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  • Reflections on Americaby Claus Offe

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    At a time when so many cracks have emerged within the imagined community of 'the West', this important new book, by one of the leading social scientists in Europe, examines the intellectual history of comparing Europe and the United States. Claus Offe considers the perspectives adopted by three of Europe's greatest social scientists - Alexis de Tocqueville,... 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...

  • The Emerging Republican Majorityby Kevin P. Phillips; Kevin P. Phillips; Sean Wilentz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    One of the most important and controversial books in modern American politics, The Emerging Republican Majority (1969) explained how Richard Nixon won the White House in 1968?and why the Republicans would go on to dominate presidential politics for the next quarter century. Rightly or wrongly, the book has widely been seen as a blueprint for how... more...

  • The Impression of Influenceby Justin Grimmer; Sean J. Westwood; Solomon Messing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Constituents often fail to hold their representatives accountable for federal spending decisions?even though those very choices have a pervasive influence on American life. Why does this happen? Breaking new ground in the study of representation, The Impression of Influence demonstrates how legislators skillfully inform constituents with strategic... more...

  • Working Congressby Robert Mann

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1964, as the polarizing Civil Rights Act made its way through the House and Senate, and Congress navigated one of the most tumultuous eras in American history, a Harris Poll put the institution's approval rating at 60 percent. Why then, fifty years later, has the public's approval of Congress eroded to an all-time low of 10 percent? Working Congress:... more...

  • The Growth of American Governmentby Ballard C. Campbell

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    American government evolved over the generations since the mid-nineteenth century. The changing character of these institutions is a critical part of the history of the United States. This engaging survey focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of government at the federal, state,... more...

  • Congressional Roll Call 2004by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2005; US$ 48.30

    CQ Press’s Congressional Roll Call continues to be the definitive reference source of congressional voting information for students, scholars, political professionals, and all citizens who want to be informed about their representatives’ voting records. Congressional Roll Call 2004 provides an objective, authoritative member-by-member survey... more...

  • CQ's Guide to Current American Government, Fall 2004by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2004; US$ 32.20

    Arranged in four sections - foundations of American government, political participation, government institutions, and politics and public policy - the Guide effectively illustrates how the president, Congress, and the judiciary interact, and how the three branches are tempered and influenced by current political, economic, and social forces. more...

  • CQ's Guide to Current American Government, Spring 2005by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2004; US$ 32.20

    A collection of the best Congressional Quarterly reporting, as published during the past six months in the CQ Weekly and related CQ publications. The articles are arranged in sections - elections, institutions, politics and public policy, and foundations of American government.. more...

  • Strengthening Congressby Lee H. Hamilton

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 12.70

    With the benefit of an insider's perspective, distinguished former congressman Lee H. Hamilton argues that America needs a stronger Congress and a more engaged citizenry in order to ensure responsive and effective democracy. Hamilton explains how Congress has drifted away from the role envisioned for... more...