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By Becky Bond,Zack Exley
Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots crusade that helped release a brand new political revolution
Rules for Revolutionaries is a daring problem to the political institution and the “rules” that govern crusade strategy.
It tells the tale of a step forward scan carried out at the fringes of the Bernie Sanders presidential crusade: A technology-driven group empowered volunteers to construct and deal with the infrastructure to make seventy-five million calls, release 8 million textual content messages, and carry greater than one-hundred thousand public meetings—in an attempt to place Bernie Sanders’s rebel crusade over the top.
Bond and Exley, electronic iconoclasts who've been reshaping the best way politics is practiced in the US for 2 a long time, have pointed out twenty-two principles of “Big Organizing” that may be used to force social swap activities of any style. And they tell the interior tale of 1 of the main striking grassroots political campaigns ever run.
Fast-paced, provocative, and profound, Rules for Revolutionaries stands as a releasing problem to the low expectancies and small considering that dominates too many advocacy, non-profit, and campaigning organizations—and issues the best way ahead to a destiny the place political revolution is actually possible.
By P. Hardi,P. Heywood,D. Torsello
By Tim Rowse
Download e-book for iPad: Introduction to Political Psychology by Martha L. Cottam,Elena Mastors,Thomas Preston,Beth Dietz
By Martha L. Cottam,Elena Mastors,Thomas Preston,Beth Dietz
Designed for higher department classes on political psychology or political habit, this quantity additionally includes fabric of curiosity to these within the policymaking community.
By Michael Burkhimer
“How can we reconcile the younger non secular skeptic with the mature president who so profoundly invested the Civil warfare with non secular value? Lincoln’s spiritual views—difficult to get better, interpret, and disentangle from earlier and current biases—are the topic of this short survey.”—Journal of yank History
Michael Burkhimer examines the heritage of the president’s interplay with religion—accounts from those that knew him, his personal letters and writings, the books he read—to show a guy who didn't think in orthodox Christian precepts (and may need had a difficult time getting elected at the present time) but, by way of his instance, used to be an individual and president who such a lot really embodied Christian teachings.
By Nannerl O. Keohane
Leadership is key to collective human recreation, from atmosphere and attaining targets for an area block organization, to working a Fortune 500 corporation, to mobilizing the energies of a country. Political philosophers have concentrated principally on the right way to hinder leaders from abusing their strength, but little realization has been paid to what it truly appears like to carry energy, how leaders cross approximately their paintings, and the way they relate to the folk they lead. In Thinking approximately Leadership, Nannerl Keohane attracts on her event because the first girl president of Duke college and previous president of Wellesley university, in addition to her services as a number one political theorist, to deepen our figuring out of what leaders do, how and why they do it, and the pitfalls and demanding situations they face.
Keohane engages readers in a chain of questions that make clear each part of management. She considers the features that make a superb chief, together with sound judgment, decisiveness, integrity, social ability, and intelligence; the function that gender performs in one's skill to achieve and wield strength; ethics and morality; the advanced courting among leaders and their fans; and the original demanding situations of democratic management. wealthy with classes and insights from leaders and political thinkers down during the a long time, together with Aristotle, Queen Elizabeth I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Nelson Mandela, Thinking approximately Leadership is a must-read for present and destiny leaders, and for a person serious about our customers for reliable governance.
By Robert A. Holmes
By Jean-Pierre Cabestan,Jacques deLisle
In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was once elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) again to energy after 8 years of rule via the Democratic innovative get together (DPP). due to the fact taking energy, the KMT has confronted critical problems, as financial development has been slow, society has been polarised over problems with identification and coverage, and rapprochement among Taipei and Beijing has met with suspicion or reservation between huge segments of Taiwanese society. certainly, whereas more advantageous relatives with the us have reinforced Taiwan’s safeguard, warming cross-Strait family have in flip made Taiwan extra established upon and susceptible to an more and more robust China.
This publication offers a finished research of the go back of the Kuomintang (KMT) to strength, and examines the numerous family political, financial, social and overseas demanding situations and adjustments that experience characterised Taiwan considering the fact that 2008. It identifies the key family, cross-Strait and overseas coverage tendencies, and addresses key matters such as
- elections and Taiwan’s social gathering process;
- the position of the presidency and legislature;
- economic improvement; social hobbies;
- identity politics;
- developments in cross-Strait relatives;
- Taiwan’s safety setting and nationwide defence regulations;
- relations with the united states and Japan.
In flip, the individuals glance in the direction of the ultimate years of Ma’s presidency and past, and the structural realities – either household and exterior – that may form Taiwan’s future.
Political alterations in Taiwan less than Ma Ying-jeou can be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of Taiwan experiences, comparative politics, diplomacy, and economics. it's going to additionally attract coverage makers operating within the box.
By Mirya R Holman
This publication offers the 1st accomplished overview of the impact of gender at the habit of mayors and town council contributors within the usa. Holman considers the results of gender in neighborhood, city politics and analyzes how a leader's gender does-and does not-influence coverage personal tastes, methods, habit, and outcomes.
Holman successfully makes use of unique survey info to guage coverage attitudes, mixed with observations of urban council conferences and interviews with leaders and neighborhood contributors. In doing so, she demonstrates the significance of contemplating the gender of leaders in neighborhood office.
Women in Politics within the American City emphasizes that the involvement of ladies in neighborhood politics does subject and that it has major results for city coverage in addition to country and native democracy.