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  • America Speaksby ABC News; USA Today; Charles Gibson; Ken Paulson

    Triumph Books 2008; US$ 14.99

    A comprehensive wrap-up of the historic 2008 Presidential election, this book is packed with gorgeous color photographs and buoyed by the insightful journalism of two of the world's news giants This must-have book examines every aspect of the riveting campaign and readers will also travel through 50 States in 50 Days? on the historic joint ABC News/USA... more...

  • Wrong Winner: The Coming Debacle in the Electoral Collegeby David Abbott; James Levine

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 27.95

    This book describes what the authors identify as an emerging political crisis in U.S. politics: the possible winning of the presidency by a candidate with far fewer votes than his or her opponent. David W. Abbott and James P. Levine stress both the irrationality and peculiar nature of the current electoral system, emphasizing recent and current political... more...

  • Institutions of American Democracyby Joel D. Aberbach; Mark A. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 39.99

    This collection of essays, edited by Joel D. Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson and written by leading scholars, examines the evolution of the presidency and the executive branch as related to civic participation and democracy itself. It provides an analysis of the president's role in developing foreign and domestic policy and how they influence the policy... more...

  • Paths to Making a Differenceby Mark A. Abramson; Paul R. Lawrence

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 25.99

    To understand the challenges of political leadership and how top executives succeed in accomplishing an administration's objectives, business in government experts Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson present the findings of a two year's study of top political appointees in the Obama administration. more...

  • Before the Conventionby John H. Aldrich

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Campaigns to win the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations are longer, more complex, and more confusing to the observer than the general election itself. The maze of delegate-selection procedures includes state primaries and caucuses as well as the traditional "smoke-filled room." Complicated federal election laws govern campaign financing.... more...

  • Women and Public Serviceby Mohamad G. Alkadry; Leslie E Tower

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This book tackles the challenges that women face in the workplace generally and in the public sector particularly. While Women and Public Service spends time identifying and describing the problems that women faced in the past, it pays special attention to identifying possible remedies to these problems, and also surveys progress made in recent decades.... more...

  • Ladies and Gentlemen of the Civil Serviceby Cindy Sondik Aron

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 129.99

    Drawing from workers' applications, testimonies, and other primary documents, this book examines the changing roles of federal civil servants during the crucial period between 1860 and 1900 as they formed part of the first white-collar bureaucracy in the United States. more...

  • Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadershipby C. Damien Arthur

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president?s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric?s effect on economic actors. The analysis suggests that the rhetoric presidents use has little influence in shaping the behaviors of these economic actors. more...

  • Thomas Jefferson and Executive Powerby Jeremy D. Bailey

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    This book outlines how Thomas Jefferson resolved the tension between contingency and a written constitution by proposing an executive that would be both strong and democratic. more...

  • Kleine Weltgeschichte des demokratischen Zeitaltersby Stefan Bajohr

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 44.99

    Diese kleine Weltgeschichte schildert knapp, anschaulich und lebendig die verschlungenen Wege der Demokratie von den großen Revolutionen im 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart. Sie vermittelt das nötige historische Grundwissen zur politischen und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung der modernen Welt, ihrer Kämpfe um Freiheit, Gleichheit und Teilhabe,... more...