• Richard Worth, Robert Asher
  • Издательство: Facts on File
  • ISBN: 0816056846
  • Год издания: 2004
  • Кол.страниц: 96
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 2,1 Mb
Discusses the history of Jewish immigration to the United States and covers key issues, including the reasons for immigration, the struggles faced, and how the ...
  • Richard R.Lau, David P.Redlawsk
  • Издательство: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521848598
  • Год издания: 2006
  • Кол.страниц: 367
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 5,4 Mb
Democracy succeeds when government, in some broad sense, represents the will of the people. Democratic representation can be assured if informed citizens freely elect their leaders, and those leaders stand for reelection at some regular interval. Thus citizens, voting for leaders who best represent their views, and holding those leaders (or their political parties) accountable for their performance in office at the next election, make democracy work. At least that is the theory. Naturally enough, voting is a topic that has drawn quite a bit of attention in political science, and the classics of political behavior research have all focused, in one way or another, on the vote decision. Understanding how voters make their decisions is tantamount, at some very basic level, to understanding how democracy works. There can be no more important question in political science. Yet with all of our research over the past half century, and the numerous models of vote choice that have been proposed, how much do we really know about how voters decide?
  • Dick Taverne
  • Издательство: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0192804855
  • Год издания: 2005
  • Кол.страниц: 310
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 0,9 Mb
Our daily news bulletins bring us tales of the wonder of science, from Mars rovers and intelligent robots to developments in cancer treatment, and yet often the emphasis is on the potential threats posed by science. It appears that irrationality is on the rise in western society, and public opinion is increasingly dominated by unreflecting prejudice and unwillingness to engage with factual evidence. From genetically modified crops and food, organic farming, the MMR vaccine, environmentalism, the precautionary principle and the new anti-capitalist and anti-globalisation movements, the rejection of the evidence-based approach nurtures a culture of suspicion, distrust, and cynicism, and leads to dogmatic assertion and intolerance. In this compelling and timely examination of science and society, Dick Taverne argues that science, with all the benefits it brings, is an essential part of civilised and democratic society: it offers the most hopeful future for mankind.
  • Павел Святенков
  • Издательство: Алгоритм
  • ISBN: 978-5-9265-0460-3
  • Год издания: 2008
  • Кол.страниц: 240
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: RTF
  • Размер: 11.26 Мб
Павел Святенков - представитель плеяды молодых российских публицистов, для которых нет закрытых тем. Они настолько существенно обгоняют свое время, что публиковать их могут только самые бесстрашные СМИ. В российской политической системе все отлажено. Каждый винтик на своем месте, каждая шестеренка крутится, как положено. Сбоев в работе механизма не предвидится - машина уверенно катится к пропасти...
Книга о марионетках российской демократии и тайных пружинах в механизме выборов, заранее определяющих результат.
  • Кунгуров А. А.
  • Издательство: Алгоритм
  • ISBN: 978-54320-0003-3
  • Год издания: 2011
  • Кол.страниц: 240
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: DJVU
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Сергей Семенович Собянин — пожалуй, самая загадочная фигура на российском политическом Олимпе. Путинец, но не питерский. Нефтяной лоббист, ни дня не работавший в бизнесе. Чем объясняется его стремительный карьерный взлет — вмешательством могущественных закулисных сил или исключительными личными качествами политика? Почему на всякий новый пост Собянин всегда приходил один, без всякого сожаления порывая связи со своей прежней командой? Как уроженец глухого сибирского села, не очень красноречивый, угрюмый и нелюдимый, оказался на посту столичного мэра? Чего ждать москвичам от нового градоначальника? На эти и другие вопросы пытается ответить Алексей Кунгуров — тюменский журналист, познавший все прелести губернаторства Собянина в Тюменской области в 2001—2005 гг. Автор полагает, что понять феномен Собянина можно только в контексте сложившейся в России системы госуправления, и делает вывод, что в самое ближайшее время Собянину предстоит новый карьерный взлет.
  • Zdenk Suda, Ji Musil
  • Издательство: Central European University Press
  • ISBN: 963911653X
  • Год издания: 2000
  • Кол.страниц: 271
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 16,7 Mb
The Meaning of Liberalism provides a new perspective on the continuing debate about how liberalism should be defined and what it means in countries with an established parliamentary system, particularly in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe.The key question this book addresses is: will the specific experience of communism and its aftermath give birth to a new distinct current of liberal thought, or will it simply enlarge the scope of the Western liberal debate? The authors argue that liberalism cannot be reduced merely to private property and market prices, but needs a very complex set of institutions and corresponding law.
  • W.Bonner, A.Wiggin
  • Издательство: Wiley
  • ISBN: 0470528702
  • Год издания: 2009
  • Кол.страниц: 383
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 3,0 Mb
One day in early spring 2005, we traveled by train from Poitiers to Paris and found ourselves seated next to Robert Hue, head of the French Communist Party and a senator representing Val d’Oise. He sat down and pulled out a travel magazine, just as any other traveler would. Aside from one Bolshevik manque who stopped by to say hello, no one paid any attention. A friend reports that he was on the same train a few months ago with then Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, who was accompanied by only a single aide. Many years ago, when the United States was still a modest republic, American presidents were likewise available to almost anyone who wanted to shoot them. Thomas Jefferson went for a walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, alone, and spoke to anyone who came up to him. John Adams used to swim naked in the Potomac. A woman reporter got him to talk to her by sitting on his clothes and refusing to budge.
