Double Down: Game Change 2012

By Mark Halperin, John Heilemann

Michiko Kakutani, The manhattan Times:
"Those hungry for political information will read Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up in regards to the campaigns, and the clues it bargains concerning the positioning already occurring between Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The e-book testifies to its authors’ full of life legwork and insider access... making a novelistic narrative that offers a you-are-there immediacy... They achieve taking readers attracted to the backstabbing and behind the scenes maneuvering of the 2012 crusade at the back of the curtains, delivering a tactile... experience of what it gave the look of from the inside."

In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the entire drama of Barack Obama’s inconceivable, fabulous victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin. With a similar masterly reporting, remarkable entry, and narrative ability, Double Down choices up the tale within the Oval workplace, the place the president is beset via crises either inherited and unforeseen—facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from the electorate, disdain from the nation’s strong funds machers, and disorder in the West Wing. As 2012 looms, leaders of the Republican social gathering, salivating over Obama’s political fragility, see an opportunity to wrest again keep watch over of the White House—and the rustic. So how did the Republicans screw it up? How did Obama live to tell the tale the onslaught of tremendous PACs and defy the predictions of a one-term presidency? Double Down follows the gaudy carnival of GOP contenders—ambitious and fallacious, recognized and notorious, charismatic and cartoonish—as Mitt Romney, the straitlaced, can-do, gaffe-prone multimillionaire from Massachusetts, scraped and scratched his technique to the nomination.

Double Down exposes mistakes, scuffles, and machinations a ways past the klieg lighting of the crusade path: Obama storming out of a White condo assembly together with his excessive command after accusing them of betrayal. Romney’s state of mind as he made his debatable “47 percentage” reviews. the genuine purposes New Jersey governor Chris Christie was once by no means going to be Mitt’s working mate. The intervention held by means of the president’s employees to rescue their boss from political self-destruction. the best way the stressful détente among Obama and invoice Clinton morphed into political gold. And the reply to 1 of the campaign’s nice mysteries—how did Clint Eastwood prove appearing Dada dinner theater on the Republican convention?

In Double Down, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann take the reader into again rooms and closed-door conferences, laying naked the key background of the 2012 crusade for a breathtaking account of an election that used to be as demanding fought because it used to be lastingly consequential.

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Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

By Christopher S. Parker

Are Tea social gathering supporters basically a gaggle of conservative electorate excited about executive spending? Or are they racists who refuse to simply accept Barack Obama as their president simply because he is not white? Change they can not think In bargains an alternate argument--that the Tea celebration is pushed by way of the reemergence of a reactionary flow in American politics that's fueled by way of an apprehension that the US has replaced for the more serious. supplying a number unique proof and wealthy images of social gathering sympathizers in addition to activists, Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto convey that what really pushes Tea occasion supporters isn't really basic ideology or racism, yet worry that the rustic is being stolen from "real Americans"--a trust caused by means of Obama's election. From civil liberties and coverage concerns, to participation within the political procedure, the conception that the US is at risk at once informs how Tea occasion supporters imagine and act.

The authors argue that this is not the 1st time a phase of yankee society has perceived the yank lifestyle as less than siege. in truth, events of this sort frequently look whilst a few members think that "American" values are lower than possibility by way of fast social alterations. Drawing connections among the Tea social gathering and right-wing reactionary activities of the previous, together with the understand not anything celebration, the Ku Klux Klan of the Nineteen Twenties, and the loo Birch Society, Parker and Barreto strengthen a framework that transcends the Tea social gathering to make clear its present and destiny consequences.

Linking prior and current reactionary events, Change they can not think In carefully examines the motivations and political implications linked to modern day Tea Party.

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La Razón Populista

By Ernesto Laclau

El populismo, práctica política históricamente desdeñada, es pensado en este libro como una lógica social y como un modo de construir lo político desde un enfoque que se aleja del punto de vista sociológico. El autor, con base en el posestructuralismo y en los angeles teoría lacaniana, analiza el populismo estadunidense, el kemalismo turco y el peronismo de los angeles resistencia, y aporta una nueva dimensión al análisis de los angeles lucha hegemónica y de los angeles formación de las identidades sociales, fundamentales para comprender los triunfos y fracasos de los movimientos populares.

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Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

By Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo's son Tim is without doubt one of the "6 percent"―an American with severe psychological disorder. he's additionally one of many part million homeless individuals with severe psychological health problems in determined want of support but underserved or missed by means of our healthiness and social-service systems.

In this relocating, distinct, clear-eyed exposé, Gionfriddo describes how Tim and others like him come to continue to exist the road. Gionfriddo takes inventory of the varied injustices that saved his son from understanding his strength from the time Tim first started to exhibit indicators of schizophrenia to the insufficient academic helps he obtained transforming into up, his isolation from friends and family, and his common encounters with the juvenile justice method and, later, the grownup criminal-justice method and its substandard psychological wellbeing and fitness care. Tim entered maturity with restricted formal schooling, few paintings abilities, and a protracted, debilitating sickness that took him from the streets to jails to hospitals after which again to the streets. Losing Tim exhibits that individuals with psychological disease turn into homeless hence no longer of undesirable offerings yet of undesirable coverage. As a former kingdom coverage maker, Gionfriddo concludes with thoughts for reforming America's sick method of psychological health.

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Modern Political Ideologies

By Andrew Vincent

Completely revised and up to date, this 3rd version presents a finished account of the main political ideologies of the earlier centuries.

  • Provides an improved and carefully up to date account of the main political ideologies of the prior centuries, together with liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, fascism, feminism, environmentalism, and nationalism
  • Features a new bankruptcy on fundamentalism, in addition to higher emphasis at the worldwide effect of ideologies in general
  • Examines the complicated overlap and interaction of principles that exist either inside of and among ideologies
  • Incorporates the most recent advancements and scholarship within the box, and contains a worthy new word list of key terms

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The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups (Harvard Economic Studies, Volume 124)

By Mancur Olson Jr.

This e-book develops an unique idea of team and organizational habit that cuts throughout disciplinary strains and illustrates the speculation with empirical and old stories of specific firms. making use of monetary research to the topics of the political scientist, sociologist, and economist, Mancur Olson examines the level to which the contributors that proportion a typical curiosity locate it of their person curiosity to endure the prices of the organizational effort.

The idea exhibits that the majority corporations produce what the economist calls “public goods”—goods or providers which are to be had to each member, even if he has borne any of the prices of supplying them. Economists have lengthy understood that protection, legislation and order have been public items which could now not be advertised to members, and that taxation was once worthwhile. they've got now not, even if, taken account of the truth that deepest in addition to governmental firms produce public goods.

The companies the exertions union offers for the employee it represents, or the advantages a foyer obtains for the crowd it represents, are public items: they immediately visit each person within the crew, even if he helped endure the prices. It follows that, simply as governments require obligatory taxation, many huge deepest enterprises require certain (and occasionally coercive) units to procure the assets they need.

This isn't really precise of smaller businesses for, as this publication exhibits, small and massive enterprises help themselves in completely alternative ways. the idea shows that, notwithstanding small teams can act to additional their curiosity even more simply than huge ones, they'll are inclined to commit too few assets to the delight in their universal pursuits, and that there's a stunning tendency for the “lesser” participants of the small crew to use the “greater” contributors via making them endure a disproportionate percentage of the weight of any workforce action.

All of the speculation within the booklet is in bankruptcy 1; the remainder chapters include empirical and old proof of the theory’s relevance to exertions unions, strain teams, companies, and Marxian category motion.

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Foreign Affairs: A Novel

By Alison Lurie


Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new publication approximately children’s people rhymes. regardless of sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels primarily English and fairly seems to be down on her fellow americans. yet despite that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly fulfilling affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who attire extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.

Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and carefully depressing younger guy attempting to concentrate on his personal study. in its place, he's distracted through a stunning and unpredictable English actress and the area she belongs to.

Both American, either out of the country, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their pressured alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. neatly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be a permanent comedian masterpiece.

“A fabulous comedy, very vivid, brilliantly written in a convinced and unique demeanour. the easiest publication through one among our most interesting writers.”
–Elizabeth Hardwick

“There isn't any American author i've got learn with extra consistent excitement and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns a similar shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.”
–John Fowles

“If you be ready to learn just a couple of reliable novels a yr, make this certainly one of them.”
USA Today

“An inventive, touching book.”

“A perfect jewel.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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Political Corruption: Concepts and Contexts

Corruption is once more excessive at the foreign coverage time table because of globalization, the unfold of democracy, and significant scandals and reform projects. however the proposal itself has been a spotlight for social scientists for a few years, and new findings and knowledge tackle richer meanings whilst seen within the context of long term advancements and enduring conceptual debates. This compendium, a much-enriched model of a piece that has been a regular reference within the box seeing that 1970, deals thoughts, circumstances, and clean facts for comparative analysis.

Building on a nucleus of vintage reviews laying out the character and improvement of the concept that of corruption, the publication additionally contains fresh paintings on fiscal, cultural, and linguistic dimensions of the matter, in addition to serious analyses of a number of techniques to reform. whereas many authors are political scientists, paintings by way of historians, economists, and sociologists are strongly represented. Two-thirds of the approximately fifty articles are established both on reviews specially written or translated for this quantity, or on chosen magazine literature released within the Nineteen Nineties. The tendency to regard corruption as in basic terms a synonym for bribery is illuminated through analyses of the various terminology and linguistic options that support distinguish corruption difficulties within the significant languages. contemporary makes an attempt to degree corruption, and to investigate its reasons and results quantitatively also are significantly tested. New contributions emphasize particularly: corruption phenomena in Asia and Africa; contrasts between area and regime forms; evaluating U.S. kingdom corruption prevalence; eu occasion finance and corruption; tests of overseas corruption score undertaking; analyses of foreign corruption keep an eye on treaties; unintentional effects of anti-corruption efforts. Cumulatively, the publication combines description richness, analytical thrust, conceptual information, and contextual articulation.

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Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction

By John McCormick

It is a completely revised and up-to-date 10th variation of the vintage textual content within the box of comparative politics. Now co-authored through John McCormick, this finished and vigorous textual content maintains to introduce scholars to the major options, methods and arguments that might allow them to effectively examine the basics, constructions and approaches of political platforms around the globe. Taking complete account of the associations of presidency and different political cultures that either effect and are impacted through political advancements, the authors supply certain research of democracies and authoritarian regimes. This version contains a a lot wider variety of foreign case experiences, rather improved to incorporate extra from Latin the US and Africa and to mirror the rising powers at the international degree. The booklet can also be newly supported by way of various conscientiously designed aiding positive aspects: * Spotlights on person nations supply profiles of the differing kinds of political platforms all over the world * bankruptcy Previews, Overviews, Key Arguments, dialogue Questions and extra studying aid consolidate wisdom * New concentration packing containers supply extra perception into very important concerns mentioned within the textual content * Key strategies are outlined through the textual content in a concise and simply digestible sort. This well known textual content is the basic, and obtainable, creation to the research of comparative politics for college students of political technology all over the place.

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Public Diplomacy and Soft Power in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy)

This e-book discusses the query of sentimental strength and public international relations demanding situations in East Asian context. either options originate within the West, and in a feeling this booklet can hence be obvious as an workout in seriously assessing tender strength and public international relations in a distinct geographical and cultural atmosphere.

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