By David Haven Blake
Liking Ike unearths the sought after position that celebrities and ads firms performed in Dwight Eisenhower's presidency. Guided via Madison street executives and tv pioneers, Eisenhower cultivated well-known supporters as a manner of establishing the broad-based help that had eluded Republicans for two decades. whereas we frequently ponder John F. Kennedy and his Rat Pack entourage because the starting of presidential glamour within the usa, celebrities from Ethel Merman and Irving Berlin to Jimmy Stewart and Helen Hayes frequently seemed in Eisenhower's campaigns. Ike's political occupation was once so saturated with stardom that rivals from the precise and left accused him of being a glamour candidate.
Author David Haven Blake tells the tale of ways Madison road executives strategically introduced celebrities into the political technique. in accordance with unique interviews and lengthy overlooked archival fabrics, Liking Ike explores the altering dynamics of famous person politics as americans adjusted to the tv age. by way of the Nineteen Twenties, entertainers have been frequently drawing exposure to their favourite applicants, yet with the increase of tv and mass ads, political advisers started to professionalize the best way that celebrities introduced consciousness to presidential campaigns. In conferences, memos, and tv scripts, they charted a method for leavening political programming with star interviews, musical performances, and intricate tv spectaculars.
Commentators anxious concerning the probably superficial values that tv had brought to political campaigns, and writers, filmmakers, and fellow politicians criticized the effect of glamour and exposure. yet regardless of those court cases, Eisenhower's legacy might live to tell the tale within the next careers of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan-and, eventually, supply a template for the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, John McCain, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton.
By Bernhard R. Kroener
Bernhard R. Kroener examines the complicated financial, social, and political-cultural interrelationships that experience characterised the improvement of army organisations because the 14th century. He exhibits the level to which the armies of the seventeenth and 18th centuries reflected their forbearers. The textbook is classically divided into presentation, examine, and bibliographic sections.
By Stuart S. Nagel
That includes a realistic method of dealing with the felony issues surrounding pretrial unencumber, drug-related crime, and freedom of faith, between different matters, this well timed reference provides a bunch of felony coverage difficulties in varied political and cultural settings in the course of the global. participants bridge the educational gulf among around the world and public coverage stories, in addition to the ideological hole among liberal and conservative attitudes towards constitutional legislation, person liberty, public defense, and human rights. The authors emphasize the necessity for an built-in, "one-world" viewpoint within the overseas criminal neighborhood, drawing on over 1200 references, tables, and illustrations.
By Tom Campbell
Every one department of yank executive possesses inherent benefits and drawbacks in constitution. during this publication, the writer will depend on a separation-of-powers research that emphasizes the good thing about the legislature to draft distinctive phrases to slot meant events, the judiciary’s good thing about having the ability to do justice in someone case, and the executive’s homogeneity and adaptability, which most accurately fits it to judgements of an advert hoc nature.
Identifying those structural skills, the writer analyzes significant public coverage concerns, together with gun keep an eye on, flag burning, abortion, civil rights, conflict powers, suing the President, legislative veto, the exclusionary rule, and affirmative motion. every one factor is tested no longer from the viewpoint of opting for definitely the right consequence, yet with the goal of selecting the department of presidency superb for making the choice.
By Gavin Newsom, Lisa Dickey
Citizenville bargains either an impassioned plea for extra tech-enabled govt and a tour d'horizon of the methods a few governments have began utilizing know-how to strong effect a fast moving and fascinating read” --San Francisco Chronicle
A rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy within the electronic age, Citizenville reveals how traditional americans can reshape their executive for the higher. Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, argues that today’s govt is caught within the final century whilein either the personal region and our own livesabsolutely every little thing else has replaced. The explosion of social media, the evolution of web trade, the ubiquity of shrewdpermanent telephones that could entry all of the world’s details; within the face of those striking advances, our executive appears to be like more and more inappropriate and out of touch.
Drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers and politicians, Newsom’s Citizenville shows how americans can remodel their executive, taking concerns into their very own fingers to dissolve political gridlock while they produce tangible alterations within the genuine global. whilst neighborhood net designers desired to hinder muggings in Chicago and Oakland, they created leading edge crime-mapping instruments utilizing public police information. while congressional representatives sought after citizens’ enter on new laws, they used interactive running a blog instruments to ask public reviews and adjustments. whilst a city in Texas had to drum up civic engagement, officers invented a neighborhood electronic currency” to gift voters for engaging in governmentmaking small-town politics without notice as enjoyable and addictive as on-line video games reminiscent of Farmville. Surveying the numerous small advances made via traditional americans in reinventing govt for the twenty-first century, Newsom unveils a course for American prosperity and democratic vitality.
Newsom explains how twenty-first-century difficulties are too tremendous and too pricey for the govt just to purchase suggestions; in its place, americans needs to innovate their method out. simply because the publish place of work and the street approach supply public infrastructure to channel either own and personal enterprisea platform upon which voters can growso too may perhaps a latest electronic executive condo the wishes, issues, details, and collaboration of an enlightened electronic citizenry.
A imaginative and prescient for higher govt that really achieves the traditional target of commonwealth and a victorious demand contributors to reinvigorate the rustic with their very own palms, Citizenville is a well timed highway map for restoring American prosperity and for reinventing citizenship in today’s networked age.
By George Katsiaficas
By James Loy, Thomas H. Stanton
By Herman Lelieveldt
A brand new advent to the ecu Union which makes use of the lens of comparative politics. This technique is helping scholars comprehend the european via comparisons with household politics and hyperlinks with broader debates in political technological know-how. The textual content is supported by way of a variety of examples, and chapters comprise briefings, truth documents and controversy containers which spotlight vital info and debatable matters in ecu politics to widen and deepen pupil knowing. The authors have constructed on-line 'Navigating the ecu' workouts that introduce scholars to invaluable resources of knowledge on the web and support them to examine coverage making within the ecu. This textbook is a entire creation to ecu politics and covers historical past, concept, key associations and individuals, in addition to guidelines and coverage making
By Marie-Monique Robin
Sends chills down the backbone. . . . After analyzing this, we will be able to now not come up with the money for to show a blind eye.
The results of a striking three-year-long research that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin throughout 4 continents (North and South the USA, Europe, and Asia), The global in response to Monsanto tells the little-known but stunning tale of this agribusiness giant--the world's top manufacturer of GMOs (genetically transformed organisms)--and how its new "green" face isn't any much less malign than its PCB- and Agent Orange-soaked previous.
Robin reviews that, following its lengthy background of producing detrimental chemical compounds and deadly herbicides, Monsanto is now advertising itself as a "life sciences" corporation, probably confident in regards to the virtues of sustainable improvement. besides the fact that, Monsanto now controls nearly all of the yield of the world's genetically changed corn and soy--ingredients present in greater than ninety five percentage of yankee households--and its alarming criminal and political strategies to keep up this monopoly are the topic of globally main issue.
Released to nice acclaim and controversy in France, all through Europe, and in Latin the US along the documentary movie of a similar identify, The international in accordance with Monsanto is bound to alter the best way we predict approximately meals defense and the company keep watch over of our nutrition offer.
By David Boaz
A revised, up-to-date, and retitled variation of David Boaz's vintage booklet Libertarianism: A Primer, which was once praised as uniting "history, philosophy, economics and law-spiced with simply the ideal anecdotes-to convey alive an important culture of yank political proposal that merits to be venerated today" (Richard A. Epstein, collage of Chicago).
Libertarianism-the philosophy of non-public and fiscal freedom-has deep roots in Western civilization and in American historical past, and it's growing to be more suitable. lengthy wars, continual deficits, the monetary situation, the high priced drug struggle, the campaigns of Ron Paul and Rand Paul, the expansion of government strength lower than Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations approximately NSA abuses have driven thousands extra americans in a libertarian path. Libertarianism: A Primer, by means of David Boaz, the longtime govt vice chairman of the Cato Institute, remains to be the simplest to be had advisor to the background, rules, and progress of this more and more very important political movement-and now it's been up to date all through and with a brand new name: The Libertarian Mind.
Boaz has up to date the publication with new info at the possibility of presidency surveillance; the rules that led as much as and stemmed from the 2008 monetary challenge; corruption in Washington; and the unsustainable welfare kingdom. The Libertarian brain is the final word source for the present, burgeoning libertarian circulation.