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Celal Nuri

Celal Nuri

The Turkish journalist and intellectual Celal Nuri Ileri's unique blend of advocacy for modernity and westernization with Turkish nationalism and Muslim reformism set him apart from his fellow Young Turk thinkers, politicians and publicists, all of whom sought to halt the decay of the Ottoman Empire in its competition with the European powers. Although a supporter of the national resistance movement after World War I, his core beliefs about the need for a continued role for Islam in society, and maintenance of the Ottoman caliphate, were increasingly at odds with the secularist and Turkish-nationalist republic established by Mustafa Kemal and his circle from 1923. Here, in the first monograph in English on Celal Nuri, York Norman outlines and analyses his ideas and policies, from Nuri's position on minorities, to women and family and Islamic reform. Based on a broad range of primary and secondary sources, Norman reveals the prophetic qualities of and renewed interest in Nuri's ideas after the rise of Islamist political movements in Turkey in the 1990s.

Martin Luther King Jr On Leadership (Revised and Updated)

Martin Luther King Jr On Leadership (Revised and Updated)

Author: Donald T. Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2021

Martin Luther King Jr. is known for famous speeches such as I Have a Dream, and his ability to inspire the people of the United States to demand equality, regardless of the color of their skin. His ability to lead has cemented himself as one of America's greatest civil rights advocates. And in today's world, his wisdom and teachings are needed more than ever. Martin Luther King Jr., On Leadership chronicles the actions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and identifies the key leadership skills he displayed such as: * Practice what you preach * Take direct action without waiting for other agencies to act * Give credit where credit is due * Laws only declare rights, they do not deliver them * And much more... This book is part history and part guide to becoming a great leader, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., an advocate to peaceful change while never wavering in making the opposition listen and give in.

Donald J. Trump and the Branding of the American Presidency

Donald J. Trump and the Branding of the American Presidency

Author: Kenneth M. Cosgrove Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2021

Donald Trump's election and Presidency represent the triumph of marketing, branding and segmentation in American politics. Although an emphasis on political marketing led to Trump's presidency, its use has sharply limited his ability to represent all Americans or negotiate with both parties in Congress, as it sets a style and tone of governance that places emotion-particularly anger-in front of policy. Thus, rather than push forward realistic legislation and rally for bipartisan support, Trump must first provide emotional gratification to his target audience. Those outside this audience ultimately feel unrepresented and unsettled, further fracturing the already divided electorate. Donald J. Trump and the Branding of the American Presidency will consider the impact of this new age of political marketing through an extensive analysis of the Trump phenomenon and its implications for future elections.

Ivan the Terrible in Russian Historical Memory since 1991

Ivan the Terrible in Russian Historical Memory since 1991

Author: Charles J. Halperin Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2021

Tsar Ivan the Terrible (Ivan IV, 1533-1584) is one of the most controversial rulers in Russian history, infamous for his cruelty. He was the first Russian ruler to use mass terror as a political instrument, and the only Russian ruler to do so before Stalin. Comparisons of Ivan to Stalin only exacerbated the politicization of his image. Russians have never agreed on his role in Russian history, but his reign is too important to ignore. Since the abolition of censorship in 1991 professional historians and amateurs have grappled with this problem. Some authors have manipulated that image to serve political and cultural agendas. This book explores Russia's contradictory historical memory of Ivan in scholarly, pedagogical and political publications.

Narcissus or Machiavelli?

Narcissus or Machiavelli?

Author: Nishant (IIM Lucknow) Uppal Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2021

This book is about leadership and its strategies. Drawing on Indian Prime ministers since Independence, it traces personality traits and leadership skills that have shaped many futures. It examines a range of leadership profiles to study dominant traits in one of the most demanding leadership roles in the world. The volume focuses on Machiavellianism and Narcissim as a framework to policy-personality connects and demagogic tendencies in leaders in politics and in everyday life. Accessible, engaging and provocative, this book will be of essential reading for professionals across industries and corporations. The general reader interested in leadership studies and Indian politics, will also find this useful.

From Women to the World

From Women to the World

Author: Elizabeth (Global Thinkers Forum) Filippouli Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2021

Acclaimed writer Elif Shafak writes a letter to Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand after the Christchurch attack. Actress Yasmine AlMassri pens a poem about war for her mother. Activist and TV presenter June Sarpong addresses designer Diane Von Furstenberg. These are a few of the moving and insightful letters that make up From Women to the World, a book by journalist, author and executive Elizabeth Filippouli, which brings together letters from a global group of accomplished women - politicians, royalty, actors, writers, activists and more - every one addressed to a woman who means something to each of them. The results are extraordinary, heartfelt letters to historical figures, mentors, family members or inspiring ordinary people. Each is based on these women's personal histories and experiences, drawing attention to social issues such as homelessness, war, LGBT activism, mental health care or the plight of international refugees. From Women to the World is more than a simple collection of letters - it is a book that shows a new model of leadership based on emotional intelligence and demonstrates how we have the wisdom to inspire, motivate and reinvent our world.

