Citizenville: how to take the town square digital and reinvent government by Gavin Newsom; Lisa Dickey
Call Number: JF1525.A8N49 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-07
Cyberwar: law and ethics for virtual conflicts by Claire Finkelstein (Editor); Jens David Ohlin (Editor); Kevin Govern (Editor)Cyber weapons and cyber warfare have become one of the most dangerous innovations of recent years, and a significant threat to national security. Cyber weapons can imperil economic, political, and military systems by a single act, or by multifaceted orders of effect, with wide-rangingpotential consequences. Unlike past forms of warfare circumscribed by centuries of just war tradition and Law of Armed Conflict prohibitions, cyber warfare occupies a particularly ambiguous status in the conventions of the laws of war. Furthermore, cyber attacks put immense pressure on conventionalnotions of sovereignty, and the moral and legal doctrines that were developed to regulate them. This book, written by an unrivalled set of experts, assists in proactively addressing the ethical and legal issues that surround cyber warfare by considering, first, whether the Laws of Armed Conflictapply to cyberspace just as they do to traditional warfare, and second, the ethical position of cyber warfare against the background of our generally recognized moral traditions in armed conflict.The book explores these moral and legal issues in three categories. First, it addresses foundational questions regarding cyber attacks. What are they and what does it mean to talk about a cyber war? The book presents alternative views concerning whether the laws of war should apply, or whethertransnational criminal law or some other peacetime framework is more appropriate, or if there is a tipping point that enables the laws of war to be used. Secondly, it examines the key principles of jus in bello to determine how they might be applied to cyber-conflicts, in particular those ofproportionality and necessity. It also investigates the distinction between civilian and combatant in this context, and studies the level of causation necessary to elicit a response, looking at the notion of a "proximate cause". Finally, it analyses the specific operational realities implicated byparticular regulatory regimes. This book is unmissable reading for anyone interested in the impact of cyber warfare on international law and the laws of war.
Call Number: KZ6718.C93 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The European Union by John Pinder
Call Number: D1060.P56 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-07
Everybody Matters: my life giving voice by Mary Robinson
Call Number: DA965.R63A3 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
The Everyday Life of the State: a state-in-society approach by Adam White (Editor); Joel S. Migdal (Foreword by)
Call Number: JC311.E94 2013
Publication Date: 2013-07-30
Expect Us: online communities and political mobilization by Jessica L. Beyer
Call Number: HM742.B49 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-05
Fascism by Kevin Passmore
Call Number: JC481.P37 2002
Publication Date: 2002-11-28
Fascism: a warning by Madeleine AlbrightA Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, 'is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.' The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions of innocent people dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that very assumption. Fascism, Albright shows, not only endured through the course of the twentieth century, but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The United States, which has historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates popular divisions and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological, and cultural factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left. Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the same tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. Written with wisdom by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.
Call Number: JC481 .A437 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria
Call Number: JC423.Z35 2003
Publication Date: 2003-04-17
The History of Government from the Earliest Times by S. E. Finer
Call Number: JF51.F57 1999 (3 vols)
Publication Date: 1999-05-27
How Organizations Develop Activists: civic associations and leadership in the 21st century by Hahrie Han
Call Number: JK1118.H36 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-31
How Propaganda Works by Jason Stanley
Call Number: HM1231.S73 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-26
Ideology by Michael Freeden
Call Number: JA83.F73 2003
Publication Date: 2003-12-18
Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: a middle way between West and East by Nicolas Berggruen; Nathan Gardels
Publication Date: 2012-11-28
Liberal Realism: A Realist Theory of Liberal Politics by Matt SleatPolitical realism has recently moved to the centre of debates in contemporary political theory. In this monograph, Matt Sleat presents the first comprehensive overview of the resurgence of interest in realist political theory and develops a unique and original defence of liberal politics in realist terms. Through explorations of the work of a diverse range of thinkers, including Bernard Williams, John Rawls, Raymond Geuss, Judith Shklar, John Gray, Carl Schmitt and Max Weber, the author advances a theory of liberal realism that is consistent with the realist emphasis on disagreement and conflict yet still recognisably liberal in its concern with respecting individuals' freedom and constraining political power. The result is a unique contribution to the ongoing debates surrounding realism and an original and timely re-imagining of liberal theory for the twenty-first century.
