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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...