Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor's Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today

By Joe Burns

During the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, academics, sanitation employees and lots of different public staff rose as much as call for collective bargaining rights in a single of the best upsurges in exertions heritage. those staff have been capable of remodel the character of public employment, profitable union reputation for thousands and finally forcing reluctant politicians to go legislation making an allowance for collective bargaining or even the ideal to strike. Strike Back uncovers this historical past of militancy to supply strategies for a brand new iteration of public staff dealing with unheard of assaults on their hard work rights.

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Fair and Balanced, My Ass!: An Unbridled Look at the Bizarre Reality of Fox News

By Joseph Minton Amann

Fair and Balanced, My Ass! is a wide-ranging, irreverent, and funny examine America's number-one cable information community. It examines Fox's phony patriotism and piety, its cheating crusades, its well-defined time table, and ratings–driven ideas. The authors carry a hearty slap all the way down to the jewels within the Murdoch crown, together with invoice O'Reilly, Hannity and Colmes, Fox and neighbors, and more.

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The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000

By Niall Ferguson

Conventional knowledge has lengthy claimed that fiscal swap is the major mover of political swap, no matter if within the age of or web. yet is it? Ferguson thinks it truly is excessive time we re-examined the link-the nexus, in Thomas Carlyle's phrase-between economics and politics. His principal argument is that the conflicting impulses of intercourse, violence, and gear are jointly extra strong than cash. between Ferguson's startling claims are: · not anything has performed extra to remodel the area economic climate than battle, but wars themselves should not have basically monetary reasons. · the current age of financial globalization is coinciding-paradoxically-with political and armed forces fragmentation. · monetary crises are often brought on by unexpected political occasions instead of financial fluctuations. · the connection among prosperity and executive acceptance is basically illusory. · on the grounds that political and monetary liberalization usually are not self-perpetuating, the so-called triumph of democracy world wide will be short-lived. · A daring synthesis of political heritage and sleek financial thought, funds Nexus will remodel the panorama of contemporary historical past and draw tough conclusions in regards to the customers of either capitalism and democracy.

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The Strategy of Campaigning: Lessons from Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin

By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

The technique of Campaigning explores the political careers of Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin, of the main galvanizing and sometimes debatable political figures of our time. either males overcame defeat early of their political careers and rose to the top elected workplaces of their respective countries.

 

The authors display how and why Reagan and Yeltsin succeeded of their political aspirations, despite—or probably simply because of—their obvious “policy extremism”: that's, their advocacy of coverage positions faraway from the mainstream. The e-book analyzes the viability of coverage extremism as a political procedure that permits applicants to forge new coalitions and outflank traditional political allegiances.

Kiron okay. Skinner is affiliate Professor of diplomacy and Political technological know-how at Carnegie Mellon collage, a study Fellow on the Hoover establishment, and a member of the executive of Naval Operations government Panel and the nationwide safeguard schooling Board.
 
Serhiy Kudelia is Lecturer of Politics at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine and consultant to Deputy major Minister of Ukraine.
 

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is Julius Silver Professor and Director of the Alexander Hamilton heart for Political economic climate at New York college and a Senior Fellow on the Hoover Institution.

 

Condoleezza Rice is on a depart of absence from Stanford collage, the place she was once a Professor of Political technological know-how and a Senior Fellow on the Hoover establishment. She is presently serving as U.S. Secretary of State.

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Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power

By Robert Dallek

Working facet through aspect within the White condominium, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger have been of the main compelling, contradictory, and strong figures in the United States within the moment 1/2 the 20th century. whereas their personalities may possibly infrequently have appeared extra varied, either have been mostly self-made males, brimming with ambition, pushed by way of their very own internal demons, and infrequently ruthless in pursuit in their pursuits.

Tapping right into a wealth of lately declassified data, Robert Dallek uncovers interesting information about Nixon and Kissinger's tumultuous own courting and brilliantly analyzes their shared roles in enormous historic events—including the nightmare of Vietnam, the exceptional commencing to China, détente with the Soviet Union, the Yom Kippur struggle within the heart East, the disastrous overthrow of Allende in Chile, and the scandal of Watergate.

