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In 10% Less Democracy, he makes the case that the richest, most democratic nations would be better off if they slightly reduced accountability to the voting public, turning up the dial on elite influence.

Author: Garett Jones


ISBN: 1503603571

Category: Democracy

Page: 248

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Democracy is a matter of degree, and this book offers mainstream empirical evidence that shows how rich democracies would be better off with a few degrees less of it.
2020 By Garett Jones

Success in Afghan and Iraqi democratization is imperative (2005, 15), as are elite-led political reforms and Western support for indigenous civil society and democratic activism (2005, 10). Less sanguine about the counter-terrorism ...

Author: Layla Saleh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315513003

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Neither stability nor change in the post-colonial Arab world can be fully understood without considering the international context, and American Foreign policy in particular. However, the exact nature of America’s presence in the Arab world, and the scope and modes of its influence, all appear to have reached a crossroads since the Arab uprisings. ‘US Hard Power in the Arab World’ traces the US’s "power of persuasion" in the Arab Middle East from the onset of the War on Terror in 2001 through to the Arab Spring. With a particular focus on Syria, the book explores the limits of an American "smart power" amid the emergence of a growing indigenous "soft power" whose ire is directed not only at Assad’s regime, but also at the violence perpetrated or enabled by the international community, headed by the US. It is argued that the blurring of the two forms of "soft" and "hard" American power has tarnished the credibility of US policies geared to win hearts and minds in the Arab world. ‘US Hard Power in the Arab World’ narrates the contests between attraction and intimidation, public diplomacy and military occupation, elites and publics, seduction and resistance. Drawing upon a multitude of primary sources, including personal interviews with Syrian activists and opposition figures, this book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of Middle East Politics, as well as those concerned with American Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring.
2016-10-04 By Layla Saleh

Ecuador Population 12,600,000 GDP U.S. $ 18.0 billion GDP per capita U.S. $ 1,396 Share of Income • Poorest 10 percent of ... 10 = less ) 2.2 Sources : UNDP , Human Development Report 2004 ; World Bank , Inequality in Latin America ...

Author: Coletta Youngers

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1588262545

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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While the U.S. has failed to reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin entering its borders, it has, however, succeeded in generating widespread, often profoundly damaging, consequences on democracy and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.

10), less 'internal' cultural or religious diversity may be more conducive to more overall diversity in societies. 9 Actually, voluntarism fosters residential self-segregation of the 'white rich' (see also Estlund 2003: 8, 64ff, ...

Author: Veit-Michael Bader

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569993

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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Policies dealing with religious diversity in liberal democratic states—as well as the established institutions that enforce those policies—are increasingly under pressure. Politics and political theory are caught in a trap between the fully secularized state and neo-corporate regimes of selective cooperation between states and organized religion. This volume proposes an original, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approach to problems of governing religious diversity—combining moral and political philosophy, constitutional law, history, sociology, and religious anthropology. Drawing on such diverse scholarship, Secularism or Democracy? proposes an associational governance—a moderately libertarian, flexible variety of democratic institutional pluralism—as the plausible third way to overcome the inherent deficiencies of the predominant models.

Working with the small municipal sample (N = 121, after taking control variables into account), only larger effect sizes meet even the more modest threshold of p < .10 (less than 10 percent likelihood of effect appearing in the sample ...

Author: John Gastil

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195377303

Category: Law

Page: 267

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Serving on a jury is a powerful experience. The Jury and Democracy is a ground-breaking study that shows how the process of deliberating and reaching a verdict transforms the lives of ordinary citizens. People who serve on juries are more active in civic life and vote more, and the authors examine a number of reasons why this is so. In an era when involved Americans are searching for ways to inspire their fellow citizenry, this book offers a plausible and realistic path for turning passive spectators into active political participants.
2010-11-10 By John Gastil

10 Less dramatically but still significantly , the West German chancellor decided in 1973 that West Germany could recognize East Germany as an independent nation despite the Basic Law's assertion that the Federal Re8.

