By Manuel Castells
This primary booklet in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a considerable new preface, highlights the commercial and social dynamics of the data age and indicates how the community society has now totally risen on a world scale.
- Groundbreaking quantity at the effect of the age of data on all facets of society
- Includes assurance of the impact of the net and the net-economy
- Describes the accelerating velocity of innovation and social transformation
- Based on study within the united states, Asia, Latin the United States, and Europe
By Stephen J. Stein
Substitute spiritual teams have had a profound effect on American history-they have challenged the previous and unfolded new methods of wondering therapeutic, modes of that means, spiritual texts and liturgies, the social and political order, and the relationships among faith and race, category, gender, and area. almost constantly, the dramatic, dynamic heritage of different religions runs parallel to that of dissent in the USA.
Communities of Dissent is an evenhanded and marvelously energetic historical past of recent spiritual pursuits in the United States. Stephen J. Stein describes the evolution and constitution of different spiritual events from either side: the critics and the spiritual dissenters themselves. offering a desirable examine quite a lot of New non secular pursuits, he investigates vague teams akin to the 19th-century Vermont Pilgrims, who wore bearskins and refused to wash or lower their hair, along better-known replacement believers, together with colonial America's greatest outsider religion, the Quakers; seventeenth- and 18th-century Mennonites, Amish, and Shakers; and the Christian Scientists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Black Muslims, and Scientologists of today.
Accessible and accomplished, Communities of Dissent additionally covers the milestones within the historical past of other American religions, from the notorious Salem witch trials and mass suicide/murder at Jonestown to the optimistic ways that substitute religions have affected racial family members, the empowerment of ladies, and American tradition in general.
By Benjamin Ginsberg, Robert J. Spitzer
Content teachers trust―in a in your price range, very short text
We the People is the easiest textual content for exhibiting scholars that politics is suitable to their lives and that political participation matters―especially within the electronic age. in response to the full-length textual content, this cost effective, very short textual content deals authoritative assurance of the middle themes in American politics. New coauthor Caroline Tolbert brings services in political habit to deep revisions of key chapters, and new electronic electorate packing containers spotlight the position of latest media in politics.
By Thandika Mkandawire
After 20 years of particular concentrate on stabilization, policy-making in constructing international locations has all started to shift its concentration to problems with social and fiscal improvement, poverty eradication and fairness. this can be happening at a time whilst the consolidation of democracy is a priority in lots of nations. there's a turning out to be awareness that social coverage promises the the most important hyperlink between those quite a few calls for on policy-making. even if, to accomplish this function there's desire for a huge rethinking of social coverage in constructing international locations in order that it not just meets pursuits of intrinsic worth but additionally serves as an incredible coverage software in improvement. The book's significant message is that social coverage could be a significant transformative contribution to financial improvement. The individuals argue that social coverage could be heavily intertwined with fiscal coverage and never taken care of as a trifling afterthought. jointly the papers draw on either conceptual and empirical proof to argue the case for the centrality of social coverage in improvement. The e-book is an important contribution to wondering social coverage and units out an schedule for destiny examine during this box.
By Thomas Frank
In a publication that has been elevating hackles all over, the social critic Thomas Frank skewers probably the most sacred cows of the go-go '90s: the concept that the hot free-market economic climate is nice for everybody.
Frank's objective is "market populism"--the generally held trust that markets are a extra democratic kind of association than democratically elected governments. Refuting the concept billionaire CEOs are searching for the pursuits of the little man, he argues that "the nice euphoria of the overdue nineties was once by no means as a lot concerning the go back of fine occasions because it used to be the giddy triumph of 1 the USA over another." Frank is a latter-day Mencken, as readers of his magazine The Baffler and his booklet The Conquest of Cool be aware of. With incisive research, passionate advocacy, and razor-sharp wit, he asks the place we?re headed-and no matter if we'll love it once we get there.
