A Better Politics

Author: Danny Dorling
Publisher: London Publishing Partnership
ISBN: 9781907994555
Release Date: 2016-03-20
Genre: Political Science

The aim of this book is to inspire a better politics: one that will enable future generations to be happier. Greater well-being and better health should be the goals, rather than wealth maximization. We need to value healthcare more than hedge funds, caring above careers, relationships more than real estate. The book is about what makes most of us happier, but it is also about the collective good. We cannot truly be happy if those around us are not happy. The evidence for a successful politics that would promote happiness and health is examined, and policies that take account of this evidence are suggested. Government can and should work to make us happier.

Before Babylon Beyond Bitcoin

Author: David Birch
Publisher: London Publishing Partnership
ISBN: 9781907994678
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Technology is changing money: it has been transformed from physical objects to intangible information. With the arrival of smart cards, mobile phones and Bitcoin it has become easier than ever to create new forms of money. Crucially, money is also inextricably connected with our identities. Your card or phone is a security device that can identify you – and link information about you to your money. To see where these developments might be taking us, David Birch looks back over the history of money, spanning thousands of years. He sees in the past, both recent and ancient, evidence for several possible futures. Looking further back to a world before cash and central banks, there were multiple ‘currencies’ operating at the level of communities, and the use of barter for transactions. Perhaps technology will take us back to the future, a future that began back in 1971, when money became a claim backed by reputation rather than by physical commodities of any kind. Since then, money has been bits. The author shows that these phenomena are not only possible in the future, but already upon us. We may well want to make transactions in Tesco points, Air Miles, Manchester United pounds, Microsoft dollars, Islamic e-gold or Cornish e-tin. The use of cash is already in decline, and is certain to vanish from polite society. The newest technologies will take money back to its origins: a substitute for memory, a record of mutual debt obligations within multiple overlapping communities. This time though, money will be smart. It will be money that reflects the values of the communities that produced it. Future money will know where it has been, who has been using it and what they have been using it for.

Driverless Cars On a Road to Nowhere

Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: London Publishing Partnership
ISBN: 9781907994760
Release Date: 2018-01-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Driverless cars are the future. That is what the tech giants, the auto industry and even the government want us to think. Almost daily there are media stories about how we will soon all be able to rip up our driving licences, sit in the back seat and let the car take us around. But is this really going to happen? Christian Wolmar has dug behind the hype and found a very different story. We are nowhere near this driverless utopia. Indeed it may prove to be impossible to reach. And even if it were achievable, does anyone want it? Far from reducing traffic and pollution, millions of zombie cars on the roads would make them worse. Wolmar looks at the technical and other difficulties that make this driverless future a very uncertain proposition. He finds that it is the tech companies and the auto manufacturers who are desperate to get us out of the driving seat, and argues that far from making the roads safer, driverless cars may well make them more dangerous. This entertaining polemic sets out the many technical, legal and moral problems that obstruct the path to a driverless future, and debunks many of the myths around that future’s purported benefits.

Legitimacy and Force State Papers and Current Perspectives

Author: Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351317948
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Political Science

Legitimacy and Force, Volumes One and Two are the state papers of Jeane J. Kirkpatrick as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. The volumes feature all of the ambassador's UN and congressional testimonies, addresses, speeches and statements and a broad selection of speeches on international affairs and human rights. Together they present a lucid and comprehensive account of the position of one of America's most controversial UN representatives. Volume One is oriented around themes of democratic societies and undemocratic systems, human rights and political obligations. Kirkpatrick examines the nature and legitimacy of democracy and the illegitimate nature of undemocratic nations. She also offers poignant commentary on the presidential election of 1980 and what the "Reagan phenomenon" has meant to the United States and the West. Volume Two offers Kirkpatrick's formal remarks on nations and nation-building. She focuses on Grenada, Poland, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and the Soviet Union. She provides a particularly trenchant analysis of Israel: the Camp David accords, the assault on Israel inside the United Nations, and on the Middle East in general. Essential reading for everyone interested in the policymaking arena, these volumes exemplify Kirkpatrick's articulate conceptual underpinning of present-day American foreign policy. These volumes, far from the usual government position papers, range widely and personally over the major international issues of our times. They are amplified in essays and articles written by Dr. Kirkpatrick for special occasions not related to specific UN work. In addition, the volumes contain crucial papers that were written after her resignation from the UN ambassadorship-and hence reflect Kirkpatrick's current interests and persuasions.

