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  • Grand Illusionby Theresa Amato

    The New Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    As the national campaign manager for Ralph Nader?s historic runs for president in 2000 and 2004, Theresa Amato had a rare ringside role in two of the most hotly contested presidential elections this country has seen. In Grand Illusion, she gives us a witty, thoughtful critique of the American electoral system, as well as a powerful argument for opening... more...

  • Wiki Governmentby Beth S. Noveck

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Wiki Government shows how to bring innovation to government. In explaining how toenhance political institutions with the power of networks, it offers a fundamentalrethinking of democracy in the digital age. Collaborative democracy—government of the people, by the people, for the people—is an old dream. Today, Wiki Government shows how technology... more...

  • Maine Politics and Governmentby Kenneth T Palmer

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Remote and thinly populated, Maine was long insulated from many of the demographic and economic trends of states to the south. Maine Politics and Government traces recent changes in the state’s system as agriculture, manufacturing, and maritime trades have ceded dominance to high-tech businesses, extensive commercial development, and an expanding... more...

  • Thinking Bigby James Lardner; Nathaniel Loewentheil

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 9.95

    Times are changing. Instead of obsessing about what they?re against, progressives have begun to think about what they?re for?to prepare once again to play their role as agents of bold ideas and political and social transformation. Finding new confidence and imagination, they have begun to renew their political capital. The essays in this volume draw... more...

  • Permanently Blueby Dylan Loewe

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.00

    In 2008 Democrats accomplished the political trifecta that had eluded them for more than 40 years:  get a progressive president elected and win landslide victories in the House and Senate at the same time.  The question is, was that the high point for the party? Or was it just the beginning of a Democratic golden age?  As author Dylan Loewe compellingly... more...

  • Hidden Powerby Charles Derber

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95

    Political parties and elections are increasingly political theatre, with real power hidden behind a smokescreen of propaganda, carefully manipulated cultural and religious wars, and voting rituals. But there is another kind of hidden power in America: the grassroots social movements working for progressive change. If the Democratic Party can ally with... more...

  • Citizen Democracyby Stephen E. Frantzich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 28.99

    Stephen E. Frantzich is professor of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy. more...

  • Boundaries of Obligation in American Politicsby Cara J. Wong

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Based on analysis of three types of communities and eight national surveys, this book examines how people's definition of community shapes their views on governmental redistributive policies. more...

  • Common Sense Governmentby Al Gore; Bill Clinton; Philip K. Howard

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00

    The federal government is ailing and needs a cure. The cure lies in embracing a principle long known to the American people but little recognized by Washington - until now: common sense. In this pathbreaking report, Vice President Al Gore, presiding over the National Performance Review, at the request of President Clinton, charts a fundamental shift... more...

  • Federalismby Darrell J. Kozlowski

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Federalism is a system of government in which the powers are shared between state and federal governments. Originating as the Albany Plan of Union by Benjamin Franklin in 1754, federalism has become a controversial issue throughout American history, as politicians and lawmakers continue to argue over which level of government should have more authority.... more...