Crackup

Crackup

In Crackup, the eminent American politics scholar Samuel Popkin tells the story of how the Republican Party fractured into uncompromising groups with irreconcilable demands. Changes in campaign finance laws and the proliferation of mass media opened the way for newly energized groups to split the party. The 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill aimed to weaken the power of big corporations and strengthen political parties by ending corporate donations to the parties. Instead, it weakened legislative leaders and made bipartisanship a curse word. Popkin argues that moving money outside the political parties fueled the rise of single-issue advocacy groups and Super PACs funded by billionaires with pet issues. This allowed self-promoting politicians to undermine colleagues with an unprecedented use of tactics once only used to disrupt the other party. One such politician was Ted Cruz, the first Republican senator with the oratorical skills and intelligence to exploit the new possibilities. He effectively promoted himself at the expense of the party, mobilized other obstructionists in congress, and blocked compromises on immigration and healthcare. Into this abyss came Donald J. Trump, who took advantage of the party's inability to do anything for Republican voters struggling with economic decline. No other candidate, when forced to try to satisfy the irreconcilable demands of major donors and party leaders, could offer a credible alternative to his moon-promising bravado. A novel structural explanation of why the GOP ended up with Trump as their standard bearer, Crackup forces us to look at the deeper forces set in motion over a decade ago. It also reveals how lone-wolf figures like Cruz are inevitable given the new rules of the game. Unless the system for financing elections changes, we will continue to see opportunists emerge-in both parties-to block intra-party compromise.

10 Perspectives on Equity in Education

10 Perspectives on Equity in Education

Author: Jimmy Casas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2021

In this third volume of the Routledge Great Educators Series, ten of education's inspiring thought-leaders come together to bring you their perspectives on how to improve equitable outcomes in your school or classroom, so that all students have what they need to succeed. You will learn how to overcome barriers to equity of access; embrace a student's cultural capital; attract and retain a diverse talent pool; incorporate intersectional identities in an inclusive classroom; implement more equitable assessment practices; build resilience and equity through chess; advance equity in early childhood programs; abolish a culture of competition and work toward a culture of cooperation; and increase stakeholder commitment to racial equity. Appropriate for K-12 educators at all levels, the book provides strategies, insights, and inspiration to help you lead for equity and make real changes in your classroom, building, and community.

10 Perspectives on Equity in Education

10 Perspectives on Equity in Education

Author: Jimmy Casas Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2021

In this third volume of the Routledge Great Educators Series, ten of education's inspiring thought-leaders come together to bring you their perspectives on how to improve equitable outcomes in your school or classroom, so that all students have what they need to succeed. You will learn how to overcome barriers to equity of access; embrace a student's cultural capital; attract and retain a diverse talent pool; incorporate intersectional identities in an inclusive classroom; implement more equitable assessment practices; build resilience and equity through chess; advance equity in early childhood programs; abolish a culture of competition and work toward a culture of cooperation; and increase stakeholder commitment to racial equity. Appropriate for K-12 educators at all levels, the book provides strategies, insights, and inspiration to help you lead for equity and make real changes in your classroom, building, and community.

Rulers of Ancient Europe

Rulers of Ancient Europe

Author: Konstantin Boshnakov Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2021

The Rhetoric of Donald Trump

The Rhetoric of Donald Trump

Author: Robert C. Rowland Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2021

The Rhetoric of Donald Trump identifies and analyzes the nationalist and populist themes that dominate the rhetoric of President Trump and links those themes to a persona that has evolved from celebrity outsider to presidential strongman. In the process Robert C. Rowland explains how the nationalist populism and strongman persona in turn demands a vernacular rhetorical style unlike any previous modern president-a style that makes no attempt to lay out a case, requires constant lies, and breaks every norm for how a presidential candidate or president should talk. In stark contrast, our most effective presidents have used rhetoric to present a positive vision of what the nation could achieve. The three most effective presidential uses of rhetoric in the past century-FDR, Reagan, and Obama-all presented a coherent ideological message that, while focused on problems of the moment, was also rooted in a fundamental optimism. In contrast, Trump's message is fundamentally negative. The Rhetoric of Donald Trump explores how the nation could so abruptly shift from a president such as Barack Obama, who emphasized the audacity of hope, to one who in his inaugural address spoke about 'American carnage.' At its core Trump's message is well designed to appeal to voters with an authoritarian personality structure, especially in the white working-class, who feel threatened by the pace of societal change, especially demographic change. Rowland's work illustrates how President Trump's ceremonial speeches violate norms calling for a message of national unity and instead present a divisive message designed to create strongly negative emotions, especially fear and hate. It further reveals how Trump sustains those strong visceral reactions with his use of Twitter to make the rally atmosphere a daily reality for his supporters, a prime example being the Coronavirus Task Force briefings which he transformed from an exercise in desperately needed public health education into a partisan rally. The Rhetoric of Donald Trump is essential reading for scholars, students, and the informed citizen to understand how Trump's rhetoric of nationalist populism with a strongman persona undermines basic principles at the heart of American democracy.

Changing Their Minds?

Changing Their Minds?

Author: George C. Edwards III Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2021

Despite popular perceptions, presidents rarely succeed in persuading either the public or members of Congress to change their minds and move from opposition to particular policies to support of them. As a result, the White House is not able to alter the political landscape and create opportunities for change. Instead, successful presidents recognize and skillfully exploit the opportunities already found in their political environments. If they fail to understand their strategic positions, they are likely to overreach and experience political disaster. Donald Trump has been a distinctive president, and his arrival in the Oval Office brought new questions. Could someone with his decades of experience as a self-promoter connect with the public and win its support? Could a president who is an experienced negotiator obtain the support in Congress needed to pass his legislative programs? Would we need to adjust the theory of presidential leadership to accommodate a president with unique persuasive skills? Building on decades of research and employing extensive new data, George C. Edwards III addresses these questions. He finds that President Trump has been no different than other presidents in being constrained by his environment. He moved neither the public nor Congress. Even for an experienced salesman and dealmaker, presidential power is still not the power to persuade. Equally important was the fact that, as Edwards shows, Trump was not able to exploit the opportunities he had. In fact, we learn here that the patterns of the president's rhetoric and communications and his approach to dealing with Congress ultimately lessened his chances of success. President Trump, it turns out, was often his own agenda's undoing.