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  • 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...

  • Basic Interestsby Frank R. Baumgartner; Beth L. Leech

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00

    A generation ago, scholars saw interest groups as the single most important element in the American political system. Today, political scientists are more likely to see groups as a marginal influence compared to institutions such as Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. Frank Baumgartner and Beth Leech show that scholars have veered from one... more...

  • An Emergent European Executive Orderby Jarle Trondal

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    The book examines how the European Union profoundly penetrates the domestic branch of executive government. The author explores the accumulated organizational capacities and the every-day decision-making dynamics inside three key institutions: the European Commission, EU-level agencies, and EU committees. more...

  • Hidden Powerby Charles Derber

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95

    American democracy, argues Charles Derber, is being subverted in the name of democracy itself. Derber shows how the current regime has maintained power by intensifying the red/blue culture wars?supporting religious extremists, exploiting terrorism fears, and manipulating the electoral process. And he reveals our best hope for positive change: an alliance... more...

  • Permanently Blueby Dylan Loewe

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.00

    In 2008 Democrats accomplished the political trifecta that had eluded them for more than 40 years:  get a progressive president elected and win landslide victories in the House and Senate at the same time.  The question is, was that the high point for the party? Or was it just the beginning of a Democratic golden age?  As author Dylan Loewe compellingly... more...

  • Innovative Governments: Creative Approaches to Local Problemsby Douglas Watson

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 64.00

    Due to state and federally mandated programs, local governments are increasingly resorting to innovative and alternative means of performing their functions because taxpayers are becoming more resistant to tax increases. Certain conditions need to exist for governmental innovation to be possible. This work explores these situations, using case studies... more...

  • Citizen Democracyby Stephen E. Frantzich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 34.99

    Through a series of carefully chosen vignettes, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays citizens from every walk of life-rich and poor, old and young, black and white, male and female, left and right, famous and obscure engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment-but... more...

  • Ethics of Spyingby Jan Goldman

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 47.99

    Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Volume 2 seeks to define an intelligence professional while utilizing various theoretical and practical perspectives. Prominent scholars explore ethics through the intelligence cycle and how ethics is evolving and viewed in a post-9/11 world. The book concludes with a survey on ethical conduct... more...

  • Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Eraby Tse-Kang Leng; Yun-han Chu; Chih-Jou Jay Chen; Peter T.Y. Cheung; Jianyu He; Shu Keng; Richard Madsen; Jean C. Oi; Kaoru Shimizu; Anne F. Thurston; Shaoguang Wang; Susan H. Whiting

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 104.99

    Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in the international arena, so that the transitionsdomestically bring about substantial influence on the whole world. Dynamics of Local Governance... more...

  • Partisan Bondsby Jeffrey D. Grynaviski

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Argues that voters rely on partisan cues because party brand names provide credible information about how politicians are likely to act in office. more...