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  • Democracy's Good Nameby Michael Mandelbaum

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 20.00

    The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most remarkable developments in history: the rapid rise of democracy around the world. In 1900, only ten countries were democracies and by 1975 there were only 30. Today, 119 of the world's 190 countries have adopted this form of government, and it is by far the most celebrated and prestigious one. ... more...

  • Three Billion New Capitalistsby Clyde V. Prestowitz

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 22.00

    American superiority is deteriorating faster than you think. Powerful trends are converging to rapidly shift wealth and power to Asia-and, as acclaimed international trade expert Clyde Prestowitz shows, geopolitical clout will follow economic strength. Now we have to cope with the fallout. How will we deal with a world in which the dollar is no longer... more...

  • The Accidental Systemby Michael D Reagan

    Avalon Publishing 1999; US$ 52.00

    With the demise of the Clinton health care reform plan, the debate on health care changed but did not subside. From opinion pieces in newspapers to dinner-table conversations, the debate over whether the right to quality health care is a public right, akin to educating our children, or whether it is a private one, akin to life insurance, continues.... more...

  • Congressby Andrew J. Taylor

    Avalon Publishing 2013; US$ 52.00

    With record low approval ratings—the lowest poll results since 1974—Congress is a failing institution in the eyes of many Americans. Is public opinion correct in judging the inefficacy of the legislative branch, or is the public mistaken in these harsh criticisms? Congress: A Performance Appraisal teaches students about this critical institution... more...

  • Two Parties--or More?by John F Bibby; L. Sandy Maisel

    Avalon Publishing 2002; US$ 52.00

    Students of American government are faced with an enduring dilemma: Why two parties? Why has this system remained largely intact while around the world democracies support multiparty systems? Should our two-party system continue as we enter the new millennium? This newly revised and updated edition of Two Parties-Or More? answers these questions... more...

  • Rampageby Katherine S. Newman; Cybelle Fox; David Harding; Jal Mehta; Wendy Roth

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 28.00

    In the last decade, school shootings have decimated communities and terrified parents, teachers, and children in even the most family friendly” American towns and suburbs. These tragedies appear to be the spontaneous acts of disconnected teens, but this important book argues that the roots of violence are deeply entwined in the communities themselves.... more...

  • Civil Societyby Howard J. Wiarda

    Avalon Publishing 2003; US$ 52.00

    Using case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and including such critical countries as South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and Egypt, Civil Society focuses on the processes and politics of dismantling "corporate" (state directed) economies and political systems in the Third World... more...

  • Government's Endby Jon Rauch

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 20.00

    An earlier edition of this extraordinarily prescient, elegantly written book created a sensation among Washington media insiders when it was published more than five years ago under the title Demosclerosis . In it, Jonathan Rauch, a former correspondent for The Economist and a columnist for National Journal , showed with startling clarity the... more...

  • Managing Diversity In Public Sector Workforcesby Norma Riccucci

    Avalon Publishing 2002; US$ 52.00

    As we enter the twenty-first century, America's workforce looks markedly different than it ever has before. Compared with even twenty years ago, more white women, people of color, disabled persons, new and recent immigrants, gays and lesbians, and intergenerational mixes now work in America. The way in which government employers embrace this opportunity... more...

  • Voyeur Nationby Clay Calvert

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 22.00

    From 24-hour-a-day "girl cam" sites on the World Wide Web to trash-talk television shows like "Jerry Springer" and reality television programs like "Cops," we've become a world of voyeurs. We like to watch others as their intimate moments, private facts, secrets, and dirty laundry are revealed. Voyeur Nation traces the evolution and forces driving... more...