A brief stroll in a protracted Journey is a narrative approximately an American election observer’s adventure within the 1994 South African election. This election marked the start of democracy in South Africa with the election of Nelson Mandela as president. A brief stroll in an extended Journey is a non-fictional narrative, rewritten 19 years later depending upon the copious notes taken throughout the event and vibrant stories. There are numerous climatic issues within the tale and the ultimate part is an research of modern South Africa, principally established upon learn performed by way of Goldman Sachs and UBS. The identify is a connection with Mandela’s autobiography, Long stroll to Freedom.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, strong Books, activities Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to post a wide variety of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our record comprises biographies on recognized old figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, in addition to villains from background, akin to Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. now we have additionally released survivor tales of worldwide conflict II, memoirs approximately overcoming adversity, first-hand stories of event, and masses extra. whereas no longer each identify we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on matters which are occasionally ignored and to authors whose paintings will possibly not differently discover a home.

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By Raymond Wacks

The idea that of legislation lies on the center of our social and political existence, shaping the nature of our group and underlying concerns from racism and abortion to human rights and foreign battle. criminal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the suggestion of legislation and its position in society, illuminating its that means and its relation to the common questions of justice, rights, and morality.

In this Very brief Introduction Raymond Wacks analyzes the character and goal of the felony process, and the perform via courts, attorneys, and judges. Wacks unearths the exciting and not easy nature of criminal philosophy with readability and exuberance, offering an enlightening advisor to the critical questions of criminal theory.

In this revised variation Wacks makes a few updates together with new fabric on criminal realism, adjustments to the method of the research of legislation and felony conception, and makes updates to ancient and anthropological jurisprudence.

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Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence bargains concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary idea to historical past, and Archaeology to the Bible. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity during this sequence offers trenchant and provocative--yet regularly balanced and complete--discussions of the significant concerns in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief creation supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has constructed and the way it has encouraged society. finally, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, supplying all scholars an obtainable and considerable reference library. regardless of the sector of research that one deems very important or attractive, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and reasonable advisor that would most probably end up indispensable.

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This volume examines the function of rhetoric in today’s tradition of democratic activism. the quantity takes on of the main major demanding situations at the moment dealing with modern rhetorical stories: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in international context, and (2) the crucial position of rhetoric in democratic activist practices. In proposing numerous political and rhetorical struggles of their particular contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee let members to mirror on and complex chances for either activist methods to rhetorical stories, and rhetorical techniques to activist initiatives, facilitating higher figuring out the socio-political outcomes of this paintings.

With individuals from widely recognized students in conversation and composition experiences, the gathering deals sensible situations that spotlight how rhetoric mediates, constitutes, and/or intervenes in democratic rules and practices. It additionally considers theoretical questions that recognize profound voids within the rhetorical culture (e.g., Western, neo-Aristotelian, liberal) and extend the horizon of conventional rhetorical views. It advocates new wisdom and practices that additional advertise civic engagement, social swap and democracy within the international context.

Activism and Rhetoric will be applicable for students and scholars throughout disciplines, including rhetoric, composition, verbal exchange reports, political technology, cultural reports, and women’s reports.

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By Amanda Hollis-Brusky

There are few highbrow events in sleek American political background extra profitable than the Federalist Society. Created in 1982 to counterbalance what its founders thought of a liberal criminal institution, the association steadily advanced into the conservative felony institution, and club is all yet required for any conservative attorney who hopes to go into politics or the judiciary. It claims 40,000 participants, together with 4 best courtroom Justices, dozens of federal judges, and each Republican lawyer basic given that its inception. yet its strength is going even deeper.

In rules with Consequences, Amanda Hollis-Brusky offers the 1st accomplished account of the way the Federalist Society exerts its impact. Drawing from an important trove of files, transcripts, and interviews, she explains how the Federalist Society controlled to revolutionize the jurisprudence for a wide selection of vital felony concerns. lots of those issues-including the level of federal executive strength, the scope of definitely the right to endure fingers, and the parameters of company political speech-had lengthy been thought of settled. however the Federalist Society was once capable of upend the present traditional knowledge, selling constitutional theories that had formerly been pushed aside as ludicrously radical. As Hollis-Brusky exhibits, the Federalist Society supplied a number of of the an important parts had to accomplish this constitutional revolution. It serves as a credentialing establishment for conservative attorneys and judges and legitimizes novel interpretations of the structure that hire a conservative framework. It additionally presents a judicial viewers of like-minded friends, which prevents the well-documented phenomenon of conservative judges turning average after years at the bench. thus, it could workout huge, immense effect on vital circumstances at each level.

