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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Autumn of Dictatorshipby Samer Soliman

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    The Egyptian protests in early 2011 took many by surprise. In the days immediately following, commentators wondered openly over the changing situation across the Middle East. But protest is nothing new to Egypt, and labor activism and political activism, most notably the Kifaya (Enough) movement, have increased dramatically over recent years. In hindsight,... more...

  • Central Debates in British Politicsby John Benyon; David Denver; Justin Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Central Debates in British Politics focuses on British politics in a changing social, economic and institutional context. The book explores issues and debates using a variety of approaches and techniques. It is written and edited by a team of leading experts who analyse key issues in a highly structured and thematic manner.   more...

  • Scandalby Lanny Davis

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    The former Special Counsel to President Clinton exposes the roots of today's scandal culture more...

  • The Electoral Challengeby Stephen C. Craig; David B. Hill

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 45.00

    What decides elections? Is it the national economic condition, voters? partisan attachments, or the campaigns that candidates run? How much do campaigns matter? Scholars and political consultants will give you different answers. Stephen C. Craig and David B. Hill bring together the voices of both in this engaging volume, now updated to include the... more...

  • How to Hack a Party Lineby Sara Miles

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 8.99

    The gripping story of the emergence of a powerful new force in American politics Sara Miles's How to Hack the Party Line is the first book to explain the political significance of the high-technology industry, and to show the birth of a relationship between the new millionaires of the Information Age and power-hungry Washington insiders that... more...

  • Engaging Enemiesby Simon Griffiths

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 31.99

    Engaging Enemies examines responses of the British left to Friedrich Hayek, one of the gurus of Thatcherism, and attempts to rethink socialism in response to neoliberalism. more...