Category: Elections

Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America by Frances Fox Piven

By Frances Fox Piven

Difficult Authority argues that normal humans workout notable political braveness and tool in American politics whilst, pissed off via politics as ordinary, they stand up in anger and desire and defy the gurus and the established order ideas that in most cases govern their day-by-day lives. by way of doing so, they disrupt the workings of significant associations and develop into a strength in American politics. Drawing on serious episodes in American historical past, Frances Fox Piven exhibits that it's accurately at these seismic moments whilst humans act outdoor of self-restricting political norms that they develop into empowered to their complete democratic capability.

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The Economic Vote: How Political and Economic Institutions by Raymond M. Duch

By Raymond M. Duch

This publication proposes a variety version for explaining cross-national edition in fiscal vote casting: Rational electorate the industrial vote on even if incumbents are chargeable for fiscal results, simply because this is often the optimum approach to establish and opt for powerfuble monetary managers below stipulations of uncertainty. This version explores how political and financial associations adjust the standard of the sign that the former economic system offers in regards to the competence of applicants. The rational financial voter is usually conscious of strategic cues in regards to the accountability of events for financial results and their electoral competitiveness. Theoretical propositions are derived, linking version in financial and political associations to variability in monetary vote casting. The authors exhibit that there's monetary balloting, and that it varies considerably throughout political contexts, after which attempt reasons for this modification derived from their conception. the information include a hundred sixty five election reviews performed in 19 diversified nations over a 20-year period of time.

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The Machinery Of Democracy Protecting Elections In An by Brennan Center Task Force on Voting Security, Lawrence D.

By Brennan Center Task Force on Voting Security, Lawrence D. Norden, Eric L. Lazarus

The Brennan heart at NYU convened a high-level job strength of balloting specialists from executive, academia, and enterprise to systematically research a number of threats to vote casting applied sciences which are customary around the state this day. This publication bargains particular treatments and countermeasures to spot and defend democratic elections from common fraud and sabotage.

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Red States, Blue States, and the Coming Sharecropper Society by Stephen D. Cummings

By Stephen D. Cummings

Conservative monetary coverage has created what investor Warren Buffett has known as a Sharecropper Society, a quasi-vassal country indebted to overseas pursuits. this is often the results of a conservative Red-state tradition. the writer contends that Democrats have to repair a liberal Blue-state tradition as a way to bring the rustic from its monetary servitude. The publication lays out the historic foundation for doing that.

In addition, the writer offers a statistical research of purple and Blue areas inside of states, exhibiting how the neighborhood fiscal context impacts voter priorities and uncovering the gaps among what they want and what they get.

Candidates have approximately 9 seconds to get their message throughout to the typical voter. This e-book provides coherent statements of Democratic and liberal values and encapsulates info, really financial and Democratic celebration old facts, in a centred message.

The booklet presents a theoretical and philosophical foundation from a old and fiscal perspective to increase these principles that have been such a success for the Democratic occasion from 1930 to 1964, and indicates how the Democrats can turn into the bulk occasion back.

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Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies: Regional by Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, Yun-han Chu, Hung-mao Tien

By Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, Yun-han Chu, Hung-mao Tien

The international development that Samuel P. Huntington has dubbed the ''third wave'' of democratization has noticeable greater than 60 international locations event democratic transitions considering 1974. whereas those international locations have succeeded in bringing down authoritarian regimes and exchanging them with freely elected governments, few of them can as but be thought of solid democracies. such a lot stay engaged within the fight to consolidate their new and fragile democratic associations. Consolidating the 3rd Wave Democracies offers an in-depth research of the demanding situations that they face.

