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  • 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...

  • The Role Of The Supreme Court In American Politicsby Richard Pacelle

    Avalon Publishing 2001; US$ 52.00

    When the Supreme Court's effectively decided the presidential election of 2000, it decision illustrated a classic question in American politics: what is the appropriate role for the Supreme Court? The dilemma is between judicial activism, the Court's willingness to make significant changes in public policy, and judicial restraint, the Court's willingness... more...

  • America's Forgotten Majorityby Ruy Teixeira; Joel Townsley Rogers

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 22.00

    A powerful look at the real America, dominated by America's "forgotten majority"-white working-class men and women who make up 55 percent of the voting population more...

  • Games Real Actors Playby Fritz W Scharpf

    Avalon Publishing 1997; US$ 68.00

    Games Real Actors Play provides a persuasive argument for the use of basic concepts of game theory in understanding public policy conflicts. Fritz Scharpf criticizes public choice theory as too narrow in its examination of actor motives and discursive democracy as too blind to the institutional incentives of political parties. With the nonspecialist... more...

  • Implicating Empireby Stanley Aronowitz

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 26.00

    Over the past several years, while visible protests against the World Bank and the I.M.F. made front-page news, there has been a growing field of scholarship that looks at the role of globalization for national and international state identities. The first truism of globalization--that we live in an increasingly interconnected world, one in which... more...

  • License To Stealby Malcolm K Sparrow

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 36.00

    Who steals? An extraordinary range of folk--from low-life hoods who sign on as Medicare or Medicaid providers equipped with nothing more than beepers and mailboxes, to drug trafficking organizations, organized crime syndicates, and even major hospital chains. In License to Steal , Malcolm K. Sparrow shows how the industry's defenses, which focus... more...

  • The Two Percent Solutionby Matthew Miller

    PublicAffairs 2005; US$ 24.00

    Suppose someone told you that for just two cents on the national dollar we could have a country where everyone had health insurance, full-time workers earned a living wage, poor children had great teachers in fixed-up schools, and politicians no longer had to grovel to wealthy donors. And suppose that when we were done, government would still be smaller... more...

  • The Regional Governing Of Metropolitan Americaby David Miller

    Avalon Publishing 2002; US$ 52.00

    The book explores the regional governing of metropolitan America in a comprehensive and systematic fashion. It reviews the financial system of state and local government at the broadest possible levelthe national leveland explores the relationships between the federal government, the 50 state governments, and the 86,000 local governments that constitute... more...

  • Relicby William G. Howell; Terry M. Moe

    Basic Books 2016; US$ 36.00

    Our government is failing us. From health care to immigration, from the deficit to climate change, our political institutions have long shown that they are incapable of meeting the challenges of modern society. Why the dysfunction? In Relic , William Howell and Terry Moe point to the Constitution as the main culprit. The framers designed a government... more...

  • Revolving Gridlockby David W. Brady; Craig Volden

    Avalon Publishing 2005; US$ 46.00

    Despite the early prospects for bipartisan unity on terrorism initiatives, government gridlock continues on most major issues in the wake of the 2004 elections. In this fully revised edition, political scientists David W. Brady and Craig Volden demonstrate that gridlock is not a product of divided government, party politics, or any of the usual scapegoats.... more...