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  • Operation Wide Receiverby Mike Detty; Sharyl Attkisson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Mike Detty has been writing for consumer gun magazines and law enforcement journals for over twenty years. He received a BS in criminal justice administration from the University of Arizona and later entered the officer ranks of the US Marine Corps. His involvement in the firearms industry started with his own competitive shooting endeavors. He... more...

  • To the Edgeby Philip A. Wallach

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    Were the radical steps taken by the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve to avert the financial crisis legal? When and why did political elites and the general public question the legitimacy of the government's responses to the crisis? In To The Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis , Philip Wallach chronicles... more...

  • Copping Out: The Consequences of Police Corruption and Misconductby Anthony Stanford

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge tortured suspects to obtain confessions. more...

  • Independent Agencies in the United States: Law, Structure, and Politicsby Marshall J. Breger; Gary J. Edles

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 124.99

    It is essential for anyone involved in law, politics, and government to comprehend the workings of the federal independent regulatory agencies of the United States. Occasionally referred to as the "headless fourth branch of government," these agencies do not fit neatly within any of the three constitutional branches. Their members are appointed... more...

  • Injusticesby Ian Millhiser

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    Ian Millhiser is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the editor of ThinkProgress Justice. He received his JD from Duke University and clerked for Judge Eric L. Clay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. His writings have appeared in a diversity of publications, including the New York Times , the Guardian... more...

  • Thinking About the Presidencyby William G. Howell; David Milton Brent

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 17.95

    All American presidents, past and present, have cared deeply about power--acquiring, protecting, and expanding it. While individual presidents obviously have other concerns, such as shaping policy or building a legacy, the primacy of power considerations--exacerbated by expectations of the presidency and the inadequacy of explicit powers in the Constitution--sets... more...

  • Öffentliches Baurecht für Architekten und Bauingenieureby Jörg Menzel; Werner Finger; Kirsten Rickes

    Richard Boorberg Verlag 2015; US$ 25.83

    Ohne Baurecht geht es nicht Öffentliches Baurecht begegnet allen Planern tagtäglich bei ihrer Arbeit. Vor allem Architekten und Bauingenieure müssen mit den Rechtsvorschriften vertraut sein. Die Grundzüge des Bauplanungs- und Bauordnungsrechts sind ihr »geistiges Handwerkszeug« ? für die Beratung ihrer Auftraggeber, ? bei der Prüfung, ob ein geplantes... more...

  • Culture, Politics and Governingby Patricia Mooney Nickel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Culture, Politics, and Governing: The Contemporary Ascetics of Knowledge Production is a critical, interdisciplinary approach to how the practices that govern the production of knowledge and culture have material consequences for how we experience everyday life. more...

  • Above the Lawby David Burnham

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 9.99

    The U.S. Department of Justice is an institution of vast reach and power over the American people, with little oversight into its internal operations. This book examines the ways that attorneys general, FBI directors, federal prosecutors and other Justice Department officials have often abused their powers to achieve political goals rather than pursuing... more...

  • Handbuch des Bußgeldverfahrensby Raimund Wieser; Bayerische Verwaltungsschule

    Richard Boorberg Verlag 2014; US$ 39.19

    Das bewährte Handbuch informiert zuverlässig und fundiert über die Grundlagen und die zentralen Problemstellungen des Bußgeldverfahrens. Für die Verwaltungspraxis besonders hilfreich sind die - anschaulichen Musterbescheide, - Musterschreiben, - Beispiele und - Übersichten zu einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Fallgestaltungen. Ablauf des Verfahrens... more...