TIME Donald Trump

TIME Donald Trump
Author: The Editors of TIME
Publsiher: Time Inc. Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1683302370
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TIME Donald Trump Book Excerpt:

Whether you love him or hate him, dismiss him or maintain a grudging respect, there's no denying that Donald Trump has up– ended this year's election season.

Now, in this new Special Edition from the editors at TIME, you'll be able to go inside Donald Trump's world, from his early days in real estate development to his potentially historic race for the presidency.

Donald Trump: The Rise of a Rule Breaker takes a balanced approach to the subject of all things Trump: from his outsider status in this year's presidential race to his complicated family life. You'll visit the Trumps at home, learn about the scandal surrounding Trump University and delve more deeply into "Things Called Trump," including apartment buildings, clothing, and casinos. Additionally, you'll look at Donald Trump's faith and his lighter side—which he does have. Additionally, readers will learn about the disaffected voters who are fueling his bid for the presidency.

Donald Trump: The Rise of a Rule Breaker gives context to a compelling, complex and fascinating man.

Overcoming Trumpery

Overcoming Trumpery
Author: Norman Eisen
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2022-03-22
ISBN: 0815739680
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Trumpery Book Excerpt:

How to restore ethics, the rule of law, and democracy as the centerpieces of U.S. government U.S. government has been repeatedly renewed—sometimes simply repaired and other times reinvented—during its over 230 years. Major aspects of the federal system were broken again during the four years of the Trump administration, so it’s time for even more fixes. This book sets out the damage that was done and important ideas on how the repairs should be made, focusing on ethics, the rule of law, and democracy. Distinguished scholars and practitioners have come together not only to address what went awry over the past four years, but also the deeper weaknesses that have become more evident, and how those weaknesses can be repaired. The problem areas range from ethics and conflicts of interest to the Hatch Act and big money in politics, and from independence at the Department of Justice and government transparency to reestablishing Congressional oversight, and the government’s role in the broader areas of how Americans vote and of international ethics and rule of law. Overcoming Trumpery provides a framework to understand the significant developments that are already happening in Washington with respect to ethics, the rule of law, and democracy. These include the “For the People Act,” the “Protecting Our Democracy Act,” and President Biden’s Executive Order on Ethics. The ideas outlined in this book for fixing flaws in federal governance come from the more than century of collective experience of its expert authors. The book represents a burst of sunshine after a very dark period in the nation’s history.

Rule Makers Rule Breakers

Rule Makers  Rule Breakers
Author: Michele Gelfand
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 1501152947
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rule Makers Rule Breakers Book Excerpt:

A celebrated social psychologist offers a radical new perspective on cultural differences that reveals why some countries, cultures, and individuals take rules more seriously and how following the rules influences the way we think and act. In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, Michele Gelfand, “an engaging writer with intellectual range” (The New York Times Book Review), takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on-the-ground discoveries, she shows that much of the diversity in the way we think and act derives from a key difference—how tightly or loosely we adhere to social norms. Just as DNA affects everything from eye color to height, our tight-loose social coding influences much of what we do. Why are clocks in Germany so accurate while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why do New Zealand’s women have the highest number of sexual partners? Why are red and blue states really so divided? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? Why is the driver of a Jaguar more likely to run a red light than the driver of a plumber’s van? Why does one spouse prize running a tight ship while the other refuses to sweat the small stuff? In search of a common answer, Gelfand spent two decades conducting research in more than fifty countries. Across all age groups, family variations, social classes, businesses, states, and nationalities, she has identified a primal pattern that can trigger cooperation or conflict. Her fascinating conclusion: behavior is highly influenced by the perception of threat. “A useful and engaging take on human behavior” (Kirkus Reviews) with an approach that is consistently riveting, Rule Makers, Ruler Breakers thrusts many of the puzzling attitudes and actions we observe into sudden and surprising clarity.

