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Download E-books Representing Women in Parliament: A Comparative Study (Routledge Research in Comparative Politics) PDF

The first book-length therapy of the political illustration of ladies in nations with parliamentary platforms in line with the Westminster version.

Written by means of a huge foreign group of authors, this new examine beneficial properties twelve chapters on either new and confirmed parliaments, together with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the uk. It assessments the most recent theories approximately women's political illustration inside of Westminster style assemblies and is equipped into 3 key sections that:

  • examine the level to which the descriptive illustration of girls within the ‘old’ Westminster parliaments has stepped forward in recent times, and the criteria that have stronger or impeded development.
  • explore the connection among the numbers of ladies elected and the major illustration of girls – or the extent that girls ‘act for’ women.
  • review the hot reviews of 4 ‘new’ Westminster parliaments (Northern eire, Scotland, Wales and Nunavut) and overview the political possibilities for ladies supplied via the production of latest institutions.

This new comparative research should be of great interest to scholars and researchers of legislative stories and of gender politics and gender studies.

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Download E-books Maine Politics and Government, Second Edition (Politics and Governments of the American States) PDF

Remote and thinly populated, Maine was once lengthy insulated from the various demographic and fiscal tendencies of states to the south. Maine Politics and Government strains fresh adjustments within the state’s procedure as agriculture, production, and maritime trades have ceded dominance to high-tech companies, broad advertisement improvement, and an increasing governmental sector.
This compact review of Maine politics and executive describes how the state’s historical past and political tradition have formed its political procedures, its governing associations, and its public-policy priorities. It additionally highlights the shift within the function of Maine’s governments some time past part century—from low-service entities to directors of a wide diversity of public guidelines. The authors examine the impression of the inflow of newbies alongside the southern Maine coast, critical monetary matters concerning burdensome taxation, the urgent have the desire to make the approximately devices of neighborhood govt extra effective, and difficulties attending the unfold of suburbs in the course of the state.
Fully up to date and increased, this moment variation offers a wealth of recent material—maps, case stories, up to date demographic details, therapy of latest regulations and health-care plans, and an summary of the administrations of the 2 most up-to-date governors.

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Download E-books What Do We Do Now?: A Workbook for the President-Elect PDF

By Stephen Hess

The interval from Election Day to Inauguration Day in the United States turns out impossibly brief. Newly elected U.S. presidents have under 11 weeks to build a brand new executive composed of supporters and strangers, hailing from all components of the kingdom. This special and daunting strategy regularly includes at the very least a few mistakes—in hiring, probably, or in coverage priorities, or organizational layout. Early mistakes can hold severe outcomes good right into a president's time period; minimizing them from the outset is necessary. In What can we Do Now? Stephen Hess attracts from his lengthy adventure as a White condo staffer and presidential adviser to teach what should be performed to make presidential transitions cross easily. here's a workbook to lead destiny leader executives, selection via determination, throughout the minefield of transition. you will have to begin at the start, opting for a administration sort and figuring out the right way to "arrange all of the boxes." anything as doubtless mundane as parceling workplace house should be consequential—hence the inclusion of a proposed White condominium organizational chart and ground plans of the West Wing. What traits are wanted for every activity, and the place are the simplest applicants for these positions probably to be stumbled on? how will you build a cupboard that "looks like America"? What can we Do Now? is your necessary consultant during the thicket of those judgements. There are small judgements, too. you will have to decide a desk—photos of the alternatives are integrated. Which presidential graphics may still hold within the Oval place of work? which of them have past presidents selected? And whilst it comes time to jot down an inaugural tackle, what may be the content material, topic, and tone? it is all right here within the presidential transition workbook—don't go away for Washington with out it. This concise quantity is bound to be a priceless source for the president and group of advisers as they try to herd cats into an efficient govt. o W e Do Now? is alsis also a pleasant learn for an individual attracted to precisely how one is going approximately being the president of the United States.

