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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • We're with Nobodyby Alan Huffman; Michael Rejebian

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    We're With Nobody is a thrilling, eye-opening insider?s view of a little-known facet of the political campaign process: the multi-million dollar opposition research industry, or ?oppo? as it?s called.  For sixteen years authors Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian have been digging up dirt on political candidates across the country, from presidential... more...

  • Every Secret Thingby Gillian Slovo

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 22.87

    A passionate witness to the colossal upheaval that has transformed her native South Africa, Gillian Slovo has written a memoir that is far more than a story of her own life. For she is the daughter of Joe Slovo and Ruth First, South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid white activists, a daughter who always had to come second to political commitment.... more...

  • Keeping the Republicby Mitch Daniels

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked what sort of government the delegates had created. His reply to the crowd: "A republic, if you can keep it." Now America's most respected governor explains just how close we've come to losing the republic, and how we can restore it to greatness. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels... more...

  • Revolving Gridlockby David W. Brady; Craig Volden

    Westview Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    Despite the early prospects for bipartisan unity on terrorism initiatives, government gridlock continues on most major issues in the wake of the 2004 elections. In this fully revised edition, political scientists David W. Brady and Craig Volden demonstrate that gridlock is not a product of divided government, party politics, or any of the usual scapegoats.... more...

  • Norwayby Knut Heidar

    Westview Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    A discussion of the political system of Norway focusing on political parties, democracy and accountability in one of the richest countries in the world that still is anchored in an egalitarian culture with a strong local base and facing the challenge of a dynamic Europeization process. more...