Government in America Book

Government in America


  • Author : George C. Edwards III
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2017-05-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780134629513

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Learn how American politics affect public policy Government in America : People, Politics and Policy - 2016 Presidential Election(Subscription), 17/e, explores our government’s impact on the daily lives of Americans by focusing on public policy. Authors George Edwards and Martin Wattenberg provide a framework for students to understand the difficult questions that decision makers of both political parties are facing: How should we govern? And, what should government do? In order to boost student engagement with key concepts, the 2016 Elections incorporates coverage of contemporary issues that dominate today’s headlines, as well as the most up-to-date data.

Making People Behave Book

Making People Behave


  • Author : Elizabeth Burney
  • Publisher : Willan
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134026111

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This book explains why anti-social behaviour, as a focus of political rhetoric, legislative activity and social action, has gained such a high profile in Britain. It also provides a critical examination of current policies of enforcement and exclusion.

The Politics of Fat  People  Power and Food and Nutrition Policy Book

The Politics of Fat People Power and Food and Nutrition Policy


  • Author : Laura S. Sims
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-09-16
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315292991

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The Politics of Fat People Power and Food and Nutrition Policy Excerpt :

Politics pervades every link in the food chain from the farm to the fork. It influences what foods we eat, how much they cost, what we know about them, and how safe they are. This book brings the point home by focusing on the vexing issue of dietary fat content - known to be a health menace but also an ingredient in many or most of our best-loved foods. Through this prism, Dr. Sims explores the politics of food assistance programmes (with a case study of the National School Lunch programme); agricultural policy (for example, the price premium paid to farmers for milk with high butterfat content); food content (with case studies of food labelling and the approval process for fat substitutes); and dietary change (with a case study of nutrition education programmes). The book concludes with consideration of the costs and benefits of government intervention and nonintervention in food policy from the supply side to the demand side and its consequences for human health (and happiness). "The Politics of Fat" shows how government policy affects not only breakfast, lunch and dinner, but also our between-meal snacks; explores the nexus of health policy and agricultural policy from price supports to trade policy; and is written in an accessible style enlivened by discussion-provoking case studies.

Me the People Book

Me the People


  • Author : Nadia Urbinati
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674243583

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Populism suddenly is everywhere, and everywhere misunderstood. Nadia Urbinati argues that populism should be regarded as government based on an unmediated relationship between the leader and those defined as the “good” or “right” people. Mingling history, theory, and current affairs, Urbinati illuminates populism’s tense relation to democracy.

Understanding Community Book

Understanding Community


  • Author : Peter Somerville
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847423924

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This topical text provides students with a clear understanding of policy and theory in relation to community. By examining areas of government policy this book explores the difficulties that communities face, discusses new concepts and investigates what 'community' might mean in today's diverse British society.

Politics with the People Book

Politics with the People


  • Author : Michael A. Neblo
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107117266

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Ideal for scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students of democratic theory and political behavior, while engaging for policy makers and concerned citizens. Politics with the People develops and tests a new model of politics - 'directly representative democracy' - connecting citizens and officials to improve representative government.

Citizenship in Hard Times Book

Citizenship in Hard Times


  • Author : Sara Wallace Goodman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781316512333

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Citizenship in Hard Times Excerpt :

"We live in difficult times for democracy. If this book found its way to your hands, this is probably not new information. In the United States, democratic insecurity may seem rather sudden, with the presidential election of Donald Trump in 2016, an outsider candidate with weak commitments to liberal democratic norms, uncomfortable admiration for authoritarian strongmen, a toxic mix of xenophobic and racial politics, and little deference to the Constitution. This view culminates in the violent, January 6, 2021 insurrection, where Trump supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol building to disrupt the certification of Electoral College votes confirming Joe Biden the successful and legitimate winner of the 2020 Presidential Election. For others, 2016 and everything that followed only laid bare the fragility of American democratic institutions, preserving counter-majoritarian institutions and exposed by gerrymandering practices and decades of voting suppression. and, with it, a persistent second-class citizenship for America's ethnic and racial minorities. From either perspective, ordinary Americans are confronting an unprecedented crisis of democracy. This crisis is both sudden and systemic, and not easily resolved by changing Presidents"--

People Party Policy Interplay in India Book
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People Party Policy Interplay in India


  • Author : Suman Nath
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2019-10-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000228069

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This book analyses the political transition in West Bengal, India, which witnessed longest democratically elected Left regime of the world. It examines and compares micro-dynamics of political practices in India and delineates underlying political themes of state politics. The author explores the politics of land reform and the anti-land-acquisition movements which were critical points in the contemporary history of Bengal in independent India. The volume further delves into the caste and communal politics which had been latent until the Left Front’s loss in the state, as well as the what sets apart politics in West Bengal from other Indian states. Based on thorough ethnographic research, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of South Asian studies, politics and political processes, sociology and social anthropology.

Living with Pandemics Book

Living with Pandemics


  • Author : Bryson, John R.
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800373594

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Providing an integrated and multi-level analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 on people, place, economies and policies, across the globe, this timely book explores how the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic combines failure with success. It focuses on exploring rapid adaptation and improvisation by individuals, organisations, and governments as they attempted to minimise and mitigate the socio-economic and health impacts of the pandemic.

Other People s Politics Book

Other People s Politics


  • Author : J. A. Smith
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782792055

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How did Trump and Brexit go from laughable impossibilities to everyday reality? Why did digital media stop being cool and progressive, and become a reactionary, brainwashing nightmare? And, how did the Left get its act together and start winning again? From right to left, Other People's Politics is the indispensable guide to post-2016 life. 'Other People's Politics is to contemporary political debates what Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own was to early feminism: a call for progressives to work tirelessly so that everyone is granted the material conditions necessary for reading a difficult book like James Joyce's Ulysses, if they choose to.' Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance in Greece's SYRIZA government

From Movements to Parties in Latin America Book

From Movements to Parties in Latin America


  • Author : Donna Lee Van Cott
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 052170703X

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Provides a detailed treatment of an important topic that has received no scholarly attention: the surprising transformation of indigenous peoples' movements into viable political parties in the 1990s in four Latin American countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela) and their failure to succeed in two others (Argentina, Peru). The parties studied are crucial components of major trends in the region. By providing to voters clear programs for governing, and reaching out in particular to under-represented social groups, they have enhanced the quality of democracy and representative government. Based on extensive original research and detailed historical case studies, the book links historical institutional analysis and social movement theory to a study of the political systems in which the new ethnic cleavages emerged. The book concludes with a discussion of the implications for democracy of the emergence of this phenomenon in the context of declining public support for parties.

Making Climate Policy Work Book

Making Climate Policy Work


  • Author : Danny Cullenward
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-10-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509544943

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For decades, the world’s governments have struggled to move from talk to action on climate. Many now hope that growing public concern will lead to greater policy ambition, but the most widely promoted strategy to address the climate crisis – the use of market-based programs – hasn’t been working and isn’t ready to scale. Danny Cullenward and David Victor show how the politics of creating and maintaining market-based policies render them ineffective nearly everywhere they have been applied. Reforms can help around the margins, but markets’ problems are structural and won’t disappear with increasing demand for climate solutions. Facing that reality requires relying more heavily on smart regulation and industrial policy – government-led strategies – to catalyze the transformation that markets promise, but rarely deliver.

White Identity Politics Book
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White Identity Politics


  • Author : Ashley Jardina
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108475525

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Amidst discontent over diversity, racial identity is a lens through which many US white Americans now view the political world.