The Last Cacique

Based on years of intensive research, including unusually candid interviews with members of Puerto Rico's political elite, The Last Cacique offers the first in-depth study of local politics in Puerto Rico and one of the very few available ...

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Author: Jorge Heine

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822976912

Category: History

Page: 328

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This pioneering study of the dynamics of city politics in one of Puerto Rico's largest townships examines the fascinating career to Benjamin Cole. A quasi-legendary figure in island politics, Cole served as mayor of Mayagüez from 1968 to 1992. His spectacular success often ran counter to the broader political trends in Puerto Rico and offers insights in the currents of change that swept the island from the 1960s through the 1990s. Based on years of intensive research, including unusually candid interviews with members of Puerto Rico's political elite, The Last Cacique offers the first in-depth study of local politics in Puerto Rico and one of the very few available for the Caribbean region.

The Last Politician

But the Lying Horseman, the last surviving politician from the Old World, wants to return to power, and this leads to a brutal betrayal of his own people in the abandoned city of Hobart.

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Author: M C Rooney

Publisher: M C Rooney

ISBN: 0994247907

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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EVERYTHING WAS UPSIDE DOWN, YOU SEE, NOBODY SUSPECTED A THING. SO OUR DOOM CAME FROM THE LIAR, THE ARROGANT AND THE KING. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have arrived in the Van Diemen Chronicles. In the year 2044 an orchestrated plague of the undead was unleashed upon mankind in order to reduce the world's population. Twenty years later on the island of Tasmania a small community has slowly arisen from the ashes of this destruction without a political and monetary system and with a new generation of youth who are free from the traditions and conditioning of the past. But the Lying Horseman, the last surviving politician from the Old World, wants to return to power, and this leads to a brutal betrayal of his own people in the abandoned city of Hobart. 'Tasmania has only ever had one hero, ' his grandfather had once told him, and then he came up with a hero's idea, a crazy idea, but an idea nonetheless. Isaac took a deep breath, then moved forward saying, "Bonnet, boot, roof," as he took three leaps to the other car. He then took another breath and leapt forward again, 'bonnet, boot, roof'. He lifted up his sword and took another three leaps. The main road was getting closer and closer as he continued jumping from car to car. Nearing the end of the blockade, he raised his sword to the crowd of red zombies who were moving along with him and stepping all over the white ones, who were almost literally breaking apart. "And Captain Blood bids you a fond farewell " he shouted as he leaped from the last car and hit the road, running flat chat up the main street. He hoped Errol Flynn was a fast runner as well.

The Last of the Whigs

Although this book is primarily a political biography, it also covers Hartington's private life - including his thirty-year love affair with the Duchess of Manchester, whom he married in 1892, when he was 59 years old.

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Author: Patrick Jackson

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838635148

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 398

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This political biography of Lord Hartington, later the Eighth Duke of Devonshire, is the first to appear in over eighty years. Hartington was the last of the great Whig landowners to play a prominent part in national politics. In the very different society which came into being after his death in 1908, he was largely forgotten - his reputation eclipsed by those of more spectacular contemporaries, such as Gladstone and Joseph Chamberlain. Many modern commentators have tended too readily to accept Hartington's self-depreciation at face value. By non-specialists he is remembered, if at all, as the classic example of the amateur politician who claims to be bored by politics, reputedly yawning in the middle of his own speeches. This myth grew out of the defensive reactions of a diffident nature and out of contemporary expectations of aristocracy. As Patrick Jackson shows, Hartington played an important part in British politics for over forty years - from 1863 (when he joined Palmerston's Government), until 1903 (when he resigned from Balfour's Cabinet). Uniquely in British history, he three times declined offers of the Premiership. The first came after the great Liberal election victory in April 1880, when Hartington had to make way for Gladstone's re-emergence from retirement. The other two offers were in 1886, after Hartington had broken with Gladstone over Irish home rule and had led his Liberal Unionist supporters into an alliance with the Conservatives. One of the main fascinations of Hartington's political career lies in the contrast between his personality and attitudes and those of his great colleagues - Gladstone, Joseph Chamberlain, Salisbury, and Balfour. There is also still a direct modern relevance in some of the major political controversies in which Hartington played a significant part, such as the struggle over Irish home rule and the argument about abandoning Britain's traditional free trade policy in favor of tariff reform and Imperial preference. By the end of his life Hartington had established an influence far greater than can be accounted for by his actual political achievements. This reflected his personal character: he was universally trusted because he was straight - totally disinterested and without self-delusions. It is impossible to understand Hartington's reputation without considering his social position as the heir to one of the great dynasties of the British landed aristocracy. Although this book is primarily a political biography, it also covers Hartington's private life - including his thirty-year love affair with the Duchess of Manchester, whom he married in 1892, when he was 59 years old.

