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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95
Pundits have observed that if so many incumbents are returned to Congress to each election by such wide margins, perhaps we should look for ways to increase competitiveness ? a centerpiece to the American way of life ? through redistricting. Do competitive elections increase voter satisfaction? How does voting for a losing candidate affect voters?... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99
"How Do We Ever Speak with One Voice Again in Our Divided and Angry Country?" It is amazing how one America is isolated from the "other" America. The red/blue state divisions run so deep that it is possible to live without any interaction?ideological or otherwise?with those who hold different opinions than oneself. We are a people alienated, from... more...
- 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...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 31.95
Why do politicians frequently heed the preferences of small groups of citizens over those of the majority? Breaking new theoretical ground, Benjamin Bishin explains how the desires of small groups, which he calls ?subconstituencies,? often trump the preferences of much larger groups. Demonstrating the wide applicability of his ?unified theory of... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Powerful and enlightening. How to Overthrow the Government is an impassioned call to arms from one of America's sharpest and most independent commentators. In its pages Huffington breaks away from the party-line platitudes of Republicans and Democrats alike while challenging Amerians to rise up and take back their government. From the power of special... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00
How should politicians act? When should they try to lead public opinion and when should they follow it? Should politicians see themselves as experts, whose opinions have greater authority than other people's, or as participants in a common dialogue with ordinary citizens? When do virtues like toleration and willingness to compromise deteriorate into... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00
At a time when campaign finance reform is widely viewed as synonymous with cleaning up Washington and promoting political equality, Bradley Smith, a nationally recognized expert on campaign finance reform, argues that all restriction on campaign giving should be eliminated. In Unfree Speech , he presents a bold, convincing argument for the repeal... more...