In addition to the entire hardcover version, Consolidating the 3rd Wave Democracies comes in paperback volumes, each one brought by means of the editors and arranged for handy direction use. the 1st paperback quantity, Themes and Perspectives, addresses problems with institutional layout, civil-military family members, civil society, and financial improvement. It brings jointly a few of the world's leading students of democratization, together with Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Juan J. Linz, Guillermo O'Donnell, Adam Przeworski, Philippe C. Schmitter, and Alfred Stepan. the second one paperback quantity, Regional Challenges, specializes in advancements in Southern Europe, Latin the USA, Russia, and East Asia, fairly Taiwan and China. It includes essays by means of major local specialists, together with Yun-han Chu, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Thomas B. Gold, Michael McFaul, Andrew J. Nathan, and Hung-mao Tien.

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Political Marketing and the 2015 UK General Election by Darren G. Lilleker, Mark Pack (eds.)

By Darren G. Lilleker, Mark Pack (eds.)

This ebook brings jointly best students to investigate political advertising within the context of the united kingdom 2015 common Election. Election campaigns characterize a time of excessive advertising and marketing, together with: the conversation of occasion, occasion chief and candidate manufacturers; the layout and dissemination of key messages and coverage proposals; identity of aim citizens; commencing options for the crusade; and translating thoughts into particular verbal exchange strategies. each one bankruptcy of this e-book has been particularly commissioned to target this type of points of the crusade (targeted campaigning, branding, middle messages, ads, media administration, on-line campaigning and the crusade within the marginal seats). the gathering bargains insights into the main attention-grabbing and leading edge elements of the 2015 election crusade, settling on how degrees events with differing source technique elections and with what affects, in addition to what we will study extra extensively approximately advertising and marketing at normal elections. The chapters are built to make the subject available to non-scholars and to have real-world relevance.

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How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings by Felix Dodds, Michael Strauss

By Felix Dodds, Michael Strauss

'Felix Dodds is the Milo Minderbinder of the stakeholder world!' Alex Kirby, BBC 'An precious device for somebody wishing to appreciate and give a contribution successfully to the contest of excellent rules that intergovernmental conferences could be' Paul Hohnen, former Strategic Director, Greenpeace overseas '...the booklet is a worthy source for individuals keen to appreciate the perform of foreign negotiation and for these getting ready to be influential negotiators.' Political experiences assessment enterprises spend enormous assets taking employees to overseas conferences, usually with out figuring out how those conferences paintings. This ebook is a distinct consultant on the way to take part and be heard at intergovernmental conferences, no matter if as a stakeholder or a central authority professional. It features a wealth of crucial reference fabric together with information for navigating the intergovernmental sizzling spots of latest York and Geneva, lists of UN commissions, meetings and everlasting missions, touch info of key foreign businesses, NGOs and stakeholder teams and precious internet addresses. when you have by no means lobbied or simply are looking to have a greater figuring out of the way the intergovernmental governance method works, this publication is the fundamental source to make your paintings a lot more straightforward.

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Social Issues and Party Politics by Helen Jones, Susanne MacGregor

By Helen Jones, Susanne MacGregor

After the landslide election of a brand new Labour govt in may possibly 1997, what are the most important social coverage concerns and difficulties which the hot govt must handle? Social concerns and social gathering Politics appears on the manifestos of the most events and how social concerns figured within the 1997 election crusade and the early days of the recent executive. Chapters speak about eco-friendly concerns, the administration and financing of welfare in modern Britain, the supply of key prone in wellbeing and fitness, schooling, employment, felony justice, housing, own social companies, pensions and different components of social defense. the actual situations of Northern eire, Scotland and Wales also are tested. Social matters and occasion Politics takes social coverage past the soundbite and offers a powerful and incisive research of present social coverage techniques and inherited difficulties. It identifies the deep social questions for you to have to be addressed if Labour is to carry on its promise of a brand new Britain.

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Social Choice and the Mathematics of Manipulation (Outlooks) by Alan D. Taylor

By Alan D. Taylor

Honesty in balloting isn't consistently the simplest coverage. it is a e-book for mathematicians, political scientists, economists and philosophers who are looking to know how it really is very unlikely to plot an inexpensive vote casting process during which citizens can by no means achieve by means of filing a disingenuous poll. The ebook calls for no must haves other than a willingness to stick with rigorous mathematical arguments.

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