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xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Chapter 1 An Introduction to Latino Politics Chapter 2 Community Building in Latin America Chapter 3 Culture and Demographics Chapter 4 Latino Subgroups in the United States Chapter 5 The Politics of Interest and Culture Chapter 6 Latino Political Participation Chapter 7 Latinos in the Electoral Arena Chapter 8 Latino Organizations and Leadership Chapter 9 Immigration and Latino Immigrants Chapter 10 Education and Voting Rights Chapter 11 Building Political Alliances Chapter 12 The Latino Community: Beyond Recognition Politics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442259898 20161124
Latino Politics in America: Community, Culture, and Interests provides an in-depth look at how the various sub-groups of the Latino community influence the political landscape. In this third edition, Garcia discusses how topics such as voting, immigration, Latinos' own mobilization efforts, partisanship, and political engagement are all impacted by Latino leadership, activated communities, and advocacy groups.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442259898 20161124
Green Library
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xii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xv, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The Landscape Puzzle Chapter 2: Inclusive Contestation Chapter 3: Micro Level of Political Participation Chapter 4: How Do State Structures Matter? Chapter 5: How Does Mobilization Matter? Chapter 6: How Does Political Culture Matter? Chapter 7: Solving the Landscape Puzzle Conclusion: What Kind of Democracy?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138653764 20161024
The broad expansion of non-electoral political participation is considered one of the major changes in the nature of democratic citizenship in the 21st century. Most scholars - but also governments, transnational and subnational political institutions, and various foundations - have adopted the notion that contemporary democratic societies need a more politically active citizenry. Yet, contemporary democracies widely differ in the extent to which their citizens get involved in politics beyond voting. Why is political activism other than voting flourishing in the United States, but is less common in Britain and almost non-existent in post-communist countries like Bulgaria? The book shows that the answer does not lie in citizen's predispositions, social capital or institutions of consensual democracy. Instead, the key to understanding cross-country differences in political activism beyond voting rests in democratic structures that combine inclusiveness and contestation. What Kind of Democracy? is the first book to provide a theoretically driven empirical analysis of how different types of democratic arrangements affect individual participation in non-electoral politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138653764 20161024
Green Library
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xiii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Victimhood and government accountability
  • Explaining redress outcomes
  • Constructing victimhood and villainy in Japan and Korea
  • Hansen's Disease survivors' rights
  • The politics of hepatitis C-tainted blood products
  • The North Korean abductions and abductee families' activism
  • Conclusion: The politics of redress.
Green Library
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xi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • How the legacy of state and society relationships shapes contemporary public policy
  • Advocates inside the government: agendas, alternatives, and public policies
  • Advocates outside the government: the strengths and limits of civil society groups in policymaking
  • Who dominates: the policy community versus the news
  • Comparative policy advocacy: Korea and the United States
  • Rethinking advocacy and policymaking in Korea.
Who dominates in the contemporary policy process in South Korea? How do policy advocates engage in advocacy activities to exercise influence? Building on existing theories of state, society, and public policies in democracies, Advocacy and Policymaking in South Korea argues that the legacy of state-society relationships explains who influences and how in South Korean policymaking. The state-society relationship has been a popular framework to explain democratic transition and consolidation. Yet, few studies to date extend the approach to explain advocacy and policymaking across political systems. Jiso Yoon shows the relevance of the framework in explaining advocacy and policymaking today with empirical evidence drawn from the contemporary policy process in South Korea. In addition, she compares policy communities across new and old democracies, such as South Korea and the United States. In this regard, the comparative analysis included in the book sets an important research example for students of comparative public policy to follow.
Green Library
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xiv, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • WIll the revolution be A/B-tested?
  • Understanding the analytics, algorithm, and big data
  • The organizational logic of petition platforms
  • Analytic audiences
  • Boundary conditions : the analytics floor and the analytics frontier
  • What is left undone.
