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Case Studies and Causal Inference: An Integrative Framework by I. Rohlfing

By I. Rohlfing

A dialogue of the case examine approach which develops an integrative framework for causal inference in small-n study. This framework is utilized to investigate layout projects similar to case choice and method tracing. The booklet provides the fundamentals, state of the art and arguments for bettering the case examine approach and empirical small-n study.

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Guns or Butter: The Presidency of Lyndon Johnson by Irving Bernstein

By Irving Bernstein

The presidency of Lyndon Johnson used to be a pivotal second in twentieth-century American historical past. From the decisive social courses of the good Society, to the triumph of the Civil and vote casting Rights Acts, to the disaster of the Vietnam battle and household unrest, it was once an period of dramatic accomplishment and wrenching tragedy. In Guns or Butter, popular historian Irving Bernstein brings these 5 climactic years of the sixties vividly to existence, from the instant Lee Harvey Oswald aimed a rifle from the window of the Texas tuition Depository to the demanding ballot-counting that positioned Richard Nixon within the White condominium in 1968.
Bernstein's booklet is a story masterpiece, choked with sharply drawn personality sketches and rapidly relocating bills of occasions that variety from bargains reduce within the Senate cloakroom, to police charging after protesters at the streets of Selma, to Vietcong commandos bursting into the yankee embassy in Saigon. We see Johnson ordering aides invoice Moyers and Richard Goodwin to strip and subscribe to him for a skinny-dip within the White condominium pool, the place they formulate the good Society. And we see a drained, distracted president pacing in his bathrobe round a desk version of the besieged Khe Sanh garrison, analyzing aerial images and casualty reviews. both very important, Bernstein bargains a deft evaluate of Johnson's successes and screw ups, from his legislative courses to his futile pursuit of the battle in Vietnam to his failure to spice up Hubert Humphrey's presidential crusade in 1968. the writer not just retells the maneuvering that introduced the president's plans into legislations, he additionally analyzes and explains their effect, from the balloting Rights Act to Medicare. the good Society, Bernstein concludes, was once a triumph, yet Johnson's try to have either weapons and butter, to pursue large household projects including a sour undeclared conflict, resulted in runaway inflation that finally undermined his presidency.
From the darkish moments after Kennedy's assassination in 1963, to the heady days of legislative victories of 1965, to the bloody crescendo of riots, assassinations, and armed forces battles in 1968, Johnson's management used to be a defining second in sleek American background. In Guns or Butter, Irving Bernstein brilliantly captures either the occasions and the which means of these momentous years.
other than its ancient worth, this ebook has significant present importance. The legislative application Newt Gingrich and his Republican colleagues brought in 1995 was once designed to repeal the nice Society. earlier than doing so, contributors of Congress and the public should still comprehend Lyndon Johnson's imaginative and prescient and the laws that was once enacted in the course of the sixties. Guns or Butter presents that severe details.

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Von Government zu Governance: Informelles Regieren im by Stephan Bröchler, Hans-Joachim Lauth

By Stephan Bröchler, Hans-Joachim Lauth

Die Erkenntnis, dass informelle Regeln und Praktiken konstitutiv für jedes politische method sind, gehört zum Basiswissen der Politikwissenschaft. Doch die Governance-Debatte der letzten Jahre hat deutlich gemacht, dass sich sowohl die Praxis des Regierens als auch die Reflexion über Regieren strukturell verändert haben. Dies erfordert von der Politikwissenschaft eine veränderte Herangehensweise der examine des Regierens unter den Bedingungen von Informalität. Informale Governance beinhaltet, dass sich Steuerung und Koordination, durch das Zusammenwirken staatlicher und gesellschaftlicher Akteure, im Rahmen formaler und informaler Institutionen vollzieht. Beide Regelsysteme formen dabei gemeinsam den institutionellen Funktions- und Handlungsraum der Regierung. Die im Sonderheft versammelten vergleichenden Analysen vermitteln empirisch gesättigte Fallanalysen und markieren Defizite und produktive Potentiale des Zusammenwirkens staatlicher und gesellschaftlicher Akteure bei der Lösung öffentlicher Probleme. Sie zeigen ein variationsreiches Spektrum von Formen informaler Governance in Europa, Deutschland und anderen politischen Systemen

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Democratic Politics and Party Competition (Routledge/ECPR by Judith Bara, Albert Weale

By Judith Bara, Albert Weale

This new ebook introduces innovative research on democracy from the top Comparative Manifestos venture (CMP).

It details the most important achievements of the undertaking up to now, illustrates how its findings might be utilized, lays out the longer term demanding situations it faces and examines how the sector as a complete can increase. It additionally offers a unique evaluation of the dimensionality of social gathering festival, offering ways that examine could be prolonged and with regards to broader techniques in Political technology and Theory.

Although CMP examine is familiar and constitutes the key comparative facts set on occasion positions and ideological position, it's also topic to problem. the quantity as a result presents the reader with a transparent feel of the major debates and questions surrounding its work.

