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  • Campaign Craft: The Strategies, Tactics, and Art of Political Campaign Management, 5th Editionby Michael Burton; William Miller; Daniel Shea

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 29.00

    Political campaigning reinvents itself at a furious pace. This highly respected text recounts the evolution of modern campaign management and shares strategies and tactics common to American elections. Informed by the practical political experience of three scholarly authors, the book weaves important academic perspectives with insights garnered from... more...

  • Democratic Humilityby Christopher Beem

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Reinhold Niebuhr helps us to understand why our politics is broken and research on the brain confirms his analysis: we are all vain and self-righteous, and far too quick to reject anyone who thinks otherwise. To restore a democracy that works, we need to understand ourselves better and develop the humility such knowledge should engender. ... more...

  • The Four Pillars of Politicsby James T. Kitchens; Larry Powell

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99

    James T. Kitchens and Larry Powell examine why political messages appeal to voters in the United States by exploring the four pillars of the American psyche: fear, national narcissism, consumerism, and religiosity. These pillars, combined with the related matrix of attitudes, beliefs, and values, determine how political communication is understood.... more...

  • Restoring the Consent of the Governedby Bill Bridgman

    Publish Green 2015; US$ 2.99

    If the Founding Fathers were with us today, they would be just as disappointed in Congress as we are. But they would be even more disappointed in us, the American people, since they gave us the ultimate responsibility for fixing our political system when, as now, it becomes necessary. Our challenge is to repair a Congress where currently 90% of incumbents... more...

  • Red Tapeby Herbert Kaufman; Philip K. Howard

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Death, taxes, and red tape. The inevitable trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, the bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some form?from the confounding tax form filled out annually to the maddeningly time-consuming wait at the driver's license bureau. The complaints... more...

  • The Spy's Sonby Bryan Denson

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 23.99

    The riveting true story of the father-and-son co-conspirators who sold US national secrets to Russia. Jim Nicholson was the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage. A single father, respected mentor, and brilliant case officer, he was also a double agent selling thousands of state secrets to the Russians. However, it was from... more...

  • Wie kommuniziert man Legitimation?by Astrid von Schlachta; Ellinor Forster; Kordula Schnegg

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Ellinor Forster ist am Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie an der Universität Innsbruck tätig. Dr. Kordula Schnegg ist Assistenzprofessorin am Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altorientalistik an der Universität Innsbruck. Dr. Astrid von Schlachta ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am... more...

  • The Struggle for Democracyby Roger Mason

    The History Press 2015; US$ 26.24

    The town of Old Sarum, which contains not three houses, sends two members; and the town of Manchester, which contains upwards of sixty thousand souls, is not admitted to send any. Is there any principle in these things?' (Tom Paine, Rights of Man, 1791). Britain's voting arrangements prior to the 1832 Reform Act are almost unbelievable to us now.... more...

  • Electoral Culturesby Georgiana Banita; Sascha Pöhlmann

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 42.94

    Presidential elections are essential to US culture, shaping the nation?s stability and global influence. This volume is the first to establish an interdisciplinary platform for a broad investigation of election mechanics and legacies. Historians, political scientists, literary scholars, and cultural theorists shed light on the narratives of election... more...

  • Political Realismby Jonathan Rauch

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit? In Political Realism , Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption... more...