Politics in States and Communities Book

Politics in States and Communities


  • Author : Thomas R. Dye
  • Publisher : Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Local government
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050009649

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Politics in States and Communities Book

Politics in States and Communities


  • Author : Thomas R. Dye
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2014-01-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0205994725

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Uses a conflict management theme to illustrate state and community politics Politics in States and Communities is distinguished by its focus on politics, its comparative approach, its concern with thorough explanation, its interest in policy, and its focus on conflicts in states and communities. Several themes are carried on throughout the book that emphasize the importance of politics at the state and community level including the “conflict management” theme which emphasizes the sources and nature of conflict in society, how key decision makers act in conflict situations, and how “politicos” emerge and determine “who gets what.” MySearchLab is a part of the Dye/MacManus program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that youselect the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition,you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- 0133745767 / 9780133745764 Politics in St

Mines  Communities  and States Book

Mines Communities and States


  • Author : Jessica Steinberg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108476935

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Explores the local politics of mining in Africa, explaining when communities benefit, and when conflict and repression occur.

Politics and Policy in American States   Communities Book

Politics and Policy in American States Communities


  • Author : Dennis L. Dresang
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2012-06-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780205916641

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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. Updated in its 8th edition, Politics and Policy in States & Communities distinguishes itself through its highly accessible writing style, inclusion of unique topics such as tribal governments, extensive discussion of intergovernmental relations, and its focus on the relationship between government and the governed--how individuals are affected by government decisions and how individuals influence public policy ("face-to-face" approach). The "face-to-face" approach to the study of state and local governments personalizes the material, connects government to readers' lives, and makes the material more meaningful and relevant to the reader.

Politics in States and Communities Book

Politics in States and Communities


  • Author : Thomas R. Dye
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 0130206806

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A lively written, thought-provoking book which uses a clear, accessible approach to political conflict in American states and communities. It explores the what and the why behind current issues including illegal immigration, term limits, the fight against tobacco, campaign finance, sexual harassment, welfare reform, crime in the states, police and law enforcement, state correctional policies, the death penalty, abortion, affirmative action and more. This book compares the public policy and government management strategies of state and local governments, while focusing on the sources and nature of conflict. Coverage demonstrates how communities and states in America play an important role in the political life of the nation. For anyone wanting to learn more about State, Local, State and Local Government and Urban Politics.

Politics and Policy in States and Communities Book

Politics and Policy in States and Communities


  • Author : John J. Harrigan
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780205951383

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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. Explores the dynamics of state and community politics Politics and Policy in States and Communities explores the major issues facing states and localities and traces how the institutions of state and local government have changed over the years. The book explores topics such as the dramatic waves of reform in state and local government since World War II; the unprecedented role that governments play in today’s political economy; and social conflicts over ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, and religion. Learning Goals: Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Explore how they can participate in state or local politics Understand the major issues facing state and local governments today Understand how state and local governments have changed over time

The Liberal Archipelago Book

The Liberal Archipelago


  • Author : Chandran Kukathas
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2003-06-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191531507

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In his major new work Chandran Kukathas offers, for the first time, a book-length treatment of this controversial and influential theory of minority rights. The work is a defence of a form of liberalism and multiculturalism. The general question it tries to answer is: what is the principled basis of a free society marked by cultural diversity and group loyalties? More particularly, it explains whether such a society requires political institutions which recognize minorities; how far it should tolerate such minorities when their ways differ from those of the mainstream community; to what extent political institutions should address injustices suffered by minorities at the hands of the wider society, and also at the hands of the powerful within their own communities; what role, if any, the state should play in the shaping of a society's (national) identity; and what fundamental values should guide our reflections on these matters. Its main contention is that a free society is an open society whose fundamental principle is the principle of freedom of association. A society is free to the extent that it is prepared to tolerate in its midst associations which differ or dissent from its standards or practices. An implication of these principles is that political society is also no more than one among other associations; its basis is the willingness of its members to continue to associate under the terms which define it. While it is an 'association of associations', it is not the only such association; it does not subsume all other associations. The principles of a free society describe not a hierarchy of superior and subordinate authorities but an archipelago of competing and overlapping jurisdictions. The idea of a liberal archipelago is defended as one which supplies us with a better metaphor of the free society than do older notions such as the body politic, or the ship of state. This work presents a challenge, and an alternative, to other contemporary liberal theories

