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  • We're with Nobodyby Alan Huffman; Michael Rejebian

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The State and Revolutionby Vladimir Lenin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.52

    In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, the October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed masterwork The State and Revolution. This powerfully argued book offers both the... more...

  • Listening to Grasshoppersby Arundhati Roy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 11.27

    This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. It looks closely at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world's largest democracy. Beginning with the state-backed pogrom against Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, Arundhati... more...

  • Lobbyingby Zetter Lionel

    Harriman House 2011; US$ 13.16

    Fully revised, updated and expanded second edition Lobbying is a global industry which thrives wherever democracy is established. This book straddles the globe, from the USA to Japan. It covers the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments, and the Welsh, Northern Ireland and London Assemblies. It examines the lobbying scenes in the USA and Brussels. Finally,... more...

  • The New Leviathanby David Horowitz; Jacob Laksin

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.00

    At a time when the national political debate is about inequality and fairness, bestselling au­thor David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob Laksin have written an unsettling book about the distribu­tion of power in America. Thoroughly researched and amply documented, The New Leviathan over­turns the conventional wisdom about which end of the political spectrum... more...

  • The Paranoid Style in American Politicsby Richard Hofstadter; Sean Wilentz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    New York Times Book Review ?Hofstadter's essays . . .are calm, clear, dispassionate and devastating-a joy to read.? ? Harper's ?Hofstadter's status theory helps us understand a political history that goes far beyond the issues of the fifties and sixties which it was invoked to explain.? ? New Republic From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Governanceby David Levi-Faur

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 49.99

    This Oxford Handbook will be the definitive study of governance for years to come. 'Governance' has become one of the most popular terms in contemporary political science; this Handbook explores the full range of meaning and application of the concept and its use in a number of research fields. more...

  • Grassrootsby Jennifer Baumgardner; Amy Richards; Winona LaDuke

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99

    From the authors of Manifesta, an activism handbook that illustrates how to truly make the personal political. Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Whether you are concerned about the environment,... more...

  • O.O.P.S.: Observing Our Politicians Stumble: The Worst Candidate Gaffes and Recoveries in Presidential Campaignsby Stephen Frantzich

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    Almost every politician has occasionally misspoken, sometimes with disastrous effect, sometimes with little effect at all. O.O.P.S.: Observing Our Politicians Stumble: The Worst Candidate Gaffes and Recoveries in Presidential Campaigns observes and analyzes this phenomenon to document why some gaffes prove fatal while others are easily survived.... more...

  • Margin of Victory: How Technologists Help Politicians Win Electionsby Nathaniel Pearlman

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    Despite a decade of political technology's celebrated triumphs?such as online fundraising of the presidential campaigns of McCain in 2000, Dean in 2003, and Obama in 2008; or the web-enabled, socially networked campaign of Obama 2008?the field of e-politics is still at an unsolidified stage. Margin of Victory: How Technologists Help Politicians... more...