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  • 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...

  • Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalismby Claudia Leeb

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism develops the idea of the political subject-in-outline to find solutions to the dilemmas inherent in the idea of the political subject, and provide answers to the when, who, how and what of socio-political change. more...

  • State Buildingby Francis Fukuyama

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 9.31

    Weak or failed states - where no government is in control - are the source of many of the world's most serious problems, from poverty, AIDS and drugs to terrorism. What can be done to help? The problem of weak states and the need for state-building has existed for many years, but it has been urgent since September 11 and Afghanistan and Iraq. The... more...

  • Political Campaign Craftsmanshipby Edward Schwartzman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Over one billion dollars are spent in presidential election years on an expensive art form: political campaigns. Many political observers believe that at least half that amount is wasted. But, which half? Edward Schwartzman answers that question based upon experience gained in seventy-five campaigns. "Political Campaign Craftsmanship" treats both the... more...

  • Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaignby Xiao Mei

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Between 2009 and 2012, the city of Chongqing came into the national, and even international spotlight, as it became the geographical centre of the ‘Singing Red, Smashing Black’ campaign, and later the political storm that swept China. Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign drew an incredible amount of interest at the time, but speculation and prejudice... more...

  • Political Alienation and Political Behaviorby David C. Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Why do people adopt attitudes of political alienation--attitudes of estrangement from, or lack of identification with, the political system? Why do some politically alienated people react to their alienation by engaging in revolutionary behavior, while others similarly alienated--become reformers or ritualists, and still others simply drop out of political... more...

  • Nation and State in Latin Americaby Jose Carlos Chiaramonte

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    No one in Latin American historiography has paid more attention to questions related to the emergence of nations than Jose Carlos Chiaramonte. Reflecting on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century uses of the concept of nation in Europe and the Americas, Chiaramonte argues that historical questions related to the term "nation" derive from its changing meaning... more...

  • Gorbachevby John Farrar

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Gorbachev: The Man and the System portrays Gorbachev's rise to power and his tenure in office against the background of a period of critical change and development in the Soviet system. The research is primarily based on Soviet materials, supplemented and critically compared with a wide range of Western press and academic studies. Both Zemtsov and... more...

  • Empowering the Public-Private Partnershipby George V. Voinovich; R. Gregory Browning; Hunter Morrison

    Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Using lessons from Cleveland, Mayor George V. Voinovich developed this handbook for governments and private entities seeking a mutually enriching partnership. It is his legacy to those who will guide America’s cities to new growth and vitality. more...

  • Affective Publicsby Zizi Papacharissi

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    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...