Choosing Democracy

Author by : Duane E. Campbell
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Publisher by : Prentice Hall
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Description : This text takes a strong reconstructionist approach in advocating democratic school reform. This text offers concrete teaching alternatives that can be used to respond to the issues of racism, sexism, gender, and class bias. Focuses on empowerment. Emphasizes democratic, as opposed to arbitrary, forms of management. For anyone with an interest in multicultural education.


Choosing Democracy

Author by : Rachel A. Cichowski
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Democracy S Edge

Author by : Frances Moore Lappe
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Three out of five Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, feelour country is headed in the wrong direction. America is at theedge, a critical place at which we can either renew and revitalizeor give in and lose that most precious Americanideal—democracy—and along with it the freedom,fairness, and opportunities it assures. Democracy’sEdge is a rousing battle cry that we can—andmust—act now. From Jefferson to Eisenhower, presidentsfrom both parties have warned us of the danger of letting a closed,narrow group of business and government officials concentrate powerover our lives. Yet today, a small and unrepresentative group ofpeople is making vital decisions for all of us. But this crisis is only a symptom, Lappé argues. It’sa symptom of thin democracy, something done to us orfor us, not by or with us. Such democracy isalways at risk of being stolen by private interests or extremistgroups, left and right. But there is a solution. Theanswer, says Lappé, is Living Democracy, a powerful yet ofteninvisible citizens’ revolution surging in communities acrossAmerica. It’s not random, disjointed activism but theemergence of a new historical stage of democracy in which Americansrealize that democracy isn’t something we have butsomething we do. Either we live it or lose it, saysLappé.


Choosing Democracy Im Sup

Author by : Campbell
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Women And Revivalism In The West

Author by : M. Franks
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Why do some Western women choose to join Christian and Islamic revivalist movements in the present day? Revivalist religions (often called 'fundamentalist') have a reputation for the policing of gender boundaries and roles and the blanket subjugation of women. This study aims particularly to establish what the attractions might be for women who choose to swim against the prevailing consumerist current and affiliate themselves with such groups in a liberal democracy.


Outlines And Highlights For Choosing Democracy

Author by : Cram101 Textbook Reviews
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Publisher by : Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
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Description : Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780135034811 .


Thermonuclear Monarchy Choosing Between Democracy And Doom

Author by : Elaine Scarry
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Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : From one of our leading social thinkers, a compelling case for the elimination of nuclear weapons. During his impeachment proceedings, Richard Nixon boasted, "I can go into my office and pick up the telephone and in twenty-five minutes seventy million people will be dead." Nixon was accurately describing not only his own power but also the power of every American president in the nuclear age. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon each contemplated using nuclear weapons—Eisenhower twice, Kennedy three times, Johnson once, Nixon four times. Whether later presidents, from Ford to Obama, considered using them we will learn only once their national security papers are released. In this incisive, masterfully argued new book, award-winning social theorist Elaine Scarry demonstrates that the power of one leader to obliterate millions of people with a nuclear weapon—a possibility that remains very real even in the wake of the Cold War—deeply violates our constitutional rights, undermines the social contract, and is fundamentally at odds with the deliberative principles of democracy. According to the Constitution, the decision to go to war requires rigorous testing by both Congress and the citizenry; when a leader can single-handedly decide to deploy a nuclear weapon, we live in a state of “thermonuclear monarchy,” not democracy. The danger of nuclear weapons comes from potential accidents or acquisition by terrorists, hackers, or rogue countries. But the gravest danger comes from the mistaken idea that there exists some case compatible with legitimate governance. There can be no such case. Thermonuclear Monarchy shows the deformation of governance that occurs when a country gains nuclear weapons. In bold and lucid prose, Thermonuclear Monarchy identifies the tools that will enable us to eliminate nuclear weapons and bring the decision for war back into the hands of Congress and the people. Only by doing so can we secure the safety of home populations, foreign populations, and the earth itself.


Participating In Democracy

Author by : Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation
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The Interdependence Handbook

Author by : Sondra Myers
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Publisher by : IDEA
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Description : The Interdependence Handbook is a collection of essays, speeches, historical documents and discussion questions on interdependence, the principle for civic life in the 21st century. From a number of perspecitves, it explores the civic implications of the ubiquity of interdependence, and the urgent need for citizens to expand their sense of responsibility beyond community and nation to all the world's people if we are to choose a future that holds the promise of "liberty and justice for all."