Communities of Sense Book

Communities of Sense


  • Author : Beth Hinderliter
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822390978

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Communities of Sense argues for a new understanding of the relation between politics and aesthetics in today’s globalized and image-saturated world. Established and emerging scholars of art and culture draw on Jacques Rancière’s theorization of democratic politics to suggest that aesthetics, traditionally defined as the “science of the sensible,” is not a depoliticized discourse or theory of art, but instead part of a historically specific organization of social roles and communality. Rather than formulating aesthetics as the Other to politics, the contributors show that aesthetics and politics are mutually implicated in the construction of communities of visibility and sensation through which political orders emerge. The first of the collection’s three sections explicitly examines the links between aesthetics and social and political experience. Here a new essay by Rancière posits art as a key site where disagreement can be staged in order to produce new communities of sense. In the second section, contributors investigate how sense was constructed in the past by the European avant-garde and how it is mobilized in today’s global visual and political culture. Exploring the viability of various models of artistic and political critique in the context of globalization, the authors of the essays in the volume’s final section suggest a shift from identity politics and preconstituted collectivities toward processes of identification and disidentification. Topics discussed in the volume vary from digital architecture to a makeshift museum in a Paris suburb, and from romantic art theory in the wake of Hegel to the history of the group-subject in political art and performance since 1968. An interview with Étienne Balibar rounds out the collection. Contributors. Emily Apter, Étienne Balibar, Carlos Basualdo, T. J. Demos, Rachel Haidu, Beth Hinderliter, David Joselit, William Kaizen, Ranjanna Khanna, Reinaldo Laddaga, Vered Maimon, Jaleh Mansoor, Reinhold Ma

Human Nature in Politics Book

Human Nature in Politics


  • Author : Graham Wallas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1909
  • Genre: Political ethics
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101071994741

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Storied Communities Book

Storied Communities


  • Author : Hester Lessard
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774818827

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Political communities are defined, and often contested, through stories. Scholars have long recognized that two foundational sets of stories � narratives of contact and narratives of arrival � helped to define settler societies. Storied Communities disrupts the assumption that Indigenous and immigrant identities fall into two separate streams of analysis. The authors juxtapose narratives of contact and narratives of arrival as they explore key themes such as narrative form, the nature of storytelling in the political realm, and the institutional and theoretical implications of foundation narratives. By doing so, they open up new ways to imagine, sustain, and transform political communities.

The Politics of Race in Latino Communities Book

The Politics of Race in Latino Communities


  • Author : Atiya Kai Stokes-Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136487323

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Latinos are the fastest growing population group in the U.S. and have exerted widespread influence in numerous aspects of American culture from entertainment to economics. Unlike Asian, black, white, and Native Americans who are defined by race, Latinos can be of any race and are beginning to shed new light on the meanings and political implications of race. As the Latino population grows, how will Latinos come to define themselves racially given the long standing social order of black and white? What are the political implications of their chosen racial identities? How does Latinos’ racial identity influence their political behavior and motivation for participation? The Politics of Race in Latino Communities is an innovative examination of development and political consequences of Latino racial identity in the U.S. Drawing on a national political survey of Latinos and focus group interviews, the book shows that development of Latino racial identity is a complex interaction between primordial ties, institutional practices, individual characteristics, and social interactions. Furthermore, the book highlights the political relevance of identity, showing that racial identity has meaningful consequences for the political attitudes, opinions, and behaviors of Latinos. An important piece of research propelling new discussions and insights into Latino politics.

