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  • Reforms at Riskby Eric M. Patashnik

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Reforms at Risk is the first book to closely examine what happens to sweeping and seemingly successful policy reforms after they are passed. Most books focus on the politics of reform adoption, yet as Eric Patashnik shows here, the political struggle does not end when major reforms become enacted. Why do certain highly praised policy reforms endure... more...

  • Reputation and Powerby Daniel Carpenter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the most powerful regulatory agency in the world. How did the FDA become so influential? And how exactly does it wield its extraordinary power? Reputation and Power traces the history of FDA regulation of pharmaceuticals, revealing how the agency's organizational reputation has been the primary source of... more...

  • Securing Prosperityby Paul Osterman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    We live in an age of economic paradox. The dynamism of America's economy is astounding--the country's industries are the most productive in the world and spin off new products and ideas at a bewildering pace. Yet Americans feel deeply uneasy about their economic future. The reason, Paul Osterman explains, is that our recent prosperity is built on... more...

  • The Persuadable Voterby D. Sunshine Hillygus; Todd G. Shields

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the electorate is persuaded by these controversial issues? And what are the consequences for American democracy? In this provocative and engaging... more...

  • The Divide: American injustice in the age of the wealth gapby Matt Taibbi

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery. As poverty has gone up, crime rates have come down, but the prison population has doubled. Meanwhile, fraud by the rich wipes out 40 per cent of the world?s wealth ? yet the rich get massively richer,... more...

  • Asia in Washingtonby Kent E. Calder

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    For several centuries, international relations has been primarily the purview of nation-states. Key powers have included at various times Great Britain, France, Japan, China, Russia (then the U.S.S.R., and then Russia again), and the nation most influential in international relations for the past several decades has been the United States. But in... more...

  • Sing the Rageby Sonali Chakravarti

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    What is the relationship between anger and justice, especially when so much of our moral education has taught us to value the impartial spectator, the cold distance of reason? In  Sing the Rage , Sonali Chakravarti wrestles with this question through a careful look at the emotionally charged South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which... more...

  • Barbaric Sportby Marc Perelman

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent form of barbarism’ that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelman’s guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by such supposedly harmless games. They have provided a smokescreen for the forcible removal... more...

  • Forcing the Springby Jo Becker

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?An engaging narrative... a thorough, perceptive read... the book stands testament to good political writing and a wealth of information made alive through prose.? -- Publishers Weekly (STARRED) A tour de force of groundbreaking reportage by Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Jo Becker, Forcing the Spring is the definitive account of five... more...

  • Six Amendmentsby John Paul Stevens

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 10.99

    For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change. By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Now he draws upon his more than three decades on the Court, during which he was involved... more...