Book Title : Democratic Transformations

democratic transformations

Release Date : 2012-08-09
ISBN Code : 9781441127587
Book Author : Kerry T. Burch
Book Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

What will it take for the American people to enact a more democratic version of themselves? How to better educate democratic minds and democratic hearts? In response to these crucial predicaments, this innovative book proposes that instead of ignoring or repressing the conflicted nature of American identity, these conflicts should be recognized as sites of pedagogical opportunity. Kerry Burch revives eight fundamental pieces of political public rhetoric into living artifacts, into provocative instruments of democratic pedagogy. From "The Pursuit of Happiness" to "The Military-Industrial Complex," Burch invites readers to encounter the fertile contradictions pulsating at the core of American identity, transforming this conflicted symbolic terrain into a site of pedagogical analysis and development. The learning theory embodied in the structure of the book breaks new ground in terms of deepening and extending what it means to "teach the conflicts" and invites healthy reader participation with America's defining civic controversies. The result is a highly teachable book in the tradition of A People's History of the United States and Lies My Teacher Told Me.

Book Title : Networked Governance Transnational Business and the Law

networked governance transnational business and the law

Release Date : 2013-12-05
ISBN Code : 9783642412127
Book Author : Mark Fenwick
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 313

Book Summary :

This book brings together a unique range of case studies focusing on networks in the context of business regulation. The case studies form the basis for an interdisciplinary dialogue on the meaning, value and the limits of the 'network concept' as a tool for understanding and critically evaluating the emergent transnational legal order.

Book Title : Accountability Transparency and Democracy in the Functioning of Bretton Woods Institutions

accountability transparency and democracy in the functioning of bretton woods institutions

Release Date : 2017-07-08
ISBN Code : 9783319578552
Book Author : Elena Sciso
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 271

Book Summary :

This book investigates the strengths and weaknesses – in terms of transparency and compliance with the democratic principle – of Bretton Woods Institutions, considering the most important innovations from the original framework achieved through the introduction of independent accountability and complaint mechanisms (the Inspection Panel and Independent Evaluation Office), but also due to relevant reforms in the internal governance of the International Monetary Fund and the new financial assistance tools. One of its main focuses is on evaluating the socio-economic impact of conditionality in the countries requiring financial assistance, acknowledging the need to strengthen social protection policies in the adjustment programs. In addition, emphasis is given to the effects of the “constitutionalization” of the Washington Consensus in the European Union, with the establishment of the so-called “Berlin-Brussels-Frankfurt Consensus.”

Book Title : Democracy Without Equity

democracy without equity

Release Date : 1996
ISBN Code : 0822971712
Book Author : Kurt Weyland
Book Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages : 312

Book Summary :

In Democracy without Equity, Weyland investigates the crucial political issue for many Latin American countries: the possibility for redistributing wealth and power through the democratic process. He focuses on Brazil’s redistributive initiatives in tax policy, social security, and health care. Weyland’s work is based on some 260 interviews with interest group representatives, politicians, and bureaucrats, the publications of interest groups, speeches of policy makers, newspaper accounts, legislative bills, congressional committee reports, and more. He concludes that, in countries whose society and political parties are fragmented, the prospects for effective redistributive policies are poor.

Book Title : Business Information Technology and Society

business information technology and society

Release Date : 2003
ISBN Code : 0415192129
Book Author : Stephen D. Tansey
Book Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 252

Book Summary :

This is an introduction to the nature and impact of the new information and communication technologies on business and society. It assumes no prior academic study of either business or information technology. It should provide ideal introductory reading for business undergraduates to the nature and uses of business information systems. It will also be an invaluable guide to the business and social implications of their subject for computing undergraduates. Although written from a British perspective, it emphasizes the global impact of the new technology and draws upon examples from the USA, Europe, Japan and the Newly Industrialized Countries of the Pacific rim. The theme of this book is that the way in which computing technology develops and is applied is the result of conscious choices both in society as a whole and within organizations using the technology. It emphasizes the need to ensure that IT is deliberately used to serve the public interest in society and the strategy of the organization concerned.

