The Big Gamble: The Politics of Lottery and Casino Expansion by Denise von Herrmann

By Denise von Herrmann

While the playing is definitely huge and strong, it has acquired little consciousness from political scientists. using quite a few views and strategies, von Herrmann analyzes gambling's fresh growth, discovering public attitudes were formed either by means of govt regulations and the industry's makes an attempt to create a family-friendly image.

Von Herrmann examines the politics of kingdom and federal playing coverage, relatively guidelines when it comes to casinos and country lotteries. She considers playing coverage from a number of views, together with the politics of adoption, the nation and federal governments' position in coverage formation and implementation, and the huge monetary and social influence questions relating to playing. The inclusion of a number of kingdom case reviews offers perception into the mostly winning reshaping of american citizens' picture of gambling―from seedy, sinful, and corrupt habit to a benign, gratifying leisure experience―which finally has ended in common availability.

While many have asserted that playing coverage matches good in the political types of morality politics, von Herrmann demanding situations this thought. Noting that actual consensus has no longer been accomplished within the zone of playing coverage, she exhibits how supporters' fiscal arguments and competitors' ethical matters have successfully bifurcated the present debates on playing coverage; playing is now seen through many in detailed and separate our bodies of idea. As she observes, the problem for the way forward for playing coverage is to discover how one can bridge the space. Of specific curiosity to students, scholars, and different researchers concerned with public coverage, relatively that regarding gambling.

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Media And Voters In Canadian Election Campaigns: 18 by Frederick J. Fletcher

By Frederick J. Fletcher

This quantity provides 5 reviews at the courting among the media and electorate. each one examines a few points of the move of data to citizens in the course of election campaigns and all replicate the idea that the appropriate to vote needs to comprise the proper of entry and adequate info to make an educated selection.

In separate reviews, Jean Crête and Robert MacDermid learn current reviews and knowledge at the courting among awareness to media and voter info and behaviours. either experiences talk about equipment for bettering voter details.

Televised leaders debates became a tremendous function of democratic elections. Cathy Widdis Barr examines the consequences of those debates on Canadian electorate in 1984 and 1988, concluding that they have been a tremendous resource of crusade details for less-informed citizens. Robert Bernier and Denis Monière give you the such a lot entire comparative evaluation to be had at the value of televised leaders debates and the coverage concerns surrounding them in democratic nations.

Finally, Lyndsay eco-friendly examines the opportunity of new verbal exchange applied sciences for bettering the knowledge to be had to citizens in the course of campaigns, with specific recognition to electorate with unique info wishes.

Taken jointly, the 5 reviews offer an invaluable assessment of the effectiveness of varied types of crusade verbal exchange in informing electorate. a lot of the cloth offered here's now not on hand somewhere else.

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American Difference: American Politics from a Comparative by Lori Poloni-Staudinger,Michael R. Wolf

By Lori Poloni-Staudinger,Michael R. Wolf

analyzing democracies from a comparative point of view is helping us greater comprehend why politics—or “who will get what, whilst, and how”—differs between democracies. In American distinction: American Politics from a Comparative Perspective, authors Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger and Michael R. Wolf take the reader via assorted facets of democracy—political tradition, associations, curiosity teams, political events and elections—and discover how the united states is either diverse from and just like different democracies. utilized in conjunction with a textbook for classes in advent to American Politics, creation to Comparative Politics, or advent to Politics, this publication will offer extra context and deepen scholars’ realizing of key political concepts.

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Transformations of Democracy: Crisis, Protest and by Robin Celikates,Regina Kreide,Tilo Wesche

By Robin Celikates,Regina Kreide,Tilo Wesche

Is democracy in main issue? at the one hand, it kind of feels to be decaying less than the management of political elites who make judgements at the back of closed doorways. nonetheless, electorate are taking to the streets to firmly assert their political participation around the globe.

Drawing on various theoretical and empirical views, this assortment examines the a number of alterations which either the perform and the belief of democracy are present process at the present time. It starts off by means of wondering no matter if there's a hindrance of democracy, or if a part of this obstacle lies within the inadequacy of social and political concept to explain present demanding situations. Exploring a number of violent and non-violent kinds of resistance, the e-book is going directly to ask how those are concerning the humanities, what type of civility they require and whether or not they undermine the functioning of associations. within the ultimate element of the publication, the individuals learn the normative foundations of democratic practices and associations, in particular with reference to the stress among human rights and democracy and the exact personality of democratic authority.

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American Democracy in Peril: Eight Challenges to America's by William E. Hudson

By William E. Hudson

during this Eighth Edition of American Democracy in Peril, writer William E. Hudson presents a perceptive research of the demanding situations our democracy faces within the present period: financial trouble, partisan gridlock, emerging financial inequality, and persisted army clash within the heart East and in other places. by way of introducing the background of democratic concept when it comes to 4 “models” of democracy, he presents readers with a collection of standards opposed to which to guage the demanding situations mentioned later. This provocative publication deals a based, but severe exam of the yank political procedure, designed to stimulate scholars to contemplate how the evidence they know about American politics relate to democratic ideals.

