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The Women's Suffrage Movement - *New Feminist Perspectives* (Paperback): Maroula Joannou, June Purvis The Women's Suffrage Movement - *New Feminist Perspectives* (Paperback)
Maroula Joannou, June Purvis
R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Available in paperback for the first time, this important collection of essays presents the best of feminist scholarship on the suffrage movement, illustrating its complexity, richness and diversity. Combining historical reappraisal with lively accounts of the culture of the women's suffrage movement, this volume offers a unique focus. It includes studies of the fascinating, but neglected groups that participated in the campaign: the Women's Franchise League; the Women's Freedom League; the Women's Tax Resistance League and the United Suffragists. This is accompanied by feminist research on the poetry, fiction and drama that emerged from women's struggle for the vote. In addition there are reappraisals of two leading figures in the Pankhursts' Women's Social and Political Union, an illuminating analysis of the relationship between suffrage and sexuality, and a discussion of what happened away from the metropolis, as well as of the little known campaign to extend the vote after 1918.

A Passion for Purpose - Building Cities for Our Children (Hardcover): Sly James A Passion for Purpose - Building Cities for Our Children (Hardcover)
Sly James; As told to Sean Wheelock
R565 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R88 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Contesting the Iranian Revolution - The Green Uprisings (Hardcover): Pouya Alimagham Contesting the Iranian Revolution - The Green Uprisings (Hardcover)
Pouya Alimagham
R1,912 Discovery Miles 19 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Most observers of Iran viewed the Green Uprisings of 2009 as a 'failed revolution', with many Iranians and those in neighbouring Arab countries agreeing. In Contesting the Iranian Revolution, however, Pouya Alimagham re-examines this evaluation, deconstructing the conventional win-lose binary interpretations in a way which underscores the subtle but important victories on the ground, and reveals how Iran's modern history imbues those triumphs with consequential meaning. Focusing on the men and women who made this dynamic history, and who exist at the centre of these contentious politics, this 'history from below' brings to the fore the post-Islamist discursive assault on the government's symbols of legitimation. From powerful symbols rooted in Shi'ite Islam, Palestinian liberation, and the Iranian Revolution, Alimagham harnesses the wider history of Iran and the Middle East to highlight how activists contested the Islamic Republic's legitimacy to its very core.

Lobbycratic Governance - How to Limit the Power Technocrats & Lobbyists Exercise Over Public Policy (Paperback): Godfrey Harris Lobbycratic Governance - How to Limit the Power Technocrats & Lobbyists Exercise Over Public Policy (Paperback)
Godfrey Harris
R624 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R218 (35%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Political Protest in Contemporary Africa (Hardcover): Lisa Mueller Political Protest in Contemporary Africa (Hardcover)
Lisa Mueller
R1,835 Discovery Miles 18 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From spray-painted slogans in Senegal to student uprisings in South Africa, twenty-first century Africa has seen an explosion of protests and social movements. But why? Protests flourish amidst an emerging middle class whose members desire political influence and possess the money, education, and political autonomy to effectively launch movements for democratic renewal. In contrast with pro-democracy protest leaders, rank-and-file protesters live at a subsistence level and are motivated by material concerns over any grievance against a ruling regime. Through extensive field research, Lisa Mueller shows that middle-class political grievances help explain the timing of protests, while lower-class material grievances explain the participation. By adapting a class-based analysis to African cases where class is often assumed to be irrelevant, Lisa Mueller provides a rigorous yet accessible explanation for why sub-Saharan Africa erupted in unrest at a time of apparent economic prosperity.

The Democracy Owners' Manual - A Practical Guide to Changing the World (Paperback): Jim Shultz The Democracy Owners' Manual - A Practical Guide to Changing the World (Paperback)
Jim Shultz
R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"I wish I had Jim Shultz's The Democracy Owners' Manual when I started organizing and lobbying nearly 40 years ago. Shultz adds a distinctive voice to why citizens who take the initiative and organize will thwart and best the powerful. He engages the reader with language that is simple, wise, perceptive, and profound."-David Cohen, codirector, Advocacy Institute "A concise, thorough, and very practical book . . . Shultz equips his reader with the tools they need to understand the challenges of governance and economic growth and how to influence them effectively."--Harvard Political Review The Democracy Owners' Manual is a unique, hands-on guide for people who want to change public policy at the local, state, or national level. A combination of policy and advocacy basics, the book offers a clear presentation of the issues and debates activists are likely to encounter as well as a lucid, example-rich guide to effective strategies and actions. Newcomers and veteran activists alike will find this book an invaluable treasure chest of ideas and stimulating stories to help them tackle the issues they care about. The Democracy Owners' Manual also lends itself for university courses in political science, public administration, social work, public health, environmental studies, and other disciplines that touch on public policy and political change. Jim Shultz is the executive director of The Democracy Center. Formerly an assistant to the California Legislature and a California lobbyist with Common Cause and Consumers Union, Shultz has trained thousands of civic advocates in the United States, Latin America, and Africa.