Britain s Cities Britain s Future

Author: Mike Emmerich
Publisher: London Publishing Partnership
ISBN: 9781907994647
Release Date: 2017-02-20
Genre: Political Science

Britain invented the modern industrial city in the nineteenth century. But by the late 20th century most British cities had become basket cases. Today London overshadows the rest of the country, as the UK's only 'world city'. No other large country is anything like as economically and politically centralized. This concentration of power damages Britain's economy and fuels the sense of discontent felt by the millions of people for whom the capital seems like another planet. Yet it is cities that are fuelling economic growth around the world. Mike Emmerich looks at the DNA of cities and how it expresses itself in their institutions, governance, public services, religion and culture. He argues that the UK needs a devolutionary ratchet, allowing major cities the freedom to seek devolution of any area of public spending that is not inherently national in nature (such as defence). Cities should have powers to raise some of their own taxes including business, property and sales based taxes and to increase them. He calls for sustained investment in transport and infrastructure, and also training. An innovation-centric industrial policy would also have an emphasis on the social fabric of cities and - crucially - their institutions.

Making Sense of Political Ideology

Author: Bernard L. Brock
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742536718
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Political positions in the United States today are ideologically chaotic, and there are significant prices to pay for that chaos. The nation has not reached a crisis yet in her modern political gridlock, but predicting the time when the current generation will face the difficulties of earlier times of crisis such as the Civil War, the Great Depression, or World War II is a difficult task. When that time comes, leaders who can communicate effectively to foster understanding and political unity and who can respond to a crisis with skilled direction will be a vital concern. Making Sense of Political Ideology explores the erosion of ties among ideology, language, and political action. Analyzing political language strategies, it shows how to dissect language so we can better understand a speaker's ideology. The authors define four political positions radical, liberal, conservative, reactionary and apply their techniques to contemporary issues such as the war on terrorism. They emphasize the dangers of staying trapped in political gridlock with no consensus for governmental direction and propose that the ability to identify and bridge positions can help political communicators toward constructing coalitions and building support for political action."

New Perspectives in Public Health

Author: Siân Griffiths
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857757912
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

This new edition presents a review of the current policy and practice of public health. It draws together the viewpoints of a variety of leading practitioners to provide diverse perspectives on the range of key issues facing public health today.

Principles of International Politics

Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452202983
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre: Political Science

Renowned scholar Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, who set the standard for the scientific approach to international relations and transformed the field, has returned with a reformulated fifth edition based on extensive reviewer feedback and guided by an emphasis on questions about the causes and consequences of war, peace, and world order. More than ever before, the strategic perspective in international relations is examined with complete clarity, precision, and accessibility. What hasn't changed is Bueno de Mesquita's commitment to covering the fundamentals of IR. The foundational topics and examination are all there: the major theories of war, the domestic sources of international politics, an exploration of the democratic peace, the problems of terrorism, the role of foreign aid, democratization, international political economy, globalization, international organizations, international law, and the global environment. The first part of the book, "Foundations" offers highly accessible coverage of key concepts, introducing students to different ways to think about the national interest and showing them how to use game theory and the strategic perspective/selectorate theory to better understand what happens in all aspects of international affairs. This section uses debate over North Korea's nuclear weapons development as an ongoing example to build concepts and build confidence in the student's how of basic modeling ideas. Also covered is a basic, intuitive introduction to game theory and other evidence and logic based tools for analyzing international relations. Part II, "War," next provides a more thorough evaluation of how domestic political incentives and the domestic institutions of governance shape choices about conflict initiation, escalation, and termination. It also surveys major theories of war and conflict, working through hypotheses derived from constructivism, neo-realism, liberalism and selectorate theory and evaluating them against the evidence to see what actually works and what doesn't. Chapters in Part III, "Peace," build on the logic of collective action to help students see why it is so difficult to get national governments to do "what is right" even when they can agree on what is right, with chapters covering the effectiveness of international organizations and international law, as well as a thorough evaluation of environmental issues, human rights enforcement and the domestic and the international political economy of trade. Part IV, "World Order" emphasizes efforts to promote the spread of democracy and economic prosperity. It also addresses how to understand and deal with terrorism. Whether examining terrorism, the spread of democracy or the alleviation of poverty, chapters in this section carefully examine which strategies work, which do not, and why. The Arab Spring provides a useful ongoing example of the strengths and weaknesses of foreign aid policy and military intervention policies. No other introductory text delivers such an easily-understood contemporary explanation of international politics, while truly enabling students to learn how to mobilize the key concepts and models themselves-thus develop a new method for thinking about world affairs. More than ever before, Principles provides a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of international affairs, systematically compares the accuracy of competing approaches to international relations, and walks students through the simple, intuitive models and games that capture the essence of the strategic, selectorate viewpoint.

