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  • How to Be a Government Whipby Helen Jones

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    One of the most misunderstood and oft-caricatured jobs in British politics whips are the unseen unsung heroes of the parliamentary system without whom governments would doubtless crumble and legislative business would almost certainly grind to a halt. Whips are shrouded in mystery however often portrayed in the media and by colleagues as a brutish... more...

  • The Cabinet Office, 1916–2018by Anthony Seldon; Jonathan Meakin

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 23.99

    Since its creation in the depths of the Great War in December 1916, the Cabinet Office has retained a uniquely central place in the ever-changing political landscape of the last century. While the revolving door of 10 Downing Street admits and ejects its inhabitants every few years, the Cabinet Office remains a constant, supporting and guiding successive... more...

  • Canadian Municipal Governmentby G. Kenneth Crawford

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1954; Not Available

    Mr. Crawford's aim is to show how various Canadian municipal systems function, rather than to present a critical analysis of existing institutions and practices. more...

  • The Authoritarian Public Sphereby Alexander Dukalskis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Authoritarian regimes craft and disseminate reasons, stories, and explanations for why they are entitled to rule. To shield those legitimating messages from criticism, authoritarian regimes also censor information that they find threatening. While committed opponents of the regime may be violently repressed, this book is about how the authoritarian... more...

  • Beyond Power and Resistanceby Peter Bloom

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    This book challenges the conceptual and practical effectiveness of resistance to achieve social and political change, and considers an alternative framework that goes beyond a desire to resist sovereign power, but offers political movements that expand individual and collective capabilities. more...

  • Collective Decisions and Votingby Nicolaus Tideman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    When one thinks about how collective decisions are made, voting is the method that comes naturally to mind. But other methods such as random process and consensus are also used. This book explores just what a collective decision is, classifies the methods of making collective decisions, and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each method.... more...

  • Sharing Powerby Manon Tremblay; Yvonne Galligan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The representation of women in parliament is a subject of extensive research and a focus for political action in the last decade. The wide variation in women's parliamentary presence contradicts the expectation that established or consolidated democracies are more supportive of the presence of women in political life than emerging democracies. This... more...

  • Uncontrolledby Jim Manzi

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attemptedexcept for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide the feedback loop that allows us, in certain limited ways, to identify error in our beliefs as a first... more...

  • Public Opinionby Carroll J. Glynn; Susan Herbst; Mark Lindeman; Garrett J. O'Keefe; Robert Y. Shapiro

    Avalon Publishing 2015; US$ 68.00

    Public Opinion is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary examination of public opinion in the United States. Drawing on scholarship in political science, psychology, sociology, and communications, the authors explore the nature of political and social attitudes in the United States and how these attitudes are shaped by various institutions, with... more...

  • Kabuki Democracyby Eric Alterman

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 20.00

    In this “agenda-setting” polemic, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama’s many compromises have disappointed liberals, Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy... more...