The Presence of the Past in Politics

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which were essentially bound to past experiences . In Hungary , liberalism had
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Author: Heino Nyyssönen

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029698185

Category: Hungary

Page: 305

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The New Deal and the Last Hurrah

In studying the effect of New Deal on urban political machines, Bruce M. Stave challenges the traditional view of declining bossism in America from the 1930s through the 1950s.

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Author: Bruce M. Stave

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822975847

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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In studying the effect of New Deal on urban political machines, Bruce M. Stave challenges the traditional view of declining bossism in America from the 1930s through the 1950s. Using Pittsburgh as his case study, he demonstrates how political power was transferred from a once-invincible Republican machine to the Democratic Party led by David L. Lawrence. Stave traces the consolidation of patronage control and grassroots voting support with a special emphasis on the interplay between politics and federal work relief during the depression decade.

My Life in Politics

Along with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Francois Mitterand, Jacques Chirac is one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century.

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Author: Jacques Chirac

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781137088031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Along with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Francois Mitterand, Jacques Chirac is one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century. Two-time president of France, mayor of Paris, and international politician, a recent poll voted him the most admired political figure in France, with current president Nicolas Sarkozy ranking in 32nd place. This memoir covers the full scope of Chirac's political career of more than 50 years and includes the last century's most significant events. A protégé of General de Gaulle, Chirac started political life after France's defeat in Algeria in the early 1960s. He then became Prime Minister George de Pompidou's "bulldozer" and a personal negotiator with Saddam Hussein for France's oil interests in the Persian Gulf. He sold Iraq its first nuclear reactor and incurred the wrath of the United States and Israel, which he discusses in striking detail. As mayor of Paris, Chirac was famed for his success in beautifying the City of Lights and keeping it whole during the heady days of the 1968 riots. As president in the 1990s and early 2000s, Chirac took controversial steps to privatize the economy and plan the European Union. Chirac seldom pulls punches and in several dramatic chapters describes his opposition to the US invasion of Iraq in 2002 and his personal meetings with George W. Bush. These landmark events are brought into sharp focus in this memoir that the popular French magazine Paris Match said "steals the show" even after its author decamped the presidential palace.

The Tao of Politics

That's what Ed Bremson does in The Tao of Politics. Using the Tao Te Ching as his starting-point and guide, he writes about politics from an Eastern perspective. He uses timeless ideas to cast light on modern problems.

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Author: Ed Bremson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595362219

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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The Tao Te Ching is a 2000 year-old Chinese manuscript of wisdom and advice. Almost half the manuscript deals with politics, government and war. It therefore seems natural to seek guidance, in those pages, for how to think about any political landscape, and especially the American political scene. That's what Ed Bremson does in The Tao of Politics. Using the Tao Te Ching as his starting-point and guide, he writes about politics from an Eastern perspective. He uses timeless ideas to cast light on modern problems. The result is a stimulating, thought-provoking book, at times irreverent, at times humorous, and often unexpected. It's not the last word on politics. It's certainly not the first word. But in many ways it could be the next word.

The Last Neoliberal

France is experiencing its worst political crisis in thirty years.

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Author: Stefano Palombarin

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788733571

Category:

Page: 192

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Why centrist politics in France is bound to fail This book analyses the French political crisis, which has entered its most acute phase in more than thirty years with the break-up of traditional left and right social blocs. Governing parties have distanced themselves from the working classes, leaving behind on the one hand, craftsmen, shop owners and small entrepreneurs disappointed by the timidity of the reforms of the neoliberal right and, on the other hand, workers and employees hostile to the neoliberal and pro-European integration orientation of the Socialist Party. The Presidency of François Hollande was less an anomaly than the definitive failure of attempts to reconcile the social base of the left with the so-called "modernisation" of the French model. The project, based on the pursuit of neoliberal reforms, did not die with Hollande's failure; it was taken up and radicalised by his successor, Emmanuel Macron. This project needs a social base, the 'bourgeois bloc", designed to overcome the right/left divide by a new alliance between the middle and upper classes. But this, as we have seen recently on the streets of Paris and elsewhere, is a precarious process.