Citizen Action For Global Change - The Neptune Group and Law of the Sea (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Ralph B. Levering,... Citizen Action For Global Change - The Neptune Group and Law of the Sea (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Ralph B. Levering, Miriam L. Levering
R982 R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Save R56 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A case study of the effectiveness of nongovernmental organizations in international and national arenas, Ralph B. Levering describes and analyzes the work of three U.S.-based NGOs, known collectively as the Neptune Group. He discusses the group's successful efforts during the Third United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III1973-1982). He details the group's effectiveness supporting negotiations in Washington and addressing the news media and public opinion.

One of the most important international conferences of modern times, UNCLOS III thoroughly revised and updated the law of the sea. By organizing seminars and conducting research on difficult issues facing the conference, facilitating the flow of information among delegates, and publishing a newspaper, Neptune, the Neptune Group became the leading NGO at the conference.

Engagingly written, this history and memoir will interest students, scholars, officials, environmentalists, religious and world-order activists, and anyone interested in efforts to help create a more just and peaceful world order.

Sanctions as Grand Strategy (Paperback, New): Brendan Taylor Sanctions as Grand Strategy (Paperback, New)
Brendan Taylor
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Economic sanctions are becoming increasingly central to shaping strategic outcomes in the twenty-first century. They afford great powers a means by which to seek to influence the behaviour of states, to demonstrate international leadership and to express common values for the benefit of the international community at large. Closer to home, they can also offer a 'middle way' for governments that apply them, satisfying moderates and hardliners alike. For some great powers in the multipolar world order, however, they pose a threat to trading relationships. They may also serve as a prelude to military action. With China's international voice growing in prominence and Russia asserting its renewed strength, often in opposition to the use of sanctions, it will be ever more difficult to reach a consensus on their application.
Against this backdrop, knowing what kind of measures to take and in which scenarios they are most likely to work is invaluable. This Adelphi focuses on the different sanctions strategies of the United States, China, Russia, Japan and the EU, with regard to the unfolding nuclear crises in Iran and North Korea. It examines how these measures, designed to marginalise the regimes in both countries and restrict their ability to develop nuclear weapons, have also influenced the sanctioning states' international partners. As such, they are not just a tool of statecraft: they are potentially an important facet of grand strategy.

Over the Rainbow - Money, Class & Homophobia (Paperback, Revised edition): Nicola Field Over the Rainbow - Money, Class & Homophobia (Paperback, Revised edition)
Nicola Field
R530 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The People's Lobby - Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890-1925... The People's Lobby - Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890-1925 (Paperback, New)
Elisabeth S. Clemens
R897 Discovery Miles 8 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this pathbreaking work, Elisabeth S. Clemens recovers the social origins of interest group politics in the United States. Between 1890 and 1925, a system centered on elections and party organizations was partially transformed by increasingly prominent legislative and administrative policy-making as well as the insistent participation of non-partisan organizations.
Clemens sheds new light on how farmers, workers, and women invented strategies to circumvent the parties. Voters learned to monitor legislative processes, to hold their representatives accountable at the polls, and to institutionalize their ongoing participation in shaping policy. Closely analyzing the organizational politics in three states--California, Washington, and Wisconsin--she demonstrates how the political opportunity structure of federalism allowed regional innovations to exert leverage on national political institutions.
An authoritative statement on the changes in American politics during the Progressive Era, this book will interest political scientists, sociologists, and American historians.

The Women and the Warriors - The U.S. Section of the WILPF, 1915-1946 (Paperback, Lst ed.): Carrie Foster The Women and the Warriors - The U.S. Section of the WILPF, 1915-1946 (Paperback, Lst ed.)
Carrie Foster
R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A comprehensive history of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and of women's roles in US public policy in the first half of the 20th century.

Insiders Talk - How to Successfully Lobby State Legislatures: Guide to State Legislative Lobbying, 4th Edition - Revised,... Insiders Talk - How to Successfully Lobby State Legislatures: Guide to State Legislative Lobbying, 4th Edition - Revised, Updated, Expanded (Paperback, 4th ed.)
Robert L Guyer
R999 R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Save R202 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Accountability without Democracy - Solidary Groups and Public Goods Provision in Rural China (Paperback): Lily L. Tsai Accountability without Democracy - Solidary Groups and Public Goods Provision in Rural China (Paperback)
Lily L. Tsai
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Examines the fundamental issue of how citizens get government officials to provide them with the roads, schools, and other public services they need by studying communities in rural China. In authoritarian and transitional systems, formal institutions for holding government officials accountable are often weak. The state often lacks sufficient resources to monitor its officials closely, and citizens are limited in their power to elect officials they believe will perform well and to remove them when they do not. The answer, Lily L. Tsai found, lies in a community's social institutions. Even when formal democratic and bureaucratic institutions of accountability are weak, government officials can still be subject to informal rules and norms created by community solidary groups that have earned high moral standing in the community.

