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Federal Government

  • The Craft of Governingby Glyn Davis; R. A. W. Rhodes

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 36.35

    How government works is the central question of political science, and the focus of this collection of essays about the key aspects of government in Australia. more...

  • Take No Prisonersby David Horowitz

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    Battle-scarred political warrior David Horowitz says it?s time for conservatives to take the gloves off—and take our country back. America is at a crucial turning point in her history, and Republicans have been losing ground to Democrats for too long. In his new book Take No Prisoners , Horowitz sounds a clarion call for conservatives to use liberals?... more...

  • The Invention of Scotland (Routledge Revivals)by Murray G. H. Pittock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A dynasty of high ability and great charm, the Stuarts exerted a compelling fascination over their supporters and enemies alike. First published in 1991, this title assesses the influence of the Stuart mystique on the modern political and cultural identity of Scotland. Murray Pittock traces the Stuart myth from the days of Charles I to the modern... more...

  • Populism and Crisis Politics in Greeceby Takis S. Pappas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Exploring the negative effects of populism, this study presents an original explanation of Greece's current political and economic failures. It argues that the sovereign debt crisis only exacerbated the malfunctioning of a democracy long ago contaminated by populist politics while also offering a more general insight into the impact of populism more...

  • Justice Rehnquist and the Constitutionby Sue Davis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.50

    This analysis of the decision making of William H. Rehnquist from the beginning of his tenure as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1971 until he was nominated to be Chief Justice in 1986 presents a refreshing new perspective on the Burger Court's most conservative member. The common assessment of Rehnquist's career on the... more...

  • Reagan and the Statesby Richard P. Nathan; Fred C. Doolittle

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.95

    Here is the most thorough study to date on the impact of Ronald Reagan's policies on the states, especially the outcomes of his well-known budget cuts. A treasure trove of information that will be essential for interpretations of the Reagan presidency. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...