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  • The Revival of British Liberalismby Dr Tudor Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00

    An historical study of British Liberal thought in the post-1945 period. This book examines the development of Liberal ideas in the writings of Liberal politicians and thinkers, and in the policies of the Liberal party and the Liberal Democrats. The book draws on interviews with some of the leading protagonists in the debates explored. more...

  • We're with Nobodyby Alan Huffman; Michael Rejebian

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    We're With Nobody is a thrilling, eye-opening insider?s view of a little-known facet of the political campaign process: the multi-million dollar opposition research industry, or ?oppo? as it?s called.  For sixteen years authors Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian have been digging up dirt on political candidates across the country, from presidential... more...

  • Every Secret Thingby Gillian Slovo

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 10.99

    A passionate witness to the colossal upheaval that has transformed her native South Africa, Gillian Slovo has written a memoir that is far more than a story of her own life. For she is the daughter of Joe Slovo and Ruth First, South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid white activists, a daughter who always had to come second to political commitment.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Paranoid Style in American Politicsby Richard Hofstadter; Sean Wilentz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs.In The Paranoid Style in American Politics , acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups... 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...