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Governance Through Social Learning
by Gilles Paquet - University of Ottawa Press , 1999
This book favours a distributed view of governance based on a mix of coercion, quid pro quo market exchange and reciprocity, on a division of labour among the private, public, and civic sectors, and on the co-evolution of these different mechanisms.
Democracy and Revolutionary Politics
by Neera Chandhoke - Bloomsbury Academic , 2015
By exploring the concept of political violence from the perspective of critical political theory, Neera Chandhoke investigates its nature, justification and contradictions. She uses the case study of Maoist revolutionaries in India ...
Democracy and Power: The Delhi Lectures
by Noam Chomsky - Open Book Publishers , 2014
Chomsky's early insights into the workings of power in the modern world remain timely and compelling. This series of lectures also provides the reader with an invaluable introduction to the essential ideas of one of the leading thinkers of our time.
ABC of Diplomacy
- Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs , 2008
This booklet explains some of the most important and frequently used terms and concepts of diplomacy. In recognition of the importance of multilateral diplomacy nowadays, a number of universal and regional organisations also receive brief mention.
A Theory of Governance
by Mark Bevir - eScholarship , 2013
This book explores philosophical, sociological, and democratic approaches to organization. Mark Bevir offers a humanist and historicist perspective, arguing that people creatively make and remake organizations in particular contexts ...
After the New Social Democracy: Social Welfare for the 21st Century
by Tony Fitzpatrick - Manchester University Press , 2003
Social democracy has made a political comeback in recent years. Not everyone is convinced, however, that Third Way social democracy is the best means of reviving the Left's project. This book considers this dissent and offers an alternative approach.
Understanding the Constitution
by Dennis AuBuchon - AuBuchon Books, Articles and Services , 2014
This book provides information about each article and amendment to the Constitution in a way that the reader understands the requirements in relation to issues of the day. Examples of decisions are provided in relation to the article being discussed.
Corruption and Anti-Corruption
by Peter Larmour, Nick Wolanin - Asia Pacific Press , 2013
The book deals with the international dimensions of corruption, including campaigns to recover assets of former dictators, and the links between corruption, transnational and economic crime. It deals with corruption as an issue in political theory.
by H.W.R. Wade - Stevens & Sons , 1980
The book addresses some of the key issues facing the British Constitution, such as fair representation of the electorate in Parliament, the problem of entrenching a Bill of Rights and the use of the powers of the Executive and Judiciary.
Elements of Political Communication
- Wikibooks , 2013
This style guide is an introductory wiki-book for beginners who want to produce political messages in various media formats. It is not a rule book; rather, it is a set of guidelines to facilitate effective political communication.
The Communist Manifesto
by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels - Marxists Internet Archive , 1848
One of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Written by communist theorists Marx and Engels, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle and the problems of capitalism.
A People's Politics
by Keat Peng Goh - Smashwords , 2013
This author subscribes to the principle of check and balance in all human enterprises and endeavours to mitigate the effects of human sin. Therefore he supports a two-party system as the only legitimate democratic process...
Secrets of State
by Barry Rubin - Smashwords , 2013
This book is a history of the American foreign policymaking process. It narrates the development of the decision-making institutions and the content of policy from the founding of the republic through the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive
by Dean Baker - Center for Economic and Policy Research , 2011
Progressives need a fundamentally new approach to politics. They have been losing not just because conservatives have so much more money and power, but also because they have accepted the conservatives' framing of political debates...
by Jon Lebkowsky, Mitch Ratcliffe - Lulu.com , 2005
Extreme Democracy is a collection of writings about the impact of technology on the political process. Authors include Steven Johnson, Joi Ito, David Weinberger, Jay Rosen, Mitch Ratcliffe, Jon Lebkowsky, danah boyd, and many others.
American Government and Politics in the Information Age
by D.L. Paletz, D. Owen, T.E. Cook - Flat World Knowledge , 2011
A comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics. The text introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights.
The Social Contract
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
Rousseau argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is based on a system of inequality. The philosopher proposes an alternative system for the development of self-governing, self-disciplined citizens.
United States Human Expedition
by Timothy Rodgers - Smashwords , 2012
A review of our over all situation as a country and humanity of Earth. After covering the systematic flaws of the leverage over human need held by money; I cover the viable options of applying a check and balance on the monetary structure ...
