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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
Commentators, especially since the Democratic party reforms following 1968, have expressed serious concerns about the role of party activists in the American political system. Have they become so concerned with ideological purity that they are unable to nominate strong candidates? Are activists loyal only to particular interest groups, with little... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 1995; US$ 24.95
Politics may be the art of compromise, but accepting a compromise can be hazardous to a politician?s health. Politicians worry about betraying faithful supporters, about losing the upper hand on an issue before the next election, that accepting half a loaf today can make it harder to get the whole loaf tomorrow. In his original interpretation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
When it comes to elections, campaigns matter. And despite the ever-increasing role of volunteers and amateurs, modern American political campaigns are a professional affair. Understanding how they are run and how campaign strategies are set requires an in-depth analysis of what political consultants do, from opposition research to public opinion polling... more...
- Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 16.11
What to make of the Tea Party? To some, it is a grassroots movement aiming to reclaim an out-of-touch government for the people. To others, it is a proto-fascist organization of the misinformed and manipulated lower middle class. Either way, it is surely one of the most significant forms of reaction in the age of Obama. In this definitive... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00
Since the Tea Party exploded onto the American political scene, it has matured and changed, but the differences that now exist within the movement are largely unacknowledged. A more nuanced understanding is called for. Previous treatises have sought explanations for the rise of the movement and focused primarily on its early days. This book, in contrast,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 38.95
As the 2016 election campaign attests, the Grand Old Party?once moderate and even magnanimous?has fallen into a prison of its own making when it comes to presidential politics. After the debacle of the George W. Bush presidency and the rout of the Romney candidacy, Republicans said they must broaden their base, become more inclusive, and return to... more...
- Touchstone 2006; US$ 14.00
Like a newly discovered treasure map offering a path to buried riches, Foxes in the Henhouse is a hard-hitting political blueprint for how the Democrats can win again in the South and rural America. The authors document the Republicans' rise in the South and Midwest, expose the hypocrisy that marked their ascent, and offer a take-no-prisoners plan... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00
Examines the changing roles and relationships of the Prime Minister, ministers and civil servants. Edited by Rod Rhodes and written by a team of distinguished political scientists and historians these volumes provide an authoritative account of how British government has changed over the past fifty years. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 32.50
In the fifty years following the Revolution, America's population nearly quadrupled, its boundaries expanded, industrialization took root in the Northeast, new modes of transportation flourished, state banks proliferated and offered easy credit to eager entrepreneurs, and Americans found themselves in the midst of an accelerating age of individualism,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.99
Two generations ago Kevin Phillips challenged Republicans to envision a southern-based national majority. In Whistling Past Dixie , Tom Schaller issues an equally transformative challenge to Democrats: Build a winning coalition outside the South. The South is no longer the "swing" region in American politics -- it has swung to the Republicans.... more...