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  • 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...

  • The Insecure Americanby Hugh Gusterson; Catherine Besteman

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Americans are feeling insecure. They are retreating to gated communities in record numbers, fearing for their jobs and their 401(k)s, nervous about their health insurance and their debt levels, worrying about terrorist attacks and immigrants. In this innovative volume, editors Hugh Gusterson and Catherine Besteman gather essays from nineteen leading... more...

  • Intelligence and Government in Britain and the United States: A Comparative Perspective [2 volumes]by Philip Davies

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 144.00

    Intelligence and Government in Britain and the United States: A Comparative Perspective is an intensive, comparative exploration of the role of organizational and political culture in the development of the intelligence communities of America and her long-time ally. Each national system is examined as a detailed case study set in a common conceptual... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine Stateby Seth C. McKee

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    Redrawing district lines is arguably the most polarizing of political activities in the United States today. As technological developments permit more and more sophisticated statistical analyses, those in charge of the process are more tempted to gerrymander districts for their own future benefit. At the same time, as this data is made available to... 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...

  • Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)by Al Franken

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.38

    Al Franken, one of America's savviest satirists has been studying the rhetoric of the Right. He has listened to their cries of 'slander', 'bias' and even 'treason'. He has examined the Bush administration's policies of squandering our surplus, ravaging the environment, and alienating the rest of the world. He's even watched Fox News. A lot. And in... more...

  • Lone Star Tarnishedby Cal Jillson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state?s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished approaches public policy in the nation?s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical perspective provides the scope for asking how various policy domains have... more...