By Thomas J. Linneman

ISBN-10: 0814751873

ISBN-13: 9780814751879

ISBN-10: 1417568542

ISBN-13: 9781417568543

The Pacific Northwest is understood for its varied, strange politics. There are thriving homosexual and lesbian groups and populations of staunchly conservative Christians. either teams wield political strength out of percentage to their numbers and but either consider beleaguered. How do contributors of those groups—both group leaders and daily citizens—perceive the political climates that encompass them This e-book tells a story of 2 Northwestern towns: Seattle, renowned nationally for its liberalism, and Spokane, its conservative cousin to the east. Weathering switch characterizes the methods those liberal and conservative environments translate into hostility and hospitality for the Christian conservatives, homosexual males, and lesbians who stay inside them. Linneman offers us a firsthand account of ways humans from either teams take into consideration social swap with regards to the media, the general public, the govt, their groups, and their competition. certainly, we achieve a lot wanted perception into why Christian conservatives view the development of the homosexual and lesbian move as one of these chance.

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By Thomas R. Flagel

ISBN-10: 1402271425

ISBN-13: 9781402271427

Were you aware that Warren G. Harding performed poker within the White apartment at least one time every week? Or that Richard Nixon used to be a Quaker? The background Buff's advisor to the Presidents takes a peek backstage, revealing every thing you ever desired to find out about the households, own conduct, and social lives of the main strong task on this planet. writer Thomas R. Flagel's detailed point of view at the presidents makes this an important ebook for the only curious and hardcore historical past buffs alike. From George Washington to Barack Obama, Flagel's most sensible ten lists assemble the main spiritual presidents, the largest scandals, and extra to offer a accomplished heritage of the yankee presidents.

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By Richard Ned Lebow

ISBN-10: 0691132895

ISBN-13: 9780691132891

May possibly international warfare i've been prevented if Franz Ferdinand and his spouse hadn't been murdered by means of Serbian nationalists in 1914? What if Ronald Reagan have been killed through Hinckley's bullet? might the chilly conflict have ended because it did? In Forbidden Fruit, Richard Ned Lebow develops protocols for engaging in powerful counterfactual idea experiments and makes use of them to probe the explanations and contingency of transformative foreign advancements like global warfare I and the tip of the chilly conflict. He makes use of experiments, surveys, and a brief tale to discover why policymakers, historians, and diplomacy students are so immune to the contingency and indeterminism inherent in open-ended, nonlinear structures. such a lot controversially, Lebow argues that the adaptation among counterfactual and so-called authentic arguments is deceptive, as either may be evidence-rich and logically persuasive. A must-read for social scientists, Forbidden Fruit additionally examines the binary among truth and fiction and using counterfactuals in fictional works like Philip Roth's The Plot opposed to the US to appreciate advanced causation and its implications for who we're and what we predict makes the social global paintings.

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By Robert Ford, Matthew Goodwin

ISBN-10: 1317938550

ISBN-13: 9781317938552

Because 2010, the united kingdom Independence occasion (UKIP) has turn into the main winning challenger to the 3 major events in postwar English politics. but very important questions on this political insurgency, and aid for the unconventional correct extra normally, stay unanswered.

• What tendencies have made the increase of UKIP attainable?
• How has the occasion sought to hook up with electorate when it comes to method and ideological appeals?
• who's vote casting for the get together, why, and what do those altering political loyalties let us know in regards to the present country of British politics and society?
• To what volume, if in any respect, are those supporters the ‘mirror image’ of radical correct electorate in different places in Europe?
• and the way a long way can UKIP cross in a political procedure that's stacked opposed to smaller events?

Drawing on an unheard of quantity of knowledge, from large-scale surveys of UKIP electorate to broad interviews with get together insiders, Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin take readers inside of this political rebel and placed its help lower than the microscope. the result's a data-rich yet available account that's crucial examining for a person who's drawn to British politics, the unconventional correct and electoral behaviour.

