The Politics of Power Book

The Politics of Power

  • Author : Ira Katznelson
  • Publisher : New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Big business
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015004926286

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Politics Is for Power Book
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Politics Is for Power

  • Author : Eitan Hersh
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982116781

Politics Is for Power Excerpt :

A brilliant condemnation of political hobbyism—treating politics like entertainment—and a call to arms for well-meaning, well-informed citizens who consume political news, but do not take political action. Who is to blame for our broken politics? The uncomfortable answer to this question starts with ordinary citizens with good intentions. We vote (sometimes) and occasionally sign a petition or attend a rally. But we mainly “engage” by consuming politics as if it’s a sport or a hobby. We soak in daily political gossip and eat up statistics about who’s up and who’s down. We tweet and post and share. We crave outrage. The hours we spend on politics are used mainly as pastime. Instead, we should be spending the same number of hours building political organizations, implementing a long-term vision for our city or town, and getting to know our neighbors, whose votes will be needed for solving hard problems. We could be accumulating power so that when there are opportunities to make a difference—to lobby, to advocate, to mobilize—we will be ready. But most of us who are spending time on politics today are focused inward, choosing roles and activities designed for our short-term pleasure. We are repelled by the slow-and-steady activities that characterize service to the common good. In Politics Is for Power, pioneering and brilliant data analyst Eitan Hersh shows us a way toward more effective political participation. Aided by political theory, history, cutting-edge social science, as well as remarkable stories of ordinary citizens who got off their couches and took political power seriously, this book shows us how to channel our energy away from political hobbyism and toward empowering our values.

The Politics and Economics of Power Book

The Politics and Economics of Power

  • Author : Professor Faculty of Economics Samuel Bowles
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134666652

The Politics and Economics of Power Excerpt :

This edited collection looks at the emerging relationship between politics and economics. The analysis of power relations - traditionally the focus of political science - is becoming increasingly important to economists in order to understand concepts such as the 'contested nature' of market exchanges. These papers examine power relations in the firm and the market place and offer an economic perspective of political relations. The book is divided into three sections: * politics and power in economic organizations * the economic analysis of political organizations * politics, economics and social change The final section considers how a combination of economic and political tools can be used effectively to analyse social change.

Power  Politics and the Emotions Book

Power Politics and the Emotions

  • Author : Shona Hunter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-06-05
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136004322

Power Politics and the Emotions Excerpt :

How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is that there are sets of affective dynamics which complicate the already materially and symbolically contested terrain of policy-making. This relational politics is Shona Hunter’s starting point for a more hopeful, but realistic understanding of the limits and possibilities enacted through contemporary governing processes. Through this idea Hunter prioritises the everyday lived enactments of policy as a means to understand the state as a more differentiated and changeable entity than is often allowed for in current critiques of neoliberalism. But Hunter reminds us that focusing on lived realities demands a melancholic confrontation with pain, and the risks of social and physical death and violence lived through the contemporary neoliberal state. This is a state characterised by the ascendency of neoliberal whiteness; a state where no one is innocent and we are all responsible for the multiple intersecting exclusionary practices creating its unequal social orderings. The only way to struggle through the central paradox of governance to produce something different is to accept this troubling interdependence between resistance and reproduction and between hope and loss. Analysing the everyday processes of this relational politics through original empirical studies in health, social care and education the book develops an innovative interdisciplinary theoretical synthesis which engages with and extends work in political science, cultural theory, critical race and feminist analysis, critical psychoanalysis and post-material sociology.

