Party of One: Stephen Harper And Canada's Radical Makeover

A scathing indictment of a main minister made up our minds to remake Canada.

In Party of 1, investigative journalist Michael Harris heavily examines the bulk govt of a main minister basically unchecked via the competition and empowered through the overall election victory of might 2011. Harris appears at Harper’s regulations, instincts, and the customarily breathtaking hole among his said political rules and his practices.


 Harris argues that Harper is greater than a grasp of controlling info: he's a profoundly anti-democratic determine. within the F-35 debacle, the government’s sin wasn’t in basic terms holding the proof from Canadians, it was once in inventing them. Harper himself supplied the most important confabulations, and they're irrefutably (and unapologetically) at the public list from the final election. this is often now not an issue of partisan debate, yet a truth Canadians needs to interpret for what it will probably signify.


Harris illustrates how Harper has made battle on each autonomous resource of data in Canada considering coming to energy. Party of 1 is a few guy with a well-defined and turning out to be enemies record of these now not sought after at the voyage: union individuals, scientists, diplomats, environmentalists, First international locations peoples, and journalists.


 Against the backdrop of a Conservative dedication to transparency and responsibility, Harris exposes the ultra-secrecy, non-compliance, and dismissiveness of this leading minister. And with the Conservative majority in Parliament, the legislation is easy: what one guy, the PM, says, goes.

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Political Journeys: The openDemocracy Essays

By Fred Halliday

"Whatever the themes . . . Halliday's wisdom, mind's eye, and highbrow independence remove darkness from them all."—Francis Wheen

"Fred Halliday's Political Journeys diversity over extensive highbrow and political landscapes, with excellent insights, soaking up narratives, lucid writing, and refined humour."—Sami Zubeida

Fred Halliday consistently mixed the wide sweep of recent background, its currents and concepts, with a profound wisdom of recent revolutions, the center East, and nationwide activities. This selection of columns written for openDemocracy among 2004 and 2009 is facts of a sophisticated worldview that maintains to generate questions: what's the relation among faith, nationalism, and development? Is a brand new foreign order attainable? whilst is intervention a strength for progress?

From the massive headline subject matters just like the Iraq battle or the Danish cartoons, to the unforeseen comparisons of Tibet and Palestine, or Afghanistan and the Falklands, Halliday is a perennially fabulous and enlightened advisor to the key problems with foreign politics.

Fred Halliday (1946–2010) was once a number one authority on superpower kin, the center East, and diplomacy idea. He used to be professor emeritus of diplomacy on the London tuition of Economics from 1985 to 2008 and a examine professor on the Barcelona Institute for overseas Studies.

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The Europeanization of British Politics (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics)

By Andrew Jordan

It is most unlikely to appreciate modern British politics with out a comprehension of the EU's function in shaping political agendas, influencing coverage advancements and framing political debates. whereas there's an in depth literature on Britain's behaviour within the ecu, there are few book-length money owed of the household impression of ecu club. This quantity either describes and explains how european club has affected the family political area in Britain - one of many EU's greatest and so much influential Member States. Drawing on clean empirical facts amassed by way of specialists of their respective fields, this quantity offers a cutting-edge account of ways club has affected the associations of principal, devolved and native governance, the actions of geared up pursuits, and significant parts of public policy.

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Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society (New York Review Books Classics)

By Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman’s Growing Up Absurd was once a runaway top vendor while it used to be first released in 1960, and it turned one of many defining texts of the recent Left. Goodman used to be a author and philosopher who broke each mildew and did it brilliantly—he used to be a novelist, poet, and a social theorist, between a number of alternative things—and the book’s shock good fortune confirmed him as one in all America’s most unique and trenchant critics, combining giant studying, an astute brain, utopian sympathies, and a splendidly hands-on approach with words.

For Goodman, the disappointment of youth was once a centred type of the disappointment of yank society as a complete, run via organisations that supply employment (if and once they do) yet now not the type of significant paintings that engages physique and soul. Goodman observed the younger because the first casualties of a humanly re­pressive social and economic climate and, as such, front line of strength resistance.

Noam Chomsky has stated, “Paul Goodman’s impression is all approximately us,” and definitely it may be felt within the strong localism of today’s renascent left. A vintage of anarchist notion, Growing Up Absurd not just bargains a penetrating indictment of the human expenditures of company capitalism yet issues the way in which ahead. it's a story of yesterday’s early life that speaks on to our universal destiny.

