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xv, 226 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. A brief political history and cast of characters-- 2. Building blocks of a moral universe-- 3. On human nature and the nature of politics-- 4. Order and freedom/liberation: purposes of politics-- 5. What is 'politics' and what constitutes 'participation'?-- 6. Discipline, rights, and morality: 'democracy' in contemporary Myanmar-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107155695 20170130
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107155695 20170130
Green Library
viii, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
x, 320 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
  • About the Authors List of Illustrations 1. Introduction: Citizenship and Democratization in Postcolonial Southeast Asia, Ward Berenschot, Henk Schulte Nordholt and Laurens Bakker Part I: Clientelism and Citizenship 2. Citizen Participation and Decentralization in the Philippines, Emma Porio 3. Everyday Citizenship in Village Java, Takeshi Ito 4. Elections and Emerging Forms of Citizenship in Cambodia, Astrid Noren-Nilsson 5. Sosialisasi, Citizenship and Street Vendors in Yogyakarta, Sheri Lynn Gibbings Part II: Identity and Citizenship 6. Militias, Security and Citizenship in Indonesia, Laurens Bakker 7. Custom and Citizenship in the Philippine Uplands, Oona Thommes Paredes 8. Citizenship and Islam in Malaysia and Indonesia, David Kloos and Ward Berenschot Part III: Middle Classes Engaging the State 9. Digital Media and Malaysia's Electoral Reform Movement, Merlyna Lim 10. Citizenship, Rights and Adversarial Legalism in Thailand, Wolfram Schaffar 11. Defending Indonesia's Migrant Domestic Workers, Mary Austin 12. The Yellow Shirts versus the Red Shirts and the Rise of a New Middle Class in Thailand, Apichat Satitniramai.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004327771 20170130
This title is available in its entirety in Open Access. By providing various fascinating first-hand accounts of how citizens negotiate their rights in the context of weak state institutions, Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia offers a unique bottom-up perspective on the evolving character of public life in democratizing Southeast Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004327771 20170130
Green Library
x, 207 pages ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Sowing the Seeds of Civic Failure Chapter 2: A Primer on Republican Democracy Chapter 3: Taking the Parties Out Chapter 4: The Effects of Partisan Decline Chapter 5: The Semi-Sovereign Media Chapter 6: The State of the American Voter Chapter 7: The Dream and the Nightmare of Term Limits Chapter 8: The Promise and the Despair of Campaign Finance Reform Chapter 9: Leading By Following, or The Unreasonable Expectations on the Political Class Chapter 10: Look Forward, Angel Chapter 11: A Pathway to American Revival.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498514194 20170213
The greatest threat to American democracy is the voting public. Candidates for political office, organized interests, and political parties are often blamed for the ills of American democracy, but this book places the focus on the core issue in American politics: a disengaged, demanding, and often contradictory voting public. Structural reforms such as the direct primary, term limits, and campaign finance regime reforms make the problems worse rather than better because these structural reforms fail to address core issues that disengage the voting public from republican politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498514194 20170213
Green Library
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
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.
In 2008, the collapse of the US financial system plunged the economy into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. In its aftermath, the financial crisis pushed to the forefront fundamental moral and institutional questions about how we govern the modern economy. What are the values that economic policy ought to prioritize? What institutions do we trust to govern complex economic dynamics? Much of popular and academic debate revolves around two competing approaches to these fundamental questions: laissez-faire defenses of self-correcting and welfare-enhancing markets on the one hand, and managerialist turns to the role of insulated, expert regulation in mitigating risks and promoting growth on the other. In Democracy Against Domination, K. Sabeel Rahman offers an alternative vision for how we should govern the modern economy in a democratic society. Drawing on a rich tradition of economic reform rooted in the thought and reform politics of early twentieth century progressives like John Dewey and Louis Brandeis, Rahman argues that the fundamental moral challenge of economic governance today is two-fold: first, to counteract the threats of economic domination whether in the form of corporate power or inequitable markets; and second, to do so by expanding the capacity of citizens themselves to exercise real political power in economic policymaking. This normative framework in turn suggests a very different way of understanding and addressing major economic governance issues of the post-crisis era, from the challenge of too-big-to-fail financial firms, to the dangers of regulatory capture and regulatory reform. Synthesizing a range of insights from history to political theory to public policy, Democracy Against Domination offers an exciting reinterpretation of progressive economic thought; a fresh normative approach to democratic theory; and an urgent hope for realizing a more equitable and democratically accountable economy through practical reforms in our policies and regulatory institutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190468538 20170130
Green Library
xi, 293 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Dissent, Protest and Dispute Africa, Emmanuel M. Mbah and Toyin Falola 2. The Music of Heaven, the Music of Earth, and the Music of Brats: Tuareg Islam, the Devil, and Musical Performance, Susan J. Rasmussen 3. Finding Social Change Backstage and Behind the Scenes in South African Theatre, Nathanael Vlachos 4. Soccer and Political (Ex)pression in Africa: The Case of Cameroon, Alain Lawo-Sukam 5. "Child Labor Resistance in Southern Nigeria, 1916 - 1938", Adam Paddock 6. M'Fam Goes Home: African Soldiers in the Gabon Campaign of 1940, Mark Reeves 7. "Disgraceful Disturbances": TANU, the Tanganyikan Rifles, and the 1964 Mutiny, Charles Thomas 8. The Role of Ethnicity in Political Formation in Kenya: 1963-2007, Tade O. Okediji and Wahutu J. Siguru 9. Land, Boundaries, Chiefs and Wars, Toyin Falola 10. Borders and boundaries within Ethiopia: dilemmas of group identity, representation and agency, Alexander Meckelburg 11. Rural Agrarian Land Conflicts in Postcolonial Nigeria's Central Region, Sati Fwatshak 12. The Evolution of the Mungiki Militia in Kenya, 1990 to 2010, Felix Kiruthu 13. Refugee-Warriors and Other People's Wars in Post-Colonial Africa: The Experience of Rwandese and South African Military Exiles (1960-94), Tim Stapleton 14. Oiling the Guns and Gunning for Oil: The Youth and Niger Delta Oil Conflicts in Nigeria, Christian C. Madubuko.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138220034 20170220
