Book: The Good State


This is just one of a number of problems, all of them showing that democratic reform is a necessity in our contemporary world.

  • Author : A. C. Grayling
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 27 February 2020
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9781786077196

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The Good State Book Summary :

The foundations upon which our democracies stand are inherently flawed, vulnerable to corrosion from within. What is the remedy? A. C. Grayling makes the case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution, and sets out the reforms necessary – among them addressing the imbalance of power between government and Parliament, imposing fixed terms for MPs, introducing proportional representation and lowering the voting age to 16 (the age at which you can marry, gamble, join the army and must pay taxes if you work) – to ensure the intentions of such a constitution could not be subverted or ignored. As democracies around the world show signs of decay, the issue of what makes a good state, one that is democratic in the fullest sense of the word, could not be more important. To take just one example: by the simplest of measures, neither Britain nor the United States can claim to be truly democratic. The most basic tenet of democracy is that no voice be louder than any other. Yet in our ‘first past the post’ electoral systems a voter supporting a losing candidate is unrepresented, his or her voice unequal to one supporting a winning candidate, who frequently does not gain a majority of the votes cast. This is just one of a number of problems, all of them showing that democratic reform is a necessity in our contemporary world.

Book: For the Good of the State


By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author of Other Paths to Glory Two KGB rivals, General Zarubin and Professor Nikolai Andrievich Panin, confront each other on a point overlooking the British Channel.

  • Author : Anthony Price
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Release : 06 September 2012
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 13 : 9781471900242

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By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author of Other Paths to Glory Two KGB rivals, General Zarubin and Professor Nikolai Andrievich Panin, confront each other on a point overlooking the British Channel. Meanwhile, Henry Jaggard of British Intelligence has two pressing problems. He knows the Soviets are mounting a defensive program against a Polish dissident group in Britain, but he cannot intervene without jeopardizing his best inside agents. And Dr David Audley, of the Intelligence R&D Department, has been playing clever politics again. Jaggard sees his opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. The Professor has requested a meeting with Audley, his old adversary. And, with one of Jaggard's own men to abet him, Audley can be safely relied upon to overstep the mark in his attempts to frustrate the KGB . . .

Book: The Good State


This is just one of a number of problems, all of them showing that democratic reform is a necessity in our contemporary world.

  • Author : A. C. Grayling
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications
  • Release : 14 April 2020
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 1786077183

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The Good State Book Summary :

The foundations upon which our democracies stand are inherently flawed, vulnerable to corrosion from within. What is the remedy? A. C. Grayling makes the case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution, and sets out the reforms necessary – among them addressing the imbalance of power between government and Parliament, imposing fixed terms for MPs, introducing proportional representation and lowering the voting age to 16 (the age at which you can marry, gamble, join the army and must pay taxes if you work) – to ensure the intentions of such a constitution could not be subverted or ignored. As democracies around the world show signs of decay, the issue of what makes a good state, one that is democratic in the fullest sense of the word, could not be more important. To take just one example: by the simplest of measures, neither Britain nor the United States can claim to be truly democratic. The most basic tenet of democracy is that no voice be louder than any other. Yet in our ‘first past the post’ electoral systems a voter supporting a losing candidate is unrepresented, his or her voice unequal to one supporting a winning candidate, who frequently does not gain a majority of the votes cast. This is just one of a number of problems, all of them showing that democratic reform is a necessity in our contemporary world.

Book: Seeing Like a State


“One of the most profound and illuminating studies of this century to have been published in recent decades.”—John Gray, New York Times Book Review Hailed as “a magisterial critique of top-down social planning” by the New York ...

  • Author : James C. Scott
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 17 March 2020
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 13 : 9780300252989

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Score: 4
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Seeing Like a State Book Summary :

“One of the most profound and illuminating studies of this century to have been published in recent decades.”—John Gray, New York Times Book Review Hailed as “a magisterial critique of top-down social planning” by the New York Times, this essential work analyzes disasters from Russia to Tanzania to uncover why states so often fail—sometimes catastrophically—in grand efforts to engineer their society or their environment, and uncovers the conditions common to all such planning disasters. “Beautifully written, this book calls into sharp relief the nature of the world we now inhabit.”—New Yorker “A tour de force.”— Charles Tilly, Columbia University

Book: Good Night Washington State


Covering many of the state's most interesting places and features, including Mount Rainier, Spokane, Olympia, the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, Olympic National Park, volcanoes, the Cascade Range, the Hoh Rain Forest, Point Defiance Zoo and ...