Shadow Network - Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right (Hardcover): Anne Nelson Shadow Network - Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right (Hardcover)
Anne Nelson
R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Insiders Talk - How to Get and Keep Your First Lobbying Job: Preparation, Potential Employers, and First-Day Performance... Insiders Talk - How to Get and Keep Your First Lobbying Job: Preparation, Potential Employers, and First-Day Performance (Paperback)
Robert L Guyer
R301 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Hidden Face of Rights - Toward a Politics of Responsibilities (Hardcover): Kathryn Sikkink The Hidden Face of Rights - Toward a Politics of Responsibilities (Hardcover)
Kathryn Sikkink
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Why we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize human responsibilities When we debate questions in international law, politics, and justice, we often use the language of rights-and far less often the language of responsibilities. Human rights scholars and activists talk about state responsibility for rights, but they do not articulate clear norms about other actors' obligations. In this book, Kathryn Sikkink argues that we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize and practice the corresponding human responsibilities. Focusing on five areas-climate change, voting, digital privacy, freedom of speech, and sexual assault-and providing many examples of on-the-ground initiatives where people choose to embrace a close relationship between rights and responsibilities, Sikkink argues for the importance of responsibilities to any comprehensive understanding of political ethics and human rights.

Bold Scientists (Paperback): Michael Riordon Bold Scientists (Paperback)
Michael Riordon
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As governments and corporations scramble to pull the plug on research that proves that they are poisoning our planet and rush to muzzle the scientists who dare to share their disturbing data, it seems the powerful have declared a war on science. Michael Riordon asks deep questions of bold scientists who defy the status quo including: an Indigenous biologist who integrates traditional knowledge and a trickster's wit; an engineering professor who exposes the myths and dangers of fracking; a forensic geneticist who traces children stolen by the military in El Salvador; a sociologist who investigates the lure and threat of mass surveillance; a radical psychologist who confronts psychiatry's dangerous power; and a young marine biologist who risks her career to defend science and democracy. Who controls science and at what cost to the earth and its inhabitants? Can we change? This is unspun science for dangerous times.

We Will Not Be Silenced - The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics (Paperback): William I. Robinson, Maryam S. Griffin We Will Not Be Silenced - The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics (Paperback)
William I. Robinson, Maryam S. Griffin; Foreword by Cynthia McKinney; Preface by Richard Falk
R439 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R171 (39%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As criticism continues to mount over Israel's violation of Palestinian human rights and of international law, campaigns to silence and repress those who speak out against Israeli apartheid have grown alarmingly. College and university campuses across the United States now find themselves centre stage in this conflict over free speech: targeted by the Israel 'lobby' for the critical content of their scholarship, academics have been turned away from jobs, denied tenure and promotion, rejected for funding, and even expelled from institutions, while student groups like the 'Irvine 11' have faced harassment and sanctions. From establishment figures like Richard Falk and former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, to professors, postgraduates and activist alumni, We Will Not Be Silenced contains thirteen testimonials from those whose struggle to defend their academic freedom has garnered widespread public and international attention.

Your Past and the Press! - Controversial Presidential Appointments: A Study Focusing on the Impact of Interest Groups and Media... Your Past and the Press! - Controversial Presidential Appointments: A Study Focusing on the Impact of Interest Groups and Media Activity on the Appointment Process (Paperback, New)
Joseph Michael Green
R935 Discovery Miles 9 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Through exploring the public depiction of Judge Robert Bork and Professor Lani Guinier, Your Past and the Press elucidates how interest groups and the media influence the confirmation process for top-level government appointees. Illuminating the sequence of events characterized by the derailment of Bork and Guinier, author Joseph Michael Green details the activities surrounding the entire nomination process, from the announcement of a nominee to his/her ultimate defeat. Until recently, the vast majority of studies performed on the appointment process focused solely on the roles of the United States Senate and the nominee during confirmation hearings. This research fills a serious gap in political science literature by focusing on the impact of interest groups and media activity upon presidential decision-making.

