The Almanac of American Politics - 2016

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Columbia Books. Incorporated

ISBN: 9781938518300

Category: Political Science

Page: 2084

View: 9173

The 2016 Almanac remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied on by everyone involved, invested or interested in American politics. Highly regarded for its in-depth analysis and comprehensive profiles of every congressional district, state, governor and member of Congress, The Almanac is the tool you need to better understand the context of the people and perspectives shaping the issues that matter to you. The Almanac of American Politics is the must have resource for understanding the American political landscape. The 2016 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.

The Almanac of American Politics 2014

Author: Michael Barone,Chuck McCutcheon,Sean Trende,Josh Kraushaar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226105307

Category: Political Science

Page: 1904

View: 1181

Describes each congressional district and includes profiles of governors and members of Congress.

Almanac of American Politics

Author: James A. Barnes

Publisher: Us Congress Handbook (State Ed

ISBN: 9781938518294

Category: Political Science

Page: 2084

View: 4101

The 2016 Almanac remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied on by everyone involved, invested or interested in American politics. Highly regarded for its in-depth analysis and comprehensive profiles of every congressional district, state, governor and member of Congress, The Almanac is the tool you need to better understand the context of the people and perspectives shaping the issues that matter to you. The Almanac of American Politics is the must have resource for understanding the American political landscape. The 2016 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.

Almanac of American Politics 2018

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Us Congress Handbook (State Ed

ISBN: 9781938939563

Category: Political Science

Page: 2080

View: 2368

The 2018 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.

The Almanac of American Politics - 2016

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Columbia Books. Incorporated

ISBN: 9781938518300

Category: Political Science

Page: 2084

View: 8241

The 2016 Almanac remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied on by everyone involved, invested or interested in American politics. Highly regarded for its in-depth analysis and comprehensive profiles of every congressional district, state, governor and member of Congress, The Almanac is the tool you need to better understand the context of the people and perspectives shaping the issues that matter to you. The Almanac of American Politics is the must have resource for understanding the American political landscape. The 2016 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.

Die USA am Ende der Präsidentschaft Barack Obamas

Eine erste Bilanz

Author: Winand Gellner,Patrick Horst

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658110643

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

View: 7391

Das Buch zieht eine erste Bilanz der Präsidentschaft Barack Obamas. Es dokumentiert die Ergebnisse der Wahlen zum Kongress und in den Einzelstaaten, die an Bedeutung zunehmen. Analysiert werden die Einflüsse der Tea Party, der Wahlkampffinanzierung und der Super PACs auf den politischen Wettbewerb, der polarisiert ist wie selten zuvor in der amerikanischen Geschichte. Welche Spuren diese neuen politischen Entwicklungen im Kongress und in den Strategien der Kongressmitglieder hinterlassen, wird ebenso untersucht, wie die Folgen für das politische Erbe Obamas. Die Gründe, warum der erste afro-amerikanische Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten die hohen Erwartungen an seine „transformative Präsidentschaft“ nur begrenzt erfüllen konnte, werden anhand der wichtigsten Handlungsfelder des Präsidenten erörtert: Obama als „executive leader“, als „legislative leader“ und in seinem Verhältnis zur Judikative. Auf die Gesundheitsreform als dem zentralen innenpolitischen Vermächtnis des Präsidenten legt das Buch ein besonderes Augenmerk – wie auch auf die Außenpolitik, die das Bild Obamas in der Welt bestimmen wird.

Redistricting - Die Wahlkreiseinteilung für das Repräsentantenhaus in den Vereinigten Staaten

Author: Michael Partmann

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845285001

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

View: 3942

In den Vereinigten Staaten findet in regelmäßigen Abständen eine Neueinteilung der Wahlkreise für das Repräsentantenhaus statt. Dieses unter dem Namen Redistricting bekannte Verfahren ist von hoher politischer Sprengkraft, da Wahlkreisgrenzen über künftige Mehrheitsverhältnisse entscheiden. In diesem Band werden die unterschiedlichen Verfahren, Kriterien und Strategien der Wahlkreiseinteilung in den USA anhand zahlreicher Beispiele und detaillierter Fallstudien dargestellt. Insbesondere wird auf den Missbrauch der Wahlkreiseinteilung durch die beiden großen Parteien – Republikaner und Demokraten – eingegangen. Darauf aufbauend wird ein Reformmodell entwickelt, um die Wahlkreiseinteilung dem parteipolitischen Zugriff zu entziehen und die demokratietheoretische Legitimation der Wahlergebnisse zu erhöhen. Der Autor ist Referent für Hochschulpolitik und Hochschulentwicklung im Büro des Rektors der Technischen Universität Chemnitz.

