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Practical Politics

  • An Introduction to the House of Commonsby Robert Rhodes James

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 5.19

    Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, 1962. The men and women who sit in the House of Commons shape the way we lead our lives. But how many of us could ever explain the workings of this complicated and mysterious institution? In this comprehensive and fascinating study, politician and historian Robert Rhodes James explains the strange traditions,... more...

  • Emotional Bureaucracyby Rupert Hodder

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    This study casts doubt on the classic model of bureaucracy and its relevance to developing areas. In particular, Hodder challenges the Weberian distinction between the role of emotion and a modern bureaucracy's impersonal and rational qualities. He suggests that bureaucracies function differently, and offers a different perspective. The focus is the... more...

  • The Process of Governmentby Arthur F. Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Arthur F. Bentley originally wrote this book over the years 1896-1908 while working as a Chicago newspaper reporter and editor, during which time he had a sense of tremendous social activity taking place, and a feeling that all the politics of the country, so to speak, were drifting across [his] desk. This prompted Bentley to develop an analysis of... more...

  • India Briefingby Philip Oldenburg

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.95

    This edition marks the 50th anniversary of Indian independence and the 10th anniversary of the series. It provides analysis of and context for political, economic, social and cultural developments in India, and considers what past trends may indicate for the future. more...

  • Revival: The Economics of Poverty (1974)by Thomas Balogh

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This title was first published in 1974. more...

  • "Can We All Get Along?"by Paula D. McClain; Jessica Carew; Paula McClain

    Avalon Publishing 2017; US$ 52.00

    In a nation built by immigrants and bedeviled by the history and legacy of slavery and discrimination, how do we, as Americans, reconcile a commitment to equality and freedom with persistent inequality and discrimination? And what can we do about it? This widely acclaimed text by Paula D. McClain, with new coauthor Jessica D. Johnson Carew, provides... more...

  • Re:Imagining Changeby Doyle Canning; Patrick Reinsborough; Jonathan Matthew Smucker

    PM Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Providing resources, theory, hands-on tools, and illuminating case studies for the next generation of innovative change-makers, this unique book explores how culture, media, memes, and narrative intertwine with social change strategies. Re:Imagining Change is an inspirational inside look at the trailblazing methodology developed by the Center for... more...

  • Living in an Age of Mistrustby Andrew I. Yeo; Matthew N. Green

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Trust is a concept familiar to most. Whether we are cognizant of it or not, we experience it on a daily basis. Yet trust is quickly eroding in civic and political life. Americans’ trust in their government has reached all-time lows. The political and social consequences of this decline in trust are profound. What are the foundations of trust? What... more...

  • A Theory of Public Opinionby Francis Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This book traces the emergence of the ideas and institutions that evolved to give people mastery over their own destiny through the force of public opinion. The Greek belief in citizen participation is shown as the ground upon which the idea of public opinion began and grew. For Wilson, public opinion is an "orderly force," contributing to social and... more...

  • The Leader, the Led, and the Psycheby Edward Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In this book of absorbing stories, Bruce Mazlish illuminates the lives of intellectual and political leaders with the penetrating light of psychohistory and in doing so illuminates our own lives as well. A pioneer in this field, Mazlish demonstrates that study of the origins of leaders—their personal history—can help us understand their work, and... more...