Kirchschlaeger.
The era of technology in which we reside has ushered in a more globalized and connected world. While many benefits are gained from this connectivity, possible disadvantages to issues of human rights are developed as well. Defending Human Rights and Democracy in the Era of Globalization is a pivotal resource for the latest research on the effects of a globalized society regarding issues relating to social ethics and civil rights. Highlighting relevant concepts on political autonomy, migration, and asylum, this book is ideally designed for academicians, professionals, practitioners, and upper-level students interested in the ongoing concerns of human rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522507239 20161213
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xv, 237 pages ; 25 cm
  • Democracy, domination, and the challenge of economic governance
  • Managerialism and the new deal legacy
  • The progressive critique of the market
  • Economic domination and democratic action
  • Structuring democratic agency
  • Anti-domination as regulatory strategy
  • Democratic agency as regulatory process
  • Democratic freedom in the new gilded age.
Green Library
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xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Chapter 1 An Introduction to Latino Politics Chapter 2 Community Building in Latin America Chapter 3 Culture and Demographics Chapter 4 Latino Subgroups in the United States Chapter 5 The Politics of Interest and Culture Chapter 6 Latino Political Participation Chapter 7 Latinos in the Electoral Arena Chapter 8 Latino Organizations and Leadership Chapter 9 Immigration and Latino Immigrants Chapter 10 Education and Voting Rights Chapter 11 Building Political Alliances Chapter 12 The Latino Community: Beyond Recognition Politics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442259898 20161124
Latino Politics in America: Community, Culture, and Interests provides an in-depth look at how the various sub-groups of the Latino community influence the political landscape. In this third edition, Garcia discusses how topics such as voting, immigration, Latinos' own mobilization efforts, partisanship, and political engagement are all impacted by Latino leadership, activated communities, and advocacy groups.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442259898 20161124
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xii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Sustaining Social Movements 2. Background of the Occupy Movement 3. Movement Legitimacy and Governement Response 4. Determined Participants and Movement Sustaining 5. Leadership of the Movement 6. Tactical Escalation and Its Limitations 7. Sustained Movement and the Consequences 8. Appendix: Data Collection 9. Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138692299 20161213
The Occupy movement in Hong Kong was sustained for about 80 days because of government tolerance, the presence of determined participants, and a weak leadership. The government tolerated the occupation because its initial use of force, in particular teargas, was counterproductive and provoked large-scale participation. Unlike other social movements, such as the 1989 Tiananmen movement, the Occupy movement reached its peak of participation at the very beginning, making it difficult to sustain the momentum. The presence of determined participants who chose to stay until the government responded was crucial to the sustaining of the movement. These self-selected participants were caught in a dilemma between fruitless occupation and reluctance to retreat without a success. The movement lasted also because the weak leadership was unable to force the government to concede or devise approaches for making a "graceful exit." Consequently, site clearance became the common choice of both the government and the protestors. This book develops a new framework to explain the sustaining of decentralized protest in the absence of strong movement organizations and leadership. Sustained protests are worth research because they not only reveal the broad social context in which the protests arise and persist but also point out the dynamics of the escalation or the decline of the protests. In addition, sustained protest may not only lead to more dramatic action, but they also result in the diffusion of protests or lead to significant policy changes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138692299 20161213
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x, 213 pages ; 22 cm
  • The participation age
  • The new spirit of government
  • The global spread of participation
  • The rhetoric of emancipation : Córdoba, Spain
  • A government closer to the people : Chicago, Illinois
  • The utopian undercurrent of participation.
Local participation is the new democratic imperative. In the United States, three-fourths of all cities have developed opportunities for citizen involvement in strategic planning. The World Bank has invested $85 billion over the last decade to support community participation worldwide. But even as these opportunities have become more popular, many contend that they have also become less connected to actual centers of power and the jurisdictions where issues relevant to communities are decided. With this book, Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza consider the opportunities and challenges of democratic participation. Examining how one mechanism of participation has traveled the world-with its inception in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and spread to Europe and North America-they show how participatory instruments have become more focused on the formation of public opinion and are far less attentive to, or able to influence, actual reform. Though the current impact and benefit of participatory forms of government is far more ambiguous than its advocates would suggest, Popular Democracy concludes with suggestions of how participation could better achieve its political ideals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503600768 20170117
Green Library
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viii, 109 pages ; 25 cm
Green Library
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xv, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The Landscape Puzzle Chapter 2: Inclusive Contestation Chapter 3: Micro Level of Political Participation Chapter 4: How Do State Structures Matter? Chapter 5: How Does Mobilization Matter? Chapter 6: How Does Political Culture Matter? Chapter 7: Solving the Landscape Puzzle Conclusion: What Kind of Democracy?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138653764 20161024
The broad expansion of non-electoral political participation is considered one of the major changes in the nature of democratic citizenship in the 21st century. Most scholars - but also governments, transnational and subnational political institutions, and various foundations - have adopted the notion that contemporary democratic societies need a more politically active citizenry. Yet, contemporary democracies widely differ in the extent to which their citizens get involved in politics beyond voting. Why is political activism other than voting flourishing in the United States, but is less common in Britain and almost non-existent in post-communist countries like Bulgaria? The book shows that the answer does not lie in citizen's predispositions, social capital or institutions of consensual democracy. Instead, the key to understanding cross-country differences in political activism beyond voting rests in democratic structures that combine inclusiveness and contestation. What Kind of Democracy? is the first book to provide a theoretically driven empirical analysis of how different types of democratic arrangements affect individual participation in non-electoral politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138653764 20161024
Green Library
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xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Green Library
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xiii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Victimhood and government accountability
  • Explaining redress outcomes
  • Constructing victimhood and villainy in Japan and Korea
  • Hansen's Disease survivors' rights
  • The politics of hepatitis C-tainted blood products
  • The North Korean abductions and abductee families' activism
  • Conclusion: The politics of redress.