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The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win

From former Financial instances Beijing bureau leader Geoff Dyer, a balanced and far-seeing research of the rising festival among China and America.

Global politics is transferring quickly. After many years of emerging, China has entered a brand new and important part, looking to flip its financial heft into international strength. during this deeply proficient e-book, Geoff Dyer argues that China and the USA are actually embarking on an exceptional power-style pageant that would dominate the century. Tensions within the South China Sea and East China Sea are a foretaste of the wider festival to return. With willing research in line with a deep neighborhood knowledge—offering the reader visions of coastal chinese language attractiveness pageants and mystery submarine bases, lockstep Beijing army parades and pigeons caged from the sky—Dyer explains why the U.S. additionally has a true probability to return out on most sensible and will maintain a valuable function on the earth. The Contest of the Century is key analyzing at a time of serious uncertainty approximately America’s destiny and approximately Asia’s rising disputes.

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From Crisis to Coalition: The Conservative Party, 1997-2010

In 2010 the Conservative celebration again to workplace after over a decade of principally useless competition to New Labour. This ebook explains why it took see you later to get better, and why the celebration used to be not able to win an total majority regardless of the charismatic management of David Cameron. It covers all elements of Conservative occasion politics given that 1997.

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Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Liberalism is without doubt one of the such a lot principal and pervasive political theories and ideologies, but it truly is topic to various interpretations in addition to misappropriations. Its historical past contains a vital historical past of civilized considering, of political perform, and of philosophical-ethical creativity.

This Very brief Introduction unpacks the concept that of liberalism and its quite a few interpretations via 3 varied techniques. its historic and theoretical improvement, analysing the liberal ideology, and knowing liberalism as a sequence of moral and philosophical rules, it is a thorough exploration of the concept that and perform of liberalism.

The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford college Press includes 1000's of titles in nearly each topic quarter. those pocket-sized books are the precise approach to get forward in a brand new topic fast. Our specialist authors mix proof, research, standpoint, new rules, and exuberance to make fascinating and hard issues hugely readable.

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Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

By Edward S. Herman

During this pathbreaking paintings, now with a brand new creation, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky express that, opposite to the standard photo of the inside track media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous of their look for fact and safety of justice, of their genuine perform they safeguard the commercial, social, and political agendas of the privileged teams that dominate family society, the country, and the worldwide order.

Based on a chain of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous remedy of “worthy” as opposed to “unworthy” sufferers, “legitimizing” and “meaningless” 3rd international elections, and devastating opinions of media insurance of the U.S. wars opposed to Indochina—Herman and Chomsky draw on many years of feedback and examine to suggest a Propaganda version to provide an explanation for the media’s habit and function. Their new creation updates the Propaganda version and the sooner case reviews, and it discusses a number of different functions. those contain the style within which the media coated the passage of the North American unfastened exchange contract and next Mexican monetary meltdown of 1994-1995, the media’s dealing with of the protests opposed to the realm alternate association, global financial institution, and overseas financial Fund in 1999 and 2000, and the media’s therapy of the chemical and its legislation. What emerges from this paintings is a robust review of ways propagandistic the U.S. mass media are, how they systematically fail to dwell as much as their self-image as companies of the type of details that folks have the desire to make feel of the realm, and the way we will be able to comprehend their functionality in a significantly new manner.

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The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

By George Friedman

A desirable, eye-opening and infrequently surprising examine what lies forward for the U.S. and the realm from one in every of our such a lot incisive futurists.
In his thought-provoking new ebook, George Friedman, founding father of STRATFOR—the preeminent deepest intelligence and forecasting firm—focuses on what he is aware most sensible, the long run. Positing that civilization is on the sunrise of a brand new period, he deals a lucid, hugely readable forecast of the adjustments we will anticipate worldwide throughout the twenty-first century all in accordance with his personal thorough research and learn. for instance, The U.S.-Jihadist battle may be changed by way of a brand new chilly warfare with Russia; China’s position as an international strength will scale down; Mexico turns into an immense strength at the geopolitical degree; and new applied sciences and cultural tendencies will substantially regulate the way in which we are living (and struggle wars). Riveting interpreting from first to final, The subsequent a hundred Years is an interesting exploration of what the longer term holds for we all.

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