By John Gray
By John Gray
By Dwight Douglas
By Lincoln A. Mitchell
Explore the various paradoxes on the center of the idea and perform of democracy promotion.
The Democracy merchandising Paradox increases tough yet seriously vital matters through probing the varied inconsistencies and paradoxes that lie on the middle of the idea and perform of democracy advertising. for instance, the USA usually crafts regulations to motivate democracy that depend upon cooperation with undemocratic governments; democracy promoters view their paintings as minor but additionally of severe significance to the USA and the international locations the place they paintings; and plenty of who paintings within the box of democracy advertising have an incomplete figuring out of democracy. equally, within the family political context, either left and correct reviews of democracy advertising are internally inconsistent.
Lincoln A. Mitchell presents an summary of the origins of U.S. democracy advertising, analyzes its improvement and evolution during the last many years, and discusses the way it got here to be an unquestioned assumption on the center of U.S. overseas coverage. His dialogue of the bureaucratic common sense that underlies democracy promoting bargains very important insights into the way it should be tailored to stay potent. Mitchell additionally examines the way forward for democracy merchandising within the context of evolving U.S. family coverage and politics and in a replaced international surroundings within which the U.S. isn't any longer the hegemon.
By Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott doesn't recognize what to think about American citizens, this year's determined and heated run for government, or the legitimacy of the political process. He does not understand even if to like John Kerry or attempt to love Howard Dean or test, easily, to get fascinated about Politics. yet what he does recognize is that almost all american citizens are as burdened, taxed and broken-hearted as he's.
Looking ahead To It is the chronicle of 1 traditional fellow's skeptical -- and hilarious -- trip in the course of the election procedure. it really is at the crusade path that he'll meet washed-out crusade managers, idealistic publicists, corrupt newshounds, world-weary auditorium janitors, convalescing drug addicts, and, after all, politicians. His record files a trip into the heart of "the thing", our kingdom, the place americans low and high come jointly to take part within the such a lot profound gesture of democracy: the election.
By Rein Taagepera
By John Holloway
The wave of political demonstrations because the conflict of Seattle in 2001 have crystallised a brand new development in left-wing politics. sleek protest pursuits are grounding their activities in either Marxism and Anarchism, scuffling with for radical social swap in phrases that experience not anything to do with the taking of country energy. this is often in transparent competition to the normal Marxist idea of revolution which centres at the overthrow of presidency. during this ebook, John Holloway asks how we will reformulate our figuring out of revolution because the fight opposed to energy, no longer for power.
After a century of failed makes an attempt by way of innovative and reformist events to result in radical social switch, the idea that of revolution itself is in situation. John Holloway opens up the theoretical debate, reposing the various uncomplicated techniques of Marxism in a serious improvement of the subversive Marxist culture represented by way of Adorno, Bloch and Lukacs, among others, and down to earth in a rethinking of Marx's idea of 'fetishisation'-- how doing is remodeled into being.
By Bianca Hühnerfuß
By Brian C. Etheridge
At the shut of global battle II, the us went from being allied with the Soviet Union opposed to Germany to alignment with the Germans opposed to the Soviet Union -- virtually in a single day. whereas many american citizens got here to understand the German humans as democrats status company with their Western allies at the entrance traces of the chilly warfare, others have been cautious of a renewed 3rd Reich and seen all Germans as nascent Nazis bent on international domination. those antagonistic views further measurably to the ambience of worry and mistrust that outlined the chilly War.
In Enemies to Allies, Brian C. Etheridge examines multiple hundred years of yankee interpretations and representations of Germany. With a specific concentrate on the postwar interval, he demonstrates how a big selection of actors -- together with certain curiosity teams and US and West German policymakers -- hired robust narratives to steer public opinion and accomplish their international coverage pursuits. Etheridge additionally analyses bestselling books, renowned tv exhibits comparable to Hogan's Heroes, and award-winning videos reminiscent of Schindler's List to bare how narratives in regards to the 3rd Reich and chilly struggle Germany have been synthetic, contested, and co-opted as rival viewpoints competed for legitimacy.
From the Holocaust to the Berlin Wall, Etheridge explores the contingent nature of a few of the main effective ethical symbols and pictures of the second one half the 20 th century. This groundbreaking learn attracts from theories of public reminiscence and public international relations to illustrate how conflicting US money owed of German historical past function a window for realizing not just American id, yet diplomacy and nation power.
By Francis Boyle
On September thirteen, 2001, Boyle's interview at the O'Reilly issue (FOX information) used to be explosive. There, he stood as much as O'Reilly's drumbeat for battle in response to the 9-11 terrorist assault, lucidly outlining the politico-legal case opposed to conflict and conversing on to the yank humans. It marked a turning aspect in his family members with the mainstream American media. The Boyle interviews during this assortment replicate the type of authoritative, target perception now to be had within the usa basically via its substitute media.
Here, Francis Boyle addresses hard-hitting questions about the various troubling points people coverage in view that September eleven, 2001--the conflict in Afghanistan from the preliminary US army intervention to its 2008 escalation, the conflict on terrorism, Iraq, Iran, Guantanamo, the Patriot Act, impeachment, torture, the antrax assaults, and household infringements of the structure. His perception on family and foreign occasions, within the framework of either legislations and politics, offers a finished orientation to knowing the main major occasions of the prior decade.
By Geoffrey Pridham
This quantity, first released in 1984, discusses the viability of employing the ‘Mediterranean version’ to 3 nations that have been transitioning to democracy, – Spain, Greece and Portugal – combining either comparative and nationwide case-study ways. specifically, Spain, Greece and Portugal supply related examples of the issues of building new democratic platforms inside quite risky and economically much less constructed environments.
This identify applies diversified theories of regime transition to the international locations in query. This quantity should be of curiosity to scholars of politics.