Green Library
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xi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • How the legacy of state and society relationships shapes contemporary public policy
  • Advocates inside the government: agendas, alternatives, and public policies
  • Advocates outside the government: the strengths and limits of civil society groups in policymaking
  • Who dominates: the policy community versus the news
  • Comparative policy advocacy: Korea and the United States
  • Rethinking advocacy and policymaking in Korea.
Who dominates in the contemporary policy process in South Korea? How do policy advocates engage in advocacy activities to exercise influence? Building on existing theories of state, society, and public policies in democracies, Advocacy and Policymaking in South Korea argues that the legacy of state-society relationships explains who influences and how in South Korean policymaking. The state-society relationship has been a popular framework to explain democratic transition and consolidation. Yet, few studies to date extend the approach to explain advocacy and policymaking across political systems. Jiso Yoon shows the relevance of the framework in explaining advocacy and policymaking today with empirical evidence drawn from the contemporary policy process in South Korea. In addition, she compares policy communities across new and old democracies, such as South Korea and the United States. In this regard, the comparative analysis included in the book sets an important research example for students of comparative public policy to follow.
Green Library
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xiv, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • WIll the revolution be A/B-tested?
  • Understanding the analytics, algorithm, and big data
  • The organizational logic of petition platforms
  • Analytic audiences
  • Boundary conditions : the analytics floor and the analytics frontier
  • What is left undone.
Some of the most remarkable impacts of digital media on political activism lie not in the new types of speech it provides to disorganized masses, but in the new types of listening it fosters among organized pressure groups. Beneath the easily visible waves of e-petitions, "likes, " hashtags, and viral videos lies a powerful undercurrent of activated public opinion. In this book, David Karpf offers a rich, detailed assessment of how political organizations carefully monitor this online activity and use it to develop new tactics and strategies that help them succeed in the evolving hybrid media system. Karpf discusses the power and potential of this new "analytic activism, " exploring the organizational logics and media logics that determine how digital inputs shape the choices that political campaigners make. He provides the first careful analysis of how organizations like Change.org and Upworthy.com influence the types of political narratives that dominate our Facebook newsfeeds and Twitter timelines. He investigates how MoveOn.org and it "netroots" peers use analytics to listen more effectively to their members and supporters. He also identifies two boundaries of analytic activism - the analytics floor and analytics frontier - which define the scope of this new style of organized citizen engagement. The book concludes by examining the limitations of analytic activism, raising a cautionary flag about the ways that putting too much faith in digital listening can lead to a weakening of civil society as a whole.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190266134 20161128
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7031-01, LAW-7031-01
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ix, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xxxii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Rashomon Effect: Introduction (Arun Mahizhnan): Not Quite an "Internet" Election: Survey of Media Use of Voters (Tan Tarn How and Arun Mahizhnan)-- Legal Landmines and OB Markers: Survival Strategies of Alternative Media (Cherian George)-- Untapped Potential: Internet Use by Political Parties (Debbie Goh and Natalie Pang)-- Pro, Anti, Neutral: Political Blogs and their Sentiments (Natalie Pang and Debbie Goh)-- Who Calls the Shots? Agenda Setting in Mainstream and Alternative Media (Paul Wu Horng-Jyh, Randolph Tan Gee Kwang and Carol Soon)-- Different but not that Different: New Media's Impact on Young Voters' Political Participation (Trisha T C Lin and Alice Y H Hong)-- The Leap from the Virtual to the Real: Facebook Use and Political Participation (Marko M Skoric)-- David vs Goliath: Twitter's Role in Equalising Big-Party Dominance (Xu Xiaoge)-- Lifting the Veil of Ignorance: Internet's Impact on Knowledge Gap (Debbie Goh)-- Squaring Political Circles: Coping with Conflicting Information (Natalie Pang)-- The Silence of the Majority: Political Talk during Election Time (Weiyu Zhang)-- Conclusion (Tan Tarn How)-- Appendices: Background on Survey-- Fact Sheet on the 2011 General Election-- About the Contributors--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814730006 20160618
The Singapore 2011 General Election was dubbed by some as the first "Internet" election. How far is this true and to what extent did old and new media influence voting behaviour and political participation? What was the role of Facebook, Twitter, party political websites, political discussion and the alternative and conflicting information offered online? What theoretical insights can be gleaned about media and its use by voters? This edited volume provides an in-depth analysis of these questions through a first-ever survey of media use, political traits, political participation and attitudes towards media, and through experiments, content analysis and interviews.This landmark collection of essays also lays the groundwork for understanding future elections, including the next general election. It also serves as a valuable record of the state of affairs on the ground in the rapidly shifting dynamics of a Singapore political landscape that is undergoing dramatic and unprecedented transformation.This book will appeal to researchers in political communication, political science and media communication. It will also be of interest to policy makers, members of media, community leaders and observers of the impact of media on politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814730006 20160618
Green Library
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xiii, 537 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • People are power : the mass uprising and the maverick coalition
  • Segregation is an economic problem : black workers win the right to vote
  • Forcing us together in self-defense : the Cold War, the black vote and the liberal movement
  • Minorities combine : G.J. Sutton, Albert Peña, and the Democrats of Texas
  • Unions are needed so desperately here : the rebirth of the labor movement and the seeds of the Bexar coalition
  • We shall be heard : rights in black and brown from the sit-ins to Viva Kennedy
  • Trying to reach substantially unanimous agreement : the "Latin vote" and the first democratic coalition
  • Separating the wheat from the chaff : intra-racial divides beget inter-racial unity
  • They'll never separate us again : the multiracial democratic coalition on the march
  • New power for the Texas minorities : winning the battles, losing the war.
