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Political and Religious Identities of British Evangelicals by Andrea C. Hatcher

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By Andrea C. Hatcher

This e-book examines the paradoxical dating among the non secular and political behaviors of yank and British Evangelicals, who express approximately exact non secular canon and perform, yet sharply divergent political opinions and motion. hoping on interviews with British spiritual and political elites (journalists, MPs, activists, clergy) in addition to concentration teams in ten Evangelical congregations, this learn unearths that British Evangelicals, in contrast to their American opposite numbers recognized for his or her large involvement in get together politics, don't have any discernible ideological or partisan orientation, identifying to pursue their political pursuits via civic or social corporations instead of electoral impression. It is going extra to teach that many British Evangelicals shun the label itself for its unfavorable political connotations and in-/out-group sensibility, and select to target a broader social justice principal rendered nearly incoherent by way of an absence of crew id. putting itself on the vanguard of an incipient yet growing to be section of comparative learn into the intersectionality of faith and politics, the paintings satisfies a lacuna of ways an identical non secular culture can act otherwise in public squares contextualized by way of political and cultural variables.

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Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and by Paul R. Pillar

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By Paul R. Pillar

A profession of approximately 3 many years with the CIA and the nationwide Intelligence Council confirmed Paul R. Pillar that intelligence reforms, specially measures enacted due to the fact Sept. 11, could be deeply inaccurate. they generally pass over the assets that underwrite failed coverage and misperceive our skill to learn outdoor impacts. in addition they misconceive the intelligence-policy courting and advertise adjustments that weaken intelligence-gathering operations.

In this booklet, Pillar confronts the intelligence myths americans have come to depend on to provide an explanation for nationwide tragedies, together with the assumption that intelligence drives significant nationwide safeguard judgements and will be fastened to prevent destiny disasters. Pillar believes those assumptions waste severe assets and create damaging regulations, diverting awareness clear of smarter reform, and so they retain american citizens from spotting the bounds of accessible knowledge.

Pillar revisits U.S. overseas coverage in the course of the chilly conflict and highlights the small position intelligence performed in these judgements, and he demonstrates the negligible impact that America's so much infamous intelligence disasters had on U.S. coverage and pursuits. He then experiences intimately the occasions of 9-11 and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, condemning the September 11 fee and the George W. Bush management for his or her portrayals of the function of intelligence. Pillar deals an unique method of greater informing U.S. coverage, which comprises insulating intelligence administration from politicization and decreasing the politically appointed layer within the govt department to strive against slanted perceptions of international threats. Pillar concludes with rules for adapting international coverage to inevitable uncertainties.

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Conducting Empirical Analysis: Public Opinion in Action by Rosalee A. Clawson,Zoe M. Oxley

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By Rosalee A. Clawson,Zoe M. Oxley

Conducting Empirical Analysis is a perfect strategy to marry substance with abilities, getting scholars to event the enjoyment of discovery firsthand. via simple guideline and guided examples, Clawson and Oxley exhibit scholars the best way to behavior web-based info research utilizing UC Berkeley’s Survey Documentation and research (available on-line at no cost) to reply to questions about occasion id or perspective balance, and to degree racial prejudice and political wisdom. routines hide a number information assortment options, survey learn, and statistical analyses, ramping up from multiple-choice and open-ended inquiries to mini-research tasks. An instructor’s advisor with recommendations is out there for adopters.

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At the Borderline of Armageddon: How American Presidents by James E. Goodby

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By James E. Goodby

'No earlier iteration of statesmen has needed to behavior coverage in so unknown an atmosphere on the border line of Armageddon'-Henry Kissinger Nuclear guns pose a different problem to American international coverage and the yank president particularly. the alternatives the president makes with reference to atomic guns can switch the process human background and impact the lives of billions of individuals. during this vital new paintings, pupil, instructor, and diplomat James Goodby analyzes how American presidents have faced the hassle of nuclear guns. Drawing on his personal involvement in over fifty years of nuclear coverage, he explores particular case reports to demonstrate the choice making technique and the fragile stability among overseas cooperation and freedom of motion, among the principles of habit and governmental autonomy.

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China as a Polar Great Power by Anne-Marie Brady

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By Anne-Marie Brady

China has emerged as a member of the elite membership of countries who're strong at either international poles. Polar states are international giants, robust in army, clinical, and monetary phrases. the idea that of a polar nice energy is comparatively unknown in diplomacy experiences; but China, a emerging energy globally, is now generally utilizing this time period to categorize its aspirations and emphasize the importance of the polar areas to their nationwide pursuits. China's concentrate on turning into a polar nice strength represents a basic re-orientation - a very new method of imagining the area. China's push into those areas encompasses maritime and nuclear defense, the frontlines of weather swap study, and the potential for a assets bonanza. As proven during this ebook, China's growing to be energy on the poles should be a game-changer for a few strategic vulnerabilities that may shift the worldwide stability of energy in major and unforeseen ways.

