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Protest and Democracy

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ISBN: 9781773850467 Year: Pages: 336 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Political Science --- Economics --- Sociology
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In 2011, political protests sprang up across the world. In the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, the United States unlikely people sparked or led massive protest campaigns from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. These protests were made up of educated and precariously employed young people who challenged the legitimacy of their political leaders, exposed a failure of representation, and expressed their dissatisfaction with their place in the aftermath of financial and economic crisis.This book interrogates what impacts—if any—this global protest cycle had on politics and policy and shows the sometimes unintended ways it continues to influence contemporary political dynamics throughout the world. Proposing a new framework of analysis that calls attention to the content and claims of protests, their global connections, and the responsiveness of political institutions to protest demands, this is one of the few books that not only asks how protest movements are formed but also provides an in-depth examination of what protest movements can accomplish.With contributions examining the political consequences of protest, the roles of social media and the internet in protest organization, left- and right-wing movements in the United States, Chile’s student movements, the Arab Uprisings, and much more this collection is essential reading for all those interested in the power of protest to shape our world.

A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid

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Book Series: Beyond Boundaries: Canadian Defence and Strategic Studies ISSN: 19252919 ISBN: 9781773850405 Year: Pages: 377
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Political Science --- Economics
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Canada’s foreign aid programs are an area of ongoing interest, yet there is little knowledge of Canada’s 70-year aid history, the historic forces that have shaped Canadian aid policy, and the many complex factors that affect Canada’s future foreign aid policy. A Samaritan State Revisited brings together a refreshing group of emerging and leading scholars to reflect on the history of Canada’s overseas development aid. Addressing the broad ideological and institutional origins of Canada’s official development assistance in the 1950s and specific themes in its evolution and professionalization since the 1960s, this collection is the first to explore Canada’s history with foreign aid with this level of interrogative detail.Extending from the 1950s to the present and covering Canadian aid to all regions of the Global South, from South and Southeast Asia to Latin America and Africa, these essays embrace a variety of approaches and methodologies ranging from traditional, archival-based research to textual and image analysis, oral history, and administrative studies. A Samaritan State Revisited weaves together a unique synthesis of governmental and non-governmental perspectives, providing a clear and readily accessible explanation of the forces that have shaped Canadian foreign aid policy

Land Grabbing and Home Country Development

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837642674 9783839442678 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839442678 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104824
Subject: Political Science
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Since 2008, foreign land acquisitions have attracted international attention under the term »land grabbing.« Illustrated by rich and nuanced empirical accounts of forty Chinese and British investment projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ariane Goetz explains the phenomenon of »land grabbing« from the perspective of two investor countries. She reflects on Chinese and British public policy, state-society relations, national developmental contexts, ideologies, and international relations and thereby gives insights into the political economies that enable these investments as well as the development ambitions and institutionalized paradigms of which they form a part.

The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya

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ISBN: 9781783747047/ 9781783747061 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0169
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
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This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Promoting a linguistically and historically grounded perspective, The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya offers nuanced insights into language and its relation to power in this geopolitically complex region.Edited by respected scholars in the field, the collection comprises five new research contributions by established and early-career researchers who have been significantly engaged in the Himalayan region. Grounded in a commitment to theoretically informed area studies, and covering Tibet (China), Assam (India), and Nepal, each case study is situated within contemporary debates in sociolinguistics, political science, and language policy and planning. Bridging disciplines and transcending nation-states, the volume offers a unique contribution to the study of language contact and its political implications.The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya is essential reading for researchers in the fields of language policy and planning, applied linguistics, and language and literary education. The detailed introduction and concluding commentary make the collection accessible to all social scientists concerned with questions of language, and the volume as a whole will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, sociolinguistics, political science and Asian studies.

Scattering Chaff: Canadian Air Power and Censorship During the Kosovo War

Book Series: Beyond Boundaries ISSN: 19252919 ISBN: 9781773850313 Year: Pages: 448 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Political Science --- History
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Most Canadians know little, if anything at all, about the role of the Canadian Air Force in the 1999 Kosovo Air War. Yet lives were at put at stake as mission dedication and military skill were pushed to the limit.Some of Canada’s most prominent journalists attempted to report on the war, but came away virtually empty handed. Daily briefings given at the National Defence Headquarters provided so little information most Ottawa journalists simply stopped going. The decision of the military to choke Canada’s news media was deliberate and based on a tactical and strategic rationale. Scattering Chaff explores the role of the Canadian Air Force in the bombing campaigns of the Kosovo Air War while examining the military’s interference with the news media attempting to report to the Canadian public. It explores the ways in which the military has come to manage the media as an element of operational security, mission focus, and of popular opinion. Drawing on in-depth interviews with the war’s Canadian participants and a treasure-trove of unpublished documents and photographs, this book is an unprecedented investigation of a little-known conflict and the forces that prevented it from being better known.

