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  • Attention Deficit Democracyby Ben Berger

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 37.50

    Handwringing about political apathy is as old as democracy itself. As early as 425 BC, the playwright Aristophanes ridiculed his fellow Athenians for gossiping in the market instead of voting. In more recent decades, calls for greater civic engagement as a democratic cure-all have met with widespread agreement. But how realistic--or helpful--is it... more...

  • The Four Pillars of Politicsby James T. Kitchens; Larry Powell

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99

    James T. Kitchens and Larry Powell examine why political messages appeal to voters in the United States by exploring the four pillars of the American psyche: fear, national narcissism, consumerism, and religiosity. These pillars, combined with the related matrix of attitudes, beliefs, and values, determine how political communication is understood.... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Henry Reeve

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields... more...

  • How the Obama Administration Threatens to Undermine Our Electionsby John Fund

    Encounter Books 2009; US$ 5.99

    One of the easiest ways to increase public cynicism about elections is to change the rule book to make the laws governing how we vote more vague and less rigorous. ?Reforms? have been passed amid claims they would increase voter turnout. They haven?t - but they have made it easier to commit absentee ballot and other fraud. In this explosive broadside,... more...

  • Democratic Humilityby Christopher Beem

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Reinhold Niebuhr helps us to understand why our politics is broken and research on the brain confirms his analysis: we are all vain and self-righteous, and far too quick to reject anyone who thinks otherwise. To restore a democracy that works, we need to understand ourselves better and develop the humility such knowledge should engender. ... more...

  • Wiki Governmentby Beth S. Noveck

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Wiki Government shows how to bring innovation to government. In explaining how toenhance political institutions with the power of networks, it offers a fundamentalrethinking of democracy in the digital age. Collaborative democracy—government of the people, by the people, for the people—is an old dream. Today, Wiki Government shows how technology... more...

  • Citizen Democracyby Stephen E. Frantzich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 28.99

    Through a series of carefully chosen vignettes, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays citizens from every walk of life-rich and poor, old and young, black and white, male and female, left and right, famous and obscure engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment-but... more...

  • Boundaries of Obligation in American Politicsby Cara J. Wong

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Based on analysis of three types of communities and eight national surveys, this book examines how people's definition of community shapes their views on governmental redistributive policies. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behaviorby Jan E. Leighley

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective... more...

  • Voter Turnout in the United Statesby Curtis Gans

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 230.00

    Voter Turnout in the United States is the only product on the market that provides comprehensive turnout statistics for presidential, congressional, and state gubernatorial general and primary races in the U.S. since the 1790’s. more...