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Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877

by Harry L. Watson

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.Volume 1 starts at sea and ends on the battlefield. Beginning with the earliest Americans and the arrival of strangers on the eastern shore, it then moves through colonial society to the fight for independence and the construction of a federalist republic. From there, it explains the renegotiations and refinements that took place as a new nation found its footing, and it traces the actions that eventually rippled into the Civil War.This volume goes beyond famous names and battles to incorporate politics, economics, science, arts, and culture. And it shows that issues that resonate today—immigration, race, labor, gender roles, and the power of technology—have been part of the American fabric since the very beginning.

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 640 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 September 2019 onward  

The Great Mindshift: How a New Economic Paradigm and Sustainability Transformations go Hand in Hand (The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science Book 2)

by Maja Göpel

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

Bordieuan Field Theory as an Instrument for Military Operational Analysis (New Security Challenges)

by Håkan Gunneriusson

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book uses Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory as a lens through which to examine military operations. Novel in its approach, this innovative text provides a better, more nuanced understanding of the modern ‘battlespace’, particularly in instances of prolonged low-intensity conflict. Formed in two parts, this book primarily explores the scope of Bourdien theory before secondly providing a detailed case study of the Yugoslavian succession war of 1990-1992. Gunneriusson suggests that although theories do not necessarily provide answers, they do help us ask better questions. This volume suggests news lines of interdisciplinary investigation that will be of interest to members of armed forces, practitioners from NGOs, and policymakers.

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Freedom & Security, Political History & Theory
Size: 123 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 September 2019 onward  

Grassroots Politics and Oil Culture in Venezuela: The Revolutionary Petro-State

by Iselin Åsedotter Strønen

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book presents an ethnographic study of how grassroots activism in Venezuela during the Chávez presidency can be understood in relation to the country's history as a petro-state. Taking the contested relationship between the popular sectors and the Venezuelan state as a point of departure, Iselin Åsedotter Strønen explores how notions such as class, race, state, bureaucracy, popular politics, capitalism, neoliberalism, consumption, oil wealth, and corruption gained salience in the Bolivarian process. A central argument is that the Bolivarian process was an attempt to challenge the practices, ideas, and values inherited from Venezuela's historical development as an oil-producing state. Drawing on rich ethnographic material from Caracas' shantytowns, state institutions, as well as everyday life and public culture, Strønen explores the complexities and challenges in fostering deep social and political change.

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 357 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Power and Business Trillions of Dollars Make JFK Must Be Killed: 669 Data and Timeline Proving It

by Richard Nata

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 467 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Garrett Field

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shifts focus from India’s relationship to the West to little-studied connections between Sri Lanka and North India.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 171 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Toward a Liberalism

by Richard Flathman

In Toward a Liberalism, Richard Flathman shows why and how political theory can contribute to the quality of moral and political practice without violating, as empiricist- and idealist-based theories tend to do, liberal commitments to individuality and plurality. Exploring the tense but inevitable relationship between liberalism and authority, he advances a theory of democratic citizenship tempered by appreciation of the ways in which citizenship is implicated with and augments authority. Flathman examines the relationship of individual rights to freedom on one hand and to authority and power on the other, rejecting the quest for a single homogenous and authoritative liberal theory.

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Ideologies, Political History & Theory
Size: 248 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

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Dignity in the 21st Century: Middle East and West (SpringerBriefs in Philosophy)

by Doris Schroeder

This book is open access under a CC BY license.This book offers a unique and insightful analysis of Western and Middle Eastern concepts of dignity and illustrates them with examples of everyday life.Dignity in the 21st Century - Middle East and West is unique and insightful for a range of reasons. First, the book is co-authored by scholars from two different cultures (Middle East and West). As a result, the interpretations of dignity covered are broader than those in most Western publications. Second, the ambition of the book is to use examples from everyday life and fiction to debate a range of dignity interpretations supplemented by philosophical and theological theories. Thus, the book is designed to be accessible to a general readership, which is further facilitated because it is published with full open access. Third, the book does not defend one superior theory of dignity, but instead presents six Western approaches and one based on the Koran and then asks whether a common essence can be detected. The answer to the question whether a common essence can be detected between the Koranic interpretation of dignity and the main Western theories (virtue, Kant) is YES. The essence can be seen in dignity as a sense of self-worth, which persons have a duty to develop and respect in themselves and a duty to protect in others. The book ends with two recommendations. First, given the 7 concepts of dignity introduced in the book, meaningful dialogue can only be achieved if conversation partners clarify which variation they are using. Second, future collaborations between philosophers and psychologists might be helpful in moving theoretical knowledge on dignity as a sense of self-worth into practical action. The “scourges” of a sense of self-worth and dignity are identified by psychologists as violence, humiliation, disregard and embarrassment. To know more about how these can be avoided from psychologists, is helpful when protecting a sense of self-worth in others.

