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- The New Press 2009; US$ 27.99
As the national campaign manager for Ralph Nader?s historic runs for president in 2000 and 2004, Theresa Amato had a rare ringside role in two of the most hotly contested presidential elections this country has seen. In Grand Illusion, she gives us a witty, thoughtful critique of the American electoral system, as well as a powerful argument for opening... more...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 34.99
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...
- 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...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Federalism is a system of government in which the powers are shared between state and federal governments. Originating as the Albany Plan of Union by Benjamin Franklin in 1754, federalism has become a controversial issue throughout American history, as politicians and lawmakers continue to argue over which level of government should have more authority.... more...