By Janice Ruth Wood
Passed in 1873, the Comstock Act banned 'obscene' fabrics from the mail with no defining obscenity, leaving it open to interpretation through courts that have been antagonistic to loose speech. Literature that mirrored altering attitudes towards sexuality, faith, and social associations fell sufferer to the Comstock Act and similar country legislation. Dr. Edward Bliss Foote turned one of the earliest participants convicted less than the legislations after he mailed a brochure on birth-control equipment. For the following 4 many years, Foote Sr. and his son, Dr. Edward Bond Foote, challenged the Comstock Act in Congress, legislatures, and courts and likewise provided own suggestions to Comstock defendants. This e-book chronicles the Footes’ fight, studying not only the efforts of those cruising champions of freedom of expression and women's rights, but in addition the bigger matters surrounding loose speech and censorship within the Gilded Age of yankee history.
By Carolyn M. Hendriks
In the Accra time table for motion (2008), donors and constructing state governments decide to deepening their engagement with civil society agencies (CSOs). greater relief calls for a broader knowing of the help effectiveness schedule and a spot for CSOs as improvement actors of their personal correct and as reduction donors, recipients and companions. This e-book is a source for imposing the tips about civil society and reduction effectiveness rising from the Accra excessive point discussion board and its preparatory procedure. those strategies handle a wide group, together with constructing nation governments, donors, and CSOs from constructing and constructed international locations.
By David Lyon
In this compelling account, surveillance specialist David Lyon courses the reader via Snowden’s ongoing disclosures: the technological shifts concerned, the regular upward push of invisible tracking of blameless voters, the collusion of presidency organizations and for-profit businesses and the consequences for the way we conceive of privateness in a democratic society infused through the entice of huge information. Lyon discusses the targeted worldwide reactions to Snowden and exhibits why a few uncomplicated matters needs to be confronted: how we body surveillance, and where of the human in a electronic world.
Surveillance after Snowden is essential analyzing for a person attracted to politics, expertise and society.
By Stephen L. Pevar
By Bruce Johansen
A shiny description of the folk, occasions, and concerns that perpetually replaced the lives of local americans through the Sixties and 1970s—such because the profession of Alcatraz, fishing-rights conflicts, and contributors similar to Clyde Warrior.
• Compares American Indian content material to Black, Latino, and Asian civil-rights activities on the comparable old era
• Relates the actions of the yankee Indian circulate to these of many nearby teams that have been lively on the similar time
• attracts connections among actions within the Sixties and Seventies to results this day, similar to a ban on Navajo uranium mining, improvement of reservation infrastructure, and reclamation of many local languages
By Raphael Cohen-Almagor
By Emilye Crosby
Escalating assertiveness and calls for of African Americans--including the truth of armed self-defense--were severe to making sure significant neighborhood switch to a remarkably resilient process of white supremacy. In Claiborne County, a powerful boycott ultimately led the ideal court docket to confirm the legality of monetary boycotts for political protest. NAACP chief Charles Evers (brother of Medgar) controlled to earn doubtless contradictory help from the nationwide NAACP, the segregationist Sovereignty fee, and white liberals. learning either black activists and the white competition, Crosby employs conventional assets and greater than a hundred oral histories to research the political and monetary concerns within the postmovement interval, the influence of the circulate and the resilience of white supremacy, and the methods those concerns are heavily attached to competing histories of the community.
By Brenda J. Norton
By Euripidis Loukis,Ann Macintosh,Yannis Charalabidis
The fast improvement and the turning out to be penetration of data and conversation applied sciences (ICT) supply large possibilities for a large and price potent program of the information of participative democracy and public participation in govt determination and coverage making. ICT can force dramatic variations within the volume and caliber of communique and interplay of presidency businesses with voters, revitalizing and strengthening the trendy consultant democracy which at present faces significant difficulties of decreased voters’ belief and involvement.
This e-book bargains with the appliance of those e-participation rules within the distinct and ‘difficult’, and whilst hugely attention-grabbing, nationwide context of Southern Europe and the Balkans. the 1st bankruptcy presents an outline of e-participation ideas and practices when the next chapters examine pilot functions of e-participation suggestions in 8 various Southern ecu and Balkan international locations (Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania, Greece, Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)). They hide either the ‘classical’ e-participation paradigm, in accordance with legitimate e-participation areas created, operated and regulated by way of govt businesses in addition to rising new e-participation paradigms together with e-participation in response to internet 2.0 social media, and ‘scientific-level’ e-participation, according to commencing govt info to the clinical community.
This publication was once initially released as a distinct factor of the Journal of Balkan and close to japanese Studies.