In Belgrade, for the past month, every Saturday, citizens protests take place and try to express dissatisfaction with the political and economic course, economic perspectives, diplomatic blunders, the increasingly dangerous politics of Kosovo, and the political practice of the current ruling party…. This list can certainly be continued and it seems that this list — both unfinished and impossible to finish — is one of the useful tools for interpreting the confusing and still unclear phenomenon of the protest. The general impression is that the opposition is not able to consciously plan and bring together the amount of people who turn up at the protest every Saturday.
Photo: Conservative Party of Canada. In fact, it may already have helped in doing so—Voter turnout consistently reached at least 70 per cent from tobut dropped all the way to While there are likely a number of factors at play, the possible correlation between increases in both negative political campaign tactics and voter disengagement is hard to ignore.
As usual, the plain-speaking Truman got it right: presidential power is the power to persuade. Too bad the current occupant of the White House has never learned this basic lesson. Strangely enough, this one-time constitutional lawyer fails to grasp the fact that the president of the United States does not obtain results by giving orders.
No one would ever have brain surgery performed by a science policy expert without a medical degree who had never set foot inside an operating room. No one would ever have a high-rise office tower designed and built by a real estate industry lobbyist with no architectural training or any construction experience. Yet the management qualifications of most political appointees in our federal government—and even the technical qualifications of many—are no more relevant to their positions than those of these three hypothetical candidates. They may be smart, committed, and frequently highenergy workaholics, but most have never run anything, except, perhaps, a political campaign.
Donald Trump is a weak president. Granted, all presidents, including Trump, are powerful in an absolute sense; a person who can launch military strikes is not without clout. And President Trump is often assertive toward his enemies — or his allies — and talks tough about immigration and NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
Watch the Newsnight discussion here. In it, the author expresses his concern for the profligacy of online amateurism, spawned by the digital revolution. This, he feels, has had a destructive impact on our culture, economy and values.
After a consolidation of power in Romania, politicos thought they could get away with anything. These outraged citizens thought otherwise. On that snowy December election night, he and a group of political activists were chatting and drinking spiked punch in an old freezing squat house in the center of Bucharest, the Romanian capital.
No eBook available Psychology Press Amazon. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The author, associate dean of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and a former political consultant, "critically examines the role played by political
Several years ago, E. Dionne Jr. Dionne, author of the highly regarded book Why Americans Hate Politics, cautioned his audience: professionals have their place, but we should always have room for the amateur in American elections and politics. Dionne was admonishing freshly credentialed graduates who had learned to design polls, conduct opposition research, make media buys, craft speeches, develop campaign messages, and apply the whole range of techniques and skills that are indispensable to modern professionalized campaigning.