A Case Study

Author: David A. Moss

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674237704

Category: History

Page: 784

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Democracy's nineteen cases, honed in David Moss's popular course at Harvard and now taught in high schools across the country, present readers with a pivotal moment in U.S. history and invite us to consider questions facing key decision makers at the time: Should the delegates support Madison's proposal for a congressional veto over state laws? Should President Lincoln resupply Fort Sumter? Should Florida lawmakers approve or reject the Equal Rights Amendment? From Hamilton and Madison's standoff at the Constitutional Convention to Citizens United, readers are asked to weigh the choices and consequences, wrestle with hard decisions, and engage in the passionate debates that are crucial to a healthy democracy. "This absolutely splendid book is a triumph on every level. A first-rate history of the United States, it is beautifully written, deeply researched, and filled with entertaining stories. For anyone who wants to see our democracy flourish, this is the book to read." --Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals "Engagingly written, well researched, rich in content and context... Moss believes that fierce political conflicts can be constructive if they are mediated by shared ideals." --Glenn C. Altschuler, Huffington Post "Gives us the facts of key controversies in our history--from the adoption of the Constitution to Citizens United--and invites readers to decide for themselves... A valuable resource for civic education." --Michael Sandel, author of Justice "Crisp and compelling, entertaining and inspiring." --Roger Lowenstein, author of America's Bank

Elections in Oxford County, 1837-1875

A Case Study of Democracy in Canada West and Early Ontario

Author: George Emery

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442644044

Category: History

Page: 235

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Elections in Oxford County, 1837-75 is a unique exploration of the forms, practices, and issues of democracy in a mid-nineteenth-century colonial setting. In this case study of thirty-eight elections in Oxford County — first as part of the United Province of Canada, then in early Ontario — George Emery delves into the advances, setbacks, and flaws of a partially democratic system. Emery demonstrates that while its forms and issues evolved, the net amount of democracy remained stable over time. Elections in Oxford County, 1837-75 breaks new ground with its detailed treatment of the county's voice-vote method of election, which ended with the adoption of the secret ballot in 1874. Employing an idealized parliamentary democracy as an explanatory model, Emery captures both geographically specific details and general features of this era's electoral process to enrich current understandings of nineteenth-century Canadian democracy.

Media, Democracy and European Culture

Author: Ib Bondebjerg,Peter Madsen

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502472

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Presents research on Europe, from social, political and cultural perspectives, equally focusing on each dimension of democracy in Europe. This book discusses the role of the media, communication policy and the question of how the media report on Europe runs as a thread through various contributions.

The Evolution of the Liberal Democratic State with a Case Study of Latinos in San Antonio, Texas

Author: Henry Flores

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 207

View: 3411


This work addresses questions concerning the theory of the state through the use of a nonlinear dynamical theoretical model. This model identifies the principal structural reasons for the state's autonomy even though the state is a creation of the dynamical social relations of any society.