American Democracy Now

American Democracy Now
Author by: Brigid C. Harrison,Jean Wahl Harris,Michelle D. Deardorff
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1259912396
Language: un
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American Democracy Now

American Democracy Now
Author by: Brigid Harrison,Michelle Deardorff,Jean Harris
Release: 2012-12-26
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 656
ISBN: 0073526398
Language: en
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Increase student performance, student engagement, and critical analysis skills with the third edition of American Democracy Now. This program is available with GinA, an educational game in which students learn American Government by doing, as well as McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and improve student results. Unique to this program, American Democracy Now 3e is a student-centered text focused on student performance. This contemporary approach and design, coupled with market-leading digital products, make this an ideal solution to course goals.

American Democracy Now

American Democracy Now
Author by: Michelle Deardorff,Jean Harris,Brigid Harrison
Release: 2014-12-17
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 672
ISBN: 0078024781
Language: un
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American Democracy Now transforms the Government course through innovative, adaptive technology that makes government relevant to today’s students. The Then, Now, Next framework provides contemporary examples and historical context that challenge students to think critically about how the American Democracy will continue to evolve.

Looseleaf for American Democracy Now

Looseleaf for American Democracy Now
Author by: Jean Wahl Harris, Dr,Brigid Callahan Harrison, Dr.
Release: 2019-01-09
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 704
ISBN: 1260164586
Language: un
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American Democracy Now engages students in American Politics through relevant content and supportive digital tools that enrich and reinforce learning. Accessible to students at all levels, the narrative is brought to life through compelling features, such as an abundance of rich visuals and graphics and the Then, Now, Next framework, helping students gain a comprehensive understanding of American government yesterday, through the proven tools of today, to become the political thinkers of tomorrow.

Looseleaf for American Democracy Now Essentials

Looseleaf for American Democracy Now  Essentials
Author by: Brigid Callahan Harrison, Dr.,Jean Wahl Harris, Dr,Michelle D. Deardorff
Release: 2021-02-10
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 608
ISBN: 1260395758
Language: un
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American Politics is at a crossroads as technologies have impacted political processes and citizen participation. American Democracy Now meets students where they are through the author’s unique Then/Now/Next paradigm, showing students how today is relevant to the past, and incites their thinking of the future developing key critical thinking skills. It’s forward-looking vision, built on traditional concepts, puts students at the center of American Politics featuring a unique chapter on Politics & Technology; an important tool for citizen engagement of today; and examines technology & its impact on the political process and participation. It is the only text to feature an annotated constitution—strengthening the competence of tomorrow’s political thinkers, while lends coverage to important teachable movements in these politically volatile times. Improve Student Outcomes—Connect American Government features high-quality curated application-based activities and instructor resources all in one place—saving time for development of a high-quality course for delivery. Instructors are given greater flexibility and control through auto-graded assignments and quizzes. Robust analytics award actionable insights to know which students need more guidance or which topics should be reviewed again during lecture to improv4e student outcomes and course goals. Enhance your Teaching—The authors methodically revised the text while develop instructor supplements to accommodate this new paradigm of teaching. This edition features high-quality content backed by advanced technology and learning science for you to achieve the highest outcomes for your course. Accessible to All—This text has moved toward tighter compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and provides students the opportunity to learn regardless of learning style or disability.

Democracy Now

Democracy Now
Author by: Amy Goodman
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781501123580
Language: en
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In 1996 Amy Goodman began hosting a show on Pacifica Radio called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues and movements that are too often ignored by the corporate media. Today Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the US, broadcasting on over 1,400 public television and radio stations around the world, with millions accessing it online at DemocracyNow.org. Now Amy, along with her journalist brother, David, and co-author Denis Moynihan, share stories of the heroes -- the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protesters -- who have brought about remarkable change. This important book looks back over the past two decades of Democracy Now! and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world.

American Democracy Now Texas Edition

American Democracy Now Texas Edition
Author by: Brigid Harrison,Jean Harris,Gary Halter,Michelle Deardorff
Release: 2012-12-26
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 896
ISBN: 0077597036
Language: un
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Address your American Government course needs of improved student performance, student engagement, and critical analysis skills with American Democracy Now, Texas Edition, 3e. Now available with GinA, a game in which students learn about American Government by doing, as well as McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and improve student results. Unique to American Democracy Now, this student-friendly text focuses on where students are now. American Democracy Now’s student-centered approach coupled with the unsurpassed digital resources and tools make this an ideal solution to American Government course goals.

Looseleaf for American Democracy Now 4e

Looseleaf for American Democracy Now  4e
Author by: Jean Harris,Michelle Deardorff,Brigid Harrison
Release: 2014-12-19
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 579
ISBN: 1259342735
Language: un
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American Democracy Now transforms the Government course through innovative, adaptive technology that makes government relevant to today’s students. The Then, Now, Next framework provides contemporary examples and historical context that challenge students to think critically about how the American Democracy will continue to evolve.

