Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Childrens Hearts And by Steve Feazel,Dr. Carol M. Swain

By Steve Feazel,Dr. Carol M. Swain

Abduction concerns an Amber Alert for the souls and minds of America’s formative years. The ebook exposes how the liberal Left seeks to brainwash our kids. It locations a focus at the corruption that permeates the leisure, academic, and judicial structures of our kingdom. mom and dad, lecturers, and policymakers want to know what's occurring correct lower than their noses. Abduction bargains a realistic advisor for combating again opposed to those that may ruin the ethical compasses of our children.

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Democracy, Accountability, and Representation (Cambridge by Adam Przeworski,Susan C. Stokes,Bernard Manin

By Adam Przeworski,Susan C. Stokes,Bernard Manin

This ebook examines even if the mechanisms of responsibility attribute of democratic structures are adequate to urge the representatives to behave within the most sensible curiosity of the represented. the 1st a part of the amount specializes in the function of elections, distinguishing other ways during which they might reason illustration. the second one half is dedicated to the position of assessments and balances, among the govt and the parliament in addition to among the govt. and the paperwork. The members of this quantity, all top students within the fields of yankee and comparative politics and political conception, tackle questions similar to, no matter if elections result in governments to behave within the curiosity of electorate. Are politicians in democracies dependable to citizens in destiny elections? if this is the case, does responsibility set off politicians to symbolize voters? Does responsibility restrict or increase the scope of motion of governments? Are governments that violate crusade mandates consultant? total, the essays mix theoretical discussions, game-theoretic types, case reviews, and statistical analyses, inside of a shared analytical procedure and a standardized terminology. The empirical fabric is drawn from the good tested democracies in addition to from new democracies.

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Engines of Democracy: Politics and Policymaking in State by Alan Rosenthal

By Alan Rosenthal

State legislators have usually been within the shadow in their nationwide opposite numbers, yet they force the strategies of democracy.

 

Rosenthal brings jointly a life of study and adventure on nation legislative politics into one eminently readable volume—a dynamic, within view of the folk concerned, the politics that be successful, and the curiosity teams and lobbyists who suggest their factors. development on past paintings with new information and up to date interviews and observations, Rosenthal appears to be like on the method illustration works, americans’ severe view in their legislatures, the function of legislative leaders, the dynamics of executive-legislative relationships, in addition to norms and ethics. either a supplement and distinction to the policymaking technique on Capitol Hill, Engines of Democracy proves that nobody offers perception into kingdom legislators and their paintings the best way Alan Rosenthal can.

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Abraham Lincoln and Liberal Democracy (American Political by Nicholas Buccola

By Nicholas Buccola

even though Abraham Lincoln used to be now not a political thinker consistent with se, in be aware and in deed he did grapple with some of the such a lot urgent and undying questions in politics. what's the ethical foundation of renowned sovereignty? What are the right kind limits at the will of the bulk? while and why may still we revere the legislations? What are we to do whilst the letter of the legislation is at odds with what we think justice calls for? How is our devotion to a specific country regarding our dedication to common beliefs? what's the most sensible option to safeguard the perfect to liberty for every person? The members to this quantity, a methodologically and ideologically various workforce of students, research Lincoln's responses to those and different final questions in politics. the result's a desirable portrait of not just Abraham Lincoln but additionally the guarantees and paradoxes of liberal democracy.

