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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 54.05
This companion guide to the celebrated How Congress Works delivers a solid, broad-based introduction to how American voters elect their representatives. Historical perspective covers how the process has changed throughout our country's history, as one barrier to voting after another has fallen to pressure for wider suffrage. more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2007; US$ 425.50
For basic information on the electoral process, in-depth analysis on specific eras and issues, or anything in between, Guide to U.S. Elections satisfies the need. This renowned reference source includes in-depth historical coverage of every major aspect of federal and gubernatorial elections in the United States. Now infused with new data, analysis,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 33.95
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$ 41.95
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...