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  • How to Be a Parliamentary Researcherby Robert Dale

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    To some, they are the graduates grasping the first rung on the ladder to power, to others, the unsung heroes of the British parliamentary system. But whether your notion of parliamentary researchers is more The Thick of It than The West Wing, more Yes Minister than House of Cards, there is no doubt that these individuals play an essential role in keeping... more...

  • The Politics of Place and the Limits of Redistributionby Melissa Ziegler Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Numerous scholars have noticed that certain political institutions, including federalism, majoritarian electoral systems, and presidentialism, are linked to lower levels of income redistribution. This book offers a political geography explanation for those observed patterns. Each of these institutions is strongly shaped by geography and provides incentives... more...

  • Turkey Interruptedby Abdullah Bozkurt

    Blue Dome Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    This book strives to explain what has happened in Turkey in 2013 and 2014 following the onset of major corruption investigations incriminating people close to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, including his son Bilal Erdogan, various ministers, and several business people. more...

  • Strategic Influence in Legislative Lobbyingby Stacy B. Gordon Fisher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 110.00

    This book provides a nuanced picture of how governmental advocates develop their lobbying strategies. Through in-depth analysis of context specific data from surveys of and interviews with California lobbyists, the author explores how context, targets, and tactics interact as lobbyists try to influence legislative decision making. more...

  • Beyond the Internetby Rita Figueiras; Paula do Espírito Santo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The western economic and financial crisis began with the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and led the European Union countries into recession. After this, governments started to implement austerity measures, such as cuts in public spending, including public subsidies and jobs, and rising prices. In this context, Europe started to experience a wave... more...

  • The Fight for Influenceby Alexey Malashenko

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Russian influence in Central Asia is waning. Since attaining independence, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have forged their own pathsbuilding relationships with outside powers and throwing off the last vestiges of Soviet domination. But in many ways, Moscow still sees Central Asia through the lens of the Soviet Union,... more...

  • Corruption and Criminal Justiceby Tina Sřreide

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    The author addresses the role of criminal justice in anti-corruption by investigating assumptions in the classic law and economics approach and debating the underlying criteria for an efficient criminal justice system. Drawing on real life challenges from the policy world, the book combines insights from the literature with updated knowledge about... more...

  • Polling and the Publicby Herbert Asher

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 44.00

    Polling and the Public helps readers become savvy consumers of public opinion polls, offering solid grounding on how the media cover them, their use in campaigns and elections, and their interpretation. This trusted, brief guide by Herb Asher also provides a non-technical explanation of the methodology of polling so that students become informed... more...

  • Career Behaviour and the European Parliamentby William T. Daniel

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    This book explores the evolution of the European Parliament and its effect on the career trajectories of its membership. more...

  • Affective Publicsby Zizi Papacharissi

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    Digital technologies network us but it is our stories that connect us to each other, making us feel close to some and distancing us from others. Affective Publics explores how storytelling practices on Twitter facilitate affective engagement for publics tuning into a current issue or event by employing three case studies: Arab Spring movements,... more...