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  • Star trek and the politics of globalism / George A. Gonzalez
    JZ1318

  • Butler's British Political Facts / Roger Mortimore, Andrew Blick, editors
    JN 238 B88 2018eb

  • Political Marketing and Management in the 2017 New Zealand Election / Jennifer Lees-Marshment
    JA85.2.N45

  • Human rights and agents of change in Iran : Rebecca Barlow, Shahram Akbarzadeh, editors
    JC599.I65

  • Management in Public Administration : Developments and Challenges in Adaption of Management Practices Increasing Public Value / Markus Bodemann
    JF1351

  • REVISITING GLOBALIZATION from a borderless to a gated globe
    JZ1318

  • Romanian transnational families : gender, family practices and difference / Viorela Ducu
    JV8321

  • Childhood and parenting in transnational settings / Viorela Ducu, Mihaela Nedelcu, Aron Telegdi-Csetri, editors
    JV6344

  • Political representation in France and Germany : attitudes and activities of citizens and MPs / Oscar W. Gabriel, Eric Kerrouche, Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer, editors
    JN2916

  • Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives / Katie Daily
    JV6475

  • National security issues in science, law, and technology / edited by Thomas A. Johnson
    JK 468 I6N38 2007
    The tragedy of 9/11 placed homeland security and the prevention of further attacks into the central focus of our national consciousness. With so many avenues of terror open to our enemies in terms of mode, medium, and location, effective management and mitigation of threat must be grounded in objective risk assessment. The structure of national security decisions should be premised on decision theory and science with minimal political posturing or emotional reactivisim.

    National Security Issues in Science, Law, and Technology demonstrates a mature look at a frightening subject and presents sound, unbiased tools with which to approach any situation that may threaten human lives. By applying the best of scientific decision-making practices this book introduces the concept of risk management and its application in the structure of national security decisions. It examines the acquisition and utilization of all-source intelligence, including the ability to analyze data and forecast patterns, to enable policymakers to make better informed decisions. The text addresses reaction and prevention strategies applicable to chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; agricultural terrorism; cyberterrorism; and other potential threats to our critical infrastructure. It discusses legal issues that inevitably arise when integrating new legislation with the threads of our Constitution and illustrates the dispassionate analysis of our intelligence, law enforcement, and military operations and actions. Finally, the book considers the redirection of our national research and laboratory system to investigate the very problems terrorists can induce through the use of weapons we have as yet to confront.

    Taking the guesswork out of hard choices, National Security Issues in Science, Law, and Technology provides anyone burdened with the mantle of responsibility for the protection of the American people with the tools to make sound, well-informed decisions.


  • Introduction to intelligence studies / Carl J. Jensen, III, David H. McElreath and Melissa Graves
    JK 468 I6J47 2018

  • Public administration and policy in the Caribbean / edited by Indianna D. Minto-Coy, Evan M. Berman
    JL 605 P83 2016

    The Caribbean is at a crucial phase in its development. Global and local pressures have seen the region losing its competitiveness, while it remains at risk of losing out on development gains made in the last few decades. These pressures are demanding improvements in the way government operates, particularly in its policy-making and administrative capacity. This book offers the single most comprehensive reference on public administration in the Caribbean to date, providing information on legacies, tools, and strategies that are beneficial to understanding and improving public policy.

    Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean presents contributed chapters from a host of well-placed practitioners and academics across the region and its diaspora. The collection maps the history and development of Caribbean public policy and management, discussing some of the most relevant contemporary themes and practices in a region that has received insufficient attention in research. It also considers a number of critical policy issues, some old, some new, and others yet emerging that are of significant import for successful governance and development across the region.

    The book covers the lesser-known experiences of the Dutch, French, and English Caribbean, as well as Cuba and Haiti, showing the rich legacies, themes, and contemporary issues affecting the region. It begins with a history of Caribbean public administration practices and institutions from the colonial period to the present. It then offers an exposition and critical analysis of some of the current debates and issues in public administration, delving into the internal workings of the state. The book concludes with a discussion of some of the ongoing and new public policy issues and concerns in the region.

    Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean makes a solid contribution to understanding the variety of experiences, legacies, and contemporary issues in public policy and administration in small and developing states. Practitioners, researchers, consultants, and instructors should find this an invaluable resource.


  • Analyzing spatial models of choice and judgment with R / David A. Armstrong II, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ryan Bakker, University of Georgia, Royce Carroll, Rice University, Christopher Hare, University of Georgia, Keith T. Poole, Univ
    JF 1001 A76 2014

    Modern Methods for Evaluating Your Social Science Data

    With recent advances in computing power and the widespread availability of political choice data, such as legislative roll call and public opinion survey data, the empirical estimation of spatial models has never been easier or more popular. Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with Rdemonstrates how to estimate and interpret spatial models using a variety of methods with the popular, open-source programming language R.

