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- SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 44.00 US$ 37.40
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 97.99
Although we tend to use the terms 'representative democracy' and 'democracy' as synonyms, they are not. Democracy means that the people govern; representative democracy means that the people elect others to govern for them. This raises the question of the extent to which representative government approximates democracy, a question that turns on the... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 16.95
Old-school divide-and-conquer tactics?demonizing opponents, frightening voters, refusing to compromise?may make us feel good about the purity of our ideals, but it's no way to get anything done. Worse, this approach betrays some of the most cherished ideals of the progressive movement: inclusion, reason, justice, and hope. Illuminated by examples... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 49.99
Senate Procedure and Practice is a practical, real-world explanation of the legislative process in the U.S. Senate. Filled with fascinating stories and insights, this book highlights not only why a given rule is in place, but also how it is practiced. Now in its second edition, the book has been updated to discuss the impact the Democratic takeover... more...