El país de uno: Reflexiones para entender y cambiar a México by Denise Dresser

By Denise Dresser

Un diagnóstico demoledor sobre los angeles situación política y social de México. Denise cloth cabinet , l. a. politóloga más numerous de México entrega en este libro un diagnóstico audaz y demoledor de l. a. situación política y social que impera en nuestro país, denuncia los angeles corrupción de nuestras instituciones, los angeles voracidad de los monopolios, l. a. nociva parcialidad de las televisoras con el manejo de l. a. información, y las componendas oscuras de líderes sindicales y de partidos. El país de uno es una denuncia valiente a los Salinas y sus pactos siniestros; a los Romero Deschamps que exhiben su riqueza con cinismo; a los Montiel que pasean su impunidad por el mundo; a los angeles Maestra y su ejercicio cuestionable del poder; a los Fox con su enorme presunción de ineptitud; a los Kamel Nacif y sus cómplices de l. a. barbarie; a los políticos que encubren a pederastas, a los legisladores que mienten sin escrúpulos. Lo que han dicho los lectores: “Un texto que debemos leer todos aquellos mexicanos inconformes que queremos un país mejor”.

Un texto que debemos leer todos aquellos mexicanos inconformes que queremos un país mejor.
Rafael Resendiz

El país de uno lo veo como los angeles actualización de El Laberinto de l. a. soledad pero con acciones concretas para cambiar el país.
Claudio Hernández

Es un libro que todos los mexicanos debemos leer si realmente queremos cambiar a México.
Cristina De Fematt


El país de uno (el mío también)
por Lydia Cacho

“Por un lado existe una prensa crítica que denuncia; por otro, proliferan medios irresponsables que linchan. Por un lado hay un federalismo que oxigena; por otro, hay un federalismo que paraliza. Por un lado hay un Congreso que puede actuar como contrapeso; por otro, hay un Congreso que actúa como saboteador. El poder está cada vez menos centralizado pero se ejerce de manera cada vez más desastrosa. Como lo escriben Sam Dillon y Julia Preston en El despertar de México, México pasa del despotismo al desorden. México es un país cada vez más abierto pero cada vez menos gobernable. México ha transitado del predominio priista a los angeles democracia dividida; del presidencialismo omnipotente a l. a. presidencia incompetente; del país sin libertades al país que no sabe qué hacer con ellas. El país de l. a. democracia fugitiva. El país de los angeles violencia sin fin”.

En este libro que nos propone reapropiarnos de un país que a ratos parece insalvable, los angeles autora se plantea las mismas preguntas que escuchamos en el tianguis, en el medical institution, en los angeles cola para pagar los angeles luz, en el taller mecánico y en las redes sociales: ¿por qué no nos modernizamos a los angeles velocidad que podríamos y deberíamos? Entonces se responde: Aventuro algunas respuestas: por el petróleo, por el modelo educativo y el tipo de cultura política que crea, por los angeles corrupción que esa cultura permite, por los angeles estructura económica y por un sistema político erigido para que todo eso no cambie; para que los privilegios y los derechos adquiridos se mantengan tal y como están.


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Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political by Daniel Halper

By Daniel Halper

How did invoice and Hillary Clinton plot a comeback from the depths of shame to the top of yank politics and the ranks of the worldwide elite?

Thirteen years in the past, invoice and Hillary Clinton left the White residence less than a cloud, dogged by way of sordid sexual scandals, a chain of hugely compromising investigations, and last-minute pardons that gained common bipartisan condemnation. Even many Democrats have been happy to work out them cross. but inside quite a few years invoice had secured a brand new popularity as a world humanitarian and Democratic celebration elder statesman, and Hillary was once operating for president. regardless of her 2008 loss to Barack Obama, Hillary bounced again to develop into the most robust and revered figures in his cupboard. alongside the way in which, she and invoice have long past from being almost penniless to millionaires repeatedly over.

Today the Clintons are one of the most well liked politicians in America—respected and feared via Republicans and Democrats alike. Their transformation has been so entire that it takes an attempt to keep in mind simply how low their fortunes have been a decade in the past. Hillary is already the presumptive frontrunner for 2016, whereas invoice jets all over the world dishing out recommendation, making bargains and gathering large charges. in the meantime, Chelsea Clinton has emerged as a powerful public determine in her personal right.

None of this occurred accidentally. at the back of the Clintons' notable comeback is an untold tale of strategic calculation, backroom bargains, reckless gambles, and an unquenchable thirst for wealth and power.