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Download E-books Strengthening Congress PDF

With the good thing about an insider's point of view, distinctive former congressman Lee H. Hamilton argues that the United States wishes a higher Congress and a extra engaged citizenry on the way to verify responsive and potent democracy. Hamilton explains how Congress has drifted clear of the function predicted for it within the structure as a physique whose energy and effect will be preeminent within the American procedure of presidency. He info the stairs that Congress should still take to re-establish its parity with the administrative department and develop into an establishment that works reliably and successfully for the betterment of the nation―reinforce congressional oversight, restoration the deliberative procedure, decrease the impression of lobbyists, and decrease over the top partisanship. at the same time, Hamilton calls upon american citizens to take extra heavily their duties and duties as voters and interact with the serious concerns dealing with their groups and the nation.

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Download E-books Baby Brother's Blues: A Novel PDF

By Pearl Cleage

Whilst Regina Burns married Blue Hamilton, she knew he was once no usual guy. A charismatic R&B singer who gave up his occupation to imagine accountability for the protection of Atlanta’s West finish group, Blue had created an African American city oasis the place crime and violence have been nearly nonexistent. before everything, Regina loved a circle of enticing associates and her personal paintings as a contract communications advisor. such a lot of all, she relished the corporate of her husband, who by no means ceased to be a resource of ardour and pleasure.

Then every little thing replaced. increasingly more worried ladies have been displaying up in West finish, looking Blue’s defense from fanatics who had by surprise develop into violent. whilst the worst offenders start to disappear with out a hint, the signs–all of them grim–seem to indicate towards Blue and his longtime affiliate, Joseph “General” Richardson. Now that Regina is pregnant, her worry for Blue’s protection has develop into an obsession that threatens the very center in their dating.

At an identical time, Regina’s pal Aretha Hargrove is desperately attempting to redefine her personal marriage. Aretha’s husband, Kwame, is lobbying for them to go away West finish and movement to midtown. Aretha resists at the start, yet eventually is of the same opinion so that it will re-light the flame that first introduced them jointly.

Regina and Aretha haven't any approach of understanding that what they regard as their inner most struggles will quickly develop into very public. while child Brother, an enthralling con guy, insinuates himself into the neighborhood, it turns into transparent that there's extra to his good-looking façade than meets the attention. He contains the seeds of swap that would have an effect on either girls in profound and startling ways.

Returning to the vividly rendered Atlanta district of her final novels, manhattan occasions bestselling writer Pearl Cleage brilliantly weaves the threads of her characters’ intersecting lives right into a tale of relations, friendship and, in fact, love. child Brother’s Blues is filled with wit and heat, illumination the middle of each woman’s hopes and goals.

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Download E-books Overthrow of the American Republic: The Writings of Sherman Skolnick the Writings of Sherman Skolnick PDF

By Sherman H. Skolnick

Often called "America's top judge-buster," the overdue Sherman H. Skolnick, one in all America's so much brave, and outrageous reporters, without warning turned ailing in could of 2006, used to be rushed to the medical institution, and gave up the ghost presently after. Overthrow of the yank Republic is a suite of Skolnick's net writings that still contain 24 articles that have been by no means released on his site. integrated are: Coups and Counter-Coups . Disclosures and monetary main issue? . Black Tuesday: the massive Lie and darkish fact . Anthrax Frame-Up? . Is the U.S. Presidency Cursed? . FBO Sought Clamp on Bush tales . mystery Transcripts divulge Bush . Democrats and GOP in mystery Iraq Deal . The pretend funds company . The Pedophile/Homosexual Underground . failures of comfort . U.S. Civil/Military rebellion? . The Bush/Blair Bribery Affair . U.S./IRAQ Plots and mystery guns . Saddam Hussein and the go out cash . The Judges and the Shadow govt . The Making and Breaking of Empires .Fraud upon the courtroom From 1958 to the time of his dying, Sherman H. Skolnick was once a courtroom reformer, and from 1969 to 1993 by myself, twenty judges and over 40 lawyers went in the back of bars due to Skolnick's public publicity in their crimes. In 1963 he based the Citizen's Committee to wash Up the Courts, a public curiosity workforce studying and disclosing yes circumstances of judicial bribery and political murders. From 1995 on, he used to be producer/moderator of "BROADSIDES," a one-hour weekly taped public entry Chicago Cable television convey that reached an viewers of 400,000 audience. Judges at the take, a few of them termed "banksters" or "banker-judges," drew the eye not just of Skolnick's pro Jewish humor but in addition of his relentless and feared public publicity mechanisms. due to the fact 2003, the realized Skolnick stumbled on a house for the final years of his investigative reporting within the Toronto-based net speak radio and journal, ( He additionally contributed to and his studies seemed on many different web pages. including Cloak and Dagger host Lenny Bloom, Skolnick extra penned the center Finger information sequence. On his web site, Skolnick caricatured himself as Sherlock Holmes peering via his magnifying glass. This image has now been transported to the covers of Dandelion's most up-to-date compilation of his writings, the place it's going to proceed to function a reminder of a guy who always refused to be politically right even if he knew the results of now not toeing the social gathering line, and who labored meticulously and indefatigably for the reason for justice.