    Requiring basic knowledge of R, the book enables researchers to apply the methods to their own data. Also suitable for expert methodologists, it presents the latest methods for modeling the distances between points--not the locations of the points themselves. This distinction has important implications for understanding scaling results, particularly how uncertainty spreads throughout the entire point configuration and how results are identified.

    In each chapter, the authors explain the basic theory behind the spatial model, then illustrate the estimation techniques and explore their historical development, and finally discuss the advantages and limitations of the methods. They also demonstrate step by step how to implement each method using R with actual datasets. The R code and datasets are available on the book's website.


  • The Asia-Pacific century : challenges and opportunities / edited by Adam B. Lowther
    JZ 6009 A78A85 2013

    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton published "America's Pacific Century" in Foreign Policy magazine in November 2011, the administration was clearly indicating to domestic and international audiences that the United States is beginning a pivot toward the Asia-Pacific. Clinton's article served as a spark for renewed interest in the nation's Asia-Pacific strategy and American interests in the region.

    The Asia-Pacific Century: Challenges and Opportunitieslooks to the future of the Asia-Pacific and examines a broad range of questions that focus on diplomatic, economic, and military challenges facing the region's key players, with a particular focus on their relevance to the US military.


  • Organizational assessment and improvement in the public sector / Kathleen M. Immordino
    JK 421 I52 2010

    Calls for performance measures and metrics sound good, but public sector organizations often lack the tools required to assess the organization as a whole and create true change.In order to implement an integrated cycle of assessment, planning, and improvement, government agencies at all levels need a usable framework for organizational assessment that speaks to their unique needs. Organizational Assessment and Improvement in the Public Sectorprovides that framework, an understanding of assessment itself, and a methodology for assessment focused on the public sector.

    The book introduces the concept of organizational assessment, its importance, and its significance in public sector organizations. It addresses the organizational theory that underlies assessment, including change management, organizational and individual learning, and organizational development. Building on this, the author focuses on the processes and demonstrates how the communication that results from an assessment process can create a widely accepted case for change. She presents a model grounded in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program criteria but adapted for the culture of government organizations. She also addresses the criteria that form the basis for assessment and implementation and provides examples and best practices.

    Facing decreasing budgets and an increasing demand for services, government agencies must increase their capabilities, maximize their available fiscal and human resources, and increase their effectiveness and efficiency. They often operate in an atmosphere that prizes effectiveness but measures it in silos assigned to individual programs and a structure that encourages people to do more with less while systematically discouraging efficiency. Stressing the significant and important differences between a business and a government, this book supplies the knowledge and tools necessary to create a culture of assessment in government organizations at all levels.


  • Information and communication technologies in public administration : innovations from developed countries / edited by Christopher G. Reddick, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA; Leonidas Anthopoulos, Technological Education Institute (TE
    JF 1525 A8I54 2015

    An examination of how information technology (IT) can be used in public administration, Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administration: Innovations from Developed Countries examines global perspectives on public administration and IT innovations. This book illustrates the theoretical context of current policies, issues, and implementation. It highlights e-government success stories from developed regions such as the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia then presents future trends and innovation. It explores innovative solutions with added value and impact to your organization.

    The book covers important issues such as open government, best practices, social media, democracy, and management challenges as well as topical issues such as systems failures, innovations in inter-organizational e-government projects, virtual currencies, and a cross-domain open data ecosystem. The authors outline four strategies to achieve success in e-governance: upgrading ICT infrastructure, improving human resource management, creating a corresponding political environment, and promoting administrative performance that you can put to immediate use.

    Governments have used information and communications technologies (ICT) to drastically change how the public sector interacts with citizens and businesses. It can improve government performance in delivering effective or highly sophisticated public services, reengineering or improving internal organization and processes, engaging social participation and dialogue, enabling transparency in procedures and outcomes to the public, and improving public sector's efficiency in general. This book provides a roadmap that leads you from problem definitions to problem-solving methods and innovations for future progress.


  • Political communication in Asia / edited by Lars Willnat, Annette Aw
    JA 85.2 A78P65 2009

    This edited volume provides a critical review of political communication research conducted in Asia over the pastnbsp;twenty years. Each chapter focuses on studies published in a specific Asian country, selected according to the level of contribution made to the field of political communication in Asia. Covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India, the book's primary objective is to review the unique theoretical accomplishments made by Asian communication scholars, thus contributing to a better awareness and understanding of political communication research in Asia.

