Click On Democracy

The Internet's Power To Change Political Apathy Into Civic Action

Author: Grant Reeher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429981171

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Click on Democracy examines the first national election in which the Internet played a major role. The contributors argue that the Internet's most profound political impact on Election 2000 has largely been missed or underestimated. The reason: the difference it made was more social than electoral, more about building political communities than about generating votes and money.Voter turnout has dwindled over the past forty years, and fewer Americans are involved in civic activities. The real story of the Internet is its emergence as a community builder - under the radar of most political observers who focus on large institutions - in a society that has become politically disengaged and disenchanted. The contributors to Click on Democracy talk at length with the people who are using the Internet in new and effective ways, and who are capitalizing on the Internet's power as a networking tool for civic action. Viewed from this bottom-up perspective, the Internet emerges as an exciting and powerful source of renewal for civic engagement.

Wie Demokratien sterben

Und was wir dagegen tun können

Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641222915

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 8146

Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.

Von der Diktatur zur Demokratie

ein Leitfaden für die Befreiung

Author: Gene Sharp

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406568176

Category: Civil disobedience

Page: 118

View: 2381

Die Entstehung des Wohlstands

wie Evolution die Wirtschaft antreibt

Author: Eric D. Beinhocker

Publisher: MI Wirtschaftsbuch

ISBN: 9783636030863

Category:

Page: 592

View: 5812

Music, Performance and African Identities

Author: Toyin Falola,Tyler Fleming

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136830286

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 5067

Cutting across countries, genres, and time periods, this volume explores topics ranging from hip hop’s influence on Maasai identity in current day Tanzania to jazz in Bulawayo during the interwar years, using music to tell a larger story about the cultures and societies of Africa.

Google and Democracy

Politics and the Power of the Internet

Author: Sean Richey,J. Benjamin Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351658719

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 1741

For the first time in human history, access to information on almost any topic is accessible through the Internet. A powerful extraction system is needed to disseminate this knowledge, which for most users is Google. Google Search is an extremely powerful and important component to American political life in the twenty-first century, yet its influence is poorly researched or understood. Sean Richey and J. Benjamin Taylor explore for the first time the influence of Google on American politics, specifically on direct democracy. Using original experiments and nationally representative cross-sectional data, Richey and Taylor show how Google Search returns quality information, that users click on quality information, and gain political knowledge and other contingent benefits. Additionally, they correlate Google usage with real-world voting behavior on direct democracy. Building a theory of Google Search use for ballot measures, Google and Democracy is an original addition to the literature on the direct democracy, Internet politics, and information technology. An indispensable read to all those wishing to gain new insights on how the Internet has the power to be a normatively valuable resource for citizens.

Adel des Geistes

Ein vergessenes Ideal

Author: Rob Riemen

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641045878

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 8090

Warum wir auf das humanistische Ideal nicht verzichten können Adel des Geistes bezeichnet eine Haltung, die Bildung mit gesellschaftlichem Engagement verbindet. Sie war in der Vergangenheit das Merkmal herausragender Denker und ist heute, angesichts vielfältiger sozialer, ökonomischer und politischer Herausforderungen, aktueller denn je. Rob Riemens international gefeiertes Buch zeigt uns, wie wir dieses vergessene Ideal für unser heutiges Leben fruchtbar machen können. Rob Riemen plädiert für eine Rückkehr zu den zentralen Idealen der westlichen Kultur. Wahrheit, Freiheit und Würde sind Werte, die es zu bewahren gilt. Er folgt den Spuren von Sokrates, Spinoza, Goethe und allen voran Thomas Mann, um sich der Grundlagen der europäischen Bildungstradition zu vergewissern. Rob Riemens Meditation über den Adel des Geistes, inspiriert von Manns gleichnamiger Essaysammlung aus dem Jahr 1945, beginnt mit einer außergewöhnlichen Begegnung mit Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Thomas Manns jüngster Tochter. Sein Appell, den Glauben an die Bedeutung großer Ideen in der Gegenwart nicht zu verraten, endet mit der Beschwörung des italienischen Schriftstellers und Antifaschisten Leone Ginzburg, der 1944 im Kampf für seine Ideale starb.

