In Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism, Lawrence E. Harrison takes the politically incorrect stand that not all cultures are created equally. Analyzing the performance of 117 countries, grouped by predominant religion, Harrison argues for the superiority of those cultures that emphasize Jewish, Confucian, or Protestant values.
Review of Employment and Training Proposals which Could Affect Food Stamp Recipients
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations, and Nutrition
This book explores the emerging challenges to foreign policymaking in liberal democracies and the adequacy of the 'marketplace of ideas' in responding to these challenges. Looking at foreign policy challenges as diverse as democratization, globalization and climate change, from the role of values in environmental debate to the Iraq invasion and the war on drugs, the contributors critically examine how key global issues are framed in public debate across three of the world's most mature liberal democracies: the US, the UK, and Australia. The book contributes to a better understanding of the limits of the 'marketplace of ideas' in helping to produce wise and accountable policy, and how those limits may soon be overcome.Examining how key global issues are framed in foreign policy debate across a range of liberal democratic societies, this book will strongly appeal to academics and students with an interest in international relations, policymaking and politics, as well as to governmental and think tank policymakers and advisors.
This text addresses all of the major topics of an American government course, such as elections, Congress, public policy etc. However, unlike many introductory texts, it emphasizes a more topical and provocative approach that probes the very foundations of America's governmental and political institutions looking for answers to the question: "Why are Americans at odds with each other?" Each chapter includes a discussion of a significant political issue and presents both sides of that issue, showing how Americans are truly at odds with each other politically.
"This is the first book to analyze the political thought of the scholar-statesman Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003), who was eulogized by the Economist as 'a philosopher-politician-diplomat who two centuries earlier would not have been out of place among the Founding Fathers.' Identifying the New Yorker as a 'Burkean liberal' who believed that government does have an important role to play yet should acknowledge its own limitations and society's complexity, Greg Weiner suggests that America's shriveled political conversation would be enriched by thinking like Moynihan's"--Provided by publisher.
This text addresses all of the major topics of an American government course, including elections, Congress, public policy, and so on. However, unlike many introductory texts, it emphasizes a more topical and provocative point/counterpoint approach that explores the conflicts that truly define America as a nation. Each chapter includes a discussion of a significant political issue and presents both sides of that issue, showing how and why Americans are often politically at odds with each other. Does not contain three chapters on public policy that are part of AMERICA AT ODDS: THIRD EDITION.