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  • Government Failure vs. Market Failure by Clifford Winston

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 18.95

    When should government intervene in market activity? When is it best to let market forces simply take their natural course? How does existing empirical evidence about government performance inform those decisions? Brookings economist Clifford Winston uses these questions to frame a frank empirical assessment of government economic intervention in... more...

  • The Governance Report 2014by The Hertie School of Governance

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Democratic governance faces unprecedented challenges across the OECD world and beyond. Enormous strains will be placed on states' resources and their governing capacities to deal with the combined effects of the financial crisis, climate change, and demographic change. The basic foundations of established 'statehood' will be tested. At... more...

  • Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling: A Global Comparison of Women's Campaigns for Executive Officeby Rainbow R.H.J. Murray

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    This examination of the role of gender stereotyping in media coverage of executive elections uses nine case studies from around the world to provide a unique comparative perspective. more...

  • White House Burningby Simon Johnson; James Kwak

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    America is mired in debt?more than $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. Bitter fighting over deficits, taxes, and spending bedevils Washington, D.C., even as partisan gridlock has brought the government to the brink of default. Yet the more politicians on both sides of the aisle rant and the citizenry fumes, the more things seem to remain the... more...

  • The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policyby Eldar Shafir

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 55.00

    In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in behavioral research on a wide variety of topics, from behavioral finance, labor contracts, philanthropy, and the analysis of savings and poverty, to eyewitness identification and sentencing decisions, racism, sexism, health behaviors, and voting. Research findings have often been strikingly counterintuitive,... more...

  • Representing Womenby Beth Reingold

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 30.00

    Women in public office are often assumed to "make a difference" for women, as women--in other words, to represent their female constituents better than do their male counterparts. But is sex really an accurate predictor of a legislator's political choices and actions? In this book, Beth Reingold compares the representational activities and attitudes... 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...

  • The Upper Houseby Terence Samuel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 25.99

    They come to Washington for varied and complex reasons?driven perhaps by some deep emotional commitment to an issue, or believing that their time in Congress can make their dream of the presidency a reality. No matter what their motivation or particular route, freshmen have three traits in common: they will be members of one of the most powerful... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 26.00

    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...