The Vision Of The Anointed

Author : Thomas Sowell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012407917
Genre : Political Science
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A critical examination of failed social policies, in particular the "politically correct" theory, identifies the mistakes that have penalized American education, criminal justice, and core families. 50,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Category: Political Science

Das Elend Der Suchtpr Vention

Author : Stephan Quensel
ISBN : 3531173863
Genre : Social Science
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Alle Ansätze einer schulbezogenen Sucht-Prävention, die heute nahezu ausschließlich aus einer sucht-therapeutischen Defizit-Perspektive heraus betrieben wird, sind gescheitert. Eine alternative, jugendsoziologisch begründbare Drogen-Erziehung zur Drogenmündigkeit stößt auf erhebliche Denkbarrieren. Das innere Funktionieren dieses Präventions-Dispositivs wie dessen gesellschaftliche Funktionen werden aus wissens- und professionssoziologischer Sicht untersucht, um Hinweise für eine Alternative geben. "[...] die Lektüre der vorgestellten Thesen ist [...] produktiv und wärmstens zu empfehlen. Die Auseinandersetzung, die das Buch mit seiner klaren Positionsbestimmung gegen bestehende Reflexionslosigkeit provozieren will, lohnt sich." KrimJ - Kriminologisches Journal, 02/2007 "[...] eine hochinteressante Arbeit, die Anzeichen eines Standardwerkes zur schulbezogenen Suchtprävention trägt." R & P - Recht & Psychiatrie, 02/2006 "Für alle Fachleute, die mit dem Thema Suchtvorbeugung befasst sind, ist dieses Buch ein Standardwerk." www.socialnet.de, 15.02.2005
Category: Social Science

Unter Linken

Author : Jan Fleischhauer
ISBN : 9783644003217
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Wer links ist, lebt im schönen Gefühl, immer Recht zu haben. In der Politik haben sich die Linken oft geirrt, aber irgendwie macht das nichts, immer werden ihnen die besten Motive zugebilligt. Warum eigentlich? Jan Fleischhauer hat einen Großteil seines Lebens unter Linken verbracht. Jetzt unterzieht er sie einer genauen Betrachtung - mit dem Abstand desjenigen, der irgendwann entdeckte, dass er nicht mehr dazugehört. Sein Buch ist Analyse, Polemik und persönlicher Erfahrungsbericht. Es sorgte für erregte Debatten in den Medien und stand wochenlang auf der «Spiegel»-Bestsellerliste.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Das Unbeschriebene Blatt

Author : Steven Pinker
ISBN : 9783104903903
Genre : Social Science
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Mit einem aktuellen Vorwort zur Neuausgabe! Auf John Locke geht die Vorstellung zurück, der Mensch sei ein leeres Blatt, auf dem im Verlauf des Lebens die persönlichen Erfahrungen eingetragen werden. In seinem mittlerweile klassischen Buch »Das unbeschriebene Blatt. Die moderne Leugnung der menschlichen Natur« bezieht Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker ganz die Gegenposition: Mit Witz, Brillanz und Gelehrsamkeit analysiert er die Geschichte dieser Idee und zeigt, wie falsch sie ist – mit allen kruden Auswirkungen auf Vorstellungen von Sexualität, Rasse, Kindererziehung, Intelligenz usw. Die Rolle der Gene wird systematisch unterschätzt; aber das bedeutet nicht, dass wir ihnen völlig ausgeliefert sind. Pinker zeigt nämlich auch, wie befreiend diese Sichtweise sein kann. Ein unterhaltsames und anschauliches Buch zur Natur des Menschen, ein echter Lesegenuss.
Category: Social Science

How The Granola Crunching Tree Hugging Thug Huggers Are Wrecking Our Country

Author : Lowell Green
ISBN : 9781456602277
Genre : Political Science
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In the unique style that has endeared him to one of Canada's largest and most loyal radio audiences, best-selling author Lowell Green launches an all-out expose on those Canadians he says are wrecking our country. He tackles issues ranging from our dangerous refugee, immigration and multicultural policies to the soft-on-crime-gang with their needle and crack-pipe handouts, the Kyoto Accord, Canada's homeless "industry," and much more. WARNING: This book is not for the faint of heart; some of the revelations here are shocking. This is a wake-up call for Canadians, by the country's most experienced broadcaster, a man with his finger on the pulse of the country he loves. Buckle up!
Category: Political Science

The Cross And Reaganomics

Author : Eric R. Crouse
ISBN : 9780739182222
Genre : History
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The Cross and Reaganomics: Conservative Christians Defending Ronald Reagan, by Eric R. Crouse, offers important insights on why Reaganomics was a major reason conservative Christians supported Reagan at the polls. On election night in November 1980, Americans witnessed the victory of a conservative to the presidency. With the United States experiencing economic stagnation and high inflation, many were hopeful of Ronald Reagan’s deeds matching his optimistic rhetoric of America’s potential. What followed was a decade of economic transformation, military buildup, and a political awakening of conservatism. One story that has not received much attention is the relationship between conservative Christians and Ronald Reagan’s economic policies. Crouse argues that conservative Christians were among the strongest champions of limited government, free enterprise (particularly small business), and anticommunism. A surprising number of conservative Christian leaders discussed the works of major free market economists. Conservative Christians embraced and tapped into the traditional American values of individual opportunity, personal responsibility, and human freedom—all themes they believed were front and center in Reaganomics. Although American pluralism prevented any plan to Christianize the nation by politics, in the sphere of economics conservative Christians did witness political and cultural gains.
Category: History