    The contributors are well-respected Asian media scholars writing on political communication in their countries of origin. Each author reviews studies conducted and published in his/her native country and language(s). This book provides a first review of these studies, most of which have never been published in English, and makes them available to international scholars. The contributors discuss each country's political background, and address the findings and conclusions of the political communication studies conducted in their respective countries during the past two decades. The chapters focus on insights that have been made by adapting Western media theories to the unique social, cultural, or political contexts that exist in each country. The authors also point out possible gaps in the current research within their respective countries and to make recommendations for future studies.


  • Current issues of science and research in the global world : proceedings of the International Conference on Current Issues of Science and Research in the Global World, Vienna, Austria, 27-28 May 2014 / editors, Vlasta Kunova, Faculty of Law, Pan-European University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Martin Dolinsky, Faculty of Economics and Business, Pan-European University, Bratislava, Slovakia
    JZ 1318 C87 2015

    This book contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Current Issues of Science and Research in the Global World, held at the premises of the Vienna University of Technology from May 27 to May 28, 2014. The book represents a significant contribution to Law, Economics, Information & Communication Technologies, Journalism and Psychology, including topical research work in the presented fields.

    This interdisciplinary volume is also essential reading for all those interested in international pluralism in terms of scientific contributions. The Pan-European University, respecting its own vision and ambition to become a well-known institution within the Global Research Area, traditionally elaborates research and scientifi c collaboration across national borders. The educational principles and research attitudes of the Pan-European University grasp the traditions of many cultures and geographic areas. The International Conference on Current Issues of Science and Research in the Global World was part of a series of similar top-rated international events organized by the Pan-European University, bringing together scientists, professionals, policymakers and representatives of culture from many countries.


  • US foreign policy and democracy promotion : from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama / edited by Michael Cox, Timothy J. Lynch and Nicolas Bouchet
    JC 423 U797 2013

    The promotion of democracy by the United States became highly controversial during the presidency of George W. Bush. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were widely perceived as failed attempts at enforced democratization, sufficient that Barack Obama has felt compelled to downplay the rhetoric of democracy and freedom in his foreign-policy.

    This collection seeks to establish whether a democracy promotion tradition exists, or ever existed, in US foreign policy, and how far Obama and his predecessors conformed to or repudiated it. For more than a century at least, American presidents have been driven by deep historical and ideological forces to conceive US foreign policy in part through the lens of democracy promotion. Debating how far democratic aspirations have been realized in actual foreign policies, this book draws together concise studies from many of the leading academic experts in the field to evaluate whether or not these efforts were successful in promoting democratization abroad. They clash over whether democracy promotion is an appropriate goal of US foreign policy and whether America has gained anything from it.

    Offering an important contribution to the field, this work is essential reading for all students and scholars of US foreign policy, American politics and international relations.


  • Handbook of peace and conflict studies / edited by Charles Webel and Johan Galtung
    JZ 5538 H36 2007

  • Real-world electronic voting : design, analysis and deployment / edited by Feng Hao and Peter Y.A. Ryan
    JF 1032 R43 2017

    Real-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deploymentcaptures all major developments in electronic voting since 2003 in a real-world setting. It covers three broad categories: e-voting protocols, attacks reported on e-voting and new developments on the use of e-voting.

    This book explores recent innovations in both poll-site and remote voting systems and their application throughout the world. The requirements of elections are analysed, the available tools and technologies are described, and a variety of modern systems are presented in detail together with discussions of deployments. This is an invaluable resource for election professionals, researchers and policy makers alike.

     Key Features:

    Reviews both technical and social aspects of e-voting Covers e-voting protocols, attacks reported on e-voting and new developments on the use of e-voting Designed for government election practitioners and policy makers who want to understand the threats and opportunities in e-voting and assess its suitability for future elections

  • The U.S. domestic intelligence enterprise : history, development, and operations / Darren E. Tromblay
    JK 468 I6T73 2016

    Much has been written about U.S. intelligence operations. However, intelligence, as it is conducted in the U.S. domestic environment, has usually been treated in a fractured and sensationalistic manner. This book dispassionately assesses the U.S. domestically oriented intelligence enterprise by first examining its individual components and then showing how those components, both federal and non-federal, work in conjunction to form an often unacknowledged structure that is more than the sum of its parts.

    The U.S. Domestic Intelligence Enterprise: History, Development, and Operations takes a unique, in-depth approach that assesses not only the current state of affairs but also the evolution of the domestic intelligence enterprise. To accomplish this, it examines the origins and progress of the major agencies to show why they operate in the way that they do. By providing this perspective, the book promotes an understanding of the factors to consider when developing effective intelligence policy.

