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  • Citizen Democracyby Stephen E. Frantzich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 28.99

    Through a series of carefully chosen vignettes, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays citizens from every walk of life-rich and poor, old and young, black and white, male and female, left and right, famous and obscure engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment-but... more...

  • Saving Congress from Itselfby James L Buckley

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    Saving Congress from Itself proposes a single reform: eliminate all federal grants-in-aid to state and local governments. This action would reduce federal spending by over $600 billion a year and have a profound effect on how we govern ourselves. The proliferation of federal grants-in-aid programs is of recent vintage: only about 100 such grants... more...

  • Beyond Ideologyby Frances E. Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    The congressional agenda, Frances Lee contends, includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, Democratic and Republican senators tend to fight with each other. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in competition for power rather... more...

  • Out of Orderby Thomas E. Patterson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    Why are our politicians almost universally perceived as liars? What made candidate Bill Clinton's draft record more newsworthy than his policy statements? How did George Bush's masculinity, Ronald Reagan's theatrics with a microphone, and Walter Mondale's appropriation of a Wendy's hamburger ad make or break their presidential campaigns? Ever since... more...

  • Master the Civil Service Examsby Peterson's

    Peterson's 2013; Not Available

    Master the Civil Service Exams offers complete test preparation for the written exam so you can pursue a government job. Math, verbal and clerical exercises, plus four full-length practice tests, build skills and confidence, while experts in the field provide an inside scoop on how to become a first-rate job candidate. You will also find up-to-date... more...

  • Red Tapeby Herbert Kaufman; Philip K. Howard

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Death, taxes, and red tape. The inevitable trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, the bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some form?from the confounding tax form filled out annually to the maddeningly time-consuming wait at the driver's license bureau. The complaints... more...

  • Alice Paul, the National Woman's Party and the Voteby Bernadette Cahill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    When women picketed the White House demanding the vote on January 10, 1917, they broke new ground in political activism. Demanding that they President influence Congress, they petitioned the President and Congress and marched in the streets in the nation's first ever coast-to-coast campaign for political rights. Women were imprisoned for peaceful... more...

  • U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses from Washington to Obamaby Various

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    A collection of US inauguration speeches from Washington to Obama. At the beginning of a term each new President of the United States delivers their inauguration speech to the nation. Here in one volume are collected together the inauguration speeches of all of America's leaders. From George Washington's stirring "sacred fire of liberty"... more...

  • Political Parties and the State: The American Historical Experienceby Martin Shefter

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 55.00

    This book collects a number of Martin Shefter's most important articles on political parties. They address three questions: Under what conditions will strong party organizations emerge? What influences the character of parties--in particular, their reliance on patronage? In what circumstances will the parties that formerly dominated politics in a... more...

  • Building a Democratic Political Orderby David Plotke

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 52.00

    This 1996 book explores the dramatic changes in American politics that occurred during the 1930s and 1940s. more...