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  • The Coming Age of Direct Democracyby Mark Baldassare; Cheryl Katz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 29.99

    This book examines the new, hybrid democracy that has been taking shape in California since the 2003 recall of Gov. Gray Davis and election of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Using the results of surveys with more than 150,000 Californians, the book reveals the public attitudes behind the move to supplant governance by elected representatives with an increased... more...

  • Eyes on Spiesby Amy B. Zegart

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Amy Zegart examines the weaknesses of US intelligence oversight and why those deficiencies have persisted, despite the unprecedented importance of intelligence in today's environment. She argues that many of the biggest oversight problems lie with Congressthe institution, not the parties or personalitiesshowing how Congress has collectively and persistently... more...

  • Issues on My Mindby George P. Shultz; Henry A. Kissinger

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Former Nixon and Reagan cabinet member George Shultz offers his views on how to govern more effectively, get our economy back on track, take advantage of new opportunities in the energy field, combat the use of addictive drugs, apply a strategic overview to diplomacy, and identify necessary steps to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. If we can... more...

  • Remaking Domestic Intelligenceby Richard A. Posner

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    The author reveals the dangerous weaknesses undermining domestic intelligence in the United States and tells why a new national security service should not be part of the FBI. He explains the need for a new domestic intelligence agency, modeled on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and lodged in the Department of Homeland Security. more...

  • Collaborationby John M. Kamensky; Thomas J. Burlin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 45.99

    As government faces more complex problems, and citizens expect more, the way government delivers services and results is changing rapidly. The traditional model of government agencies administering hundreds of programs by themselves is giving way to one-stop services and cross-agency results. This translation implies collaboration?within agencies;... more...

  • Confusionby Nick Dyrenfurth; Paul Strangio

    Melbourne University Press 2009; US$ 33.32

    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...

  • Corporate Political Agencyby Barry M. Mitnick

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 54.00 US$ 45.90

    How do business firms decide on their strategies for political advocacy? What agents do they use to influence the business and governmental environments? Should a corporation use an outside agent such as a trade association or rely on an in-house public affairs manager? This book represents the first-ever comprehensive overview of the burgeoning phenomenon... more...

  • Creating Public Value in Practiceby John M. Bryson; Barbara C. Crosby; Laura Bloomberg

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 89.95

    Creating Public Value in Practice: Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World brings together a stellar cast of thinkers to explore issues of public and cross-sector decision-making within a framework of democratic civic engagement. It offers an integrative approach to understanding and applying the... more...

  • Laws, Men and Machinesby Michael Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • The Hidden Handby Richard H. Immerman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 37.95 US$ 32.89

    The Hidden Hand is a succinct accessible and up-to-date survey of the Central Intelligence Agency’s history from its inception in 1947 to the present. Covers both aspects of the CIA’s mission – the collection and analysis of intelligence and the execution of foreign policy through covert, paramilitary operations De-mythologizes... more...