  • Author : Adam Gamble
  • Publisher : Good Night Books
  • Release : 14 November 2011
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN 13 : 9781602190986

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Score: 4
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Good Night Washington State Book Summary :

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions—such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Lake Ontario in Toronto, and volcanoes in Hawaii. Rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. Covering many of the state's most interesting places and features, including Mount Rainier, Spokane, Olympia, the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, Olympic National Park, volcanoes, the Cascade Range, the Hoh Rain Forest, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Seattle's Space Needle and Pike Place Market as well as celebrated activities like fishing and camping, this book is a celebration of all things that make Washington state such a special place.

Book: Upside


But are their fears based on reality or myth? In this book Wright examines issues of concern to Christians, including poverty, sickness, sexual morality, the environment, and the global church.

  • Author : Bradley R.E. Ph.D. Wright
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Release : 01 July 2011
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9781441232441

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Score: 4
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Upside Book Summary :

Many Christians have an impending sense of doom about our country and the world. But are their fears based on reality or myth? In this book Wright examines issues of concern to Christians, including poverty, sickness, sexual morality, the environment, and the global church. Did you know that global poverty has been cut in half over the last several decades? That infant deaths have decreased dramatically in recent years? That Christianity is a growing and influential force in Asia and Africa? Maybe the world isn't in a downward spiral after all. In an age of pessimism, this book offers good news to Christian readers looking for glimpses of hope.

Book: Red State Blue State Rich State Poor State


This expanded edition includes new data and easy-to-read graphics explaining the 2008 election. Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State is a must-read for anyone seeking to make sense of today's fractured political landscape.

  • Author : Andrew Gelman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 07 December 2009
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9781400832118

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Red State Blue State Rich State Poor State Book Summary :

On the night of the 2000 presidential election, Americans watched on television as polling results divided the nation's map into red and blue states. Since then the color divide has become symbolic of a culture war that thrives on stereotypes--pickup-driving red-state Republicans who vote based on God, guns, and gays; and elitist blue-state Democrats woefully out of touch with heartland values. With wit and prodigious number crunching, Andrew Gelman debunks these and other political myths. This expanded edition includes new data and easy-to-read graphics explaining the 2008 election. Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State is a must-read for anyone seeking to make sense of today's fractured political landscape.

Book: Conscience and the Common Good


Conscience is formed, articulated, and lived out through relationships, and its viability depends on the law's willingness to protect the associations and venues through which individual consciences can flourish: these are the myriad ...

  • Author : Robert K. Vischer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 01 January 2010
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 13 : 9780521113779

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Conscience and the Common Good Book Summary :

Our society's longstanding commitment to the liberty of conscience has become strained by our increasingly muddled understanding of what conscience is and why we value it. Too often we equate conscience with individual autonomy, and so we reflexively favor the individual in any contest against group authority, losing sight of the fact that a vibrant liberty of conscience requires a vibrant marketplace of morally distinct groups. Defending individual autonomy is not the same as defending the liberty of conscience because, although conscience is inescapably personal, it is also inescapably relational. Conscience is formed, articulated, and lived out through relationships, and its viability depends on the law's willingness to protect the associations and venues through which individual consciences can flourish: these are the myriad institutions that make up the space between the person and the state. Conscience and the Common Good reframes the debate about conscience by bringing its relational dimension into focus.

Book: Good Night Arizona


From the majestic Grand Canyon to rafting the mighty Colorado River, this charming board book takes young readers on a tour around the great state of Arizona that includes wildlife, desert flowers, ancient rock art, rodeo cowboys, Monument ...

  • Author : Adam Gamble
  • Publisher : Good Night Books
  • Release : 04 November 2011
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN 13 : 9781602198968

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Good Night Arizona Book Summary :

From the majestic Grand Canyon to rafting the mighty Colorado River, this charming board book takes young readers on a tour around the great state of Arizona that includes wildlife, desert flowers, ancient rock art, rodeo cowboys, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Merrick Butte, Cathedral Rock, Arizona sports teams, Petrified Forest National Park, mariachi music, and more.

Book: Rogue State


Rogue State and its author came to sudden international attention when Osama Bin Laden quoted the book publicly in January 2006, propelling the book to the top of the bestseller charts in a matter of hours.

  • Author : William Blum
  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release : 13 February 2006
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 1842778277

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Score: 3.5
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Rogue State Book Summary :

Rogue State and its author came to sudden international attention when Osama Bin Laden quoted the book publicly in January 2006, propelling the book to the top of the bestseller charts in a matter of hours. This book is a revised and updated version of the edition Bin Laden referred to in his address.