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  • 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...

  • New Perspectives in American Politicsby Lucius J. Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The official publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, this annual publication includes significant scholarly research reflecting the diverse interests of scholars from various backgrounds who use a variety of models, approaches, and methodologies. What unites the organization, and this annual publication, is its focus... more...

  • Communism, Conformity and Libertiesby Ferdinand Tonnies

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    If there is a-"desert island" book in the conduct of social research, it is arguably this book. Whether in terms of sociological structures or psychological nuances, Communism, Conformity, and Civil Liberties, originally published in 1955, is a recognized landmark. Stouffer helped strengthen the fundamental liberties of all Americans by showing... 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...

  • A Theory of Public Opinionby Francis Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This book traces the emergence of the ideas and institutions that evolved to give people mastery over their own destiny through the force of public opinion. The Greek belief in citizen participation is shown as the ground upon which the idea of public opinion began and grew. For Wilson, public opinion is an "orderly force," contributing to social and... more...

  • The Leader, the Led, and the Psycheby Edward Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In this book of absorbing stories, Bruce Mazlish illuminates the lives of intellectual and political leaders with the penetrating light of psychohistory and in doing so illuminates our own lives as well. A pioneer in this field, Mazlish demonstrates that study of the origins of leaders—their personal history—can help us understand their work, and... more...

  • The Process of Governmentby Arthur F. Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Arthur F. Bentley originally wrote this book over the years 1896-1908 while working as a Chicago newspaper reporter and editor, during which time he had a sense of tremendous social activity taking place, and a feeling that all the politics of the country, so to speak, were drifting across [his] desk. This prompted Bentley to develop an analysis of... more...

  • Emotional Bureaucracyby Rupert Hodder

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    This study casts doubt on the classic model of bureaucracy and its relevance to developing areas. In particular, Hodder challenges the Weberian distinction between the role of emotion and a modern bureaucracy's impersonal and rational qualities. He suggests that bureaucracies function differently, and offers a different perspective. The focus is the... more...

  • Towards a Regional Political Class?by Klaus Stolz

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 94.99

    Focussing on professional politicians Klaus Stolz investigates the interrelationship between political career patterns and political institutions in two of the most widely discussed cases of regionalism: Catalonia and Scotland. more...

  • Europeanizing Greeceby Nancy Vamvakas

    University of Toronto Press 2012; US$ 47.95

    Europeanizing Greece serves as a perceptive case study of the EU's continual enlargement and resulting regional challenges. more...