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- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99
What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
Interest-group lobbying is a controversial activity in American politics and this book provides a study of group power. This edition includes expanded coverage of the changing dynamics of power politics in America; new media venues and grassroots organizing; and the perennial issue of reform. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 15.99
Ignorance and the Mirage of Informed Consent * Fearmongering and the Battered Citizen Syndrome * Messianic Democracy * Lying and Legitimacy * Torture and Absolute Power in Contemporary Government * Trusting Government at Any Cost * Elections as Reverse Slave Auctions * Democratic Delusions on Peace and Inevitability * Big Picture Myopia * Democracy... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 25.99
Ottawa has become a place where the nation?s business is done in secret, and access to information--the lifeblood of democracy in Canada--is under attack. It?s being lost to an army of lobbyists and public-relations flacks who help set the political agenda and decide what you get to know. It?s losing its struggle against a prime minister and a... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99
The past two decades of politics in Washington have seen increased partisanship, prolonged stalemates, and numerous scandals. For today's teenagers and young adults, years of ineffective and inefficient political leadership have completely eroded any sense that politicians or government have the ability to do good or effect positive change. Worse,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 19.99
Introduction * 9/11: Canonization and Coverup * A War on Dissent? * Hollow Steel: Bush vs. Free Trade * Ed Fraud 101 * AmeriCorps and Moral Reformation * Bush's Farm Fiasco * Spending as Caring * The Political Profits of Pointless Punishment * Government by Stealth * The New Iron Curtain * Airport Antics: The TSA Attitude Police * John Ashcroft, King... more...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99
Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World constitutes a global reference on decentralization by presenting the contemporary situation of local governments in all regions of the world. The report analyzes local authorities in each continent under three main themes: the evolution of territorial structures; responsibilities and power, management... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 16.95
In this impassioned critique of America's growing disengagement from civic life and ideals, Drum Major Institute Executive Director Andrea Batista Schlesinger dissects the forcible erosion of our youngest generation's capacity for inquiry and provides recommendations for restoring the social, educational and political infrastructures that are prerequisites... more...