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Power Broking In The Shade

Author : Wolfgang Sachsenröder
ISBN : 9813230738
Genre : Campaign funds
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Introduction : the finances of political parties in Southeast Asia -- Cambodia : tightly controlled by the Cambodian People's Party -- Indonesia : parliamentarians and oligarchs bankrolling the political parties -- Laos : the Lao People's Revolutionary Party -- Malaysia : the funding of perpetual party power -- Myanmar : still experimenting with party competition -- The Philippines : parties, patrons, and pork, or, The privatization of political financing -- Singapore : the "white raven" of Southeast Asia -- Thailand : money politics and party funding, two sides of the same coin -- Vietnam : the single party cannot control everything anymore
Category: Campaign funds

Power Broking In The Shade

Author : Sachsenroeder Wolfgang
ISBN : 9789813230750
Genre : Political Science
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Political activities, the running of party organisations, branches and headquarters, and especially election campaigns, are becoming increasingly costly, and no party can survive without money. Political power provides access to funding from public and private sources. Political parties have become more and more like businesses, including the temptation to maximise the income and the war chests, thus opening the doors for vested interests and influence peddling. As a result, money politics is pervasive, and the public is becoming increasingly critical of it. Trust in political parties, politicians, governments, and key state institutions has fallen to unprecedented levels. In most countries in the region general and political corruption, graft, and influence peddling are all too visible for the voters, while good governance remains an ideal too often out of reach. This book, Power Broking in the Shade: Party Finances and Money Politics in Southeast Asia, provides an overview of the strategies for financial survival of the parties in the region and the importance of stable cash flows for their political success. The book fills the void of a comparative approach towards party financing that covers the whole of ASEAN and offers accessible facts and understandable analysis for anyone interested in the politics of Southeast Asia.
Category: Political Science

The Tunisian Women S Rights Movement

Author : Jane D Tchaicha
ISBN : 9781351711821
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Tunisian women have received significant attention for their active participation in preserving and extending women's rights since 2011. However, their activism and latest achievements should be considered not a recent phenomenon but rather part and parcel of a distinctive local history that has included women as agents of change. This book examines Tunisian women's lived experiences, as individuals and as a group, within a sociohistorical framework that uncovers the enduring feminine footprint over centuries and eventually underpins and defines their most recent fight for gender equality in postrevolutionary Tunisia. The historic and current presentation of Tunisian women's public and civic engagement distinguishes between different types of women's objectives in order to examine women's activism holistically as it evolved in the local context. The Tunisian Women's Rights Movement will be of interest to students and scholars of Tunisia, North African, and Middle East Studies and gender in the Arab world.

Broken Vows

Author : Tom Bower
ISBN : 9780571314232
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The political thriller of the year - UPDATED WITH A DEVASTATING NEW CHAPTER ON THE CHILCOT INQUIRY 'Excellent' Sunday Times 'Devastating' Daily Mail When Tony Blair became prime minister in 1997, he was, at forty-three, the youngest to hold that office since 1812. With a landslide majority, his approval rating was 93 per cent and he went on to become Labour's longest-serving premier. So what went wrong? With unprecedented access to more than 180 Whitehall officials, military officers and politicians, Tom Bower has uncovered the full story of Blair's decade in power. He has followed Blair's trail from his resignation, since which he has built a remarkable empire advising tycoons and tyrants. The result is the political thriller of the year, illuminating the mystery of an extraordinary politician who continues to fascinate to this day.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gods Of Ruin

Author : Jsb Morse
ISBN : 9781600200489
Genre : Fiction
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The gods will fall when the people rise.Com DeGroot is an outsider politician who tells it like it is. But as he makes his way up the power structure of the U.S. Senate, he is forced to choose between his promising career and the promise he made to defend the Constitution. Just as Com is poised to make a name for himself in the cut-throat climate of D.C. party politics, he is presented with an opportunity to save the charter city of Ur, Texas from a suspicious partisan plot aimed at taking over the rare free-market hold-out. The only catch is, in order to save Ur, he has to go up against the most powerful men on Capitol Hill and risk all he has accomplished in his young career.With the help of astute libertarian and elusive old flame Cate Heatherton, Com engages in a dangerous fight to save Ur from what they discover is a shadowy corporate-government conspiracy that will stop at nothing to get its way.¿Gods of Ruin¿ thrusts the reader into the quick-deal, high-stakes game of national policymaking, and uncovers the secret underbelly of a government where morality and the rule of law are quaint sidelights to all-engrossing corruption and power-broking. Set a decade in the future, this thriller serves as a stark reminder of what can happen when liberty is overlooked in pursuit of security, and offers a glimpse at the potential solution.
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Author : C. Fred Alford
ISBN : 9781501712920
Genre : Political Science
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In a dark departure from our standard picture of whistleblowers, C. Fred Alford offers a chilling account of the world of people who have come forward to protest organizational malfeasance in government agencies and in the private sector. The conventional story—high-minded individual fights soulless organization, is persecuted, yet triumphs in the end—is seductive and pervasive. In speaking with whistleblowers and their families, lawyers, and therapists, Alford discovers that the reality of whistleblowing is grim. Few whistleblowers succeed in effecting change; even fewer are regarded as heroes or martyrs. Alford mixes narrative analysis with political insight to offer a frank picture of whistleblowing and a controversial view of organizations. According to Alford, the organization as an institution is dedicated to the destruction of the moral individualist. Frequently, he claims, the organization succeeds, which means that the whistleblowers are broken, unable to reconcile their actions and beliefs with the responses they receive from others. In addition to being mistreated by organizations, whistleblowers often do not receive support from their families and communities. In order to make sense of their stories, Alford claims, some whistleblowers must set aside the things they have always believed: that loyalty is larger than the herd instinct, that someone in charge will do the right thing, that the family is a haven from a heartless world. Alford argues that few whistleblowers recover from their experience, and that, even then, they live in a world very different from the one they knew before their confrontation with the organization.
Category: Political Science

