The Democracy Development Machine


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The Democracy Development Machine


The Democracy Development Machine
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Author : Nicholas Copeland
language : en
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date : 2019-05-15

The Democracy Development Machine written by Nicholas Copeland and has been published by Cornell University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2019-05-15 with Social Science categories.


Nicholas Copeland sheds new light on rural politics in Guatemala and across neoliberal and post-conflict settings in The Democracy Development Machine. This historical ethnography examines how governmentalized spaces of democracy and development fell short, enabling and disfiguring an ethnic Mayan resurgence. In a passionate and politically engaged book, Copeland argues that the transition to democracy in Guatemalan Mayan communities has led to a troubling paradox. He finds that while liberal democracy is celebrated in most of the world as the ideal, it can subvert political desires and channel them into illiberal spaces. As a result, Copeland explores alternative ways of imagining liberal democracy and economic and social amelioration in a traumatized and highly unequal society as it strives to transition from war and authoritarian rule to open elections and free-market democracy. The Democracy Development Machine follows Guatemala's transition, reflects on Mayan involvement in politics during and after the conflict, and provides novel ways to link democratic development with economic and political development.



The Democracy Development Machine


The Democracy Development Machine
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Author : Nicholas Copeland
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2019

The Democracy Development Machine written by Nicholas Copeland and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2019 with Democracy categories.


"Examines how democracy and development operate alongside violence as a governing assemblage and how this 'machine' both articulated and derailed the struggles for empowerment of rural Mayas in Guatemala"--



The Democracy Development Machine


The Democracy Development Machine
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Author : Nicholas Copeland
language : en
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date : 2019-05-15

The Democracy Development Machine written by Nicholas Copeland and has been published by Cornell University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2019-05-15 with Social Science categories.


Nicholas Copeland sheds new light on rural politics in Guatemala and across neoliberal and post-conflict settings in The Democracy Development Machine. This historical ethnography examines how governmentalized spaces of democracy and development fell short, enabling and disfiguring an ethnic Mayan resurgence. In a passionate and politically engaged book, Copeland argues that the transition to democracy in Guatemalan Mayan communities has led to a troubling paradox. He finds that while liberal democracy is celebrated in most of the world as the ideal, it can subvert political desires and channel them into illiberal spaces. As a result, Copeland explores alternative ways of imagining liberal democracy and economic and social amelioration in a traumatized and highly unequal society as it strives to transition from war and authoritarian rule to open elections and free-market democracy.The Democracy Development Machine follows Guatemala's transition, reflects on Mayan involvement in politics during and after the conflict, and provides novel ways to link democratic development with economic and political development. Thanks to generous funding from Virginia Tech and its participation in TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access (OA) volumes from Cornell Open (cornellpress.cornell.edu/cornell-open) and other Open Access repositories.



Democracy Development And Good Governance


Democracy Development And Good Governance
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Author : Larry Jay Diamond
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2005

Democracy Development And Good Governance written by Larry Jay Diamond and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2005 with Africa categories.


"'Kronti ne Akwamu' Annual Democracy lecture deliverd [i.e. delivered] by Professor Larry Diamonds [i.e. Diamond] at the British Council on February 29, 2005"--P. iv].



Democracy And Development


Democracy And Development
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Author : Bernard Berendsen
language : en
Publisher: Kit Pub
Release Date : 2008

Democracy And Development written by Bernard Berendsen and has been published by Kit Pub this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2008 with Business & Economics categories.


This book addresses questions like: what comes first, democracy or development; is there a choice between democracy and stability; can democracy be promoted from outside; should we focus on the introduction of democratic institutions or on the promotion of democratic culture and are different cultures equally compatible with democratic systems of government? Finally, should the promotion of democracy be seen as part of regular development co-operation and what are the respective roles of national governments, international organisations and civil society? The book suggests there is a positive relationship between the two: more democracy implies more openness and checks and balances, more accountability and less corruption and all this would be conducive to sustainable development. Based on a series of lectures organised by the Society of International Development (SID), the Netherlands.