  • Barry Stewart Clark
  • Издательство: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 0275958698
  • Год издания: 1998
  • Кол.страниц: 359
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 18,6 Mb
Readable, interesting, and up-to-date, this is the ideal text for any course on Political Economy, History of Economic Thought, or Political Theory.
  • Sheldon S.Wolin
  • Издательство: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691135665
  • Год издания: 2008
  • Кол.страниц: 376
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 6,4 Mb
As a preliminary I want to emphasize certain aspects of the approach taken in this volume in order to avoid possible misunderstandings. Although the concept of totalitarianism is central to what follows, my thesis is not that the current American political system is an inspired replica of Nazi Germany’s or George W.Bush of Hitler. References to Hitler’s Germany are introduced to remind the reader of the benchmarks in a system of power that was invasive abroad, justified preemptive war as a matter of official doctrine, and repressed all opposition at home—a system that was cruel and racist in principle and practice, deeply ideological, and openly bent on world domination. Those benchmarks are introduced to illuminate tendencies in our own system of power that are opposed to the fundamental principles of constitutional democracy. Those tendencies are, I believe, totalizing in the sense that they are obsessed with control, expansion, superiority, and supremacy.
  • Cameron Ross
  • Издательство: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 0719058694
  • Год издания: 2002
  • Кол.страниц: 193
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 9,5 Mb
Since the early 1970s a ‘third wave’ of democratisation has swept the world. In the period 1972–94 the number of democratic political systems doubled from 44 to 107. And by the mid-1990s 58 per cent of the world’s states had adopted democratic governments.1 These momentous developments have led political scientists to re-examine the theoretical literature on democratisation, and to compare the current transitions in the post-communist bloc with earlier transitions in Latin America and Southern Europe. From my reading of this literature three major schools can be identified.
  • Thomas L.Karnes
  • Издательство: McFarland & Company
  • ISBN: 0786442824
  • Год издания: 2009
  • Кол.страниц: 215
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 2,07 Mb
From animal paths to superhighways, transportation has been the backbone of American expansion and growth. This examination of the interstate highway system in the United States, and the forces that shaped it, includes the introduction of the automobile, the Good Roads Movement, and the Lincoln Highway Association. The book offers an analysis of state and federal road funding, modern road-building options, and the successes and failures of the current highway system.
  • Jacqueline Langwith
  • Издательство: Greenhaven Press
  • ISBN: 0737748605
  • Год издания: 2010
  • Кол.страниц: 128
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 6,43 Mb
Explores the effects of global warming on human health, examining the impacts of extreme cold snaps; issues arising from aridity; the health dangers posed by hurricanes and floods; diminished air capacity from smog, pollution, the ozone, and aero-allergens; global warming and infectious disease; food security and food safety.
  • Леонид Волков, Федор Крашенинников
  • Издательство: Екатеринбург
  • Год издания: 2011
  • Кол.страниц: 64
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 1,38 MB
"Эта книга — для тех, кто смотрит вперед с оптимизмом или хотя бы надеждой."
/ Волков Л. , Крашенинников Ф. /
Екатеринбуржцы Леонид Волков (ИТ - инвестор и депутат городской Думы) и Фёдор Крашенинников (президент Института развития и модернизации общественных связей) представили 7 июня в Москве книгу “Облачная демократия” - увлекательное и доходчивое описание вполне рабочей модели государственного управления, сочетающей элементы прямой и представительной демократии и опирающейся на интернет -технологии.
  • David E.Wilkins, K.Tsianina Lomawaima
  • Издательство: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 0806133511
  • Год издания: 2001
  • Кол.страниц: 337
  • Язык: английский
  • Формат: PDF
  • Размер: 18,3 Mb
When the Pilgrims landed on the coast of what would one day be called New England, desperate to replenish their dwindling supplies (especially of beer), they had no intention of settling; they were headed for the mouth of the Hudson River, in what was termed Virginia. But they found unexpected gifts of cleared fields, granaries full of corn, and no people. The Pilgrims knew Indian people existed and inhabited these coasts but had little accurate information about them. As a consequence the Pilgrims feared Indians. Imagine their surprise when they were greeted by Samoset, who had learned English from cod fishermen, with "Welcome, Englishmen." Sometime later, they were met by Squanto, or Tisquantum, who had been captured by English captain Thomas Hunt, had escaped from slavery in Spain to England, and had guided a subsequent trans-Atlantic voyage-a sojoumer who had returned home. Surely this was a sign from God to his chosen people that they had found a rightful home.
  • Майкл Мур
  • Издательство: АСТ, Люкс
  • ISBN: 5-17-027576-5, 5-9660-0821-3
  • Год издания: 2005
  • Кол.страниц: 318
  • Язык: русский
  • Формат: RTF
  • Размер: 6.97 Мб
Майкл Мур.
Главный скандалист американской кинодокументалистики, которого в США шутливо именуют "врагом государства №1"… Оскароносный режиссер, чей фильм "Фаренгейт 9/11", удостоенный "Золотой пальмовой ветви" Каннского фестиваля, произвел во всем мире эффект разорвавшейся бомбы… Но прежде всего - писатель-публицист, чьи книги в США неизменно вызывают яростные споры - и неизменно издаются огромными тиражами!

"Глупые белые люди" - одно из самых злых, смешных и саркастических произведений Майкла Мура. Книга стала национальным бестселлером США, а ее тираж достиг четырех миллионов экземпляров!