Democracy Now

Democracy Now
Author: Amy Goodman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN: 1501123599
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy Now Book Excerpt:

"A celebration of the acclaimed television and radio news program Democracy Now! and the extraordinary movements and heroes who have moved our democracy forward. In 1996 Amy Goodman began hosting a show on Pacifica Radio called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues and movements that are too often ignored by the corporate media. Today Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the US, broadcasting on over 1,400 public television and radio stations around the world, with millions accessing it online at DemocracyNow.org. Now Amy, along with her journalist brother, David, and co-author Denis Moynihan, share stories of the heroes -- the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protesters -- who have brought about remarkable change. This important book looks back over the past two decades of Democracy Now! and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world. Goodman takes the reader along as she goes to where the silence is, bringing out voices from the streets of Ferguson to Staten Island, Wall Street, South Carolina to East Timor -- and other places where people are rising up to demand justice. Democracy Now! is the modern day underground railroad of information, bringing stories from the grassroots to a global audience."--

Deliberative Democracy Now

Deliberative Democracy Now
Author: Edwina Barvosa
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-06-07
ISBN: 1108692699
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deliberative Democracy Now Book Excerpt:

While millions feel politically marginalized, there is evidence that democracy is evolving into a conversation-based, public-centered practice called deliberative democracy. In this new form of democracy, public discussion, conscious reflection, and collective choice drive democratic governance and have the power to override democratic dysfunction. Illustrating this emerging possibility with examples from 28 years of US public engagement on LGBT equality, this book offers a practical model for the growth of deliberative democracy in which everyone can take part. It identifies the necessary social catalysts, the role of social networks and technology, and key pathways to addressing unconscious bias, hidden fears, and identity based polarization as they were overcome in the LGBT case. It demonstrates how each person can gain voice and influence in a deliberative democracy in which people once again become the true source of political power. This book will interest anyone who cares about the future of democracy.

Looseleaf for American Democracy Now Essentials

Looseleaf for American Democracy Now  Essentials
Author: Brigid Callahan Harrison, Dr.,Jean Wahl Harris, Dr
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2019-01-09
ISBN: 9781260164671
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looseleaf for American Democracy Now Essentials Book Excerpt:

American Democracy Now engages students in American Politics through relevant content and supportive digital tools that enrich and reinforce learning. Accessible to students at all levels, the narrative is brought to life through compelling features, such as an abundance of rich visuals and graphics and the Then, Now, Next framework, helping students gain a comprehensive understanding of American government yesterday, through the proven tools of today, to become the political thinkers of tomorrow.

American Democracy Now

American Democracy Now
Author: Brigid C. Harrison,Jean Wahl Harris,Michelle D. Deardorff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2024
ISBN: 9781265641382
Category: Political participation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Democracy Now Book Excerpt:

"American Democracy Now engages students in American politics through relevant content and supportive digital tools that enrich and reinforce learning. Accessible to students at all levels, the narrative is brought to life through compelling features, such as rich visuals and graphics and the Then, Now, Next framework, helping students gain a comprehensive understanding of American government yesterday, today, and through development of critical thinking skills, tomorrow"--

American Democracy Now Texas Edition

American Democracy Now Texas Edition
Author: Brigid Harrison,Jean Harris,Gary Halter,Michelle Deardorff
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2012-12-26
ISBN: 9780077597030
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Democracy Now Texas Edition Book Excerpt:

Address your American Government course needs of improved student performance, student engagement, and critical analysis skills with American Democracy Now, Texas Edition, 3e. Now available with GinA, a game in which students learn about American Government by doing, as well as McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and improve student results. Unique to American Democracy Now, this student-friendly text focuses on where students are now. American Democracy Now’s student-centered approach coupled with the unsurpassed digital resources and tools make this an ideal solution to American Government course goals.

