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Government. Public administration

  • Poverty and the Government in America: A Historical Encyclopediaby Jyotsna Sreenivasan

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 195.00

    The most comprehensive encyclopedia available on the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day. more...

  • At the Center of the Stormby George Tenet

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In the whirlwind of accusations and recriminations that emerged in the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq war, one man's vital testimony has been conspicuously absent. Candid and gripping, At the Center of the Storm recounts George Tenet's time at the Central Intelligence Agency, a revealing look at the inner workings of the most important intelligence organization... more...

  • The Audacity of Races and Gendersby Zillah Eisenstein

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    In this exciting and insightful new work, Zillah Eisenstein engages the 2008 election of Barack Obama as a site of new anti-imperial possibility. more...

  • Delaware Politics and Governmentby William W Boyer; Edward C. Ratledge

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of both the historical and the contemporary dimensions of the politics and government of the “First State.” Once a sparsely populated, agrarian, and relatively insignificant polity, Delaware has become a densely and diversely populated financial and legal center often called the “corporation... more...

  • Accountableby Tavis Smiley; Stephanie Robinson

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 19.99

    Accountable provides real-life examples of how crucial issues -- including health care, education, the economy, unequal justice, and the environment -- manifest themselves in our communities. The book demonstrates the urgent need to hold politicians and ourselves responsible, because the stakes have never been higher. Accountable examines present-day... more...

  • A Field Guide to the Culture Warsby Michael Mcgough

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    Like any realignment in politics, the Democratic takeover of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections inspired a raft of instant analyses. One take on the results that is surely wrong is that the change in control of Congress and the spike in Democratic hopes for the 2008 presidential race mark an end to the culture wars that conventional wisdom blamed... more...

  • To Serve the Presidentby Bradley H. Patterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 26.95

    Come hell or high water, the American people will elect a new president in November 2008, and the following January will see a changeover in presidential administrations. One of the first challenges facing the new chief executive, and one of the most consequential, is to put his or her stamp on the personnel and day-to-day operations of the “new”... more...

  • Restructuring the Philadelphia Regionby Carolyn Adams; David Bartelt; David Elesh; Ira Goldstein

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Restructuring the Philadelphia Region offers one of the most comprehensive and careful investigations written to date about metropolitan inequalities in America’s large urban regions. Moving beyond simplistic analyses of cities-versus-suburbs, the authors use a large and unique data set to discover the special patterns of opportunity in greater... more...

  • From the Primaries to the Pollsby Thomas Gangale

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Describes the most advanced concept for overhauling the presidential nomination process, and recounts the story of how support for the idea has spread through a network of grassroots activists. more...

  • Betraying Our Troopsby D. Rasor; R. Bauman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 9.99

    In this shocking exposé, two U.S government fraud experts reveal how private contractors have put soldiers' lives on the line while damaging America's strategic interests and image abroad. Drawing on exclusive sources the authors show how money and power have conspired to undermine America's fighting forces and threaten the country's... more...