Dark Money

Dark Money
Author: Arthur Rosenfeld
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780380764860
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Money Book Excerpt:

Martial artist and ex-cop Nestor Dark is back on the streets after a five-year hiatus, this time investigating a rare coin counterfeiting scam on Wall Street that could have fatal consequences for the former SWAT sharpshooter. Original.

Dark Money

Dark Money
Author: Jane Mayer
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 0385535600
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Money Book Excerpt:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group. In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system. Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation. Dark Money is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy. National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist LA Times Book Prize Finalist PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalist Shortlisted for the Lukas Prize

Dark Money and the Politics of School Privatization

Dark Money and the Politics of School Privatization
Author: Maurice T. Cunningham
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030732649
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Police Funding Dark Money and the Greedy Institution

Police Funding  Dark Money  and the Greedy Institution
Author: Randy K. Lippert,Kevin Walby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2022-05-06
ISBN: 1000583929
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Police Funding Dark Money and the Greedy Institution Book Excerpt:

Police Funding, Dark Money, and the Greedy Institution is about a pervasive but little-studied phenomenon. Private funding of public police entails private entities sending resources to police through unconventional or hidden channels, sometimes for suspect reasons. The book argues police acquisition of this "dark money" befits the notion of a "greedy institution" that pursues resources beyond ample public funding and needs, and seeks ever more loyal members beyond its traditional boundaries to reproduce itself. The book focuses on private police foundations, corporate sponsorships, and paid detail arrangements primarily in North America, how these funding networks operate and are framed for audiences, and the forms and volumes of capital they generate. Based on interviews with police representatives, sponsors, funders, and foundation representatives as well as records from over 100 police departments, this book examines key issues in private funding of public police, including corporatization, accountability, corruption, and the rule of law. It documents and analyzes the troubling explosion of police foundations and sponsors and corporate paid detail brokers unknown to the public as a social and policy issue and a hidden response to the global police defunding movement. The book also considers potential policy responses and community safety alternatives in a more generous society. An accessible and compelling read, students and scholars in criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, political science, anthropology, geography, as well as policymakers, will find this timely book revealing of a neglected, growing area of police practice spanning multiple themes and jurisdictions.

Dark Money Super PACs and the 2012 Election

Dark Money  Super PACs  and the 2012 Election
Author: Melissa M. Smith,Larry Powell
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2014-02-27
ISBN: 073918542X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Money Super PACs and the 2012 Election Book Excerpt:

This book helps identify and explain how the new federal campaign finance rules changed the way campaigns were run and paid for in 2012, along with shifting the balance of power from political parties to third-party interest groups.

Summary and Analysis of Dark Money The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Summary and Analysis of Dark Money  The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 1504044967
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of Dark Money The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right Book Excerpt:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Dark Money tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Jane Mayer’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Dark Money includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Dark Money by Jane Mayer: Jane Mayer’s Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right tells the fascinating and troubling story of how a small group of activist billionaires has come to exert an enormous influence on American politics. By using their wealth to gain effective control of the Republican Party, Charles and David Koch have tied it to a conservative agenda that furthers their own business interests. Drawing on five years of carefully documented research, Jane Mayer, an investigative journalist and New Yorker staff writer, covers the family history of the Koch brothers and their decades-long journey from the fringes of right-wing politics to the very center of political power. Her message offers implicit warning about how anonymous, unlimited funding threatens to turn American politics into a government run by a few. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Dark Quadrant

Dark Quadrant
Author: Jonathan Marshall
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-04-09
ISBN: 1538142503
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Quadrant Book Excerpt:

From Truman to Trump, the deep corruption of our political leaders unveiled. Many critiques of the Trump era contrast it with the latter half of the twentieth century, when the United States seemed governed more by statesmen than by special interests. Without denying the extraordinary vigor of President Trump’s assault on traditional ethical and legal norms, Jonathan Marshall challenges the myth of a golden age of American democracy. Drawing on a host of original archival sources, he tells a shocking story of how well-protected criminals systematically organized the corruption of American national politics after World War II. Marshall begins by tracing the extraordinary scandals of President Truman, whose political career was launched by the murderous Pendergast machine in Missouri. He goes on to highlight the role of organized crime in the rise of McCarthyism during the Cold War, the near-derailment of Vice President Johnson’s political career by two mob-related scandals, and Nixon’s career-long association with underworld figures. The book culminates with a discussion of Donald Trump’s unique history of relations with the traditional American Mafia and newer transnational gangs like the Russian mafiya—and how the latter led to his historic impeachment by the House of Representatives.

