California Politics: A Primer by Renee B. Van Vechten

By Renee B. Van Vechten

California Politics: A Primer concisely explains how California’s background, political tradition, ideas, and associations interact to form its political panorama. writer Renee Van Vechten starts off with a quick political background of the country, then walks via direct democracy, the legislature, government department, and courtroom process, covers neighborhood govt, and concludes with dialogue of the state’s finances technique, campaigns and elections, political engagement, and significant coverage matters dealing with the nation. The completely revised Fourth Edition comprises new maps and assurance of the political difficulties raised via power drought, criminal reform, immigration, political disengagement between younger Californians, new legislation affecting vote casting and elections, and the debate over crucial vaccination of schoolchildren.

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Virginia Government: Institutions and Policy by Liliokanaio Peaslee,Nicholas J. Swartz

By Liliokanaio Peaslee,Nicholas J. Swartz

both at domestic as a better half to an introductory textual content or as a stand-alone resource, Virginia Government offers a good creation to the political associations, actors, and coverage techniques of the outdated Dominion country. Paying distinct consciousness to the governing preparations that make Virginia designated, from statewide city-county separation to a single-term governor to moving electoral alignments, Peaslee and Swartz strike definitely the right stability, combining important historical past and historic research with present occasions and coverage matters to make the knowledge proper and fascinating for today’s scholars. Grounded within the comparative process, the textual content offers priceless comparisons with governing associations, political strategies, and public polices in different states and localities.

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Saving the Reagan Presidency: Trust Is the Coin of the Realm by David M. Abshire,Richard E. Neustadt

By David M. Abshire,Richard E. Neustadt

“. . . required examining for all presidents and White condominium aides to return . . . ”—from the foreword through Richard E. Neustadt

What did the president recognize, and whilst did he realize it? once more, just a dozen years after Watergate, the state confronted those troubling questions. might we see one other president compelled to surrender or be impeached? may our democracy continue to exist one other presidential scandal so quickly? because the Iran-Contra affair spread out, the country waited tensely for answers.

At this important second, advisors to President Ronald Reagan referred to as domestic the Ambassador to NATO, David Abshire, to serve within the cupboard as exact Counselor. His cost: to guarantee complete research of the sale of palms to Iran in alternate for releasing American hostages and the next channeling of these cash to Nicaraguan rebels be performed expeditiously and transparently, to revive the boldness of the country within the shaken Reagan presidency.

Two a long time later, David Abshire for the 1st time unearths the whole behind-the-scenes tale of his deepest conferences with the president, how he and his workforce carried out this important method, his alliance with Nancy Reagan, the position of the Tower Board, and the way the Reagan presidency was once kept. Abshire’s efforts helped Reagan fill the credibility hole created through revelation of the Iran-Contra scandal and therefore restored the president’s strength to guide the country and its allies towards the tip of the chilly conflict. His specific reminiscences convey the internal workings of the Reagan White apartment during this severe interval: the conflicts with the strong leader of employees Donald Regan, the politically astute First woman, the involvement of CIA Director William Casey, and Reagan’s triumph of non-public personality to beat his indiscretion, a feat unequalled by way of Clinton or Nixon. Abshire’s tale casts new mild at the episode and attracts very important classes approximately how presidents may still reply to unfolding scandals to restrict the hazard not just to their very own reputations but additionally to nationwide self belief in democratic institutions.

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The Religious Foundations of Internationalism: A Study in by Norman Bentwich

By Norman Bentwich

This ebook discusses the relation of alternative non secular platforms to the improvement of worldwide solidarity, peace and overseas legislation. It examines Pagan worship, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Indian and much jap religions and exhibits how a ways their universalism has made for peace or battle. It strains the fight for spiritual freedom in the course of the a while and what half faith may possibly and will play within the move for foreign peace.


At a time while spiritual fundamentalism and nationalism are once more problems with worldwide value, this publication is as suitable this present day as whilst it was once initially released.

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The Bible and War in America by Joel McDurmon

By Joel McDurmon

an extended line of flicks, games and enlistment promos betray the ultimate transformation of the yankee standpoint on battle - what used to be thought of a specter is now a spectacle. The warfare computing device, pushed through power-hungry company and political pursuits, glamorizes the yank army because the epitome of freedom-fighting gallantry whereas branding peace-loving americans as cowardly or maybe unpatriotic. aid our troops is usually enough to silence any competition to American imperialism. not anyone, together with nearly all of well-meaning Christians, turns out to think about that find out how to tactually aid American infantrymen is composed in returning to a biblical doctrine of war.

In The Bible & conflict in the USA, Joel McDurmon matters a blistering indictment of the present American conflict ethos, tracing its roots the entire as far back as the structure, and exhibiting, via rigorous biblical exegesis, how a long way now we have strayed from God's precepts for nationwide defense.

The ebook doesn't finish with critique, even though. As an extended bankruptcy of Joel's ebook Restoring the United States One County at a Time, it presents useful measures for returning the US to the decentralized beliefs of neighborhood defense force, simply battle and foreign non-intervention. All Christians and all american citizens who love this nation and her troops should still learn this e-book and keep on with its suggestion.

Our blood-purchased freedoms dangle within the balance.