The Limits Of Policy Change

Author : Michael T. Hayes
ISBN : 1589014499
Genre : Political Science
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Michael Hayes offers a vigorous defense of incrementalism: the theory that the policymaking process typically should involve bargaining, delay, compromise, and, therefore, incremental change. Incrementalism, he argues, is one result of a checks-and-balances system in which politicians may disagree over what we want to achieve as a nation or what policies would best achieve shared goals. Many political scientists have called for reforms that would facilitate majority rule and more radical policy change by strengthening the presidency at the expense of Congress. But Hayes develops policy typologies and analyzes case studies to show that the policy process works best when it conforms to the tenets of incrementalism. He contends that because humans are fallible, politics should work through social processes to achieve limited ends and to ameliorate—rather than completely solve—social problems. Analyzing the evolution of air pollution policy, the failure of President Clinton’s health care reform in 1994, and the successful effort at welfare reform in 1995-96, Hayes calls for changes that would make incrementalism work better by encouraging a more balanced struggle among social interests and by requiring political outcomes to conform to the rule of law. Written for students and specialists in politics, public policy, and public administration, The Limits of Policy Change examines in detail a central issue in democratic theory.
Category: Political Science

Corporate Governance Regulation

Author : Nicholas V. Vakkur
ISBN : 9781118496374
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why U.S. corporate governance regulation has lost its way, and what must be done to improve it Modern history persuasively demonstrates the inexorable link that binds comprehensive regulation to the global economy. This important book, rather than simply recount a litany of corporate governance failures, persuasively explains why, despite policymakers' best intentions, regulation has failed in the modern era. An objective study intended for a diverse readership, Corporate Governance Regulation unveils the underlying, root causes of regulatory failure. The result: A compelling and original analysis, broadly suited for a global audience of all backgrounds. Written by published, subject-area experts, the authors carefully delineate how U.S. corporate governance regulation, beginning with Sarbanes Oxley, lacks an adequate rational basis, as may be attributed to a non-existent policy dialogue The witnessed result: A conspicuous lack of regulatory efficacy, enormous costs, coupled with paltry benefits The focus is upon reigniting a stalled, non-productive policy dialogue, by eschewing stale, overly-polemicized arguments, as needed to develop a common ground Drawing from an eclectic, analytic framework, governance experts Nicholas Vakkur and Zulma Herrera offer both the professional and global citizen alike a multi-dimensional understanding of issues critical to global economic health. Nuanced and persuasively argued, Corporate Governance Regulation represents a formidable catalyst in the elusive, ongoing quest for global economic stability.
Category: Business & Economics

How Would God Vote

Author : David Klinghoffer
ISBN : 9780385526630
Genre : Political Science
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From How Would God Vote? “The Bible commands a style of politics that in the American context could only be described as deeply conservative. Is, then, the politics of God theocratic? “A strong case could be made for theocracy, American-style, if the word were defined not in the conventional way but according to its root meaning. Democracy signifies the rule of the demos, the people. Strictly speaking, theocracy means the rule not of churches or priests but of theos, God. It won’t do to deny that many conservatives, even while unambiguously affirming the traditional American separation of church and state, would add more theos to the democratic mix than is currently the case. I choose not to call myself a theocrat because I know how eager liberal secularists would be to twist the word against me. Dishonestly they would make it appear that I wish to impose a literal biblical theocracy, that I would dumbly imitate word for word the political structure of king, priesthood, and religious high court that existed in biblical antiquity. “Yet, in a subtler sense, are we not all theocrats now?” This startlingly original investigation into the controversies dividing America provides a clear and convincing affirmation of the relevance of the Bible to contemporary politics. With liberals and conservatives alike claiming the authority of the Bible as support for their views on social and moral issues, the need to understand what the Bible actually says has never been more pressing. In How Would God Vote?, journalist and scholar David Klinghoffer illuminates the worldview set forth in the Scriptures and argues that, with some exceptions, the God of the Bible would overwhelmingly support traditionally conservative principles and policies. Klinghoffer considers the ethical and moral heart of contemporary political debates—questions like immigration, gay marriage, abortion, care for the poor, war and peace, censorship, privacy, the place of religion in schools and the community, and much more. There is a pattern here. It’s for a very good reason that conservatives line up as they do, predictably, on a range of issue; as do liberals. The two competing political philosophies derive from radically different ways of looking at the world: one in consonance with the Bible, the other very much not. Klinghoffer, however, is no stereotypical Republican. Controversially, he argues that the Bible would have us emphasize domestic policy, the classic pre-9/11 culture war issues, over a hyped-up “World War IV” against “Islamofascism.” The Bible has a foreign policy, he shows, and it is not neoconservative. He demonstrates support in the Scriptures for a welcoming attitude toward immigrants, for gun control, and for affirmative action. The Bible, Klinghoffer shows, is no mere list of dos and don’ts but a fully coherent and practically relevant portrait of moral reality, compelling and deep enough to guide not only our private but our public lives. Even if we as individuals fail its private tests, that’s no reason to reject its public lessons. To anyone who takes God seriously, every election poses a radical question: Will we vote with Him, or against Him? The Bible is an unapologetically political book, Klinghoffer explains, and an extremely conservative one. Some political views offend God, and those views are mostly liberal. In short, the Bible commands you to be a conservative. Stimulating and provocative, How Would God Vote? is an important contribution to pre-election debates and to setting the path the nation will follow in the future under a new president.
Category: Political Science

The World Market And Interreligious Dialogue

Author : Catherine Cornille
ISBN : 9781610975001
Genre : Religion
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The fair and equitable distribution of wealth and the cultivation of proper attitudes toward material goods and economic development concern all religious traditions alike. In so far as the dynamics of the world market or the global economic system transcend the competency and control of any particular religion, dialogue between religions, as well as between religionists and economists becomes both possible and necessary. This volume brings together religious thinkers from various traditions as well as economists to reflect on the possibilities and the challenges of such dialogue.
Category: Religion