Oil s Deep State

Oil s Deep State
Author: Kevin Taft
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN: 1459409973
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oil s Deep State Book Excerpt:

Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider's eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry. His answer, in brief: The oil industry has captured key democratic institutions in both Alberta and Ottawa. Taft begins his book with a perceptive observer's account of a recent court casein Ottawa which laid bare the tactics and techniques of the industry, its insiders and lobbyists. He casts dramatic new light on exactly how corporate lobbyists, politicians, bureaucrats, universities, and other organizations are working together to pursue the oil industry's agenda. He offers a brisk tour of the recent work of scholars who have developed the concepts of the deep state and institutional capture to understand how one rich industry can override the public interest. Taft views global warming and weakened democracy as two symptoms of the same problem — the loss of democratic institutions to corporate influence and control. He sees citizen engagement and direct action by the public as the only response that can unravel big oil's deep state.

Promote the Vote

Promote the Vote
Author: Sunny Harris Rome
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 303084482X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Elite White Men Ruling

Elite White Men Ruling
Author: Joe R. Feagin,Kimberley Ducey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 131727654X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elite White Men Ruling Book Excerpt:

This book examines the “who, what, when, where, and how” of elite-white-male dominance in U.S. and global society. In spite of their domination in the United States and globally that we document herein, elite white men have seldom been called out and analyzed as such. They have received little to no explicit attention with regard to systemic racism issues, as well as associated classism and sexism issues. Almost all public and scholarly discussions of U.S. racism fail to explicitly foreground elite white men or to focus specifically on how their interlocking racial, class, and gender statuses affect their globally powerful decisionmaking. Some of the power positions of these elite white men might seem obvious, but they are rarely analyzed for their extraordinary significance. While the principal focus of this book is on neglected research and policy questions about the elite-white-male role and dominance in the system of racial oppression in the United States and globally, because of their positioning at the top of several societal hierarchies the authors periodically address their role and dominance in other oppressive (e.g., class, gender) hierarchies.

Political Brands

Political Brands
Author: Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1789901820
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Brands Book Excerpt:

From ‘I Like Ike’ to Trump’s MAGA hats, branding and politics have gone hand in hand, selling ideas, ideals and candidates. Political Brands explores the legal framework for the use of commercial branding and advertising techniques in presidential political campaigns, as well as the impact of politics on commercial brands. This thought provoking book examines how branding is used by citizens to change public policy, from Civil Rights activists in the 1960s to survivors of the 2018 Parkland massacre.

The Elections of 2016

The Elections of 2016
Author: Michael Nelson
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN: 1506378102
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elections of 2016 Book Excerpt:

Bringing together a host of distinguished scholars, Michael Nelson′s The Elections of 2016 reliably delivers a nuanced analysis of yet another momentous cycle of political contests. No other single volume can expose your students to the depth of analysis and expertise in this title. Whether discussing particular races or taking a broader look at the national trends, these contributors captivate students with engaging stories and political drama, while weaving in important scholarship and expert analysis. Available mere months after the election, each chapter, written specifically for this volume, offers readers historical perspective as well as a look forward at the implications for the American political system.

Lone Star Politics

Lone Star Politics
Author: Ken Collier,Steven Galatas,Julie Harrelson-Stephens
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN: 1544316305
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lone Star Politics Book Excerpt:

In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday government. Explore the state's rich political tradition with Lone Star Politics as this local author team explains who gets what and how. Utilizing the comparative method, Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, and Julie Harrelson-Stephens set Texas in context with other states' constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions as they delve into the evolution of its politics. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished "Winners and Losers" discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government and assessing the state's political landscape. The Sixth Edition expands its coverage on civil rights in the state, as well as contemporary issues highlighting the push-pull relationship between the state and federal and local governments.

