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Why We Get The Wrong Politicians

Author : Isabel Hardman
ISBN : 9781782399742
Genre : Political Science
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Winner at the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year Longlisted for the Orwell Prize, 2019 ____________ Daily Telegraph's Best Books of the Year, 2018 Guardian's Best Books of the Year, 2018 Evening Standard's Best Books of the Year, 2018 Daily Mail's Best Books of the Year, 2018 BBC's Biggest Books, 2018 Prospect's Best Books of the Year, 2018 Politicians are consistently voted the least trusted professional group by the UK public. They've recently become embroiled in scandals concerning sexual harassment and expenses. Every year, they introduce new legislation that doesn't do what it sets out to achieve - often with terrible financial and human costs. But, with some notable exceptions, they are decent, hard-working people, doing a hugely difficult and demanding job. In this searching examination of our political class, award-winning journalist Isabel Hardman tries to square this circle. She lifts the lid on the strange world of Westminster and asks why we end up with representatives with whom we are so unhappy. Filled with forensic analysis and revealing reportage, this landmark and accessible book is a must read for anyone who wants to see a future with better government.
Category: Political Science

The Natural Health Service

Author : Isabel Hardman
ISBN : 9781786495938
Genre : Medical
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'Brilliant' -- Matt Haig In 2016, Isabel Hardman's mind, in her own words, 'stopped working' as she fell prey to severe depression and anxiety. She took time off on long-term sick leave and despite several relapses has returned to work with a much improved ability to cope. She has since become one of the UK's most prominent public voices on mental health. She credits her better health to her passion for exercise, nature and the great outdoors - from horse-riding and botany to cold-water swimming and running. In The Natural Health Service, she draws on her own personal experience, interviews with mental illness sufferers and psychologists, and the latest research to examine what role wildlife and exercise can play in helping anyone cope with mental illness. Straight-talking, thoroughly-researched, and compassionate, this important and often funny book will fascinate anyone touched by a mental health condition, whether themselves or through the experiences of a loved-one.
Category: Medical

Who Enters Politics And Why

Author : Weinberg, James
ISBN : 9781529209174
Genre : Political Science
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Exploring unique survey and interview data on the personality characteristics of British politicians, this book provides a timely psychological analysis of those individuals who pursue political careers and how they represent their constituents once elected. Focusing specifically on the Basic Human Values of more than 150 MPs as well as hundreds of local councillors, Weinberg offers original insights into three compelling questions: Who enters politics and how are they different to the general public? Do politicians’ personality characteristics matter for their legislative behaviour? Do voters really get the ‘wrong’ politicians? Taking a fresh psychological approach to issues that are predominant in political science, this book casts new light on the human side of representative democracy.
Category: Political Science

Introduction To Politics

Author : Robert Garner
ISBN : 9780198820611
Genre : Political Science
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Combining theory, comparative politics and international relations, Introduction to Politics, Fourth Edition, provides the most comprehensive introduction to the subject for first year undergraduate students, with the most global perspective. Written by three experts in the field, this book takes a balanced approached to the subject, serving as a strong foundation for further study. Assuming no prior knowledge, the authors use an accessible yet analytical approach which encourages critical analysis and debate, helping students to develop the vital skills they need for future studies and employment. The new edition has been fully updated with additional case studies and examples to help students to understand how key theories and principles apply in the context of real-world events. New to the fourth edition is a chapter on 'Non-Western Approaches', which helps students to bring more diverse perspectives to their study of politics. Furthermore, additional coverage of populism has been included, to reflect current events and developments in discourse. This ensures that Introduction to Politics, Fourth Edition is the most contemporary, relevant and essential guide for students new to the study of politics.
Category: Political Science

Dramas At Westminster

Author : Marc Geddes
ISBN : 9781526136824
Genre : Political Science
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Based on unprecedented access to the UK Parliament, this book challenges how we understand and think about accountability between government and Parliament. Drawing on three months of research in Westminster, and over forty-five interviews, this book focuses on the everyday practices of Members of Parliament and officials to reveal how parliamentarians perform their scrutiny roles. Some MPs become specialists while others act as lone wolves; some are there to try to defend their party while others want to learn about policy. Amongst these different styles, chairs of committees have to try to reconcile these interpretations and either act as committee-orientated catalysts or attempt to impose order as leadership-orientated chieftains. All of this pushes and pulls scrutiny in competing directions, and tells us that accountability depends on individual beliefs, everyday practices and the negotiation of dilemmas. In this way, MPs and officials create a drama or spectacle of accountability and use their performance on the parliamentary stage to hold government to account. Dramas at Westminster: Select committees and the quest for accountability offers the most up-to-date and detailed research on committee practices in the House of Commons, following a range of reforms since 2010.
Category: Political Science

