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Politics After Hope

Author : Henry A. Giroux
ISBN : 9781317254003
Genre : Social Science
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As the new administration moved beyond its first year in office, Obama's politics of hope increasingly has been transformed into a politics of accommodation. To many of his supporters, his quest for pragmatism and realism has become a weakness rather than a strength. By focusing on those areas where Obama grounded his own sense of possibility, Giroux critically investigates the well-being and future of young people, including the necessity to overcome racial injustices, the importance of abiding by the promise of a democracy to come, and the indisputable value of education in democracy. Giroux shows why considerations provide the ethical and political foundations for enabling hope to live up to its promises, while making civic responsibility and education central to a movement that takes democracy seriously.
Category: Social Science

After Hope And Change

Author : James W. Ceaser
ISBN : 9781442247468
Genre : Political Science
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Updated to include the 2014 midterms and previewing the coming 2016 election cycle, After Hope and Change provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney Jr.
Category: Political Science

Nostalgia And Hope Intersections Between Politics Of Culture Welfare And Migration In Europe

Author : Ov Cristian Norocel
ISBN : 9783030416942
Genre : Electronic books
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This open access book shows how the politics of migration affect community building in the 21st century, drawing on both retrogressive and progressive forms of mobilization. It elaborates theoretically and shows empirically how the two master frames of nostalgia and hope are used in local, national and transnational settings, in and outside conventional forms of doing politics. It expands on polarized societal processes and external events relevant for the transformation of European welfare systems and the reproduction of national identities today. It evidences the importance of gender in the narrative use of the master frames of nostalgia and hope, either as an ideological tool for right-wing populist and extreme right retrogressive mobilization or as an essential element of progressive intersectional politics of hope. It uses both comparative and single case studies to address different perspectives, and by means of various methodological approaches, the manner in which the master frames of nostalgia and hope are articulated in the politics of culture, welfare, and migration. The book is organized around three thematic sections whereby the first section deals with right-wing populist party politics across Europe, the second section deals with an articulation of politics beyond party politics by means of retrogressive mobilization, and the third and last section deals with emancipatory initiatives beyond party politics as well.
Category: Electronic books

Elements Of Responsible Politics

Author : B.P. Dauenhauer
ISBN : 9789401135641
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of essays draws together work done during a period of more than fifteen years. In the course of these years much has changed, including much about politics. Patterns of political activity have been trans formed. Ways in which we had been accustomed to construe politics have been substantially modified and sometimes replaced. Some apparently in tractable conflicts have been resolved. Other, apparently more manageable, conflicts have shown shocking durability. A number of political doctrines once considered indefinitely serviceable have lost all relevance. And the material and technical resources at our disposal look strikingly different than they did just a few years ago. Practical politics of whatever stripe encounters at every turn ever more grave environmental degradation. But, or so this collection assumes, not everything political has changed. Some political issues, both "theoretical" and "practical," remain persistently trenchant. Questions like the following demand ever renewed consideration. What is the point and worth of belonging to a political community? What entitlements and responsibilities follow upon such membership? Or even more fundamentally, what conditions are required for there to be politics at all? Taken together, the essays collected in this volume propose a way both to understand and to engage in politics which is properly responsive both to perennial political issues and to the peculiar exigencies of our era. Some of them present criticisms of widely held, warmly cherished ways of addressing political matters. Others propose constructive alternatives.
Category: Philosophy

The Politics Of Hope

Author : Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
ISBN : 0691134758
Genre : History
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The Politics of Hope and The Bitter Heritage brings together two important books that bracket the tempestuous politics of 1960s America. In The Politics of Hope, which historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published in 1963 while serving as a special assistant to President Kennedy, Schlesinger defines the liberalism that characterized the Kennedy administration and the optimistic early Sixties. In lively and incisive essays, most of them written between 1956 and 1960, on topics such as the basic differences underlying liberal and conservative politics, the writing of history, and the experience of Communist countries, Schlesinger emphasizes the liberal thinker's responsibility to abide by goals rather than dogma, to learn from history, and to look to the future. Four years later, following Kennedy's assassination and the escalation of America's involvement in Vietnam, Schlesinger's tone changes. In The Bitter Heritage, a brief but penetrating appraisal of the "war that nobody wanted," he recounts America's entry into Vietnam, the history of the war, and its policy implications. The Bitter Heritage concludes with an eloquent and sobering assessment of the war's threat to American democracy and a reflection on the lessons or legacies of the Vietman conflict. With a new foreword by Sean Wilentz, the James Madison Library edition of The Politics of Hope and The Bitter Heritage situates liberalism in the convulsive 1960s--and illuminates the challenges that still face liberalism today.
Category: History

T T Clark Handbook Of Political Theology

Author : Rubén Rosario Rodríguez
ISBN : 9780567670403
Genre : Religion
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The T&T Clark Handbook of Political Theology is a comprehensive reference resource informed by serious theological scholarship in the three Abrahamic traditions. The engaging and original contributions within this collection represent the epitome of contemporary scholarship in theology, religion, philosophy, history, law, and political science, from leading scholars in their area of specialization. Comprised of five sections that illuminate the rise and relevance of political theology, this handbook begins with the birth of contemporary “political theology,” and is followed by discussions of historical resources and past examples of interaction between theology and politics from all three Abrahamic traditions. The third section surveys the leading figures and movements that have had an impact on the discipline of political theology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and the contributors then build on previously discussed historical resources and methods to engage with contemporary issues and challenges, emphasizing interreligious dialogue, even while addressing concerns of relevance to a particular faith tradition. The volume concludes with three essays that look at the future of political theology from the perspective of each Abrahamic religion. Complete with select bibliographies for each topic, this companion features the most current overview of political theology that will reach a broader, global audience of students and scholars
Category: Religion

