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Braving The New World : Readings in Contemporary Politics : Readings in contemporary politics, third edition - Thomas Bateman

Braving The New World : Readings in Contemporary Politics

Readings in contemporary politics, third edition

Paperback Published: 27th April 2004
ISBN: 9780176415662

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Braving the New World features a selection of readings that provide a stimulating discussion of topics most often covered in the introductory political science course. Three-quarters of these readings are new or revised and updated, making Braving the New World more current and relevant than ever.

Many of the readings offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on domestic and international issues, enhancing the student's understanding of political concepts and events.

Unit 1 - The New World

1. Globalization - Giddens, Runaway World. 2. Birth Pangs of Global Civic Order - Benjamin Barber 3. Social Movements for a Global Commons - Naomi Klein 4. In the Wake of 9/11: The US, International Security, and World Order United States Government 5. In the Wake of 9/11: Complexity, Risk, and Homeland Security Thomas Homer-Dixon

Unit 2 - Political Ideologies

6. Liberalism - Stephen Holmes, Passions and Constraint: On the Theory of Liberal Democracy. 7. Conservatism - Gerald Owen, 'Conservatism: A Case of Life After Death' 8. Feminism - Linda Trimble, 'The Politics of Feminism: An Introduction' 9. Multiculturalism/Nationalism - Cole Harris, 'Postmodern Patriotism' 10. Social Democracy - Ed Broadbent, 'Social Democracy in Theory and Practice: the Way Ahead' 11. Agrarianism - Wendell Berry, 'The Whole Horse'

Unit 3 - Citizenship and Democracy

12. Civil Society - Robert Putnam, 'Civic Disengagement in Contemporary America' 13. Democracy - Cass Sunstein, Republic.com. 14. Citizenship and Federalism - Georges Erasmus, 'A Dialogue on Democracy in Canada' 15. Media - Thomas E. Patterson, 'Time and News: the Medias Limitations as an Instrument of Democracy'

Unit 4 - Political Institutions

16. Electoral System - Gibbins and Berdahl, 'The Institutional Expression of Multiple Identities: The Electoral Reform Debate' 17. Courts and Law - Tom Bateman, 'Politics by Other Means: The Charter and Religious Freedom in Canada' 18. Public Policy and the Management of Risk - Ian Urquhart, 'Kyoto and the Politics of the Environment' 19. Canadian Parliamentary Government - Donald Savoie, 'The Canadian Prime Minister: Revisiting Primus in Canadian Politics' 20. American Presidential-Congressional Government - Peter McCormick, 'From the Votes of Millions to the Votes of Nine: The 2000 Presidential Election and its Institutional Context'

Unit 5 - State, Regime, and Political Change

21. Strong States and Weak States - David R. Cameron and Janice Gross Stein, 'The State as Place amid Shifting Spaces 22. The African State - Patrick Chabal, 'The quest for good government and development in Africa: is NEPAD the answer?' 23. The Post-Communist State - Chrystia Freeland, Sale of the Century: Russias Wild Ride from Communism to Capitalism. 24. Political Islam in the Middle East - Wanda Krause, 'Doing the States Work: Women and the Parallel Sector in the Arab World' 25. China - Wenran Jiang, 'Capitalism with a Communist Face: China in the 21st Century.' 26. South America - Ariel Dorfman, Exorcising Terror: The Unending Trial of General Augusto Pinochet.

Unit 6 - Politics: Vocation or Vice?

27. Anti-politics - Whitaker, 'The Flight from Politics' 28. The Dignity of Politics - Roger Epp, 'Politics, Virtue, and Human Freedom'

ISBN: 9780176415662
ISBN-10: 0176415661
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 27th April 2004
Publisher: Nelson Education Limited
Dimensions (cm): 26.9 x 21.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition