Do Guns Make Us Free?: Democracy and the Armed Society by Firmin DeBrabander

By Firmin DeBrabander

Potentially the main emotionally charged debate occurring within the usa at the present time facilities at the moment modification to the structure and the rights of electorate to undergo hands. within the wake of the Sandy Hook institution bloodbath in Connecticut, the gun rights move, headed by means of the nationwide Rifle organization, seems extra intractable than ever in its struggle opposed to gun keep watch over legislation. The center argument of moment modification advocates is that the proliferation of firearms is vital to holding freedom in the USA, offering deepest electorate with a security opposed to attainable govt tyranny, and hence safeguarding all our different rights. yet is that this argument legitimate? Do weapons certainly make us free?

In this insightful and eye-opening research, the 1st philosophical exam of each element of the contentious and uniquely American debate over weapons, Firmin DeBrabander examines the claims provided in want of unchecked gun possession. by way of exposing the contradictions and misinterpretations inherent within the case provided by means of gun rights supporters, this provocative quantity demonstrates that an armed society isn't really a unfastened society yet person who actively hinders democratic participation.

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Asphalt and Politics: A History of the American Highway by Thomas L. Karnes

By Thomas L. Karnes

From animal paths to superhighways, transportation has been the spine of yank growth and progress. This exam of the interstate road method within the usa, and the forces that formed it, comprises the creation of the car, the great Roads stream, and the Lincoln street organization. The booklet bargains an research of country and federal highway investment, glossy road-building thoughts, and the successes and screw ups of the present street process.

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US Foreign Policy After the Cold War: Global Hegemon or by Fraser Cameron

By Fraser Cameron

Since the good fortune of the best-selling first variation, the realm has remained fascinated by US international coverage, no longer least as a result of the far-reaching results of the USA led invasion of Iraq. This absolutely up to date textbook follows the occasions of the earlier and a part years together with the 2004 presidential crusade, when nonetheless delivering a entire advent to all facets of yank overseas coverage. bankruptcy headings contain:

  • from colony to superpower
  • the post-Cold struggle decade
  • the function of Congress
  • the media and public opinion
  • the US and terrorism.

Examining the administrations of George Bush, invoice Clinton and George W. Bush, it explains the complicated interplay among the associations of strength, the foremost actors and the non-governmental companies to provide an entire photograph of international coverage. With an entire word list of phrases, this textbook is perfect for these learning American politics or foreign relations.

Companion site to be had at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415358655

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There Goes the Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground by Lance Freeman

By Lance Freeman

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There is going the 'Hood analyzes the event of gentrification for citizens of 2 predominantly black long island urban neighbourhoods. It thereby provides an enormous but usually neglected point of view to debates on gentrification - the citizens of previously disinvested neighbourhoods themselves.

Their views recommend that neither gentrification is neither completely threatening or redemptive for city neighbourhoods. quite, it may well either provide a greater existence and threaten customary groups. whereas citizens get pleasure from the possibilities, they resent that it usually takes full-scale gentrification to make their neighbourhoods great.

The concluding chapters of the ebook recommend methods for proscribing the hazards of gentrification and new methods of considering gentrification and the internal urban.

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Housing Policy and Practice by Peter Malpass, Alan Murie

By Peter Malpass, Alan Murie

Demonstrated because the major textual content within the box, this completely revised and up to date variation presents a finished account of the present concerns, set in a transparent old context. It assesses the legacy of eighteen years of Conservative governments and the preliminary coverage impression of recent Labour and the issues and demanding situations it now confronts. This booklet is still crucial analyzing for all who desire to comprehend and give a contribution to selecting the velocity and course of swap in housing into the twenty-first century.

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The Americanization of Europe: Culture, Diplomacy, and by Alexander Stephan†