Some of the most remarkable impacts of digital media on political activism lie not in the new types of speech it provides to disorganized masses, but in the new types of listening it fosters among organized pressure groups. Beneath the easily visible waves of e-petitions, "likes, " hashtags, and viral videos lies a powerful undercurrent of activated public opinion. In this book, David Karpf offers a rich, detailed assessment of how political organizations carefully monitor this online activity and use it to develop new tactics and strategies that help them succeed in the evolving hybrid media system. Karpf discusses the power and potential of this new "analytic activism, " exploring the organizational logics and media logics that determine how digital inputs shape the choices that political campaigners make. He provides the first careful analysis of how organizations like Change.org and Upworthy.com influence the types of political narratives that dominate our Facebook newsfeeds and Twitter timelines. He investigates how MoveOn.org and it "netroots" peers use analytics to listen more effectively to their members and supporters. He also identifies two boundaries of analytic activism - the analytics floor and analytics frontier - which define the scope of this new style of organized citizen engagement. The book concludes by examining the limitations of analytic activism, raising a cautionary flag about the ways that putting too much faith in digital listening can lead to a weakening of civil society as a whole.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190266134 20161128
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7031-01, LAW-7031-01
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ix, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xxxii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Rashomon Effect: Introduction (Arun Mahizhnan): Not Quite an "Internet" Election: Survey of Media Use of Voters (Tan Tarn How and Arun Mahizhnan)-- Legal Landmines and OB Markers: Survival Strategies of Alternative Media (Cherian George)-- Untapped Potential: Internet Use by Political Parties (Debbie Goh and Natalie Pang)-- Pro, Anti, Neutral: Political Blogs and their Sentiments (Natalie Pang and Debbie Goh)-- Who Calls the Shots? Agenda Setting in Mainstream and Alternative Media (Paul Wu Horng-Jyh, Randolph Tan Gee Kwang and Carol Soon)-- Different but not that Different: New Media's Impact on Young Voters' Political Participation (Trisha T C Lin and Alice Y H Hong)-- The Leap from the Virtual to the Real: Facebook Use and Political Participation (Marko M Skoric)-- David vs Goliath: Twitter's Role in Equalising Big-Party Dominance (Xu Xiaoge)-- Lifting the Veil of Ignorance: Internet's Impact on Knowledge Gap (Debbie Goh)-- Squaring Political Circles: Coping with Conflicting Information (Natalie Pang)-- The Silence of the Majority: Political Talk during Election Time (Weiyu Zhang)-- Conclusion (Tan Tarn How)-- Appendices: Background on Survey-- Fact Sheet on the 2011 General Election-- About the Contributors--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814730006 20160618
The Singapore 2011 General Election was dubbed by some as the first "Internet" election. How far is this true and to what extent did old and new media influence voting behaviour and political participation? What was the role of Facebook, Twitter, party political websites, political discussion and the alternative and conflicting information offered online? What theoretical insights can be gleaned about media and its use by voters? This edited volume provides an in-depth analysis of these questions through a first-ever survey of media use, political traits, political participation and attitudes towards media, and through experiments, content analysis and interviews.This landmark collection of essays also lays the groundwork for understanding future elections, including the next general election. It also serves as a valuable record of the state of affairs on the ground in the rapidly shifting dynamics of a Singapore political landscape that is undergoing dramatic and unprecedented transformation.This book will appeal to researchers in political communication, political science and media communication. It will also be of interest to policy makers, members of media, community leaders and observers of the impact of media on politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814730006 20160618
Green Library
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xiii, 537 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • People are power : the mass uprising and the maverick coalition
  • Segregation is an economic problem : black workers win the right to vote
  • Forcing us together in self-defense : the Cold War, the black vote and the liberal movement
  • Minorities combine : G.J. Sutton, Albert Peña, and the Democrats of Texas
  • Unions are needed so desperately here : the rebirth of the labor movement and the seeds of the Bexar coalition
  • We shall be heard : rights in black and brown from the sit-ins to Viva Kennedy
  • Trying to reach substantially unanimous agreement : the "Latin vote" and the first democratic coalition
  • Separating the wheat from the chaff : intra-racial divides beget inter-racial unity
  • They'll never separate us again : the multiracial democratic coalition on the march
  • New power for the Texas minorities : winning the battles, losing the war.
