Democracy

Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

Author: Condoleezza Rice

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455540196

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom. "This heartfelt and at times very moving book shows why democracy proponents are so committed to their work...Both supporters and skeptics of democracy promotion will come away from this book wiser and better informed." --The New York Times From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history. As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans. In this book, Rice explains what these epochal events teach us about democracy. At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen, in order to put democracy's challenges into perspective. When the United States was founded, it was the only attempt at self-government in the world. Today more than half of all countries qualify as democracies, and in the long run that number will continue to grow. Yet nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. Using America's long struggle as a template, Rice draws lessons for democracy around the world -- from Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, to Kenya, Colombia, and the Middle East. She finds that no transitions to democracy are the same because every country starts in a different place. Pathways diverge and sometimes circle backward. Time frames for success vary dramatically, and countries often suffer false starts before getting it right. But, Rice argues, that does not mean they should not try. While the ideal conditions for democracy are well known in academia, they never exist in the real world. The question is not how to create perfect circumstances but how to move forward under difficult ones. These same insights apply in overcoming the challenges faced by governments today. The pursuit of democracy is a continuing struggle shared by people around the world, whether they are opposing authoritarian regimes, establishing new democratic institutions, or reforming mature democracies to better live up to their ideals. The work of securing it is never finished.

Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me

Author: Condoleezza Rice

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375896139

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

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In this captivating memoir for young people, looking back with candor and affection, Condoleezza Rice evokes in rich detail her remarkable childhood. Her life began in the comparatively placid 1950s in Birmingham, Alabama, where black people lived in a segregated parallel universe to their white neighbors. She grew up during the violent and shocking 1960s, when bloodshed became a part of daily life in the South. Rice’s portrait of her parents, John and Angelena, highlights their ambitions and frustrations and shows how much they sacrificed to give their beloved only child the best chance for success. Rice also discusses the challenges of being a precocious child who was passionate about music, ice skating, history, and current affairs. Her memoir reveals with vivid clarity how her early experiences sowed the seeds of her political beliefs and helped her become a vibrant, successful woman. Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Parents and Me is a fascinating and inspirational story for young people. Includes a 16-page photo insert. From the Hardcover edition.

No Higher Honour

Author: Condoleezza Rice

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857208098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

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From one of the world's most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues - a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defence. It was a role that deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her one of his closest confidantes. With the 11 September 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the centre of the Administration's intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day - and the tumultuous days after . No day was ever the same. Surprisingly candid in her appraisals of various Administration colleagues and the hundreds of foreign leaders with whom she dealt, Rice also offers her keen insight into how history actually proceeds. In No Higher Honour,she deliversa master class in statecraft -- but always in a way that reveals her essential warmth and humility, and her deep reverence for the ideals on which America was founded.

The Strategy of Campaigning

Lessons from Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin

Author: Kiron Skinner,Bruce Bueno de Mesquita,Serhiy Kudelia,Condoleezza Rice

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472025855

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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The Strategy of Campaigning explores the political careers of Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin, two of the most galvanizing and often controversial political figures of our time. Both men overcame defeat early in their political careers and rose to the highest elected offices in their respective countries. The authors demonstrate how and why Reagan and Yeltsin succeeded in their political aspirations, despite—or perhaps because of—their apparent “policy extremism”: that is, their advocacy of policy positions far from the mainstream. The book analyzes the viability of policy extremism as a political strategy that enables candidates to forge new coalitions and outflank conventional political allegiances. Kiron K. Skinner is Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Carnegie Mellon University, a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel and the National Security Education Board. Serhiy Kudelia is Lecturer of Politics at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine and advisor to Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is Julius Silver Professor and Director of the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy at New York University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Condoleezza Rice is on a leave of absence from Stanford University, where she was a Professor of Political Science and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She is currently serving as U.S. Secretary of State.

Political Risk

How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity

Author: Condoleezza Rice,Amy B. Zegart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455542369

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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From New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Stanford University professor Amy B. Zegart comes an examination of the rapidly evolving state of political risk, and how to navigate it. The world is changing fast. Political risk-the probability that a political action could significantly impact a company's business-is affecting more businesses in more ways than ever before. A generation ago, political risk mostly involved a handful of industries dealing with governments in a few frontier markets. Today, political risk stems from a widening array of actors, including Twitter users, local officials, activists, terrorists, hackers, and more. The very institutions and laws that were supposed to reduce business uncertainty and risk are often having the opposite effect. In today's globalized world, there are no "safe" bets. POLITICAL RISK investigates and analyzes this evolving landscape, what businesses can do to navigate it, and what all of us can learn about how to better understand and grapple with these rapidly changing global political dynamics. Drawing on lessons from the successes and failures of companies across multiple industries as well as examples from aircraft carrier operations, NASA missions, and other unusual places, POLITICAL RISK offers a first-of-its-kind framework that can be deployed in any organization, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Organizations that take a serious, systematic approach to political risk management are likely to be surprised less often and recover better. Companies that don't get these basics right are more likely to get blindsided.

Selling to the C-Suite, Second Edition: What Every Executive Wants You to Know About Successfully Selling to the Top

What Every Executive Wants You to Know About Successfully Selling to the Top

Author: Nicholas A. C. Read,Stephen J. Bistritz

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260116409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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THE CLASSIC GUIDE TO HIGH-LEVEL SELLING.Updated with new insights from global executives. How do the best salespeople become trusted advisors to top executives? How do they prepare the right message and get in front of the right influencers and decision-makers? How do they close major sales and establish loyalty for the long-term? The authors of this groundbreaking book took a novel approach to answer these questions by asking more than 500 senior decision-makers what they look for when salespeople call. What these top executives reveal will change the way you sell. This second edition has been updated with new insights on how to stand out and succeed in a market where executives are using social media and other technologies as a key part of their buying process. You’ll learn how to:•Target the most relevant executives in any sales opportunity•Win support from the executive’s network of gatekeepers and influencers•Position yourself as the supplier who will add the most value with least risk•Update your prospecting and selling skills for the digital age•Sell higher, win bigger, and close faster. Based on the world’s largest study of its kind, Selling to the C-Suite, Second Edition blends empirical research with practical insights to help you sell higher, faster, and stronger.

Iraq in U. S. Foreign Policy

Testimony Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, U. S. Senate, by the Honorable Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State

Author: Condoleezza Rice

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428989122

Category:

Page: 9

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At this hearing on Oct. 18, 2005, Sec. of State Condoleeza Rice discusses the U.S. strategy in Iraq. ¿I have spoken many times about why we are there. Today I want to discuss how to assure victory. In short, with the Iraqi government, our strategy -- the key -- is to clear, hold, & build: clear areas from insurgent control, hold them securely, & build durable, national Iraqi institutions.¿

Ending the Cold War

Uniting Germany, Transforming Europe, and Balancing the Global Order

Author: Philip Zelikow,Condoleezza Rice

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538764660

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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A definitive account of how the Cold War was brought to an end, and how that historic resolution has created our geopolitical present.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.