    The book is divided into several thematic sections:

    The evolution of the domestically oriented intelligence enterprise The collection capabilities of the enterprise The role that domestically-developed intelligence has in the analytical process, which informs decision making The use of intelligence to implement decisions via disruption of threat actors

    The U.S. Domestic Intelligence Enterprise intends to prompt a rethinking of intelligence within the domestic environment. It takes into account the political realities, the organizational cultures, and the evolving missions that have shaped those agencies responsible for positive and negative intelligence and disruption of threats on American soil. This will hopefully provide a counterweight to future knee-jerk reactions and, instead, inspire a thoughtful approach to the advancement of U.S. strategic interests while protecting the rights of Americans.


  • Human rights-based change : the institutionalisation of economic and social rights / edited by Maija Mustaniemi-Laakso and Hans-Otto Sano
    JC599.D44

  • Modern geopolitics and security : strategies for unwinnable conflicts / Amos N. Guiora
    JC 319 G85 2014

    The transformation from traditional war between nation-states to conflict between nation-states and nonstate actors requires decision makers, policy analysts, military commanders, intelligence officials, and legislators to answer the question: is there a strategy for an unwinnable conflict? This question takes on particular urgency given the extraordinary number of conflict points that define the current state of international relations.

    Modern Geopolitics and Security: Strategies for Unwinnable Conflicts draws on the author's extensive experience in counterterrorism, negotiation, and the implementation of the Oslo Peace Process with his more recent work in academia. The book uses an interdisciplinary case study model to illustrate valuable lessons learned and best practices in strategic analysis and decision making that are based on international relations, international law, and negotiation/intervention.

    The book defines sovereignty, intervention, geopolitics, security, and what they mean in a global landscape. It examines historical examples of global crises and security concerns as well as contemporary geopolitical issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, intervention in Libya, non-intervention in Syria, the Good Friday Agreement, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, and the Arab Spring.

    We are entering a new era, where disaffected individuals who are willing and able to act, have more power and potential influence than ever before. Conflicts like those occurring in Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, and elsewhere are all complex organisms--nuanced as never before. Add in increasing regional asymmetrical conflicts, increasing global economic strain, social media and the accelerating speed of communication, ideological and regional state versus nonstate conflicts--such as in the case of al-Qaeda and other such movements--and traditional "business as usual" geopolitics is being somewhat turned on its head.

    Modern Geopolitics and Securityaddresses topics that aren't currently covered anywhere-establishing a new paradigm to rethink modern geopolitics, given new and emerging challenges to traditional schools of thought.

    View an article by Amos N. Guiora that recently appeared in the The New York Times..

  • Decolonising imperial heroes : cultural legacies of the British and French Empires / edited by Max Jones, Berny Sèbe, Bertrand Taithe and Peter Yeandle
    JV151

  • Big data and analytics applications in government : current practices and future opportunities / edited by Gregory Richards
    JF 1525 A8B56 2017

    Government organizations are no different than private organizations when it comes to ensuring the delivery of value for money. Managers and politicians alike seek to do the best they can often do with limited budgets as they work in an environment characterized by rapidly changing external conditions. Where government organizations differ from those in the private sector is in the level of complexity and ambiguity that is part and parcel of managing in public-sector organizations.

    Within this context, big data analytics (BDA) can be an important tool given that many analytic techniques within the big data world have been created specifically to deal with complexity and rapidly changing conditions. The important task for public sector organizations is to liberate analytics from narrow scientific silos and expand it across internally to reap maximum benefit across their portfolios of programs.

    This book focuses on the application of analytics to derive insight and drive program efficiency. To show how to apply BDA effectively, it examines three important factors:

    Data should be available and accessible to users Analysts and managers need to understand how to process and draw insights from the data. A context for the use of BDA needs to exist in which an organization's management team relies on evidence for decision-making and overall management.

    This book highlights contextual factors important to better situating the use of BDA within government organizations and demonstrates the wide range of applications of different BDA techniques. It emphasizes the importance of leadership and organizational practices that can improve performance. It explains that BDA initiatives should not be bolted on but should be integrated into the organization's performance management processes. Equally important, the book includes chapters that demonstrate the diversity of factors that need to be managed to launch and sustain BDA initiatives in public sector organizations.


  • The case against military intervention : why we do it and why it fails / Donald M. Snow
    JZ 6368 S55 2016

    Since World War II, military intervention in developing world internal conflicts (DWIC) has become the primary form of U.S. military activity, and these interventions have proven unsuccessful in places like Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. This book argues such failure was entirely predictable, even inevitable, due both to the nature and dynamics of foreign military intrusion in the affairs of other countries and especially the DWICs that provide the major contemporary form of potential U.S. military in the foreseeable future. Basing its analysis in both human nature (the adverse reaction to prolonged outsider intrusion) and historical analogy, the book argues strongly why military intervention should be avoided as a national security option and the implications of such a policy decision for national security strategy and policy.


