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E-Political Socialization, the Press and Politics

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Book Series: Labour, Education & Society ISBN: 9783631628348 9783653019711 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-01971-1 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100374
Subject: Political Science
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This book examines the state of print and electronic media in the United States of America, Europe, and China. The latest mass communication advances demonstrate that we live in an increasingly media-centric world. The chapters include theoretical and empirical studies that shed light on the meaning of this development. The trajectory of people’s move to electronic communication is a global phenomenon affecting their daily life. Does this trend aid or impede democracy? Is there an emerging digital divide contributing to an increasing gap between the rich and poor people and nations? The four parts of this book explore various aspects of political socialization and its relationship with different media, including print, broadcasting, and the Internet.

"Völkisch" Writers and National Socialism

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Book Series: Cultural History and Literary Imagination ISBN: 9783039119585 9783039119585 9783035306354 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101529
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This book provides a view of literary life under the Nazis, highlighting the ambiguities, rivalries and conflicts that determined the cultural climate of that period and beyond. Focusing on a group of writers – in particular, Hans Grimm, Erwin Guido Kolbenheyer, Wilhelm Schäfer, Emil Strauß, Börries Freiherr von Münchhausen and Rudolf Binding – it examines the continuities in völkisch-nationalist thought in Germany from c. 1890 into the post-war period and the ways in which völkisch-nationalists identified themselves in opposition to four successive German regimes: the Kaiserreich, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich and the Federal Republic.

Radicalism and Terrorism in the 21st Century

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Book Series: Studies in Politics, Security and Society ISBN: 9783631675427 9783653069747 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101523
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This book addresses the issues of radicalism and terrorism, which are of exceptional importance and relevance in contemporary society. Each of the two phenomena are analyzed from a multidisciplinary perspective. The book contains articles which explore legal, political, psychological, economic and social aspects of radicalism and terrorism. A portion of the contributions are of a theoretical nature, they constitute an attempt at constructing analytical frameworks for studies on the two phenomena. There are also studies of particular cases, such as radicalism in Poland and in Spain, as well as within the European Union as a whole. This collective work is a response to the need for analyses of two issues which are increasingly responsible for determining the level of security which characterizes the contemporary world.

Early Start

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ISBN: 9780472118724 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.813135 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100396
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In the United States, preschool education is characterized by the dominance of a variegated private sector and patchy, uncoordinated oversight of the public sector. Tracing the history of the American debate over preschool education, Andrew Karch argues that the current state of decentralization and fragmentation is the consequence of a chain of reactions and counterreactions to policy decisions dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when preschool advocates did not achieve their vision for a comprehensive national program but did manage to foster initiatives at both the state and national levels. Over time, beneficiaries of these initiatives and officials with jurisdiction over preschool education have become ardent defenders of the status quo. Today, advocates of greater government involvement must take on a diverse and entrenched set of constituencies resistant to policy change.

Embracing Watershed Politics

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ISBN: 9780870819094 9781607327097 Year: Pages: 248 Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100339
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In Embracing Watershed Politics, political scientists Edella Schlager and William Blomquist provide timely illustrations and thought-provoking explanations of why political considerations are essential, unavoidable, and in some ways even desirable elements of decision making about water and watersheds. With decades of combined study of water management in the United States, they focus on the many contending interests and communities found in America's watersheds, the fundamental dimensions of decision making, and the impacts of science, complexity, and uncertainty on watershed management.

Genocide as Social Practice

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Book Series: Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights ISBN: 9780813563183 9780813563190 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625248 Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100268
Subject: Political Science
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Genocide not only annihilates people but also destroys and reorganizes social relations, using terror as a method. In Genocide as Social Practice, Argentinean social scientist Daniel Feierstein looks at the policies of state-sponsored repression pursued by the Argentine military dictatorship against political opponents between 1976 and 1983 and those pursued by the Third Reich between 1933 and 1945. He finds similarities, not in the extent of the horror but in terms of the goals of the perpetrators.

Veto Power

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Book Series: New Comparative Politics ISBN: 9780472117932 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.2012704 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100398
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Jonathan B. Slapin traces the historical development of the veto privilege in the EU and how a veto -or veto threat- has been employed in treaty negotiations of the past two decades. As he explains, the importance of veto power in treaty negotiations is one of the features that distinguishes the EU from other international organizations in which exit and expulsion threats play a greater role. At the same time, the prominence of veto power means that bargaining in the EU looks more like bargaining in a federal system. Slapin's findings have significant ramifications for the study of international negotiations, the design of international organizations, and European integration.

The Roots of Latino Urban Agency

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Book Series: Al Filo, Mexican American Studies Series ISBN: 9781574415308 9781574415421 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625672 Language: English
Publisher: University of North Texas Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100036
Subject: Political Science
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The 2010 U.S. Census data showed that over the last decade the Latino population grew from 35.3 million to 50.5 million, accounting for more than half of the nation's population growth. This book collects essays that examine this phenomenal growth. In order to understand the Latino community in all its diversity, the analysis has to begin at the grassroots level. The political future of the Latino community in the United States in the twenty-first century will be largely determined by the various roles they have played in the major urban centers across the nation. These essays collectively suggest that political agency can encompass everything from voting, lobbying, networking, grassroots organizing, and mobilization, to dramatic protest. Latinos are in fact gaining access to the same political institutions that worked so hard to marginalize them.

The Distinction of Peace

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Book Series: Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics ISBN: 9780472073412 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.7484138 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100385
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“Peacebuilding” serves as a catch-all term to describe efforts by an array of international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and even agencies of foreign states to restore or construct a peaceful society in the wake – or even in the midst – of conflict. Despite this variety, practitioners consider themselves members of a global profession. In this study, Catherine Goetze investigates the genesis of peacebuilding as a professional field of expertise since the 1960s, its increasing influence, and the ways it reflects global power structures.Step-by-step, Goetze describes how the peacebuilding field came into being, how it defines who belongs to it and who does not, and what kind of group culture it has generated. Using an innovative and original methodology, she investigates the motivations of individuals who become peacebuilders, their professional trajectories and networks, and the ‘good peacebuilder’ as an ideal.

The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power

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ISBN: 9781868145423 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626380 Language: English
Publisher: Wits University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100381
Subject: Political Science
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The ANC is a party-movement that draws on its liberation credentials yet is conflicted by a multitude of weaknesses, factions and internal succession battles. Booysen constructs her analysis around the ANC’s four faces of political power – organisation, people, political parties and elections, and policy and government – and explores how, since 1994, it has acted to continuously regenerate its power.

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