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  • The Oxford Handbook of the American Congressby Eric Schickler; Frances E. Lee

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    No legislature in the world has a greater influence over its nation's public affairs than the US Congress. The Congress's centrality in the US system of government has placed research on Congress at the heart of scholarship on American politics. Generations of American government scholars working in a wide range of methodological traditions... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politicsby Peter Kingstone; Deborah J. Yashar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    Latin America has been one of the critical areas in the study of comparative politics. The region?s experiments with installing and deepening democracy and promoting alternative modes of economic development have generated intriguing and enduring empirical puzzles. In turn, Latin America?s challenges continue to spawn original and vital work on central... more...

  • Stagecraft and Statecraftby Dan Schill

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book examines media events and advance in political communication from Kennedy through Obama by exploring the way media events are conceived and staged, the strategy and tactics advance staffers use to manage the news media, the functions of media events, the implications of politically communicating by media event, and the way scholars and students... more...

  • Polarization and Transformation in Zimbabweby Erin McCandless

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 89.99

    This book investigates polarization and prospects for transformation in Zimbabwe through the lens of social movements working for land redistribution and constitutional change. It examines their strategy dilemmas, the outcomes of their choices, and the implications for transformative change and peace. more...

  • A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics: Leadership and Political Integration in Nigeriaby Victor Oguejiofor Okafor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the impact of post-colonial leadership on political integration in Nigeria, offering an in-depth understanding of the historical and contemporary forces that shape Nigeria's national politics as well as African politics generally. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial political histories along with contemporary... more...

  • Spain's 'Second Transition'?by Bonnie N. Field

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Few would have imagined the developments and the extent of reforms that occurred under Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero between 2004 and 2008. Under Zapatero, Spain rapidly withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq, held a very public political debate on the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship, passed very progressive social legislation... more...

  • Promoting Party Politics in Emerging Democraciesby Peter Burnell; Andre W. M. Gerrits

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This book offers a critical and comparative examination of international support to political parties and party systems in emerging and prospective new democracies in several world regions. It combines the insights of a strong international grouping of leading academics and pioneering doctoral studies, and draws on extensive new field work inquiries.... more...

  • The European Union, Russia and the Shared Neighbourhoodby Jackie Gower; Graham Timmins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The conflict in South Ossetia in the summer of 2008 and the Ukrainian energy crisis in early 2009 served to highlight the tensions that continue to influence EU-Russia relations in regard to the region comprising the former republics of the Soviet Union or the ?shared neighbourhood?. This book draws together research which examines the objectives... more...

  • Negotiation Theory and the EUby Andreas Dür; Gemma Mateo; Daniel C. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Negotiations are central to the ethos and functioning of the European Union, yet the dynamics of EU negotiations have received far too little systematic scholarly attention. This volume offers a thematic and forward-looking survey of cutting-edge research on EU negotiation dynamics, identifying findings to date and setting an empirical and methodological... more...

  • Putin and Putinismby Ronald J. Hill; Ottorino Cappelli

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    After two terms as president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin handed over to his hand-picked successor Dmitri Medvedev on 7 May 2008, and became prime minister. As president, Putin moved swiftly and effectively to overcome the chaotic legacy of his predecessor, post-Soviet Russia?s first president Boris Yeltsin. Focusing on rebuilding the... more...