  • The mathematics of politics / E. Arthur Robinson, Jr., George Washington University Washington, D.C., USA; Daniel H. Ullman, George Washington University Washington, D.C., USA
    JA 72 R63 2017

  • Peace and conflict 2016 / edited by David A. Backer, Ravi Bhavnani and Paul K. Huth
    JZ 5538 P43 2016

  • The political economy of global security : war, future crises and changes in global governance / Heikki Patomaki
    JZ 6385 P38 2008

    What are the possibilities for and conditions of global security in the 21stcentury?

    This book provides an innovative study of future wars, crises and transformations of the global political economy. It brings together economic theory, political economy, peace and conflict research, philosophy and historical analogy to explore alternatives for the future.

    Patomäki develops a bold, original and thought provoking political economy analysis of the late 20thcentury neo-liberalisation and globalisation and their real effects, which he describes as a 21stcentury version imperialism. In order for us to understand global security and to anticipate the potential threats and crises, he argues that a holistic understanding and explanation of history is necessary and demonstrates that a systematic causal analysis of structures and processes is required. Putting this theory into practice, Patomäki constructs a comparative explanatory model which traces the rise of imperialism in the late 19thcentury and culminated in the First World War. He argues that even a partial return to the 19thcentury ideals and practices is very likely to be highly counterproductive in the 21stcentury world and could become a recipe for a major global catastrophe.

    This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, globalization studies, politics, economics and security studies.


  • Writing a research paper in political science : a practical guide to inquiry, structure, and methods / Lisa A. Baglione, Saint Joseph's University
    JA 86 B24 2016

    Writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered with class-tested advice and know-how in this book. In addition to using updated examples of student topics that pull from both American government and international relations, Baglione also includes examples of actual student writing to show readers how someone "just like them" accomplished tasks while writing their papers. Practical summaries, calendars, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course.


  • Out of the wreckage : a new politics for an age of crisis / George Monbiot
    JA 76 M59 2017
    Mainstream politics is stuck, torn between the redundant doctrines of Keynesianism and neoliberalism. Neither have much to offer a world facing environmental collapse, civic breakdown and a gathering crisis of permanent unemployment. This dismal, managerial politics fails to articulate a vision of a better world, driving people towards the anti-politics offered by Donald Trump and others. What is urgently needed is a positive, propositional vision that can re-engage people in politics.
    In Out of the Wreckage, Monbiot seeks out the best new ideas and streamlines them into a coherent, inspiring story that describes the present and shows the way to a better future. He explains how communities can be rebuilt, how economies can be recharged without destroying the living planet and how politics can once more inspire and thrill. By developing the new narrative we seek, this book helps to provide political movements with the focus and direction required to change the world.

  • Achieving project management success in the federal government / Jonathan Weinstein, Timothy Jaques
    JF 1351 W45 2010eb

  • Leo Strauss on political philosophy : responding to the challenge of positivism and historicism / edited and with an introduction by Catherine H. Zuckert ; with assistance from Les Harris and Philip Bretton
    JA 71 S7937 2018
    Leo Strauss is known primarily for reviving classical political philosophy through careful analyses of works by ancient thinkers. As with his published writings, Strauss's seminars devoted to specific philosophers were notoriously dense, accessible only to graduate students and scholars with a good command of the subject. In 1965, however, Strauss offered an introductory course on political philosophy at the University of Chicago. Using a conversational style, he sought to make political philosophy, as well as his own ideas and methods, understandable to those with little background on the subject.

    Leo Strauss on Political Philosophy brings together the lectures that comprise Strauss's "Introduction to Political Philosophy." Strauss begins by emphasizing the importance of political philosophy in determining the common good of society and critically examining the two most powerful contemporary challenges to the possibility of using political theory to learn about and develop the best political order: positivism and historicism. In seeking the common good, classical political philosophers like Plato and Aristotle did not distinguish between political philosophy and political science. Today, however, political philosophy must contend with the contemporary belief that it is impossible to know what the good society really is. Strauss emphasizes the need to study the history of political philosophy to see whether the changes in the understanding of nature and conceptions of justice that gradually led people to believe that it is not possible to determine what the best political society is are either necessary or valid. In doing so, he ranges across the entire history of political philosophy, providing a valuable, thematically coherent foundation, including explications of many canonical thinkers, such as Auguste Comte and Immanuel Kant, about whom Strauss did not write extensively in his published writings.

  • A new science of politics : Hans Kelsen's reply to Eric Voegelin's 'New science of politics'. A contribution to the critique of ideology / edited by Eckhart Arnold
    JC 251 V6 K458 2004

    Eric Voegelin is famous as a philosopher of history and a as one of the most eminent political scientists of the 20th century. His most fundamental work on political theory, the "New Science of Politics, is nowadays considered a classic in ist field. While the "New Science" has always been a very controversial book, ist critics have hardly ever taken the pain to pinpoint the weaknesses they condemmed Voegelins book for.
    There is, however, one exception: Only shortly after the appearance of Voegelins "New Science" in 1954, Hans Kelsen has written a most detailed reply to this book of his former student. This reply, which was known to Voegelin and is mentioned in his autobiography, is now being published by the ontos verlag. Being a distinguished philosopher himself of an erudition and breadth of knowledge that matches that of Eric Voegelin, Hans Kelsen is able to support the critical stance he takes on Voegelin "New Science" by clear and well founded argument.

