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  • Size and Local Democracyby S. A. H. Denters; M. J. F. Goldsmith; A. Ladner

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    How large should local governments be, and what are the implications of changing the scale of local governments for the quality of local democracy? These questions have stood at the centre of debates among scholars and public sector reformers alike from antiquity to the present. This monograph offers the first systematic cross-national investigation... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Joseph Epstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.99

    From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America --first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's... more...

  • Governing by Networkby Stephen Goldsmith; William D. Eggers

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    Examines for the first time the US government's transformation from centralized control over public programmes to facilitating services through networks of nongovernmental entities, as seen through the experience of dozens of public innovators. more...

  • The Supreme Courtby Brian Lamb; Susan Swain; Mark Farkas; C-SPAN

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Supreme Court grew out of an historic opportunity to interview all of the living Supreme Court justices for a C-SPAN feature documentary about the Court, the only time that the nine sitting members and their retired colleagues have granted interviews to a single television network. Eleven of those interviews?the entire current court, including... more...

  • Controlling the Messageby Victoria A. Farrar-Myers; Justin S. Vaughn

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

      Contents  Part 1: Elite Utilization  1. Strategic Communication in a Networked Age 13  Daniel Kreiss and Creighton Welch  2. Congressional Campaigns? Motivations for Social Media Adoption 32  Girish J. Gulati and Christine B. Williams  3. Surrogates or Competitors? Social Media Use by Independent Political Actors 53 ... more...

  • Creating Public Value in Practiceby John M. Bryson; Barbara C. Crosby; Laura Bloomberg

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 89.95

    Introduction John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby, and Laura Bloomberg DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP INTRODUCTION Public Value as a Contested Democratic Practice John Benington Creating Public Value: Contributions of the New Civic Politics Harry C. Boyte Value of Voices, Voice of Values: Participatory and Value Representation in Networked... more...

  • The Socialist Party of Americaby Jack Ross

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 50.00

    Jack Ross is a freelance editor and independent historian in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in the American Conservative , Tikkun , the Mitrailleuse , Daily Caller , Mondoweiss , and Antiwar.com. He is the author of Rabbi Outcast: Elmer Berger and American Jewish Anti-Zionism (Potomac, 2011).    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...