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Download E-books Firebreak (Matt Pontowski, Book 1) PDF

By Richard Herman

A bad new conflagration is sweeping the center East and Syria is at the march. Supported by means of a resurgent Iraq, Syrian armies back problem Israel. After their humiliating defeat, the Iraqis have created a deadly nerve gasoline with a supply process which may achieve into Israel. The embattled Israelis are at the fringe of a catastrophic defeat and are approximately to take advantage of nuclear guns. the yankee President deploys F-15s to Israel so as to maintain the Israelis and the Arabs from crossing the firebreak and utilizing guns of mass destruction. one of the american citizens is a brash, younger pilot, Matt Pontowski, the grandson of the President.

Matt's presence is welcomed as an indication of the President's own dedication to Israel, yet he turns into a legal responsibility while he's romantically entangle with a stunning Israeli whose personal loyalties seem to be divided

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Download E-books Confirmation Hearing on the Nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., to Be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation PDF

By Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate

While James Comey, Jr., now into account to be the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of research, seemed prior to the Committee at the Judiciary in 2007, he defined a dramatic sanatorium bedside war of words with senior White condo officers who have been attempting to get an sick John Ashcroft, who was once within the sanatorium, to reauthorize an NSA surveillance software that the Justice division had concluded used to be unlawful. As Deputy lawyer basic, Mr. Comey confirmed braveness and independence through status company in contrast try and avoid the rule of thumb of legislation. because the terrorist assaults of September eleventh, the FBI has dramatically elevated its nationwide safety and counterterrorism efforts, yet that may be a transition that has no longer been without difficulty. From nationwide safety Letters to the revelations concerning the use of PATRIOT Act surveillance experts, we haven't but struck the precise stability among the intelligence-gathering wishes of the FBI and the privateness rights of american citizens. The FBI should have the instruments essential to aid hold us secure from terrorism, yet that are supposed to now not come on the rate of our constitutional rights. in the course of Mr. Comey’s tenure as Deputy lawyer normal, he licensed a felony memo that licensed using waterboarding and different suggestions lengthy well-known as torture below either household and overseas legislations. If we discovered not anything else from these years following the September eleventh assaults, it really is that who leads our Nation—at all degrees of Government—matters. we want powerful, moral leaders who will steadfastly adhere to the guideline of legislations.

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Download E-books John McCain: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) PDF

By Elaine S. Povich

A insurgent and risk-taker from adolescence, John McCain―son and grandson of admirals―nevertheless selected to persist with the normal direction marked out for him within the army. approximately six years in a North Vietnamese legal verified his unravel and proved his outstanding resilience and may to outlive. Coming to Congress, McCain chanced on that making his method in politics demanded a unique set of survival talents, and he grew conversant in the corridors of energy whereas striving to maintain his independence. This energetic biography lines McCain's not going ascent to the verge of achieving the nation's maximum workplace whereas by no means ceasing to problem himself and others to serve a reason more than self-interest.

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