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Practical Politics

  • Election Watchdogsby Pippa Norris; Alessandro Nai

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    Recent years have seen growing concern about vote fraud, election-rigging, and maladministration. When problems come to light, however, is anyone held to account and are effective remedies implemented? This volume collects essays from international experts who compare alternative approaches and apply these methods to evaluate the quality of elections... more...

  • State Buildingby Francis Fukuyama

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 9.31

    Weak or failed states - where no government is in control - are the source of many of the world's most serious problems, from poverty, AIDS and drugs to terrorism. What can be done to help? The problem of weak states and the need for state-building has existed for many years, but it has been urgent since September 11 and Afghanistan and Iraq. The... more...

  • What Has The EU Ever Done for Us?by David Charter

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    The voters have decided. Now find out what Brexit really means for the British way of life. From the bestselling author of Europe: In or Out comes the essential guide to post-Brexit Britain. For better or worse, many areas of daily life were transformed by the EU - from the air we breathe to the fuel in our cars, the food we eat and the way... more...

  • The Mask and the Flagby Paolo Gerbaudo

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 14.99

    The populist turn to street protest and the reasons behind its global resurgence are the twin themes of this timely analysis more...

  • Post-Truthby Matthew d'Ancona

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.86

    Welcome to the Post-Truth era— a time in which the art of the lie is shaking the very foundations of democracy and the world as we know it. The Brexit vote; Donald Trump’s victory; the rejection of climate change science; the vilification of immigrants; all have been based on the power to evoke feelings and not facts. So what does it all mean and... more...

  • Post-Truthby James Ball

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    2016 marked the birth of the post-truth era. Sophistry and spin have coloured politics since the dawn of time, but two shock events - the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's elevation to US President - heralded a departure into murkier territory. From Trump denying video evidence of his own words, to the infamous Leave claims of £350 million for... more...

  • The Road to Camelotby Thomas Oliphant; Curtis Wilkie

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 28.00

    “A must-read for fans of presidential history.” — USA TODAY “Splendid…a gripping, authoritative campaign history.” — The Boston Globe “Terrific…a tougher and more balanced account of the long campaign than anybody’s written yet.” — The Christian Science Monitor A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy’s wily campaign... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Brexitby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2017; US$ 2.99

    On Thursday the 23rd of June 2016 the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland voted to leave the European Union after 43 years of membership. This excellent book guides the reader through what Brexit actually means, explaining everything from the history of the EU and the terminology being used through to a ... more...

  • The Strains of Commitmentby Keith Banting; Will Kymlicka

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    This book examines the politics of diversity, and explores potential sources of support for an inclusive solidarity, in particular political sources of solidarity. more...

  • Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalismby Claudia Leeb

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism develops the idea of the political subject-in-outline to find solutions to the dilemmas inherent in the idea of the political subject, and provide answers to the when, who, how and what of socio-political change. more...