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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Restoring the Consent of the Governedby Bill Bridgman

    Publish Green 2015; US$ 2.99

    If the Founding Fathers were with us today, they would be just as disappointed in Congress as we are. But they would be even more disappointed in us, the American people, since they gave us the ultimate responsibility for fixing our political system when, as now, it becomes necessary. Our challenge is to repair a Congress where currently 90% of incumbents... more...

  • Wie kommuniziert man Legitimation?by Astrid von Schlachta; Ellinor Forster; Kordula Schnegg

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Ellinor Forster ist am Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie an der Universität Innsbruck tätig. Dr. Kordula Schnegg ist Assistenzprofessorin am Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altorientalistik an der Universität Innsbruck. Dr. Astrid von Schlachta ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am... more...

  • Electoral Culturesby Georgiana Banita; Sascha Pöhlmann

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 42.94

    Presidential elections are essential to US culture, shaping the nation?s stability and global influence. This volume is the first to establish an interdisciplinary platform for a broad investigation of election mechanics and legacies. Historians, political scientists, literary scholars, and cultural theorists shed light on the narratives of election... more...

  • Political Realismby Jonathan Rauch

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit? In Political Realism , Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption... more...

  • Political Realismby Jonathan Rauch

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit? In Political Realism , Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption... more...

  • The Road to Citizenshipby Sofya Aptekar

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    In The Road to Citizenship , Sofya Aptekar analyzes what the process of becoming a citizen means for newly minted Americans and what it means for the United States as a whole. Examining the evolution of the discursive role of immigrants in the American society, immigrants? own understandings of naturalization, and the growing inequality in who gets... more...

  • The Surgeby Larry J. Sabato; Kyle Kondik; Geoffrey Skelley; Alan I. Abramowitz; Mark Blumenthal; Jamelle Bouie; Rhodes Cook; Robert Costa; Ariel Edwards-Levy; James Hohmann; Jill Lawrence; Joshua T. Putnam; Michael E. Toner; Karen E. Trainer; Sean Trende

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 23.99

    Prominent elections scholar and political commentator Larry J. Sabato brings together respected journalists and experts from across the political spectrum to examine every facet of the midterm election results and the implication for the 2016 election cycle. more...

  • The Politics of Disenfranchisement: Why is it So Hard to Vote in America?by Richard K. Scher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.95

    We think of our American democracy as being a model for the world--and it has been. But today it compares unfavorably in some respects, especially when it comes to the universal franchise. The right to vote is more conditional and less exercised in the United States than in many other mature democracies. As became clear to all in the presidential election... more...