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  • Transforming Brazilby Rafael R. Ioris

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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 Poor: National Goals, Local Choices, and Distributional Outcomesby Michael J. Rich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.50

    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 Justin Fisher; David Denver; John Benyon

    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

    Introduction * Part I: It Didn't Begin with Watergate * Revolutionary Venom, Its Progeny and The Gentlemen's Agreement from Harding to Kennedy * The 1960s: Seeds of the Culture Wars * Part II: Watergate Legacies * The Post-Watergate Media Revolution * The Scandal Cauldron: The 1980s * To Be "Borked" or "Gingriched" * Part III: The 1990s Scandal... more...

  • Essential Public Affairs for Journalistsby James Morrison

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 37.99

    Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is an invaluable guide for both journalism students and practising journalists. It takes readers through details of the constitutional framework and the governing institutions of the UK; covers the NHS, the Treasury, industry, utilities, social security and home affairs; explores the role of the UK in the EU... 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 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 will shape the... more...

  • The Bureaucratization of the World in the Neoliberal Eraby Béatrice Hibou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Contemporary bureaucracy is a set of norms, rules, procedures, and formalities which includes administration, business, and NGOs. Where Max Weber meets Michel Foucault, Béatrice Hibou analyzes the political dynamics underlying this process. Neoliberal bureaucracy is a vector of discipline and control, producing social and political indifference. more...

  • Crimes Against Natureby Robert F. Kennedy

    HarperCollins 2004; US$ 10.99

    Crimes Against Nature is ultimately about the corrosive effect of corporate corruption on our core American values -- free-market capitalism and democracy. It is about an administration, the author argues, that has sacrificed respect for the law, public health, scientific integrity, and long-term economic vitality on the altar of corporate greed.... more...

  • Who Let the Dogs In?by Molly Ivins

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    The dazzling, inimitable Molly Ivins is back, with her own personal Hall of Fame of America?s most amazing and outlandish politicians?the wicked, the wise, the witty, and the witless?drawn from more than twenty years of reporting on the folks who attempt to run our government (in some cases, into the ground). Who Let the Dogs In? takes us on a wild... more...