Author: Walter F. Murphy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801884705

Category: Law

Page: 547

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In this engaging and provocative work, Walter F. Murphy combines a lifetime's study of constitutions and democracy with traditional storytelling to answer fundamental questions about constitutional democracy: How is it created? How is it maintained? How can it be adapted to changing circumstances?

Hans Kelsen speaks only en passant of it in his Wesen und Wert der Demokratie (1929) [translated as The Essence and Value of Democracy (2013)].10 Less surprisingly, Schumpeter never refers to this aspect of a contemporary democracy in ...

Author: Thomas Christiano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319610702

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

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This book reflects on the research and career of political theorist Russell Hardin from scholars of Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, and Law, among other disciplines. Contributions address core issues of political theory as perceived by Hardin, starting with his insistence that many of the basic institutions of modern society and their formative historical beginnings can be understood as proceeding primarily from the self-interested motives of the participants. Many of the contributions in this volume struggle with the constraints imposed on political theorizing by the idea of self-interested agents, or homo economicus. Some reject the idea as empirically unfounded. Others try to show that homo economicus is even more versatile than Hardin depicts. And yet others accept the constraints and work within them. But all pay tribute to the lasting intellectual contribution of Russell Hardin and the challenge he poses. The book should appeal to scholars and students interested in collective action, public choice and democracy, moral reasoning and its limits, constitutionalism, liberalism, conventions and coordination, trust, identity politics, social epistemology, and methods in politics philosophy.
2017-10-09 By Thomas Christiano

FIGURE 7.1 BALLOT STRUCTURES AND VOTER SATISFACTION 10 11 26 → Open 1 6 29 7 8 Intra - party 1 Australia 2 ... 5 2 25 17 20 23 2221 10 19 3 12 24 Closed 0 0 2 6 8 10 Less Satisfaction with democracy More democratic process , which is ...

Author: David M. Farrell

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 0868408581

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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The first-ever comprehensive study of the design of Australian electoral systems. It focuses on the two electoral systems, both ‘preferential’, that are most closely associated with Australia: namely the alternative vote and the single, transferable vote.

P e r c e n tag e 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61 60 59 1991 2000 2004 Threat Mission ... of those who feel there is a natural link between democracy and conscription and those who feel conscription is less ...

Author: Giuseppe Caforio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134223626

Category: History

Page: 320

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This innovative book presents the reader with a clear international view of interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary approaches to military and conflict-resolution studies. In this first title on its subject, leading expert Giuseppe Caforio offers a thorough analysis of the new aspects and trends of the social sciences in studying the military. Since the end of the Cold War, military operations other than war, crisis-response operations, the fight against terrorism, and hi-tech warfare have posed for the militaries of all countries a new set of human and social challenges and problems of an intensity that had never been seen in peacetime. Sociology, social psychology, anthropology and the science of conflict are grappling with these issues, common to all armed forces, with a new fervour. This new book offers an update on the state-of-the-art on this theme and defines the latest study and research trends in the field. Social Sciences and the Military contains essays by some of the most highly regarded scholars on the subject and will be essential reading for all students of civil-military relations, conflict resolution and military studies in general.
2006-11-22 By Giuseppe Caforio

8 “Democracy,” as signifying the consent of equal individuals in a state of nature, thus becomes a formula that works a certain alchemy ... 10 Less dramatically, Locke was also concerned to integrate political and economic arrangements.

Author: Sheldon S. Wolin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691185538

Category: Political Science


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Sheldon Wolin was one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the past fifty years. In Fugitive Democracy, the breathtaking range of Wolin’s scholarship, political commitment, and critical acumen are on full display in this authoritative and accessible collection of essays. This book brings together his most important writings, from classic essays to his late radical essays on American democracy such as "Fugitive Democracy," in which he offers a controversial reinterpretation of democracy as an episodic phenomenon distinct from the routinized political management that passes for democracy today. Wolin critically engages a diverse range of political theorists, and grapples with topics such as power, modernization, the sixties, revolutionary politics, and inequality, all the while showcasing enduring commitment to writing civic-minded theoretical commentary on the most pressing political issues of the day. Fugitive Democracy offers enduring insights into many of today’s most pressing political predicaments, and introduces a whole new generation of readers to this provocative figure in contemporary political thought.
2018-11-13 By Sheldon S. Wolin

As of yet , no real institutional military challenge has threatened the new democratic regime . ... Economic dependence on a giant , but much less democratic neighbor ( Nigeria ) , characterized by sometimes explosive politics ; and 10.

