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  • Obama's Enforcerby John Fund; Hans von Spakovsky

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice has become a politicized hotbed of left-wing legal activism. What is Eric Holder up to? When questioned by congressional committees on sensitive issues like the ATF "gunwalking" scandal or the surveillance of Fox News' reporter James Rosen, the attorney general either claimed ignorance... more...

  • Theories of the Policy Processby Paul A Sabatier; Christopher M Weible

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A comprehensive primer to the major theoretical frameworks used in policy process research written by leading public policy scholars. more...

  • Taming the Bureaucracyby Jr. William T. Gormley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.00

    Americans are just emerging from one of the great reform eras in our historyan era in which we attempted to control public bureaucracies through interest representation, due process, management, policy analysis, federalism, and oversight. The United States has, in fact, undergone an institutional realignment and has emerged with a weaker, less autonomous... more...

  • The Liberals and J. Edgar Hooverby William W. Keller

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In the super-heated anticommunist politics of the early Cold War period, American liberals turned to the FBI. With the Communist party to the left of them and McCarthyism to the right, liberal leaders saw the Bureau as the only legitimate instrument to define and protect the internal security interests of the state. McCarthyism provided ample proof... more...

  • The Civil Works Administration, 1933-1934by Bonnie Fox Schwartz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Bonnie Fox Schwartz examines the New Deal's Civil Works Administration, the first federal job-creation program for the unemployed. Challenging assumptions that social workers and other urban liberals dominated New Deal relief agencies, she describes the role of engineers and industrial managers in the CWA's employment of 4.2 million Americans during... more...

  • Ottoman Civil Officialdomby Carter Vaughn Findley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00

    In this sequel to his highly acclaimed Bureaucratic Reform in the Ottoman Empire, Carter Findley shifts focus from the organizational aspects of administrative reform and development to the officials themselves. A study in social history and its cultural and economic ramifications, Findley's new book critically reassesses Ottoman accomplishments and... 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    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...