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  • Soziale Ungleichheit im Sozialstaatby Winfried Süß; Hans Günter Hockerts

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 24.00

    Soziale Ungleichheit fordert moderne Gesellschaften permanent heraus. Der Sozialstaat kann Ungleichheiten abbauen, aber auch verstetigen und sogar selbst erzeugen. Der vorliegende Band untersucht am Beispiel Deutschlands und Großbritanniens, wie diese Herausforderung in zwei unterschiedlich geprägten Sozialstaaten reflektiert und politisch aufgegriffen... more...

  • Intelligence and Surprise Attackby Erik J. Dahl

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    How can the United States avoid a future surprise attack on the scale of 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, in an era when such devastating attacks can come not only from nation states, but also from terrorist groups or cyber enemies?. Intelligence and Surprise Attack examines why surprise attacks often succeed even though, in most cases, warnings had been available... more...

  • Why States? The Challenge of Federalismby Matthew Spalding; Eugene Hickok

    The Heritage Foundation 2013; US$ 10.95

    Everyone knows from childhood civics, or at least from the moment they try to get a driver's license, that this is a nation of states. So what?Federalism is a core component of the infrastructure of freedom. It checks the centralization of the national government and protects a sphere of state autonomy and local self-government, the result of which... more...

  • Confusionby Paul Strangio; Nick Dyrenfurth

    Melbourne University Press 2009; Not Available

    In Confusion, some of Australia's foremost political historians including Judith Brett and Stuart Macintyre revisit the seminal moment when liberals threw in their lot with the conservatives. In May 1909, Alfred Deakin, the radical liberal doyen, struck an agreement for a controversial 'fusion' with the anti-Labor factions, with the new grouping... more...

  • Laughter in the Shadowsby Stuart E. Methven

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    This memoir of a CIA operations officer captures the spirit of the early years of the Agency, a period sometimes described as its 'finest hours.' Using the alias 'St. Martin,' Stuart Methven served in the CIA from the 1950s through the 1970s. The book opens by describing the author's training in the clandestine arts and subsequent assignment to Asia... more...

  • Laws, Men and Machinesby Michael Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1990, Laws, Men and Machines is an original interpretation of the lasting influence that Newtonian mechanics has had on the design and operation of the American political system. The author argues that it is this mechanistic tradition that now instinctively shapes the way we conceive of, analyse, and evaluate American politics,... more...

  • Analyzing Intelligenceby Roger Z. George; James B. Bruce

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Analyzing Intelligence , now in a revised and extensively updated second edition, assesses the state of the profession of intelligence analysis from the practitioners point of view. The contributors—most of whom have held senior positions in the US intelligence community—review the evolution of the field, the rise of new challenges, pitfalls... more...

  • AQA A2 Government & Politics Student Unit Guide New: Unit 3a The Politics of the USA Updatedby Colleen Harris; Simon Lemieux

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 15.98

    Written by Colleen Harris and updated by Simon Lemieux, this updated New Edition Student Unit Guide provides support throughout the course. . Feel confident you understand the unit: the guide comprehensively covers the unit content and includes topic summaries, knowledge check questions and answers, and a reference index. . Use up-to-date examples:... more...

  • The California Republicby Brian P. Janiskee; Ken Masugi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 32.99

    The essays in The California Republic explore the evolution of Progressivism in California and also its contemporary policy consequences. Designed to work in tandem with other texts or as a stand-alone reader, the book examines themes ranging from founding principles to institutions, from local government to statesmanship, and from elections to policy... more...

  • Public Mattersby William A. Galston

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 29.99

    After preparing to lead a quiet life as a teacher and scholar of political theory, William Galston has spent the past quarter century crossing the boundaries between academia and public life, including a two-year stint as Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy under President Clinton. Reflecting these boundary-crossings, Public Matters contains a selection... more...