This book is about the other Texas, not the state known for its cowboyconservatism, but a mid-twentieth-century hotbed of community organising, liberal politics, and civil rights activism. Beginning in the 1930s, Max Krochmal tells the story of the decades-long struggle for democracyin Texas, when African American, Mexican American, and white laborand community activists gradually came together to empower the state'smarginalised minorities. At the ballot box and in the streets, these diverseactivists demanded not only integration but economic justice, labor rights, and real political power for all. Their efforts gave rise to the DemocraticCoalition of the 1960s, a militant, multiracial alliance that would takeon-and eventually overthrow-both Jim Crow and Juan Crow. Using rare archival sources and original oral history interviews, Krochmal reveals the often-overlooked democratic foundations and liberaltradition of one of our nation's most conservative states. Blue Texasremembers the many forgotten activists who, by crossing racial lines andbuilding coalitions, achieved a degree of economic and political democracyin their cities and state that would have been scarcely imaginable just adecade earlier.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469626758 20161128
Green Library
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xix, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • 51 percent (and growing every day): the new American majority
  • Meet the new American majority
  • Blinded by the white
  • Requiem for the white swing voter
  • Fewer smart-ass white boys
  • Invest wisely
  • What is justice? Policy priorities for the new American majority
  • Conservatives can count
  • Conclusion: From fear to hope.
Green Library
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138 pages ; 20 cm.
Since 2011, a wave of popular mobilizations has swept the globe, from Occupy to the Arab Spring, 15M in Spain and the uprisings in Greece. Their demands were varied, but what they share is a commitment to ideals of radical democracy, and a willingness to experiment with new forms of organization to achieve this. In fact, the countries of Latin America have been experimenting with such projects since 1989-just as left projects of all stripes fell into decline across Europe-in what was a moment of rebirth. Poor residents of Venezuela's barrios took history into their own hands in a mass popular rebellion against neoliberalism, much as the movements appearing worldwide are doing today. Twenty-five years since the experiments began, Latin America is hardly recognizable, with leftist governments consolidating a new hegemony and radical movements surging forth from below. In Building the Commune, George Cicciarello-Maher travels through the many radical experiments of Venezuela, assessing how they have succeeded and failed, and how they are continuing to operate.Speaking to community members, workers, students and government officials, Cicciarello-Maher provides a balance sheet of these projects, that movements throughout the world can look to for lessons and inspiration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784782238 20161124
Green Library
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xx, 281 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Peacebuilding, elites, and the problem of capture
  • Elites and the Salvadoran state
  • Making the captured peace
  • Electoral politics in the postwar era : parties, polarization, and participation
  • El Salvador in the neoliberal era
  • The politics of exclusion : migration, crime, and society in the postwar era
  • Reclaiming the captured peace.
El Salvador is widely considered one of the most successful United Nations peacebuilding efforts, but record homicide rates, political polarization, socioeconomic exclusion, and corruption have diminished the quality of peace for many of its citizens. In Captured Peace: Elites and Peacebuilding in El Salvador, Christine J. Wade adapts the concept of elite capture to expand on the idea of "captured peace, " explaining how local elites commandeered political, social, and economic affairs before war's end and then used the peace accords to deepen their control in these spheres. While much scholarship has focused on the role of gangs in Salvadoran unrest, Wade draws on an exhaustive range of sources to demonstrate how day-to-day violence is inextricable from the economic and political dimensions. In this in-depth analysis of postwar politics in El Salvador, she highlights the local actors' primary role in peacebuilding and demonstrates the political advantage an incumbent party?-?in this case, the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA)?-?has throughout the peace process and the consequences of this to the quality of peace that results.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780896802988 20160619