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
A New Era of Nonviolence: the power of civil society over war by Tom H. Hastings
Call Number: JZ6390.H37 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-23
The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State by Francis G. Castles (Editor)The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. In a volume consisting of nearly fifty newly-written chapters, a broad range of the world's leading scholars offer a comprehensive account of everything one needs to know aboutthe modern welfare state. The Handbook is divided into eight sections. It opens with three chapters that evaluate the philosophical case for (and against) the welfare state. Surveys of the welfare state's history and of the approaches taken to its study are followed by four extended sections, running to some thirty-five chapters in all, which offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of our current state of knowledge across the whole range of issues that the welfarestate embraces. The first of these sections looks at inputs and actors (including the roles of parties, unions, and employers), the impact of gender and religion, patterns of migration and a changing public opinion, the role of international organisations and the impact of globalization. The nexttwo sections cover policy inputs (in areas such as pensions, health care, disability, care of the elderly, unemployment, and labour market activation) and their outcomes (in terms of inequality and poverty, macroeconomic performance, and retrenchment). The seventh section consists of seven chapterswhich survey welfare state experience around the globe (and not just within the OECD). Two final chapters consider questions about the global future of the welfare state.The individual chapters of the Handbook are written in an informed but accessible way by leading researchers in their respective fields giving the reader an excellent and truly up-to-date knowledge of the area under discussion. Taken together, they constitute a comprehensive compendium of all thatis best in contemporary welfare state research and a unique guide to what is happening now in this most crucial and contested area of social and political development.
Call Number: JC479.O94 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Politics by Kenneth Minogue
Call Number: JA66.M55 1995
Publication Date: 1995-12-07
A Revolution of the Mind by Jonathan Israel
Call Number: JA84.E9I87 2010
Publication Date: 2009-10-26
The Science of Liberty by Timothy Ferris
Call Number: Q175.5.F47 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
The Welfare State Reader by Christopher Pierson (Editor); Francis G. Castles (Editor); Ingela K. Naumann (Editor)
Call Number: JC479.W45 2014
Publication Date: 2013-11-11
Women and the Vote: a world history by Jad AdamsBefore 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing startling new connections across time and national boundaries - from Europe and NorthAmerica to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Muslim world post-9/11. A story of individuals as well as of wider movements, it includes the often dramatic life-stories of women's suffrage pioneers from across the world, painting vivid biographical portraits of everyone from Susan B. Anthony and the Pankhursts to hitherto lesser-known activists in China, Latin America,and Africa. It is also the first major post-feminist history of women's struggle for the vote. Controversially, Jad Adams rejects the widely accepted idea that success was primarily a result of the pressure group politics of the suffragists and their supporters. Ultimately, he argues, it was nationalism, notfeminism, that was the most important factor in winning women the vote.
Arresting Citizenship: the democratic consequences of American crime control by Amy E. Lerman; Vesla M. Weaver
Call Number: HV9950 .L47 2014
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement by Bernie L. Ronan (Editor); Carrie B. Kisker (Editor)This issue of New Directions for Community Colleges establishes a philosophical framework for civic learning and democratic engagement in community colleges; details several approaches to enhancing the civic capacities of students in these institutions; provides best practice examples and lessons learned from practitioners in the field; and addresses some of the sticky issues with which civic practitioners and scholars are wrestling.
Call Number: LC220.5 .C58 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-14
Democracy by David M. Haugen (Editor)
Call Number: JC423.D46 2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-06
Democracy by Bernard Crick
Call Number: JC423.C75 2002
Publication Date: 2003-01-16
Democracy and Education: an introduction to the philosophy of education by John Dewey; John DeweyJohn Dewey's Democracy and Education addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916, Democracy and Education is regarded as the seminal work on public education by one of the most important scholars of the century.
