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  • State Legislatures Todayby Peverill Squire; Gary Moncrief

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 34.99

    A concise and provocative introduction to state legislative politics, this book a supplement for state and local government courses and upper level courses on legislative politics. It examines state legislatures and state lawmakers, putting them in historical context, showing how they have evolved over the years, and differentiating them from... more...

  • A Conspicuous Silence: American Foreign Policy, Women, and Saudi Arabiaby Valerie M. Hudson; Patricia Leidl

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first to clearly state that: "the subjugation of women is a direct threat to the security of the United States." This declaration has come to be known as the Hillary Doctrine, and it was formally incorporated into the first Quadrennial Diplomatic and Development Review of U.S. foreign policy in 2010. If the Hillary Doctrine... more...

  • Fair Playby James M Olson

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America?s first spies, said, ?Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.? A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is... more...

  • Gatekeeperby John Sullivan

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    John F. Sullivan was a polygraph examiner with the CIA for thirty-one years, during which time he conducted more tests than anyone in the history of the CIA's program. The lie detectors act as the Agency's gatekeepers, preventing foreign agents, unsuitable applicants, and employees guilty of misconduct from penetrating or harming the Agency. Here... more...

  • Enter the Past Tenseby Roland W Haas

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 17.95

    While at Purdue University on an NROTC scholarship in 1971, Roland Haas was recruited to become a CIA deep clandestine operative. He underwent intensive training to prepare for insertion into hostile areas, including High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) parachuting and weapons instruction. In the course of his first mission (to East and West Germany,... more...

  • Terminating Public Programs: An American Political Paradoxby Mark R. Daniels

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This text examines why and when policies or organizations are terminated, how they can be terminated successfully, and what often prevents them from being terminated. The literature on termination and a variety of case studies are reviewed in order to identify theories supported by research. more...

  • Was ist mit den Amis los?by Christoph von Marschall

    Herder Verlag 2012; US$ 14.30

    2012 steht in den USA im Zeichen des Präsidentschaftswahlkampfs und auch Europa schaut gespannt zu. Warum sind so viele Amerikaner gegen Obamas Gesundheitsreform? Was bewegt sie beim Thema Klimaschutz? Und wie ist es grundsätzlich mit der vielbeschworenen »Wertegemeinschaft« des Westens bestellt? Was trennt und was verbindet Amerikaner und Europäer?... more...

  • Human Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and National Leadershipby Gary Berntsen

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The next president of the United States faces innumerable complex problems, from a possible prolonged recession to climate change. An immediate difficulty for the president will be the global conflict between the West and Islamic jihadists and state sponsors of terrorism. The creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the recommendations... more...

  • Es werde Geld ? (Telepolis)by Rainer Sommer

    Heise Zeitschriften Verlag 2014; US$ 3.81

    Seit es existiert, ist "Geld" in seiner realen wie emotionalen Bedeutung für den Menschen wohl nur mit Begriffen wie "Liebe" und "Tod" zu vergleichen. In Marktgesellschaften wird es zum "Ding an sich" und entsprechend umfangreich sind die Alltagserfahrung und das Alltagswissen sowie die Diskussionen um Wesen,... more...

  • Issues in American Political Lifeby Robert Thobaben; Charles Funderburk; Donna Schlagheck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 100.95

    A core text for undergraduate courses in American Public Policy, or supplemental reading in such courses as Introduction to American Government or Politics, American Public Policy Analysis, Introduction to Political Science.  A substantive alternative to typical "issues" texts-which cover too many issues, too superficially-this intriguing and comprehensive... more...