The Fallacies Of Hope

Author : James Mayall
ISBN : 0719017602
Genre : Commonwealth countries
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A consideration of the evolution of the countries of the Commonwealth after the fall of the British Empire. The book focuses on the political development of the countries, as well as discussing their economic and social policies and international relations.
Category: Commonwealth countries

Radical Political Theology

Author : Clayton Crockett
ISBN : 9780231520768
Genre : Religion
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In the 1960s, the strict opposition between the religious and the secular began to break down, blurring the distinction between political philosophy and political theology. This collapse contributed to the decline of modern liberalism, which supported a neutral, value-free space for capitalism. It also deeply unsettled political, religious, and philosophical realms, forced to confront the conceptual stakes of a return to religion. Gamely intervening in a contest that defies simple resolutions, Clayton Crockett conceives of the postmodern convergence of the secular and the religious as a basis for emancipatory political thought. Engaging themes of sovereignty, democracy, potentiality, law, and event from a religious and political point of view, Crockett articulates a theological vision that responds to our contemporary world and its theo-political realities. Specifically, he claims we should think about God and the state in terms of potentiality rather than sovereign power. Deploying new concepts, such as Slavoj i ek's idea of parallax and Catherine Malabou's notion of plasticity, his argument engages with debates over the nature and status of religion, ideology, and messianism. Tangling with the work of Derrida, Deleuze, Spinoza, Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, John D. Caputo, and Catherine Keller, Crockett concludes with a reconsideration of democracy as a form of political thought and religious practice, underscoring its ties to modern liberal capitalism while also envisioning a more authentic democracy unconstrained by those ties.
Category: Religion

River Of Hope

Author : Elizabeth Gritter
ISBN : 9780813144740
Genre : Social Science
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One of the largest southern cities and a hub for the cotton industry, Memphis, Tennessee, was at the forefront of black political empowerment during the Jim Crow era. Compared to other cities in the South, Memphis had an unusually large number of African American voters. Black Memphians sought reform at the ballot box, formed clubs, ran for office, and engaged in voter registration and education activities from the end of the Civil War through the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. In this groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Gritter examines how and why black Memphians mobilized politically in the period between Reconstruction and the beginning of the civil rights movement. Gritter illuminates, in particular, the efforts and influence of Robert R. Church Jr., an affluent Republican and founder of the Lincoln League, and the notorious Memphis political boss Edward H. Crump. Using these two men as lenses through which to view African American political engagement, this volume explores how black voters and their leaders both worked with and opposed the white political machine at the ballot box. River of Hope challenges persisting notions of a "Solid South" of white Democratic control by arguing that the small but significant number of black southerners who retained the right to vote had more influence than scholars have heretofore assumed. Gritter's nuanced study presents a fascinating view of the complex nature of political power during the Jim Crow era and provides fresh insight into the efforts of the individuals who laid the foundation for civil rights victories in the 1950s and '60s.
Category: Social Science

The Politics Of Hope

Author : Donna Zajonc
ISBN : 0974764485
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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[i]The Politics of Hope[/i] presents cogent research on human potential and leadership against the backdrop of an insider's political war stories. The result is a clear picture of American democracy as an exciting four-step evolutionary process that mirrors the macrocosm of the evolution of all humanity. That the scope of our world has narrowed due to rapid and chaotic social change brought on by the Internet and other global communication technologies, is a fact not lost on Zajonc. [i]The Politics of Hope[/i] is a call to action for American citizens, recognizing that to revive the dream of democracy worldwide, our nation must set the stage for political greatness on a global scale.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Politics Of Fear Practices Of Hope

Author : Stefan Skrimshire
ISBN : 9781847060754
Genre : Religion
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Fear and hope are two hugely influential ideas in political life; here Stefan Skrimshire examines their relationship at a time where interest has exploded in the quasi-religious themes of apocalyptic protest and utopian politics.
Category: Religion

Politics After Television

Author : Arvind Rajagopal
ISBN : 0521648394
Genre : Political Science
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An analysis of the use of media by political and religious interest groups in India
Category: Political Science

The Globalization Of World Politics

Author : John Baylis
ISBN : 9780199656172
Genre : Political Science
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This title provides an introduction to international relations (IR), supporting over 300,000 students taking their first steps in IR and beyond.
Category: Political Science

Ethnic Politics After Communism

Author : Zoltan Barany
ISBN : 0801472768
Genre : History
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The Soviet Union encompassed dozens of nationalities and ethnicities and, in the wake of its collapse, the politics of the area have undergone enormous change. The articles in this book examine various facets of ethnicity in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia.
Category: History

Race Faith And Politics

Author : Christopher Signil
ISBN : 9781621360940
Genre : Religion
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In analyzing the current political and social landscape, it appears that African Americans who are born-again Christians are firmly planted in two vastly different worlds at war with each other. Is it possible for African American Christians to reconcile their love for Christ, love for culture, and love for country? In Race, Faith, and Politics: 7 Questions Every African American Christian Must Answer, author and minister Christopher Signil encourages you to reflect upon and solidify your position on controversial social and political issues. He provides the tools to help you clearly define where you stand while staying true to your country, your culture, and your Creator.
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The Audacity Of Hope

Author : Barack Obama
ISBN : 9781847673701
Genre : Political Science
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Barack Obama's success in becoming President of the United States meant that he dramatically changed the face that his country presented to the world. In this bestselling book, Barack Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician and balancing his family life with his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence. A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a sceptic, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over.
Category: Political Science