Cameron: I can't believe it. All those people out there just for us ...
Clegg: I know. It's mad, isn't it? I have to keep pinching myself as well.
Cameron: Go on say it again ...
Cameron: Call me Prime Minister ...
The storms the Dave and Nick partnership would have to face (same sex marriage, plebgate, triple dip recession, riots ...) were then unclear. Now, almost five years on, this up-to-the-minute portrait of Westminster and the forthcoming General Election exposes the realities of the Coalition, while offering an indispensible guide to a half-decade of madness:
· * Foreign Policy - The new 'special relationship' - William Hague and Angelina Jolie
· * The Economy - Osborne finally cracks it: boom in London; bust everywhere else.
· * Immigration - should the entire population of Bulgaria pick strawberries for us?
· * The Opposition - how Labour got the wrong Miliband.
* UKIP, PPI, ISIS and other dubious acronyms.
· * The countdown to the General Election 2015: five years of planning since the last one.
Insightful, painful, very funny, this is a must-read for all of us with a vote, whichever side we thought we were on.
Butenhoff integrates the literature on Hong Kong, civil society, and social movements into an integrated approach to analyze social movement influence in Hong Kong politics. Her three case studies: the independent labor movement, the nontraditional Christian movement, and the democracy movement are analyzed using a social movement framework. She evaluates the forces that drive and sustain social movements and argues that while the Chinese and British governments debated the fate of democratic Hong Kong, the Hong Kong people have been overlooked throughout the process. And, as a result, Hong Kong social movements play an essential role in raising the awareness of the people and bringing to light the voices from below.
Rumi Yasutake reveals in Transnational Women's Activism that the resulting American, Japanese, and first generation Japanese-American women's movements came to affect more than alcohol or even religion. While the WCTU employed the language of evangelism and Victorian family values, its members were tactfully expedient in accommodating their traditional causes to suffrage and other feminist goals, in addition to the various political currents flowing through Japan and the United States at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Exploring such issues as gender struggles in the American Protestant church and bourgeois Japanese women's attitudes towards the "pleasure class" of geishas and prostitutes, Yasutake illuminates the motivations and experiences of American missionaries, U.S. WCTU workers, and their Japanese protégés. The diverse machinations of WCTU activism offer a compelling lesson in the complexities of cultural imperialism.