The Tribune Almanac and Political Register

Author: John Fitch Cleveland,F. J. Ottarson,Henry Eckford Rhoades,Alexander Jacob Schem,Edward McPherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

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Political Campaigns in the United States

Author: Richard K. Scher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317295897

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 7756

This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: Instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those politics. The text examines how campaigns are an important manifestation of how we "do" politics in this country. Hallmarks of this text include: Showing how campaigns can undermine our democracy and asking how democratic they—and by extension, our politics--really are. Demonstrating that the ability of the media to accurately, fairly, and deeply report on campaigns has been severely compromised, both because of the growing "distance" between campaigns and media outlets and because of the structure of "Big Media" corporate ownership and its tight relationship to "Big Money." It asks important questions about the media including: How do the media, reporters in particular, cover campaigns? What pressures and forces shape what and how they present campaigns? What is the impact of the ever-increasing chasm separating campaigns and the media? How does the close tie between corporate mainstream media and Super PAC money affect campaign coverage? How does the ability of campaigns and media to segment voters into ever-smaller slices influence how campaigns are covered? Tracking the continuing growth of unregulated, private, unaccountable "dark money" in campaigns as a threat to our democratic elections and politics. Democracy rests fundamentally on transparency and accountability – sunlight – and our campaign laws and norms now allow and encourage exactly the opposite, largely because of decisions by the United States Supreme Court.
Posted in Political Science

The Time Traveler's Almanac

Author: Ann VanderMeer,Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765374218

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 9831

A definitive collection of time-travel stories from more than a century of literature features pieces by such leading authors as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury and is complemented by a selection of informative nonfiction articles, including Charles Yu's "Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers."
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The U.S. Supreme Court and Racial Minorities

Two Centuries of Judicial Review on Trial

Author: Leslie F. Goldstein

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786438836

Category:

Page: 480

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The U.S. Supreme Court and Racial Minorities offers an in-depth, chronologically arranged look at the record of the U.S. Supreme Court on racial minorities over the course of its first two centuries. It does not pose the anachronistic standard, “Did the Supreme Court get it right?” but rather, “How did the Supreme Court compare to other branches of the federal government at the time?” Have these Justices, prevented against removal from office by discontented voters (in contrast to the President and the members of Congress), done any better than the elected branches of government at protecting racial minorities in America?
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The Deluge

The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Author: Adam Tooze

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143127977

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 9845

"A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath. In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and materiel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrial order. A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this seismic moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects. From the day the United States enters the war in 1917 to the precipice of global financial ruin, Tooze delineates the world remade by American economic and military power. Tracing the ways in which countries came to terms with America's centrality--including the slide into fascism--The Deluge is a chilling work of great originality that will fundamentally change how we view the legacy of World War I"--
Posted in History

The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Faces of Inequality

Social Diversity in American Politics

Author: Rodney E. Hero

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195137884

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 590

Contending that a state's racial and ethnic composition, more than any other factor, directs its political processes and policies, this text argues that social diversity is therefore central to any understanding of state political cultures.
Posted in Political Science

Media & Entertainment Law

Author: Ursula Smartt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317334612

Category: Law

Page: 476

View: 4443

Media & Entertainment Law presents a contemporary analysis of the law relating to the media and entertainment industries both in terms of its practical application and its theoretical framework, providing a broad and comprehensive coverage of these fast changing branches of the law. Fully restructured to complement how media law is taught today in the digital age, this third edition explores recent updates in the law including the outcomes of the Google Spain case and the ‘right to be forgotten’, the use of drones in breach of privacy laws, internet libel and the boundaries of media freedom and press regulation following the Leveson inquiry. Media & Entertainment Law uses the most up-to-date authorities to explore privacy and confidentiality subjects, such as the Prince Charles 'black spider' letters, the Maximilian Schrems and the celebrity superinjunction PJS v Newsgroup Newspapers cases. The book also covers defamation, contempt of court and freedom of information, plus Scots law. New to this edition: A brand new chapter is dedicated to exploring technology and the media, including contemporary issues such as the dark web, the surveillance state, internet censorship and the law and social media, including bloggers, vloggers and tweeters. The chapters on regulatory authorities have been expanded to provide greater clarification and explanation of broadcasting, press and advertising regulation, including the protection of journalistic sources and comparisons with EU Law. The chapter on intellectual property and entertainment law has been streamlined to match media law courses more effectively. This text provides students with detailed coverage of the key principles, cases and legislation as well as a critical analysis of this vibrant subject.
Posted in Law

Rice Almanac

Source Book for the Most Important Economic Activity on Earth

Author: Jay L. Maclean,David Charles Dawe

Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.

