Democratic Incongruities

Representative Democracy in Britain

Author: D. Judge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137317299

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Clear disparities exist between notions of representative democracy and political practice in Britain. Alternative models of democracy, however, have their own incongruities in trying to marry representation and democracy. This book analyses the mismatches in democratic theories and between theory and practice in British representative democracy.

Mega-Events and Globalization

Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order

Author: Richard Gruneau,John Horne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317617355

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 234

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Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a trend for urban "mega events" to be awarded to cities and nations in the East and Global South. Such events have been viewed as economic stimulant as well as opportunities to promote national identity, gain greater international recognition and exercise a form of 'soft power.' However, there has also been on-going controversy about the value, impact and legacy of global mega events in these cities and nations. This book provides a critical examination of the ambition for spectacle that has emerged across the East and Global South. The chapters explore the theoretical and conceptual issues associated with mega-events and new forms of globalization, from the critical political economy of mega-events in a changing world order to the contested social and economic legacies of mega-events and the widespread opposition that increasingly accompanies these events. The book also explores questions of urban development and governance, the role of new communications technologies in global economic expansion, the high security State, and the growing global influence of international non-governmental organizations. This book offers a rich collection of original theoretical contributions and global case studies from leading international scholars from the social sciences and humanities. It offers a fresh and unique interdisciplinary perspective that synthesizes cutting edge research on mega-events and urban spectacles while simultaneously contributing to a broader understanding of the dynamics of global capitalism and international political power in the early twenty first century.

Settlers, War, and Empire in the Press

Unsettling News in Australia and Britain, 1863-1902

Author: Sam Hutchinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319637754

Category: History

Page: 288

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This book explores how public commentary framed Australian involvement in the Waikato War (1863-64), the Sudan crisis (1885), and the South African War (1899-1902), a succession of conflicts that reverberated around the British Empire and which the newspaper press reported at length. It reconstructs the ways these conflicts were understood and reflected in the colonial and British press, and how commentators responded to the shifting circumstances that shaped the mood of their coverage. Studying each conflict in turn, the book explores the expressions of feeling that arose within and between the Australian colonies and Britain. It argues that settler and imperial narratives required constant defending and maintaining. This process led to tensions between Britain and the colonies, and also to vivid displays of mutual affection. The book examines how war narratives merged with ideas of territorial ownership and productivity, racial anxieties, self-governance, and foundational violence. In doing so it draws out the rationales and emotions that both fortified and unsettled settler societies.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847693555

Category: Education

Page: 498

View: 7635

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels.

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Also includes 1st-5th SLA triennial salary surveys.

American Periodical Series

18th century. Guide

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Broadcasting on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today

Author: Jerome S. Berg

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645198X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 7124

Shortwave broadcasting originated in the 1920s, when stations used the new technology to increase their range in order to serve foreign audiences and reach parts of their own country not easily otherwise covered. The early days of shortwave radio were covered in On the Short Waves, 1923–1945: Broadcast Listening in the Pioneer Days of Radio, published by McFarland in 1999 (paperback 2007). Then, two companion volumes were published, picking up the story after World War II. They were Listening on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today (McFarland, 2008; paperback 2010), which focuses on the shortwave listening community, and the present Broadcasting title, about the stations themselves and their environment. The heart of the book is a detailed, year-by-year account of the shortwave bands in each year from 1945 to 2008. It reviews what American listeners were hearing on the international and domestic shortwave bands, describes the arrivals and departures of stations, and recounts important events. The book describes the several categories of broadcasters—international, domestic, private, religious, clandestine and pirate. It explains the impact of relay stations, frequency management, and jamming. It also addresses the considerable changes in shortwave broadcasting since the end of the Cold War. The book is richly illustrated and indexed, and features a bibliography and extensive notes.

Die Gabe

Form und Funktion des Austauschs in archaischen Gesellschaften

Author: Marcel Mauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518283431

Category: Segmentierte Gesellschaft - Geschenk

Page: 208

View: 1270

Afrika/Europa - Siedlung - Handel/Verkehr - Wirtschaftsgeschichte.

The Cognitive Impact of Television News

Production Attributes and Information Reception

Author: B. Gunter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137468823

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 221

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Research shows that, while people around the world consistently nominate television as their most important news source, much of the content of news bulletins is lost to viewers within moments. In response, Barrie Gunter argues that this can be explained by the way in which televised news is written, packaged and presented.

Canadiana

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