How Democracies Die

How Democracies Die
Author by: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
Release: 2018-01-16
Editor: Crown
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781524762957
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Comprehensive, enlightening, and terrifyingly timely.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITH BOOK PRIZE • SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Time • Foreign Affairs • WBUR • Paste Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved. Praise for How Democracies Die “What we desperately need is a sober, dispassionate look at the current state of affairs. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, two of the most respected scholars in the field of democracy studies, offer just that.”—The Washington Post “Where Levitsky and Ziblatt make their mark is in weaving together political science and historical analysis of both domestic and international democratic crises; in doing so, they expand the conversation beyond Trump and before him, to other countries and to the deep structure of American democracy and politics.”—Ezra Klein, Vox “If you only read one book for the rest of the year, read How Democracies Die. . . .This is not a book for just Democrats or Republicans. It is a book for all Americans. It is nonpartisan. It is fact based. It is deeply rooted in history. . . . The best commentary on our politics, no contest.”—Michael Morrell, former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (via Twitter) “A smart and deeply informed book about the ways in which democracy is being undermined in dozens of countries around the world, and in ways that are perfectly legal.”—Fareed Zakaria, CNN

Four Threats

Four Threats
Author by: Suzanne Mettler,Robert C. Lieberman
Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250244437
Language: en
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An urgent, historically-grounded take on the four major factors that undermine American democracy, and what we can do to address them. While many Americans despair of the current state of U.S. politics, most assume that our system of government and democracy itself are invulnerable to decay. Yet when we examine the past, we find that the United States has undergone repeated crises of democracy, from the earliest days of the republic to the present. In Four Threats, Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman explore five moments in history when democracy in the U.S. was under siege: the 1790s, the Civil War, the Gilded Age, the Depression, and Watergate. These episodes risked profound—even fatal—damage to the American democratic experiment. From this history, four distinct characteristics of disruption emerge. Political polarization, racism and nativism, economic inequality, and excessive executive power—alone or in combination—have threatened the survival of the republic, but it has survived—so far. What is unique, and alarming, about the present moment in American politics is that all four conditions exist. This convergence marks the contemporary era as a grave moment for democracy. But history provides a valuable repository from which we can draw lessons about how democracy was eventually strengthened—or weakened—in the past. By revisiting how earlier generations of Americans faced threats to the principles enshrined in the Constitution, we can see the promise and the peril that have led us to today and chart a path toward repairing our civic fabric and renewing democracy.

American Democracy Now

American Democracy Now
Author by: Brigid Harrison
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1307041604
Language: un
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Overthrow

Overthrow
Author by: Stephen Kinzer
Release: 2007-02-06
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1429905379
Language: en
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A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments -- not always to its own benefit "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its political and economic goals. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is the latest, though perhaps not the last, example of the dangers inherent in these operations. In Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer tells the stories of the audacious politicians, spies, military commanders, and business executives who took it upon themselves to depose monarchs, presidents, and prime ministers. He also shows that the U.S. government has often pursued these operations without understanding the countries involved; as a result, many of them have had disastrous long-term consequences. In a compelling and provocative history that takes readers to fourteen countries, including Cuba, Iran, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq, Kinzer surveys modern American history from a new and often surprising perspective. "Detailed, passionate and convincing . . . [with] the pace and grip of a good thriller." -- Anatol Lieven, The New York Times Book Review

Unforgetting

Unforgetting
Author by: Roberto Lovato
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062938480
Language: en
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An LA Times Best Book of the Year • A New York Times Editors' Pick • A Newsweek 25 Best Fall Books • A The Millions Most Anticipated Book of the Year "Gripping and beautiful. With the artistry of a poet and the intensity of a revolutionary, Lovato untangles the tightly knit skein of love and terror that connects El Salvador and the United States." —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Natural Causes and Nickel and Dimed An urgent, no-holds-barred tale of gang life, guerrilla warfare, intergenerational trauma, and interconnected violence between the United States and El Salvador, Roberto Lovato’s memoir excavates family history and reveals the intimate stories beneath headlines about gang violence and mass Central American migration, one of the most important, yet least-understood humanitarian crises of our time—and one in which the perspectives of Central Americans in the United States have been silenced and forgotten. The child of Salvadoran immigrants, Roberto Lovato grew up in 1970s and 80s San Francisco as MS-13 and other notorious Salvadoran gangs were forming in California. In his teens, he lost friends to the escalating violence, and survived acts of brutality himself. He eventually traded the violence of the streets for human rights advocacy in wartime El Salvador where he joined the guerilla movement against the U.S.-backed, fascist military government responsible for some of the most barbaric massacres and crimes against humanity in recent history. Roberto returned from war-torn El Salvador to find the United States on the verge of unprecedented crises of its own. There, he channeled his own pain into activism and journalism, focusing his attention on how trauma affects individual lives and societies, and began the difficult journey of confronting the roots of his own trauma. As a child, Roberto endured a tumultuous relationship with his father Ramón. Raised in extreme poverty in the countryside of El Salvador during one of the most violent periods of its history, Ramón learned to survive by straddling intersecting underworlds of family secrets, traumatic silences, and dealing in black-market goods and guns. The repression of the violence in his life took its toll, however. Ramón was plagued with silences and fits of anger that had a profound impact on his youngest son, and which Roberto attributes as a source of constant reckoning with the violence and rebellion in his own life. In Unforgetting, Roberto interweaves his father’s complicated history and his own with first-hand reportage on gang life, state violence, and the heart of the immigration crisis in both El Salvador and the United States. In doing so he makes the political personal, revealing the cyclical ways violence operates in our homes and our societies, as well as the ways hope and tenderness can rise up out of the darkness if we are courageous enough to unforget.

