Leadership and Authority in China: 1895–1978 by Lawrence Sullivan

By Lawrence Sullivan

This quantity provides elite conflicts and political controversies in China from 1895 to 1978 as rooted in diametrically antagonistic visions of management and political authority: a thorough, charismatic version that instills absolute authority within the unmarried chief whose "will" publications the polity and whose "word" is the foundation of coverage formula, as opposed to an institutional version within which authority inheres in association and the place “collective” management and decision-making govern the political realm. the previous version in glossy chinese language heritage entailed a "leader precept" and character cult that all started with solar Yatsen and Chiang Kaishek within the Nationalist social gathering (KMT) and reached its top with the management cult of chinese language Communist occasion (CCP) Chairman Mao Zedong, specially throughout the 1966-1976 nice Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The latter version with its emphasis on “collective management” (jiti lingdao) and "administrative rationalism" begun as a response between early contributors of the CCP opposed to the merchandising of the sunlight and Chiang management cults and have become a vital governing precept within the Communist celebration that served as authentic management doctrine starting with the formation of the occasion in 1921.

While tensions over management concerns have been fairly muted within the pre-1949 interval and early Nineteen Fifties of CCP historical past as an obvious "compromise" was once reached within which from 1943 onward a cult of the chief used to be promoted for propaganda reasons yet with collegial decision-making governing internal occasion decision-making, the mid-to-late Nineteen Fifties observed this "compromise" one of the most sensible management come less than expanding pressure and at last holiday down. dedicated to a essentially diversified imaginative and prescient of a "socialist" China from different most sensible leaders on a few monetary, social, and political fronts, Mao Zedong driven his domination of the coverage strategy that eventually provoked a wholesale attack at the CCP gear in the course of the state whereas the chief cult reached mythic proportions throughout the Cultural Revolution. faced via the potential for civil struggle and customarily against the takeover of the polity via the novel Gang of 4 led by way of his spouse Jiang Qing, via the mid-1970s the getting older nice chief acquiesced to the rebuilding of the CCP alongside conventional, "institutional" lines.

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A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic by Dean Hammer

By Dean Hammer

A spouse to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic deals a comparative method of interpreting historic Greek and Roman participatory communities.

  • Explores a number of points of participatory groups via pairs of chapters—one Greek, one Roman—to spotlight comparisons among cultures
  • Examines the kinds of relationships that sustained participatory groups, the demanding situations they confronted, and the way they responded
  • Sheds new mild on participatory contexts utilizing different methodological approaches
  •  Brings a global array of students into discussion with each one other

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Political Autonomy and Divided Societies: Imagining by Alain-G Gagnon,Michael Keating

By Alain-G Gagnon,Michael Keating

An all superstar solid of educational specialists provide an incredible and well timed research of the pursuit of autonomy. They argue that it truly is key to maneuver past the basically normative debate concerning the rights or wrongs of self sufficient areas at the foundation of cultural matters, as a substitute targeting realizing what makes autonomy functionality successfully.

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Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico by Jonathan A. Fox

By Jonathan A. Fox

How can the seeds of responsibility ever develop in authoritarian environments? Embedding responsibility into the kingdom is an inherently asymmetric, partial and contested approach. Campaigns for public responsibility usually win constrained concessions at top, yet they could depart cracks within the method that function handholds for next efforts to open up the country to public scrutiny.
This publication explores the how civil society "thickens" by way of evaluating 20 years of rural electorate' struggles to carry the Mexican kingdom liable, exploring either swap and continuity ahead of, in the course of, and after nationwide electoral turning issues. The booklet addresses how a lot power-sharing quite occurs in coverage techniques that come with participatory social and environmental councils, citizen oversight of elections, neighborhood executive social funding cash, participation reforms in global Bank
projects, community-managed nutrition courses, in addition to new social oversight and public info entry reforms. in the meantime, efforts to workout voice spread even as rural voters contemplate their go out techniques, as hundreds of thousands migrate to the united states, the place many have for the reason that come jointly in a brand new migrant
civil society.
Since motives of electoral switch don't account for a way humans really event the country, this e-book concludes that new analytical frameworks are had to comprehend "transitions to accountability." This includes unpacking the interplay among participation, transparency and accountability.

