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Democracy and Prosperity

Democracy and Prosperity

Reinventing Capitalism Through a Turbulent Century

  • Author: Torben Iversen,David Soskice
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691182736
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 360
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A groundbreaking new historical analysis of how global capitalism and advanced democracies mutually support each other It is a widespread view that democracy and the advanced nation-state are in crisis, weakened by globalization and undermined by global capitalism, in turn explaining rising inequality and mounting populism. This book, written by two of the world’s leading political economists, argues this view is wrong: advanced democracies are resilient, and their enduring historical relationship with capitalism has been mutually beneficial. For all the chaos and upheaval over the past century—major wars, economic crises, massive social change, and technological revolutions—Torben Iversen and David Soskice show how democratic states continuously reinvent their economies through massive public investment in research and education, by imposing competitive product markets and cooperation in the workplace, and by securing macroeconomic discipline as the preconditions for innovation and the promotion of the advanced sectors of the economy. Critically, this investment has generated vast numbers of well-paying jobs for the middle classes and their children, focusing the aims of aspirational families, and in turn providing electoral support for parties. Gains at the top have also been shared with the middle (though not the bottom) through a large welfare state. Contrary to the prevailing wisdom on globalization, advanced capitalism is neither footloose nor unconstrained: it thrives under democracy precisely because it cannot subvert it. Populism, inequality, and poverty are indeed great scourges of our time, but these are failures of democracy and must be solved by democracy.

A nation at cross roads

A nation at cross roads

which way now, democracy and prosperity or dictatorship and economic collapse? : BAM and BCP manifesto, 2009-2014

  • Author: Botswana Congress Party,Botswana Alliance Movement
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 72
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Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy at the Cutting Edge

Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy at the Cutting Edge

  • Author: Stuart S. Nagel
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781590332054
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 146
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Selection of essays studying the impact of policy on peace, prosperity, and democracy.

Handbook of Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy

Handbook of Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy

  • Author: Stuart S. Nagel
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781590332061
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 210
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Selection of essays studying the impact of policy on peace, prosperity, and democracy.

Beyond Democracy: Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity, and Liberty but to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending, and Tyrannical Government

Beyond Democracy: Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity, and Liberty but to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending, and Tyrannical Government

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Laissez Faire Books
  • ISBN: 1621290565
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Political Culture of the Russian 'Democrats'

Political Culture of the Russian 'Democrats'

  • Author: Alexander Lukin
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191544663
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
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The Political Culture of Russian Democrats examines the origins and development of the world view of those who call themselves 'democrats' in Russian in the last years of the USSR. The book develops a distinct approach to the study of political culture and applies it to a specific social group–members of the democratic movement in Soviet Russia. The author examines the emergence of the ideas of Russian 'democrats' during the Gorbachev era in Soviet politics, and traces the development of those beliefs in the post-Soviet era. The book argues that the liberal and democratic terminology of western politics were assimilated by Russian political culture, with the terms acquiring a different meaning.

Handbook of Peace, Prosperity and Democracy

Handbook of Peace, Prosperity and Democracy

  • Author: Stuart Nagel
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781590332078
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 219
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Selection of essays studying the impact of policy on peace, prosperity, and democracy.

The Democracy Advantage

The Democracy Advantage

How Democracies Promote Prosperity and Peace

  • Author: Morton Halperin,Joe Siegle,Michael Weinstein
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135153833
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
  • View: 7536
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Reviewing 40 years of hard, empirical data, from China and India to Chile and Iraq, the authors show that poor democracies beat poor autocracies in every economic measure. In addition, the authors offer dramatic evidence that democracies are less likely to fight each other and that terrorists more often find safe haven in authoritarian countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan.

Ending the Hidden Unfairness in U.S. Elections

Ending the Hidden Unfairness in U.S. Elections

Let's Use VoteFair Ranking to Restore Democracy and Stop the Excessive Influence of Campaign Contributions

  • Author: Richard Fobes
  • Publisher: Solutions Through Innovation
  • ISBN: 0963222120
  • Category: Elections
  • Page: 408
  • View: 2874
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Frustrated voters can now take action to reduce the big gap between what voters want and politicians do. This book explains how VoteFair ranking can eliminate a hidden unfairness in U.S. elections. The unfairness is hidden in primary elections where the winner is always from the correct party, but is often disliked by a majority of the voters. Traditional single-mark ballots don't provide information about secondary preferences, so the frequent lack of majority support for the winner of a primary election typically goes unnoticed. VoteFair ranking makes use of order-of-preference ballots that allow each voter to indicate not only a first choice, but also a second choice, third choice, and so on. VoteFair ranking counts these ballots in a way that not only correctly identifies which candidate is most popular, but also indicates which candidate is second-most popular, which candidate is third-most popular, and so on. An existing voting method called instant runoff voting also uses ballots that collect secondary preferences, but voting experts acknowledge that sometimes instant runoff voting identifies the wrong winner. The book's author, Richard Fobes, says "VoteFair ranking takes into account all the preferences of all the voters, which makes the results fairer than instant runoff voting, which only considers some of the secondary preferences of some of the voters." Ending The Hidden Unfairness In U.S. Elections contains 85 illustrations of candidates, ballots, voters, and voter preferences that clearly show the unfairness of current voting methods and the fairness of VoteFair ranking. The book also contains eight cartoons and a poem. At the front of the book are suggestions for how to read only portions of the book. The suggestions include reading the introductory chapter that summarizes the book's most important points, just reading the two chapters that explain order-of-preference ballots and VoteFair ranking, just reading the chapters that explain how U.S. Presidential elections can be improved, or just reading the closing chapter that takes a peek into the future to reveal the increased economic prosperity that will flourish under fairer voting methods. The longer you wait to tell others about this book and VoteFair ranking, the longer we must put up with special-interest puppets instead of voter-chosen leaders.