India, Pakistan, and Democracy

Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths

Author: Philip Oldenburg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113693930X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 798

The question of why some countries have democratic regimes and others do not is a significant issue in comparative politics. This book looks at India and Pakistan, two countries with clearly contrasting political regime histories, and presents an argument on why India is a democracy and Pakistan is not. Focusing on the specificities and the nuances of each state system, the author examines in detail the balance of authority and power between popular or elected politicians and the state apparatus through substantial historical analysis. India and Pakistan are both large, multi-religious and multi-lingual countries sharing a geographic and historical space that in 1947, when they became independent from British rule, gave them a virtually indistinguishable level of both extreme poverty and inequality. All of those factors militate against democracy, according to most theories, and in Pakistan democracy did indeed fail very quickly after Independence. It has only been restored as a façade for military-bureaucratic rule for brief periods since then. In comparison, after almost thirty years of democracy, India had a brush with authoritarian rule, in the 1975-76 Emergency, and some analysts were perversely reassured that the India exception had been erased. But instead, after a momentous election in 1977, democracy has become stronger over the last thirty years. Providing a comparative analysis of the political systems of India and Pakistan as well as a historical overview of the two countries, this textbook constitutes essential reading for students of South Asian History and Politics. It is a useful and balanced introduction to the politics of India and Pakistan.

On Democracy

Author: Robert A. Dahl

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300233329

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 8313

In this accessible and authoritative work of political science and political philosophy, one of the most prominent political theorists of our time provides a primer on democracy: what it is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future. Robert Dahl begins with an overview of the early history of democracy. He goes on to discuss differences among democracies, criteria for a democratic process, basic institutions necessary for advancing the goals of democracy, and the social and economic conditions that favor the development and maintenance of these institutions. Along the way, he illustrates his points by describing different democratic countries, explaining, for example, why India, which seems to lack most of the conditions for a stable democracy, is nevertheless able to sustain one. Dahl answers such puzzling questions as why market-capitalism can both favor and harm democracy. And he concludes by examining the major problems that democratic countries will face in the twenty-first century, problems that will arise from complexities in the economic order, from internationalization, from cultural diversity, and from the difficulty of achieving an adequate level of citizen competence.

Lincoln on Democracy

Author: Abraham Lincoln,G. S. Boritt

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823223459

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 4169

Back in print after ten years, this unique book brings together 141 speeches, speech excerpts, letters, fragments, and other writings by Lincoln on the theme of democracy. Selected by leading historians, the writings include such standards as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, but also such little-seen writings as a letter assuring a general that the President felt safe-drafted just three days before Lincoln's assassination. In this richly annotated anthology, the writings are grouped thematically into seven sections that cover politics, slavery, the union, democracy, liberty, the nation divided, and the American Dream. The introductions are by well-known historians: Gabor Borritt, William E. Gienapp, Charles B. Strozier, Richard Nelson Current, James M. McPherson, Mark E. Neely, Jr., and Hans L. Trefousse. In addition, each section's title page displays a photograph of Lincoln from the time period covered in that section, with a paragraph describing the source and the occasion for which the photograph was made.

Linguophilosophic Parameters of English Innovations in Technosphere

Author: Rusudan Makhachashvili

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443822035

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 95

View: 743

The monograph researches the aspects of the English vocabulary development processes in the sphere of new computer technologies. The primary supposition of cyber word-stock terminological nature leads into the study of both linguistic (morphological and semantic) and ontological paradigmatic parameters of innovative cyber-vocabulary of the English language. Linguistically, the development of English cyber-vocabulary acquires an ambivalent character. Primarily, the sources of English computer vocabulary root in the conventional word-formation types. However, the enrichment process of the computer terminology of English incorporates the emergence of the word-formation ways and means, authentic for the given lexical sub-system. Moreover, the evolutionary progress of cybervocabulary determines the new conceptual approach to the “word-formation element” notion. The ontological paradigmatic parameters of English cyber-vocabulary are featured from the following perspectives: lexico-semantic perception of basic metaphysic dimensions of the technosphere (that being “space” and “time”) and the anthropologic terminological categorization of technosphere, thus both the anthropocentric and the sociocentric paradigmatics of English innovative cyber-vocabulary being reflected.