Democracy: stories from the long road to freedom by Condoleezza RiceAt a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Condoleeza Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen in order to put democracy's challenges into perspective. When the United States was founded, it was the only attempt at self-government in the world. Today more than half of all countries qualify as democracies, and in the long run that number will continue to grow. Yet nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. Using America's long struggle as a template, Rice draws lessons for democracy around the world -- from Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, to Kenya, Colombia, and the Middle East. She finds that no transitions to democracy are the same because every country starts in a different place. Pathways diverge and sometimes circle backward. Timeframes for success vary dramatically, and countries often suffer false starts before getting it right. But, Rice argues, that does not mean they should not try. The question is not how to create perfect circumstances but how to move forward under difficult ones. The pursuit of democracy is a continuing struggle shared by people around the world, whether they are opposing authoritarian regimes, establishing new democratic institutions, or reforming mature democracies to better live up to their ideals. The work of securing it is never finished.
Call Number: JC421 .R48 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
The Narrow Corridor : states, societies, and the fate of liberty by Daron Acemoglu; James A. RobinsonA crucial new big-picture framework that answers the question of how liberty flourishes in some states but falls to authoritarianism or anarchy in others--and explains how it can continue to thrive despite new threats"-- Provided by publisher.
The most fundamental definition of liberty is that people are free from violence, intimidation, and other demeaning acts. Acemoglu and Robinson examine how and why human societies have achieved liberty-- or failed to achieve it. Believing that liberty is a basic aspiration of all human beings, they examine why it has been rare in history-- and is rare today. -- adapted from foreword
Call Number: JC585 .A34 2019
Publication Date: 2019-09-24
The 1989 Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe: From Communism to Pluralism by Kevin McDermott (Editor); Matthew Stibbe (Editor)This important book reassesses a defining historical, political and ideological moment in contemporary history: the 1989 revolutions in central and eastern Europe. Bringing together established and younger British, European and north American experts from a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, international relations and cultural studies, the volume examines the rapid dismantling of the communist regimes in the late 1980s and the transition to pluralism in the 1990s.Incorporating archival sources and the most recent research and written in an accessible style, the chapters address such key themes as the broader historical significance of the 1989 events in relation to previous revolutionary upheavals in Europe in 1789, 1848 and 1917; the complex interaction between external and internal factors in the origins and outcomes of the revolutions; the impact of the 'Gorbachev phenomenon', the west and the end of the Cold War; and the political and socio-economic determinants of the revolutionary processes in Poland, Hungary, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. A distinctive feature of the volume is its exploration of the competing academic, cultural and ideological perceptions of the year 1989 as revolutionary triumphalism gave way to post-communist uncertainties. The authors critically evaluate the attempts to 'reconstruct the past' as new, more explicitly right-wing political agendas emerged in the ex-communist countries in the late 1990s and beyond.Concluding that the contentious term 'revolution' is indeed apt for the momentous developments in eastern Europe in 1989, this book will be essential reading for undergraduates, postgraduates and specialists alike.
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
Not for Profit: why democracy needs the humanities by Martha C. Nussbaum
Call Number: LC1011.N87 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-02
The People's Government: an introduction to democracy by Del Dickson
The Journey to the Arab Spring: The Ideological Roots of the Middle East Upheaval in Arab Liberal Thought by David GovrinThis book analyzes the roots of the ideological discourse among distinguished Arab intellectuals and liberals regarding political reforms and democratization processes in the Arab states during the three decades that preceded the 'Arab Spring.' It fills a void in the literature that examines the impact of the New Arab Liberals on the political status quo. The New Arab Liberals have drawn public criticism in demanding a change to the political status quo and the cultural and social molds. They have succeeded in presenting to the Arab public a rational alternative outlook, centered upon a civil, secular, and democratic state, as against an Arab nationalistic or Islamist state vision. Their demands for radical reform have led to aggressive and violent expression since December 2010 in the shake-up known as the 'Arab Spring' that shattered a large part of the Middle East. In order to understand the background, the range, and strength of the demands of the Arab public, it is necessary to investigate the ideological contribution of the Arab Liberals to the public discourse.
The Politics Book by Dorling Kindersley Publishing StaffExploring more than 100 big ideas on topics as diverse as the rule of law, the extent of liberty, and the justification of warfare, [this book] takes you on a journey through the history of politics, from the influential theories of ancient Greece, Rome, and Asia to modern concepts voiced by today's brightest political thinkers.