Author: Leonardo A. VillalÃ3n

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253003113

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Does Western-style democracy make sense in the various geographic, economic, and social settings of the continent? How far toward democracy have recent liberalization movements gone? In The Fate of Africa's Democratic Experiments, Leonardo A. VillalÃ3n, Peter VonDoepp, and an international group of contributors consider the aftermath, success, failure, and future of the wave of democracy that swept Africa in the early 1990s. In some countries, democratic movements flourished, while in others, democratic success was more circumscribed. This detailed analysis of key political events in countries at the forefront of democratic change -- Benin, Central African Republic, Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, and Zambia -- provides for broadly representative continental and linguistic coverage of directions and prospects for Africa's democracies. The contributors are Michael Chege, John F. Clark, Joshua B. Forrest, Abdourahmane Idrissa, Bruce Magnusson, Carrie Manning, Richard R. Marcus, Andreas Mehler, David J. Simon, Leonardo A. VillalÃ3n, and Peter VonDoepp.
2005-09-01 By Leonardo A. VillalÃ3n

The affiliation fees for 1915 were £ 612 , only £ 10 less than those for 1914 , indicating that the membership had held quite firm for the first year . The Manchester , Glasgow , and London Society records support this picture ; indeed ...

Author: Sandra Stanley Holton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521521211

Category: History

Page: 220

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Offers a reinterpretation of the women's suffrage movement in Britain by focusing on lesser-known provincial suffragists. Specifically considers a group identified by the author as the "democratic suffragists" who guided the campaigns of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies.
2003-12-18 By Sandra Stanley Holton

10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Joshi, Devin K., Maloy, J.S., and Peterson, Timothy M. 2019. “Popular versus Elite Democracies and ...

Author: Victor N. Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527560956

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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This book explores human polity with respect to its nature, context, and evolution. Specifically, it examines how individual wills translate into political ideologies, investigates what social forces converge to shape governmental operations, and probes whether human polity progresses in focus from individual wills to group interests to social integrations. The book entertains five hypotheses. The first is commonsensical: where there are people there is politics. The second is analogous: humans govern themselves socially in a way that is comparable to how a body regulates itself physically. The third is rational: humans set rules, organize activities, and establish institutions upon facts, following reasons, for the purpose of effectiveness and efficiency. The fourth is random: human affairs take place haphazardly under specific circumstances while they overall exhibit general patterns and trends. The final hypothesis is inevitable: human governance evolves from autocracy to democracy to technocracy. The book presents systematic information about human polity, its form, content, operation, impact, and evolution. It sheds light on multivariate interactions among human wills, rights, and obligations, political thoughts, actions, and mechanisms, and social structures, processes, and order maintenances. Pragmatically, it offers invaluable insights into individuals as agents, groupings as agencies, and polity as structuration across the human sphere.
2020-10-15 By Victor N. Shaw

10 Less lethally, antiprohibitionists organized grass-roots movements across the northern states to repel Maine Laws and to protect their right to drink and sell alcohol. Their efforts comprised America's first true wet crusade as well ...

Author: Associate Professor of History Kyle G Volk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190609498


