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Practical Politics

  • Shaming the Constitutionby Michael L. Perlin; Heather Ellis Cucolo

    Temple University Press 2017; US$ 37.95

    Convicted sexually violent predators are more vilified, more subject to media misrepresentation, and more likely to be denied basic human rights than any other population. Shaming the Constitution authors Michael Perlin and Heather Cucolo question the intentions of sex offender laws, offering new approaches to this most complex (and controversial)... more...

  • Changing How America Votesby Todd Donovan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.99

    Changing How America Votes is an edited volume comprised of 15 short substantive chapters on various specific reform topics that examine how electoral democracy in the United States might be improved. Editor Todd Donovan has organized the readings around three themes: changing who votes, changing how we vote, and the roles of parties and money.... more...

  • Persuasive Attacks on Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Primaryby William L. Benoit; Mark J. Glantz

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 89.99

    National Review , and TV talk shows. more...

  • The Unbroken Machineby Dale Smith

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 10.99

    Everybody thinks that it?s the system that?s broken in politics; but what if it?s not the system that?s broken but rather our understanding of it? The Unbroken Machine seeks to explore our lack of civic literacy and show how our system of democracy should work. more...

  • Collective Decisions and Votingby Nicolaus Tideman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    When one thinks about how collective decisions are made, voting is the method that comes naturally to mind. But other methods such as random process and consensus are also used. This book explores just what a collective decision is, classifies the methods of making collective decisions, and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each method.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • America, We Need to Talkby Joel Berg

    Seven Stories Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The newest book by Joel Berg--an internationally recognized leader and media spokesman in the fields of hunger, poverty, food systems, and U.S. politics, and the director of Hunger Free America-- America We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation is both a parody of relationship and self-help books and a serious analysis of the nation's political... more...

  • Why Irrational Politics Appeals: Understanding the Allure of Trumpby Mari Fitzduff

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 37.00

    Across the United States and around the world, people are struggling to understand why so many turned to Donald Trump?an individual described as rude and insensitive at best, and as racist, hateful, and ignorant at worst?as their champion. Trump's nomination as the Republican presidential candidate, and his subsequent election to president of the... more...

  • The Authoritarian Public Sphereby Alexander Dukalskis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Authoritarian regimes craft and disseminate reasons, stories, and explanations for why they are entitled to rule. To shield those legitimating messages from criticism, authoritarian regimes also censor information that they find threatening. While committed opponents of the regime may be violently repressed, this book is about how the authoritarian... more...