This quantity additionally honours the life-time fulfillment of Professor Ian Budge, who has supplied distinctive highbrow management for the CMP during the last twenty-five years.

This is a vital aspect of reference for all comparative research on the functioning of democracies. This e-book may be of serious curiosity to all scholars and students of politics and of democracy in particular.

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Effective Multilateralism: Through the Looking Glass of East by Jochen Prantl

By Jochen Prantl

Present theories of cooperation think a reliable geo-political order, led via nations with a shared notion of the modalities of cooperation. those assumptions aren't any longer justified. potent Multilateralism makes the case for a brand new method of explaining overseas cooperation in the course of the lens of East Asian.

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The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of by Akhil Reed Amar

By Akhil Reed Amar

A top criminal pupil addresses crucial constitutional controversies of the previous 20 years and illuminates the Constitution's spirit and ongoing relevance

America's structure, leader Justice John Marshall famously saw in McCulloch v. Maryland, aspires “to undergo for a while to come.” The day-by-day information has a shorter shelf existence, and while the problems of the day contain momentous constitutional questions, present-minded newshounds and busy voters can't consistently see the stakes clearly.

In The structure Today, Akhil Reed Amar, America's preeminent constitutional student, considers the most important and so much bitterly contested debates of the final 20 years and offers a passionate instruction manual for pondering constitutionally approximately modern-day headlines. Amar indicates how the Constitution's textual content, heritage, and constitution are an important repository of collective knowledge, delivering particular ideas and grand subject matters proper to each organ of the yank physique politic. Prioritizing sound constitutional reasoning over partisan personal tastes, he makes the case for diversity-based affirmative motion and a correct to have a gun in one's domestic for self-protection, and opposed to spending caps on self sufficient political advertisements and bans on same-sex marriage. He explains what is wrong with presidential dynasties, advocates a “nuclear alternative” to revive majority rule within the Senate, and indicates how one can reform the superb court docket. And he revisits 3 dramatic constitutional conflicts—the impeachment of invoice Clinton, the contested election of George W. Bush, and the struggle over Barack Obama's cheap Care Act—to express what politicians, judges, and reporters bought correct as occasions opened up and what they missed.

Leading readers during the specific constitutional questions at stake in every one episode whereas outlining his abiding perspectives in regards to the Constitution's letter, its spirit, and the path constitutional legislations needs to move, Amar bargains an important consultant for an individual trying to comprehend America's structure and its relevance today.

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Political Opportunities, Social Movements and by P. G. Coy, Patrick G. Coy, Coy P. G. Coy

By P. G. Coy, Patrick G. Coy, Coy P. G. Coy

As political possibilities shift, social stream, decline or mobilization can result. the 1st element of this quantity examines this phenomenon extensive whereas additionally relocating theory-building ahead. major contributions are made to collective identification conception, stalemate thought, and political method concept. finished via a concentrated sequence of papers that come with case reviews of particular social events, comparative case reviews of social activities, and comparative case experiences of transnational factor networks. The activities mentioned contain the U.S. anti-nuclear strength stream, the Rastafarians, the choice and complimentary drugs flow, indigenous rights routine in Panama and Brazil, the animal rights move, the anti-apartheid circulation in South Africa, and the housing reform routine in post-Soviet Union Moscow and Budapest. political swap. right here one paper records democratization in Wales through using inclusive politics through Plaid Cymru, one other analyzes using political murder in Mexico in the course of the Nineteen Nineties, and a 3rd explores campus unrest within the usa.

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Compelled Compassion: Government Intervention in the by Robert F. Weir (auth.), Arthur L. Caplan, Robert H. Blank,

By Robert F. Weir (auth.), Arthur L. Caplan, Robert H. Blank, Janna C. Merrick (eds.)

In April 1982, an little one boy was once born in Bloomington, Indiana, with Down syndrome and a faulty, yet surgically correctable, esophagus. His mom and dad refused to consent to surgical procedure or intravenous feeding. The medical institution unsuccessfully sought a court docket order to strength therapy, and appeals to better courts additionally failed. the kid, pointed out as child Doe by means of the scoop media, as a consequence died. The occasions in Bloomington turned the catalyst for motion through the Reagan management, the courts, and Congress that culminated in a federal coverage that makes failure to regard newborns with disabilities a kind of kid forget. This publication facilities at the public coverage elements of withholding therapy from significantly ailing newborns who're disabled. in particular, it offers with why the coverage used to be enacted and what influence it has had on wellbeing and fitness care employees, households, and babies. many of the members to this e-book spearheaded the early debate on withholding therapy. Anthony Shaw's manhattan instances journal article in 1972 used to be the 1st to deal with those concerns within the well known press. the next 12 months, he released a similar article within the New England magazine of drugs. additionally showing during this similar factor of NEJM, used to be the pathbreaking learn, coauthored by way of A. G. M. Campbell, on withholding therapy within the designated care nursery at Yale-New Haven medical institution. each one of those articles promoted a lot public discussion.

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