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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Defense of Ruleby Stuart Gray

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    While political theorists tend to regard rule as a necessary evil, this book aims to explain how rule need not be understood as anathema to political life. By looking at some of the earliest traditions of political thought, Stuart Gray establishes a new analytic approach to understanding fundamental political ideas of other cultures and time periods,... 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...

  • The Autumn of Dictatorshipby Samer Soliman

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Examines how and why the Mubarak regime managed to maintain control of Egypt for 30 years despite an ongoing fiscal crisis, and considers the relationship between public finance, politics, and the possibility for social and political change. more...

  • Hating Americaby John Gibson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21

    John Gibson is one of the Fox News Channel's most outspoken personalities. Now, as the aftershocks of the war in Iraq reverberate around the world, Gibson exposes the outrageous tenor of anti-American sentiment filling newsprint and airwaves beyond our borders and how disagreements over policy have mushroomed into poisonous hatred. "I loathe America... more...

  • Straight Talk from the Heartlandby Ed Schultz

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    Ed Schultz is here to slay the "right-wing radio dragon" and revitalize the charge against Bush-era "conservative cruelty" with his own bold, irreverent truth-talk. When the self-described "gun-toting, meat-eating, drug-free liberal" from America's heartland came out swinging with his syndicated radio program, The Ed Schultz Show , listeners realized... more...