Managing America's Small Communities: People, Politics, and by David H. Folz,Edward P. French

By David H. Folz,Edward P. French

coping with America's Small groups charts a number of key elements of the mostly unexamined international of small urban administration. This ebook describes the democraphic traits, structural good points, government habit and repair caliber between small groups. Are small towns becoming, declining or have they remained untouched by means of the strength of switch? To what quantity have the structural alterations and reforms that experience swept via higher towns touched small groups? What are the features and behaviors of small urban leader executives and the way concerned are diverse executives within the dimensions of the governmental procedure? How do leader executives in small towns make judgements approximately neighborhood prone and courses? Are there alterations within the volume to which appointed managers and elected mayors are aware of group pursuits? The booklet additionally examines the frequency with which small groups offer a variety of providers, the standard of providers supplied and the way small urban officers can diagnose issues of carrier caliber and function. The book's subject is the price further to small groups that facts professionalism in urban management. the advantages that accrue to having a certified urban supervisor are such a lot obvious within the volume to which urban managers are engaged in judgements with regards to all of the dimensions of the governmental procedure, the extent of carrier caliber supplied, and the customers for measuring provider performance.

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Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany by Jenny Wüstenberg

By Jenny Wüstenberg

mixing heritage and social technology, this publication tracks the position of social routine in shaping German public reminiscence and values given that 1945. Drawn from vast unique examine, it deals a clean viewpoint at the evolution of German democracy via civic disagreement with the violence of its previous. advised in the course of the tales of reminiscence activists, the research upends a number of the traditional knowledge approximately smooth German political historical past. An research of the decades-long fight over reminiscence and democracy exhibits how grassroots actors challenged after which took over public associations of memorialization. within the approach, disagreement of the Holocaust has been driven to the centre of political tradition. In unified Germany, reminiscence politics have shifted back, as activists from East Germany have introduced recognition to the crimes of the East German nation. This ebook grants a unique and critical contribution to scholarship approximately postwar Germany and the broader examine of reminiscence politics.

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What An Alpha Wants by Victoria Sun Zhou

By Victoria Sun Zhou

Cecilia candy is the alpha of Greenwood heart institution what along with her style tendencies, three sidekicks, and adoring enthusiasts. yet issues get it wrong while her buddy is relocating and secrets and techniques are passing speedy throughout the clique. quickly, the gang of frenemies might be cracked aside on the seams. yet with a couple of stitches, will Cecilia be certain every thing is common again?

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Separation of Powers in the American Political System: The by Barbara B. Knight

By Barbara B. Knight

This 5th quantity within the George Mason Lecture sequence analyzes modern separation of powers within the American political method and gives solutions to the next questions: what's the dating, if any, of yank separation of powers to the older suggestion of combined government?, and what's the relationship among the governmental association of separated powers and the political aim of tests and balances? Contents: The Allocation of Powers: The Framers' Intent, via Louis Fisher; Some Bicentennial innovations approximately Congress: Then, Now and within the Future, through Michael J. Malbin; The altering Nature of the Presidency, by way of Dorothy Buckton James; Supreme court docket Enforcement of Separation of Powers: A stability Sheet, by means of J. Woodford Howard, Jr.

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Who Ran the Cities?: City Elites and Urban Power Structures by Ralf Roth,Robert Beachy

By Ralf Roth,Robert Beachy

The query of who truly ran towns within the eighteenth, 19th, and 20th centuries has been more and more debated lately. in addition to attempting to comprehend the distribution of political strength and the increase of huge political participation, city historians have wondered how and even if elites retained impact in municipal govt. The essays during this assortment supply an in depth exam of the connection among city elites and the workout of 'power', bringing jointly fiscal, social and cultural historical past with the political historical past of strength assets and decision-making. the amount demanding situations universal perceptions of a monolithic city elite by means of particular case stories. jointly those essays supply a extra refined view of the workout of city energy because the negotiation of assorted elite teams outlined via their fiscal, social, political or cultural privilege. To give a contribution to this complicated account of the heritage of towns, elites, and their impression, the gathering applies more than a few methodological techniques to learning ecu and American towns, in addition to the broader world.

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Critical Thinking and American Government by Kent Brudney,Mark Weber

By Kent Brudney,Mark Weber

Critical pondering and American Government includes forty-one severe considering routines that use a large choice assets to actively have interaction scholars in knowing and considering seriously approximately American executive and politics.  those assets comprise courtroom judgements, the Federalist Papers, laws, public opinion polls, elections effects, apportionment and inhabitants tables, information on themes equivalent to African-American illustration in Congress, between many others.


The severe considering workouts require scholars to interpret and examine info, become aware of easy relationships between variables, learn seriously, summarize info correctly, and formulate generalizations and hypotheses.  The routines are in line with the scholarship of training and learning.  every one workouts comprises transparent and discrete pupil studying goals which facilitate the size and evaluate of pupil results and learning. 

