Governing America

Author: Robert Singh
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199250499
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

Governing America is an innovative edited textbook, designed for first-time students of American politics. Written by an international team of experts, this volume offers an accessible and comprehensive examination of American politics both before and after September 11. Divided into four parts, the volume opens with an introduction to the main theoretical and historical surveys of American politics and foreign policy. Part Two analyzes the key institutions of American government, Part Three examines a range of public policies and Part Four assesses a series ofcontemporary issues and controversies.

Der ewige Kalte Krieg

Author: Wilson Cardozo
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531924366
Release Date: 2010-08-09
Genre: Political Science

Innerhalb der außenpolitischen Interaktion zwischen den USA und den Ländern Lateina- rikas gibt es keinen vergleichbaren Fall, der die Differenzen, die ideologische Konfronta- on, aber auch die kulturelle Annäherung und gegenseitige Einflussnahme so facettenreich widerspiegelt wie die Beziehungen zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten und Kuba. Die - genwärtige Gestaltung neuer Ansätze zur Lösung des bilateralen Konflikts, der schon über ein halbes Jahrhundert besteht, wird durch verschiedene historische Ereignisse kondit- niert. Die kulturelle Verbundenheit beider Länder, die nicht nur durch die geographische Nähe entstanden ist, sondern auch durch den US-amerikanischen Einfluss zu Zeiten der kubanischen Nationsbildung und der damit verknüpften Auseinandersetzung um die Un- hängigkeit der Insel, die gleichzeitig von einer nachhaltigen Migrationsbewegung begleitet war, führte im Laufe der Jahrzehnte zur Etablierung kubanischstämmiger Gruppierungen in den USA. Diese bilden zum einen auf Grund ihrer erfolgreichen Integration in die soz- politischen und ökonomischen Strukturen der Vereinigten Staaten, die durch die - amerikanischen Regierungen begünstigt wurde, und zum anderen wegen ihrer demograp- schen Konzentration in der Region Floridas einen Referenzpunkt für eine erfolgreiche - teiligung einer ethnischen Minderheit an der Gestaltung, Einflussnahme und Ausführung außenpolitischer US-amerikanischer Maßnahmen. In der vorliegenden Studie werde ich zeigen, dass die Gruppen für die Interpretation der bilateralen Beziehungen zwischen den USA und Kuba einen entscheidenden innenpolitischen Faktor repräsentieren. Dieser wird zwar in der wissenschaftlichen Literatur zu diesem spezifischen Thema erwähnt, bisher wurde er jedoch nicht in einen theoretischen Rahmen eingebettet und empirisch untersucht.

Krisenimperialit t

Author: Sebastian Huhnholz
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593502038
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Genre: Political Science

»Are we Rome?« Die Identifizierung mit Rom und dessen Legitimationsformeln politischer Herrschaft, aber auch das Menetekel vom Untergang der Römischen Republik zählen seit dem 18. Jahrhundert zu den Narrativen US-amerikanischer Selbstverständigung. Neu ist jedoch die Vielfalt, mit der zuletzt in den USA die einst antiimperialistische Projektion auf das republikanische Rom durch Aufwertungen des früher verhassten Imperium Romanum relativiert wurde, um daraus – so kann es diese Studie zeigen – zustimmungsfähige Imperiumsvisionen zu schöpfen. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Dissertationspreis 2014 der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie.

2012

Author: Joseph Gelfer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317544135
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: Religion

21 December 2012 was believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. Many people believed this date to mark the end of the world or, at the very least, a shift to a new form of global consciousness. Examining how much of the phenomenon is based on the historical record and how much is contemporary fiction, the book explores the landscape of the modern apocalyptic imagination, the economics of the spiritual marketplace, the commodification of countercultural values, and the cult of celebrity.

The Politics of Belgium

Author: Kris Deschouwer
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137030252
Release Date: 2012-09-03
Genre: Political Science

Belgium set a new world record in 2011 for the time needed to form a government, taking no less than 541 days to bring together a new federal coalition. Governing a divided society like Belgium is never easy, demanding appropriate institutions and advanced political skills. In this fully revised and updated text, Kris Deschouwer gives an even-handed and analytically sophisticated account of contemporary Belgium politics. He explains the background to the territorial divide between a Dutch-speaking north and a French-speaking south that has shaped the political system and has led Belgium's polarized communities to contemplate divorce after decades of search for institutional responses to internal conflict. Deschouwer sets out the institutional arrangements of what has been called the most thorough example of a consociational democracy, and shows how this form of democratic government, along with Belgium's particular federal system has provided a basis – most of the time – to govern a deeply divided country. Fully updated to cover the latest developments, including the 2011 agreement on new constitutional reform, this leading text provides a comprehensive picture of Belgian politics which helps answer the question of whether Belgium – and indeed other divided societies – can be governed in a legitimate democratic manner.