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political History & Theory, Religion & Spirituality, Islam, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 113 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Building the American Republic, Volume 2: A Narrative History from 1877

by Jane Dailey

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.The American nation came apart in a violent civil war less than a century after ratification of the Constitution. When it was reborn five years later, both the republic and its Constitution were transformed. Volume 2 opens as America struggles to regain its footing, reeling from a presidential assassination and facing massive economic growth, rapid demographic change, and combustive politics.The next century and a half saw the United States enter and then dominate the world stage, even as the country struggled to live up to its own principles of liberty, justice, and equality. Volume 2 of Building the Republic takes the reader from the Gilded Age to the present, as the nation becomes an imperial power, rethinks the Constitution, witnesses the rise of powerful new technologies, and navigates an always-shifting cultural landscape shaped by an increasingly diverse population.Ending with the 2016 election, this volume provides a needed reminder that the future of the American republic depends on a citizenry that understands—and can learn from—its history.

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 472 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

R.J. Rummel: An Assessment of His Many Contributions (SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice Book 37)

by Nils Petter Gleditsch

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Ideologies, International, Political History & Theory
Size: 138 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

The Anxiety of Freedom: Imagination and Individuality in Locke's Political Thought

by Uday Singh Mehta

The enduring appeal of liberalism lies in its commitment to the idea that human beings have a "natural" potential to live as free and equal individuals. The realization of this potential, however, is not a matter of nature, but requires that people be molded by a complex constellation of political and educational institutions. In this eloquent and provocative book, Uday Singh Mehta investigates in the major writings of John Locke the implications of this tension between individuals and the institutions that mold them. The process of molding, he demonstrates, involves an external conformity and an internal self-restraint that severely limit the scope of individuality.Mehta explores the centrality of the human imagination in Locke’s thought, focusing on his obsession with the potential dangers of the cognitive realm. Underlying Locke’s fears regarding the excesses of the imagination is a political anxiety concerning how to limit their potential effects. In light of Locke’s views on education, Mehta concludes that the promise of liberation at the heart of liberalism is vitiated by its constraints on cognitive and political freedom.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political History & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
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Authentocrats

by Joe Kennedy

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 300 pages
Free download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward  

Mexican immigration to the USA: [IMMIGRATION HISTORY AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE U.S. ECONOMY]

by Gregory March

Illegal immigration to the United States is the unlawful entry of foreign nationals into the United States, and the remaining in the country of admitted foreign nationals after the expiration of their U.S. visas or parole documents. Earlier naturalization laws were followed by the 1875 and 1882 Acts prohibiting Chinese immigrants. A 1906 act required immigrants to learn English in order to become citizens, and a 1917 act defined aliens with a long list of undesirables, including most Asians. The U.S. had otherwise nearly open borders until the early 20th century, with only 1% rejected from 1890-1924. A 1924 act established visa requirements and enacted quotas for immigrants from specific countries, especially targeting Italians and Eastern Europeans.In response to the September 11 attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was formed under the Attorney General, and it absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 2003. Estimates in 2015 put the number of unauthorized immigrants at 11 million, representing 3.4% of the total U.S. population. The population of unauthorized immigrants peaked in 2007, when it was at 12.2 million and 4% of the total U.S. population. Since the Great Recession, more undocumented immigrants have left the United States than have entered it, and illegal border crossings are at the lowest levels they have been in decades. In 2014, unauthorized immigrant adults have lived in the U.S. for a median of 13.6 years, with approximately two-thirds having lived in the U.S. for at least a decade. In 2012, 52% were from Mexico, 15% from Central America, 12% from Asia, 6% from South America, 5% from the Caribbean, and another 5% from Europe and Canada.Research shows that illegal immigrants increase the size of the U.S. economy, contribute to economic growth, enhance the welfare of natives, contribute more in tax revenue than they collect, reduce American firms' incentives to offshore jobs and import foreign-produced goods, and benefit consumers by reducing the prices of goods and services. Economists estimate that legalization of the illegal immigrant population would increase the immigrants' earnings and consumption considerably, and increase U.S. gross domestic product.There is no evidence that illegal immigration increases the rate of crime in the United States. There is scholarly consensus that illegal immigrants commit less crime than natives. Sanctuary cities – which adopt policies designed to not prosecute people solely for being in the country illegally – have no statistically meaningful impact on crime or reduce the crime rate. Research suggests that immigration enforcement has no impact on crime rates.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Political History & Theory
Size: 72 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

