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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Explores the effect of semi-presidentialism on newly-democratising countries. In recent years semi-presidentialism - the situation where a constitution makes provision for both a directly elected president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature - has become the regime type of choice for many countries. more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99
Losers' Consent shows how being able to accept losing is one of the central requirements of democracy, and provides a major new contribution to our understanding of political legitimacy, comparative political behaviour, and democratic stability. more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67
Who belongs to the Liberal Democrat party, and why? What are the opinions of its members about politics, society, and their own party? This ground-breaking work is the first book-length study of Liberal Democrat party members. Based on extensive research and a nationally representative survey of party membership, this book continues Seyd and Whiteley's... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56
Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that Italian political philosopher and noted Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli puts forward in The Liberty of Servants . Drawing upon the classical republican conception... more...
- Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 6.99
An e-book original inspired by the vision of late NDP leader Jack Layton with short, personal essays by a diverse line-up of Canadian writers and activists. HOPE IS BETTER THAN FEAR reflects upon and looks forward on a number of issues that Jack Layton championed over the course of his extraordinary career as an activist, city councillor and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.40
Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. President Barack Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, calculated, convention-defying political campaign. In a race that will be talked about for years to come, he faced down his rivals with ruthless focus and efficiency.... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2011; US$ 4.95
Glyn Davis, professor of political science and vice-chancellor of Melbourne University, argues that there are more similarities between street gangs than business enterprises. He reviews the history of the leadership turbulence that besets both sides of Australian politics through this prism and reaches some worrying conclusions. more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 94.99
The Roads to Congress 2010 follows the path of seven House and six Senate races from inception to election postmortem. The book provides an array of case studies of important 2010 congressional races which collectively will give college undergraduate students a compelling narrative explanation of America's electoral process and the keys to winning... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99
While most research on the public presidency focuses on modern presidents, this book demonstrates how the structure of the executive encourages a connection with the public for all presidents. An examination of the first four presidents in Popular Leadership in the Presidency reveals their methods of public persuasion as well as the influence of their... more...