Green Library
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xii, 648 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Democracy in the digital age / Peter Levine
  • Effective civics / Ethan Zuckerman
  • The logic of connective action : digital media and the personalization of contentious politics / W. Lance Bennett and Alexandra Segerberg
  • Liberated technology : inside emancipatory communication activism / Stefania Milan
  • Case study : "Bury until they change their ways" - the Digg Patriots and/as user-generated censorship / Chris Peterson
  • Case study : marriage equality, Facebook profile pictures, and civic participation / Brady Robards and Bob Buttigieg
  • Case study : Strike Debt and the Rolling Jubilee : building a debt resistance movement / Enhardt Graeff
  • Re-imagining government through civic media : three pathways to institutional innovation / Beth Simone Noveck
  • Data visualizations break down knowledge barriers in public engagement / Sarah Williams
  • The partisan technology gap / David Karpf
  • Case study : Code for America : scaling civic engagement through open data and software design / Andrew Richard Schrock
  • Case study : RegulationRoom / Dmitry Epstein and Cheryl Blake
  • Case study : Better Reykjavik : open municipal policymaking / Derek Lackaff
  • Case study : The California report card version 1.0 / CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative at UC Berkeley
  • Meaningful inefficiencies : resisting the logic of technological efficiency in the design of civic systems / Eric Gordon and Stephen Walter
  • Let's get lost : poetic city meets data city / Beth Coleman
  • Superpowers to the people! How young activists are tapping the civic imagination / Henry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova, Liana Gamber-Thompson, and Neta Kligler-Vilenchik
  • Case study : Mashnotes / Roy Bendor
  • Case study : From #destroythejoint to far-reaching digital activism : feminist revitalization stemming from social media and reaching beyond / Jessica McLean and Sophia Maalsen
  • Case study : The "It Gets Better Project" / Laurie Phillips Honda
  • Case study: Terra incognita : serendipity and discovery in the age of personalization / Catherine D'Ignazio
  • Case study : Innovation in the absence of a state : civic media and the inclusion of the marginalized in the Somali territories / Nicole Stremlau
  • Capitalists, consumers, and communicators : how schools approach civic education / Renee Hobbs
  • Connecting pedagogies of civic media : the literacies, connected civics, and engagement in daily life / Paul Mihailidis and Roman Gerodimos
  • Youth agency in public spheres : emerging tactics, literacies, and risks / Elisabeth Soep
  • Case study : Tracking traveling paper dolls : new media, old media, and global youth engagement in the Flat Stanley Project / Katie Day Good
  • Case study : From website to Weibo : new media as a catalyst for activating the local communication network and civic engagement in a diverse city / Daniela Gerson, Nien-Tsu Nancy Chen, Sandra Ball-Rokeach, and Michael Parks
  • Case study : Becoming civic : fracking, air pollution, and environmental sensing technologies / Jennifer Gabrys, Helen Pritchard, Nerea Calvillo, Nick Shapiro, and Tom Keene
  • Activist DDoS, community, and the personal / Molly Sauter
  • Partnering with communities and institutions / Ceasar McDowell and Melissa Yvonne Chinchilla
  • Community media infrastructure as civic engagement / Colin Rhinesmith
  • Case study : The #YoSoy132 movement in Mexico / Emiliano Treré
  • Case Study : An #EpicFail #FTW : considering the discursive changes and civic engagement of #MyNYPD / Sarah Whitcomb Lozier
  • Case study : Pivot : surreptitious communications design for victims of human trafficking / Tad Hirsch
  • Case study : MídiaNINJA and the rise of citizen journalism in Brazil / Stuart Davis
  • Case study : Hacking politics : civic struggles to politicize technologies / Sebastian Kubitschko
  • Revisiting the measurement of political participation for the Digital Age / Benjamin Bowyer and Joseph Kahne
  • Participatory action research for civic engagement / Marcus Foth and Martin Brynskov
  • Field-building in stages : funding and sustainability in civic innovation / Valerie Chang and Beth Gutelius
  • Case study : Guerrilla research tactics : alternative research methods in urban environments / Glenda Amayo Caldwell, Lindy Osborne, Inger Mewburn, and Ben Kraal
  • Case study : Hackathons as a site for civic IoT: initial insights / Carl DiSalvo and ken anderson
  • Case study : Crowdfunding civic action - Pimp My Carroça / Rodrigo Davies.
