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  • Political Leadership, Nascent Statehood and Democracyby Ulrika Möller; Isabell Schierenbeck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Do political leaders determine whether a polity will receive a democratic future or not? Research and advocates of democracy agree on the significance of political elites for democratization, yet there is a need for a more specific understanding of their role. This book develops a theory of political leadership at the point of nascent statehood to... more...

  • Mayor Rob Ford: Uncontrollableby Mark Towhey; Johanna Schneller

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    In February 2013, Toronto?s former mayor, Rob Ford, was caught on video smoking crack cocaine. Weeks later, he was accused of groping a campaign rival; had to leave a gala for being too intoxicated; and was fired as the coach of a high school football team. The events were part of a stream of Rob Ford mishaps,? which include a DUI; accusations of... more...

  • Why Are You Here?by Franklin L. Kury

    UPA 2014; US$ 26.99

    Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens is a challenge to America?s 7,382 state legislators and their constituents to critically examine their state legislature and take appropriate action to improve it. more...

  • Ozawa Ichir? and Japanese Politicsby Aurelia George Mulgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Ozawa Ichir? was the axis on which Japanese politics turned for more than two decades. He helped to reshape the electoral system, political funding rules, the evolution of the party system, the nature of executive government, the roles and powers of bureaucrats, and the conduct of parliamentary and policymaking processes. Admired and reviled in almost... more...

  • The Other Side of Historyby Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 5.99

    One thing the 'old' and 'new' South Africa have in common is a passion for inventing history. History is not seen as a dispassionate inquiry into what happened, but rather as part of political mobilisation promoting some form of collective self-interest. Not for one second do I pretend to know the 'whole' or 'real' story of what happened in the old... more...

  • Small Groups and Political Behaviorby Sidney Verba

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 41.95 US$ 33.56

    Contents: Acknowledgments. I. Introduction. II. The Primary Groups and Politics. III. Experiments and the Political Process: 1. The Culture of the Laboratory. IV. Experiments and the Political Process: 2: Bridging the Gap. V. The Concept of Leadership. VI. Leadership: Affective and Instrumental, 1. VII. Leadership: Affective and Instrumental, 2. VIII.... more...

  • The Life of Washingtonby Mason L. Weems

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Weems helped to fabricate the image of Washington that has since dominated the American historical imagination and which in its time, secured Washington's fame. This edition includes documents that provide an insight into the construction of American national identity. more...

  • Russian Fascism: Traditions, Tendencies and Movementsby Stephen Shenfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    This study presents a thorough analysis of facism, its manifestations in Russian political and cultural history, and facist tendencies and movements in contemporary Russian society. more...

  • Women of powerby Torild Skard

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 18.00

    This unique book presents all 73 female presidents and prime ministers from around the world, from 1960 (when the first was elected) to 2010, through a series of fascinating case studies that discuss the motives, achievements and life stories of these women of power. more...

  • Commonsense Constructivism, or the Making of World Affairsby Ralph Pettman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Fully accessible to students and scholars alike, this engaging book introduces the constructivist approach to understanding world affairs. In a highly readable and witty way, it shows how people and their social relations are the basis for everything around us -- International Relations included. more...