The uncomplicated liberal democratic concept is that specific liberty is healthier secured through a democratic political order that treats all voters as equals ahead of the legislation and is ruled via the legislation, with its limits on how the country could deal with its electorate and on how voters might deal with each other. even though splendidly coherent in conception, those principles turn out complicated in real-world politics. The authors of this quantity strategy Lincoln because the embodiment of this paradox—“naturally antislavery” but unflinchingly dedicated to protecting proslavery legislation; defender of the typical guy yet afflicted through the excesses of democracy; dedicated to the assumption of equivalent ordinary rights but not able to visualize a harmonious, interracial democracy. contemplating Lincoln as he tried to see the which means and coherence of the liberal democratic undertaking in perform, those authors craft a profile of the sixteenth president's political inspiration from quite a few views and during a number of lenses. jointly their essays create the 1st fully-dimensional portrait of Abraham Lincoln as a political actor, expressing, addressing, and reframing the perennial questions of liberal democracy for his time and our own.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction, Nicholas Buccola
Part One. Lincoln and Democracy
1. Prosperity and Tyranny in Lincoln's Lyceum deal with, John Burt
2. Providentialism and Politics: Lincoln's moment Inaugural handle and the matter of Democracy, Michael Zuckert
Part . Lincoln and Liberty
3. Lincoln and the Ethics of Emancipation: Universalism, Nationalism, Exceptionalism, Dorothy Ross
4. What If sincere Abe used to be Telling the reality? typical Rights, Race, and Legalism within the Political considered Lincoln, Nicholas Buccola
Part 3. Lincoln and Equality
5. "The important part of the Republican Party": Antislavery, Nativism, and Lincoln, Bruce Levine
6. Lincoln's Competing Political Loyalties: Antislavery, Union, and the structure, Manisha Sinha
Part 4. Lincoln as a Liberal Democratic Statesman
7. 4 Roads to Emancipation: Lincoln, the legislation, and the Proclamation, Allen Guelzo
8. Lincoln's Kantian Republic
Contributors
Index

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Teaching Democracy by Being Democratic (Praeger Series in by Ted Becker,Richard A. Couto

By Ted Becker,Richard A. Couto

The top solution to educate democracy has been the topic of an ongoing debate for 2,500 years. not like so much books approximately instructing democracy, this one spends extra time on how you can educate democracy than the what and why of educating democracy. It punctures the irony of educating democracy via lectures and enhanced lecturers. as a substitute, this ebook presents numerous illustrations for the educating of democracy in an experiential and egalitarian model. The creation provides a theoretical and analytical framework of democracy and democratic pedagogy. The six chapters disguise themes corresponding to structuring a democratic school room; democratic practices that empower scholars; challenge fixing and neighborhood carrier that make the study room a laboratory for democracy; and university-based courses of democratic choices that serve the group. The volume's remedy of neighborhood association, scholars as collaborators, own empowerment, the group of desire and reaction, and the democratic association expresses its choice for direct democratic participation.

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The Role of Ideas in Political Analysis: A Portrait of by Andreas Gofas,Colin Hay

By Andreas Gofas,Colin Hay

Despite the proliferation of ideational bills within the final decade or so, the controversy over the position of principles is still stuck up in a chain of disputes over the ontological foundations, epistemological prestige and functional pay-off of the (re)turn to ideational reasons. it truly is therefore unsurprising that there's nonetheless little readability approximately simply what kind of an procedure an ideational technique is and approximately what it is going to take to set up the type of fully-fledged ideational learn programme many appear to suppose has already been constructed.

The members during this quantity handle those dilemmas in varied yet engagingly complementary methods. They argue that what plagues so much makes an attempt to accord principles an explanatory position is the patience of the perennial dualities in political research. In intending to eschew the present trend for dualistic polemic, the current quantity unearths components of dualistic pondering within the ideational flip and assesses the effect of the patience of those perennial dualisms within the try to accord rules an explanatory role.

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Klasse und Bewußtsein: Über den Mangel der materialistischen by Martin Wegner