The Voice of the Silent Majority: The Case for Keeping The Electoral College

by Nicholas J.D. Regan

Is the Electoral College fit for purpose in the 21st century? Does it reflect the mood of the people or is it an outdated idea that should be scrapped?The Electoral College has been in place since it was established by the founding fathers as a compromise. Its processes have been implemented in the election of every President and Vice President the nation has elected, but there are increasing calls for it to be abandoned amid claims that it is antidemocratic.In this powerful new book, The Voice of the Silent Majority: The Case for Keeping The Electoral College, author Nicholas J.D. Regan presents his arguments about why the system should remain, with a look at:Brief History of the Electoral CollegeThe Twelfth AmendmentCriticisms of the Electoral CollegeArguments in Support of the Electoral CollegeAttempts at ReformSuing the Electoral CollegeControversial Elections Involving the Electoral CollegeThe Case to Keep The Electoral CollegeThe Electoral College and its workings have been the deciding factor in two recent elections, leading to controversy and claims that it no longer represents the will of the people.Despite this, Regan makes a compelling case for its continued role in a book that is a must read for anyone interested in the day to day business of this central thread of the US political system.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 55 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
19 reviews

How to Win Nearly Every Political Argument: 2020 Election - CONSERVATIVE Edition

by Joseph Hafif

You are NOT going to win a debate with progressives through rational discussion. That said, is there really is a way to put an end to your insane political arguments? The good news is that there is. The bad news is that there is one way – and only one way. So, you are going to have to accept it, adopt it, and embrace it, or deal with kooky, never-ending, malicious disputes that go nowhere forevermore. Written by the grandson of author Robert Bloch (Psycho), this book shows you how to consistently turn the tables on your political opponents so that you almost never lose a political argument again.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Political Parties
Size: 135 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Allegories of America: Narratives, Metaphysics, Politics (Contestations)

by Frederick M. Dolan

Allegories of America offers a bold idea of what, in terms of political theory, it means to be American. Beginning with the question What do we want from a theory of politics? Dolan explores the metaphysics of American-ness and stops along the way to reflect on John Winthrop, the Constitution, 1950s behavioralist social science, James Merrill, and William Burroughs.

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 07 September 2019 onward  

Moral Aspects of Economic Growth, and Other Essays (The Wilder House Series in Politics, History and Culture)

by Moore, Jr., Barrington

Barrington Moore, Jr., one of the most distinguished thinkers in critical theory and historical sociology, was long concerned with the prospects for freedom and decency in industrial society. The product of decades of reflection on issues of authority, inequality, and injustice, this volume analyzes fluctuating moral beliefs and behavior in political and economic affairs at different points in history, from the early Middle Ages in England to the prospects for liberalism under twentieth-century Soviet socialism. The social sources of antisocial behavior; principles of social inequality; and the origins, enemies, and possibilities of rational discussion in public affairs—these are among the topics Moore considers as he seeks to uncover the historical causes of some accepted forms of morality and to assess their social consequences.The keynote essay examines how moral codes grew out of commercial practices in England from medieval times through the industrial revolution. Moore pays special attention to conceptions of honesty and the temptation to evade that inform the volume as a whole. In the other essays, he considers particular political issues, viewing "political" in its broadest sense as an unequal distribution of power and authority that carries a strong moral charge. Free of preaching and advocacy, his work offers a rare reasonable assessment of the morality of major social institutions over time.

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Reference, History, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 186 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 September 2019 onward  

collected essays -2

by peter rose

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Practical Politics
Size: 149 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 September 2019 onward  

Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

by Lars Klüver

This book is open access under a CC-BY license.Policy-making to address grand challenges faces greater complexity than any previous project of modernization. Future scenarios are haunted by uncertainty and there is real ambivalence as to the values that policy should strive for. In this situation decision-makers look to research and innovation to provide answers and solutions. But neither can the great transitions ahead be planned by science, nor will conventional methods of innovation bring such transitions about. A turn to interactive governance is therefore underway with policy-makers and citizens becoming increasingly involved in processes of deliberating futures. Technology Assessment (TA) is the art of structuring such processes. TA goes beyond traditional expert policy analysis by systematically combining a multi-disciplinary evidence base with participatory approaches to policy deliberation. TA thus seeks to act as a hub for serious and transparent dialogue between policy, industry, science, and society about the challenges ahead and the available options for overcoming them responsibly. This volume offers an up-to-date account of the expansion of technology assessment capacities across new European member states. The contributions of this volume are written by leading European researchers and practitioners in technology assessment (TA) and are based on the PACITA (Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment) project.

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Computing, Hardware, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 03 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Without Foundations: Justification in Political Theory

by Donald J. Herzog

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political History & Theory
Size: 258 pages
Free download for Kindle from 02 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
105 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 August 2019 onward  

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