Political issues are relevant for everybody, but they are often complex and difficult to understand. Political Science provides theories and instruments to analyze these matters and it is useful to have at least a basic knowledge of this subject. This book is intended to give a short and easy-to-read introduction to Political Science and is based on introductory courses at the University of Osnabr ck in Northern Germany. The most important theories and debates are presented and a short overview on recent developments is given. Topics are e.g. policy analysis, the motives for policy making, theory of government and governance, international relations, energy and security policy. This book should not replace teaching books and the work with scientific literature, but may motivate the reader to learn more about this fascinating subject.
Philosophy and Logic for Everybody: Solution to your Problem seeks to introduce the undergraduate in the higher institutions and the general readers to the double barreled discourse on Philosophy and Logic. Specifically, it is designed to expose in meticulous detail, the solutions to many of the fundamental problems that worry the mind of everybody that has reached the age of reason and responsibility. Among other things, it examined fallacies as the errors of the human mind as well as a technique of persuasion from propaganda to brain-washing. Students and professionals in all fields of human endeavor - Law, Mass Communication, Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology, Engineering and Medicine and of course the Management Sciences - Accountancy, Marketing, Banking and Finance, Management, will find the book immensely valuable.
Political science emerged as a response to the challenges of imperial administration and the demands of colonial rule. While not all political scientists were colonial cheerleaders, their thinking was nevertheless framed by colonial assumptions that influence the study of politics to this day. This book offers students a lens through which to decolonize the main themes and issues of political science - from human nature, rights, and citizenship, to development and global justice. Not content with revealing the colonial legacies that still inform the discipline, the book also introduces students to a wide range of intellectual resources from the (post)colonial world that will help them think through the same themes and issues more expansively. Decolonizing Politics is a much-needed critical guide for students of political science. It shifts the study of political science from the centers of power to its margins, where the majority of humanity lives. Ultimately, the book argues that those who occupy the margins are not powerless. Rather, marginal positions might afford a deeper understanding of politics than can be provided by mainstream approaches.
by Assistant Professor of Political Science and Peace War and Defense Patricia Sullivan, Sis
Author: Assistant Professor of Political Science and Peace War and Defense Patricia Sullivan, Sis
Publisher: Hypd Publications
Although the thought of writing a book can be overwhelming, with planning and perseverance, it can be done. It is an avenue open to all brave enough to dive into their past and provide justification and clarification as they deem necessary. This book will help you maneuver through the process and propel you to reach publication. Guidance and examples are included to help you complete your story with interest and enthusiasm. Inside the book: Defining moments, Make an amazing connection, Be Naked and not ashamed
NOW FEATURING A NEW AFTERWORD, "PANDEMIC ETHICS" From two eminent scholars comes a provocative examination of bioethics and our culture’s obsession with having it all without paying the price. Shockingly, the United States has among the lowest life expectancies and highest infant mortality rates of any high-income nation, yet, as Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno show, we spend twice as much per capita on medical care without insuring everyone. A “remarkable, highly readable journey” (Judy Woodruff ) sure to become a classic on bioethics, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die explores the troubling contradictions between expanding medical research and neglecting human rights, from testing anthrax vaccines on children to using brain science for marketing campaigns. Providing “a clear and compassionate presentation” (Library Journal) of such complex topics as radical changes in doctor-patient relations, legal controversies over in vitro babies, experiments on humans, unaffordable new drugs, and limited access to hospice care, this urgent and incisive history is “required reading for anyone with a heartbeat” (Andrea Mitchell).
