Focuses on the major theories, concepts, and conclusions that define the field, analyzing the similarities and differences between political units. Entries cover such topics as failed states, grand strategies, soft power, capital punishment, gender and politics, and totalitarianism.
New entries cover institutional developments, significant events like the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the challenges facing new democratic regimes in Eastern Europe and Africa, and advances in IR scholarship.
This encyclopedia brings together an unparalleled wealth of information about the laws, institutions, and actors that have governed America throughout its history. The book provides an invaluable and in-depth overview of the development of America's political and legal frameworks.
Long entries form the core of the book, covering such topics as climate change, terrorism, welfare policies, nuclear proliferation, voting behavior, and think tanks. Each of these entries includes high-level scrutiny of the literature, history, and future of the topic.
Includes biographies of justices, rejected nominees and prominent judges (such as Learned Hand), presidents who had an important impact on--or conflict with--the Court, other influential figures (from Alexander Hamilton to Cass Gilbert, the architect of the Supreme Court Building). More than four hundred entries examine every major case that the court has decided.
This fresh and fascinating book argues that a number of organizational factors challenge the notion of agency assumed by a governance model. The expert contributors criticize the governance model for resting on the rational myth and the assumption that democratic ideals can be translated to specified democratic values, which in turn can be adhered to by democratic agents.
What Democracy Looks Like is an attempt to foster a more coherent understanding of social change among scholars of rhetoric and communication studies by juxtaposing the ideas of social movements and counterpublics - historically two key factors significant in the study of social change.
Colin James, 2018.
"Declining trust in northern liberal democratic institutions poses serious challenges to legislatures (parliaments). That mistrust extends to traditional media at a time when new digital media are fanning 'fake news' and a 'madness of crowds'. Will the 'wisdom of crowds' on which liberal democracy critically depends prevail over the 'madness'?"
Kent den Heyer, 2018.
"As definitive nostalgia, this post-truth narrative constructs a never existing political consensus that has now been lost, from the functioning of formal politics to truth claims found in the academe."
With Media Nation, editors Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer seek to bring the media back to the center of scholarship on the history of the United States since the Progressive Era. The book's revealing case studies examine key moments and questions within the evolution of the media from the early days of print news through the era of television and the Internet.
All American politicians face the glare of media coverage, both in running for office and in representing their constituents if elected. But for women seeking or holding high public office the scrutiny by newspapers and television can be both withering and damaging - a fact that has changed little over the decades despite the emergence of more women in politics and more women in the news media.
Social Media and Politics by Glenn W. Richardson (Editor)
Call Number: JA85.2.U6 S67 2017
Publication Date: 2016
Covers key political and cultural issues in today's discourse--such as gay marriage, race, gender, "big data," and hyper-surveillance--from a variety of perspectives and a broad range of contributors. Provides informed analysis of social media eruptions and their potential to change and shape political discourse.
Nojin Kwak, Daniel S. Lane, Brian E. Weeks, Dam Hee Kim, Slgi S. Lee, & Sarah Bachleda, 2018.
"Do perceptions of social media actually influence citizens’ online and offline political behaviors as suggested by the so-called 'Slacktivism hypothesis'?"
This book will be particularly useful for those who want to explore polarization, the responsible parties model, the rational actor model, and anyone who wants to better understand elections, party politics, and the evolution of the presidency.
Political Parties and Democratic Linkage by Russell J. Dalton; David M. Farrell; Ian McAllister
Call Number: JF2051 .D35 2011
Publication Date: 2011
This book assembles unprecedented cross-national evidence to assess how parties link the individual citizen to the formation of governments and then to government policies.
Mats Ekström & Malin Sveningsson, 2017.
"This study highlights the reflexive dimensions of membership, where affiliations to collectives is something that youth try out, work on, account for and reconsider in relation to their self-identities."
The Terrorist Argument uses nine case studies of how armed groups have used communications techniques with varying degrees of success: radio, newspapers, song, television, books, e-magazines, advertising, the Internet, and social media. It is fascinating reading for anyone interested in civil conflict, terrorism, communications theory and practice, or world affairs in general.
Terrorism by Todd Sandler
Call Number: New Books - 1st Fl. HV6431 .S2553 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Both highly accessible and theoretically powerful, this book is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the ongoing threat of terrorism.
Joanna Amirault, Martin Bouchard, Graham Farrell & Martin A. Adnersen, 2016.
"Using a sample of convicted terrorist offenders (n = 153) from the Officially Adjudicated Terrorists in Canada (OATC) dataset, the current study investigates variability in the sentencing outcomes of offenders sanctioned in Canada."