Authoritarianism Goes Global: the challenge to democracy by Larry Diamond; Marc F. Plattner; Christopher WalkerOver the past decade, illiberal powers have become emboldened and gained influence within the global arena. Leading authoritarian countries--including China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela--have developed new tools and strategies to contain the spread of democracy and challenge the liberal international political order. Meanwhile, the advanced democracies have retreated, failing to respond to the threat posed by the authoritarians. As undemocratic regimes become more assertive, they are working together to repress civil society while tightening their grip on cyberspace and expanding their reach in international media. These political changes have fostered the emergence of new counternorms--such as the authoritarian subversion of credible election monitoring--that threaten to further erode the global standing of liberal democracy. In Authoritarianism Goes Global, a distinguished group of contributors present fresh insights on the complicated issues surrounding the authoritarian resurgence and the implications of these systemic shifts for the international order. This collection of essays is critical for advancing our understanding of the emerging challenges to democratic development. Contributors: Anne Applebaum, Anne-Marie Brady, Alexander Cooley, Javier Corrales, Ron Deibert, Larry Diamond, Patrick Merloe, Abbas Milani, Andrew Nathan, Marc F. Plattner, Peter Pomerantsev, Douglas Rutzen, Lilia Shevtsova, Alex Vatanka, Christopher Walker, and Frederic Wehrey.
Call Number: JC480 .A98 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-08
The Beijing Consensus : Legitimizing Authoritarianism in Our Time by Stefan HalperBeijing presents a clear and gathering threat to Washingtonbut not for the reasons you think. China’s challenge to the West stems from its transformative brand of capitalism and an entirely different conception of the international community. Taking us on a whirlwind tour of China in the worldfrom dictators in Africa to oligarchs in Southeast Asia to South American strongmenHalper demonstrates that China’s illiberal vision is rapidly replacing that of the so-called Washington Consensus. Instead of promoting democracy through economic aid, as does the West, China offers no-strings-attached gifts and loans, a policy designed to build a new Beijing Consensus. The autonomy China offers, together with the appeal of its illiberal capitalism, have become the dual engines for the diffusion of power away from the West. The Beijing Consensus is the one book to read to understand this new Great Game in all its complexity.
Publication Date: 2012-02-07
The Dictator's Handbook: why bad behavior is almost always good politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita; Alastair Smith
Call Number: JC330.3.B84 2011
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback? by Mathew Burrows (Editor); Maria Stephan (Editor)
Call Number: JC480 .I8 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
The New Authoritarianism : Volume 1 : A Risk Analysis of the US Alt-Right Phenomenon by Alan WaringThis volume considers from a risk perspective the current phenomenon of the new Alt-Right authoritarianism and whether it represents ‘real’ democracy or an unacceptable hegemony potentially resulting in elected dictatorships and abuses as well as dysfunctional government. Contributing authors represent an eclectic range of disciplines, including cognitive, organizational and political psychology, sociology, history, political science, international relations, linguistics and discourse analysis, and risk analysis. The Alt-Right threats and risk exposures, whether to democracy, human rights, law and order, social welfare, racial harmony, the economy, national security, the environment, and international relations, are identified and analyzed across a number of selected countries, including the US, UK, Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, and Russia. Potential strategies to limit the Alt-Right threat are proposed. Biographische Informationen Dr Alan Waring, main contributor and editor. Originally qualifying and practicing as an industrial chemist, in mid-career he switched to management and social sciences. PhD 1993 at Westminster University jointly with Aston Business School, for an ethnographic study of three cases of organizations undergoing substantive change. International risk management consultant on range of corporate, strategic and operational risk issues to government departments, institutions and large corporations 1986–2016. Reports contributed to several public inquries on major disasters. More than 80 assignments in 14 countries. Sometime visiting academic roles in Beijing (International Risk Consultant, Tsinghua University 2005–2007), Hong Kong (Adjunct Professor, Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, HK Baptist University 2006–2008), and Cyprus (Visiting Professor, Centre for Risk, Safety and the Environment, European University Cyprus 2012–2016). Special risk study 1993–1998 (in Iran and UK) relating to Iran’s planned transition to ‘an economy without oil’. Books include Managing Risk (Waring and Glendon, 1998), Corporate Risk and Governance (2013) and Practical Systems Thinking (1996). Over 100 conference and seminar papers in UK, USA, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iran and Cyprus. Several hundred articles in the academic, business and popular press. Contributor of The Risk Watch column in Financial Mirror since 2004.
