Paying For Democracy

📒Paying For Democracy ✍ Kevin Casas-Zamora

✏Book Title : Paying for Democracy
✏Author : Kevin Casas-Zamora
✏Publisher : ECPR Press
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 308
✏ISBN : 9780954796631
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Paying for Democracy Book Summary : This text covers political finance systems and direct state funding in Costa Rica and Uraguay as well as state funding and campaign finance practices in those countries.

📒Math In A Democracy ✍ Erin Ash Sullivan

✏Book Title : Math in a Democracy
✏Author : Erin Ash Sullivan
✏Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
✏Release Date : 2011
✏Pages : 32
✏ISBN : 9781450907545
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Math in a Democracy Book Summary : "Learn all about democracy and the way a democratic government works"--Cover.

📒Democracy For The Few ✍ Michael Parenti

✏Book Title : Democracy for the Few
✏Author : Michael Parenti
✏Publisher : Cengage Learning
✏Release Date : 2010-03-10
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9780495911265
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Democracy for the Few Book Summary : DEMOCRACY FOR THE FEW is a provocative interpretation of American Government. It shows how democracy is repeatedly violated by corporate oligopolies, and how popular forces have fought back and occasionally made gains in spite of the system. By focusing on the relationship between economic power and political power, discussing actual government practices and policies, conspiracies, propaganda, fraud, secrecy and other ploys of government and politics, this book stands apart in its analysis of how US Government works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

📒A Pastoral Democracy ✍ I. M. Lewis

✏Book Title : A Pastoral Democracy
✏Author : I. M. Lewis
✏Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
✏Release Date : 1999
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 3825830845
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Pastoral Democracy Book Summary : First published in 1961, shortly after establishment of the independent Somali Republic, the first step towards the formation of a 'Greater Somalia', brought this North-East African Muslim nation a prominence which it had not enjoyed since the British campaigns against the 'Mad Mullah' in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Somali nationalism, however, cannot be properly understood without a knowledge of the indigenous social organization. This study by a social anthropologist describes the political system of the Northern Somali nomads in their arid ecological setting, where competition for access to water and pasture, especially in the dry season, is acute and leads to frequent and often long-drawn-out feuds. In this warlike society political status depends very largely on numerical strength. Political loyalties based on kinship are organized through a form of Social Contract which distinguishes the pastoral Somali political system from otherwise similar political structures. Today this traditional organization is being challenged in areas where cultivation has recently been adopted, and in towns which are the foci of modern developments. Somali nationalism, drawing much of its strength from the unifying force of Islam, is an important factor. With the continued dedication of the majority of the population to pastoral nomadism, however, traditional clan and contractual loyalties inevitably play an important part in party politics. This analysis has proved to be of interest not only to anthropologists and Africanists, but also to students of Islamic society and of comparative political institutions.

📒Paying For Politics ✍ Anthony Butler

✏Book Title : Paying for Politics
✏Author : Anthony Butler
✏Publisher : Jacana Media
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 284
✏ISBN : 9781770097841
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Paying for Politics Book Summary : Includes bibliographical references and index.

✏Book Title : China s Democratic Future
✏Author : Bruce Gilley
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2004-03-12
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9780231502153
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏China s Democratic Future Book Summary : The end of communist rule in China will be one of the most momentous events of the twenty-first century, sounding the death knell for the Marxist-Leninist experiment and changing the lives of a fifth of humanity. This book provides a likely blow-by-blow account of how the Chinese Communist Party will be removed from power and how a new democracy will be born. In more than half a century of rule, the Chinese Communist Party has turned a poor and benighted China into a moderately well-off and increasingly influential nation. Yet the Party has failed to keep pace with change since stepping aside from daily life in the late-1970s. After nearly a hundred years of frustrating attempts to create a workable political system following the overthrow of the last dynasty, the prospects for democracy in China are better than ever, according to Bruce Gilley. Gilley predicts an elite-led transformation rather than a popular-led overthrow. He profiles the key actors and looks at the response of excluded elites, such as the military, as well as interested parties such as Taiwan and Tibet. He explains how democracy in China will be very "Chinese," even as it will also embody fundamental universal liberal features. He deals with competing interests—regional, sectoral, and class—of China's economy and society under democracy, addressing the pressing concerns of world business. Finally he considers the implications for Asia as well as for the United States. The end of communist rule in China will be one of the most momentous events of the twenty-first century, sounding the death knell for the Marxist-Leninist experiment and changing the lives of a fifth of humanity. This book provides a likely blow-by-blow account of how the Chinese Communist Party will be removed from power and how a new democracy will be born. In more than half a century of rule, the Chinese Communist Party has turned a poor and benighted China into a moderately well-off and increasingly influential nation. Yet the Party has failed to keep pace with change since stepping aside from daily life in the late-1970s. After nearly a hundred years of frustrating attempts to create a workable political system following the overthrow of the last dynasty, the prospects for democracy in China are better than ever, according to Bruce Gilley. Gilley predicts an elite-led transformation rather than a popular-led overthrow. He profiles the key actors and looks at the response of excluded elites, such as the military, as well as interested parties such as Taiwan and Tibet. He explains how democracy in China will be very "Chinese," even as it will also embody fundamental universal liberal features. He deals with competing interests—regional, sectoral, and class—of China's economy and society under democracy, addressing the pressing concerns of world business. Finally he considers the implications for Asia as well as for the United States.

