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  • Dynamics of Democracy in Timor-Lesteby Rui Graša Feijˇ

    Amsterdam University Press 2016; US$ 123.99

    The Indonesian province of Timor-Leste made international news when it decided to break away from Indonesia in 1999. The decision sparked deadly rampages by pro-integrationist militias, violence that only abated when the UN sent a force to maintain peace and help ease the way to actual independence. This book details the political history of Timor-Leste,... more...

  • The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introductionby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In the second edition of The U.S. Congress , Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill, pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English. No mere civics lesson, this eye-opening book... 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...

  • 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...

  • Straight Talk from the Heartlandby Ed Schultz

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    Ed Schultz is here to slay the "right-wing radio dragon" and revitalize the charge against Bush-era "conservative cruelty" with his own bold, irreverent truth-talk. When the self-described "gun-toting, meat-eating, drug-free liberal" from America's heartland came out swinging with his syndicated radio program, The Ed Schultz Show , listeners realized... more...

  • Hating Americaby John Gibson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21

    John Gibson is one of the Fox News Channel's most outspoken personalities. Now, as the aftershocks of the war in Iraq reverberate around the world, Gibson exposes the outrageous tenor of anti-American sentiment filling newsprint and airwaves beyond our borders and how disagreements over policy have mushroomed into poisonous hatred. "I loathe America... more...

  • Duck!by Gene Stone

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95

    Whether you like it or not, Dick Cheney is our president. Whoops, we mean vice president. Now, just in time for hunting season, here?s an indispensable guide fully loaded with tips for surviving these tortuous Cheney years, including ? 6 actions to take if you think someone is spying on you ? 4 recipes for cooking quail ? 4 public relations steps... more...

  • The Uprisingby David Sirota

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 14.95

    An All-Access Pass to the Populist Insurrection Brewing Across the Country Job outsourcing. Perpetual busy signals at government agencies. Slashed paychecks. Stolen elections. A war without end, fatally mismanaged. Ordinary Americans on both the Right and Left are tired of being disenfranchised by corrupt politicians of both parties and are organizing... more...

  • Being Americaby Jedediah Purdy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Having risen to national attention with his first book, For Common Things , Jedediah Purdy now cements his claim to being one of the most arresting public intellectuals of his generation. In Being America , Purdy turns his erudition and unique perspective to America?s relationship with a world that both admires and hates it. Purdy has absorbed... more...

  • Democratic Innovationsby Graham Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book examines democratic innovations from around the world, drawing lessons for the future development of both democratic theory and practice. more...