Author: Jane Lewis
View: 8769First 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
Reflections on Politics in America
Author: Nicholas Johnson
View: 3180Politics. 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.
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Collections
View: 8664Correspondence by the eminent nineteenth-century French historian documents his polical views, his careers as a writer and politician, and his complex personality
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 6173Good 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.
The Adoption of Traditional Christian Faiths by Young Adults
Author: Richard P. Cimino
Publisher: University Press of America
View: 6071Against 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.
Author: Magda Egoumenides
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Political Science
View: 2672Political 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.
The Place of Religious Arguments in the Public Square
Author: Brendan Sweetman
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
View: 5919Presents 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.
7 Political Questions That Every African American Christian Must Answer
Author: Christopher Signil
Publisher: Charisma Media
View: 6846In 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.
Blood in the Street
Author: Paul Michael Sturman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 1014This 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.
Beyond the Permissive Consensus
Author: Dimitri Almeida
Category: Political Science
View: 2094This 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
Category: Political Science
View: 6720Young 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. http://bit.ly/YoungBritain