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xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Fossil Fuels in the World Economy Chapter 3: Why Resist Fossil Fuels? Chapter 4: Keystone XL Chapter 5: The Divest Movement Chapter 6: The Campaign against Coal in the United States Chapter 7: Mobilizing Against Fracking Chapter 8: Campaigns Against Fossil Fuels: A Global View Chapter 9: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783538089 20180430
In less than a decade, activism against the fossil fuel industry has exploded across the globe. While environmentalists used to focus on legislative goals, such as carbon emissions trading or renewable energy policies, today the most prominent activists directly attack the fossil fuel industry. This timely book offers a comprehensive evaluation of different types of activism, the success and impact of campaigns and activities, and suggestions as to ways forward.ã This book is the first systematic treatment of the anti-fossil fuel movement in the United States. An accessible and readable text, it is an essential reference for scholars, policymakers, activists, and citizens interested in climate change, fossil fuels, and environmental sustainability. The entire book or chapters from it can be used as required or supplementary material in various courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. As the book is not technically challenging but contains a comprehensive review of climate change, fossil fuels, and the literature on environmental activism, it can be used as an accessible introduction to the anti-fossil fuel campaign across disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783538089 20180430
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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
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186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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xiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xi, 203 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Christian citizens and the moral regeneration of the African state / Barbara Bompani and Caroline Valois
  • Part 1: Regenerating politics: nationhood, political elites and the elections
  • "Good Christians, good citizens". Pentecostal-charismatic narratives of citizenship, public action and national belonging in contemporary Uganda / Barbara Bompani
  • Vox dei, vox populi: Pentecostal citizenship and political participation in Nigeria since 1999 / Asonzeh Ukah
  • Election prophecies and political stability in Ghana / Emmanuel Sackey
  • Democratic backsliding, religious institutions and the constitution of citizenship in Sub-Saharan Africa / Elizabeth Sheridan Sperber
  • Part 2: Regenerating society: economies and the public sphere
  • Heavenly commonwealth and earthly good: contemporary African Pentecostal-charismatic discourses on responsible citizenship / J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
  • Forging economic citizens: financial integrity and national transformation at Watoto Church in Uganda / Caroline Valois
  • Pentecostals and developmental citizenship in Ethiopia / Emanuele Fantini
  • Part 3: Regenerating morality: values, public beliefs and morality
  • Sexual citizenship in postcolonial Zambia: from Zambian humanism to Christian nationalism / Adriaan van Klinken
  • "I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you": citizens, traitors and Christianity in Kenya / Gregory Deacon
  • Citizenship beyond the state: Pentecostal ethics and political subjectivity in South African modernity / Marian Burchardt
  • Moral models, self-control and the production of the moral citizen in the Ugandan Pentecostal movement / Alessandro Gusman.
In recent years the rapid growth of Christian charismatic movements throughout sub-Saharan Africa has drastically reconfigured the region's religious landscape. As a result, charismatic factions play an increasingly public role throughout Africa, far beyond the religious sphere. This book uses a multi-disciplinary approach to consider the complex relationship between Pentecostal-charismatic Christianity and the socio-political transformation taking place throughout this region. Each of this text's three main sections helps in understanding how discourses of moral regeneration emanating from these diverse Christian communities, largely charismatic, extend beyond religious bounds. Part 1 covers politics, political elites and elections, Part 2 explores society, economies and the public sphere, and Part 3 discusses values, public beliefs and morality. These sections also highlight how these discourses contribute to the transformation of three specific social milieus to reinforce visions of the Christian citizen. Examining contemporary examples with high quality scholarly insight, this book is vital reading for academics and students with an interest in the relationship between religion, politics and development in Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138242739 20180326
Green Library
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xii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction.- 2.Situating the Circulation of Protest.- 3. The Production of Anti-Austerity Discourses and Frames. 4.The Self-Mediation Practices of the Anti-Austerity Movement.- 5. The Media Representation of the Anti-Austerity Movement.- 6. The Reception of Anti-Austerity Discourses and Frames.- 7. Conclusion - Regulating the Circuit.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319701226 20180514
In this book a set of theoretical and methodological resources are presented to study the way in which protest, resistance and social movement discourses circulate through society and looks at the role of media and of communication in this process. Empirically, the focus of this book is on the UK's anti-austerity movement. `The Circuit of Protest', as developed in this volume, is comprised of an analysis of the discourses of the anti-austerity movement and their corresponding movement frames, and the self-mediation practices geared at communicating these. The mainstream media representations and the reception of the movement discourses and frames by non-activist citizens are also studied. It is concluded that studying a movement through the prism of mediation provides a nuanced assessment in terms of failures and successes of the UK's anti-austerity movement. The book is of relevance to students and researchers of politics, social movements, as well as media and communication, but also to activists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319701226 20180514
Green Library
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x, 178 pages ; 24 cm
  • The emergence of democratic institutional innovation in Latin America
  • Theoretical origins of citizen participation
  • Institutionalization of citizen participation in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile : models of participatory design
  • Venezuela : radical participatory democracy
  • Ecuador : radical discourse, dashed expectations
  • Chile : pragmatic citizen participation
  • Conclusions and prospects.
