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All over the world democratic reforms have brought power to the people - but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise. Do we want a democracy inspired by Madison or by Madison Avenue? A democracy animated by deliberation or by manipulation? This book examines each of the principal democratic theories and makes the case for a democracy in which the people offer informed judgments about politics or policy.It then goes on to show how this form of democracy can be made a reality. When the People Speak describes deliberative democracy projects conducted by the author with various collaborators in the US,China, Britain, Denmark, Australia, Italy, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland, and in the entire European Union. These projects have resulted in the massive expansion of wind power in Texas, the building of sewage treatment plants in China, the crafting of budget solutions in a region in Italy, and greater mutual understanding between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. Critics of deliberative democracy say that it will privilege the more educated or that the public is incompetent when itcomes to understanding policy issues, and should not be consulted. Others argue that it will increase polarization. Fishkin offers rebuttals for each of these arguments. Combining theory and practice heshows how a more deliberative politics is both practical and compelling.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: James S. Fishkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2011
File: 236 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199604432

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All over the world, democratic reforms have brought power to the people, but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise. This book combines a new theory of democracy with actual practice and shows how an idea that harks back to ancient Athens can be used to revive our modern democracies. This book outlines deliberative democracy projects conducted by the author with various collaborators in the US, China, Britain, Denmark, Australia, Italy, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland, and in the entire European Union.

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Genre: Deliberative democracy
Author: James Steven Fishkin
Publisher:
Release: 2009
File: 236 Pages
ISBN-13: 019180357X

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Over the past fifty years, Canada's Indigenous Affairs department (now two departments with more than 30 federal co-delivery partners) has mushroomed into a "super-province" delivering birth-to-death programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. This vast entity has jurisdictional reach over 90-percent of Canada's landscape, and an annual budget of some $20-billion. Yet Indigenous people have no means to hold this "super-province" accountable to them. Not a single person in this entity has been elected by Indigenous people to represent their interests. Not one. When it comes to federal Indigenous policy, ordinary Indigenous people in Canada are voiceless and powerless. In Let the People Speak: Oppression in a time of reconciliation, author and journalist Sheilla Jones raises an important question: are the well-documented social inequities in Indigenous communities--high levels of poverty, suicide, incarceration, children in care, family violence--the symptoms of this long-standing, institutionalized powerlessness? If so, the solution lies in empowerment. And the means of empowerment is already embedded in the historic treaties. Jones argues that there can be meaningful reconciliation only when ordinary Indigenous Canadians are finally empowered to make their voices heard, and ordinary non-Indigenous Canadians can join with them to advance a shared future.

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Genre: History
Author: Sheilla Jones
Publisher:
Release: 2019-07
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1927922569

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Identifies four ways in which businesspeople compromise their objectives through ineffective over-standardizations or misguided practices, sharing practical advice on how to remain true to a business ideal, promote healthy change, and communicate authentically. 35,000 first printing.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Brian Fugere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2005-02-22
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 0743269098

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To celebrate the millionth copy sold of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Zinn drew on the words of Americans -- some famous, some little known -- across the range of American history. These words were read by a remarkable cast at an event held at the 92nd Street Y in New York City that included James Earl Jones, Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfre Woodard, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Harris Yulin, Andre Gregory, and others. From that celebration, this book was born. Collected here is a brief history of America told through stories applauding the enduring spirit of dissent. Here in their own words, and interwoven with commentary by Zinn, are Columbus on the Arawaks; Plough Jogger, a farmer and participant in Shays' Rebellion; Harriet Hanson, a Lowell mill worker; Frederick Douglass; Mark Twain; Mother Jones; Emma Goldman; Helen Keller; Eugene V. Debs; Langston Hughes; Genova Johnson Dollinger on a sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint, Michigan; an interrogation from a 1953 HUAC hearing; Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper and member of the Freedom Democratic Party; Malcolm X; and James Lawrence Harrington, a Gulf War resister, among others.

