Category: Civics Citizenship

  • Download E-books Justice in Everyday Life: The Way It Really Works PDF

    The ebook explores the truth of justice, which has regularly stood unlike the rhetoric approximately equivalent rights lower than the legislations. With sections at the police, the courts, prisons, housing, paintings, future health, colleges, and renowned fight, Justice in lifestyle positive aspects vintage essays through a various workforce of authors, together with Jonathan Kozol.
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  • Download E-books Understanding Research: Coping with the Quantitative - Qualitative Divide PDF

    Planning, project and finishing a study undertaking – from dissertations to shows - could be a daunting venture for any scholar, concerning a few simply taken mis-steps for these with out sufficient guidance.

    The goal of any study venture is to assemble info, examine it in line with your learn query and current your findings and conclusions. for college students, having the appropriate method of those steps can suggest the adaptation among an simply dealt with procedure leading to a good argued and offered venture, or panicked flailing, misdirection and confusion.

    For these afraid of no longer getting adequate learn performed, doing it the opposite direction, placing it jointly incorrectly, or not sure of what the outcome should be, then Understanding Research is a useful consultant to getting it correct and placing fears to bed.

    Successfully finishing a learn undertaking is an incredible milestone in such a lot collage levels, and it may be daunting – even though now not unassailable. This ebook presents scholars with the information essential to begin, adopt and current their learn undertaking in social technology or the humanities.

    This textual content addresses:

    • Where do I begin? How do I commence my examine and pull it jointly right into a learn query? -
    takes the coed throughout the technique of venture layout, beginning learn and gaining self belief of their offerings
  • Am I studying the ideal issues? Is it taking me within the course i would like to move? What course is it taking me in? - explores the choice making approach in any respect issues of a study undertaking and the results of those judgements within the long term
  • Am I learning within the correct approach – should still I be undertaking interviews, interpreting articles or accumulating statistical facts? - outlines the sensible and philosophical conundrums round particular thoughts for collecting and analysing facts
  • Focussed explicitly at the wishes and studies of scholars and together with a wealth of sensible counsel, this paintings is a vital source for all scholars embarking on a study project.


    Understanding Research includes:

    • 90 illustrations
    • 2 tables
    • 21 textual content boxes
    • Glossary
    • Further Reading publications for every chapter
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  • Download E-books Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism PDF

    Final 12 months, Praxis Peace Institute spoke back to the libertarian conspiracy movie Thrive with a pamphlet titled "Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism," conscientiously and concisely laying out the issues inherent in libertarian philosophy and why it's so beautiful to cutting-edge society. Now, in a ebook by way of an identical identify, six participants from Praxis have expounded on their arguments to create a compelling case opposed to the unconventional tenants of libertarianism, demonstrating the untruths promoted inside libertarian tradition and the way involved voters can keep away from and refute universal myths unfold through severe right-wing ideologies. This booklet is a must-read for somebody invested in glossy politics and the way forward for the USA. Praxis Peace Institute is a non-profit peace schooling association established in Sonoma, California, devoted to deep inquiry, inventive challenge fixing, and proficient civic participation. in view that its founding in 2001, Praxis Peace Institute courses have addressed the main correct social demanding situations of our time, from conversation and clash transformation, to politics and propaganda, to the financial system. stopover at
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  • Download E-books In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror PDF

    By Anthony D. Romero

    Executive Director of the ACLU Anthony D. Romero and award-winning journalist Dina Temple-Raston current tales of actual americans on the entrance strains of the struggle for civil liberties at a time whilst our most elementary rights are being challenged. From the tale of "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to the conflict opposed to the nationwide protection Agency's warrantless spying software, and from a circulate in Pennsylvania to strength faith into the general public college technological know-how curriculum to the case of Matthew Limon, a homosexual teen sentenced to seventeen years in criminal for having consensual oral intercourse with one other teenage boy in Kansas, In safeguard of Our America deals readers an eye-opening examine the damaging erosion of rights within the post-9/11 age of terror and chronicles the brave ongoing fight of normal americans to maintain our hard-won constitutional freedoms.

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  • Download E-books The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-war Immigration PDF

    By David Goodhart

    In The British Dream, David Goodhart tells the tale of post-war immigration and charts a path for its destiny. Drawing on hundreds and hundreds of interviews with humans from everywhere in the nation and a wealth of statistical facts, he paints a amazing photograph of the way Britain has been reworked via immigration and examines the growth of its ethnic minorities—projected to be round 25 in line with cent of the inhabitants via the early 2020s. Britain at the present time is a extra open society for minorities than ever ahead of, however it can also be a extra fragmented one. Goodhart argues that an overzealous multiculturalism has exacerbated this challenge by means of reinforcing distinction rather than selling a standard lifestyles. The multi-ethnic luck of crew GB on the 2012 Olympics and a flavor for poultry tikka masala should not, he indicates, enough to forge universal bonds; Britain wishes a political tradition of integration. Goodhart concludes that if Britain is to prevent a narrowing of the general public realm and sharply segregated towns, as in lots of components of the USA, its politicians and opinion leaders needs to do issues. to start with, as encouraged via the heart correct, they should convey immigration all the way down to extra average and sustainable degrees. Secondly, as endorsed by way of the heart left, they should form a revolutionary nationwide tale approximately openness and opportunity—one that captures how humans of other traditions are coming jointly to make the British dream.
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  • Download E-books Surviving Diversity: Religion and Democratic Citizenship PDF