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Public-Spirited Citizenship: Leadership and Good Government by Ralph Ketcham

By Ralph Ketcham

Any looking out examine the idea and perform of citizenship within the usa this day is bewildering and disconcerting. regardless of earnest hindrance for participation, entry, and "leverage," there's a common belief that not anything voters do has a lot that means or effect. This e-book argues that for American democracy to paintings within the twenty-first century, renewed curiosity in instructing the nation's younger voters a feeling of the general public reliable is imperative.All of the nation's founders, specifically Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, and Madison, addressed the query of no matter if and the way a citizen could make a distinction within the American political strategy. This quandary harkens again even farther, to Locke, Erasmus, and Aristotle. this present day, one hindrance to strong citizenship is the social clinical flip in political technological know-how. Leaders in civic schooling within the 20th century eschewed grand principles and ethical ideas in favour of a spotlight on behaviourism and aggressive, liberal politics. one other challenge is the becoming trust that the govt has no company selling the general public strong throughout the aid of spiritual, academic, or cultural efforts.Ralph Ketcham vividly depicts the connection of non-public self-interest and public-spirited motion as those pertain to citizenship and solid executive. this can be an enlightening e-book for the final reader, in addition to for college kids, expert social scientists, and political philosophers.

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European Neighbourhood through Civil Society Networks?: by James Wesley Scott,Ilkka Liikanen

By James Wesley Scott,Ilkka Liikanen

This publication pursues a twin aim: at the one hand, it makes a speciality of the particular and strength roles of civil society in constructing new types of political, monetary, and socio-cultural cooperation among the eu Union and its neighbours. nonetheless, via this research of civil society networks we'll give a contribution to discuss at the EU’s function as promoter of better nearby co-operation.


The motive for this assortment is therefore outlined by way of altering political relationships among the 27-member eu Union and international locations in its speedy area. those alterations contain the continuing yet in no way user-friendly strategy of Turkey’s european club, an evolving (and complicated) partnership with Russia and the improvement of deeper political, financial and social relationships with many different neighbouring international locations. extra in particular, the paintings offered right here includes comparative reports of ways the ecu is perceived by means of civil society actors either inside of and out of doors the ecu. We ask no matter if the EU’s promoting of cross-border co-operation (e.g. even though the eu Neighbourhood coverage) is empowering civil society inside member states and in neighbouring nations akin to Russia, Moldova, Turkey and Morocco.


This e-book used to be in keeping with a different factor of  Journal of eu Integration.

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EU Lobbying Handbook by Andreas Geiger

By Andreas Geiger

This guide for european lobbying indicates you ways to get your voice heard within the more and more louder setting of european politics - and the way to get your arguments thought of in a global of data overflow. even if you characterize a stakeholder from Europe, the U.S., Russia, China, India or in different places - the goal of this booklet is that will help you locate your approach during the jungle of european selection making.

Written in line with own adventure within the box, the e-book can also be a testimonial of the attraction of the career this day. Addressing the reader without delay, the writer offers introductions either to the peculiarities of ecu coverage making and to the typical pitfalls and demanding situations within the paintings of an european lobbyist. A concise toolkit of equipment and strategies is supplied so that it will make influencing the european political technique extra winning.

Insightful contributions of high-profile visitor authors supply quite a lot of views at the political implications of public affairs administration and curiosity illustration. those illustrations of what makes lobbying within the european the sort of hard job characterize a invaluable asset of this remarkably effortless to learn advisor to the Brussels labyrinth.

Amongst the visitor authors are: Maros Sefcovic, vice chairman of the ecu fee, Institutional family members and Administrations; Alexander Schaub, former Director common inner marketplace and prone of the eu fee; Gerard Collins, former President of the Council of the ecu Union and Irish Minister for overseas Affairs.

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World-Regional Social Policy and Global Governance: New by Bob Deacon,Maria Cristina Macovei,Luk Van Langenhove,Nicola

By Bob Deacon,Maria Cristina Macovei,Luk Van Langenhove,Nicola Yeates

This quantity explores the case for and the clients of the improvement of world-regional social regulations as critical parts of a pluralistic, equitable and potent procedure of worldwide governance.


Focusing on transnational regionalism, this e-book examines the trajectory and crossing over of the 3 strands of scholarly research in the previous decade that have given upward thrust to this quantity: the perceived detrimental impression of neo-liberal globalisation upon nationwide social coverage; the necessity for however the hassle of securing reforms within the associations of worldwide social governance; and the expanding salience of the world-regional point of governance in dealing with cross-border matters.


The authors advance an highbrow and study schedule that would additionally tell the political improvement of a global programme focused on the social coverage dimensions of neighborhood governance. Combining the views and collective services of a group of overseas students and activists, the booklet features:




  • Theoretical and coverage instances for a spotlight on regionalism and social policy  


  • A mapping and research of social coverage dimensions of neighborhood integration techniques and formations in 4 continents  


  • An overview of the local dimensions of worldwide organisations, specifically of the UN (ILO, WHO, UNESCO, UNDP) together with the method of local social coverage of the UN nearby fiscal Commissions and improvement Banks  


  • An articulation of a multi-levelled conceptualisation of worldwide social governance in which nearby institutions of nations performs an important half.

The publication could be of curiosity to scholars and students of social coverage, improvement reviews, diplomacy and political technology, specifically these enthusiastic about the general public coverage dimensions of globalisation, regionalisation and overseas development.

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