Cities  Politics   Power Book

Cities Politics Power

  • Author : Simon Parker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-11-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134214303

Cities Politics Power Excerpt :

Traditionally, the study of ‘power in the city’ was confined to the institutions of urban government and the actors involved in contesting and making political decisions in and for metropolitan societies. Increasingly, however, attention has turned to the function of the city not only as a centre of urban governance but as a major economic, social, cultural and strategic force in its own right. Cities, Politics and Power combines this traditional concern with how the cities in which we live are organized and run with a broader focus on cities and urban regions as multiple sites and agents of power. This book is divided into five sections, with a short introduction outlining the argument and organisation of the text. Part two charts the development of the urban polity and considers the ways in which coercion and force continue to be used to segregate, oppress and annihilate urban populations. Part three critically examines the key collective actors and processes that compete for and organise political power within cities, and how urban governance operates and interacts with lesser and greater scales of government and networks of power. Part four then explores the ways in which ‘the political’ is constituted by urban inhabitants, and how social identity, information and communication networks, and the natural and built environment all comprise intersecting fields of urban power. The conclusion calls for a broader theoretical and thematic approach to the study of urban politics. This book makes extensive use of comparative and historical case studies, providing broad coverage of politics and urban movements in both the Global North and the Global South, with a particular focus on the UK, USA, Canada, Latin America and China. It is written in an accessible and lucid style and provides suggestions for further reading at the end each chapter.

Aid Power and Politics Book

Aid Power and Politics

  • Author : Iliana Olivié
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-08-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429802409

Aid Power and Politics Excerpt :

Aid Power and Politics delves into the political roots of aid policy, demonstrating how and why governments across the world use aid for global influence, and exploring the role it plays in present-day global governance and international relations. In reconsidering aid as part of international relations, the book argues that the interplay between domestic and international development policy works in both directions, with individual countries having the capacity to shape global issues, whilst at the same time, global agreements and trends, in turn, shape the political behaviour of individual countries. Starting with the background of aid policy and international relations, the book goes on to explore the behaviour of both traditional and emerging donors (the US, the UK, the Nordic countries, Japan, Spain, Hungary, Brazil, and the European Union), and then finally looks at some big international agendas which have influenced donors, from the liberal consensus on democracy and good governance, to gender equality and global health. Aid Power and Politics will be an important read for international development students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, and for anyone who has ever wondered why it is that countries spend so much money on the well-being of non-citizens outside their borders.

Power Politics Book
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Power Politics

  • Author : Martin Wight
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2002-06-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 0826461743

Power Politics Excerpt :

This account of state-systems, which derives not from theoretical models but from the study of state-systems that have actually existed, emphasizes their moral or normative bases. It argues that a system of states presupposes a common culture. The essays deal with the concept of systems of states: the state-systems of Hellas; Hellas and Persia; the geographical and chronological boundaries of the modern states-system; international legitimacy; and triangles and duels. An introductory chapter by Hedley Bull draws the essays together and provides an account of Martin Wright's life and thought.

People  Power  and Politics Book
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People Power and Politics

  • Author : John C. Donovan
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 0822630257

People Power and Politics Excerpt :

'First-rate . . .The text has a little for everyone and could suit the political ideas people, the humanists, and the behavioralists. And there is enough of a nuts and bolts approach to this book to satisfy those who want students to come away from the course as 'master mechanics' of political dilemmas.'-David W. Dent, Towson State University

Beyond Power and Resistance Book

Beyond Power and Resistance

  • Author : Peter Bloom
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-11-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783487554

Beyond Power and Resistance Excerpt :

This book challenges the conceptual and practical effectiveness of resistance to achieve social and political change, and considers an alternative framework that goes beyond a desire to resist sovereign power, but offers political movements that expand individual and collective capabilities.

