The Tribune Almanac and Political Register


Author: John Fitch Cleveland,F. J. Ottarson,Henry Eckford Rhoades,Alexander Jacob Schem,Edward McPherson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: N.A
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Political Campaigns in the United States


Author: Richard K. Scher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317295897
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: Instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those politics. The text examines how campaigns are an important manifestation of how we "do" politics in this country. Hallmarks of this text include: Showing how campaigns can undermine our democracy and asking how democratic they—and by extension, our politics--really are. Demonstrating that the ability of the media to accurately, fairly, and deeply report on campaigns has been severely compromised, both because of the growing "distance" between campaigns and media outlets and because of the structure of "Big Media" corporate ownership and its tight relationship to "Big Money." It asks important questions about the media including: How do the media, reporters in particular, cover campaigns? What pressures and forces shape what and how they present campaigns? What is the impact of the ever-increasing chasm separating campaigns and the media? How does the close tie between corporate mainstream media and Super PAC money affect campaign coverage? How does the ability of campaigns and media to segment voters into ever-smaller slices influence how campaigns are covered? Tracking the continuing growth of unregulated, private, unaccountable "dark money" in campaigns as a threat to our democratic elections and politics. Democracy rests fundamentally on transparency and accountability – sunlight – and our campaign laws and norms now allow and encourage exactly the opposite, largely because of decisions by the United States Supreme Court.

The Time Traveler's Almanac


Author: Ann VanderMeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765374218
Category: Fiction
Page: 960
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A definitive collection of time-travel stories from more than a century of literature features pieces by such leading authors as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury and is complemented by a selection of informative nonfiction articles, including Charles Yu's "Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers."

The U.S. Supreme Court and Racial Minorities

Two Centuries of Judicial Review on Trial
Author: Leslie F. Goldstein
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786438836
Category:
Page: 480
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The U.S. Supreme Court and Racial Minorities offers an in-depth, chronologically arranged look at the record of the U.S. Supreme Court on racial minorities over the course of its first two centuries. It does not pose the anachronistic standard, “Did the Supreme Court get it right?” but rather, “How did the Supreme Court compare to other branches of the federal government at the time?” Have these Justices, prevented against removal from office by discontented voters (in contrast to the President and the members of Congress), done any better than the elected branches of government at protecting racial minorities in America?

The Deluge

The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931
Author: Adam Tooze
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0143127977
Category: History
Page: 672
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"A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath. In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and materiel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrial order. A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this seismic moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects. From the day the United States enters the war in 1917 to the precipice of global financial ruin, Tooze delineates the world remade by American economic and military power. Tracing the ways in which countries came to terms with America's centrality--including the slide into fascism--The Deluge is a chilling work of great originality that will fundamentally change how we view the legacy of World War I"--

Media & Entertainment Law


Author: Ursula Smartt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317334612
Category: Law
Page: 476
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Media & Entertainment Law presents a contemporary analysis of the law relating to the media and entertainment industries both in terms of its practical application and its theoretical framework, providing a broad and comprehensive coverage of these fast changing branches of the law. Fully restructured to complement how media law is taught today in the digital age, this third edition explores recent updates in the law including the outcomes of the Google Spain case and the ‘right to be forgotten’, the use of drones in breach of privacy laws, internet libel and the boundaries of media freedom and press regulation following the Leveson inquiry. Media & Entertainment Law uses the most up-to-date authorities to explore privacy and confidentiality subjects, such as the Prince Charles 'black spider' letters, the Maximilian Schrems and the celebrity superinjunction PJS v Newsgroup Newspapers cases. The book also covers defamation, contempt of court and freedom of information, plus Scots law. New to this edition: A brand new chapter is dedicated to exploring technology and the media, including contemporary issues such as the dark web, the surveillance state, internet censorship and the law and social media, including bloggers, vloggers and tweeters. The chapters on regulatory authorities have been expanded to provide greater clarification and explanation of broadcasting, press and advertising regulation, including the protection of journalistic sources and comparisons with EU Law. The chapter on intellectual property and entertainment law has been streamlined to match media law courses more effectively. This text provides students with detailed coverage of the key principles, cases and legislation as well as a critical analysis of this vibrant subject.

Faces of Inequality

Social Diversity in American Politics
Author: Rodney E. Hero
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195137884
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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Contending that a state's racial and ethnic composition, more than any other factor, directs its political processes and policies, this text argues that social diversity is therefore central to any understanding of state political cultures.

Rice Almanac

Source Book for the Most Important Economic Activity on Earth
Author: Jay L. Maclean,David Charles Dawe
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
ISBN: 0851996361
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 253
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Presents data concering rice and rice production around the world.