The Good Politician

Focusing on the United Kingdom, using responses to public opinion surveys alongside diaries and letters collected by Mass Observation, this book takes a long view of anti-politics going back to the 1940s.

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Author: Nick Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108631334

Category: Political Science

Page:

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Surveys show a lack of trust in political actors and institutions across much of the democratic world. Populist politicians and parties attempt to capitalise on this political disaffection. Commentators worry about our current 'age of anti-politics'. Focusing on the United Kingdom, using responses to public opinion surveys alongside diaries and letters collected by Mass Observation, this book takes a long view of anti-politics going back to the 1940s. This historical perspective reveals how anti-politics has grown in scope and intensity over the last half-century. Such growth is explained by citizens' changing images of 'the good politician' and changing modes of political interaction between politicians and citizens. Current efforts to reform and improve democracy will benefit greatly from the new evidence and conceptual framework set out in this important study.

Chandra Shekhar

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Author: Harivansh A

Publisher: Rupa Publications India

ISBN: 9353334012

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Sub National Democracy and Politics Through Social Media

Most of the available research literature focuses on the impact of social media at the national level; this book fills that gap by analyzing the political uses of social media at the sub-national level. The book is divided into two parts.

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Author: Mehmet Zahid Sobacı

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319733869

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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This book analyzes the impact of social media on democracy and politics at the sub-national level in developed and developing countries. Over the last decade or so, social media has transformed politics. Offering political actors opportunities to organize, mobilize, and connect with constituents, voters, and supporters, social media has become an important tool in global politics as well as a force for democracy. Most of the available research literature focuses on the impact of social media at the national level; this book fills that gap by analyzing the political uses of social media at the sub-national level. The book is divided into two parts. Part One, “Social Media for Democracy” includes chapters that analyze potential contributions of social media tools to the realizing of basic values of democracy, such as public engagement, transparency, accountability, participation and collaboration at the sub-national level. Part Two, “Social Media in Politics” focuses on the use of social media tools by political actors in political processes and activities (online campaigns, protests etc.) at the local, regional and state government levels during election and non-election periods. Combining theoretical and empirical analysis, each chapter provides evaluations of overarching issues, questions, and problems as well as real-world experiences with social media, politics, and democracy in a diverse sample of municipalities. This volume will be of use to graduate students, academicians, and researchers, in several disciplines and fields, such as public administration, political science, ICT, sociology, communication studies and public policy as well as politicians and practitioners.

A Political Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi

This book is the first political biography of Aung San Suu Kyi covering both her years in opposition and all her years in power from 2016 onwards.

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Author: Michał Lubina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000178197

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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This book is the first political biography of Aung San Suu Kyi covering both her years in opposition and all her years in power from 2016 onwards. It offers a new interpretation of Aung San Suu Kyi by presenting a balanced and thorough account of Suu Kyi’s policies. In the last 30 years there has not been a person in global politics who has risen so high and fallen so low – and so quickly – as Aung San Suu Kyi. Using postcolonial theory and introducing the new concept of `a hybrid politician', this book explains apparent inconsistencies of Suu Kyi’s agenda. It demonstrates that Suu Kyi considers herself a democrat and yet, rules autocratically. Immersed in her country’s tradition of policymaking, she has at the same time been influenced by foreign concepts, both Western and Asian. Drawing on first-hand research, including talks with Suu Kyi, conversations with her supporters and rivals, observations of Suu Kyi’s behaviour during intergovernmental talks as well as an extensive number of sources and fieldwork in Myanmar, the author argues that Suu Kyi’s case shows both the strengths and limits of hybridity. This brings Suu Kyi priceless political assets such as visibility, recognition and support while proving that such a model of leadership has its restrictions. A timely biography of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate as she appears at the International Court of Justice to defend her country against charges of genocide committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of Myanmar politics, Southeast Asian politics, Asian politics, Political Science more generally, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies and Leadership Studies.

The Politics of the New Germany

For this second edition, the content has been comprehensively updated throughout, augmented by additional factboxes and data, and features new material on: Grand coalition Lisbon treaty Constitutional court Financial crisis Reform of social ...