Page: 312

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Should the majority always rule? If not, how should the rights of minorities be protected? In Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy, Kyle G. Volk unearths the origins of modern ideas and practices of minority-rights politics. Focusing on controversies spurred by the explosion of grassroots moral reform in the early nineteenth century, he shows how a motley but powerful array of self-understood minorities reshaped American democracy as they battled laws regulating Sabbath observance, alcohol, and interracial contact. Proponents justified these measures with the "democratic" axiom of majority rule. In response, immigrants, black northerners, abolitionists, liquor dealers, Catholics, Jews, Seventh-day Baptists, and others articulated a different vision of democracy requiring the protection of minority rights. These moral minorities prompted a generation of Americans to reassess whether "majority rule" was truly the essence of democracy, and they ensured that majority tyranny would no longer be just the fear of elites and slaveholders. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth-century, minority rights became the concern of a wide range of Americans attempting to live in an increasingly diverse nation. Volk reveals that driving this vast ideological reckoning was the emergence of America's tradition of popular minority-rights politics. To challenge hostile laws and policies, moral minorities worked outside of political parties and at the grassroots. They mobilized elite and ordinary people to form networks of dissent and some of America's first associations dedicated to the protection of minority rights. They lobbied officials and used constitutions and the common law to initiate "test cases" before local and appellate courts. Indeed, the moral minorities of the mid-nineteenth century pioneered fundamental methods of political participation and legal advocacy that subsequent generations of civil-rights and civil-liberties activists would adopt and that are widely used today.

Written by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time, this book explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy.

Author: Robert A. Dahl

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300254051

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Written by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time, this book explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy. In a new introduction to this Veritas edition, Ian Shapiro considers how Dahl would respond to the ongoing challenges democracy faces in the modern world. "Within the liberal democratic camp there is considerable controversy about exactly how to define democracy. Probably the most influential voice among contemporary political scientists in this debate has been that of Robert Dahl."--Marc Plattner, New York Times "An excellent introduction for novices, as well as a trusty handbook for experts and political science mavens."--Publishers Weekly
2020-11-24 By Robert A. Dahl

10 Less sanguine spokesmen , arguing that the need for " competence " has made Jacksonian democracy impossible , 11 caution administrators to maintain the myth of democracy and to supplement it with their own moral qualities .

Author: Michael E. Urban

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873955579

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

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Despite their differences, the USA and the USSR converge in many aspects of one ideology: the ideology of administration, which would convert issues of power and privilege into issues to be resolved by technical experts. This is demonstrated in Michael E. Urban’s study of the ideology of administration in the United States and the former Soviet Union. Dr. Urban interviewed some 61 Soviet and American officials and analyzed published and unpublished works in both countries to bring an empirical and comparative perspective to his study. He reveals ways in which the ideology in both countries is still rich in contradictory symbols and shows how modern industrialism is changing traditional thinking about how government works and how power is maintained.
1982-06-30 By Michael E. Urban

... treatment of nationalism and imperialism....10 Less than a decade later the authors of “Revolution and Democracy” ... authors' advocacy of a mass, democratic socialist formation was not abandoned (for a few more years, at least).

Author: Max Elbaum

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786634573

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

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Revolution in the Air is the definitive study of how radicals from the sixties movements embraced twentieth-century Marxism, and what movements of dissent today can learn from the legacies of Lenin, Mao and Che.
2018-04-10 By Max Elbaum

Table 4.2 Democratic Responses to Basic Principles of Democracy Among Selected Population Groups ( Expressed in Percentages ) Educationt TallaIncome ... Bar Negro from candidacy * 10. ... This is particularly 10 ) less than half gave ...

Author: Richard A. Watson

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: 0024246409

Category: Political Science

Page: 632

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1985-02 By Richard A. Watson

Global threats to democracy - one of the world's most important forms of inclusive governance - have been rising recently.

Author: Julia Leininger


ISBN: 3960210981



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2019 By Julia Leininger

... 266 Law Enforcement Working Group (LEWG), 19 “Leaderless resistance” terrorism form, 14 League for Industrial Democracy, 10 Less classified information, 61 Liberation Tigers of Eelam (LTTE, Sri Lanka), 199 Liberty Mutual Insurance, ...

Author: Richard H. Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781437755503

Category: Law

Page: 250

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This book provides a basic overview for of homeland security, including the creation of homeland security, the homeland security transformation, homeland security strategies and initiatives, and legal issues related to homeland security. Chapters supplemented by tables, figures, boxed inserts, related websites, and photos. Appendices include selected commission recommendations, 9/11 hijackers, organizational charts and mission statements of selected agencies.
2006-10-01 By Richard H. Ward

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