Chieftaincy, the State, and Democracy: Political Legitimacy by J. Michael Williams

By J. Michael Williams

As South Africa consolidates its democracy, chieftaincy has remained a debatable and influential establishment that has tailored to contemporary alterations. J. Michael Williams examines the chieftaincy and the way it has sought to say its energy because the finish of apartheid. by means of taking local-level politics heavily and searching heavily at how chiefs negotiate the hot political order, Williams takes a place among those that see the chieftaincy as an indigenous democratic shape deserving attractiveness and defense, and people who view it as incompatible with democracy. Williams describes a community of formal and casual lodgings that experience motivated the methods country and native professionals engage. via targeting neighborhood perceptions of the chieftaincy and its interactions with the country, Williams unearths an ongoing fight for democratization on the neighborhood and nationwide degrees in South Africa.

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Clarity of Responsibility, Accountability, and Corruption by Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer,Margit Tavits

By Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer,Margit Tavits

Corruption is an important challenge for democracies through the international. Even the main democratic nations consistently face the specter of corruption and the implications of it on the polls. Why are a few governments extra corrupt than others, even after contemplating cultural, social, and political features? In Corruption, responsibility, and readability of accountability, the authors argue that readability of accountability is important for lowering corruption in democracies. The authors offer a few empirical checks of this argument, together with a cross-national time-series statistical research to teach that the better the extent of readability the decrease the perceived corruption degrees. utilizing survey and experimental facts, the authors express that readability motives electorate to punish incumbents for corruption. initial exams additional point out that elites reply to those electoral incentives and usually tend to wrestle corruption while readability is high.

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The State We're In: Reflecting on Democracy's Troubles (WYSE by Joanna Cook,Nicholas J. Long,Henrietta L. Moore

By Joanna Cook,Nicholas J. Long,Henrietta L. Moore

What makes humans lose religion in democratic statecraft? The query turns out an pressing one. within the first many years of the twenty-first century, electorate internationally have grown more and more disappointed with what was a adored excellent. taking off an unique theoretical version that explores the family members among democracy, subjectivity and sociality, and exploring its relevance to international locations starting from Kenya to Peru, The nation we are In is a must-read for all political theorists, students of democracy, and readers involved for the way forward for the democratic ideal.

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Mussolini 1883-1915: Triumph and Transformation of a by Spencer M. Di Scala,Emilio Gentile

By Spencer M. Di Scala,Emilio Gentile

This publication describes Mussolini’s little-known radical ideology, together with his actions in Switzerland, dating with progressive syndicalism, and radical journalism. It offers an in-depth therapy of the younger Benito Mussolini as a progressive Socialist and describes the political maneuverings that took an enormous ecu Socialist celebration by means of typhoon sooner than the 1st international battle. It explains the method of the way he got here to dominate Italian Socialism until eventually the difficulty as a result of Italy’s intervention in international struggle I. It illuminates Mussolini’s management traits and his upward push to chief of the Italian Socialist Party.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau als Vordenker des Totalitarismus? by Florian Rühmann

By Florian Rühmann

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, observe: 1,0, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Institut für Politische Wissenschaft und Soziologie), 24 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Diese Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, ob Jean-Jacques Rousseau als Vordenker des Totalitarismus bezeichnet werden kann. Dafür werden zunächst die Totalitarismuskonzeptionen nach Carl Friedrich und Zbigniew Brzezinski sowie Hannah Arendt kurz vorgestellt. Die wichtigsten Merkmale des Totalitarismus werden in einem zweiten Schritt mit Rousseaus Formulierungen im 'Contrat social' verglichen, dabei finden besonders die Autoren Jacob Talmon, Peter Mayer-Tasch und Otto Vossler ihre Erwähnung. , summary: Jean-Jacques Rousseau hat in seinem 1762 erschienenen Hauptwerk „Du contrat social ou principes du droit politique" seine staatsphilosophische Theorie dargelegt und damit den Entwurf einer politischen Ordnung hinterlassen, welcher noch heute viele Politikwissenschaftler, Philosophen, Historiker und Staatsrechtler beschäftigt. Die einerseits logisch nachvollziehbare Argumentation, andererseits aber innere Widersprüchlichkeit des Werkes, lassen sehr unterschiedliche und gegensätzliche Interpretationen zu: So wird Rousseau von manchen Seiten als Vordenker des modernen Totalitarismus betrachtet, dessen Überlegungen die totalitären Diktaturen des 20. Jahrhunderts zumindest mit ermöglicht haben. Andere sehen in ihm dagegen den Vorläufer des heutigen Liberalismus.
In der vorliegenden Arbeit stehen die totalitären Elemente in Rousseaus Staatslehre im Mittelpunkt. Es soll analysiert werden, inwieweit sich eine totalitäre Deutung begründen lässt. Sind Rousseaus Ausführungen im ‚Contrat social' wirklich dazu geeignet, einem totalitären Herrschaftssystem den Weg zu ebnen? Ist mit seiner Konzeption des ‚volonté générale' zwangsläufig die Aufgabe jeglicher individueller Freiheit verbunden? Kann in d

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Nationalism: Theory, Ideology, History (Key Concepts) by Anthony D. Smith

By Anthony D. Smith

For the final centuries, nationalism has been a crucial function of society and politics. Few ideologies can fit its energy and resonance, and no different political flow and symbolic language has such world wide allure and resilience. yet nationalism is additionally a sort of public tradition and political faith, which pulls on a lot older cultural and symbolic varieties.

