Small Change: Money, Political Parties, and Campaign Finance by Raymond J. La Raja

By Raymond J. La Raja

All democracies face the hindrance of ways to pay for politics. funds fuels the campaigns that tell and mobilize electorate. yet deepest political contributions elevate the threat of undue effect, or, worse, political corruption. In "Small Change", Raymond J. l. a. Raja experiences the historical past of America's efforts at federal crusade finance reform and explains why they've got principally didn't stem the stream of cash in politics: partisans usually layout new reforms to offer themselves electoral virtue over their opponents, instead of as a device for struggling with corruption. "Small Change" indicates other ways of crafting reforms that really advertise equity and democratic responsibility. The publication is a fascinating account of crusade reform's contradictory background, and a must-read for somebody occupied with the function of cash in American politics.

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Mapping policy preferences II: estimates for parties, by Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Andrea Volkens, Judith Bara, Ian

By Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Andrea Volkens, Judith Bara, Ian Budge

This ebook offers estimates of social gathering positions, voter personal tastes and govt coverage from election programmes gathered systematically for fifty one international locations from 1990 onwards. It presents those estimates without delay for computing device use at the CD ROM supplied with it. the broadcast textual content offers documentation and indicates makes use of for the information.

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One Step from the White House: The Rise and Fall of Senator by Gayle B. Montgomery

By Gayle B. Montgomery

Through the chilly battle years of the Nineteen Fifties, William F. Knowland used to be probably the most very important figures in American politics. because the Republican chief of the U.S. Senate, the rich California newspaper inheritor used to be well-known and revered through hundreds of thousands. His impression with President Eisenhower resulted in Earl Warren's appointment as leader justice, and Knowland set in movement a U.S.-China coverage that continues to be a part of our foreign course at the present time. but he dedicated suicide in 1974, following a private decline that incorporated political humiliation, a ruined marriage, and the lack of his kin fortune.This is the 1st full-scale biography of invoice Knowland, written by means of reporters who got here to grasp him after he left Washington in 1958. Gayle B. Montgomery was once a political editor on the Oakland Tribune, the newspaper owned by means of Knowland's father, the power-wielding Joseph R. Knowland. James W. Johnson was once a Tribune editorial author. either males labored with Knowland whilst he back to the newspaper after giving up his Senate seat in a failed bid to develop into governor of California. Knowland misplaced the governorship race to Edmund G. (Pat) Brown; had he gained, many observers felt Knowland could have had a transparent shot on the White House.This is a publication not just approximately Mr. Republican, but additionally person who illuminates the strengths and deficiencies of Republican get together politics throughout the years while the get together was once at its zenith. In portraying the lifetime of invoice Knowland, the authors forged a obvious mild either at the machinations of political strength and at the Republican establishment's aspirations within the Warren-Eisenhower period.

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Milton and Republicanism by David Armitage, Armand Himy, Visit Amazon's Quentin Skinner

By David Armitage, Armand Himy, Visit Amazon's Quentin Skinner Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Quentin Skinner,

This quantity attracts at the services of either historians and literary critics to check the classical assets of Milton's republicanism, the genesis of that republicanism within the 1640s, its unhappiness within the 1650s and its presence in his paintings (particularly in Paradise misplaced) after the recovery. Milton's prose works and his poetry are given equivalent assurance, making this the 1st collaborative quantity to try a accomplished thematic evaluate of his political and literary profession.

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Rethinking Party Systems in the Third Wave of by Scott P. Mainwaring

By Scott P. Mainwaring

Among the numerous international locations that underwent transitions to democracy in fresh a long time, basically Russia is as vital to the U.S. and the realm as Brazil. The fifth-largest kingdom and inhabitants on the planet, with approximately one-half the population of Latin the USA, Brazil has the world’s ninth-richest economic system. Given the nation’s measurement and impact, its capability to accomplish sturdy democracy and fiscal progress can have international influence. knowing democracy in Brazil is as a result a very important job, one that this ebook undertakes.