    This critical reply to Voegelins "New Science" is not only an important contribution to the dispute about the foundations of political order in modern society, but will also prove valuable to readers generally interested in Voegelins life and work.


  • Rules, paper, status : migrants and precarious bureaucracy in contemporary Italy / Anna Tuckett
    JV 8132 T84 2018

    Whether motivated by humanitarianism or concern over "porous" borders, dominant commentary on migration in Europe has consistently focused on clandestine border crossings. Much less, however, is known about the everyday workings of immigration law inside borders. Drawing on in-depth ethnographic fieldwork in Italy, one of Europe's biggest receiving countries, Rules, Paper, Status moves away from polarized depictions to reveal how migration processes actually play out on the ground. Anna Tuckett highlights the complex processes of inclusion and exclusion produced through encounters with immigration law.

    The statuses of "legal" or "illegal," which media and political accounts use as synonyms for "good" and "bad," "worthy" and "unworthy," are not created by practices of border-crossing, but rather through legal and bureaucratic processes within borders devised by governing states. Taking migrants' interactions with immigration regimes as its starting point, this book sheds light on the productive nature of legal and bureaucratic encounters and the unintended consequences they produce. Rules, Paper, Status argues that successfully navigating Italian immigration bureaucracy, which is situated in an immigration regime that is both exclusionary and flexible, requires and induces culturally specific modes of behavior. Exclusionary laws, however, can transform this social and cultural learning into the very thing that endangers migrants' right to live in the country.


  • Trois espaces de protestation : France, Canada, Québec / Pascale Dufour
    JZ 1318 D832 2013

  • Libertarianism : for and against / Craig Duncan and Tibor R. Machan ; [foreword by Martha Nussbaum]
    JC 585 D83 2005
    Libertarianism: For and Against offers dueling perspectives on the scope of legitimate government. Tibor R. Machan, a well-known political philosopher with libertarian convictions, argues for a minimal government devoted solely to protecting individual rights to life, liberty, and property. Stressing the sovereignty of each individual, Machan argues in favor of limiting democracy's scope and against the redistribution of wealth, or any other sort of taxation. In opposition to libertarianism, philosopher Craig Duncan defends democratic liberalism, which aims to ensure that all citizens have fair access to a life of dignity. This requires measures to protect equality of opportunity, as well as measures to ensure all have access to a decent minimum standard of living. In a dynamic exchange of arguments, critiques, and rebuttals, the two philosophers cut to the heart of this important debate, articulating and defending competing conceptions of such core values as political freedom and equality.

  • The great regression / edited by Heinrich Geiselberger
    JC 319 G7413 2017

    We are living through a period of dramatic political change - Brexit, the election of Trump, the rise of extreme right movements in Europe and elsewhere, the resurgence of nationalism and xenophobia and a concerted assault on the liberal values and ideals associated with cosmopolitanism and globalization. Suddenly we find ourselves in a world that few would have imagined possible just a few years ago, a world that seems to many to be a move backwards. How can we make sense of these dramatic developments and how should we respond to them? Are we witnessing a worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some kind of populist authoritarianism?

    This timely volume brings together some of the world's greatest minds to analyse and seek to understand the forces behind this 'great regression'. Writers from across disciplines and countries, including Paul Mason, Pankaj Mishra, Slavoj Zizek, Zygmunt Bauman, Arjun Appadurai, Wolfgang Streeck and Eva Illouz, grapple with our current predicament, framing it in a broader historical context, discussing possible future trajectories and considering ways that we might combat this reactionary turn.

    The Great Regression is a key intervention that will be of great value to all those concerned about recent developments and wondering how best to respond to this unprecedented challenge to the very core of liberal democracy and internationalism across the world today.

    For more information, see: www.thegreatregression.eu


  • The promise of democratic equality in the United States / Douglas D. Roscoe
    JC 575 R5665 2018

    The Promise of Democratic Equalityin the United States explores the ways in which the American political system fails to fully respect political equality.

    Douglas D. Roscoe argues these deficiencies are not necessarily failures of justice, but often reflect attempts to balance important but competing principles and values. He analyzes the balance among these competing values in a variety of contexts, including congressional representation, the Electoral College, voting regulations, campaign finance, lobbying, the Senate filibuster rules, and protections for civil rights and liberties. A diverse set of methodological approaches is employed to carefully evaluate whether the limits placed on political equality are reasonable and necessary.

