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Produkt-Bild: The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics

The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics von Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith

Taschenbuch von PublicAffairs
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 13,79; Angebote ab EUR 9,78

ISBN-10: 1610391845
ISBN-13: 978-1610391849
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2012, Auflage: Reprint
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For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been part of a team revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest"--or even their subjects--unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.
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Produkt-Bild: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Hörbuch-Download von Random House Audio
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 26,20

Produktgruppe Internationale Bücher
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Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?

Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?

Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions - with no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories.

Based on 15 years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including:

  • China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West?
  • Are America's best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority?
  • What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson's breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions?

Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at-and understand-the world.

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How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them: 11 Rules for Winning the Argument (English Edition) von Ben Shapiro

Kindle Edition von David Horowitz Freedom Center

Erscheinungsdatum: April 2014
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The problem, as Ben Shapiro puts it in this must-read, is that ?because conservatives don?t think about how to win that they constantly lose? in confrontations with leftists. The solution is to stop taking the bullying and learning to argue for victory.
Among Shapiro?s rules for beating the left in confrontations are:
Be willing to take a punch. (conservatives tend to shy away from confrontations because the left is rhetorically violent; but it is important ?to walk toward the fire.? )
Hit hard, hit first. (leftists stage muggings; instead of fighting by Marquis of Queensberry rules, conservatives need to accept the strategy Mike Tyson: ?Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.?)
Immediately frame the debate. (?When you?re discussing global warming , for example, the proper question is not whether man is causing global warming but whether man can fix global warming?a question to which the universally acknowledged answer is no unless we are willing to revert to the pre industrial age.?)
There are eight more rules that will allow a conservative to debate a leftist and destroy him. How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them is not just a ?how to? book. It is a survival manual.

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The New Jim Crow von Michelle Alexander

Cornel West (Einleitung)
Taschenbuch von Ingram Publisher Servicesbooks
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 12,99; Angebote ab EUR 11,08

ISBN-10: 1595586431
ISBN-13: 978-1595586438
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2012, Auflage: Reprint
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Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control-relegating millions to a permanent second-class status-even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.
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Produkt-Bild: Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction To Your Future

Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction To Your Future von Richard Susskind

Taschenbuch von Oxford University Press
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 15,00; Angebote ab EUR 13,60

ISBN-10: 0198796633
ISBN-13: 978-0198796633
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2017, Auflage: 2nd edition
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Without a Doubt (English Edition) von Marcia Clark

Kindle Edition von West 26th Street Press

Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2016
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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Without a Doubt is not just a book about a trial. It's a book about a woman.

Marcia Clark takes us inside her head and her heart. Her voice is raw, incisive, disarming, unmistakable. Her story is both sweeping and deeply personal. It is the story of a woman who, when caught up in an event that galvanized an entire country, rose to that occasion with singular integrity, drive, honesty and grace.

In a case that tore America apart, and that continues to haunt us as few events of history have, Marcia Clark emerged as the only true heroine, because she stood for justice, fought the good fight, and fought it well.

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Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption von Bryan Stevenson

Taschenbuch von Scribe Publications
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 11,99; Angebote ab EUR 8,86

ISBN-10: 1925228312
ISBN-13: 978-1925228311
Erscheinungsdatum: Sept. 2015
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Produkt-Bild: East West Street: Non-fiction Book of the Year 2017

East West Street: Non-fiction Book of the Year 2017 von Philippe Sands

Taschenbuch von Orion Publishing Group; Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 7,99; Angebote ab EUR 4,98

ISBN-10: 147460191X
ISBN-13: 978-1474601917
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2017, Auflage: 01
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Non-fiction Book of the Year 2017
Broschiertes Buch
THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER When he receives an invitation to deliver a lecture in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, international lawyer Philippe Sands begins a journey on the trail of his family's secret history. In doing so, he uncovers an astonishing series of coincidences that lead him halfway across the world, to the origins of international law at the Nuremberg trial. Interweaving the stories of the two Nuremberg prosecutors (Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin) who invented the crimes or genocide and crimes against humanity, the Nazi governor responsible for the murder of thousands in and around Lviv (Hans Frank), and incredible acts of wartime bravery, EAST WEST STREET is an unforgettable blend of memoir and historical detective story, and a powerful meditation on the way memory, crime and guilt leave scars across generations. 'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' John le Carré 'One of the most gripping and powerful books imaginable' SUNDAY TIMES Winner: Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction JQ-Wingate Literary Prize Hay Festival Medal for Prose

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Produkt-Bild: On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society von Dave Grossman

Taschenbuch von Back Bay Books
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 13,99; Angebote ab EUR 10,98
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ISBN-10: 0316040932
ISBN-13: 978-0316040938
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2009, Auflage: Revised
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Produkt-Bild: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History von Kurt Andersen

Gebundene Ausgabe von Ebury Press
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 22,02; Angebote ab EUR 16,77

ISBN-10: 1785038656
ISBN-13: 978-1785038655
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2017, Auflage: 01
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