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MacDonald, Michael 1952-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 2,229 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael MacDonald
Overreach : delusions of regime change in Iraq by Michael MacDonald( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a fair number of Americans thought the idea was crazy. Now everyone, except a few die-hards, thinks it was. So what was going through the minds of the talented and experienced men and women who planned and initiated the war? What were their assumptions? Overreach aims to recover those presuppositions. Michael MacDonald examines the standard hypotheses for the decision to attack, showing them to be either wrong or of secondary importance: the personality of President George W. Bush, including his relationship with his father; Republican electoral considerations; the oil lobby; the Israeli lobby. He also undermines the argument that the war failed because of the Bush administration's incompetence. The more fundamental reasons for the Iraq War and its failure, MacDonald argues, are located in basic axioms of American foreign policy, which equate America's ideals with its interests (distorting both in the process) and project those ideals as universally applicable. Believing that democratic principles would bring order to Iraq naturally and spontaneously, regardless of the region's history and culture or what Iraqis themselves wanted, neoconservative thinkers, with support from many on the left, advocated breaking the back of state power under Saddam Hussein. They maintained that by bringing about radical regime change, the United States was promoting liberalism, capitalism, and democracy in Iraq. But what it did instead was unleash chaos." -- Provided by publisher
Children of wrath : political violence in Northern Ireland by Michael MacDonald( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why race matters in South Africa by Michael MacDonald( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of how the transition to democracy in South Africa enfranchised blacks politically but without raising most of them from poverty. It shows in detail how the continuing strength of the white establishment forces the leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) to compromise plans for full political and economic transformation. Deferring the economic tranformation, the new dispensation nurtures a small black elite. The new elite absorbs the economic interests of the established white elites while continuing to share racial identities with the majority of their countrymen, muffling the divisions between rich whites and poor blacks, thus ensuring political stability in the new South Africa."--Jacket
The siren's song: the political logic of power-sharing in South Africa by Michael MacDonald( )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elections, parties, democracy : conferring the median mandate by Michael D McDonald( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This venture into political theory and comparative politics combines traditional concerns about democracy with modern analytical methods. It asks how contemporary democracies work, an essential stage in asking how they can be justified. An answer to both questions is found in the idea of the median mandate. The voter in the middle - the voice of the majority - empowers the centre party in parliament to translate its preferences into public policy. The median mandate provides a unified theory of democracy - pluralist, consensus, majoritarian, liberal, and populist - by replacing each qualified 'vision' with an integrated account of how representative institutions work. The unified theory is put to the test with comprehensive cross-national evidence covering 21 democracies from 1950 through to 1995." "This book will be of interest to specialists and general readers alike, representing as it does a reaffirmation of traditional democratic practice in an uncertain and threatening world."--Jacket
Dance with me( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hand on the tiller: the politics of State and class in South Africa by Michael MacDonald( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Empire and communication the media wars of Marshall McLuhan by Michael MacDonald( )

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

The siren's song : the political logic of power-sharing in South Africa by Michael MacDonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Why race matters in South Africa
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Alternative Names
M. 1952

Mac Donald, Michael 1952-

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MacDonald, Allyson, 1952-

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Marey 1952

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McDonald, Michael 1952-

McDonald, Michale D. 1952-

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Languages
English (45)