Green Library
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viii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Notes on contributors Introduction Chapter 1 Decolonisation deferred: Hong Kong identity in historical perspective (Wing Sang Law) Chapter 2 Changing identity politics: The democracy movement in Hong Kong (Ma Ngok) Chapter 3 Mainland Chinese immigration in Hong Kong (é¦ æ¸¯æ °ç§»æ° ): Analysing anti-immigrant sentiment (James F. Downes) Chapter 4 Hong Kong's fragmented soul: Exploring brands of localism (Wai-man Lam) Chapter 5 `You have to fight on your own' Self-alienation and the new Hong Kong nationalism (Luke Cooper) Chapter 6 The development of Hong Kong identity: From local to national identity (Stephan Ortmann) Chapter 7 Visual and discourse resistance on the "China Factor": The cultural formation of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong (Wai-Kwok Benson Wong) Chapter 8 From past to future: Hong Kong's democratic movement (Benny Y. T. TAI).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138632950 20180514
Hong Kong's `Umbrella Revolution' has been widely regarded as a watershed moment in the polity's post-1997 history. While public protest has long been a routine part of Hong Kong's political culture, the preparedness of large numbers of citizens to participate in civil disobedience represented a new moment for Hong Kong society, reflecting both a very high level of politicisation and a deteriorating relationship with Beijing. The transformative processes underpinning the dramatic events of autumn 2014 have a wide relevance to scholarly debates on Hong Kong, China and the changing contours of world politics today. This book provides an accessible entry point into the political and social cleavages that underpinned, and were expressed through, the Umbrella Movement. A key focus is the societal context and issues that have led to growth in a Hong Kong identity and how this became highly politically charged during the Umbrella Movement. It is widely recognised that political and ethnic identity has become a key cleavage in Hong Kong society. But there is little agreement amongst citizens about what it means to `be Hong Konger' today or whether this identity is compatible or conflicting with `being Chinese'. The book locates these identity cleavages within their historical context and uses a range of theories to understand these processes, including theories of nationalism, social identity, ethnic conflict, nativism and cosmopolitanism. This theoretical plurality allows the reader to see the new localism in its full diversity and complexity and to reflect on the evolving nature of Hong Kong's relationship with Mainland China.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138632950 20180514
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xvii, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Rodolfo Rosales
  • The dialectics of citizenship and community / Rodolfo Rosales
  • Lost in migration? : on comitatus, community, and citizenship / Louis Mendoza
  • Setting the stage : a top-down perspective on factors that divide democratic citizenship / Carol Yoder and Christina Verzjil
  • Dishonored citizenry : black women, civic virtue, and electoral powers / Joy James
  • Transborder political subjectivity and enacted citizenship : toward the end of the neoliberal "state of exception"? / Devon Peña
  • No nos moverán : embodying buen vivir in the case of Mission Trails Mobile Home Community / Marisol Cortez
  • Citizenship and sovereignty : the eternal conflict between rights and community / Deron Marquez
  • Sovereigns or citizens? : the paradox of indigenous self-determination / Rebecca Tsosie
  • Asian Americans : the challenge of citizenship status and building community / Kim Geron and Danvy Le
  • Conclusion / Rodolfo Rosales.
Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship addresses community as the site of participation, production, and rights of citizens and brings to bear a profound critique of a collective process that has historically excluded working class communities and communities of color from any real governance. The argument is that the status of citizenship has been influenced by a society that emphasizes the role of property in defining legitimacy and power and therefore idealizes and institutionalizes citizenship from an individualistic perspective. This system puts the onus on the individual citizen to participate in their governance, while the political reality is that organizations and corporations and their interests have great power to influence and govern. The chapters present an exciting departure from the long-standing traditions of the social basis of citizenship. In Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship, Rodolfo Rosales and his contributors argue that citizenship is a communally embedded and/or socially constituted phenomenon. Hence, the unfinished story of American Democracy is not in the equalization of communities but rather in their ability to participate in their own governance - in their empowerment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138080935 20180306
Law Library (Crown)
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xvii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The rise of a nationwide contentious public sphere
  • The Chinese state's turn to law and rights
  • Critical news reporting and legal-media collaborative networks
  • Extending liberalization from the press to the Internet
  • An emerging online public
  • The Chinese state strikes back
  • Conclusion.
Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this happen? In The Contentious Public Sphere, Ya-Wen Lei shows how the Chinese state drew on law, the media, and the Internet to further an authoritarian project of modernization, but in so doing, inadvertently created a nationwide public sphere in China--one the state must now endeavor to control. Lei examines the influence this unruly sphere has had on Chinese politics and the ways that the state has responded. Using interviews, newspaper articles, online texts, official documents, and national surveys, Lei shows that the development of the public sphere in China has provided an unprecedented forum for citizens to influence the public agenda, demand accountability from the government, and organize around the concepts of law and rights. She demonstrates how citizens came to understand themselves as legal subjects, how legal and media professionals began to collaborate in unexpected ways, and how existing conditions of political and economic fragmentation created unintended opportunities for political critique, particularly with the rise of the Internet. The emergence of this public sphere--and its uncertain future--is a pressing issue with important implications for the political prospects of the Chinese people. Investigating how individuals learn to use public discourse to influence politics, The Contentious Public Sphere offers new possibilities for thinking about the transformation of state-society relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166865 20171204
Law Library (Crown)
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xvii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures and Tables ixAcknowledgments xiiiAbbreviations xvii1 Introduction 12 The Rise of a Nationwide Contentious Public Sphere 143 The Chinese State's Turn to Law and Rights 354 Critical News Reporting and Legal-Media Collaborative Networks 695 Extending Liberalization from the Press to the Internet 1046 An Emerging Online Public 1297 The Chinese State Strikes Back 1718 Conclusion 203Appendix 221Notes 247References 259Index 273.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166865 20171121
Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this happen? In The Contentious Public Sphere, Ya-Wen Lei shows how the Chinese state drew on law, the media, and the Internet to further an authoritarian project of modernization, but in so doing, inadvertently created a nationwide public sphere in China--one the state must now endeavor to control. Lei examines the influence this unruly sphere has had on Chinese politics and the ways that the state has responded. Using interviews, newspaper articles, online texts, official documents, and national surveys, Lei shows that the development of the public sphere in China has provided an unprecedented forum for citizens to influence the public agenda, demand accountability from the government, and organize around the concepts of law and rights. She demonstrates how citizens came to understand themselves as legal subjects, how legal and media professionals began to collaborate in unexpected ways, and how existing conditions of political and economic fragmentation created unintended opportunities for political critique, particularly with the rise of the Internet. The emergence of this public sphere--and its uncertain future--is a pressing issue with important implications for the political prospects of the Chinese people. Investigating how individuals learn to use public discourse to influence politics, The Contentious Public Sphere offers new possibilities for thinking about the transformation of state-society relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166865 20171121
Green Library
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x, 214 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. Conventional versus non-conventional political participation in Turkey: dimensions, means, and consequences Cristano Bee and Ayhan Kaya 2. A participatory generation? The generational and social class bases of political activism in Turkey Murat Inan and Maria T. Grasso 3. Voting Behavior of the Youth in Turkey: What Drives Involvement in or Causes Alienation from Conventional Political Participation? Aysegul Kayaoglu 4. Between Gezi Park and Kamp Armen: the intersectional activism of leftist Armenian youths in Istanbul Hrag Papazian 5. Negotiating `the political': a closer look at the components of young people's politics emerging from the Gezi Protests Pinar Gumus 6. The weakest link or the magic stick?: Turkish activists' perceptions on the scope and strength of digital activism Senay Yavuz Goerkem 7. Europeanization of civil society in Turkey: legacy of the #Occupygezi movement Ayhan Kaya 8. Youth activists and occupygezi: patterns of social change in public policy and in civic and political activism in Turkey Cristiano Bee and Stavroula Chrona 9. Stand-in as a performative repertoire of action OEzge Derman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138577374 20180326
