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  • Political Theory In Transitionby Noel O'Sullivan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    During the past two decades there has been increasing dissatisfaction with established political categories, on the grounds that they no longer fit many of the facts of contemporary life, or adequately express many contemporary political ideals. Political Theory in Transition explores the principal reasons for this dissatisfaction and outlines some... more...

  • The Italian Risorgimentoby Lucy Riall

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 32.95

    The Risorgimento was a turbulent and decisive period in the history of Italy. Lucy Riall's engaging account is the first book of its kind on the upheavals of the years between 1815 and 1860, when a series of crises destabilised the states of Restoration Italy and led to the creation of a troubled nation state in 1860. Comprehensive, yet original, this... more...

  • Gramsci and Contemporary Politicsby Anne Showstack Sassoon

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Can politics now be both radical and realistic? Gramsci and Contemporary Politics is a collection of Anne Showstack Sassoon's writing which spans the major transitions from Thatcher and Reagan to Clinton and Blair; the collapse of communism to the regeneration of social democracy. Applying original interpretations of Antonio Gramsci's ideas on the... more...

  • Great Political Witby Robert Dole

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1999; US$ 14.99

    Famous for his delectably dry humor, Senator Bob Dole brings us the ultimate bipartisan book: some of his favorite witticisms, hilarious remarks, and wry observations of the great political figures of this century. Bob Dole's political career may not have taken him to the White House, but he did pick up some great stories along the way. In this delightful... more...

  • Empireby Stephen Howe

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Much of the world's history is the history of empires. But what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics? This title seeks answers to such questions as: Do the United States and its allies, transnational companies, financial and media institutions, or more broadly the forces of 'globalisation', constitute a new imperial system? more...

  • The Cold War 1945-91, 2nd editionby Michael L. Dockrill

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2005; US$ 30.00

    Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been acclaimed as a guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics. more...

  • Presidential Campaignsby Paul F. Boller

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    This title unveils the whole history of US presidential elections, from the seamless ascent of General George Washington to the bitterly contested election of George W. Bush. Each chapter contains a brief essay describing an election and presenting "campaign highlights" that bring to life the quadrennial confrontation in all its shame and glory. more...

  • Representing Women in Parliamentby Marian Sawer; Manon Tremblay; Linda Trimble

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The first book-length treatment of the political representation of women in countries with parliamentary systems based on the Westminster model. Written by a major international team of authors, this new study features twelve chapters on both new and established parliaments, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It tests... more...

  • A Pact With the Devil: Washington's Bid for World Supremacy and the Betrayal of the American Promiseby Tony Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Despite the overwhelming opposition on the left to the war in Iraq, many prominent liberals supported the war on humanitarian grounds. They argued that the war would rid the world of a brutal dictator and liberate the Iraqi people from totalitarian oppression, paving the way for a democratic transformation of the country. In A Pact with the Devil... more...

  • Vienna, 1814by David King

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 12.99

    ?Reads like a novel. A fast-paced page-turner, it has everything: sex, wit, humor, and adventures. But it is an impressively researched and important story.? ?David Fromkin, author of Europe?s Last Summer Vienna, 1814 is an evocative and brilliantly researched account of the most audacious and extravagant peace conference in modern European history.... more...