Description : This report examines the operations of the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Bush Admin. It finds that the White House used the Political Affairs office to orchestrate an aggressive strategy to use taxpayer-funded trips to help elect Republican candidates for public office. From Jan. 1, 2006, until the mid-term elections on Nov. 7, 2006, cabinet secretaries and other senior officials traveled to over 300 events recommended by the Political Affairs office. All of these events were held with Republican candidates, and in most cases, the travel costs were paid for with fed. funds. Charts and tables.
Description : "World Perspectives: An Introduction to Global Political Affairs" delivers a comprehensive overview of international relations theory, international political economy, international security, and other global issues. This text seeks to help students understand how countries interact and operate on the global level by examining a variety of critical issues, including trade, terrorism, and humans rights. Students will learn about the essential political concepts and theories that surround global issues, which will enable them to link the various political themes to develop an introductory-level understanding of world affairs. The combination of scholarly journal articles and book chapters gives depth to each topic, in addition to providing current coverage on what is happening in the world today. "World Perspectives" provides an engaging reading experience that challenges students to seek information and answers on how the international system operates.Ginger Silvera is an Adjunct Faculty in the Political Science Department at California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. She teaches World and American Politics. Ginger previously worked as a lobbyist in Sacramento, CA, where she focused on Human Trafficking legislation and other such issues.
Description : It is predicted by some observers that the 21st century will be remembered as the Asian Century. Many of the countries in the region seem to be able to take the economic and trade baton when one of the others experiences problems. the region, in general, continues to grow economically, politically and militarily. The articles presented in this book examine the current political and economic situations in nations across Asia, particularly focusing on economic developments. Contents: Preface; Why Does China Succeed in Attracting and Utilising Foreign Direct Investment?; Democracy Movement at the Crossroads: Protracted Democratisation and De-mobilisation in Hong Kong; China's Opening to the Outside World with Facing Economic Globalisation; China's Telecommunications Reforms: From Monopoly towards Competition; World Bank Lending: Issues Raised by China's Qinghai Resettlement Project; Explaining the Soft-Open Regionalism in East Asia; Governance, Security and the Environmental Policy in South Asia: A Paradox of Change and Continuity; Carbon Emissions Control, Trade Liberalisation and Electricity Market Imperfection: Co-ordinated Approaches to Taiwan's Trade and Tax Policy; ASEAN, 'Haz
Description : The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2004 provides a broad overview of the presidential nomination process through a detailed examination of its most significant components: money and media, polls and interest groups, Iowa and New Hampshire, the invisible primary and the formal primary calendar. Like the two previous volumes in this series (In Pursuit of the White House and In Pursuit of the White House 2000), this book showcases some of the most interesting work now being done on the politics of presidential selection. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the presidential nomination process or just to follow the 2004 campaign.
Description : Vexing issues concerning internal and external change challenge Europe as it tries hard to regroup, reform and refocus. This series is intended to present an ongoing forum to stimulate discussion of these issues. Table of Contents: Preface; Broadband Communications in the European Union: Myths and Realities; Important but not Pervasive: The Shared Limits of Secondary Law in the Common Markets of Europe and South America; Democracy in the European Union; Can Mainstreaming Save EU Social Policy?; The Cases of Gender, Disability and Elderly Policy; Constructing Equality in Europe: The Case of Women's Rights in Italy and the UK; On the Problems of Home Country Control; Measuring the Cost of Increasing Inequality; Approaching the Endgame: Polish Public Opinion and the Changing Euro-Debate in the Run up to the 2003 EU Accession Referendum; Austria: Exceptionalism, Myth and Pariah; The Amsterdam CFSP Components: A Lowest Common Denominator Agreement?; Index.