Die Politik

Author: Aristoteles
Publisher:
ISBN: BCUL:1092238782
Release Date: 1803
Genre:


100 Years of Happiness Insights and Findings from the Experts

Author: Nathan S. Carlin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440803635
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: Psychology

This book sums up 100 of years of research into the study of happiness—from 19th century scientific insights on the subject to the pop psychology perspectives of modern-day America. • Concise summaries of classic debates on the meaning of happiness • An examination of cultural and individual belief systems regarding happiness

What s It Take to Make a Man

Author: R. O. Bloch
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 9781611872699
Release Date: 2012-02-16
Genre: Family & Relationships

Written as a handbook for new or aspiring parents, What's It Take To Make A Man? proposes a bold, even visionary approach to solving the twin problems of boys with little purpose and families with little connection. The book provides a practical, comprehensive road map for the rebirth of real Manhood and Family-hood. Just as the Women's Movement forever dispelled the notion of women as second class, What's It Take To Make A Man? will lead the simmering parent revolt against pop culture's degradation of young men and their character. With engaging chapter titles like "The Hole In The Soul Generation" and "Raising vs. Nurturing," What's It Take To Make A Man? gets right to the point, in a common sense style that is inclusive of all boys, no matter what their sexual preference, or even their parents' gender or relationship.Over 132,000 American teens attempted suicide in a recent year. Boys were five times more likely to try than girls. Boys are seven times more likely to drop out of school before age 18, and are joining gangs at alarming rates. By any measure, our boys are timed out, disengaged, and failing fast. Most have no idea of their obligation, or even their option, to become Men of character."

Make Sense who May

Author: Robin J. Davis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0389207918
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Literary Criticism

Contents: The Difficult BirthoAn Image of Utterance in Beckett, Paul Lawley; Less equals MoreoDeveloping Ambiguity in the Drafts of "Come and Go," Rosemary Pountney; Seeing is PerceivingoBeckett's Later Plays and the Theory of Audience Response, Karen L. Laughlin; Mutations of the Soliloquy, "Not I" to "Rockaby," Andrew Kennedy; Anonymity and IndividuationoThe Interrelation of Two Linguistic Functions in "Not I" and "Rockaby," Lois Oppenheim; Walking and Rocking, Ritual Acts in "Footfalls" and "Rockaby," Mary A. Doll; Beckett's Other Trilogyo"Not I," "Footfalls" and "Rockaby," R. Thomas Stone; Perspective in "Rockaby," Jane Alison Hale; Know HappinessoIrony in "Ill Seen Ill Said," Monique Nagem; Reading "That Time," Antoni Libera; The Speech Act in Beckett's "Ohio Impromptu," Kathleen O'Gorman; "Make Sense Who May," A Study of "Catastrophe" and "What Where," Annamaria Sportelli; "Catastrophe" and Dramatic Setting, Hersh Zeifman; A Political Perspective on "Catastrophe," Robert Sandarg; The Quad PiecesoA Screen for the Unseeable, Phyllis Carey. Irish Literary Studies Series No. 30."

Economic Development from the State and Local Perspective

Author: D. Robinson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137317490
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: Political Science

This definitive work mixes case law, public policy, economic strategy, and examines the wide range of issues facing efforts to improve the American economy, to illustrate how economic growth is driven through strong public-private partnerships, and how successful growth strategies from the state and local level operate to grow jobs.

Debating the Presidency Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive 2nd Edition

Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781604265651
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

The study of the presidency&BAD:—the power of the office, the evolution of the executive as an institution, the men who have served&BAD:—has generated a great body of research and scholarship.What better way to get students to grapple with the ideas of the literature than through conflicting perspectives on some of the most pivotal issues facing the modern presidency? Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate beyond the pages of the book. Each essay&BAD:—written in the form of a debate resolution&BAD:— offers a compelling yet concise view on the American executive. In essays that are new to this edition, contributors debate the repeal of the 22nd Amendment, the abolition of the vice presidency, the extent to which presidential signing statements threaten the separation of powers, and whether the fighting of the war on terror should require relaxing checks on presidential power. Ellis and Nelson introduce each pair of essays, giving students context and preparing them to read each argument critically, so they can decide for themselves which side of the debate they find most persuasive.