Oxford reviews in Democratization is a chain for students and scholars of comparative politics and comparable disciplines. Volumes pay attention to the comparative examine of the democratization strategy that observed the decline and termination of the chilly struggle. The geographical concentration of the sequence is basically Latin the United States, the Caribbean, Southern and jap Europe, and proper reviews in Africa and Asia. The sequence editor is Laurence Whitehead, professional Fellow, Nuffield College,
University of Oxford.

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Re-Imagining North Korea in International Politics: Problems by Shine Choi

By Shine Choi

The worldwide consensus in educational, professional and public geographical regions is that North Korea is a problem: its nuclear pursuits pose a chance to overseas defense, its degrees of poverty point out a humanitarian drawback and its political repression indications a failed state.

This booklet examines the cultural dimensions of the foreign challenge of North Korea via modern South Korean and Western renowned imagination’s engagement with North Korea. development on works by means of feminist-postcolonial thinkers, specifically Trinh Minh-ha, Rey Chow and Gayatri Spivak, it examines novels, movies, images and memoirs for the way they interact with problems with safety, human rights, humanitarianism and political company from an intercultural standpoint. by way of doing so the writer demanding situations the main assumptions that underpin the present realist and liberal techniques to North Korea.

This study attends not just to replacement framings, narratives and photographs of North Korea but additionally to substitute modes of figuring out, loving and responding and may be of curiosity to scholars of serious diplomacy, Korean stories, cultural reviews and Asian studies.

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Territorial Governance across Europe: Pathways, Practices by Peter Schmitt,Lisa Van Well

By Peter Schmitt,Lisa Van Well

This ebook presents a entire framework for analysing, evaluating and selling territorial governance in coverage correct study. It finds in-depth issues of the emergence, state-of-the artwork and evolution of the idea that of territorial governance. a distinct sequence of ten case reviews throughout Europe, from neighbourhood making plans in North Shields within the North East of britain to weather switch model within the Baltic Sea area, presents far-reaching insights right into a variety of key parts of territorial governance. The booklet attracts generalised empirically-based conclusions and discusses modes of transferability of ‘good practices’. a few feedback are provided as to how the most findings from this booklet can tell theories of territorial governance and spatial coverage and planning.

Territorial Governance throughout Europe will be of substantial curiosity to students all over the world who're fascinated with ecu stories, nearby coverage, city and nearby making plans, and human and political geography. It presents a superior debate on discourses, theories, suggestions and strategies round the concept of territorial governance in addition to a few empirical findings from a number of contexts throughout Europe. It in particular objectives students concerned about policy-relevant research.

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The Post-Colonial States of South Asia: Political and by Amita Shastri,A. Jeyaratnam Wilson

By Amita Shastri,A. Jeyaratnam Wilson

This text discusses the vital political and constitutional questions that experience arisen within the states of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka following fifty years of independence. In Sri Lanka the urgent difficulties were round the inter-ethnic civil conflict, experiments with constitutional designs, common occurrence of corruption and the recrudescence of Buddhist militancy. In India it's been corruption, Hindu nationalism and basic political instability. In Bangladesh and Pakistan it's been the position of the army, the kingdom and faith. A common topic is an research of the malaise that's normal and the way and why this used to be inherited, regardless of the colonial legacy of parliamentary democracy, the metal framework of a expert paperwork, the independence of the judiciary and the rule of thumb of law.

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Words Kill: Calling for the Destruction of 'Class Enemies' by Cheng-Chih Wang

By Cheng-Chih Wang

while Communist revolutionaries seized regulate of Mainland China in 1949, they confronted huge, immense demanding situations of nation and state development. China occupied an enormous territory, had an important and poorly built-in inhabitants and suffered from a woefully backward economic system. construction a Socialist chinese language nation required successfully handling major competition to the imposition of the Communist regime. This research examines how the chinese language Communist get together hired language as a necessary a part of its technique to attaining those goals.

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