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Invisible Politics by Hanes Walton

Title Invisible Politics
Author Hanes Walton
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 1985-01-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 366
ISBN 0873959663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With a view that behavioralism has distorted perceptions of black political activity, Hanes Walton, Jr., here reformulates the assumptions of behavioralism to arrive at a more realistic understanding of the political actions of black Americans. Considering the cultural and historical events that have shaped black lives, Walton examines voting patterns, socialization, and the development of political opinion. his analysis of leadership includes not only legislative and judicial leaders, but also leaders of those organizations so influential in black political culture: civil rights, churches, and grassroots organizations. Whether he looks at how local politics have changed through the years of civil rights action or how blacks' ideas on foreign policy have developed, Walton provides a long-needed reassessment of the role of black participation in American politics.

Invisible Politics by Carol Susan Linskey

Title Invisible Politics
Author Carol Susan Linskey
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013
Category Electronic books
Total Pages 610
ISBN 1303445042
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The New Age America President Trump S Invisible Politics in World Governance
Author Ph.D
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2018-02-19
Category Political Science
Total Pages 242
ISBN 9781543488951
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is a policy-review piece. It strives to review some long-standing and herculean issues of concerns within the United States and around the world. It attempts a realistic second look into a few of the delicate and hellacious questions of governance that nations around the world are currently confronted with in this dispensation. It puts special focus on the realistic examination of some of the difficult choices the United States has made under president Donald Trumps administration. More important is the responsibility to pragmatically recritic some of the policy decisions made, which hosts of oppositions have considered murderous going by the various campaigns and reactions against such stance. The book is no doubt a narrative of concerns for the future of America and, indeed, the global world. It, among other topics, looks into matters of security, international relations and/or international politics, religion, and insurgency and critically attempts a commonsensical discussion on the major problem of immigration and migration. These are among the major issues that have created a lot of brouhaha and hullabaloo within the polity in recent times, especially considering the hardnose disposition of the forty-fifth president of the United States on these matters. In sincere loyalty to truism, this book strives in its analysis to sever itself from the popular mistakes of placing individual benefits above the sociosecurity risks and the future of a nation.

Title Catholic Mediations in Southern Europe
Author Xabier Itçaina
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-11-13
Category Political Science
Total Pages 292
ISBN 9780429808852
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Investigating the role played by religious actors in sociopolitical issues as a manifestation of the invisible politics of religion, this book concentrates on the social economy, support to migrants, the fight against social exclusion and pacifist campaigns, where religious actors have played discreet but structuring roles. In the European context, politico-religious matters have been reduced in two ways: first, a reduction of identity with religion being transformed into a heritage in the form of a minimal sense of belonging; and second, the media focus on the most fundamentalist currents within all religions. This book responds by proposing an alternative perspective with a focus on Southern European Catholicism and a comparison between Italian, Spanish and French subnational territories. In a period of polarized relations between religion and politics, there is a Catholic action repertoire which avoids this binary confrontation and which, in contrast, is characterized by its mediating dimension. The Catholic mediation repertoire receives little publicity and is expressed in a discreet but structuring way to address different public problems. An important contribution to the literature, this book will interest scholars and upper-level students working on religion and politics, mediation and peace studies, local policy making and comparative approaches to Southern European society and politics.

The Politics Of Invisibility by Olga Kuchinskaya

Title The Politics of Invisibility
Author Olga Kuchinskaya
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2014-08-08
Category Political Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780262027694
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Before Fukushima, the most notorious large-scale nuclear accident the world had seen was Chernobyl in 1986. The fallout from Chernobyl covered vast areas in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in Europe. Belarus, at the time a Soviet republic, suffered heavily: nearly a quarter of its territory was covered with long-lasting radionuclides. Yet the damage from the massive fallout was largely imperceptible; contaminated communities looked exactly like noncontaminated ones. It could be known only through constructed representations of it. In The Politics of Invisibility, Olga Kuchinskaya explores how we know what we know about Chernobyl, describing how the consequences of a nuclear accident were made invisible. Her analysis sheds valuable light on how we deal with other modern hazards -- toxins or global warming -- that are largely imperceptible to the human senses.Kuchinskaya describes the production of invisibility of Chernobyl's consequences in Belarus -- practices that limit public attention to radiation and make its health effects impossible to observe. Just as mitigating radiological contamination requires infrastructural solutions, she argues, the production and propagation of invisibility also involves infrastructural efforts, from redefining the scope and nature of the accident's consequences to reshaping research and protection practices. Kuchinskaya finds vast fluctuations in recognition, tracing varyingly successful efforts to conceal or reveal Chernobyl's consequences at different levels -- among affected populations, scientists, government, media, and international organizations. The production of invisibility, she argues, is a function of power relations.