ISBN: 0851996361

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 253

View: 7930

Presents data concering rice and rice production around the world.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Gerrymandering in America

The House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty

Author: Anthony J. McGann,Charles Anthony Smith,Michael Latner,Alex Keena

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316589331

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This book considers the political and constitutional consequences of Vieth v. Jubelirer (2004), where the Supreme Court held that partisan gerrymandering challenges could no longer be adjudicated by the courts. Through a rigorous scientific analysis of US House district maps, the authors argue that partisan bias increased dramatically in the 2010 redistricting round after the Vieth decision, both at the national and state level. From a constitutional perspective, unrestrained partisan gerrymandering poses a critical threat to a central pillar of American democracy, popular sovereignty. State legislatures now effectively determine the political composition of the US House. The book answers the Court's challenge to find a new standard for gerrymandering that is both constitutionally grounded and legally manageable. It argues that the scientifically rigorous partisan symmetry measure is an appropriate legal standard for partisan gerrymandering, as it logically implies the constitutional right to individual equality and can be practically applied.
Posted in Political Science

Debating the Presidency

Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive

Author: Richard J. Ellis,Michael Nelson

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506363385

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 817

Editors Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top presidential scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate in Debating the Presidency: Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive, Fourth Edition offers a compelling yet concise view of contemporary topics relevant to the American executive. Each pair of debate-resolution style essays is written specifically for this volume, and offers a compelling yet concise view of a topic relevant to the American executive. Editors Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson offer brief chapter introductions that provide context. In this edition, several new arguments are presented on topics such as executive orders (Pro: Gene Healy, Con: Andrew Rudalevige); abolishment of the vice presidency (Pro: Douglas L. Kriner, Con: Joel K. Goldstein); and the effect of new media on the public’s view of the presidency (Pro: Matthew R. Kerbel, Con: Jeffrey E. Cohen).
Posted in Political Science

American Government: Institutions and Policies

Author: James Q. Wilson,John J. DiIulio, Jr.,Meena Bose,Matthew S. Levendusky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856163

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 5559

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, 15th Edition is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies, and who governs in the United States and to what ends. It includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts, and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension, and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Censored 2000

The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories

Author: Peter Phillips,Tom Tomorrow,Project Censored (U.S.),Mumia Abu-Jamal

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583220238

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

View: 5919

Exposes major news stories ignored by the press in 1999.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

American Government: Institutions and Policies, Essentials Edition

Author: James Q. Wilson,John J. DiIulio, Jr.,Meena Bose

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305500075

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 5512

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES: THE ESSENTIALS is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies, and who governs in the United States and to what ends. It includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts, and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension, and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Political Parties and the Winning of Office

Author: Joseph A. Schlesinger

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472082568

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 478

A theory of political parties as office-seeking organizations
Posted in Political Science

Racial Diversity and Social Capital

Equality and Community in America

Author: Rodney E. Hero

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465074

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 7518

Race and racial diversity are important aspects of America and have been shown to substantially affect social relations and the political system, often in ways inconsistent with the values of equality. However, greater civic association and a general sense of community, embodied in the concept of social capital, are said to have tremendous beneficial effects and profoundly influence American society. This 2007 study juxtaposes and critically assesses two bodies of research that have reached different conclusions on these issues. Is America's legacy of racial inequality an 'evil twin' of the benefits of social capital? By analysing the social outcomes for racial minorities, in addition to other dimensions of American politics, the author shows that the impact of racial diversity consistently outweighs that of social capital.
Posted in Political Science

The World of the Witcher

Author: Marcin Batylda,CD Projekt Red

Publisher: Dark Horse Books

ISBN: 1616554827

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 184

View: 6494

In a visually stunning volume, readers are taken on a guided tour of the fantastical realm of The Wicher video games, where they will meet Geralt, one of the few remaining monster hunters that inhabit this dark world.
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Shrinking the Earth

The Rise and Decline of American Abundance

Author: Donald Worster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190265035

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9129

The discovery of the Americas around 1500 AD was an extraordinary watershed in human experience. It gave rise to the modern period of human ecology, a phenomenon global in scope that set in motion profound changes in almost every society on earth. This new period, which saw the depletion of the lands of the New World, proved tragic for some, triumphant for others, and powerfully affecting for all. In this work, acclaimed environmental historian Donald Worster takes a global view in his examination of the ways in which complex issues of worldwide abundance and scarcity have shaped American society and behavior over three centuries. Looking at the limits nature imposes on human ambitions, he questions whether America today is in the midst of a shift from a culture of abundance to a culture of limits-and whether American consumption has become reliant on the global South. Worster engages with key political, economic, and environmental thinkers while presenting his own interpretation of the role of capitalism and government in issues of wealth, abundance, and scarcity. Acknowledging the earth's agency throughout human history, Shrinking the Earth offers a compelling explanation of how we have arrived where we are and a hopeful way forward on a planet that is no longer as large as it once was.
Posted in History