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  • Esteemed Colleaguesby Burdett A. Loomis

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    What's happened to the longstanding traditions of civility and decorum within the world's greatest deliberative body? While the Senate hasn't yet become as rancorous as the House, over the past three decades it has grown noticeably less collegial. In Esteemed Colleagues, leading congressional scholars address the extent to which civility has declined... more...

  • Investing in Democracyby Carmen Sirianni

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    The health of American democracy ultimately depends on our willingness and ability to work together as citizens and stakeholders in our republic. Government policies often fail to promote such collaboration. But if designed properly, they can do much to strengthen civic engagement. That is the central message of Carmen Sirianni's eloquent new book.... more...

  • Governing by Networkby Stephen Goldsmith; William D. Eggers

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication A fundamental, but mostly hidden, transformation is happening in the way public services are being delivered, and in the way local and national governments fulfill their policy goals. Government executives are redefining their core responsibilities away... more...

  • Red Tapeby Herbert Kaufman; Philip K. Howard

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Death, taxes, and red tape. The inevitable trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, the bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some formfrom the confounding tax form filled out annually to the maddeningly time-consuming wait at the driver's license bureau. The complaints... more...

  • Unleashing Changeby Steven Kelman

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication This is a hopeful account of the potential for organizational change and improvement within government. Despite the mantra that "people resist change," it is possible to effect meaningful reform in a large bureaucracy. In Unleashing Change , public... more...

  • Audacityby Jonathan Chait

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 17.99

    An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America?s best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from collapse, expanded health insurance to millions who previously could... more...

  • American Nurembergby Rebecca Gordon

    Hot Books 2016; US$ 21.99

    No subject is more hotly debated than the extreme measures that our government has taken after 9/11 in the name of national security. Torture, extraordinary rendition, drone assassinations, secret detention centers (or black sites?), massive surveillance of citizens. But while the press occasionally exposes the dark side of the war on terror and congressional... more...

  • Lobbying in the European Unionby Heike Klüver

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 99.99 US$ 89.99

    Thousands of lobbyists lobby decision-makers in Brussels every day, but little is known about their impact on policy. Lobbying in the European Union addresses this research gap and analyzes the conditions under which interest groups can successfully lobby the European institutions. more...

  • A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?by Christopher Hood; Ruth Dixon

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 49.99 US$ 44.99

    Written in an accessible style, this book offers an unparalleled insight into the 'modernization' of UK government from 1980 to the present day, and provides a distinctive framework for evaluating long-term performance in government. more...

  • The Normalization of the European Commissionby Anchrit Wille

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 94.99 US$ 85.49

    Examines the nature and functions of the EU Commission and analyses how it is has evolved from an international organization to a political executive and the way in which executive relationships have been 'normalized.' more...