Invisible Governance by John Mathiason

Title Invisible Governance
Author John Mathiason
Publisher Kumarian Press
Release Date 2007-01-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 295
ISBN 9781565492202
Language English, Spanish, and French
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International public servants and their far-reaching secretariats receive little press attention when nation-states take the spotlight in significant international events, which is why author John Mathiason and others commonly refer to them as invisible. But secretariats’ activities are constantly shaping the course of history with inspectors determining whether uranium enrichment in Iran is for peaceful purposes, maintaining surveillance on a possible bird flu epidemic (the World Health Organization), raising alarms about starvation in Zimbabwe (the World Food Programme), or passing judgment on former heads of state and military officers in the Balkans (the United Nations war crimes tribunal). Having served as a member of the United Nations Secretariat for 25 years, author John Mathiason offers a unique behind-the-scenes view, taking readers through of the life and duties of an international public servant. Through personal accounts and extensive knowledge of a variety of international organizations, Mathiason covers the implications of being an influential, but "invisible" entity. He charts the difficulties in documenting scope and accountability, the issues such as disarmament, human rights, and environmental protection that he encountered while serving at the secretariat and charts the history of these dynamic and expansive entities present in every crucial event of the past century. By looking at the international public sector as an actor in its own right, Invisible Governance provides a new perspective on the workings of the international system and tools and approaches for ensuring that the system works effectively and with accountability.

Title The Invisible Hands of Political Parties in Presidential Elections Party Activists and Political Aggregation from 2004 to 2012
Author A. Dowdle
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2013-06-19
Category Political Science
Total Pages 143
ISBN 9781137318602
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book looks at networks of individual donors during early stages of presidential primary electons to determine party unity. It directly challenges the commonly-held perception that a "divisive" primary is a problem for the political party in the general election.

The Politics Of Invisibility by Olga Kuchinskaya

Title The Politics of Invisibility
Author Olga Kuchinskaya
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2014-08-08
Category Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780262325424
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lessons from the massive Chernobyl nuclear accident about how we deal with modern hazards that are largely imperceptible. Before Fukushima, the most notorious large-scale nuclear accident the world had seen was Chernobyl in 1986. The fallout from Chernobyl covered vast areas in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in Europe. Belarus, at the time a Soviet republic, suffered heavily: nearly a quarter of its territory was covered with long-lasting radionuclides. Yet the damage from the massive fallout was largely imperceptible; contaminated communities looked exactly like noncontaminated ones. It could be known only through constructed representations of it. In The Politics of Invisibility, Olga Kuchinskaya explores how we know what we know about Chernobyl, describing how the consequences of a nuclear accident were made invisible. Her analysis sheds valuable light on how we deal with other modern hazards—toxins or global warming—that are largely imperceptible to the human senses. Kuchinskaya describes the production of invisibility of Chernobyl's consequences in Belarus—practices that limit public attention to radiation and make its health effects impossible to observe. Just as mitigating radiological contamination requires infrastructural solutions, she argues, the production and propagation of invisibility also involves infrastructural efforts, from redefining the scope and nature of the accident's consequences to reshaping research and protection practices. Kuchinskaya finds vast fluctuations in recognition, tracing varyingly successful efforts to conceal or reveal Chernobyl's consequences at different levels—among affected populations, scientists, government, media, and international organizations. The production of invisibility, she argues, is a function of power relations.

Title Plato s Invisible Cities
Author Adi Ophir
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2002-09-10
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781134959747
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book offers an original and detailed reading of Plato's Republic, one of the most influential philosophical works in the emergence of Western philosophy. The author discusses the Republic in terms of discursive events and political acts. Plato's act is placed in the context of a politico-discursive crisis in Athens at the end of the fifth and the beginning of the fourth century B.C that gave rise to the dialogue's primary question, that of justice. The originality of Dr. Ophir lies in the way he reconstructs the Republic's different spatial settings - utopian, mythical, dramatic and discursive - using them as the main thread of his interpretation. Against the background of Plato's critique of the organisation of civic-space in the Greek polis, the author relates the spatial settings in the Plato text to each other. This provides a basis for a re-examination of the relationship between philosophy and politics, which Plato's work advocates, and which it actually enacted.

