Cool Nations: Media and the Social Imaginary of the Branded by Katja Valaskivi

By Katja Valaskivi

Nation branding is the latest function of imagined nation-making within the background of countries. dealing with worldwide festival, nationwide decision-makers target to tell apart their nations from others by way of branding. a number of international locations have thought of the time period ‘cool’ compatible for describing a few essence in their country’s brand.

Cool countries. Media and the Social Imaginary of the Branded kingdom? traces the mediated ways that the transnational thought of "cool" has circulated from pop culture, type, and advertising into describing countries. The publication explores the commodification of the state, the shift to a promotional political tradition, and the position of media in contributing to the circulate of the belief of the Cool Nation.

The social imaginary of country branding takes its idea and practices from advertising, in contrast to previous imaginations in accordance with rules of democracy or citizenship. Cool international locations argues that "cool" is likely one of the autos in which the commodification of countries takes place.

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Governments around the World: From Democracies to by Fred Shelley

By Fred Shelley

Providing a invaluable source for secondary tuition and faculty scholars in addition to most of the people investigating the method of governance in several nations, this publication presents a finished comparative precis of the way governments are constituted and operated worldwide.

• offers readers with information regarding varied and contrasting structures of governance used through the world

• Highlights the intrinsic hyperlinks among governance and human rights

• Describes the needs, charters, and operation of a wide variety of foreign organizations

• comprises fundamental assets equivalent to excerpts from constitutions and charters which are interpreted within the text

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Citizenship and the Legitimacy of Governance (Urban by Italo Pardo,Giuliana B. Prato

By Italo Pardo,Giuliana B. Prato

opposed to the historical past of unease on the more and more unfastened and conflictual courting among citizenship and governance, this booklet brings jointly wealthy, ethnographic experiences from ecu member states and post-Communist and Middle-Eastern nations within the Mediterranean area to demonstrate the trouble of legitimacy inherent within the weakening hyperlink among political accountability and belief within the workout of strength. With shut realization to the impression of the ambiguities and distortions of governance on the neighborhood point and their broader implications on the overseas point, the place a state's legitimacy will depend on its democratic credentials, Citizenship and the Legitimacy of Governance initiates a comparative dialogue of the connection among tested moralities, politics, legislation and civil society in a hugely assorted quarter with a powerful background of cultural trade. Demonstrating comparative anthropological research has a lot to provide to our knowing, this quantity finds that the town is a vital area for the renegotiation of citizenship, democracy and belonging.

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Gramsci's Historicism: A Realist Interpretation (Routledge by Esteve Morera

By Esteve Morera

First released in 1990, this publication is a complete examine of Gramsci's Quaderni, and provides the reader a penetrating account of the constitution of Gramsci's proposal. the writer draw on many fabrics and assets, making accesible to the English-speaking reader quite a lot of texts differently in simple terms to be had in Italian, French, Spanish, and Catalan. His e-book sheds mild on Gramsci's simple philosophical and methodological ideas, and may be helpful as an advent to Gramsci for college kids of political technology, sociology, social technology, historical past, and philosophy, in addition to to students within the field.

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Taming Nationalism? Political Community Building in the by Dovile Budryte

By Dovile Budryte

Revisiting the method of political group development in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, this ebook analyzes the jobs that overseas actors have performed in those tactics and assesses the unintentional outcomes of this involvement. The learn differs from different works on ethnic minorities and nationalism within the former Soviet Union by way of exploring using minority rights discourse and the salience of old reminiscence. Case reports research the transformation of nationalism in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - all former Soviet republics - that have skilled Soviet nationalities coverage first-hand. basically meant for an instructional viewers and practitioners attracted to selling tolerance in multi-ethnic societies, the book's old narrative also will entice readers with a basic curiosity within the former Soviet Union and post-Communism.

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Communicating Sustainability for the Green Economy by Lynn R Kahle,Eda Gurel-Atay

By Lynn R Kahle,Eda Gurel-Atay

With chapters written by means of specialists of their box, this quantity advances the knowledge of thought and profitable perform of promoting and selling environmental sustainability. a few specialists expect that the subsequent titanic development in enterprise will contain the fairway economic system. but, speaking sustainability to shoppers presents a collection of demanding situations for dealers that don't unavoidably stick to the entire principles of different varieties of advertising conversation. in lots of methods the concept that of sustainability demanding situations the middle beliefs of marketing intake. hence, this publication identifies for researchers and practitioners the boundaries that preserve consumers from accomplishing environmentally sustainable intake and locate how one can conquer these obstacles. The publication comprises issues such company ads method regarding sustainability, company social accountability advertisements, greenwashing, advertisements concerning values, persuasion and persuasion wisdom in sustainability advertising and marketing, social media and sustainability, and advertisements and public policy.