Der Palmölboom in Indonesien

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837647570 9783839447574 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839447574 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104772
Subject: Political Science
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Was haben Handcreme, Tiefkühlpizza und Waschmittel gemeinsam? Richtig: Sie enthalten Palmöl – wie bereits die Hälfte aller Supermarktprodukte. Doch wodurch wurde der atemberaubende Palmölboom mit seinen verheerenden sozialen und ökologischen Folgen in den Produktionsländern ausgelöst? Alina Brad untersucht die politischen und ökonomischen Triebkräfte, die den Aufstieg Indonesiens zum weltweit führenden Palmölproduzenten ermöglichten. Ausgehend von den historischen und polit-ökonomischen Bedingungen entschlüsselt sie das komplexe Geflecht von Interessen und Konflikten um Landkontrolle und Inwertsetzung im indonesischen Palmölsektor.

Umstrittene Regierungsführung in Afghanistan

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837646924 9783839446928 Year: DOI: 9783839446928 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104825
Subject: Political Science
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Seit 40 Jahren herrscht in Afghanistan Krieg. Bisher war die Frage der Machtverteilung, also die Definition der Hoheitsgebiete der einzelnen Elitefraktionen, nicht klar zu erkennen. Frangis Dadfar Spanta untersucht die unterschiedlichen Konfliktdynamiken, um dann Lösungsschritte für einen Friedenbildungsprozess vorzuschlagen. Anhand der unterschiedlichen Eliten aus Politik, Kultur, Wirtschaft, Medien, Bildung und Religion zeichnet sie die Patronage-Klientel-Netzwerke nach. Eine Besonderheit der Studie bilden Interviews mit Ashraf Ghani, Hamid Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah, Atta Noor sowie mit zwei Taliban-Repräsentanten. Die Untersuchung ist aufgrund ihrer theoretischen und methodischen Herangehensweise sowohl für Politik- und Sozialwissenschaftler_innen als auch für Anthropolog_innen lesenswert.

Global humanitarianism and media culture

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Book Series: Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches ISBN: 9781526117298 9781526117304 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101995
Subject: History --- Migration
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There is as yet no collection that examines the longer histories of global humanitarianism and media culture, which would enable readers to consider the various continuities, as well as the differences, characterising the mass media’s relationship with international humanitarian crisis and relief. This collection examines this relationship from the 1950s to the present, from Marshall Plan documentaries and the promotion of the Peace Corps in the decades following the Second World War to the role of Facebook in the work of NGOS and the media’s response to the current refugee crisis. The majority of the contributors to the proposed volume are specialists in the fields of media, film and cultural studies and approach the question of humanitarianism-media culture relations from a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives, and draw on other disciplines such as sociology, journalism, politics and anthropology.

Orange Chinook: Politics in the New Alberta

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Book Series: Arts in Action ISSN: 23716142 ISBN: 9781773850269 Year: Pages: 464 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Political Science
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In 2015, the New Democratic Party won an unprecedented victory in Alberta. Unseating the Progressive Conservatives -- who had won every provincial election since 1971 -- they formed an NDP government for the first time in the history of the province.Orange Chinook is the first scholarly analysis of this election. It examines the legacy of the Progressive Conservative dynasty, the PC and NDP campaigns, polling, and online politics, providing context and setting the stage for the unprecedented NDP victory. It highlights the importance of Alberta's energy sector and how it relates to provincial politics with focus on the oil sands, the carbon tax, and pipelines.Examining the NDP in power, Orange Chinook draws on Indigenous, urban, and rural perspectives to explore the transition process and government finances and politics. It explores the governing style of NDP premier Rachel Notley, paying special attention to her response to the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire and to the role of women in politics.Orange Chinook brings together Alberta's top political watchers in this fascinating, multifaceted analysis.

Politische Kulturforschung reloaded

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837647471 9783839447475 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839447475 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104866
Subject: Political Science
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Die Prozesse kultureller Transformation in den gegenwärtigen Demokratien lassen sich mit den traditionellen Ansätzen der politischen Kulturforschung, bei denen vor allem politische Präferenzen untersucht werden, nicht mehr adäquat erfassen. Um die Wirksamkeit kultureller Dispositionen der Wahrnehmung und Beurteilung des Politischen sowie politischen Entscheidens und Handelns heute verstehen und analysieren zu können, bedarf es neuer Konzepte. Dieser Band versammelt Beiträge mit Befunden aktueller Forschung zu den politischen Dimensionen von Kultur und den kulturellen Dimensionen von Politik sowie mit innovativen theoretischen, programmatischen und methodischen Ansätzen.

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