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- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 59.52
Mainstream liberal narratives have often depicted politics as a matter of power and competing interests, disregarding emotions or conceiving them as threats to a rational and well-ordered society. In the last decades, however, this viewpoint has been increasingly challenged by a number of scholars researching on the complex and multidimensional role... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
In midcentury America, the public opinion polling enterprise faced a crisis of legitimacy. Every major polling firm predicted a win for Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election?and of course they all got it wrong. This failure generated considerable criticisms of polling and pollsters were forced to defend their craft, the... more...
- PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99
To better understand the impact of social movements in recent years, this analysis distinguishes strategies of social change into two parts: organizing, which is characteristic of the 1960s movement in the United States, and accompaniment, which was articulated by Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador. Both are valuable tools for understanding and... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 53.79
?Unter der ebenso schlichten wie provokativen Überschrift ?Regieren? sollen in diesem Band Beiträge zum aktuellen Verständnis der Herausforderungen einer Ausrichtung von politischer Herrschaft auf die zielgerichtete Veränderung der Gesellschaft versammelt werden. In einem ersten Teil geht es um normativ-theoretische Grundlagenfrage des modernen Regierens.... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 46.00
In the wake of the enormous interest across the globe in the fall of the Left Front in West Bengal, this book describes the Left era as one of passive revolution: limited reforms and changes, big compromises, corruption of the commissars and the failure of the Left in assessing popular discontent and anger; thus, it is the end of revolution even in... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 0.00
Democracy is not a spectator sport! Learn how to get in the game with this comprehensive collection of more than two hundred community service opportunities and experiences. More than a simple resource guide, this unique handbook includes interviews, anecdotes, and commentary from the top folks in nonprofit and service fields and ties together the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
Violence in southern Africa has occurred in a variety of modes including ethnic confrontation, liberation struggles and cross-border aggression and crime. This volume examines the degree to which violence however defined has influenced political change across the region. The contributions include analyses of the ramifications of violent disorder in... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 34.99
This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power elite.' It examines why and how the power elite has diversified, the pathways taken by those who have entered the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99
In this book Michael Traugott and Paul Lavrakas give voters everything they need to know about election polls and why it matters that we understand them. If statistics are worse than lies, just think what misreading the polls can do! more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 39.99
In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created by vague or misleading survey questions presented to respondents who typically construct their opinions on the spot. Using evidence from a... more...