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Political Parties & Movements

  • The Persuadable Voterby D. Sunshine Hillygus; Todd G. Shields

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the electorate is persuaded by these controversial issues? And what are the consequences for American democracy? In this provocative and engaging... more...

  • Understanding the Tea Party Movementby Nella Van Dyke; David S. Meyer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 49.95

    Although there is a long history of conservative movements in America, the library of social movement studies leans heavily to the left. The Tea Party movement, its sudden emergence and its uncertain fate, provides a challenge to mainstream American politics. It also challenges scholars of social movements to reconcile this new movement with existing... more...

  • More Scottish than Britishby Christopher Carman; Robert Johns; James Mitchell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Using official statistics, this book explores how the SNP managed to confound expectations and win a parliamentary majority in the 2011 Scottish General Election. Perhaps surprisingly, it was not constitutional politics or the return of the Conservatives to power in Westminster but domestic issues that decided the vote in the SNP's favour. more...

  • The Party's Overby Charlie Crist; Ellis Henican

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida, spent years in the party?s inner circle. In this no-holds-barred memoir, he shows why he switched sides and became a Democrat. After serving as a Republican governor?one who was on the short list for the vice presidency in 2008?Charlie Crist made headlines when he decided to run for the... more...

  • Conservative Party Attitudes to Jews 1900-1950by Harry Defries

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    This work examines the attitudes of the Conservative Party towards Jews in Britain, Palestine and elsewhere from 1900-1948. more...

  • Competitive Elections and Democracy in Americaby Heather K. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Through the analyses in Competitive Elections and Democracy in America , Evans demonstrates that competitive elections have lasting effects on voters that go beyond just the length of a campaign. Her research reinforces the vital role that political competition plays in modern democracies, and offers a careful evaluation of how and why competitive... more...

  • Policy-Making in the Treasuryby Matthew Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Going behind the doors of the Treasury and Number 10, this book explores why successive British Prime Ministers from Callaghan to Blair have been hesitant towards European Economic and Monetary Union. It uses official documents and interviews with former ministers to understand discussions that took place at the heart of government. more...

  • The Future We Choseby Busani Ngcaweni

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2014; US$ 32.95

    This book foregrounds emerging and different perspectives on the centenary of the ANC which was celebrated in February 2012. Differing in tenor, methodology and style, we present nineteen chapters that tackle various epochs and events in the making of the centenary of the oldest political organisation in Africa. The book offers new angles to our understanding... more...

  • The Loudest Voice in the Roomby Gabriel Sherman

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A deeply reported journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder.   When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. Now, with a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter... more...

  • Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politicsby Amitav Acharya

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In this collection of work by renowned scholar Amitav Acharya,  Acharya draws on extensive research from throughout his career and examines the dominant understandings of three of the most important theoretical concepts used by scholars of world politics: power , institutions and ideas . more...