Democracy Good Governance And Development In Africa


Democracy Good Governance And Development In Africa
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Author : Mawere, Munyaradzi
language : en
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
Release Date : 2015-10-24

Democracy Good Governance And Development In Africa written by Mawere, Munyaradzi and has been published by Langaa RPCIG this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-10-24 with Social Science categories.


Questions surrounding democracy, governance, and development especially in the view of Africa have provoked acrimonious debates in the past few years. It remains a perennial question why some decades after political independence in Africa the continent continues experiencing bad governance, lagging behind socioeconomically, and its democracy questionable. We admit that a plethora of theories and reasons, including iniquitous and malicious ones, have been conjured in an attempt to explain and answer the questions as to why Africa seems to be lagging behind other continents in issues pertaining to good governance, democracy and socio-economic development. Yet, none of the theories and reasons proffered so far seems to have provided enduring solutions to Africa’s diverse complex problems and predicaments. This book dissects and critically examines the matrix of Africa’s multifaceted problems on governance, democracy and development in an attempt to proffer enduring solutions to the continent’s long-standing political and socio-economic dilemmas and setbacks.



Democracy And Development


Democracy And Development
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Author : Axel Hadenius
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 1992-09-17

Democracy And Development written by Axel Hadenius and has been published by Cambridge University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1992-09-17 with Political Science categories.


This book is a thorough investigation into the requisites of democracy. Based on data from all 132 sovereign states of the Third World, it first establishes a scale to measure the level of democracy existing in these countries. The author discusses various interpretations of the meaning of political democracy, and emerges with a specification of its essential principles which includes such elements as the holding of elections to central decision-making organs, and the maintenance of certain fundamental political liberties. Theories concerning the requisites of democratic government are then examined in order to explain the manifest differences in the level of democracy among the states of the Third World. The author employs statistical techniques including regression analysis to test theories related to socio-economic conditions, demographic and cultural factors, and institutional arrangements. This book thus provides a uniquely wide-ranging examination both of the elements which constitute democracy, and of the factors which explain its varying prevalence.



The Republican Noise Machine


The Republican Noise Machine
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Author : David Brock
language : en
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Release Date : 2005

The Republican Noise Machine written by David Brock and has been published by Three Rivers Press (CA) this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2005 with Political Science categories.


Bestselling author David Brock documents the most important political development of the last thirty years: How the Republican Right has won political power and hijacked public discourse in the United States. Over the last several decades, the GOP has built a powerful media machine—newspapers and magazines, think tanks, talk radio networks, op-ed columnists, the FOX News Channel, Christian Right broadcasting, book publishers, and high-traffic Internet sites—to sell conservatism to the public and discredit its opponents. David Brock’s penetrating analysis of news stories, from the disputed 2000 presidential election to the war in Iraq to the political battles of 2004, reveals that this booming right-wing media market is largely based on bigotry, ignorance, and emotional manipulation closely tied to America’s long-standing cultural divisions and the buying power of anti-intellectual traditionalists. Writing with verve and deep insight, Brock reaches far beyond typical bromides about media bias to produce an invaluable account of the rise of right-wing media and its political consequences.



Development And Democracy


Development And Democracy
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Author : Sunder Ramaswamy
language : en
Publisher: UPNE
Release Date : 2003

Development And Democracy written by Sunder Ramaswamy and has been published by UPNE this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2003 with Democracy categories.


An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural conversation about development and democracy worldwide.



A Mere Machine


A Mere Machine
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Author : Anna Harvey
language : en
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date : 2013-11-28

A Mere Machine written by Anna Harvey and has been published by Yale University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-11-28 with Political Science categories.


Introductory textbooks on American government tell us that the Supreme Court is independent from the elected branches and that independent courts better protect rights than their more deferential counterparts. But are these facts or myths? In this groundbreaking new work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings. Analyzing cross-national evidence, Harvey also finds that the rights protections we enjoy in the United States appear to be largely due to the fact that we do not have an independent Supreme Court. In fact, we would likely have even greater protections for political and economic rights were we to prohibit our federal courts from exercising judicial review altogether. Harvey’s findings suggest that constitutional designers would be wise to heed Thomas Jefferson’s advice to “let mercy be the character of the law-giver, but let the judge be a mere machine.&rdquo