Title People Politics in Urban America
Author Robert W. Kweit
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-10-31
Category Political Science
Total Pages 470
ISBN 9781135640293
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Expressive Politics by Robert G. Boatright

Title Expressive Politics
Author Robert G. Boatright
Publisher Ohio State University Press
Release Date 2004
Category Political Science
Total Pages 253
ISBN 9780814209431
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Parallel histories : the incumbency advantage and electoral competition -- The rational candidate and the hopeless cause -- Incumbents and challengers compared -- "It's not like rocket science" : how candidates understand public opinion -- "Like throwing golf balls against the wall" : the candidates talk about issues and ideology -- "You don't know me, but here I am" : candidate perceptions of party strength -- Expressive campaigning in 2000 and beyond -- Conclusions : expressive politics and invisible politics.

Citizenship Activism And The City by Patricia Burke Wood

Title Citizenship Activism and the City
Author Patricia Burke Wood
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-04-21
Category Science
Total Pages 126
ISBN 9781351719285
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Were the occupations of 2010–11 – from Spain to Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street – a success or failure? Are they the model for urban radical politics? This book challenges common understandings and underlying assumptions of what constitutes activism and resistance. It proposes a critical urban theory of politics and citizenship that is grounded in the city as it is inhabited. For those who are marginalized, the city is a double-edged sword of oppression and emancipation. This book argues for an intersectional approach that actively dismantles hierarchies and embraces a wider range of acts of resistance and creative transformation, one in which we recognize these acts of citizenship as a form of constitutionalism. Wood reframes the theorization of protest and of the city, 'post-political' literature and the history of protest, and Marxist and anarchist ideas about the time and space of politics. Through this, she adopts a unique approach to provide new theoretical insights and challenges to post-political thinking. This book will be valuable reading for those interested in political, urban and social geography, in addition to political economy and progressive politics in the urban context.

Title Fifteen Jugglers Five Believers
Author T. V. Reed
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1992-01-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 218
ISBN 0520075226
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"An extraordinarily ambitious effort of synthesis, worthy of comparison with the synthesis attempted a decade ago by Fredric Jameson's "The Political Unconscious." This book speaks in a fresh voice, a voice that clearly knows all of the most interesting thinking on the politics of culture over the past few years yet is stimulated rather than burdened by its knowledge. It will be welcomed with exhilaration by the large and ever-increasing audience for the theory and practice of cultural studies as well as, I'm convinced, by an unusually broad general readership. No one thinking about the complex relations between aesthetics and politics will be able to ignore it."--Bruce Robbins, editor of "Intellectuals: Aesthetics, Politics, Academics"

Seeing Politics Otherwise by Patricia I. Vieira

Title Seeing Politics Otherwise
Author Patricia I. Vieira
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2011
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 198
ISBN 9781442642997
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When confronting twentieth-century political oppression and violence, writers and artists in Portugal and South America have often emphasized the complex relationship between freedom and tyranny. In Seeing Politics Otherwise, Patricia Vieira uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the interrelation of politics and representations of vision and blindness in Latin American and Iberian literature, film, and art. Vieira's discussion focuses on three literary works: Graciliano Ramos's Memoirs of Prison, Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, and José Saramago's Blindness, with supplemental analyses of sculpture and film by Ana Maria Pacheco, Bruno Barreto, and Marco Bechis. These artists use metaphors of blindness to denounce the totalizing gaze of dictatorial regimes. Rather than equating blindness with deprivation, Vieira argues that shadows, blindfolds, and blindness are necessary elements for re-imagining the political world and re-acquiring a political voice. Seeing Politics Otherwise offers a compelling analysis of vision and its forcible deprivation in the context of art and political protest.

The Invisible Powers by John J. Clancy

Title The Invisible Powers
Author John J. Clancy
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 1999
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 331
ISBN 0739100734
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a literate businessperson's guide to the language of business.