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Saudi Arabia in Transition: Insights on Social, Political, by Bernard Haykel,Thomas Hegghammer,Stéphane Lacroix

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By Bernard Haykel,Thomas Hegghammer,Stéphane Lacroix

Making experience of Saudi Arabia is crucially very important at the present time. The kingdom's western province includes the center of Islam, and it's the usa' closest Arab best friend and the biggest manufacturer of oil on the earth. notwithstanding, the rustic is present process quick switch: its elderly management is ceding energy to a brand new new release, and its society, ruled by means of teens, is restive. Saudi Arabia has lengthy remained closed to international students, with a decide on few teachers allowed into the dominion during the last decade. This publication offers the culmination in their study in addition to these of the main trendy Saudi teachers within the box. This quantity makes a speciality of varied sectors of Saudi society and examines how the alterations of the earlier few a long time have affected each one. It displays new insights and offers the main updated learn at the country's social, cultural, financial and political dynamics.

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Common Sense, Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of by Thomas Paine

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By Thomas Paine

This quantity collects jointly crucial writings of founding father Thomas Paine. First released on January 10, 1776, “Common feel” used to be one the main influential and best-selling works from the colonial interval. one of many critical political arguments among the colonists of the pre-revolutionary interval used to be whether they may still search freedom from British rule. In “Common Sense”, Paine supplied an easy argument to the yankee humans as to why they need to search independence. moment during this quantity is “The Crisis”, a suite of pamphlets released in the course of the American progressive conflict which have been intended to encourage the warriors and toughen the explanations for the struggle. 3rd is the “Rights of guy” a refutation of Edmund Burke’s “Reflections at the Revolution in France” during which Paine argues that renowned political revolution is critical while a central authority doesn't safeguard the ordinary rights of its humans. Fourth during this booklet is Paine’s “The Age of Reason”, a arguable paintings arguing for the philosophical place of Deism, which challenged institutionalized faith and the legitimacy of the Bible. finally there's the socialist treatise “Agrarian Justice”, during which Paine argues that land vendors owe a hire to society on the way to fund common old-age and incapacity pensions in addition to to supply a hard and fast sum to all voters upon attaining adulthood. This version incorporates a biographical afterword.

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The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Evolution and by Hesam Forozan

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By Hesam Forozan

Iran's progressive defend Corps, often referred to as the 'Sepah', has wielded enormous and extending strength in Iran in fresh many years. verified in 1979 through Ayatollah Khomeini as a paramilitary business enterprise charged with preserving the nascent Islamic regime and countering the untrustworthy Imperial military (or 'Artesh'), the Sepah has developed into essentially the most robust political, ideological, army and monetary avid gamers in Iran over fresh years. The Sepah is entrusted with a various set of indoctrination gear, education programmes and approach welfare provisions meant to expand help for the regime. even supposing verified as a paramilitary service provider, the Sepah constructed to have its personal ministry, complicated paperwork and different features, along its personal community and team of workers. This e-book offers a accomplished review of the Sepah and its function. It examines the location of the Sepah in Iranian kingdom and society, explores the character of the Sepah's involvement in politics, and discusses the impression of the Sepah's political upward thrust on Iran's economic system and overseas coverage. modern Iran can in basic terms be absolutely understood through an know-how of the continued in-fighting between regime factions and lengthening renowned calls for for social swap – figuring out in regards to the Sepah is relevant to all this.

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The Urban West: Managing Growth and Decline: Managing the by James B. Weatherby,Stephanie L. Witt

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By James B. Weatherby,Stephanie L. Witt

here's a comparative learn of urban politics and management in the course of a decade of swift development within the West (1978-1988). The booklet makes use of theoretical and utilized ways to the topic of city governance and should be of curiosity to either students and practitioners in public management and concrete reports. The authors study quite a lot of city concerns: federalism, municipal reform, tax barriers, development administration, infrastructure financing, and financial improvement. in addition they offer case reports drawn from box interviews and location visits to demonstrate how specific towns display the subjects mentioned (i.e. Boise, Idaho; Modesto, California; Tempe, Arizona; Reno, Nevada; Spokane and Tacoma, Washington; Salem and Eugene, Oregon; Salt Lake urban, Utah; and Pueblo, Colorado). whereas the towns of the West are dealing with many pressures, also they are discovering new and leading edge how you can focus on those constraints, studying new how one can paintings with the personal area, local teams, and different governments.

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The President's Legislative Policy Agenda, 1789-2002 by Cohen

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By Cohen

Jeffrey E. Cohen asks why US presidents ship to Congress the legislative proposals that they do and what Congress does with these proposals. His research covers approximately the total background of the presidency, from 1789 to 2002. The lengthy historic scope permits Cohen to have interaction competing views on how the presidency has constructed through the years. He asks what debts for the quick- and long term tendencies in presidential requests to Congress, what substantive guidelines and matters options are taken with, and what components impact the presidential selection to publish a advice on a selected factor. The President's Legislative coverage time table, 1789-2002 argues that presidents usually count on the Congressional response to their legislative proposals and alter their agendas accordingly.

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