The Politics of Common Sense

The Politics of Common Sense
State, Society and Culture in Pakistan

by Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2018-02
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1107155665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Looks at everyday political practice in contemporary Pakistan"--Provided by publisher.

The Politics of Common Sense

The Politics of Common Sense
How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance

by Deva R. Woodly

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0190203986
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The way that movements communicate with the general public matters for their chances of lasting success. Comparing the public discourse on the living wage and marriage equality between 1994 and 2004, Deva Woodly shows that movement-led political change is rooted in whether or not movements are able to gain political acceptance"--

The Common Sense of Politics

The Common Sense of Politics
A Book

by Mortimer Jerome Adler

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 9780823216673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first edition of The Common Sense of Politics described itself as a "just in time tonic for those of us who have given up on common sense as well as on politics and can no longer see the connection between the two." One has only to scan the pages of this 1996 edition to recognize that this book is just as appropriate and important, if not more. With the development of a European Community, the upcoming American presidential election, and in light of the recent celebration of the U.N.'s 50th anniversary, it is crucial that we, as citizens of the world, approach politics with common sense and a universal desire to improve our institutions toward managing and administering to a greater mankind. This book, built upon universal principles of a politics of common sense and for the purpose of restoring faith in the reform and improvement of our institutions, is the way toward perfect society and toward the bettering of the condition of man on earth.

Common Sense

Common Sense
A Book

by Sophia A. Rosenfeld

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 0674057813
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Common Sense reveals a political ideal so fundamental to American politics that we are unaware of its power and its myriad uses. Sophia Rosenfeld shows how common sense—the wisdom of ordinary people, self-evident truths—has been used to justify all political extremes, with a history that is anything but commonsensical.

The Common Sense 80%

The Common Sense 80%
The Absolute Political Majority

by Kent Emmons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-01-09
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781657806993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hollywood executive hammers the "elite political class" in best selling book Is fixing Washington D.C. really that difficult? Media heavyweight Kent Emmons hit's Amazon's #1 best seller list as he dresses down the political and media establishment, offers up some actual 'common sense' solutions while identifying the new undisputed political majority. The political book, Common Sense 80%, reached #1 in Amazon.com in propelling Emmons into the ranks of Best Selling Author. The political landscape in America has never more divisive. For years, the extremes on both the "right" and "left" have hijacked the headlines and both sides have used it to control the narrative and raise a TON of money for their political agendas. But now, the American public has caught on to the manipulative partisan games being played behind the scenes by the political elite pulling the strings and they are feeling "confidently independent" without the need to identify as a "Republican" or "Democrat". Common sense American's on both sides have started to reject the siren of the establishment self-serving political blowhards on both sides and have begun to think for themselves. All of this is not surprising given that all along, over 80% of Americans actually agree on 90% of the same stuff! This book clearly points out that this new mass exodus from party loyalty and toward common sense thinking has created the new absolute political majority. The Common Sense 80%. But, The Common Sense 80% is not the typical one-sided bitching and moaning by partisan pundits that you're used to reading. The book's forward it by Sirius/XM host Andrew Wilkow who Emmons describes as "What Rush Limbaugh is to the old folks, Andrew is to the younger crowd." Inside these pages, with a biting sense of humor and common sense observations, get to explore how the constitution has been twisted and turned over the years, how that sent America hurling down the path of divisive destruction and what common sense steps can actually be taken to fix it. About the Author Often referred to as "the nicest guy in Hollywood", Emmons was born in raised in Rural Southern Illinois. Emmons says he is "a proud Tennessee resident by choice and a Hollywood executive because, well, life can't be perfect". Like many Midwestern kids, Emmons career began with a lemonade stand, working at the gold course and mowing yards. By 14, he was promoting dances and getting on local radio to promote his events. Since early on, he has been active in local, state and national politics. But the foundation of his career has always been media. Over the years he built a media group that has included radio stations, networks and television production, specializing in niche formats. Among them he created and launched the "vacation station" format in top tourist markets around America and as well as created and launched the first ever 24/7 comedy radio format. Quoted as saying, "Real news should not defined as 'right' or 'left' but should be distinguished by truth", Emmons identified a massive gap in the "real news" market. He and a group of fellow business heavyweights have recently created the soon to be launched Crave News, a new 24/7 live digital television news network that will serve up a "new generation of news" to the younger crowd. With the tagline "real news, no bullshit" Crave News will be the digital home of 'un-apologetic truth' wrapped in a fun, VERY edgy, real and raw live interactive format.