Title Gangs Prisons Parole the Politics Behind Them
Author Bobby Delgado
Publisher Xulon Press
Release Date 2007-11
Category Religion
Total Pages 468
ISBN 9781604770223
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Delgado's expos sheds light on Texas gangs, the Texas prison system, the corrupt authority figures charged with running the Texas prison system, and the government figures determined to protect it.

Title Black Churches and Local Politics
Author Drew R. Smith
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date 2005-06-30
Category Political Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780742571730
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book on black churches and urban politics uses case studies from various cities to examine the strategies and tactics of activist clergy and congregations. These case studies illustrate how black activist clergy and congregations negotiate the political terrains of their respective cities. The cases show that the political culture of a city—whether that culture is shaped by machine politics, a legacy of political protest, racial and ethnic factionalism, or a city whose power resides in the mayor's office rather than the city council chamber—can influence the tactics of activist clergy and congregations. These cases also show how strategies and tactics vary across congregations as well as within and across cities. Not only do activist churches emphasize political empowerment or economic development, their tactics to pursue their goals may take different forms. They can form coalitions with other churches and/or political organizations, lobby public officials, use personal appeals to persuade politicians, or mobilize voters for candidates who support the congregation's agenda. By taking stock of the strategies that activist black clergy and congregations adopt and the tactics they use to research their goals, the cases in this book highlight nuances in black clergy and church activism that are captured beyond a single case or a focus on national politics. The three sections of Black Churches and Local Politics examine the many ways that black activist clergy and congregations voice their concerns in urban politics. The tactics explored are the use of personal influence by activist ministers, the formation of coalitions with churches and community organizations, and pressure groups that lobby government institutions and leaders on behalf of minority communities.

Title Latino Politics en Ciencia Pol tica
Author Tony Affigne
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2014-04-25
Category Political Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780814763872
Language English, Spanish, and French
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More than 53 million Latinos now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in the United States, and the nation’s political future may well be shaped by Latinos’ continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional races; this demographic will only become more important in future American elections. Using new evidence from the largest-ever scientific survey addressed exclusively to Latino/Hispanic respondents, Latino Politics en Ciencia Política explores political diversity within the Latino community, considering how intra-community differences influence political behavior and policy preferences. The editors and contributors, all noted scholars of race and politics, examine key issues of Latino politics in the contemporary United States: Latino/a identities (latinidad), transnationalism, acculturation, political community, and racial consciousness. The book contextualizes today’s research within the history of Latino political studies, from the field’s beginnings to the present, explaining how systematic analysis of Latino political behavior has over time become integral to the study of political science. Latino Politics en Ciencia Política is thus an ideal text for learning both the state of the field today, and key dimensions of Latino political attitudes. Instructor's Guide

Invisible Indigenes by Bruce Granville Miller

Title Invisible Indigenes
Author Bruce Granville Miller
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date 2003-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 248
ISBN 0803232322
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the last few decades, as indigenous peoples have increasingly sought out and sometimes demanded sovereignty on a variety of fronts, their relationships with encompassing nation-states have become ever more complicated and troubled. The varying ways that today?s nation-states attempt to manage?and often render invisible?contemporary indigenous peoples is the subject of this global comparative study.øBeginning with his own work along the northwest coast of North America and drawing on contemporary examples from South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, Bruce Granville Miller examines how national governments classify, govern, and control the indigenous populations within their boundaries through administrative, judicial, and economic means. One telling consequence of such regulation strategies is that certain indigenous peoples become unrecognized?their ethnic identities and heritages fail to find legal register and thus empowerment within the very state organizations that manage other aspects of their lives. In the United States alone reside two hundred thousand unrecognized indigenous individuals, some members of indigenous communities that were dropped from the roster of tribes and others whose ancestors were overlooked. Miller also considers some important differences between the fluid nature of ethnic identity for some indigenous peoples and the more rigid notion of identity encoded in many state regulations.øInvisible Indigenes reveals a recurring issue integral to the formation and maintenance of nation-states today and highlights a common challenge facing indigenous peoples around the globe in the twenty-first century.

Title Ralph Ellison and the Politics of the Novel
Author H. William Rice
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2007-03-29
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 149
ISBN 0739123238
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this engaging study, H. William Rice illuminates the mystery that is Ralph Ellison: the author of one complex, important novel who failed to complete his second; a black intellectual who remained notably reticent on political issues during the desegregation of his native South. Rice guides his reader to a greater understanding of Ralph Ellison, his oeuvre, and the American novel.