Everyday Democracy

Author : Tom Bentley
ISBN : 1841801461
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The Foundations And Future Of Public Law

Author : Elizabeth Fisher
ISBN : 9780192583918
Genre : Law
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Public law in the UK and EU has undergone seismic changes over the last forty years: development and membership of the EU, the Human Rights Act, devolution, the fostering of public law expertise within the judiciary, the globalization of public law, and the increased interaction between the academy, judiciary, barristers, public interest groups, and legislatures have transformed the public law landscape. Commentators spend much time at the frontiers of the subject, responding rapidly to new developments and providing guidance to scholars, legislators, and judges for future directions. In these circumstances, there is rarely a chance to reflect upon the implications of these changes for the fundamentals of public law and how those fundamentals relate to one another. In this collection, leading figures in UK and EU public law address this lacuna. Inspired by the depth, scope, and ambition of the work of Paul Craig, Professor of English Law at Oxford University, the focus of this collection is upon exploring and reflecting upon six fundamentals of public law and the interrelationship between them: legislation, case law, theory, institutions, process, and constitutions.
Category: Law

Enough Said

Author : Mark Thompson
ISBN : 9781466864726
Genre : Political Science
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There’s a crisis of trust in politics across the western world. Public anger is rising and faith in conventional political leaders and parties is falling. Anti-politics, and the anti-politicians, have arrived. In Enough Said, President and CEO of The New York Times Company Mark Thompson argues that one of the most significant causes of the crisis is the way our public language has changed. Enough Said tells the story of how we got from the language of FDR and Churchill to that of Donald Trump. It forensically examines the public language we’ve been left with: compressed, immediate, sometimes brilliantly impactful, but robbed of most of its explanatory power. It studies the rhetoric of western leaders from Reagan and Thatcher to Berlesconi, Blair, and today’s political elites on both sides of the Atlantic. And it charts how a changing public language has interacted with real world events – Iraq, the financial crash, the UK's surprising Brexit from the EU, immigration – and led to a mutual breakdown of trust between politicians and journalists, to leave ordinary citizens suspicious, bitter, and increasingly unwilling to believe anybody. Drawing from classical as well as contemporary examples and ranging across politics, business, science, technology, and the arts, Enough Said is a smart and shrewd look at the erosion of language by an author uniquely placed to measure its consequences.
Category: Political Science

The Corruption Of American Politics

Author : Elizabeth Drew
ISBN : UOM:39015042862311
Genre : Political Science
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Washington reporter Elizabeth Drew presents a timely book all Americans interested in government reform must read--a revelatory look into how campaign finance has corrupted American politics.
Category: Political Science

Harper S Magazine

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ISBN : UCR:31210014645491
Genre : Literature
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.
Category: Literature

Harper S

Author : Henry Mills Alden
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007119287
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : UIUC:30112043083168
Genre : Great Britain
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The Wisdom Of Henry Hazlitt

Author : Henry Hazlitt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020526534
Genre : Capitalism
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Articles, addresses, and essays, most originally published in The freeman. Includes bibliographical references and index. Introduction / Hans F. Sennholz -- Tributes. A man for many seasons / Bettina Bien Greaves -- A true polymath / Edmund A. Opitz -- Indefatigable leader / Ludwig von Mises. -- Hazlitt responses. Reflections at 70 -- The art of thinking. -- Of the market order. The ABC of a market economy -- Private ownership: a must -- Rights -- The case for the minimal state -- The sphere of government: Nineteenth-century theories -- How should prices be determined? -- Market prices vs. Communist commands -- The distribution of income. -- The road not taken. The road not taken -- The torrent of laws -- From Spencer's 1884 to Orwell's 1984 -- "Planning" vs the free market -- Private property, public purpose -- Keynesianism in a nutshell. -- Of poverty and welfare. Defining poverty -- Why some are poorer -- Should we divide the wealth? -- False remedies for poverty -- Income without work -- On appeasing envy -- The cure for poverty. The story of Negro gains -- The ballooning welfare state -- Welfarism gone wild -- Uruguay: welfare state gone wild -- Foreign investment vs. foreign aid. -- Of truth and vigilance. Why anticapitalism grows -- Can we keep free enterprise? -- The task confronting Libertarians -- The literature of freedom.
Category: Capitalism

Political Influence

Author : Edward C. Banfield
ISBN : 1412831156
Genre : Chicago
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101 Best Ways To Get Ahead

Author : Michael E. Angier
ISBN : 0970417535
Genre : Self-Help
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Readers can get tips on getting ahead from individuals--such as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, and Tiger Woods--who were nominated for the 101 Most Successful and Respected People in the World Today list by SuccessNet.
Category: Self-Help

Revolt Against Tradition

Author : Raul S. Manglapus
ISBN : UOM:39015000534050
Genre : Philippine
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Category: Philippine