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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)
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
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.
Green Library
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)
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
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)
x, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
xiii, 294 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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 facades?
  • Federalism : power struggles
  • Authoritarian governments : limiting citizen power
  • The power of words : secession referenda
  • The power of voters : creating and rejecting peace
  • What's next?
Green Library
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)
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
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
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)
x, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Unpacking legitimacy: An analytical framework of legitimate peace negotiations 3. Peace negotiations in Liberia and Kenya 4. A voice for the voiceless: Civil society activism in Liberia 5. Silencing the choirmasters: The Kenyan National Dialogue and Reconciliation 6. A multidimensional view of legitimacy 7. Emancipatory peacebuilding and civic agency.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685376 20171218
The book offers a critical analysis of legitimacy in peacebuilding, with a focus on peace negotiations and civil society participation in particular. The aim of this book is to unpack the meaning of legitimacy for the population in peacebuilding processes and the relationship this has with civil society involvement. There is a growing consensus for addressing local concerns in peacebuilding, with the aim of ensuring local ownership. Moreover, scholars have noted a relationship between civil society inclusion in peace negotiations and legitimacy. Yet, the very idea of legitimacy remains a black box. Using data from original empirical fieldwork - including over 100 semi-structured interviews and 12 focus group discussions - the book focuses on two case studies of negotiations that, respectively, ended a long civil war in Liberia in 2003 and ended the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008. It argues that civil society involvement is conceptually insufficient to show a multidimensional understanding of legitimacy. Instead, the book shows a complex picture of legitimate peace negotiations, based on outcome and participation-based characteristics with the involvement of both 'guarantors' of legitimacy and a more general civic agency which includes the general population. Through forms of participative communication, the passive audience become active stakeholders in the construction of legitimacy. This has repercussions for how we think about civil society and peacebuilding more generally. This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, security studies and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685376 20171218
Green Library
393 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Losing our illusions
  • Part One. The crisis of liberal democracy: Democracy without rights
  • Rights without democracy
  • Democracy is deconsolidating
  • Part Two. Origins: Social media
  • Economic stagnation
  • Identity
  • Part Three. Remedies: Domesticating nationalism
  • Fixing the economy
  • Renewing civic faith
  • Conclusion: Fighting for our convictions.
From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of liberal democracy individual rights and the popular will are at war, putting democracy itself at risk. In plain language, Yascha Mounk describes how we got here, where we need to go, and why there is little time left to waste.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674976825 20180319
Green Library
xix, 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
This book explores why some people become politicians, how they represent citizens in parliaments, and what they think about democracy and its institutions. It analyses the results of the first survey of a representative sample of Spanish MPs (580 cases) and citizens. The study covers areas such as: social profiles; recruitment and selection; women in parliaments; motivation for politics; perception of the representative function and how this is affected by corruption, disaffection and mistrust; national and regional identities; ideology; the functioning of parliamentary groups, and perceptions about the EU. The case of Spain is used to demonstrate how MPs' values, opinions and attitudes conflict and complement with those of the citizens they are supposed to represent. Through a systematic comparison between MPs and citizens, the contributions deal with topics that are key to understanding how democracies work and the role played by MPs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319638256 20180122
Green Library
xv, 317 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction PART I: Conceptualizing public participation in constitution making processes Chapter 1. Participation - to unveil a myth Abrak Saati Chapter 2. Letting the Constituent Power decide? Merits and challenges of referenda in constitution making processes in Africa Markus Boeckenfoerde PART II: Participation in constitution making processes Chapter 3. The Flawed Public Participation in the Egyptian Constitutional Process Mohamed Abdelaal Chapter 4. The 2011 Constitution-making Process in Morocco: A Limited and Controlled Public Participation Francesco Biagi Chapter 5. Participation in the Tunisian constitution-making process Nedra Cherif Chapter 6. The Role of Participation in the Two Kenyan Constitution Building Processes of 2000-5 and 2010: Lessons Learnt? Rose W. Macharia and Yash Ghai Chapter 7. The Francophone Paradox: Participation in Senegal and in Central African Republic Leopoldine Croce Chapter 8. People and Constitutions: The Case of Zambia Boniface Cheembe Chapter 9. Public Participation Under Authoritarian Rule: The case of Zimbabwe Douglas Togaraseyi Mwonzora Chapter 10. The Role of Civil Society in the Libyan Constitution-making Process Omar Hammady Chapter 11. Public Participation and Elite Capture: A yet Incomplete Struggle Towards a New Constitution in Tanzania Philipp Michaelis Chapter 12. Mission Impossible? Opportunities and Limitations of Public Participation in Constitution-Making in a Failed State - The Case of Somalia Jan Amilcar Schmidt Chapter 13. The process of drafting a citizen driven constitution in South Sudan: which role for the public? Katrin Seidel PART III: Participation in context: does it make a difference? Chapter 14. Wanjiku's Constitution: Women's participation and their impact in Kenya's constitution building processes Jill Cottrell Chapter 15. Societal Engagement, Democratic Transition, and Constitutional Implementation in Malawi Matteo Nicolini, Martina Trettel Chapter 16. Public Participation and the Death Penalty in South Africa's Constitution-Making Process Heinz Klug Chapter 17. A Success Story of Participation? LGBTI rights in South Africa Veronica Federico Chapter 18. The Cross-Cutting Issue of Religion in the Tunisian Participatory Constitution-Making Process Tania Abbiate Chapter 19. Does participation help to foster constitutionalism in Africa? H. Kwasi Prempeh.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138745872 20180213
