Eric Bain-Selbo. Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South (Sports and Religion)Publisher:
Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South takes seriously the often-stated assertion that college football in the South is a religion. To this end, Eric Bain-Selbo draws upon a wide range of theoretical approaches in religious studies and cultural criticism. He also relies upon field research on several campuses in the Southeastern Conference where he interviewed fans and experienced game day. Consequently, the author is able to make the case that college football does function religiously for many people in the South. In addition, the author introduces key concepts and theories of religion and culture to a general audience. Game Day and God also recounts the role that college football has played in Southern history and culture. Going back as far as the ...
Irwin Lester Morris. Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve : The Politics of American Monetary Policy-MakingPublisher:
Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve is a study of the politics of monetary policy making at the Federal Reserve--widely considered the most important and most powerful federal bureaucracy. Ostensibly, the Federal Reserve is independent of the political branches of government; however, Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve clearly demonstrates-- from both a theoretical and empirical standpoint--how the preferences of members of Congress and the President impact decisionmaking at the Fed. Current formal theories of the general policy-making process are utilized to construct an explanatory framework that identifies the mechanisms through which congressional and executive influence is exercised. The theoretical framework presented in the text also helps to explain ...
Duane Swank. Global Capital, Political Institutions, and Policy Change in Developed Welfare States (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)Publisher:
This book argues that the dramatic post-1970 rise in international capital mobility has not systematically contributed to the retrenchment of developed welfare states as many claim. Nor has globalization directly reduced the revenue-raising capacities ofgovernments and undercut the political institutions that support the welfare state. Rather, institutional features of the polity and the welfare state determine the extent to which the economic and political pressures associated with globalization produce Welfare state retrenchment.
Eric Bain-Selbo. Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South (Sports and Religion)
Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South takes seriously the often-stated assertion that college football in the South is a religion. To this end, Eric Bain-Selbo draws upon a wide range of theoretical approaches in religious studies and cultural criticism. He also ...
International Debt: Economic, Financial, Monetary, Political and Regulatory Aspects (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions)
This book provides an up-to-date, in-depth analysis of the nature of the international debt issue, the current situation, and of the way out of the current profound crisis. Written by an international group of outstanding academic and policy experts, several of whom have provided information ...
Stephan Stetter, Oliver P. Richmond. World Society and the Middle East: Reconstructions in Regional Politics (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies)
This book ffers a novel cross-disciplinary theoretical perspective on conflict and conflict transformation in world society, and integrates the study of conflicts in the Middle East region into a modern systems theoretical framework.
National Politics Is Everybody's Business is a compilation of newspaper columns and letters written by John D. Rigazio, a former businessman from Barrington, NH, who ran for President of the United States in 2004. It gives his insight on many problems facing the United States today, and offers ...
Arianna Huffington. Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
Who filled the trough? Who set the table at the banquet of greed? How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the average American struggles to make do with their leftovers? Provocative political ...
Presenting a much-needed corrective to the model of the "free market", authoritative contributors make historically-informed, interdisciplinary inquiries into the nature of market involvement in social, cultural and political relations. They examine critical thinkers, social movements and organizations ...
This basic and very popular introduction to the politics and society of the Third World is written and presented with the utmost clarity. The authors provide wide-ranging and balanced coverage of the major theoretical and methodologicalissues of this complex field. Carefully selected case studies ...
Henry Dietz, Henry A. Dietz. Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the State: Lima 1970-1990 (Pitt Latin American Series)
Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the State offers an unparalleled longitudinal view of how the urban poor saw themselves and their neighborhoods and how they behaved and organized to provide their neighborhoods with basic goods and services. Grounding research on theoretical notions ...