Theoretically, the writer argues that almost all celebration platforms within the 3rd wave of democratization, after 1974, have detailed beneficial properties that require us to reformulate theories approximately social gathering structures often; prior works have paid scant recognition to the significance of variance within the measure of institutionalization of social gathering platforms. the writer additionally argues that many third-wave situations underscore the necessity to concentrate on the means of the kingdom and political elites to constitution and restructure occasion platforms from below.

Empirically, the writer stories the Brazilian social gathering process and democratization, with specific connection with the 1979-96 interval. He underscores the weak spot of the social gathering process and the ensuing difficulties of democratization. He argues that the occasion approach is poorly institutionalized, explores the explanations for the problems of social gathering development, and addresses the implications of vulnerable institutionalization, which leads him to reaffirm the vital value of events within the face of common skepticism approximately their importance.

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Political Parties in New Democracies by Ingrid Van Biezen

By Ingrid Van Biezen

Ingrid van Biezen offers a complete comparative research of social gathering formation and organizational improvement in lately confirmed democracies. She makes a speciality of 4 democracies in Southern and East-Central Europe and addresses political events from a cross-regional viewpoint. that includes a wealth of recent details on get together association, this e-book offers a precious theoretical and empirical contribution to our figuring out of political events in either outdated and new democracies.

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Drug Politics: Dirty Money and Democracies by David C. Jordan

By David C. Jordan

Drug Politics is an enlightening new publication through a guy who understands this tense and hazardous topic. A former usa ambassador to Peru, David C. Jordan has testified ahead of the U.S. Senate and residence international kin committees and has consulted with quite a few govt defense enterprises. His account of presidency safety of the felony parts intertwined with neighborhood and worldwide politics demanding situations the various assumptions of present drug guidelines. utilizing examples from South the US, Mexico, Russia, and the USA, Jordan exhibits that the narcotics challenge isn't really in simple terms considered one of provide and demand.

Jordan argues that many nationwide and overseas monetary structures are depending on funds from funds laundering, and a few governments are way more thinking about conserving than in battling felony cartels.

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Green Political Thought by Andrew Dobson

By Andrew Dobson

This hugely acclaimed creation to eco-friendly political inspiration is now on hand in a brand new variation, having been absolutely revised and up to date take into consideration the parts that have grown in value because the 3rd version used to be released.

Andrew Dobson describes and assesses the political ideology of ‘ecologism’, and compares this radical view of treatments for the environmental trouble with the ‘environmentalism’ of mainstream politics. He examines the connection among ecologism and different political ideologies, the philosophical foundation of ecological considering, the aptitude form of a sustainable society, and the skill handy for attaining it.

New to this edition:

  • analysis of an highbrow and political 'anti-environment' backlash
  • an account of sustainability in ecological notion
  • the impression of globalization on ecologism
  • ecological citizenship
  • expanded bibliography.

Green Political Thought continues to be the start line for all scholars, teachers and activists who wish an creation to eco-friendly political theory.

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No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North by Adam I. P. Smith

By Adam I. P. Smith

Throughout the Civil warfare, Northerners fought one another in elections with virtually as a lot zeal as they fought Southern rebels at the battlefield. but politicians and citizens alike claimed that partisanship used to be harmful in a time of nationwide crisis.

In No social gathering Now, Adam I. P. Smith demanding situations the existing view that political strategies within the North in some way helped the Union be extra good and potent within the conflict. in its place, Smith argues, early efforts to droop get together politics collapsed within the face of divisions over slavery and the aim of the conflict. whilst, new contexts for political mobilization, equivalent to the military and the avowedly non-partisan Union Leagues, undermined traditional partisan practices. The administration's supporters quickly used the ability of anti-party discourse to their virtue through connecting their very own antislavery arguments to a strong nationalist ideology. by the point of the 1864 election they sought to de-legitimize partisan competition with slogans like "No social gathering Now yet focused on Our Country!"

No get together Now deals a reinterpretation of Northern wartime politics that demanding situations the "party interval paradigm" in American political background and divulges the various ways that the original conditions of battle altered the political calculations and behaviour of politicians and electorate alike. As Smith exhibits, underneath the superficial cohesion lay profound ameliorations in regards to the implications of the conflict for the type of kingdom that the USA used to be to become.

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