During the last decade of the 20th century, Africa has been marked by a "constitutional wind" which has blown across the continent giving impetus to constitutional reforms designed to introduce constitutionalism and good governance. One of the main features of these processes has been the promotion of public participation, encouraged by both civil society and the international community. This book aims to provide a systematic overview of participation forms and mechanisms across Africa, and a critical understanding of the impact of public participation in constitution-making processes, digging beneath the rhetoric of public participation as being at the heart of any successful transition towards democracy and constitutionalism. Using case studies from Central African Republic, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Morocco, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the book investigates various aspects of participatory constitution making: from conception, to processes, and specific contents that trigger ambivalent dynamics in such processes. The abstract glorification of public participation is questioned as theoretical and empirical perspectives are used to explain what public participation does in concrete terms and to identify what lessons might be drawn from those experiences. This is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and students with an interest in politics and constitution building in Africa, as well as experts working in national offices, international organizations or in national and international NGOs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138745872 20180213
Green Library
xii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Voting barriers: the obstacle course of electoral participation
  • Sweating the vote: polling place stress as a voting barrier
  • Studying polling place stress: an experimental approach
  • Can you read me? Ballot access complexity and voter behavior
  • Does a placebo ballot lead to a voting headache? Provisional ballots and voter behavior
  • The waiting is the hardest part? Polling place wait times and voter behavior
  • Are the barriers higher for some voters? The conditional effects of polling place stressors
  • Dealing with polling place stressors: conclusions and implications
  • Appendix A: Subject recruitment
  • Appendix B: Pretest survey
  • Appendix C: Posttest, mock election ballot
  • Appendix D: Measures, coding, and distribution of responses.
Green Library
xv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction / 2. Democratising Global Governance / 3. Brazil and the Purchase of Drugs / 4. Brazil and Food Security / 5. Brazil and Open Government / 6. Brazil and Internet Governance / 7. Conclusion / Bibliography / Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786604545 20180115
In recent years, a growing literature has focused on how to create more effective and democratic global governance mechanisms to better tackle global challenges such as health epidemics, global hunger, Internet surveillance or the consequences of climate change. Yet there is a gap in accessible published material to reflect contributions of democratic states from the global South. Among these democracies from the global South, Brazil is a popular case for teachers and researchers looking to study global governance mechanisms. This book provides students with a framework that challenges the Western-centred views on questions of how to democratise global governance processes, arguing that developing democracies from the global South have developed serious and sustainable approaches to a more democratic global system. With chapters on Brazil's responses to global food security, the purchase of drugs, open government initiatives and internet governance, this book opens up contemporary and novel practices of democracy for examination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786604545 20180115
Green Library
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  • What is, and what is not, a primary election? / Alan Ware
  • The origins of the direct primary / John F. Reynolds
  • Candidate emergence in the era of direct primaries / Jamie L. Carson and Ryan D. Williamson
  • Should we expect primary elections to create polarization? : a robust median voter theorem with rational parties / Gilles Serra
  • Sorting Dixie : the changing profile of southern presidential primary / electorates / Seth C. McKee
  • The nature of crossover voters / Barbara Norrander
  • The effect of open and closed primaries on voter turnout / Matthew J. Geras and Michael H. Crespin
  • Strategic candidate entry : primary type and candidate divergence / Kristin Kanthak and Eric Loepp
  • The direct primary and voting behavior in U.S. general elections / Shigeo Hirano and James M. Snyder, Jr
  • Divisive primaries : when do they hurt in the general election? / Jeffrey Lazarus
  • Is there a link between primary competition and general election results? / Robert G. Boatright and Vincent G. Moscardelli
  • Ideological primaries and their influence in Congress / Caitlin E. Jewitt and Sarah A. Treul
  • When might moderates win the primary? / Danielle M. Thomsen
  • Primary elections and group dynamics : examining the makeup of the party coalitions / Casey B.K. Dominguez
  • 2016 : one party decided / Marty Cohen
  • Citizen choice in presidential primaries / Wayne Steger
  • The fuzzy frontrunner : Donald Trump and the role of ideology in presidential nomination politics / Dante J. Scala
  • Televised debates in presidential primaries / David A. Hopkins
  • Primaries outside of the United States
  • Mind the gap : the effects of intra- and inter-party competition on party unity in parliamentary democracies / Reuven Y. Hazan and Reut Itzkovitch-Malka
  • Primaries and legislative behavior / Indriði H. Indriðason and Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson
  • Party primaries as a strategic choice : the costs and benefits of democratic candidate selection / Kathleen Bruhn
  • Primary elections in new democracies : the evolution of candidate selection methods in Ghana / Nahomi Ichino and Noah L. Nathan
  • Party primaries in Canada / Scott Pruysers and Anthony Sayers
  • The Italian style of intra-party democracy : a twenty-year long journey / Marino De Luca
  • Beyond open and closed : complexity in American primary election reform / J. Andrew Sinclair and Ian O'Grady
  • Sore loser laws in presidential and congressional elections / Michael S. Kang and Barry C. Burden.
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