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Practical Politics

  • The News Machineby James Hanning; Glenn Mulcaire

    Gibson Square 2014; US$ 14.57

    There is one mystery figure at the heart of ‘Hackergate? – Glenn Mulcaire, the News of the World?s top private investigator. The former AFC Wimbledon footballer has never spoken publicly or in court about his work investigating and backing up front-page news stories (such as the News of the World?s award-winning David Beckham scoop). Mulcaire?s... more...

  • A Brief Introduction to US Politicsby Robert McKeever; Phillip Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    A Brief Introduction to American Politics provides a coherent and succinct account of how contemporary American politics blends enduring principles with the realities and demands of the present day. Beginning with a brief overview of American society today, the book introduces the constitutional framework of American politics and the fluid concept... more...

  • The Eye of the Stormby Rob Wilson

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    MPs? expenses in 2009. Phone hacking in 2011. ‘Plebgate? in 2012. If a good speech or a ground-breaking new policy fails to get people talking, you can be sure a juicy scandal will do the trick. Our instantaneous news culture of social networks, blogs and Twitter feeds means politicians now, more than ever, can find themselves the focus of every journalist... more...

  • Judicial Politics in the United Statesby Mark C. Miller

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This textbook explains the basics of the U.S. court system while also exploring the judiciary within a broader political context. more...

  • Federal Policymaking and the Poorby Michael J. Rich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.50

    Do federal, state, and local governments differ in their responsiveness to the needs of the poorest citizens? Are policy outcomes different when federal officials have greater influence regarding the use of federal program funds? To answer such questions, Michael Rich examines to what extent benefits of federal programs actually reach needy people,... more...

  • The Governmental Habit Reduxby Jonathan R.T. Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.50

    To the distinguished economic historian Jonathan Hughes, the ambiguous outcomes of attempted deregulation signal America's urgent need to probe the origins of our vast and chaotic maze of government economic controls. Why do government restrictions on the economy continue to proliferate, in spite of avowed efforts to allow the market a freer rein?... more...

  • India's Democracyby Atul Kohli

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    Nine contributors analyze state-society relations in India. A new epilogue covers the Rajiv Gandhi period, leading up to the important elections of December 1989. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist... more...

  • The State and Development in the Third Worldby Atul Kohli

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    The articles in this volume appeared first in the leading jounial World Politics. The essayists' common concern with the autonomy of the political " in the politics of developing countries contributes to the analytical unity of the volume. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to... more...

  • The Centralist Tradition of Latin Americaby Claudio Veliz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.95

    The author describes and analyzes four principal factors that distinguish Latin America from the countries that share the northwestern European tradition: the absence of the feudal experience; the absence of religious nonconformity; the absence of any conceivable counterpart of the Industrial Revolution; and the absence of those ideological, social,... more...

  • Democratic Deliberation in Deeply Divided Societies:by Juan Ugarriza; Didier Caluwaerts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Through case-analysis and cross-sectional assessment of eleven countries this collection explores the most deeply divided societies in the world in order to highlight what deliberative democracy looks like in a deeply divided society and to understand the conditions that deliberative democracies could realistically emerge in difficult circumstances more...