Vital Statistics on American Politics 2013-2014

Author: Harold W. Stanley,Richard G. Niemi

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452290156

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 9943

There is no other print source, online source, or Web search engine that provides the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics. This new edition is updated with the most recent information available. The editors consult hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies. In over more than tables and figures, students, professional researchers, and interested citizens will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.

Groundbreakers

How Obama's 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America

Author: Elizabeth McKenna,Hahrie Han

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019939461X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8332

Much has been written about the historic nature of the Obama campaign. The multi-year, multi-billion dollar operation elected the nation's first black president, raised and spent more money than any other election effort in history, and built the most sophisticated voter targeting technology ever before used on a national campaign. What is missing from most accounts of the campaign is an understanding of how Obama for America recruited, motivated, developed, and managed its formidable army of 2.2 million volunteers. Unlike previous field campaigns that drew their power from staff, consultants, and paid canvassers, the Obama campaign's capacity came from unpaid local citizens who took responsibility for organizing their own neighborhoods months--and even years--in advance of election day. In so doing, Groundbreakers argues, the campaign engaged citizens in the work of practicing democracy. How did they organize so many volunteers to produce so much valuable work for the campaign? This book describes how. Elizabeth McKenna and Hahrie Han argue that the legacy of Obama for America extends beyond big data and micro-targeting; it also reinvigorated and expanded traditional models of field campaigning. Groundbreakers makes the case that the Obama campaign altered traditional ground games by adopting the principles and practices of community organizing. Drawing on in-depth interviews with OFA field staff and volunteers, this book also argues that a key achievement of the OFA's field organizing was its transformative effect on those who were a part of it. Obama the candidate might have inspired volunteers to join the campaign, but it was the fulfilling relationships that volunteers had with other people--and their deep belief that their work mattered for the work of democracy--that kept them active. Groundbreakers documents how the Obama campaign has inspired a new way of running field campaigns, with lessons for national and international political and civic movements.

The New Politics of Old Age Policy

Author: Robert B. Hudson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421414872

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 9882

The successor to Robert Hudson's The Future of Age-Based Public Policy, this volume offers a variety of perspectives on these policy issues that directly effect America's aging population -- particularly the relative merits of using chronological age to determine eligibility for government programs.

Okulare Demokratie

Der Bürger als Zuschauer

Author: Dominik Hammer,Marie-Christine Kajewski

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839440041

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

View: 7829

In The Eyes of the People entwickelt der Politikwissenschaftler Jeffrey Edward Green unter der Bezeichnung »Okulare Demokratie« eine grundlegend neue Theorie demokratischer Teilhabe. Dabei wird der Blick der Bürger_innen als Instrument demokratischer Kontrolle hervorgehoben, in dessen Fokus nicht Inhalte, sondern die öffentliche Performance von Spitzenpolitiker_innen steht. Der Band stellt diese Demokratietheorie vor und macht den Ansatz sowie die Diskussion um ihn erstmals für den deutschen Diskurskontext zugänglich. Die Beiträger_innen greifen dabei die Debatte um die Krise der repräsentativen Demokratie auf und untersuchen die Potenziale einer plebiszitären Zuschauerdemokratie.

Michael Barone: Volume I

Author: Michael Barone

Publisher: Creators Publishing

ISBN: 1942448295

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 997

Michael Barone is a nationally syndicated opinion columnist for Creators Syndicate. This is a collection of the very best of Michael Barone from 2014.