This book focuses on the emergence of different forms of civic and political activism in Turkey. It has taken into account different components of active citizenship, specifically looking at the development of civic and political forms of activism that bridge the realms of conventional and non-conventional participation. Focusing on the effects of the 2013 Gezi Park protests-which originated in Istanbul but spread throughout the country-this book reflects on how this experience might re-orient current on civic and political participation in Turkey. Specifically focusing on the main dynamics of non-conventional forms of civic and political activism, this volume attempts to understand the impact of non-conventional forms of political participation on voting behaviour. The internal domestic conditions of the country, as well as its role in the international arena, have dramatically changed since 2013, and are constantly evolving due to the domestic societal and political cleavages, and the regional problems in the Middle East. Yet, the papers in the book reflect upon the significance of occupygezi nowadays, demonstrating not only its importance in questioning the link between the patrimonial state and its citizens, but also for stimulating participatory behaviours. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Turkish Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138577374 20180326
Green Library
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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
Green Library
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xiii, 209 pages ; 24 cm
  • Power and Manipulation in Direct Democracy. Referendums: Rare but Powerful. Recall Elections: A Mixed Power. Initiatives: True Citizen Power or Facade? Federalism: Power Struggles. Authoritarian Governments: Using Democracy to Limit Citizen Power. The Power of Words: Secession Referendums. The Power of Voters: Creating and Rejecting Peace. What's Next?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626377141 20180416
Direct democracy typically is lauded for putting power in the hands of the people. But is it really as democratic as it seems? To what extent, and in what circumstances, is it less about citizen power and more about external influences seeking to manipulate outcomes? Addressing these issues, Shauna Reilly draws on and compares case studies of referendums, recall elections, and initiatives around the world to investigate the complex realities of direct democracy in action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626377141 20180416
Green Library
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xxvi, 221 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Conjunctures: Dismantling Social Democratic Education 2. Beginning Anew for the Common Good 3. Remaking Democracy for Citizens 4. Participation as a Way of Life 5. A Pedagogy of Cooperative Learning 6. Volunteer Citizens, Voice and Participation 7. Towards Democratic Community Governance 8. Democratizing Comprehensiveness: A Concluding Coda.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138239425 20180129
Education and Democratic Participation is an important and timely contribution to the emerging debate surrounding the value of educating citizens and communities in order to empower them to participate in democratic change. Responding to the effects of neo-liberal ideology on comprehensive education and public services, this book examines the purposes and conditions for reimagining an educated democracy.ã Arguing that social divisions and cultural misrecognition have intensified to the point of crisis, Ranson explains that a just society must create opportunities for diverse, cohesive and tolerant neighbourhoods to flourish. In order to achieve this, education will need to reimagine learners as prospective citizens and as cooperative makers of the democratic communities in which they live and work. Showing that participation in public forums, councils and associations can provide a real means of enabling members of different communities to learn how to respect and value one another, this book provides persuasive arguments that a broader pedagogy of democracy is needed to confront the common dilemmas facing society. This work is aimed at researchers, academics and postgraduates, particularly those lecturing and studying in the areas of education, the social sciences and politics. It will also appeal to professional and practitioner communities in school and college teaching, as well as in local authorities and related public services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138239425 20180129
Education Library (Cubberley)
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352 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Serving society: Theory Chapter 3 Serving society: Findings Chapter 4 Sustaining institutions: Theory Chapter 5 Sustaining institutions: Findings Chapter 6 Challenging institutions: Theory Chapter 7 Challenging institutions: Findings Chapter 8 Conclusion Reference Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214040 20180226
How emerging adults, broadly referring to those aged from 18 to 29 years old, fare in civic engagement, as compared with other adults is the focus of the present work. The work takes civic engagement to comprise prosociality in civil society, sustaining social institutions, and challenging institutions. Delineating a theoretical framework based on voluntaristic theory, the work expects to find differences in civic engagement due to the voluntaristic mechanisms of power realization, utilitarian optimization, normative conformity, and idealistic consistency maintenance in the emerging adult, as compared with the other. Using survey data from 25,878 Chinese adults in Hong Kong, the work illustrates that the emerging adult is higher than is the other in challenging social institutions, notably in terms radicalism and occupying protest. Moreover, the emerging adult is less prosocial in terms in community participation. Meanwhile, the emerging adult is not consistently different from the other in sustaining social institutions. The findings are crucial, given the control various background characteristics, including age, education, marriage, and employment. These findings are therefore useful for illustrating social forces postulated in voluntaristic theory for explaining civic engagement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214040 20180226