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Kontinuität und Wandel in Nordthüringen: Das östliche by Matthias Bittorf

By Matthias Bittorf

Die Ergebnisse der ostdeutschen Wahlen nach 1989 haben gezeigt, dass Wahltraditionen aus Zeiten der Weimarer Republik nur selten fortbestanden; in einzelnen Regionen jedoch, conflict ein solches Anknüpfen deutlich erkennbar. Ein besonders prägnantes Beispiel dafür ist das traditionsreiche thüringische Obereichsfeld, die größte katholische Enklave Ostdeutschlands. Hier knüpfte die CDU 1990 nahtlos an die exzellenten Ergebnisse der Zentrumspartei in der Weimarer Republik an. Offenkundig hatten - trotz aller vom SED-Staat unternommenen kulturellen Nivellierungsanstrengungen - tradierte soziokulturelle Milieus die DDR-Zeit überdauert und das Wählerverhalten nach der „Wende" beeinflusst. Matthias Bittorf untersucht für die Jahre 1989 bis 1999 im östlichen Eichsfeld und der gänzlich anders, säkular-protestantisch geprägten Nachbarregion Nordhausen die Bedeutung soziokultureller Milieus als Faktoren des Wählerverhaltens und ihre Einflüsse auf das regionale Parteiensystem. Auch der regionale wirtschaftliche Strukturwandel wird rekonstruiert. Dabei kommen maßgebliche regionale Akteure aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Kirchen zu Wort. Diese facettenreiche Sozialmilieustudie lässt die Zeitgeschichte lebendig werden.

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Uncoding the Digital: Technology, Subjectivity and Action in by D. Savat

By D. Savat

electronic media are having a massive influence at the international. From the possible mundane, like taking part in international of Warcraft, to posting a message on Twitter or fb, to the operation of economic markets, to adjustments in technology and the economic system - electronic media proceed to revolutionize how humans stay their everyday life. This booklet demanding situations how we comprehend our courting with our electronic machines, and exhibits how they open up a brand new ability for motion on the earth. A skill for motion that we should always now not easily contemplate when it comes to circulate and strength, but in addition when it comes to stream and viscosity. A capability for motion that produces a politics of fluids, and reveals its expression not just in new types of social regulate, but in addition in a renewed skill for individuals to have interaction with the area and every other.

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Public Opinion by Carroll J. Glynn,Susan Herbst,Mark Lindeman,Garrett J.

By Carroll J. Glynn,Susan Herbst,Mark Lindeman,Garrett J. O'Keefe,Robert Y. Shapiro

Public Opinion is a accomplished and multidisciplinary exam of public opinion within the usa. Drawing on scholarship in political technological know-how, psychology, sociology, and communications, the authors discover the character of political and social attitudes within the usa and the way those attitudes are formed by way of numerous associations, with an emphasis on mass media. The booklet additionally serves as a provocative place to begin for the dialogue of citizen moods, political participation, and vote casting habit. characteristic bins and illustrations all through support scholars comprehend all points of the elusive phenomenon we name public opinion.

The 3rd version has been completely revised and up to date to mirror how public opinion is studied this present day, and to include present facts and debates. The ebook now comprises revised and reframed concept chapters—“Group club and Public Opinion” and “Public Opinion and Social Process”—as good as new insurance of the impression of on-line and social media on public opinion, particularly in factor critiques and campaigns.

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The Governors' Lobbyists: Federal-State Relations Offices by Jennifer M. Jensen

By Jennifer M. Jensen

Today, nearly half all American states have lobbying places of work in Washington, DC, the place governors also are represented by means of their very own nationwide, partisan, and local institutions. Jennifer M. Jensen’s The Governors’ Lobbyists attracts on quantitative info, archival study, and greater than a hundred in-depth interviews to aspect the political improvement of this constellation of advocacy enterprises because the early twentieth century and examine the present function of the governors’ lobbyists within the U.S. federal system.

First, Jensen analyzes the severe ways that country workplaces and governors’ institutions advertise their pursuits and, hence, supplement different political safeguards of federalism. subsequent, she considers why, given their obvious energy, governors have interaction lobbyists to function advocates and why governors have created either person kingdom workplaces and a number of other institutions for this advocacy paintings. eventually, utilizing curiosity crew idea to research either fabric and political expenses and advantages, Jensen addresses the query of curiosity workforce edition: why, given the rather transparent fabric profit a nation attracts from having a lobbying place of work in Washington, doesn’t each nation have one?

This evaluation of lobbying efforts by means of kingdom governments and governors unearths a lot approximately function and relative energy of states in the U.S. federal system.

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