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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
In this important book, well known Comparativist, Howard J. Wiarda, traces the long and controversial history of culture studies, and the relations of political culture and identity politics to political science. Under attack from structuralists, institutionalists, Marxists, and dependency writers, Wiarda examines and assesses the reasons for these... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 36.95
Wiarda provides a new edition of a pioneering exploration of Latin American political culture, the autoritarian tradition, and the recent transitions to democracy and the special meaning of that term in the Latin American context.||The volume contains a provocative Introduction and Conclusion by the editor as well as essays by leading scholars of Latin... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00
This book analyzes the main competing grand theories in the social sciences, including developmentalism, dependency analysis, Marxism, institutionalism, rational choice, Freudianism, environmentalism, sociobiology, neurosciences, and transitions to democracy. more...
- Westview Press 2003; US$ 25.99
Considers the possibility of opening up economies and societies of the Third World to democracy; specifically the role of civil society in contributing to democracy and the varieties of civil society and state-society relations in distinct Third World areas. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95
The puzzle or query that chiefly concerns this author is why the United States (US) and its foreign policy have such a hard time understanding cultures and societies other than their own. This provocative book argues that the US needs to end its attitudes of superiority and condescension toward other nations and cultures and redirect its foreign policy... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99
Conservative Brain Trust traces the rise, fall, and rise again of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI). More than that, it is the story of one of Washington's leading think tanks, what it's like to work there, how Washington works, and how AEI influences policy, including policy on the controversial Iraq War. The book... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99
In Military Brass vs. Civilian Academics at the National War College: A Clash of Cultures, Howard J. Wiarda uses his first-hand experience to examine the conflict between the two cultures, military and civilian, that coexist uneasily at the College. He also explores the issues-tenure, academic freedom, research, teaching-that divide them. While this... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99
Think tanks have become increasingly important in American politics foreign policy. In the last thirty years think tanks have emerged as major actors on the political stage, comparable in influence to large interest groups, political parties, and government agencies. In the same time span these think tanks have replaced universities as the main source... more...