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Practical Politics

  • The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015by Tim Carr; Iain Dale

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78

    In the wake of the most unprecedented election result in recent memory, the question on everyone?s lips (apart from: how did that happen?) is: so what?s next? And who are all these new faces on the Commons benches? In The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015, public affairs consultant Tim Carr teams up with the editor of the bestselling... more...

  • SELfserviceby Christoph Franceschini; Silvia Fabbi; Enrico Franco; Othmar Seehauser

    Edition Raetia 2015; US$ 9.25

    Scandalo SEL, "Stein an Stein", truffa, estorsione: tutto nell'interesse pubblico? Il caso della societÓ elettrica provinciale SEL Ŕ una vera e propria lezione di politica altoatesina. Il giornalista Christoph Franceschini rivela le manovre sospette dietro alla presunta buona intenzione della "riconquista dell'energia": documenti... more...

  • The Face of the Earth: Environment and World Historyby J. Donald Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Although the organizing principle of virtually every world history text is "development", the editor of this volume maintains that this traditional approach fails to address the issue of sustainability. By adopting the ecological process as their major theme, the authors show how the process of human interaction with the natural environment unfolded... more...

  • Political Realismby Jonathan Rauch

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit? In Political Realism , Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption... more...

  • Political Realismby Jonathan Rauch

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit? In Political Realism , Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption... more...

  • War and Democratic Constraintby Matthew A. Baum; Philip B. K. Potter

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Why do some democracies reflect their citizens? foreign policy preferences better than others? What roles do the media, political parties, and the electoral system play in a democracy?s decision to join or avoid a war? War and Democratic Constraint shows that the key to how a government determines foreign policy rests on the transmission and availability... more...

  • Children's Literature in China: From Lu Xun to Mao Zedongby Mary Ann Farquhar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book introduces the major works and debates in Chinese children's literature within the framework of China's revolution and modernization. It demonstrates that the guiding rationale in children's literature was the political importance of children as the nation's future. more...

  • Government for a new ageby Michel Khoury; Rabih Abouchakra

    Infinite Ideas 2015; US$ 25.00

    What is the role of government in the modern world?The environment that governments operate in today is hugely complex. Governments face difficult challenges on all sides. Global upheavals and geopolitical shifts, climate change, rapidly evolving technologies and socio-economic demographics, resource constraints, an increasingly diverse constituency... more...

  • European Integration and the Problem of the Stateby Stefan Borg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This study argues that the practices of European integration reproduce, rather than transcend, the practices of modern statecraft. Therefore, the project of European integration is plagued by similar ethico-political dilemmas as the modern state, and is ultimately animated by a similar desire to either expel or interiorize difference. more...

  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Economicsby Adil H. Mouhammed

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 175.00

    This book provides a brief yet rigorous introduction to various quantitative methods used in economic decision-making. It has no prerequisites other than high school algebra. The book begins with matrix algebra and calculus, which are then used in the book's core modes. Once the reader grasps matrix theory and calculus, the quantitative models can... more...