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  • The Persuadable Voterby D. Sunshine Hillygus; Todd G. Shields

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the electorate is persuaded by these controversial issues? And what are the consequences for American democracy? In this provocative and engaging... more...

  • Unstoppableby Ralph Nader

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 25.99

    Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. Now he ramps up the fight and makes a persuasive case that Americans are not powerless. In Unstoppable , he explores the emerging political alignment of the Left and the Right against... more...

  • The Rise of the American Corporate Security Stateby Beatrice Edwards

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 16.95

    Take Back Our Civil Liberties! Beatrice Edwards, executive director of the organization representing Edward Snowden and four other NSA whistleblowers, argues that we now live in a Corporate Security State, where the government is more interested in protecting the companies that serve it than the citizens who support it. Hheavy domestic surveillance,... more...

  • Making European Citizens?by Paul Rünz; Annette Schmitt; Johannes Marx; Volker Kunz

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    Model European Union (MEU) is a simulation of European politics that provides participants with a hands-on experience of the decision-making process of the European Union (EU). Hundreds of young Europeans meet each year at multi-day MEU conferences in cities across Europe. Does this experience have a measurable and lasting impact on participants' knowledge... more...

  • Money, Power, and Electionsby Rodney A. Smith

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Have campaign finance reform laws actually worked? Is money less influential in electing candidates today than it was thirty years ago when legislation was first enacted? Absolutely not, argues Rodney A. Smith in this passionately written, fact-filled, and provocative book. According to Smith, the laws have had exactly the opposite of their intended... more...

  • Geopolitics of European Union Enlargementby Warwick Armstrong; James Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Under the impact of accelerated globalization, transnational integration and international security concerns, the geopolitics of Europe's borders and border regions has become an area of critical interest. The progressive enlargement of the EU has positioned its borders at the heart of recent discussions on the changing nature of the EU, the meaning... more...

  • Democracy and Myth in Russia and Eastern Europeby Alexander Wöll; Harald Wydra

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In the absence of democratic state institutions, eastern European countries were considered to possess only myths of democracy. Working on the premise that democracy is not only an institutional arrangement but also a civilisational project, this book argues that mythical narratives help understanding the emergence of democracy without ?democrats?.... more...

  • Political Representation in the European Unionby Sandra Kröger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In recent years the financial and economic crisis of 2008?9 has progressed into an equally important political and democratic crisis of the EU. These troubled times have set the framework to re-assess a number of important questions in regard to representative democracy in the EU, such as the normative foundation of political representation, the institutional... more...

  • A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisementsby William L. Benoit

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements is a unique investigation into the extremely important medium of campaign advertising. The book analyzes presidential primary and general ads through 2012, ads from third party candidates, ads for governor and congress, and ads from foreign countries. It examines trends in political advertising... more...

  • Understanding Civil-Military Interactionby Gunhild Hoogensen Gjřrv

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    A novel examination of civil-military interaction in particular between militaries and humanitarian actors, in light of the so-called 'Norwegian model' that espouses a clear divide between political and humanitarian (or military and civilian - the model is in fact unclear) actors, while maintaining a tight coordination between them. Using a... more...