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  • The Conception of Citizen Knowledge in Democratic Theoryby Lauri Rapeli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    What according to democratic theorists should the ordinary citizen know about politics? What does several decades of empirical research about citizens' political knowledge tell us? And why should we care? This book offers a comprehensive outline of the vast literature on political knowledge and by providing an analytical framework for its studying... more...

  • Yankee Leviathanby Richard Franklin Bensel

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 52.00

    This book describes the impact of the American Civil War on the development of central state authority in the late nineteenth century. The author contends that intense competition for control of the national political economy between the free North and slave South produced secession, which in turn spawned the formation of two new states, a market-oriented... more...

  • The Quality of Governmentby Bo Rothstein

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    The relationship between government, virtue, and wealth has held a special fascination since Aristotle, and the importance of each frames policy debates today in both developed and developing countries. While it?s clear that low-quality government institutions have tremendous negative effects on the health and wealth of societies, the criteria for... more...

  • Unmannedby William M. Arkin

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    UNMANNED is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety. Drones, however, are only part of the problem. William Arkin shows that security is actually undermined... more...

  • Unmannedby William M. Arkin

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    UNMANNED is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety. Drones, however, are only part of the problem. William Arkin shows that security is actually undermined... more...

  • Constituency Representation in Congressby Kristina C. Miler

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    Why legislators in the US House see only a few active and resource-rich constituents in their district. more...

  • Great Theatreby Herbert F. Weisberg; Samuel C. Patterson

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    Congressional life and behaviour is dissected and placed in the broader context of changes in Congress in the 1990s. more...

  • No Way To Pick A Presidentby Jules Witcover

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99

    A premier political reporter considers our presidential politics and how to improve them-an essential book as campaign 2000 gets under way. Jules Witcover, who has covered every presidential election since 1952, here combines unparalleled anecdotal knowledge about Presidential politics with scintillating wisdom about just what's wrong with those... more...

  • From the Active to the Enabling Stateby Professor Edward C. Page; Vincent Wright

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    This book surveys the changing role of senior civil servants in Western Europe and explores whether they have kept their central role in government decision-making. Looking at these issues in comparative perspective, the contributors provide an insight into the causes and consequences of the changing role of officials. more...

  • From Postbox to Powerhouseby Patrick Weller; Joanne Scott; Bronwyn Stevens

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 39.99

    The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is the heart of government in Australia. Its history reveals the growing sophistication in the way politics and government are managed, and provides fascinating glimpses of the day-to-day workings of the most i more...