This book provides unique and detailed perspectives on different aspects of dissent, protest and disputes and how these have, in turn, continued to pose challenges in Africa. The contributors argue that, dissent, protest and most forms of disputes in Africa are the result of daily challenges that its people have faced and continue to encounter to this day. These challenges include, amongst others, demands for transparency, good governance and accountability; waves of instability that have created insecurity in most parts of the continent, an unsustainable level of youth unemployment, rapid population growth, a continent-wide healthcare and poverty crises and numerous environmental challenges. The chapters elevate the debates on dissent, protest and disputes/conflict in Africa by adding new ideas and introducing new and useful interpretations. The book's strength lies in the contributors' ability to conflate colonial and postcolonial tendencies to show how challenges of the past are not so different from those of today, while also presenting important historical issues from various scholarly perspectives. Dissent, Protest and Dispute in Africa will be of interest for students and scholars of African history, politics, and culture as well as those interested in social movements and civil society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138220034 20170220
Green Library
xii, 144 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
"This edited book examines the significance of intangible cultural heritage to local communities and the state in Hong Kong and China. Through ethnographic studies, the various chapters in this edited book argue for the role of the local community in the creation and conservation of the intangible cultural heritage and traditions. Irrespective of whether they are selected and listed as regional, national or UNESO intangible cultural heritage, they are part of the living traditions unique to that particular local community. This edited book argues that there are threefold significance of intangible cultural heritage to the local community and the state. First, intangible cultural heritage is seen as a social prestige. Second, it acts as socio-cultural and economic capital for members of the community to tap into to ensure socio-cultural and economic sustainability of the community. Finally, the intangible cultural heritage serves as a depository of the collective memories of the community, linking the past to the present and the future"--Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
Green Library
xx, 234 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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
Green Library
xiv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
xxi, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
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
xv, 461 pages ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 109 pages ; 25 cm
  • 1. Turkey, the Arab Spring and Beyond Bulent Aras & E. Fuat Keyman 2. Mediation as a Foreign Policy Tool in the Arab Spring: Turkey, Qatar and Iran Pinar Akpinar 3. Reform and Capacity Building in the Turkish Foreign Ministry: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Institutions Bulent Aras 4. Practical Geopolitical Reasoning in the Turkish and Qatari Foreign Policy on the Arab Spring Ozgur Pala & Bulent Aras 5. The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Gulf Cooperation Council Larbi Sadiki 6. Turkey and Iran: The Two Modes of Engagement in the Middle East E. Fuat Keyman & Onur Sazak 7. Turkish Foreign Policy towards the Arab Spring: Between Western Orientation and Regional Disorder Emirhan Yorulmazlar & Ebru Turhan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138643062 20170123
It has been almost five years now since a new collective consciousness of Arab masses transformed the political landscape of the Middle East and North Africa. In just a short period of time, the people of the Arab world protested against their rulers, putting an end to long-time authoritarian leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, while bringing others to the eve of collapse. Although the uprisings were initially successful, the people's strong will to see honour, dignity, rights, and good governance realized within their respective countries was fiercely combated by the ruling strata of these states and their strategies to ensure authoritarian survival. The changing political landscape and the dynamic processes of the Arab Spring have caught the attention of academics as well. There is a blossoming literature being written on the Arab Spring focusing on social protests, authoritarian resilience and learning, opposition strategies, the rise of non-state actors, state failure, foreign policy, and new the geopolitical landscape. Therefore, with the desire to contribute to this literature, this edited volume aims to address the changing political atmosphere and the challenges of the emerging geopolitical order, particularly focusing on Turkish foreign policy and its response to the Arab Spring. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138643062 20170123
Green Library
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
xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Acknowledgements.- 1. Young People and Political Participation: Is there an issue about young people and politics?.- 2. Political Participation: theories of participation.- 3. Young People and Participation in Europe.- 4. New Media and Political Participation.- 5. Should sixteen and seventeen year olds be given the right to vote?.- 6. Youth Political Participation at Local Level.-7. Gender and Political Participation.- 8. Conclusion.- Bibliography.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230298675 20170130
This book analyses the various ways and the extent to which young people participate in politics, focusing primarily on the UK and including cross-national comparisons where relevant. It covers topics including: what is meant by political participation; youth political participation on a pan-European basis; new social media and youth political participation; whether the voting age should be lowered to 16; youth participation at the local level; and young women and political participation. Written in a lively and engaging style, the book provides a detailed investigation into the extent to which young people in the twenty-first century are interested and participate in politics. The author has included interviews with many young people, as well as with academics and specialists in the field. The book's greatest contribution is to the debate surrounding whether or not the voting age should be lowered to 16 - a timely and thought-provoking analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230298675 20170130
Green Library
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
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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