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  • The Political Animalby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Jeremy Paxman knows every maneouvre a politician will make to avoid answering a difficult question, but here he seeks an answer to just one: What makes politicians tick? Embarking on a journey in which he encounters movers and shakers past and present, he discovers: ? that Prime Ministers have often lost a parent in childhood ? why Trollope... more...

  • Listening to Grasshoppersby Arundhati Roy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09

    This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. It looks closely at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world's largest democracy. Beginning with the state-backed pogrom against Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, Arundhati... more...

  • The State and Revolutionby Vladimir Lenin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 16.91

    In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, the October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed masterwork The State and Revolution. This powerfully argued book offers both the... more...

  • Lobbyingby Zetter Lionel

    Harriman House 2011; US$ 13.16

    Fully revised, updated and expanded second edition Lobbying is a global industry which thrives wherever democracy is established. This book straddles the globe, from the USA to Japan. It covers the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments, and the Welsh, Northern Ireland and London Assemblies. It examines the lobbying scenes in the USA and Brussels. Finally,... 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

    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$ 11.20

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...