Opposing Europe?: The Comparative Party Politics of by Paul Taggart, Aleks Szczerbiak

By Paul Taggart, Aleks Szczerbiak

This ground-breaking, state of the art publication offers the 1st accomplished assessment of Euroscepticism in modern eu politics. top students handle the power and breadth of Euroscepticism throughout quite a number ecu member and candidate states, and draw out comparative classes at the nature of political events, celebration structures, and the family politics of ecu integration.

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Party Reform : The Causes, Challenges, and Consequences of by Anika Gauja

By Anika Gauja

Party Reform is a brand new comparative examine of the politics of occasion association. The ebook presents a unique standpoint in social gathering scholarship and develops the idea that of 'reform' as particular from evolutionary and incremental procedures of celebration switch. As an final result, reform is captured in planned and infrequently very public adjustments to events' organizational principles and approaches. As a procedure, it bargains a celebration the chance to 're-brand' and publicly regulate its snapshot, to stress definite strategic priorities over others, and to change relationships of energy in the occasion.

Analyzing the final ten years of social gathering reform throughout a handful of verified democracies together with Australia, the uk, Canada and Germany, the e-book examines what motivates political events to adopt organizational reforms and the way they cross approximately this technique. get together Reform finds how events' perceptions of the social tendencies within which they function form reform agendas, and the way this pertains to aggressive calls for and pressures from in the celebration for organizational swap. as well as the motivations for reform, the ebook is both eager about the method of reform. The publication demonstrates that declining get together memberships have had a primary impact at the means within which political events 'sell' organizational reform: as a part of a broader rhetoric of democratization, of re-engagement, and of modernization brought to diversified audiences - either inner and exterior to the social gathering. The chapters concentration quite on 4 key reform tasks that start to blur the normal limitations of celebration: the creation of primaries, the altering which means of occasion club, issues-based on-line coverage improvement, and neighborhood organizing campaigns.

Using those state of the art advancements as fundamental examples, this publication presents a framework for figuring out why, and the way, reforms happen, and what the implications can be - by way of how we predict approximately glossy political events as autos for participation and illustration.

Comparative Politics is a sequence for researchers, lecturers, and scholars of political technological know-how that offers with modern executive and politics. worldwide in scope, books within the sequence are characterized via a rigidity on comparative research and robust methodological rigour. The sequence is released in organization with the ecu Consortium for Political study. for additional info stopover at: www.ecprnet.eu.

The sequence is edited via Emilie van Haute, Professor of Political technology, Universite libre de Bruxelles; Ferdinand Muller-Rommel, Director of the guts for the research of Democracy, Leuphana college; and Susan Scarrow, Chair of the dep. of Political technological know-how, college of Houston.

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Reformers, Critics, and the Paths of German Modernity: by Kevin Repp

By Kevin Repp

"Modernity" used to be an inescapable truth of lifestyles for the 1st iteration to come back of age within the German Empire. Even the main severe political competitors observed the chaotic transformation of all spheres of lifestyles within the wake of business capitalism because the vital challenge dealing with younger women and men on the fin de siècle. This clean examine Wilhelmine perceptions of modernity demanding situations either the normal emphasis on anti-modernism as a certainly German reaction that ended in the increase of nationwide Socialism, and the newer post-Foucauldian stories at the "pathologies of modernity," which element as a substitute to an unreflective religion in technology and potency at the a part of German progressives. transferring the point of interest clear of radical extremes on each side, Kevin Repp explores the extra reasonable agendas of countless numbers of mainstream intellectuals and activists from varied social backgrounds who sought to surmount the human expenditures of industrialization with no relinquishing its optimistic capability.

Repp combines designated case reviews of Adolf Damaschke, Gertrud Bäumer, and Werner Sombart with an leading edge prosopography in their milieu to teach how best reformers enlisted generic tropes of well known nationalism, eugenics, and cultural pessimism in formulating pragmatic ideas that may be right away glossy and humane. simply obscured via radical voices on correct and left, this quiet look for possible choices however succeeded in development a national community of academic facilities, associative ties, and associations that considerably altered the panorama of Wilhelmine political tradition within the a long time earlier than the 1st international warfare.

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The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued by Dan Sisson

By Dan Sisson

During this terrific old vintage, Dan Sisson presents the definitive window into key innovations that experience shaped the backdrop of our democracy: the character of revolution, stewardship of energy, liberty, and the ever present possibility of factions and tyranny.