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Ideals and Ideologies: A Reader by Terence Ball,Richard Dagger,Daniel I. O'Neill

By Terence Ball,Richard Dagger,Daniel I. O'Neill

Ideals and Ideologies: A Reader is a accomplished compilation of vintage and unique readings representing all the significant 'isms'. It bargains scholars a beneficiant sampling of key thinkers in several ideological traditions and areas them of their old and political contexts. Used by itself or with Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal, the identify money owed for the several methods humans use ideology and conveys the continuing significance of rules in politics.


  • Paul Krugman, "The moral sense of a Liberal" (A amazing Nobel Laureate’s safeguard of liberalism as a type of rational conservatism, inasmuch because it seeks to preserve the profits and reforms of the recent Deal and the good Society – Social defense, Medicare, minority balloting rights, environmental safety, and more.)

  • Robert George, et al., "Manhattan statement: a choice of Christian moral sense" (The authors and signers of this 2009 statement contend that the secularizing of the USA has long past too a ways and that Christians needs to paintings to opposite this trend.)

  • Bernie Sanders, "On Democratic Socialism within the usa" (The fiery former candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, who calls himself a "democratic socialist," deals an unapologetic protection of his creed.)

  • bell hooks, "Feminism is for everyone" (A wonderful feminist theorist and writer argues that feminism isn’t just for or approximately girls, yet merits everyone.)

  • Val Plumwood, "Feminism and the Mastery Nature" (An eminent Australian ecofeminist emphasizes what feminists deliver to the controversy over humans’ position and dating with nature.)

  • Vine Deloria, Jr., "On Liberation" (A trendy local American writer and philosopher outlines his imaginative and prescient of local people’s liberation.)

  • Pope Francis, "Laudato Si’: On take care of our universal domestic" (The present Pope’s pleas for Christians and others to deal with weather switch and different environmental issues.)

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, "Declaration of a Caliphate" (The radical Islamist chief or caliph of Islamic nation [ISIS] broadcasts the construction of a religious and geographic domestic for all "true" Muslims.)

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Korean Democracy in Transition: A Rational Blueprint for by HeeMin Kim

By HeeMin Kim

As Asian nations turn out to be worldwide fiscal powers, many suffer basic political modifications. In Korean Democracy in Transition: A Rational Blueprint for constructing Societies, HeeMin Kim evaluates the earlier thirty years of political switch in South Korea, together with the choice of the authoritarian govt to open up the political technique in 1987 and the presidential impeachment of 2004.

Kim makes use of rational selection thought -- which holds that folks decide to act in ways in which they believe will supply them the main profit for the least fee -- to give an explanation for occasions primary to South Korea's democratization strategy. Kim's theoretical and quantitative research presents a context for South Korea's striking transformation and gives predictions of what the long run might carry for constructing international locations present process comparable transitions.

Although there are experiences within the box of Korean politics that supply an outline of this significant interval, there are none that provide the theoretical and analytical rigor of this learn. Combining theoretical views with policy-relevant dialogue, Korean Democracy in Transition sheds new gentle at the Korean version of democratization and makes an important contribution to the sphere of comparative politics.

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The Burden of Democracy: The Claims of Culture, Public by Geneviève Souillac

By Geneviève Souillac

In The Burden of Democracy: The Claims of Cultures and Public tradition, Geneviève Souillac deals an unique contribution to the talk on modern democratic ethics and vindicates the common improvement of democracy. This e-book argues public tradition articulated round the 3 rules of deliberative justice, heritage and come across can deepen inclusion, mediation, and democratic pluralism less than stipulations of postmodernity.

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Civil Military Equation: Perception and Reality by Maj. Gen Shaukat Iqbal

By Maj. Gen Shaukat Iqbal

army is still a effective political actor within the constructing international locations, regardless of international developments in the direction of democracy/civilian rule. The reasons of army intervention were good theorized and documented. This booklet attempts to appear deeper into the notion of this civil-military dating and its impacts on nationwide and overseas politics. It additionally presents a technique to enhance electoral procedure and boost the democratic associations within the kingdom. An aim view of the military additionally highlights its mammoth impression within the political outlook and the way it copes with the distance left by way of vulnerable governance and eroding democratic institutions.

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