A World History of Ancient Political Thought Book

A World History of Ancient Political Thought


  • Author : Antony Black
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192507983

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This revised and expanded edition of A World History of Ancient Political Thought examines the political thought of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, Iran, India, China, Greece, Rome and early Christianity, from prehistory to c.300 CE. The book explores the earliest texts of literate societies, beginning with the first written records of political thought in Egypt and Mesopotamia and ending with the collapse of the Han dynasty and the Western Roman Empire. In most cultures, sacred monarchy was the norm, but this ranged from absolute to conditional authority. 'The people' were recipients of royal (and divine) beneficence. Justice, the rule of law and meritocracy were generally regarded as fundamental. In Greece and Rome, democracy and liberty were born, while in Israel the polity was based on covenant and the law. Confucius taught humaneness, Mozi and Christianity taught universal love; Kautilya and the Chinese 'Legalists' believed in realpolitik and an authoritarian state. The conflict between might and right was resolved in many different ways. Chinese, Greek and Indian thinkers reflected on the origin and purposes of the state. Status and class were embedded in Indian and Chinese thought, the nation in Israelite thought. The Stoics and Cicero, on the other hand, saw humanity as a single unit. Political philosophy, using logic, evidence and dialectic, was invented in China and Greece, statecraft in China and India, political science in Greece. Plato and Aristotle, followed by Polybius and Cicero, started 'western' political philosophy. This book covers political philosophy, religious ideology, constitutional theory, social ethics, official and popular political culture.

Authority and the Metaphysics of Political Communities Book

Authority and the Metaphysics of Political Communities


  • Author : Gabriele De Anna
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-03-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000060577

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This book explores the metaphysics of political communities. It discusses how and why a plurality of individuals becomes a political unity, what principles or forces keep that unity together, and what threats that unity can be faced with. In Part I, the author justifies the need for the notion of substance in metaphysics in general and in the metaphysics of politics in particular. He spells out a moderately realist theory of substances and of their principles of unity, which supports substantial gradualism. Part II concerns action theory and the nature of practical reason. The author claims that the acknowledgement of reasons by agents is constitutive of action and that normativity depends on the role of the good in the formation of reasons. Finally, in Part III the author addresses the notion of political community. He claims that the principle of unity of a political community is its authority to give members of the community moral reasons for action. This suggests a middle way between liberal individualism and organicism, and the author demonstrates the significance of this view by discussing current political issues such as the role of religion in the public sphere and the political significance of cultural identity. Authority and the Metaphysics of Political Communities will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working in social metaphysics, political philosophy, philosophy of action, and philosophy of the social sciences.

Contested Communities Book

Contested Communities


  • Author : Thomas Miller Klubock
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 0822320924

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In Contested Communities Thomas Miller Klubock analyzes the experiences of the El Teniente copper miners during the first fifty years of the twentieth century. Describing the everyday life and culture of the mining community, its impact on Chilean politics and national events, and the sense of self and identity working-class men and women developed in the foreign-owned enclave, Klubock provides important insights into the cultural and social history of Chile. Klubock shows how a militant working-class community was established through the interplay between capitalist development, state formation, and the ideologies of gender. In describing how the North American copper company attempted to reconfigure and reform the work and social-cultural lives of men and women who migrated to the mine, Klubock demonstrates how struggles between labor and capital took place on a gendered field of power and reconstituted social constructions of masculinity and femininity. As a result, Contested Communities describes more accurately than any previous study the nature of grassroots labor militancy, working-class culture, and everyday politics of gender relations during crucial years of the Chilean Popular Front in the 1930s and 1940s.

Imagined Communities Book
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Imagined Communities


  • Author : Benedict Anderson
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2006-11-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781683590

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The definitive, bestselling book on the origins of nationalism, and the processes that have shaped it. Imagined Communities, Benedict Anderson’s brilliant book on nationalism, forged a new field of study when it first appeared in 1983. Since then it has sold over a quarter of a million copies and is widely considered the most important book on the subject. In this greatly anticipated revised edition, Anderson updates and elaborates on the core question: what makes people live and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? Anderson examines the creation and global spread of the ‘imagined communities’ of nationality, and explores the processes that created these communities: the territorialization of religious faiths, the decline of antique kinship, the interaction between capitalism and print, the development of secular languages-of-state, and changing conceptions of time and space. He shows how an originary nationalism born in the Americas was adopted by popular movements in Europe, by imperialist powers, and by the movements of anti-imperialist resistance in Asia and Africa. In a new afterword, Anderson examines the extraordinary influence of Imagined Communities, and the book's international publication and reception, from the end of the Cold War era to the present day.