Exercise of Power

Government leaders encounter such hobbling legislative micromanagement every day in trying to exercise American power. n the pages ahead, the reader will see the strengths and weaknesses in how our government exercises power, ...

Author: Robert M. Gates

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781524731892

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 bestselling memoir, Duty, a candid, sweeping examination of power, and how it has been exercised, for good and bad, by American presidents in the post-Cold War world. Since the end of the Cold War, the global perception of the United States has progressively morphed from dominant international leader to disorganized entity. Robert Gates argues that this transformation is the result of the failure of political leaders to understand the complexity of American power, its expansiveness and its limitations. He makes clear that the successful exercise of power is not limited to the ability to coerce or demand submission, but must also encompass diplomacy, strategic communications, development assistance, intelligence, technology, and ideology. With forthright judgments of the performance of past presidents and their senior-most advisers, insightful ­firsthand knowledge, and compelling insider stories, Gates’s candid, sweeping examination of power in all its manifestations argues that U.S. national security in the future will require abiding by the lessons of the past, reimagining our approach, and revitalizing nonmilitary instruments of power essential to success and security.

Medieval Elite Women and the Exercise of Power 1100 1400

... a power-hungry bishop seems extraordinary, but that speaks more to our surprise than anything that makes it exceptional. We need a more coherent narrative of medieval women exercising power and agency in religious and urban life, ...

Author: Heather J. Tanner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030013462

Category: History

Page: 317

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For decades, medieval scholarship has been dominated by the paradigm that women who wielded power after c. 1100 were exceptions to the “rule” of female exclusion from governance and the public sphere. This collection makes a powerful case for a new paradigm. Building on the premise that elite women in positions of authority were expected, accepted, and routine, these essays traverse the cities and kingdoms of France, England, Germany, Portugal, and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in order to illuminate women’s roles in medieval power structures. Without losing sight of the predominance of patriarchy and misogyny, contributors lay the groundwork for the acceptance of female public authority as normal in medieval society, fostering a new framework for understanding medieval elite women and power.

The Estates Gifts and Trusts Journal

the donee need not know of the existence of a power of appointment in order for his or her will to operate as an exercise thereof . Indeed , absent an explicit statement to the effect that the donee intended to not exercise any power ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105061257197

Category: Gifts

Page: 844

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Sociology an Introduction

Governments, then, are the clearest examples of political institutions, though other examples include political parties, big business, bar associations, and other sectors of society that possess and exercise political power.

Author: Earl R. Babbie


ISBN: MINN:31951001181605B

Category: Sociology

Page: 644

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Todd Watt s Cases and Materials on Equity and Trusts

TEMPLEMAN J: The court cannot insist upon any particular consideration being given by the trustees to the exercise of the power. If a settlor creates a power exercisable in favour of his issue, his relations and the employees of his ...

Author: Gary Watt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199664801

Category: Law

Page: 583

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This revised and updated text contains a range of relevant, interesting case law, statutory material, academic extracts and official proposals for law reform. A companion web site featuring web links and case updates ensures students have access to the latest materials.

Post Liberalism

He preserves the link between attributions of power and the ascription of responsibility by making the claim that power is definitionally exercised by agents , whose omissions as well as actions may figure as exercises of power .

Author: John Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136175800

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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John Gray has become one of our liveliest and most influential political philosophers. This current volume is a sequel to his Liberalisms: Essays in Political Philosophy. The earlier book ended on a sceptical note, both in respect of what a post-liberal political philosophy might look like, and with respect to the claims of political philosophy itself. John Gray's new book gives post-liberal theory a more definite content. It does so by considering particular thinkers in the history of political thought, by criticizing the conventional wisdom, liberal and socialist, of the Western academic class, and most directly by specifying what remains of value in liberalism. The upshot of this line of thought is that we need not regret the failure of foundationalist liberalism, since we have all we need in the historic inheritance of the institutions of civil society. It is to the practice of liberty that these institutions encompass, rather than to empty liberal theory, that we should repair.

The Standard Penal Code of the State of California

... posting of signs to prevent) POSTHUMOUS CHILDREN (see CHILDREN AND MINORS) POWERS OF APPOINTMENT Common law as applicable law CC 1380.1 Contracts to appoint CC 1388.1 Court authority to remedy defective exercise of imperative power ...

Author: California


ISBN: UCAL:B4178282

Category: Criminal law


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1963-1978 include The New multiple index to the civil, civil procedure, evidence probate, penal codes, rules of court (varies)

The Exercise of Power in Communication

This book explores the various choices speakers or communicators make when expressing power relations in modern societies.

Author: R. Schulze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137478382

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

View: 109


This book explores the various choices speakers or communicators make when expressing power relations in modern societies. The volume brings together several disciplines, such as linguistics, sociology, communication studies and social psychology, to give insight into how interactants co-construct different aspects of power in their everyday life.

The Exercise of Power in Medieval Scotland C 1200 1500

When King David came to the throne of Scotland in the 11th century he gave formal written grants of land and titles from the crown to local aristocrats, initiating what was to become a long-lived relationship between the king and his lords ...

Author: Stephen I. Boardman

Publisher: Four Courts Press

ISBN: UOM:39015058070403

Category: Nobility

Page: 250

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When King David came to the throne of Scotland in the 11th century he gave formal written grants of land and titles from the crown to local aristocrats, initiating what was to become a long-lived relationship between the king and his lords and between the lord and his vassal.

The American Reports

IX . case . and manner of the exercise of power must be prescribed by express enactment , but that the power itself depends thereon . Clark v . City of Des Moines , 19 Iowa , 199 ; Reichard v . Warren County , 31 id .

Author: Isaac Grant Thompson


ISBN: UOM:35112103642536

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: 852

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