By Natasha M. Ezrow
Dictators and Dictatorships is a qualitative enquiry into the politics of authoritarian regimes. It argues that political results in dictatorships are mostly a fabricated from leader-elite kinfolk. adjustments within the inner constitution of dictatorships have an effect on the dynamics of this dating. This e-book indicates how dictatorships fluctuate from each other and the consequences of those adjustments for political results. particularly, it examines political approaches in personalist, army, single-party, monarchic, and hybrid regimes. the purpose of the ebook is to supply a transparent definition of what dictatorship capacity, how authoritarian politics works, and what the political results of dictatorship are. It discusses how authoritarianism affects a variety of political results, equivalent to fiscal functionality, overseas clash, and chief and regime longevity. various case experiences from world wide help the speculation and examine offered to foster a greater figuring out of the internal workings of authoritarian regimes. by means of combining concept with concrete political events, the publication will attract undergraduate scholars in comparative politics, diplomacy, authoritarian politics, and democratization.
those are the various many questions posed right here, within the new, accelerated version of Garnsey and Saller's pathbreaking account of the economic system, society, and tradition of the Roman Empire. This moment version incorporates a new creation that explores the implications for presidency and the governing sessions of the substitute of the Republic by means of the rule of thumb of emperors. Addenda to the unique chapters provide updated discussions of concerns and element to new facts and ways that experience enlivened the examine of Roman heritage in fresh many years. a totally new bankruptcy assesses how a ways Rome’s matters resisted her hegemony. The bibliography has additionally been completely up to date, and a brand new colour plate part has been added.
By MaryLee Sachs
This publication might be seen as a primer for any new or aspiring CMO, C-suite peer to advertising and marketing, or marketer seeking to up their online game, and as such it presents a number rules, ideas, techniques and concerns from a variety of CMOs who're using major transformation inside their organisations. the executive advertising officer is arguably the least understood function within the C-suite by means of either the skin global and inner audiences. activity standards range largely - even more than for the manager government officer (CEO), leader monetary officer (CFO), or leader expertise officer. This ebook is helping to outline parameters for either B2C and B2B retailers and issues to a few game-changing innovations designed to steer swap and convey good fortune. Following the good fortune of her first booklet, The altering MO of the CMO, MaryLee Sachs has drawn on her learn and interviews with probably the most creative new CMOs from businesses in proven and rising markets. What the recent Breed of CMOs be aware of that you just Don't speaks to the way forward for advertising, the strategic price of the functionality and the position of the CMO.
By David Richards
This is often the 1st finished exam of the Labour Administration's method of the Civil provider. in line with an unique account of energy kinfolk among the govt., Whitehall and the broader policy-making enviornment, and drawing on facts compiled from over 300 interviews by means of the writer, it presents a special perception into the method of governing of the Labour management. It explores numerous topics: the impact of 3rd means considering on Labour's method of governing; the 1997 transition approach; the level to which Whitehall has been politicised; and the effectiveness of Labour's reforms in bettering coverage supply. The e-book concludes through arguing that says concerning the finish of the Whitehall version and the emergence of a differentiated polity may be taken care of with warning. Richards demonstrates that Labour's reforms may be understood as an try and reconstitute the Westminster version and maintain the uneven place of the middle government within the policy-making area.
Writing with wit and verve, Mike Veseth (a.k.a. the Wine Economist) tells the compelling tale of the struggle among the marketplace developments which are redrawing the area wine map and the terroirists who withstand them. Wine and the wine company are at a severe crossroad this day, remodeled through 3 strong forces. Veseth starts with the 1st strength, globalization, that's moving the guts of the wine global as international wine markets offer fanatics with a wealthy yet overwhelming array of selections. greenback Chuck, the second one strength, symbolizes the increase of branded items just like the well-known Charles Shaw wines bought in dealer Joe's shops. Branded company wines simplify the global wine industry and provides purchasers the boldness they should make offerings, yet additionally they threaten to dumb down wine, sacrificing terroir to accomplish marketable McWine reliability. Will globalization and greenback Chuck wreck the essence of wine? possibly, yet now not with no struggle, Veseth argues. He counts on "the revenge of the terroirists" to save lots of wine's soul. however it will not be effortless as wine expands to unique new markets comparable to China and the very proposal of terroir is attacked by means of either critics and international weather swap. Veseth has "grape expectancies" that globalization, greenback Chuck, and the revenge of the terroirists will uncork a good destiny for wine in an interesting tour-de-force that may entice all enthusiasts of wine, even if or not it's boxed, bagged, or bottled.