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  • Politics in the Russian Regionsby Graeme Gill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    This volume analyzes the changing power relations in the Russian regions and in their relationship with the centre. It considers Russian federalism and the changes that Putin has introduced, and the distribution of power at the regional level. The result is a rich survey of the state of federal relations in Russia. more...

  • Building Policy Legitmacy in Japanby Professor Takayuki Sakamoto

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 99.00

    Why do politicians sometimes make unpopular or contested policies that could damage their electoral prospects? This is the question Sakamoto tries to answer. Political scientists have long claimed that political behaviour can be explained as actors' self-interested goal-seeking behaviour. But Sakamoto demonstrates that politicians sometimes show behaviour... more...

  • The Death of Britain?by John Redwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 42.00

    Can the United Kingdom survive devolution, European integration, reform of the Lords, slimming of the monarchy and proportional representation? Will the new House of Lords be anything more than a rubber stamp full of friends of the Prime Minister? Will Scotland now shatter the Union by demanding full independence? In this dramatic new book John Redwood... more...

  • The Life You Can Saveby Peter Singer

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 12.97

    ?Brilliant. A practical plan to eradicate world poverty? Observer Would you walk past a drowning child? This is a book that will change the way you think about giving. It shows what you can do, as an individual, about the fact that more than a billion people are living in extreme poverty. It argues for an urgent change in our culture, and... more...

  • Backstage Politicsby Phillip Adams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.38

    Retiring in 1975, Fred Daly liked to tell the story of the new Member who sat next to him in the House. Turning to Fred, he said, 'I like to sit here and look across at the enemy.' 'Son,' said Fred, 'you are looking at the Opposition. The enemy is behind you.' Phillip Adams has been close to governments of various persuasions for over fifty years.... more...

  • Issues in American Politicsby John Dumbrell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This wide ranging book provides readers with a reliable and lively guide to contemporary American political practices, processes and institutions. Essays in the proposed volume will cover phenomena such as the Tea Party upsurge in the Republican Party, Obama?s health care reforms, recent changes to campaign funding emanating from the key Citizens?... more...

  • EU Enlargement and Referendumsby Aleks Szcerbiak; Paul Taggart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A series of EU accession referendums were held in nine candidate countries, eight post-communist states and Malta, between March and September 2003. These referendums provide us with an excellent comparative opportunity to deepen our understanding of the European integration issue and how it interacts with domestic politics, and of the dynamics of... more...

  • The Politics of Belgiumby Marleen Brans; Lieven De Winter; Wilfried Swenden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    For too long Belgium remained an unexplored terrain by comparative political scientists. Belgium's politics were best known through the writings of Arend Lijphart, who considered it a model case of consociationalism. Over the past ten to fifteen years, the analysis of consociationalism has been complemented by a more detailed coverage of Belgium's... more...

  • Political Pollingby Jeffrey M. Stonecash

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 32.99

    Professor Stonecash combines his twenty years of polling experience with academic theory to show how and why polling is done and how information can be used to help win elections. more...

  • New Challenges for Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Partiesby Eve Hepburn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Throughout Europe, stateless nationalist and regionalist parties have moved from ?niche? actors in party systems to mainstream political players. No longer the ?outsider? in party politics, these parties have successfully entered government at the regional and state levels and many have been responsible for pushing the agenda for radical constitutional... more...