Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to by Lawrence Lessig

By Lawrence Lessig

In an period while unique pursuits funnel large quantities of cash into our government—driven through shifts in campaign-finance ideas and taken to new degrees by means of the very best court docket in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission—trust in our executive has reached an rock bottom. greater than ever sooner than, american citizens think that money buys leads to Congress, and that company pursuits wield keep an eye on over our legislature.

With heartfelt urgency and a prepared wish for righting wrongs, Harvard legislation professor Lawrence Lessig takes a clear-eyed examine how we arrived at this predicament: how essentially strong humans, with solid intentions, have allowed our democracy to be co-opted by way of outdoor pursuits, and the way this exploitation has develop into entrenched within the procedure. Rejecting easy labels and reductive logic—and as an alternative utilizing examples that resonate as powerfully at the correct as at the Left—Lessig seeks out the foundation factors of our state of affairs. He plumbs the problems of crusade financing and company lobbying, revealing the human faces and follies that experience allowed corruption to take this sort of foothold in our method. He places the problems in phrases that nonwonks can comprehend, utilizing real-world analogies and genuine human tales. And eventually he demands common mobilization and a brand new Constitutional conference, offering possible ideas for regaining regulate of our corrupted—but redeemable—representational process. during this approach, Lessig plots a roadmap for returning our republic to its meant greatness.

whereas the United States can be divided, Lessig vividly champions the concept we will be able to prevail if we settle for that corruption is our universal enemy and that we needs to have the opportunity to struggle opposed to it. In REPUBLIC, misplaced, he not just makes this desire palpable and clear—he offers us the sensible and highbrow instruments to cope with it.

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Contemporary Germany and the Nazi Legacy: Remembrance, by Caroline Pearce (auth.)

By Caroline Pearce (auth.)

This publication examines various public debates at the Nazi legacy in Germany on the grounds that Schröder's SDP-Green coalition got here to strength in 1998. A crucial subject is the 'dialectic of normality' wherein references to Nazi earlier effect upon current normality. The publication is a necessary source for college students of up to date German politics, historical past and culture.

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Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob by Mallory Factor

By Mallory Factor

SHADOWBOSSES reads like an geared up crime novel, yet it's truly a real tale of ways exertions unions are infiltrating our govt and corrupting our political approach. This compelling and insightful e-book exposes how unions have geared up federal, kingdom, and native govt staff with no their consent, and the way executive worker unions are actually a possibility to our workers' freedoms, our loose and reasonable elections, or even our American lifestyle. And, Mallory issue finds what's coming subsequent: how unions are focusing on thousands of Americans--maybe even you--for pressured unionization in order that unions can gather billions extra in compelled dues and exert an excellent higher effect over American politics. A chilling reveal, SHADOWBOSSES can also be a choice to citizen motion opposed to those that quite carry energy in the US at the present time.

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Government e-Strategic Planning and Management: Practices, by Leonidas G. Anthopoulos, Christopher G. Reddick

By Leonidas G. Anthopoulos, Christopher G. Reddick

This ebook makes a speciality of the extraction of serious good fortune elements that consultant e-strategic growth and the standards set by way of determination makers for e-strategic studies. It examines explanations that force e-strategic updates and defines styles for e-strategic evolution.

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Handbook of Democratic Government: Party Government in 20 by Jaap Woldendorp, Hans Keman, Ian Budge (auth.), Jaap

By Jaap Woldendorp, Hans Keman, Ian Budge (auth.), Jaap Woldendorp, Hans Keman, Ian Budge (eds.)

The Handbook of Democratic Government is the 1st compact and finished facts assortment for 20 nations which at the same time offers comparative and whole details at the composition of governments. events, ministries, portfolios, ministers and parliamentary aid are indexed, in addition to length, kind of govt and purposes for termination. the knowledge are organised in this sort of demeanour that each researcher can use them as a uncomplicated info set, able to be reworked in response to the actual wishes dictated by way of the learn undertaken. a variety of degrees of research are attainable, either cross-nationally and throughout time, starting from person ministers and separate ministries to precise events, governments or nations. Given its structure, the knowledge set can also be a truly worthwhile history to the precise annual factor of the European magazine of Political Research:Political facts Yearbook. it's going to keep researchers within the box of comparative politics worthy time because it will be utilised in reference to, or as well as different information assets.

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Reader's Guide to the History of Science (Reader's guide by Arne Hessenbruch

By Arne Hessenbruch

The Reader's advisor to the background of technological know-how appears on the literature of technological know-how in a few 550 entries on contributors (Einstein), associations and disciplines (Mathematics), basic issues (Romantic technology) and important suggestions (Paradigm and Fact). The historical past of technological know-how is construed largely to incorporate the heritage of drugs and know-how as is mirrored within the diversity of disciplines from which the foreign crew of 2 hundred members are drawn.

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Legitimacy: Ambiguities of Political Success or Failure in by Lynn T White

By Lynn T White

This booklet records the bases for a brand new view of legitimacy normally and in quite a few components of Asia, together with China, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The authors see legitimacy at any place as regularly partial, instead of overall, and slightly measurable. Legitimacy is in particular political, instead of extra vaguely socioeconomic. it may be a predicate of varied sizes of collectivity, not only of a sovereign executive, or of regulations, or of leaders. it may be challenged by way of patriotism. Legitimacy derives not only from clinical norms or technocracy, even nowa days. it's a trust whose replacement (illegitimacy) humans may perhaps usually suppress of their minds until eventually exterior occasions switch, bringing an unforeseen cascade of altered legitimacy.The quantity is edited through Lynn White, a professor within the Woodrow Wilson institution and Politics division at Princeton. It throws gentle not just on smooth adjustments of the method of political legitimization, but in addition at the correlates of that procedure in particular East and Southeast Asian countries.This publication might be followed as a textbook, please e mail sales@wspc.com for pupil fee enquiries.

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Battleground: Government and Politics [2 volumes] by Lori A. Johnson, Kathleen Uradnik, Sara Beth Hower

By Lori A. Johnson, Kathleen Uradnik, Sara Beth Hower

Through a close exploration of the viewpoints concerned, this balanced and incisive paintings promotes knowing of the main divisive matters in American executive today.

• comprises many sidebars that spotlight and complex on very important points of the topic

• offers a listing of necessary assets for additional research with each one entry

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