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Birch, Sarah 1963-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 2,856 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Death registers  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: JN96.A95, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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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 339 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 )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Electoral malpractice by Sarah Birch( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 232 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 )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 208 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
National policy in a global economy : how government can improve living standards and balance the books by Ian Budge( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 66 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
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

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
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

Majoritarian electoral systems and democratic transition by Sarah Birch( )

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

Russia's authoritarian elections by Stephen White( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The democracy commission : reforming democracy to combat political inequality by Mathew Lawrence( Book )

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

Ukraine : Presidential Power, Veto Strategies and Democratisation by Sarah Birch( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Russia's authoritarian elections by Stephen White( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia is the world's largest country, and its politics affect the entire international community. Formally, who exercises the power of government is decided, as in Western democracies, by competitive elections that are held at regular intervals. But there have increasingly been doubts about the extent to which Russian parliamentary and presidential elections can be considered 'free and fair', and it is the argument of this coauthored study that they are better defined as 'authoritarian elections', with a number of distinct characteristics. Using a wide range of sources, including surveys, election statistics, interviews, focus groups and the printed press, the contributors to this important collection analyse Russia's authoritarian elections in a variety of ways: how they are conducted, what citizens think about them, and how the Russian experience relates to a wider international context. Elections are the central mechanism by which citizens can seek to hold their government to account; this collection shows the ways in which that mechanism can be manipulated from above such it becomes more of an extension of central authority than a means by which the public at large can impose their own priorities. This book was originally published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies
 
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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 UkraineEmbodying democracy : electoral system design in post-Communist EuropeElectoral systems and political transformation in post-communist Europe