The Financial Times Guide to Social Media Strategy

The Financial Times Guide to Social Media Strategy
Author: Martin Thomas
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN: 1292234849
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Financial Times Guide to Social Media Strategy Book Excerpt:

Despite 80% of business leaders thinking it important to make the most of social media, 70% admitted that their efforts are currently ineffective - CMI SURVEY. This business book is great for leaders, middle managers and entrepreneurs interested in the following categories: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING LEADERSHIP BRANDING NETWORKING The FT Guide to Social Media Strategy will help you understand how social media works, how to use it to build your networks and deliver business growth. 'Whether in today's corporate world, in the public sector or in civil society, leaders must fully appreciate both the strategic impact and risk social media can mean for them. This book needs to be on top of their reading list!' Thomas Schultz-Jagow, Senior Director Campaigns and Communications, Amnesty International 'A wealth of practical advice to navigate the complexities of social media and minimise the risks.' Guy Lawrence, CEO, Mast-Jaegermeister UK 'Martin Thomas grasps the social media nettle and details the steps for leaders to master it for personal and business results. Read - and implement - this book by a respected master marketer.' Tom Trainor, Chief Executive, Marketing Institute of Ireland 'A practical how to guide for today’s board director, that should help them overcome their fears and mistrust and begin to do it with confidence and do it their way.' Jonathan Turner, Chairman, Oxford Strategic Marketing. Social media is transforming customer service, market research, recruitment, campaigning and internal communications and encouraging the development of alternative business models and new corporate structures. There has never been a more important time for every business professional to understand its power, potential and pitfalls, but although you might recognise its growing importance, few business people have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the most of the opportunity. Without a clear understanding of social media and a strategy for you and your business, you risk being exposed and ill-prepared. The FT Guide to Social Media Strategy provides a clear roadmap with practical guidance, inspirational case studies and proven methodologies. You’ll understand how to use social media and gain competitive advantage by generating better results, making more sales, building stronger and more valuable networks and enhancing the potency of their personal digital brand. You’ll also discover plans and processes to manager and mitigate against the risks of social media. This book is broken down into three core sections, focusing initially on the core social media knowledge that every business professional needs, before moving on to the use of social media to develop a personal digital brand and finally an explanation of how to harness the power of social media to boost business performance. Presented in a user-friendly language, with clear guidelines, informative case studies and practical advice, each chapter features a mix of case studies, practical advice, the latest research and intelligence from leading social media specialists and the outcome of interviews with business leaders, marketing and social media experts and industry commentators. Happy Reading! Please do share your thoughts with us.

The Purpose of Power

The Purpose of Power
Author: Alicia Garza
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-22
ISBN: 1473588936
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Purpose of Power Book Excerpt:

A Must-Read Book of 2020 - TIME 'Should be read around the world.' Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist 'Garza is ferociously smart and laser-focused... her passion is infectious.' Guardian _______________ Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls 'a love letter to Black people' on Facebook. But hashtags don't build movements, she tells us. People do. Interwoven with Garza's experience of life as a Black woman, The Purpose of Power is the story of how she responded to the persistent message that Black lives are of less value than white lives by galvanizing people to create change. It's an insight into grass roots organizing to deliver basic needs - affordable housing, workplace protections, access to good education - to those locked out of the economy by racism. It is an attempt not only to make sense of where Black Lives Matter came from but also to understand the possibilities that Black Lives Matter and movements like it hold for our collective futures. Ultimately, it's an appeal to hearts and minds, demanding that we think about our privileges and prejudices and ask how we might contribute to the change we want to see in the world. _______________ 'Alicia Garza combines immense wisdom with political courage to inspire a new generation of activists, dreamers and leaders... People like Alicia have been speaking up for decades. If we want to turn protest into substantive change, it's about time we finally listened.' David Lammy, MP 'Insightful, compelling and necessary.' Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy

Six Faces of Globalization

Six Faces of Globalization
Author: Anthea Roberts,Nicolas Lamp
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 0674269829
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Faces of Globalization Book Excerpt:

An essential guide to the intractable public debates about the virtues and vices of economic globalization, cutting through the complexity to reveal the fault lines that divide us and the points of agreement that might bring us together. Globalization has lifted millions out of poverty. Globalization is a weapon the rich use to exploit the poor. Globalization builds bridges across national boundaries. Globalization fuels the populism and great-power competition that is tearing the world apart. When it comes to the politics of free trade and open borders, the camps are dug in, producing a kaleidoscope of claims and counterclaims, unlikely alliances, and unexpected foes. But what exactly are we fighting about? And how might we approach these issues more productively? Anthea Roberts and Nicolas Lamp cut through the confusion with an indispensable survey of the interests, logics, and ideologies driving these intractable debates, which lie at the heart of so much political dispute and decision making. The authors expertly guide us through six competing narratives about the virtues and vices of globalization: the old establishment view that globalization benefits everyone (win-win), the pessimistic belief that it threatens us all with pandemics and climate change (lose-lose), along with various rival accounts that focus on specific winners and losers, from China to America’s rust belt. Instead of picking sides, Six Faces of Globalization gives all these positions their due, showing how each deploys sophisticated arguments and compelling evidence. Both globalization’s boosters and detractors will come away with their eyes opened. By isolating the fundamental value conflicts—growth versus sustainability, efficiency versus social stability—driving disagreement and show where rival narratives converge, Roberts and Lamp provide a holistic framework for understanding current debates. In doing so, they showcase a more integrative way of thinking about complex problems.

The Hidden History of Monopolies

The Hidden History of Monopolies
Author: Thom Hartmann
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 1523087749
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden History of Monopolies Book Excerpt:

“This is the most important, dynamic book on the cancers of monopoly by giant corporations written in our generation.”—from the foreword by Ralph Nader American monopolies dominate, control, and consume most of the energy of our entire economic system; they function the same as cancer does in a body, and, like cancer, they weaken our systems while threatening to crash the entire body economic. American monopolies have also seized massive political power and use it to maintain their obscene profits and CEO salaries while crushing small competitors. But Thom Hartmann, America's #1 progressive radio host, shows we've broken the control of behemoths like these before, and we can do it again. Hartmann takes us from the birth of America as a revolt against monopoly (remember the Boston Tea Party?), to the largely successful efforts of both Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and other like-minded leaders to restrain corporations' monopolistic urges, to the massive changes in the rules of business starting during the “Reagan Revolution” that have brought us to the cancer stage of capitalism. He shows the damage monopolies have done to so many industries: agriculture, healthcare, the media, and more. Individuals have taken a hit as well: the average American family pays a $5,000 a year “monopoly tax” in the form of higher prices for everything from pharmaceuticals to airfare to household goods and food. But Hartmann also describes commonsense, historically rooted measures we can take—such as revitalizing antitrust regulation, taxing great wealth, and getting money out of politics—to pry control of our country from the tentacles of the monopolists.

Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop

Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop
Author: Lee Drutman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0190913851
Category: Democracy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop Book Excerpt:

American democracy is in crisis, but nobody seems to know what to do about it. Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop offers a big and bold plan. The true crisis of American democracy is that two parties are too few. Deftly weaving together history, theory and political science research, Drutman shows the only to break the binary, zero-sum toxic partisanship is to break it apart. America needs more partisanship, rather than less, but in the form of more parties.In this wide-ranging, learned, but highly accessible book, Drutman charts an exciting path forward that might just save the country.

The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think

The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think
Author: David Gardner,Tom Gardner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-01-02
ISBN: 0743216121
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think Book Excerpt:

The Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of the New York Times Bestseller That Focuses on Personal Finance for Every Budget -- and Every Stage of Life Taking control of your personal finances is the first -- and most important -- step toward successful investing and a secure future. The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think, now fully updated and expanded, provides guidance for anyone trying to balance lifestyle aspirations and financial realities. The latest edition of this Motley Fool bestseller covers topics such as: Getting out of debt...and into the stock market Turning your bank account into a moneymaker Using Fool.com and the Internet to learn about all things financial -- from buying a home to getting the best deal on a car Saving enough to send your children to the colleges of their dreams

Going Low

Going Low
Author: Finbarr Curtis
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-07-05
ISBN: 0231556136
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Low Book Excerpt:

Liberalism puts its trust in civil discourse and rational argument. Today, its opponents enthusiastically flout these norms, making a show of defying so-called political correctness. In the Trump era and beyond, right-wing figures delight in sheer offensiveness. What is at stake in breaking the rules of civility to “own the libs”? Going Low examines how the offensive style of contemporary politics challenges liberal democratic institutions. Considering the rise of illiberal politics and debates about the limits of free speech, Finbarr Curtis draws on the insights of religious studies to rethink provocation and transgression. He argues that the spectacle of brazenly violating taboos is a show of dominance over a supposedly censorious liberalism. Profaning liberal pieties is the ultimate form of “winning.” Curtis contends that deliberate offensiveness dovetails with the privatization of public goods: both represent the refusal to accommodate the sensibilities of others in a diverse society. Going Low offers a series of essays that recast recent controversies, including Trump’s reality-TV presidency, white evangelical complaints of liberal bigotry, bakers who refuse to bake cakes for LGBTQ weddings, and hostility toward the activism of athletes and college students. Together, these essays shed new light on contemporary political discourse and reveal why illiberalism has turned to profane politics for a profane age.

Populism and Higher Education Curriculum Development Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response

Populism and Higher Education Curriculum Development  Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response
Author: Romeo V. Turcan,John E. Reilly
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2020-11-21
ISBN: 3030473767
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Populism and Higher Education Curriculum Development Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response Book Excerpt:

Against a background of increasing inequality and a rising tide of nationalism and populism, this book raises concerns that curriculum is being shaped by powerful non-academic, non-accountable forces and that populism – and its manifestations – represent a grave challenge to learning. It explores the extent to which curriculum and learning methods in higher education should respond to this challenge. Using problem based learning as a case study it draws on crossdisciplinary studies to examine how regional, national and organizational perspectives emphasize different aspects of PBL. It questions whether PBL provides an effective response to external influences and a ‘populist’ highereducation agenda. In conclusion the book poses an uncomfortable question whether graduates reflect the external forces shaping curriculum and hence may be as vulnerable to populist rhetoric as non-graduates precisely because the curriculum and learning methods do not engage with the challenges. This book will appeal to scholars of problem based learning, as well as populism and therole of higher education in society.

Donald Trump in Historical Perspective

Donald Trump in Historical Perspective
Author: Michael Harvey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2022-04-12
ISBN: 1000572579
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Donald Trump in Historical Perspective Book Excerpt:

Donald Trump in Historical Perspective: Dead Precedents is a collection of chapters that utilizes the thinking of historians, philosophers, and political scientists to explore historical parallels to the presidency of Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. This collection provides an extensive analysis on the ways Trump’s impulsiveness, breaking of norms, and disregard for longstanding democratic pieties, caused him to represent a definitive end to the "American century," an era when American self-confidence, steadiness, and leadership, even in the face of titanic challenges, were almost universally taken for granted. Yet this book also argues how in the longer sweep of history, Trump is a familiar figure in the turbulent life of democracies. These in-depth chapters reveal the ways Trump represents the anti-institutionalist, the populist demagogue, the would-be authoritarian who exploits electoral and political vulnerabilities to gain and hold power. Through these detailed evaluations, these chapters suggest that Trump is not radically unique, but that democracies have produced many previous versions of the Trump phenomenon. This book is essential reading for scholars and students in political science, political theory, history, and leadership. This book is also noteworthy for readers interested in key developments in contemporary American democracy. One of its greatest appeals is its extensive look into leadership on an international scale, from Donald Trump’s global significance to various explorations of non-American leaders, and the comparisons that can be made.

Delusions of Grandeur

Delusions of Grandeur
Author: Rufus Jimerson
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2018-02-16
ISBN: 9781985564541
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delusions of Grandeur Book Excerpt:

The purpose of this book is to determine the intrinsic factors that have made the 45th president among the unstable, if not most autocratic, in the nation's history. Trump's authoritarian tendencies are on par with Putin, Jong-Un, al-Assad, and Hitler. He is at this time being somewhat restrained by our Constitution. Yet, this authoritarianism is steadfastly breaking down our checks and balances, as well as institutions that protect our democracy, like the Justice Department, FBI, and judiciary. He has bullied the Republican Party into pledging loyalty to his autocratic, partisan, rule over what is best for the nation. This book presents the argument that Trump prefers being treated like an European royal whereby his subjects, rather than citizens, "bow to his will." The book begins with an examination of Trump's God-Emperor Complex or megalomaniac authoritarian tendencies that have threatened "the rule of law." It analyzes why these tendencies have become so dangerous to our democracy. His degrading mental state along with affection with dictators and implications are perused. The causes for this degradation and evident signs and symptoms are identified. The attempt to cover-up this problem is scrutinized and its impact is examined. Options are suggested because it is evident that the Republican Party which is in control of the government is unwilling to hold President Trump accountable. Trump's "Andrew Dice Clay" and "Archie Bunker" Reality Television Persona is analyzed. His tendency to use racist, misogynist, and crude language that have demeaned respect for the presidency is examined. Intrinsic factors and politically incorrect politics are linked as causes for Trump's abnormal behavior. The appeal of Trump's uninhibited male ego to sycophants is examined. His dog-whistle, race-baiting, tribal politics have animated white racial fears. Trump believes he should be credited as "a stable genius" with a leadership style that divides the American people and primarily appeal to the president's partisan base. His style is directed by Fox News and other conservative conspiracy outlets than vice versa. The book describes why these assertions about Trump's "leadership from behind" the Alt-Right Movement is a threat to our cherished rights and liberties.

2016 the Campaign Chronicles

2016  the Campaign Chronicles
Author: JD Foster
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 830
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN: 1796060496
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2016 the Campaign Chronicles Book Excerpt:

The 2016 campaign ended with Donald J. Trump as president-elect of the United States, astounding just about everyone. More than two dozen candidates had vied for the two parties’ nominations, leaving Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Her flaws standing in rough proportion to her strengths, Clinton had been the presumed Democratic nominee, though Bernie Sanders had nearly upended her run. In contrast, Trump’s capturing the Republican nomination seemed preposterous before and after the fact. The campaign overall was far more than the result. It was a long, tumultuous, outrageous frolic of American politics. The Campaign Chronicles was written contemporaneously with events as they happened so as to capture the sense of each amazing if horrific moment. Even weeks after the election, the country remained stunned by the outcome, which as we learned foretold of a presidency unlike any before it. But, before the presidency, there was a campaign, about which many histories will be written. But before the histories must come the chronicling, history stripped of faded memories and coherent perspective. Herewith, such a chronicling written from a determinedly neutral posture, presenting the good with the bad for all concerned.

Market Rules

Market Rules
Author: Mark H. Rose
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-11-17
ISBN: 0812295668
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Market Rules Book Excerpt:

Although most Americans attribute shifting practices in the financial industry to the invisible hand of the market, Mark H. Rose reveals the degree to which presidents, legislators, regulators, and even bankers themselves have long taken an active interest in regulating the industry. In 1971, members of Richard Nixon's Commission on Financial Structure and Regulation described the banks they sought to create as "supermarkets." Analogous to the twentieth-century model of a store at which Americans could buy everything from soft drinks to fresh produce, supermarket banks would accept deposits, make loans, sell insurance, guide mergers and acquisitions, and underwrite stock and bond issues. The supermarket bank presented a radical departure from the financial industry as it stood, composed as it was of local savings and loans, commercial banks, investment banks, mutual funds, and insurance firms. Over the next four decades, through a process Rose describes as "grinding politics," supermarket banks became the guiding model of the financial industry. As the banking industry consolidated, it grew too large while remaining too fragmented and unwieldy for politicians to regulate and for regulators to understand—until, in 2008, those supermarket banks, such as Citigroup, needed federal help to survive and prosper once again. Rose explains the history of the financial industry as a story of individuals—some well-known, like Presidents Kennedy, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton; Treasury Secretaries Donald Regan and Timothy Geithner; and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon; and some less so, though equally influential, such as Kennedy's Comptroller of the Currency James J. Saxon, Citicorp CEO Walter Wriston, and Bank of America CEOs Hugh McColl and Kenneth Lewis. Rose traces the evolution of supermarket banks from the early days of the Kennedy administration, through the financial crisis of 2008, and up to the Trump administration's attempts to modify bank rules. Deeply researched and accessibly written, Market Rules demystifies the major trends in the banking industry and brings financial policy to life.

