Democracy and War: Institutions, Norms, and the Evolution of by David L. Rousseau

By David L. Rousseau

Traditional knowledge in diplomacy keeps that democracies are just peaceable while encountering different democracies. utilizing a number of social medical equipment of research starting from statistical reviews and laboratory experiments to case reviews and computing device simulations, Rousseau demanding situations this traditional knowledge via demonstrating that democracies are much less more likely to start up violence at early levels of a dispute. utilizing a number of equipment permits Rousseau to illustrate that institutional constraints, instead of peaceable norms of clash answer, are answerable for inhibiting the fast lodge to violence in democratic polities. Rousseau unearths that conflicts evolve via successive phases and that the constraining strength of participatory associations can range throughout those levels. ultimately, he demonstrates how constraint inside of states encourages the increase of clusters of democratic states that resemble "zones of peace" in the anarchic overseas constitution.

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Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American by Donald R. Kinder

By Donald R. Kinder

Ethnocentrism—our tendency to partition the human global into in-groups and out-groups—pervades societies all over the world. unusually, even though, few students have explored its position in political lifestyles. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this hole with Us opposed to Them, their definitive rationalization of the way ethnocentrism shapes American public opinion.          Arguing that people are extensively predisposed to ethnocentrism, Kinder and Kam discover its effect on our attitudes towards an array of concerns, together with the conflict on terror, humanitarian counsel, immigration, the sanctity of marriage, and the reform of social courses. The authors floor their examine in prior theories from quite a lot of disciplines, setting up a brand new framework for knowing what ethnocentrism is and the way it turns into politically consequential. additionally they marshal an unlimited trove of survey proof to spot the stipulations less than which ethnocentrism shapes public opinion.  whereas ethnocentrism is common within the usa, the authors display that its political relevance will depend on condition.  Exploring the results of those findings for political wisdom, cosmopolitanism, and societies outdoors the U.S., Kinder and Kam upload a brand new size to our realizing of ways democracy functions. 

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Paradise lost, paradise regained : the true meaning of by Arthur D. Robbins

By Arthur D. Robbins

Democracy. What does it suggest? Why does it topic? Robbins starts in Athens with an outline of democracy as practiced within the daily lives of the traditional Athenians, after which turns to Rome and the Italian city-states. there's a part dedicated to the results of battle on emergent democracy within the heart a long time and in France on the time of the Revolution. Democracy within the early years of the U.S., ahead of the signing of the structure, is explored intimately. & nbsp;Read more... the threat of govt -- what's historical past and why does it topic? -- fake pals -- old Athens : wellspring of democracy -- executive and personality : classes from Athens -- The Roman republic : oligarchy with a touch of democracy -- Experiments in executive : the Italian city-states -- Early voices in the United States -- Democracy denied -- America's early oligarchy -- Alexander Hamilton and the British connection -- Democracy affirmed : the folks of Pennsylvania write a structure -- The fight maintains : democracy vs. republicanism -- Democracy outlined -- American executive : the shaping of yankee personality -- Democracy as delusion -- The battlefield after the conflict -- energy hid -- strength published : Napoleon in fantasy and truth -- Darkness seen : hidden strength involves mild -- The pathology of strength -- The pathology of political disengagement -- Empowerment and the method of swap -- The democratic strategy -- Democratizing the oligarchy -- the administrative -- range within the East -- Democracy come precise -- The citizen-state

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What is Political Theory? by Stephen K White, J Donald Moon

By Stephen K White, J Donald Moon

What's Political thought? offers scholars with a accomplished evaluation of the present kingdom of the self-discipline. Ten substantial chapters tackle the main urgent issues in political conception at the present time, together with: - what assets do the vintage texts nonetheless offer for political theorists?- what components will political theorists specialize in within the future?- can western political idea by myself proceed to supply a framework for responding to the demanding situations of contemporary political life?The authors investigate the highbrow demanding situations to traditional political conception, reminiscent of post-structuralism and the clinical research of politics that experience revitalized the sphere within the final 30 years. in addition they develop the viewpoint to soak up non-western principles and to reconceptualize political conception within the mild of particularly international challenges.Students and lecturers of political idea and political philosophy will locate this publication important in knowing the criteria that experience formed present political thought and so one can advisor its destiny improvement.  

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The Soul of a Leader: Character, Conviction, and Ten Lessons by Waller R. Newell

By Waller R. Newell

What are we searching for in a pacesetter? Has the that means of management replaced? Can heritage supply tips for the leaders of a emerging iteration? What defines the soul of a pace-setter? within the Soul of a pacesetter, political scientist and cultural commentator Waller R. Newell bargains a desirable viewpoint at the function of management in American existence at the present time. From the delivery of democracy in Periclean Athens to the Founding Fathers' view of statesmanship, from the stories of Abraham Lincoln to these of contemporary presidents, this far-reaching and provocative new e-book explores the various and numerous parts of fine statesmanhip, together with the undying characteristics all sturdy leaders proportion. As Newell plumbs the depths of heritage, he illuminates the ethical, mental, and highbrow assets we inherit from the traditions of the West—traditions steeped within the adventure and mirrored image on statecraft from precedent days onward—and deals a compass for the demanding situations America's subsequent iteration of leaders will face. during this enticing mixture of personality portraiture, old standpoint, and modern political perception, Newell proposes a daring new viewpoint at the evolution of the trendy American presidency, from Franklin Roosevelt to George W. Bush. He steps again in time to guage the clashing versions of Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, as they captured the fight for the soul of the yankee Republic. And, in an essay of masterful historic succeed in, he contemplates the roots of contemporary management within the tale of what he calls "the West's first superpower conflict"—the epic conflict among Athens and Sparta, with its echoes of either Vietnam and Iraq. ultimately, he attracts from those tales ten classes in political greatness—lessons the subsequent American president might be clever to heed.

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Realism idealism and international politics by Martin Griffiths

By Martin Griffiths

Martin Griffiths presents a reinterpretation of the phrases ''realism'' and ''idealism'' in diplomacy via a radical serious exam of 3 key figures in overseas concept: Hans Morgenthau, Kenneth Waltz and Hedley Bull. this is often a huge ebook which gives a compelling foundation for conceiving overseas politics as a ''rule-governed'' area between states.

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Political Theories for Students by Matthew Miskelly, Jaime Noce

By Matthew Miskelly, Jaime Noce

Designed particularly for top tuition scholars, "Political Theories for college kids offers in-depth details on significant political theories and platforms from all time classes. every one access starts with a basic evaluate of the system/theory via a dialogue of the primary facets of the idea, the theory's philosophy and an research of the old context during which the speculation was once built, together with serious reaction.

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Gerechtigkeit, Gleichheit, Freiheit und Vernunft: Über vier by Jürgen Ritsert

By Jürgen Ritsert

X ist gerecht, X ist gleich Y, X ist frei und X ist vernünftig deutlich. Dieser Essay informiert über diese Tatsache anhand von kurzen Kommentaren zu ausgewählten Passagen aus Texten zur Sozialphilosophie und Gesellschaftstheorie. Über den trotz ihrer mannigfaltigen Unterschiede und Gegensätze bestehenden inneren Zusammenhang der vier normativen Prinzipien wird ebenfalls in klarer und kompakter shape Auskunft gegeben.

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