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Das Amerika-Syndikat: Wie die souveränen Staaten Europas zur by Wolfgang Freisleben

By Wolfgang Freisleben

Die Europäische Union ist längst nicht so harmonisch gewachsen, wie wir es gerne glauben würden, sondern unter maßgeblichem Einfluss Washingtons vorbereitet und konstruiert worden. Auch der Euro ist eher politische Zwangswährung im Zuge des Einigungsprozesses, der den Euroraum in die Schuldenfalle geführt hat. Und wer die Staatsschulden kontrolliert, kontrolliert Europa. Dahinter steht ein Banken-Syndikat als Teil jener Finanzkonglomerate, die mit mehr als seventy five Billionen buck mehrheitlich die Weltwirtschaft kontrollieren.

Die drei großen westlichen Zentralbanken werden von ehemaligen Mitarbeitern der US-Investmentbank Goldman Sachs geleitet und fungieren als Instrumente des Syndikats. Diese Finanzmächte lenken das westliche Geld- und Finanzsystem und unterwandern als Aktionäre die europäische Finanz- und Realwirtschaft. Die Freihandelsabkommen CETA und TTIP sollen nun die Absatzmärkte des Alten Kontinents endgültig für die nordamerikanischen Konzerne aufbrechen.

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The American Vice Presidency: From the Shadow to the by Jody C. Baumgartner,Thomas F. Crumblin

By Jody C. Baumgartner,Thomas F. Crumblin

It is kind of attainable that no elected workplace has been extra traditionally maligned than the vice presidency of the USA. From the start of yank politics the workplace has been the article of ridicule by way of students, pundits, humorists, electorate, or even vice presidents themselves. The conception between many is that establishment and its occupants are at top beside the point. contemporary heritage might recommend differently, yet because it stands no booklet exists that takes a close examine the recent, impactful vice presidency that’s been cast considering that Clinton/Gore took office. the yank Vice Presidency fills a massive gap within the literature on hand to these attracted to the trendy vice presidency. Concise but complete, this booklet is the fullest and so much actual exam of the place of work to this point, protecting the origins and constitutional roots of the establishment, its heritage, and the sluggish transformation of the place of work beginning within the mid-twentieth century. Jody C Baumgartner and Thomas F. Crumblin spotlight significant alterations in vice presidential choice in addition to the hot and diverse roles that vice presidents are being requested to play of their administrations. The e-book emphasizes the more and more substantive Vice Presidencies of Gore, Cheney, and Biden and either informs and spurs the talk surrounding what shape and position the Vice Presidency will tackle relocating forward.

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Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why by Frank R. Baumgartner,Jeffrey M. Berry,Marie Hojnacki,Beth L.

By Frank R. Baumgartner,Jeffrey M. Berry,Marie Hojnacki,Beth L. Leech,David C. Kimball

During the 2008 election season, politicians from either side of the aisle promised to rid govt of lobbyists’ undue impression. For the authors of Lobbying and coverage Change, the main large examine ever performed at the subject, those can provide ring hollow—not simply because politicians fail to maintain them yet simply because lobbies are some distance much less influential than political rhetoric suggests.

Based on a accomplished exam of ninety-eight concerns, this quantity demonstrates that sixty percentage of modern lobbying campaigns didn't swap coverage regardless of hundreds of thousands of bucks spent attempting. Why? The authors locate that assets clarify lower than 5 percentage of the adaptation among profitable and unsuccessful efforts. additionally, they exhibit, those makes an attempt needs to triumph over an entrenched Washington process with a massive bias in prefer of the prestige quo.

Though elected officers and latest regulations hold extra weight, lobbies have an effect too, and whilst advocates for a given factor ultimately prevail, coverage has a tendency to alter considerably. The authors argue, despite the fact that, that the lobbying neighborhood so strongly displays elite pursuits that it'll no longer essentially regulate the stability of strength until its make-up shifts dramatically in desire of ordinary american citizens’ concerns.

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Subsidizing Culture: Taxpayer Enrichment of the Creative by James T. Bennett

By James T. Bennett

within the American brain, nation subsidization of writers and artists was once lengthy linked to monarchies and, in later years, socialist states. The help those regimes gave to intellectuals was once understood to come back with a value, but, starting with the recent Deal's Federal Writers', paintings, and Theater tasks, a brand new coverage consensus asserted that via providing monetary aid to the humanities, the government was once putting forward their value to the nation.Subsidizing tradition examines the advance of and controversies surrounding federal courses that without delay profit writers, artists, and intellectuals. James T. Bennett examines 4 instances of such help: the recent Deal's Federal Writers', paintings, and Theater initiatives; the lively promoting, within the post-World battle II and early chilly warfare eras, of summary expressionism and other kinds of recent artwork by way of the USA govt; the nationwide Endowment for the humanities (NEA), which has fortified its place because the preeminent arts forms; and the nationwide Endowment for the arts, the NEA's much less embattled dual, which funnels monies to scholars.Bennett concentrates at the construction of and the controversy over those govt courses, and he supplies unique consciousness to the critics, who're frequently neglected. He reminds us that the refrain of anti-subsidy voices through the years has incorporated such disparate figures as writers William Faulkner and John Updike; artists John Sloan and Wheeler Williams; and social critics Jacques Barzun and H.L. Mencken.

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