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  • Miss Muriel Mattersby Robert Wainwright

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    In 1908 Muriel Matters, known as 'that daring Australian girl', chained herself to an iron grille in the House of Commons to demand votes for women, thus becoming the first woman to make a speech in the House. The following year she made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over the Houses of Parliament in an airship emblazoned with... more...

  • The 2016 US Presidential Campaignby Robert E. Denton Jr

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 40.85

    This volume focuses on the 2016 Presidential campaign from a communication perspective, with each chapter considering a specific area of political campaign communication and practice. The first section includes chapters on the early candidate nomination campaigns, the nominating conventions, the debates, political advertising and new media technologies.... more...

  • The Women's Liberation Movementby Kristina Schulz

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    For over half a century, the countless organizations and initiatives that comprise the Women's Liberation movement have helped to reshape many aspects of Western societies, from public institutions and cultural production to body politics and subsequent activist movements. This collection represents the first systematic investigation of WLM's cumulative... more...

  • Political Rhetoricby Mary E. Stuckey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Rhetoric is among the most important and least understood elements of presidential leadership. Presidents have always wielded rhetoric as one tool of governance—and that rhetoric was always intended to facilitate political ends, such as image building, persuasion of the mass public, and inter-branch government persuasion. But as mass media has grown... more...

  • Presidential Relations with Congressby Richard S. Conley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 24.95

    The presidential-congressional relationship is the most important and vivid of all the inter-branch relationships. It defines presidential activities, priorities, and successes. No president, from Eisenhower to Nixon to Reagan, has been able to ignore or denigrate that relationship.  Presidential Relations with Congress provides a succinct analysis... more...

  • Climate Change and Natural Disastersby Vinod Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The start of the new millennium will be remembered for deadly climate-related disasters - the great floods in Thailand in 2011, Super Storm Sandy in the United States in 2012, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to name a few. In 2014, 17.5 million people were displaced by climate-related disasters, ten times more than the 1.7 million displaced... more...

  • The State of Our Disunionby Eugene Goodheart

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The US Constitution resists centralizing authority by granting equal power to the three branches of government, as well as the individual states. The risk inherent in the separation of powers is that the absence of a spirit of compromise can lead to the disintegration of the union. Eugene Good heart argues that the current union is in peril due to... more...

  • Leadership in East European Communism, 1945-1970by R. Barry Farrell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Fifteen eminent social scientists from North America and Eastern Europe met under the auspices of Northwestern University's Comparative Politics Program to discuss the significance and characteristics of changes in political leadership in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union since World War II. The presentations at the conference were edited and re-written... more...

  • God Wills itby David O'Connell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is influential.Case studies explore the religious arguments... more...

  • The Selection and Election of Presidentsby Daniel Gasman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The United States' presidential selection process is intricate, constantly evolving, and imperfectly understood by most American voters. The long campaign brings to light conflicting concepts of the role of the president, inherent constraints on his powers, contradictions in the selection process, and possibilities for change or compromise that are... more...