This book has it all: love, jealousy, secrets, lies, death, steamy sex, and messy family situations that continue to travel through the generations, in the Carter family. You will go on an emotional roller coaster as you read, laughing at some characters like Baby-Sweet, but crying with Peaches and Niqua as they go through trauma. This book gives you a glimpse of the south from an African-American "country" backwoods perspective. Meet Peaches Carter, she is a young, innocent, country girl who is trying to live her life in a way, that will land her a husband. She has been forced to grow up fast, because she had to care of her alcoholic mother, "Baby-Sweet". Her life changes drastically, after she meets a good-looking truck driver named Jaeshawn Freeman. He is an ole country boy who owns his own truck, and sweeps her off her feet. She falls in love fast, but is Jaeshawn able to reciprocate her feelings? Or will she get hurt again? She has a befriended a girl named Balonda, who lives a very different lifestyle from her. Balonda encourages Peaches to take some chances in life, but one of the things she has convinced Peaches to do, will change her life forever. Meanwhile Peaches' big sister Moniqua Thompson is in her mid-thirties, and married to man she wants to divorce. Niqua's husband has no idea she has fallen out of love with him, and he has been advocating for them to have another baby. Niqua can barely stand to lay beside him at night, without thinking about her fine ass co-worker, at the local chicken plant. Everybody in her hometown is talking and folks thinks she has it all: a new ride, a ranch style house, a beautiful little girl, and a hard working husband. But, nobody knows the real Niqua, and nobody knows that she got a secret that will rock a few people's world if it gets out. There are lies going on in this small, country town in Georgia.
Mitch Finley's warmhearted recollection of growing up Catholic is more than nostalgia. It's a mixture of fond memories, gentle humor, and lasting gratitude for what he learned in Catholic schools--simple and profound lessons that gave him a solid foundation for living in times marked by turmoil and change. The lessons he writes about include: Life Is Worth Living; The World Deserves Our Attention; Life Needs Prayer Like a Tree Needs Water; Everybody Has a Vocation; The Universe Is Sacramental; God Loves Everybody the Same; Nobody's Perfect; Jesus Is with Us; Everybody Has a Guardian Angel. One need not be Catholic to enjoy this gentle celebration of truths that last. Mitch Finley's journey is one that each of us has taken--and continues to take--in our own way. His joyful reminder is simply cause for more gratitude and plenty of delight.
Expand your political science knowledge with a book that explains concepts in a way anyone can understand! The global political climate is dynamic, at times even volatile. To understand this evolving landscape, it’s important to learn more about how countries are governed. Political Science For Dummies explores the questions that political scientists examine, such as how our leaders make decisions, who shapes political policy, and why countries go to war. The book is the perfect course supplement for students taking college-level, introductory political science courses. Political Science For Dummies is a guide that makes political science concepts easier to grasp. Get a better understanding of political ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior Explore topics such as class, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war Learn the specialized vocabulary within the field of political science Help prepare for a range of careers, from policy analyst to legislative assistant Political science crosses into many other areas of study, such as sociology, economics, history, anthropology, international relations, law, statistics, and public policy. Those who want to understand the implications of changing political economies or how governing bodies work can look to Political Science For Dummies. It’s the book thatcuts through the jargon as it focuses on issues that interest readers.
America is corrupted, and everybody knows it. Vested interests have bent government powers to serve themselves, not the citizens, with dizzying results - egregious Supreme Court rulings, revolving doors and cozy deals between the state and the private sector, and forty years of financial meltdowns. In this blistering book, Sarah Chayes shows that today's corruption - even the venality of the Trump administration - is part of global history, going back to the invention of money itself. We're not dealing with 'bad apples' lining individual pockets, but the widespread standard practice of sophisticated networks spanning political and national boundaries. But we can change this, individually, collectively and politically. Searching and unflinching, Everybody Knows exposes a rigged system that strangles democracy, calling on readers everywhere to challenge it.
