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  • 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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidencyby George C. Edwards III; William G. Howell

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are the essential guide to the study of American political life in the 21st Century. With engaging, new contributions from the major figures in the field The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency provides the key point of reference for anyone working in American Politics today. 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...

  • Grand Illusionby Theresa Amato

    The New Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Basic Interestsby Frank R. Baumgartner; Beth L. Leech

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00

    A generation ago, scholars saw interest groups as the single most important element in the American political system. Today, political scientists are more likely to see groups as a marginal influence compared to institutions such as Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. Frank Baumgartner and Beth Leech show that scholars have veered from one... more...

  • Hidden Powerby Charles Derber

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95

    American democracy, argues Charles Derber, is being subverted in the name of democracy itself. Derber shows how the current regime has maintained power by intensifying the red/blue culture wars?supporting religious extremists, exploiting terrorism fears, and manipulating the electoral process. And he reveals our best hope for positive change: an alliance... more...

  • Citizen Democracyby Stephen E. Frantzich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 34.99

    Through a series of carefully chosen vignettes, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays citizens from every walk of life-rich and poor, old and young, black and white, male and female, left and right, famous and obscure engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment-but... more...

  • Partisan Bondsby Jeffrey D. Grynaviski

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00 US$ 20.50

    Argues that voters rely on partisan cues because party brand names provide credible information about how politicians are likely to act in office. more...

  • Mad As Hellby Scott Rasmussen; Doug Schoen

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    Today?s raucous revolt against Washington and Wall Street is a classic populist uprising. In Mad as Hell , political pollsters Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen discuss how the Tea Party movement is fundamentally remaking our two-party system and what it means for the future of American politics. For political junkies of every stripe?from both the... 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...