Category: Elections

  • Download E-books National Electronic Government: Comparing Governance Structures in Multi-Layer Administrations (Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society) PDF

    This quantity provides a comparative research to judge the luck of the implementation of e-government within the united kingdom, US, France, Germany, Finland, Australia and Japan. The certain learn examines nationwide e-government suggestions and their institutional framework of coordination and cooperation through concentrating on the appropriate gamers, the interaction of administrative degrees and the categories of keep watch over utilized by them. Drawing on literature on comparative public management and comparative legislations, this booklet makes a big contribution to our knowing of complicated e-government.
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  • Download E-books Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884 PDF

    The presidential election of 1884, within which Grover Cleveland ended the Democrats' twenty-four-year presidential drought through defeating Republican challenger James G. Blaine, used to be one of many gaudiest in American heritage, remembered this day much less for its political value than for the mudslinging and slander that characterised the crusade. yet a more in-depth examine the notorious election finds way more complexity than earlier stereotypes allowed, argues Mark Summers. in the back of the entire dust and malarkey, he says, lay a global of matters and effects.

    Summers means that either Democrats and Republicans sensed a political method breaking up, or even a new political order forming, as citizens started to waft clear of balloting by way of celebration association towards vote casting based on a candidate's stand on particular matters. Mudslinging, then, used to be performed now not for public leisure yet to rip away or be sure votes that appeared unsure. Uncovering the problems that actually powered the election and stripping away the myths that also encompass it, Summers makes use of the election of 1884 to problem lots of our preconceptions approximately Gilded Age politics.

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  • Download E-books A Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations PDF

    A daring addition to latest literature, this ebook presents a superb assessment of company verbal exchange. Taking an interdisciplinary technique, it bargains readers the in-depth research required to really comprehend company verbal exchange, company process and company affairs in addition to the proper public family issues.

    With a fresh new method of this subject, the authors problem reductionist perspectives of company communique, offering persuasive facts for the concept that with no an organizational communique procedure, there's no company strategy.

    Written via a powerful checklist of foreign professionals, the textual content is easily illustrated with modern case stories, drawing out the main pertinent best-practice results of theoretically established functions. Its 4 sections cover:

    • national communication
    • international communication
    • image, identification and acceptance management 
    • the destiny for company verbal exchange idea and practice.

    This is a vital one-stop reference for all teachers, practitioners and scholars trying to comprehend company verbal exchange and public relations.

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  • Download E-books Party Primaries in Comparative Perspective PDF

    Fundamental elections for selecting social gathering leaders and applicants at the moment are changing into general in Europe, Asia and the United States yet questions as to how a lot they prevent a party’s organizational energy and solidarity or impact electoral functionality have principally been overlooked outdoors of the us. occasion Primaries in Comparative viewpoint supplies a much-needed conceptualization to this subject, describing the functionality and nature of basic elections and offering a comparative analytical framework to the influence of primaries at the inner and exterior functioning of political events. Elaborating at the analytical instruments constructed to review the U.S. event this framework engages with basic elections in Europe and Asia providing a theoretical, comparative and empirical account of the emergence of occasion primaries and a useful consultant to inner electoral techniques and their impression.
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  • Download E-books Barack Obama and African American Empowerment: The Rise of Black America's New Leadership (Critical Black Studies) PDF

    This booklet examines the evolution of black management and politics because the Civil Rights move. It appears to be like on the phenomenon of Barack Obama, from his extraordinary emergence as a profitable candidate for the Illinois country Senate to President of the us, as a part of the continuum of African American political leaders.
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  • Download E-books Government's End: Why Washington Stopped Working PDF

    By Jonathan Rauch

    An past version of this terribly prescient, elegantly written ebook created a sensation between Washington media insiders while it was once released greater than 5 years in the past less than the name Demosclerosis. In it, Jonathan Rauch, a former correspondent for The Economist and a columnist for National Journal, confirmed with startling readability the explanations why America's political process (and, in truth, different political platforms besides) was once turning into more and more useless. this day, as Rauch's predictions proceed to occur themselves in a countrywide politics of "sound and fury" and little powerful laws, and in expanding voter cynicism, this e-book has completed renown because the vintage and crucial paintings on why politics and govt do not work.In Government's End, Rauch has thoroughly rewritten and up to date his past paintings to think again his concept, research the political stalemate of the previous few years, and clarify why sweeping reform efforts of the type led by way of Ronald Reagan, invoice Clinton, and Newt Gingrich aren't the solutions. He additionally appears to be like forward at what's prone to happen—or now not happen—next, and proposes rules for what we needs to do to mend the system.For someone who cares concerning the health and wellbeing of yank democracy—and certainly of overseas security—Government's End is an interesting, aggravating, and very important book.
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  • Download E-books The Year of Obama: How Barack Obama Won the White House PDF

    Best-selling writer Larry J. Sabato once more brings jointly the nation's such a lot perceptive analysts and shrewdest observers of yank politics to research our most up-to-date election:  the old election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States.