Interest Groups in American Politics - Pressure and Power (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Anthony J. Nownes Interest Groups in American Politics - Pressure and Power (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Anthony J. Nownes
R1,502 Discovery Miles 15 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Americans rail against so-called special interests but at the same time many members of society are themselves represented in one form or another by organized groups trying to affect the policymaking progress. This concise but thorough text demonstrates that interest groups are involved in the political system at all levels of government federal, state, and local and in all aspects of political activity, from election campaigns to agenda setting to lawmaking to policy implementation. Rather than an anomaly or distortion of the political system, it is a normal and healthy function of a pluralist society and democratic governance. Nonetheless, Nownes warns of the dangers of unwatched interest group activity, especially in the realms of the electoral process and issue advocacy.

Interest Groups in American Politics, Second Edition, is grounded by the role of information in interest group activity, a theme that runs through the entire book. This much anticipated revision of Nownes s text retains a student friendly tone and thoroughly updates the references to interest group research, as well as adds a new chapter on the connections between interest groups and political parties. Numerous figures and tables throughout the book help students visualize important trends and information.

Multi-stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability - Beyond Deadlock and Conflict (Hardcover): Minu Hemmati, Jasmin... Multi-stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability - Beyond Deadlock and Conflict (Hardcover)
Minu Hemmati, Jasmin Enayati, Jan McHarry; Edited by Felix Dodds
R3,082 Discovery Miles 30 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Governments, business, international bodies and local groups are turning to multi-stakeholder processes to find practical ways forward. This book explains how MSPs can be organized to deliver their potential for successful resolution of complex issues and for sustainable development. It includes detailed examples and provides practical checklists, explaining how to get beyond adversarial politics and achieve positive results.

Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability - Beyond Deadlock and Conflict (Paperback): Minu Hemmati, Jasmin... Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability - Beyond Deadlock and Conflict (Paperback)
Minu Hemmati, Jasmin Enayati, Jan McHarry; Edited by Felix Dodds
R999 Discovery Miles 9 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Governments, business, international bodies and local groups are turning to multi-stakeholder processes to find practical ways forward. This book explains how MSPs can be organized to deliver their potential for successful resolution of complex issues and for sustainable development. It includes detailed examples and provides practical checklists, explaining how to get beyond adversarial politics and achieve positive results.

Republic, Not a Democracy - How to Restore Sanity in America (Hardcover): Adam Brandon Republic, Not a Democracy - How to Restore Sanity in America (Hardcover)
Adam Brandon; Foreword by Nigel Farage
R570 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R93 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Let Adam Brandon, one of America's leading activists, explain the past, the present, and the future of American conservatism, and offer advice from his unique perspective on how to bridge the generational and political divides in the United States for a better future. America faces incredibly consequential choices over the direction of the nation. Far-left Democrats who label themselves as "progressives" want to shatter constitutional norms and move America backward through command-and-control economic policies while continuing to divide us with identity politics. In A Republic, Not a Democracy, FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon draws on his experiences from when he was a kid in Ohio, his time in post-communist Poland, and his current role in Washington, DC to offer perspective on the choices that America has before it. He uses these experiences to provide a unique take on how to win voters with a pro-growth message on economic policy. Drawing on the story of 2019--when America saw its lowest unemployment rate in a half-century and a record low poverty rate--Adam explains how we can restore America in a post-COVID-19 pandemic world. He highlights key policy issues like education, health care, and the age-demographic crisis and what lawmakers can do to address these problems. As president of the country's largest free-market grassroots advocacy organization, Adam is the nation's foremost expert in effective grassroots strategy. He uses this expertise to explain the importance of grassroots activists and using these committed constitutionalists to change the minds of lawmakers in the Swamp. A Republic, Not a Democracy is an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand the state of modern politics, for anyone who wants to use grassroots activism to make a difference in the world, and for anyone who wonders about what the future holds for America and its citizens.

Lobbying and Society - A Political Sociology of Interest Groups (Hardcover): John C Scott Lobbying and Society - A Political Sociology of Interest Groups (Hardcover)
John C Scott
R1,232 Discovery Miles 12 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Lobbying and political interest groups occupy an ambivalent place in advanced democracies. Lobbying is viewed with suspicion, but is also a critical avenue for voices in policy debates. This insightful book injects a new sociological understanding of politics and policy. Interest groups help set political agendas, provide support to policymakers, and mobilize resources around issues. They are also the means by which individuals and organizations achieve advantage over others in social and economic life. John C. Scott incorporates theory and research about interest groups into political sociology's approach to issues of power, inequality, and public policy. As he convincingly reveals, a sociological understanding of lobbying and interest groups illustrates the edges and boundaries of representative democracy itself. Using case studies and data, and organized by topics such as influence, collective action, representation, and inequality, the book is a critical resource for students of policymaking and political sociology.

Insiders Talk - Glossary of Legislative Concepts and Representative Terms (Paperback): Robert L Guyer Insiders Talk - Glossary of Legislative Concepts and Representative Terms (Paperback)
Robert L Guyer
R302 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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