Countless people around the world harness the affordances of digital media to enable democratic participation, coordinate disaster relief, campaign for policy change, and strengthen local advocacy groups. The world watched as activists used social media to organize protests during the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution. Many governmental and community organizations changed their mission and function as they adopted new digital tools and practices. This book examines the use of "civic media" -- the technologies, designs, and practices that support connection through common purpose in civic, political, and social life. Scholars from a range of disciplines and practitioners from a variety of organizations offer analyses and case studies that explore the theory and practice of civic media. The contributors set out the conceptual context for the intersection of civic and media; examine the pressure to innovate and the sustainability of innovation; explore play as a template for resistance; look at civic education; discuss media-enabled activism in communities; and consider methods and funding for civic media research. The case studies that round out each section range from a "debt resistance" movement to government service delivery ratings to the "It Gets Better" campaign aimed at combating suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth. The book offers a valuable interdisciplinary dialogue on the challenges and opportunities of the increasingly influential space of civic media.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262034272 20160815
Green Library
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xvi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: The Networked Communication of Contentious Politics.- Chapter 2. The Protest Events.- Chapter 3. Digital Prefigurative Participation.- Chapter 4. Casual Protestors.- Chapter 5. Organisational Form.- Chapter 6. Participatory Coordination.- Chapter 7. Informal Civic Learning.- Conclusion: Civic Participation in Contentious Politics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137508683 20160919
The book examines the highly dynamic communication ecology of recent contentious politics and its expanding digital footprint. First, it looks at the attainment of democratic citizenship through practice as street protests attract substantial numbers of followers who narrate their involvement or reflect on the claims and the implications of collective action on social media. Secondly, it considers the ramifications for contemporary democracy arising from the large-scale uptake of social media by variegated protest networks, which no longer pivot on the coordination capacity of bureaucratic movement organizations. The book ties these aspects together to propose that contentious politics can be a fertile ground for progressive civic participation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137508683 20160919
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface 1 Introducing the Journey 2 Explaining "Partially" Critical Junctures 3 Lebanon: Intricacies of a Sectarian Power-sharing System 4 Activism and Electoral Non-Reform in Lebanon 5 Libya: Intricacies of a Stateless Society 6 Libya's Activists Struggle for a New Constitution 7 Moving past "Partially" Critical Junctures Annexes Annex 1 List of Interviewees Annex 2 Libya Survey Questions Annex 3 Lebanon Election Observation Methodology Annex 4 Note on Transliteration.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138184923 20160619
Lebanon and Libya have undergone critical political events in recent years. However, demands for reform from civic institutions during these transitions have not led to concrete political decisions. Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya reveals the deeply-entrenched historical patterns and elements of continuity that have led to path dependent outcomes in the political transitions of both countries. Motivated by personal experiences as an activist in Lebanon, the author draws together a wide range of data from participant observations, nation-wide surveys, interviews and focus groups in a careful analysis of these two civil society-led reform campaigns. The study demonstrates how the combination of weak states and power-sharing agreements marginalizes civic organisations and poses institutional constraints on the likelihood of reform. Written by an active participant in the political events discussed, this book offers new insight into two countries which present comparable and informative case studies. As such, it is a valuable resource for students, scholars and policymakers interested in civil society, politics and reform in the Middle East and North Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138184923 20160619
Green Library
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219 pages ; 23 cm
  • Commons Democracy: An Introduction One. Telling Stories: Vernacular versus Formal Democracy Two. Between Savagery and Civilization: The Whiskey Rebellion and a Democratic Middle Way Three. The Privatizing State: The Pioneers and the Closing of the Legal Commons Four. Settler Self-Governance: Democratic Politics on the Frontier Five. From Nothing to Start, Into Being: The Anti-Rent Wars, the Indian Question, and the Triumph of Liberalism Conclusion: "The Wayward Multitudinous People.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823268382 20160619
Commons Democracy highlights a poorly understood dimension of democracy in the early United States. It tells a story that, like the familiar one, begins in the Revolutionary era. But instead of the tale of the Founders' high-minded ideals and their careful crafting of the safe framework for democracy--a representative republican government--Commons Democracy examines the power of the democratic spirit, the ideals and practices of everyday people in the early nation. As Dana D. Nelson reveals in this illuminating work, the sensibility of participatory democratic activity fueled the involvement of ordinary folk in resistance, revolution, state constitution-making, and early national civic dissent. The rich variety of commoning customs and practices in the late colonies offered non-elite actors a tangible and durable relationship to democratic power, one significantly different from the representative democracy that would be institutionalized by the Framers in 1787. This democracy understood political power and liberties as communal, not individual. Ordinary folk practiced a democracy that was robustly participatory and insistently local. To help tell this story, Nelson turns to early American authors--Hugh Henry Brackenridge, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Montgomery Bird, and Caroline Kirkland--who were engaged with conflicts that emerged from competing ideals of democracy in the early republic, such as the Whiskey Rebellion and the Anti-Rent War as well as the enclosure of the legal commons, anxieties about popular suffrage, and practices of frontier equalitarianism. While Commons Democracy is about the capture of "democracy" for the official purposes of state consolidation and expansion, it is also a story about the ongoing (if occluded) vitality of commons democracy, of its power as part of our shared democratic history and its usefulness in the contemporary toolkit of citizenship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823268382 20160619
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (332 p.)
