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  • 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...

  • Evaluating Media Biasby Adam J. Schiffer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 25.00

    Engaging and informative, Evaluating Media Bias provides an academically informed but broadly accessible overview of the major concepts and controversies involving media bias. Schiffer explores the contours of the partisan-bias controversy before pivoting to real biases: the patterns, constraints, and shortcomings plaguing American political... more...

  • The Undecided Voter's Guide to the Next Presidentby Mark Halperin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21

    Who's ready for the oval office? They call it a horse race, and in this election the candidates got out of the gate early. But it's still hard to tell them apart and make a choice. Mark Halperin, veteran reporter and political analyst, sizes up the White House hopefuls with intelligence, insight, and his trademark wit, offering engaging, in-depth... more...

  • Meet the Next Presidentby Bill Sammon

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 23.00

    Barack Obama once came close to injecting heroin, but balked when a junkie pulled out the needle and rubber tubing. Obama and Mitt Romney are descended from polygamous great-grandfathers who had five wives apiece. Rudy Giuliani's first wife was his second cousin. Liberal Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton was once a conservative Republican "Goldwater... more...

  • Active Libertyby Stephen Breyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution’s primary role is to preserve and encourage what he calls “active liberty”: citizen participation in shaping government and its laws. As this book argues, promoting active liberty requires judicial... more...

  • Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Governmentby Raymond Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    The United States has always taken pride in being a model of democracy. However, presidential systems are more closely associated with dictatorship and single-party rule in other parts of the world like Latin America and Africa. Indeed, democratic practices more often flourish in parliamentary systems, and the United States remains the only advanced,... more...