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Practical Politics

  • 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...

  • European Integration and the Problem of the Stateby Stefan Borg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Introduction 1. The Question of a European Union 'Beyond the State' 2. On the Limited Imagination of Neofunctionalism 3. Political Theory Meets European Integration Studies 4. In Search of a Foundation for Europe 5. Solana's Struggle 6. Euro-crafting at Border Zones Conclusion 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...

  • The Decline of Political Leadership in Australia?by Jan Pakulski; Bruce Tranter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book analyses the changing political recruitment of the Australian federal parliamentary elite. It argues that the elite's quality has been reduced to a worrisome degree, especially since the 1990s. It suggests that the declining quality of the Australian 'political class' is a major factor behind the declining public trust in politicians. more...

  • Scandalby Lanny Davis

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Introduction * Part I: It Didn't Begin with Watergate * Revolutionary Venom, Its Progeny and The Gentlemen's Agreement from Harding to Kennedy * The 1960s: Seeds of the Culture Wars * Part II: Watergate Legacies * The Post-Watergate Media Revolution * The Scandal Cauldron: The 1980s * To Be "Borked" or "Gingriched" * Part III: The 1990s Scandal... more...

  • The Hain Diariesby Peter Hain

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 21.88

    A selection of fascinating extracts from notes and digital recordings made by Peter Hain during his twelve years serving in government, The Hain Diaries offers an invaluable insight into the workings and workers of the New Labour Cabinet. Providing a unique record of the ups and downs of ministerial life, informed and enhanced by Peter?s experiences... more...

  • In-Your-Face Politicsby Diana C. Mutz

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, Diana Mutz provides the first comprehensive look at the consequences of in-your-face politics. Her book contradicts the conventional wisdom by documenting both the benefits... more...