Debating the Presidency

Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive
Author: Richard J. Ellis,Michael Nelson
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506363385
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
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Editors Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top presidential scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate in Debating the Presidency: Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive, Fourth Edition offers a compelling yet concise view of contemporary topics relevant to the American executive. Each pair of debate-resolution style essays is written specifically for this volume, and offers a compelling yet concise view of a topic relevant to the American executive. Editors Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson offer brief chapter introductions that provide context. In this edition, several new arguments are presented on topics such as executive orders (Pro: Gene Healy, Con: Andrew Rudalevige); abolishment of the vice presidency (Pro: Douglas L. Kriner, Con: Joel K. Goldstein); and the effect of new media on the public’s view of the presidency (Pro: Matthew R. Kerbel, Con: Jeffrey E. Cohen).

American Government: Institutions and Policies


Author: James Q. Wilson,John J. DiIulio, Jr.,Meena Bose,Matthew S. Levendusky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856163
Category: Education
Page: 624
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, 15th Edition is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies, and who governs in the United States and to what ends. It includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts, and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension, and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gerrymandering in America

The House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty
Author: Anthony J. McGann,Charles Anthony Smith,Michael Latner,Alex Keena
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316589331
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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This book considers the political and constitutional consequences of Vieth v. Jubelirer (2004), where the Supreme Court held that partisan gerrymandering challenges could no longer be adjudicated by the courts. Through a rigorous scientific analysis of US House district maps, the authors argue that partisan bias increased dramatically in the 2010 redistricting round after the Vieth decision, both at the national and state level. From a constitutional perspective, unrestrained partisan gerrymandering poses a critical threat to a central pillar of American democracy, popular sovereignty. State legislatures now effectively determine the political composition of the US House. The book answers the Court's challenge to find a new standard for gerrymandering that is both constitutionally grounded and legally manageable. It argues that the scientifically rigorous partisan symmetry measure is an appropriate legal standard for partisan gerrymandering, as it logically implies the constitutional right to individual equality and can be practically applied.

Silent Spring


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618249060
Category: Nature
Page: 378
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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Racial Diversity and Social Capital

Equality and Community in America
Author: Rodney E. Hero
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139465074
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Race and racial diversity are important aspects of America and have been shown to substantially affect social relations and the political system, often in ways inconsistent with the values of equality. However, greater civic association and a general sense of community, embodied in the concept of social capital, are said to have tremendous beneficial effects and profoundly influence American society. This 2007 study juxtaposes and critically assesses two bodies of research that have reached different conclusions on these issues. Is America's legacy of racial inequality an 'evil twin' of the benefits of social capital? By analysing the social outcomes for racial minorities, in addition to other dimensions of American politics, the author shows that the impact of racial diversity consistently outweighs that of social capital.

The World of the Witcher


Author: Marcin Batylda,CD Projekt Red
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
ISBN: 1616554827
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 184
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In a visually stunning volume, readers are taken on a guided tour of the fantastical realm of The Wicher video games, where they will meet Geralt, one of the few remaining monster hunters that inhabit this dark world.

Stuff

The Secret Lives of Everyday Things
Author: John C. Ryan,Alan Thein Durning
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Northwest Environment Watch
ISBN: 9781886093041
Category: Social Science
Page: 86
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Be polite, just go about your day, and all¿s well, because you¿re not hurting anybody, right? Look deeper into that cup of coffee you drank this morning, the shoes you¿re wearing, the burgers & fries you had for lunch¿.and so on. Every choice we make -- every product we use -- has an impact that many of us are unaware of. That impact affects other people, other animals, and the planet in myriad ways -- often in very destructive, harmful ways. Ryan & Durning explore the impact of some of the choices we make by making connections between our daily habits and the various impacts of those habits. Find out the hidden story of "everyday consumer goods."

The Invention of Heterosexuality


Author: Jonathan Ned Katz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022630762X
Category: Social Science
Page: 305
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“Heterosexuality,” assumed to denote a universal sexual and cultural norm, has been largely exempt from critical scrutiny. In this boldly original work, Jonathan Ned Katz challenges the common notion that the distinction between heterosexuality and homosexuality has been a timeless one. Building on the history of medical terminology, he reveals that as late as 1923, the term “heterosexuality” referred to a "morbid sexual passion," and that its current usage emerged to legitimate men and women having sex for pleasure. Drawing on the works of Sigmund Freud, James Baldwin, Betty Friedan, and Michel Foucault, The Invention of Heterosexuality considers the effects of heterosexuality’s recently forged primacy on both scientific literature and popular culture. “Lively and provocative.”—Carol Tavris, New York Times Book Review “A valuable primer . . . misses no significant twists in sexual politics.”—Gary Indiana, Village Voice Literary Supplement “One of the most important—if not outright subversive—works to emerge from gay and lesbian studies in years.”—Mark Thompson, The Advocate