Thinking About Politics: American Government in Associational Perspective
by Paul F. deLespinasse - Van Nostrand Reinhold Company , 1981
The goal of this textbook is to provide students with a comprehensive survey of the American political system and with a framework for analyzing its processes and functions. It will appeal to instructors of introductory American government courses.
Data Analysis for Politics and Policy
by Edward R. Tufte - Prentice Hall , 1974
A great book for the beginning data analyst and a must for political science graduate students. It is a clear introduction to the use of regression analysis. Edward Tufte was a political scientist of the first order and a teacher par excellence.
Democracy in Brief
by George Clack - U.S. Department of State , 2007
A concise account of the intellectual origins, history, and basic values of democratic systems of government. The book covers rights and responsibilities of citizens, free and fair elections, the rule of law, the role of a written constitution, etc.
The ABCs of Human Survival: A Paradigm for Global Citizenship
by Arthur Clark - UBC Press , 2010
The ABCs of Human Survival examines the effect of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of powerful states on the well-being of individuals and local communities -- and the essential role of global citizenship within that dynamic.
The Second Twentieth Century
by Jean-Jacques Rosa - Hoover Institution Press , 2006
Jean-Jacques Rosa shows how the transformation in communication and information technology has led to the downfall of twentieth century political and corporate hierarchies and is a driving force behind today's democratic free-market trend.
Varieties of Progressivism in America
by Peter Berkowitz - Hoover Institution Press , 2004
The contributors to this volume examine the past, present, and future of progressivism in America from different perspectives and with different expertise. What is the future of progressivism in America in increasingly unfriendly political climate?
Varieties of Conservatism in America
by Peter Berkowitz - Hoover Institution Press , 2004
The distinctive group of contributors examine the questions that divide conservatives today and reveal the variety of answer put forward by classical conservatives, libertarians, and neoconservatives. They each bring a distinctive voice to bear.
Conservative Debate Handbook
by William Flax - Prodigy , 2009
This handbook is intended to instruct young Conservatives in the art of political debate: Not from the standpoint of participation in an Oxonian debating society, but from how best to demonstrate a clear advantage before a public gathering.
Contemporary Empirical Political Theory
by Kristen R. Monroe - University of California Press , 1997
How can we best understand the major debates and recent movements in contemporary empirical political theory? In this volume, the contributors present their views of the central core, methodologies and development of empirical political science.
Liberty and Hard Cases
by Tibor R. Machan - Hoover Institution Press , 2002
This volume explores whether government action is in fact indispensable in the face of natural calamities, and what might be done to restrain the expansion of the scope of governmental power if emergency circumstances warrant intervention.
Liberty and Equality
by Tibor R. Machan - Hoover Institution Press , 2002
This book takes an unflinching look at the difficult emotional issues that arise when egalitarianism collies with individual liberties, ultimately showing why the kind of egalitarianism preached by socialists is not an option in a free society.
The Decline of American Capitalism
by Lewis Corey - Covici, Friede , 1934
The depression which set in after 1929 was the worst economic disaster in American history. It was aggravated by the acute world crisis, a major catastrophe of capitalism. The revival, because of its speculative character, did not lead to recovery.
Liberty and Democracy
by Tibor R. Machan - Hoover Institution Press , 2002
In this book, contributors grapple with issue of the role of democracy in a society that is committed to respecting the individual rights of all. They challenge conventional thinking, offering provocative ideas on democracy and individual freedom.
The Future of American Intelligence
by Peter Berkowitz - Hoover Institution Press , 2005
These essays from a diverse group of distinguished contributors deepen our understanding of the new national security threats posed by terrorism, by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and by the spread of Islamic extremism.
by Niccolo Machiavelli - Antonio Blado d'Asola , 1532
Shorter than most classic works, and more accessible to current readers because of their familiarity with politics, this work yields benefits to all who read, and critically examine the precepts it explains. A must-read classic of world literature.
High-Tech Europe: The Politics of International Cooperation
by Wayne Sandholtz - University of California Press , 1992
A study of cooperative efforts in the high-tech industries of Europe. Sandholtz examines why collaboration came late to these countries, how protective walls came down, how countries work together in economically sensitive areas.
The God of the Machine
by Isabel Paterson - G.P. Putnam's Sons , 1943
The author presents an original theory of history and a bold defense of individualism as the source of moral and political progress. When it was published, her book placed her in the vanguard of the free-enterprise movement now sweeping the world.
Democracy and Moral Development
by David L. Norton - University of California Press , 1995
At a time when politics and virtue seem less compatible than oil and water, Democracy and Moral Development shows how to bring the two together. Philosopher David Norton applies classical concepts of virtue to the premises of modern democracy.
Controlling Bureaucracies: Dilemmas in Democratic Governance
by Judith Gruber - University of California Press , 1988
How can citizens exercise control over government officials in ways that allow for effective government? In this book, Professor Gruber merges a sophisticated analysis with empirical research to develop a new approach to this perennial problem.
The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality
by Ludwig Von Mises - Libertarian Press , 1994
The author searches for the roots of the common anti-capitalist bias. What makes so many people unhappy in the private property order? In such a system, the failures need a scapegoat. People whose ambitions have not been satisfied blame the system.
Terrorism in Asymmetric Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects
by Ekaterina A. Stepanova - Oxford University Press, USA , 2008
This thought-provoking book challenges the conventional discourse on contemporary terrorism. It examines the synergy between the extremist ideologies and the organizational models of non-state actors that use terrorist means in asymmetrical conflict.
Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
by George Reisman - Jameson Books , 1996
Reisman's ringing manifesto for laissez-faire capitalism free of all government intervention is at once a conservative polemic and a monumental treatise, brimming with original theories, remarkable for its depth, scope and rigorous argument.
America at Century's End
by Alan Wolfe - University of California Press , 1992
This book presents twenty-two sociological essays which form a surprising portrait of America in the throes of change. Michael Schudson's chapter on the media and Bart Landry's piece on racism provide the high points of the collection.
Theory of Socialism and Capitalism: Economics, Politics, and Ethics
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe - Springer , 1988
This book is a study on the economics, politics and morals of socialism and capitalism: how to organize society so as to promote the production of wealth and eradicate poverty, and how to arrange it so as to make it a just social order.
Power and Market: Government and the Economy
by Murray Rothbard - Von Mises Institute , 2007
This is ultimate manual for completely de-mystifying the myth of the state. The book will inoculate the reader against the even the slightest temptation to invoke the state as a solution to any social or economic problem.
Reassessing the Presidency : The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom
by John V. Denson - Mises Institute , 2001
This remarkable book is the first full-scale revision of the official history of the U.S. executive state. Contributors examine the usual judgments of the historical profession to show the ugly side of supposed presidential greatness.
The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb: Truman's True Intentions
by Dominick Abel Severance - Christendom College , 2007
Truman’s true intention was to use the destruction of a Japanese city to shock the world and manipulate the horror and destructive power of the bomb to create fear in the international community to ensure the security of American political interests.
The Economics of Liberty
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell - Ludwig Von Mises Institute , 1990
Ludwig von Mises Institute advocates the free market, private property, individual liberty, and sound money. In this publication the authors battle old threats like central banking and bureaucracy, and new threats like civil rights and Green-o-mania.
Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons
by Peter Barnes - Berrett-Koehler Publishers , 2006
Barnes' idea is that we need to use a 3rd institution to develop a better form a capitalism that takes into account natural resources that are used and not accounted for. This is needed, because government has failed to do a good job in this regard.
Basic Political Concepts
by Paul deLespinasse - Global Text Project , 2008
The goal of this text is to to describe and analyze a wide range of political phenomena and issues. It is an invitation for the student to think creatively, to join in the continual rethinking of political issues that is a prerequisite of progress.
UK Constitution and Government
- Wikibooks , 2008
The perfect introduction for high school lessons on UK government. It is also a quick guide for people of other nations to get some insight into the arcane governance of the UK with its powerless head of state and all powerful House of Commons.
Healing Our World: The Other Piece of the Puzzle
by Mary J., Ph.D. Ruwart - Sunstar Press , 1993
Dr. Ruwart explains with simple examples how all of our good intentions with legislation end up hurting us all instead of solving society's problems. A must read if you want to understand how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.