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Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

This particular edited quantity by means of a few of the prime students within the box, examines the significance, or non-importance, of the personalities of political leaders in identifying the results of democratic elections. The ebook argues, opposite to standard knowledge, that fairly few citizens are swayed by means of applicants' own features. Their findings suggest that smooth democratic tips isn't approximately as candidate-cent crimson and personality-orientated as is frequently intended. in addition they recommend that events' guidelines and their functionality in workplace often count number for much greater than the boys and girls they selected as their leaders.

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Tangled Titans: The United States and China

Tangled Titans deals the most up-tp-date and accomplished evaluation to be had of United States–China kinfolk. during this definitive publication, best specialists think about the earlier, current, and way forward for this advanced courting via an in-depth exploration of its historic, family, bilateral, neighborhood, and worldwide contexts. by no means in sleek background have nice powers been so deeply intertwined, the members argue, but so suspicious and probably adverse. scholars will locate Tangled Titans crucial interpreting to appreciate the present dynamics and destiny path of kin among the world's most crucial powers.

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Foundations of Comparative Politics (Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics)

This student-friendly creation to the main theories and ideas of comparative politics now presents even broader insurance of the world's democracies, with examples drawn from around the globe. Foundations of Comparative Politics includes a wealth of knowledge, truly established and straightforward to learn, with transparent definition of key phrases. It covers the entire vital issues within the box, together with constitutional layout and associations; mass and elite politics; policy-making and implementation; and the way forward for the country and democracy in a globalising international. a brand new bankruptcy on learning comparative politics, and new What Have We discovered? and classes of comparability precis sections aid scholars pull jointly the teachings of every bankruptcy. Combining proof and thought all through, debate is encouraged by using Controversy containers, and truth records and Briefings provide scholars fascinating information that illustrates the foremost concerns within the textual content. on-line assets, together with MCQs and Powerpoint slides, whole the package deal.

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How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

By John Hope Bryant

John wish Bryant, profitable self-made businessman and founding father of the nonprofit Operation desire, says enterprise and political leaders are ignoring the only strength that can actually re-energize the stalled American economic system: the negative. If we supply terrible groups the best instruments, rules, and proposal, he argues, they are going to be capable of carry themselves up into the center category and turn into a brand new iteration of consumers and marketers.

Raised in poverty-stricken, gang-infested South principal la, Bryant observed firsthand how our associations have deserted the negative. He information how company loans, domestic loans, and fiscal investments have vanished from their groups. After many years of deprivation, the terrible lack financial institution debts, good credits ratings, and any genuine firsthand event of ways a fit unfastened company approach capabilities.

Bryant significantly redefines the which means of poverty and wealth. (It's not only a question of funds; it really is values too.) He exposes why makes an attempt to assist the bad up to now have fallen brief and gives a manner ahead: the wish Plan, a chain of easy, actionable steps to construct monetary literacy and extend chance in order that the bad can sign up for the center type.

Fully 70 percentage of the yankee economic system is pushed via shopper spending, yet a growing number of humans have an excessive amount of month on the finish in their cash. John wish Bryant aspires to “expand the philosophy of unfastened company to incorporate all of God's little ones” and create a thriving economic climate that works not only for the 1 percentage or perhaps the ninety nine percentage yet for the 100%. this can be a unfastened firm method of fixing the matter of poverty and elevating up a brand new America.

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Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

By Christopher S. Parker

Are Tea social gathering supporters in basic terms a gaggle of conservative electorate desirous about executive spending? Or are they racists who refuse to just accept Barack Obama as their president simply because he is not white? Change they cannot think In deals another argument--that the Tea celebration is pushed through the reemergence of a reactionary circulation in American politics that's fueled by means of an apprehension that the US has replaced for the more serious. offering quite a number unique facts and wealthy snap shots of celebration sympathizers in addition to activists, Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto express that what really pushes Tea occasion supporters isn't uncomplicated ideology or racism, yet worry that the rustic is being stolen from "real Americans"--a trust brought on by means of Obama's election. From civil liberties and coverage concerns, to participation within the political strategy, the notion that the US is at risk at once informs how Tea get together supporters imagine and act.

The authors argue that this is not the 1st time a phase of yank society has perceived the yank lifestyle as lower than siege. actually, hobbies of this sort frequently seem whilst a few contributors think that "American" values are lower than probability by means of swift social alterations. Drawing connections among the Tea occasion and right-wing reactionary pursuits of the prior, together with the recognize not anything celebration, the Ku Klux Klan of the Nineteen Twenties, and the toilet Birch Society, Parker and Barreto improve a framework that transcends the Tea social gathering to make clear its present and destiny consequences.

