Power and Powerlessness

Author: John Gaventa
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252009853
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Explains to outsiders the conflicts between the financial interests of the coal and land companies, and the moral rights of the vulnerable mountaineers.

Introduction to the Policy Process

Author: Birkland
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765627310
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Thoroughly revised, reorganized, updated, and expanded, this widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in public policy studies. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction. A newly added chapter surveys the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment.

Rethinking Power

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791408810
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A collection of 14 essays, seven previously published, analyzing the nature of power in society and personal lives. The different perspectives and divergent conclusions share assumptions that power is important, that previous analyses are inadequate, and that the only reason to talk about it is in order to improve people's lives. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

The Church Transnational Land Deals and Empowering Local Communities in Northern Ghana

Author: Emmanuel Zumabakuro Dassah
Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
ISBN: 3657788417
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Imagine having a property that your family has been building for generations. One day, a foreign company submits documents and demands ownership of the land. What should the village community do about it? In Ghana, land has increasingly become an object of trade as a result of new growing, agriculture-based value chains for global biofuel markets. The ethical choices we make about land and its use are at the core of this book. It investigates the challenges of land acquisition for biofuels production exploring the concept of empowerment and Christian ethics within the socio-political power settings of the people of Northern Ghana. It thus considers the historical, theological, ethical and sociological foundations of the Ghanaian land issue.

Internationale Politische Theorie

Author: Regina Kreide
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476054705
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Genese eines neuen Theoriefeldes der Philosophie. Internationale Politische Theorie ist ein relativ neuer Bereich in Philosophie und Politikwissenschaft, der aufgrund der politischen und globalen Entwicklungen (Globalisierung des Wirtschafts- und Finanzsystems, Finanzkrise, weltweite Prozesse der Demokratisierung, Staatenzerfall etc.) zunehmend an Bedeutung gewinnt. Der Einführungsband erklärt, was diese neue Theorierichtung auszeichnet, wie die Diskussion verschiedener Themen bislang verlief, welche gesellschaftlichen Anforderungen an die Politische Theorie und Philosophie gestellt werden, und welche Antworten die Internationale Politische Theorie darauf geben kann.

Power Rights and Poverty

Author: Ruth Alsop
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821363102
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This publication contains a number of essays and supplementary materials based on a two-day working meeting, held in Washington D.C. in March 2004 and organised jointly by the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development, to consider the relationships between power, rights and poverty reduction issues in theory and practice. Issues addressed include: competing definitions and concepts of power and rights, using experiences drawn from different countries; ways of helping development practitioners to apply these concepts to their work; a summary of the major theoretical conceptualisations of power and a literature review on power and rights.

Moonshiners and Prohibitionists

Author: Bruce E. Stewart
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081313000X
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Homemade liquor has played a prominent role in the Appalachian economy for nearly two centuries. The region endured profound transformations during the extreme prohibition movements of the nineteenth century, when the manufacturing and sale of alcohol -- an integral part of daily life for many Appalachians -- was banned. In Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, Bruce E. Stewart chronicles the social tensions that accompanied the region's early transition from a rural to an urban-industrial economy. Stewart analyzes the dynamic relationship of the bootleggers and opponents of liquor sales in western North Carolina, as well as conflict driven by social and economic development that manifested in political discord. Stewart also explores the life of the moonshiner and the many myths that developed around hillbilly stereotypes. A welcome addition to the New Directions in Southern History series, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists addresses major economic, social, and cultural questions that are essential to the understanding of Appalachian history.

To Save the Land and People

Author: Chad Montrie
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807862630
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Surface coal mining has had a dramatic impact on the Appalachian economy and ecology since World War II, exacerbating the region's chronic unemployment and destroying much of its natural environment. Here, Chad Montrie examines the twentieth-century movement to outlaw surface mining in Appalachia, tracing popular opposition to the industry from its inception through the growth of a militant movement that engaged in acts of civil disobedience and industrial sabotage. Both comprehensive and comparative, To Save the Land and People chronicles the story of surface mining opposition in the whole region, from Pennsylvania to Alabama. Though many accounts of environmental activism focus on middle-class suburbanites and emphasize national events, the campaign to abolish strip mining was primarily a movement of farmers and working people, originating at the local and state levels. Its history underscores the significant role of common people and grassroots efforts in the American environmental movement. This book also contributes to a long-running debate about American values by revealing how veneration for small, private properties has shaped the political consciousness of strip mining opponents.