Green Library
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321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Building Blocs: Groups and Contested Party Transformations Chapter 2. Overcoming a Troubled History: Civil Rights Groups Seek a Coalition with Labor Chapter 3. Labor's Interest in a Civil Rights Coalition Chapter 4. Twisting the Donkey's Tail: How Groups Changed a Reluctant Party Chapter 5. Maintaining the Democratic Trajectory on Civil Rights Chapter 6. Conservative Christians Before the Christian Right Chapter 7. A Christian Right Takes Shape Chapter 8. The First Wave of Cultural Conservative Politics Chapter 9. Eating the Elephant, One Bite at a Time: Influencing a National Party Through State Politics Chapter 10. Conversions: Republican Nominations After Reagan Chapter 11. Other Evidence: Populism and Gay Rights Conclusion Notes Manuscript Sources Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249637 20171204
The United States has scores of potential issues and ideologies but only two major political parties. How parties respond to competing demands for their attention is therefore central to American democracy. First to the Party argues that organized groups set party agendas by invading party nominations to support candidates committed to their interests. Where the nominees then go, the parties also go. Using in-depth archival research and interviews with activists, Christopher Baylor applies this proposition to the two most important party transformations of the twentieth century: the Democratic Party's embrace of civil rights in the 1940s and 50s, and the Republican Party's embrace of cultural conservatism in the 1980s. The choices made by the parties in these circumstances were less a response to candidates or general electoral pressures than to activist and group influences on nominations. Party change is ultimately rooted in group change, which in turn is ultimately rooted in the coalitional and organizational challenges confronting groups. Baylor surveys the factors that determine whether a coalition is viable, including issue overlap, the approval of their own members and staff, and the ability to reach new audiences. Whether groups succeed in transforming parties depends largely on choosing the right allies and adjusting accordingly. In moments of profound party change, the prevailing political forces come to light. With its fine-grained analysis of major party change, First to the Party offers new insight into the classic issues confronting parties, representation, and democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249637 20171204
Green Library
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xxii, 151 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Gender and Participation 2. Budget and Budgeting Process 3. Access to Information 4. Public Participation Mechanisms and Challenges 5. Status of Public Participation in Planning, Budgeting and Oversight 6. Gender Responsive Budgeting 7. Role of Executive in Gender and Public Participation 8. Role of the Legislature in Gender and Public Participation 9. Role of Civil Society Organizations and Media in Gender and Public Participation in Afghanistan 10. Eradicating Corruption.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319749761 20180508
This book discusses the role of gender and participation within the context of budgeting and planning. Gender and participation are two very closely interconnected issues in these processes, and the author explores how these could better promote accountability and transparency. Through chapters on topics such as access to information and mechanisms for public engagement, gender responsive budgeting, and the role of women in combating corruption, the book includes examples of good practices in gender and participation from the international perspective and to what extent they could be applied in Afghanistan. Working in aid-dependent developing countries with a high level of gender inequality and corruption requires additional knowledge of issues in gender, public participation, accountability, and transparency-regardless of whether working in the public sector or in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319749761 20180508
Green Library
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x, 199 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: Direct democracy, political knowledge, and the Internet
  • Internet politics & the computer science of google
  • Google search returns on ballot measures
  • Click behavior and direct democracy
  • Learning happens : political knowledge and three ballot measures
  • Internet research and intellectually-secure decisions in direct democracy
  • Real-world applications : does Google use correlate with real-world political behavior?
  • Conclusions and directions for future research.
For the first time in human history, access to information on almost any topic is accessible through the Internet. A powerful extraction system is needed to disseminate this knowledge, which for most users is Google. Google Search is an extremely powerful and important component to American political life in the twenty-first century, yet its influence is poorly researched or understood. Sean Richey and J. Benjamin Taylor explore for the first time the influence of Google on American politics, specifically on direct democracy. Using original experiments and nationally representative cross-sectional data, Richey and Taylor show how Google Search returns quality information, that users click on quality information, and gain political knowledge and other contingent benefits. Additionally, they correlate Google usage with real-world voting behavior on direct democracy. Building a theory of Google Search use for ballot measures, Google and Democracy is an original addition to the literature on the direct democracy, Internet politics, and information technology. An indispensable read to all those wishing to gain new insights on how the Internet has the power to be a normatively valuable resource for citizens.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138066458 20180226
Law Library (Crown)

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