Civics Citizenship

Civics Flash Cards for the New Naturalization Test, 2009 by Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.)

By Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.)

M-623 (Rev. 03/09. those flash playing cards may help immigrants find out about U.S. historical past and govt whereas getting ready for the hot naturalization attempt. those flash playing cards can be utilized in the school room as a tutorial instrument for citizenship training. 104 playing cards published on either side, bought as a collection. writer Homeland safety Dept., usa Citizenship and Immigration provider, workplace of Citizenship - Year/pages 2009: field of 104 playing cards; ailing. - English

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Civics Citizenship

Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen by Stephen Macedo

By Stephen Macedo

Voter turnout was once strangely excessive within the 2004 U.S. presidential election. at the beginning look, that point of participation—largely spurred through warfare in Iraq and a burgeoning tradition struggle at home—might appear like vindication of democracy. If the hot earlier is any indication, despite the fact that, too many american citizens will quickly go back to apathy and inactiveness. basically, all isn't really good in our civic existence. electorate are partaking in public affairs too sometimes, too unequally, and in too few venues to strengthen and maintain a powerful democracy. this significant new booklet explores the matter of America's lowering involvement in its personal affairs. D emocracy in danger reveals the risks of civic disengagement for the way forward for consultant democracy. The authors, all eminent students, adopt 3 major initiatives: documenting fresh traits in civic engagement, exploring the impact that the layout of political associations and public guidelines have had on these tendencies, and recommending steps that may elevate the volume and caliber of civic engagement in the USA. The authors concentration their consciousness on 3 key components: the electoral approach, together with elections and how humans get entangled; the influence of situation, together with demographic shifts and altering improvement styles; and the serious function of nonprofit organisations and voluntary institutions, together with the philanthropy that aid maintain them going.

This vital undertaking, at first backed via the yankee Political technology organization, assessments the proposition that social technological know-how has invaluable insights at the country of our democratic lifestyles. most significantly, it charts a direction for reinvigorating civic participation within the world's oldest democracy.

The authors: Stephen Macedo (Princeton University), Yvette Alex-Assensoh (Indiana University), Jeffrey M. Berry (Tufts), Michael Brintnall (American Political technological know-how Association), David E. Campbell (Notre Dame), Luis Ricardo Fraga (Stanford), Archon Fung (Harvard), William A. Galston (University of Maryland), Christopher F. Karpowitz (Princeton), Margaret Levi (University of Washington), Meira Levinson (Radcliffe Institute), Keena Lipsitz (California–Berkeley), Richard G. Niemi (University of Rochester), Robert D. Putnam (Harvard), Wendy M. Rahn (University of Minnesota), Keith Reeves (Swarthmore), Rob Reich (Stanford), Robert R. Rodgers (Princeton), Todd Swanstrom (Saint Louis University), and Katherine Cramer Walsh (University of Wisconsin).

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The Paradox of Federalism: Does Self-Rule Accommodate or by Jan Erk, Lawrence M. Anderson

By Jan Erk, Lawrence M. Anderson

The anomaly of federalism is set no matter if self-rule contains or exacerbates ethnic divisions. A federal association which officially acknowledges ethno-linguistic variety to aid deal with divisions may also pave the way in which for eventual disintegration. The case stories during this publication hide a large geographical foundation (Canada, Scotland, Spain, Belgium, Bosnia, Kosovo, Russia, India, and Iraq) and search to stipulate below what stipulations federalism can carry its promise of resolving ethnic clash. The ebook goals to bridge those that examine federalism and decentralization within the constructed international and those that learn the politics of ethnic divisions within the constructing global. We additionally desired to bridge the scholarship from the 2 facets of the Atlantic, in addition to the subfields of Comparative Politics, diplomacy, and Constitutional Politics. moreover, the amount has a couple of high-profile senior students with identify attractiveness from either side of the Atlantic. The scope of the amount is broad – traditionally, methodologically, and geographically; and has relevance for the utilized aspect in addition to the theoretical literature. hence, we think it is a well timed assortment at the excessive profile subject of Ethnic Conflict/Conflict solution. This e-book used to be in line with a distinct factor of  nearby and Federal reports

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The ironies of citizenship : naturalization and integration by Thomas Janoski