By Martin Wegner

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, notice: 1,0, Freie Universität Berlin (Otto-Sur-Institut für Poltikwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Politik und Emanzipation bei Karl Marx, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Betrachtung der gegenwärtigen polit-ökonomischen Verhältnisse, die noch immer in ihrem Wesen kapitalistisch sind, lässt darauf schließen, dass der teleologische Geschichtsoptimismus des frühen Marx auf einer Überbewertung der materiellen Voraussetzungen einer proletarischen Revolution beruhte.
Es liegt die Vermutung nahe, das gerade der Übergang von der ‚Vorgeschichte der Menschheit’ zur wahrhaft ‚menschlichen Geschichte’ an eine nicht-materielle Bedingung geknüpft ist, die nicht zwangsläufig aus der Klassenlage des Proletariats und dessen Bewegung hervorgeht.
Ziel dieser Arbeit soll es sein, die nicht-materielle bzw. kognitive Voraussetzung der proletarischen Revolution zu bestimmen und somit eine theoretische Schwachstelle, ein Erklärungsdefizit der materialistischen Geschichtsauffassung freizulegen, die in der Praxis, durch das Ausbleiben der Aufhebung der kapitalistischen Klassengesellschaft, bereits aufgezeigt wurde.
Grundlage dieser Arbeit ist die Marxsche Klassentheorie, die er in seinen Frühschriften entwickelt. Diese ist jedoch von ihm nie geschlossen dargelegt worden, sodass unsere Darstellung seiner Klassentheorie eher einer Strukturierung und Interpretation von Textpassagen seiner frühen Schriften gleichkommt. Es soll gezeigt werden, wie Marx die Zwangsläufigkeit der Aufhebung des Kapitalismus aus dessen Eigendynamik ableitet und wie das Proletariat sich „seinem Sein“ gemäß zum revolutionären Subjekt dieser geschichtlichen Epoche entwickelt.

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Patel, Prasad and Rajaji: Myth of the Indian Right (SAGE by Neerja Singh

By Neerja Singh

This ebook lines the debates round the notion of ‘Right and Right-wing Politics’ within the Indian political context. 

Delineating the differing ideological positions held via Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Dr Rajendra Prasad and C. Rajagopalachari on the only hand and in their leftist/socialist detractors and rivals at the different, this e-book questions the validity of utilizing phrases comparable to ‘Rightist’  or ‘Leftist’ in line with Eurocentric notions with out figuring out the Indian context. It establishes the truth that those 3 Gandhian leaders didn't characterize conservative or reactionary forces. They, in truth, practised and promoted innovative principles of their imaginative and prescient of socio-economic reconstruction of the rustic. Being anti-imperialists to the middle, they stood for democratic and secular beliefs selling communal concord effectively.

This learn makes an attempt to relook on the categorization of ‘Right’ and ‘Left’ in our nationwide politics and stresses that history isn't really to be studied in the course of the prism of politics. it's as a lot a e-book for the students and researchers because it is for somebody drawn to Indian politics.

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Marx for the 21st Century (Routledge Frontiers of Political by Hiroshi Uchida

By Hiroshi Uchida

This groundbreaking assortment surveys present examine on Marx and Marxism from a number of views. atmosphere ahead an unconventional variety of questions for dialogue, the booklet develops key principles, akin to the speculation of background, controversies approximately justice and the newest textual scholarship on The German Ideology. Written by way of eastern students, the amount gives western readers a glimpse for the 1st time, of the result of a long time’ debates and dialogue.

Following the lengthy culture of jap curiosity in Marx, the e-book attracts at the dating among that and radical adjustments in neighborhood political context, in addition to the commercial and political improvement represented by way of Japan. Over the process the chapters, Marx is rescued from ‘orientalism’, evaluated as a socialist philosopher, revisited as a theorist of capitalist improvement and heralded as an important corrective to fashionable economics. Of specific curiosity are the most important scholarly revisions to the ‘standard’ old debts of Marx’s paintings at the Communist Manifesto, his dating to the modern theories of Louis Blanc and P.J. Proudhon, and new information regarding how he and Engels labored together.

This landmark paintings opens up a global of jap severe engagement and energetic scholarship that would attract someone drawn to Marx and Marxism.

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The Salamanca School (Major Conservative and Libertarian by Andre Azevedo Alves,Jose Moreira

By Andre Azevedo Alves,Jose Moreira

significant Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers presents finished bills of the works of seminal conservative thinkers from numerous classes, disciplines and traditions - the 1st sequence of its style. Even the choice of thinkers provides one other element to conservative considering, together with not just theorists but additionally thinkers in literary varieties and those that also are practitioners. The sequence contains twenty volumes, each one together with an highbrow biography, old context, severe exposition of the thinker's paintings, reception and impact, modern relevance, bibliography together with references to digital assets and an index.

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