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  • The New Leviathanby David Horowitz; Jacob Laksin

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.00

    At a time when the national political debate is about inequality and fairness, bestselling au­thor David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob Laksin have written an unsettling book about the distribu­tion of power in America. Thoroughly researched and amply documented, The New Leviathan over­turns the conventional wisdom about which end of the political spectrum... more...

  • The Absent Stateby Neelesh Misra

    Hachette India 2012; US$ 22.99

    The spiralling crisis in Jammu and Kashmir; the Naxalite-Maoist menace that seems to be intensifying with every passing day; the disturbing reach of proxy governments run by militant groups in Manipur and Nagaland ? today, a quarter of India is being held hostage by violence and anarchy. What has pushed the country, which has otherwise held together... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Governanceby David Levi-Faur

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    This Oxford Handbook will be the definitive study of governance for years to come. 'Governance' has become one of the most popular terms in contemporary political science; this Handbook explores the full range of meaning and application of the concept and its use in a number of research fields. more...

  • Grassrootsby Jennifer Baumgardner; Amy Richards; Winona LaDuke

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 16.99

    From the authors of Manifesta, an activism handbook that illustrates how to truly make the personal political. Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Whether you are concerned about the environment,... more...

  • O.O.P.S.: Observing Our Politicians Stumble: The Worst Candidate Gaffes and Recoveries in Presidential Campaignsby Stephen Frantzich

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    Almost every politician has occasionally misspoken, sometimes with disastrous effect, sometimes with little effect at all. O.O.P.S.: Observing Our Politicians Stumble: The Worst Candidate Gaffes and Recoveries in Presidential Campaigns observes and analyzes this phenomenon to document why some gaffes prove fatal while others are easily survived.... more...

  • Margin of Victory: How Technologists Help Politicians Win Electionsby Nathaniel Pearlman

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    Despite a decade of political technology's celebrated triumphs?such as online fundraising of the presidential campaigns of McCain in 2000, Dean in 2003, and Obama in 2008; or the web-enabled, socially networked campaign of Obama 2008?the field of e-politics is still at an unsolidified stage. Margin of Victory: How Technologists Help Politicians... more...

  • Don't Let the Republican Drive the Bus!by Erich Origen; Gan Golan

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 14.99

    From the satirical masterminds behind the New York Times best-seller  Goodnight Bush  (more than 125,000 copies sold) comes this scathingly funny political parody of the contemporary children's classic  Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!   As any left-leaning parent of small children will tell you, these days it seems like the Republican... more...

  • Globality, Democracy and Civil Societyby Terrell Carver; Jens Bartelson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Globality, Democracy and Civil Society explores the relationship between the concepts of democracy and civil society through a comparison of their meaning and function in different historical and cultural contexts. This volume presents detailed contextual studies in Europe, North America, Japan, Russia and Turkey. The contributors explore different... more...

  • The New European Leftby Kate Hudson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Hudson explores the development of communists and other left forces, charting their survival and renewal after 1989. She shows how an open and democratic form of socialism has emerged which embraces environmental, gender and anti-war politics. more...

  • The Russian Quest for Peace and Democracyby Metta Spencer

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 41.99

    The Russian Quest for Peace and Democracy, by Metta Spencer, traces the changing orientations toward peace and democracy among Soviet/Russian citizens since 1982, revealing the extreme influence of transnational civil society on Gorbachev's policies and on the social capital democracy requires. This book is indispensible for those studying comparative... more...