Politics in the USA

Author: M.J.C. Vile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134122748

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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This highly acclaimed introduction to the essential elements of the American political system is now available in a new edition, having been fully revised and updated to take into account the considerable developments in American politics over the last ten years. Written in an accessible manner, Politics in the USA establishes a framework from which to understand the intricacies of politics in the world's most powerful nation. This new edition provides students with: essential background and history of the American political system as well as an explanation of the key structures, processes and institutions a chapter on the significant developments in US foreign policy under Clinton and George W. Bush analysis of Bush's Presidency and the rise of neo-conservatism discussion of controversial issues such as gun control, abortion, gay rights, and stem cell research suggestions for further reading and websites in each chapter. This is the most accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date textbook on American politics and will be of interest to students of American politics and international relations and politics.

Religion and Politics in the United States

Author: Kenneth D. Wald,Allison Calhoun-Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442225556

Category: Religion

Page: 496

View: 7081

From marriage equality, to gun control, to immigration reform and the threat of war, religion plays a fascinating and crucial part in our nation's political process and in our culture at large. Now in its seventh edition, Religion and Politics in the United States includes analyses of the nation's most pressing political matters regarding religious freedom, and the ways in which that essential constitutional freedom situates itself within modern America.

Identität

Wie der Verlust der Würde unsere Demokratie gefährdet

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455005292

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 2723

In den letzten zehn Jahren ist die Anzahl der demokratischen Staaten weltweit erschreckend schnell zurückgegangen. Erleben wir gerade das Ende der liberalen Demokratie? Der US-amerikanische Politikwissenschaftler Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Weltbestsellers Das Ende der Geschichte, sucht in seinem neuen Buch nach den Gründen, warum sich immer mehr Menschen antidemokratischen Strömungen zuwenden und den Liberalismus ablehnen. Er zeigt, warum die Politik der Stunde geprägt ist von Nationalismus und Wut, welche Rolle linke und recht Parteien bei dieser Entwicklung spielen, und was wir tun können, um unsere gesellschaftliche Identität und damit die liberale Demokratie wieder zu beleben. »Intelligent und klar – wir brauchen mehr Denker, die so weise sind wie Fukuyama.« THE NEW YORK TIMES »Einer der bedeutendsten Politikwissenschaftler der westlichen Welt.« DIE WELT

Society, Manners and Politics

In the United States, Being a Series of Letters on North America

Author: Michel Chevalier,Thomas Bradford

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429002077

Category: Travel

Page: 467

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Published in the United States in 1839, the letters of French political economist Michel Chevalier made note of the economic constructs of America, comparing the democratic model he found in the U.S. to the aristocratic model more prevalent in Europe. Chevalier focused his attention on work in America-on the centrality of employment to American culture and politics, and how work, rather than class, gave the American his place in society. He also made note of forms of transportation, particularly railroads, as well as of slavery, banking, and the policies of Andrew Jackson.

God's Own Country

Religion and Politics in the USA

Author: Stephen Bates

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444703536

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 5331

Right-wing evangelical Christianity has come to dominate American political and social life in recent years, dividing the country and sparking cultural and moral battles. High politics and low tactics frame a fierce debate which goes much further back in the country's history than the accession of George W. Bush in 2001. It's a battle that sears America's soul and affects the world. In this book Stephen Bates explains why what happens in the Bible Belt matters to us and how there are those who hope to export the battle to Britain. American fundamentalist religion has the potential to impact on crucial and acutely dangerous areas of the world. Its priorities are often arcane and sometimes weird. But it is already affecting American government policy at home and abroad: not least in Israel and the Middle East. How is religion affecting the current presidential elections and where will America's battle for its soul take the world next?

Political Scandals in the USA

Author: Robert Williams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781579580391

