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  • City of Rivalsby Jason Grumet; Bob Senator Dole; Tom Senator Daschle

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Forty years ago the Watergate scandal deeply wounded Americans? faith in government. Since then, good-government reformers and big-government opponents have been on a shared mission to make everything transparent. The problem is that too much light is scaring Congressmen away from making the tough choices necessary to govern in the national interest.... more...

  • American Politics For Dummiesby Wiley

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.80

    The simplest way to get to grips with the American political system American Politics For Dummies is an engaging and accessible guide to the inner workings of the U.S. government, cutting through the political jargon, to give you the facts. The book begins with the basics, including government structure and processes, and later covers current... more...

  • Political Parties and the Stateby Martin Shefter

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 55.00

    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$ 46.00

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

  • The Violence of Organized Forgettingby Henry A. Giroux

    City Lights Publishers 2014; US$ 15.95

    A sweeping criticism of neoliberalism, public amnesia, inequality, and the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state. more...

  • Feminist Perspectives on Politicsby Chris Corrin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Feminist Perspectives on Politics considers how feminist perspectives have considerably broadened the scope of what is considered 'political'. Themes and issues covered range from nineteenth century debates around women's equality and liberation, to twentieth century arguments and activities towards gaining a more nuanced understanding of women's differences... more...

  • Patron Saint of Prostitutesby Helen Mathers; Emma Thompson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    The 'steel rape' of women is a scandal that is almost forgotten today. In Victorian England, police forces were granted powers to force any woman they suspected of being a 'common prostitute' to undergo compulsory medical examinations. Women who refused to submit willingly, some as young as 13, could be arrested and incarcerated. The scandal was exposed... more...

  • LBJ and Grassroots Federalismby Robert H. Duke

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas reveals the local ramifications of federal policy. Three case studies in the rising career of Lyndon B. Johnson show this in action: LBJ's formative experience as a New Dealer directing the National Youth Administration (NYA) in Texas; his key role as senate majority... more...

  • Congressional Primary Electionsby Robert G. Boatright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20 th century as a means of breaking the hold of political "bosses" on the nomination of candidates. Yet now, many contend that primaries have become a means by which... more...

  • What Women Really Wantby Morgan Brittany; Gina Loudon; Ann-Marie Murrell

    WND Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    In the 1950s women were seen as docile homemakers due to the propaganda of the vocal but few feminazis of the 1960s. The 1970s through the 1990s women experienced the fallout of the so-called liberation of women with a rise of angst and self-consciousness that led to depression, image issues, and guilt. Today the traditional woman, the new lady, is... more...