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  • Why Secret Intelligence Failsby Michael A Turner

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    Michael Turner argues that the root causes of failures in American intelligence can be found in the way it is organized and in the intelligence process itself. Intelligence that has gone awry affects national decision making and, ultimately, American national security. Intelligence officials are reluctant to talk about intelligence successes, claiming... more...

  • Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community, 1946?2005by Douglas Garthoff

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    President Harry Truman created the job of director of central intelligence (DCI) in 1946 so that he and other senior administration officials could turn to one person for foreign intelligence briefings. The DCI was the head of the Central Intelligence Group until 1947, when he became the director of the newly created Central Intelligence Agency. This... more...

  • The Mythology of American Politicsby John Bookman

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 25.95

    In this provocative set of essays, John Bookman delves beneath the transitory issues of the day to identify and respond to the fundamental, perennial questions of American politics. The questions concern the myths that shape the thinking of so many Americans about politics. These myths are the popular narratives that impart meaning to the American... more...

  • Classical Antiquity and the Politics of Americaby Michael Meckler

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Although most prevalent and obvious during the early decades of the Republic, the influence of classical antiquity on American politics persists even into the 21st century.  This study tracks the movement of classicism throughout U.S. history and illustrates how the ancient Greeks and Romans continue to influence political theory and determine policy... more...

  • Debates, Differences and Divisionsby Michael Kryzanek

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    Debuting it its first edition, this book is organized around the approach that American politics can best be understood by examining the issues that reflect the ideas, principles, concerns, fears, morals and hopes of the American people. Debates, Differences and Divisions looks at twenty-five hot button issues affecting American politics and policy... more...

  • The Politics of Lyingby Lionel Cliffe; Maureen Ramsay; David Bartlett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 176.00

    This book provides the first attempt to synthesise what is a pervasive phenomenon, and one that is mentioned tangentially in many political analyses, but nowhere receives the systematic and theoretical treatment that its significance to the working of 'democratic' political practice deserves. It will thus be a volume that should interest a range of... more...

  • America's Secret Powerby Loch K. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 25.95 US$ 22.32

    This study provides a detailed examination of the CIA, its primary aims, and its relations with other American institutions, including Congress, the White House, the media and the universities. more...

  • The Executive Branch of State Governmentby Margaret Ferguson

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 95.00

    Offering a perspective on the office of the governor covering all 50 states, this volume, one of three titles in "ABC-CLIO's About State Government" set, explores the roles played by the governorship and state-level bureaucracies, both in managing the state's business and as a component of the overall national system of government. more...

  • The Legislative Branch of State Governmentby Thomas H. Little

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 95.00

    Examining the role of the state legislatures of all 50 states, and offering details of how each of these legislative bodies functions, this volume, one of the three titles in "ABC-CLIO's About State Government" set, offers coverage of American politics at the state level, focusing on how a specific governmental branch operates in each state. more...

  • Love and Powerby Michael J. Perry

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    In this sequel to his Morality, Politics, and Law , Michael Perry addresses the proper relation of moral convictions to the politics of a morally pluralistic society. While his analysis focuses on religious morality, Perry's argument applies to morality generally. Contending that no justification of a contested political choice can be neutral among... more...