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are (2017) is a study of human behavior and psychology that uses internet search data as its source material. Unlike other work in the social sciences, which has had to rely on self-reporting or surveys, Everybody Lies primarily draws its conclusions from a far more honest and reliable source: Google search data… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
In the 1990s, a boom in autobiographical novels and memoirs about incest emerged, making incest one of the hottest topics to connect daytime TV talk shows, the self-help industry, and the literary publishing circuit. In Everybody's Family Romance, Gillian Harkins places this proliferation of incest literature at the center of transformations in the political and economic climate of the late twentieth century. Harkins's interdisciplinary approach reveals how women's narratives about incest were co-opted by-and yet retained resistant strains against-the cultural logics of the neoliberal state. Across chapters examining legal cases on recovered memory, popular journalism, and novels and memoirs by Dorothy Allison, Carolivia Herron, Kathryn Harrison, and Sapphire, Harkins demonstrates that incest narratives look backward into the past. In these accounts, images of incest forge links between U.S. chattel slavery and the distributive impasses of the welfare state and between decades-distant childhoods and emergent memories of the present. In contrast to recent claims that incest narratives eclipse broader frameworks of political and economic power, Harkins argues that their emergence exposes changing structural relations between the family and the nation and, in doing so, transforms the analyses of American familial sexual violence.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker 'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' Economist Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters – and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth. Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies explores how this huge collection of data, unprecedented in human history, could just be the most important ever collected. It offers astonishing insights into the human psyche, revealing the biases deeply embedded within us, the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our well-being, and the information we can use to change our culture for the better.
By an accident of birth, Gary Mann was born into what Ferrol Sams in his foreword calls "a most horrible garden of the witches." It is called cerebral palsy. But also by an accident of birth, Gary was born into a family that refused to be defeated even by such a "horrible garden of witches." In time Gary claimed for himself that refusal to be defeated by an accident of birth. It has been and still is a struggle - life that refuses to be defeated by the accidents that happen and refuses to give in to those accidents usually is a struggle. But out of that struggle has emerged a very special person, special not because of an accident of birth, but because of who he is by the grace of God, by the love of family and friends, and by his own special faith, hope, and dogged determination. Everybody is special. Gary Mann is living, vital, and by no means accidental proof of that.
Experimental political science is a rapidly expanding field. This book provides an in-depth discussion of the core challenges in experimental research, written by experienced experimentalists. The common theme running through and linking the chapters is the application of experimental research in the twin fields of voting behaviour and political institutions. Topics covered include the implications of design choices on theory testing capacities and pre-implementation examination of political mechanisms, laboratory and survey experiments, the application of triangulation designs using different experimental methods, potentials of data analysis using both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as inferences with respect to constructs, constituencies, and causal claims, in particular in the context of repeated play. The main emphasis of this book is on the implementation of principles in experimental political science and the reflection of actual practices.
The first book to investigate Jane Austen's popular significance today, Everybody's Jane considers why Austen matters to amateur readers, how they make use of her novels, what they gain from visiting places associated with her, and why they create works of fiction and nonfiction inspired by her novels and life.The voices of everyday readers emerge from both published and unpublished sources, including interviews conducted with literary tourists and archival research into the founding of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the exceptional Austen collection of Alberta Hirshheimer Burke of Baltimore.Additional topics include new Austen portraits; portrayals of Austen, and of Austen fans, in film and fiction; and hybrid works that infuse Austen's writings with horror, erotica, or explicit Christianity.Everybody's Jane will appeal to all those who care about Austen and will change how we think about the importance of literature and reading today.
Richard Russo's new novel takes place in the decaying American town of North Bath over the course of a very busy weekend, ten years after the events of Nobody's Fool. Donald 'Sully' Sullivan is trying to ignore his cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left. Ruth, his long-time lover, is increasingly distracted by her former son-in-law, fresh out of prison and intent on making trouble. Police chief Doug Raymer is tormented by the improbable death of his wife, while local wiseguy Carl Roebuck might finally be running out of luck. Filled with humour, heart and hard-luck characters you can't help but love, Everybody's Fool is a crowning achievement from one of the great storytellers of our time.
United States by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, and Health, Education, and Welfare, and Related Agencies