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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ceremony and Ritual in Parliamentby Shirin M. Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament breaks new ground in the study of legislatures. It combines mainstream historical and social science approaches with cultural theory to consider how parliamentary ritual is constructed through ceremony, space and socialisation. The focus is on the marginalised groups especially women and members of ethnic minorities... 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...

  • Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United Statesby Becki Scola

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Over the past several decades, the number of women elected to higher office in the United States has grown substantially. However, when the electoral gains of women are considered on a state-by-state basis, there are observable variations in the rate by state at which women are elected to state legislative office. Scholars have noted an additional... more...

  • Transforming Brazilby Rafael R. Ioris

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    In this book, Rafael R. Ioris critically revisits the postwar context in Brazil to reexamine traditional questions and notions pertaining to the nature of Latin America?s political culture and institutions. It was in this period that the region lived some of its most intense and successful experiences of fast economic growth, which was paradoxically... more...

  • Federal Policymaking and the Poorby Michael J. Rich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 66.00 US$ 52.80

    Do federal, state, and local governments differ in their responsiveness to the needs of the poorest citizens? Are policy outcomes different when federal officials have greater influence regarding the use of federal program funds? To answer such questions, Michael Rich examines to what extent benefits of federal programs actually reach needy people,... more...