By Thomas Janoski

Motives of naturalization and jus soli citizenship have depended on cultural, convergence, racialization, or catch theories, they usually are typically strongly laid low with the literature on immigration. This examine of naturalization breaks with the standard immigration theories and proposes an strategy over centuries and many years towards explaining naturalization charges. First, over centuries, it presents constant proof to help the long term lifestyles of colonizer, settler, non-colonizer, and Nordic nationality regime varieties that body naturalization over centuries. moment, over 3 and a part many years, it indicates how left and eco-friendly events, besides an index of nationality legislation, clarify the lion's proportion of version in naturalization charges. The textual content makes those theoretical claims plausible by utilizing the main wide facts set to this point on naturalization premiums that come with jus soli births. It analyzes this information with a mixture of conscientiously designed case reviews evaluating to 4 international locations inside and among regime kinds, and assessments them with cross-sectional pooled regression recommendations specially appropriate to slow-moving yet dynamic associations

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Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy 2012 by George C. Edwards III, Martin P. Wattenberg, Robert L.

By George C. Edwards III, Martin P. Wattenberg, Robert L. Lineberry

Govt in the USA, 2012 Election version seems to be at government’s influence at the day-by-day lives of usa citizens with a public coverage procedure. this article introduces the most gains of yank politics and asks “how may still we govern?” and “what may still executive do?” executive in the United States is helping scholars see that politics drives what executive can–or can't do–for the people.

This textual content gains complete integration with the recent MyPoliSciLab. MyPoliSciLab incorporates a big choice of assets to inspire scholars to examine American politics like a political scientist and examine present political matters. Political Explorer shall we scholars play the position of a political scientist by means of investigating concerns via interactive facts. center thought movies talk about the massive rules in every one bankruptcy and follow them to key political concerns. Simulations enable scholars to adventure how political leaders make judgements.

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Yoritomo and the Founding of the First Bakufu: The Origins by Jeffrey P. Mass

By Jeffrey P. Mass

This e-book is a miles accelerated and completely rewritten remedy of the topic of the author's first publication, Warrior govt in Early Medieval Japan, released in 1974. during this re-creation, the "warrior" and "medieval" personality of Japan's first shogunate is considerably de-emphasized, hence requiring not just a brand new name, but additionally a brand new book.

The author's new view of the ultimate a long time of twelfth-century Japan is certainly one of a much less progressive set of stories and a smaller success total than formerly concept. The pivotal determine, Minamoto Yoritomo, keeps his dominant position in constructing the "dual polity" of courtroom and Bakufu, yet his successes at the moment are defined by way of extra constrained ambitions. a brand new regime used to be healthy into an atmosphere that used to be nonetheless primarily fit and colourful, major to not the substitution of 1 govt for an additional, yet really to the emergence of a brand new authority that will need to engage with the old.

The ebook goals to give a twin standpoint at the interval through juxtaposing what we all know opposed to our greatest attainable estimate of what Yoritomo himself knew. it really is deeply all for the a number of balancing acts brought through this ever nimble experimenter in governing, who was once perpetually trying to make certain, after which to advertise, what may paintings whereas curbing or putting off what wouldn't. the writer seeks to recreate step by step the circulation from one historic juncture to a different, no matter if this implies adapting already to be had details, development anew, or operating with mixtures of fabrics. all through, the publication addresses new themes and gives many new interpretations on matters as wide-ranging because the 1189 army crusade within the north and the phenomenon of delegated authority.

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Citizenship, nationality, and migration in Europe by David Cesarani, Mary Fulbrook

By David Cesarani, Mary Fulbrook

All through Europe longstanding rules of what it capacity to be a citizen are being challenged. The experience of belonging to a state hasn't ever been extra in flux. at the same time, nationalistic and racist hobbies are gaining flooring and limitations are being erected opposed to immigration. This quantity examines how options of citizenship have developed in numerous international locations and ranging contexts. It explores the interconnection among rules of the state, modes of citizenship and the therapy of migrants. Adopting a multi-disciplinary and overseas process, this assortment brings jointly specialists from a number of fields together with political stories, historical past, legislations and sociology. through juxtaposing 4 ecu international locations - Britain, France, Germany and Italy - and environment present traits opposed to a old historical past, it highlights vital adjustments and exposes similarities within the pressing questions surrounding citizenship and the remedy of minorities in Europe this present day.

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