Seeking to do justice to those diversified aspects of nationalism, the second one version of this well known and revered evaluation has been revised and up-to-date with modern advancements and the newest scholarly paintings. It goals to supply a concise and obtainable creation to the center ideas and forms of nationalist ideology; a transparent research of the foremost competing paradigms and theories of countries and nationalism; a severe account of the customarily adversarial histories and periodization of the country and nationalism; and an review of the customers of nationalism and its persisted international energy and persistence.

Broad and comparative in scope, the booklet is strongly interdisciplinary, drawing on principles and insights from background, political technology, sociology and anthropology. the focal point is theoretical, however it additionally features a clean exam of a few of the most old and modern empirical contributions to the literature at the topic. it's going to stay a useful source for college kids of nationalism around the social sciences.

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The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics: How by Anonymous Conservative

By Anonymous Conservative

This e-book bargains a systematic research of the way our major political ideologies developed inside of our species. It explains how the aggressive, competitive, sexually selective and monogamous, two-parenting psychology underlying conservatism is an ideal reproductive technique to be used in a K-selected setting of constrained assets, whereas a extra competition-averse, pacifistic, sexually promiscuous, unmarried parenting technique is preferably adaptive to an r-selective atmosphere of loose source availability.
It explains how those psychologies arose via evolution, how they impart virtue of their respective environments, and the way they come up at the present time in accordance with a society's point of source availability. It even exhibits how the emergence of 1 psychology or the opposite, based on adjustments in source availability, has altered historical past.
Without knowing the fabrics contained inside this ebook, ideologies are in simple terms illogical accumulations of idiosyncratic own personal tastes. That they randomly assort a myriad of concerns into detailed camps of factor structures is an inexplicable puzzle. With this ebook despite the fact that, you can still see how ideological psychologies emerged in our species as particular variations to environmental stipulations we confronted, or even how they emerge this day in accordance with those self same environmental conditions.
Meticulously substantiated with all of the newest peer reviewed learn, this can be the main whole research so far of the way and why people grew to become a political animal.

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Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and by Richard L. Hasen

By Richard L. Hasen

From a number one professional on election legislations, a compelling resolution to the dilemmas of crusade finance reform

crusade financing is considered one of today’s such a lot divisive political matters. The left asserts that the electoral strategy is rife with corruption. the proper protests that the genuine target of crusade limits is to suppress political job and shield incumbents. in the meantime, funds flows freely on either side. In Plutocrats United, Richard Hasen argues that either left and correct keep away from the most important factor of the recent voters United period: balancing political inequality with unfastened speech.
 
The preferrred court docket has lengthy held that corruption and its visual appeal are the single purposes to constitutionally limit crusade money. Progressives usually agree yet have a wider view of corruption. Hasen argues for a brand new concentration and method ahead: if the govt is to make sure powerful political debate, the superb court docket should still permit limits on cash in politics to avoid people with nice fiscal energy from distorting the political process. 

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Being Right Is Not Enough: What Progressives Can Learn from by Paul Waldman

By Paul Waldman

"Waldman's ebook is terrific-good experience mustered with facts, good argued, and sharply written in addition. I agree fervently with virtually every little thing he writes. this is often the fundamental publication for the 2006 elections."
--Todd Gitlin, writer of The Sixties and The Twilight of universal Dreams

"A well-sourced, partisan blueprint for undoing Republican keep an eye on of the nation."
--Publishers Weekly

"Here's the price tag for Democrats to come back in strength: learn this ebook, comprehend what it capability to be a real American revolutionary, divulge conservatives because the suggest elitists they're, get difficult, and struggle again. not anyone paints the strengths of progressives and the weaknesses of conservatives like Paul Waldman."
--Bill Press, writer How the Republicans Stole Christmas

"With readability and keenness, Paul Waldman demonstrates persuasively that the forces of the best haven't 'taken over the country,' because the media usually lazily placed it. they have in simple terms taken over politics. that may be reversed, and Waldman exhibits precisely how."
--Michael Tomasky, Editor, the yank Prospect

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Hope, Change, Pragmatism: Analyzing Obama’s Grand Strategy by Jacob Shively

By Jacob Shively

This publication seeks to discover a transparent photo of Barack Obama’s grand procedure, the overarching equipment utilized to spot and accomplish nationwide pursuits in an international environment. Pressed for an “Obama doctrine” in the course of his ultimate years in place of work, the President claimed an easy diplomacy strategy: utilizing all instruments at his disposal prior to resorting for army strength. Critics, even though, stay unimpressed. They cost the management with strategic incoherence and susceptible management. Stepping clear of ideological and theoretical commitments, Shively applies an easy framework for grand process, person who additionally deepens our systematic knowing. After untangling a fancy historical past and narrating 3 instances of tumult in 2009, 2011, and 2014, Shively characterizes Obama’s grand approach as “pragmatic internationalism” and argues that it used to be a promising yet poorly carried out approach.

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