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La Lucha for Cuba: Religion and Politics on the Streets of by Miguel A. De La Torre

By Miguel A. De La Torre

For plenty of in Miami's Cuban exile group, hating Fidel Castro is as usual as loving one's kids. This hatred, Miguel De los angeles Torre indicates, has in reality taken on spiritual value. In l. a. Lucha for Cuba, De los angeles Torre exhibits how Exilic Cubans, a as soon as marginalized team, have risen to strength and privilege--distinguishing themselves from different Hispanic groups within the United States--and how faith has figured of their ascension. during the lens of faith and tradition, his paintings additionally unmasks and explores intra-Hispanic constructions of oppression working between Cubans in Miami.Miami Cubans use a non secular expression, los angeles lucha, or "the struggle," to justify the ability and privilege they've got completed. in the context of l. a. lucha, De l. a. Torre explores the spiritual dichotomy created among the "children of sunshine" (Exilic Cubans) and the "children of darkness" (Resident Cubans). studying the new saga of the Eli?n Gonz?lez custody conflict, he indicates how the cultural building of los angeles lucha has develop into a highly Miami-style spirituality that makes el exilio (exile) the foundation for non secular mirrored image, realizing, and practice--and that conflates political mobilization with religious which means in an ongoing disagreement with evil.

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Political Leadership by Howard J. Elcock

By Howard J. Elcock

Political management is an idea vital to knowing political techniques and results, but its definition is elusive. Many disciplines have contributed to the research of management, together with political idea, background, psychlogy and administration stories. "Political management" reports the contributions of those disciplines in addition to a dicussion of the paintings of vintage authors resembling Niccolo Machiavelli, Max Weber and Robert Michels. Howard Elcock develops an account of many of the governing, governance and allegiance roles political leaders play and discusses the units during which their skill to guide successfully may be greater. He examines the techniques of uncertainty relief, expanding creativity and facilitation of collective studying. He concludes that the preoccupation with "new public administration" over the past twenty years has brought on primary debates approximately political and social values to be ignored. just a new concentrate on leaders and management, he argues, can right this challenge and supply suggestions for politicians and officers in a global of more and more speedy and unpredictable switch. This publication could be welcomed by way of students of political technology and historical past, public management and administration in addition to an individual concerned, or with an curiosity, in politics and govt.

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The National Co-ordination of EU Policy: The Domestic Level by Hussein Kassim, B. Guy Peters, Vincent Wright

By Hussein Kassim, B. Guy Peters, Vincent Wright

This ebook is certainly one of volumes within which best students study how european member states co-ordinate their eu regulations. Eschewing the "Europeanization" difficult during which the difficulty is generally addressed, this publication adopts a broader, extra inclusive method. It examines family approaches and investigates co-ordination in ten member states--Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom--looking at co-ordinating objectives, the actors fascinated with ecu coverage making, and the constructions and procedures through which coverage is made.

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21st Century Diplomacy : a Practitioner's Guide by Kishan S. Rana

By Kishan S. Rana

Within the twenty first century, new different types of demanding situations as a result of interdependence between states and globalization have had a settling on effect of the behavior of international relations. international relations has develop into multifaceted, pluri-directional, unstable and in depth, as a result of the elevated complexity when it comes to actors, dialogues matters, modes of conversation, and plurality of ambitions. This detailed textual content, written through a number one pupil and Read more...

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Political Leadership and the Northern Ireland Peace Process: by C. Gormley-Heenan

By C. Gormley-Heenan

By way of delivering a serious interpretation of political management throughout the Northern eire peace strategy, Gormley-Heenan exhibits the 'leadership lens' deals insights now not provided via traditional analyses of peacemaking strategies. The publication discusses the confusions, contradictions and chameleonic nature of management and its position, capability and impression.

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Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies by Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, Torbjörn Bergman

By Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, Torbjörn Bergman

This is often the main bold and accomplished account of the associations of democratic delegation in West eu parliamentary democracies up to now. It presents an remarkable cross-national research of West eu political associations from 1945 till the current day, in addition to situating glossy parliamentary democracy within the context of fixing political events and the becoming significance of the ecu Union.

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Religious Politics and Secular States: Egypt, India, and the by Scott W. Hibbard

By Scott W. Hibbard

This comparative research probes why conservative renderings of spiritual culture within the usa, India, and Egypt stay so influential within the politics of those 3 ostensibly secular societies. the USA, Egypt, and India have been fundamental types of secular modernity within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties. by way of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, conservative Islamists challenged the Egyptian govt, India witnessed a surge in Hindu nationalism, and the Christian correct within the usa rose to dominate the Republican get together and big swaths of the general public discourse. utilizing a nuanced theoretical framework that emphasizes the interplay of faith and politics, Scott W. Hibbard argues that 3 interrelated matters resulted in this situation. First, as a necessary a part of the development of collective identities, faith serves as a foundation for social team spirit and political mobilization. moment, in offering an ethical framework, religion's conventional parts make it proper to trendy political existence. 3rd, and most important, in manipulating faith for political achieve, political elites undermined the secular consensus of the trendy kingdom that have been in position because the finish of global battle II. jointly, those elements sparked a brand new period of right-wing non secular populism within the 3 nations.Although a lot has been written concerning the resurgence of non secular politics, students have paid much less consciousness to the position of nation actors in selling new visions of faith and society. spiritual Politics and Secular States fills this hole by way of situating this development inside long-standing debates over the right kind function of faith in public existence.

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Redefining the State: Privatization and Welfare Reform in by Nicolas Spulber

By Nicolas Spulber

Professor Spulber strains the function of the country within the West and East for greater than centuries alongside parallel lines--first from the construction of the Welfare country within the West, and the Party-State within the East, to reform of the Western Welfare kingdom via privatization and entitlement adjustments, to transmutations within the East via huge scale privatizations and the production of the ''nomenklatura capitalism.'' He establishes an unique connection among dismantling nation organizations and difficulty of presidency services in any respect degrees within the West, and the cave in after which restructuring of the nation on new foundations within the East.

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European Politics: An Introduction by Tim Bale

By Tim Bale

Tim Bale has written the textbook on eu politics that was once lacking. It combines a standard institutionally dependent comparative technique with one concentrating on key topics and matters. it really is good written and full of life with many beneficial containers and illustrations. it's going to disappoint people who are searching for a troublesome and dry systematic evaluate of judiciary powers within the traditional four or five states yet is ideal for an advent to eu politics that goals to supply scholars with an summary of political existence, political debates and political associations within the different international locations of the recent european.

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