Common Sense and a Little Fire

Common Sense and a Little Fire
Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

by Annelise Orleck

  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 2000-11-09
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0807863718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Common Sense and a Little Fire traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely had more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman, Fannia Cohn, Clara Lemlich Shavelson, and Pauline Newman played important roles in the emergence of organized labor, the New Deal welfare state, adult education, and the modern women's movement. Orleck takes her four subjects from turbulent, turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe to the radical ferment of New York's Lower East Side and the gaslit tenements where young workers studied together. Drawing from the women's writings and speeches, she paints a compelling picture of housewives' food and rent protests, of grim conditions in the garment shops, of factory-floor friendships that laid the basis for a mass uprising of young women garment workers, and of the impassioned rallies working women organized for suffrage. From that era of rebellion, Orleck charts the rise of a distinctly working-class feminism that fueled poor women's activism and shaped government labor, tenant, and consumer policies through the early 1950s.

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law
The Common Sense of Global Politics

by Christopher May

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2014-05-30
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1781008957
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By building on and extending debates in socio-legal studies about the social role of law, and dealing with issues largely absent from international political economy this book will be of great interest to socio _ legal scholars and political economist&

Try Common Sense: Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Right and Left

Try Common Sense: Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Right and Left
A Book

by Philip K. Howard

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2019-01-29
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1324001771
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Award-winning author Philip K. Howard lays out the blueprint for a new American society. In this brief and powerful book, Philip K. Howard attacks the failed ideologies of both parties and proposes a radical simplification of government to re-empower Americans in their daily choices. Nothing will make sense until people are free to roll up their sleeves and make things work. The first steps are to abandon the philosophy of correctness and our devotion to mindless compliance. Americans are a practical people. They want government to be practical. Washington can’t do anything practically. Worse, its bureaucracy prevents Americans from doing what’s sensible. Conservative bluster won’t fix this problem. Liberal hand-wringing won’t work either. Frustrated voters reach for extremist leaders, but they too get bogged down in the bureaucracy that has accumulated over the past century. Howard shows how America can push the reset button and create simpler frameworks focused on public goals where officials—prepare for the shock—are actually accountable for getting the job done.

Common Sense and Legal Judgment

Common Sense and Legal Judgment
Community Knowledge, Political Power, and Rhetorical Practice

by Patricia Cochran

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2017-11-27
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0773552316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What does it mean when a judge in a court of law uses the phrase “common sense”? Is it a type of evidence or a mode of reasoning? In a world characterized by material and political inequalities, whose common sense should inform the law? Common Sense and Legal Judgment explores this rhetorically powerful phrase, arguing that common sense, when invoked in political and legal discourses without adequate reflection, poses a threat to the quality and legitimacy of legal judgment. Often operating in the service of conservatism, populism, or majoritarianism, common sense can harbour stereotypes, reproduce unjust power relations, and silence marginalized people. Nevertheless, drawing the works of theorists such as Thomas Reid, Antonio Gramsci, and Hannah Arendt into conversation with rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada, Patricia Cochran demonstrates that with careful attention, the democratic, egalitarian, and community-sustaining aspects of common sense can be brought to light. A call for critical self-reflection and the close scrutiny of power relationships and social contexts, this book is a direct response to social justice predicaments and their confounding relationships to law. Creative and interdisciplinary, Common Sense and Legal Judgment reinvigorates feminist and anti-poverty understandings of judgment, knowledge, justice, and accountability.

Gramsci's Common Sense

Gramsci's Common Sense
Inequality and Its Narratives

by Kate Crehan

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2016-09-16
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0822373742
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Acknowledged as one of the classics of twentieth-century Marxism, Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks contains a rich and nuanced theorization of class that provides insights that extend far beyond economic inequality. In Gramsci's Common Sense Kate Crehan offers new ways to understand the many forms that structural inequality can take, including in regards to race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Presupposing no previous knowledge of Gramsci on the part of the reader, she introduces the Prison Notebooks and provides an overview of Gramsci’s notions of subalternity, intellectuals, and common sense, putting them in relation to the work of thinkers such as Bourdieu, Arendt, Spivak, and Said. In the case studies of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements, Crehan theorizes the complex relationships between the experience of inequality, exploitation, and oppression, as well as the construction of political narratives. Gramsci's Common Sense is an accessible and concise introduction to a key Marxist thinker whose works illuminate the increasing inequality in the twenty-first century.