Does American Democracy Still Work

Does American Democracy Still Work
Author by: Alan Wolfe
Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 030012743X
Language: en
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DIVThe past few decades have brought a shift in the nature of American democracy—an alarming shift that threatens such liberal democratic values as respect for pluralism, acceptance of the separation of powers, and recognition of the rights of opposition parties. In this insightful book, political scientist Alan Wolfe identifies the current political conditions that endanger the quality of our democracy. He describes how politics has changed, and he calls for a democracy protection movement designed to preserve our political traditions not unlike the environmental protection movement’s efforts to safeguard the natural world. Voters who know little about issues, leaders who bend rules with little fear of reprisal, and political parties that are losing the ability to mobilize citizens have all contributed to a worrisome new politics of democracy, Wolfe argues. He offers a brilliant analysis of how religion and morality have replaced political and economic self-interest as guiding principles, and how a dangerous populism promotes a radical form of elitism. Without laying blame on one party or ideology and without claiming that matters will improve with one party or the other in office, Wolfe instead suggests that Americans need to understand the danger their own indifference poses and take political matters more seriously./div

Deliberative Democracy Now

Deliberative Democracy Now
Author by: Edwina Barvosa
Release: 2018-06-07
Editor: Theories of Institutional Desi
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781108425186
Language: en
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Uses public opinion on LGBT equality to show an evolutionary shift toward deliberative democracy in which everyone has a voice.

Fascism Populism and American Democracy

Fascism  Populism and American Democracy
Author by: Leonard Weinberg
Release: 2018-10-10
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9781351663656
Language: en
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Hard right-wing politics is growing in popularity in America, marked by Donald Trump’s success in the 2016 election, and it is worth questioning what this means for the American democratic system. This book seeks to explain the vulnerability of democracies to the appeal of right-wing politics through a contemporary case study of the US, and how democracies are possibly under threat from a conflict between popular attitudes and institutional paralysis. Various forms of American right-wing extremism are examined here, such as the alt-right, the radical right and the Religious right, but their perceived relevance to Trump’s victory is questioned. Even still, this book asks the question: can the far-right prevail under the American way?

Twilight of Democracy

Twilight of Democracy
Author by: Anne Applebaum
Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Signal
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780771005862
Language: en
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism. From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Despotic leaders do not rule alone; they rely on political allies, bureaucrats, and media figures to pave their way and support their rule. The authoritarian and nationalist parties that have arisen within modern democracies offer new paths to wealth or power for their adherents. Applebaum describes many of the new advocates of illiberalism in countries around the world, showing how they use conspiracy theory, political polarization, social media, and even nostalgia to change their societies. Elegantly written and urgently argued, Twilight of Democracy is a brilliant dissection of a world-shaking shift and a stirring glimpse of the road back to democratic values.

American Democracy Now with Government in Action Access Card

American Democracy Now with Government in Action Access Card
Author by: Brigid Harrison,Jean Harris,Michelle Deardorff
Release: 2014-12-26
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Pages: 329
ISBN: 125956360X
Language: un
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The New Democracy Wars

The New Democracy Wars
Author by: Neil A. Burron
Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781317022923
Language: en
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Burron provides a critical analysis of Canadian and US democracy promotion in the Americas. He concentrates on Haiti, Peru, and Bolivia in particular but situates them within a larger analysis of Canadian and US foreign policy - bilateral and regional - in the areas of trade, investment, diplomacy, security and, for the United States, the war on drugs. His main argument is that democracy promotion is typically formulated to advance commercial, geopolitical and security objectives that conflict with a genuine commitment to democratic development. Given this broad scope, the book is well positioned to contribute to a number of debates in comparative Latin American politics and international political economy (IPE) with a focus on North-South relations in the hemisphere.

Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy

Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy
Author by: Stephen Kalberg
Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781317252382
Language: en
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The 'crisis of American democracy' debate is advanced in this engaging new contribution. By referring to Max Weber's long-term perspective, Stephen Karlberg provides rich new insights into the particular contours of today's American political culture - and some reasons for optimism. Kalberg draws upon Weber to reconstruct political culture in ways that define America's unique spirit of democracy. Developing several Weber-inspired models, the author reveals patterns of oscillation in American history. Can these pendulum movements sustain today the symbiotic dualism that earlier invigorated American democracy? Can they do so to such an extent that the American spirit of democracy is rejuvenated? Whilst exploring whether Weber's explanations and insights can be generalised beyond the American case, 'Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy' forcefully argues that facilitating political cultures is indispensable if democracies are to endure.