The American Hour

The American Hour
Author: Os Guinness
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Hour Book Excerpt:

Analyzes the cause of the current "moral malaise" and shows how to move beyond today's cultural wars through revitalized commitment to religion

The Strategic Survey 2021

The Strategic Survey 2021
Author: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2021-10-27
ISBN: 1000563014
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strategic Survey 2021 Book Excerpt:

Strategic Survey 2021: The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics provides objective, in-depth analysis by leading experts of the events, actors and forces driving international relations. It is the indispensable guide for policymakers, business leaders, analysts and academics who need to understand the geopolitical and geo-economic trends shaping the global agenda in 2022 and beyond. Key features · Comprehensive annual review of world affairs from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the leading international research institute that provides objective analysis of military, geopolitical and geo-economic developments that could lead to conflict. · Covers developments in all regions as well as emerging issues and trends not yet on most radars, and analyses the major themes and forces shaping each continent. · Essays on a comprehensive range of global issues including vaccine diplomacy, digital conflict, Europe’s emerging Asia-Pacific strategies, the rise of carbon neutrality, the prospects for Iran’s nuclear programme, and the future of political Islam. · Drivers of Strategic Change for major states: Verified, comparable data on state power that provides a rich and vivid guide to forces underlying geopolitical change. · Data-rich graphics and maps that provide fresh insights into geopolitical change, and a timeline of the key events of 2020–21.

American Government and Politics Today No Separate Policy Chapters Version 2016 2017 Edition

American Government and Politics Today  No Separate Policy Chapters Version  2016 2017 Edition
Author: Lynne E. Ford,Barbara A. Bardes,Steffen W. Schmidt,Mack C. Shelley
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1337514268
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Government and Politics Today No Separate Policy Chapters Version 2016 2017 Edition Book Excerpt:

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and modern coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The book provides the knowledge that allows students to make informed choices, encourages them to play an active role in the decision-making process, and promotes their enthusiastic participation in the world around them by giving them the tools they need to get involved. The 2017-2018 edition's updates include in-depth coverage of the 2016 elections. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Drama of Celebrity

The Drama of Celebrity
Author: Sharon Marcus
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN: 0691210187
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Drama of Celebrity Book Excerpt:

Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive? In this fascinating and deeply researched book, Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Icons are not merely famous for being famous; the media alone cannot make or break stars; fans are not simply passive dupes. Instead, journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete, passionately and expertly, to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans. The result: a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable. Drawing on scrapbooks, personal diaries, and vintage fan mail, Marcus traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), as famous in her day as the Beatles in theirs. Known in her youth for sleeping in a coffin, hailed in maturity as a woman of genius, Bernhardt became a global superstar thanks to savvy engagement with her era's most innovative media and technologies: the popular press, commercial photography, and speedy new forms of travel. Whether you love celebrity culture or hate it, The Drama of Celebrity will change how you think about one of the most important phenomena of modern times.

Constitutional Democracy in Crisis

Constitutional Democracy in Crisis
Author: Mark A. Graber,Sanford Levinson,Mark Tushnet
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-08-23
ISBN: 0190889004
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constitutional Democracy in Crisis Book Excerpt:

Is the world facing a serious threat to the protection of constitutional democracy? There is a genuine debate about the meaning of the various political events that have, for many scholars and observers, generated a feeling of deep foreboding about our collective futures all over the world. Do these events represent simply the normal ebb and flow of political possibilities, or do they instead portend a more permanent move away from constitutional democracy that had been thought triumphant after the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989? Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? addresses these questions head-on: Are the forces weakening constitutional democracy around the world general or nation-specific? Why have some major democracies seemingly not experienced these problems? How can we as scholars and citizens think clearly about the ideas of "constitutional crisis" or "constitutional degeneration"? What are the impacts of forces such as globalization, immigration, income inequality, populism, nationalism, religious sectarianism? Bringing together leading scholars to engage critically with the crises facing constitutional democracies in the 21st century, these essays diagnose the causes of the present afflictions in regimes, regions, and across the globe, believing at this stage that diagnosis is of central importance - as Abraham Lincoln said in his "House Divided" speech, "If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it."