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Author: Simon Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136619588

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The Politics of the New Germany continues to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date textbook on contemporary German Politics. The text takes a new approach to understanding politics in the post-unification Federal Republic. Assuming only elementary knowledge, it focuses on a series of the most important debates and issues in Germany today with the aim of helping students understand both the workings of the country's key institutions and some of the most important policy challenges facing German politicians. For this second edition, the content has been comprehensively updated throughout, augmented by additional factboxes and data, and features new material on: Grand coalition Lisbon treaty Constitutional court Financial crisis Reform of social policy Afghanistan. Written in a straightforward style by three experts, each of the chapters draws on a rich variety of real-world examples. In doing so, it highlights both the challenges and opportunities facing policy-makers in such areas as foreign affairs, economic policy, immigration, identity politics and institutional reform. The book also takes a bird’s-eye view of the big debates that have defined German politics over time, regardless of which political parties happened to be in power. It pinpoints three key themes that have characterised German politics over the last sixty years; reconciliation, consensus and transformation. The book is a comprehensive, yet highly accessible, overview of politics in 21st Century Germany and should be essential reading for students of politics and international relations, as well as of European and German studies.

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ISBN: 0714103950

Category: Poets, English

Page: 128

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The Politics of the New South Africa

This book provides an appraisal of critical moments in South Africa's history: segregation and racial supremacy, black opposition, politics under apartheid and violence and terror.

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Author: Heather Deegan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582382270

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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For undergraduate and taught masters courses on modern South Africa as part of a politics, area studies, development studies or combined social sciences degree. This book provides an appraisal of critical moments in South Africa's history: segregation and racial supremacy, black opposition, politics under apartheid and violence and terror. The authors include up-to-date information such as the transfer of power in 1994, enfranchisement and political realignment, the post-electoral period of adjustment and socio-economic transition, the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 1999 elections.

It s Politics But Not As We Know It

Is it any wonder that people feel disconnected from all of this? This book is about the gap between politicians and the people. Its about being real, being honest, and - crucially, this is Britain after all - keeping a sense of humour.

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Author: Nick Ferrari

Publisher: Elliot & Thompson Limited

ISBN: 1783960744

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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In this sharp and witty polemic, Ferrari shows how our politicians are failing us, and what this means for our political future in the UK. Required reading for every voter, this call to action will be discussed and debated by politicians and their critics across the political spectrum.

European Journal of Political Research

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132679411

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The Politics of Drug Violence

Drawing on remarkably extensive fieldwork, this book compares five cities that have been home to major trafficking organizations for the past four decades: Cali and Medellín in Colombia, and Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, and Tijuana in Mexico ...

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Author: Angelica Duran-Martinez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190695989

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Over the last few decades, drug trafficking organizations in Latin America became infamous for their shocking public crimes, from narcoterrorist assaults on the Colombian political system in the 1980s to the more recent wave of beheadings in Mexico. However, while these highly visible forms of public violence dominate headlines, they are neither the most common form of drug violence nor simply the result of brutality. Rather, they stem from structural conditions that vary from country to country and from era to era. In The Politics of Drug Violence, Angelica Durán-Martínez shows how variation in drug violence results from the complex relationship between state power and criminal competition. Drawing on remarkably extensive fieldwork, this book compares five cities that have been home to major trafficking organizations for the past four decades: Cali and Medellín in Colombia, and Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, and Tijuana in Mexico. She shows that violence escalates when trafficking organizations compete and the state security apparatus is fragmented. However, when the criminal market is monopolized and the state security apparatus cohesive, violence tends to be more hidden and less frequent. The size of drug profits does not determine violence levels, and neither does the degree of state weakness. Rather, the forms and scale of violent crime derive primarily from the interplay between marketplace competition and state cohesiveness. An unprecedentedly rich empirical account of one of the worst problems of our era, the book will reshape our understanding of the forces driving organized criminal violence in Latin America and elsewhere.

Last Man Standing

Yet he spent 13 years and 11 days in government, including long and influential spells as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. This is the story of how he got there.

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Author: Jack Straw

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144722275X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 582

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As a small boy in Epping Forest, Jack Straw could never have imagined that one day he would become Britain's Lord Chancellor. As one of five children of divorced parents, he was bright enough to get a scholarship to a direct-grant school, but spent his holidays as a plumbers' mate for his uncles to bring in some much-needed extra income. Yet he spent 13 years and 11 days in government, including long and influential spells as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. This is the story of how he got there. His memoirs offer a unique insight into the complex, sometimes self-serving but always fascinating world of British politics and reveals the toll that high office takes but also, more importantly, the enormous satisfaction and extraordinary privilege of serving both your constituents and your country. Straw’s has been a very public life, but he reveals the private face, too, and offers readers a vivid and authoritative insight into the Blair/Brown era and, indeed, the last forty years of British politics.