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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
This topical book studies the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. It outlines the factors that contributed to the political transition in the country and the circumstances in which the transition from military rule of nearly five decades to democracy took place. The author shows how political groups ?especially Aung San Suu Kyi?s National... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
In 2009 Beppe Grillo, a well-known Italian comedian, established the Five Star Movement with the aim of sending a handful of citizens to municipal councils to act as the watchdog of a professional political class often perceived as corrupt and self-interested. However, in the Italian general elections of February 2013, despite still largely being considered... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 14.99
Hillary Clinton is running for the presidency with a message of hope and change. But, as Doug Henwood makes clear in this concise, devastating indictment, little trust can be placed in her campaign promises. Rigorously reviewing her record, Henwood shows how Clinton's positions on key issues have always blown with the breeze of expediency, though generally... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 97.99
Policy targets and political preferences are summarised in documents such as party manifestos. This book describes how these can be analysed quantitatively, by counting sentences devoted to each policy area. The numbers form policy indicators which can be related to government actions and spending. The book discusses problems with such analyses. more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99
This book looks at the way that "historic firsts" in presidential campaigns, specifically with regard to a candidate's gender and race, have affected not just who runs and why they run, but also mass political behavior. more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99
With its keen observations, diligent research, and insider revelations, Alan Schroeder?s popular, big-picture history explores the phenomenon of American presidential debates like no other volume. From pundits to political operatives, debate moderators to the viewing public, Schroeder examines how the various stakeholders make and experience this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00
As the United States and the countries of Western Europe have sought to promote democratic rule in those parts of the world that have not enjoyed the blessings of liberty, they have failed to consider an important factor. Competitive elections, the sine qua non of democratic government, often gives rise to serious bouts of political violence: mob... more...
- NYU Press 2017; US$ 22.10
An inside look into why Millennials are rejecting careers in politics, and what this means for the future of America's political system Millennials are often publically criticized for being apathetic about the American political process and their lack of interest in political careers. But what do millennials themselves have to say about the... more...
- The New Press 2016; US$ 26.99
In Strangers in Their Own Land , the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country?a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless... more...
- African Minds 2016; US$ 33.00
The management of elections is increasingly generating impassioned debate in these East African nations ? Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The bodies that manage and conduct elections are, therefore, coming under intense citizen and stakeholder scrutiny for the manner in which they are composed, how they organise and perform their mandates,... more...