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  • Maryland Politics and Political Communication, 1950-2005by Theodore F. Sheckels

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 32.99

    Maryland Politics and Political Communication, 1950-2005 is not a survey of all that occurred between 1950 and 2005. Rather, this book focuses on a set of interesting political events in which communication is a very important variable. These events, be they elections or episodes of governance, are also_arguably_the most dramatic ones during the period. 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Congress—the institution, not the parties or personalities—showing 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...

  • 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...

  • Collaborationby John M. Kamensky; Thomas J. Burlin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.99

    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 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...