Asia in Washington

Exploring the Penumbra of Transnational Power

Author: Kent E. Calder

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815725396

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

View: 2994

For several centuries, international relations has been primarily the purview of nation-states. Key powers have included at various times Great Britain, France, Japan, China, Russia (then the U.S.S.R., and then Russia again), and the nation most influential in international relations for the past several decades has been the United States. But in a world growing smaller, with a globalizing system increasing in complexity by the day, the nation-state paradigm is not as dominant as it once was. In Asia in Washington, longtime Asia analyst Kent Calder examines the concept of "global city" in the context of international affairs. The term typically has been used in an economic context, referring to centers of international finance and commerce such as New York, Tokyo, and London. But Calder extends the concept to political centers as well—particularly in this case, Washington, D.C. Improved communications, enhanced transportation, greater economic integration and activity have created a new economic village, and global political cities are arising within the new structure—distinguished not by their CEOs or stock markets but by their influence over policy decisions, and their amassing of strategic intelligence on topics from national policy trends to geopolitical risk. Calder describes the rise of Washington, D.C., as perhaps the preeminent global political city—seat of the world's most powerful government, center of NGO and multilateral policy activity, the locale of institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, and home to numerous think tanks and universities. Within Washington, the role of Asia is especially relevant for several reasons. It represents the core of the non-Western industrialized world and the most challenge to Western dominance. It also raises the delicate issue of how race matters in international global governance—a factor crucially important during a time of globalization. And since Asia developed later than the West, its changing role in Washington raises major issues regarding how rising powers assimilate themselves into global governance structure. How do Asian nations establish, increase, and leverage their Washington presence, and what is the impact on Washington itself and the decisions made there? Kent Calder explains it all in Asia in Washington.

Flucht vor dem Zauberer

Roman

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977839

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

View: 1948

Iris Murdoch erzählt von einem Mann, dessen unheilvoller Faszination sich kaum jemand entziehen kann In »Flucht vor dem Zauberer« wird die Geschichte einer Gruppe erzählt, die sich um den geheimnisvollen Zauberer Mischa Fox schart. Annette, die aus ihrem Internat wegläuft, bevor sie ihren Abschluss macht, die melancholische Rose, die sich zwischen zwei Brüdern entscheiden muss und Peter, der besessen ist von einer geheimnisvollen altertümlichen Schrift.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 5649

Women and Elective Office

Past, Present, and Future

Author: Sue Thomas,Clyde Wilcox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199363757

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 4563

This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency, women's representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of government.

Congress A to Z

Author: CQ Press,,Chuck McCutcheon

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483386279

Category: Political Science

Page: 776

View: 8557

Congress A to Z provides ready-reference insight into the national legislature, its organization, processes, personalities, major legislation, and history. No other volume so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. The Sixth Edition of this classic, easy-to-use reference is updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years, including social media usage by members of Congress, the politics of recent debt ceiling and deficit spending showdowns with the executive branch, new floor leaders in both chambers, and campaign finance patterns. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides insight into the key questions readers have about the U.S. Congress and helps them make sense of the narrow power division between Republicans and Democrats, the methods members use to advance their agendas, the influence of lobby groups, the key role of committees and strong-willed leaders, and much more. Key Features: Available in both electronic and print formats Quick answers to questions as well as in-depth background on the U.S. Congress Historical and contemporary photos Detailed appendices, tables, internet addresses, and index

Plattform-Kapitalismus

Author: Nick Srnicek

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 386854934X

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 2574

Was vereint Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Monsanto, Uber und Airbnb? Sie alle sind Unternehmen, die Hardware und Software für andere bereitstellen, mit dem Ziel, möglichst geschlossene sozio-ökonomische Tech-Systeme zu schaffen. Google kontrolliert die Recherche, Facebook regiert Social Media und Amazon ist führend beim E-Commerce. Doch nicht nur Technologie-Unternehmen bauen Plattformen auf, auch Traditionsfirmen wie Siemens entwickeln ein cloudbasiertes Produktionssystem. Plattformen sind in der Lage, immense Daten zu gewinnen, zu nutzen und zu verkaufen – Monopolisierungstendenzen sind die "natürliche" Folge. Sind wir auf dem Weg in einen digitalen Monopolkapitalismus? Diese Streitschrift ist unerlässlich für alle, die verstehen wollen, wie die mächtigsten technologischen Unternehmen unserer Zeit die globale Ökonomie verändern.

The World Almanac of Islamism

2014

Author: American Foreign Policy Council

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442231440

Category: Political Science

Page: 1087

View: 9744

The World Almanac of Islamism is the first comprehensive reference work to detail the current activities of radical Islamist movements worldwide. The contributions, written by subject experts, provide annual updates on the contemporary Islamist threat in all countries and regions where it exists.