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Genre: History
Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2009-10-13
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 0061847321

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In The People Speak! James F. Harris argues that modern German anti-Semitism has its roots in the era of emancipation and revolution of the nineteenth century - from the time of the 1848 Revolution, when the Bavarian government proposed a bill to give Jews the same rights as Christians. While historians have known about the debates of the Bavarian parliament, they have, surprisingly, remained largely unaware of popular attitudes toward the bill and how these attitudes affected the bill's ultimate defeat in 1850. The People Speak! fills this gap. This volume forces us to look backward to examine the links between the treatment of Jews in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Germany and anti-Semitism as practiced by the Nazis in the twentieth century.

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Genre: History
Author: James F. Harris
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release: 1994
File: 290 Pages
ISBN-13: 0472104373

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'The idea was simple. Take the most impassioned speeches about the fight for what is right and bring them to life for a new generation. The reason why it's so powerful is because it's about everything that matters to us: love and life, sex and death, justice and freedom. We've found some amazing speeches from the most unlikely places, British voices that have been ignored for centuries because history is a tale often told by the winners' COLIN FIRTH The People Speak tells the story of Britain through the voices of the visionaries, dissenters, rebels and everyday folk who took on the Establishment and stood up for what they believed in. Here are their stories, letters, speeches and songs, from the Peasants Revolt to the Suffragettes to the anti-war demonstrators of today. They are some of the most powerful words in our history. Compiled by the Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth, influential writer Anthony Arnove and the acclaimed historian David Horspool, The People Speak reminds us that democracy has never been a spectator sport.

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Genre: History
Author: Colin Firth
Publisher: Canongate Books
Release: 2012-09-13
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857864475

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Collection of true stories, written by real people. People Speak is a collection of true stories written by real people about their own lives, collected by popular writer and editor Rabbi Chaim Walder, bestselling author of the series Kids Speak. Rabbi Walder's storytelling prowess continues to take us on a journey into people's live, painting for us a vivid picture of their hardship as well as their triumphs. These real life stories have been hand selected from the multitude of letters that fill Rabbi Walder's post-office box, each for the meaningful message it conveys and the life lessons to be learned from it. The People Speak series has been translated into six languages and has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people the world over for its unique ability to retell people's life stories in an incredibly touching manner. This is the 6th book in the series.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Chaim Walder
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2014-12-08
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 1505432669

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“I am part of the generation that came of age when Bi Any Other Name was already in print. This groundbreaking anthology gave me the language, courage and sense of community I needed as a young queer woman.” —Daisy Hernández, A Cup of Water Under My Bed The 25th Anniversary Edition Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out first debuted in 1991. This groundbreaking book helped catalyze a national movement for bisexual identity, justice and equality. Often dubbed “the bisexual bible,” Bi Any Other Name was on Lambda Book Review’s Top 100 GLBT Books of the 20th century and became a beloved reference text in many classrooms, doctors’ offices, libraries, and pulpits. A 2007 Mandarin translation was published in Taiwan. The new 2015 introduction of this book updates readers to the enormous changes the past quarter century has brought – for bi people, the larger society and the sexual rights and liberation movement of which we are a part. When did you know? How did you come out? What was your experience? The coming out stories in this book speak to the many ways bisexuals embrace realities outside rigid either/or categories throughout the passage of our lives. Everyday stories of women, men, transgender bisexuals, teenagers to octogenarians, from many different cultures and family arrangements. The fierce truth of these lives made visible puts a check on bisexual erasure, exposing the binary constructions of gay/straight and male/female as oversimplifications that reduce spectrums to mere opposites. Caught between the mainstream culture’s persistent discounting of bisexuality, the sensationalizing characterizations presented in media, and the sexual liberation movement’s continual disregard of bisexuality as a serious identity, bisexual people are often not seen or heard when they speak out. There is a vital need for these earnest voices to be heard in the new century. Enormous cultural changes have occurred in the past 25 years, yes, but understanding bisexualities has just begun.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Lani Ka’ahumanu
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
Release: 2015-09-23
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781626011984

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Offering a critique of liberal political theories that do not satisfy the requirements for a self-reflective society, this work argues for a new theory of liberalism, claiming that the freely self-examining society it advocates provides the key to issues of political legitimacy and social justice.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: James S. Fishkin
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 1992
File: 243 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300066392

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