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  • Maryland Politics and Governmentby John T. Willis; Herbert C. Smith

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 35.00

    Herbert C. Smith is a professor of political science and international studies at McDaniel College. He has written numerous articles of political commentary published in the Baltimore Sun and works as a campaign consultant and television political analyst. John T. Willis is an executive in residence and director of the government and public policy... more...

  • Democracy at Riskby Stephen Macedo

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    "Documents how recent trends in civic engagement have been shaped by political institutions and public policies and recommends ways to increase the amount, quality, and distribution of civic engagement, focusing on elections, the metropolis, and the nonprofit sector and philanthropy"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • Design for Democracyby Marcia Lausen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    In November 2000, when the now-infamous "butterfly ballot" confused crucial Florida voters during a hotly contested presidential race, the importance of well-designed ballots to a functioning democracy caught the nation's attention. Recognizing that our entire voting process?from registering to vote to following instructions at the polling place?can... more...

  • Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor Stateby Andrew Gelman

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    On the night of the 2000 presidential election, Americans watched on television as polling results divided the nation's map into red and blue states. Since then the color divide has become symbolic of a culture war that thrives on stereotypes--pickup-driving red-state Republicans who vote based on God, guns, and gays; and elitist blue-state Democrats... more...

  • US Politics Todayby Edward Ashbee

    Manchester University Press 2004; US$ 95.00

    US politics today offers a concise introduction to contemporary US government and politics. The book considers core institutions and issues. The second edition has been rewritten to incorporate coverage of events since 1999. more...

  • Political Parties and the Stateby Martin Shefter

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    This book collects a number of Martin Shefter's most important articles on political parties. They address three questions: Under what conditions will strong party organizations emerge? What influences the character of parties--in particular, their reliance on patronage? In what circumstances will the parties that formerly dominated politics in a... more...

  • Building a Democratic Political Orderby David Plotke

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00

    This 1996 book explores the dramatic changes in American politics that occurred during the 1930s and 1940s. more...

  • The United States Bill of Rightsby United States of America

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 0.99

    One of the most remarkable characteristics of the U.S. Constitution is its mutability. The procedure for amending the Constitution ensures that it will always be a living document that reflects the evolving concerns of the American populace over time. Indeed, soon after the Constitution was ratified, it began to be amended. The first ten amendments,... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Henry Reeve

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields... more...

  • Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaignby Jr. Robert E. Denton; Gwen Brown; Elizabeth Camille; Janis L. Edwards; Henry C. Kenski; Kate M. Kenski; Kasie M. Roberson; Beth Waggenspack; Terrence L. Warburton; Ben Voth

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 34.99

    Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign explores issues of identity politics and the presidential election. Investigating all aspects of race, gender or ageism, the contributors to this volume address the role and function of 'identity politics' in political campaigns, and highlight challenges of 'identity politics' in contemporary political... more...