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  • Ulrichs von Hutten polemische Dialoge im Spannungsfeld von Humanismus und Politikby Arnold Becker

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 43.16

    Die polemischen Dialoge des deutschen Reichsritters und poeta laureatus Ulrich von Hutten (1488 ? 1523) konnten in den reformatorischen Diskursen zwischen 1517 und 1521 eine große Wirkung entfalten, die an ihrer Verbreitung und ihrem Einfluss auf die späteren deutschsprachigen Reformationsdialoge ablesbar ist. Die vorliegende Monographie analysiert... more...

  • The American Anomaly: U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective, 3rd Editionby Raymond A. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Seymour Martin Lipset pronounced over a decade ago, "Someone who knows only one country knows no country." It is well established that students learn the intricacies of American politics better when they are presented in a comparative context. In today?s globalized society and workforce, it is all the more important for students to understand that... 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...

  • Lone Star Tarnishedby Cal Jillson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    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...

  • American Governmentby Cal Jillson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    History matters. America?s past is present in all aspects of the contemporary political system. Cal Jillson uses political development and the dynamics of change as a tool to help students understand how politics works now?and how institutions, participation, and policies have evolved over time to produce this political environment. Going one step... more...

  • The Insecure Americanby Hugh Gusterson; Catherine Besteman

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • Thinking Bigby James Lardner; Nathaniel Loewentheil

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 9.95

    Times are changing. Instead of obsessing about what they?re against, progressives have begun to think about what they?re for?to prepare once again to play their role as agents of bold ideas and political and social transformation. Finding new confidence and imagination, they have begun to renew their political capital. The essays in this volume draw... more...

  • Hidden Powerby Charles Derber

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95

    Political parties and elections are increasingly political theatre, with real power hidden behind a smokescreen of propaganda, carefully manipulated cultural and religious wars, and voting rituals. But there is another kind of hidden power in America: the grassroots social movements working for progressive change. If the Democratic Party can ally with... more...

  • Das politische System Österreichs und die EUby Karl Ucakar; Stefan Gschiegl

    facultas.wuv 2014; US$ 15.11

    Der Band erläutert das politische System Österreichs in historischer, verfassungsrechtlicher und theoretischer Hinsicht und zeigt seine Verbindungen mit dem europäischen Mehrebenensystem auf. Gegenstand der Darstellung sind die Entwicklung der Demokratie, die Bundesverfassung, die Volkssouveränität als Legitimationsgrundlage des politischen Systems,... more...

  • Soziale Ungleichheit im Sozialstaatby Winfried Süß; Hans Günter Hockerts

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2010; US$ 35.00

    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...