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  • Rules for Radicalsby Saul Alinsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know ?the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.? Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this... more...

  • Everything You Know Is Wrongby Russ Kick

    The Disinformation Company 2002; US$ 24.95

    After reading the substantiated facts in this book, you'll wonder if anything you know is right . more...

  • Skeletons in the Closetby Monika Nalepa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book explores pacted transitions to democracy, in which former autocrats are granted amnesty in exchange for allowing free elections. more...

  • Politics in the Russian Regionsby Graeme Gill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    This volume analyzes the changing power relations in the Russian regions and in their relationship with the centre. It considers Russian federalism and the changes that Putin has introduced, and the distribution of power at the regional level. The result is a rich survey of the state of federal relations in Russia. more...

  • Building Policy Legitmacy in Japanby Professor Takayuki Sakamoto

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 99.00

    Why do politicians sometimes make unpopular or contested policies that could damage their electoral prospects? This is the question Sakamoto tries to answer. Political scientists have long claimed that political behaviour can be explained as actors' self-interested goal-seeking behaviour. But Sakamoto demonstrates that politicians sometimes show behaviour... more...

  • The Death of Britain?by John Redwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 42.00

    Can the United Kingdom survive devolution, European integration, reform of the Lords, slimming of the monarchy and proportional representation? Will the new House of Lords be anything more than a rubber stamp full of friends of the Prime Minister? Will Scotland now shatter the Union by demanding full independence? In this dramatic new book John Redwood... more...

  • The Life You Can Saveby Peter Singer

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 10.93

    ?Brilliant. A practical plan to eradicate world poverty? Observer Would you walk past a drowning child? This is a book that will change the way you think about giving. It shows what you can do, as an individual, about the fact that more than a billion people are living in extreme poverty. It argues for an urgent change in our culture, and... more...

  • Backstage Politicsby Phillip Adams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.38

    Retiring in 1975, Fred Daly liked to tell the story of the new Member who sat next to him in the House. Turning to Fred, he said, 'I like to sit here and look across at the enemy.' 'Son,' said Fred, 'you are looking at the Opposition. The enemy is behind you.' Phillip Adams has been close to governments of various persuasions for over fifty years.... more...

  • Issues in American Politicsby John Dumbrell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This wide ranging book provides readers with a reliable and lively guide to contemporary American political practices, processes and institutions. Essays in the proposed volume will cover phenomena such as the Tea Party upsurge in the Republican Party, Obama?s health care reforms, recent changes to campaign funding emanating from the key Citizens?... more...

  • The Politics of Belgiumby Marleen Brans; Lieven De Winter; Wilfried Swenden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    For too long Belgium remained an unexplored terrain by comparative political scientists. Belgium's politics were best known through the writings of Arend Lijphart, who considered it a model case of consociationalism. Over the past ten to fifteen years, the analysis of consociationalism has been complemented by a more detailed coverage of Belgium's... more...