With the widespread movement towards democratization that characterized the first post-Cold War decade, why did some nondemocratic regimes undergo a transition towards a democratic political system, but others not? Why have some transitions succeeded completely, but others resulted in only limited political reform? Renske Doorenspleet addresses these questions, providing a systematic theoretical and empirical analysis of variations in transitions to democracy. ISBN: 8130902583 Publisher: VIVA BOOKS Subtitle: EXPLORING THE STRUCTURAL SOURCES OF THE FOURTH WAVE Author: RENSKE
Indian Muslims, though individually very expressive, have somehow failed to articulate a political strategy. Their leaders too have been conspicuously reticent. But an effective theory of Muslim rights in Indian democracy cannot be understood with an appreciation of the theoretical basis of equality and minority rights. Respect for the Muslim claim can easily be mistaken for appeasement. This book purports to examine this theme and the questions which arise ? Do Muslims need a Muslim leader? Why is there no such leader? Can Muslims resolve the conflict of progress and conformity? Is there a separate Muslim view? At Home in India is an expression of public and private impressions about arguments and perspectives applied to Indian Muslims, their hopes and aspirations, their concern for cultural integrity and their exploitation. This restatement attempts to give the Muslim citizen a voice to claim a contribution in India’s past, present and future. ISBN: 0706931971 Publisher: VIKAS PUBLISHING HOUSE PVT LTD INDIA Subtitle: A RESTATEMENT OF INDIAN MUSLIMS Author: SALMAN KHURSHID
Kate Jones and Mandy Hose have experienced the highs and lows of parenting ? and they wouldn?t change a thing. The pair met a decade ago and bonded over their premature twins with additional needs, and their remarkable capacity for love, laughter and swearing like a trooper. As the mothers grew closer, however, they confided that they felt ?on-the-floor lonely? sometimes because nobody was talking about what life was like for families like theirs. It was time to give their community a voice.
So began Too Peas in a Podcast, a weekly conversation in which the two friends discuss the surprises, the challenges and the joys of parenting twins with additional needs. It was meant to support other multiple-birth mums and mums of kids with disabilities, but they were shocked to discover therapists, doctors, nurses, teachers, even people without kids were also listening.
Now, Kate and Mandy are sharing their story on the page, delving deeper into the issues they care about and offering reassurance for those navigating a child?s disability. They write candidly about what it?s like to receive the initial diagnosis, how they perceive their children?s lives have been impacted by their additional needs, how their own lives have changed, and those of their family and friends. Above all, they convey their immense love for their children and the happiness they have brought into their lives.
With their signature empathy, honesty and compassion, the Too Peas invite you into their world to laugh, cry and make a difference.
ISBN: 9781761040252 Publisher: A PENGUIN LIFE BOOK Subtitle: WELCOME TO THE JOYOUS, MESSY, COLOURFUL WORLD OF PARENTING KIDS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
Fans of Verity by Colleen Hoover won?t want to miss this thrilling new suspense novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Taken! Hiding her own dark past in plain sight, a TV reporter is determined to uncover the truth behind a gruesome murder decades after the investigation was abandoned. But TWENTY YEARS LATER, to understand the present, you need to listen to the past?
Avery Mason, host of American Events, knows the subjects that grab a TV audience?s attention. Her latest story?a murder mystery laced with kinky sex, tragedy, and betrayal?is guaranteed to be ratings gold. New DNA technology has allowed the New York medical examiner?s office to make its first successful identification of a 9/11 victim in years. The twist: the victim, Victoria Ford, had been accused of the gruesome murder of her married lover. In a chilling last phone call to her sister, Victoria begged her to prove her innocence.
Emma Kind has waited twenty years to put her sister to rest, but closure won?t be complete until she can clear Victoria?s name. Alone she?s had no luck, but she?s convinced that Avery?s connections and fame will help. Avery, hoping to negotiate a more lucrative network contract, goes into investigative overdrive. Victoria had been having an affair with a successful novelist, found hanging from the balcony of his Catskills mansion. The rope, the bedroom, and the entire crime scene was covered in Victoria?s DNA.
But the twisted puzzle of Victoria?s private life is just the beginning. And what Avery doesn’t realize is that there are other players in the game who are interested in Avery?s own secret past?one she has kept hidden from both the network executives and her television audience. A secret she thought was dead and buried . . . ISBN: 9781760894863 Publisher: BANTAM BOOKS Subtitle:
In this wide-ranging social history of American media, from the first printing press to the early days of radio, Paul Starr shows that the creation of modern communications was as much the result of political choices as of technological invention. His original historical analysis reveals how the decisions that led to a state-run post office and private monopolies on the telegraph and telephone systems affected a developing society. He illuminates contemporary controversies over freedom of information by exploring such crucial formative issues as freedom of the press, intellectual property, privacy, public access to information, and the shaping of specific technologies and institutions.America’s critical choices in these areas, Starr argues, affect the long-run path of development in a society and have had wide social, economic, and even military ramifications. The Creation of the Media not only tells the history of the media in a new way; it puts America and its global influence into a new perspective. ISBN: 0465081932 Publisher: BASIC BOOKS Subtitle: POLITICAL ORIGINS OF MODERN COMMUNICATIONS Author: PAUL STARR