Book
120 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Two Approaches to Elite Dominance 2. A Theory of Constrained Elitism 3. The Contemporary Networked Public Sphere 4. Constraint in the Networked Public Conclusion Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415727129 20160619
Today, examples of the public's engagement with political issues through commercial and communicative mechanisms have become increasingly common. In February 2012, the Susan G. Komen Foundation reversed a decision to cease funding of cancer screening programs through Planned Parenthood amidst massive public disapproval. The same year, restaurant chain Chic-fil-A became embroiled in a massive public debate over statements its President made regarding same-sex marriage. What exactly is going on in such public engagement, and how does this relate to existing ideas regarding the public sphere and political participation? Is the public becoming increasingly vocal in its complaints? Or are new relationships between the public and economic and political leaders emerging? Timothy Kersey's book asserts that the widespread utilization of internet communications technologies, especially social media applications, has brought forth a variety of new communicative behaviors and relationships within liberal polities. Through quick and seemingly chaotic streams of networked communication, the actions of these elites are subject to increasingly intense scrutiny and short-term pressure to ameliorate or at least address the concerns of segments of the population. By examining these new patterns of behavior among both elites and the general public, Kersey unearths the implications of these patterns for contemporary democratic theory, and argues that contemporary conceptualizations of "the public'" need to be modified to more accurately reflect practices of online communication and participation. By engaging with this topical issue, Kersey is able to closely examine the self-organization of both elite and non-elite segments of the population within the realm of networked communication, and the relations and interactions between these segments. His book combines perspectives from political theory and communication studies and so will be widely relevant across both disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415727129 20160619
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: activating democracy
  • Extending democratization theory: the cases of Russia and Indonesia
  • Elite-constraining participation and democracy's survival
  • Testing the model: predicting non-voting political participation
  • Tocqueville revisited: civic skills and social networks
  • Political efficacy and "throwing the rascals out"
  • Political trust and regime legitimacy
  • Conclusion: political participation and the future of democracy
  • List of expert interview subjects.
Green Library
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ix, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction.-2. Transnational political spaces between Mexico and the US.-3. Transnational communities and political influence between Chicago and Michoacan.-4. Political trajectories of migrant leaders.-5. Mexican migrant organizations in Chicago and their political arenas.-6. The emergence of transnational political spaces.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137558534 20160808
This book analyzes Mexican migrant organizations in the US and their political influence in home communities in Mexico. By connecting multifaceted arenas of Mexican migrant's activism, it traces the construction of transnational political spaces. The author's ethnographic work in the state of Michoacan and in Chicago shows how these transnational arenas overcome the limits of traditional political spaces - the nation state and the local community - and bring together intertwined facets of 'the political'. The book examines how actors engage in politics within transnational spaces; it delineates the different trajectories and agendas of male and female, indigenous and non-indigenous migrant activists; it demonstrates how the local and actor-centered levels are linked to the regional or state levels as well as to the federal levels of politics; and finally, it shows how these multifaceted arenas constitute transnational spaces that have implications for politics and society in Mexico and the US alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137558534 20160808
Green Library

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