📒The Tree Of Democracy ✍ Dalken Lelan

✏Book Title : The Tree of Democracy
✏Author : Dalken Lelan
✏Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
✏Release Date : 2012-05-02
✏Pages : 132
✏ISBN : 9781469193977
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Tree of Democracy Book Summary : Are you upset at the direction this great Nation is headed, toward socialism? Are you tired of having other nations belittle and laugh at our Nation? Are you afraid that your children and grandchildren will not have a chance to live the American Dream? Are you ready to take action, and oust those politicians who act only for their own interests, not those whom they supposedly serve? Then read inside where the author tells you what diseases the Tree of Democracy has, how it can be pruned, and what you can do to return it, and this great Nation, to the world pre-eminence which was once ours! The author speaks plainly and forthright, no politically correct apologies or excuses, just plain old common sense! Then take action, and become a PPC!

✏Book Title : Designing Democratic Institutions
✏Author : Ian Shapiro
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2000-10-01
✏Pages : 331
✏ISBN : 9780814797730
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Designing Democratic Institutions Book Summary : One of the twentieth century's foremost Marxian economists discusses the dialectical method, the contradictions of capitalism, and the future of Marxism.

✏Book Title : The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy
✏Author : John Agresto
✏Publisher : Cornell University Press
✏Release Date : 1984
✏Pages : 182
✏ISBN : 0801492777
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy Book Summary : Discusses the growth of the power of the Supreme Court and analyzes the separation of judicial and congressional functions

📒Democracy Declassified ✍ Michael P. Colaresi

✏Book Title : Democracy Declassified
✏Author : Michael P. Colaresi
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2014-08-04
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9780199389797
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Democracy Declassified Book Summary : Recent scandals like WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden's disclosure of NSA documents have brought public debates over government accountability and secrecy bubbling to the surface. How can modern democracies balance the need for privacy in delicate foreign policy matters with the necessity of openness in gaining and maintaining the trust of citizens? Democracies keep secrets from potential enemies and their citizens. This simple fact challenges the surprisingly prevalent assumption that foreign policy successes and failures can be attributed to public transparency and accountability. In fact, the ability to keep secrets has aided democratic victories from the European and Pacific theatres in World War II to the global competition of the Cold War. At the same time, executive discretion over the capacity to classify information created the opportunity for abuse that contributed to Watergate, as well as domestic spying and repression in France, Norway and Canada over the past forty years. Therefore, democracies face a secrecy dilemma. Secrecy is useful, but once a group or person has the ability to decide what information is concealed from a rival, citizens can no longer monitor that information. How then can the public be assured that national security policies are not promoting hidden corruption or incompetence? As Democracy Declassified shows, it is indeed possible for democracies to keep secrets while also maintaining useful national security oversight institutions that can deter abuse and reassure the public. Understanding secrecy and oversight in democracies helps us explain not only why the Maginot Line rose and the French Republic fell, or how the US stumbled but eventually won the Cold War, but more generally how democracies can benefit from both public consent and necessary national security secrets. At a time when ubiquitous debates over the issue of institutional accountability and transparency have reached a fever pitch, Democracy Declassified provides a grounded and important view on the connection between the role of secrecy in democratic governance and foreign policy-making.