Women And Revivalism In The West

Author by : M. Franks
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Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : Why do some Western women choose to join Christian and Islamic revivalist movements in the present day? Revivalist religions (often called 'fundamentalist') have a reputation for the policing of gender boundaries and roles and the blanket subjugation of women. This study aims particularly to establish what the attractions might be for women who choose to swim against the prevailing consumerist current and affiliate themselves with such groups in a liberal democracy.


Red Dog Democracy

Author by : Stephen Spurrier
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Shaping Parliamentary Democracy

Author by : Alfredo De Feo
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Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book analyses nearly 100 original interviews with Members of the European Parliament from across the European Union who were active between 1979 and 2019. These interviews, preserved in the Historical Archives of the European Union at the European University Institute, capture the memories of the MEPs about their own roles and their assessment of what the parliament achieved in developing a European parliamentary democracy in the forty years following the first direct elections. The book offers a taste of the interviews in ten chapters, each of which corresponds to a specific theme presented in the archive: choosing the parliament, working inside the parliament machine, living inside the political groups, playing a part in major moments, influencing and shaping policy, scrutinizing and holding to account, making a mark beyond the EU, communicating the work of the parliament, keeping in touch with national societies, and looking to the future.


A Liberal World Order In Crisis

Author by : Georg Sørensen
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Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : The collapse of the bipolar international system near the end of the twentieth century changed political liberalism from a regional system with aspirations of universality to global ideological dominance as the basic vision of how international life should be organized. Yet in the last two decades liberal democracies have not been able to create an effective and legitimate liberal world order. In A Liberal World Order in Crisis, Georg Sorensen suggests that this is connected to major tensions between two strains of liberalism: a "liberalism of imposition" affirms the universal validity of liberal values and is ready to use any means to secure the worldwide expansion of liberal principles. A "liberalism of restraint" emphasizes nonintervention, moderation, and respect for others. This book is the first comprehensive discussion of how tensions in liberalism create problems for the establishment of a liberal world order. The book is also the first skeptical liberal statement to appear since the era of liberal optimism—based in anticipation of the end of history—in the 1990s. Sorensen identifies major competing analyses of world order and explains why their focus on balance-of-power competition, civilizational conflict, international terrorism, and fragile states is insufficient.


Choosing To Serve

Author by : Anonim
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What Democracy Is For

Author by : Stein Ringen
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : In this provocative book, Stein Ringen argues that the world's democracies are failing to live up to their ideals--the United States and Great Britain most especially. The core value of democracy, he contends, is freedom, the freedom to live a good life according to one's own choosing. Yet he shows that democracy's freedom is on the decline. Citizens are increasingly distrustful of political systems weighted by money, and they don't participate in political affairs as they once did. Ringen warns of the risks we face if this trend continues, and puts forth an ambitious proposal for democratic reforms. The issues that concern him are ones that should concern us all. They include education, poverty, the social and economic roles of families, the lack of democracy in our economic lives, and the need to rejuvenate municipal democracy. Along the way, Ringen proposes policy solutions aimed at restoring democracy, such as universal vouchers for education, substituting the principle of individual insurance for social-welfare pensions, and rethinking how we measure poverty in rich and poor countries. He calls for the revival of local democracy, a democratically grounded global economy, and the protection of political democracy from the transgressions of economic power. The way to protect democracy is not to cheer it, but to reform it. What Democracy Is For offers a bold defense of democratic ideals, grounded in real reforms.


Democracy

Author by : Richard McGarvie
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Publisher by : Carlton, S. Vic., Australia : Melbourne University Press
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Description : The former supreme court judge and governor explains the evolution of Australia's system of government, the safeguards provided by the roles of the governor-general and state governors and why the reserve powers and the constitutional conventions are so important on the republic issue. He examines the proposed models for a republic and exposes the dangers in choosing the wrong republic.


Is Gradualism Possible

Author by : Thomas Carothers
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Choosing The Future

Author by : Anonim
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Honeybee Democracy

Author by : Thomas D. Seeley
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees. In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together--as a swirling cloud of bees--to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution. An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.


Thermonuclear Monarchy

Author by : Elaine Scarry
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Publisher by : W. W. Norton
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Description : From one of our leading social thinkers, a compelling case for the elimination of nuclear weapons.


Democracy In Translation

Author by : Frederic C. Schaffer
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Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : Frederic C. Schaffer challenges the assumption often made by American scholars that democracy has been achieved in foreign countries when criteria such as free elections are met. Elections, he argues, often have cultural underpinnings that are invisible to outsiders. To examine grassroots understandings of democratic institutions and political concepts, Schaffer conducted fieldwork in Senegal, a mostly Islamic and agrarian country with a long history of electoral politics. Schaffer discovered that ideas of "demokaraasi" held by Wolof-speakers often reflect concerns about collective security. Many Senegalese see voting as less a matter of choosing leaders than of reinforcing community ties that may be called upon in times of crisis. By looking carefully at language, Schaffer demonstrates that institutional arrangements do not necessarily carry the same meaning in different cultural contexts. Democracy in Translation asks how social scientists should investigate the functioning of democratic institutions in cultures dissimilar from their own, and raises larger issues about the nature of democracy, the universality of democratic ideals, and the practice of cross-cultural research.