Book Title : Models of Democracy

models of democracy

Release Date : 2006
ISBN Code : 0804754721
Book Author : David Held
Book Publisher : Stanford University Press
Total Pages : 338

Book Summary :

Models of Democracy provides a critical reassessment of major theories of democracy from ancient Greece to the present, along with the author's own prescription for revitalizing contemporary democratic politics.

Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

the oxford handbook of business ethics

Release Date : 2012-04-19
ISBN Code : 9780199916221
Book Author : George G. Brenkert
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 736

Book Summary :

The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics is a comprehensive treatment of the field of business ethics as seen from a philosophical approach. The volume consists of 24 essays that survey the field of business ethics in a broad and accessible manner, covering all major topics about the relationship between ethical theory and business ethics.

Book Title : The Business Environment

the business environment

Release Date : 2014-01
ISBN Code : 9780199661381
Book Author : Paul Wetherly
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 477

Book Summary :

Designed specifically for students new to the study of business, this book explores the global range of environments within which business operates. Wetherly and Otter encourage critical thinking via a unique 'themes and issues' approach, which reflects the integrated, dynamic reality of businesses today.

Book Title : Unfinished Business Democracy in Namibia

unfinished business democracy in namibia

Release Date : 2012
ISBN Code : 9781920409791
Book Author : Bryan M. Sims
Book Publisher : African Books Collective
Total Pages : 168

Book Summary :

Idasa's Democracy Index - initially developed for South Africa - is being expanded into Southern Africa in an effort to broaden the capacity of individuals and organisations monitoring and supporting democratic governance efforts in the region. This inaugural Democracy Index for Namibia is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against. The tool assesses the country's depth of democracy through five focus areas: participation, elections, accountability, political rights, and human dignity. The research relies on expert analysis to answer a set of questions that interrogate how closely, in practice, democracy meets the broad ideal of self-representative government. More specifically, to what extent can citizens control elected officials and government appointees who make decisions about public affairs? And how equal are citizens to one another in this accountability process? The purpose of the scores is to assist citizens in making their own judgements, based on the information made available, to stimulate national debate and to provide democracy promoters with a tool for identifying issues and needs that can be addressed by education, advocacy, training, institution building and policy revision.

Book Title : The American Democracy Works of Harold J Laski

the american democracy works of harold j laski

Release Date : 2014-10-30
ISBN Code : 9781317586470
Book Author : Harold J. Laski
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 798

Book Summary :

This is Laski’s most important book after A Grammar of Politics. It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions, the entire educational, religious, economic and social scene, America as a world power, and Americanism as a principle of civilisation. Laski’s unsurpassed knowledge of American constitutional, social and cultural history is set in the perspective of his deep study of comparative constitutional history and political theory. He was one of very few people to see U.S. politics from the inside, as a result of his friendships with Roosevelt, Brandeis and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Book Title : Baltic Business and Socio Economic Development 2007

baltic business and socio economic development 2007

Release Date : 2010-12-06
ISBN Code : 9783830525929
Book Author : Jost W. Kramer
Book Publisher : BWV Verlag
Total Pages : 1112

Book Summary :

HauptbeschreibungThe 3rd International Conference on "Baltic Business and Socio-Economic Development" took place between 17th and 19th of June 2007 in Tallinn. The conference provided an opportunity to discuss issues related particularly to assessment of socio-economic development and business environment in the Baltic Sea Region, the economic and financial situation of SMEs, and possibilities of international co-operation in the area of education activity. With more than 100 participants the conference represented a great platform to disseminate knowledge on socio-economic conditions for regi.

Book Title : Union Power and American Democracy

union power and american democracy

Release Date : 1984
ISBN Code : 0472100424
Book Author : Dudley W. Buffa
Book Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Total Pages : 268

Book Summary :

A history of Michigan politics and of the relationship between the Democratic party and a powerful trade union

Book Title : Conscious Ascension

conscious ascension

Release Date : 2006-01
ISBN Code : 9780976960300
Book Author : Timothy Stagich
Total Pages : 268

Book Summary :

This high synergy vision of the future demonstrates that the democratic spirit of this country's forefathers can be rekindled, thereby unifying its people to build a true democracy free from the domination of the privileged few.

