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  • Predicting the Presidencyby III George C. Edwards

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Millions of Americans?including many experienced politicians?viewed Barack Obama through a prism of high expectations, based on a belief in the power of presidential persuasion. Yet many who were inspired by candidate Obama were disappointed in what he was able to accomplish once in the White House. They could not understand why he often was unable... more...

  • Tea Party Womenby Melissa Deckman

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 29.75

    Notable for its radical conservative views, the Tea Party is progressive in one way that much of mainstream US politics is not: it has among its most vocal members not spokes men but spokes women . Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Governor Nikki Haley, US Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and many others are all prominent figureheads for the... more...

  • Across the Aisleby G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery; Darryl Kehrer; Michael McGrevey; George H. W. Bush

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 30.00

    Using gentle humor, some 450 visuals, and debate drawn from actual legislative events, the late U.S. Congressman G. V. ?Sonny? Montgomery helps readers relive the Montgomery GI Bill?s 1987 enactment, while learning each step of the way. Across the Aisle ?s extensive illustrative material brings the legislative process alive, as readers travel the... more...

  • Putting Morality Back into Politicsby Richard D. Ryder

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 10.49

    Machiavelli almost succeeded in removing morality from European politics and, indeed, since his day it has sometimes been assumed that morality and politics are separate. Ryder argues that the time has come for public policies to be seen to be based upon moral objectives. Politicians should be expected routinely to justify their policies with open... more...

  • After the Mass Partyby Elin Haugsgjerd Allern; Knut Heidar; Rune Karlsen

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book shows that the decline of parties as membership organizations does not necessarily mean that parties have decayed as channels for representation in democracies. Possible explanations can be found in party competition for votes and in other aspects of party organizations. more...

  • Executive Politics in Semi-Presidential Regimesby Martin Carrier

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book analyzes the variation of power distribution between presidents and prime ministers in semi-presidential regimes. Through selected case studies, it exposes the necessity to understand power variation in a configurative perspective and to further consider contextual factors. more...

  • The Last Best Hopeby Ronald Reagan; Michael Reagan

    Humanix Books 2016; US$ 26.99

    From the time he arrived on the political scene in 1964 throughout his presidency and beyond, Ronald Reagan used his speeches to inspire and reinvigorate America. When he spoke, Reagan, said, he was preaching a sermon.? The American people saw his vision of America and his dreams for the future and they overwhelmingly responded; he was re-elected... more...

  • Putin's Russiaby Lilia Shevtsova

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    This revised edition includes and examination of the recent presidential and parliamentary elections and their effects on Putin's leadership and Russia. Praise for the previous edition: "Out of her blunt, often acerbic, account come shrewd insights into Putin's transformation from an implausible, contrived successor into a dominator unchallenged... more...

  • Difficult Transitionsby Kurt M. Campbell; James B. Steinberg

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    New presidents have no honeymoon when it comes to foreign policy. Less than three months into his presidency, for example, John F. Kennedy authorized the disastrous effort to overthrow Fidel Castro at the Bay of Pigs. More recently, George W. Bush had been in office for less than eight months when he was faced with the attacks of September 11. How... more...

  • Breakthroughby Nancy L. Cohen

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 25.99

    Why Americans have never elected a woman president, how we changed to make it possible, and why it matters. From Hollywood to the halls of Congress, a lively conversation about women?s leadership, equal pay, and family-work balance is underway. On the cusp of a historic breakthroughthe potential election of America?s first woman presidentNancy... more...