Inside Out & Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again
A Book

by Thanhha Lai

  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Release : 2013-03
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0702251178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Speak

Speak
A Book

by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 2011-05-10
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781429997041
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Common Sense for the 21st Century

Common Sense for the 21st Century
Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse

by Roger Hallam

  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-26
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1645020010
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Brilliant, wise, profound and persuasive. Common Sense for the 21st Century will come to be recognized as a classic of political theory.”—George Monbiot, via Twitter An urgent, essential, and practical call to action from a cofounder of Extinction Rebellion What can we all do to avert catastrophe and avoid extinction? Roger Hallam has answers. In Common Sense for the 21st Century, Roger Hallam, cofounder of Extinction Rebellion, outlines how movements around the world need to come together now to start doing what works: engaging in mass civil disobedience to make real change happen. The book gives people the tools to understand not only why mass disruption, mass arrests, and mass sacrifice are necessary but also details how to carry out acts of civil disobedience effectively, respectfully and nonviolently. It bypasses contemporary political theory, and instead is inspired by Thomas Paine, the pragmatic 18th-century revolutionary whose pamphlet Common Sense sparked the American Revolution. Common Sense for the 21st Century urges us to confront the truth about climate change and argues forcefully that only a revolution of society and the state, similar to the turn that Paine urged the Americans to take into the political unknown, can save us now.

Common Sense Nation

Common Sense Nation
Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea

by Robert Curry

  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release : 2015-11-24
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1594038260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This sentence is perfectly familiar. We know it as a core principle of our founding. But few, if any of us consider why Jefferson wrote it in exactly this way. Why “unalienable rights” and not simply rights? Why “self-evident” truths and not simply truths? Why does the Declaration make these distinctions? Do they really matter? If these questions are challenging or Jefferson’s words seem esoteric, it is because we no longer conduct our politics in the language of the Founders and we are no longer able to think as they once thought. In Congress and the media, political arguments are advanced by a torrent of policy studies and “expert” opinions—not on the basis of self-evident truths, unalienable rights, and definitely not in the language of the Founders. Common Sense Nation is a potent re-introduction to the political ideas of the Founders—in their own words and on their terms. It is dedicated to the proposition that the only way to fully unlock the profound and distinctive power of American self-government is to understand it as its inventors did. Common Sense Nation reclaims the language of liberty from entities that prefer to interpret our freedoms for us. For in knowing the Founders as they knew themselves, readers will learn the surprising depths of their own political powers as American citizens.

Nameless Queen

Nameless Queen
A Book

by Rebecca McLaughlin

  • Publisher : Crown Books For Young Readers
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1524700266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the city of Seriden, the thief called Coin is Nameless -- she has no family, no legal rights, and no standing in society -- but she inherits the throne and the power and danger that come with it.

Sacred Cows and Common Sense

Sacred Cows and Common Sense
The Symbolic Statecraft and Political Culture of the British Labour Party

by Professor of Politics Tim Bale,Tim Bale

  • Publisher : Tim Bale
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9781840147698
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using Labour's postwar welfare policy, it shows that we need to break down distinctions between the "symbolic" and the "substantial" in politics, that "cultural theory" has potential as a way of understanding party political culture, and that welfare policy has played a crucial but self-defeating role in Labour's efforts to manage itself, win hearts and minds and govern competently. It concludes by arguing that New Labour's attempts to rethink welfare is largely rhetorical if one recalls what Labour did in office rather than promised in opposition. Rather than a serious attempt to confront social realities, the rethink represents a continuation of past practice and a way of signalling the government's "soundnesss" to the market.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
A Book

by Ernest Cline

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2011-08-16
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0307887456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

All American Boys

All American Boys
A Book

by Jason Reynolds,Brendan Kiely

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-09-29
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1481463330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

The Common Sense of Political Economy

The Common Sense of Political Economy
And, Selected Papers and Reviews on Economic Theory

by Philip H. Wicksteed

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2003-06-05
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 9780415313414
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ministry of Common Sense

The Ministry of Common Sense
How to Eliminate Bureaucratic Red Tape, Bad Excuses, and Corporate BS

by Martin Lindstrom

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release : 2021-01-19
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0358272564
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A humorous, yet practical five-step guide to ridding ourselves--and our companies--of commonplace, bureaucratic bottlenecks that plague every office around the world.