Publication Date: 2018
The Politics of Authoritarian Rule by Milan W. SvolikWhat drives politics in dictatorships? Milan W. Svolik argues authoritarian regimes must resolve two fundamental conflicts. Dictators face threats from the masses over which they rule - the problem of authoritarian control. Secondly from the elites with whom dictators rule - the problem of authoritarian power-sharing. Using the tools of game theory, Svolik explains why some dictators establish personal autocracy and stay in power for decades; why elsewhere leadership changes are regular and institutionalized, as in contemporary China; why some dictatorships are ruled by soldiers, as Uganda was under Idi Amin; why many authoritarian regimes, such as PRI-era Mexico, maintain regime-sanctioned political parties; and why a country's authoritarian past casts a long shadow over its prospects for democracy, as the unfolding events of the Arab Spring reveal. Svolik complements these and other historical case studies with the statistical analysis on institutions, leaders and ruling coalitions across dictatorships from 1946 to 2008.
Publication Date: 2012-09-17
The Rise of Authoritarianism by Gary WienerDue to factors such as income inequality and multiculturalism, liberal democracies have weakened considerably in the last quarter century. Democratic ideals have retreated in Venezuela, the Philippines, Hungary, Russia, and Poland. Many worry that they're on the decline in such bastions of democracy as western Europe and the United States, where fear and distrust of the status quo has opened the door to authoritarian leaders. Is there any hope of getting back to the prosperity and freedom of the mid-twentieth century? The viewpoints in this enlightening resource tackle this complex topic from a broad range of perspective.
Call Number: JC480 .R57 2020
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
Social Protest and Contentious Authoritarianism in China by Xi ChenXi Chen explores the question of why there has been a dramatic rise in and routinization of social protests in China since the early 1990s. Drawing on case studies, in-depth interviews and a unique data set of about 1,000 government records of collective petitions, this book examines how the political structure in Reform China has encouraged Chinese farmers, workers, pensioners, disabled people and demobilized soldiers to pursue their interests and claim their rights by staging collective protests. Chen suggests that routinized contentious bargaining between the government and ordinary people has remedied the weaknesses of the Chinese political system and contributed to the regime's resilience. Social Protest and Contentious Authoritarianism in China challenges the conventional wisdom that authoritarian regimes always repress popular collective protest and that popular collective action tends to destabilize authoritarian regimes.
Publication Date: 2011-12-05
The Idea of Justice by Amartyá Sen
Call Number: JC578.S46 2009
Publication Date: 2009-09-30
In the Light of Justice: the rise of human rights in Native America and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by Walter R. Echo-Hawk; S. James Anaya (Foreword by)
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Karl Marx: a nineteenth-century life by Jonathan Sperber
Call Number: HX39.5.S64 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-11
Liberty by Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy (Editor)
Call Number: JC585.B47 2002
Publication Date: 2002-04-25
Lincoln on Democracy by Mario Cuomo (Introduction by); Harold Holzer (Editor)
Call Number: E457.92 1990
Publication Date: 1990-11-07
Locke by John Dunn
Call Number: B1297.D86 2003
Publication Date: 2003-07-31
Machiavelli by Quentin Skinner
Call Number: JC143.M4S57 2000
Publication Date: 2001-01-18
Machiavelli in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern
Call Number: JC143.M33S77 1998
Publication Date: 1998-11-01
Marx by Peter Singer
Call Number: B3305.M74S56 2000
Publication Date: 2001-01-18
On Aristotle: saving politics from philosophy by Alan Ryan
Call Number: JC71.A7R93 2014
Publication Date: 2013-11-18
On Machiavelli: the search for glory by Alan Ryan
Call Number: JC143.M4R93 2014
Publication Date: 2013-11-18
Rousseau by Robert Wokler
Call Number: PQ2053.W65 2001
Publication Date: 2001-12-06
Writings by Thomas Jefferson; Merrill D. Peterson (Editor)
Call Number: E302.J442 1984
Publication Date: 1984-08-15
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky; Daniel ZiblattDonald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang--in a revolution or military coup--but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die--and how ours can be saved.