Outlines and Highlights for American Democracy Now by Brigid Harrison Susan Tolchin Suzanne Samuels Jean Wahl Harris Isbn

Outlines and Highlights for American Democracy Now by Brigid Harrison  Susan Tolchin  Suzanne Samuels  Jean Wahl Harris  Isbn
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2010-01
ISBN: 9781616982720
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlines and Highlights for American Democracy Now by Brigid Harrison Susan Tolchin Suzanne Samuels Jean Wahl Harris Isbn Book Excerpt:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780073526270

Civic Engagement in American Democracy

Civic Engagement in American Democracy
Author: Theda Skocpol,Morris P. Fiorina
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2004-05-13
ISBN: 9780815798934
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civic Engagement in American Democracy Book Excerpt:

American democracy is in many ways more vital than ever before. Advocacy groups proliferate and formerly marginalized groups enjoy new opportunities. But worrisome trends exist. Millions of Americans are drawing back from involvements with community affairs and politics. Voters stay home; public officials grapple with distrust or indifference; and people are less likely to cooperate on behalf of shared goals. Observers across the spectrum of opinion agree that it is vital to determine what is happening and why—so that Americans can take well-informed, effective steps to revitalize our national community. The book opens with an eagle-eye look at the roots of America's special patterns of civic engagement, examining the ways social groups and government and electoral politics have influenced each other. Other chapters examine the impact of advocacy groups and socioeconomic inequalities on democratic processes and probe the influence of long-term social and cultural changes on voluntary associations and civic participation. The book concludes by asking why social liberation has been accompanied by new inequalities and the erosion of many important forms of citizen leverage and participation. Coming together from several disciplines, contributors include Jeffrey M. Berry, Henry E. Brady, John Brehm, Steven Brint, Elisabeth S. Clemens, Peter Dobkin Hall, Wendy M. Rahn, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Robert Wuthnow. Copublished with the Russell Sage Foundation

A Progressive History of American Democracy Since 1945

A Progressive History of American Democracy Since 1945
Author: Chris J. Magoc
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2021-12-30
ISBN: 1000513734
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Progressive History of American Democracy Since 1945 Book Excerpt:

A Progressive History of American Democracy Since 1945: American Dreams, Hard Realities offers a social, political, and cultural history of the United States since World War II. Unpacking a period of profound transformation unprecedented in the national experience, this book takes a synthetic approach to the history of the 1940s to the present day. It examines how Americans descended from a mid-century apogee of boundless expectations to the unsettling premise that our contemporary historical moment is fraught with a sense of crisis and national failure. The book’s narrative explores the question of decline and more importantly, how the history of this transformation can point the way toward a recovery of shared national values. Chris J. Magoc also gives extensive treatments to the following: Grassroots movements that have expanded the meaning of American democracy, from the 1950s human rights struggle in the South to contemporary movements to confront systemic racism and the existential crisis of climate change. The resilience of American democracy in the face of antidemocratic forces. The impacts of a decades-long economic transformation. The consequences of America’s expanding global military footprint and national security state. Fracturing of a nation once held together by a post-war liberal consensus and broadly shared societal goals to an America facing an attack from within on empirical truth and democracy itself. This book will be of interest to students of modern U.S. history, social history, and American Studies, and general readers interested in recent U.S. history.

American Democracy Now Texas Edition with Connect PLUS American Government w LearnSmart

American Democracy Now Texas Edition with Connect PLUS American Government w  LearnSmart
Author: Brigid Harrison,Jean Harris,Gary Halter
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN: 9780077493455
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Democracy Now Texas Edition with Connect PLUS American Government w LearnSmart Book Excerpt:

Student performance sets the stage for learning. With American Democracy Now, students will perform better in American Government. Using a groundbreaking adaptive learning system to help students identify what they know and don’t know, American Democracy Now connects students to an individualized learning environment that builds confidence in content knowledge. Better performance leads to better student engagement and ultimately the kind of classroom where students apply critical thinking. By individually guiding students through a learning plan and giving instructors assessment tools needed to ensure student understanding of American Government, American Democracy Now replicates a one-on-one learning environment. With relevant interactivities for each of the concrete learning objectives, students are challenged to apply their knowledge of content by critically analyzing American Government. Learn, Engage, Apply...Perform **Please note - This package contains Connect PLUS American Government which includes a fully integrated eBook, but the eBook will not be ready till March 2011

The Future of American Democracy

The Future of American Democracy
Author: Glen Browder
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780761823070
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of American Democracy Book Excerpt:

Former congressman Browder is worried that the current trends of American democracy might result in a "Union of Socialist States of America" or worse. He suggests that we're suffering from a "cumulative distemper" in which we may be tiring of America's "historic Great Experiment." He offers vague prescriptions about embarking on a "National Democratic Renaissance" and rediscovering the "essence of our American nation." Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

American Democracy Today and Other Essays on Politics and Government

American Democracy Today  and Other Essays on Politics and Government
Author: William Starr Myers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1924
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Democracy Today and Other Essays on Politics and Government Book Excerpt:

The Crisis of American Democracy Essays on a Failing Institution

The Crisis of American Democracy  Essays on a Failing Institution
Author: Leland Harper
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN: 1648893953
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of American Democracy Essays on a Failing Institution Book Excerpt:

The essays in “The Crisis of American Democracy: Essays on a Failing Institution” seek to answer central questions about American democracy, such as: if American democracy is failing, what are the causes of this failure? What are the consequences? And what can be done to fix it? These standalone essays present diverse perspectives on some of the impediments to achieving a true democracy in the present-day United States of America, as well as prescriptions for overcoming these obstacles. Leading academics from across North America, contribute their perspectives on this timely debate.

Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy

Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy
Author: Stephen Kalberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 1317252381
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy Book Excerpt:

The 'crisis of American democracy' debate is advanced in this engaging new contribution. By referring to Max Weber's long-term perspective, Stephen Karlberg provides rich new insights into the particular contours of today's American political culture - and some reasons for optimism. Kalberg draws upon Weber to reconstruct political culture in ways that define America's unique spirit of democracy. Developing several Weber-inspired models, the author reveals patterns of oscillation in American history. Can these pendulum movements sustain today the symbiotic dualism that earlier invigorated American democracy? Can they do so to such an extent that the American spirit of democracy is rejuvenated? Whilst exploring whether Weber's explanations and insights can be generalised beyond the American case, 'Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy' forcefully argues that facilitating political cultures is indispensable if democracies are to endure.

American Democracy in Peril

American Democracy in Peril
Author: William E. Hudson
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 1483368572
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Democracy in Peril Book Excerpt:

In this Eighth Edition of American Democracy in Peril, author William E. Hudson provides a perceptive analysis of the challenges our democracy faces in the current era: economic crisis, partisan gridlock, rising economic inequality, and continued military conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere. By introducing the history of democratic theory in terms of four “models” of democracy, he provides readers with a set of criteria against which to evaluate the challenges discussed later. This provocative book offers a structured, yet critical examination of the American political system, designed to stimulate students to consider how the facts they learn about American politics relate to democratic ideals.

American Democracy in Peril Eight Challenges to America s Future 7th Edition

American Democracy in Peril  Eight Challenges to America s Future  7th Edition
Author: William E. Hudson
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2012-07-13
ISBN: 145222675X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Democracy in Peril Eight Challenges to America s Future 7th Edition Book Excerpt:

American Democracy in Peril encapsulates the tumultuous state of American politics. By introducing the history of democratic theory in terms of four "models" of democracy, Hudson provides readers with a set of criteria against which to evaluate the challenges discussed later. This provocative book offers a structured yet critical examination of the American political system, designed to stimulate students to consider how the facts they learn about American politics relate to democratic ideals. This new edition incorporates the Trump Presidency and the polarization that has accompanied his leadership. -- Provided by Publisher --

Is American Democracy in Crisis

Is American Democracy in Crisis
Author: E.J. Dionne Jr.,Andrew Sullivan,Newt Gingrich,Kimberley Strassel
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN: 1487004524
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is American Democracy in Crisis Book Excerpt:

The twenty-first semi-annual Munk Debate pits award-winning journalist E. J. Dionne, Jr. and influential author and blogger Andrew Sullivan against former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and bestselling author and editor Kimberley Strassel to debate the current crisis of American democracy. “Our country is now as close to crossing the line from democracy to autocracy as it has been in our lifetimes.” — E. J. Dionne, Jr. It is the public debate of the moment: is Donald Trump precipitating a crisis of American democracy? For some the answer is an emphatic “yes.” Trump’s disregard for the institutions and political norms of U.S. democracy is imperiling the Republic. The sooner his presidency collapses the sooner the healing can begin and the ship of state righted. For others Trump is not the villain in this drama. Rather, his young presidency is the conduit, not the cause, of Americans’ deep-seated anger towards a privileged and self-dealing Washington elite. Trump’s disruption of politics as usual is what America needs to start the process of restoring democracy by the people, for the people.