Most modern historians rejoice Jefferson’s victory over Adams in 1800 because the starting of the two-party approach, yet Sisson believes this reasoning is solely the inaccurate lesson. Jefferson observed his election as a relaxed revolution by way of the yankee humans overturning an elitist faction that used to be stamping out loved constitutional rights and attempting to remodel our younger democracy into an authoritarian country. If whatever, our present two-party method is a repudiation of Jefferson's idea of revolution and his earnest hope that the folks as an entire, now not any faction or clique, might triumph in govt. Sisson's booklet makes transparent that key rules of the yank Revolution didn't succeed in their complete fruition till the "Revolution of 1800," to which we owe the renovation of a lot of our key rights.

With contributions by way of Thom Hartmann that convey out the book’s modern relevance, this 40th anniversary version comprises new insights and reflections on how Jefferson’s imaginative and prescient can assist us in our personal period of polarization, corruption, govt overreach, and gridlock.

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Aversive Democracy: Inheritance and Originality in the by Aletta J. Norval

By Aletta J. Norval

The twenty-first century has introduced a renewed curiosity in democratic concept and practices, making a advanced courting among time-honoured democratic traditions and new types of political participation. Reflecting in this interaction among culture and innovation, Aletta J. Norval deals clean insights into the worldwide complexities of the formation of democratic subjectivity, the tough emergence and articulation of political claims, the structure of democratic family members among electorate and the deepening of our democratic mind's eye. Aversive Democracy attracts notion from a severe engagement with deliberative and post-structuralist versions of democracy, when supplying a particular studying encouraged by means of modern paintings at the later Wittgenstein. it is a artistic and insightful paintings which reorients democratic thought, elucidating the nature of the commitments we interact in after we perform democratic lifestyles jointly.

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Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam by Zachary Abuza

By Zachary Abuza

Relocating from the Fifties to the current, Zachary Abuza explores Vietnamese politics and tradition during the lens of the interior debates over political reform. Abuza makes a speciality of problems with illustration, intellecutal freedom, the increase of civil society, and the emergence of a "loyal opposition," assessing the customers for swap. He reveals that, whereas a few mildly dissident teams may perhaps upload impetus to the trouble, inner celebration protest is still the main valid - and probably - type of political dissent within the kingdom. His research deals a compelling portrayal of the extreme contradictions which are on the center of latest Vietnam. Abuza explores modern Vietnamese politics during the lens of the inner debates over political reform.

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Affairs of party: the political culture of Northern by Jean H. Baker

By Jean H. Baker

Affairs of social gathering, Jean Baker asserts, have been a principal characteristic of public existence in nineteenth-century the United States. during this ebook she explores the best way the Northern Democrats of the mid-eighteen countless numbers lived their public lives. She starts off with a psychobiographical rationalization of the way humans grew to become Democrats, weighing the significance of such affects as schooling and kinfolk lifestyles. She then discusses significant components that set Democrats except contributors of different political firms: a changed Republican ideology adapted to the conditions of the Civil conflict, and a mordant racism conveyed such a lot strikingly via minstrelsy. ultimately, Baker experiences the ignored topic of partisan habit, targeting the importance of parades, balloting, and different rituals. In Affairs of celebration Jean Baker brings jointly the 3 uncomplicated parts of a political culture-education, notion, and behavior-and presents an figuring out of the collective values of Northern Democrats and an perception into the elusive which means of get together event. In her new preface, Professor Baker locations her e-book within the context of either fresh scholarship and up to date political and cultural advancements.

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Presidential Power by Robert Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, Lawrence Jacobs

By Robert Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, Lawrence Jacobs

Richard Neustadt's seminal paintings Presidential strength: The Politics of management has continued for almost 4 a long time because the middle of educational learn of the yank presidency. Now, construction on and demanding a number of the arguments in Neustadt's paintings, Presidential energy: Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-first Century bargains reflections and implications from what now we have discovered approximately presidential energy because the new century dawns. those essays -- together with a brand new contribution via Neustadt himself -- forge a superior reexamination of Neustadt's Presidential strength that tackle questions raised yet no longer resolved via his paintings. A remarkable point of this volume's research is the reworked establishment of the presidency within the wake of the impeachment hearings of the country's final twentieth-century president, invoice Clinton. From the portrayal of presidents as persuaders to the politics of presidential transitions, all of the constituent essays during this quantity presents a fascinating examine the kingdom of the yank presidency.

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