This book is about the other Texas, not the state known for its cowboyconservatism, but a mid-twentieth-century hotbed of community organising, liberal politics, and civil rights activism. Beginning in the 1930s, Max Krochmal tells the story of the decades-long struggle for democracyin Texas, when African American, Mexican American, and white laborand community activists gradually came together to empower the state'smarginalised minorities. At the ballot box and in the streets, these diverseactivists demanded not only integration but economic justice, labor rights, and real political power for all. Their efforts gave rise to the DemocraticCoalition of the 1960s, a militant, multiracial alliance that would takeon-and eventually overthrow-both Jim Crow and Juan Crow. Using rare archival sources and original oral history interviews, Krochmal reveals the often-overlooked democratic foundations and liberaltradition of one of our nation's most conservative states. Blue Texasremembers the many forgotten activists who, by crossing racial lines andbuilding coalitions, achieved a degree of economic and political democracyin their cities and state that would have been scarcely imaginable just adecade earlier.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469626758 20161128
Green Library
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xix, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • 51 percent (and growing every day): the new American majority
  • Meet the new American majority
  • Blinded by the white
  • Requiem for the white swing voter
  • Fewer smart-ass white boys
  • Invest wisely
  • What is justice? Policy priorities for the new American majority
  • Conservatives can count
  • Conclusion: From fear to hope.
Green Library
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138 pages ; 20 cm.
Since 2011, a wave of popular mobilizations has swept the globe, from Occupy to the Arab Spring, 15M in Spain and the uprisings in Greece. Their demands were varied, but what they share is a commitment to ideals of radical democracy, and a willingness to experiment with new forms of organization to achieve this. In fact, the countries of Latin America have been experimenting with such projects since 1989-just as left projects of all stripes fell into decline across Europe-in what was a moment of rebirth. Poor residents of Venezuela's barrios took history into their own hands in a mass popular rebellion against neoliberalism, much as the movements appearing worldwide are doing today. Twenty-five years since the experiments began, Latin America is hardly recognizable, with leftist governments consolidating a new hegemony and radical movements surging forth from below. In Building the Commune, George Cicciarello-Maher travels through the many radical experiments of Venezuela, assessing how they have succeeded and failed, and how they are continuing to operate.Speaking to community members, workers, students and government officials, Cicciarello-Maher provides a balance sheet of these projects, that movements throughout the world can look to for lessons and inspiration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784782238 20161124
Green Library
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xx, 281 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Peacebuilding, elites, and the problem of capture
  • Elites and the Salvadoran state
  • Making the captured peace
  • Electoral politics in the postwar era : parties, polarization, and participation
  • El Salvador in the neoliberal era
  • The politics of exclusion : migration, crime, and society in the postwar era
  • Reclaiming the captured peace.
El Salvador is widely considered one of the most successful United Nations peacebuilding efforts, but record homicide rates, political polarization, socioeconomic exclusion, and corruption have diminished the quality of peace for many of its citizens. In Captured Peace: Elites and Peacebuilding in El Salvador, Christine J. Wade adapts the concept of elite capture to expand on the idea of "captured peace, " explaining how local elites commandeered political, social, and economic affairs before war's end and then used the peace accords to deepen their control in these spheres. While much scholarship has focused on the role of gangs in Salvadoran unrest, Wade draws on an exhaustive range of sources to demonstrate how day-to-day violence is inextricable from the economic and political dimensions. In this in-depth analysis of postwar politics in El Salvador, she highlights the local actors' primary role in peacebuilding and demonstrates the political advantage an incumbent party?-?in this case, the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA)?-?has throughout the peace process and the consequences of this to the quality of peace that results.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780896802988 20160619
Green Library

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