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  • The Friendly Dictatorshipby Jeffrey Simpson

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 19.99

    Is Canada a dictatorship ? albeit a friendly dictatorship? In this thoughtful book, Jeffrey Simpson argues that the Liberal Party?s re-election to a third majority government must raise the question: Is Canada in danger of becoming a de facto one-party state, ruled by an all-powerful leader? An effective parliamentary system presumes that at least... more...

  • Germany after the Grand Coalitionby Silvia Bolgherini; Florian Grotz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    In Germany, Grand Coalitions of the two major parties - the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) - generally have a bad reputation. Hence, the CDU/CSU-SPD government under Angela Merkel (2005-2009) was neither the parties' nor the citizens' preferred choice, its performance was seen quite critical from the outset, and it was... more...

  • American Political Rhetoricby Peter Augustine Lawler; Robert Martin Schaefer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 28.99

    American Political Rhetoric is the only reader for introductory classes in American politics and government and political communication designed to explore fundamental political principles through classic examples of political rhetoric, from the Declaration of Independence to today. Selections include the entire political spectrum and contributors... more...

  • An American Political Scientist in Israelby Paul Eidelberg

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    This book recounts the author's meetings with some of Israel's political and intellectual leaders after he immigrated to Israel in 1976. He reveals the flawed mentality of Israel's elites and their policy of 'land for peace.' Contributing to this failure is Israel's unstable system of multi-party cabinet government and the country's lack of a written... more...

  • Political Campaigning, Elections and the Internetby Darren Lilleker; Nigel Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The Internet first played a minor role in the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, and has gradually increased in importance so that it is central to election campaign strategy. However, election campaigners have, until very recently, focused on Web 1.0: websites and email. Political Campaigning, Elections and the Internet contextualises the US Presidential... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politicsby Alisa Gaunder

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese politics, featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research. The volume is divided into five sections covering: domestic politics civil society social policy political economy... more...

  • How Power Changes Handsby Professor Paul 't Hart; Dr John Uhr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    How can we strengthen the capacity of governments and parties to manage arrivals and departures at the top? Democracy requires reliable processes for the transfer of power from one generation of leaders to the next. This book introduces new analytical frameworks and presents the latest empirical evidence from comparative political research. more...

  • Healing the Heart of Democracyby Parker J. Palmer

    Wiley 2011; US$ 17.95

    Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy , Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous and practical work?intensely personal as well as political?is not about them , "those people" in Washington D.C., or in our state capitals,... more...

  • Democracy Killsby Humphrey Hawksley

    Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 23.63

    For many years Western governments have insisted that the only way to achieve long-term prosperity and political stability is through a combination of free-market economics and democratic government. Yet, all evidence now indicates that this argument is both flawed and can also be the direct cause of war, disease and poverty.From Pakistan to Zimbabwe,... more...

  • The Revival of British Liberalismby Dr Tudor Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00

    An historical study of British Liberal thought in the post-1945 period. This book examines the development of Liberal ideas in the writings of Liberal politicians and thinkers, and in the policies of the Liberal party and the Liberal Democrats. The book draws on interviews with some of the leading protagonists in the debates explored. more...