Book Title : Democracy Civic Culture and Small Business in Russia s Regions

democracy civic culture and small business in russia s regions

Release Date : 2015-08-20
ISBN Code : 9781317435099
Book Author : Molly O'Neal
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 258

Book Summary :

This book adopts a novel analytical approach to understanding how Russia's stalled democratisation is related to the incomplete liberalisation of the economy. Based on extensive original comparative study of Russia’s regions, the book explores the precise channels of interaction that create the mutuality of property rights, entrepreneurship, rule of law, norms of citizenship and liberal democracy. It demonstrates that the extent of democratisation varies across regions, and that this variation is connected to the extent of liberalisation of the economy. Moreover, it argues that the key factor in producing this linkage is the relative prominence of small business owners and their supporters in articulating their interests vis-à-vis regional and local administrations, especially through the institutionalisation of networks and business associations. The book develops its key theses by means of detailed analysis of the experiences of four case study regions. Overall, the book provides a major contribution to understanding the path of democratisation in Russia.

Book Title : Democracy in an Age of Globalisation

democracy in an age of globalisation

Release Date : 2007-07-19
ISBN Code : 1402056613
Book Author : Otfried Höffe
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 350

Book Summary :

In this book, the author develops a comprehensive analysis of the demands which the process of globalization exerts on the political organisations of humanity. The author starts from a diagnosis of the process of globalisation. The question central to the book can be formulated as follows: "How can the social, moral and legal achievements of the nation-state be retained while its structure is reshaped to satisfy the requirements of a globalised world?"

Book Title : Business and Democracy in Latin America

business and democracy in latin america

Release Date : 1995-01-15
ISBN Code : 9780822974666
Book Author : Ernest Bartell
Book Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
Total Pages : 312

Book Summary :

These essays provide the first published research on Latin America’s business sectors after recent political transformations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. They reveal the widely varied political and economic roles of business interests, particularly in regard to military regimes and the retreat of authoritarianism.

Book Title : The Constitution of Indonesia

the constitution of indonesia

Release Date : 2012-08-29
ISBN Code : 9781847319883
Book Author : Simon Butt
Book Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 340

Book Summary :

For decades, Indonesia's 1945 Constitution, the second shortest in the modern world, was used as an apologia by successive authoritarian regimes. A bare-bones text originally intended as a temporary measure, it did little beyond establish basic state organs, including a powerful presidency. It did not offer citizens real guarantees or protections. These weaknesses were ruthlessly exploited by the military-backed regime that President Soeharto headed from 1966 until his fall in 1998. The (first ever) amendments to the Constitution, which began the following year and were completed in 2002, changed all this. Enlarging and rethinking the Constitution, they ushered in a liberal democratic system based around human rights, an open society and separation of powers. These reforms also created a Constitutional Court that has provided Indonesia's first judicial forum for serious debate on the interpretation and application of the Constitution, as well as its first significant and easily-accessible body of detailed and reasoned judgments. Today, Indonesian constitutional law is rich, sophisticated and complex. This book surveys this remarkable constitutional transition, assessing the implementation of Indonesia's new constitutional model and identifying its weaknesses. After covering key institutions exercising executive, legislative and judicial powers, the book focuses on current constitutional debates, ranging from human rights to decentralisation, religious freedom and control of the economy.

Book Title : Democracy and Public Private Partnerships in Global Governance

democracy and public private partnerships in global governance

Release Date : 2010-08-04
ISBN Code : 9780230283237
Book Author : M. Bexell
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 238

Book Summary :

There has been rapid proliferation of public–private partnerships in areas of human rights, environmental protection and development in global governance. This book demonstrates how different forms of partnership legitimacy and accountability interact, and pinpoints trade-offs between democratic values in partnership operations.