Linking previous and current reactionary events, Change they cannot think In conscientiously examines the motivations and political implications linked to contemporary Tea Party.

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Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border

In Scorpions for Breakfast, Jan Brewer, America’s hardest governor and probably the most renowned conservative political figures within the kingdom this present day, proudly defends her embattled nation of Arizona and demanding situations President Obama to do his activity and continue our border secure. Unfairly tarred by way of liberal critics as a kingdom made out of racist rednecks, Arizona is at the entrance traces within the conflict opposed to unlawful immigration—and the brave stand of its chief, a countrywide hero who’s been known as so tricky that she “eats scorpions for breakfast,” will teach and encourage american citizens from coast to coast.

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Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-Types and Democratic Performance (Comparative Politics)

By Robert Elgie

During this ebook, Robert Elgie examines the connection among semi-presidentialism and democratic functionality. Semi-presidentialism--where a structure offers for either a at once elected president and a chief minister and cupboard dependable to the legislature--has develop into the regime kind of selection for brand new democracies. There at the moment are over 50 international locations on the earth with a semi-presidential structure and the majority of those nations have selected this way of presidency because the early Nineteen Nineties. Semi-Presidentialism operationalizes Shugart and Carey's contrast among president-parliamentarism--where the major minister is accountable to either the legislature and to the without delay elected president--and premier-presidentialism--where the top minister is in charge to the legislature on my own. The publication exhibits that, all else equivalent, the president-parliamentary sub-type is prone to be linked to a poorer democratic functionality than its premier-presidential counterpart. The proof relies on a mixed-method procedure, together with large-n comparative statistical stories of all semi-presidential democracies in view that 1919, in addition to in-depth case reviews.

Comparative Politics is a sequence for college kids, lecturers, and researchers of political technological know-how that bargains with modern executive and politics. international in scope, books within the sequence are characterized by means of a pressure on comparative research and powerful methodological rigour. The sequence is released in organization with the eu Consortium for Political Research.

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Foreign Affairs: A Novel

By Alison Lurie

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new e-book approximately children’s people rhymes. regardless of sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and quite appears to be like down on her fellow american citizens. yet despite that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly pleasant affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who clothes extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.

Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and carefully depressing younger guy attempting to specialize in his personal examine. as a substitute, he's distracted via a stunning and unpredictable English actress and the area she belongs to.

Both American, either in a foreign country, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their careworn alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be a permanent comedian masterpiece.

“A fabulous comedy, very vibrant, brilliantly written in a convinced and unique demeanour. the simplest ebook by way of certainly one of our best writers.”
–Elizabeth Hardwick

“There is not any American author i've got learn with extra consistent excitement and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns an identical shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.”
–John Fowles

“If you be ready to learn just a couple of solid novels a yr, make this considered one of them.”
USA Today

“An inventive, touching book.”
Newsweek

“A wonderful jewel.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism

By Charles R. Kesler

Is Barack Obama the final liberal president? In I Am the Change, Charles Kesler, a number one conservative student, educator, and journalist, deals a worldly research of the president’s political idea, in line with Obama’s personal phrases and writings, to illustrate that he represents both a brand new start of liberalism…or its loss of life. Kesler’s writing is a effective mix of philosophy, journalism, psychology, and history—seasoned with a pleasant, razor-sharp wit—as he is taking a tremendously underestimated leader govt heavily and explores American liberalism in crisis.

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Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction

By John McCormick

It is a completely revised and up-to-date 10th version of the vintage textual content within the box of comparative politics. Now co-authored through John McCormick, this complete and vigorous textual content maintains to introduce scholars to the foremost suggestions, ways and arguments that would let them to effectively evaluate the basics, buildings and tactics of political platforms around the globe. Taking complete account of the associations of presidency and the various political cultures that either impression and are impacted by means of political advancements, the authors provide special research of democracies and authoritarian regimes. This version features a a lot wider diversity of foreign case experiences, quite improved to incorporate extra from Latin the United States and Africa and to mirror the rising powers at the global level. The booklet is additionally newly supported by way of various conscientiously designed aiding positive factors: * Spotlights on person nations supply profiles of the different sorts of political platforms around the globe * bankruptcy Previews, Overviews, Key Arguments, dialogue Questions and additional examining support consolidate wisdom * New concentration containers provide extra perception into very important matters mentioned within the textual content * Key ideas are outlined during the textual content in a concise and simply digestible kind. This popular textual content is the fundamental, and available, advent to the research of comparative politics for college students of political technology all over the place.

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