The Beginning of Politics Book

The Beginning of Politics

  • Author : Moshe Halbertal
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691191683

The Beginning of Politics Excerpt :

How the book of Samuel offers a timeless meditation on the dilemmas of statecraft The book of Samuel is universally acknowledged as one of the supreme achievements of biblical literature. Yet the book’s anonymous author was more than an inspired storyteller. The author was also an uncannily astute observer of political life and the moral compromises and contradictions that the struggle for power inevitably entails. The Beginning of Politics mines the story of Israel’s first two kings to unearth a natural history of power, providing a forceful new reading of what is arguably the first and greatest work of Western political thought. Through stories such as Saul’s madness, David’s murder of Uriah, the rape of Tamar, and the rebellion of Absalom, the author of Samuel deepens our understanding not only of the necessity of sovereign rule but also of its costs—to the people it is intended to protect and to those who wield it. Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes show how these beautifully crafted narratives cut to the core of politics, offering a timely meditation on the dark side of sovereign power and the enduring dilemmas of statecraft.

Soft Power Book
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Soft Power

  • Author : Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786738960

Soft Power Excerpt :

Joseph Nye coined the term "soft power" in the late 1980s. It is now used frequently—and often incorrectly—by political leaders, editorial writers, and academics around the world. So what is soft power? Soft power lies in the ability to attract and persuade. Whereas hard power—the ability to coerce—grows out of a country's military or economic might, soft power arises from the attractiveness of a country's culture, political ideals, and policies. Hard power remains crucial in a world of states trying to guard their independence and of non-state groups willing to turn to violence. It forms the core of the Bush administration's new national security strategy. But according to Nye, the neo-conservatives who advise the president are making a major miscalculation: They focus too heavily on using America's military power to force other nations to do our will, and they pay too little heed to our soft power. It is soft power that will help prevent terrorists from recruiting supporters from among the moderate majority. And it is soft power that will help us deal with critical global issues that require multilateral cooperation among states. That is why it is so essential that America better understands and applies our soft power. This book is our guide.

Power Play Book

Power Play

  • Author : Jay Scherer
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772124934

Power Play Excerpt :

When the Rogers Place arena opened in downtown Edmonton in September 2016, no amount of buzz could drown out the rumours of manipulation, secret deals, and corporate greed undergirding the project. Working with documentary evidence and original interviews, the authors present an absorbing account of the machinations that got the arena and the adjacent Ice District built, with a price tag of more than $600 million. The arena deal, they argue, established a costly public financing precedent that people across North America should watch closely, as many cities consider building sports facilities for professional teams or international competitions. Their analysis brings clarity and nuance to a case shrouded in secrecy and understood by few besides political and business insiders. Power Play tells a dramatic story about clashing priorities where sports, money, and municipal power meet.

Politics  Power and the Common Good Book

Politics Power and the Common Good

  • Author : Eric Mintz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Canada
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0131384775

Politics Power and the Common Good Excerpt :

This new edition is more global and engaging with a focus on contemporary political challenges such as how to establish and expand human rights, protect the environment, reduce poverty, and create a more peaceful world. It presents a clear explanation of the basics of politics, while at the same time raising challenging questions that will encourage readers to think deeply about the contemporary political world. Readers will learn about the contending perspectives that are used to understand the world, the problems of the five-sixths of the world that live in poverty, and the global political system of the twenty-first century.

Politics  Position  and Power Book

Politics Position and Power

  • Author : Harold Seidman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3957776

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Power and Progress Book

Power and Progress

  • Author : Jack Snyder
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136467684

Power and Progress Excerpt :

Jack Snyder is a leading American international relations scholar with an international reputation for his research on IR theory and US Foreign policy. This book collects many of his most important essays into a single volume. Exploring a liberal realist theory of international politics, the book is arranged around three key subject areas: Anarchy and Its Effects The Challenges of Democratic Consolidation Empire and the Promotion of a Liberal Order With a new introduction to frame the selected essays, this collection examines how developing nations evolve political systems, and fit into a world dominated by liberal-democracies. It looks to the future for the current dominant powers in a changing world of international relations and at the challenges to their leadership. Featuring a new conclusion, developed from the assembled chapters, this is a fascinating and vital collection of scholarship from one of the most influential theorists of his generation. Power and Progress is an invaluable text for students and scholars of international relations, and those interested in the debates on liberalism and realism, and comparative politics.