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  • Making Policy, Making Lawby Mark C. Miller; Jeb Barnes; Robert A. Katzmann

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 32.50

    The functioning of the U.S. government is a bit messier than Americans would like to think. The general understanding of policymaking has Congress making the laws, executive agencies implementing them, and the courts applying the laws as written -- as long as those laws are constitutional. Making Policy, Making Law fundamentally challenges this conventional... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Joseph Epstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.99

    From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America --first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's... more...

  • Sharpening Strategic Intelligenceby Richard L. Russell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Examines the causes of intelligence failures in the Cold War, post-9/11, and pre-Iraq War. 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...

  • Creating Public Value in Practiceby John M. Bryson; Barbara C. Crosby; Laura Bloomberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    There is a lot of chatter in the media about whether the pride that Americans have felt towards their citizenship and the connection they?ve felt towards their democratic values, can ever be restored. This book brings together a set of stellar scholars and practitioners to discuss and advance the cross-cutting themes and methods of engagement in... more...

  • Responsible Governanceby Tom Cockburn; Khosro S. Jahdi

    Business Expert Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Evolving stories of governance and change are being written into the emerging custom and practice of all kinds of organizations today, whether they are global or domestic, startup or blue chip, corporate or government agency. Changing ways of ?doing business? are not new, nor is globalization of business, but the velocity and trajectory of both are... more...

  • Building a Democratic Political Orderby David Plotke

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • A Republic No Moreby Jay Cost

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    After the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?? Franklin?s response: “A Republic—if you can keep it.? This book argues: we couldn?t keep it. A true republic privileges the common interest above the special interests. To do this, our Constitution established an elaborate... more...

  • The Failure of Term Limits in Floridaby Kathryn A. DePalo

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In 1992, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state?s Constitution creating eight-year term limits for legislators?making Florida the second-largest state, after California, to implement such a law. Eight years later, sixty-eight term-limited senators and representatives were forced to retire, and the state saw the highest number of freshman... more...