American Politics and Society

Author: David McKay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118261909

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 2169

Now in its eighth edition, this popular introduction tackles themost recent trends in American politics and society throughexplanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes– adding valuable context for students by considering theseprocedures and developments from an international perspective. Fully updated to take account of the many recent developmentsin American politics and society – exploring one of the mostturbulent political arenas witnessed in decades Features new chapters on environmental politics and the Obamapresidency Shifts its focus from the gap between public expectations andgovernment performance to the increasingly divisive ideologicalclimate of America’s political system Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerousillustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features,including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxeshighlighting key concepts and controversial issues Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background tocontemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latestdevelopments and considering these from a non-U.S. perspective

Contemporary American Politics and Society

Issues and Controversies

Author: Robert Singh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940968

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 6620

`For those who still believe that politics is normally, naturally, about economics, Rob Singh has gathered the evidence and dialed the wake-up call: seven major instances of an ongoing culture war meet a common analytic framework here in a lively and informative fashion' - Byron E Shafer, University of Wisconsin

The Modern Political Campaign

Mudslinging, Bombast, and the Vitality of American Politics

Author: Richard K. Scher

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765637819

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 8943

Political campaigns in the United States have been . favorite targets of critics since our nation's origin. "Too long," "too expensive," "too negative," "too personal," "unbecoming to our democracy" -- these criticisms were made in the nineteenth century just as they are made today; but are they compelling?This short book takes a fresh look at the American style of campaign politics, past and present, warts and all, to argue that campaigns reflect both our popular culture and the place of politics in our national life. In the end, the purpose of campaigns is to draw voters' attention to a candidate or issue, even though politics is not of immediate interest to many or most citizens. That is what campaigns do and always have done in America -- and there is little reason to think that a more cerebral approach to politics would be more effective.Reflective, analytical, and firmly committed to democratic values, this book challenges citizens to trade cynicism for realism -- to take a clear-eyed look at our politics and ourselves, and appreciate both for what they are.

Politics, Discourse, and American Society

New Agendas

Author: Roderick P. Hart

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742500716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

View: 5796

What is the purpose of public talk in a democratic society? Do the American people interact with their government in distinctive ways? Are the nation s mass media helpful or harmful to the democratic experience? In Politics, Discourse, and American Society, some of the nation s best young scholars take us beyond conventional perspectives to present original work on how politics is transacted in American society and how public communication affects those transactions. They also lay out directions for future research, thereby putting fresh ideas on the scholarly agenda. The authors ask whether the American president is genuinely powerful, if lawsuits have become a way of changing the nation s politics, whether public opinion polling is really objective, and whether politics can still be distinguished from pop culture."

Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

Author: George Kurian

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561303

Category: Political Science

Page: 389

View: 2116

Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.

Social and Political Thought of American Progressivism

Author: Eldon J. Eisenach

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603843546

Category:

Page: 352

View: 2181

Eisenach's selection of primary sources illustrates the origins, ambitions, and political legacy of the American Progressivism movement (1844-1932), while his Introduction offers a history of the movement and a brief discussion of recent historiographical debates.

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386714

Category: History

Page: 1096

View: 6300

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 5762

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Politics and the Novel in India

Author: Yogendra Kumar Malik,Carl Lieberman

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004042438

Category: Indic fiction

Page: 155

View: 1539

Religion, Race, and the American Presidency

Author: Gaston Espinosa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742563480

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 2707

The role that race and religion play in American presidential elections is attracting national attention like never before. The 2008 presidential candidates reached out to an unprecedented number of racial and religious voting constituencies, including African Americans, Latinos, Muslims, Mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, women, the non-religious, and more. Drawing upon survey data, interviews, and case studies, this book examines the complicated relationships between recent American presidents and key racial and religious groups. The paperback edition features a new capstone chapter on the 2008 elections.

American Political Cultures

Author: Richard J. Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195360035

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 9092

This work challenges the thesis first formulated by de Tocqueville and later systematically developed by Louis Hartz, that American political culture is characterized by a consensus on liberal capitalist values. Ranging over three hundred years of history and drawing upon the seminal work anthropologist Mary Douglas, Richard Ellis demonstrates that American history is best understood as a contest between five rival political cultures: egalitarian community, competitive individualism, hierarchical collectivism, atomized fatalism, and autonomous hermitude.