Mein Weg

Author : Tony Blair
ISBN : 9783641050887
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Die politische und persönliche Autobiographie des europäischen Spitzenpolitikers Tony Blair fuhr 1997 den größten Wahlsieg der Labour Party in der britischen Geschichte ein und beendete damit eine 18-jährige Regierungszeit der Konservativen. Als Premierminister stand er bald im Ruf eines dynamischen Staatenlenkers, der mit seinem New Labour den Stillstand und Reformstau der Nach-Thatcher-Ära wirkungsvoll beendete. In seinen Memoiren gibt Tony Blair jetzt unverstellt Einblick in sein privates und politisches Leben und Wirken, wobei neben all den Erfolgen auch die Kontroversen und Enttäuschungen (Stichwort: Irak) nicht ausgeblendet werden. Ein Buch, das die Komplexitäten unserer globalisierten Welt und die Herausforderungen an Führungskräfte über das Politische hinaus konkret erfahrbar werden lässt und zudem Orientierung für die Zukunft bietet. Enthält Hintergrundinformationen aus erster Hand über die internationale Politik der letzten anderthalb Jahrzehnte.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thoughtful Pauses A Political Philosophy

Author : Michael G. Merhige
ISBN : 9781633385832
Genre : Fiction
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Thoughtful Pauses is a way of communicating some of the author’s political and philosophical thoughts discerned throughout the years about society, government and the law. It may be that democracy is the most saleable of all the forms of government; yet, it is the one that comes with much need for care by the people as its appeal for acceptance can lull the populous to sleep. To borrow a paraphrase from Abraham Lincoln, “‘Government for the people” can only be insured through the active vigilance and participation of “government of and by the people.” Here then we have the law as one of our guarantees for justice, peace and tranquility in society. The often-repeated phrase, “Government of law and not of men” can mislead as the words appear clear, but in truth, government of law is merely government organized and determined by men or the people. To quote from lines in the last section of Thoughtful Pauses, “No law, no matter equitably written, will secure justice when implemented by dishonest men.” No law, no matter how poorly written, will deter justice when guarded by men of good will.” What, therefore, speaks also to the make-up of a nation is its culture. It defines its strengths and weaknesses. Changes that occur through outside sources and from other cultures pose more risks and instability than from changes within. Much coverage also is given to the press or media in the last section of this book. The author has seen the power of the new technology in the broad coverage of communication, which has been a windfall for big media monetarily; but more importantly, a powerful weapon to influence a nation’s thinking and, therefore, its actions. This is not to be underestimated, especially among a misinformed or ill-informed public. There is enough, hopefully, in this book to ponder; and the author writes it to wet the interest of its readers to better view their nation, its culture, and governing systems more closely. Any of us can find an excuse to preach or criticize. That said, much of this book deals with our fallacies as human beings and, yes, all of us come with them. The author very much is and has been a willing participant in the likes of an unjust war as well as more than his fair share of life’s regrets. And, no, the devil did not make him do it.
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Political Power Glenn Beck

Author : Jerome Maida
ISBN : 9780985591113
Genre : Political Science
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The most provocative and influential political pundit in America today, Glenn Beck has broken the mold of what people feel a participant in the political process should be let alone one of it's leading commentators. the third-most popular radio host in America, his career has reached unprecedented heights since his TV show's debut on Fox, where he tours and is challenging Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity for the number one spot in cable news. Here is his personal story, a remarkable tale that includes tragedy at a young age, redemption at the brink of death and success against all odds, highlighted by his drawing hundreds of thousands to Washington, D.C. last summer. Whether you agree with his politics or not, there is no doubt his life story is an inspirational tale for all.
Category: Political Science


Author : James Babb
ISBN : 9781317877615
Genre : History
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Kakuei Tanaka was the most powerful politician in Japan for nearly two decades, and his followers have dominated Japanese politics for most of the country's recent history. This account of the life and times of Tanaka explores the public profile and private power-broking of a controversial and powerful politician, opening up in the process the intimate political history of modern Japan.
Category: History