    Using a rigorous normative framework, while leaning heavily on high-quality quantitative evidence and social science research, this book provides students of democratic theory and American politics with a compact and manageable review of the degree to which democratic equality is supported in the United States.


  • Anti-colonial theory and decolonial praxis / edited by George J. Sefa Dei and Meredith Lordan
    JV 51 A67 2016
    Are we living in a post-colonial world? A colonial one? An anti-colonial one? Lifting the veil from language and politics, Anti-Colonial Theory and Decolonial Praxis uses case studies from around the world to explore and untangle these concepts as they relate to education. The anti-colonial prism is very much connected to the postcolonial lens but these frameworks are not the same. Building upon earlier works, this book takes up the subject of anti-colonial praxis and its specific implications--the larger questions of schooling and education in global and, particularly, Diasporic contexts. The goal is to re-theorize the anti-colonial for the decolonial projects of transforming schooling and education in a broadly defined way. Beyond explaining these ideas, this book demonstrates ways communities are engaging in praxis as a form of anti-colonial change in a wide range of locations. Incorporating case studies from various locations and Diasporic communities--including Somalia, Canada, Nigeria, Jamaica, and St. Vincent--and provocative theoretical analyses, the book brings varied experiences of anti-colonial praxis to the reader in timely, culturally diverse, and engaging ways. This book could be used in upper undergraduate and graduate level courses in anthropology, Diaspora studies, education, environmental studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, law, multiculturalism studies, politics, social work, and sociology.

  • Winning the vote for women : the Irish citizen newspaper and the suffrage movement in Ireland / Lousie Ryan
    JN 1541 R93 2018
    The campaign for women's votes in Ireland coincided with the nationalist movement, the First World War, the rise of the trade union movement, the cultural revival and, of course, the 1916 Rising. It culminated in 1918, with Ireland electing the first woman to parliament in London. However, the Irish suffrage movement was not a single-issue group. It did not merely campaign for votes, but also presented a feminist critique of the plight of Irish women in early twentieth-century society. The Irish Citizen newspaper, as the voice of the suffrage movement, provides an important insight into the various campaigns and concerns of this fascinating movement. The paper was self-consciously feminist, and, in addition to covering the major events of this tumultuous period, it addressed taboo subjects like rape, domestic violence, and child abuse. This book brings together extracts from the paper with analysis, commentary, and informative contextual background. First published in 1996 by Folena as "Irish Feminism and the Vote", this new edition has been comprehensively updated and revised. [Subject: Gender Studies, Suffrage Movement, Irish Studies, 20th C. Studies, History, Media Studies]

  • Human rights : moral or political? / edited by Adam Etinson
    JC 571 H86685 2018
    Human rights have a rich life in the world around us. Political rhetoric pays tribute to them, or scorns them. Citizens and activists strive for them. The law enshrines them. And they live inside us too. For many of us, human rights form part of how we understand the world and what must (or must not) be done within it. The ubiquity of human rights raises questions for the philosopher. If we want to understand these rights, where do we look?As a set of moral norms, it is tempting to think they can be grasped strictly from the armchair, say, by appeal to moral intuition. But what, if anything, can that kind of inquiry tell us about thehuman rights of contemporary politics, law, and civil society that is, human rights as we ordinarily know them? This volume brings together a distinguished, interdisciplinary group of scholars to address philosophical questions raised by the many facets of human rights: moral, legal, political, and historical. Its original chapters, each accompanied by a critical commentary, explore topics including: the purpose and methods of a philosophical theory of human rights; the"Orthodox-Political" debate; the relevance of history to philosophy; the relationship between human rights morality and law; and the value of political critiques of human rights.

  • Lived fictions : unity and exclusion in Canadian politics / John Grant
    JL 65 G63 2018

    The idea of political unity contains its own opposite, because a political community can never guarantee the equal status of all its members. The price of belonging is an entrenched social stratification within the political unit itself. This book explores how the desire for political unity generates a collective commitment to certain lived fictions - the citizen-state, the market economy, and so forth - that shape our understanding of political legitimacy and responsibility. Canada promises unity through democratic politics, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, a welfare state, and a multicultural approach to cultural relations. John Grant documents the historical failure of these promises, elaborating the radical institutional and intellectual changes needed to overcome our lived fictions.


  • Representation in action : Canadian MPs in the constituencies / Royce Koop, Heather Bastedo, and Kelly Blidook
    JL 167 K66 2018
    Canadian members of Parliament (MPs) are often dismissed as "trained seals," helpless to do anything other than take commands from party leaders. Representation in Action challenges this view of MPs and shows that the ways they represent their constituents are as diverse as Canada itself. Royce Koop, Heather Bastedo, and Kelly Blidook examine the activities MPs engage in to represent their ridings and determine what accounts for differences in style and agency. Drawing on original observational and interview research and featuring detailed in-depth case studies, this is the first book using intensive participant-observation methods to study Canadian MPs and representation.

