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- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 28.00
The official companion book to the brand new HBO(r) documentary In the HBO(r) documentary tentatively titled Citizen USA , acclaimed filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi sets out on a road trip across America to attend naturalization ceremonies in all fifty states to meet brand-new citizens and find out why they chose America as their home. What she discovers... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 64.99
Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Proces s covers all elements of parties and the electoral process, including local, state, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems; state and local nominations; state and local elections; presidential nominations; and presidential elections. Separate chapters are... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 60.00
In 1973, Wilson Carey McWilliams (1933--2005) published The Idea of Fraternity in America, a groundbreaking book that argued for an alternative to America's dominant philosophy of liberalism. This alternative tradition emphasized that community and fraternal bonds were as vital to the process of maintaining political liberty as was individual liberty.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 32.00
The founders of the American republic saw two motivations for individual civic participation: self-interest and civic duty. This book argues that the declining nature of traditional forms of civic participation over the last half century are the result of the evolution of larger institutional, social, and historical forces that have favored the self-interest... more...
- NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00
Helen Heran Jun explores how the history of U.S. citizenshiphas positioned Asian Americans and African Americans in interlocking socio-political relationships since the mid nineteenth century. Rejecting the conventional emphasis on ‘inter-racial prejudice,’ Jun demonstrates how a politics of inclusion has constituted a racial Other within... more...
- NYU Press 2001; US$ 89.00
Many have argued that soft money and special interests are destroying the American electoral system. And yet the clarion call for campaign finance reform only touches on the more general belief that money and economic power have a disastrous impact on both free expression and American democracy. The nation's primary sources of communication, the... more...
- NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00
In First Person Political , Grant Reeher combats the public's alienation from and distrust of politicians by putting a personal face on everyday political life. Through moving personal interviews, Reeher allows legislators to tell their own stories about how and why they came to politics, the experience of serving in their state legislature, their... more...
- Triumph Books 2012; US$ 11.99
A portrait of the polarized reactions to politician Sarah Palin Presented in a unique reversible-book format, this is the ultimate chronicle of the public reaction to a certain former Alaskan governor who is famous or infamous, depending on who is speaking. Both sides of the Sarah Palin argument find strong and unabashedly-biased voices in the book,... more...
- The New Press 2012; US$ 17.95
Victoria Bassetti has worked with legislative and judicial bodies of the U.S. government, including serving as chief counsel/staff director to a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. She has been active in numerous political campaigns and participates regularly in Election Day voter-protection efforts. Electoral Dysfunction is... more...