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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the most powerful regulatory agency in the world. How did the FDA become so influential? And how exactly does it wield its extraordinary power? Reputation and Power traces the history of FDA regulation of pharmaceuticals, revealing how the agency's organizational reputation has been the primary source of... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95
The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the electorate is persuaded by these controversial issues? And what are the consequences for American democracy? In this provocative and engaging... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
This book examines the mass media systems of Egypt and Tunisia under the pre-uprising regimes, with a focus on the last decade of the Mubarak and Ben Ali periods, as well as on how media are adapting to the political transitions underway. Findings are based on extensive interviews with journalists. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
There is a complex relationship between religiosity and secularism in the American experience. America is notable both for its strict institutional separation of church and state, and for the strong role that religion has played in its major social movements and ongoing political life.?This book seeks to illuminate for readers the dynamics underlying... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
This introduction to the study of politics explores the multiple meanings of "governance" as well as the several senses of what it means to be a "subject." It takes the reader on a journey through and across the domains of law and institutions, markets and power, and culture and identity, and shows how the understanding of any one of these domains... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
In the absence of democratic state institutions, eastern European countries were considered to possess only myths of democracy. Working on the premise that democracy is not only an institutional arrangement but also a civilisational project, this book argues that mythical narratives help understanding the emergence of democracy without ?democrats?.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited contributions from private citizens for the purpose of buying... more...
- Edition Raetia 2014; US$ 23.13
Nach langem, zähen Verhandeln, zweimaliger Befassung der UNO-Generalversammlung mit der Südtirolfrage und Verabschiedung eines "Paketes" an Maßnahmen wurde 1972 das zweite Autonomiestatut für Südtirol beschlossen. Darin überträgt der italienische Staat der Provinzverwaltung weitreichende gesetzgeberische Kompetenzen. Zwanzig Jahre später... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
Through detailed analyses of major and newly available datasets, this study examines the utility of a public probity-focused approach to understanding citizen disaffection with politicians. It shows that perceptions of public probity are coherent, substantively meaningful, responsive, and, most importantly, that they do matter. more...