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- HarperCollins 2004; US$ 12.99
The man who shook up American politics in 2000 -- and is doingso again in 2004 -- returns to hold both parties' feet to the fire with his straight talk about Bush, corporate government, and the whole political charade. Ralph Nader -- relentless activist, brilliant visionary -- may also be the most honest man we've got left in politics. And yet from... more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
John Gastil challenges conventional assumptions about public opinion, elections, and political expression in this persuasive treatise on how to revitalize the system of representative democracy in the United States. Gastil argues that American citizens have difficulty developing clear policy interests, seldom reject unrepresentative public officials,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 23.00
Stealth Democracy examines how people want their democratic government to work. Americans don't like many of the practices associated with democracy - conflict, debates, compromises. If they had their way, political decisions would be made by unselfish decision makers because people would be free from having to monitor government. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00
This is the first major study of the origins of direct primary elections in the US since the 1920s. It shows the direct primary was the result of an effort, starting in the late 1880s, by mainstream party politicians. more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2005; US$ 13.99
Your guide to passing the U.S. Citizenship Test and becoming a citizen Why CliffsTestPrep Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need--fast! Written by test prep specialists About the contents: This guide helps you learn about the history and government of the United States and improve your English skills. As you... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 24.95
Democracy has never been more vulnerable. The problem is right here in America. How to Sabotage an Election Become an election judge and carry a refrigerator magnet in your pocket Program every fifth vote to automatically record for your candidate Bury your hacked code Avi Rubin, a computer scientist at Johns Hopkins and a specialist in systems... more...
- Cato Institute 2005; US$ 10.00
Twenty-four U.S. states now fund campaigns for public office, and American taxpayers have contributed some 2 billion USD since 1976 to subsidize primary and general election campaigns for the presidency. In this book, more than a dozen experts offer a broad and sceptical assessment of taxpayer financing of election campaigns. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.95
"Documents how recent trends in civic engagement have been shaped by political institutions and public policies and recommends ways to increase the amount, quality, and distribution of civic engagement, focusing on elections, the metropolis, and the nonprofit sector and philanthropy"--Provided by publisher. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 50.00
This work provides an examination of the people, forces, and events that have shaped the right, opportunities, and value of the vote in America from 1715 to the 21st century. It focuses on various legal, constitutional, and social barriers, and on what controversies still remain. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 99.99
Through case studies of the cities of Chicago, Gary, Philadelphia and Atlanta in the USA, the author of this text explores why black people have won political empowerment in some areas and not others. He asserts that competition among white factions creates opportunities for black leaders. more...