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  • Interest Group Politics in the Southern Statesby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Clive Thomas

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    This is the first volume comprehensively to explore the dynamics of political interest groups in the twelve southern states ? the types of group, lobbyists and lobbying tactics, state regulation of lobbying activity, and the power they exert in the individual states. The authors bring a new dimension to the study of southern politics, which traditionally... more...

  • A Republic No Moreby Jay Cost

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    After the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?? Franklin?s response: “A Republic—if you can keep it.? This book argues: we couldn?t keep it. A true republic privileges the common interest above the special interests. To do this, our Constitution established an elaborate... more...

  • Creating Public Value in Practiceby John M. Bryson; Barbara C. Crosby; Laura Bloomberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    There is a lot of chatter in the media about whether the pride that Americans have felt towards their citizenship and the connection they?ve felt towards their democratic values, can ever be restored. This book brings together a set of stellar scholars and practitioners to discuss and advance the cross-cutting themes and methods of engagement in... more...

  • Race, Gender, and Class in the Tea Partyby Meghan A. Burke

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book makes use of ethnographic data to enrich our understanding of the Tea Party, particularly what it was that drew people to the movement. It argues that, far from radical, the Tea Party reflects the broader realities around race, gender, and class that permeate our social and political system. more...

  • The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Working with the Governmentby Marc Lamer

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    The Pocket Small Business Owner?s Guide to Working with the Government is a thorough mentor that explains how to find, secure, and succeed with government contracts. Designed for any business eager to expand into the governmental arena, it also covers special small business opportunities for companies in areas with chronically high unemployment... more...

  • Responsible Governanceby Tom Cockburn; Khosro S. Jahdi

    Business Expert Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Evolving stories of governance and change are being written into the emerging custom and practice of all kinds of organizations today, whether they are global or domestic, startup or blue chip, corporate or government agency. Changing ways of ?doing business? are not new, nor is globalization of business, but the velocity and trajectory of both are... more...

  • The Failure of Term Limits in Floridaby Kathryn A. DePalo

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In 1992, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state?s Constitution creating eight-year term limits for legislators?making Florida the second-largest state, after California, to implement such a law. Eight years later, sixty-eight term-limited senators and representatives were forced to retire, and the state saw the highest number of freshman... more...

  • Public Management Reform and Innovationby H. George Frederickson; Jocelyn Johnston

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Leading scholars present the most complete, as well as the most advanced, treatment of public management reform and innovation available.   The subject of reform in the public sector is not new; indeed, its latest rubric, reinventing government, has become good politics. Still, as the contributors ask in this volume, is good politics... more...

  • One United Peopleby Edward Millican

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Federalist and the Constitution, whose cause it defended, were created amid the turmoil of political controversy. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, authors of The Federalist, were not theorists but fervent partisans in a campaign to gain acceptance -- by no means a sure thing at that time -- for the new plan of national government... more...

  • Homer Simpson Goes to Washingtonby Joseph J. Foy; Stanley K. Schultz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 21.95

    The modern landscape of American entertainment is filled with commentary on the state of the union. Viewers turn to The Daily Show instead of Fox or CNN, satirical films such as Wag the Dog , cartoons like The Simpsons , or controversial action dramas similar to 24 in order to learn more about current events in the United States. Popular... more...