Call Number: JC423 .L48 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
Populism in Europe and the Americas by Cas Mudde (Editor); Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser (Editor)Although 'populism' has become something of a buzzword in discussions about politics, it tends to be studied by country or region. This is the first book to offer a genuine cross-regional perspective on populism and its impact on democracy. By analyzing current experiences of populism in Europe and the Americas, this edited volume convincingly demonstrates that populism can be both a threat and a corrective to democracy. The contributors also demonstrate the interesting similarities between right-wing and left-wing populism: both types of populism are prone to defend a political model that is not against democracy per se, but rather at odds with liberal democracy. Populism in Europe and the Americas offers new insights into the current state of democracy from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view.
Publication Date: 2012-05-28
Populism in the Digital Age by Anne Cunningham (Editor)The development of social media platforms has allowed a new wave of populism to accelerate rapidly. Tweets, Facebook shares, and viral memes get information to ordinary citizens quickly and directly, without the influence of authorities, and often without the benefit of research and facts. Is this democracy in its purest form or mindless transmission of fake news and irresponsible reporting? What is the result of digital populism, and what can be done to use it for the good of the people? This resource contains viewpoints that will awaken readers to the value of critical thinking skills.
Call Number: HN17.5 .P67 2018
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
The Populist Persuasion : An American History by Michael KazinIn The Populist Persuasion, the distinguished historian Michael Kazin guides readers through the expressions of conflict between powerful elites and "the people" that have run through our civic life, filling it with discord and meaning from the birth of the United States until the present day. Kazin argues persuasively that the power of populism lies in its adaptable nature. Across the political spectrum, commentators paste the label on forces and individuals who really have just one big thing in common: they are effective at blasting "elites" or "the establishment" for harming the interests and betraying the ideals of "the people" in nations that are committed, at least officially, to democratic principles. Kazin’s classic book has influenced debates over populism since its publication. The new preface to this edition brings the story up to date by charting the present resurgence of populist discourse, which was front and center in the 2016 elections and in the Brexit debate.
Publication Date: 2017-11-15
Suicide of the west : how the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy by Jonah GoldbergRunning water. Electricity. Antibiotics. Dentistry. Air conditioning. Democracy. The rule of law. Such things are not only remarkably new inventions in human history, they are all alien to humanity's natural habitat. Here is what is natural: poverty, hunger, violence, tribal hatred, and an early death. If the Garden of Eden existed, it was a slum. Only once in the last 250,000 years did humans lift themselves out of their natural environment of poverty. It happened in eighteenth-century England, and it was an accident. If democracy, individualism, and the free market were humankind's destiny, they should have appeared and taken hold a bit earlier in the evolutionary record. The emergence of freedom and prosperity was nothing short of a miracle. Indeed, it was the miracle of human history. As Americans, we are doubly blessed, because the radical ideas that made the Miracle possible were written not just into the Constitution, but in our hearts, laying the groundwork for our uniquely prosperous society... In the last few decades, these political virtues have been turned into vices. As we are increasingly taught to view our traditions as a system of oppression, exploitation, and privilege, the principles of liberty and the rule of law are under attack from left and right. At a moment when authoritarianism, tribalism, identity politics, nationalism, and cults of personality are rotting our democracy from within, Jonah Goldberg exposes the West's suicidal tendencies on both sides of the ideological aisle. For the West to survive, we must renew our sense of gratitude for what our civilization has given us and rediscover the ideals and habits of the heart that led us out of the bloody muck of the past - or back to the muck we will go."--Page [2-3] of cover.
Only once in the last 250,000 years did humans lift themselves out of their natural environment of poverty. It happened in eighteenth-century England, and it was an accident. The emergence of freedom and prosperity was nothing short of a miracle. The radical ideas that made the miracle possible were written not just into the Constitution, but in our hearts, laying the groundwork for our uniquely prosperous society. But now the principles of liberty and the rule of law are under attack-- from left and right. Goldberg shows how we must renew our sense of gratitude, and rediscover the ideals and habits of the heart that led us out of the bloody muck of the past-- or back to the muck we will go.
