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  • Billionairesby Darrell M. West

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    Meet the Billionaires: the 1,645 men and women who control a massive share of global assets worth $6.5 trillion. Darrell West reveals what the other 99.99998% of us need to know. With rich anecdotes and personal narratives, West goes inside the world of the ultra wealthy. Meet U.S. billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, David and... more...

  • New York City Politicsby Bruce Berg

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Most experts consider economic development to be the dominant factor influencing urban politics. They point to the importance of the finance and real estate industries, the need to improve the tax base, and the push to create jobs. In New York City Politics: Governing Gothamýthe first comprehensive analysis of New York City's political system... more...

  • Affluence and Influenceby Martin Gilens

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Can a country be a democracy if its government only responds to the preferences of the rich? In an ideal democracy, all citizens should have equal influence on government policy--but as this book demonstrates, America's policymakers respond almost exclusively to the preferences of the economically advantaged. Affluence and Influence definitively... more...

  • Political Topographies of the African Stateby Catherine Boone

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This 2003 study brings Africa into the mainstream of studies of state-formation in agrarian societies. more...

  • Collision 2012by Dan Balz

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race In 2008 a bright young candidate triumphed on a theme of change and hope. Four years later an embattled President struggled against an apocalyptically divided and divisive... more...

  • Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Mattersby Jonathan M. Ladd

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    As recently as the early 1970s, the news media was one of the most respected institutions in the United States. Yet by the 1990s, this trust had all but evaporated. Why has confidence in the press declined so dramatically over the past 40 years? And has this change shaped the public's political behavior? This book examines waning public trust in the... more...

  • Central Debates in British Politicsby Justin Fisher; David Denver; John Benyon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Central Debates in British Politics focuses on British politics in a changing social, economic and institutional context. The book explores issues and debates using a variety of approaches and techniques. It is written and edited by a team of leading experts who analyse key issues in a highly structured and thematic manner. † more...

  • The Political Empowerment of the Cocaleros of Bolivia and Peruby Ursula Durand Ochoa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book offers a comparative analysis of the distinct experiences of the Peruvian and Bolivian cocaleros as political actors. In doing so, it illustrates how coca, an internationally criminalzsed good, affected the path and outcome of cocalero political empowerment in each case. more...

  • Candidate Character Traits in Presidential Electionsby David B. Holian; Charles L. Prysby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Voter perceptions of the personal traits of presidential candidates are widely regarded to be important influences on the vote. Media pundits frequently explain the outcome of presidential elections in terms of the personal appeal of the candidates. Despite the emphasis on presidential character traits in the media, the scholarly investigation in... more...

  • Incomplete Democracies in the Asia-Pacificby Giovanna Maria Dora Dore; Jae H. Ku; Karl Jackson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This collection presents a varied picture of the state of democracy in Asia, revealing unique findings from a project entitled the 'Asia Democracy Initiative' which explored the role of ordinary people in democratization through the rise of expressive social values in Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand. more...