In Clinton, Inc., Weekly usual reporter Daniel Halper compiles a wealth of study, specific records, and candid interviews with former Clinton management officers, senators, congressmen, associates, allies, and previous enemies of the Clintons to bare how they rebuilt their reputations, reconstructed their political desktop, and located themselves for even higher luck. Clinton, Inc. describes in intimate element how the invoice and Hillary partnership works: they're, in influence, twin CEOs of a unmarried firm, usually enjoying each side of the road, occasionally at odds with one another, yet regularly keen on the last word objective of reclaiming political power.

Halper offers new insights into their offers with Barack Obama and the interior workings in their magnificent friendship with the Bush kin; how the Clintons controlled to pacify their as soon as so much sour enemies; how invoice and Hillary are laying the basis for Hillary's upcoming presidential crusade; and the way vp Biden and different Democrats try to move round her. He unearths the Clintons' plans for Chelsea's destiny and the lengths to which they are going to visit guard her rigorously cultivated photograph. Halper additionally unearths the secrets and techniques of the Clintons' skillful media administration, the survival of the Clintons' marriage, in addition to the Clintons' monetary backers and hidden company firms. The ebook additionally discusses a entire Republican attempt to convey their targets to a halt.

Compulsively readable and packed with juicy scoops and within details, Clinton, Inc. is the main to figuring out America's strongest political couple.

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Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea by Mitchell Duneier

By Mitchell Duneier

On March 29, 1516, the town council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to reside in il geto—a closed zone named for the copper foundry that when occupied the world. The time period stuck.

In this sweeping and unique interpretation, Mitchell Duneier strains the assumption of the ghetto from its beginnings within the 16th century and its revival by means of the Nazis to the current. As Duneier exhibits, we can't comprehend the entanglements of race, poverty, and position in the US this present day with out recalling the background of the ghetto in Europe, in addition to later efforts to appreciate the issues of the yank city.

This is the tale of the students and activists who attempted to accomplish that knowing. Their efforts to combat with race and poverty of their instances can't be divorced from their person biographies, which frequently integrated direct encounters with prejudice and discrimination within the academy and in other places. utilizing new and forgotten assets, Duneier introduces us to Horace Cayton and St. Clair Drake, graduate scholars whose belief of the South part of Chicago tested a brand new paradigm for considering Northern racism and poverty within the Nineteen Forties. We learn the way the psychologist Kenneth Clark for that reason associated Harlem’s slum stipulations with the patience of black powerlessness within the civil rights period, and we keep on with the talk over Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s record at the black kin. We see how the sociologist William Julius Wilson redefined the controversy approximately city the US as middle-class African american citizens more and more escaped the ghetto and the rustic retreated from racially particular treatments. And we hint the schooling reformer Geoffrey Canada’s efforts to remodel the lives of inner-city teenagers with formidable interventions, at the same time different reformers sought to assist households break out their neighborhoods altogether.

Ghetto deals a clear-eyed review of the thinkers and doers who've formed American principles approximately city poverty—and the ghetto. the result's a helpful new realizing of an age-old suggestion.

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30- Second Politics: The 50 most thought-provoking theories by Steven L Taylor

By Steven L Taylor

You'll be happy with ordinary stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, yet do you actually comprehend what Patrimonialism is? And what approximately Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? Politics is, we're keen to guess, the main passionately argued-over material, and but what percentage people flounder round in confrontational debates simply because we haven't any grip on political thought, only a obscure inspiration that they're all out to get us? 30-Second Politics may also help dispel this fog distrust and paranoia. It demanding situations political theorists of all colours to come back up with no-frill, no-spin, tell-it-like-it-is motives of the 50 most vital political -isms, -archies, and -ocracies that experience pertained because the time of Periclean Athens. At no public price, the booklet explains each one political thought in not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases, and a few propaganda-style imagery, for we know photograph chance is worthy 1000 phrases of lifeless interview.

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Karl Rove and the End of the Democratic Party by James Moore, Wayne Slater

By James Moore, Wayne Slater

President George W. Bush dubbed Karl Rove "The Architect" for his ability in growing an remarkable crusade and fund-raising computing device. yet Rove's targets have regularly been way more sweeping--to construct a right-wing dynasty that could dominate American politics for many years. Rove's grasp plan imagines a political process so managed through Republicans that it's resisted simply by means of symbolic opposition.

