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  • Evolution of the British Party Systemby Robert C. Self

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    By the end of the nineteenth century, reform and development of the British electoral system had inaugurated a new style of mass politics which fundamentally transformed the face of the British party system. This book traces the evolution of recognisably modern parties from their roots in the 1880s through half a century of dramatic change in organisational... more...

  • Gladstone, Disraeli and Later Victorian Politicsby Paul Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    A major new edition of this introductory survey of the two main political parties, from the rise of the Liberal Party under Gladstone until the period of Conservative domination under Salisbury in the late nineteenth century. As well as assessing the impact of major political landmarks such as the Great Reform Acts, it also describes the nineteenth... more...

  • Who Voted for Hitler?by Richard F. Hamilton

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 88.50

    Challenging the traditional belief that Hitler's supporters were largely from the lower middle class, Richard F. Hamilton analyzes Nazi electoral successes by turning to previously untapped sources--urban voting records. This examination of data from a series of elections in fourteen of the largest German cities shows that in most of them the vote... more...

  • Feminist Perspectives on Politicsby Chris Corrin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Feminist Perspectives on Politics considers how feminist perspectives have considerably broadened the scope of what is considered 'political'. Themes and issues covered range from nineteenth century debates around women's equality and liberation, to twentieth century arguments and activities towards gaining a more nuanced understanding of women's differences... more...

  • Patron Saint of Prostitutesby Helen Mathers; Emma Thompson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    The 'steel rape' of women is a scandal that is almost forgotten today. In Victorian England, police forces were granted powers to force any woman they suspected of being a 'common prostitute' to undergo compulsory medical examinations. Women who refused to submit willingly, some as young as 13, could be arrested and incarcerated. The scandal was exposed... more...

  • Paradoxes of Liberal Democracyby Paul M. Sniderman; Michael Bang Petersen; Rune Slothuus; Rune Stubager

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In 2005, twelve cartoons mocking the prophet Mohammed appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten , igniting a political firestorm over demands by some Muslims that the claims of their religious faith take precedence over freedom of expression. Given the explosive reaction from Middle Eastern governments, Muslim clerics, and some Danish politicians,... more...

  • LBJ and Grassroots Federalismby Robert H. Duke

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas reveals the local ramifications of federal policy. Three case studies in the rising career of Lyndon B. Johnson show this in action: LBJ's formative experience as a New Dealer directing the National Youth Administration (NYA) in Texas; his key role as senate majority... more...

  • Extreme Right in Scandinaviaby Anders Widfeldt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book provides an up-to-date account of extreme right parties in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It seeks to explain why these parties have grown in support, and in Denmark and Norway reached positions of direct political influence. Following an analytical framework, in which explanatory factors on the demand- as well as supply-sides are identified,... more...

  • Congressional Primary Electionsby Robert G. Boatright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20 th century as a means of breaking the hold of political "bosses" on the nomination of candidates. Yet now, many contend that primaries have become a means by which... more...

  • What Women Really Wantby Morgan Brittany; Gina Loudon; Ann-Marie Murrell

    WND Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    In the 1950s women were seen as docile homemakers due to the propaganda of the vocal but few feminazis of the 1960s. The 1970s through the 1990s women experienced the fallout of the so-called liberation of women with a rise of angst and self-consciousness that led to depression, image issues, and guilt. Today the traditional woman, the new lady, is... more...