Let Justice Roll

Prophetic Challenges in Religion, Politics, and Society

Author: Neal Riemer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847681938

Category: Religion

Page: 231

View: 1836

Written by prominent scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this diverse collection of essays discusses the contemporary relevance of the prophetic mode and challenges in the areas of religion, politics, and society. The contributors critically investigate the creative interaction between the religious and secular domains and explain how the prophetic mode can provide solutions to pressing problems such as war, oppression, poverty, hunger, and discrimination. The essays explore possibilities of achieving an integration of prophetic ethics, social scientific understanding, and democratic and constitutional statecraft and they describe how the prophetic mode currently manifests itself in political philosophy, history, religion, and literature.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 1807

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Power and Society: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Author: Brigid Harrison,Thomas Dye

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495096717

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 9597

POWER AND SOCIETY introduces of each of the social sciences and demonstrates how the various disciplines differ in their focus and methods, while maintaining the central integrative theme of power. The interdisciplinary viewpoint illustrates the nature and uses of power in society. POWER AND SOCIETY will stimulate your interest in the social sciences as it explores some of the central challenges facing American society; for example, ideological conflict, racism and sexism, poverty and powerlessness, crime and violence, community problems, and international relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Access to History: Politics, Presidency and Society in the USA 1968-2001

Author: Vivienne Sanders

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150499

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9134

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. Design features include: AS questions and exam tips; Definitions of key terms; Summaries of key historical debates. This title is designed specifically for the Edexcel AS specifications for 2008. It charts the political course of America in this period, from the Watergate scandal to the Clinton years. It focuses both on the political and presidential developments of the time and analyses how these manifest themselves socially and culturally, from sport to race relations. Finally, the book concludes by examining the state of the USA by 2001. Key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

The Theory of Committees and Elections by Duncan Black and Committee Decisions with Complementary Valuation by Duncan Black and R.A. Newing

Author: Iain S. McLean,Alistair McMillan,Burt L. Monroe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401148600

Category: Political Science

Page: 457

View: 3449

R. H. Coase Duncan Black was a close and dear friend. A man of great simplicity, un worldly, modest, diffident, with no pretensions, he was devoted to scholarship. In his single-minded search for the truth, he is an example to us all. Black's first degree at the University of Glasgow was in mathematics and physics. Mathematics as taught at Glasgow seems to have been designed for engineers and did not excite him and he switched to economics, which he found more congenial. But it was not in a lecture in economics but in one on politics that he found his star. One lecturer, A. K. White, discussed the possibility of constructing a pure science of politics. This question caught his imagination, perhaps because of his earlier training in physics, and it came to absorb his thoughts for the rest of his life. But almost certainly nothing would have come of it were it not for his appointment to the newly formed Dundee School of Economics where the rest of the. teaching staff came from the London School of Economics. At Glasgow, economics, as in the time of Adam Smith, was linked with moral philosophy. At Dundee, Black was introduced to the analytical x The Theory o/Committees and Elections approach dominant at the London School of Economics. This gave him the approach he used in his attempt to construct a pure science of politics.

European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet

Author: Dr Linda Parenti,Dr Manuela Caiani

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472400100

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 4245

How do right-wing extremist organizations throughout the world use the Internet as a tool for communication and recruitment? What is its role in identity-building within radical right-wing groups and how do they use the Internet to set their agenda, build contacts, spread their ideology and encourage mobilization? This important contribution to the field of Internet politics adopts a social movement perspective to address and examine these important questions. Conducting a comparative content analysis of more than 500 extreme right organizational web sites from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, it offers an overview of the Internet communication activities of these groups and systematically maps and analyses the links and structure of the virtual communities of the extreme right. Based on reports from the daily press the book presents a protest event analysis of right wing groups’ mobilisation and action strategies, relating them to their online practices. In doing so it exposes the new challenges and opportunities the Internet presents to the groups themselves and the societies in which they exist.