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  • The Persuadable Voterby D. Sunshine Hillygus; Todd G. Shields

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the electorate is persuaded by these controversial issues? And what are the consequences for American democracy? In this provocative and engaging... more...

  • Asia in Washingtonby Kent E. Calder

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    For several centuries, international relations has been primarily the purview of nation-states. Key powers have included at various times Great Britain, France, Japan, China, Russia (then the U.S.S.R., and then Russia again), and the nation most influential in international relations for the past several decades has been the United States. But in... more...

  • The Common Causeby Leela Gandhi

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Europeans and Americans tend to hold the opinion that democracy is a uniquely Western inheritance, but in  The Common Cause , Leela Gandhi recovers stories of an alternate version, describing a transnational history of democracy in the first half of the twentieth century through the lens of ethics in the broad sense of disciplined self-fashioning.... more...

  • Unstoppableby Ralph Nader

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 25.99

    Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. Now he ramps up the fight and makes a persuasive case that Americans are not powerless. In Unstoppable , he explores the emerging political alignment of the Left and the Right against... more...

  • The Rise of the American Corporate Security Stateby Beatrice Edwards

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 16.95

    Take Back Our Civil Liberties! Beatrice Edwards, executive director of the organization representing Edward Snowden and four other NSA whistleblowers, argues that we now live in a Corporate Security State, where the government is more interested in protecting the companies that serve it than the citizens who support it. Hheavy domestic surveillance,... more...

  • Borrowed Lightby Timothy Brennan

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    A critical revaluation of the humanist tradition, Borrowed Light makes the case that the 20th century is the "anticolonial century." The sparks of concerted resistance to colonial oppression were ignited in the gathering of intellectual malcontents from all over the world in interwar Europe. Many of this era's principal figures were formed by the... more...

  • Making European Citizens?by Paul Rünz; Annette Schmitt; Johannes Marx; Volker Kunz

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    Model European Union (MEU) is a simulation of European politics that provides participants with a hands-on experience of the decision-making process of the European Union (EU). Hundreds of young Europeans meet each year at multi-day MEU conferences in cities across Europe. Does this experience have a measurable and lasting impact on participants' knowledge... more...

  • Governing Subjectsby Isaac D. Balbus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This introduction to the study of politics explores the multiple meanings of "governance" as well as the several senses of what it means to be a "subject." It takes the reader on a journey through and across the domains of law and institutions, markets and power, and culture and identity, and shows how the understanding of any one of these domains... more...

  • Foreign Policy Begins at Homeby Richard N. Haass

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges to America?s national security. But it depends even more on the United States addressing its burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and outdated immigration system. While... more...

  • The Myth of the Strong Leaderby Archie Brown

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    From one of the world?s preeminent political historians, a magisterial study of political leadership around the world from the advent of parliamentary democracy to the age of Obama more...