the law of democracy legal structure of the political process university casebook series

Download Book The Law Of Democracy Legal Structure Of The Political Process University Casebook Series in PDF format. You can Read Online The Law Of Democracy Legal Structure Of The Political Process University Casebook Series here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Law Of Democracy

Author : Samuel Issacharoff
ISBN : 162810225X
Genre :
File Size : 35. 32 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 512
Read : 932

Get This Book

This book created the field of the law of democracy, offering a systematic account of the legal construction of American democracy. This edition is the most significant revision in a decade. With the addition of Nathaniel Persily, the book now turns to a changed legal environment following such blockbuster Supreme Court decisions as Citizens United and Shelby County. This edition streamlines the coverage of the Voting Rights Act, expands the scope of coverage of campaign finance and political corruption issues, and turns to the new dispute over voter access to the ballot. The basic structure of the book continues to follow the historical development of the individual right to vote; current struggles over gerrymandering; the relationship of the state to political parties; the constitutional and policy issues surrounding campaign-finance reform; and the tension between majority rule and fair representation of minorities in democratic bodies.

Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick

Author : J. H. Snider
ISBN : 9780595347049
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 69. 85 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 868
Read : 363

Get This Book

"Broadcasters have always been coddled by politicians, and Speak Softly explains how and why. J.H. Snider tells the story with the rigor of a scholar, the doggedness of an investigative reporter and the zeal of a reformer."-Paul Taylor, Executive Vice President, Pew Research Center"J.H. Snider offers an extremely comprehensive and well-documented look 'behind the curtain' at how the National Association of Broadcasters drives its national legislative agenda. This is must reading for not only political scientists but for all who are interested in media policy and how it gets made in Washington."-Chellie Pingree, President and CEO, Common Cause"This astute book is a first-rate work of original scholarship. It also provides an unsettling description of broadcasters' policy influence. When their own interests are involved, broadcasters cannot be trusted to act in the way they demand of all others in society. Readers will no doubt question whether J.H. Snider's recommended solution is a practical one. But no reader will question his call for new measures."-Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard University"Having played a role in the mad-cap drama of telecommunications legislation Snider documents, I can tell you he has captured the essence of the machinations, strange bedfellows, and almost single-minded, righteous self-interest that drives the telecommunications debate. Like it or not, this is how the power game is really played."-Stephen R. Effros, Former President (1976-1999), Cable Telecommunications Association"Speak Softly documents the broadcast industry's striking influence on public policy, including the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996. As Congress gears up to re-write the Act, J.H. Snider's analysis is particularly timely."-Kevin Werbach, Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania"This is a theoretically rigorous and meticulously researched examination of the growing conflicts of interest embedded in our communications policymakers and the media institutions that cover them. Snider's documentation of the various means by which broadcasters can influence policymakers -- and the extent to which they use such influence -- on behalf of their own economic self-interest is a wake-up call to any citizen concerned about the future of our media system and our democracy."-Philip Napoli, Professor and Director, Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, Fordham University"This lucid work, based on extensive research and insightful analysis, demonstrates the "low visibility" but effective influence local TV stations have to promote their industry interests at the expense of the public interest; it illustrates this with the 1996 Congressional spectrum "giveaway" to the broadcasters and shows the damage to the nation."-Henry Geller, former Chief Counsel, FCC"This is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to understand the mechanics of broadcaster bias in the mass-media age. J.H. Snider peers into the files of powerful corporate lobbyists in Washington to shed light on one of the worst cases of industry-government collusion in the last twenty years, involving the wholesale handover to private interests of one of the American public's most valuable assets -- the broadcast spectrum."-Tim Karr, Executive Director, Media Channel"A fascinating and perceptive look at the politics behind the biggest grant of public property to private parties in the 20th Century." -Blair Levin, former Chief of Staff, FCC (1993-1997)"A meticulously researched case study illustrating why 'public interest' regulation of local TV broadcasting has been a cruel charade."---Adam Thierer, Director of Telecommunications Studies, Cato Institute"J.H. Snider lifts up the veil of secrecy to reveal the inner workings of one of the most powerful political lobbying groups in the U.S. Through ground-breakin

Progress Of Construction Of The Capitol Visitor Center 2006 Hearings

Author :
ISBN : 1422323218
Genre :
File Size : 84. 48 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 947
Read : 914