    By Jeff Spinner-Halev

    While liberal advocates of multiculturalism usually demand tolerance of these with assorted perspectives, this tolerance is usually no longer prolonged to participants of non secular teams. This lack may be no longer fabulous, because the liberal beliefs of autonomy, equality, and inclusiveness are the very ones that many spiritual groups―particularly the extra conservative ones―reject. but, as Jeff Spinner-Halev argues in Surviving Diversity, any thought of multiculturalism that fails to take non secular teams under consideration is incomplete.

    Spinner-Halev proposes 3 ideas on which lodging of particular spiritual teams will be dependent. First, they need to offer their young children with a easy schooling and make allowance adults to depart the neighborhood in the event that they want. moment, with a few exceptions they need to be welcomed to take part within the public sphere, for the reason that such participation usually bolsters citizenship. 3rd, they need to be unfastened to exclude others from their associations, other than whilst doing so considerably harms the citizenship of others. whereas no longer condoning such extremist teams because the department Davidians or the Christian id circulate, Spinner-Halev stresses that the majority spiritual conservatives have selected to reside a lifestyles that, in a permissive Western democracy, calls for massive restraint and inspiration. He concludes through demonstrating how the beliefs of multiculturalism will be prolonged to such electorate, making a society tolerant of even higher diversity.

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  • Download E-books Borderland Russians: Identity, Narrative and International Relations (Palgrave Studies in International Relations) PDF

    Geir Hønneland discusses a number of the titanic questions in social technology: what's identification? what's the position of identification and narrative within the research of diplomacy? the site is the Kola Peninsula, the main seriously militarized quarter of the realm in the course of the chilly battle, now set to develop into Europe's subsequent tremendous oil playground.
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  • Download E-books Dynamics of Social Movements in Hong Kong, The PDF

    Experiences of Hong Kong society have lengthy centred one-sidedly upon financial proserity and political balance. participants to this quantity redress this imbalance via taking a severe view of Hong Kong's political improvement from the views of social conflicts and collective activities. rather than taking a look at Hong Kong from the pinnacle, this quantity records the energetic function performed by way of neighborhood actors from under (political teams, pupil activists, alternate unions, girls teams, environmentalists, and group organizers) and their influence on social and political improvement in Hong Kong society within the context of political transition and democratization, monetary restructuring, and an emergent neighborhood identity.
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  • Download E-books Politics and Governance in the UK PDF

    Politics and Governance within the UK presents a entire creation to twenty-first century British politics. The multi-level personality of presidency is absolutely mirrored within the content material and constitution of the publication and this new version takes specific account of the more and more regulatory nature of the British country. greatly revised all through and taking account of the 2015 basic Election, the Scottish independence referendum and altering relatives with the eu Union, the 3rd variation presents an updated exam of the British political panorama.

    Written with readability and a constant type, this article takes complete account of the diversity of theoretical techniques utilized in the learn of British politics in addition to of the actors and associations excited about modern governance. specific awareness is paid to integrating the illustrative fabric with the encircling textual content. This material:

    • illuminates key matters, tactics and events
    • files what the nation and governing associations truly do
    • presents an perception, illustrated by way of cartoons and various different photos, into the human face of politics.
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  • Download E-books Lobbying for Inclusion: Rights Politics and the Making of Immigration Policy PDF

    By Carolyn Wong

    In each decade when you consider that passage of the Hart Cellar Act of 1965, Congress has confronted conflicting pressures: to limit criminal immigration and to supply employers with unregulated entry to migrant exertions. Lobbying for Inclusion indicates that during those debates immigrant rights teams encouraged a shockingly average plan of action: expansionism used to be tempered through a politics of inclusion. Rights advocates supported beneficiant relatives unification guidelines, for instance, yet they adversarial proposals that might admit huge numbers of visitor staff with out supplying a transparent route to citizenship.

    As leaders of pro-immigrant coalitions, Latino and Asian American rights advocates have been powerful in influencing immigration lawmakers even sooner than their constituencies received political clout within the balloting sales space. luck relied on casting rights calls for in universalistic phrases, whereas leveraging their status as representatives of transforming into minority populations.

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