In The Architect, James Moore and Wayne Slater, the bestselling authors of Bush's mind, go back with a fair extra penetrating exam of Rove, his sweeping time table, and the cost he can have to pay for his audacity. Drawing on their decades-long learn of Rove, they supply a infrequently obvious view of the politics of absolute strength in Washington--how it's received, extended, and grew to become to startling ends. in particular, they unveil how Rove:

• Used lobbyist Jack Abramoff as a cat's-paw to control unruly legislators

• Energetically led the antigay marriage move whereas conserving a kin mystery that made his stance bizarrely cynical

• became Christian church buildings right into a titanic vote supply approach, regardless of privately admitting to being a nonbeliever

• again and again leaked details to hurt political rivals, making him the guy investigators so much desired to consult once they started probing the Plame affair

• was once in detail enthusiastic about a world disinformation scheme to guide the US to war

The Architect is an eye-opening and often surprising file at the maneuverings of a super yet morally ambiguous political strategist, and the first-ever in-depth examine a political operative striving to completely regulate the future--even if he dangers wasting everything.

Also to be had as an eBook

From the Hardcover version.

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Global Imperialism and the Great Crisis: The Uncertain by Ernesto Screpanti

By Ernesto Screpanti

During this provocative learn, economist Ernesto Screpanti argues that imperialism—far from disappearing or mutating right into a benign "globalization"—has in reality entered a brand new section, which he phrases "global imperialism." this can be a part outlined by way of multinational organisations separate from from the countryside framework and unfastened to chase gains over the whole floor of the globe. now not depending on geographical regions for development a political consensus that contains capital accumulation, those agencies search to bend governments to their will and spoil boundaries to the unfastened stream of capital. And whereas army strength keeps to play a massive function in imperial approach, it's the self-discipline of the worldwide industry that retains staff in cost through pitting them opposed to one another it doesn't matter what their nationwide starting place. it is a global within which the so-called "labor aristocracies" of the wealthy countries are demolished, the ability of states to implement exams on capital is sapped, and international corporations are unfastened to pursue their monomaniacal quest for gains unfettered through nationwide allegiance.

Screpanti delves into the internal workings of worldwide imperialism, explaining the way it isn't like earlier varieties of imperialism, how the worldwide distribution of wages is altering, and why multinational businesses have strained to wreck freed from nationwide markets. He sees worldwide imperialism as a constructing approach, one without yes end result. yet something is obvious: while monetary crises develop into possibilities to self-discipline employees, and while fiscal regulations are imposed via more and more authoritarian measures, the imaginative and prescient of a democratic and humane international is what's eventually at stake.

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The New Politics of Welfare: An Agenda for the 1990s? by Jo Campling, Michael McCarthy

By Jo Campling, Michael McCarthy

The foundations and price framework of the postwar welfare consensus have been known as into query with the overall election of 1979. This publication assesses advancements in key components of the welfare kingdom, offering a accomplished appraisal of the effect of Thatcherism. The members additionally research the clients for the 'new welfare' into the Nineties.

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What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't: A by Jessamyn Conrad

By Jessamyn Conrad

Now in its moment version, this is one of many first and basically issue-based nonpartisan courses to modern American politics. It's a truly interesting time in American politics. Voter turnout in primaries and caucuses around the state has shattered previous documents. greater than ever, during this election 12 months everyone is taking note of the problems. yet in a global of sound bites and planned incorrect information and a political scene that's actually coloured through a partisan divide—blue vs. red—how does the typical trained American discover a trustworthy resource that's freed from political spin?
What you need to learn about Politics . . . yet Don't breaks all of it down, factor through factor, explaining who stands for what, and why, even if it's the economic climate, the battle in Iraq, well-being care, oil and renewable strength resources, or weather swap. If you're a Democrat, a Republican, or someplace in among, it's the right booklet to sweep up on a unmarried subject or learn via to get a deeper knowing of the usually mucky international of yankee politics.

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The Evolution of Modern States: Sweden, Japan, and the by Sven Steinmo

By Sven Steinmo

The Evolution of recent States is an important contribution to the literatures on political financial system, globalization, historic institutionalism, and social technology method. The publication starts off with an easy query: Why do wealthy capitalist democracies reply so another way to the typical pressures they face within the early twenty-first century? Drawing on insights from evolutionary conception, Sven Steinmo demanding situations the typical equilibrium view of politics and economics and argues that glossy political economies are most sensible understood as advanced adaptive structures. The booklet examines the political, social, and fiscal historical past of 3 assorted international locations - Sweden, Japan, and the us - and explains how and why those nations have developed alongside such diverse trajectories over the last century. Bringing jointly social and fiscal historical past, institutionalism, and evolutionary concept, Steinmo therefore offers a complete cause of differing responses to globalization in addition to a brand new means of reading institutional and social switch.

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