By Alexander Stephan†

Fresh tensions among the U.S. and Europe appear to have unfolded an insuperable rift, whereas Americanization, deplored by means of a few, welcomed by way of others, turns out to development unabated. This quantity explores, for the 1st time and in a comparative demeanour, the position American tradition and anti-Americanism play in 11 consultant ecu nations, together with significant powers like nice Britain, France, (West) Germany, Russia/Soviet Union, and Italy in addition to smaller international locations like Austria, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Sweden, and Poland. every one contributor to the amount, them all hugely revered specialists of their box, used to be requested to deal with the subsequent 4 themes: the position of yankee public international relations, the move of yankee "high culture," the impression of "popular tradition" starting from Hollywood video clips and television to pop tune and lifestyle matters, and the rustic particular positive factors and background of anti-Americanism. the quantity is greater by way of a considerable creation by means of the editor, which appears either on the normal "culture conflict" among the us and Europe and at diversifications and mixing approaches that appear to have happened in person nations. Alexander Stephan is Professor of German, Ohio Eminent pupil, and Senior Fellow of the Mershon heart for the learn of foreign defense and Public coverage at Ohio nation college, the place he directs a undertaking on American tradition and anti-Americanism in Europe and the realm.

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Arbeitsmarkteffekte der Migration und Einwanderungspolitik: by Thomas Bauer

By Thomas Bauer

Das Buch beschäftigt sich mit der optimalen Ausgestaltung einer ökonomischen Gesichtspunkten folgenden selektiven Einwanderungspolitik. Auf foundation der theoretischen und ökonometrischen examine der Arbeitsmarkteffekte der Immigration wird die Selektionswirkung des kanadischen Punktesystems und der Auktionierung von Einwanderungszertifikaten anhand von Simulationen miteinander verglichen. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, daß eine Versteigerung von Einwanderungszertifikaten an einheimische Unternehmen die aus ökonomischen Gesichtspunkten beste alternative einer selektiven Einwanderungspolitik darstellt. Das Buch liefert dem Leser umfangreiches Hintergrundmaterial zur Entwicklung der Zuwanderung in die BRD und den geltenden institutionellen Regelungen hinsichtlich der Zuwanderung ausländischer Arbeitskräfte.

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Women and Poverty: Psychology, Public Policy, and Social by Heather E. Bullock

By Heather E. Bullock

Women and Poverty analyzes the social and structural components that give a contribution to, and legitimize, type inequity and women's poverty. In doing so, the e-book offers a distinct documentation of women's stories of poverty and classism on the person and interpersonal levels. 

  • Provides readers with a serious research of the social and structural components that give a contribution to women's poverty
  • Uses a multidisciplinary method of collect new examine and conception from social psychology, coverage experiences, and demanding and feminist scholarship
  • Documents women's stories of poverty and classism on the interpersonal and institutional levels
  • Discusses coverage research for lowering poverty and social inequality

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Guardians of language : twenty voices through history by Florian Coulmas

By Florian Coulmas

This e-book presents an available account of the origins and conceptual foundations of language coverage. Florian Coulmas discusses the impression of twenty intellectuals from medieval to trendy occasions, and from various cultures, who've taken factor with language, its use, improvement, and political power. those 'guardians of language' variety from popular figures comparable to Dante, Noah Webster, and Gandhi, to much less famous members equivalent to the Spanish grammarian Antonio de Nebrija and Senegalese flesh presser and poet Leopold Sedar Senghor. each one bankruptcy starts by way of delivering historical past details at the pupil whose paintings is being reviewed and ends with a precis of his key concepts on language within the type of an imaginary interview.

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Pursuing Truth, Excercising Power: Social Science and Public by Lisa Anderson

By Lisa Anderson

The stipulations that formed the increase and enlargement of yankee social technological know-how are quickly altering, and with them, the phrases of its dating with strength and coverage. As globalization has reduced the function of the country because the locus of public coverage in want of NGOs, multinational organizations and different deepest entities, it has raised vital questions on the way forward for the social sciences and their universalist pretensions.As dean of Columbia University's tuition of overseas and Public Affairs, Lisa Anderson has a different vantage element at the intersection of social sciences, quite political technology, and public-policy formation and implementation. How do, or should still, the examine and findings of the academy have an effect on overseas or household coverage this present day? Why are politicians frequently fast to brush aside professors as inappropriate, their undertakings only "academic", whereas students usually scale back from engagement as brokers of social or political switch? there's a rigidity at paintings the following, and it finds a deeper compromise that arose because the glossy social sciences have been born within the nursery of past due 19th century American liberalism: social scientists might commit themselves to the pursuit of target, empirically fact, whereas relinquishing the workout of strength to governments and their brokers. Anderson argues that this compromise helped underwrite the growth of yankee impact within the 20th century, and that it wishes critical reexamination on the sunrise of the twenty-first.

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