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Download Let Their Spirits Dance: A Novel by Stella Pope Duarte PDF

By Stella Pope Duarte

Let Their Spirits Dance is the relocating tale of a family's trip throughout the United States. Thirty years after the dying of the family's son and brother, Jesse, in Vietnam, the relations has remained in lots of methods locked in a time of grief and discomfort. Having heard her son's voice, Alicia makes a vow to the touch his identify at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and her choice evokes her warring little ones, in addition to 1000s of strangers around the country.

Stella Pope Duarte portrays a family members being affected by the common scars suffered through all who've been touched by way of demise via warfare. during this powerfully evocative novel, Pope Duarte connects kin, neighbors, and a whole country with the names at the Wall, honoring the boys and girls who served in Vietnam in addition to those that watched and waited, yet by no means forgot.

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Download Party System Change in Legislatures Worldwide: Moving by Carol Mershon PDF

By Carol Mershon

During this publication, Carol Mershon and Olga Shvetsova discover one of many relevant questions in democratic politics: How a lot autonomy do elected politicians need to form and reshape the social gathering procedure all alone, with no the direct involvement of electorate in elections? Mershon and Shvetsova's conception specializes in the alternatives of celebration club made by means of legislators whereas serving in place of work. It identifies the inducements and impediments to legislators' alterations of partisan association, and integrates strategic and institutional techniques to the examine of events and get together structures. With empirical analyses evaluating 9 nations that range in electoral legislation, territorial governance, and executive-legislative kinfolk, Mershon and Shvetsova locate that strategic incumbents be able to reconfigure the occasion approach as confirmed in elections. Representatives are inspired to result in swap by way of possibilities bobbing up in the course of the parliamentary time period, and are deterred from doing so through the fundamental democratic perform of elections.

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Download Firebreak by Richard Herman PDF

By Richard Herman

Parker positioned down the physique and replied the telephone. And from that second on he had jobs to do. One was once to rob a distant Montana resort the place a dot-com billionaire concealed stolen paintings treasures in his basement. the opposite was once to determine why successful guy had come to his domestic -- and who had despatched him. Pa

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Download Reassessing the Presidency : The Rise of the Executive State by John V. Denson PDF

By John V. Denson

This striking quantity is the 1st full-scale revision of the respectable historical past of the U.S. government nation. It lines the development of strength exercised via American presidents from the early American Republican as much as the eventual truth of the power-hungry Caesars which later seem as president in American background. individuals research the standard judgments of the historic occupation to teach the gruesome facet of intended presidential greatness.

The challenge inherent during this venture is to figure out how the presidency degenerated into the workplace of yankee Caesar. Did the nature of the fellow who held the place of work corrupt it, or did the ability of the place of work, because it developed, corrupt the fellow? Or was once it a mixture of the 2? was once there an excessive amount of latent strength within the unique construction of the place of work because the Anti-Federalists claimed? Or was once the facility externally created and further to the location by means of corrupt or faulty males?

Contributors contain George Bittlingmayer, John V. Denson, Marshall L. DeRosa, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Lowell Gallaway, Richard M. Gamble, David Gordon, Paul Gottfried, Randall G. Holcombe, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Michael Levin, Yuri N. Maltsev, William Marina, Joseph Salerno, Barry Simpson, Joseph Stromberg, H. Arthur Scott Trask, Richard Vedder, and Clyde Wilson.

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Download Representing Women in Parliament: A Comparative Study by Sawer&tremblay PDF

By Sawer&tremblay

The 1st book-length remedy of the political illustration of ladies in nations with parliamentary structures in line with the Westminster version. Written through a massive foreign workforce of authors, this new research positive factors twelve chapters on either new and tested 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 geared up into 3 key sections that: learn the level to which the descriptive illustration of ladies within the ‘old’ Westminster parliaments has advanced lately, and the standards that have improved or impeded development. discover the connection among the numbers of ladies elected and the considerable illustration of ladies – or the extent that girls ‘act for’ ladies. evaluate the new reviews of 4 ‘new’ Westminster parliaments (Northern eire, Scotland, Wales and Nunavut) and review the political possibilities for ladies supplied via the production of latest associations. This new comparative examine could be of great interest to scholars and researchers of legislative stories and of gender politics and gender studies.

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Download The Handbook of National Legislatures: A Global Survey by M. Steven Fish PDF

By M. Steven Fish

The place is the facility? scholars of politics have contemplated this question and social scientists have scrutinized formal political associations and the distribution of energy between organisations of the govt and the kingdom. yet we nonetheless lack a wealthy financial institution of information measuring the facility of particular governmental organizations, really nationwide legislatures. This e-book assesses the energy of the nationwide legislature of each nation on the earth with a inhabitants of at the very least a half-million population. The Legislative Powers Survey (LPS), is a listing of 32 goods that gauges the legislature's sway over the administrative, its institutional autonomy, its authority in particular parts, and its institutional ability. facts have been generated through an enormous foreign survey of specialists, vast learn of secondary resources, and painstaking research of constitutions and different proper files. person state chapters supply solutions to every of the 32 survey goods, supplemented via specialist remark and suitable excerpts from constitutions.

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