Hate Crime in America, 1968–2013: A Chronology of Offenses, by Michael Newton

By Michael Newton

Crimes prompted via prejudice date to the start of human background. regardless of laws addressing bias-driven offenses hate crimes proceed to plague sleek American society. starting with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 six days later, this chronology catalogs hate crimes and the appropriate statutes and amendments affecting the definition, prosecution and punishment of hate crimes in the U.S. via 2013. The advent sketches the background of hate crimes laws via 1968, whereas an appendix lists and in brief describes hate crime statutes almost immediately in strength in numerous states. From racial violence and assaults on gays and lesbians to the bombings of abortion clinics through “pro-life” extremists to attacks on Muslims within the wake of Sep 11, this reference paintings lays naked an unsightly yet severe point of yankee history.

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Building Security in the New States of Eurasia: Subregional by Renata Dwan,Oleksandr Pavliuk

By Renata Dwan,Oleksandr Pavliuk

This pathbreaking learn brings jointly foreign specialists to contemplate protection concerns and the adventure and capability for cooperation within the subregions of the previous Soviet Union. Appendices to the quantity supply maps, a consultant to acronyms, profiles of current subregional companies, and a chronology of cooperative agreements signed within the area when you consider that 1991.

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Marriage and Values in Public Policy: Conflicts in the UK, by Elizabeth van Acker

By Elizabeth van Acker

Marriage is a domain of political clash. it's a arguable factor within the united kingdom, Australia and the united states the place there's a conflict of values among neoliberal governments and various teams both strongly opposing or aiding marriage. meanwhile, fewer are marrying, whereas different family members types are extra greatly permitted. This publication explores this disconnect via interpreting coverage concerns comparable to classification divides, ethnicity, faith, same-sex marriage, gender relatives and romantic expectancies.


A most sensible down method explores diverse executive coverage responses to marriage. In all 3 nations, there are transformations and similarities in how governments react to the adjustments in family members formations, yet values or ‘conceptions of the fascinating’ play an important position. improving balance and dedication in addition to own accountability are very important for policymakers who goal to maintain ‘the kin’ intact and thereby reduce the load at the public handbag. it truly is tough for political actors to answer conflicting and altering values surrounding the range in relationships or to translate them into guidelines. there's a powerful case to be made for elevated coverage consciousness to grownup relationships - and a miles weaker case for marriage. wealthy facts is drawn from interviews with key stakeholders in addition to politicians’ speeches, executive departmental reviews, stakeholders’ files and responses to govt rules, and media articles.

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Taiwan's Modernization in Global Perspective by Peter C. Chow

By Peter C. Chow

In 5 many years, Taiwan has shifted from an authoritarian regime to a multi-party democracy, has moved gradually towards modernization, and has develop into an economically prosperous, socially pluralistic society. Its event presents important classes for constructing international locations. This ebook deals a severe evaluation of Taiwan's route to modernization, focusing fairly on advancements of constitutional democracy and the rule of thumb of legislation, democratic transition and consolidation, internationalization and globalization, and social developments.

From its marketplace financial system to its democratization, Taiwan presents a priceless case examine. On social advancements, it presents a distinct version of demographic transition, emerging women's social prestige, and the emergence of the . In eighteen chapters written by means of well-known students, this publication examines the a number of features of Taiwan's modernization in a world perspective.

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US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, by Andrew Johnstone,Andrew Priest,J. Simon Rofe,Michael F.

By Andrew Johnstone,Andrew Priest,J. Simon Rofe,Michael F. Hopkins,Steven Casey,Scott Lucas,Sylvia Ellis,Thomas Tunstall Allcock,Sandra Scanlon,Thomas Alan Schwartz,Robert Mason,David Ryan,Robert A. Strong,Richard B. Schwartz,Robert David Johnson

While household concerns loom huge in electorate' minds in the course of American presidential elections, concerns of international coverage have continuously formed applicants and their campaigns. From the beginning of worldwide conflict II in the course of the cave in of the Soviet Union, presidential hopefuls had to be perceived as credible international leaders on the way to win elections -- whatever the scenario at domestic -- and voter habit depended seriously on no matter if the country used to be at warfare or peace. but there's little written in regards to the significance of international coverage in US presidential elections or the impression of electoral matters at the formation of overseas coverage.

In US Presidential Elections and overseas Policy, a crew of overseas students examines how the connection among international coverage and electoral politics advanced in the course of the latter half the 20 th century. protecting all presidential elections from 1940 to 1992 -- from debates over American access into global struggle II to the aftermath of the chilly struggle -- the individuals right the normal knowledge that family concerns and the economic climate are constantly definitive. jointly they exhibit that, whereas foreign matters have been extra very important in a few campaigns than others, overseas coverage regularly concerns and is usually decisive. This illuminating remark fills an important hole within the literature on presidential and electoral politics, emphasizing that applicants' positions on international matters have a palpable influence on American overseas policy.