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I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism

By Charles R. Kesler

Is Barack Obama the final liberal president? In I Am the Change, Charles Kesler, a number one conservative pupil, educator, and journalist, bargains a cosmopolitan research of the president’s political concept, in line with Obama’s personal phrases and writings, to illustrate that he represents both a brand new beginning of liberalism…or its loss of life. Kesler’s writing is a effective mix of philosophy, journalism, psychology, and history—seasoned with a pleasant, razor-sharp wit—as he's taking a tremendously underestimated leader govt heavily and explores American liberalism in crisis.

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After the Uprisings: Political Transition in Tunisia, Libya and Yemen (World Politics Review Features)

By Anthony Dworkin

Opposed to the backdrop of the new army coup in Egypt and the continuing civil battle in Syria, the preliminary euphoria of the Arab Spring has lengthy on account that pale. however the political transitions in Tunisia, Libya and Yemen, even though fragile, proceed to supply wish for reliable results. Anthony Dworkin explains why Tunisia’s transition has stored from derailing—so a long way. William Lawrence argues that our failure to acknowledge Libya’s specificities has saved us from knowing its post-revolutionary trajectory. And Stefan Wolff examines what’s at stake in Yemen’s ongoing nationwide discussion convention.

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On Duty With the Queen: My Time as a Buckingham Palace Press Secretary

By Dickie Arbiter

During this sincere and enjoyable e-book, Dickie Arbiter recounts his life's trip from a published journalist to turning into a press spokesman to the Royal relations, and again back to journalism. He discusses the internal workings of lifestyle in Buckingham Palace, and what it used to be relatively prefer to paintings less than the media highlight with the main well-known relatives within the world.

Dickie Arbiter provides his own insights into occasions that formed his courting with the Royal kinfolk through the years, from becoming a member of the Queen on a picnic at Balmoral in 1988 to being along her on the time of the loss of life of Diana Princess of Wales in 1997.

Dickie was once spokesman for the Queen through the such a lot turbulent interval of her reign. On responsibility With The Queen is an open and interesting account of his existence and his interesting position in serving this specified kin at a time of momentous change.v

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Varieties of Multiple Modernities: New Research Design (International Comparative Social Studies)

To this point, the nascent consequential thought of a number of modernities has been predominately grounded in historic examine with the aim of validating the idea. but, the proposal of a number of modernities represents a thorough transformation within the method modernity and, certainly, the modern international is seen. As such, the vital target of this quantity is to discover the results and hidden realizing of the a number of modernities study venture past ancient research which will examine its huge ranging omnipresent implications as they exist in verbal exchange and within the social order of societal club in modern societies. This quantity collects new examine approximately a number of modernities and globalization. It exhibits the hot flip of sociological idea within the modern scene with recognize to a number of modernities, multi-centrism, transglobality, hybridization and multiculturalism, and explores it as a brand new sector of societal conversation one who takes impact within the sectors of an international society as a society of societies . The reports during this e-book converge to illustrate that the path of Western modernization, its cultural application and its institutional constitution, doesn't stick with the pathway of modernization that we have got so far saw within the emerged new sector. quite, the continuation of the a number of modernities learn application is given a brand new layout, learning the social constitution and dynamic of postmodern societies, their trade and the talk concerning the movement of loose assets. however the experiences also are facts that the sociological concept has no normative beginning. individuals are: Mehdi P. Amineh, Barrie Axford, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Mark Jarzombek, Werner Krawietz, Judit Bokser Liwerant, Manussos Marangudakis, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Gerhard Preyer, Roland Robertson, Luis Roniger, Yitzhak Sternberg, and Michael Sussman."

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The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Martin Loughlin

Starting with the Magna Carta in 1215, a couple of documents--not one unmarried rfile as within the United States--have constituted the British structure. What are the most features of Britain's ordinary constitutional preparations? How has the British structure altered in keeping with the altering nature of its state--from England, to Britain, to the uk? What influence has the UK's constructing relatives with the eu Union triggered? those are the various questions that felony pupil Martin Loughlin investigates during this Very brief advent. He lines how the British structure has grown organically, based on alterations within the fiscal, political, and social atmosphere. through contemplating the character and authority of the present British structure, and putting it within the context of others, Loughlin finds how the conventional notion of a structure got here to be retained, what difficulties were generated because of adapting a conventional technique in a latest political international, and what the long run holds for the British structure.

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