Slow Democracy

Slow Democracy
Author: Susan Clark,Woden Teachout
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1603584137
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Democracy Book Excerpt:

Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities. Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. It invites us to bring the advantages of "slow" to our community decision making. Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered. Susan Clark and Woden Teachout outline the qualities of real, local decision making and show us the range of ways that communities are breathing new life into participatory democracy around the country. We meet residents who seize back control of their municipal water systems from global corporations, parents who find unique solutions to seemingly divisive school-redistricting issues, and a host of other citizens across the nation who have designed local decision-making systems to solve the problems unique to their area in ways that work best for their communities. Though rooted in the direct participation that defined our nation's early days, slow democracy is not a romantic vision for reigniting the ways of old. Rather, the strategies outlined here are uniquely suited to 21st-century technologies and culture.If our future holds an increased focus on local food, local energy, and local economy, then surely we will need to improve our skills at local governance as well.

The Palgrave Handbook of Africa and the Changing Global Order

The Palgrave Handbook of Africa and the Changing Global Order
Author: Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba,Toyin Falola
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1129
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN: 3030774813
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Africa and the Changing Global Order Book Excerpt:

This handbook fills a large gap in the current knowledge about the critical role of Africa in the changing global order. By connecting the past, present, and future in a continuum that shows the paradox of existence for over one billion people, the book underlines the centrality of the African continent to global knowledge production, the global economy, global security, and global creativity. Bringing together perspectives from top Africa scholars, it actively dispels myths of the continent as just a passive recipient of external influences, presenting instead an image of an active global agent that astutely projects soft power. Unlike previous handbooks, this book offers an eclectic mix of historical, contemporary, and interdisciplinary approaches that allow for a more holistic view of the many aspects of Africa’s relations with the world.

American Credo

American Credo
Author: Michael Foley
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2007-09-13
ISBN: 0191528374
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Credo Book Excerpt:

American society may be hostile to the thought of ideologies, but it possesses a sophisticated but little understood ability to engage in deep conflicts over political ideas, while at the same time reducing adversarial positions to legitimate derivatives of American history and development. The study asks how this occurs; how the sources, traditions and usages of core ideas and their derivative compounds animate political discourse and structure the basis of political conflict; and how it is possible to sustain a high incidence of competitive value-laden argument and principled political conflict within a stable political order. The fundamental aim of this study is to examine the traditions and usages of American political ideas within the arena of practical politics. By locating them in their respective contexts, it will be possible to assess both their changing meanings and their shifting relationships to one another. In surveying America's core ideas both in isolation and in combination, the book facilitates an informed awareness of their political and cultural leverage as forms of persuasion and sources of legitimacy. American Credo roots the examination of American political ideas firmly in the milieu of social drives, political movements and contemporary issues within which the ideas themselves are embedded. This not only allows the study to investigate the interior properties and traditional priorities of America's key values but permits the theoretical implications and practical consequences of these ideas to be traced and evaluated. By marshalling a wide variety of evidence from different disciplines and perspectives, and by employing innovative principles of organisation, the study offers clarity and depth in support of an inventive explanatory scheme. It concludes with a review of the current and likely future challenges to the protocols and conventions surrounding the matrix of ideational coexistence.

Power and Society An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Power and Society  An Introduction to the Social Sciences
Author: Brigid Harrison,Thomas Dye
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-02-22
ISBN: 9780495096719
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power and Society An Introduction to the Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

POWER AND SOCIETY introduces of each of the social sciences and demonstrates how the various disciplines differ in their focus and methods, while maintaining the central integrative theme of power. The interdisciplinary viewpoint illustrates the nature and uses of power in society. POWER AND SOCIETY will stimulate your interest in the social sciences as it explores some of the central challenges facing American society; for example, ideological conflict, racism and sexism, poverty and powerlessness, crime and violence, community problems, and international relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.