The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, The Essentials

Author: Kenneth Janda,Jeffrey M. Berry,Jerry Goldman,Deborah Deborah,Kevin W. Hula

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133602304

Category: Education

Page: 608

View: 3392

THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS, THE ESSENTIALS introduces new co-author Debra Schildkraut to this stellar author team. This best-selling American government text is highly acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate; and globalization’s effect on American politics. Using an easy to follow approach, with chapters and subheadings numbered and organized by learning outcomes, and a new end of chapter “Assessing Your Understanding” section where students can test their knowledge, the ninth edition provides a solution for teaching and assessing course learning outcomes. Extensively updated, this condensed edition includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors include balanced coverage of Obama’s historical presidency and coverage and analysis of the 2012 presidential primary campaign and election. This ninth edition of THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY, THE ESSENTIALS is an abridged version of the twelfth edition of THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY. See “Features” for details. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Chomsky on Democracy & Education

Author: Noam Chomsky,Carlos Peregrín Otero

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415926324

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 6509

This volume draws together a range of Chomsky's writings arguing that the goal of education is to produce free human beings whose values are not accumulation and domination, but rather free association on terms of equality.

Models of Democracy

Author: David Held

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804754729

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 1067

Models of Democracy provides a critical reassessment of major theories of democracy from ancient Greece to the present, along with the author's own prescription for revitalizing contemporary democratic politics.

Patterns of Democracy

Author: Arend Lijphart

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300189125

Category: Comparative government

Page: 368

View: 924

In this updated and expanded edition of his classic text, Arend Lijphart offers a broader and deeper analysis of worldwide democratic institutions than ever before. Examining thirty-six democracies during the period from 1945 to 2010, Lijphart arrives at important--and unexpected--conclusions about what type of democracy works best. "Praise for the previous edition" "Magnificent. . . . The best-researched book on democracy in the world today."--Malcolm Mackerras, "American Review of Politics" "I can't think of another scholar as well qualified as Lijphart to write a book of this kind. He has an amazing grasp of the relevant literature, and he's compiled an unmatched collection of data."--Robert A. Dahl, Yale University "This sound comparative research . . . will continue to be a standard in graduate and undergraduate courses in comparative politics."--"Choice"

Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy, Revolution, and Society

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226805276

Category: Political Science

Page: 391

View: 2694

The nineteenth-century French writer examines the development of democratic government in the United States and the state of political and social life

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Roman

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213731

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6396

Sinclair Lewis’ Roman aus dem Jahr 1935 führt einen Antihelden vor, der mit seinen Hetzreden die Begeisterung unzufriedener Wähler entfacht. Durch seine Lügen und eine Rhetorik des Populismus und der Ressentiments wird er Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten. Das klingt vertraut? „Eine unheimliche Vorwegnahme der aktuellen Ereignisse.“ The Guardian „Ein Populist im Weißen Haus? Literaturnobelpreisträger Sinclair Lewis hat es vor 80 Jahren durchgespielt.“ DIE ZEIT „Sinclair Lewis ist wieder aktuell.“ der Freitag „Ein Meister des absoluten Realismus." Bob Dylan 1935 in den USA ein aufsehenerregender Bestseller, heute wieder eine Sensation und aktuell wie selten zuvor. In der Übersetzung des bekannten Exilautors und Kleist-Preis-Trägers Hans Meisel – mit einem Nachwort von Jan Brandt. Sinclair Lewis wusste durch seine Frau Dorothy Thompson, Auslandskorrespondentin in Berlin, über den Aufstieg der Nazis Bescheid. In den USA beobachtete er, wie die Populisten nach Wirtschaftskrise und Sozialreformen des New Deal immer weiter an Einfluss gewannen. Der radikale Senator Huey Long versuchte Präsident Roosevelt aus dem Amt zu drängen, bevor Long 1935 einem Attentat zum Opfer fiel. Lewis diente er als Vorbild für den fanatischen Verführer Buzz Windrip in seinem Roman. Buzz Windrip, für seine Gegner ein „ungebildeter Lügner mit idiotischer Weltanschauung“ und ein gefährlicher Populist, will Präsidentschaftskandidat werden. Er gibt vor, sich für die kleinen Leute einzusetzen, und verspricht, „aus Amerika wieder ein stolzes Land zu machen“. Trotz völlig unglaubwürdiger Versprechen laufen ihm die Wähler zu, und er zieht ins Weiße Haus ein. Sogleich regiert er wie ein absolutistischer Herrscher, beschneidet die Freiheiten der Minderheiten, legt sich mit Mexiko an und lässt seine Kritiker rabiat verfolgen. Einer davon ist der liberale Zeitungsherausgeber Doremus Jessup, der sich nicht mundtot machen lassen will.

Democracy and New Media

Author: Henry Jenkins,David Thorburn,Brad Seawell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262600637

Category: Political Science

Page: 385

View: 3522

Essays on the promise and dangers of the Internet for democracy.