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  • Guide to the Presidencyby Michael Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 525.00

    The Guide to the Presidency is an extensive study of the most important office of the U.S. political system. Its two volumes describe the history, workings and people involved in this office from Washington to Clinton. The thirty-seven chapters of the Guide , arranged into seven distinct subject areas (ranging from the origins of the office to the... more...

  • Military Families and War in the 21st Centuryby Rene Moelker; Manon Andres; Gary Bowen; Philippe Manigart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This book focuses on the key issues that affect military families when soldiers are deployed overseas, focusing on the support given to military personnel and families before, during and after missions. Today?s postmodern armies are expected to provide social-psychological support both to their personnel in military operations abroad and to their... more...

  • A Citizen's Guide to Presidential Nominationsby Wayne P. Steger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 23.95

    Presidential nominations in the United States can sometimes seem like a media circus, over-hyped and overly speculative. Even informed citizens might be tempted to tune them out. Yet understanding the process, one distinct to American politics, is crucial for civic participation. If presidential elections are about who will lead the nation, presidential... more...

  • Watchdogs on the Hillby Linda L. Fowler

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature?s most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Untrodden Groundby Harold H. Bruff

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    When Thomas Jefferson struck a deal for the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, he knew he was adding a new national power to those specified in the Constitution, but he also believed his actions were in the nation?s best interest. His successors would follow his example, setting their own constitutional precedents. Tracing the evolution and expansion of... more...

  • After Hope and Changeby James W. Ceaser; Andrew E. Busch; John J. Pitney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 26.99

    Updated to include the 2014 midterms and previewing the coming 2016 election cycle, After Hope and Change provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney Jr. more...

  • Personal Roots of Representationby Barry C. Burden

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Despite heightened partisanship in the U.S. Congress and constituencies split along ideological lines, congressional representatives frequently buck their parties and seldom do precisely what voters ask. In Personal Roots of Representation , Barry Burden challenges standard explanations of legislative preferences to emphasize the important role that... more...

  • Are Changing Constituencies Driving Rising Polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives?by Jesse Sussell; James A. Thomson

    RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95

    This report addresses two questions: first, whether the spatial distribution of the American electorate has become more geographically clustered over the last 40 years with respect to party voting and socioeconomic attributes; and second, whether this clustering process has contributed to rising polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives. more...

  • Interest Group Politics in the Southern Statesby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Clive Thomas

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    This is the first volume comprehensively to explore the dynamics of political interest groups in the twelve southern states ? the types of group, lobbyists and lobbying tactics, state regulation of lobbying activity, and the power they exert in the individual states. The authors bring a new dimension to the study of southern politics, which traditionally... more...

  • The Imperfect Primaryby Barbara Norrander

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.95

    The complex and ever-changing rules governing American presidential nomination contests are continuously up for criticism, but there is little to no consensus on exactly what the problems are, or on how to fix them. The evolving system is hardly rational because it was never carefully planned. So how are we to make sense of the myriad complexities... more...