Defending Democracies

Defending Democracies
Author: Jens David Ohlin,Duncan B. Hollis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN: 0197556973
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defending Democracies Book Excerpt:

Election interference is one of the most widely discussed international phenomena of the last five years. Russian covert interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election elevated the topic into a national priority, but that experience was far from an isolated one. Evidence of election interference by foreign states or their proxies has become a regular feature of national elections and is likely to get worse in the near future. Information and communication technologies afford those who would interfere with new tools that can operate in ways previously unimaginable: Twitter bots, Facebook advertisements, closed social media platforms, algorithms that prioritize extreme views, disinformation, misinformation, and malware that steals secret campaign communications. Defending Democracies examines the problem through an interdisciplinary lens and focuses on: (i) defining the problem of foreign election interference, (ii) exploring the solutions that international law might bring to bear, and (iii) considering alternative regulatory frameworks for understanding and addressing the problem. The result is a deeply urgent examination of an old problem on social media steroids, one that implicates the most central institution of liberal democracy: elections. The volume seeks to bring domestic and international perspectives on elections and election law into conversation with other disciplinary frameworks, escaping the typical biases of lawyers who prefer international legal solutions for issues of international relations. Taken together, the chapters in this volume represent a more faithful representation of the broad array of solutions that might be deployed, including international and domestic, legal and extra-legal, ambitious and cautious.

Antitrust

Antitrust
Author: Amy Klobuchar
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN: 0525654909
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antitrust Book Excerpt:

NATIONAL BEST SELLER • Antitrust enforcement is one of the most pressing issues facing America today—and Amy Klobuchar, the widely respected senior senator from Minnesota, is leading the charge. This fascinating history of the antitrust movement shows us what led to the present moment and offers achievable solutions to prevent monopolies, promote business competition, and encourage innovation. In a world where Google reportedly controls 90 percent of the search engine market and Big Pharma’s drug price hikes impact healthcare accessibility, monopolies can hurt consumers and cause marketplace stagnation. Klobuchar—the much-admired former candidate for president of the United States—argues for swift, sweeping reform in economic, legislative, social welfare, and human rights policies, and describes plans, ideas, and legislative proposals designed to strengthen antitrust laws and antitrust enforcement. Klobuchar writes of the historic and current fights against monopolies in America, from Standard Oil and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act to the Progressive Era's trust-busters; from the breakup of Ma Bell (formerly the world's biggest company and largest private telephone system) to the pricing monopoly of Big Pharma and the future of the giant tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. She begins with the Gilded Age (1870s-1900), when builders of fortunes and rapacious robber barons such as J. P. Morgan, John Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt were reaping vast fortunes as industrialization swept across the American landscape, with the rich getting vastly richer and the poor, poorer. She discusses President Theodore Roosevelt, who, during the Progressive Era (1890s-1920), "busted" the trusts, breaking up monopolies; the Clayton Act of 1914; the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914; and the Celler-Kefauver Act of 1950, which it strengthened the Clayton Act. She explores today's Big Pharma and its price-gouging; and tech, television, content, and agriculture communities and how a marketplace with few players, or one in which one company dominates distribution, can hurt consumer prices and stifle innovation. As the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, Klobuchar provides a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America and offers a way forward to protect all Americans from the dangers of curtailed competition, and from vast information gathering, through monopolies.