Call Number: JC573.2.U6 G65 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
The Tea Party Explained: from crisis to crusade by Yuri Maltsev; Roman Skaskiw
Call Number: JK2391.T43M35 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
Us vs. Them: the failure of globalism by Ian BremmerThose who championed globalization once promised a world of winners, one in which free trade would lift all the world's boats, and extremes of left and right would give way to universally embraced liberal values. The past few years have shattered this fantasy, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses. The United States elected an anti-immigration, protectionist president who promised to 'put America first' and turned a cold eye on alliances and treaties. Across Europe, anti-establishment political parties made gains not seen in decades. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. And as Ian Bremmer shows in this eye-opening book, populism is still spreading. Globalism creates plenty of both winners and losers, and those who've missed out want to set things right. They've seen their futures made obsolete. They hear new voices and see new faces all about them. They feel their cultures shift. They don't trust what they read. They've begun to understand the world as a battle for the future that pits 'us' vs. 'them.'
Call Number: JZ1318 .B74 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
White Working Class by Joan C. Williams"Around the world, populist movements are gaining traction among the white working class. Meanwhile, the professional elite--journalists, managers, and establishment politicians--is on the outside looking in, and left to argue over the reasons why. In White Working Class, Joan C. Williams, described as "something approaching rock star status" in her field by the New York Times, explains why so much of the elite's analysis of the white working class is misguided, rooted in assumptions by what she has controversially coined "class cluelessness." Williams explains how most analysts, and the corresponding media coverage, have conflated "working class" with "poor." All too often, white working class motivations have been dismissed as simply racism or xenophobia. Williams explains how the term "working class" has been misapplied--it is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing middle class. This demographic often resents both the poor and the professionals. They don't, however, tend to resent the truly rich, nor are they particularly bothered by income inequality. Their dream is not to join the upper middle class, with its different culture, but to stay true to their own values in their own communities--just with more money. White Working Class is a blunt, bracing narrative that sketches a nuanced portrait of millions of people throughout the world who have proven to be a potent political force. For anyone stunned by the rise in populist, nationalist movements, wondering why so many would seemingly vote against their own economic interests or simply feeling like a stranger in their own country, White Working Class will be a convincing primer on how to connect with a crucial set of workers--and voters"
Call Number: HD4901 .W55 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? by Robert KuttnerDemocracies govern nations, while global capitalism runs the world. Robert Kuttner provides a clear-eyed, intellectually riveting account of how the inevitable tensions between the two have fueled neofascist nationalism here and abroad, and why the response must be a new progressive populism rooted in democracy and social justice. Timely and compelling.'--Robert B. Reich. In the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, even as productivity increased. Social supports have been cut, while corporations have achieved record profits. Downward mobility has produced political backlash. What is going on? [This book] argues that neither trade nor immigration nor technological change is responsible for the harm to workers' prospects. According to Robert Kuttner, global capitalism is to blame. By limiting workers' rights, liberating bankers, allowing corporations to evade taxation, and preventing nations from ensuring economic security, raw capitalism strikes at the very foundation of a healthy democracy. The resurgence of predatory capitalism was not inevitable. After the Great Depression, the U.S. government harnessed capitalism to democracy. Under Roosevelt's New Deal, labor unions were legalized and capital regulated. Well into the 1950s and '60s, the Western world combined a thriving economy with a secure and growing middle class. Beginning in the 1970s, as deregulated capitalism regained the upper hand, elites began to dominate politics once again; policy reversals followed. The inequality and instability that ensued would eventually, in 2016, cause disillusioned voters to support far-right faux populism. Is today's poisonous alliance of reckless finance and ultra-nationalism inevitable? Or can we find the political will to make capitalism serve democracy, and not the other way around? Charting a plan for bold action based on political precedent, [this book] is essential reading for anyone eager to reverse the decline of democracy in the West.
Call Number: HD87 .K88 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
Shadow Sovereigns: how global corporations are seizing power by Susan George
Call Number: HD2755.5.G46 2015
Publication Date: 2015-06-29
Who Rules the World? by Noam ChomskyThe world's leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the expanding drone assassination program to the threat of nuclear warfare, as well as the flashpoints of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet. In the process, Chomsky provides a brilliant anatomy of just how U.S. elites have grown ever more insulated from any democratic constraints on their power. While the broader population is lulled into apathy--diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable--the corporations and the rich have increasingly been allowed to do as they please. Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central conflicts and dangers of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky