Category Archives: Democracy

Download Transnational Actors in Global Governance: Patterns, by Christer Jönsson, Jonas Tallberg PDF

By Christer Jönsson, Jonas Tallberg

The character of world governance is altering, as are the criteria wherein we pass judgement on its legitimacy. we're witnessing a steady and partial shift from inter-state co-operation to extra advanced varieties of governance, related to participation by way of transnational actors, similar to NGOs, celebration institutions, philanthropic foundations and companies.

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Download Republicanism and Political Theory by Cecile Laborde, John Maynor PDF

By Cecile Laborde, John Maynor

Republicanism and Political thought is the 1st publication to provide a finished and demanding survey of republican political concept. seriously assesses its ancient credentials, conceptual coherence, and normative proposalsBrings jointly unique contributions from prime foreign students in an interactive wayProvides the reader with invaluable perception into new debates happening in republican political thought

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Download The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby PDF

By Susan Jacoby

Combining historic research with modern commentary, Susan Jacoby dissects a brand new American cultural phenomenon--one that's at odds with our background of Enlightenment cause and with sleek, secular wisdom and technological know-how. With mordant wit, she surveys an anti-rationalist panorama extending from popular culture to a pseudo-intellectual universe of "junk thought." Disdain for good judgment and facts defines a pervasive malaise fostered by means of the mass media, triumphalist spiritual fundamentalism, mediocre public schooling, a dearth of fair-minded public intellectuals at the correct and the left, and, principally, a lazy and credulous public.

Jacoby bargains an unsparing indictment of the yank dependancy to infotainment--from tv to the Web--and cites this poisonous dependency because the significant point distinguishing our present age of unreason from prior outbreaks of yank anti-intellectualism and anti-rationalism. With studying at the decline and clinical and old illiteracy at the upward thrust, an more and more ignorant public sq. is ruled by way of debased media-driven language and acquired opinion.

At this serious political juncture, not anything will be extra very important than spotting the "overarching concern of reminiscence and knowledge" defined during this impassioned, tough-minded ebook, which demanding situations americans to stand the painful fact approximately what the flights from cause has price us as participants and as a kingdom.

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Download Grasping the Democratic Peace by Bruce Russett PDF

By Bruce Russett

This publication is a set of Russet's past paintings at the democratic peace, the discovering that no democracy have ever long gone to warfare with each other, with an emphasis on these works that extend the empirical realm of trying out. the 1st chapters primarily summarize the literature on the democratic peace (up until eventually 1993) explaining either its empirical roots and the theoretical arguments. After summarizing the normative and structural factors, Russett (with William Antholis) makes an attempt to realize if the democratic peace prolonged to historical Greece. discovering in basic terms minor aid Russett hypothesizes that peace wishes not just the easy associations of democracy, but additionally the conception, via different democracies, of the kind of regime. with no the mutual reputation the norms and associations democracy may well fail to avoid clash. Russett (with Zeev Maoz) then applies the democratic peace to the submit global warfare II period and unearths that joint democracy does actually advertise peace. The final empirical learn within the booklet bargains with non-industrial societies (done with Carol and Melvin Ember). whereas it is still tricky to achieve a robust courting, they do locate that participation, joint participatory societies, concerns in decreasing clash. commonly, this ebook is an effective precis of Russett's early paintings at the democratic peace and gives a few attention-grabbing checks as the speculation is utilized to non-nation-state eras. For these new to this literature it's a solid position to begin.

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Download The State of Access: Success and Failure of Democracies to by Jorrit de Jong, Gowher Rizvi PDF

By Jorrit de Jong, Gowher Rizvi

This booklet files a worrisome hole among ideas and perform in democratic governance. The kingdom of entry is a comparative, cross-disciplinary exploration of the ways that democratic associations fail or prevail to create the equivalent possibilities that they've promised to carry to the folks they serve. In concept, ideas and rules may perhaps officially warrantly entry to democratic tactics, public providers, and justice. yet truth repeatedly disappoints, for a couple of reasons—exclusionary policymaking, inadequate consciousness to minorities, underfunded associations, rigid bureaucracies. The kingdom of entry is helping shut the distance among the aptitude and function in democratic governance.

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Download Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative by Michael W. Apple PDF

By Michael W. Apple

A robust exam of the rightist resurgence in schooling and the demanding situations it offers to involved educators, respectable wisdom analyzes the consequences of conservative ideals and methods on academic coverage and perform. Apple seems particularly on the conservative agenda's incursion into schooling throughout the curriculum, textbook adoption guidelines and the efforts of the personal and enterprise sectors to centralize its pursuits inside faculties. while, besides the fact that, he issues out parts of wish for the longer term, exhibiting how scholars and lecturers have persisted the fight and are actually effectively engaged in construction extra democratic schooling rules and practices. ultimately, Apple writes in own phrases approximately his personal educating ideas and paintings with scholars which problem a number of the ideological and academic regulations and practices of the proper.

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Download Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle by Robert W. McChesney PDF

By Robert W. McChesney

This paintings indicates intimately the emergence and consolidation of U.S. advertisement broadcasting economically, politically, and ideologically. This strategy used to be met by means of equipped competition and a common point of public antipathy that has been virtually fullyyt ignored via prior scholarship. McChesney highlights the actions and arguments of this early broadcast reform circulation of the Nineteen Thirties. The reformers argued that advertisement broadcasting used to be inimical to the verbal exchange requisites of a democratic society and that the single resolution was once to have a dominant function for nonprofit and noncommercial broadcasting. even though the circulation failed, McChesney argues that it offers vital classes not just for verbal exchange historians and policymakers, yet for these fascinated about media and the way they're used.

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