     

    This revealing new publication through Larry Sabato and his staff of specialists comprises intriguing insurance and trenchant observation at the such a lot beautiful election of our time.  Peeling again the layers of the political, social, and demographic traits that helped thrust Barack Obama into the Oval workplace, the authors of this ebook toss apart traditional knowledge approximately 2008 and alternative considerate, deeper - and until now, neglected - interpretations of the occasions and surroundings that elected our new president.

     

     

    Features

    - contains contributed chapters from a few of the optimal analysts and students who had a entrance row seat for the campaigns and election, together with Justin Sizemore, Rhodes prepare dinner, Alan Abramowitz, Bruce Larson, Michael Toner, Diana Owen, Jeff Gulati, Michael Cornfield, Alex Theodoridis, and Susan MacManus.  each one writer offers various views at the effects, and the ensuing mosaic provides readers a finished outlook at the election.

     

    - offers whole and interesting research of crucial matters and occasions resulting in Barack Obama's election, together with the political atmosphere for Republicans, the impression of federal election legislations, nation and occasion principles, the conventions, the influence of "traditional" and "new" media, and using new technologies.  The authors steer clear of stylish, drained, and overused political statement and as a substitute specialize in pragmatic study and research with useful functions for the reader.

     

    - gains unique chapters written via Larry Sabato, a nationally well known election pupil and commentator.

     

    - Connects the reader with extra assets of data and opinion past the content material of the book.

     

    - deals as a lot for the school room because it does for the informal reader.

     

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

              Larry Sabato

    1. Conventions: the importance of an American Institution

            Justin Sizemore

    2. The Election of Our Lifetime

              Larry Sabato

    3. From Republican Lock to Republican Lockout

               Rhodes Cook

    4. How Obama gained and What It Means

              Alan Abramowitz

    5. The Congressional and Gubernatorial Candidates

              Bruce Larson

    6. The impression of Federal Election legislation in 2008

              Michael Toner

    7. Media within the 2008 Election:  twenty first Century Campaign

              Diana Owen

    8. the recent Media setting and the 2008 Election

              Jeff Gulati

    9. New expertise and the 2008 Election

              Michael Cornfield

    10. Did the principles Decide?

             Alex Theodoridis

    Conclusion

              Susan MacManus

     

    About the Author

    Larry J. Sabato is the founder and director of the  middle for Politics and the Robert Kent Gooch professor of Politics on the college of Virginia.  he's the writer of greater than twenty books together with Feeding Frenzy:  assault Journalism & American Politics, The 6th yr Itch: the increase and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency, and A extra excellent structure: 23 Proposals to Revitalize our structure and Make the US A Fairer Country.

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  • Download E-books Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Battled the GOP to Set Up the 2012 Election PDF

    By David Corn

    Veteran journalist David Corn—Washington Bureau leader for Mother Jones journal and New York Times bestselling writer of Hubris (with Michael Isikoff) and The Lies of George W. Bush—now brings us  Showdown, the dramatic inside of tale of Barack Obama’s struggle to save lots of his presidency. With Bob Woodward-esque perception and narrative aptitude, Corn takes readers into the White condominium and at the back of the political scenes in the course of the beleaguered president’s pivotal 3rd 12 months, and explores the main earth-shaking occasions of the Obama presidency—from the sport altering 2010 elections to the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling conflict with Congressional Republicans, the killing of Osama bin weighted down and beyond.
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  • Download E-books Decentralizing the State: Elections, Parties, and Local Power in the Andes PDF

    By Kathleen O'Neill

    Decentralization is likely one of the so much dramatic political and monetary traits within the previous few many years. This booklet seeks to deal with its motives, exploring decentralizing reforms in Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. It probes questions of the place and why decentralization is followed, what shape it really is prone to absorb diversified contexts, and the way it really is more likely to evolve through the years. The ebook develops a thought linking decentralization's adoption to the electoral issues of political events: decentralization represents a fascinating technique for events whose help at subnational degrees seems safer than their clients in nationwide elections.
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