These are My Friends on Politics

A Children’s Book For Adults Who Occasionally Behave Like Kids

Author: Billy OKeefe

Publisher: Inkshares

ISBN: 1942645236

Category: Humor

Page: 64

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A children’s book for adults who occasionally behave like kids.

Before the Vote was Won

Author: Jane Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136409688

Category: History

Page: 512

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First published in 1987. This volume traces the arguments of early suffragists through the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Includes the texts of the House of Commons Debate on the 1871 Disabilities Bill, 1982 Women's Franchise Bill and key documents by those who were opposed to women's suffrage

Are We There Yet? Reflections on Politics in America

Reflections on Politics in America

Author: Nicholas Johnson


ISBN: 143573663X

Category: Elections

Page: 246

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Politics. Former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson draws on a half-century in government and politics, from precinct captain to presidential appointments, in this analysis of what's wrong and how to fix it -- sprinkled with contemporaneous blog entries about the 2007-2008 presidential primary from an Iowa perspective.

Selected Letters on Politics and Society

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520057517

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 417

View: 8664

Correspondence by the eminent nineteenth-century French historian documents his polical views, his careers as a writer and politician, and his complex personality

Good For Politics = Bad For Americans

Author: ATOS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499081138

Category: Philosophy

Page: 54

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Good for Politics = Bad for Americans is very much like its author: American, Frank, Honest, and truthful about that phrase. After just a shy of fifty years of heavy involvement in politics, to the professional politician, it’s like a game. They really don’t care about their constituents; they are only concerned about what will get them reelected! We give out awards for best actor/actress—maybe we should have one for politico’s “most lies,” “slimiest,” etc. It’s really something to think about or just eliminate ability to become a professional politician. Whenever you hear “it’s good for politics,” you know some legal American will get hosed in the end, just as sure as God making little green apples.

Against the Stream

The Adoption of Traditional Christian Faiths by Young Adults

Author: Richard P. Cimino

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761805755

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Against the Stream examines the phenomenon of young adult conversion and return to traditional Christian religiosity. The book is based on 50 case studies of young adults who have converted or returned to three tradition-based faiths: conservative and traditionalist Roman Catholicism; the conservative Reformed (or Calvinist) tradition; and Eastern Orthodoxy. The book provides an account of these young adults' beliefs as well as how they relate their faith to everyday life and social issues, and illuminates the challenges of adhering to religious traditions in a society shaped by pluralism and religious consumerism. These young adults are going 'against the stream' by refusing to take a pick-and-choose approach to religious beliefs. Choice plays a major role in how these young adults adopt and adapt these faiths to their lives. Such selective retrievals of tradition for these young adults provide benefits and solutions for the ills and dislocations created by modernity, such as the fragmentation, secularism, and politicization of society. Co-published with Religion Watch.

Philosophical Anarchism and Political Obligation

Author: Magda Egoumenides

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441124454

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Political obligation refers to the moral obligation of citizens to obey the law of their state and to the existence, nature, and justification of a special relationship between a government and its constituents. This volume in the Contemporary Anarchist Studies series challenges this relationship, seeking to define and defend the position of critical philosophical anarchism against alternative approaches to the issue of justification of political institutions. The book sets out to demonstrate the value of taking an anarchist approach to the problem of political authority, looking at theories of natural duty, state justification, natural duty of justice, fairness, political institutions, and more. It argues that the anarchist perspective is in fact indispensable to theorists of political obligation and can improve our views of political authority and social relations. This accessible book builds on the works of philosophical anarchists such as John Simmons and Leslie Green, and discusses key theorists, including Rousseau, Rawls, and Horton. This key resource will make an important contribution to anarchist political theory and to anarchist studies more generally.

Why Politics Needs Religion

The Place of Religious Arguments in the Public Square

Author: Brendan Sweetman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830828425

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 5919

Presents a convincing argument as to why religion should be mixed with politics, ascertaining that certain religious beliefs should be made public and suggesting that a secularism that rules out religious belief cannot effectively contribute to a civil society where reasonable disagreements are allowed. Original.

Race, Faith, and Politics

7 Political Questions That Every African American Christian Must Answer

Author: Christopher Signil

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621360946

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In analyzing the current political and social landscape, it appears that African Americans who are born-again Christians are firmly planted in two vastly different worlds at war with each other. Is it possible for African American Christians to reconcile their love for Christ, love for culture, and love for country? In Race, Faith, and Politics: 7 Questions Every African American Christian Must Answer, author and minister Christopher Signil encourages you to reflect upon and solidify your position on controversial social and political issues. He provides the tools to help you clearly define where you stand while staying true to your country, your culture, and your Creator.

Gunsight Politics

Blood in the Street

Author: Paul Michael Sturman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465391304

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 1014

This is a fictionalized version of an event that changed the world. It asks the question, what if the truth was not told about that violent and tragic day in 1963? Within its pages lies a second story of murder, intrigue and mystery that takes you on a ride to meet unforgettable characters both good and evil who lived their lives in a savage era. Step back in history then to the violent days of the 1960s.

The Metropolitan

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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The Impact of European Integration on Political Parties

Beyond the Permissive Consensus

Author: Dimitri Almeida

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415693748

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 2094

This book traces the positions of national partisan actors towards the development of the European polity in an in-depth comparative analysis covering all member states of the European Union over a period of 60 years. The author examines the approach of the social democratic, radical left, liberal, Christian democratic and radical right party families, eliciting a comprehensive analysis of partisan positions on European integration. Demonstrating that attitudes and programmatic changes towards European integration must be understood both as the product of long-term ideological traditions and domestic opposition or incumbency-seeking strategies, this book examines how far common ideological traditions lead to the emergence of convergent European policies. Based on an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political science, history and area studies, this book provides background and analysis, and develops theory in an open and accessible style that expands the understanding of party behaviour. Using party programmes and quantitative data, the book reveals considerable cross-family variations regarding the extent to which parties' genetic origins shape partisan responses to Europe. The Impact of European Integration on Political Parties will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, European integration, comparative politics and political parties.


How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future

Author: Georgia Gould

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405522291

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Young people growing up in Britain today face a narrowing job market, high housing costs and the prospect of a lifetime of hard work with less reward. The ideas of social responsibility that arose after the Second World War are straining under the demands of a globalised world. Too often public debate divides Britain's youth into the 'feral rats' of the London riots and the 'posh boys' of Eton. Business leaders rail at the entitled and unemployable young people they are asked to give jobs to, politicians complain about apathetic teens and commentators devote endless column inches to the issue of a 'self-obsessed' generation. Georgia Gould travelled across the UK to uncover the values, aspirations and challenges of young Brits, from job seekers in Bradford and working-class families in Glasgow's Easterhouse estate, to student protesters at Sussex University and young entrepreneurs in London such as YouTube sensation Jamal Edwards. If we show young people that we trust them with the future of our country, we will find that they are ready to rise to the challenge. This timely work points the way towards a new social contract and gives a voice to young Britain.