  • European Union governance and policy making : a Canadian perspective / edited by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Achim Hurrelmann, and Amy Verdun
    JN 30 E9722 2018

    European Union Governance and Policy Making introduces Canadian students to the politics of the EU. Divided into three parts, the collection examines its political system (history, theories, institutions), specific policies, and some of the challenges that the EU currently faces. Geared toward students who are learning about the EU in Canadian classrooms, the text integrates Canadian content and examples to demonstrate how Canada compares to the EU. It discusses current issues such as the refugee crisis and the rise of populism, Brexit, and plans for deepening European integration in the wake of the Euro Area financial crisis. The introduction defines core themes and each chapter returns to these themes, creating structure and coherence.


  • Euroscepticism and the future of European integration / Catherine E. De Vries
    JN 30 V75 2018
    The European Union (EU) is facing one of the rockiest periods in its existence. No time in its history has it looked so economically fragile, so unsecure about how to protect its borders, so divided over how to tackle the crisis of legitimacy facing its institutions, and so under assault of Eurosceptic parties. The unprecedented levels of integration in recent decades have led to increased public contestation, yet at the same the EU is more reliant on public support for its continued legitimacy than ever before.

    This book examines the role of public opinion in the European integration process. It develops a novel theory of public opinion that stresses the deep interconnectedness between people's views about European and national politics, and suggests that public opinion cannot simply be characterized as either Eurosceptic or not, but rather consists of different types. This is important because these types coincide with fundamentally different views about the way the EU should be reformed and which policy priorities should be pursued. These types also have very different consequences for behaviour in elections and referenda. Euroscepticism is such a diverse phenomenon because the Eurozone crisis has exacerbated the structural imbalances within the EU. As the economic and political fates of member states diverged, people's experiences with and evaluations of the EU and national political systems also grew further apart. The heterogeneity in public preferences that this book has uncovered makes a one-size-fits-all approach to addressing Euroscepticism unlikely to be successful.

  • Sinn Féin and the IRA : from revolution to moderation / Mathew Whiting
    JN 1571.5 S56 W45 2018
    IRA violence and Sinn Fein's revolutionary politics plagued Northern Ireland for 30 years. Today, however, violence is (mostly) a tactic of the past and Sinn Fein is a major political player in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This is one of the most startling transformationsof a radical violent movement in recent times.What exactly changed within Irish republicanism? What has stayed the same? And, crucially what caused this transformation? By examining republicanism's electoral participation and engagement in democratic bargaining, together with the role of Irish-America and British government policy, MathewWhiting argues that moderation was a long-term process of concessions by republicanism in return for increased inclusion within the political system.

  • Democracy under threat / edited by Surendra Munshi
    JC 423 D46 2016
    Many current events in the world are increasingly being discussed as pointing towards democracy in crisis. This book contributes in a systematic manner to the discussion on democracy with a close look at democracy in practice in a global perspective, highlighting challenges from within andoutside. Issues such as crisis in democratic leadership, fragile state of democratic institutions, populism, caudillism, and dynasty rule are discussed, along with threats of authoritarianism to the democratic order. In addition, questions have been raised whether the West has failed and whetherleaders such as Gandhi and Havel can help us to leave the era of post-truth behind us in order to create a humane order with reason, conscience, and responsibility. This book includes the contributions of twenty contributors from different parts of the world (viz. Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, and USA). Though there are no contributors from Russia and China these countries are discussed atlength in more than one paper. Among the contributors are academics, counsellors, diplomats, journalists, political leaders, and other thought leaders. The papers are up to date until the time of the American presidential election.

  • Let the people rule? : direct democracy in the twenty-first century / edited by Saskia P. Ruth, Yanina Welp and Laurence Whitehead
    JF 491 L48 2017
    The biggest contemporary challenge to democratic legitimacy gravitates around the crisis of democratic representation. To tackle this problem, a growing number of established and new democracies included direct democratic instruments in their constitutions, enabling citizens to have direct influence on democratic decision-making. However, there are many different empirical manifestations of direct democracy, and their diverse consequences for representative democracy remain an understudied topic. Let the People Rule? aims to fill this gap, analysing the multifaceted consequences of direct democracy on constitutional reforms and issues of independence, democratic accountability mechanisms, and political outcomes. Chapters apply different methodological approaches to study the consequences of direct democracy on democratic legitimacy. These range from single in-depth case studies, like the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, to cross-national comparative studies, such as the direct democratic experience within the European Union.
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