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Practical Politics

  • (Un) Civil Society and Political Change in Indonesiaby Verena Beittinger-Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    (Un) Civil Society and Political Change in Indonesia provides critical analysis of Indonesia?s civil society and its impact on the country?s democratization efforts that does not only take the classical, pro-democratic actors of civil society into account but also portrays uncivil groups and their growing influence on political processes. Beittinger-Lee... more...

  • The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Saidby David Pratt

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 15.99

    Since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been the hallmark of genius, but Nobel laureates tend to be more than merely brilliant - their idealism, courage and concern for humanity have also made them sources of inspiration and insight. The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Said is a fascinating collection of quotes from the winners of this most prestigious award. It also... more...

  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Alex Danchev

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 18.32

    In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos... more...

  • The 2012 Presidential Electionby Amnon Cavari; Richard Powell; Kenneth Mayer; Robert S. Erikson; Eric M. Uslaner; David P. Redlawsk; James D. King; Jr. James W. Riddlesperger; Jeffrey E. Cohen; Jon R. Bond; Richard Fleisher

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 84.99

    Analyses of the 2012 presidential election are already emerging, with various retrospectives, accounts, and predictions in the works. This volume includes some of the most recognized scholars in the field and innovative younger scholars who provide a fresh perspective on the election. It is a diverse and award winning group, including established... more...

  • 5 Days in Mayby Andrew Adonis

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    When the May 2010 general election produced a hung parliament, Andrew Adonis and other senior Labour figures sat down for talks with the Liberal Democrat leadership to try to persuade them to govern Britain together in a Lib-Lab coalition. The talks ultimately resulted in failure for Labour, amid recriminations on both sides. Despite calls for him... more...

  • ADA Issuesby Don A. Cozzetto; Helen E. Cozzetto; James M. Banovetz

    International City/ County Management Association 1998; US$ 4.95

    Managing Human Resources: Local Government Cases: ADA Issues describes the challenges associated with implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act in the workplace. more...

  • AP® U.S. Government & Politics Crash Course Book + Onlineby Larry S. Krieger

    Research & Education Association 2012; US$ 9.99

    AP U.S. Government & Politics Crash Course - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement Score in Less Time! AP U.S. Government & Politics Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a quick refresher on the subject. AP U.S. Government & Politics Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused... more...

  • The Absent Stateby Neelesh Misra

    Hachette India 2012; US$ 22.99

    The spiralling crisis in Jammu and Kashmir; the Naxalite-Maoist menace that seems to be intensifying with every passing day; the disturbing reach of proxy governments run by militant groups in Manipur and Nagaland ? today, a quarter of India is being held hostage by violence and anarchy. What has pushed the country, which has otherwise held together... more...

  • Accelerating Democracyby John O. McGinnis

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    Successful democracies throughout history--from ancient Athens to Britain on the cusp of the industrial age--have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the accelerating pace of technological change creates potentially enormous dangers as well... more...

  • Accountableby Tavis Smiley; Stephanie Robinson

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 19.99

    Accountable provides real-life examples of how crucial issues -- including health care, education, the economy, unequal justice, and the environment -- manifest themselves in our communities. The book demonstrates the urgent need to hold politicians and ourselves responsible, because the stakes have never been higher. Accountable examines present-day... more...