Media and Society

Media and Society
Author: Nicholas Carah,Eric Louw
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-01-21
ISBN: 1473911702
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and Society Book Excerpt:

'This is the media and society text that critical scholars have been waiting for'. - Professor Mark Andrejevic, Pomona College This book unpacks the role of the media in social, cultural and political contexts and encourages you to reflect on the power relationships that are formed as a result. Structured around the three cornerstones of media studies; production, content and participation, this is an ideal introduction to your studies in media, culture and society. The book: Evaluates recent developments in media production, industries and platforms brought about the emergence of interactive media technologies. Examines the shifting relationship between media production and consumption instigated by the rise of social and mobile media, recasting consumption as ‘participation’. Explores the construction of texts and meanings via media representations, consumer culture and popular culture, as well as the relationship between politics and public relations. Assesses the debates around the creative and cultural labour involved in meaning-making. Includes a companion website featuring exercise and discussion questions, links to relevant blogs and web material, lists of further reading and free access to key journal articles.

You Call This Democracy

You Call This Democracy
Author: Elizabeth Rusch
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 0358387426
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Call This Democracy Book Excerpt:

America is the greatest democracy in the world . . . isn't it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them. The political landscape has never been so tumultuous: issues with the electoral college, gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a lack of representation in the polls and in our leadership have led to Americans of all ages asking, How did we get here? The power to change lies with the citizens of this great country--especially teens Rather than pointing fingers at people and political parties, You Call This Democracy? looks at flaws in the system--and offers a real way out of the mess we are in. Each chapter breaks down a different problem plaguing American democracy, exploring how it's undemocratic, offering possible solutions (with examples of real-life teens who have already started working toward them), and suggesting ways to effect change--starting NOW

Diversity Judgments

Diversity Judgments
Author: Roy L. Brooks
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-31
ISBN: 1108341411
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diversity Judgments Book Excerpt:

The US Supreme Court's legitimacy-its diminishing integrity and contribution to the good of society-is being questioned today like no other time in recent memory. Criticisms reflect the perspectives of both 'insiders' (straight white males) and 'outsiders' (mainly people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community). Neither perspective digs deep enough to get at the root of the Court's legitimacy problem, which is one of process. The Court's process of decision-making is antiquated and out of sync with a society that looks and thinks nothing like the America of the eighteenth century, when the process was first implemented. The current process marginalizes many Americans who have a right to feel disenfranchised. Leading scholar of jurisprudence Roy L. Brooks demonstrates how the Court can modernize and democratize its deliberative process, to be more inclusive of the values and life experiences of Americans who are not straight white males.

Deep Inequality

Deep Inequality
Author: Earl Wysong, Indiana University Kokomo,Robert Perrucci
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-11-17
ISBN: 1442266465
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Inequality Book Excerpt:

Deep Inequality looks behind statistics to understand not only wealth inequality but also rising disparities in other elements of life—from education to the media. The authors argue that inequality has become so pervasive that it is the new normal. This book explains the changing landscape of inequality to help readers see society in a new way.

Our Damaged Democracy

Our Damaged Democracy
Author: Joseph A. Califano
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 1501144626
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Damaged Democracy Book Excerpt:

“A Washington insider draws on decades of experience to deliver a blistering critique of the state of American government” (Kirkus Reviews) in an authoritative scrutiny of the forces that run our society and a call to fix our democracy before it’s too late. If you’ve been watching the news and worrying that our democracy no longer works, this book, “a cri de coeur from one of our wisest Americans” (Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian), will help you understand why you’re right. There is colossal concentration of power in the Presidency. Congress is crippled by partisanship and hostage to special interest money. The Supreme Court and many lower federal courts are riven by politics. Add politically fractured and fragile media, feckless campaign finance laws, rampant income and education inequality, and multicultural divisions, and it’s no wonder our leaders can’t agree on anything or muster a solid majority of Americans behind them. With decades at the top in government, law, and business, Joseph A. Califano, Jr. has the capacity to be party-neutral in his evaluation and the perspective to see the big picture of our democracy. Using revealing anecdotes featuring every modern president and actions of both parties, he makes the urgent case that while we do not need to agree on all aspects of politics, we do need to trust each other and be worthy of that trust. He shows how, as engaged citizens, we can bring back systems of government that promote fairness and protect our freedom. “It’s hard to argue with [Califano’s] analysis” (The New York Times Book Review) that the longer we wait to fix these problems, the more dangerous our situation will become.