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Birch, Sarah 1963-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 3,523 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Death registers  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: JN96.A95, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Sarah Birch
 
Most widely held works by Sarah Birch
Christine Brooke-Rose and contemporary fiction by Sarah Birch( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first, full-length study of the fiction of Christine Brooke-Rose, one of the most innovative and yet critically neglected of contemporary British writers. Setting her work firmly in the context of English and French writing as well as literary and feminist theory, Sarah Birch examines the full range of Brooke-Rose's fiction: the early realist novels published between 1957-1961; the strongly anti-realist period beginning with Out (1964), when Brooke-Rose's work was seen to be heavily influenced by French experimental fiction; and the third phase of her development which began with Xorandor (1986) and which marks a questioning return to the traditional techniques of the novel. Sarah Birch asks why a novelist who has been so highly praised by critics is nevertheless excluded from the contemporary canon, and argues that Brooke-Rose's position on the borders of European and British cultures raises key questions concerning the notion of a 'national' tradition and of literary post-modernism. For Birch, Brooke-Rose's work is best understood as a poetic and playful questioning of categories in general, be they discursive or cultural. Drawing on a detailed knowledge of literary theory, this is a major study of an important but critically neglected novelist and a perceptive analysis of the position of contemporary experimental writers
Full participation : a comparative study of compulsory voting by Sarah Birch( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About a quarter of all democracies in the contemporary world legally oblige their citizens to vote, making this an important aspect of electoral systems in many settings. The study systematically examines the history of the institution, the normative arguments for and against it, and the influence it has on a range of political phenomena. These include electoral campaigns, political attitudes, electoral integrity, and legitimacy, policy outcomes, and turnout. It also considers the feasibility of introducing compulsory voting in a contemporary democracy, as well as variations on the institution designed to broaden its appeal
Elections and democratization in Ukraine by Sarah Birch( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Electoral systems and political transformation in post-communist Europe by Sarah Birch( Book )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Electoral Systems and Political Transformation in Post Communist Europe assesses the influence of electoral systems on political change in twenty post-communist European states between 1990 and 2002. In examining the effects of institutional structures, it is a companion volume to the collective monograph on their causes entitled Embodying Democracy: Electoral System Design in Post-Communist Europe (Palgrave Macmillan 2002)."--Jacket
Electoral malpractice by Sarah Birch( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an online, interconnected world, democracy is increasingly made up of wikis and blogs, pokes and tweets. Citizens have become accidental journalists thanks to their handheld devices, politicians are increasingly working online, and the traditional sites of democracy--assemblies, public galleries, and plazas--are becoming less and less relevant with every new technology. And yet, Democracy and Public Space argues, such views are leading us to confuse the medium with the message, focusing on electronic transmission when often what cyber citizens transmit is pictures and narratives of real democratic action in physical space. Democratic citizens are embodied, take up space, battle over access to physical resources, and perform democracy on physical stages at least as much as they engage with ideas in virtual space. Combining conceptual analysis with interviews and observation in capital cities on every continent, John Parkinson argues that democracy requires physical public space, that some kinds of space are better for performing some democratic roles than others, and that some of the most valuable kinds of space are under attack in developed democracies. He argues that accidental publics like shoppers and lunchtime crowds are increasingly valued over purposive, active publics, over citizens with a point to make or an argument to listen to. This can be seen not just in the way that traditional protest is regulated, but in the ways that ordinary city streets and parks are managed, even in the design of such quintessentially democratic spaces as legislative assemblies. Democracy and Public Space offers an alternative vision for democratic public space, and evaluates 11 cities--from London to Tokyo--against that ideal."--por el editor del sitio web
Embodying democracy : electoral system design in post-Communist Europe by Sarah Birch( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ethics and integrity in British politics : how citizens judge their politicians' conduct and why it matters by Nicholas Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Public perceptions of political ethics are at the heart of current political debate. Drawing on original data, this book is the first general account of popular understandings of political ethics in contemporary British politics. It offers new insights into how citizens understand political ethics and integrity and how they form judgments of their leaders. By locating these insights against the backdrop of contemporary British political ethics, the book shows how current institutional preoccupations with standards of conduct all too often miss the mark. While the use of official resources is the primary focus of much regulation, politicians' consistency, frankness and sincerity, which citizens tend to see in terms of right and wrong, are treated as 'normal politics'. The authors suggest that new approaches may need to be adopted if public confidence in politicians' integrity is to be restored"--
National policy in a global economy : how government can improve living standards and balance the books by Ian Budge( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study offers an analysis of the United Kingdom's current economic policy options and a plan for improving life for ordinary citizens via a sensible and realistic understanding of governments' limited ability to manage economic performance."--Back cover
The prince of the hundred soups : a puppet-show in narrative by Vernon Lee( Book )

6 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majoritarian electoral systems and democratic transition by Sarah Birch( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social determinants of electoral behaviour in Ukraine, 1989-1994 by Sarah Birch( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No sex sandals please, we'e French French attitudes towards politicians' public and private conduct by Katja Sarmiento-Mirwaldt( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The notion of distinct "public" and "private" spheres underpins much normative and practical engagement with political misconduct. What is less clear is whether citizens draw distinctions between misdemeanours in the "public" and "private" spheres, and whether they judge these in systematically different ways. This paper explores attitudes to political misconduct in France. French citizens are often said to be particularly relaxed about politicians' private affairs, but there has been little empirical evidence for this proposition. Drawing on original survey data, this paper demonstrates clearly that French citizens draw a sharp distinction between politicians' public and private transgressions, and are more tolerant of the latter."--Editor
Putting electronic voting under the microscope by Sarah Birch( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Electronic voting entered the political arena some years ago, with some countries advocating its use, some countries trialling and then abandoning it and yet others preferring to preserve the status quo of paper-and-pencil voting within a voting booth. In this paper we present the pros and cons of electronic voting and propose a set of characteristics we think electronic voting systems should exhibit. We then briefly review some pertinent concerns, issues and worries. We conclude by introducing the Handivote system, an electronic voting system that supports voting by means of SMS messaging, and explain how it measures up in terms of our own specified characteristics."--Editor
Christine Brooke-Rose and post-war writing in France by Sarah Birch( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majoritarian electoral systems and democratic transition by Sarah Birch( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of Moscow : Ukraine, Moldova and the Baltic Republics by Sarah Birch( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost generations : Old Cryptians killed during the Great War and Second World War by Simon Birch( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and integrity in British politics how citizens judge their politicians' conduct and why it matters by Nicholas Allen( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Public perceptions of political ethics are at the heart of current political debate. Drawing on original data, this book is the first general account of popular understandings of political ethics in contemporary British politics. It offers new insights into how citizens understand political ethics and integrity and how they form judgments of their leaders. By locating these insights against the backdrop of contemporary British political ethics, the book shows how current institutional preoccupations with standards of conduct all too often miss the mark. While the use of official resources is the primary focus of much regulation, politicians' consistency, frankness and sincerity, which citizens tend to see in terms of right and wrong, are treated as 'normal politics'. The authors suggest that new approaches may need to be adopted if public confidence in politicians' integrity is to be restored"
Voting stability, political gridlock: Ukraine's 1998 parliamentary elections by Andrew Wilson( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Christine Brooke-Rose and contemporary fiction
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Full participation : a comparative study of compulsory votingElections and democratization in UkraineElectoral systems and political transformation in post-communist EuropeEmbodying democracy : electoral system design in post-Communist Europe