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  • Ethnicity, Democracy and Citizenship in Africaby Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores two kinds of citizenship deficits: those experienced by the Nubians in Kenya and, more centrally, those which represent the limits of citizenship theories. The author argues for an understanding of citizenship as made up of multiple component parts: status, rights and membership, which are often disaggregated through time, across... more...

  • Watchdogs on the Hillby Linda L. Fowler

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature?s most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth... more...

  • The Surgeby Larry J. Sabato; Kyle Kondik; Geoffrey Skelley; Alan I. Abramowitz; Mark Blumenthal; Jamelle Bouie; Rhodes Cook; Robert Costa; Ariel Edwards-Levy; James Hohmann; Jill Lawrence; Joshua T. Putnam; Michael E. Toner; Karen E. Trainer; Sean Trende

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 23.99

    1. A Midterm Course Correction, Larry J. Sabato 2. The Primaries of 2014: More Than Meets the Eye, Rhodes Cook 3. The 2014 Senate Elections?and Beyond, James Hohmann 4. The State of the House: The Midterm?s Presidential Penalty Strikes Again, Kyle Kondik 5. It?s Good to Be a Republican: The Governors? Edition, Geoffrey Skelley ... more...

  • A Practical Guide to Government Managementby Vince Meconi

    Bernan Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    A Practical Guide to Government Management provides a comprehensive yet one-volume work on high-level government management and can be described as a management book, reference book, and textbook all in one. It is geared towards any upper level government manager, public administration student, or anyone interested in public sector management.... more...

  • Democracy and Public Administrationby Richard C Box

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.95

    The true measure of the successful practice of public service is its ability to remain faithful to the tenets of democratic society. This introductory text links the practice of public administration to the core concepts of American democracy. It covers the nuts and bolts of public administration in the context of "delivering democracy" in public service... more...

  • The New Public Serviceby Janet V. Denhardt; Robert B. Denhardt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The New Public Service: Serving, not Steering provides a framework for the many voices calling for the reaffirmation of democratic values, citizenship, and service in the public interest. It is organized around a set of seven core principles: (1) serve citizens, not customers; (2) seek the public interest; (3) value citizenship and public service... more...

  • E-Government: Information, Technology, and Transformationby Hans J Schnoll

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book presents a citizen-centric perspective of the dual components of e-government and e-governance. E-government> refers to the practice of online public reporting by government to citizens, and to service delivery via the Internet. E-governance represents the initiatives for citizens to participate and provide their opinion on government websites.... more...

  • Untrodden Groundby Harold H. Bruff

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    When Thomas Jefferson struck a deal for the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, he knew he was adding a new national power to those specified in the Constitution, but he also believed his actions were in the nation?s best interest. His successors would follow his example, setting their own constitutional precedents. Tracing the evolution and expansion of... more...

  • After Hope and Changeby James W. Ceaser; Andrew E. Busch; John J. Pitney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 26.99

    Updated to include the 2014 midterms and previewing the coming 2016 election cycle, After Hope and Change provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney Jr. more...

  • Democratic Decision-making in the EUby Anne Elizabeth Stie

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book examines the democratic legitimacy of the European Union (EU) and evaluates the democratic credentials of the EU?s main decision-making procedure. It finds that though there is potential for democratic decision-making in the EU, the actual process is dominated by technocrats and secret meetings. The book assesses and discusses the conditions... more...