Do Conventions Matter

Author by : John C. Courtney
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Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : Do Conventions Matter? provides a complete overview of national party conventions in Canada, from 1919, when the first convention was held, to 1993, including the selection of Stanfield, Trudeau, Broadbent, Clark, Mulroney, Turner, McLaughlin, Chrétien, Campbell, and Manning. Courtney compares leadership selection practices in Canada with those in the United States, Britain, and Australia, and shows that Canadian conventions remain a distinctive means of choosing party leaders. Focusing on modern developments in the convention process, Courtney highlights changes in representation over the last thirty years, addresses criticisms about costs and delegate selection practices, and examines the role of the media. He concludes with an examination of the future of conventions in the context of Canadian democracy, given sky-rocketing costs, the movement to reform political parties, and the push towards a universal membership vote. He argues convincingly that the objectives of greater representation and greater democracy explain both the emergence of conventions to choose the leaders of federal parties and their possible demise in the near future.


China Tomorrow

Author by : Jean-Pierre Cabestan
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : China Tomorrow makes a compelling case for the continuing strength of China’s one-party system. Leading scholar Jean-Pierre Cabestan shows that most Chinese, influenced by China’s traditional culture and even more so by the regime’s Soviet ideology, institutions, and modus operandi, are choosing security, stability, and prosperity over democracy.


Deceit On The Road To War

Author by : John M. Schuessler
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Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : This book examines how U.S. presidents have deceived the American public about fundamental decisions of war and peace. Deception has been deliberate, it suggests, as presidents have sought to shift blame for war onto others in some cases and oversell its benefits in others. The book views that such deceit is a natural outgrowth of the democratic process because elected leaders have powerful incentives to maximize domestic support for war and retain considerable ability to manipulate domestic audiences.


Global Democracy

Author by : Didier Jacobs
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Description : Positions the idea of global democracy - that every human being ought to have an equal say in public policy decisions that affect all humankind - in the mainstream political debate on globalization. This work combines a critical review of political theory with a practitioner's analysis of what works in international affairs.


Protecting Democracy From Dissent Population Engineering In Western Europe 1918 1926

Author by : Shannon Monaghan
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In the aftermath of the First World War, the victorious powers – more or less liberal democracies – argued that democracy would bring peace to Europe because this was the only effective way for legitimate states, with governments based on the consent of the governed, to be organized. What the victorious statesmen failed to foresee was how much conflict this postwar settlement would provoke, since it was far from clear exactly which people should qualify for the privilege of self-governance.? It is well known that these conflicts played out dramatically and violently in eastern and southeastern Europe in the immediate postwar years. What is less well known is that the contest extended into the western European heartland of the victorious powers as well. There, the quest for a new conception of democracy – based on both liberalism and nationalism – led the victors to pursue liberal policies of population engineering with, paradoxically, the best of intentions: the preservation and stability of democracy itself. In an era in which people were becoming more involved in choosing their governments, governments were becoming more involved in choosing their people. While the victors sought to craft a more ethical – or at least more legalistic – form of population engineering than the often violent and ad hoc versions employed further east, the result nevertheless remained at odds with the ethical foundations of liberal democracy.


Democracy May Not Exist But We Ll Miss It When It S Gone

Author by : Astra Taylor
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Publisher by : Verso Books
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Description : Democracy is in crisis. In every major company it has been stole by elites or in the hands of strong men. In democracy's name we see a raft of policies that spread inequality and xenophobia worldwide. It is clear that democracy - the principle of government by and for the people - is not living up to its promise. In fact, real democracy- inclusive and egalitarian - has in fact never existed. In this urgent and engaging book, Astra Taylor invites us to re-examine the term. Is democracy a means or an end? A process or a set of desired outcomes? What if the those outcomes, whatever they may be - peace, prosperity, equality, liberty, an engaged citizenry - can be achieved by non-democratic means? Or if an election leads to a terrible outcome? If democracy means rule by the people, what does it mean to rule and who counts as the people? The inherent paradoxes are too often unnamed and unrecognized. But to ignore them is no longer possible. Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone offers a better understanding of what is possible, what we want, and why democracy is so hard to realize.