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  • Globalization and Democracyby Stephen J. Rosow; Jim George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 25.99

    Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and Jim George argue that democracy must be understood not as a unified concept but as a diversity of political responses to specific conditions and political struggles. Doing so reveals how democracy is taking... more...

  • Do New Leaders Make a Difference?by Valerie Bunce

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50

    Professor Bunce assesses the impact of changes in leadership on priorities in policy within the Soviet bloc and western democratic states during the postwar era, with particular emphasis on the Soviet Union and the United States. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...

  • Your Country Is Just Not That Into Youby Jimmy Dore

    Running Press 2014; US$ 15.00

    Why is your brother-in-law concerned about the Estate Tax? Why do millionaire news reporters get everything wrong? Why are blood-sucking teachers bankrupting America? Jimmy Dore, the comedy darling of America?s Progressive Left, answers all these questions and more! In this laugh-out-loud collection of essays that are both street-smart and informed,... more...

  • Scotland's Referendumby David Torrance; Jamie Maxwell

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 6.99

    On 18 September 2014, everyone in Scotland aged 16 or over will be asked the question: ‘Should Scotland Be An Independent Country?? As the referendum approaches, the debates over whether or not Scotland should be an independent country are becoming more heated. This guide, produced by respected Scottish journalists and authors, Jamie Maxwell and... more...

  • Profiles of People in Powerby Roger East; Richard J. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 240.00

    This new work of biographical reference presents succinct narrative biographies of every serving head of state and head of government. Its content covers approximately 200 countries and territories and provides over 300 biographical profiles. Each country section contains: * A brief explanation of its type of government and the roles of the head... more...

  • Patronage and Powerby Ben Hillman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Power and Patronage examines the unwritten rules and inner workings of contemporary China's local politics and government. It exposes how these rules have helped to keep the one-Party state together during decades of tumultuous political, social, and economic change. While many observers of Chinese politics have recognized the importance of informal... more...

  • Rethinking Third-World Politicsby James Manor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Providing a thorough reassessment of our understanding of politics in Third World societies, this book contains some of the liveliest and most original analyses to have been published in recent years. The severity of the political and economic crisis throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America in the 1980s has highlighted the inadequacy of existing political... more...

  • Corruption and Legislaturesby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 25.00

    This book investigates parliaments? role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians ? and others ? need to be aware of. These include the importance of broad-based coalitions... more...

  • How the EU Really Worksby Olivier Costa; Nathalie Brack

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book provides a concise analysis of the EU and its dynamics by paying particular attention to its day to day operation. It proposes to help students and scholars understand its evolution, its institutions, its decision-making and the interactions between the EU and various actors. Avoiding abstract theorizing, the authors propose an easy to read... more...

  • Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanismby Dirk Wiemann; Gaby Mahlberg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism takes stock of developments in the scholarship of seventeenth-century English republicanism by looking at the movements that have shaped the field over the decades: the linguistic turn, the cultural turn and the religious turn. The contributors to this volume have brought these approaches together... more...