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 2089

Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing is an updated and expanded edition of a valuable guide to writing for film and television. Mr. Vale takes the aspiring writer through every phase of a film's development, from the original concept to the final shooting script. Teachers of the craft as well as writers and directors have acclaimed it as one of the best books ever written on how to write a screenplay. This book combines practical advice for the aspiring or established writer with a lucid overview of the unique features of this most contemporary art form, distinguishing film and video from other media and other kinds of storytelling. It teaches the reader to think in terms of the camera and gives practical advice on the realities of filmmaking. At the same time, Vale, who began his own career as a scriptwriter for the great French director Jean Renoir, provides a solid grounding in the history of drama from the Classical Greek theater through the great cinematic works of the twentieth century. Both philosophical and pragmatic, this is a very readable book for students and active professionals who want to improve their writing skills, and for film enthusiasts interested in knowing more about what they see on the screen.Mr. Vale is that rare combination, a practitioner of great experience who can offer a lucid explanation of his craft.Eugene Vale was born in Switzerland and began his career in France in the 1930s. He was an award-winning novelist, film and TV scriptwriter and teacher, whose works include the bestselling novel The Thirteenth Apostle and the scripts for Francis of Assisi, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and The Second Face. He also worked in many other areas of the motion picture industry, including directing, producing, cutting, distribution and finance. His archives are held by Boston University and University of Southern California. Mr. Vale died in 1997, shortly after he completed the updated version of this handbook.

Gender and Politics in Kuwait

Women and Political Participation in the Gulf

Author: Meshal Al-Sabah

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780763069

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

View: 8817

The author examines the positions women hold in society and politics, and the discourses surrounding feminism and civil rights. He describes the history of women and their contribution to the Kuwaiti state, from independence and the writing of the constitution in the 1960s, through the Iraqi occupation in 1990, to the struggle for the right to vote and stand for election.

Out of control

intelligence intervention in politics in the USA, Britain and Israel

Author: Uri Bar-Joseph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1232

View: 3969


Religion and Politics in the United States and Germany / Religion und Politik in Deutschland und Den USA

Old Divisions and New Frontiers / Traditionelle Differenzen und Neue Herausforderungen. Religion - Staat - Kultur

Author: Dagmar Pruin,Rolf Schieder,Johannes Zachhuber

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825896226

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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Current interest in the relation of religion and politics is intense in both the US and Germany. Yet observers are regularly struck by fundamental divergences between approaches to and conceptualisations of this field on either side of the Atlantic. This volume, containing contributions by German and US authors from various disciplinary backgrounds, seeks to offer some clarification by elucidating traditional and newly emerging differences between, but also common challenges to, these societies in issues such as pluralism of values, religious education, the role of religious minorities, the relation of religion and elite formation, and religious aspects of voting patterns.

Morality Politics in Western Europe

Parties, Agendas and Policy Choices

Author: Isabelle Engeli,Christoffer Green-Pedersen,Lars Thorup Larsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137016698

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 7649

Why do some countries have 'Culture Wars' over morality issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage while other countries hardly experience any conflict? This book argues that morality issues only generate major conflicts in political systems with a significant conflict between religious and secular parties.

The Politics of the Environment

Ideas, Activism, Policy

Author: Neil Carter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139464406

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The continuous rise in the profile of the environment in politics reflects growing concern that we may be facing a large-scale ecological crisis. The new edition of this highly acclaimed textbook surveys the politics of the environment, providing a comprehensive and comparative introduction to its three components: ideas, activism and policy. Part I explores environmental philosophy and green political thought; Part II considers parties and environmental movements; and Part III analyses policy-making and environmental issues at international, national and local levels. This second edition has been thoroughly updated with new and revised discussions of many topics including the ecological state, ecological citizenship, ecological modernisation and the Greens in government and also includes an additional chapter on 'Globalisation, Trade and the Environment'. As well as considering a wide variety of examples from around the world, this textbook features a glossary, guides to further study, chapter summaries and critical questions throughout.

Politics of Confrontation

The Foreign Policy of the USA and Revolutionary Iran

Author: Babak Ganji

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857715755

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 3225

Did the United States know more than it acknowledges about growing unrest under the Shah in mid-1970s Iran? Have historians of American-Iranian relations focused too narrowly on prevailing historical theory and personal recollection? In a period of escalating tension between the United States and Iran, what can the two nations’ history of conflict tell us about their diplomatic future? Covering Carter’s policy from the end of the Shah’s reign to the revolution under Ayatollah Khomeini, Babak Ganji explores the nature of their perpetually antagonistic relations and the mistrust and misunderstanding that fuels it. Politics of Confrontation is a penetrating critique of international relations theory within the historical framework of US-Iranian relations, as well as a thorough examination of American policy towards Iran. It is the first in-depth look at documents seized by revolutionary students from the American Embassy during the infamous hostage crisis, and debunks the myth that US officials were unaware of the nature of opposition to the Shah or of Soviet influence on senior clerics. These findings are an essential addition to the discourse of foreign policy theorists and invaluable for historians of the US, Iran and the Cold War.