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Rancorous Enmities and Blind Partialities: Factions and by George R. Lamplugh

By George R. Lamplugh

Political advancements in Georgia have constantly been baffling to people who didn't dwell there. This paintings selections up the tale of the evolution of Georgia political events the place the writer left it in his first booklet, Politics at the outer edge: Factions and events in Georgia, 1783-1806 (1986), wearing the tale via 1845, during which date events in Georgia truly reflected these on the nationwide level. It is a classy tale, concerning, between different issues, the legacy of the Yazoo Land Fraud; the advance of political events at the nationwide point; and, particularly, the presence of the Creek and Cherokee tribes in Georgia in the course of a interval while white Georgians have been bent on increasing the tradition of cotton. it really is an unlovely tale, yet, by way of the mid-1840s, events in Georgia ultimately resembled these in different components of the state, notwithstanding, if one appeared heavily at their rules, questions remained.

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Mapping Policy Preferences from Texts: Statistical Solutions by Andrea Volkens,Judith Bara,Ian Budge,Michael D.

By Andrea Volkens,Judith Bara,Ian Budge,Michael D. McDonald,Hans-Dieter Klingemann

The Manifesto info are the single complete set of coverage symptoms for social, fiscal and political study. it's therefore very important that their caliber is validated. the aim of this ebook is to check methodological matters that experience bought within the approach of straightforwardly utilizing the Manifesto information considering that our previous volumes have been released and to solve them in methods which top serve clients and textual analysts commonly. The ebook is therefore ordinarily about
text-based quantitative research with a specific specialize in the standard of the CMP-MARPOR information and methods of assessing and utilizing them,

In doing so the booklet is going past general facts documentation - crucial although that's - to confront the analytic matters confronted by way of clients of the information now disbursed by means of MARPOR. It additionally presents concrete innovations for tackling those on the learn point, with examples from the sector of political illustration. the issues of uncertainty, blunders, reliability and validity thought of listed below are widespread concerns for political analysts in any quarter of analysis, so the booklet has an curiosity extending
beyond the Manifesto estimates themselves - specifically to different textual analyses.

In addition the publication widens the diversity of functions brought in our past volumes and discusses the extension of the manifesto venture database to hide Latin America.

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Life After Privatization by Raj Chari

By Raj Chari

lifestyles After Privatization deals a fresh and unique theoretical conceptualization of what occurred to stateowned organizations when they have been privatized from the overdue Seventies onwards.
Some privatized organisations became todays ecu and worldwide giants, Alphas, merging with or buying different enterprises, while different organisations, Betas, were taken over by means of Alphas or different sectoral leaders. The e-book increases questions reminiscent of which privatized enterprises within the airline, vehicle, and the electrical energy sectors within the united kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are Alphas and Betas at the present time? And why? development on numerous issues from either Political technological know-how and company stories, it considers a
comprehensive set of motives either inner and exterior to the company, to examine why an organization might turn into an Alpha or a Beta. The proof indicates that whereas inner components are very important, the extra exterior, political, components are useful and adequate to provide an explanation for why a company turns into an Alpha or a Beta.
This comprises the effect of liberalization, the jobs of states, and the activities of regulators which are lobbied through firms.
Based on exhaustive facts, lifestyles After Privatization concludes with a unique inductive idea, which deals an important breakthrough for social technology students and practitioners realizing of the politics companies face in international markets.

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A Ruined Fortress?: Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation by Alan W. Cafruny,Magnus Ryner

By Alan W. Cafruny,Magnus Ryner

This hard ebook argues convincingly that examine on ecu integration has lagged at the back of vital theoretical advancements within the fields of diplomacy, overseas political economic climate, and foreign association. The members contend that winning theories of integration—despite their significant differences—all be afflicted by an over the top specialize in associations and concepts, whereas overlooking the ways that those associations and ideas have promoted a neoliberal time table over the past decade. to beat those weaknesses, this quantity attracts on one of many key strands of theoretical innovation—critical political economic system or transnational ancient materialism—to advance a extra complete and constant research of tactics of eu integration. even if now not claiming that states have ceded their position as "masters of the treaties," the individuals strengthen cutting edge case reports of nationwide and transnational techniques to demonstrate the salience of trans-European enterprise networks and the primacy of neoliberalism as crucial organizing options of the post-Maastricht eu project.

Contributions by: Baastian van Apeldoorn, Hans-Jürgen Bieling, Alan W. Cafruny, Ben Clift, Stephen Gill, Colin Hay, Otto Holman, Henk Overbeek, Kees van der Pijl, Magnus Ryner, Thorsten Schulten, Giles Scott-Smith, Leila Simona Talani, and Matthew Watson.

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A Burning Issue: A Case for Abolishing the U.S. Forest by Robert H. Nelson

By Robert H. Nelson

In A Burning Issue, Robert Nelson makes a compelling case for abolishing the U.S. wooded area carrier. Created within the early twentieth century to supply medical administration of the nation's forests, the U.S. woodland provider was once, for a few years, considered as a version supplier within the federal govt. Nelson contends that this recognition is undeserved and the woodland Service's functionality at the present time is unacceptable. not just has clinical administration confirmed very unlikely in perform, it's also objectionable in precept. in addition, Nelson argues that the wooded area carrier lacks a coherent imaginative and prescient and prefers to sponsor in simple terms stylish environmental solutions―most lately atmosphere administration. Creatively and cogently describing its background and screw ups, Nelson advocates exchanging the provider with a decentralized method to regulate the safety of our nationwide forests. A Burning Issue is a provocative research that gives insightful environmental coverage alternatives.

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