The Washington Post’s Chief National Correspondent Dan Balz expressed a dire view of the current political climate in the U.S. in an interview on David Axelrod’s “The Axe Files” podcast today, saying, “We’re in a very difficult, bad period in American politics, in which, with each election cycle, it seems to drive things… farther apart.”
And there are doubtless a great many who would agree with him. But is the sky really falling in, or are we fortunate to be living in one of the most interesting and transformative periods of recent U.S. political history?
Take the rise of Donald J. Trump. When the billionaire real estate mogul/TV personality announced his bid for the nomination back in June of last year he was roundly dismissed as a fringe candidate and certainly not someone to be taken seriously. In the months that followed, despite his consistently high poll numbers in many of the early voting states, the party establishment and the mainstream media continued to sideline him, all waiting for the bubble to inevitably burst, either from his increasingly provocative statements and public spats – many of which would have already doomed a “normal” candidacy – or when it got down to the grave matter of actually voting, at which time the public were expected to stop their silly celebrity flirtation and get serious.
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PART I Political Theory and Indian Politics:
1.Politicaltheory meaning and ap-proaches
2.Theories of the state: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist.
3.Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.
4.Equality: Social, political and economic;relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
5.Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; concept of Human Rights.
6.Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy â€” representative, participatory and deliberative.
7.Concept of power, hegemony, ideology and legitimacy.
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All these were spoken by many against the Muslim Issues from the days of Falling of the Muslim Dynasties in Indian Sub Continent into the British Cammand, i e From the arrival of East India Company to the date of Organization of Constituent Assembly Jurisdictions in India during British Rule, Proved unheard and rejected by the (Social Process of) Indian Society. Religion has become Identical One by every Individual on the Broader sense with the Caste to it as tag In India.
Your Ideas are However good for Nothing and Impracticable and Obsolete also. Very Sorry to say it. We cannot Close the Eyes to avoid the reality of the Society in which we are apart in it. Avoiding discussion on religious and caste Issues in India from the day of Formation of Communist Party of India to Present time by the Communists IS not New and it Has Made the Communists in Isolation from the Main stream of Politics and reduced them to a level of Identity.
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President Obama has seen alot now in DC. Party Politics is very entertaining. Imagine it in 3D! There is alot of Obama designs out there, but what designs convey what he sees? This Tshirt design by Death & Taxes has Obama wearing 3D glasses. So, imagine Washington where Obama jumps and ducks because things are in a 3rd Dimension. I’d even say it leans more towards 4th dimension, but there aren’t glasses for that.
The Obama 3D Glasses T-shirt has Obama with a smile because he is being entertained by party politics. I mean, who wouldn’t be? The 3D glasses are colored Red and Blue to represent Republicans and Democrats and the sillyness that is played between them. A jackass and an elephant playing in the yard. It’s a hard job being President(I only assume). So, let Obama be entertained. I mean, It’s the hardest job in the WORLD!
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Theories have their own history and reflected the concerns of the time in which they were developed. This unit examines some theories that offer ways of approaching the subject of international communication and assesses how useful their explanations are in terms of an understanding of the process involved. This is by no means of comprehensive account of theories of communication nor does it set out on an all embracing theorization of the subject, but looks at the key theories and their proponents to contextualize the analysis of contemporarily global communication system.
It is not surprising that theories of communication came into force in parallel with the stupendous social and economic changes of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, reflecting the significance of the role of communications in the growth of capitalism and empire, and drawing also on advances in science and the understanding of the natural world. One of the debutant concepts of communication, developed by the French philosopher Claude Henri de Saint Simon (1760 – 1825), used the analogy of the living organism, posing that the development of a system of communication route (roads, canals, and railways) and a credit system (banks) was crucial for and industrializing society and that the circulation of money, for example, was equivalent to that of blood for the human heart (Mattelart and Mattelart 1998).
In the 20th century, theories of international communication evolved into a discrete discipline within the new social sciences, and in each era have prefaced contemporary concerns about political, economic and technological changes and their impact on society and culture. In the early 20th century during and after the First World War, a debate took place about the role of communication in propagating the competitive economic and military objectives of the imperial powers, exemplified in the work of Walter Lippman on “public opinion” (1922) and Harold Laswell on “war time propaganda” (1927).
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