A far-reaching research of a few of the main debatable political and felony problems with our time, Ideas with Consequences is the basic consultant to the Federalist Society at a time whilst its strength has broader implications than ever.

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By Roger W. Bowen

It is a brief, readable, and incisive examine of the corrosive results of corruption in a single of the world's significant liberal democracies. It explores the disconnect among democratic rule and undemocratic practices in Japan because the moment international struggle, with unique awareness to the corrupt practices of assorted major ministers and the ensuing experience of political cynicism and powerlessness one of the normal public.

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By Paul Ginsborg

Political events have misplaced swathes of individuals and powerful energy is ever extra focused within the palms in their leaders. at the back of those traits lie altering relationships among economics, the media and politics.

Electoral spending has spiralled out of all keep watch over, with strong monetary pursuits workout undue impression. The 'level taking part in field', on which democracy's contests have supposedly been fought, has develop into ever extra sloping and asymmetric. in lots of 'democratic' international locations media insurance, specially that of tv, is seriously biased. Electors develop into audience and lively participation supplies method to mass passivity.

Can issues swap? by way of going again to the roots of democracy and studying the connection among consultant and participatory democracy, political historian Paul Ginsborg indicates that they could and must.

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By Carl Boggs

In a strong new ebook, Boggs lines the ancient evolution of yankee politics by way of concentrating on the slow triumph of company and armed forces strength over democratic associations and practices. the implications of increasing usa international presence considering global warfare II--involving an built-in and interwoven procedure of energy established within the everlasting struggle economic climate, nationwide security-state, and company interests--has intended erosion of democratic politics, strengthening of the imperial presidency, elevated company and armed forces effect over elections and laws, weakening of renowned governance, and diminution of citizenship. The occasions of 11th of September and their aftermath, together with the battle on Terror, long wars and international occupations, new threats of struggle, and large raises in Pentagon spending, have simply deepened the rage towards ever-more targeted types of strength in a society that ostensibly embraces democratic values. Such advancements, Boggs argues, have deep origins in American historical past going again to the founding files, ideological precepts of the structure, early oligarchic rule, slavery, the Indian wars, and westward colonial growth.

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Karl Marx's vintage definitions of sophistication and society lower than capitalism are nonetheless accepted this present day. rules resembling classification, revolution, construction and oppression are hired throughout a extensive variety of educational topics, attaining past politics, economics and sociology. but those thoughts, inside a in particular Marxist framework, aren't continuously effortless to appreciate. This booklet is a perfect pupil advent that explains, in transparent and concise chapters, the appropriate that means and implications of every of Marx's key recommendations. moreover, the individuals exhibit how those rules stay proper, and the way they relate to fashionable society. The members contain best lecturers within the box of politicial technological know-how. Outlining essentially what every one idea potential, they flow directly to situate it inside state of the art modern political thought. recommendations contain historic materialism, capitalism, type, the nation, imperialism, the department of labour, oppression, construction and replica, revolution, operating type internationalism, equality and democracy.

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By Alan Arwine, Lawrence Mayer

This publication is worried with alterations within the social constructions, demographics, and concerns in Western democracies besides the influence of these alterations on occasion platforms and coverage results. 3 international locations - the us, the Netherlands, and Belgium - are tested to figure out how they accommodate those adjustments. the U.S. is investigated as an instance of a strong consolidated get together process, the Netherlands is integrated as a consultant fragmented parliamentary regime, and Belgium is an severe instance of a sub-culture alienated from the remainder of the rustic. The clash among the illustration functionality and the functionality of forming a majority in a position to govern is under pressure.

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When a central authority in a democracy acts in our identify, are we, as electorate, liable for these acts? What if the govt. commits an ethical crime? The protestor's slogan--"Not in our name!"--testifies to the necessity to separate ourselves from the wrongs of our leaders. but the concept that person voters may well endure a different accountability for political wrongdoing is deeply perplexing for traditional morality and prime theories of democracy. In Our Name explains how electorate could be morally uncovered to the disasters in their representatives and kingdom associations, and the way complicity is the pro danger of democratic citizenship. Confronting the moral demanding situations that electorate are confronted with in a self-governing democracy, Eric Beerbohm proposes institutional treatments for facing them.

Beerbohm questions winning theories of democracy for failing to account for our twin place as either voters and matters. displaying that the duty to take part within the democratic procedure is even better once we probability serving as accomplices to wrongdoing, Beerbohm argues for a particular department of work among electorate and their representatives that fees lawmakers with the accountability of incorporating their parts' ethical rules into their reasoning approximately coverage. Grappling with the sensible problems with democratic determination making, In Our Name engages with political technological know-how, legislations, and psychology to ascertain mechanisms for electorate looking to keep away from democratic complicity.

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