Get This Book

The Myth Of Voter Fraud

Author : Lorraine C. Minnite
ISBN : 9780801457821
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 85. 67 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 805
Read : 1243

Get This Book

Allegations that widespread voter fraud is threatening to the integrity of American elections and American democracy itself have intensified since the disputed 2000 presidential election. The claim that elections are being stolen by illegal immigrants and unscrupulous voter registration activists and vote buyers has been used to persuade the public that voter malfeasance is of greater concern than structural inequities in the ways votes are gathered and tallied, justifying ever tighter restrictions on access to the polls. Yet, that claim is a myth. In The Myth of Voter Fraud, Lorraine C. Minnite presents the results of her meticulous search for evidence of voter fraud. She concludes that while voting irregularities produced by the fragmented and complex nature of the electoral process in the United States are common, incidents of deliberate voter fraud are actually quite rare. Based on painstaking research aggregating and sifting through data from a variety of sources, including public records requests to all fifty state governments and the U.S. Justice Department, Minnite contends that voter fraud is in reality a politically constructed myth intended to further complicate the voting process and reduce voter turnout. She refutes several high-profile charges of alleged voter fraud, such as the assertion that eight of the 9/11 hijackers were registered to vote, and makes the question of voter fraud more precise by distinguishing fraud from the manifold ways in which electoral democracy can be distorted. Effectively disentangling misunderstandings and deliberate distortions from reality, The Myth of Voter Fraud provides rigorous empirical evidence for those fighting to make the electoral process more efficient, more equitable, and more democratic.

The Longest Night

Author : Arthur J. Jacobson
ISBN : 0520235495
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 70. 45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 878
Read : 1235

Get This Book

"The Longest Night provides a comprehensive and insightful look at our country's most fascinating election. The contributions from political insiders are utterly absorbing. Sharply written and edited; an impressive collaboration."--Susan Estrich, author of Sex and Power "Arthur Jacobson and Michel Rosenfeld have provided a very important civic service. Their collection of commentaries on the disputed presidential election of 2000 brings all the confusion and frenzy of that event into clear intellectual focus. On one level it documents the most lively and informed reaction to the legal aftermath of the election. But it does more. It contains a range of erudite and well-reasoned interpretations, not just of the law and court decisions, but also of political institutions, the constitutional history, and the election itself."--Mary P Ryan, author of Civic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in the American City during the Nineteenth Century "The great strength of this book is its inclusion of international perspectives on the American presidential debacle of 2000. After reading the insights of commentators and scholars from France, Italy, Germany, and elsewhere, it becomes clear precisely why, like an aging Humpty-Dumpty, our patchwork set of elitist assumptions, idiosyncratic practices, and archaic democratic institutions came tumbling down in Florida. It is too late simply to put Humtpy-Dumpty back together again. The Longest Night reminds us that the United States has much to learn from those countries that are boldly advandcing the future of democracy and leaving us in their dust."--Lani Guinier, coauthor of The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy

Kontrolle Im Transplantationsgesetz

Author : Jochen Böning
ISBN : 3631590075
Genre : Law
File Size : 72. 18 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 322
Read : 1168

Get This Book

Die Arbeit behandelt das generell bestehende Kontrollbedurfnis im Bereich der Gemeinschaftsaufgabe Transplantationswesen. Davon ausgehend werden der Ist-Zustand der Kontrolle bzw. die vorhandenen Kontrollinstitutionen und deren Kompetenzen dargestellt und die hierzu erarbeiteten Ergebnisse vor den verfassungsrechtlichen Anforderungen an eine funktionierende Aufsicht, namentlich dem Untermassverbot, untersucht. Abschliessend werden Vorschlage zur Effektivitatssteigerung des Kontrollregimes unterbreitet."

Recent Acquisitions

Author :
ISBN : OSU:32437123161552
Genre : Law libraries
File Size : 81. 72 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 614
Read : 479

Get This Book

Reauthorizing The Voting Rights Act S Temporary Provisions

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights
ISBN : PSU:000058938409
Genre : Law
File Size : 28. 25 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 683
Read : 912

Get This Book

Loyola Of Los Angeles Law Review

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B5103236
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 85. 57 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 937
Read : 1087

Get This Book

Michigan Law Review

Author :
ISBN : UCR:31210013297930
Genre : Law reviews
File Size : 51. 79 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 153
Read : 1011

Get This Book

Top Download:

Best Books