Review by way of Charlie Kimber

Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin's ebook rebellion at the correct has a mass of fabric approximately Ukip that's worthy - and a few of it's utilized in this text. however the publication is marred by means of a pressured and complicated knowing of sophistication, and an obsession with rooting Ukip's upward push in "left behind" sections of the operating class.

It holds a static view of the operating category in order that it says that during 2010, "less than one in 3 employees toiled in operating category jobs". yet at the comparable web page it safely mentions "white-collar, public region staff resembling lecturers and nurses".

The operating category continuously adjustments and recomposes and various sections are infrequently sealed off from one another.

The publication is additionally incorrect to claim that the pursuits of older employees are assorted to more youthful ones. Ford and Goodwin write, "The citizens of the Nineteen Fifties and 60s prized fabric values like easy fiscal defense and social balance. In sharp distinction their youngsters and grandchildren take such issues with no consideration and as an alternative concentrate on post-material values like liberty, human rights and environmental protection."

If there have been ever any fact in that, the period of austerity, mass early life unemployment, loss of housing, fees for schooling and masses else have highlighted "material issues" for all workers.

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By Bernard M. Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis

The realm exchange association (WTO) is likely one of the most vital foreign agencies in lifestyles this present day. It encompasses a set of disciplines that impact the power of governments to impose exchange regulations, and has helped to help the regular growth of foreign alternate because the Fifties. it's a special association in offering a framework for member states to make binding coverage commitments which are enforced via a different dispute cost process and numerous transparency mechanisms.

Despite – or simply because of – its good fortune, the WTO has lately turn into the point of interest of vociferous protests by means of anti-globalization activists. This ebook separates the proof from the propaganda and gives an obtainable assessment of the WTO's historical past, constitution and regulations in addition to a dialogue of the way forward for the association. It additionally confronts the criticisms of the WTO and assesses their validity.

About the Authors

Bernard M. Hoekman is examine supervisor of the overseas exchange staff within the improvement learn crew of the realm financial institution, Washington, DC.

Petros C. Mavroidis is Edwin B. Parker Professor of international and Comparative legislation at Columbia college, united states and Professor of legislation on the collage of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Note: Retail-quality, OCR'd PDF with bookmarks

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By Ineke van de Meene, Benjamin van Rooij

ISBN-10: 9048505984

ISBN-13: 9789048505982

ISBN-10: 9087280408

ISBN-13: 9789087280406

How legislations can relief improvement has been the point of interest of a lot contemporary dialogue between improvement employees, students and coverage makers. certainly, reforms to enhance bad people's entry to justice and to advertise their felony empowerment include the newest pattern in criminal improvement cooperation. This quantity solutions a few simple questions on this new development, akin to entry to justice and felony empowerment entail and its value; the hindrances the terrible and marginalised face in looking justice and empowerment throughout the criminal process; and the reforms proposed via those ways to felony improvement co-operation.

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By Eric J. Hobsbawm, Victor Kiernan, John Trumpbour

ISBN-10: 1783604301

ISBN-13: 9781783604302

Author note: ahead through John Trumpbour, Tribute to Victor Kiernan by way of Eric J. Hobsbawm
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When ecu explorers went out into the realm to open up exchange routes and identify colonies, they introduced again even more than silks and spices, cotton and tea. unavoidably, they got here into touch with the peoples of different elements of the realm and shaped perspectives of them sometimes admiring, extra frequently adversarial or contemptuous.

Using a gorgeous array of sources—missionaries' memoirs, the letters of diplomats' better halves, explorers' diaries and the paintings of writers as assorted as Voltaire, Thackeray, Oliver Goldsmith and, in fact, Kipling—Victor Kiernan teases out the whole variety of eu attitudes to different peoples. Erudite, ironic and worldwide in its scope, The Lords of Human Kind has been an incredible impact on a iteration of historians and cultural critics and is a landmark within the background of Eurocentrism.

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