By Robin M. LeBlanc
By Robin M. LeBlanc
By Lee Epstein,Stefanie A. Lindquist
Consultant Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of yank Politics: George C. Edwards III.
By John Beasant
Following ten years’ residency within the state a senior member of Sultan Qaboos's kinfolk recommended that John Beasant write a political heritage of Oman that might to a point rehabilitate the maligned identify of former Sultan acknowledged, who was once deposed within the 1970 Coup.
In 'Oman' Beasant catalogues a nature of exploitation woven via all demeanour of political and advertisement pursuits and casts mild at the darkish practices so usually serious about the sale of palms to center japanese states and illustrates the political use to which the sale of ‘black gold’ - oil - could be put.
Oman is a parable of our instances, detailing contention and intrigue among humans in excessive areas. it truly is the most dramatic stories in Arab background: a chronicle of private cost, rapacious greed and undiluted lust for power.
By Hans Blokland,Nancy Smyth Van Weesep
By Hans Vollaard,Jan Beyers,Patrick Dumont
The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are famous situations of consensus politics. Decision-making within the Low international locations has been characterised by means of large involvement, strength sharing and making compromises. those nations have been additionally founding member states of the ecu Union (EU) and its predecessors. even though, the connection among eu integration and the culture of household consensus politics continues to be unclear.
In order to discover this dating this booklet bargains in-depth reports of a large choice of political actors resembling governments, parliaments, political events, courts, ministries and curiosity teams in addition to key coverage concerns similar to the ratification of european treaties and migration coverage. The authors concentration not just on Europeanization, but additionally examine even if eu integration may perhaps progressively undermine the basic features of consensus politics within the Low international locations. Drawing on consociationalism and Europeanization examine, this quantity offers a complete review of Europeanization in those 3 ecu member states in addition to a greater realizing of the types of consensus politics throughout and inside of those countries.
This ebook may be of curiosity to scholars and students of eu reports, ecu integration, eu legislations, political technological know-how, eu political financial system and comparative politics.
By Mark W. Konnert
By Duncan McCargo
By David Rieff
Why have we didn't deal with the difficulty of starvation within the twenty-first century?
In 2000 the world’s leaders and specialists agreed that the eradication of starvation used to be the fundamental activity for the recent millennium. but within the final decade the cost of wheat, soya and rice have spiraled, noticeable through many because the explanation for the widening poverty hole and political unrest from the Arab Spring to Latin the US. This nutrition quandary has condemned the ground billion of the world’s inhabitants who continue to exist below $1 an afternoon to a country of continuous hunger.
In The Reproach of starvation, prime professional on humanitarian relief and improvement David Rieff is going looking for the explanations of this nutrition safety quandary, in addition to the explanations at the back of the disasters to reply to the catastrophe. as well as the mess ups to handle weather switch, negative governance and erroneous optimism, Rieff cautions opposed to the elevated privatization of reduction, with such agencies because the Gates starting place spending greater than the area overall healthiness association on foodstuff reduction. the discovery of the fame campaigner—from Bono to Jeffrey Sachs—have championed business-led recommendations that experience robbed improvement of its political urgency. The wish is that the predicament of nutrition shortage might be solved by way of a technological innovation. In reaction Rieff calls for that we reconsider the elemental reasons of the world’s ugly inequalities and spot the problem as a political problem we're all failing to confront.
By Michal Shamir
The elections to the 18th Knesset (legislature of Israel) have been hung on February 10, 2009, virtually 3 years after the elections to the seventeenth Knesset and nearly twenty months ahead of the unique date set for them to be held. The elections are most sensible understood within the context of the wars that have been at every one finish of Ehud Olmert's executive tenure, corruption scandals concerning the major minister, and the failure of Tzipi Livni, the newly elected head of the ruling heart occasion, Kadima to shape a brand new coalition following Olmert's resignation.
The election crusade of 2009 all started with the resignation of Ehud Olmert within the shadow of his corruption scandals and problems with integrity and fresh govt. This was once through the realm monetary quandary, which directed awareness in the direction of the commercial size and function of the applicants. at the face of it, the crusade used to be lower brief whilst army motion all started in Gaza. nonetheless, the election used to be at the minds of applicants, and the query of who can top be certain safety prevailed within the crusade. It becamepersonalized and fascinated about the applicants: the 2 applicants who had as soon as headed the govt and aspired to come back, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, and the chairperson of Kadima, Tzipi Livni, who was once operating for the 1st time as head of a party.
The Elections in Israel 2009 will be of specific curiosity to these curious about comparative politics and elections in an open society. This quantity is the most recent within the sequence all started in 1969.
By David Van Reybrouck,Arne Braun
Populismus gilt, gerade in Zeiten des zunehmenden Nationalismus, als negativer Begriff, doch in ganz Europa haben populistische Bewegungen starken Zulauf. David Van Reybrouck, selbst Historiker und Archäologe, sieht den Grund dafür in einer immer größeren Kluft zwischen Menschen mit akademischer Ausbildung und Menschen bildungsfernerer Schichten. Während die Riege der Akademiker durchaus die Vorteile der Globalisierung sieht und Toleranz für das Fremde fordert, verbinden Menschen in ungelernten Jobs und mit schlechterer Bezahlung mit dem Wort Globalisierung oft zuallererst Ängste, auch Konkurrenzängste.
In Regierungen sind Nichtakademiker oder die sogenannten einfachen Leute aber mittlerweile völlig unterrepräsentiert. Sie von demokratischen Entscheidungsprozessen auszugrenzen kann aber fatale Folgen haben und sie zu radikalen Positionen treiben.
Nach "Gegen Wahlen" legt Van Reybrouck erneut eine streitbare Schrift vor, die Demokratie und Regierungsbeteiligung für alle fordert: auch und gerade für diejenigen, die in medialen und gesellschaftlichen Debatten oft nicht zu Wort kommen und sich deshalb fatalerweise Parteien zuwenden, die populistisch den Nationalismus und rechtsradikale Bewegungen stärken. Van Reybroucks Plädoyer dagegen: Populismus nicht fürchten, sondern zur Stärkung der Demokratie nutzen!