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- Encounter Books 2009; US$ 5.99
One of the easiest ways to increase public cynicism about elections is to change the rule book to make the laws governing how we vote more vague and less rigorous. ?Reforms? have been passed amid claims they would increase voter turnout. They haven?t - but they have made it easier to commit absentee ballot and other fraud. In this explosive broadside,... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.00
In 2008 Democrats accomplished the political trifecta that had eluded them for more than 40 years: get a progressive president elected and win landslide victories in the House and Senate at the same time. The question is, was that the high point for the party? Or was it just the beginning of a Democratic golden age? As author Dylan Loewe compellingly... more...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 41.95
A generation ago, scholars saw interest groups as the single most important element in the American political system. Today, political scientists are more likely to see groups as a marginal influence compared to institutions such as Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. Frank Baumgartner and Beth Leech show that scholars have veered from one... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 84.00
Climbing the Hill explores the history and current status of women members and staff on Capitol Hill. It traces the difficult history of women in Congress, their slow and painful path to political power and their hopes and fears of today. It presents a comprehensive analysis of women's success at the polls and within the congressional hierarchy?legislatively,... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95
American democracy, argues Charles Derber, is being subverted in the name of democracy itself. Derber shows how the current regime has maintained power by intensifying the red/blue culture wars?supporting religious extremists, exploiting terrorism fears, and manipulating the electoral process. And he reveals our best hope for positive change: an alliance... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 31.99
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...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00
Based on analysis of three types of communities and eight national surveys, this book examines how people's definition of community shapes their views on governmental redistributive policies. more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 7.99
The world's most powerful national legislature, the U. S. Congress, remains hazy as an institution. This very short introduction to Congress highlights the rules, precedents, and practices of the Senate and House of Representatives, and offers glimpses into their committees and floor proceedings to reveal the complex processes by which they enact... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00
The federal government is ailing and needs a cure. The cure lies in embracing a principle long known to the American people but little recognized by Washington - until now: common sense. In this pathbreaking report, Vice President Al Gore, presiding over the National Performance Review, at the request of President Clinton, charts a fundamental shift... more...