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The Democracy Sourcebook

Author : Robert Alan Dahl
ISBN : 0262541475
Genre : Political Science
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A collection of classic and contemporary writings on democracy, suitable for use in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.

Einf Hrung In Die Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Author : Detlef Jahn
ISBN : 3810038946
Genre : Social Science
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Gegenstandsbereiche - Logik und Methode des Vergleichs - Theorien - Analysestrategien - Schritte des Forschungsdesigns - Die Zukunft der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft

On Democracy

Author : Robert A. Dahl
ISBN : 9780300194463
Genre : Philosophy
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This lucid book by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy. This new edition includes two additional chapters by Ian Shapiro. One deals with the prospects for democracy in light of developments since the advent of the Arab spring in 2010. The other takes up the effects of inequality and money in politics on the quality of democracy, a subject that was of increasing concern to Dahl in his final years. “Completely accessible, admirably succinct, intelligent, and even wise, On Democracyoffers the ideal overview of the worst form of government except all others. Robert Dahl masterfully guides the general reader through a tour of the origins, ideals, actualities, and potentialities of democratic government. Even sophisticated students of democracy can learn a lot on this tour.”—Amy Gutman, coauthor of Democracy and Disagreement

Reconstituting The Constitution

Author : Caroline Morris
ISBN : 3642215726
Genre : Law
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All nation states, whether ancient or newly created, must examine their constitutional fundamentals to keep their constitutions relevant and dynamic. Constitutional change has greater legitimacy when the questions are debated before the people and accepted by them. Who are the peoples in this state? What role should they have in relation to the government? What rights should they have? Who should be Head of State? What is our constitutional relationship with other nation states? What is the influence of international law on our domestic system? What process should constitutional change follow? In this volume, scholars, practitioners, politicians, public officials, and young people explore these questions and others in relation to the New Zealand constitution and provide some thought-provoking answers. This book is recommended for anyone seeking insight into how a former British colony with bicultural foundations is making the transition to a multicultural society in an increasingly complex and globalised world.

Islam Secularism And Liberal Democracy

Author : Nader Hashemi
ISBN : 9780199886524
Genre : Religion
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Islam's relationship to liberal-democratic politics has emerged as one of the most pressing and contentious issues in international affairs. In Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy, Nader Hashemi challenges the widely held belief among social scientists that religious politics and liberal-democratic development are structurally incompatible. This book argues for a rethinking of democratic theory so that it incorporates the variable of religion in the development of liberal democracy. In the process, it proves that an indigenous theory of Muslim secularism is not only possible, but is a necessary requirement for the advancement of liberal democracy in Muslim societies.

Parliaments And Government Formation

Author : José Antonio Cheibub
ISBN : 9780198747017
Genre : Legislative bodies
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Parliaments are the cornerstone of democracy. In many countries, the cabinet or government emerges from parliament. A general election produces a new parliament and the party composition of parliament helps determine which party or parties get to form the government. Yet we know very little about the institutional rules and practices under which the government 'emerges from' the parliament in these political systems. To better understand this, this volume exploresthe role of national parliaments in the process of government formation in 16 political systems - ranging from the United Kingdom to Germany, India and the European Union. How parliaments are involvedin government formation varies dramatically from country to country. Each chapter explores the origins of these rules and their consequences.

Mobilizing For Democracy

Author : Vera Schattan P. Coelho
ISBN : NWU:35556041252891
Genre : Political Science
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Using new empirical case studies from around the world, this book illustrates how alternative forms of political mobilization - protests, social participation, activism, litigation & lobbying - engage with the formal institutions of representative democracy in ways that constitute the very essence of democratic politics.

Communication Researchers And Policy Making

Author : Sandra Braman
ISBN : 026252340X
Genre : Computers
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A sourcebook on the multiple relationships between the communication research and policy making communities over the last hundred years. As the global information infrastructure evolves, the field of communication has the opportunity to renew itself while addressing the urgent policy need for new ways of thinking and new data to think about. Communication Researchers and Policy-making examines diverse relationships between the communication research and policy communities over more than a century and the issues that arise out of those interactions. The book provides primary material in the form of reports on such relationships spanning time periods, subject matter, policy issues, decision-making venues, and governments. The essays range from historical pieces on the importance of communication research since the beginning of systematic policy analysis and on the various roles that researchers can play to contemporary analyses of contributions of research to policy debates over network design and access, media violence, and advertising fraud. Substantial interstitial essays by the editor explore the impact of the policy context on communication theories and research practices, relationships between researchers and their institutional homes, the role of communication researchers as public intellectuals, and ways to maximize the impact of communication research on policy-making during this period of infrastructural transformation. The book includes an extensive bibliography.

Democracy From The Outside In

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ISBN : NWU:35556037740750
Genre : Belarus
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Studies postcommunist Europe and the role of the EU in promoting democracy in that geographic area with an emphasis on Slovakia, Belarus, and the FRY (Serbia and Montenegro) from 1993 to 2003.

Vorstufen Zur Demokratie Theorie

Author : Robert Alan Dahl
ISBN : 3165367914
Genre : Law
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Translation of A preface to democratic theory.

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