Public Opinion in State Politics

Author: Jeffrey E. Cohen
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015064766507
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

Public Opinion in State Politics gathers together the best new research by leading scholars on the factors that shape state level public opinion, as well as the impact of such opinion on state politics and public policies.

Americanism and Americanization

Author: Mel van Elteren
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078642785X
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: History

"This volume presents an in-depth critical analysis of the Americanization process. Beginning with a survey of early European preoccupations, the book goes on to discuss European concerns regarding American influence after World War II. The goal of the an

British Government and Politics

Author: Duncan Watts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748654949
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Political Science

This introduction tells you everything you need to know about British Government and Politics. It examines the institutions and practices and makes comparisons with the experience of other countries.

Mr Blair s Messiah Politics Or What Happened when Bambi Tried to Save the World

Author: Richard North
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89093741007
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Cabinet system

Talks about how a personal sense of mission led Tony Blair to concentrate power in his own hands as he re-imagined Britain from top to bottom - before going on to save the world. This book aims to show how to guard ourselves against Messaiah Politics, whether Blair's or anyone else's, by taking certain measures.

Political Autonomy and Divided Societies

Author: Alain-G Gagnon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230365322
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Political Science

An all star cast of academic experts offer an important and timely analysis of the pursuit of autonomy. They argue that it is key to move beyond the primarily normative debate about the rights or wrongs of autonomous regions on the basis of cultural concerns, instead focusing on understanding what makes autonomy function successfully.

Divided worlds

Author: Mary Shine Thompson
Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd
ISBN: UOM:39015073636295
Release Date: 2007-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

This volume, the third collection of studies in children's literature, explores the political, social and cultural divisions that dominate children's books, ranging over Irish and international topics and texts. Articles on the fiction of Katherine Tynan, Maria Edgeworth and Somerville & Ross, as well as modern Ulster fiction and contemporary children's publishing, are indicative of the range of Irish material. The international focus extends from Luigi Bertelli's treatment of fascism and Gianni Rodari's communism to the English contexts of Cecil Alexander's English hymns. Rosemary Sutcliffe's Roman Britain series is revisited to explore its masculinities, and gendered divisions are the subject of a review of Oisin McGann's recent fantasy fiction.

Divided America

Author: Earl Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743262064
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

Identifying geographically based political systems that have divided the United States into five specific regions, an analysis of the confrontational relationships between the emerging new parties offers insight into how elections are fought and won today while explaining how the future of governance is becoming increasingly complicated. 35,000 first printing.

American Oligarchy

Author: Ron Formisano
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252099878
Release Date: 2017-09-27
Genre: Political Science

A permanent political class has emerged on a scale unprecedented in our nation 's history. Its self-dealing, nepotism, and corruption contribute to rising inequality. Its reach extends from the governing elite throughout nongovernmental institutions. Aside from constituting an oligarchy of prestige and power, it enables the creation of an aristocracy of massive inherited wealth that is accumulating immense political power. In a muckraking tour de force reminiscent of Lincoln Steffens, Upton Sinclair, and C. Wright Mills, American Oligarchy demonstrates the way the corrupt culture of the permanent political class extends down to the state and local level. Ron Formisano breaks down the ways this class creates economic inequality and how its own endemic corruption infects our entire society. Formisano delves into the work of not just politicians but lobbyists, consultants, appointed bureaucrats, pollsters, celebrity journalists, behind-the-scenes billionaires, and others. Their shameless pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, often at taxpayer expense, rewards channeling the flow of income and wealth to elites. That inequality in turn has choked off social mobility and made a joke of meritocracy. As Formisano shows, these forces respond to the oligarchy 's power and compete to bask in the presence of the .01 percent. They also exacerbate the dangerous instability of an American democracy divided between extreme wealth and extreme poverty.